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I like. Maybe the first in a series of logical arguing? Next can be the strawman, then non sequitur....



Seriously though, your wit and sarcasm is almost too sharp. Those who get the joke probably do not need to hear the point you are making. And those who are guilty of "I know what I know, don't confuse me with the facts" are already lost by the time they get to the meaty last paragraph.



Good work. Speaking as someone who moaned mightily at the last article, I must say you have done good. With so much good content actually related to motorcycles lately, an off topic rant is a lot more enjoyable. Keep it up.



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While the rest of your thoughtful article rang true and just, it was the final line that leaves me with nothing but contempt for you as an inflammatory bigot:



"Are you a man or a mouse?"



At this suggestion that a mouse is on some level not equal to a man, I hold you to be mouse-ist. You fiend! You moral degenerate! How dare you! May PETA commandos sub Nair for your shampoo or choice of sensual lubricant! I spit in your D-Con!

 

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haysu-kristo Burns you did it again, everyone knows left-wing-tree-hugger-knee-jerk-reactionary-pinko-commie-***-junky-hippy-peace-queer-nancy-boys drive Subaru's and Nissan pick-ups, not Volvo's, right-wing-military-industralist-resource-wasting-knee-jerk-reactionary-neofacist-oppressors drive Volvo's. Only the oppressed freedom loving workers ride [content] motorcycles,so's not to waste fuel. as they go peacefully about the State's buisness.
 

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Re: JohnnyB learns Latin

WooHoo! Damn this site is worth every last penny.

Yet he may conquer his pusillanimity to counter a cogent argument instead of using his bully pulpit to assail a subscriber.

As an aside, having convictions based upon truth and logic is no error.

Is David on the payroll?
 

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Both JB's and Sarnali's arguments on Volvos seem to ring true. I guess Volvos can swing both ways. where's the Volvo/SV650 comparo already? I want my $12 worth, dammit!



Oh, BTW, stopped by the moto shop to discover that the black on the '03 ZZR1200 and ZZR600 is actually a very luscious blue. Mmmmmmmmmm . . . nice.



 

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Nice writing but it brought back a faded & well repressed memory. I once had the honor of being greeted as a "white mother f***ing roman nazi jew" by a rastafarian that I had to kindly ask him to leave a Caribbean property after he macheteed a whole clump of coconuts from 50' up onto the luggage topped roof af a taxi. Undershorts, swim trunks, bras & panties & dazed guests everywhere & me unable to live life out of this descriptive box, after all these years. Thanks for reminding me....you.... you....mouse!
 

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"...a whole pack of overserved motojournalists who performed an unnatural act with a French golf cart."

That was the most compelling line- more details! More details! You may convince me to be a career motoscribe yet.
 

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Those wacky (political) liberals...

always wrecking our fun. Take away all the fun weapons, things that go fast, drop the speed limits, get rid of motorized off-road recreation, and what would we be left with?? Sweden! The most boring country in the world, and strangely enough, they happen to be Socialist. Damn nanny states. (Grumble grumble grumble...) Oh, and in completely unrelated news, people in Seattle are driving really slowly.
 

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Argumentum ad homonym or 'Argument against the man' is indeed the logical fallacy of claiming what a person says is untrue simply because of who it is (as*hole) who is making the argument rather than the validity of the argument itself.



However, balling up a fist or promising to bash a person with a ball bat if he/she doesn't change his/her mind is not an argumentum ad homonym, but rather an argumentum ad baculum - or argument by appeal with a club (aside the head, or elsewhere). That's the favorite argument of dictators, tyrants, or the guys in Washington who want you to agree with their stupid policies and promise to get you if you don't, even if the policies are those of a jackass (argumentum ad homonym).



Anyway, You just gave us two logical fallacies to not in the aticle for the price of one!



 
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