Proposal for Political Thread

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  1. rapidtrans

    rapidtrans Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    OMG, I’m like totally gonna “unfriend” you.
    Really. Some on here sound like teen girls posting in facebook sometimes.
     
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    Fratzog Old Man with a Hat

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    I only hint because speaking plainly will get my post cancelled.
     
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    BigblueC Senior Member

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    :wideyed: I don't know what you do but no thanks. I prefer my balls not frozen and to be much closer to sea level. :D
     
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    Wow! God Bless ya... Co is such a beautiful state, my beloved cousin lives outside of Denver, ive visited several times and still am amazed...When her child was a baby id rock her to sleep and look out the window at the Rockies. The weather though, something I never experienced...One day we woke up to a few inches of snow, so I go out find a shovel and clear everything...Im like the only person doing that...By 11 am no more snow anywhere, no ice.., It was below freezing maybe 29 or 30... We wrapped up thee little one put her in her stroller and went for a walk...All I had on was a sweat shirt and was more than warm....A few weeks back her husband sent me a text picture....90 one day and over night a 60 degree drop and snow.
    Its not my place but it great to visit
     
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    Fratzog Old Man with a Hat

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    Well put. The mods and a good number of the members here prefer strict compliance for the collective good over independence of individual thought. Sorry if I'm not meeting everyone's definition of a good "carguy".
     
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    300rag Waiting out the storm FCBO Gold Member

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    They can be frozen at at altitudes closer to sea level too.:D
     
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    rags Senior Member

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    the Wahhabist sect of the car world. radical automotive extremists. for c bodies ONLY! good! do away with general discussion and anything goes. no more kidney stones and home owners associations on an AUTOMOTIVE website!
     
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    polara71 Old Man with a Hat

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    Smoking hot sundays... gone
    Friday music thread. Gone
    Rays bus thread... gone
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    Where is this place thread..gone
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    No more dog died threads
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    Just C bodies, what a place. I'm glad I dont live in that world
     
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    70bigblockdodge Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    Meh.
     
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    Not going to happen.
    As I have said before, the problem is about the animosity politics creates between members. That's all. Stop trying to conflate this into other things.

    Or don't. For a while I was leaning toward doing it, but comments by you and a few others now have me leaning against it. So feel free to keep showing your true colors.
     
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    polara71 Old Man with a Hat

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    My true colors are clear and transparent. I call a spade a spade and am honest as the day is long.

    My response was to what was said in the prior posts about keeping things only about cars, thats obvious.
    Your manipulation of what I said is par from you.
     
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    saforwardlook Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    Joey's intent has been equally clear - he wants this site to be without animosity and people having a positive experience. The subject is politics, period. You are taking one comment out of context and you should know that by now.
     
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    azblackhemi Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    Just can't help wondering if there's this much disagreement about even having a thread how bad will it be in the actual thread?
     
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    it seems like the some of the ones who don't want it are in fact the ones who created problems on the political threads. it started as a friendly banter that became a debate which one group couldn't back up. when pressed for opinions and thoughts on their side is when the poking began. were there comments that were over the top ? sure. did feelings spill over into other threads? a few. i didn't get the feeling of threats or hostility but a lot of that is in interpretation too.
    these are unprecedented times and having a place to have discussions with car guys doesn't seem unreasonable. just like a car show, different opinions happen. this isn't a utopian world. people aren't going to agree and aren't always going to get along, nor should they.
    change doesn't happen without differing opinions. we aren't going to change the world (or people's opinions) on a car forum but this is the real world and seeing different sides of a situation is good for everyone. knowledge is never wasted.
     
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    polara71 Old Man with a Hat

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    :thumbsup:
     
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    All I know Joey is he sure as hell likes that Red X button! Watch, he'll use it on this comment!
     
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    Fratzog Old Man with a Hat

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    Apparently you are not servile enough for the mods. I say too bad. One of my all time heroes had this to say on the topic.
    “My own opinion is enough for me, and I claim the right to have it defended against any consensus, any majority, anywhere, any place, any time. And anyone who disagrees with this can pick a number, get in line, and kiss my ass.”
    ― Christopher Hitchens
     
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    Fratzog Old Man with a Hat

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    Steve the best way to avoid animosity is to come to a debate armed with info that supports your POV. You are a master of that approach. We have had heated discussions and I doubt we agree on much politically but I'm confident we now better understand each others positions and do so respectfully.
     
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    saforwardlook Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    Lets face it Fred, I have come to the debate armed with good comments but each time I just get back more stuff that doesn't make sense to me and I get tired of dealing with guys that will not see both sides. They just don't want to and instead have the folks on the site that support your point of view come in and over run me since they over run the site as we are seeing right now. Probably not the majority of folks on the site, but definitely the most outspoken ones.

    After 4 years of turmoil, I just don't need any more. And I am not going to waste my time trying to convince anyone of anything. I am content with my life, have plenty of joy and I am also grateful for what I have been allowed to have in this life. I don't want to get prematurely old by being around a lot of hate and animosity anymore. That just isn't me. For me, it is simple, if the politics doesn't end, I am just leaving - not out of hate but just because in retirement I don't need any more stuff that brings me down needlessly.

    I had to fight endless lawsuits in my previous job with some very high power corporations, had to be present in 12 hour long depositions, and had to provide testimony before a 14 member Board in order to defend what we were trying to do. I usually always won, and that is fine, but I didn't come here to have more fighting, hate and so on going on every day when I just came here to enjoy the car hobby and be friends with some of the people on this site (and I now have many).

    So however it turns out I will not take away any grudges and the folks I have become friends with around the world all know how to contact me outside of this forum.

    I just don't need to be called a whiner or cry baby or whatever, as I have been through the mill enough in my life and I just don't need any more of it. I came here to enjoy cars and friends, and if that isn't possible to do anymore, it is just another door that is closed and I will find something else to fill the void. The spillover that Joey talks about is the problem and I don't need the effects of it anymore in the rest of my days.

    I have nothing more to say.

    Thank you my friend.

    Steve
     
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    polara71 Old Man with a Hat

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    No, I'm not . Your antagonistic approach won't work in this instance either.

    Fred,The political thread won't work at all. . Nice idea but the people who are dead set against it can not let it exist. They can't. It exposes them for what they are.
    As many have said if you don't like it don't participate but thats not good enough. They can ignore it, thats not good enough. They want it banned. Censorship is alive and well.

    I find this clip apropos

    (FYI, you and I are Not the haters here)




    I will add this for humor... but again, apropos

     
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