Re: Heston's speech

From: Chris Russo (
Date: Thu Feb 22 2001 - 07:22:33 MST

At 21:43 -0800 2/21/01, Neal Blaikie wrote:
>Chris Russo wrote:
>> Neal, from your comments so far on this lists, it seems that you
>> consistently ally yourself not only with liberal ideas, but with
>> liberal partisanship.
>And what exactly would be the problem with this?

Nothing, by itself - I agree with lots of ideas embraced by the left.
I'm just pointing out that you criticized someone for supposedly
identifying with a certain "side", but your stances indicate that you
have your own side. Pot, kettle?

>No, give me a break. I've already explained my position as to this whole
>side-taking nonsense. If you refuse to get it, I can't help you.

Just because you give lip service to the idea of partisan
independence doesn't mean that you live by it. You might try not
being so offended when someone makes a jab at the left.

> > Ironically, I think that your criticism mostly stems from the fact
>> that Brian is poking a jab at "your side".
>Not true. If you've carefully read my other posts here you'd see that I am
>reacting against knee-jerk side-taking.

Actually, if you had read Brian's post carefully, you would have
noticed that he didn't claim to be on one side or the other. He
simply said that "the other side" was getting a taste of their own
medicine. He could easily have been referring to the other side of
Heston's affiliation, but your own simplistic thinking didn't give
Brian the benefit of the doubt, you just pounced.

> Just because I don't side with you
>doesn't mean I am on the other side. This is the type of tired old
>oppositional thinking I reject. It's just not very forward thinking.

If you reject tired old thinking, then how can you see what happened
in Florida as anything but a power struggle between two political
parties using every legal means they each had at their disposal. The
struggle was initiated by the Democrats because they were behind in
the count, then it was finished by the Republicans, because they had
the highest trump card to play.

To say that "we have no president" is an indicator that you bought
into every single scrap of Democratic thought that came out of the
whole affair.


Chris Russo

"If anyone can show me, and prove to me, that I am wrong in thought 
or deed, I will gladly change.  I seek the truth, which never yet 
hurt anybody.  It is only persistence in self-delusion and ignorance 
which does harm."
              -- Marcus Aurelius, MEDITATIONS, VI, 21

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