7.22.2006

unbelievable

GaryStJ:

Are you incredibly rude or just plain stupid?

You are not welcome here - not because I disagree with your opinions, but because you were unwilling or unable to engage in civil discourse. Only a fool would let a stranger speak to her the way you spoke to me, and I am not a fool.

There's no squirreling out of it, claiming I'm being too sensitive or flying off the handle (as if your judgment of that matters): I have the written proof.

Everything you post will always be deleted. Make it easier on both of us and go away. Permanently.

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Everyone else:

When Lone Primate was over for dinner the other night, the three of us imagined the conversation as it might have happened, if GaryStJ had behaved normally. How he might have phrased his initial questions, and then his later responses, and what an interesting discussion might have then ensued. Indeed, it could have been classic wmtc material - different viewpoints, discussed by intelligent, literate people, fleshing out their own and each other's ideas.

Oh well.

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SSOTD: We are permanent residents in Canada and my father who is permanent resident died shortly after we got our PR Card

Sorry about your dad. That's not a good search string.

4 comments:

L-girl said...

I know I'm probably giving GaryStJ the attention he craves by posting about him. My tendency to share these things with you all may be a liability right now.

M@ said...

Are you incredibly rude or just plain stupid?

There's no need to limit it to just one!

I can't believe he keeps coming back. I used the phrase "pompous jerk" in the past, but I'm going to upgrade that to "complete asshole".

It's true that some of Gary's questions have interesting aspects -- for example, to what extent can you know a country before you live there? How much of a country's past do you inherit when you move there? -- but I'm certain that Gary was never going to be the source of those questions.

He was here to tell himself how intelligent he is and how much better he understands the world than the rest of us do. Any credit the discussion might have had would have come from the people here who normally participate, not from an idiot like him.

L-girl said...

I can't believe he keeps coming back. I used the phrase "pompous jerk" in the past, but I'm going to upgrade that to "complete asshole".

I'll second that.

It's true that some of Gary's questions have interesting aspects -- for example, to what extent can you know a country before you live there? How much of a country's past do you inherit when you move there? -- but I'm certain that Gary was never going to be the source of those questions.

Exactly.

We can rattle of many related questions. What is most important to you, politically, about your country? Which aspects do you focus on? The more you learn about Canada, how does it square with your original idea of it?

But that would have been a rational discussion, which was clearly not what he wanted.

He was here to tell himself how intelligent he is and how much better he understands the world than the rest of us do.

And, judging from the vitriol of his lengthy post, to vent some anger that has nothing to do with me or anyone here. I think he needs his medication adjusted.

I'm not kidding.

Lone Primate said...

Yeah, what's wrong with him? Even if it's nothing more than he's got an axe to grind, you'd think he'd go looking for other whetstones.

Gary, if you're reading this, might I suggest the Canadian Cynic? I'm sure he'd be entirely willing to cross swords with you to your heart's content.