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Re: Silly Question on disagreeing vs. attacking
« Reply #20 on: December 14, 2010, 07:08:18 AM »
Pete - I'd be shocked if you did give a damn over Sarah Palin!  (or very many people in US politics!  lol)

For the record - I think her Alaska reality show it neat because it's showing the national parks and she's tossing out Alaska state facts left and right - and all that.  I'm not a hunter (though I don't care if others are) - heck I've only held a bb gun once in my life (my dad had his eye shot out as a kid... I was never encouraged to go hunting - or to shoot - and frankly even if I was encouraged - I don't think I'd ever have had an interest...)  Oh wow...

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Palin did not impress me in the presidential run with McCain... but then - I simply don't agree with many of her positions. 

And yeah - Tina Fey ... wow - that had to be one of the best parodies of a current politician ever...  Cracked me up every time.

What was this topic about again?

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Re: Silly Question on disagreeing vs. attacking
« Reply #21 on: December 15, 2010, 10:37:06 AM »
Tina Fey. Hotter than Palin by a stretch.

I think the other factor in flameage is what I call the Armor of Anonymity. Relieved of having to stand face-to-face with someone they disagree with--which might, heaven forbid, mandate a civil discussion--any poster with a redwood-sized shoulder chip can just all-cap the living bejeezus out of their nay-sayer, belittle them and their opinion with blissful impunity and then walk away...if they chose, which of course they won't. It's the online equivalent of going, "Dah dah dah dah" when it's the other guy's turn to talk. You don't know them, technically, and they don't know you, so there's never any need to account for your posting actions. I think most people wouldn't even remotely act this way if they were in the same room with their dissenter.

For historical purposes, I can track my own experiences dealing with the Armor back to the days of CB radio. A microphone, a mouth, and 40 miles between us, you were gonna say whatever you felt like saying about me. We'd probably never meet.
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Re: Silly Question on disagreeing vs. attacking
« Reply #22 on: December 15, 2010, 10:44:46 AM »
Tina Fey. Hotter than Palin by a stretch.

Agreed.
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I think most people wouldn't even remotely act this way if they were in the same room with their dissenter.

I agree with this too. Most of this stuff is from frustrated people who feel powerless in most interactions, trying to state an opinion with extra force as if that might overwhelm any who would disagree.  The reflex to answer disagreement with harsh personal criticism seems much less likely to occur face to face, than online.
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Re: Silly Question on disagreeing vs. attacking
« Reply #23 on: December 22, 2010, 07:17:44 AM »
I have to admit that my reactions are determined by my emotional state of that day.  If I go overboard, it's due to me writing while having a bad day at work. (Which will explain my absence over the past year)
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Re: Silly Question on disagreeing vs. attacking
« Reply #24 on: December 22, 2010, 07:21:19 AM »
And....  the only political comment I will make for the next two years  ::) is that I don't want to hear ANYONE complain.  So few people voted in 2010, it made me sick.  If any nation allows a minority of people to make decisions for them because the majority are too lazy to stop at the polls on election day, then those people get what they deserve.  You all know the numbers, it happened all over the country.
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Re: Silly Question on disagreeing vs. attacking
« Reply #25 on: December 22, 2010, 09:10:59 AM »
So... those of us who did vote can't complain about anything, because others were too lazy to vote?
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Re: Silly Question on disagreeing vs. attacking
« Reply #26 on: December 22, 2010, 09:46:33 AM »
Not really, but should we start a thread entitled "bitching by voters?"

Maybe I'm just tired of all the negative feelings.  Including my own.
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Re: Silly Question on disagreeing vs. attacking
« Reply #27 on: December 22, 2010, 09:53:18 AM »
I'm so tired of that stuff, I've sworn off the news entirely. No newspapers, no TV news, and I try not to waste time with online news of the yahoo/CNN variety either.  Much better this way!
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Re: Silly Question on disagreeing vs. attacking
« Reply #28 on: December 22, 2010, 09:57:59 AM »
Agreed.  To change the subject, I've recently tried Knob Creek Kentucky Bourbon.  It's great.  Anyone else have a preference.

(In a sick way, my above statement reminds me of the line from a Crack the Sky song:  "Shall we have another beer and slober through another year".)

Jees, I'm so self-contradictory lately.  I guess this kinda shit happens when a lot of people you are familiar with or know die in a year, while you've been reading nothing but Douglas Adams.
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Re: Silly Question on disagreeing vs. attacking
« Reply #29 on: December 22, 2010, 10:01:34 AM »
Derail!

Though I'm all for a new topic on fancy bourbon and scotch.
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