[eDebate] Topic/Merger/Topic Committee

debate at ou.edu debate
Sun Jun 11 20:18:27 CDT 2006

Answers to Paragraph 4 -  The actual topic!
JM: In my mind the topic is the mask. I have no preference of lists over 
areas unless the lists topics get so limited that there are only 4 affs', 
then the club that bludgeons schools with small coaching staffs will 
JBH: Once again you just make stuff up and assume you know what the world 
needs.....For instance, I have two coaches most years and like list 
topics...You have two coaches and like area topics. Assuming you know whats 
right for everyone else is more than arrogant. At least some of us who 
think we know what is a good topic expose those views to the community and 
ask them to decide...You try to hijack the process entirely. Beyond that 
you seem to think you speak for a majority. You seem to feel you are some 
kind of messiah for the silent majority. So, on one side we have a bunch of 
people who put themselves up for election, gave up at least a month of their 
lives to get constantly insulted and pilloried by people like you.....On the 
other hand we have you - unelected, insulting, and seemingly omniscient and 
omnipotent. Standing up for us all. 
I never said I speak for a majority, after 100 programs left, it would not surprise me if I was in the majority.  But I have the right to offer my opinion, and those who understand me, or have helped me formulate those opinions can choose as they wish.  And as I stated, I respect the hard work people do, just disagree with some tactics on a major level.  The establishment stands up for you, don?t worry your position is strong and persuasive.
JM: On the first day I predicted the smallest lists would include the 
discussion of abortion cases, they did. I predicted we would get lucky to 
get an AREAS topic on the ballot, we were. 
JBH: Yes, you are just like Kreskin....Only not....Thank God we have you 
around to keep us all safe. Is next week Jackie walks on water week? Or 
will it be parting the seas? 
Actually, I will watch the Heat kick the shit of the Mavs this week?  If you like Kreskin, I don?t want to be him?
PS. Please let none of this reflect my feelings about the great work Jack 
has done with his program, his teams, or him generally as a person. My 
disagreements with Jackie are literally this deep. Virtually all of our 
arguments are on this subject. I respect him as a coach and as a person. 
However, I find much of the tone of his recent topic posts to be frankly 
scary and dangerous. 

I don?t need your compliments Josh, I honestly do not take them seriously.  The simple fact that when I post almost every single time you answer, but fortunately for me, when you post, I really don?t give a shit, nor feel like I need to protect the community from your ideas.



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