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autorank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-11-05 09:23 PM
Response to Reply #100
108. For the record.
Mr. Magistrate, this is your second intervention in this thread. The first was to garner the source of an obscure reference to line from a horror film, an unusual inquiry.

Now, Mr. Free's post is questioned. The comment about lead, follow, etc. could certainly not be considered offensive since its uttered all the time in inspirational settings all over this country from political rallies, to board rooms, to football locker rooms.

If this statement was the source of your concern: "For those who are just plain stupid about e-voting, you are excused. But then, you really should get educated before showing your stupidity, eh?" let me point out the following. The predicate is "stupid about e-voting", a legitimate argument for someone to make given a lack of understanding displayed about e-voting (the repository of our democracy now and a total mess). That predicate is the reference for "share you stupidity." Mr. Free was not making a random personal remark but one that referenced asserted (and I believe accurate) limitations in understanding.

If we're not supposed to use "stupid" e.g., stupid reasoning, or "stupidity", e.g, in reference to that reasoning fine but this was not a personal attack, it was a reference to the logic or lack thereof in the post.

Are we now in a position where vigorous debate is challenged as unfair when people passionate about election fraud make their case?
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