Joeshlabotnik
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September 15th, 2016 at 8:55:50 PM permalink
Quote: beachbumbabs

Quit the name calling, please; this and your post above it. I'm giving the politics threads a little latitude for the moment so I'm stopping with a warning. For now. Thanks.



That's cool, Babs; when this guy calls me a moron, I consider it a compliment. Even when he spells it incorrectly.
Joeshlabotnik
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September 15th, 2016 at 8:57:50 PM permalink
Quote: billryan

Since when is calling some a maroon an insult?



In the same way that calling you a jork or an odiot would be.
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September 15th, 2016 at 11:40:19 PM permalink
Figures that you have no clue what maroon reference cues.
Rant on.
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September 15th, 2016 at 11:51:04 PM permalink
Quote: billryan

Figures that you have no clue what maroon reference cues.
Rant on.



From The Urban Dictionary :

maroon
1. A color between red and brown
2. A stupid person; a fool
1. She's wearing maroon pants
2. "What a maroon." -- Bugs Bunny

Obviously you meant definition 2 both times your said it. Not my first turnip truck on slang. If you have some other cultural reference, it's obscure compared to this, and the common perception of any third party is going to be personal insult. Take a few days and think about it; I'm reversing my decision.
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September 16th, 2016 at 1:01:46 AM permalink
Quote: beachbumbabs

From The Urban Dictionary :

maroon
1. A color between red and brown
2. A stupid person; a fool
1. She's wearing maroon pants
2. "What a maroon." -- Bugs Bunny

Obviously you meant definition 2 both times your said it. Not my first turnip truck on slang. If you have some other cultural reference, it's obscure compared to this, and the common perception of any third party is going to be personal insult. Take a few days and think about it; I'm reversing my decision.



There isn't much for him to think about; some poster comes here, writes negative and insulting crap about people all the time (with just a hint of some kind of moral superiority and rants about eliminating the opposition in Hitler-esque fashion) probably will push people to the edge of the insult line. One got a few warnings up front for his behavior; the other uses the same word twice and gets suspended. I am sure that he is tremendously hurt by that...
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September 16th, 2016 at 1:46:11 AM permalink
Quote: RonC

There isn't much for him to think about; some poster comes here, writes negative and insulting crap about people all the time (with just a hint of some kind of moral superiority and rants about eliminating the opposition in Hitler-esque fashion) probably will push people to the edge of the insult line. One got a few warnings up front for his behavior; the other uses the same word twice and gets suspended. I am sure that he is tremendously hurt by that...



Sorry you feel I'm being unfair. I wasn't going to suspend billryan, either, but instead of recognizing he was hitting foul balls he wanted to argue that he wasn't making personal insults when he obviously was.

Everybody is tense and polarized over this election, and I'm trying to let people air it out so we're not just a mass of suspensions, but the faux innocence and derision over being called on his insults gave me little choice. Everyone else has been gracious about their warnings and lightened up; he fought it. So he got the strict interpretation of the rules.
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September 16th, 2016 at 2:18:31 AM permalink
Quote: terapined

None of my clients know if they will be in the country election day



Then they can request an absentee ballot like they have been able to do for decades. No need to risk security of an election because people are too lazy to do that. But you should never be allowed to vote absentee the first time you vote, and never more than three years in a row,

Secure elections are the most important thing. No big deal if a person does not get to vote because the refuse to follow the rules.

People who really want to vote will put in the effort.

I don't want people who can somehow find time to go to the store but not to vote accommodated with special help because of their laziness.
Tolerance is the virtue of believing in nothing
terapined
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September 16th, 2016 at 4:06:04 AM permalink
Quote: AZDuffman

Then they can request an absentee ballot like they have been able to do for decades. No need to risk security of an election because people are too lazy to do that. But you should never be allowed to vote absentee the first time you vote, and never more than three years in a row,

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They can do that but why not accommodate them further
I am not talking a couple of people, its an entire huge company of thousands
Opening the election to a 2 week window prevents fraud because there is time to investigate any suspicious votes
Easy voting by mail has a paper trail that prevents fraud
I arrange business travel for an entire company of engineers and executives
Not a single engineer or executive can predict that they will be in town on election day
This is not the horse and buggy era
This is the modern jet age business world where people cannot predict if they will be home on election day
Last edited by: terapined on Sep 16, 2016
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September 16th, 2016 at 8:20:18 AM permalink
Quote: beachbumbabs

Sorry you feel I'm being unfair. I wasn't going to suspend billryan, either, but instead of recognizing he was hitting foul balls he wanted to argue that he wasn't making personal insults when he obviously was.

Everybody is tense and polarized over this election, and I'm trying to let people air it out so we're not just a mass of suspensions, but the faux innocence and derision over being called on his insults gave me little choice. Everyone else has been gracious about their warnings and lightened up; he fought it. So he got the strict interpretation of the rules.



No, I don't think you were "unfair" at at all. You found a personal insult, warned about it, it was mentioned again and you suspended someone.

My point is that a poster such as the one "insulted" here will drive people to the insult line and possible over with some of his Hitler-esque quotes about eliminating people who oppose his positions, his open support of executions by mutilation, his broad generalizations about a large portion of our population, and various other rantings mentioned in his posts.

You said that the suspended one could think about things for a bit...really, there isn't much to think about. Sometimes it is just fine to lob the insult and risk the suspension. How much real impact does your suspending him have on anything? He can't come play here for a bit. I am sure he is thinking deeply about it!
terapined
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October 6th, 2016 at 5:42:38 PM permalink
Another great reason to have early voting
Hurricane Mathew
Can you imagine something like this hitting Florida on election day
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