My 2 cents - I don't mind one way or the other (about political turns in a thread) as it is all entertaining to me. Some do get passionate about things
and it does not turn me away from the forum. If I find it interesting I read it and if I don't find it interesting I check the next thread. For the greater good I suppose closing threads that have deteriorated is a good thing after repeat point of views show up.
Just thought I would sneak this in before the thread got closed. It seems once these have run their course you start getting irrelevant and nonsensical posts, but I find it all in good fun.