Let me start by acknowledging that I'm new around these parts. Allow me to go further and say that I haven't always lived up to the code of conduct I wish I had on these boards. That being said, is it possible that we could all have a "come-to-Jesus" meeting about a few topics? 1. Insults - are they really necessary? You might come on here to vent against your enemies in the most vile way possible, but I don't think that's the purpose of the forum. Let me know if I'm wrong about that. 2. Sweeping categorization - "Conservatives just think they own the world." "Libtards want to shred the constitution." - talk like this is as surgical as a rusty spork. All libs and all conservatives don't ALL agree all the time. I realize we're mostly adults here and that it's very easy to say "just don't take things so seriously"...but isn't that a cop out? I mean why waste the energy to post this stuff and try to engage others in conversation if it's just going to devolve so quickly? Again, let me repeat, I'm not trying to act holier than thou...was just appealing to everyone's better instincts to see if we could dial it back on these two issues. I realize that internet forums are free for alls (I go to one where posting the vilest thing possible IS the purpose of the whole place) and anywhere else this might just be spitting into the rain. I'm going to make a renewed effort on my part. Anybody with me?