Re: META: LIST RULE ANNOUNCEMENT: Temporary Gun Issue Suspension

Joe E. Dees (
Thu, 10 Jun 1999 17:02:13 -0500

Subject:        	Re: META: LIST RULE ANNOUNCEMENT: Temporary Gun Issue Suspension
Date sent:      	Thu, 10 Jun 1999 13:14:38 -0700 (PDT)
From:           	"Lee Daniel Crocker" < (none)>
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> > I do have a substantial problem with Eugene's bias in favor
> > of pro-gunners, which could constitute a cynical and self-serving
> > reason for his volunteering as list moderator;...
> I have no problem with the occasional personal attack on active
> debaters; that's to be expected in an open forum. I've thrown a
> few flames myself, and taken my share in return. But this wholly
> groundless accusation of Eugene, one of the most level heads on
> the forum, is inexcusable. I also have no problem letting an
> opponent in a debate have the last word and letting it go; that's
> just part of being an adult. But if I have 24 hours for a parting
> shot, I choose to use it here to support the idea of moderation
> in general and Eugene in particular.
> In the archives, I find at most 12 total posts by Eugene that
> might be construed as gun-related, and not one of them shows any
> bias against your expressed opinion (and frequently-expressed at
> that--the archive shows 32 posts by you on June 7 alone). Indeed,
> Eugene often has a more European-influenced point of view on
> political matters than some of the more radical libertarians on
> the list (myself included), but I think he would make a fine
> moderator, and I have no fear at all that any of my viewpoints
> or any opposing viewpoint I want to hear would be selected on
> the basis of his political opinions.
> You owe Eugene (at least) an apology.
I will apologize when his impartial conduct as moderator proves me wrong, and not before.
> --
> Lee Daniel Crocker <> <>
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> are placed irrevocably in the public domain, and may be used or modified
> for any purpose, without permission, attribution, or notification."--LDC