Quix, your post was rather personal, but the problem with your "defense" is that your posts exist on their own. Go back and re-read your post. It doesn't include any kind of analysis or factual support. In fact, you didn't offer any kind of commentary at all. It's still there. If it's not a throw away post, then maybe the definition needs to change. It's like how we had this exact same discussion about your post in the JCC. The one where you posted how you wanted a t-shirt with with Obama saying "HE's DEAD!" on it. (referring to bin laden.) It was a jingoistic post. And that's fine. You motivation may have very well been against the birthers at the time, but that fact doesn't make it less jingoistic. The problem is that for all the posts following after that, you tried to justify how it wasn't such at all, and how such thing would be beneath you, and how it was actually a deep, political commentary. But it was obvious that it wasn't any of those things, and that's why you were called out on them. If you had just admitted that it was a throw away post, it wouldn't have been a big deal at all. Because as I said, it's fine. Everyone makes political posts. Everyone makes jingoistic posts. I just don't understand why you get so defensive when you do, or you at least try and pretend they're something they're not, especially since the posts are still there to look at. It would be no different if someone asked me why I disagreed with Obama so much, and instead of answering the question, I replied that person was crazy for even asking that, and that I actually agree the Obama administration. No one here would accept that, as they shouldn't. I think it's fairly obvious that I don't agree with the administration, and I would be more than willing to explain and/or debate the why. If I suddenly tried to pretend the opposite, I don't think it would be a justification to say "but I've posted here for years, so just accept what I say." But all of the above is certainly off topic. Personally, I think that the entire Obama situation has made a whole bunch of people defensive because the expectation hasn't at all come close to the reality. Instead of critically examining the administration, there are a bunch of posts that basically say "No, Obama is great, it's just that everyone else thinks he's wrong..." because otherwise, the cognitive dissonance kicks into overdrive. But that's a completely different matter.