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Mon Apr 16, 2018, 10:26 AM

Totally missed from Comey interview! He said Trump is clearly not stupid or insane. nm

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Reply Totally missed from Comey interview! He said Trump is clearly not stupid or insane. nm (Original post)
Dumper Apr 2018 OP
turquoise Apr 2018 #1
Dumper Apr 2018 #2
turquoise Apr 2018 #3
Will Morningstar Apr 2018 #6
turquoise Apr 2018 #7
Will Morningstar Apr 2018 #8
turquoise Apr 2018 #11
Will Morningstar Apr 2018 #12
turquoise Apr 2018 #13
Will Morningstar Apr 2018 #14
turquoise Apr 2018 #15
Will Morningstar Apr 2018 #16
Will Morningstar Apr 2018 #4
GoldwatersSoul Apr 2018 #5
NavyBrat Apr 2018 #9
GoldwatersSoul Apr 2018 #10

Response to Dumper (Original post)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 10:33 AM

1. Is Comey an expert on IQ and mental states because he praises Trump about those things?

Quite apart from whether Trump is, in reality sane and intelligent or not, Comey is not credible when it comes to his own job (impartial investigator) and education (law). Why should I confer him credibility on him when wanders into the province of psychologists or psychiatrists?

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Response to turquoise (Reply #1)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 10:53 AM

2. What are the qualifications of the many Lefties who say he is dumb/insane?

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Response to Dumper (Reply #2)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 10:56 AM

3. Whatabouttery.

And answering a question with a question is rude. Or so "they" say.

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Response to turquoise (Reply #3)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 11:15 AM

6. What are your qualifications to "claim" the world is "round".

 

Please provide your up-to-date curriculum vitae includng any advanced degrees you may hold in, geography, geophysics and/or astrophysics.

Please also provide proof of non-membership in the deepstate, the swamp, the illuminati, the main stream media, and the global conspiracy for world domination.

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Response to Will Morningstar (Reply #6)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 12:45 PM

7. That might be a relevant question if I had claimed the world is round.

ETA: Or judged cred based solely upon whether a Democrat or a Republican were being praised or insulted.

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Response to turquoise (Reply #7)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 01:44 PM

8. I was actually answering Dumper's request for your "qualifications" to note the obvious...

 

...and, to make an equally relevant analogy...

...note, by extension, that none of us need to be television weathermen or graduate Meteorologists, to:

a) know that rain is falling on our heads, or

b) counter the claim that we are not "qualified" to know that rain is falling on our heads.

So much for the Standard Discussionist Qualifications Argument ("SDQA")

The SDQA is, henceforth, as dead as Julius Caesar.

Any fool knows when water is falling out of the sky, and his head is wet, it is most likely raining. This requires no advanced degrees or special qualifications.

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Response to Will Morningstar (Reply #8)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 03:26 PM

11. Dumper did not ask me for my qualifications, but, if you want to respond to Dumper, you

should probably reply to Dumper's post.

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Response to turquoise (Reply #11)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 03:36 PM

12. My intentions were to support you and your post without further mixup...

 

...so addressed your post directly in support of the valid nature of common sense, and the needless necessity of special credentials to note the obvious, and the lack of need to split hairs over same.

And yes, you are 100% correct, he asked (rhetorically, of course -- Ed.) "what are the qualifications of Lefty...etc.", not of you, to split hairs over same...

...(no criticism meant neither express nor implied, of course-- Ed.)...

...as my main point could equally be offered to any party to such a discussion of "The Need (or Not) to be Specially Qualified to Know the Obvious".



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Response to Will Morningstar (Reply #12)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 03:46 PM

13. My post number 1 on this thread? That post is not in support of Comey's making

common sense diagnoses of mental illness.

Also, if you reply with to a post of mine addressing me as "you," I'm going to make the logical assumption that you are addressing me.

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Response to turquoise (Reply #13)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 04:08 PM

14. Fair enough. I stay out of that whole Comey business anyhow.

 

An American Issue best left to Americans, IMHO. I only address (IMHO usually spurious) challenges of you/me /anyone's "qualifications"* to "believe our lying eyes"*, or "believe our lying ears"*...

...as I find the "qualifications argument"* mostly used to throw dust in you/me /anyone's eyes, and/or deny the obvious by means of an ad hominem argument.


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Response to Will Morningstar (Reply #14)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 04:13 PM

15. Saying that Comey's assessments have no cred is not an ad hom.

Even your characterizing my statement about Comey as spurious is not an ad hom. My saying Dumper has no cred would have been an ad hom, but I did not say that.

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Response to turquoise (Reply #15)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 04:45 PM

16. Noted. Thanks. No "characterization" of any individual argument as "spurious"...

 

...was intentionally expressed nor implied. Throughout (this subthread -- Ed.) I refer (or strictly intend(ed) to refer -- Ed.) to anything and everything...

...only insofar as it relates to the general idea of the "What Are Your Qualifications to Know the Patently Obvious" chestnut...

...and both any consideration of who may or may not employ it from time to time...

...and the relative justice or lack thereof of such characterization as applied to any individual, inclusive of present company, is, and shall continue to be, neither express nor implied.


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Response to Dumper (Reply #2)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 11:07 AM

4. They are meteorologists. As in, "Don't have to be a meteorologist to know when it's raining...

 

on my head". eom


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Response to turquoise (Reply #1)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 11:09 AM

5. I wouldn't trust him to....

investigate. But, he did spend time with the man and while I think Comey himself is morally challenged. I can take his word on a personal observation.

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Response to GoldwatersSoul (Reply #5)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 01:50 PM

9. Translation: When I like what he says, he's being honest.

 

When I don't, he's a lying sonofabitch.

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Response to NavyBrat (Reply #9)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 03:14 PM

10. Not at all...

If he said Trump was stark raving mad. I would have accepted it as a personal observation. I would Trust but Verify.

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