Elian Gonzales

Pam Charles bluecalyptus at YAHOO.COM
Sun Jan 9 18:05:27 MST 2000

--- Dennis Putnam <dap1 at MINDSPRING.COM> wrote:

> At 10:13 AM 1/8/00 -0800, you wrote:
> >
> >Dennis seems to believe, by the tone of his reply,
> >that he is entitled to his opinion unchallenged,
> and
> >that anyone so bold as to point out to him that he
> >seems unable to smell the stuff he is shoveling is
> >ipso facto unworhty of his esteem, an enemy. This
> is
> >beneath him.
> Hardly. I have no problem when someone challenges my
> opinion.
> However, belittling my opinion by calling it asinine
> does not qualify
> as a challenge in my book. That is simply
> unnecessary and rude. I
> would expect that (and much worse) on a usenet news
> group but I
> thought we were above that here for the most part.
> I'll now bow out
> of this debate lest I come up with another asinine
> opinion.

Dennis has chosen to find personal insult where no
insult was intended, and to don the hair shirt of the
sorely oppressed. I guess a liberal streak runs in all
of us ... at times. Asinine as it is, he'll get over
it. Or he won't.

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