Being told to ‘Shaddup’

No, this didn’t happen to me.  But it came from the mouth of DL Foster, the ex-gay reverend from Atlanta.  He left the comment at TalkWisdom in response to a comment by someone named John.  John was writing in to Christine’s blog about all the excitement about Palin being chosen by McCain.  He pointed out that she really is inexperienced to be the president of this country if it ever came down to it.  Dl Foster’s response?

gcmwatch said…

Hey. John.

August 30, 2008 12:32:00 PM PDT


How nice.  Telling someone to shut up (shaddup is slang for shut up)  is not the most polite way of dealing with someone who disagrees with you. You might as well tell them to f**k off, since it really means the same thing. 

More surprising is Christine’s response to DL Foster telling John to shut up:


Blogger Christinewjc said…

Heh heh heh…gcmwatch! Way to be direct and to the point!
I was waiting for someone to come along and respond to John’s negative, bloviating spew. One word did it!
Brilliant! 😉

August 30, 2008 12:52:00 PM PDT


Brilliant?  Telling someone to shut up is brilliant?  I agree with Christine that it is direct and to the point. However, imagine what would be flying if someone told Christine or DL Foster to shut up?  I am guessing that the fallout wouldn’t be pretty.  And more than likely that person would be attacked for trying to silence their ‘christian’ views! 

I left a comment at talkwisdom saying pretty much what I just said.  It will be interesting to see the reply.

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4 Responses to Being told to ‘Shaddup’

  1. Robert says:

    Brilliant would be if Foster had actually countered John\’s point. Telling someone to shut up is a example of a weak debater, and furthermore someone who doesen\’t have any facts to back up their opinion, but they just dont like what you are saying.

  2. Emproph says:

    It sounds way worse when you actually read John\’s — apparently — "negative, bloviating spew."

  3. Unknown says:

    Hi Kevin. I wrote this comment at TalkWisdom…which I actually think is an oxymoron…and I too, was a bit surprised at the "good reverends" comment. Although after having read his blog for a while now I should be used to his arrogance. What I thought was particularly amusing was Christine\’s comment about my "bloviating spew". She of all people should not be criticising someone for bloviating!! You\’re doing great work here Kevin…keep it up. Thanks and can\’t wait to read your reply and the inevitable bloviation that will ensue.

  4. Cassie says:

    It is, perhaps, not surprising to learn that the terms "bloviate" and "bloviating" meaning to speak pompously were popularized by the 29th President of the United States—Warren Gamaliel Harding—who was a Republican and whose speeches read like this: "America\’s present need is not heroics, but healing; not nostrums, but normalcy; not revolution, but restoration; not agitation, but adjustment; not surgery, but serenity; not the dramatic, but the dispassionate; not experiment, but equipoise; not submergence in internationality, but sustainment in triumphant nationality…." —glad he doesn\’t bloviate ain\’t you? His main claim to fame, of course, was to keep America out of the League of Nations. (Republicans usually suck at having to deal with people from other countries—you see, their NEED to believe in America as a civilisation superior to all others and the apple of God\’s eye falls apart when they actually meet people from other nations and find out that one of the main reasons America is no longer a shining beacon of hope and freedom to the world is because of the Republican Party and its principles.

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