Allow me to clarify...
People who are unwilling to reexamine their position/opinion on an issue in the light of new data are, in fact, ignorant douchebags.
People who mock people who do reexamine their position/opinion on an issue in the light of new data are extremely ignorant douchebags.
Douchebag is a highly versatile word though, and can be used on friends and family alike for a variety of reasons. For example: I grab a beer, open it, and then get distracted. My friend, takes my beer and starts to drink it. When I discover this injustice, I rightfully say something like: "Aww, you douchebag!" and he says, "You should keep an eye on your beer, or some douchebag might take it."
Another possibility when referencing your family might play out like this. Your brother and you are playing catch. You call timeout because your wife thinks she needs your opinion on which type of chips go better with the taco dip. Your brother throws the football anyway and hits you in the balls, then laughs at you. He instantly transforms from brother to douchebag brother. It is perfectly acceptable to reference him as such as you're rolling around on the ground in pain.
As you can see, it's a very useful word. Especially when applied in an ad hominem situation. I hope that clears things up.Comment Posted By Chuck Tucson On 10.06.2009 @ 09:51
To some, this makes me a squish.
These people are douchebags of the highest order.Comment Posted By Chuck Tucson On 9.06.2009 @ 10:39
The rape, theft, murder, and domination of Lebanon that followed wasn’t entirely our fault but we had a big hand in letting it happen.
Hopefully we will never admit this publicly, or apologize for it.Comment Posted By Chuck Tucson On 8.06.2009 @ 11:52
Gayle Miller said:
I firmly believe that Hugo Chavez Obama...
Hey Gayle, when you use clever-to-you names like "Hugo Chavez Obama" or other such derogatory conservative monikers, it delegitimizes everything you say. It detracts from the potency, message, and salience of your posts, and only serves to distract from the points raised when you write.
If you're trying to influence others who either haven't formed an opinion, or are receptive to different approaches on a topic, then this is the worst possible way to go about doing it.
And yes, the same goes for liberals who do it as well.Comment Posted By Chuck Tucson On 4.06.2009 @ 09:11
Yes, yes, I know that Rush, Levin, and the rest do more than simply make liberals look like idiots, and even dangerous idiots at times.
It's not just liberals. It's also conservatives who have a different take on an issue. It's easy to make people look like idiots when you're the one who controls the mute button on the call-in line.
It's frustrating as a listener to hear someone get muted when they're trying to make a point or counter point.
However, if I had my own radio who, I'd prolly do the same thing.Comment Posted By Chuck Tucson On 3.06.2009 @ 11:13
I know Rick laid it all out for us at one point, but that post is deep in the archives probably. Best of luck finding it.Comment Posted By Chuck Tucson On 2.06.2009 @ 22:01
michael reynolds Said:
I don’t entirely agree with him, but there’s nothing naive or foolish about saying, “You should do X, but we won’t force you to do X.” We’ll just burn your cities down if you mess with us.
Burn your cities down... This is an approach I can totally get behind.Comment Posted By Chuck Tucson On 2.06.2009 @ 15:41
Gayle Miller said:
How many days has he actually SPENT in D.C.?
Seriously Gayle? Are you really going to go there? Maybe look at your score card and let us know when he's been away from D.C. more than 1,020 days.Comment Posted By Chuck Tucson On 2.06.2009 @ 11:34
Michael S. Said:
But, that is all he (Obama) ever has been and all he ever will be … a politician.
Right, because being a Juris Doctor from Harvard Law and a Professor of Constitutional Law at the University of Chicago Law School for twelve years don't count.Comment Posted By Chuck Tucson On 1.06.2009 @ 20:13
Turnabout is still fair play, isn’t it?
Psh. No way. Clearly the murder of this abortion doctor is everyone's fault. Everyone should probably just stop talking about it, on the chance that everyone causes another doctor to be murdered. The last thing everyone needs is more blood on everyone's hands.Comment Posted By Chuck Tucson On 1.06.2009 @ 09:51