Let me preface this by saying this is not a response to anyone in this discussion or any other posts.
Just my 2c.
We all wish to convey who and what we are through our words here in cyberspace. Personally, if my requirements to do so are ever at odds with the established decorum of this place I'll make sure to quietly leave instead of making a sloppy exit. An interesting world doesn't require contention. Hollywood and the MSM have conditioned us to believe that the story of the world moves only through conflict. The reductio ad absurdum then becomes "we want to talk about more than funny cat videos". I think there's quite a dynamic world between political blather and fluffy memes, and the arena is large to demonstrate the former. I hope this place maintains a steady course and I hope all members past, present and new can find some interests within.
Thanks Mike for your endeavor moving us into the 20's.