On 26/09/2008, at 12:30 PM, drivel from Joe Pluta escaped the white noise filter:

You're simply a brat, Simon.

Ah, name calling. The last resort of the inarticulate. But really "brat"? Is that the best you can do?

You don't like me--fine, I don't like you either. Your not liking me gives me not one iota of concern.

Being chastised by THE most one-eyed, bigoted, arrogant, and often wrong-headed motor-mouth on this list is rich. I'd say it was ironic but American's so frequently don't get irony. Here's an example: The nation that considers itself the capitalist engine of the world is considering socialism to bail out its banking sector. That's ironic.

Mighty Joe Pluta: self-appointed defender of what exactly? It's not as if your append was intended for me. You are well aware of how little value I place on your opinion. So you're just grandstanding (again) while you wait for the chorus of "Hear Hears", "Amens", and "Well saids". (Evidence tendered in support of the arrogant accusation, M'Lud.)

I should have known better than to question stupidity in front of people who obviously worship it. The nation that gave supreme executive power to George Wanker--one of the most stupid men on the planet. Not once but TWICE! Now that's stupid. The nation that gave us so-called "reality" television. The nation that is consuming itself out of resources. The nation that expects us to believe the war in Iraq is about terrorism. Etc. Individually I have met many fine American's but collectively ... no wonder the world hates you.

You should review many of your own posts with the same filter you apply to mine. You'll find many of them exhibit a lack of civility, contain the "how" of which you accuse me, and are boorish. I see little evidence of the so-called "new" Joe Pluta you've been crapping on about so much lately.

Condescension however is a different matter. The thing I like most about the English language is a given word has so many shades of meaning. I'll take the meaning as "Affability to one's inferiors" (from the Shorter Oxford published 1973). I don't think I am affable but I thank you for the praise.

I could go on but then someone might think I gave a toss what you think. Of those on this list whose opinion actually carries some weight with me you are not a member.

I'm done, you can have the last word since you are so fond of it.

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Regards,
Simon Coulter.
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