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Sunday, September 14, 2008

Some People Can't Read

John Amendall wrote:

JA) If you meant the idea of many parties is stupid, you might have said so, but you didn’t (JA

False. I wrote: “offering multiple parties/candidates to the voters in our quadrant of Nolan space is dumb for multiple reasons”.

JA) dumb is a condition of speechlessness, it is not ignorance, and it is not stupidity (JA

False. Here is the relevant sense, from several different dictionaries:

1. unintelligent: regarded as having or showing a low level of intelligence

6 a: lacking intelligence : stupid b: showing a lack of intelligence

6. Conspicuously unintelligent; stupid

1. lacking intelligence or good judgment; stupid; dull-witted.

3. what John Amendall is

Learn to read.

1. I didn’t call the people dumb, I called the idea dumb. (I have now jokingly call _you_ dumb, as the evidence here really allows for no other conclusion.)

2. I made an exception for “wanting out” of a party that you think is unsalvageable and needs to be destroyed.

3. I never “insisted they ought to unite behind” Bob Barr. I think people disappointed with the Barr campaign out to follow David Nolan’s advice.

Again: learn to read.