Well I guess it came to a head with that liberal friend over on Facebook. I got a note from him yesterday basically saying why don't we just talk about the things we have in common.
We're not close, but we go way back. I don't know why that makes a difference to me, but it does. Part of it is that I know he's intelligent and I have hope that he'll snap out of it. Which is one reason I challenged his constant dribble of links to articles telling everyone how stupid conservatives are. He says he posts them because he finds them "interesting" or "amusing", and the gist of his message was, between the lines as my buddy in KC observed, "Stop Booing When All I Want is Applause".
I said I would respect his wishes and basically stop countering his posts on his wall with my opinions. I'll stand by that. I'm a man of my word.
But Morgan had a good point when I talked to him about it. He said in situations like that he just politely tells in a world where silence=consent and he does not consent -- if they want his silence they need to post it somewhere where he can't see or comment on it. Force them into the shadows for a change.
So ... that dude's granfathered in. Unless and until he breaks his own part of the bargain.
But ... it goes against my Stop An Echo campaign. So I'll need to watch my acquiescence in the future.