JD is oft times tactless and even brutal with his replies.
But you know, I didn't feel insulted. It is just his way. Doesn't mean it was NOT insulting to a few, some, most [ smile]. He's been here forever and I know of others I consider just a brutal, harsh, mean, etc. with responses at times.
I think moderators do a good job here. But things I object to [sex related, bodily functions, private manipulations of ones own body for enjoyment, etc.] get a pass as "acceptable" forum discussions. So just because sometimes people speak their own opinions and run thru here with "verbal shotguns" is not cause for moderation. Again, it is just my opinion. If such things go on for a time and appear to be creating a mob riot thread, then time to put a foot down or close it, I suppose.
We all have things to which we object. .
Where do I comment in any way that JD should be moderated or in any way censored? I only replied what I thought of his post. I hope he can continue to post as much stuff telling us we are all idiots for posting political stuff and I hope I can keep posting about masturbating for a healthy prostate.
You're on a tangent I did not intend if indeed you are replying to me.
It seemed to me that Reboot was redressing JD or moderating. I believe he has the right to go off half-cocked on occasion -- whatever the reason.
edit: whoops! used word incorrectly. Redress. Can't think of a good word I should have used. sorry, I ain't got no cooth! [ wink]
Yeah, I'm the bad guy. You guys piss and moan day in and day out in the Soapbox, send me PMs asking to delete this thread and that, complain about other people because they're being mean (all in the privacy of a PM or Moderator Notification)... and now you've decided that come hell or high-water, you're going to be personally offended at what I said in public.
Did it say anywhere in my post that I was referring to ANYONE here? I didn't start this topic, and I surely am not the one who has taken sides with Dems or Republicans on it. I'm not the one standing outside a building in DC or anywhere else with signs, nor am I on TV trying to shout louder than the idiot across from me. I'm just expressing my take on the topic, which is:
I don't see it as an issue at all because: #1 I'm not gay #2 I'm not in the military
Therefor, I don't feel I should have any say or real input on it whatsoever - and I don't think anyone else who falls in the same category as me (not gay, not in military) should have any say in it either. I just don't care if you're gay or straight, if you can take orders and shoot straight, then by all means join the military. And if a few jackass soldiers are paranoid or uncomfortable, well too friggin bad. Maybe they should quit rather than trying to keep someone else out.
And that is my opinion, which I've chosen to post here. If you don't like it, well, I really don't care. And if you choose to interpret a post I make (such as Reboot apparently did and linked to earlier) as mean spirited or "bitching" - that's a YOU problem.
But you don't see my pissing and moaning or calling any of you out about the things you all say here on a daily basis that ranges from mildly annoying to rude, obnoxious, mean, and vomit inducing. Yeah, I'm a lot more direct about it sometimes, instead of tap-dancing around it and dressing my comments in a way that I can play a martyr after the fact. Sucks for me, I guess.
And before the oh-so-predictable response comes, I'll say now that the words "you," and "all" are meant as general terms, so you are reasonably prevented from using the "personal attack" B.S. response with a straight face as well.
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Well, the human species is not an optimal one, so any results they produce are less than optimal.
The weak, defective, functionally-deficit get culled out of the other species, but humans insist on nurturing them.
Yeah I wouldn't want to keep someone like Stephen Hawking alive ! What good is that!? Beethoven was deaf... what a waste of a human being !! Van Gogh was half insane . . well you get the point! (maybe)
Gizmo, your post presumably meant to enlighten us only digs you deeper into a hole... Leslie's questions remain pertinent. Can I talk about Obama if I'm not black? How about if I'm not an American? I can't comment about gays or the military because I'm neither a soldier nor gay? How very silly.
I'm with Ed. Humans are a less than optimal species; forum exchanges tend to illustrate this quite vividly at times.
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