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02-03-2012 07:01 PM

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I found this article which might shed some light on this question.

http://stuartschneiderman.blogspot.com/2010/03/liberal-intolerance.html
Let me know what you think.

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#1 posted 02-03-2012 07:28 PM

I am somewhat liberal , but even I find myself intolerant at times .

I can not tolerate the people who are lactose intolerant .

Especially bowl-hugging lactose intolerant liberals !

Give me good conservatives , who can hold their cheese at a fondu party !

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#2 posted 02-03-2012 07:33 PM

...how many liberals lack empathy for those who disagree with their ideas and feel that they have the right to treat them disrespectfully.
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Never seen any of that here, lol
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Strong milkpuke, Moment.

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#3 posted 02-03-2012 07:39 PM

Interesting article, to be fair I think that both sides do the same thing. I happen to be on the more liberal side of the political spectrum, but I also have some pretty conservative ideas as well. Probably the thing that frustrates me the most about political discussions (regardless of which side you fall on) is that many people tend to assume that if you have differing views, then you’re somehow out to harm people. For example, when the health care reform act was going through, some people were convinced that Obama was trying to kill seniors (I have family who were in this category). Any semi-rational person should have realized that his goal was not to kill people, but to help people. Was it the best way to go about it? Maybe not. (I’m not making a statement either way, just using it as an example.)

To summarize what I’m trying to say, it depends on the the liberal. There are plenty of intolerant liberals out there who will refuse to listen to any opinion different from their own, and there are plenty of conservatives who will do the same. I may be a liberal on some topics, but I respect people’s right to have conservative viewpoints, and I don’t think it makes them a bad person.

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#4 posted 02-03-2012 07:41 PM

^totally fair, David. I’m conservative but I recognize the thinking behind many liberal ideas. Many of them are commendable; I simply don’t often agree with them. No biggie. Certainly no reason to get nasty.

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#5 posted 02-03-2012 08:18 PM

I think this might be the most civil “Non-shop talk” forum topic here in a while :)

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#6 posted 02-03-2012 08:23 PM

Im sure in a few minutes it will get nasty. Probobly “low IQ racist conservatives” that are “bullying” it out with “intolerant hippie liberals.” :-)

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#7 posted 02-03-2012 08:28 PM

My favorite paragraph:

“If good adult behavior in society involves learning how to negotiate differences, the inability to respect opposing points of view, to the point of slandering and shunning those that hold them, is anything but good behavior. Anyone who acts that way in business or in a relationship will soon discover that refusing to respect the feelings and thoughts of others will quickly lead to major system failure.”

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#8 posted 02-03-2012 08:55 PM

I consider myself a liberal, and I am not intolerant. I dislike stupidity, and racism, I don’t appreciate people disrespecting the president, and if Sarah Palin is ever elected to any office other than dog catcher, I will move to Canada…but I have some really conservative views on things. When we discuss politics at work, and I am surrounded by conservative Republicans, I dont totally disagree with everything they say…I agree with alot of things on principle, and I disagree with alot of things…etc, especially the thought that ALL politicians are basically screwing us, and both parties had a hand in this mess we are in. What I can’t tolerate are single minded party line Republicans, that think their way is the only way, and the liberals are responsible for everything thats bad in this country today..that makes me want to fight back with finding blame on them for everything..and Tea party members..I am sorry but that is the most ridiculous, group of haters to ever call themselves a political party..led by the biggest tin foil hat wearing crazy’s on the planet…the whole movement is based on hate and racism, and it’s cloaked in false patriotism.

So to summarize..
All liberals aren’t intolerant
Both political parties have good and bad ideas
Both political parties are equally guilty for the mess this county is in
Sarah Palin is a crazy bi*ch
The Tea Party is a bunch of angry racist loons..in my opinion

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#9 posted 02-03-2012 09:08 PM

But Occupy Wall Street makes the Tea party seem sane (especially Oakland)

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#10 posted 02-03-2012 09:10 PM

The Tea Party makes Charles Manson seem reasonable..

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#11 posted 02-03-2012 09:17 PM

I think this thread is going to have some ‘legs’ Randy !!

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#12 posted 02-03-2012 09:18 PM

That might be borderline inappropriate, butt I’m OK with it!

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#13 posted 02-03-2012 09:24 PM

i had a tea party once

damn dolls kept spilling their drinks

so they are all sitting in the corner
staring at the wall
till they quit whining

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#14 posted 02-03-2012 10:07 PM

Well, Brad, I would disagree about your take on the Tea Party, since both me and my wife lost our jobs in this administration due to the corporations we worked for pulling in the reins, and waiting for the next round of regulations that continually seem to hit Corporate America. Now I’m a salesman on hourly wage, and my wife is a greeter and appointment maker for HR Block. We make about 48% of what we made when this current administration came into office. I’m back to two jobs at age 62, and my wife is starting her 2nd at age 59. So I respectfully disagree. That’s a MAJOR for the Tea Party, telling the government to please just get out of the way of companies making money. And by the way, not one of them ever got arrested for peeing on a police car, child rape, breaking into city hall, setting fire to parks, and they did pay all their permit fees…

But all that aside, my own personal gripe is twofold:
First: I am really tired of the conservative uber right, AND the liberal uber left, both “tails to the dog”, in wagging this country. Most of the majority America would be perfectly happy if we went down the middle of the road. Some conservative, some liberal. My church gives away tens of thousands of dollars and man-hours every year, but they also make sure the people they help are left able to help themselves. Nice, middle of the road philosophy I give freely to, and know that it’s money well spent.

Second: The other reality. Only after seeing the publishing of a best selling non-fiction book, “Throw all the bums out”, did the Senate finally agree to suspend their honey-hole, the ability to make massive amounts of money on insider trading. And even then they left some loopholes, and it has not even hit Congress yet, while for all of us on this board and millions of other Americans, one little insider trade and we spend years in jail. I’m sure there are multiple other ways to make massive amounts of money as a representative of this country that I don’t even know about. All that lends itself to them helping themselves, and leaving us out in the cold.
Two prime examples:
Democratic: When the much touted minimum wage increase bill was forwarded by the Democrats, Nancy Pelosi quietly slid in a provision that exempted American Samoa. Why? Because Starkist has most of their packing facilities on those islands, and her husband happens to be a major stockholder of Starkist. The pay is around $5.00 an hour on the islands, and if that provision was not there, it was estimated his portfolio would have suffered about an $18 million loss in the first quarter of the bill taking effect. WTF?
Republican: When Newt Gingrich left the Congress in disgrace, but with a brilliance of mind, he did get hired by Fannie and Freddy. No matter how he spins it, he was on board when Dowd/Frank was passed in 2002, the terrible loan bill that allowed millions of mortgages to go through, even if the buyer was damn near unemployed. (Barney Franks admitted in 2009 it was a really baaad idea) Plus, George Bush was all busy invading Iraq, didn’t read the damn thing right or was thinking already of reelection, and signed it! I don’t care how Newt and George spins it, anything short of saying WHOH, STOP, was downright wrong, and they are way smart enough to know it. Instead, they just kept cashing their checks and starting the war.

There are dozens of these characters in our government, which happens to be one of the most loopholed places to do business in America. You can’t miss, as long as you don’t Twitter your private parts to a girlfriend, or be seen in a Tony the Tiger costume!
Nuff’ Said!!
Money talks, and these dogs have been barking for years!

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#15 posted 02-03-2012 10:37 PM

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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