I'm pretty sure you kicked off this little party there Goober. Let me give you an example. If another A2K conservative, say Roger or even Tico, had responded to the tea party thread, he'd have asked if I was against small government etc. and left out all the other ****. Notice the word ASKED. I, like a lot of people, can be wondrously polite and cooperative, discuss matters reasonably, when ASKED instead of being insulted and DEMANDED of. When you act like a dick, you'll be treated like one. When a lot of people are willing to pile on, think of it the way I thought about my divorces previous to my current wife. One day I thought, "Gee, I wonder if it's me?"