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Gee, I didn't realize I was in thrall to the Military Industrialists, instead of simply wishing to honor the fallen without pissing personal politics all over their graves. Nor that I lacked the courage to engage in the discussion. Thanks for clearing that up!
I'd call your "analysis" paranoid and childish, except that I'm loathe to insult paranoid children.
Dan Shores: when you called John Bailey a sycophant earlier in this thread, did that violate the rules you are suddenly so passionate about enforcing? If not, why?
If it constitutes an infraction, will you turn yourself in and demand the post be deleted? If not, why?
Regardless of what one believes about policy decisions imposed from above, Memorial Day is a tribute to those who were killed while defending those decisions. To use their graves as a soapbox for one's personal policy disagreement is stunningly repugnant.
We all have endless opportunities to proclaim our dissent from polity. Memorial day isn't one of them.
Sadly, we never throw them all out. It's been a long road for me to term limits. My former position was that we already had term limits - it's called get off your a$$ and vote. Hasn't worked out too well, though. We term limit the Pres; it's long past time to administer the same vaccine to eradicate the rest of the virus.
Speaking of the Brits:
"I know that I am drunk, Madame. But in the morning I will be sober and you will still be ugly."
~ Sir Winston Churchill
"That bastard brat of a Scottish peddler! His ambition, his restlessness and all his grandiose schemes come, I'm convinced, from a superabundance of secretions, which he couldn't find enough whores to absorb!"
~ John Adams on Alexander Hamilton
"Treacherous in private friendship and a hypocrite in public life."
~ Thomas Paine on George Washington
"For God's sake, my dear Sir, take up your pen, select the most striking heresies, and cut him to pieces in the face of the public."
~ Thomas Jefferson, urging James Madison to publicly humiliate Alexander Hamilton
"A mean-spirited, low-lived fellow, the son of a half-breed Indian squaw, sired by a Virginia mulatto father."
~ From a John Adams campaign flyer evaluating the qualifications of Vice President Jefferson to replace Adams as President
It's a good thing the Founding Fathers were made of sterner stuff than Dan Shores and his crybaby constituency, or else we would have collapsed into the fetal position when the Brits came calling after 1776.
Dan S is without a doubt the most epic hypocrite to ever entertain this forum with his definitive take on village idiocy. Never mind his past transgressions; which set a new standard for sophomoric, homophobic, pornographic spew - now he presents himself as the champion of those tender souls who are frightened away by insults. Whilst slinging insults during the same endless diatribe. Although I suppose we won't be surprised when Dan S tries to convince us that calling John Bailey a sycophant is actually a compliment. Duplicitous hypocrisy: a feddish [sic] elevated to the status of performance art by Dan Shores.
In the immortal words of Bugs Bunny: What a maroon!
Mr. Hall Monitor's wailing boils down to nothing more than an infantile attempt to control the discussion by excluding those with whom he disagrees. It is a favored tactic of sophists everywhere: divert attention from the substance of a debate by vilifying the participants. Once, while speculating about another member's eagerness to be sodomized, Mr. Hall Monitor hilariously ridiculed that member's "feddish" (a "feddish" invented from whole cloth by Mr. Hall Monitor). I spotlighted the faux pas by comparing Mr. Hall Monitor to Dan Quayle. Stop the presses - clearly, a vile Pesonal Attack!! Not the pornographic slur, of course - but that anyone would dare compare someone who can't spell to someone who can't spell. Oh, the whining and sniveling that ensued! It matters not what you say or how you say it; it shall, in one fashion or other, be classified as a Personal Attack. Because that's how a preening hypocrite rolls.
And now we come to this: one of the worst ever violators of Reader Submitted Content Policy summons the galling hypocrisy lecture the rest of us about the Reader Submitted Content Policy; while simultaneously violating it. A breathtaking conflation of amusing and asinine. Bravo, Dan - an impressive achievement!
I see that the most asinine of our self-appointed hall monitors is back with his Cartman-on-the-Big-Wheel jive. Whines that insults are against the rules while calling another member a sycophant in the same breath. You can't make it up; you really can't.
He's here all week, folks. Tip your waitress!
Tribal, corrupt, 3rd-world Afghanistan. Got it. So glad I asked.
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