Starting a conversation or starting a fight

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Wiseacre, Oct 17, 2011.

  1. Wiseacre
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    Every day I see threads posted where somebody, mostly from the fringes of either side of the political spectrum, says something on TV or radio or posts something on a blog or website somewhere, and somebody here posts a thread that liberals did this or that, or conservatives believe this or that. As though everybody who generally has a point of view on either side of the political aisle should be lumped together with the wingnuts.

    I suppose we have a number of ideologues on either side who cannot see any ideas but those espoused by their party leadership, but I suspect the real number might be less than most assume. Hope so anyway, but I think it's likely that many folks around here would rather engage in an exchange of thoughts about many things, not just politics, without getting into a pissing contest. Or then again, maybe not. Do you want to talk, or do you want to fight?
     
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    I want to talk. All the fights are boring.
     
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    I guess you have never heard the rule:

    Never discuss politics or religion at the dinner table.
     
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    Don't know how anybody can read some of the posts around here and keep their appetite.
     
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    Agreed. But this place is also not the dinner table.

     
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    I'll crank it up a notch if I think my opponent is worthy. I won't ever start a fight...but if another poster is regurgitating Fox, MSNBC, Rush, or Bill Maher, without any original thought....I'll ignore them.
     
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    I think you are right. It is probably hard not to have a political discussion without the sarcasm and cursing, but if we could keep to facts and be respectful, there would be so much less animosity and more worthy sharing. We can always agree to disagree.

    I am a donor of sarcasm myself when I get ticked. I should work on that, lol.
     
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    Problem is no one agrees on what the facts are. There are people who have very odd standards as to what are facts and how we determine they are facts and really wont even bother talking about how we can be on common ground.

    As long as you dont want me, my family, or those i care about dead and aren't planning to overthrow our nations and the liberty we have guarenteed to us because of our Constitution, I'll talk to and work with anyone to accomplish common goals.

    I am just amazed at how difficult it is to find common goals.
     
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    I don't argue much and if I do it wasn't my intent. I can also admit when I've been beaten in a discussion...more of that would reduce the arguments.
     
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    It depends on my mood.:D I appreciate engaging in some stimulating debate, and don't mind keeping it civilized. I rarely will throw out the first punch, but I never hesitate to swing back...I love me some snark.:lol:
     

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