Well, you can see what I look like in real life, that is me last year out boating at Lake Shelbyville. I'm a progressive who lives in corn and bean country, surrounded by conservatives and Republicans and I have to say it sucks. However I do my best to only speak politics either online or with a small circle of like minded people. My future goal is to get out of the midwest in 5 more years, when I'll be done with my present job. In the meantime, I must suffer fools gladly. So far I like the look of this forum, I like a nice mixture of progressive and conservative, and this one seems to have that. Think I'll stick around a while.