Dilemma of Friendship...on USMB

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    I've made some friends on the USMB Board, left , right and middle.

    Sometimes I find myself caught in a dilemma, two or more friends are just going at it sometimes to the extremes. Since, I know them in calmer times and know them to be sensitive and caring people you wonder at times, if you should get involved or just watch things take there course.

    The interesting part is if they knew each other, they would probably get along quite well and have reasonable disagreements.
     
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    I know what you mean, but this is a political board and I've noticed your posts (or at least the ones that I click) are not all that political. You attract friends from all sides as a result. Enjoy.

    I have many liberal friends and even a lib relative (he married into a lib family and they're more active so he thinks that's what politics is supposed to be - stupid freaking libtard nephew) and we do just fine as long as we don't talk politics.

    My guess is that's what you're dealing with - friends with whom you don't talk politics and so get along with well.

    Stay out of it and enjoy your net friendships.

    You moderate weasel.
     
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    (going off topic)
    I have friends that I argue politics with and we disagree respectfully, some I'm sure I've pissed off with my more intense political posts. I'm sure, I've lost a few friends or at least they pretty well stopped communicating.

    There's others that in the past we've argued to the point of stupidity and bare knuckled insults on the political Forum, then had some fun on the other Forums and became friends.

    Certain subjects in politics I get intense about and will not see the other point of view what-so-ever and take seriously but generally I prefer to exchange views, learn things, have some fun and absorb varied perspectives.

    moderate weasel..:eusa_eh:.. you Dandy
     
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    That's all part of political board friendships, Lumpy. Or of friendships anyplace, where you're friends with a lot of very different kinds of people.

    There are people on here and on other boards from years past I've gone at it with like cats and dogs over and over again, but like, respect and consider friends. It's not personal. If they're friends, they won't hold it against me either.

    And I've watched two friends go at it with each other many times, online and IRL. Just stay out of it and remember "real" friends won't ask you to get involved in their squabbles.

    My one rule of thumb in cyberland OR real life when dealing with people in that situation: Whoever tries to force me to choose, will lose.
     
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    My only occasional involvement up to now has been to throw out a post with some humor,(a distraction) when it seems like the right time. Choosing a side, definitely not.
     
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    Poor baby. I'm sure everyone is really worried about who you will side with. :eusa_eh:
     
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    I don't choose sides, fru fru pants. Just asking questions.. sheez
     
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    There you go, whiney butt.. :lol:
     

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