So why has every environmental initiative in the past 40 years been pushed by the Democrats and resisted by the Republicans?
You mean like this one?
Odd. I didn't know Bush was a Democrat.
What about this one?
Where are the Democrats pushing this bill and Republicans opposing it?
And although I'm stepping outside your 40-year limit, who created the Environmental Protection Agency in the first place? I'll give you a hint:
So maybe only prevent 60% of the lamest trolling to start. Then try to get better.
The "100% perfect or nothing" is an argument I see all the time. It's a little odd. Almost no one makes any real life choices that way.
Why are the only choices perfect moderation or no moderation?
100% perfect black-and-white rules are almost never possible for anything.
If they can followup and support their arguments logically, then they're either not a troll or it doesn't matter.
Only if you want to understand things. If you're in it for self promotion or social positioning or to get laid, then you're right.
Very few of the people I know personally can (or care to) engage in a serious conversation. Honestly, I often can't do it myself.
It you want to mod disagreement as trolling, you're part of the problem.
Light rain and wind = thousands dead in flying car crashes
True superiority is actually unifying. False superiority is where the problems come from. When the king (or democratically elected government) begins to believe that they are all-knowing and infallible, people are right to oppose them.
Under Capitalism, it's the other way round.
I've said it before and I'll say it again. If you're paid out of the taxes I pay and you're caught not doing your job (or committing a crime), you should not only be fired, you should lose your precious pension.
Don't play fast and lose with the public's trust.
We stuck, nor breath nor motion;
As idle as a painted ship
Upon a painted ocean.