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2006-05-09 - 2:21 p.m.
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Just an observation that when people say, "With all due respect...," they are usually not really expressing due respect, nor are they givin' all of it that they can give.
What people are usually really saying with this phrase is, "Now, I'll tip my hat to Ms. Schmidt here out of politeness, but she's basically totally full of shit and here's why I think so..."
And this is really, really not an observation drawn from recent personal experience. Rather, someone being interviewed in an NPR piece this morning made a rather biting rebuttal to someone else's opinion, starting with that little phrase.
Sometimes I'd rather tell people they're full of shit (but in a good way!) than respect them.
Not everyone can appreciate simultaneous spiritual forkfuls of shit and love, however.
This is worth remembering.
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