>>Worst of all, is that nobody could put him in his place.<<
Nah, Warren's a good guy. He just likes to stir things up is all, keep things interesting. The goal shouldn't be to put him in his place, but to state your case despite any "smackdown attitude" you may be getting from him or the other WEF locals. Just ignore it and stick to the facts as you see them.
Well, it doesn't matter now anyway. WEF is gone. If I want to debate Warren, I'll have to go to the Comics Pro board or the Super Lime station.
And Warren wasn't ripping off Hunter S. Thompson. He was ripping off Doonsebury.