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  •  I'm waiting... (1+ / 0-)
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    FrankRose

    ...for an actual discussion to take part in.

    Instead, all I've been seeing lately are outright falsehoods and childish personal attacks (ludicrously defended with the term "satire").

    When that's all people can bring to the discussion, they deserve to be scolded.  You could try to get those on your side of this debate to act in a more adult manner, rather than trying to dodge behind scolding me for calling out their juvenile behavior as what it is.

    Failing that, people might start to think that your side can't support their arguments without resorting to such tactics.  It really reflects as poorly on those of you defending the tactics as it does those who use them.

    Something to consider, if you want to make your discussions meaningful.  If all you want to do is create strawmen to knock down, well, you're doing a fine job of that so far.  

    Yes, I often dress as a pirate. Your point?

    by theatre goon on Thu Apr 25, 2013 at 12:25:52 PM PDT

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    •  SNORE (1+ / 0-)
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      tytalus

      My god, please develop new material!

      How can anyone engage in debate with someone who never debates anything?

      You recite tired scolds again and again, and when you're called on it all you can say is that they deserve it.

      You just get more comical by the minute.

      I blog about my daughter with autism at her website

      by coquiero on Thu Apr 25, 2013 at 12:32:29 PM PDT

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      •  Well, we've moved a little further now. (1+ / 0-)
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        Rather than just defending childish taunts, you are now engaging in them yourself.

        And you seem to feel comfortable declaring that others won't engage in real debate.

        Funny, funny stuff.  Really.

        You have a lovely afternoon, though.

        Yes, I often dress as a pirate. Your point?

        by theatre goon on Thu Apr 25, 2013 at 12:41:03 PM PDT

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        •  attacks or taunts, which is it that bothers you? (1+ / 0-)
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          tytalus

          You like precision in words, so let's be precise.  First it was attacks which bothered you, now it seems to be just "childish taunts".  I'm not taunting, I'm asking.

          You call people's actions childish, is that not taunting, or attacking?

          And you seem very comfortable dodging my question.  How am I to engage in debate with someone who never debates?

          I blog about my daughter with autism at her website

          by coquiero on Thu Apr 25, 2013 at 12:47:33 PM PDT

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