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Leon On June 24, 2019




San Diego, California
#8581New Post! May 24, 2019 @ 19:26:16
@chaski Said

I agree with this Though there are a few still here who, at least partially, supported Trump in the beginning so they must have been at least a little conservative two years ago.

As a Reagan era Republican, who feels betrayed by "my" party, I fully admit to being hard on conservatives and republicans, and acting the Jackass.

I



I accept being called a tool of Satan for telling the "religious" to read the bible (or their holy book whatever it is). Personally I think the religious are thin skinned.



Same. I suppose I am a Jackass or viewed as such by some. Of course I have been called a liberal troll who climbed from under a rock (or something of the sort) and a voice of Satan (or something of the sort), which I view as "no skin off my back".

I have been fairly smacked by the Mods, and perhaps should have been smoked more.

Anyway... it was more fun when there were more voices. I didn't even mind some of the ones who got banned.


Thanks. Yes, I actually don’t want anybody banned to be honest. I just felt I needed to defend myself up there.
DiscordTiger On June 24, 2019
The Queen of Random

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Emerald City, United States (g
#8582New Post! May 24, 2019 @ 20:47:58
I’m just not mentally healthy enough to deal with other people’s feelings, especially on explaining political matters. I’ve been attacked and people have tried to imply I was less of a person, so I just dgaf anymore because that’s how I’m coping.

It’s a rough political climate when your constantly attacked for who you are. And yes, I’ve resorted in attacking in defense. A lot of “conservative” ideas imply I’m less than as a human or citizen. I know it’s not every person that agrees, but when they self-identify with a group that attacks me I don’t know how else to approach a conversation without asserting my dignity and humanity are off the table as being things that are
ok to legislate against.

So yeah that makes me pretty anti conservatism- when that good ol days were actually pretty s***y if you have my demographics.

I really like you eagle. I don’t ever want to make you feel bad. I don’t want to make any of my conservative friends feel bad. I like them as people

I just don’t know how else to advocate for myself and the actual damage being done by conservative policy to me and my loved ones. They can choose to vote differently, I can’t choose to change my melanin, sex chromosomes, or any of the other genetic things that make me me.

I just want to leave the internet because it depresses me more, in a sense of the handmaid’s tale was not supposed to be a manual. I’m simply exhausted.
gakINGKONG On about 3 hours ago




Okinawa, Japan
#8583New Post! May 24, 2019 @ 22:14:08
From all of us at the armed services network and the USO here’s the one and only Al Jolson. Take it away Al.

God bless us every one.
gakINGKONG On about 3 hours ago




Okinawa, Japan
#8584New Post! May 25, 2019 @ 01:04:17
@DiscordTiger Said

I’m just not mentally healthy enough to deal with other people’s feelings, especially on explaining political matters. I’ve been attacked and people have tried to imply I was less of a person, so I just dgaf anymore because that’s how I’m coping.

It’s a rough political climate when your constantly attacked for who you are. And yes, I’ve resorted in attacking in defense. A lot of “conservative” ideas imply I’m less than as a human or citizen. I know it’s not every person that agrees, but when they self-identify with a group that attacks me I don’t know how else to approach a conversation without asserting my dignity and humanity are off the table as being things that are
ok to legislate against.

So yeah that makes me pretty anti conservatism- when that good ol days were actually pretty s***y if you have my demographics.

I really like you eagle. I don’t ever want to make you feel bad. I don’t want to make any of my conservative friends feel bad. I like them as people

I just don’t know how else to advocate for myself and the actual damage being done by conservative policy to me and my loved ones. They can choose to vote differently, I can’t choose to change my melanin, sex chromosomes, or any of the other genetic things that make me me.

I just want to leave the internet because it depresses me more, in a sense of the handmaid’s tale was not supposed to be a manual. I’m simply exhausted.


Feel better. Do what is needed to make the change. I have moved once my “cheese moved”. 2015 was a horrible year and now I’m in a better spot. Don’t neglect your health.
darkman666 On 40 minutes ago




Saint Louis, Missouri
#8585New Post! May 25, 2019 @ 01:41:58
speaking of cheese, I can't eat pizza, when I was younger, I could. I am milk intolerant, I really have a rough time with cheese on the pizza's crust. I can eat cheese separate like American cheese. are I fascinating, but I don't do windows!
DiscordTiger On June 24, 2019
The Queen of Random

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Emerald City, United States (g
#8586New Post! May 25, 2019 @ 02:08:20
@gakINGKONG Said

Feel better. Do what is needed to make the change. I have moved once my “cheese moved”. 2015 was a horrible year and now I’m in a better spot. Don’t neglect your health.


Yeah. I’ve been changing a lot already. It’s a process.
psycoskunk On June 15, 2019
Funky-Footed Skunk





A fort made of stinky socks, C
#8587New Post! May 25, 2019 @ 03:37:49
@Eaglebauer Said

It's more a content thing for me. I mean, I don't have any other sites that I frequent like this one and I don't do Facebook or anything like that. Just...I'm kind of falling out of love with the climate.


It's a depression thing for me. I get moments where it feels like no matter what I do, I can't, so what's the point in even trying? I've had days when I literally couldn't get out of bed, but those were the days after the really bad days...

I know everyone says they miss the old days, but I really do. So many cool people back then and it was so active, too. Back when people used to RP and there was Kinky's Tavern, and King Wayne and all that s***. It was so fun and that was when if you signed out and came back, there was about 20 more pages and you feel like you missed out.


Also, everyone had stinky feet.
psycoskunk On June 15, 2019
Funky-Footed Skunk





A fort made of stinky socks, C
#8588New Post! May 25, 2019 @ 04:01:05
@Eaglebauer Said

It's not necessarily the amount or ratio of political discussion to other threads...it's how those threads are couched.

The terms "Christian" and "Conservative" are bandied by a lot of people as if they're derogatory terms. I don't really call myself either of those things but conversations here have become incredibly polarized and almost bigoted against those who do call themselves those things. People in general who voice opinions on the right are often belittled for it and I'm not okay with that, regardless of whether I agree with those people or not.

I'm not speaking of one person or group in particular, I just get the overall notion that if you're not liberal, a democrat, or want to s*** all over Christianity you're going to be intimidated to not speak up at all and I can't agree with a climate that is largely trending in that direction. Even if I disagree with someone who is speaking from a conservative, republican, or Christian opinion, which observably has happened on this very site...I've argued extensively in threads from a liberal view and a conservative one.

But lately...when I've had views that are more to the right...I've felt pretty dissuaded from having anything to do with conversations that those views are related to. Recently, you asked me to nix a comment you made about abortion and pro lifers because you didn't have the time or energy to get into a long discussion about it. Which I get...there was nothing wrong with that and I didn't have a problem with it. I got it. No issue there and I didn't think less of you for it. But largely, I get the impression that people on the conservative side end up feeling that way about most if not all discussions here. So they make small, flippant comments and get called idiotic for it. And all the discussions turn into "Hooray for the left" rallies where everyone involved just agrees with each other and calls anyone who disagrees stupid in some way or another.

It's boring as hell.

One could argue that maybe there aren't a lot of people to the right of the aisle around here that offer a substantial or high quality amount of conversation but...honestly, why would there be? Why would an intelligent, articulate person with conservative opinions look through the threads here and bother to make an account and participate after seeing the way those opinions are treated?

I guess a lot of it has to do with the fact that TFS is a lot smaller a community than it once was and there isn't as diverse a crowd or as many in a discussion at any given time.

I don't know what the answer is but I don't see it changing for the better and that makes me sad.

Really sad.


As messed up as it is, that's how TFS has always been.

That being said, you joined at the wrong time, Eagle. If you had joined around 2007-2009, you would've had so many people to debate with. There were quite a few smart people who were Conservative Christians... and a lot more that weren't. But the discussions were still great and people had thicker skins back then, so it was awesome!

I haven't posted much recently, mainly because of my new job, but also because I've had a lot of things weighing on my mind. I've been juggling a lot of s***, and now that a decent portion has been taken care of, I'm trying to manage my hobbies. Of course, most of my posts are about video games, random silly s*** or my smelly feet...

*Kicks off his shoes and wiggles his putrid socked-toes.*

...but I've been known to make a decent post or two as well. Honestly, I don't really care for politics. I personally believe that unless there was an actual, legitimate change to the current electoral process/congress, it doesn't matter who's put in, but I still like some politicians. I still believe if the DNC didn't screw over Bernie Sanders and instead let the people decide, that if Bernie won the DNC, he would've become President.

But yeah, back during the end of Bush's term and the start of Obama's, it was fun times.
chaski On about 7 hours ago
Stalker





Tree at Floydgirrl's Window,
#8589New Post! May 25, 2019 @ 04:57:08
@psycoskunk Said

If you had joined around 2007-2009, you would've had so many people to debate with.



OMG! I just realized that you and I are two of the oldest members...maybe the oldest members...or oldest active members!!

You joined June 2006 and I joined Oct 2006...

I feel weird now.
Leon On June 24, 2019




San Diego, California
#8590New Post! May 25, 2019 @ 05:33:16
@psycoskunk Said

It's a depression thing for me. I get moments where it feels like no matter what I do, I can't, so what's the point in even trying? I've had days when I literally couldn't get out of bed, but those were the days after the really bad days...

I know everyone says they miss the old days, but I really do. So many cool people back then and it was so active, too. Back when people used to RP and there was Kinky's Tavern, and King Wayne and all that s***. It was so fun and that was when if you signed out and came back, there was about 20 more pages and you feel like you missed out.


Also, everyone had stinky feet.

Sounds like you had a lot of fun. I never really could get the attraction of RP, but I do agree there was a lot more going on then for just about anyone to get into, no matter what the interest was.

Sorry you get depressed about it now. Did I read that correctly? Are there other sites that have more RP activity, maybe sites that are dedicated to that very thing? Or is it just not the same?

@psycoskunk Said

As messed up as it is, that's how TFS has always been.

That being said, you joined at the wrong time, Eagle. If you had joined around 2007-2009, you would've had so many people to debate with. There were quite a few smart people who were Conservative Christians... and a lot more that weren't. But the discussions were still great and people had thicker skins back then, so it was awesome!

I haven't posted much recently, mainly because of my new job, but also because I've had a lot of things weighing on my mind. I've been juggling a lot of s***, and now that a decent portion has been taken care of, I'm trying to manage my hobbies. Of course, most of my posts are about video games, random silly s*** or my smelly feet...

*Kicks off his shoes and wiggles his putrid socked-toes.*

...but I've been known to make a decent post or two as well. Honestly, I don't really care for politics. I personally believe that unless there was an actual, legitimate change to the current electoral process/congress, it doesn't matter who's put in, but I still like some politicians. I still believe if the DNC didn't screw over Bernie Sanders and instead let the people decide, that if Bernie won the DNC, he would've become President.

But yeah, back during the end of Bush's term and the start of Obama's, it was fun times.

I heard there were some horrible periods too that make what is happening now pale in terms of the level of animosity. Even though I didn’t come on until early 2011, even I heard about why the entire state of Florida was permabanned from this site.

At at least Bernie is getting a second chance. Biden may be in the lead, but he’s maxed out with the non-progressives while the progressives are split too thin atm, so........ oh geez, talking politics again sorry


@chaski Said

OMG! I just realized that you and I are two of the oldest members...maybe the oldest members...or oldest active members!!

You joined June 2006 and I joined Oct 2006...

I feel weird now.

That was right about when this site started isn’t it? I joined about the time Ko had his fallout, catching the tail end of his daily banter on here. Dave the moved on to Eagle and me and we certainly had our share of hilarity over the next few years. So if I miss anything, it’s that. But really, I’m okay with the way it is now on here. The main reason being is I’m no longer single, and no longer fatherless. So I just don’t have time for what this place used to be like. I do get that times change, people change. Besides, the ones I met on here that are most important to me are still in touch. Heck, I married one of them. Eagle, being one of the others, is of course still on here (and hopefully will continue to be!) and Dave is still on my wife’s Facebook (I don’t have FB).
DiscordTiger On June 24, 2019
The Queen of Random

Administrator




Emerald City, United States (g
#8591New Post! May 25, 2019 @ 16:00:49
Yeah i see Dave on fb, everyone and while I call call him a c***. I came in with the naughty manners group.
DiscordTiger On June 24, 2019
The Queen of Random

Administrator




Emerald City, United States (g
#8592New Post! May 25, 2019 @ 16:02:48
I’m on fb a lot, maybe more than here now. But it’s just not the same. Even though I have a lot of former TFSers on my list.
chaski On about 7 hours ago
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Tree at Floydgirrl's Window,
#8593New Post! May 25, 2019 @ 16:11:29
@Leon Said

That was right about when this site started isn’t it?


2004/2005 I think.


@DiscordTiger Said

I came in with the naughty manners group.


I just realized that I came to TFS before you!

And you dared to periodically challenge me! Punish me! And tell me to shut my whore mouth!

Oh my... I'm starting to flush and get all giggly...

Cpat92 On June 23, 2019
It's all or nothing





Lauderhill, Florida
#8594New Post! May 26, 2019 @ 00:38:04
Have you ever wanted to forget someone then they plague your mind more?
gakINGKONG On about 3 hours ago




Okinawa, Japan
#8595New Post! May 26, 2019 @ 01:41:47
@Cpat92 Said

Have you ever wanted to forget someone then they plague your mind more?



In 1995 Rachel broke up with me. I was miserable and did everything to get out of my head. I had to think bigger and make big big changes in my life--Leave town, cut social ties that sort of thing. Now and again her memory haunts my mind but nothing severe.
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