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GoldenRod
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Non-trump topics

I didn't want the thread about the terrorist attacks in Russia and Syria to become a political debate, so I'm starting a new thread.

There are plenty of non-Trump threads. Nobody posts on them, so apparently, based on responses, people would rather talk about trump than anything else.....

When people post and respond to topics, those are the topics that are discussed.

If people really want to discuss topics other than trump, why are the people complaining about the trump bashing threads not posting about other topics?

For those that claim that they don't want to post anything remotely pro-trump for fear of getting attacked, why not post about Congress, Bloomberg, DeBlasio, Mangano, etc.... there are plenty of topics not related to trump that we can discuss.

Posted 4/4/17 9:48 AM
 

GoldenRod
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Re: Non-trump topics

FYI, 7 of the most recent 10 posts on here are not directly related to trump...

Posted 4/4/17 9:51 AM
 

Blazesyth
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Non-trump topics

Easier to complain then take action.

Posted 4/4/17 9:56 AM
 

RainyDay
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Non-trump topics

Because they really don't care they are just tired of reading about trump

Posted 4/4/17 10:01 AM
 

Mill188
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Re: Non-trump topics

Posted by RainyDay

Because they really don't care they are just tired of reading about trump



IMHO, I think it's posts like that like that keep a lot of people away. Anyone who had supported/still supports an unpopular view is accused of not caring, ignorance, racism, etc.

Why would anyone who has any kind of a different opinion want to engage in debate?

Posted 4/4/17 10:22 AM
 

RainyDay
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Just like Trump bashers are accused about not caring about anything else going on in the world.

Posted 4/4/17 12:22 PM
 

jamnmore
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Non-trump topics

I don't post on any political threads here ever since I was called a racist for expressing a different point of view.
Often when I read posts here I disagree with the views of most. I know that if I comment I will be chastised and I prefer not to be.

Posted 4/4/17 12:28 PM
 

runlikethewind
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Re: Non-trump topics

Posted by jamnmore

I don't post on any political threads here ever since I was called a racist for expressing a different point of view.
Often when I read posts here I disagree with the views of most. I know that if I comment I will be chastised and I prefer not to be.




Exactly this for me. I've been called (indirectly because I don't engage in FB conversations about it) racist, deplorable, stupid, etc because I voted "for him"...I've just accepted that NY is a liberal-dominated state and that's just how it's always been. I respect other people's opinions, but I'm at a point where I've un-followed many on FB and just browse various forums occasionally as I am now because people, on both sides, are just out of control with the bashing and name calling.

Posted 4/4/17 3:10 PM
 

Xelindrya
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Re: Non-trump topics

And there you have it.
Most of above

If you say something that the masses don't agree with you are chastised, ridiculed, called names, harassed and otherwise just beaten down. Heck that's if you're lucky. Sometimes they'll just add words to yours for fun and enjoyment of others because what you said can be IMPLIED to be even more damning that just fact or opinion.

Everything ends up being Trump bashing. Look the water in Flynn is still bad. Of course it is.. TRUMP hasn't done a thing. etc. Um, alright. How is it that the Park system had such a huge budget gap before the current administration took office "IT"S TRUMPS FAULT" um ok. Look the sky is.. "TRUMP HATES NASA!" *sigh* I was thinking of a purple skirt "YOU JUST CANT ADMIT TRUMP WAS WRONG SO NOW YOU'RE GOING THE MIDDLE GROUND?" Um, purple? It's just so Chat Icon blah.

This is a great place for people to vent their feelings so let them vent. But no one really wants to remember we were all on the same side about a lot of topics before the 2016 elections.

*sigh*

I'm glad it's off FHF. But mostly I think of each thread as nearly a trap.

There's a lot of stupid crap going on in my own state that we are dealing with. It's a horrible representation of our people and one the rest of the states just think represents us and it doesn't. I'd rather talk about that. We have a transgender Mayor, gay mayor and mostly blue major cities but red hard core senate and house. We do stupid things for TV news cameras to pick up and get national attention. It's frustrating. I have protestors outside my office EVERY. SINGLE. TUESDAY.

I'd rather vote my voice

Posted 4/4/17 5:58 PM
 

Diane
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Member since 5/05

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D

Re: Non-trump topics

Posted by runlikethewind

Posted by jamnmore

I don't post on any political threads here ever since I was called a racist for expressing a different point of view.
Often when I read posts here I disagree with the views of most. I know that if I comment I will be chastised and I prefer not to be.




Exactly this for me. I've been called (indirectly because I don't engage in FB conversations about it) racist, deplorable, stupid, etc because I voted "for him"...I've just accepted that NY is a liberal-dominated state and that's just how it's always been. I respect other people's opinions, but I'm at a point where I've un-followed many on FB and just browse various forums occasionally as I am now because people, on both sides, are just out of control with the bashing and name calling.




same here.

Posted 4/5/17 7:21 AM
 

eroxgirl
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Rebecca

Re: Non-trump topics

I'm not going to deny that people were 'yelled at' at times, but some posters definitely do not understand that not every question about your opinion is an attack. Sometimes your message is unclear, sometimes it may read as contradictory and people are looking for clarity, and sometimes people are just looking to debate - which isn't a bad thing; it isn't an attack.. it's an attempt to get information and clarification.

I will say Xylindria, for example, I have found over years and year and years of posting with you, you offer your opinions with reasons explaining why you feel as you do. I'm happy to read your posts, even if I disagree a lot of the time. For me personally, I prefer to engage with someone who can say I feel X for Y reason, even if it is completely opposite what I believe. I have many conservative friends and I've had these discussions with them because it is an attempt at gaining information. No more, no less.

Other posters don't do that. There are many posts that just read like crazy "I did this and I don't care what anyone says I don't have to defend myself and you can't change my mind don't talk to me about anything." Okay.. then why did you post in the first place? KWIM? Why answer a thread asking for a discussion if you're not interested in being part of a discussion. It makes no sense and it's inflammatory just the same as someone calling you names. It also gives the impression of someone willfully sticking their head in the sand. JMO.

Posted 4/5/17 10:43 AM
 
 
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