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    "I Would Not Smell the Foul Odor of Your Name"

    People who cry for “civil discourse” miss the true problem. Insults—ad hominem attacks—have been part of argument ever since the first proto-human sneered at the second human’s big butt. Insults add spice to an argument, and banter—insulting, competitive humor—can even help persuade the persuadable onlookers. (Keep in mind that most effective persuasion aims at an audience, not the person you’re arguing with.)

    OK, enough egghead stuff. Now let Martin Luther insult you. Enjoy!


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    He some issues :)
    February 10, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterGordon Adams

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