Honestly, if I could have insulted him on 19 different levels, I would have.
I am thoroughly sick and tired of "faggot" and "deviant" being thrown around on these boards.
I would be just as aggrieved if "kike" or "nigger" was used so casually.
Now, am I perfect? FUUUUUUCK, no. I've had problems with drugs and alcohol. Shitty relationships with women. Used to shoplift in high school. (Books, and only from chain stores, but it's still wrong.)
So, knowing this, I don't believe I've ever been the first to pass jusgement on anyone on this board.
But, when I see someone with hatred and stupidity emanating--unbidden--from their very core, then I will come down on them like Mjolnir, mystical hammer of Thor.
More specifically, when someone comes onto this board crowing about taking speed and considering gastric bypass to lose the weight he gained sitting on his ass with a federally-mandated piece of jewelery around his ankle...well, when that guy calls my friends and family "faggots" and "deviants" and "perverts"...
Well, fuck him.
And, Grey, for our political differences, I know you're a smart guy, too. I think you've picked the wrong side in this argument.