Originally Posted by mschauer
I no more "hammered" at her position than she "hammered" at mine. I did not attempt to "shut her down" any more than she attempted to do the same to me. She stated an opinion and I countered. That she insisted on continuing to reiterate the same position over and over without offering any substantial information to support that position was her choice. All I did was not her let have the last word. If she or anyone expects their opinion to go unchallenged they can expect to be disappointed.
BTW - Getting lectured about "belittling" and "politeness" is a real hoot considering what goes on in these forums from those of a particular political persuasion.
It was certainly evident who was reiterating "the same position over and over". Yes, we understand Warren Buffett believes in GE...
You may certainly choose to see my reply to you as a "lecture". You wrote that you "found it interesting that I chose to see disagreement as 'testy'." I simply gave you an explanation as to why
I considered your posts "testy". You don't want to acknowledge that many of your replies to ckblv were indeed rude. When you continually and blatantly dismiss someone's opinion, to me that's trying to shut them down.
Ckblv has been posting in IMO long enough to know that she can expect disagreements with her position. That's the point of IMO, isn't it, to debate issues? I guarantee that she doesn't expect her opinions to go unchallenged. But I think most of us want to at least have a civil debate.
I also do not believe for a second that "those of a particular political persuasion" have a corner on rudeness in this forum. I've seen people from both sides of the aisle get mean.
Since "getting the last word" seems to be important to you, you may have it should you choose to reply to this post. I think enough time has been spent on this subject.