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10b4me

Social climber
Lida Junction
Nov 6, 2018 - 08:59pm PT
one good thing, no more wall.

cosmic is still as ignorant as he ever was.
Aeriq

Social climber
Location: It's a MisterE
Nov 6, 2018 - 09:04pm PT
Thanks to all who voted! You made a difference!

Fritz

Social climber
Choss Creek, ID
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 6, 2018 - 09:23pm PT
It could have been worse ----- or better.

Democrats gaining control of the U.S. House of Representatives will likely help keep Trump from increasing his swamp for the next two years.

More importantly, it appears that Trump has inspired Democrats to retake key State governor's & other state political positions.

Woohoo!
apogee

climber
Technically expert, safe belayer, can lead if easy
Nov 6, 2018 - 09:31pm PT
Well, Moose, the Dems didn't get the 2/3, but they have enough of a majority to help put the brakes on the stoooooopidity of the last two years. That's good enough for me.

And I'll match your $50 to Bernadette. It's the least we can do.
apogee

climber
Technically expert, safe belayer, can lead if easy
Nov 6, 2018 - 09:36pm PT
Looks like the Red State Dems got ousted. Not surprising, and probably for the best. Splitting the baby is never a good idea.
Minerals

Social climber
The Deli
Nov 6, 2018 - 09:49pm PT
Atheists for SATAN!!!
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Nov 6, 2018 - 11:53pm PT
Nothin' but net!
Continues to underperform in the Golden State.

You're in BIG hands with Gavin.

i'm gumby dammit

Sport climber
da ow
Nov 7, 2018 - 12:15am PT
tester is down by .7% with 75% in. Not sure how recounts, etc work in mt
dirtbag

climber
Nov 7, 2018 - 03:32am PT
All I can say is “whew.”

We might get through this yet.
EdwardT

Trad climber
Retired
Nov 7, 2018 - 05:27am PT
monolith

climber
state of being

Nov 6, 2018 - 07:39pm PT
The thread 'Midterms Tomorrow', got locked.
The thread 'Issues Affecting Americans', got locked.

WTF? 'Issues Affecting Americans' remained civil. A far cry from most political threads.

Ours is not to reason why...
hooblie

climber
from out where the anecdotes roam
Nov 7, 2018 - 07:02am PT
brad mehldau trio ~ seymour reads the constitution: http://youtu.be/WGE3v6QfDV0 [Click to View YouTube Video]
10b4me

Social climber
Lida Junction
Nov 7, 2018 - 07:06am PT
Katie Hill in a nail-biter of a race, up about 50 votes out of >70k cast, with 30% reporting.

looks like Katie won with 100% reporting.
Hill: 51.7
Knight:48.3

looks like Rohrabacher lost with 100% reporting.
Rouda: 50.7
Rohrabacher: 49.3
Jim Clipper

climber
Nov 7, 2018 - 07:12am PT
Colorado has their first, first man? Legal weed? When did Colorado become California?
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Nov 7, 2018 - 07:17am PT
Well, that would be a total embarrassment for Calif-whornia, JC.
Jim Clipper

climber
Nov 7, 2018 - 07:36am PT
Colorado just needs a big ditch, some climbing, and it will be o.k. No use in envying the ocean, in the end, she'll draw you in and show you the worth of salted tears.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Nov 7, 2018 - 07:48am PT
Year of the Great Rebuke

Youngest congresswoman elected (a Latina);
first African-American congresswoman from Mass;
first Muslim congresswomen;
first openly gay governor;
first Native American congresswoman;
first female Gov from Maine;
first congresswoman from Iowa;
first black congresswoman from CT;
first Latina congresswomen from Texas;
millions of folks got their right to vote back in Florida!
And oversight of this corrupt and racist administration
with the Dem win of the House of Representatives!

apogee

climber
Technically expert, safe belayer, can lead if easy
Nov 7, 2018 - 08:12am PT
In the past, I've generally supported CMac & co's apparent policy towards political threads...at least what seemed to be the policy, without much direct communication from them about what it actually is...

But on another hand, I just don't get it, either. There are endless OT threads here that have little or nothing directly to do with climbing, and they live on and on and on. Why do politics get singled out as the one topic that is off-limits? Even when the dialogue remains respectful and civil?

And it is more than clear that political discussions aren't going to end by locking a thread...they'll just pop up in another thread. If CMac & co really want to see this end, why don't they simply whack the most regular participants (yes, myself included)?
WBraun

climber
Nov 7, 2018 - 08:22am PT
If you studied What is Mind then you would have answer.

Instead, you remain clueless ....
apogee

climber
Technically expert, safe belayer, can lead if easy
Nov 7, 2018 - 08:31am PT
Thanks, GLillegard...I did not see that thread from 2015.

I get the gist of the policy, and support what they are trying to accomplish, but it also seems like an unrealistic expectation. Politics matter to climbers, as do the wide variety of other OT threads that are all over ST. From the above statement:

"Hopefully freezing threads that devolve into personal attacks will help with an ongoing effort to keep the forum a friendly and informative resource for climbers of all ages and interests."

If it's simply about negative discourse, that makes perfect sense to me, however if a thread can remain civil and appropriate....no matter what the topic area is...why whack it?


I don't expect anything to change positing these thoughts. Just my impression.
10b4me

Social climber
Lida Junction
Nov 7, 2018 - 08:33am PT
If only they would clearly explain the rules

and fix the member to member communication link.
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