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>Sailboat, my friend, that's totally uncalled for.

I'd just as soon not see threads about politics on /pony/, but when you have an entire thread devoted to mocking our current President, over an issue which is nothing more than a distraction from actual issues, then yes, I'm going to put things back into perspective.


That's just the issue. i locked the thread too, for being a dog whistle thread.

It doesn't state who or what it's referring to. i had zero idea what it meant until someone mentioned it was some obscure thing Trump said.

It is made that way, to provoke a response, it looks like, to me, and this is something i have quite a bit of experience in.

Manley fell for the proverbial bait, you did too, and i did, for not closing it right away. i didn't warn you, just asked you not to bite harder. OP is responsible for this.


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>>4139  Just so you know, the only reason I said anything at all was because of the response that RS received.  If pointing out blatant hypocrisy gets shot down, then I'm coming in with guns blazing.


Dogwhistle for what, exactly, anyway?
I was kind of scratching my head at it since the thread seemed to mostly be going fine. Only issue seemed to be Boat's reply, honestly, which while I didn't have any issue with it, I could see causing an escalation in the thing, given it covers more serious whatnot than a mistake in a tweet.
I dunno, I guess I just didn't give it much mind.


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>>4141  well, there's


funny how almost all of these came from one person...
and if people are free to call Trump things that are unacceptable when applied to anyone here and the thread isn't moderated, I fail to see how my objectively true statement about Obama (aside from asleep-at-the-wheel; that is debatable) is a problem


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Fair enough. Most of that was Manley, and, to be perfectly honest with you, I just don't bother giving him the time of day any more.
I kind of skip over most things he says.


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The OP post seemed like something out of a dishonest political maneuvering handbook

Focusing in on something dumb, inflating it, inserting a hint of truth, while obfuscating as much as possible. Get anyone politically opposed to agree to the premise, despite it's flaws, and then either dogpile to decry preposterous behavior of the latter, or otherwise vehemently expouse ideology in response to the absurd op post and it's baited child comments.

It is highly disturbing to see this here, and i do not find this acceptable. It is a problem enough in the greater world, but if this continues here we shall not be willing to tolerate it, i should not think


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>but if this continues here we shall not be willing to tolerate it
That'd be fine by me.



Fair enough. I kind of saw it more as a meme type of deal, making fun of something silly. But, then, some people did seem to be taking it seriously, so, maybe I'm more of an exception.

I don't really care if you don't let these types of things on or not. That's pretty fine by me.


>a dog whistle thread
A what? How is gently poking a little fun at a gaffe widely covered in the mainstream media considered a dog whistle? 🤔 😵 :trixie3:


> I kind of saw it more as a meme type of deal, making fun of something silly.
Exactly this. Unfortunately nowadays it seems we can't have a little fun without it turning into super serious political drama :dash3::dash3::dash3:


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>political drama on /pony in a lost pony's absence


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How is what Sailboat said any more uncalled for than saying the same sort of stuff about Trump? Just because Obama was black and people like him?

It's either uncalled for when people say it about Trump AND Obama or it's not uncalled for about either.

And if we're going to say "it's uncalled for to criticize presidents past or present" then we've gone down the wrong street, so to speak, as a community.


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In all fairness Moons im not really sure exactly which piece of Boat's post you are referring to as "uncalled-for" nor does the thread really seem to be "political drama" so much as poking a little fun at a silly (however autistic) gaffe by a sitting President.  And by autistic i mean real autism a la Rainman's "hundred dollars", not internet autism.

Also in all fairness i think it's just a Moony-esque mistake to call you out specifically on what you said, amidst a thread of such caliber.  I think, just like i have done too many times, you are reading too much intent into Moons' inadvertent timing.

Maybe i'm wrong about that.  But i think i can say publicly that Moony and i have shared some of our worst behavior with each other privately over issues that essentially boil down to misunderstanding of silly things and the resultant overreaction.

Hi Moons!


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>>4153  That seems reasonable.  Though Val (>>4152) made the point more effectively than I did.


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>How is what Sailboat said any more uncalled for than saying the same sort of stuff about Trump? Just because Obama was black and people like him?
While I don't think that Sailboat's post was 'uncalled for', I do see how someone might have that reaction.  Manley's and Butt's posts criticizing Trump were basically substance-less "Orange man dumb, orange man bad" posts that many people have become desensitized to.  In contrast, Boat's post addressed the substance of some of Obama's policies and may have touched a nerve, especially the "American-citizen-murdering" part.  (Personally, I disagree that targeted assassinations of people believed to be levying war against the United States from remote areas of hostile countries counts as murder, although I see where Boat is coming from.)


This is pretty much how I see it. I really can't bat an eye at the usual "orange man bad" lot.


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Honestly, I don't even think we need the orange man bad posts on here.

I mean, I am technically cool with it, but if I wanted to engage or see folks engaged in political mudslinging, I'd go down to /ef/.


Orange man needs more Pink.


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Like a pink pony?


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The best kind.


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Politics on pony isn't really a problem IMHO.  The real problem is the lack of fluffy tails.  We need more fluff!


Regardless of whether or not it was a "dogwhistle" It's still basically bait, if the bitter reaction of people like RS in that thread to other people mocking mistakes authorities make is any indication.


>Threads mocking President Trump are just bait.
Yeah, nobody would want to genuinely express criticism of Trump.  Any such criticism is merely intended to rile up other people. :dash3::dash3::dash3:

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