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Postby ChewDawg » 13 Jan 2012, 12:55

Formosa Fitness wrote: I was a big Chomsky fan in college


I guess you never passed first year! :lol: :wink:
So I got an expresso and a hot burrito!
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Postby ChewDawg » 13 Jan 2012, 15:20

Temped by a Chomsky lover no doubt! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :uhhuh: :moon:
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Postby TainanCowboy » 13 Jan 2012, 15:37

Absolutely childish that this was temped.

But it looks like it will have company soon....:idunno:
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Postby Mick » 13 Jan 2012, 15:38

Feel free to discuss Chomsky , or anything else that is relevant to the discussion. Personally I find your posts informative, most of the time. :) I think your post needed a few more words to clarify you were proffering an opinion on Chomsky and not just taking a cheap shot at Formosa Fitness.
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Postby Mick » 13 Jan 2012, 15:56

TainanCowboy wrote:Absolutely childish that this was temped.

But it looks like it will have company soon....:idunno:


Nope, at least I can see in you seem to think being a Chomsky fan, (no matter that the OP no longer is) constitutes a sin. I hadn't realized what a lighting rod he is to some. Not that it adds much to the discussion, but educational in the fact that the mere mention of his name is likely going to spark a reaction.
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Postby TainanCowboy » 13 Jan 2012, 16:05

I hadn't realized what a lighting rod he is to some. Not that it adds much to the discussion, but educational in the fact that the mere mention of his name is likely going to spark a reaction.
Mick -
As I hope I have made clear, I respect your comments.
Chomsky has become a icon to the left and a anathema to those who chose to not become acolytes to his message.

His polarization has indeed become a point of contention which colors and affects whatever may be under discussion and analysis prior to his name, and involvement, may come to mention.
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Postby TheGingerMan » 13 Jan 2012, 20:48

Chomsky should have stuck with linguistics. Some of his political earlier works had some academic merit, I would suppose, but eventually hubris took over.
I enjoyed a few of his books, but as soon as I went to see him speak, the necessary illusion was shattered. Most of his core supporters would seem to revel in the very same manufacture of consent that Chomsky has oft maligned.
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Postby jdsmith » 14 Jan 2012, 00:49

Mick wrote:Feel free to discuss Chomsky , or anything else that is relevant to the discussion. Personally I find your posts informative, most of the time. :) I think your post needed a few more words to clarify you were proffering an opinion on Chomsky and not just taking a cheap shot at Formosa Fitness.


One hopes that you would appreciate contrarian opines.







That's better.
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Postby Mick » 14 Jan 2012, 11:58

jdsmith wrote:One hope, that when your balls drop, you will appreciate contrarian opines.


One would hope that people would be able to differentiate between an opinion and a potty mouthed remark, the totally of the post.

"I guess you never passed first year!" minus smiley faces.

Is not a opinion on Chomsky, nor is it some deep insight worthy of note or you coming and whining about it like a 2 year old having a hissy fit. It added nothing to the debate, attacked the messenger and not the message, and looked to me just to be plain insulting to Formosa Fitness who started the topic and was posting politely.

But feel free to make an ass of yourself here in temp, tell us how much meaning these 7 words (plus smiley faces) which were replaced by an almost identical post by TC, with the difference it didn't look like all he was saying was "Har har, you're a dumb shit" have for you.
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Postby Gman » 14 Jan 2012, 12:11

Actually Mick, I don't think anyone was arguing about how much those remarks add to the discussion. I think the issue and the protest around the temping of the posts has more to do with an inability to distinguish ribbing from a personal attack. Personal attack? Seriously? Did Formosa Fitness complain or are you trying to tell us that FF's lack of indicating any personal offense is due to this horrible and viscious 'attack' leaving him a drooling, quivering mass of jello on the floor somewhere?

Sorry kido, but I don't think for a minute that if the ribbing was done with a Bush supporter as the target that this would have found it's way to temp with the same prejudice.
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