On again, off again -- when are negotiations not negotiations?
- I just got the home page updated to reflect Jerry McDonald's
withdrawal from the debate negotiations, and here comes
McDonald back to the table with a pending message, apparently
wanting to negotiate without negotiating.
This should be interesting.
--- In Maury_and_Baty@yahoogroups.com, "Robert Baty" <rlbaty@...>
>MO/Ft Collins, CO debate.
> Jerry McDonald recently withdrew from our negotiations for a Belle,
>of such withdrawal, Jerry McDonald has "backed out" of the proposed
> Clearly implied in such a unilateral action, and as a consequence
>seems appropriate should some of them pass this way.
> Of that there can be no mistake in the minds of reasonable people.
> However, there are many unreasonable folk around and so this note
>he's just going to show up in Ft. Collins, CO some time or another
> Jerry McDonald has now been going about his public rounds claiming
this summer for purposes of debating me.
>minds all recognize.
> The point of this message is simply to point out what reasonable
>different than the mutually agreed upon Belle, MO/Ft. Collins, CO
> That is, what Jerry McDonald is now proposing is something quite
debate for which we were negotiating.
>and, by implication, the Belle, MO/Ft. Collins, CO debate, should
> As was noted when Jerry McDonald backed out of the negotiations
Jerry McDonald be serious about a formal, oral, public debate with me
regarding issues of mutual interest, he now has some reasonable
things to do in order to demonstrate that he is "man-up" to producing
an honorable discussion with me
>him so as to engage me in an honorable discussion.
> Jerry McDonald has given no indication that he has the "man-up" in
>again for the Belle, MO/Ft. Collins, CO debate. We had agreed on
> Yet, I remain ready, willing and able to take up the negotiations
much and there wasn't much left to do.
>he wants, but he has backed out of "the" McDonald/Baty Belle, MO/Ft.
> For now, make no mistake, Jerry McDonald may propose "a" debate all
Collins, CO debate.
> Robert Baty
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