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    Quote Originally Posted by Zarathustra View Post
    But your oversimplification of the phenomenon is pleasantly ironic.
    I merely pointed out why it was not, as you put it, a gaffe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicodemus View Post
    I merely pointed out why it was not, as you put it, a gaffe.
    I think it was a gaffe in terms of his word choice; with time to reconsider his statement he likely would have avoided the word "smart". However, what's so much fun about this is how he's illustrated that when people don't have time to think about what they're saying, the unvarnished truth of their opinion often comes out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicodemus View Post
    I merely pointed out why it was not, as you put it, a gaffe.
    That's not all you did.

    Quote Originally Posted by EffEmDoubleyou View Post
    I think it was a gaffe in terms of his word choice; with time to reconsider his statement he likely would have avoided the word "smart".
    When I used the word "gaffe", I knew I wasn't being particularly precise.

    I didn't really care, cuz it's not a big issue, but this is one of the reasons I thought it was close enough.
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    No matter how airy or earthy or watery you become... to many of us you will always be...a super nova."

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    This thread is silly.

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    That's what I've been saying all along!
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    "I trust what you are doing though…I just see it a little differently.
    I don’t see it as you stepping away from the fire. I see it as the fire directing your course.
    No matter how airy or earthy or watery you become... to many of us you will always be...a super nova."

    "Behind these gates of seeming warmth sits, loosely chained, a fierce attack dog. Perhaps not crazy, but dangerous"

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    Clumsy gaffe? No.

    In depth analysis? No.

    Populist rhetoric? Yes.

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