.. Bink’s underweather’d, and real life has interefered with his blogging schedule. News-gathering starting now.
And we just wrote the following to a snippy commenter:
Dear Mr. Ross:
Thanks for zooming in on the real issues at stake. As for Steyn’s dreadful lack of edumacation, I’m a Master’s post-Grad 1/2 way to a Ph.D., and (1) find his positions quite cogent, even if I don’t agree with them all (2) more than a few doctorate and self-conscious;y ‘interleckshul’ sorts came across as parrots, climbers, wanna-bees, and sheep baaing after the required current fashions in scholarship and such.
Your argument is an ‘ad hominem’ attack (to the man, not the argument). Aside from his hair, choice of wardrobe, beard-trimming habits, dental work, shoes, mannerisms, and speech– what do you make of the civilizational melt-down he’s pointing out in the UK and elsewhere?
For anyone who cares, my own accent has itty-bitty hints of Scots twang, mannerisms, and leftovers from my Glasgow born & bred Grandfather, and my Glasgow-raised father. I suppose it’s all highly r-r-r-r-regrettable from Mr. Ross’ perch, but it’s just part of the Heinz-57 of my background and up-bringing. I also like the bagpipes, which some people would counsider a disability or mental illness. So be it.