I was in the center of Finns melt down. He blamed me for
siding with a "known liberal" At that time I was very tired yet unabe to sleep (I was anticipating a long drive home).
So I got into it with Finn about how he tried to "use me" to support an insult on glitterbag.
The very substance of Finns point, we all agreed upon, that's the hell of it. I had posted exactly what Finn had later said in the first page of the subject thread and glitterbag agreed, she and Finn were , instead, hell bent on an insultathon between them for (probable) past srguments. So Finn, somehow felt betrayed because I wouldn't join him in his petulance and insults. SO, while the substance of the series of posts that led to Finns departure were in full agreement, Finn actualyy started melting down because he was (I believe) embarrassed at ascribing his own petulance to others in an attempt to presnt some degree of fake solidarity to a combatant.
When you look at the entire thing that had gone on (And now these rather partisan analyses of the situation) it appears that EVERYBODY has missed the point.
The argument that grew into some generalized screed on "Libtards" or "Repuglicans" had nothing at all to do with anything. Two people had a major dislike of each other (you had but to go to other threads where Finn and glitterbag appeared) and there youd see that these two just hate each other.
Glitterbag took an opening shot and Finn immediately got insulting and he tried to imply that I was insulting in agreement with him.
Its amazing how some of our most famous "dust-ups" between folks are spawned from some deeply felt mistrust between individuals. It often has nothing to do with political camps until a bit later when everybody tries to fortify their arguments.
It was entertaining for me because I was in the middle of a lost sleep cycle and now when I finally woke up after about 15 hours of sleep (With maybe two brief periods of inter-estivatory wakefulness)
Ive seen how this whole thing has become another EMBLEM of the two camps. If only you all knew that this entire thing, including Finnsy's departure , had only to do with two people, both of whom hate the other, and both chose to act badly.
You shold all go visit the James Gandolfini "Obit" thread.