Let’s Take It Down A Notch, Shall We?

Folks, politics is a rough and tumble game. It has always been civil on top with wallowing with the pigs underneath. I remember using my lifetime tickets to check out what was going on in the House when I was wandering around D.C. about 10 years ago, and one Republican referred to Charlie Rangle as “my esteemed colleague from New York.” The way he said it, though, meant “the asshole from NY.”

Now, I like rough and tumble politics. Always have. I’ve mentioned previously, when I’ve written a similar post here, that I started out playing on the NJ.com Hardball Politics forum, which was known as the Toilet Forum. It was pretty nasty. The moderators didn’t even like moderating it. However, every once in a while they had to crack down.

Now, I’ll take the blame for the comments here getting more and more nasty. It’s my site. I pay the bills. I write the posts. What I would like is for everyone to take a step back and think what they’re writing. Is it getting too personal? Should you really be involving family? Are you going too far? Are you going beyond normal pig-mud politics?

Let’s all dial it back a bit, shall we? I don’t want to pinpoint anyone at this time. I want robust debate. Heck, I miss John (I’m actually a bit concerned for him). Take a look at The Code on the sidebar.

Maybe I need to post more cute things?

Favorite Iron Maiden song

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11 Responses to “Let’s Take It Down A Notch, Shall We?”

  1. Brother bob says:

    Posting # of the Beast to prevent any argument – brilliant!

    • I’ve always thought it would be primo for Iron Maiden to play the Super Bowl halftime and start out with that song. Think about it: you’d have the religion hating lefties screaming about a song with religion, and the very religious right clamoring about the devil. Meanwhile, I’d rock out! ‘Cause it’s just a song.

  2. skybill says:

    “WHY????” It is just getting interesting!!!! Snowflakes Melting!! Distraught idiots hovering in their “safe spaces” hanging on to their rattles and other baby toys while peeing and shitting their pampers… complaining that they didn’t get their way?? REALLY!!! If I’d a had a half an idea these idiots would be crapping pampers by the boat load I’d a bought stock in Kimberly Clark!! Let up?? What for, “OBAMA IS DEAD, TRUMP LIVES, IT IS THE YEAR ONE!!!!!!!!”
    skybill-out

  3. Jeffery says:

    TEACH: You need to take some responsibility for tone as well, correct. Most of your posts mock and ridicule those with opposing views.

  4. That’s politics, Jeff. But, there is no need to go for hardcore insults aimed directly at people along with their families.

  5. Jeffery says:

    I’ve been accused several times by drowningpuppies of “ass-raping” my grandson.

    Should drowningpuppies not have typed that?

    gitarcarver has accused me several times of “raping my wife”.

    Should gitarcarver not have typed that?

    Rev Hoagie labeled me a “FakeAmerican” because I disagreed with his opinion of Muslims.

    Should Rev Hoagie refrain from namecalling?

    I have hardcore insults hurled “directly” at me daily here from the likes of you, gitarcarver, drowningpuppies, dave and Hoagie, but instead of whining about it, I fight back.

    If a commenter being accused of “ass-raping” his grandson was not enough to trigger a response from you, what was?

    • Jeff, instead of arguing with me, how about just dialing it back? As everyone should. This post was not aimed specifically at you. It is at everyone. After a long, hard fought campaign season, perhaps we all need to breath.

    • drowningpuppies says:

      Shouldn’t we be discussing “fluffers”, little guy?
      Should someone not have typed that, little guy?

    • drowningpuppies says:

      He outed himself, Captain.

  6. Jeffery says:

    He outed himself, Captain.

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