And if I'd simply declared that you didn't believe Feste, you'd have expressed even more faux outrage about that. At least I allowed for two possibilities. (Interesting that you haven't said which is the case.)
No, it doesn't create a "barrier to finding the truth," nor is it a matter of a debating tactic or "forked tongues." Don't be ridiculous. As far as tongues are concerned, though, yours is more like a whole tree with the branches all tangled up. That does create a "barrier to finding the truth." << Judy, imo this is one of the strategies you use in an argument that creates a barrier to finding the truth. To say what I don't believe and then to negate your statement may be a clever debating tactic. But it brings to my mind the idea of forked tongues! >> On Sunday, January 5, 2014 8:12 PM, "authfriend@..." <authfriend@...> wrote: Feste, all I can say is I hope your fantasies keep you warm at night. Not even Share believes what you just said. Or, I don't know, maybe she does. I just don't think she could possibly be that out of it. << Is that worse than being a "lying jackass," auth, because that's what you were calling me a couple of weeks ago. I know that following your failure to get the better of Share, who is far too nimble for you ever to lay a glove on, you need to find someone to beat up. Be my guest, if it makes you happy. >> ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <authfriend@...> wrote: Translation: I really don't approve of the dude's hunger strike, but I can't possibly express an opinion contrary to Share's, or I'd look very, very silly. Like Stevie, Feste, your worst flaw is your moral cowardice. << Nice try, auth, but I am not taking the bait. I think it's best if you just accept your defeat and move on. Tomorrow is another day. >> ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <authfriend@...> wrote: Was wondering when you'd barge in, Feste. But like Stevie, either you can't tell the difference between a good argument and a bad one, or you feel you have to support Share and oppose me just on general principles even when she's wrong. And like Stevie, you're incapable of actually participating in the discussion. Let's see, now: Do you admire the guy who's starving himself to death to protest same-sex marriage? (Regardless of whether you agree with his position--is this a good way to achieve his goal?) << Yep, Share really took auth to the cleaners in this thread. Auth flails around hopelessly but Share is always one step ahead. And of course, auth hates losing. >> ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <steve.sundur@...> wrote: Share, if you don't mind me saying, you had her tied up loops like we haven't seen a while. Really, you feel kind of bad for her. Or at least I do.