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#41 SparkyCola

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Posted 22 April 2009 - 12:10 PM

People! Let's remember the cool-it in this thread please.

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#42 Godeskian

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Posted 22 April 2009 - 12:10 PM

View PostBalderdash, on Apr 22 2009, 05:56 PM, said:

Unreal.  If this poll had been about Bush we'd be having a whole different conversation.  Clearly "liberals" are not wanted here.

This again? You do realise that we've got liberals on this board that make the average liberal look like hardcore conservatives right?

And I second what Sparky said. There's already been a cool-it, please don't make us start warning people. Warnings make Rufus sad.

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#43 Balderdash

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Posted 22 April 2009 - 12:16 PM

View PostBad Wolf, on Apr 22 2009, 10:08 AM, said:

View PostBalderdash, on Apr 22 2009, 09:56 AM, said:

View PostBad Wolf, on Apr 22 2009, 09:48 AM, said:

Because a few rabid liberals are giving the rest of us a bad name because they view any criticism, real or imagined, against the current administration as a personal insult and cannot help but get nasty, abusive, stupid, and ridiculous about it?

:angry:

Unreal.  If this poll had been about Bush we'd be having a whole different conversation.  Clearly "liberals" are not wanted here.

Yeah I feel SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO unwanted.  Yup, that's me, exisle parriah.  GIVE.  ME.  A.L BREAK.

Maybe if you would respond to the post rather than the poster you'd have a smoother time of it.  Betcha if *I* had started the exact same poll we'd also be having a whole different conversation.  But because it was Drew, the usual suspects reacted in the usual way.  


I did respond to the post and if you had started it I would have responded the same way.

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Posted 22 April 2009 - 12:27 PM

Well, I can kinda tell that I missed something - what I'm not going to judge on but boy...it must have been intense -ish.
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Posted 22 April 2009 - 12:33 PM

View PostShalamar, on Apr 22 2009, 12:27 PM, said:

Well, I can kinda tell that I missed something - what I'm not going to judge on but boy...it must have been intense -ish.

The sad part is, it wasn't.

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Last night my wife reminded me that I actually did vote for Obama back in the primary. And after a round of self-flagellation, I wondered who else might be having regrets, particularly because I sense quite a few regrets here.

And how much soft support is there? People who are still supportive, yet growing a bit wary?

But these are the questions we apparently dare not ask for fear of agitating the hardcore supporters who cannot bear to hear such things being voiced.
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Posted 22 April 2009 - 12:33 PM

View PostShalamar, on Apr 22 2009, 10:27 AM, said:

Well, I can kinda tell that I missed something - what I'm not going to judge on but boy...it must have been intense -ish.

Not really.  You can tell by my responses and quoted responses that this is really a tempest in a teapot.

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Posted 22 April 2009 - 12:45 PM

View PostDrew, on Apr 22 2009, 01:33 PM, said:

And how much soft support is there? People who are still supportive, yet growing a bit wary?

But these are the questions we apparently dare not ask for fear of agitating the hardcore supporters who cannot bear to hear such things being voiced.

Your question was a reasonable one and you didn't deserve to be jumped on immediately for it.  Most of us have varied and nuanced opinions.

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Posted 22 April 2009 - 04:09 PM

View PostSparkyCola, on Apr 22 2009, 11:30 AM, said:

Well, that's a shame. I don't really get why this thread got such a bad reaction :( It was just a simple poll.

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I have to admit to being stunned at your comment-and I don't stun easily.
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Posted 22 April 2009 - 04:11 PM

View PostSparkyCola, on Apr 22 2009, 12:10 PM, said:

People! Let's remember the cool-it in this thread please.

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Remember what? :whatsthat:
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Posted 22 April 2009 - 04:14 PM

And a little aside before I leave this thread again...

This whole bru-haha is a PERFECT example of why I don't tell ANYONE who I vote for. I'll take that info to the grave, thanks.

SERIOUSLY. I don't need the f**king grief.
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#51 SparkyCola

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Posted 22 April 2009 - 04:21 PM

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I have to admit to being stunned at your comment-and I don't stun easily.

You clearly do stun easily :p

I'm not surprised that it went downhill, I just don't understand why it had to. Also, the OT is really not as predictable as you make out. This really could have gone either way. I've been on the OT a long time so just trust me when I say that not every thread automatically goes downhill. This wasn't even a controversial topic. *shrug*

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#52 NeuralClone

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Posted 22 April 2009 - 04:50 PM

I just wish I had arrived in this thread at a point in time where I could have actually figured out what the topic even was... :unsure:

Edited by NeuralClone, 22 April 2009 - 04:51 PM.

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Posted 22 April 2009 - 05:14 PM

View PostSparkyCola, on Apr 22 2009, 04:21 PM, said:

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I have to admit to being stunned at your comment-and I don't stun easily.

You clearly do stun easily :p

:rolleyes:

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I'm not surprised that it went downhill, I just don't understand why it had to.


Boy-that statement is a contradiction if I ever saw one.  :headshake:

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Also, the OT is really not as predictable as you make out. This really could have gone either way. I've been on the OT a long time so just trust me when I say that not every thread automatically goes downhill. This wasn't even a controversial topic. *shrug*

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Posted 22 April 2009 - 05:15 PM

View PostNeuralClone, on Apr 22 2009, 04:50 PM, said:

I just wish I had arrived in this thread at a point in time where I could have actually figured out what the topic even was... :unsure:

No you don't. Trust me. :cool:
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Posted 22 April 2009 - 05:25 PM

Me too.   :whistle: This apparently passed me by (probably while I was in the hospital).

I did amuse myself imagining possible responses.
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Posted 22 April 2009 - 05:32 PM

View PostGhost Rider, on Apr 22 2009, 06:15 PM, said:

No you don't. Trust me. :cool:
Nah, I'm pretty sure I wish I had arrived sooner. And I'm pretty sure you don't have Jedi mind trick powers to convince me otherwise. :p~

Edited by NeuralClone, 22 April 2009 - 05:33 PM.

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Posted 22 April 2009 - 05:32 PM

Hey! Give that back! *snatches back phaser and hands to Harper clones to fix*

Would it make it easier to understand if I said I'm not surprised but I am disappointed? It could have gone either way. I'm not surprised it went the wrong way, but disappointed, because it COULD just as easily have gone the other way.

But yeah, agreeing to disagree is what we do best, GR :D We're making an art form out of it! (or maybe you disagree and think we're making a science out of it :hehe: )

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Posted 22 April 2009 - 05:47 PM

View PostNeuralClone, on Apr 22 2009, 05:32 PM, said:

View PostGhost Rider, on Apr 22 2009, 06:15 PM, said:

No you don't. Trust me. :cool:
Nah, I'm pretty sure I wish I had arrived sooner. And I'm pretty sure you don't have Jedi mind trick powers to convince me otherwise. :p~

Well, some people DO like to choose their poison themselves. :devil:

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Posted 22 April 2009 - 07:55 PM

Yeah it looks like I missed all the fun too. :sadwalk:
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Posted 22 April 2009 - 08:34 PM

Looks like I missed all the fun.  Careful, Drew, this board is smothered with liberal mania.  Blind sheep who will not tolerate their mighty Obama's good name be smothered by some conservative uneducated hick... :rolleyes:

But that is okay.  Once the cap and trade tax goes into effect, and Obama starts "spreading the wealth", and sky-rocketing out debt, turning the Dollars value into crap, we'll see how their faith will remain.  Them crazy "radicals" protesting in the Tea Party won't be so looney after that.  Though by then it'll be too late, probably...  Pardon us "rednecks" for not wanting SOCIALISM.  :rolleyes:

I kind of feel better though, in some twisted way, in that I used to think my threads were the ones to turn into the biggest OT train-wrecks.  You got me beat here, lol.  :lol:

View PostBad Wolf, on Apr 22 2009, 09:48 AM, said:

Because a few rabid liberals are giving the rest of us a bad name because they view any criticism, real or imagined, against the current administration as a personal insult and cannot help but get nasty, abusive, stupid, and ridiculous about it?

:angry:

Funny you should say that as the liberals painted the ENTIRE Republican party as nothing but a bunch of G.W. Bush's...  So, it goes both ways.
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