Uh-Oh! They've Discovered the USMB!

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    “One of the most commonly employed tactics in election campaigns and in the Culture War in general is name-calling. People and ideas are branded and dismissed summarily rather than being the target of reasoned argumentation. Yes, it's an ancient practice, a staple of American politics from the beginning, but venerable or not, name-calling is among the lowest substitutes for civilized discourse.
    In short, Alberlour's Law number 19: "One's ideological opponents are always stupid, and worse."


    MercatorNet: Being civilised in the culture war
     
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    geauxtohell Choose your weapon.

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    Lead by example.
     
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    commie

    :eusa_angel:
     
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    On the contrary...I think that the practice of namecalling originated here.
     
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    Sarah G When Nothing Goes Right, Go Left Supporting Member

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    I was thinking about this earlier. I never called anyone names before I got here. :eusa_angel:
     
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    aren't you kind of young to be experiencing dementia?

    could it be something you ate? a genetic thing? climate change?

    :eek:
     
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    Ever since Pericles opponents called him "squib head" democracy has been going down hill.
     
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    Sarah G When Nothing Goes Right, Go Left Supporting Member

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    Did you know me from before?
     
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    So, what ever happened to his brother Peritonitis?
     
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    If that was meant for moi, rather than a general request, I believe you'd be hard pressed to find any example of my posting language that I wouldn't use in front of children.

    And, in that case, one would be led to question your ability to assemble a post.
     

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