: On Thu, 03 Feb 2005 05:31:47 +0000, Andrew Barss wrote:
: Andy, Andy, Andy! And we pay _you_ to "educate" out children? What a
: waste of our taxpayers dollars :-(
Mark said much the same thing a couple months ago, and I let it
pass, but this is getting tiresome, so:
1) I understand you disagree with me on matters of politics. So be it.
I like your opinions, and the ways you arrive at and express them, about
as much as you like mine. So it goes.
2) I know very little about you, other than
a) you're very conservative
b) you have a high opinion of yourself (who doesn't?)
c) you do woodworking
d) you live in Arizona
e) you seem to have a *major* copyright violation on your
3) I quite specifically don't know what you do for a living: sysadmin?
Burger flipper? Banker? Prison guard? Tycoon?
4) I wouldn't presume to conclude anything about what specifically you
do, or how well you do it, at your job, based on (2a-e). It's irrelevant.
You may be very good at what you do, or really bad at it, independent of,
for example, your support of the Iraqi invasion.
5) What I do, as a professor and scientist, has absolutely nothing to do
with politics, religion, or history (other than history of science).
What I do for a living, and how well I do it, has utterly nothing to do
with much of anything I say on rec.woodworking: it has nothing to do with
my political views, what kind of furniture I like, what my favorite finish
for maple burl is, etc. My students have no idea what my political
opinions, stance on abortion, preferences in shellac type, etc. are.
SO I will thank you to do the same for me as I say in (4). Doing
otherwise is either plain stupid, or willfully mean, or perhaps both.
-- Andy Barss