[eDebate] hilarity ensues

Josh Hoe jbhdb8
Fri Apr 6 17:49:23 CDT 2007


I think its funny that in pimping a string of nonsense worthy of Ann Coulter
Omri keeps mentioning Nuance.....awesome,

Josh


On 4/6/07, Omri Ceren <ceren at usc.edu> wrote:
>
> Oh please. Those are the best examples of extremism you could find on my
> blog (which, by the way, you very rudely did not link back to -
> http://www.mererehetoric.com for those looking)
>
> What about these ones? I've:
>
> (1) referred to the American Jews who vote Democrat as "fucking
> retarded" - http://www.mererhetoric.com/archives/11273199.html
>
> (2) requested a "trident missile and a compass" to deal with Iraqi
> insurgents - http://www.mererhetoric.com/archives/000859.html
>
> (3) referred to the UN as "insipid anti-Western pipsqueeks" -
> http://www.mererhetoric.com/archives/11273458.html
>
> (4) accused Jimmy Carter of "going to bat for a Nazi" (which is true,
> incidentally) - http://www.mererhetoric.com/archives/11273183.html
>
> I don't think that the issue at hand is moderation. I think it's smarts.
>
> I do like how - in a conversation about whether ideological stringency
> deadens the ability to detect nuance - you compare the actions of the
> Democratic House Speaker to three meaningless Republican backbenchers.
> In structured policy debate, that's what we call a "link".
>
> Omri.
>
>
>
> On 4/6/2007 2:10 PM matt stannard wrote:
> > "Oh hell, things have been really funny on edebate lately?"
> >
> > "Funny?  How is that possible?"
> >
> > "Well, a couple of people have put their feet so far down their
> > throat they will probably get athlete's uvula."
> >
> > "Who?  Who?"
> >
> > "Well, for starters, Omri Ceren called out Andy Ellis for
> > being...wait for it... an extremist."
> >
> > "Omri?  Wait...doesn't that dude advocate retaliatory killings?
> > Hasn't he called the Democratic Party 'structurally anti-semitic?'
> > Called the 'Democratic base...anti-Jewish?'"
> >
> > "Yeah.  Real moderate, eh?  The voice of reason."
> >
> > "...and I just looked at Omri's ridiculous blog.  Did you know he
> > echoed the Bush administration's condemnation of Nancy Pelosi for
> > visiting Syria, even though a bunch of Republicans also visited Syria
> > around the same time?  Do you think Omri mentioned that fact in his
> > blog?"
> >
> > "Of course not."
> >
> > "Right.  I get confused sometimes.  I thought debate was supposed to
> > increase critical thinking skills."
> >
> > "Yeah, sigh, it does for most people, but apparently not for wannabee
> > IDF soldiers."
> >
> > "Hahaha, like Omri could ever lift a heavy firearm.  Who else is
> > involved in this hatefest?"
> >
> > "Mike Korcok, of course."
> >
> > "Wait...let me think...I kind of remember that guy.  Mullet, right?"
> >
> > "When he had hair."
> >
> > "What did he say?"
> >
> > "This was the best.  He accused Andy of sitting in an 'ivory tower'
> > and ignoring projects like the Urban Debate League."
> >
> > "But...but...Andy WORKS FOR THE BALTIMORE URBAN DEBATE LEAGUE."
> >
> > "Yeah, and people have pointed that out, but my money is on Korcok
> > either (a) not apologizing for his ignorance, (b) making some excuse
> > questioning Andy's authenticity anyway, or (c) both."
> >
> > "Maybe Korcok and Omri should go join the French Foreign Legion
> > together.  But hey, wait, do I have to agree with Andy's initial
> > remarks in order to laugh at these two douchebags?"
> >
> > "Of course not.  Andy raised some important issues, and it's
> > reasonable that people will disagree on how to move forward in our
> > community.  The permutation is net beneficial: participate in a
> > dialogue about increasing access in debate AND laugh at reactionary
> > douchebags."
> >
> > "I'd vote for that!"
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