Hortmage wrote:Gosh, RH, at ease!!! IOACS!!!
Just messin' with you, RH. And, as a true-blue American patriot, you'll defend my right to say that to the death, correct? Or is the only "free" speech the type that's "approved" ....
Angry? Combative? Up in arms? Me? NAaaaaaaah.
Ah, so you've experienced oppression, then?
Indeed; several days ago, I published statistics on fuel consumption for the Gulfstream III business jet. It's about the weight of an SUV. Every hour. I am tempted to trade in my sports car for an SUV, just because.RHJunior wrote:No concentration camps thus far. Though most of the rest of the nation is ready to vote all of Hollywood off the island.....
Worryingly, I find this far funnier than the original. Perhaps it's that it struck me afresh, while (though you might not credit it) I was thinking about the original for some time.
It might be useful to review a stock market chart. The first major drop occurred between January and March 2000; the DJIA had been at about 12,000 and was down to around 9,500 just before the elections. Corporate scandals hitting the media have had a deleterious effect, but if you are familiar with the internals of those, there were many instances (such as Enron) of the current administration not being willing to continue to extend the favors of the last one.Hortmage wrote:Under "Dubya", the stock market's crashed, CEOs are walking off with billions, our deficit is through the roof
Indeed; about 18 months before. Though to be fair, the dot-com business was an accident waiting to happen, and it incentivized some very bizarre and unsustainable business practices. We are not shut of it even yet.Hortmage wrote:To "level" with you, I agree -- the events of 9/11 should not be laid on the President's head. However, the economy WAS tanking even before hand, I recall.
That I don't know. Um, I see that he is in another forum, defending the choice of Jerry Thacker to serve on the Presidential Advisory Commission on HIV and AIDS. This name looms large in the newsHortmage wrote:BTW: I noticed RH hasn't posted lately. Did we scare him off, or was he just trolling for a reaction, and I stepped in it?
Hortmage wrote:We used to have a guy in my dorm (a couple of decades ago... ) who was a professional bullsh** artist. He would purposely pick arguments on nearly any outlandish topic, just so he could spark a debate. He would defend his point, regardless of how illogical, to amazing extremes.
One day, I listened to him argue a point with someone vehemently. A couple of hours later, when I came back from class, he was arguing with someone else over the same topic...[b]but from the other point of view!
It may be true of some, but it hardly is a requirement for the role.nslashk wrote:Label me pedantric, but isn't the point to debaters that they don't have a heartfelt reason for backing a particular side of an argument and can switch if required?
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