Bigotry and hate speech on the python mailing list

Wildman best_lay at
Tue Apr 18 11:35:42 EDT 2017

On Tue, 18 Apr 2017 03:28:32 +0000, Rurpy wrote:

> 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.

Yes, investigation is what produces evidence but "probable
cause" is needed to begin the investigation.  That means
there has to be something more than just an accusation.

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