View Poll Results: If you're not taking a shot, what % of your posts would remain?

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Thread: All your rhetoric belong to us

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    All your rhetoric belong to us

    If you couldn't post insults, slams, return-volley slams, hate, or rhetoric, what percentage of your posts would remain standing?

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    Re: All your rhetoric belong to us

    80%. But in my defense I would like to point out that of the remaining 20%, half is mostly in jest and with posters I know and respect.

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    Re: All your rhetoric belong to us

    I think you would have an empty forum.
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    Re: All your rhetoric belong to us

    Discounting basement posts, I would say 95% of my posts are honest attempts at civil debate, or humor.
    Nobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.

    Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.

    All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
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    Re: All your rhetoric belong to us

    10% shots
    20% making fun
    80% nonsense


    (I go to 11)

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    Re: All your rhetoric belong to us

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    Discounting basement posts, I would say 95% of my posts are honest attempts at civil debate, or humor.
    I do have to agree you set a standard, IMO.

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    Re: All your rhetoric belong to us

    Quote Originally Posted by BDBoop View Post
    I do have to agree you set a standard, IMO.
    Sometimes I combine shots with humor through sarcasm. It's not often that I take shots at other posters outright. I usually reserve that stuff for downstairs.
    Nobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.

    Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.

    All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
    - Colonel Paul Yingling

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    Re: All your rhetoric belong to us

    Good question...you could also ask if you eliminated all the smarmy snarky threads on Palin, Fox news, general attacks on religion, etc, would this board even exist?

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    Re: All your rhetoric belong to us

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    Good question...you could also ask if you eliminated all the smarmy snarky threads on Palin, Fox news, general attacks on religion, etc, would this board even exist?
    I think I hear a vacuum cleaner coming toward this post. And mine. Sh...*ending transmission
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    Re: All your rhetoric belong to us

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    Good question...you could also ask if you eliminated all the smarmy snarky threads on Palin, Fox news, general attacks on religion, etc, would this board even exist?
    I know the fringe folks will call me to task for going off topic, but that presupposes that what we do here actually makes a difference, anyway.

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