Yes, do you need help with understanding what constitutes a personal attack? Plus you need to work on your communication skills if you feel that was supposed to come off as a playful jab.
Rich, I've been reading this forum for quites some time now and only recently began commenting again. It is exactly this snooty, sarcastic attitude that prompted me to call you Dr. Arrogance.
What is arogance? A lack of humility. I've never seen you concede a point, admit a mistake or show humility in any thread. I suppose it may have happened somewhere, but I haven't seen it.
I thought you had thicker skin than that
My concern in this case was not for my feelings, but rather for the tone the discussion will take when one person sees fit to personally attack another because they don't share that person's opinion.
This is the most laughable thing I've seen you write. Why, in the very same thread you say to another commenter "Should I ask if you have limited brain capacity
because you are picking and choosing things I said to misinterpret what I am saying and take the conversation in a different direction than what I originally said? Or should I ask if you are simply trying to be disingenuous?"
You are concerned that the thread may take an unpleasant tone? Really? Is that supposed to be comic relief? Or are you simply trying to be disingenous?
As I have reasons for taking the stand that I do, which you perhaps did not consider either.
Where is this coming from? I'm not the one that personally attacked you and took umbrage with your point of view without first asking where your point of view stems from. You'll have to look in the mirror to see that guy.
Here's that concern for the tone of the thread shining through again. What you overlooked in my attempt at being conciliatory (read the rest of the paragraph that you quoted, please) was that you are not the only one with personal experiences with cops. I had a pretty powerful one myself which left me with a very different outlook, but I made a point to recognize that your experiences left you with what is for you a justified, if somewhat jaded, opinion.
You keep referencing this horrible personal attack I waged against you. I called you arrogant. Sheesh. Get over it already, or maybe don't get over it... if you think I'm wrong, maybe you need to be a little more self-aware.
And we (you) need to understand where the other person is coming from before personally attacking them and dismissing their point of view.
You missed again. I didn't dismiss your point. I actually conceded that your position was valid.
Did you read that part? "Should I question your reading capability because you don't seem to be grasping what I am saying?"
You are mortally offended at my calling you arrogant, yet it's okay for you to question other's intelligence or sincerity and you have free reign to be as sarcastic or belittling as you wish. That's fine, just don't get all uppity if someone calls you on it from time to time.