I'm posting this due to a comment that one of the members said to an individual who suggested both ignorance and stupidity were in abundance on this site. It was suggested that since the site bothered him, why not just stop coming here, and then the member went on to say he supported his right to have a decenting view. This started a thought process on exactly why i spend a good hour or more of my time on the site.
i think we all know that thier is a collective feeling amung all of us, and everyone of you contribute to why i come on this site.
Fact is its more than just Guns, and the occasional clever picture. I come here because of two things: 1) I like to read the posts, because very simply, in a world turned upside down im refreshed with the values I see here. We are all far from perfect, but i do think we represent a cross section of America that hasn't lost its belief in God, and the meaning of honor, and what is decent. We all share a belief that you stand up and cover your heart when the anthem is being played. We all want an America thats better for our children than what its going to be. Not one that celibrates the base and frankly sometimes sick in society thats passed off as normal. And 2) Because frankly you guys make me laugh out loud, not some internet acronism of letters, I'm talking old fashion spit the beer out laughing.. May be im simple (took a test once that had me eligable for MENSA, but course that didnt include spelling so... ) Our resident liberal friend would say that im being a hate monger and anti gay. quite the opposite, i worked with gays, and believe that they should have the same rights under the law as any of us. I made a decision years ago that the one thing i would never do is lie, this is a bit old fashioned but the truth, my word means everything to me, so i will share someting im not proud off. When i came back from Vietnam (this was more survivor guilt than my own trama) i had some problems, i could see the future as i think we all could and the idea of another troop being lost was to much for me. So i got involved with the VVAW its a way Liberal group.. and that sorta fit with me being a Democrat, and the times, i'm ashamed of this, but i was one of those, anything goes, lets change society people. Well guess what, i was dead F...ing wrong. It took me a loving wife and family to see how wrong. So to the liberal, guy ive been there. its WRONG, I don't want the LOGO channel thrown in my face, i don't want my kids to have to be exposed to school books that feature two daddys.. Sorry, I want politicians who will stand up for what they believe and not take any position based on how many votes it will bring them. AND I CHOSE TO HANG OUT WITH THOSE THAT FEEL THE SAME WAY.. So sorry about the trip to the confessional, and keep me laughing. Just damn glad to know you all.
a man has to hold his word, hold his beliefs, and hold a good sight picture.