Originally posted by Dean R Milburn:
The only bias I detect in my posts is an anti-BS bias, aimed most often at you.
Let's see, here is what you can take from me on my recent postings at comicon
1. I'm a big supporter of free trade
2. I favor a safety net and job retraining over protectionism
3. I believe that Halliburton's Iraq contracts are profitable
4. I think Firestorm is a fairly weak and derivative character
5. I really like Howard Chaykin's work
6. I think you do a really poor job of presenting your arguments, defending said arguments and standing by said arguments when pressed. I think you hold other posters to a higher standard than you do yourself (man that whole Reagan movie/Bush movie thing in this thread is proof of that).
I don't curry favor with anyone, and if someone disagrees with me, I am not bothered with it.
Nor do I lose sleep over the personal attacks either. I am used to it.
One thing though, as long as you put your real name up there, I can say I respect that a lot more than the others who hide behind sockpuppets.
That does not apply to those who sign their name after their post. As long as they sign their real name, I have no problem with them.
Okay, and I will counter your points:
1) I support fair trade as there is no such thing as free trade. That is an illusion made up by some deluded Republicans.
2) What job retraining? That is another illusion given to deluded people by the Clintonians and the Bushites. When the manufacturing and service oriented jobs go overseas, what will this country produce? This nation must produce, and it is not doing that.
3) I believe Halliburton would be doing better without all of the lawsuits which dog their past exploits. Since they are not under such government restraints in Iraq, you are correct about your conclusion and since the 3Q came out, it supports your conclusion about the Iraq contracts. The evidence does support your conclusion, and I freely submit to that since the figures came out.
4) There are more characters worse than Firestorm, The Red Tornado comes to mind.
5) Howard Chaykin is all right, but does not push any buttons with me. I like Kirby, Ditko and the most underrated comic artist of all, Curt Swan.
6) I think the same of you at times, and found the idea of the comparison of the Bush film to the Reagan one a poor example of your point. Perhaps the Nixon one that Oliver Stone might have been a better example.
The bottom line is that some people will always look at Kennedy as King Arthur, and Nixon as Mordred. Although the truth is a lot different, that is the way it will always be.
I suspect a better example would be to compare the Reagan movie to the book that Goldman did on Elvis and John Lennon. I felt that the Bush movie was a poor example and that is why I disagreed with you on that note.