On May 3, 2006, at 9:47 AM, Gallagher Mark George wrote:
Not that it's unprecedented for people on this
list to be civility
Eep, let's chill, everyone, please?
I think he was making a joke (referring to Joe's problem of being
accused of "hypocrisy"). If so, it was ... reasonably ... droll.
I guess. Definitely unnecessary, regardless of the verdict.
If he was not joking, it was of course an unconscionable insult and
I shall stand ready to defend Phil B's honour in a duel at dawn.
Smelly socks at twenty paces, Phil W! Are you ready?
I'm not allowed to call people out for being uncivil while at the
same time complaining about other people's incivility? "Hypocrite"
was too strong a word perhaps. I should have said, "It amuses me how
the least civil people on this list are the ones complaining about
the incivility of others." Because now instead of being a hypocrite,
you're entertainment. And that's better.
Philip L. Welch