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  1. Pretty much. I find the guy's need to deflect/distract from that pretty lame too, but that doesn't change the fact he was hoping to do so.
  2. Correct. If I rejected the use of another definition when it was offered, that would show a preference. I didn't do so. However, if you pretend the issue is that I somehow prefer something I have stated actively I do not, then you can continue quibbling about nothing rather than acknowledge the differential between our countries - the basis of why I am shocked by school shootings and you find them an excuse for amusing yourself. Nothing. I never said their was nor started the thread. Take your issues with whether it is political or not up with those arguing that. Or you could just continue making up people's positions, preferences, and beliefs for them. You haven't changed that schtick over the last seven years, why start now?
  3. Uh huh, and you're acting like you're on another bender looking for a target now BJ's not around to rile up. Do you have a point RD, or are you just using PA as a place to whine some more?
  4. Well, I suppose even a parrot can look intelligent if he repeats something intelligent. Well done, RD, that's a step up for you.
  5. Ah, so that explains why PA's foremost movie critic gets a pass. I get it, only so much time in the day and all that.
  6. "Those who do not learn history are doomed to repeat it." - George Santayana “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results” - Albert Einstein
  7. It's not close to Obama tapping Trump's phone. No.
  8. Bent does not prefer a definition. You are, once again, wrong.
  9. Yes, because that is exactly what they said they were doing. Well, it's a good thing you don't even claim basic street smarts. We'd never stop laughing.
  10. Because the vitriol my Irish friends have for the British from those days is quite bitter and they personally wouldn't countenance a statue of those officers. I'd also never heard of any memorials depicting the paramilitary groups in Ireland. Frenchie showed me I was wrong to conclude as I had from that. I was wrong. He was right. That makes it, by definition, one of those "you are right and I am wrong" things. It's exactly how those things work. Put the bottle down and take a look at what you're writing, RD. You're not making any sense.
  11. You're right frenchie. I was wrong and quite shocked the Irish continue to keep statues of their recent oppressors.
  12. It's funny how one cannot find statues erected in Ireland of SAS officers or IRA militants. Almost like they DO actually treat the monsters as people not worth praising through statues erected in their honour. Don't let that get in the way of your bullshit though.
  13. An honest answer would be "No, you are right, they didn't have wars over slavery. They had it over religion but further in the past.". However, admitting to even that much seems a little too much for our resident film critic.