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Old 02-07-2002, 10:43 AM   #1
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How to Argue Like Rush Limbaugh!

1) if anyone disagrees with you, they are a "Democrat"

2) if anyone argues with you, they are a "Liberal"

3) if they argue with you and actually present data (formerly known as "debating"), shrug it off as "propaganda from the Liberal Media"

4) if you cannot rebut the argument pick on details such as misspellings,improper punctuation or taglines

5) If your opponent has an unrefutable argument, change the subject

6) if your opponent consistently overturns your "correct" stories (anything told by Rush Limbaugh), use ad hominem attacks.

7) anyone who puts life over profits is a "tree hugger"

8) anyone who refutes or debates "correct" science (Creationism, Ecological Stability) is a "sky-is-falling" reactionary

9) anyone who opposes the melding of religion and government is one of the "liberals" who helped create the rampant immorality today

10) any federal program created by a Democrat, or that "looks" Democratic is "socialistic".

11) dismantling programs and restrictions on spending then sending the money to states as a "block grant" is better than having a standardized Federal program with rules

12) giving tax money to People is "enslaving them", giving tax money to Corporations is "making jobs"

13) anything that does not turn a profit for private corporations is "an elitist" operation

14) always take everything personally

15) whatever your weakness is, blame it on your opponent

16) the more narrow and prejudiced your sources, the more you project that onto your opponent

17) when your opponent attacks a Republican/conservative President's policies, blame them on a Democratic Congress (or vice versa)

18) when quoting your opponent, edit his words to conform to "correctness"

19) anyone who reads anything beyond "the Limbaugh Letter" is an "ivory tower intellectual"

20) when all else fails, lie

Let's all join in!

Melon

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"He had lived through an age when men and women with energy and ruthlessness but without much ability or persistence excelled. And even though most of them had gone under, their ignorance had confused Roy, making him wonder whether the things he had striven to learn, and thought of as 'culture,' were irrelevant. Everything was supposed to be the same: commercials, Beethoven's late quartets, pop records, shopfronts, Freud, multi-coloured hair. Greatness, comparison, value, depth: gone, gone, gone. Anything could give some pleasure; he saw that. But not everything provided the sustenance of a deeper understanding." - Hanif Kureishi, Love in a Blue Time
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Old 02-07-2002, 11:05 AM   #2
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Old 02-07-2002, 10:22 PM   #3
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Good for you melon, who needs religion with you around.

The sad thing is, from reading some of your posts I would conclude that you yourself are just like him.

If you are the complete opposite of this man does it not make you just as bad. Your views are opposite but you come off in just the same close-minded manner.
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I believe you already have. Change a few words like Democrat to Republican and see if you recognize yourself.
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Old 02-08-2002, 10:55 AM   #7
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I believe you already have. Change a few words like Democrat to Republican and see if you recognize yourself.
While I don't agree with Melon's assessment of Rush Limbaugh - I mean I REALLY don't agree- I have to defend him. I don't think Melon is much like the things he posted at all. Overconfident and cocky, yes. But he doesn't do most of the things on that list.

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Well, I certainly see no one knows how to take a joke. It was certainly time to shake things up with all the liberal bashing lately. In case you've forgotten, it seems that, in not so many words, Michael Moore, Norman Mailer, Barbara Lee, Noam Chomsky, etc. are all evil communist bastards supporting bin Laden's rise to global dominance....right. I've been trying to take the high road lately and not get bitterly partisan, rather arguing on factual bases, but I see that good guys do finish last. I can get as embittered and partisan as the next fellow.

BTW, I didn't write this list. It is featured prominently on several anti-Rush Limbaugh sites. It is so incredibly true!

And, 80sU2isBest, thank you for your kind words. To be fair, I can be overconfident and cocky on this forum, but, I assure you, I'm not this pretentious in real life. Much of my confidence is in my writing alone.

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"He had lived through an age when men and women with energy and ruthlessness but without much ability or persistence excelled. And even though most of them had gone under, their ignorance had confused Roy, making him wonder whether the things he had striven to learn, and thought of as 'culture,' were irrelevant. Everything was supposed to be the same: commercials, Beethoven's late quartets, pop records, shopfronts, Freud, multi-coloured hair. Greatness, comparison, value, depth: gone, gone, gone. Anything could give some pleasure; he saw that. But not everything provided the sustenance of a deeper understanding." - Hanif Kureishi, Love in a Blue Time
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Good for you melon, who needs religion with you around.

The sad thing is, from reading some of your posts I would conclude that you yourself are just like him.

If you are the complete opposite of this man does it not make you just as bad. Your views are opposite but you come off in just the same close-minded manner.
And in two posts you can make this argument? Right. And if you had read enough of my posts, you'd know that my arguments are far better than this. I hate trolls. At least, with all of my various names, I don't keep them a secret.

A toast to stupidity!

Melon

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"He had lived through an age when men and women with energy and ruthlessness but without much ability or persistence excelled. And even though most of them had gone under, their ignorance had confused Roy, making him wonder whether the things he had striven to learn, and thought of as 'culture,' were irrelevant. Everything was supposed to be the same: commercials, Beethoven's late quartets, pop records, shopfronts, Freud, multi-coloured hair. Greatness, comparison, value, depth: gone, gone, gone. Anything could give some pleasure; he saw that. But not everything provided the sustenance of a deeper understanding." - Hanif Kureishi, Love in a Blue Time

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Well, I certainly see no one knows how to take a joke.

Melon

Oh, Well isn't this cute..

Hahhahhahaa....

Of all people I know, Melon I actually would have put you atop the list of 'Least Likely to ENjoy a Joke'.. My Oh My, I must have underestimated you.

I am certain that this list exists in various forms.. and I'm sure there is a Clinton one.. Daschle one.. Michael Jackson One, and even a Whoopi Goldberg one..with and without dreds.

Realize that things you post.. AS IF YOU had written it, will be attributed to you, or at least your beliefs... As far as we're concerned Sula was right.. Though we ought to know better.

I'm glad you're finally learning to kick back.. Here lemme grab you a nice cold Bloody Mary.. (The secret is in the Celery Salt).. and we can Wreck the night away... I'll leave the gawking at male figure skaters to you.

In all seriousness.. Much Love melon, A much needed break you have provided here.

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