Date registered: Apr 2004
Location: The BlueGrass State
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It's the closest thing we have to the gentlemen's clubs of the past where men [and sometimes women] took on the subjects of the day in order to improve themselves and to maintain a dialog.
Our country was founded on vociferous, compelling, bare knuckled conversation. It taught folks to think and think well. It distilled the issues of the day to where action could be taken. How many write or call your Congressman based on conversations we have here? How many volunteer your time for the causes you support so vigorously on this board? THAT is one of the good outcomes of the conversation, whether you are on the left or right.
Being smart is knowing the difference, in a sticky situation between a well delivered anecdote and a well delivered antidote - bear.