Monday, March 17, 2014

Move along. Nothing to see here.

My post yesterday generated some fine comments.  I tend to think that many of Sarge's followers are relatively conservative, they believe in hard work before hands out, liberty given by God, not provided by a government, and so forth.  Not that those are limited to conservatives now mind you.  That's why I appreciate the forum Sarge gives me to rant and rave at times, although I'm fairly careful not to overstay my welcome. Something Joeh said in the comments reminded me of a particular rant I spouted on Facebook before the election in 2012.  It still seems relevant to our political discourse over the past few years.  Political correctness and the resultant stifling of thought, as well as the inability to rationally and respectfully listen to differing points of view are getting us nowhere.

Sarge is the entertaining blogger, I'm the snarky PPCPTB.   See the comments from the March 9th post for the definition.  With that being said, if you're tired of my politics, I'll give you all a chance to move along now, no need to read further.  If you would like to stick around, you'll read that post from 2 years ago.  It's not inherently political, rather more about politics- and free speech.

To all my friends on Facebook: I will never wield the "unfriend" button because you have a different opinion or political party affiliation. I don't expect you to agree with me on everything or anything- my posts, my rants or my beliefs. I may post because I like it, and hope I might inform or even change your mind, but I'm not attacking you. Will it work? I don't know, don't care.  I actually doubt it would change opinions, but don't expect that to stop me from doing it. I don't mind reading what you have to say, especially if you put it directly on my page through a post or comment. I enjoy debating you at times and relish a decent discussion. I may post things that are shocking, possibly inflammatory, and maybe even factually incorrect. I'll correct as necessary, explain myself when able, and maybe even apologize...for upsetting you, but not for posting it. I'm on Facebook a lot; If you post something, I will often comment, maybe to the contrary, not believing that anything here, on this social network, is private. You are free to disagree with me on my page, in comments to posts, or directly through email. You may call me out as factually incorrect, uninformed, or even foolish. After all, this is a public forum and I strongly believe in your right to free speech.  I very well may unfriend you- if you spew hatred, vitriol, obscenities, and a lack of respect for my beliefs- a respect I believe I have for you and yours. I spent much of my youth in a poor area of Southern Oregon which I believe tends to be fairly liberal. Therefore I expect I have a lot of friends, some close, some distant, some very distant, literally and figuratively, that are quite liberal as much as I tend to be quite conservative. My views are based on my upbringing, my education, my view of the world, and my Christian Catholic Faith. If you can't agree that we can disagree, feel free to unfriend me- as you have probably fallen into some other category of friend that I have yet to characterize. I'm done bloviating- move along people. Nothing to see here.


  1. Well said.

    You're on a roll Tuna.

  2. Nothing to see but honesty... And many DON'T want to 'see' that...

  3. I'm new to Chant Du Depart and It's great to find a site where you and OldAF Sarge really speak your mind. I like your style!!

    1. Glad you found it and find us entertaining!

  4. That post was dead nuts on Tuna. I get the distinct impression there's not an ounce of back up in you and I, for one, applaud you for it. If we ever meet the first one's on me.


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