We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
BD, what is up with the troll? Am Assuming it is Habu. He reminds me of a customer I know who will stupidly harass and harangue and then promise to never do business with me again. Am always trying to get him to put that in writing. Would probably do little good though. His promises are fairly worthless.
Bravo...troll bridge. Trolls are really neutral but that made me laugh..
But why are trolls neutral asked the troll apprentice.
Well, they are neutral in that they don't have a set philosophy but rather adopt a more boorish facade of part insult, part truth but always imparted with sarcasm, and if a strong tide is running in favor of a particular thread theme they adopt what is known as the MSM advocacy approach or MSMAA.
This often causes the comity of like minds cooing at one another to begin displaying aggressive behavior...and soon a larger crowd is drawn into the thread, usually a single comment by a lurker and then another and another.
Now the electronic lynch mob has formed and the vitriol of collective courage begins oozing out.
The troll has done his job. Helped bond the group by providing an object to hate and simultaneously increasing participation.
The down side is that by breaking the group comity the BP spike often causes an aneurysm to occur in the circle of Willis within the brain thus lowering the participation when the group member is pronounced DOI or DOT ..dead on Internet or dead on thread. This we deeply regret but is an unavoidable part of life.
Does that answer your question young apprentice troll?
Yes, Alpha Troll
Once again folks a big round of applause for Mister Snitch's great pun.