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    Quote Originally Posted by spunkloaf View Post
    As for the bickering, I've put up with a lot of unsubstantial attacks from people since I got back (meaning, the post had no purpose other than to try to grind me down), but whatever. I'm trying to be above that. I just look at it like, somebody has to be pretty miserable with themselves to want to pull me off my cloud. And I'm just grateful I'm not as miserable as they are.

    Wait another year, though. I'll probably change again.
    You might not want to be reminded of some of your recent posts. Inflammatory doesn't begin to describe them. The obscene insults to Christians as an example. So keeping your critique about the shape of the forums to yourself would be appropriate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimmyz View Post
    You might not want to be reminded of some of your recent posts. Inflammatory doesn't begin to describe them. The obscene insults to Christians as an example. So keeping your critique about the shape of the forums to yourself would be appropriate.
    And you're as pure as God's fingers, aren't you? With your fancy health insurance and all. Jesus must love you so much right now.
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    I'm about ready to make a complaint to the moderators, because you have been following me from thread to thread, and attacking me directly without contributing anything to the conversation at hand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spunkloaf View Post
    I'm about ready to make a complaint to the moderators, because you have been following me from thread to thread, and attacking me directly without contributing anything to the conversation at hand.
    ^^^ Stomps feet and a little tear has appeared under its eyeliner.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spunkloaf View Post
    The problem is that people fall all over the spectrum, but there will always be two competing parties--seemingly polar opposites--that people will be soaked into. I think I read that in my government class. Third parties may last for awhile, but ultimately their votes go with the most powerful party they are most aligned with.

    I'm not sure whether it is a good or bad thing. There are some things that really, REALLY suck about it. But if you think about it, it does hold a sort of balance to it. One "side" gets control for awhile, and then the other "side" gets control for awhile. On the other hand, those two "sides" could be easily manipulated by special interests, lobbyists and large donor contributions, and could even both be played by the same hands. The other downside is that as we get deeper into politics, we are all "polarized" more and more by the $#@! we keep hearing every day. We get angry when something the other "side" does undercuts our "side", even if that action does not personally affect us as individuals. Team mentality. But it's also a standoff. Nobody wants to abandon their post and go "independent" for fear that the other side will gain the advantage of having less to contend with. It's so complicated.
    The problem is that people fall all over the spectrum...
    That was my point.

    ...but there will always be two competing parties--seemingly polar opposites--that people will be soaked into.
    That contradicts your premise that people fall all over the spectrum.

    I belong to no party. I refuse to even vote and acknowledge the duopoly some many seem to love and hate and fight over all the time. It's a bad thing because they're pulling the wool over your eyes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spunkloaf View Post
    I'm about ready to make a complaint to the moderators, because you have been following me from thread to thread, and attacking me directly without contributing anything to the conversation at hand.
    Why, he's criticizing what you post. On a forum that's fair game. It's no rule violation at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spunkloaf View Post
    As for the bickering, I've put up with a lot of unsubstantial attacks from people since I got back (meaning, the post had no purpose other than to try to grind me down), but whatever. I'm trying to be above that. I just look at it like, somebody has to be pretty miserable with themselves to want to pull me off my cloud. And I'm just grateful I'm not as miserable as they are.

    Wait another year, though. I'll probably change again.

    People are just responding to your comments. No one is attacking you unfairly.

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    yeah, it was so much better when Obama was pres.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NapRover View Post
    yeah, it was so much better when Obama was pres.
    Actually, I'd say it was. Nowadays the left post nothing but personal attacks on Trump. Sure, that happened with some of the right attacking Obama, but there was a lot more criticism and substantive discussion of Obama's policies. Nowadays the right can criticize Trump's policies but the left just aren't interested. Generally speaking, of course.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris View Post
    Actually, I'd say it was. Nowadays the left post nothing but personal attacks on Trump. Sure, that happened with some of the right attacking Obama, but there was a lot more criticism and substantive discussion of Obama's policies. Nowadays the right can criticize Trump's policies but the left just aren't interested. Generally speaking, of course.
    That's pretty one-sided.

    The current president, no matter what his name is or what party he represents, is a liar and an unethical person. That isn't just a baseless attack, there are plenty of examples to back it up.
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