In light of recent events it has occurred to me that we need to have some basic ground rules if this group is to stay as large as it is. Since Tim has temporarily stepped down and no one else has stepped up yet, I will take the lead until Tim comes back or a new CR is decided and appointed. As some of you know I have already had several private conversations in an attempt to find a resolution in this matter. 1-There will be NO DISPARRAGING REMARKS or other personal attacks of any nature made via posting on the public boards, sent via PM, e-mail, or in person. 2-Respect the points of views of all the other members even when they are vastly different from your own. If you challenge someone else's decision you should do so in a polite and respectful manner. 3-Lighten up!!! It's not that much fun to be forced to be politically correct all the time. Occasionally some of us (myself probably being the worst) make remarks that are considered innuendos, or improper for the boards. I'll remind you that this is not Sunday school. Yes minors do visit these boards but if a minor is on the internet getting to our boards he/she has probably already seen much worse than any of us talk about. We do need to make sure that conversation don't get out of hand but at the same time let's not be so quick to condemn each other for every little remark, it really dampens the fun when we get to caught up in being politically correct. There is no need for anyone to leave these boards, not Tim, not Mutt, not Liz, or anyone else. All that needs to take place is that each of us try to put ourselves in someone else's shoes before we come down on them. At this time, I am entirely convinced that Tim will come back as the CR and that we can get back to normal within the Senate.