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citethesource March 13th, 2015 5:08am

In regards to hotly debated issues, do you think of yourself as more of a firebrand or a diplomat?

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skinner Wisconsin
03/14/15 5:14 am

I like to think I'm more of a diplomat.

ladyniner81 Embrace your inner dork
03/13/15 8:53 pm

Depends on the issue. I hate talking to arrogant closeminded people. It's like arguing to a shovel. Then when I can't get my point across the eff bombs start coming. I am an awful debater because I am short tempered and impatient. And when you

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ladyniner81 Embrace your inner dork
03/13/15 8:55 pm

the idiots who like to sneer and laugh because they pissed you off in the first place, they're lucky I don't veer off and punch them. I need to learn how to avoid those people. Most of the time I do because I know they're douchewaffles.

bnnt Los Angeles
03/13/15 2:38 pm

Depends on the subject and who's the audience or person.

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allswel Minnesota
03/13/15 1:42 pm

If part of being diplomatic means that people should know precisely where you stand but nicely, I try for diplomatic. Is the response comes back in a rude and crude way, I let the G** D*** IDIOTS know exactly what I think of them.

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allswel Minnesota
03/13/15 1:42 pm

But in a loving and Christian way.

TierasPet
03/13/15 6:39 am

I try to be diplomatic. I don't debate much though.

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zuko on deck
03/13/15 4:40 am

Well, Cite, I've possibly debated more with you than anyone else on SOH. How would you judge me?

It's good to "see" you back, BTW!

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Abolitionist Voice of the people
03/13/15 4:31 am

Before Obama, I was more diplomatic but you can't be diplomatic against a bunch of stupid rednecks who only despise Obama because they think he's from Kenya

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TheGreatC Wisconsin
03/13/15 3:53 pm

There are many, many more reasons to hate obama other than that.

genuflect University of Minnesota
03/12/15 11:55 pm

Depends on the mood I'm in. And if I'm engaging the one and only cowboy.

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Mattwall1
03/12/15 11:39 pm

I try and be more on the diplomatic side (and I hope I'm successful) but I can be a firebrand at times

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Zod Above Pugetropolis
03/12/15 11:11 pm

More casual observer. We aren't going to solve any issue by debating it, hotly or otherwise.

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bringstheeagle Colorado
03/12/15 10:42 pm

Diplomat for sure. Lol. One man's opinion.

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Maj Worth Economist
03/12/15 10:22 pm

I don't mind having a debate, but on SoH, bring a firebrand just means that trolls come along and pour lighter fluid on the fire. Engagement does nothing but waste my breath and my time.

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SalingerTwain3 The cage bird sings
03/12/15 10:16 pm

Depends on the issue. However, usually I'm more diplomatic.

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citethesource Socialist and Atheist
03/12/15 10:19 pm

More of a hibachi? Cook them, but with style?