How does someone get a link to the Orb

Gomi no Sensei gomi at speakeasy.net
Mon Jun 23 10:24:18 PDT 2003

On Mon, 23 Jun 2003, Philip Hart wrote:
> On Mon, 23 Jun 2003, Gomi no Sensei wrote:
> > On Mon, 23 Jun 2003, Alexx S Kay wrote:
> > > > On Fri, 20 Jun 2003, Alexx S Kay wrote:
> > > > > But not all coups are military in nature (refer for example to Florida in
> > > > > 2000, or Dallas in 1963).
> >
> > It is difficult for me to see how off-handedly referring to the outcome
> > of the 2000 election as a 'coup' can result in anything other than a long
> > and tedious flamewar, accompanied by an inevitable and simultaneous
> > coarsening and lowering of the standards of discourse hereabouts, and must
> > therefore ask you nicely to refrain.
> It can fail to result in a flamewar by everyone taking a deep breath and
> ignoring what they consider provocative.  If you want to compare
> homosexuality to bestiality or whatever the conservative coup-comment-
> equivalent is, I'll remain mum.  If nothing else, you might consider
> whether 1963 was clearly a coup attempt and how that reflects on the
> writer's opinion about 2000...

Responding to a polite request to cease trolling with more trolling is
not what one would generally consider to be 'on.'

I feel that, in order to test your advice re: ignoring provocative material,
someone really should post a large batch of such material, just to gauge the
lack of reaction. It seems to me that it would ill-serve the list's stated
purpose, however.