MPG Posted: Mar 16, 2007 1:05 AM >Oh, really? Gosh, to be you and to know all. Well, as >usual, you're wrong. I find him readable (not like >reading trashy novels, of course, but sensible and >readable all the same).
I see that you are keen to read R.B. Fuller, and keen to read Jabberwocky, and to discuss them with me. Would that you were half as keen to read a municipal budget or any other document that might have some relevance to this thread, which was sparked by your assertion that public schools are vastly underfunded. You remain thunderously silent on that issue.
>I don't suddenly blot out all the other things you >write when I respond to any given post of yours.
Not "suddenly", but predictably you conveniently blot out those topics that do not go your way. You know, topics like school funding and dictionary definitions of socialism. The topics that YOU raise and then drop like hot potatoes when you discover they show off your ignorance to advantage.
> And as you make clear all the time, you're always >alert to every word I post. Like the once-and-future >Goodknight, you look for moments to attack me with >something I've said previously, and probing for new >openings to go after.
It's like this. Most of your posts are stupid and irrelevant, and I cannot help ignoring them. But, every once in a while you make a stupid comment on a relevant point. Like a chimpanzee throwing darts: sooner or later one is bound to hit the target.
If only you believed that the public schools are "vastly underfunded", I would never have responded. Too bad for you, school funding is a major issue and very many people believe (or, whatever they may believe, they assert) that the public schools are underfunded. On this topic, there is a large body of literature, including municipal budgets, government reports, and economic research papers. It is your bad luck that you fell into a pile of shit, and you ain't coming out of it smelling like roses.
>I liked it so much better when you ignored me.
I bet you did.
>But I feel no obligation to dance to any particular >tune of yours.
Yo, don't think of them as my tunes. You ought to have the decency to work through the topics you raise. It was you who claimed that the public schools are vastly underfunded. You cannot have any evidence to support this thesis, since it is false, and when I point you to a mountain of evidence to the contrary, you ought to have the intellectual integrity to be persuaded by the evidence.
Maybe you are afraid that if you admitted your mistakes, the ladies in this forum would think less of you. Please rest easy on that point: it is not possible for anyone to think less of you.