Originally Posted by jazzguru
Oh man, reading through this thread again made me chuckle - especially the exchange between MJ1970 and jimmac over the last few pages.
I had forgotten about this thread.
Man, jimmac was really bent out of shape. I really love reading his narratives. In addition to atrocious grammar (makes it funny, but a little hard to read), he just sort of devolves into these tangentially related justifications. He doesn't even sum up his argument.
In the last page, for example. he was arguing that government intervention was the reason that people now smoke much less than they used to. OK, fine. There is some truth to that. But as MJ would question him, he'd descend into some story about a movie and people smoking in it and being cool by smoking. Of course, what's he's really
arguing there is that the government's anti-smoking message and pushing for warning labels (and what not) began to change public perception. Again, not a bad thought....but he never actually states it that way. It's just a rant. Arguing with jimmac can actually be tiring, because we have to make not only our own arguments, but his
Originally Posted by Mumbo Jumbo
HAHAHAHAHAHAHA YES, people who disagree with extreme, hard-right American politics are MENTALLY ILL!!!!!
Are you feeling angry today? Anything you want to talk about? I just ask that because in reading some of our progressive friends' posts recently (you and BR in particular), it seems this thread is more appropriate than ever. The explosive anger is quite evident.
If there is anything you want to talk about--something that's bother you perhaps--feel free. Maybe you will feel better.