10-02-2013, 05:30 PMIt's not how old you are, it's how you got here.
It's been a long road and not all of it was paved.
A man is but a product of his thoughts. What he thinks, he becomes. Gandhi
Originally Posted by Carol
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10-03-2013, 09:28 AM
Originally Posted by Me In That Other Thread
10-03-2013, 03:14 PM
Back during the Napoleonic Wars, the French Navy had a habit of firing a broadside just before striking their colors. The British were bound by their honor code to take the damage and not respond, but it rankled them. Your ploy of offering the last word after an insult is the same basic tactic, but unlike the French, you don't have the decency to surrender, you just run away to repeat the same arguments at a later point as if it hadn't been thoroughly refuted. Your "concession" of the last word is simply a retreat in the face of arguments that you cannot answer. There's nothing high-minded about it.
And, you're doing it again. A few posts back, you made the claim that Obama's promise of fundamental transformation of America was something that Mark Levin made up. I provided the video of Obama making the statement, so you changed the subject. It's not like you're fooling anyone. We all know that you cannot defend your statements, so you retreat, insult or change the subject.
10-03-2013, 05:59 PM
"Barack Obama will require you to work. He is going to demand that you shed your cynicism. That you put down your divisions. That you come out of your isolation, that you move out of your comfort zones. That you push yourselves to be better. And that you engage. Barack will never allow you to go back to your lives as usual, uninvolved, uninformed."
Of course, what Obama considers uninvolved and ininformed is simply dissent with his way of doing things. It's not the function of government to tell us how to think, to push us, to force us to engage. It's the function of government to leave us alone unless we are violating someone else's rights, but this administration doesn't think that way. It isn't mindless regurgitation to point that out. OTOH, what is mindless is , dropping a snark bomb and then running away. The truth is that you are unable to refute the argument, so you throw an insult and run.
However, I now understand why you consider Mark Levin a threat; he can formulate cogent arguments. You can't. And what you cannot rebut, you insult.
10-03-2013, 06:35 PM
10-03-2013, 07:23 PM
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