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    I can think of somebody who in nearly every post interjects religion, calls "progressives" idiots or gets around calling somebody an idiot by asking them if they ever get tired of being wrong or hints at them being idumb and adds eye rolls for effect and hijacks every thread for this agenda.
     
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    A very reasonable rule change would be for the mods to explain why a person is shut out of a thread, and what rule was violated.

    When clarification is sought words like "rude" should be avoided as that cannot be quantified... btw there is no rule regarding rudeness...

    Failing to do so only results in confusion...

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    Regarding body part comments on women being against the rules....

    Members would assume that applies to both sexes...we can't say that comments on women's body parts are off-limits but it's ok to comment on a man's body part.

    For example, we can't say Hillary Clinton has a big butt....nor can we comment on the size of Chris Christies large bottom.

    Can't make one off-limits and not the other.
     
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    Just out of curiousity - how come the Christie thread disappeared?
     
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    I think you were the OP on that thread....so may I suggest you just start a new one? I know that doesn't answer your question though.

    It was a valid topic and being discussed widely in the media.

    Go for it!
     
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    Nah.....it rapidly degenerated into a "fat" thread and a "Bengazi" thread and a "Man kills wife over pizza in Texas" thread and a "I know I am but what are you," thread.

    It becomes clearer and clearer here that some people don't want to have any kind of legitimate conversation on anything which is uncomfortable to "their" side - they simply flood the thread with unrelated nonsense without even trying to tie it into the subject at hand.

    My whole attitude at this point is - "Why bother?"
     
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    I'd be happy if we got rid of every thread where a single event is presented as evidence of an absolute.

    It's 5/105 degrees out today so man made global climate change is absolutely bogus\true.

    The stock market is up\down so the recession is over\worsening.
     
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    I have no problem with another event being brought into the conversation if there's a legitimate tie-in. However, when the subject is New Jersey and Chris Christie and someone links to a story about a killing in Texas because someone brought home pizza instead of chicken - there's a real attempt at a serious disconnect going on.

    Ditto changing the topic to how fat Hillary is or if she wears dresses or pantsuits.
     
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    Or how fat anyone is....
     
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    Talking about how fat Chris Christie is in a thread about Chris Christie, while ignorant, is at least a bit more relevant to a thread about Christ Christie than is ranting about Hillary's perceived pudginess.

    Christie's weight may very well be an issue in a presidental election - simply on a health basis. His weight is something he's addressed himself. It's been an issue in his past elections. His health IS a presidential concern.....just like Hillary's past blood clot will be a presidental concern if she gets the nomination. Her weight, however, will not be simply because she does not suffer from morbid obesity as Christie does. If she did, it would. But she doesn't.
     
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    I wasn't referring to your thread. In general every time there's a heat wave or snow storm there's a thread declaring victory. Same things with an economic indicator which on it's own is meaningless.
     
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    I agree....nothing wrong with discussing someone's weight if it's relevant to the discussion and not demeaning. But if we're going to have rules against demeaning comments on body parts, it has to apply to both men and women or none of the above.
     
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    Liberals don't play like that.
     
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    There is commenting intelligently on someone's weight and there is making demeaning comments - the problem is that there are many posters who can't or won't see the difference.

    Saying "Chris Christie is grossly overweight," is far different than saying, "fata$$ed Hillary."

    Saying, "Chris Christie looks unhealthy," is far different than saying, "Imagine 8 years of watching Pant Suit Hillary waddling around."
     
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