Cheers, Lil! What you said.
Why you continue to be allowed to get away with this is beyond me but it's going to stop.
No, it won't. He's been reported before, and I see no change. *shrug* Just ignore him.
That said, though, I have things to say re: Delvo, since I've apparently become one of his favorite targets. I'd like this to be the last time I have any comment on him at all.
Oh ALSO please dispense with your CONSTANT putting of words in peoples' mouths.
Yes, and stop attempting to read people's minds, Delvo, because you're not doing it very well.
Like I said above, you people need to quit inserting that notion ex nihilo that any time someone doesn't agree with you they're accusing you of being against the soldiers or the USA.
Hey, I've seen that sentiment often enough that I felt like sarcastically pretending that I agree. I wasn't actually speaking to you at all, Delvo, just reflecting that I'm acquainted with a former military pilot who's against the Iraq war, and then gave a troublemaking comment to Lil about being a traitor. Where did you come into it at all, Delvo? You're pretty much irrelevant to me at this point, because anything you say to me is an attack about what a lying liberal I am because I'm not the right-wing genius that you are. Attempting to talk to you would be exactly like attempting to talk to Michael Savage, who says plenty of smart things that make sense, then goes on paranoid rants and decides that pretty inoffensive comments from callers are meant as insults (like the time when he mistook someone's "news" as "Jews", and therefore the caller was anti-semite, or when someone said that he probably liked a certain area because people left him alone, and he was immediately reacting like "What kind of obscure putdown is that?!"). (I listen to the guy, anyway, because he's oddly satisfying in his constant aggression when I have a lot of work/society-related frustration to deal with...)
When someone (Savage) can see racist propaganda in the fact that the New York Times
ran a photo after the snowstorm in Southern California, with a black guy shoveling snow, indicating that Watts had been hit hard by the storm (and it was hardly the only paper that did; I saw two others that ran that Watts thing on the front page), I'd say that he's an *expert* at twisting everything to look evil. And Delvo does that all the time.
Your imagination obliterates your reading-comprehension ability when you do that. That doesn't even come anywhere near even vaguely resembling what I'm talking about.
Delvo, I was ignoring you. What *were* you talking about in this thread? And speaking of reading comprehension, you're so into finding everyone's eeevil ulterior motives, everyone's eeevil liberal leftist bias, you read it into absolutely everything. I really have no interest in attempting to engage someone who takes what is said, twists it to suit his/her own political needs until it's well and truly sprained beyond recognition, and then attacks the invention. Leave me *alone*.
This is absolute horse sh*t. Neither I, nor Norville nor ANYONE ELSE IN THIS THREAD ever said that they feel that any time anyone disagrees with them they are being accused of being against the soldiers or the USA.
No, I didn't say I felt that way, but I note that it happens; I've read and heard plenty of comments to that effect. I do casually wonder if that aged former pilot with whom I'm acquainted ever feels as if he's attacked for his anti-Iraq-war stance, which happens *even* in my eeevil liberal, leftist part of California.
I've seen plenty of useless "arguments" from some who proclaim that anti-war means Saddam-loving anti-American. It's bad to sarcastically point that out?
Now, Delvo, attempt to understand me here: I constantly search for truth and *always* question authority. That's what my beliefs in life teach me to do. You've attacked me before about not being interested in truth. That makes *you* a liar. Is my sarcastic sense of humor offensive to you? Live with it; it's not about to change. I did once delete a comment I made because you rudely pointed out how inaccurate it was and what a liar I was for saying it, but if that's the only way we can communicate, I choose not to communicate with you at all.
Your REPEATED pattern of setting up these straw men arguments, arguments that depend on someone saying something you simply SAY they said, with NO regard to whether they actually said them is tantamount to LYING.
Invent something bad from the other person, and attack the invention. I once got into a feud with a female freak who did this on Usenet, constantly, and hoped not to get involved with this sort of thing again... *yawn*
And speaking of patterns of behavior, it is YOU who have a tried and predictable pattern: attack all liberals. Put words they didn't say into their mouths in order to give yourself something to successfully argue against. LIBERALLY pepper these attacks with invective.
Oh, yes, and to prove that Delvo may not pay attention... am I always predictably attacking conservatives? I'm conservative enough in some respects that I'm no fun at all (in fact, when a young slacker moron who didn't last long at the job started flirting with me at work, including revealing to me how much he hated working and causing me to remark "Well, that's your problem. You could become homeless and rely on the government to support you," I interacted with him by being the least fun I could possibly manage). I hate Hollywood; I'm sick of Democrats. However, I question everything. I want the freedom to do that. Yes, that's so EVIL.
Goodbye to this thread, already. Sheesh.