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  •  Glen is a champion for good causes (24+ / 0-)

    I think he plays an important role in the big scheme of things.  I don't really have a problem with him stating his opinions.  He seems like he means well and he certainly does his homework.

    I'm not as much of a fan of his fans though.  They tend to argue with regular people like they are on a cable news show.  And they argue with what Glen says as if they came up with it.  But of course when you try to talk beyond what Glen has said they don't have anything to say to you but calling you some name.  Kind of the way people on cable shows go through talking points but when asked anything beyond them just filibuster the discussion.

    You dick, why do you have to focus on the negative. - Thomas Haden Church as Jack in the film Sideways

    by Anton Bursch on Tue Aug 16, 2011 at 10:37:32 PM PDT

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    •  A rec for the first part. If some ppl are (3+ / 0-)
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      assholes - well? That happens.

    •  Reccd for the first paragraph. nt (0+ / 0-)

      “In the beginning there was nothing, which exploded.” Terry Pratchett

      by 420 forever on Wed Aug 17, 2011 at 09:08:50 AM PDT

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    •  Um (2+ / 0-)
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      They tend to argue with regular people like they are on a cable news show.
      As long as you're accusing them of name-calling, what makes his readers/"fans" not "regular people"?
      •  they are regular people. (1+ / 0-)
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        the point i was making is that instead of having a regular conversation between regular people, in my experience with fans of Glen, they tend to talk past the people they are talking to.  as if they are talking on a cable news show and the real target is the people who are going to read the dialogue and not the people having the dialogue.  and in my experience, to appear to their real target to have 'won' the conversation, they will just abruptly dismiss the people they are actually talking to with some kind of put down if they can't handle the conversation when it goes past what Glen has said/written.

        now, this is a statement about my experiences with fans of Glen.  and i only call them that because they call themselves that.  obviously, my experiences are limited.  

        You dick, why do you have to focus on the negative. - Thomas Haden Church as Jack in the film Sideways

        by Anton Bursch on Wed Aug 17, 2011 at 10:07:36 AM PDT

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