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25 posted 01-15-2010 07:50 AM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Bob the tweaker strikes again, or should I say Sancho Panza?
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26 posted 01-15-2010 02:04 PM       View Profile for Grinch   Email Grinch   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Grinch

quote:
So your contention, grinch, is that Galvin's decision has nothing to do with blocking a negative vote on Obama's bill?


What decision Mike, he hasn’t made one yet, all he’s said is that it could take weeks which is correct, it could take weeks, it could take a month or it could take 328 days – it has at least once before. There’s even a small chance that he won’t put forward any name at all.

As I’ve said there is no standard, it all depends on the circumstances.

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Why should I even consider a discussion with that type of ego?


Discussing things with people who have a big ego is fun Mike. Especially when they’re obviously as wrong as you believe I am – you get to shoot their arguments, and ego, down in flames. A word of caution though, sometimes it’s easy to mistake confidence for ego. If someone sounds confident sometimes it’s because they’ve got the evidence to back up their claim – ego doesn’t even come into it.

Now where were we – oh yes – you were going to explain why I’m wrong so that I can produce the evidence to prove you’re mistaken.


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Well, you have already determined that anything I might say would have to be wrong so..there are many other ways to waste my time. SInce you have made that claim, then even the remotest possibility that I may come up with anything to disprove a statement of yours would not lead to an admission of that fact. Instead, it would involve your rearranging your logic to make my comment a "mistake", in order to validate your claim. We saw that in your claim of "no pork" in the stimulus bill and other occasions....so there's no need for all the keystrokes that would be wasted in such an endeavor. I'll pass.
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     You seem ready enough to call me names, Mike.  Why not use something beyond the smearing and mud-slinging part of your brain and engage in a discussion based on facts and logic.

     I'm sorry.  They're in the dictionary.
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     You should try reading the novel before you try using Sancho Panza as a put down, Mike.  I guess Comics Illustrated didn't get into the details.
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     Giving Mike an occasional tweak is fun.
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AH, Bob, I simply fall back on the old axiom "consider the source" and your tweaks are easy to ignore. By all means, continue if it gives you pleasure. My dog licks his gonads for no other reason than it gives him pleasure so why should you be any different?
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     I don't know,Mike, is your dog a very nice dog?  I've found that I usually get along with dogs pretty well, and that this is the sort of thing that they do when they're in a meditative mood.  It makes me wonder if you've been having any good conversations with your dog recently.  They don't understand the words, most of the time, but they appreciate being included in the conversational banter, and they will often raise their heads and occasionally nod along, if you've managed to catch their interest.  I suspect you'd have a rather decent relationship with a dog, truth be told, since you have at the heart of you a fairly affectionate and decent nature.  The dog, being a pack animal, however, is unlikely to be a Republican and is more likely to have Democratic principles at heart himself, which does go to show you that at it's core your basic observation may have something of substance to it.  You've simply found an abrasive way of putting it.

     Myself, I'm not that flexible, and even when I was a baby and may actually have been flexible enough to have accomplished such feats of acrobatic skill, was not inclined to do so.  The famous Psychiatrist, Andras Angyall, who name I may have misspelled slightly, had a patient once who strapped himself into a specially constructed leather harness.  Angyall's students were shocked and appalled by what he did while in this harness, which is why they sent him to Angyall for treatment in the first place.  Angyall was much impressed with the man, and had him in shape and functioning very well indeed within about three years.  The trick was in understanding the strengths of the man, is what Angyall said.  Once you understood the man's strengths, and were able to help him see his strengths, the treatment went very quickly.  Never in his life, said Andras Angyall, had he ever met a man who was so relentlessly independent.  

     And who might argue with this, and with the reasonably quick cure?  Certainly not I, who would like to be more flexible than I am, but am cursed with having to settle for what Robert Frost called once, "Moving easy in harness."  I guess that's Po Biz.  I've got to exercise this evening, so I guess I'll see you tomorrow, and best wishes to you.  Sorry if I've been barking up the wrong tree here.

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Mike, Bob,

I do’t know about you but I think that it’s probably a good idea to let this one go, for lots of reasons.

The main one being that instead of discussing the issue at hand a few of our comments are straying off target and going perilously close to becoming personal attacks rather than topical debate and some people reading this may get the false impression that we actually mean some of the things we say.



We’ll no doubt pick up the discussion at some point down the road in another thread, these forums are like that.

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     Oh my, yes, that makes excellent sense to me.
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Here's some encouraging news, perhaps, Michael.
http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/barnes-massachusetts-senatorial-race-and-obamacare
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And this:
http://pajamasmedia.com/rogerlsimon/2010/01/14/massachusetts-shocker-brown-up-15-in-pajamas-mediacrosstarget-poll/
 
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