Over at Stageleft, a simple observation that it would have been nice for the U.S. and Commander Chimpy to have thanked Canada after 9/11 has been, sadly and predictably, turned by total dickwad "Mike" into a stupefying emotional tirade:
Thanks for hammering one more nail into the coffin of the ” Canadians are self-effacing, modest, ahhwww shucks, no, you’re embarrassing me with your praise and thanks,” myth. (Actually, what I want to know is how you found any space for one more nail).
What’s it going to take for you to stop using Katrina as a vehicle for your anti-Americanism? (I’m not going to waste my time asking you to feel some sympathy for these people. I’d settle for an end to the unseemly sniping).
How about public service announcements on all the major American TV networks, every hour on the hour:
” We interrupt our regularly scheduled programming to ….. THANK CANADA!!!”
Luckily, Dilbert cartoonist Scott Adams knows exactly how twits like Mike think. In his book "The Way of the Weasel," Adams discusses weasel debating techniques, with technique number one being: "Restate your opponent's ideas using bizarre absolutes and then refute them."
Cue Dilbert and "Mike," in what is clearly a product development meeting:
Dilbert: We should add this feature to our product to make it more useful.
Mike: Are you telling me that not one person on earth will use our product without that feature?!!
Dilbert: You changed what I said into a bizarre absolute.
Mike: Oh, I change everything you say?!
I'm guessing Scott Adams has run into Mike before.