HugeDinghy

glee; the eight deadly sin?

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sorry, eighth not eight.

 

I have to check myself at times, so im certainly not high horsing it. I constantly have to check myself on things Trump does and ask myself if I like what he did, or I like who it pisses off....or both...sometimes its both, sometimes its none of the above.

 

My question is how you/we try and keep it in check...or even if it can be kept in check. I feel like its cancerous. 

 

I think the glee the sides take in the political and social fighting that's going on is a huge issue...pushes us (further) towards the point of no return in terms of eventually being able to come to the table in a meaningful way for anything.  

 

as an example, I get how ironic it is that the pound me too stuff started with the left, and has become a much more serious issue in Hollywood and with the left than the right...ironic, "funny" etc....but its still not a good thing. another example being racial stuff. id be lying if I said I didn't golf clap a little when we found out the person that shot up that family car, and killed a girl, in Huston, was actually black and not white like initially reported. I damn near lost the fact that a little girl was killed, and that's what's important. 

 

agree that its a big issue that significantly contributes to the polarization that's happening?

How can it be addressed?

or is Dinghy smoking crack and over thinking this (as usual)?

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From your spelling, grammar and punctuation, yes you are smoking crack.

 

I get your point though, but to me the Left has gone so far off the reservation that they are for the most part the enemy of the State and citizens.  

Tell me what actions Trump has taken (direct actions, not tweets or personality traits) that a good center-left Democrat from 10 years ago would be against?

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8 mins ago, HugeDinghy said:

 

 

I think the glee the sides take in the political and social fighting that's going on is a huge issue...pushes us (further) towards the point of no return in terms of eventually being able to come to the table in a meaningful way for anything.  

 

We are already way past that point.

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HD, you hit on one of the reasons I am stepping away from posting new discussions and will reduce commenting.

 

When my motivation devolved into creating “glee” for myself or others, something is wrong.

 

I can’t address how others feel about this,  it I can address my own motivations and impact. And that can only be done with some distance from the PG and similar venues. 

 

Good topic. 

 

 

 

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11 mins ago, HugeDinghy said:

s Trump does and ask myself if I like what he did, or I like who it pisses off....or both...sometimes its both, sometimes its none of the above.

 

too many posts in the PG are people posting that they don't agree with what he did,

but love the fact it pisses off the left.....

 

it makes me sad.....

but I try to take it with a grain of salt.

I don't know anyone in the real world who says things like that,

so I assume it's just internet trolling looking to get a rise out of people.

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It's the tribalism of our politics. Lost in all of it is that it's not like cheering on a football team, but the management of our government. There was a time where people would disagree, have a passionate debate and then share a beer across the street when it was over. Now, people have woven partisan politics into their personal identity and view everything as personal wins and losses. 

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Very valid point. Unfortunately, very few people are self aware enough to keep their emotions in check...or even examine how those emotions, when expressed, might negatively reflect on themselves or how they might affect other people. Just the fact that you are considering the impact of your 'glee' is a plus :)

 

I won't lie, I had a little glee when the detectives in Chicago confirmed what we already knew about Jussie Smollett and his faux race/hate crime. That glee disappeared the minute the charges were dropped by someone associated with the Obamas...it will reappear if the FBI does a thorough investigation into the corruption and money that went into dropping those charges.  

 

Glee needs to be tempered...sometimes a smile is sufficient ;)

 

TimS

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I think we'd be fine if:

a. The D's wouldn't oppose everything, just on the principle of "resisting".

b. The MSM wasn't fanning the flames.

 

As for what Trump does that "a good center-left Democrat from 10 years ago would be against?", I'm thinking it's a very short list.  The problem is that those Democrats from that past arejust riding out the storm till retirement, as they see the new wave of Socialists coming and they are not wanting to join them.

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Oh, it's real.

Take the Mueller report (what we know of it), I was glad that our president wasn't colluding with the Russians, any American should be, but I was just as glad (maybe more) that it's driving the dems nuts. 

When I see Maxine grill a banker over loans they don't make, I should be incredulous that someone in her position doesn't know better, but actually I think it's great that such an arrogant bitch is making an ass of herself.

I think the horse is out of the barn, and he's not going back in. 

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1 min ago, Billybob said:

Oh, it's real.

Take the Mueller report (what we know of it), I was glad that our president wasn't colluding with the Russians, any American should be, but I was just as glad (maybe more) that it's driving the dems nuts. 

When I see Maxine grill a banker over loans they don't make, I should be incredulous that someone in her position doesn't know better, but actually I think it's great that such an arrogant bitch is making an ass of herself.

I think the horse is out of the barn, and he's not going back in. 

that's the perfect example of the opposite side of the coin...folks mad that our President wasn't colluding with the Russians. if they could snap their fingers and make it have happened, they would. that's pretty sick chit right there. 

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10 mins ago, TimS said:

I won't lie, I had a little glee when the detectives in Chicago confirmed what we already knew about Jussie Smollett and his faux race/hate crime. That glee disappeared the minute the charges were dropped by someone associated with the Obamas...

the story seemed pretty straight forward from the beginning.....

any glee is comes from cheering on events like a team sport.

I assure you that I had ZERO glee when the charges were dropped.

and anyone who is happy about a miscarriage of justice because it pisses off the MAGA crowd is an idiot.....

obviously that is a statement of opinion.

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