Re: Speaking of Embellishing!
posted at 2/11/2014 10:18 AM EST
I love this thread.
It's sooooo very typical of how threads often go south here.
Pig-headdedness, and ego.
I have no interest in "pumping anyones tires" here, but this one is really base line..... fundamental.
The OP floated a really abstract, black and white theory, which was clearly stated it to be just an opinion.
That is good.
Several agreed, and even went a "step further" in their agreement. Out of the blue, one dissenting voice appearred, and backed up his opinion with "stronger, more logical" points, and he did it "strongly", but from my perspective reasonably. There was no appreciable level of disrespect.
Rather than merely acknowledge the fact that chowda's logic was indeed, very solid and higher percentage than the OP...some dug their heels in. That happenned on page 1, and that's why we're still going, on page 5. We don't know the whole story here. We never do, all we know is who has the best logic supporting their "opinion". That basic rule applies to virtually everything we discuss and debate here.
The next 4 pages go in every direction, but one thing remains constant. Those that seem insulted that chowda challenged their initial dramatic conclusion, never once debate his logic, or insert more of their own, they instead try and "steer" things in another direction, or key in on inconsequential statements that really have no bearing on the spirit of the OP.
It's been evident to me over the last couple years, that nas, fletch, and chowda, all have strong analytical skills, coupled with hockey acumen. We're all wrong sometimes. fletch...your voice of reason left the building on this one. You're grasping at straws. You've softened your stance to the point of full agreement, yet you're denying it, and skirting things. nas, you've pulled out all of the time honored deflections you can think of, and you're just getting in deeper. Screaming about a posting quality that has without any doubt been your trademark, validates the sheer emptiness of any strong arguments you've put forth.
This ones been fun, but you both should know...bottom line...you made him drive it down your throat. Lots of explanation you've simply ignored, yet you kept shouting. Didn't have to be that way. There was an easy exit strategy that not only would've saved face..it would have actually indeared you to the community.
On this one?.....TKO, chowdah...2nd page.