A preface for reasonable people:What follows is my wrap-up of a couple of days of testy exchange with Jethro Capone.
And any Three Stooges fans in here will immediately understand what happened.
I was in the position of the innocent shmo who said "Niagara Falls" and in return I got the "Sloooowly I turn!" routine. In Jethro's case, the trigger phrase seems to be "Obama" and the Stoogian slaps and kettle-drum stomach punches here take the form of cyber browbeating. Marrs and my observations about him --which were ostensibly what Jethro was "protesting" or something -- probably have very little to do with this.
Ben, since the onus is on you to prove your allegation...
WRONG. I bear no "onus of proof" because I have made no "allegation." I reported my subjective impression
in a thread apparently meant to
glean posters' less-than-stellar impressions of Marrs. Maybe you bear some onus for failing to notice the purpose and drift of the thread and allowing the chip to get knocked off your shoulder.
...I'm referring to a real and true piece of evidence, not a read-between-the-lines suspicion. I'm not referring to a tenuous interpretation or opinion
Unfortunately for you, when I'm reporting my opinion
, "my opinion" is all you get. If you've failed to understand it up to this point, I don't know what good this would do, but try once more to read my original post on this matter, and this time, try "reading for comprehension."
I think that most readers will clearly see that not only was I relating my personal, subjective impression of and reaction to that show, but I also acknowledged
that I was
reading Marrs "between the lines."
Whether you, Jethro, don't understand how common it is to form subjective impressions from people's presentations, or just don't like the particular one I formed about Marrs, I don't know and frankly don't care.
Readers will have noticed that you immediately chose to make this personal, playing the name-calling and sarcasm cards from the start. So it's quite in keeping, and yet ironic, that you patronizingly refer to my
apparent mind-reading capabilities
What's "apparent" is that you expect
people to be mind readers, and to know that you're lurking around with a short fuse, and to steer clear of any topics that may rub you the wrong way.
I have no idea why you got so bent out of shape by my (and only my) reporting of my opinion of Marrs. I also don't care. As you said: c'est la vie
, which is a nice French way of saying "tough shit."
This may be of some value for anyone trying to figure you out:
BTW, opposing Obama's policies does *not* qualify as evidence of racism (in the real world).
Since I never mentioned anything about that, I have to conclude that you're wrestling with issues of your own, and I just happened to stumble into your path.
Whether or not any of the above satisfies you, I am now officially finished with you. Rail on and name-call to your heart's content.