quote:Originally posted by MBM:
You characterized my comments incorrectly. I explain them. And then you reflexively reiterate your initial comment.
Because your explanation did nothing to assuage my concerns. Otherwise I clearly would not raise them again and specify exactly what I found troublesome.
quote:First, why would I lie about my perspective?
Who knows?!? It's certainly not beyond the realm of possibility for you to lie about something or backpedal or any other human response. What are you, the Pope?
quote:Furthermore, you keep coming back to this "southerner" thing. Do you think the only people who do the things listed in the initial post are in the south? Really?
First, I don't "keep coming back to it." You keep asking me about it. There is no way that I am the only person who immediately thought of Southern stereotypes when reading that. Just no way. Perhaps where you live, they routinely refer to Northerners as living in trailer parks and fucking their sisters and listening to hillbilly music and whatever else, but that is not at all a typical experience. It's just not and I remain astounded that you keep pushing that angle as if it's the most absurd thing you've ever heard. If you've never heard of those as Southern stereotypes then we will never see eye-to-eye on this point because I believe that to be common knowledge for anyone who's lived in this country and owns a television. We just will not come to any understanding on this point. What you are saying sounds completely and ridiculously absurd to me and the feeling is apparently mutual. C'est la vie.
quote:The behaviors listed may make you uncomfortable, but they are incidental to the primary point of the post.
I've responded to that twice now and the only reason why we're still talking about it is because I'm responding to your questions, babe.