November 4, 2017 at 10:44 am #899790
you know.. when we could disagree civilly here on the forum without everyone reacting as though they had been insulted when you said “no.. i don’t see it that way because ”
when we didn’t discount people as people simply because they disagreed with us?
if we want that to change.. we have to change it.. one conversation.. or meet up .. or fundraiser.. at a time.November 4, 2017 at 11:45 am #899800November 6, 2017 at 8:59 am #899987
waynsterParticipantNovember 6, 2017 at 10:27 am #899995
The skill of conversation seems like a skill we older citizens have been bad at setting an example for the younger generation. The winner takes all approach takes a toll on me and I think it does no favors for everyone. Our elected officials are just as guilty with the inability to “agree to disagree”. I have hope for the pendulum to swing us the other way.November 6, 2017 at 12:21 pm #900005
the oatmeal comic is wonderful. Thank you
22blades…first,somehow I never pictured you as being one of us “older citizens”, and second, I agree, and third? I loved what Obama and Boehner did together…the video the pic is from was wonderful.November 8, 2017 at 12:32 pm #900245
Actually, no, I don’t remember the good old days. Or at least they weren’t good when I started reading 7-8 years ago. Many discussions were filled with sanctimonious lecturing from a small set of loud voices who believed that they had the moral high ground and would consistently attack opposing views with content-free judgmental platitudes like “why can’t you show some empathy” and such. It was just as toxic as today’s shouty environment but a lot more passive-aggressive; dare I say, very Seattle.November 8, 2017 at 1:52 pm #900256
and yet, Scott, here you are…judgemental and a bit passive-aggressive yourself, with ateeny amount of sanctimoniousness(is that a word, even?) thrown in…just like the good old days ;-)November 8, 2017 at 2:32 pm #900265
when did having empathy become “sanctimonious” and/or “passive aggressive”?
i have taken to reading definitions lately just to make sure that i am not missing something..
and after re-reading the every definition of empathy i could find .. i don’t see how either of those terms could describe either empathy or a plea for empathy…
for pleas for empathy to be considered sanctimonious.. one would have to assume that any plea for empathy was an expressions of moral superiority ..
which in turn would negate definitions of passive aggressive behavior because that is characterized by an avoidance of conflict..
and we all know declarations of moral superiority .. real or imagined.. are a source of conflict on the forum…
confusing isn’t it..
add to that the actual definition of empathy.. that which we were said to be making pleas for.. and one has to ask what there is to criticize?
killing the messenger never had anything to do with the message..
What i wish i could understand is why a plea for empathy could be so threatening that you would feel you have to ascribe malicious motives to those making the plea … couldn’t you just choose to say no to whatever the request was and go on about your business?
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When the Goodyear blimp came to town during Seafair, and Seafair was a huge community event.November 11, 2017 at 11:01 am #900628
Bon Marche, Frederick & Nelson, Jafco, Rhodes, the Brass Rail, Ernst Malmo, Sonics, The Dog House, the original Bimbo’s Bitchin’ Burritos, the original Frankfurters’s, Bauhaus, B&O Coffee, Monorail Coffee at the base of the Monorail, Andy’s Diner, Herfy’s, A&W Drine Ins, Drive-In Movie Theaters, Georgetown Pharmacy, Hydroplanes with piston engines, going to the airport to just watch planes from the terminal (with no ticket), extreme polite driving, the real Seattle Post Intelligencer, the Rocket, Franco’s Hidden Harbor, downtown street parking spots, Metro Bus service to Admiral, free bus service downtown, the Space Needle without that tutu they stuck at the bottom, mechanical parking meters, no wait, I still hate them, Jean Enerson, Jeff Renner, 8-track tapes, no wait, they were awful, mixtapes on cassettes, Kaye-Smith Studios, ramshackle houseboats, industrial South Lake Union, downtown gas stations & autopart stores, true dive bars in general (you know, the kind with nuts under heat lamps, pull tabs, and boiled eggs in formaldehyde, nice politicians that you could not agree with but have a beer with,… BOEING SURPLUS STORE. OK, I’ll stop.
Raaaaaaanieeeeeeeerrrrr Beeeeeeeeeeeeerrrrrrrr………..November 11, 2017 at 2:30 pm #900634
we can still laugh at the good old days…
when social media was a newspaper…. http://www.gocomics.com/nonsequitur/2017/10/06…..
when you could go out to eat have open seating…http://www.gocomics.com/nonsequitur/2017/10/07… understand what people were talking about http://www.gocomics.com/nonsequitur/2017/10/17…
we had affordable health care when Drs cared not like now …..http://www.gocomics.com/nonsequitur/2017/10/23….
when you could camp out in your back yard and cook outdoors without someone complaining…
when the only thing that was called fake…http://www.gocomics.com/nonsequitur/2017/11/04…… and no apocalypses coming….
http://www.gocomics.com/nonsequitur/2017/11/05November 17, 2017 at 12:33 pm #901184
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When Puget Sound actually had salmon, crab, rockfish and halibut.November 17, 2017 at 2:49 pm #901203
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