Bigotry and hate speech on the python mailing list

Rurpy rurpy at
Mon Apr 17 23:28:32 EDT 2017

On 04/17/2017 08:19 PM, Wildman via Python-list wrote:
> On Tue, 18 Apr 2017 08:23:34 +1000, Ben Finney wrote:
>> Paul Rubin < at nospam.invalid> writes:
>>> Rurpy <rurpy at> writes:
>>>> A couple weeks ago a frequent poster here (Steve D'Aprano
>>>> <steve+python at>) called another participant an "ugly
>>>> american"
>>> Oh stop trolling.
>> Paul, that is uncalled for. The charge of bigotry is not to be lightly
>> dismissed, and we do want to foster an environment here where people
>> will feel welcome.
> Your words remind me of this:
> "The seriousness of the charge mandates that we investigate
> this. Even though there is no evidence, the seriousness of
> the charge is what matters."
>   --Tom Foley (D) Speaker of the House

Amusing, like Bill Clinton's "depends what your definition
of is is", or Donald Rumsfeld's known unknowns and unknown 
unknowns.  But yet, isn't investigation what produces evidence?
Sometimes things that sound silly at first really aren't.

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