Tailgater has much more than politics and religion, and I vote to keep it. I just posted a reply for back yard birdwatching myself.
I use the new posts feature myself and have no problem seeing if a thread is from tailgater or not, and I can choose to read or not. Are some of you saying that you don't know how to use personal disgression for choosing what you would like or not like to read? I believe in peaceful free speech, and I can choose whether or not I want to listen in.
When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world. John Muir