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    …the ability to engage in adult conversations. Below are actual posts that were made by one person over the past 5 or 6 days. Whether we disagree or are angered by different viewpoints, we should be able to have spirited discussions.

    Has anyone else grown tired of the escalation in name-calling and vitriol replacing civility, mature discussion, disagreements or disputes? All sides have guilty parties – it’s not just one or the other.

    It would make this board much more enjoyable if we could retire the exhausted labels of idiot, moron, stupid, retard, ____tard, etc. For those who must resort to childish insults regarding mental capacity, you may want to use a spelling and grammar check first because most of those judgmental responses are fraught with errors, making them hilariously ironic.

    Here are some prime examples of one person’s disregard for meaningful comments[, basic English and proper writing. Please note, these statements have not been altered and are oh-so-funny . Enjoy.

    If you dimwits think you are so smart, why do you guys always sound so stupid and do stupid things?

    This just in. Everyone but you know you are a big lefty commie retard. Shut Up fool.

    No. Someone smarter then you libtards.

    Yet you guys put in office their puppet. Idiots.

    Libtards hate it when the truth comes out, they do not know how to deal with it.

    An idiot stating what other idiots think.

    Because smart people know the truth. Idiots follow the idiot in chief.

    They are too stupid to realize how they have been played.

    T he first useful idiot shows up. Hey there puke.

    The idiot has spoken.

    You are an idiot of the first degree.

    The three stooges: obamaturd, clinton, and rice should not have lied for two weeks if they did not want to be held accountable. The three stooges need to pay the price.

    We all know the alphabets mainstream media are obamaturd butt kissers. Story there.

    And obamaturds cushy arse.

    You are the fuckwit, fuckwit. Obamaturd is a pos and you idiots kiss his arse.

    I told you, google it. I did. You do some work and see for yourself instead of hiding behind obamaturds big ears.

    Obamaturd is a disgrace, and you, idiot.

    Obamacare is a perfect example. If you are too stupid to see that, you have NO credibility. Google socialism, obamacare fits the definition to a tee. Your response is typical of a libtard..

    JIt is their fault, any intelligent person knows it. Obviously the idiot left doesn't because they are retarded.[ust like obamaturd to appoint a coward of a traitor.

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    By the way, I am not claiming to be error-free, but I am not insulting other poster’s intelligence.
     
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    I can't be the only one interested in better discussions, am I? Anybody?
     
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    I would love to see a significant improvement in the civility and maturity of our conversations, but I've long since resigned myself to the fact that it just ain't gonna happen.

    Definitely appreciate the sentiment, though!

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    The problem with freedom of speech is that it isn't freedom of speech unless everyone has it. It's a given that some of those folks are going to result to insults. On the flip side, just because they have the right to say what they please does not obligate you to listen. There are lot's of folks here willing to engage in civil discussion, limit your interaction to them.
     
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    Mac, I have seen you have some pretty good threads, however any decent conversations contained therein have been conversations with those that identify themselves as Indy or Liberal.

    How you gonna have a meaningful discussion with the likes of a stephanie or a rottweiler, matthew? or any of the other half brained people on this board?

    There is nothing good that comes with the attitude of; it's my way or the highway. And that is the attitude the right wingers seem to have.
     
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    I generally ignore posts like that. It takes two to tango you know.

    Your example of name calling posts are right-calling-left-names. That is unbalanced, the left reciprocates all the time. Cue the music.
     
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    And once again a thread degernates into name calling, thanks Zeke for giving an example of the OP whole point.
     
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    From where I sit, there are plenty of posters on both "sides" with whom it's essentially impossible to have an intellectually honest, mature conversation. So I just end up not responding when they begin playing their little games.

    There's a great deal of narcissism in contemporary American political discourse. Not sure where that came from, but I have a guess or two. But I agree with the other posts here, the best thing to do is probably to not get sucked into it. It's possible to have decent conversations here, but ya do have to wade through some silliness.

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    You are welcome. You ever try and have a conversation where you ask someone a question and they answer with a non related question? It is definitely a conversation killer. And the norm on here.

    These places are not intended for "good conversation". IMO.

    They are intended as a format for every person who would like to have been a political commentator to put forth their considered views and opinions. Facts be damned.

    Sometimes it is fun. Others a waste of time. But meaningful it will never be. No consequences to our actions.
     
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    Well you're not going to get civil discourse when you call out only opposition names. Most of the trolls here are Libs and that's factual.
     

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