This isn't really a political discussion, but it relates to this forum, so I decided to post it here. Just wanted to show my appreciation for most of the civility around here. I know there are strong arguments on both sides, but at least it doesn't get crazy. I started following another PRSI-style board, and it flows fast. I'm talking 30 threads updated within a few minutes. But it is psychotic the sheer amount of harsh back and forth going on. I realize that I'm more liberal and will disagree with a lot of right-wing banter, but that place makes fivepoint and inthenet (for those of you who remember them) look like vegan hippies. At first, I kind of enjoyed arguing with them. Then I found that even suggesting a liberal viewpoint is met with dozens of hardcore right-wing ideology, name calling, and suggestions that you are nothing more than a welfare mooch wanting to steal from real Americans. And the contempt for Obama...dear God... So again...thanks for providing a place where we can come and discuss issues, no matter how strong our opinion, without getting out of hand!