Re: Explosions at Boston Marathon
posted at 4/19/2013 11:44 PM EDT
In response to pumpsie-green's comment:
Re: As you have posted on this discussion and voiced your displeasure with the political rants back & forth, you are able to determine that despite part of the Heading being "Boston Marathon" that there has been no or little discussion about the sports aspect of the race.
You have 2 choices:
1.If you feel certain posters are unreasonable in their views, you might do as I do, don't get into an argument with someone unreasonable. It's pissing up wind !!!
2. If you disagree with what is said and you don't wish to offer a rebuttal, leave the thread. I have agreed that politics should not be discussed here & opinions given on our President either should not be done. By continuing to express your displeasure, you are not going to stop someone from defending insults. You are feeding their egos because they know what they have said upset you. They will stop when no one responds because the've shot their loads but firing back with insults makes them load up again. If they are ignored, they will go away.
3. I am a dieheart Boston teams fan but I did enjoy getting involved in some of the political discussions and I came back with my rebuttals without name calling and an explanation why I agreed or disagreed with what was said. Needless to say, if you want to stick to the Sports Forums/Topics only, then by all means do it ! No one should be disturbing you on this post if you stay away.
I have as many choices as I want. I appreciate your suggestions, but I think I will choose another option. Sports forums are not the place to utilize as a vehicle for spewing your personal political agenda. If you like, I can provide you with a link to the POLITICAL forum where such discussion are a better fit. Many of us here have gotten tired of the persistent intrusion of political rants by Softlaw and Mr Bill. Its not just this thread, but this thread IS a prime example of malpositioned posts. As long as they continue to spew their diatribe I choose to continue to reject their intrusion and call them out on it. I am not alone; others have posted the same thing. Best course of action: the mods move this thread to the political forum where it belongs.
I did not intend to limit you to 2 choices...Mea Culpa. What I meant was that I had 2 recommendations.
But, and this is my opinion Re:
"Many of us here have gotten tired of the persistent intrusion of political rants by Softlaw and Mr Bill. Its not just this thread, but this thread IS a prime example of malpositioned posts. As long as they continue to spew their diatribe I choose to continue to reject their intrusion and call them out on it. I am not alone; others have posted the same thing. "
By showing your dissatisfaction by calling them out with what they've posted and the fact that they have posted on a Sports Forum only serves, again my opinion, to feed their egos that they are bothering you and it becomes a worthless time consuming never ending tennis/ping pong match. Since there is no moderator like in a debate saying your time is up, it goes on and on and maybe only fatigue stops it.
The most important thing I feel you have said about combating them, if you don't simply choose to leave the thread as I have said many times if they get no responses, they can do nothing but repeat their arguments is .....
"Best course of action: the mods move this thread to the political forum where it belongs."