Don't mind the argument; definitely mind the lefty presentation-with-derision. Neither the argument nor the mere quoting back of our words as part of a reasonable argument will get someone banned; the tromping into the house with a bad attitude will.The hydro-fracturing issue seems to be a fairly new one, the disdain displayed for any point of view other than the "properly-prescribed" one is not.
I didn't mean to imply that anyone would or should get banned for just a disagreement. .. only that I had been on the receiving end of such treatment at liberal forums, and it doesn't speak well for them. I enjoy that we are relatively troll free here, but trying to forbid a liberal from displaying distain for other's opinions is pretty much like asking them to stop breathing - their entire ego structure is based on the belief they are better and smarter than people who think differently. I don't want this forum to become a place where they get their daily affirmation of self-worth ( for them to get that all we have to do is disagree - thats rickl's pinata effect, they don't ever, ever realize they are a joke) but I can put up with a little distain to hear an argument if one is being made above the 4th layer of the pyramid. After all, I distain them as well, if for different reasons -mostly thier inability to make an argument, present a line of reasoning, cite facts, or respond to another person's counter argument.