drink (was Re: Klava Recipies)

David Dyer-Bennet dd-b at dd-b.net
Sat Mar 22 15:53:37 PST 2003

Matthew Hunter <matthew at infodancer.org> writes:

> On Fri, Mar 21, 2003 at 01:19:31PM -0500, Richard Congdon <richard at pikachu.harvard.edu> wrote:
> > > > Really?  I was told that Hungarians invented beer, and
> > > > that they make the best beer in the world.  Hmm ... I think
> > > > the same guy said they invented sex, Whiskey, and some other
> > > > stuff too, now that I think of it....
> > > Will you people *stop* listening to Al Gore ?
> > I know it's off topic, but given current events, I can't resist.  Al Gore,
> > who except for a judicial coup might well be president, would not be the
> > cause of so many deaths just to please his oil industry buddies.
> > Furthermore, if you are alluding the alleged remark of his that he created
> > the internet, it simply isn't true that he said that.  Yes, he has a
> > tendency to exaggerate, but what he said was that he was very important in
> > getting the internet (nee DARPA net) commercialized.  (I wish I had a URL
> > handy, so that you could read his words.)
> Didn't we just go over this?

Not that I remember, but so it goes.  But the "stop listening to Al
Gore" line is a very partisan poke; in fact to the extent it means
anything, it's a *lie*.  That kind of thing tends to draw responses
>from people (like me) who normally try to stop badly political
off-topic threads. 

> Making this kind of remark in an inappropriate forum only pisses 
> off people who *really* do care about the issues and want to 
> respond... but feel they cannot because of the forum.  It's sort 
> of like saying "Your mother wears army boots" from behind an 
> army; not terribly fair and certainly not conducive to useful 
> discussion.

Now I'm confused, actually; I can't tell who you think did something
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