I’ve been here since around 2000, and after lurking for 5 years, I finally signed on in 2005. I’ve seen it all, I’ve read it all.
There’s a pattern to my comments. I’m either asking for clarification or further evidence on something, I’m zinging FR or someone specific for unnecessary insults about an entire group of people (usually women) instead of just the ones who deserve being insulted, I’m making random nutrition comments, or sometimes I just say “right on” or “good comment”. And other than that pattern...and the past 24hrs of my posts, I mostly keep my mouth shut and take it all in.
I genuinely don’t feel as if I can contribute something significant to the vast majority of threads here, so I don’t. Unless something really, really gnaws at me and/or I actually have the time to comment, I just read the articles and threads and don’t comment. It’s as simple as that. And, it explains my posting history.
Never felt like I had to defend my posting history, because, as I explained above, it’s kind of random and sporadic based on multiple extenuating factors.
But it doesn’t mean I’m a liberal.