I-A-B Reader Email Of The Day #8: Occupy I-A-B!

Submitted by: fancylad 5 years ago

I-A-B Reader Email of the Day, #8: Politics, Schmolitics


Dear Scott,

This is the I-A-B question that"s as old as PrimetimeKin"s mom"s vagina. Since the begining of time, man has tried to answer it (much the same way man has tried to mount PrimetimeKin"s mom). The short answer is, one can only watch so many videos of dumb teens eating shit when they fall off their bikes. I-A-B tries to mix it up with humor, politics, science, news, games (sometimes, but most suck so we stay away from those) and so on and so forth.

Yeah, I-A-B has run more than a few Occupy Wall Steet posts, but that"s because it"s a pretty big fucking deal--you can"t turn on a TV or click on a website without some mention of it. I-A-B could bury its head in the sand and post more "Baby Laughing Like An Idiot At Something Stupid," but I think we"d all go apeshit after a few days of that.

The I-A-B Mods and I try for a healthy mix of everything, like trail mix. You"re not going to like everything in trail mix, right, Scott? Sometimes you get cashews and chocolate chips, sometimes you get fucking carob. Politics are your carob--some I-A-B readers like the bits of carob.

As for I-A-B readers such as 5Cats, Megrendel, and those five others that you mentioned--we can"t control what they write in the forums (aside from content such as porn or direct attacks), but I"d be interested in what they have to say in this post"s forum. So to 5Cats, Megrendel and any others, the floor is yours...

That all said, I"m pretty sure all of the I-A-B Mods (myself included) are either lefties, liberals, democrates, or just apathetic--I think you"d be hard-pressed to find a hardcore conservative. PrimetimeKin"s mom is pretty hardcore conservative.. well, hardcore anyway.

Toodles, Fancy...

Gotta question for Fancy, an I-A-B Mod or just something in general about the site or whatever? Email us now...

Fancy gets another ""Where"s the entertainment?"" email from I-A-B reader, Squrlz4Sale.
There are 97 comments:
Male 36,556
Wow, I totally forgot about this!

And I was NICE to @Squrlz4Sale throughout 2012!

Until he took his nuts and went home. Possibly because AGW is a fraud and we all know it...

FOR THE RECORD: @madest was NOT kidding, he did DELETE my suggestions `en masse`, and when caught he "quit"!
Hey non-nice individual! Your shirt is tucked in!

Once again I repeat: I suggest ALL sorts of STUFF! It`s not MY fault if the political stuff gets posted more.
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Male 36,556
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Male 36,556
Having read all the comments, this has been a most excellent discussion! Vaginas included.

Saying "the Nazis support..." IMPLIES NOTHING! You are INFERING anything beyond the obvios meaning: The Nazis support the OWS crew and they`re OK with that!
The Nazis also wanted to support the Tea Party, but were politely, but firmly, told NO! No thanks, go away! So in proudly listing the Nazis as their supporters the OWS instantly disgrace themselves.

So, I hope @madest was KIDDING when he said he deletes my suggestions... now THAT would be a very bad thing, right @fancylad?

AND I hope people will look at many of my offerings and enjoy them!

Silly Band Fight

Kitten With A Bad
Male 36,556
HAHAHA! I missed this while my old computer was busted!

So sorry @Squirlz! For not agreeing with you. That`s possibly because you`re WRONG!

60 of 68 are right-wing posts? Not by half, dumb-cluck! Plus I offer a wide variety of suggestions; some are also posted by others, some not posted at all.

Get over yourself & SUGEEST YOUR OWN STUFF!!!
Or go play with your nuts, your call, eh?
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Male 6,227
CrakrJack, 5Cats, MeGrendel-You-Jane:

Having given all this a lot of thought, all I can say is: NACHOS AND HOGWASH.

That is all.
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Male 282
welcome to the internets Scott. lol
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Male 322
Let the flamewar begin!
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Male 17,512
MrJB: What do you mean by, "What about crakrjack?"
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Male 64
What about crakrjack?
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Male 4,290
It`s funny how people from both sides seem to think IAB is biased towards the other side.
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Male 2,418
@MeGrendel

First of i`m not a liberal,
second off, you wanna talk facts?
the city nearest to me was bombed to smithereens during WWII, My mother was born during airaids, my grandparents had to shelter in a ditch and hope she wouldn`t pop out. my grandad refused to work for ze germans so his family had to go underground 10 kids hidden all over the place. little food etc etc. on my mothers side 3 of her dads brothers were in workcamps. this is the short list of facts, Does the term nazi have negative feelings for me? you bet, so do the facts.
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Male 104
I don`t care if there`s more posts making fun of liberal idiots or conservative idiots, just that we`re making fun of idiots because it makes me feel like maybe I`m not one.
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Female 472
I guess the simplest solution to the author of this email is to do the same thing I do. If things are getting too heavy via the comments, move on.

A lot of times after work the last thing I want to do is engage in some serious conversation (lol) with the people of I-A-B. So I look at the interesting stuff or the brain garbage and move on.

It really is that simple.
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Female 3,727
Ohhh Insane_Ai, you got me....you got me....

Resume conversation!
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Male 525
Actually, I got the impression that IAB was a mostly liberal site.
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Male 7,364
MrOrange-"i don`t doubt you have facts to back you up."

Yes, I even provided a cited.

MrOrange-"That`s not the issue"

The facts are not the issue?

MrOrange-"the phrase "No wonder the Nazis support OWS" implies..."

The fact that sqrlz had a kneejerk reaction to the term `Nazi` says more about HIS biases than the fact that the person who MADE who made the statement was simply stating facts.

The fact that you think ANY time the term `Nazi` is used IMPLIES something says more about YOUR biases.

Typical liberals today. Could care less about facts, but it`s all about how someone `feels`.

I was once called a `Racist` because I told the cops the guy who held a gun to my head and robbed me was `black`. I was told that `calling him black was racist`. I said, `No, calling him `black` was a statement of fact, as was the fact he was 6` tall, had tattoos and was carrying a loaded .38
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Male 1,274

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Female 3,727
@Piperfawn: I`ll ignore the first comment ;-) But I sold out and have a newer Mini Cooper! BTW: best car ever.

""Squeeze your treasure-sack in just the wrong way though, and you`ll find yourself murmuring bitter curses and biting down on your fork uncomfortably over the course of dinner (true story!).""

LOL, Oh yes, been there! Hubby had tears in his eyes, BUT, I digress. I think women in general have a higher tolerance for pain.

But, as far as getting hit in the ovaries...yea, um, I`ll pass on that one, thanks John Holmes!

Takes a lickin` and keeps on tickin`....
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Male 1,274
[quote]The only way for a woman to feel equivalent pain would be for you to punch her in the ovaries--a rather daunting task.[/quote]

How soon we forget:

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Male 2,418
The only way for a woman to feel equivalent pain would be for you to punch her in the ovaries--a rather daunting task.

That happens when you make love to her right? or is that just me .)
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Male 2,796
This thread is now about the Labia.

Sorry Squirrel Seller, but it has been hi-jacked apparently.
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Male 3,894
side note: yes, the labia is still a tender area that you need to be gentle with. But the labia skin is more analogous to the skin on a penis. That is, it`s soft, easily irritated, and can be hurt rather easily...but it doesn`t come close to hurting like getting kicked in the balls. I`d let someone punch out my shaft instead of my balls any day of the week.
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Male 3,894
@crakrjack - it`s not the skin that matters when it comes to getting hit in the testicles--it`s the testicles themselves. I can pinch the skin down there, and it doesn`t leave me reeling on the ground, feeling nauseous. Squeeze your treasure-sack in just the wrong way though, and you`ll find yourself murmuring bitter curses and biting down on your fork uncomfortably over the course of dinner (true story!).

The testicles are actually more analogous with a woman`s ovaries. In fact, that`s why you get nauseous when they get damaged. Your testicles are originally up inside of your stomach, before they descend into the scrotum just before (or a little after) birth. The nerves still think that`s where they`re located, and so you feel like you got punched in the gut rather than just your balls.

The only way for a woman to feel equivalent pain would be for you to punch her in the ovaries--a rather daunting task.
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Male 3
@lostinkorea

I agree, those things can take a pounding! ;)
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Male 17,512
lostinkorea: Would it surprise you to know that the same skin that covers a man`s nads is the same skin used to create a woman`s labia ? Yup it`s true.

Gonads will hurt, when struck, be it a woman or a man. I`m glad not to have to deal with menstruation and potential pregnancy, I believe all guys feel that way.
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Male 5,019
Hey lostinkorea i see you have a mini cooper, but wich one? The true classic mini or the new one? I have a classic mini cooper red with white stripes.
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Male 5,019
lostinkorea can i grow your vagina? ;-P
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Female 3,727
Why do people always say "grow some balls"? Last time I checked they were sensitive little buggers. I mean you breath on them wrong and you`re down on your knees. No thanks, I`ll pass on those pathetic semen sacs. Now vaginas...they`re tough...

Ok, continue.
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Male 17,512
piperfawn: I don`t whine about the bias, very often, piper. I`ve come to expect the vitriol aimed my way, you have to have a thick skin to be an regular at IAB, especially if you have conservative viewpoints.

Unfortunately many conservatives live by the credo, "If you don`t have anything nice to say, don`t say it at all" and that has marginalized and made us seem weak. It`s about time we as a group grow some cojones and speak our minds more freely.

(That`s right, I just criticized my own group, no one gets a free-ride in my book)
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Female 3,727

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Male 5,019
C`mon CrakrJak you are not the hand of god fighting against the satan horde. Sometime, i know, during discussions can happen to use some heavy word, but hey, this is just internet,and in most of cases we are unable to sense the tone of what is written. Please don`t picture yourself like a victim. I think that i love all iabers also if sometime,or allways...oh hi 5Cats, they say something weird. I really think that if we all where able to meet in a bar we can take a good drink togheter and have interesting discussions also if ours points of view are so different. IAB is good as is it, differents points of views, this is or not the most interesting thing? Who care about the balance of positions!Numbers are not so important, the important is what we say. IAB is just a mirror of what we are, if happen that here we have more liberals and fewer conservatives is not IAB fault. I really think that if more conservatives would like to join this comunity no one will deny them to come .
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Male 1,129
F*ck the police
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Male 2,418
@CrakrJak

I hear your pain man, and i for one will try and be as uninsulting as i can from now on. (pls don`t read my post on the buffalo)
if i offended you in the past without due cause then i apologize, and would offer you a hug to greet you as a fellow human bieng.
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Male 1,832
Wow, the internet is drating dumb.
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Male 2,418
@Kilgore89
First of all, you don`t live in a democracy, you live in an oligarchy.
Secondly, voting in america seems to be a bit iffy if the courtcases during the bush/gore election where anything to go by.
Thirdly, US politicians have their motives "clouded" by sponsors of their election campaign/ lobby groups etc etc.

your argument of OWS trying to achieve their goals through non-democratic ways, is void because what they are "fighting" against was achieved through non- democratic ways. (imho)

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Male 1,059
You know, I-A-B is pretty balanced, in my view. Everyone gets to post and no one gets censored (outside of personal attacks, porn, etc.) It`s nice to see views from both sides and I find it truly sickening to see emails like this from such a closed-minded person who can`t stand the possibility that some people may not agree with her. I guess she needs to stick to her little bubble of like-minded zombie robots.

Anyhow, I`m definitely conservative and I can tell that most posts and comments on this site lean left, but I still like it a lot. It`s fun to have meaningful conversations and disagreements and what fun would it be if everyone agreed? Boring!

That said, back to the Jew-hating, America-bashing, anti-liberty, anti-personal property OWS losers and scumbags! Cain in 2012!! :D
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Male 17,512
bophus: I see `sides` here because we conservatives get reminded, by the liberals, that we are on the `wrong side` on a regular basis.

Even though not long ago I was defending Barack Obama, against the likes of Madest, who was calling him a murderer for the death of Gadaffi.

So ya, I see sides, especially when I`m told that I`m always wrong, no matter what stance I take.

piperfawn: Yes, we conservatives tolerate a lot of bullsh|t thrown at us here. Pigeonholing, insults, slanders, outright lies and even threats against us are par for the course here.

If we treated the liberals here, the way we are treated, we`d have been perma-banned long ago.
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Male 2,418
@MeGrendel
i don`t doubt you have facts to back you up.
That`s not the issue, the phrase "No wonder the Nazis support OWS" implies that what you/they are doing is in the ideology of the nazis. i.e. becuase someone say`s i agree with you means that you are doing what they would do.
Well no wonder you`re a rascist, your xtian arn`t you? (the black slave trade happend by permission of the pope)is a simulair statement and equaly offensive. if you disagree with something, argue the point, name calling doesn`t get you anywhere where as _you_ might have something to say which might change my mind.
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Male 194
@yoda141

We don`t like OWS because we see it as circumventing the democratic process, not contributing to it. As much as many of us agree with many of the sentiments regarding increased banking and tax regulations and increased opportunities for citizen participation in policy creation, we don`t agree with the methods the protesters are asking for it.

Vote during elections, send letters to the media and to politicians in order to open discourses, create and participate in non-profit organizations and lobby groups, join a the riding association for your party and push for change from the inside. There are so many ways to constructively contribute to social change. We don`t approve when people say "naw, that will never work" and instead attempt to hold government hostage in order to create change.

How is it democratic to adopt a stance of "Regardless of whether or not the majority accept my viewpoint, you have to do everything I am demanding o
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Male 1,274
[quote]I just don`t get conservatives. Unless 5cats is a super-rich guy with companies and all, why would he be against OWS?[/quote]

I cant speak for 5cats but as a conservative libertarian I can offer some possibilities.

1. OWS is motivated by need and emotion more so than logic and law.
2. OWS is focusing on the companies that did what they were told to do by the government and taking full advantage of the environment created by government.
3. Although OWS may be protesting against the government that set the rules, it is not nearly as evident as my first point.
4. I do not stand with OWS because I have learned to emulate those who have succeeded to gain my own success rather than despise those who show the way.
5. OWS appears to place blame on others for their situation. They appear to be people who are stuck with an end result that they could have prevented if they didn`t have their eyes closed and hands out when the money was flowing freely.
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Male 266
I just don`t get conservatives. Unless 5cats is a super-rich guy with companies and all, why would he be against OWS? why do conservatives want the government to calculate the GPA per capita when the few skew the average and the taxes go up for the many? hell, even if this is Obama`s fault, OWS is sending a message to him too.
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Male 194
I think this letter is really funny because I am a conservative (well, in Canadian terms at least) and I often find that many of the items on this website are pretty left-wing. There`s lots of anti-government (politicians ignore people), anti-authority (f` the police), anti-Christian stuff here too. I find there is a healthy balance of material to engage with.

This being said, the internet is not just a place for as fancy put it "teens eating poo when they fall off their bikes". There are lots of people (like me) on the internet and clearly on IAB who derive entertainment from engaging in political and social discussions. Sometimes people get carried away, but, as an informed individual, I can just dismiss their comments and move on with my day.

The trick is to take what you can from opposing opinions. Again, I consider myself pretty right wing, but I`m always willing to accept a socialist argument if it has merit. You have to see past "sides&quo
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Male 7,364
MrOrange-"as for the Nazi post, yeah i think that crosses a line"

Why is stating the facts `crossing the line`? The line `No wonder the Nazis support OWS` was not a kneejerk Nazi charge (You know, the kind any liberals like to call conservatives when they are losing an argument based on facts). It was a simple statement of fact.

A FEW of the organizations that have endorsed the OWS movement. (please note #2).

•The Communist Party USA
•The American Nazi Party
•The Government of North Korea
•The Revolutionary Communist Party
•Revolutionary Guard of Iran
•Black Panthers (Original)
•Socialist Party USA
•CAIR
•Communist Party of China
•Hezbollah
•9/11 Truth.org
•International Bolshevik Tendency
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Male 7,364
HI-haole-"Aren`t lefties supposed to be major advocates of free speech?"

That`s what they pretend. In reality they are only interested in the LIBERALS` freedom of speech. Anyone that dissagrees with them...not so much.

Very easy to prove that point. Colleges have no problem asking dictators, communists and cop killers to speak at their schools (all in the name of `Free Spech` don`tchaknow). But try and schedule a conservative to speak and see how fast they whip out the protests, the marches and petitions to stop `the haters` from speaking.

tommy2X4-"Jane, you ignorant slut!"

THAT made my morning.
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Male 3,474
"Jane, you ignorant slut!"
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Male 2,418
@HI-haole @Squrlz4Sale
I`m a left winger and i believe in freedom of speech, that is as long as you agree with me. otherwise i`ll tie you to the back of my prius and take you for a drive to the forrest to eat vegan sammies..
actualy i don`t consider myself left or right, i have an opinion, i like to express it, i`m gratefull that i can. i like i am bored, some people say things that anoy me (like CrakrJak) but then i say poo that he don`t like, sometimes he say`s smth that makes me think.. and that makes me happy, otherwise i would always have the same knowledge and opinion and never grow..
as for the Nazi post, yeah i think that crosses a line, i myself think that the holocaust continues becuase of what we do to all those cute cudly lovely wudely animals. but using that word only puts people in a certian state of mind, but hey, if someone does use that word it means he is getting that reaction so let him deal with that poo.
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Male 5,019
5Cats, MeGrendel, and the rest of us `conservatives` "TOLLERATE".....
Are you kidding CrakrJak? :-)
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Male 482
@CrakrJak

Im going to use you as an example, because your post was the first I read in regards to my post.

The problem with liberals and conservatives is that they dont see issues, they see sides. You mentioned you are pleasantly surprised to see a conservative side of politics on this site.

What about the actual issues, rather than a side? People blindly follow parties in politics, because they dont know any better. Its better to post on issues than sides.

Just sayin.
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Male 683
Gerry, I`ll have five.
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Male 44
This guy who sells tree rodents seems to chronically return and pick the part of the trail mix he doesn`t like and complains that the trail mix was made improperly. I go for the candy coated chocolate and when I am done I wait and return a while later to find there is more good stuff to munch on. I will save the parts I don`t like for Squrlz$ale to munch on. Poor bastard. Lacks survival skills.
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Female 3,696
You know, There`s an art studio I pass every day on my way to work called 4Cats, and I always figured it was one cat too short. That being said, did someone say there were squirrels for sale? I would like to purchase a bakers dozen? Do they ship to Canada?
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Male 17,512
Squrlz4Sale: I`d have to say that the overwhelming majority attitude of the mods of IAB trends to the liberal side of politics.

I`m pleasantly surprised when the conservative side of political opinion is posted here. I can tell you this, you can`t always get what you want no matter what sites you choose to peruse. If you can`t tolerate the few conservative submissions that are posted here, then perhaps you need to work on yourself.

5Cats, MeGrendel, and the rest of us `conservatives` tolerate quite a lot of liberal blather here and we don`t e-mail FancyLad to piss n moan about it.

In summation, either put a cork in that whine of yours or find your cheese elsewhere.
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Male 2,344
I agree with Squirlz, there`s a few people here who light up on political topics, or manage to brings politics into random subjects, FAR too easily.. But at the same time, the ratio of political content to "other" content is what, 1:10? There are plenty of other things to view rather than the aforementioned topics.
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Male 321
What-ev, me likes the i-a-b no matter what the politics of the posts, or whatever the liberal or conservatives frequently comment about, cuz they are all douche bags. Anyone who claims to be for one or the other is, in my book, a completely brainwashed idiot.
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Male 636
What he`s saying is to limit freedom of speech and only approve of what he agrees with... hhmmm...

Aren`t lefties supposed to be major advocates of free speech? That`s the whole reason behind OWS and other protests..

Squrlz4Sale, are you being a hypocrite?.. Say it ain`t so..
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Male 1,404
First, is the carob candy coated like M & M`s? If so I`m in. I`ve always looked at I-A-B as more of a current event site more than a simple entertainment site. Scott(Squrlz4Sale), look it`s a big internet and I am honestly surprised that Fancy has been able to maintain I-A-B for so long. I have seen many sites like I-A-B go into archive oblivion. Feel free to Chive on and all but, when you visit those type of sites I challenge you to take a good look at the content of the site and examine what links are strategically placed to draw you in to what is blatant content advertisement.
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Male 734
I find it funny that someone would complain about IAB being biased towards conservative viewpoints when all they do is post LEFTIST viewpoints. Seems like just another example of left-wing irony and hypocrisy.
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Male 249
Burn the witch! Burn the emailing devil worshipper!
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Male 483
I think I-A-B leans like fancy.
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Male 583
mmmmmm I haven`t ate squirrel in agggeesss :(
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Male 134
That silly baby!
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Male 62
weird, i always considered IAB a left leaning, christian hatin` site that posted funny pictures.
i believe in God by the way.
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Male 1,627
some ppl. stfu its a website with crap found on the internet
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Male 1,627
oh that was a man? i read the entire thing in a womans voice.
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Male 878
Seems to me that as long as you don`t say anything against dogs and their idiot owners then you`re golden. Nazis and Commies seem to unite against you when you say their fawning love of canines might be even a tiny bit misplaced.
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Male 3,430
As I moderately conservative person, I have to say that Squrlz4Sale has blind bias.

If anything, this site leans so far to the left that posts by 5Cats, AJ, Crackr, and such are a breath of fresh air.
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Male 2,033
Gerry, stop being such a conservative bandwagon jumper.

God bless.
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Male 37,914

Hey Squirrely Squerl or whatever your name is, IAB is conservative?
"Conservative" sites don`t post pro-gay stuff.
Nor would a "conservative" sight allow all the religion bashing we do here {except for mulim bashing and that`s just patriotic}.

No.... it`s just a place to shoot schmit and have a laugh. Get over yourself.
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Male 6,227
@BetterBob: Thanks, Bob. I approve your message. :)
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Male 7,364
Squrlz4Sale-" I can hear them growling "Where`s the birth certificate?!" "

I have never questioned yours (or Obama`s) birth certificate. (Just had to find my wife`s 10 minutes ago, strangely enough, but not cuz I`m not sure where she was born.)

Squrlz4Sale-"Thanks, Fancy!"

If it`s not something you don`t want made public, then it`s probably a good idea not to do it. Ever heard the phrase "The integrity of a secret is inversely proportional to the number of people who know it."?
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Male 168
I agree, freedom of speech should be limited to what this guy approves.
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Male 2,033
I don`t agree with much of what 5cats says (I remember being shocked one time when I thought he was right about something) but this email is seriously dumb.

See, conspiracy theorists and the like server a very important role in our society. They give us someone everyone can laugh at without feeling bad, and they server as an object lesson to others: There but for the grace of logic go you.

Sure, if 5cats was right here in the room with me I would probably bottle him for some of the idiocy he spouts, but damnit this is the internet, so seriously, who gives a poo?

If you want to be upset about poo IAB posts, take a look at all of the 1.whatever rated crap that is coming out lately, not the posts that actually spark conversation (and hence page views)

I almost feel like I should apologize to 5cats for this post but...meh...
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Male 2,631
The issue of liberal or conservative aside, if there is no control, perhaps the term moderator should be thrown to the curb in favor of a more accurate descriptor; Data entry clerk or perhaps blogger.
The fact is, moderators DO have some control.Folks can be warned that protocols or rules are not being followed. Suspension or banning from the site for repeated offenses can be implemented. Choosing not to use these methods is not the same as having no control.
On the topic of this news or politics referred to in the `letter`, I`m hard pressed to see the humor in equating a demonstration with Nazism, what I do see is irresponsible `reporting`.
So, if moderators don`t wanna moderate, don`t whine about it.
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Male 272
you didn`t answer the question iab.

im going to reddit. its where you get all your fun stuff anyway.

PEACE OUT mean personSUCKERS
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Male 146
I-A-B Conservative???? WOW thats a good one. I think he is just upset because probably 80-90% of the political and economical post that have any base in truth or logic are from the conservative side, while 80-90% of the total political and economical post come from liberals or socialists. And no I did not count every post, just an overall guesstimate from what I have read.
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Male 10,440
What the hell kind of post is this?
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Male 2,796
Squrlz4Sale: You wrote the email and brought up the complaint. Did you honestly not expect it to be made public?
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Male 5,620
When I say "right-wing biased" I mean to say, it is biased in a manner that only shows the negative, unscientific, illogical dribble side of republicans biased.
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Male 5,620
If you ask me, this site has a liberal bias... I mean all the mods are liberal atheists. That being said, I am looking through my Conservative Christian eye glasses. When I take them off, I see that mods like davymid try to make things "fair"; whereas mods like madest provoke users. It seems to balance out a bit, as I have learned to tune out madest for the most part. Lol. No offense mate.

I tend to think it is right-wing biased because crap like 5cats posts is typically over the line non-sense. This is coming from a strict conservative. Mud-slinging is really silly, and for the most part the sane in my group don`t resort to it. 5cats posts are usually debunked in about 1 or 2 forum posts.

I just take issue with the lunacy that gets associated with my beliefs. Which is why I adopted the phrase "fidei defensor" -- which is Latin for "defender of the faith". I typically try to post in defense of morons who try to express views which are a
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Male 14,775
I don`t know about political bias, but the site is definitely becoming more political. Which is fine, because that can be entertaining too, as long as you don`t take it too seriously.
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Male 6,227
Greeeeeeaaaaaaat. Now I feel like that bison in the next post: headbutted by Fancylad, and left exposed to the fury of MeGrendel, 5Cats, and the rest of the right-wing pack. I can hear them growling "Where`s the birth certificate?!" as they sink their fangs into my neck. Just great. Thanks, Fancy! ~waves~
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Male 153
As someone that generally swings Right of Center I have to agree with Fancy that most posts on I-A-B are a little Left. There are a few of us "evil righties" on here, but generally I would say we are the minority.

I`m not a regular poster, but I feel a little left out for not being mentioned with my "crazy" views. I`m going to have to step it up.
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Male 7,586
I dont believe there is a liberal or conservative bias in the posts on this site. There used to be more liberal bias [which i was okay with], but lately there seems to be a pretty even share of both sides.

I dont necessarily agree with what 5cats, mcgrendel, crakr, or others say, but I do agree with their right to express themselves within these forum walls.

Believe what you want, and allow others their views. Thats the way I look at it, and the reason I dont get into a whole lot of debates here on IAB. I know I am not going to change any ones mind.

About the title of that particular link. I didnt approve it, but I will say that it is quite an eye catcher. Whether you believe the contents or not, you feel the urge to at least see what its all about. I dont normally change the title to links anyway. So, any titles that I put through are exactly what they were when they came in to us.
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Female 2,674
Honestly I don`t see IAB having a bias either way. There`s a lot of posts approved for both sides.
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Male 7,378
Hey just between me and you Squrlz4Sale, I try to go through the submissions weekly on a 5Cats sweep. Seems I`ll have to double my effort because there is a mod amongst us that approves his unsubstantiated right-wing BS when I`m not looking. I got your back buddy!
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Male 1,444
(yawn)
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Male 53
Maybe, just maybe,if we decided to stop with the liberal and conservative bullpoo and let people do what makes them happy as long as they are not directly or indeirectly hurting someone else, we might be a litle better off as a country.
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Male 1,471
I don`t agree that there`s an overweight of right wing bias.. But however i do agree with what he says about the "no wonder the nazis support OWS" comment.. The way that video was captioned crossed a line imo..
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Male 7,364
Well, what-do-you-know. I made the s-h1tlist for my `conservative views`.

I can understand why he so disliked 5cats statement `No wonder the nazis support the OWS`, as the last thing a lib wants out is the truth.

Notice who`s second on the list.
(not so much of a `bizarre Nazi charge` as something we like to call `reality`.)

And the reason we keep posting the `same old tired smears` is because you continually post the `same idiotic liberal dementia`.

Don`t like it? Suck it up. WE put up with your malarky. You can put up with ours or feel free to go elsewhere. Although the OWS and its ilk is trying as hard as they can, this is STILL (for now) a free country.

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Male 2,436
And yeah, I see this website as too liberal.
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Male 2,436
drat
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Why does Fancy get to curse?
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Male 2,796
Here is another answer:

There is an age old question of `Why does it always rain on Weekends?`; to which the answer is... it doesn`t. You just seem to notice it more because you value the weekends more.

Meaning; there isn`t more left or more right wing bias on this site. It just may seem that way depending on which side you tend to swing toward more. For instance, my uneducated slant would be to claim that there is more Liberal bias to this site because I tend to sway more toward Conservative notions (although I am more in the middle). If I were not able to use my brain... and I am grateful I can... I would be up in arms over the same thing respectively.

So, really dude... pull your head from your rear. There is content here for everyone. You are just too biased to see it.
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Male 559
why are you allowed to bypass the language filter?
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Male 6,737
Salute, dude.
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Male 19,888
Link: I-A-B Reader Email Of The Day #8: Occupy I-A-B! [Rate Link] - Fancy gets another ``Where`s the entertainment?`` email from I-A-B reader, Squrlz4Sale.
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