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    Quote Originally Posted by flibbertyjibber View Post
    Only a bunch of convicts having been beaten 3-0 and gone 9 tests without a win and won just 1 in 11 against England could go into the home series saying they will win. England will win in Australia again this winter as they are a better side which they have shown this summer. 3-0 doesn't lie girls.

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    Lol Gold!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Agent Nationaux View Post
    Yes that was a shame. I remember when he used to support the Palestinians and so on, but never supported Iraq during the US invasion.

    Loved the debate he had with Galloway (which I think Galloway won).
    Agreed. Fell a lot in my estimations due to his neo-con backing.

    That Galloway debate was also very entertaining.
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    Rip , a fine writer and exceptional orator despite a tendency of naive and incoherent leftism as well as a constant use of sensationalism. The most annoying thing being not so much about himself, but the brain dead morons who assume that everything he said must be right because of his convincing conversational skills and tendency to make opponents look stupid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by andyc View Post
    Not bad.

    The death threats against people who tweeted #GodIsNotGreat were classy too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ikki View Post
    Agreed. Fell a lot in my estimations due to his neo-con backing.
    Glenn Greenwald bitchslaps him in this article:

    Christopher Hitchens and the protocol for public figure deaths - Glenn Greenwald - Salon.com

    Has the balls to break away from the "never criticise the dead" etiquette

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    I never really gave him the time of day after his neo-con dalliance so I was a bit surprised at the eulogising coming from typically left-wing quarters. Complex individual I suppose.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Howe_zat View Post
    Why? He took on the arrogant. There's nothing so arrogant as claiming you have divine knowledge and revelation, that you're one of God's chosen people and the rest of us just didn't get the memo. I don't see why Hitchens is the arrogant one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Adamc View Post
    I never really gave him the time of day after his neo-con dalliance so I was a bit surprised at the eulogising coming from typically left-wing quarters. Complex individual I suppose.
    Yeah. That's why Greenwald's article makes so much sense. I think he was taken aback as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Howe_zat View Post
    Why? He took on the arrogant. There's nothing so arrogant as claiming you have divine knowledge and revelation, that you're one of God's chosen people and the rest of us just didn't get the memo. I don't see why Hitchens is the arrogant one.

    One of the finest orators of our time, and will be missed. I didn't agree with a lot of what he said - his support for war on abstract concepts in particular - but I'd be lying if I said he didn't inspire me as well.
    Whether you like Hitchens or not, you can't deny he was hugely arrogant. An almost shameless exhibitionist as well with an attitude far more extreme and pedantic than the average believer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cover drive man View Post
    Whether you like Hitchens or not, you can't deny he was hugely arrogant. An almost shameless exhibitionist as well with an attitude far more extreme and pedantic than the average believer.
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    Never in a million years would I have thought Brumby to admit this!!!!!!

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    Bought myself a bit of Hitchens reading material after he died.

    Letters to a Fellow Contrarion or whatever it's called was sickening in it's language and generally arrogant and self indulgent nature.

    God Is Not Great is a good read thus far though. Strongly written, but good.
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    God Is Not Great Is Not Great [/BadJokeAlert]

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    Massive fan of the Hitch - RIP to my favorite debater in recent times, a real voice of reason. Very sad news.

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    Classic Hitch-slap here..................... Hitchens schools a Muslim on free speech - YouTube

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