But I find him entertaining.
I do not care about being attacked, even under the veil of "entertainment". I am very secure. And some of my ideas do appear to be "out there", I realize that. But at least I can try on a new perspective and form my own thoughts. And those thoughts have sered me well, otherwise, I would not be nearly as accomplished as I am.
But, back to the topic, gunners do not realize that they are wasting money and time...their own as well as that of the other students and the profs. Every minute spent on a student's comments is a minute less of prof lecture. Even if just five minutes are wasted in a single class session, a 1L class can waste at least hundred$ of thou$and$ of dollar$ per year if not million$.
For the record, I appreciate the backup Cool Beans. It's nice to have an ally once in awhile. However, I do think you give me too much credit. I am wrong at times, or at least overreaching. Sometimes, I do it purposefully, to provoke, cause controversy, invoke emotion. I like it. But I am mostly serious, and I believe most of what I say. And I believe that most of these people are intelligent and hard-working, if over-opinionated and short-sighted. Those are the people I want to provoke into expanding their ideologies.
To some people, I am not welcome on this board, and those are the people I seek to irritate. But I serve a purpose besides entertainment or comedy. I have nothing to prove, and that's nice.
There are times when I look back at my posts and go, I could have constructed my ideas better so that people understand them, namely the time that I used an analogy from contract law to demonstrate the ridiculousness of posters being disbarred for practicing law w/o a license. People took my argument too literally instead of realizing that I was presenting a thought process upon which common laws in general are founded: that an "awareness" of a wrongful act may/may not define its existence as a crime under the law, as might an understanding or "common belief" between two or more people in the exchange of goods and services. Moreover, the "reasonable person" standard is often a factor in defining wrongs. To me, understanding the common law is about nothing more than understanding general prionciples upon which it is founded and tempering it with our common sense, which is informed mostly by the unique time(s) and place(s) in which we live.