After a couple months of reading indymedia, its become clear that a common thread of stories might flow like this
Post: Seemingly harmless article about cops beating down critical mass bike riders
Reply #1: General agreement, expression of outrage
Reply #2: Useful information about who to complain to in city government, with contact info
And then there's Reply #3: "Har har ahra!!! Stupid filthy hippies! I will now honk, swerve, cut off bikes and further more will continue to run my car so it runs poorly ...only so I can rev my engine when I go by a bike. [Actual quote] get a job jokers"
Replies 4-9 follow, blasting reply #3 with a mix of pity, rage, namecalling, etc.
Call it trolling or liberal baiting, but on the whole it's counter productive (it's not like you're going to change #3's mind with reasoned arguments or blue-in-the-face screaming) and a waste of energy that could be spent doing other things like oh say teaching children to read or volunteering. I wouldn't call poster #3 a "professional" but clearly there must be people who spend an hour a day or so just planting bombs in liberal discussion groups. Believing in free speech, I think that's just fine and people should be allowed to do whatever they want, even if their sole intent is to harm and disrupt others. No problem there.
So here's what I was wondering... are there grass roots media outlets or news groups or public discussion boards that are comparable to indymedia but are relatively popular havens for conservative thought?
In part I'd like hear exactly what these people are thinking (instead of reading sites that already reaffirm my beliefs and don't tell me anything I don't already know). And in part I think it'd be fun to return the favor of the conservative trolls... they seem to enjoy it.
I really don't think it would be that hard to free up 15 mins or a half hour a day to devote to this. Any ideas?