Friday, June 12, 2009

Dan Is An Idiot

"Mankind have a great aversion to intellectual labor; but even supposing knowledge to be easily attainable, more people would be content to be ignorant than would take even a little trouble to acquire it." ~ Samuel Johnson

My "brother from another mother", Marshall Art, has a post up at his place which has spawned an interesting comment thread.

In it, Dan Trabue, once an annoying little gnat who pestered me here on my humble blog (Well, he's still an annoying little gnat, but doesn't annoy me here at my place anymore), made an absolutely idiotic point, and I responded by calling him an idiot (which I've done many times, because, frankly, he is an idiot).

He doesn't visit here anymore.

Well, he might visit, but he restrains himself from commenting (I mean, arguing). He finally got tired of having his stupid idiotic little argumentative comments rejected.

Now, Art tells me I have to stop stating the obvious, that Dan is an idiot.

So, I have cordially invited Dan to re-visit my blog so I can call him an idiot.

Dan, in case you accept my invitation, You're an idiot.


LoneWolfArcher said...

Dan IS an idiot. I say we call him that here whether or not he comes back. :)

Tonto said...

Okay this was just a funny post all the way around.

Mark said...

You think this post is funny, Tonto, you should go to the post I linked and see the stupid comment Dan made that caused me to call him an idiot.

Lone Ranger said...

Liberals. They get older, but they never get smarter.

Trader Rick said...

Most libs are idiots.

Marshall Art said...

It's true. Dan is an idiot. It's redundant to say so. I just prefer that visitors to my blog save their name calling for me, since it doesn't bother me in the least, and at the same time, leave it to me to call the idiots "idiots". That way, only I take heat for the ad homs and in addition, a certain level of civility is maintained between guests.

At the same time, there are other ways to get the point across. Dan is also a liar, for instance. (Whether intentionally or not doesn't matter. He supports obvious lies.) It's far easier to defend a charge of lying than it is to defend a charge of idiocy. However, one can also say an opinion is idiotic and explain that easier than defending the name calling.

More importantly, it's just bad practice and makes the name caller look bad. People will forget the logic of the argument once the logical person hurls an epithet. The stereotypes will be reinforced. Let the lefties and trolls act poorly. Let us rise above it.

That's why I insist on being both target and source of all name calling. Besides, I think I do it in a funnier way. Check out my sparring with the troll, Feodor.