I have to say entertainment is probably my top reason to be here also. But like you I want some real conversation and I want to learn/see others views, as long as they are honest views.
Thanks for the info on ignore, I might have a candidate already that has already shown that they probably have no interest in any honest conversation. I could be wrong but as soon as people just start making stuff up its a pretty dead give away. This is my first political based board but not my first rodeo.
And yes I agree again about blind hatred . . .I don't see it as much with Palin anymore because she is kind of meaningless right now but I do remember it. Even many people that lean conservative like myself. Currently it's with Obama, as it typically is with WHOEVER the president is but some of it is pretty vile.
There's a lot of thinks that I personally disagree with and don't view as favorable but I would NEVER deny people rights or want them treated as they were beneath me. That's what I find sickening.