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trepidhickory November 13th, 2014 12:03am

Do people on SOH regularly assume what you believe politically only for them to be completely wrong?

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brenstal Florida
11/13/14 6:11 am

Occasionally they do when we're debating something and another issue comes up, but I don't really have much of a reputation for being anything.

146787456777 .......
11/13/14 2:02 am

oh yes. if you make one comment even hinting that Obama isn't the absolute worst president we've ever had, you're immediately labeled a commie.

drunk ill be Bach
11/12/14 10:16 pm

I often get mistaken for a democrat. Several users like to be lumpers instead of splitters.

trepidhickory Ayy Lmao
11/12/14 7:20 pm

any users assume they know the beliefs of other users and it turns out they were completely wrong, are you someone who had had assumptions made against?

trepidhickory Ayy Lmao
11/12/14 8:39 pm

As am i, but no matter how often I tell people my beliefs they always make stupid assumptions

Jeninerd Hoth, AK
11/12/14 5:41 pm

All of the time. Related: people falsely assume I'm a Democrat.

Whichendisup uniquely unoriginal
11/12/14 8:37 pm

ha! me too.... or the dreaded "Liberal" label.

11/12/14 11:12 pm

You're a green. But I'm guessing you vote for democratic candidates, though.

Jeninerd Hoth, AK
11/12/14 11:16 pm

Often, yes. I typically find myself in a "lesser of two evils" situation.

11/12/14 11:23 pm

It would be nice to have the Green Party expand more on their platform so they can grow into a bigger party.

blossoming new beginnings
11/12/14 5:24 pm

I see it happen here all the time.

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
11/12/14 5:09 pm

All. The. Time.

Not a single person knows what all of my political beliefs are. A few have a pretty good idea since I took the isidewith quiz while on a call with them, but most people just assume.

firefly5 the verse
11/12/14 5:27 pm

I get this, too.

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
11/12/14 8:05 pm

Erhm... Hiding?

My phone is broken and I'm getting a new one soon. I've also been busy with work and school; I started anew with both in September.

How have you been?

kermie gaytopia
11/12/14 8:09 pm


MrLucchese If curious, ask.
11/12/14 8:16 pm

That's um... Flattering?
It's not that difficult to find me, really. I'm everywhere. 0.o

Plus, I've kept up with voting and reading comment sections -- I just haven't been commenting as much (except the past couple of days).

kermie gaytopia
11/12/14 8:18 pm

Thought I saw you hiding behind the plant at Pizza Hut.

I'm good. Been doing NaNoWriMo and it's killing me.

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
11/12/14 8:19 pm

Yes, indeed, that was certainly me. That would make sense. Im sure I wasn't busy... Whatever that day was. Then again, I'd rather die than go into a Pizza Hut, so...

I'm glad you're doing well, though. What about it is driving you crazy?

kermie gaytopia
11/12/14 8:30 pm

Just trying to hit the word count every day. It's a lot of mental pressure and takes time away from other important things like I STILL HAVENT WATCHED

kermie gaytopia
11/12/14 8:30 pm

Sorry for all the capslock. Can you tell the pressure's getting to me?

11/12/14 5:08 pm

Sometimes, usually it's just baseless accusations

11/12/14 11:15 pm

I still can't believe you work at chick-fil-a.

11/12/14 11:41 pm

What does that have to do with the question?

11/12/14 11:46 pm

Ok... If it makes you feel any better it's not like I'm exactly comfortable with it either

11/12/14 11:49 pm

I just don't get why you work there. Is there not a McDonald's nearby?

11/12/14 11:51 pm

There is, but when I was looking for work, they weren't hiring, and the only ones around me that are now I can't get to since I'm essentially reliant on the crappy bus system my town has to get to work

11/12/14 11:55 pm

What part of the state are you in if you don't mind me asking?

11/13/14 12:00 am

Oh, no wonder there is a chick-fil-a there. Lol.

11/13/14 12:07 am

I hope you understand why I think your job is amusing.

11/13/14 12:13 am

I'm not sure about amusing, but I'm not in love with it or anything

11/13/14 12:16 am

I just find it amusing that you are a rational, respectful, progressive young man who works at a bigoted, religious, oppressive establishment.

trepidhickory Ayy Lmao
11/12/14 5:04 pm

This happens to me all the time on:
Cutting the budget
Freedom to deny service
Affirmative Action
and a few other subjects that are nowhere near as common

11/12/14 5:09 pm

What are your positions on thosec

trepidhickory Ayy Lmao
11/12/14 5:20 pm

Only heavy explosives should be restricted, college campuses should decide whether or not to allow guns on campus

The budget needs to be cut starting with our bloated military budget,

non emergency services should be able to deny service to anyone

trepidhickory Ayy Lmao
11/12/14 5:21 pm

for any reason.

I believe we need to lower income tax and install a low sales tax on everything but food (not including junk food).

and affirmative action should be based on socioeconomics not skin color

ShereKhan A very dark place.
11/12/14 6:56 pm

Trepidhickory I'm with you

11/12/14 8:54 pm

I can't say I agree with everything, but it doesn't shock me that those are the views you hold

trepidhickory Ayy Lmao
11/12/14 8:56 pm

You tend to actually read what people say instead of allowing yourself to be blinded by your own beliefs.

11/12/14 9:13 pm

It doesn't hurt to listen what others say. The worst that happens is you debate, and regardless, you usually learn something. Pretending to claim what they're saying while just letting your own bias go through seems utterly stupid and always has

Whichendisup uniquely unoriginal
11/12/14 9:35 pm

trepid, you hit the nail on the head. :-/