I have been unfair to Weirddave. I’ve been irrationally attacking him over what was clearly nothing more than an accidental omission of a word on his part. This occurred in the Lieberman may bolt from Dems GD thread. As he says in post #88 of that thread:
Unquestionably so. What Weirddave posted in post 51 of that thread was:
So Weirddave left out ‘procedure’ and I relentlessly attacked him over this trivial mistake.
Relentlessly, I tell you. My attack began with post 55:
See? I was foaming at the mouth, right off the bat. Inexcusable!
Along about post 57, BrainGlutton joined in, making us a two-man lynch mob, when he also pointed out the error to Weirddave:
Weirddave, responding to BrainGlutton’s savage attack, courteously acknowledged his error in Post 63, saying:
After this acknowledgement and rectification of his initial error, it was unthinkable that I’d continue to bring it up, but I did. In post 71, Homebrew, clearly not understanding the graciousness with which Weirddave had acknowledged his mistake, asked:
To which Weirddave elaborated further in post 73 on how he’d simply gotten his wording wrong, and was merely trying to correct the record:
Which makes my atttack on Weirddave in post 78 even more irrational:
Couldn’t I see that Weirddave had acknowledged and corrected his factual error? How could I have missed it?
Yet, after some more back-and-forth between BrainGlutton and Weirddave, I had the nerve (in post 86) to keep on jumping on Weirddave, ignoring his repeated concessions and corrections:
Which is what Weirddave was responding to in his post (#88) in that thread which I quoted at the top of this post.
One who flouts the norms of GD in such a manner as I have done here clearly deserves to be Pitted. But Wierddave is too gentlemanly a poster to do so. So after having considered the matter for the past day and a half, I have come to the conclusion that if he won’t Pit me for this irrational behavior of mine, I must do so myself. Mea culpa.