I hate to ask, being new and all, but is there a way to block a particular poster. Its not that I disagree with the opinions, but the very animated graphic is just too annoying while I am trying to make a considered reply in general.
I selectively block images that are obtrusive or annoying. Chrome and Firefox have addons that allow you to do that easily.
One guy here used to have a huge animated sig that was hilarious for a full 5 minutes. But after seeing it hundreds of times, it got pretty old and I ended up blocking his sig. It was pretty funny, though.