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Hello!

Thought I'd check out this forum because discussing politics is one of my favorite hobbies. I typically post on another forum but I am looking for a new home as the software they recently migrated to is very annoying, and moderation at the board has been silently deleting posts with no explanation as to why. So I figure it is time to move on and find a new place to discuss politics.

I'm a former Republican. Left the party in 2012 and became independent, but still retain my former party affiliation for voting in primaries. I tend to be libertarian in my leanings, with a focus on fiscal conservatism and social non-intervention.

I am a NeverTrumper.

Hope to have some meaningful discussions, as well as some silly ones from time to time!

Kevin
 

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Hello!

Thought I'd check out this forum because discussing politics is one of my favorite hobbies. I typically post on another forum but I am looking for a new home as the software they recently migrated to is very annoying, and moderation at the board has been silently deleting posts with no explanation as to why. So I figure it is time to move on and find a new place to discuss politics.

I'm a former Republican. Left the party in 2012 and became independent, but still retain my former party affiliation for voting in primaries. I tend to be libertarian in my leanings, with a focus on fiscal conservatism and social non-intervention.

I am a NeverTrumper.

Hope to have some meaningful discussions, as well as some silly ones from time to time!

Kevin

Howdy Doody, Airyaman. Welcome.

So tell me...do you like the GOPe?
 

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GOPe?

Is this "establishment"?
 

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Hello and welcome to the forums!

I use to be fiscally conservative and socially liberal. A half dozen years later and I'm currently anti-Republican, centrist fiscally and socially liberal.
 

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Hello!

Thought I'd check out this forum because discussing politics is one of my favorite hobbies. I typically post on another forum but I am looking for a new home as the software they recently migrated to is very annoying, and moderation at the board has been silently deleting posts with no explanation as to why. So I figure it is time to move on and find a new place to discuss politics.

I'm a former Republican. Left the party in 2012 and became independent, but still retain my former party affiliation for voting in primaries. I tend to be libertarian in my leanings, with a focus on fiscal conservatism and social non-intervention.

I am a NeverTrumper.

Hope to have some meaningful discussions, as well as some silly ones from time to time!

Kevin

More importantly - are you the Kevin? Are you a sea cucumber?
 

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Amazingly enough, I, too, am a recovering Republican. I abandoned ship about 20 years ago and never once looked back.

Well, I did once, only long enough to laugh incredulously at who I used to be.
 

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When entering the more contentious and lively parts of our forum, you may want to visualize a Cyber MoshPit.

IRL, I quickly learned to stay upright in a mosh pit I needed to always keep at least one foot firmly planted on the ground. You may want to keep a Cyber foot on the ground in here at all times.

I have a good feeling about you. Feel some Love! May our Best Times lie ahead!

Welcome to DP,

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More importantly - are you the Kevin? Are you a sea cucumber?

No, sadly I am not (sorry to disappoint!).

At my last board, I noticed when you hovered over people's avatars, you might see another name other than their username, so I decided to put my real name down (Kevin) so then I also immediately thought of the king jellyfish and "kevinnnnnn" and changed my avatar. I figured I'd just keep the avatar on here as well.

I can be a jerk from time to time, but not on the same level of Kevin the sea cucumber.
 

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No, sadly I am not (sorry to disappoint!).

At my last board, I noticed when you hovered over people's avatars, you might see another name other than their username, so I decided to put my real name down (Kevin) so then I also immediately thought of the king jellyfish and "kevinnnnnn" and changed my avatar. I figured I'd just keep the avatar on here as well.

I can be a jerk from time to time, but not on the same level of Kevin the sea cucumber.

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Hello!

Thought I'd check out this forum because discussing politics is one of my favorite hobbies. I typically post on another forum but I am looking for a new home as the software they recently migrated to is very annoying, and moderation at the board has been silently deleting posts with no explanation as to why. So I figure it is time to move on and find a new place to discuss politics.

I'm a former Republican. Left the party in 2012 and became independent, but still retain my former party affiliation for voting in primaries. I tend to be libertarian in my leanings, with a focus on fiscal conservatism and social non-intervention.

I am a NeverTrumper.

Hope to have some meaningful discussions, as well as some silly ones from time to time!

Kevin

Hey brother. I've decided to check this world out as well. Hope all is well my friend, and that you have had a great Holiday thus far, and will have a safe and enjoyable New Year.
 

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Hey brother. I've decided to check this world out as well. Hope all is well my friend, and that you have had a great Holiday thus far, and will have a safe and enjoyable New Year.

Whodis?

;)
 

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How the heck do you have so many posts already!?

Anti-establishment libtard, here. I've always been economically progressive, but the difference between myself now, and myself from back when I was in high-school, is that I used to have faith in the Democratic party as a 'worker's' party, but now I see them as moderate Republicans. In other words, you and I are probably polar opposites, at least on this front.

Socially, I've had ups and downs, but I consider myself a liberal while being opposed to identity politics, cultural relativism, and de-platforming crazy people. An alt-right-winger would consider me to be an SJW, while an actual SJW/reggressive-leftist would accuse me of being a Republican. But I like to think of myself as a nuanced liberal (Of course I do. Everyone thinks that they're nuanced.)

I'm definetely not a moderate by any stretch, but I'd like to think that I'm in the habit of stopping and considering different perspectives before forming my own opinion on any matter.
 

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How the heck do you have so many posts already!?

Been on vacation for most of Dec, divorced (live alone), one kid grown and the other in college, and have a minor shoulder injury, so not much to do except post online and play video games!

Anti-establishment libtard, here. I've always been economically progressive, but the difference between myself now, and myself from back when I was in high-school, is that I used to have faith in the Democratic party as a 'worker's' party, but now I see them as moderate Republicans. In other words, you and I are probably polar opposites, at least on this front.

Socially, I've had ups and downs, but I consider myself a liberal while being opposed to identity politics, cultural relativism, and de-platforming crazy people. An alt-right-winger would consider me to be an SJW, while an actual SJW/reggressive-leftist would accuse me of being a Republican. But I like to think of myself as a nuanced liberal (Of course I do. Everyone thinks that they're nuanced.)

I'm definetely not a moderate by any stretch, but I'd like to think that I'm in the habit of stopping and considering different perspectives before forming my own opinion on any matter.

Good to "meet" you!
 

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Been on vacation for most of Dec, divorced (live alone), one kid grown and the other in college, and have a minor shoulder injury, so not much to do except post online and play video games!



Good to "meet" you!

I've been 'between jobs' a couple of times, and even when working full-time, I could spend an unhealthy amount of time on message boards, and still would never in a million years rack up that many posts in a few weeks.

Video games, eh? I'm a gamer first, and a political junkie second. In fact, I'm using my PS4 to post on this board until I can afford to fix my computer. So what kind of games do you typically play?
 

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I've been 'between jobs' a couple of times, and even when working full-time, I could spend an unhealthy amount of time on message boards, and still would never in a million years rack up that many posts in a few weeks.

Video games, eh? I'm a gamer first, and a political junkie second. In fact, I'm using my PS4 to post on this board until I can afford to fix my computer. So what kind of games do you typically play?

Internet forums have been a hobby of mine for many many years, and I recently decided to leave my last political board, so I think its a compensation thing to resist going back to the place I've known for the last 6 years.

My favorite games are PC based. I don't own a console. I actually have way too many hours on Total War: Medieval II with the Stainless Steel mod. In fact, just reinstalled it on my new PC and playing again! So in between turns, I alt-tab and check out the forum :2razz:.

Other games I've spent alot of hours on (in the last few years): Fallout 4, New Vegas, Skyrim, Witcher 3, Xcom 2, State of Decay (many levels on Breakdown), 7 Days to Die, and Dying Light. Want to start up Divinity: Original Sin 2 but just haven't got around to doing it.

Oh yeah...I live in rural AL so not a whole lot to do around here in the first place ;).
 

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Internet forums have been a hobby of mine for many many years, and I recently decided to leave my last political board, so I think its a compensation thing to resist going back to the place I've known for the last 6 years.

My favorite games are PC based. I don't own a console. I actually have way too many hours on Total War: Medieval II with the Stainless Steel mod. In fact, just reinstalled it on my new PC and playing again! So in between turns, I alt-tab and check out the forum :2razz:.

Other games I've spent alot of hours on (in the last few years): Fallout 4, New Vegas, Skyrim, Witcher 3, Xcom 2, State of Decay (many levels on Breakdown), 7 Days to Die, and Dying Light. Want to start up Divinity: Original Sin 2 but just haven't got around to doing it.

Oh yeah...I live in rural AL so not a whole lot to do around here in the first place ;).

Sounds like our common ground is Bethesda. I actually grew up with the earlier, 2D Elder Scrolls games. Anyway, I've played Arena, Daggerfall, Oblivion, and Skyrim, and Fallout 3, Fallout: New Vegas, Fallout 4, and unfortunately, I preordered Fallout 76.

Fallout 76 is an unmitigated disaster, so I've been spending my time on Spyro and The Evil Within, instead.

I generally gravitate towards games with some sort of narrative, but I'm really all over the place. I was never a PC gamer growing up, but I'm trying to break into it. Assuming that Bethesda doesn't completely implode, it's obviously the superior way to play Fallout and TES, and Steam has really revolutionized the abundance and variaty of games we see on the PC. However, my PC was a decent gaming computer two or three years ago. I'm not competant with hardware, and it will be a while befor I find myself in a position where I can upgrade or even use the damned thing.
 

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Internet forums have been a hobby of mine for many many years, and I recently decided to leave my last political board, so I think its a compensation thing to resist going back to the place I've known for the last 6 years.

My favorite games are PC based. I don't own a console. I actually have way too many hours on Total War: Medieval II with the Stainless Steel mod. In fact, just reinstalled it on my new PC and playing again! So in between turns, I alt-tab and check out the forum :2razz:.

Other games I've spent alot of hours on (in the last few years): Fallout 4, New Vegas, Skyrim, Witcher 3, Xcom 2, State of Decay (many levels on Breakdown), 7 Days to Die, and Dying Light. Want to start up Divinity: Original Sin 2 but just haven't got around to doing it.

Oh yeah...I live in rural AL so not a whole lot to do around here in the first place ;).

A Skyrim fan! Welcome!
 

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Hello!

Thought I'd check out this forum because discussing politics is one of my favorite hobbies. I typically post on another forum but I am looking for a new home as the software they recently migrated to is very annoying, and moderation at the board has been silently deleting posts with no explanation as to why. So I figure it is time to move on and find a new place to discuss politics.

I'm a former Republican. Left the party in 2012 and became independent, but still retain my former party affiliation for voting in primaries. I tend to be libertarian in my leanings, with a focus on fiscal conservatism and social non-intervention.

I am a NeverTrumper.

Hope to have some meaningful discussions, as well as some silly ones from time to time!

Kevin


I'm also a #NeverTrumper and damn proud of it. I enjoy your posts!
 
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