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sfam Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-09-08 12:49 PM
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8. Nope...sorry, I disagree with you...
If you're saying that people with opposing views cannot discuss things without devolving into the insane crap we see here, I couldn't disagree more. I have discussions with Hillary supporters in person that never devolve into this crap, for instance.

I hang out on what is primarily a movie site and can discuss politics with folks there where it doesn't devolve into this. I just gotta believe that most people even here hate this crap.

So disagree on issues and tactics? Sure, but this is far far far different from what we see here. Here we see an insane stream of posts and responses that try to drag the other candidate into the sewer, regardless if the poster really believes it or not.

Do we actually all believe that Shuster meant that Chelsea was a whore? Are we all honestly saying we've never heard the pimp thing in coloquial speech? Do we really believe Hillary will do ANYTHING to get elected? Do we really believe that Bill is racist - that Obama supporters are actually forming a cult? Do we really believe that a guy who got elected as president of the Harvard Law review is actually an empty suit, just like George Bush? Common...I'm guessing in the privacy of our own thoughts, none of us believe any of this. I'm just looking for a forum where people's actual beliefs are discussed - not these insanely bizarre talking points.
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  -I think I'm close to done here. Does anyone know of a forum to discuss the primaries where... sfam  Feb-09-08 12:37 PM   #0 
  - It's primary season  GoneOffShore   Feb-09-08 12:41 PM   #1 
  - good question.  Bread and Circus   Feb-09-08 12:42 PM   #2 
  - My advice? Just decide who you want to vote for without discussing it. Really.  Redstone   Feb-09-08 12:42 PM   #3 
  - Nope...sorry, I disagree with you...  sfam   Feb-09-08 12:49 PM   #8 
  - If you do find such a place, let us know. And you don't need to be "sorry" to disagree  Redstone   Feb-09-08 12:54 PM   #12 
  - redstone my friend, you are spot on about the cause and effect. of talk radio  ElsewheresDaughter   Feb-09-08 12:56 PM   #13 
     - I sort of agree with radio has not been good for us...but still..  sfam   Feb-09-08 01:08 PM   #16 
  - The Daily Kos diaries have a lot of hardcore political wonks  Alhena   Feb-09-08 12:43 PM   #4 
  - was reading a bit there the other day, and Yes, much more civil  Whisp   Feb-09-08 01:27 PM   #28 
  - Crooks and Liars have set the rules  Bitwit1234   Feb-09-08 12:47 PM   #5 
  - If you find one, please PM me  MonkeyFunk   Feb-09-08 12:48 PM   #6 
  -  ProudToBeLiberal   Feb-09-08 12:48 PM   #7 
  - This is a great blog site, but not a discussion forum...same with Crooks and Liars...are there..  sfam   Feb-09-08 12:51 PM   #9 
     - Actually, is a discussion site...  dchill   Feb-09-08 04:40 PM   #43 
  - I usually bow out every primary season. Not sure why I'm still  kestrel91316   Feb-09-08 12:51 PM   #10 
  - Fark  Wombatzu   Feb-09-08 12:52 PM   #11 
  - I'll give this one a try...thanks for the suggestion. Any others? nt  sfam   Feb-09-08 01:12 PM   #18 
     - it's the only message board i frequent...  Wombatzu   Feb-09-08 01:21 PM   #24 
        - I'm totally OK with poking fun at each other...its the nastiness that gets old...nt  sfam   Feb-09-08 01:31 PM   #30 
  - DU Admins: Take this thread for what is is, you're going to lose members.  Kerry2008   Feb-09-08 12:56 PM   #14 
  - I have to agree.  Kittycat   Feb-09-08 01:54 PM   #32 
  - The admins are discussing options as we speak.. er, type.  Bongo Prophet   Feb-09-08 06:18 PM   #56 
  - I am done here till we have a nominee  jzodda   Feb-09-08 01:08 PM   #15 
  - That's the issue...the fun is being taken out of it, and is replaced by...  sfam   Feb-09-08 01:12 PM   #17 
  - Actually what I will do is less drastic then leave the site totally  jzodda   Feb-09-08 01:18 PM   #20 
  - I feel the same as you even though we support a different candidate.  Auntie Bush   Feb-09-08 01:16 PM   #19 
     - That's exactly the issue! Supporting a different candidate shouldn't lead to..  sfam   Feb-09-08 01:18 PM   #22 
  - The ignore button is your friend  Adams Wulff   Feb-09-08 01:18 PM   #21 
  - I already have 12 on many do I need?  sfam   Feb-09-08 01:20 PM   #23 
  - The sky is the limit  Adams Wulff   Feb-09-08 01:26 PM   #27 
  - I'm over 100  burythehatchet   Feb-09-08 03:32 PM   #36 
  - Wow...they really should have something similar to a blacklist here...  sfam   Feb-09-08 03:40 PM   #39 
  - OK, now I'm close to 30....if I can't find anywhere, perhaps this will make it more bearable..  sfam   Feb-09-08 04:28 PM   #41 
     - that's the whole point. What they write will be infuriating, so in this case  burythehatchet   Feb-09-08 05:23 PM   #44 
  - In fact, the key is to catch the trolls early on. The first completely idiotic comment  burythehatchet   Feb-09-08 03:34 PM   #37 
  - Completely agree. Countering an unfounded OP with fact immediately sometimes shuts it down.  cbayer   Feb-09-08 06:38 PM   #60 
  - Here's what I've been doing  TheDoorbellRang   Feb-09-08 06:55 PM   #62 
  - I don't feel ignore is my friend, thats the problem  jzodda   Feb-09-08 01:26 PM   #26 
     - Ignore is not my friend either. I wish it wasn't even an option.  Auntie Bush   Feb-09-08 03:32 PM   #35 
        - I just started using it a couple weeks ago  tishaLA   Feb-09-08 04:38 PM   #42 
        - I use it that way, too.  Longhorn   Feb-09-08 06:35 PM   #59 
        - I'll probably get rid of my ignore list after the primary season  TheDoorbellRang   Feb-09-08 07:02 PM   #63 
  - i'm not taking my DU bumper sticker off my car, but i'm also checking out other sites, this place  sam sarrha   Feb-09-08 01:25 PM   #25 
  - I never put mine on. I was afraid people would see it and come here. And that's a shame when it  K Gardner   Feb-09-08 03:42 PM   #40 
  - Pot meet kettle  OzarkDem   Feb-09-08 01:28 PM   #29 
  - No kidding, eh?  BuffyTheFundieSlayer   Feb-09-08 06:17 PM   #55 
  - Any other forum suggestions? Beueller? .... Beueller?  sfam   Feb-09-08 01:47 PM   #31 
  - Beueller? .... any more suggestions? nt  sfam   Feb-09-08 03:38 PM   #38 
  - Stick it out...  dchill   Feb-09-08 01:59 PM   #33 
  - I may come back after the primary season, but as for sticking it out? I hope not!!!!  sfam   Feb-09-08 02:06 PM   #34 
     - i am waiting for the limit number of posts/per poster . i will get better.  rodeodance   Feb-09-08 06:12 PM   #53 
  - My suggestion:  LWolf   Feb-09-08 05:40 PM   #45 
  - Dailykos is good. No eye-bugging or spittle.  kaiden   Feb-09-08 06:00 PM   #46 
  - I've been a member here for six years  Blue_Roses   Feb-09-08 06:02 PM   #47 
  - No, sorry.  orangepeel68   Feb-09-08 06:06 PM   #48 
  - If I knew it, I wouldn't be here...  robbedvoter   Feb-09-08 06:07 PM   #49 
  - Kid Oakland at Daily Kos is organizing local blogs. try that!  ray of light   Feb-09-08 06:09 PM   #50 
  - I don't know if this will apply to you, but it might  sniffa   Feb-09-08 06:10 PM   #51 
  - I THINK IT WILL BE MUCH BETTER WHEN THE 'LIMIT # OF POSTS GETS  rodeodance   Feb-09-08 06:10 PM   #52 
  - Gee, where have I heard this lament before?  Canuckistanian   Feb-09-08 06:13 PM   #54 
  - We can, and have been better. Stick around, and post some thoughtful, original posts.  Bongo Prophet   Feb-09-08 06:26 PM   #57 
  - I also dislike the baiting and slandering that goes on  cbayer   Feb-09-08 06:30 PM   #58 
  - i think the limit on personal vanity posts will make a huge difference.  greeneyedboy   Feb-09-08 06:38 PM   #61 

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