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Where Have All The Raths' Posts Gone?

Where have all the Raths' posts gone? Long time passing.
Where have all the Raths' posts gone? Long time ago.
Where have all the Raths' posts gone?
Gone to graveyards everyone.
When will they ever learn?
When will they ever learn?
Dan Avery January 31, 2014 at 04:42 PM
imcjl, my own writings are either personal in nature or opinion. When is the last time you saw an opinion piece with factual support? Most of the time I am writing about issues that should be common knowledge. When I do need support, like in the piece on Raths' plagiarism, I documented my claims with evidence. When I respond in the comment section here at Patch, I am responding on the level of the person's logic or lack thereof. Those are not personal attacks. Not in the nature of "Dan you sure are obsessed with Rath. The best thing a candidate can have is you as a critic," which was PubliusSJC's opening gambit above. That is a personal attack. It has nothing to do with anything I think. But you are correct, I would love to have more analytical discussions online. Along the lines of my latest blog post which you can find elsewhere on this site. I'm a little at a loss on how to respond here, because you made several negative assertions but didn't document them with examples. The only reason I'm responding at all to you is that you strike me as a person who comments in good faith. You never use PubliusSJC's opening gambit that I have seen. Many many many people on here do. It's all they know. Perhaps I should just ignore them. But sometimes it's just more fun to engage them, since I really don't care what anyone thinks of me. I know who I am. My friends know who I am. And not caring what others think is what makes it possible for me to write honestly.
Dan Avery January 31, 2014 at 04:44 PM
I should point out that when someone attacks me, I will respond in kind. I don't mind sinking to their level. But I never attack the person first. Just their ideas.
imcjl January 31, 2014 at 11:04 PM
Dan, well-said--I can accept that...lol. I was less aware yours was opinion vs. wanting to stick to facts (maybe a parallel is the different shows on cable news, etc). I'm good...
Dan Avery February 01, 2014 at 12:33 AM
lmcji, seriously? your good? Because I do respect you. Your post are very level-headed and I've always respected the way you view the role of the activist. I think your view is the correct one, and I have tried never to insult you when I've differed with your opinion. I'm thinking about our exchange on the man who was in front of Pavilions, wearing an atheist t-shirt, but I forget what he was collecting money for. I think that might have been the one time we saw things from different angles. By the way, if I want to know what is really happening in the world? I never read the headlines. I always go straight to the opinion page. Straight up. That's where you get the start of something that will lead you to the truth. It's funny but I had a roommate in college who was getting a degree in philosophy. I used to argue with him that the best way to the truth of what it means to be human was through the lies of fiction...
Dan Avery February 01, 2014 at 12:34 AM
that should have been "you're good?" instead of what I wrote in the second sentence.

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