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    Re: Maine GOP attack Dem for playing World of Warcraft!

    Quote Originally Posted by Loki97 View Post
    I apologize. It was this line that lead me to my conclusion.

    "Of all the people I know, work with, am friends with, am acquaintances with and the conversations we have, video games is never a topic."

    I missed that you stated earlier in the post that MOST of your friends don't play though if it is never a topic of conversation, how do you know? As usual, I'm not claiming everyone else plays video games but in modern U.S. society those who don't are just another fantasy right wing majority.

    I wouldn't have even participated in this thread, if not for the suggestion that the folks that don't play vidoe games, or at least spend a limited amount of time playing them are the folks that are the weirdos.

    I was only pointing out that thise folks aren't the weirdos, they're the normal folks, who perform tough, dirty, dangerous jobs everyday, to make a living.

    Most of the gamer dorks I've worked with were substandards workers, lacked maturity, motivation, common sense and social skills. They couldn't take an ass chewing; when I got in their ass about something, they wanted to throw a hissy fit and drag up. They had problems telling the difference between a discussion and a lecture; had an inability to respect authority; believed that instructions were optional.

    My dad told me when I was a kid: "There are two kinds of men in the world, roughnecks and pussies." The gamer dorks usually AREN'T roughnecks.
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    Re: Maine GOP attack Dem for playing World of Warcraft!

    Quote Originally Posted by soccerboy22 View Post
    Or people can grow up and learn some people get rid of stress in different ways. I am sorry, but this is simply childish behavior on the part of the Maine GOP. I would much rather have a representive relax time be playing WoW or Madden compared to going out and doing drugs or drinking. Hell, I am about to go get a game of Command and Conquer because my mind needs a break from studying. And for anyone saying I am not ready for grown up activities, in law school, top 25% of my class, and I am a select few for potetial TAs for next semester. Whoops, guess I am not ready for anything yet.
    If you're spending 22 hours a week relieving stress by sitting your ass on a couch, a job that requires 60-80 hours a week serving the people might not be a good fit for you - which was precisely the point the Maine GOP was trying to make.

    You can excuse your couch potato behavior however you wish, and it's your life to waste, but it doesn't make them any less excuses.

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    Re: Maine GOP attack Dem for playing World of Warcraft!

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    If you're spending 22 hours a week relieving stress by sitting your ass on a couch, a job that requires 60-80 hours a week serving the people might not be a good fit for you - which was precisely the point the Maine GOP was trying to make.

    You can excuse your couch potato behavior however you wish, and it's your life to waste, but it doesn't make them any less excuses.
    The interesting part is that she demonstrates that she has only spent about 30 minutes playing that game since the campaign started. Of course, that also shows the relative...incompatibility of MMORPG playing and more demanding jobs.
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    Re: Maine GOP attack Dem for playing World of Warcraft!

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    I wouldn't have even participated in this thread, if not for the suggestion that the folks that don't play vidoe games, or at least spend a limited amount of time playing them are the folks that are the weirdos.

    I was only pointing out that thise folks aren't the weirdos, they're the normal folks, who perform tough, dirty, dangerous jobs everyday, to make a living.

    Most of the gamer dorks I've worked with were substandards workers, lacked maturity, motivation, common sense and social skills. They couldn't take an ass chewing; when I got in their ass about something, they wanted to throw a hissy fit and drag up. They had problems telling the difference between a discussion and a lecture; had an inability to respect authority; believed that instructions were optional.

    My dad told me when I was a kid: "There are two kinds of men in the world, roughnecks and pussies." The gamer dorks usually AREN'T roughnecks.
    And a roughneck doesn't have to be someone's boss to have the guts to chew them out.

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    Re: Maine GOP attack Dem for playing World of Warcraft!

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    It's a perspective that resonates with many people (moreso the existing voters rather than upcoming potential voters), so it will be exploited. That's all there is to it.
    I don't completely disagree, but like you said it is perspective and that is sort of my point. The job is stressful and playing WoW isn't as bad as many things they could be doing.
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    Re: Maine GOP attack Dem for playing World of Warcraft!

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    Re: Maine GOP attack Dem for playing World of Warcraft!

    Quote Originally Posted by soccerboy22 View Post
    I don't completely disagree, but like you said it is perspective and that is sort of my point. The job is stressful and playing WoW isn't as bad as many things they could be doing.
    I'm not suggesting it is a point I completely agree with. To me, it is just a possible tool to undermine the credibility of the opponent. I might have qualms with gaming culture, and I do, but for the most part, I am pretty live and let live with it.
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    Re: Maine GOP attack Dem for playing World of Warcraft!

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    If you're spending 22 hours a week relieving stress by sitting your ass on a couch, a job that requires 60-80 hours a week serving the people might not be a good fit for you - which was precisely the point the Maine GOP was trying to make.

    You can excuse your couch potato behavior however you wish, and it's your life to waste, but it doesn't make them any less excuses.
    Compare it to my 30-45 hour work week, where I probably play 12-15 hours, either she is not playing enough or I am playing too much. And it isn't excuses because as I stated I am doing fairly well in school, but I need a way to get rid of stress. Playing video games is one of those ways. Like I said, it is a stupid attack on something that is minor.
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    Re: Maine GOP attack Dem for playing World of Warcraft!

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    Acording to the figures you posted you are indeed correct in you original assertion that the video game industry has surpassed both the music and video industry in gross receipts. Also, the figures report 2/3rds of the US population plays video games (though how they could know that is a bit shaky, sounds like someone is spittballing for advertising effect).

    Personally I find it's like the stats that the porn industry trumps all other entertainment media - sad.
    How so? Video games are not porn, and there is nothing shameful about playing a game, and they are a viable source of entertainment, and one of the best ways to tell a story IMO.
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    Re: Maine GOP attack Dem for playing World of Warcraft!

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    I'm not suggesting it is a point I completely agree with. To me, it is just a possible tool to undermine the credibility of the opponent. I might have qualms with gaming culture, and I do, but for the most part, I am pretty live and let live with it.
    I understand that, but the GOP is using perspective and completely blocking out their own. Maybe some one from the GOP watches TV for three hours a night. That is just as much a waste of a time then playing a game for three hours. My point is, simply because you do not understand why doesn't mean it is childish or you are not prepared for problems.
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