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Advice: Stay out of arguments over in the General Forum.(15 posts)

Advice: Stay out of arguments over in the General Forum.OldEdScott
Oct 14, 2003 7:39 AM
Those people are brutal. It's like arguing with Live Steam on crack.
I take that as a complement :O) nmLive Steam
Oct 14, 2003 7:43 AM
Give me a hit off that pipe, Steam. I needOldEdScott
Oct 14, 2003 7:50 AM
to give you hell about your dangerously atavistic politics, just to clear my head.
I had to look that up!Live Steam
Oct 14, 2003 7:59 AM
at·a·vism ( P ) Pronunciation Key (t-vzm)
1. The reappearance of a characteristic in an organism after several generations of absence, usually caused by the chance recombination of genes.
2. An individual or a part that exhibits atavism. Also called throwback.
3. The return of a trait or recurrence of previous behavior after a period of absence.

Not sure how that applies, but I know I'm no Bogart :O) I always share! Pat Buchanan?
Buchanan and I agree on many things. I thinkOldEdScott
Oct 14, 2003 8:11 AM
it's a case of so far left and so far right that we meet on the back side of the moon.

We agree, for example, on Palestine, basic immigration policy, English as the official language, the wrongheadedness of GWB's Iraq policy from Day One, and the clear and present danger posed by the Trotskyist Neo-Con cabal.

Oh, and atavistic applies to your politics because you're a throwback to the 19th Century. Your Dawinism-Capitalism would fly nicely in the Industrial Revolution, before modern progressive thought entered the mainstream.

I just realized: Talking to you is like talking to a Robber Baron! LOL!
You mean like Joe Kennedy? LOL!!!!! That's me :O)Live Steam
Oct 14, 2003 8:21 AM
Ed: As a columnist for 25 years, let me say...Cory
Oct 14, 2003 8:31 AM
... that "so far apart we meet on the back side of the moon" is a great line. I wish I'd written it.
And of course I will, first chance I get...
THANK you! I liked it too. Sounds like somethingOldEdScott
Oct 14, 2003 8:37 AM
Norman Mailer might have come up with, back when he was the best metaphorist in the land.

It's always gratifying to have another writer notice and comment on a good line, so in gratitude, use it as needed with my blessing.
Speaking of great linesmoneyman
Oct 14, 2003 8:56 AM
In training to sell life insurance (Yes, I admit it, I did it at one time long ago), I read a book of "closing lines." These are things that are said at the kitchen table at the end of a three hour sales session when the prospect is balking.

"Someone dies everyday. Everyone dies someday. I may be the last life insurance agent you'll ever see."

Cory, feel free to use that as well.

my reply would have been "thank goodness!" ;-) nmDougSloan
Oct 14, 2003 9:13 AM
yeah but....Sao
Oct 14, 2003 12:17 PM
didn't Pink Floyd say it first?

Oh wait, that was DARK side.....never mind.

like a early season Cat 5 crit? ;-) nmDougSloan
Oct 14, 2003 7:44 AM
HA HA HA HA HA! Great line! Perfect!OldEdScott
Oct 14, 2003 7:47 AM
It felt EXACTLY that way! Man, I'm used to arguing with PROS. Those amatuers are SQUIRRELY!
there, there old ed...ColnagoFE
Oct 14, 2003 7:47 AM
it's gonna be can rest easy now that you are back in the land of non-cycling. ;)
I'm going to tell them you over here! 8<) nmMike P
Oct 14, 2003 7:54 AM