You have to wonder what his voting record is.
So we have to disagree to agree to disagree?
He trolled himself.
He’s a libertarian Bolshevik. IOW, he’s a MAGA Marxist.
She’s clearly too smart for him.
I didn’t know you could spell “troll” as “Absolutist contrarian”. But either way, I do my best not to feed ’em.
My belief, don’t label yourself until you vote! You don’t have to vote party line
He just got played.
Willing to pay the five pounds to watch her have a session in Monty Python’s Argument Clinic.
When winning is losing.
But, of course it is easy to stick with a belief system nowadays!
Devil’s advocate by default. reminds me of the “Argument Sketch”.
A woman and a gentleman lawyer are seated next to each other on a flight from Los Angeles to New York. The lawyer asks if she would like to play a fun game. The woman, tired, just wants to take a nap, so she politely declines and rolls over to the window to catch a few winks. The lawyer persists and explains that the game is easy and a lot of fun.
He says, “I ask you a question, and if you don’t know the answer, you pay me five dollars, and vice versa.” Again, she declines and tries to get some sleep.The lawyer, now agitated, says, “Okay, if you don’t know the answer, you pay me $5, and if I don’t know the answer, I will pay you $500.”This catches the woman’s attention and, figuring there will be no end to this torment, agrees to the game. The lawyer asks the first question: “What’s the distance from the earth to the moon?” The woman doesn’t say a word, reaches into her purse, pulls out a $5.00 bill, and hands it to the lawyer. “Okay,” says the lawyer, “your turn.” She asks, “What goes up a hill with three legs and comes down with four legs?” The lawyer, puzzled, takes out his laptop computer and searches all his references … no answer. He taps into the air phone with his modem and searches the Internet and the Library of Congress … no answer. Frustrated, he sends e-mails to all his friends and coworkers but to no avail. After an hour, he wakes the woman and hands her $500. The woman thanks him and turns back to get some more sleep. The lawyer, who is more than a little miffed, stirs the woman and asks, “Well, what’s the answer?”
Without a word, the woman reaches into her purse, hands the lawyer $5, and goes back to sleep.
Don’t worry. It’s not your fault. It was wrong of her to engage in a battle of wits with an unarmed man.
I have learned that there are some people who believe that having an argument is the same as having a conversation. I am not one of them …
And they should be banned from posting comments on GoComics!
This made me think of the phrase “One good punch defeats a thousand words”, I wonder why?
Putting the ‘jerk’ into knee-jerk response.
That guy looks an awful lot like Penn Jillette.
You see, if I argue, I must take up a contrary position.
That makes him a gqp more than anything.
What if we all just thought for ourselves…. Never mind, it was just a thought .
He’s not alone. He should be . . . unhappy
No, it’s not.
I guess the most wise know when to let stupid win.
This is a recycled cartoon. It appeared originally on May 25, 1999. Sad.
Most men in a bar would try to prolong a conversation with an attractive woman. He is trying to end the conversation. Dumb of him.
I just have no time for folks who are contrary on purpose. Life is hard enough without being deliberately mean. In a world where you can be anything you want, be kind. It costs $0.00 to be a decent human being.
Sorry for devolving into -isms, but they are absolutely true.
But it does seem easy, these days as it were, to maintain a disbelief system … and a delusion system … and a disinformation culture
Being a contrarian is hardest on people with multiple personalities
I have no idea what either liberal or conservative means anymore.
My mother is what I call a “contrarian”. Even if you agree with her, you’re doing it for the wrong reason .
Well boys and girls, there used to be this thing called debating…..no, no , not the shouting matches they have today
In chaos there is profit.
I Sometimes do things like that …carefully. If I know someone who is very thoughtful and responsible but holds a political view different from mine, I’ll challenge them to get an idea how someone that has a very different view from mine arrived at that view (that only works on people not prone to excitable or angry responses).
It’s a great system if you want to avoid meeting people.
Well played, lady. Well played.
There was somebody like him in my college Ethics class. He’d wait to see what direction the consensus was heading, then begin making contrary arguments. He had no consistent viewpoint, he just liked to argue. A few years later he was on the city council and acted the same way.
The truth shall set you free, though today’s political debates rarely have anything remotely to do with the truth.
Note to Self: “Agree with the pretty girl.”
How typically American.
It’s perfectly alright for you to disagree with me. I can’t force you to be right.
Semantics, the true parasitocrat language of administration…
Brilliant. You meet this idiot every day.
Ideology leads to “ideological purity,” purity by nature is extreme, and extremism leads to absurdity.
If you try to argue with an extremist from the opposite extreme, you’re probably both wrong.
That was very clever.
Kind of a dumb question. There are actually people to the left of “liberal” (vomit).
Next stop: local chapter of Incels Anonymous, in which they get to muse over where they fit in the hierarchy of exigology.
He really dodged a bullet there if she actually thinks that’s “pure genius”.
It is only hard if you are just playing at it instead of living it.
I’m a radically apolitical cynic. There are more of us than you might suspect.
Unlike communism…one party, one rule, zero opposition.
The biggest problem with that approach is that it’s central premise is a fallacy. There is No Such Thing as an Absolute!
I actually knew a guy like that when I was in the Navy.
With a bit of careful rhetorical maneuvering, you could actually get him to argue in favor of Both Sides during the same argument.
February 16, 2022