No. No it's not. I'm not sure where you got your ideas about all liberals everywhere, but insulting people's intelligence is not a liberal tendency. It's a human tendency, because it's easier to dismiss someone else's ideas if you can convince others that he's stupid.
I'm not sure what you mean by liberals, but I'm left of center and like to think I'm not condescending, a pseudo-intellectual, or that I go around feeling superior and insulting people's intelligence. I may get self-righteous sometimes, but most of us including you get that way at one point or another. You've read my posts; you can decide for yourself if I belong in this homogeneous group of useless, offensive idiots you call "liberals."
A-man, you've taught me a ton of great stuff, and I hope to lean on you a lot more for technical tips and gear advice. But living in Utah I have to endure a lot of broad offensive stereotyping of anyone who's not far right (note that Utahns in general aren't far right; it's our politicians who play that card). So I hope you'll understand why it pushes a button when someone randomly insults my character, even if he doesn't mean to.
And that's all I mean to post about politics on this thread. I really, really don't want to get any further into it on this forum. It's so poisonous, and I'm a wimp, so I stay away from the subject any time I can.
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LB, Seriously, thanks for the thoughtful post. I like you........................Spindrift............Nope!