[Fwd: Re: [EM] Completed comments on Abd's posting]
heitzig-j at web.de
Sat Jun 25 22:27:03 PDT 2005
May I remind you that this is neither a list for discussing politics nor
for comments about persons may they be members of the list or
ex-presidents. To me, it becomes more and more difficult to find
valuable contributions to the study and understanding of election
methods here these months.
Russ Paielli wrote:
>> At 03:55 AM 6/24/2005, Russ Paielli wrote:
>>> MIKE OSSIPOFF nkklrp-at-hotmail.com |EMlist| wrote:
>>>> Abdul says:
>>>> I intend to set a filter for Mr. Ossipoff, I'd rather not expose myself
>>>> routinely to the temptation to comment again on his writing
>>>> I comment:
>>>> That's good news. An idiot considerate enough to quit commenting.
>>>> Mike Ossipoff
>>> It always seems to boil down to the same thing, doesn't it.
>> Note that, in such a contentious environment, we have been able to
>> reach complete consensus. All agree on the value of my abstaining from
>> response to Mr. Ossipoff. As to idiocy, well, it is idiocy indeed to
>> waste effort trying to convince idiots. Again, I'd expect we'd all
>> agree on that.
>>> Also by the way, I'd like to take this opportunity to introduce a
>>> foolproof new election method. I'll call it the Saddam system. Here's
>>> how it works: you vote for Saddam or you watch your children tortured
>>> and mutilated (and I mean tortured in the original sense, not just
>>> disrespecting your holy book).
>> Ah, Russ! You and Mr. Ossipoff deserve each other.
> Ah, Abd, you know exactly how best to insult me, don't you!
>> You make a lot of assumptions, don't you?
> Assumptions? That Saddam Hussein tortured children and initmidated
> voters? You call those "assumptions"?
>> Has it ever occurred to you that a habit of
>> gratuitous insult, or the attempt at same, might be a sign of some
>> deeper difficulty?
> Yes, that is entirely possible. However, in this case I'd say it applies
> more to you than me, considering that you insulted me even though I was
> trying to *defend* you. And whom did I insult, by the way? Saddam
> Hussein? If an insult of Saddam is a personal insult to you, sir, then
> I'd say you have a problem. And I say that with all due respect.
> Also, judging from your "brief" political statement, I'd say you clearly
> have much more in common with Mike Ossipoff than I do -- including an
> interesting notion of what the word "brief" means. In fact, I'd say you
> deserve each other. I'll look forward to the full multi-volume debate
> right here on EM to see which of you is the more ignorant about world
> politics. We may need to beef up the disc storage for this one!
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