On 6 May 2015 at 1:06pm Disgusted from Lewes wrote:
As a regular reader of this forum, i've been absolutely appalled by the amount of disgusting people trying to ram their political ideals down everyone's throats.
Like it's going to make a sodding difference. Can't wait until you all crawl back to the bottom of your ponds.
On 6 May 2015 at 1:45pm Pond Person wrote:
On 6 May 2015 at 1:58pm Earl of Lewes wrote:
Disgust is a bit of strong reaction. I just feel bored by the constant slanging matches between left and right, often about topics that have nothing to do with Lewes. Do people ever change their views or concede that the other side has a point? Hardly ever. I just come on here for a bit of local gossip, some of which can turn out to be very useful. I'm really not interested in what other people's political views are. Perhaps there should be a separate politics forum, for those who love pointless arguments.
On 6 May 2015 at 1:59pm pond skipper wrote:
You must realise Disgusted that that we are mostly disgusted at the quality of this election from all the parties. I have seen many elections and I have never been more disgusted at the lack of candour, things like the stupid milistone monolith, the crazy tory idea to have a law prohibiting tax rises, the sight of cameron pumping himself up etc etc.
Therefore the only spark of life to be had in this election is the amoeba in this pond. However I wish they would not be abusive amoeba.
On 6 May 2015 at 2:09pm Democrat wrote:
If you think voting makes no difference then I suggest you pay the maximum tax rate that has ever been levied, pay the Poll Tax again, start smoking in pubs, tell any woman you know to relinquish their employment rights, stop paying for water, stop using the NHS, cancel your Eurostar tickets, start drink driving and turn down the invite to your best friend's civil ceremony.
On 6 May 2015 at 2:48pm Earl of Lewes wrote:
Democrat - Did anyone here say that voting was pointless? I don't think so. I'll certainly be casting my vote tomorrow. But the decision I make will come from looking at the manifesto policies, reading newpapers and following current affairs. Nothing anyone has said on Lewes Forum will make a blind bit of difference to the way I vote.
On 6 May 2015 at 3:00pm 8 miles from home wrote:
Labour/SNP lump on 12/1 at moment.
On 6 May 2015 at 3:58pm President Sturgeon wrote:
I am sorry you do not like politics but as it no longer matters what you think you will have to lump it English serfs
Just write the cheques and shut your faces
On 6 May 2015 at 5:01pm Democrat wrote:
If airing views and ideas (however sensible or mad) makes no difference then why bother having a vote? none of us would ever change our minds, the vote would always be the same, the results would always be the same, and no changes would ever be made. I think there are way too many stupid posts on this Forum, but I would never say that peoples minds can't be changed. It is patently untrue as the whole of history demonstrates!
On 6 May 2015 at 8:14pm Mark wrote:
Disagree entirely Disgusted. There's a strong tradition of dissent and political discussion in this town. The protestant martyrs and Tom Paine and all that. There are phrases in the American Declaration of Independence that derive directly from Tom Paine's pamphlets and I'm sure that while the Headstrong Club were debating upstairs there would have been loads of cynics down in the bar saying, "Listen to that bunch of old windbags thinking that what they have to say is important". I haven't actually read anything ever on this forum that that I think might be earth-shatteringly important. Certainly nothing in the same vein as going out on a limb in the 1750s (or whenever The Rights of Man was drafted) and claiming that all men had, chemically, the same blood in their veins. Nevertheless, I think it's just a Lewes thing and I like the fact that it's a Lewes thing.
On 6 May 2015 at 11:13pm Earl of Lewes wrote:
My bugbear is that all too often, rather than any lively debate, there's just a mixture of mud-slinging and trolling, with people using anonymity as an excuse to forget their manners.
On 9 May 2015 at 9:50am The "Bish" wrote:
No anonymity here. May the Lord be with you. Oops - nearly forgot my manners