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In Four More Years We'll Be Detroit

Topeka Wrote: Nov 17, 2012 5:24 PM
Re; Trolls 1. It depends on the website. 2. Some nicey nice websites don't want any conflict, or negative comments - fine - but then they let the trolls spew. 3. This is a political website - and even those who are regulars occasionally shoot at each other. Which is fine. 4. But remember - for every one of us there's a spam bot, a paid troll, and a confused metrosexual kid in his mother's basement, not to mention some Useful Idiot at a University - all being used, if not paid by the Left to Post. 5. This COMBOX is a form of Agitprop - and Apologetics - and Persuasion - and Sermon - and Therapy - and Relief. Conclusion Some posts demand answers - not for the Troll - but for the audience.
Topeka Wrote: Nov 17, 2012 5:28 PM
And Answers should not be limited... all of these are valid, and the list is not exhaustive:

1. Heckling
2. Lectures
3. Good Answers
4. Snarky Answers or Mocking or Sarcasm
5. Corrections
6. Good Answers
7. And Smack Downs

Even *Ad Homs are appropriate: To respond to an Ad Hom, or a disgusting and vile post: e.g.

If you support the Slaughter of Other Human Beings Because They Don't Support Your Ideology...

You probably have already earned all the names that can be hurled...

Topeka Wrote: Nov 17, 2012 5:31 PM
"6. Great Answers"
You said Good Answers twice...

I like Good Answers...

Channeling my inner Harvey Korman
Torr Wrote: Nov 17, 2012 5:37 PM
That works for me, Topeka.

From one moment to the next the city of Detroit doesn’t know where its next bailout is coming from. Chronically unable to pay its bills, the city looks to the state for cash gifts to stave off default. Operating under the terms of a consent agreement hammered out with the state, Detroit faces fiscal uncertainty largely because it has failed to get adequate concessions from public employee unions that are unsustainable. And those concessions that they have wrested from unions, politicians in Detroit have been unwilling to enforce.     

One prominent Detroit attorney, however, is facing the future of the Motor...

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