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This may fall on deaf ears but here goes.....

  1. tobey100 profile image59
    tobey100posted 7 years ago

    We aren't going to agree completely on anything.  It's not humanly possible.  Some things posted we're going to violently disagree with.  That being said, there's no need to question each others intelligence, heritage, competence, spelling or choice of socks.  As long as no rules are violated why don't we just write what we want.  You write what you want and I'll do the same.  If you don't agree tell me.  I'll do the same.  I don't know what hub etiquette is but as soon as I read comments with phrases like 'are you an idiot' , 'moronic conservative' , 'you're a fool' , etc. I delete the comment and or leave the forum.  One of the main problems in government as well as society now is that we can't discuss or 'argue' without name calling.  I expected as much from my boys when they were younger.  I don't expect 'Oh Yeah? Well you're an idiot' here.

    ps  Even if I am an idiot I would expect you to have the courtesy not to tell me.  I might not realize it and you could damage my self esteem.

    1. leeberttea profile image52
      leebertteaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Actually you should be flattered by such responses. It shows that your argument is strong and that your opponent is absent of an intelligent counter and is forced to make the argument personal. Personally I would leave those comments for all to see so they know the character of those they might encounter here.

      1. tobey100 profile image59
        tobey100posted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Know what?  I didn't think of it that way.  I do believe you're right and I do believe that's what I'll do.  Thanks

      2. Lisa HW profile image78
        Lisa HWposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        leeberttea, that would be my approach too.  I may not respond to that kind of thing or I may respond with my version of reason (or whatever I felt like, or didn't feel like, saying) - but I'm a big fan of leaving things out there for all to see.  They say that sunlight is the best disinfectant.

  2. Rafini profile image88
    Rafiniposted 7 years ago

    It is sad, though, that's the way the world bounces nowadays....I really thought when I grew up I'd be able to leave the name-calling behind and not have to deal with it anymore.....hmm

  3. TLMinut profile image60
    TLMinutposted 7 years ago

    Aah, but it's been going on between "adults" forever! Look up Jefferson's (yes, Thomas Jefferson's) campaigning.

    1. Rafini profile image88
      Rafiniposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      'gulp'  seriously?  lol   Well, okay, then...um.....?   

      Are you saying people never grow up??  lol

    2. tobey100 profile image59
      tobey100posted 7 years agoin reply to this


  4. TLMinut profile image60
    TLMinutposted 7 years ago

    Never, ever, ever! LOL!

  5. optimus grimlock profile image61
    optimus grimlockposted 7 years ago

    tobey and lee your both right. this is for fun, extra money and discusion. I think people use insults because they cant come up with legit reasons to arguement.

  6. Shadesbreath profile image83
    Shadesbreathposted 7 years ago

    I love those comments.  It's fun to play with small minds.  Usually they don't come back and defend themselves, which is too bad, but, meh.  Still fun to pick apart.

  7. USMCwifey09 profile image71
    USMCwifey09posted 7 years ago

    using insults is just an easy way to back out of an argument. i agree with optimus.

  8. mikelong profile image72
    mikelongposted 7 years ago

    Tobey...your track record, at least in your posts recently about the President, shows your own insulting ways...

    It is one thing to hurl a word like "idiot" or "fool."

    But it is another to (intentionally or otherwise) insult people with your nonsense propaganda...

    For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction....

    There are some here who read what you write and never take their fact finding a step further....  They read the self-fulfilling prophecy of lies that you concoct and, wanting to justify their own flawed beliefs, they follow along for the ride..

    It is one thing to stand against the policies of the President...it is another to try to fabricate nonsense in order to shock and awe people..

    But I realize that what I might be writing here may as well be falling on deaf ears.....

    1. tobey100 profile image59
      tobey100posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      That's mainly because I can't stand the man.

  9. Doug Hughes profile image59
    Doug Hughesposted 7 years ago

    Tobey - Pretty Panther cut you up yesterday for the false post you made - misquoting Obama and drawing ridiculous conclusions from that phony post. And now you want a standard of conduct which includes respect for you and your opinions even if they are based on deceit.

    I don't like it when hubbers lack of creativity leads them to insults like 'fool' and 'idiot'. For the hubber who is deliberately deceptive, it's better to expose the fraud and ask the author if he thinks his parents will ever get married.

    1. tobey100 profile image59
      tobey100posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Whatever it takes to get of the little socialist.  lol

      1. Doug Hughes profile image59
        Doug Hughesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        ROFLMAO - His post proposes we not call names and what does Tobey do??????  Oh, yeah , we're plaing with grown-ups for sure.

  10. Uninvited Writer profile image84
    Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago

    There are a few people here who call names and insult everyone who disagrees with them yet say they are being attacked when they receive back exactly what they give.