Originally posted by 90 Notch
I have no facts to support that Iraq was a threat to us. I will reciprocate that I have not seen any facts that say they were not. I do have my opinion that Iraq was a state sponsor of terrorism and that any country that supports terrorism of the kind that planned the attacks of 9/11/01 is a threat to us. I agree about inteligence and common sense being important, but who said I hung my hat on common sense alone? It seems to me that you rely on research as a determintaion of inteligence. I would hold my inteligense and common sense against anyones. I have no desire to impress you with my accomplishments as a bolster to my argument. I am happy for your success, I am sure you earned it.
You may be an exception to my experience with guys who sit behind a computer all day and have very little common sense. Besides, financial success is not necesarily an indicator of common sense and inteligence. See Eminem and MC Hammer among a host of others.
You have still never addressed why someone pointing out your left wing statements upsets you so much. Your lack of denial of your left wing comments answers that I guess.
Intelligence would give you the ability to spell intelligence.
I address your comments about the left wing, because it is typical of the extreme right winger that decides anyone opposed to the right wing, must be left wing. Which, in fact, is untrue and ignorant.
I don't sit behind a computer all day. Today, I awoke at 5, ran 3 miles, got the kid ready for school, walked her to school, lifted weights, worked for awhile, talked to some European clients, programmed some, shot a large bucket of balls at the driving range, picked my daughter up from school. Intermixed with a meal every now and then.
Yes, I rely on research as a primary tool for gathering intelligence. Like most people do. I don't get it from the opinions of talk show hosts and their interpretation of the facts, which would give me an opinion of an opinion, twice removed from fact. I also gather this research from multiple sources
I see France and Germany are pretty pissed at us. I don't have any facts that point to them not being a threat to us. Should we attack them as well?
MC Hammer, obvisouly had no common sense or intelligence. That is why he declared bankruptcy.
Emminem, clearly appears to have some intelligence and common sense. It may not be what you want to hear, but he definetly has carved a market out for himself and pursuing it very well. I don't necessarily agree with him, but I am impressed at his ability to market that to his target market.
I have an opinion my neighbors down the street must sponsor terrorism. I mean, they have those funny rags on their heads and pray to the East every morning. I don't have any facts to base that on, but, hey its an opinion.