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Well, we typically aren't much enamoured with Yankees calling us "good 'ol boys" either. And yes, from our perspective, SLC and Utah count. But, fair enough Rick.I'm an American living in Canada. Born in SLC. Parents Mormon. I hold a US passport. Anyone using this forum I expect is a) intelligent and b) successful. I mostly respect your views. You are worldly and articulate but in my opinion you occasionally veer away from 'a higher road'.
I expected to raise ire using that phrase but when someone has ( mistakenly) inferred on this thread that I am a 'commie libtard snowflake' and suggests that I am a liar' I loose a little sensitivity for their delicate feelings. Honestly I'm sick and tired of the name calling, the sexual memes and jokes directed at anyone who doesn't hold the party line of about six people on this forum.
It is impossible to have a meaningful discussion regards politics unless you are singing with the choir.
At any rate, nice to chat. I don't know Saul, but thanks for acknowledging his contribution.
I hold a lot of my opinions strongly, and am happy to defend them. I like to believe that I do that with logic, data, and common sense - perhaps that appears "low road" to some? I also don't suffer the uninformed easily. Perhaps, that is to what you refer. That said, I, like many others here, have taken positions that are not, shall we say, in harmony with the general consensus. My feelings about captive bred lion hunting and the pursuit of artificially colored species come immediately to mind. Fixation on heavier than necessary calibers is another. But if I voice those opinions, you can believe that I am prepared to fully articulate and justify why I take the position that I do.
Politics, like religion (let's agree to leave the LDS and Presbyterianism out of this?) is a subject bound to generate strong feelings. That is particularly true now, when many of my generation in this country feel the very foundations of our culture are under assault and that assault is fully abetted by an opposition party willing to exploit any means available to achieve power. We are battered hourly by a pervasive propaganda campaign led by our "free" press, and listen daily to East and West Coast urbanites denigrate our core beliefs.
Not surprisingly, many of that same generation feel enormous frustration when someone here decides to seemingly join that chorus. I have three of our fellow correspondents on my ignore list because I simply don't want to deal with it just now.
I actually went through your previous posts to try and understand what exchange so angered you. I assume it was the Covid discussion in April? If you read your assertions again, they were rather pointed. So were the responses from those who disagreed. No one says you can't have those opinions or voice them. But don't be surprised if you are challenged.
If someone responds with name calling, it simply means you are winning the argument - or at least not losing.