Hello from another AOL Board Refugee

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  1. BZanetti1960
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    Hey, everyone. I am another poster from the allegedly soon to be defunct AOL message boards.

    This format, although similar to the AOL boards, will take getting used to.

    My philosophy is simple: I'm somewhere in the middle of the road politically and ideologically. I lean conservative on fiscal issues, and liberal on social issues. Issues that don't affect me personally, like abortion or gay rights or gay marriage - are non-issues for me, and therefore, not of any concern.

    I also take issue to anyone who politicizes issues that have no business having politics injected into them. I'll take issue with folks on the outer margins of both sides of the political aisle - people whose divisive tactics have done far too much damage to our nation. I'll go after the left just as easily as I go after the right..... but the side whose rhetoric is the most arrogant and divisive - at this moment, the right - gets both barrels.

    Anyhow, I look forward to spending time here posting in the days, months and years ahead. I still think AOL is slitting its collective throat by dumping their message boards, but what else can we expect from them nowadays?
     
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    Hi, it's me formerly Choco! So happy to see you sign up! I like it here and perused it... Lots of great topics. I hope this will be our new home when our boards over at aol close.
     
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    I'm a little confused. YOu aren't interested in topics which don't affect you...but you take issue to politicizing issues that have no business having politics injected into them? Such as?
     
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    All one has to do is go to an AOL news item that has nothing to do with politics, then look at the thread of posts beneath it. If I'm reading a story about, let's use as an example, the passing of Paul Newman, the last thing I want to read, amongst the posts of condolences, is a couple of posters attacking each other over McCain-Palin vs. Obama-Biden, or complaining about tax cuts or medicare. It happens all the time over there, and it just grows tiring having to read posts by people who have nothing better to do than post frivolities.
     
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    Now we just need to get the others from over there on board.....
     
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    If this is an invasion you all had better speak English.


    welcome aboard.
     
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    Not a problem, friend. We all speak the native language.

    It's not so much an invasion as it is people seeking refuge from an AOL system about to be eliminated. At this point in time, we all feel like the folks out west who were driven from their homes by wildfires. AOL's taking a "scorched earth" policy regarding areas they have no use for anymore, and we're just lookin' for a new place to play.

    Thanks for the welcome, Shogun.
     
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    by chance...any pagans moving over with yall...inquiring minds wanna know....

    welcome and enjoy
     
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    Welcome to the sandbox... name calling during recess is pretty much standard around here - you'll see when you 'take some issues'.

    -Joe
     
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    Screw that! I've been to England... they talk funny there!

    I say we talk 'American' here!

    -Joe
     
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