--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: > > > In a message dated 8/21/06 12:03:20 A.M. Central Daylight Time, > [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: > > > > In a message dated 8/20/06 10:15:08 P.M. Central Daylight Time, > > jstein@ writes: > > > > >NOBODY (except maybe Bhairitu) objects to > > > >wiretapping with judicial oversight. We've > > > >been doing that forever. > > > > > > > Where did I say that? > > > > Don't know that you did; I just thought if anybody > > would object, it would be you. > > > > If you don't, good for you, I'm glad to hear it. > > Just strengthens my point. > > > > Judy , did you bare false witness against Bhairitu? > > MDixon, look up to what you quoted from my post. > Look at the second word inside the parentheses. > > See it? It's "maybe." > > If you don't know what it means, look it up in Mr. > Dictionary. > > Now that is a lie. Of > > course I know you were only joking though. > > Oh yeah, I definitely noticed they MAYBE in parenthesis. Never the > less there was implication of a specific person.
An implication of a specific person? I said "Bhairitu" right out. > Otherwise, why not say "Almost Nobody"? I could have said that, and I believe I have in other posts. But I started the sentence with "Nobody," and then I thought, Well, I don't know about Bhairitu; I don't want to attribute views to him that he does not hold. So I stuck in "maybe Bhairitu" as a qualifier, figuring he'd speak up either way. And he did. I had no intention of slandering him. He and I are on the same side of most issues, except that I'm generally more pragmatic and less idealistic than he is. It was out of respect for his generally more extreme views that I even mentioned him as possibly opposing wiretapping. I really didn't know what he thought, which is why I said "maybe." > It's kind of like what you would accuse republicans of doing, > implying something in a way that you can deny later. Exactly what did I deny? I completely accepted what he said in response and said I was glad to hear it. > Maybe that's why you think > republicans are liars. Could you be imagining them thinking > like you? Nope. You're going to have to look a whole lot harder if you hope to find anything you can portray as my thinking like Republicans. (I should qualify that, too. There are *some* honest Republicans, just not the ones that dominate our public discourse these days.) To subscribe, send a message to: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Or go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FairfieldLife/ and click 'Join This Group!' Yahoo! Groups Links <*> To visit your group on the web, go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FairfieldLife/ <*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to: [EMAIL PROTECTED] <*> Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to: http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/