LOL, if that's the worst example you can find to tar joepistole with, then you've just proved that he is indeed an upstanding contributor :] First and last, I'd note. He's hardly being argumentative there - he expresses approval at the release of the girls, and attributes it as a foreign policy success for Obama (something he also aknowledges being happy about). So what? He said what he thinks, honestly, and left it at that. There's no refusal to consider other points of view, confrontational repetition, etc. You seem to have joepistole confused with Ganymede. Joepistole only made the one post in that thread. Joepistole is up-front about what he believes, argues cogently, and is (in my experience anyway) generally restrained and respectful. I'm not sure what more you can ask of people here. Not everyone is here to reappraise their entire worldview, but so long as they also aren't here to beat others over the head with it I don't see the problem. You, on the other hand, seem to have a rather serious control-freak/paranoia issue plaguing you. The silly attempts to present yourself as spokesman for some sort of elite community, the pretension to "own" threads (see language above), the wildly misplaced accusations about joepistole, etc. You're clearly here to preach (which is okay, as such) but it seems to trouble you when you encounter people who aren't here to listen uncritically to sermons.