Gee seems to have his knickers in a twist. You can read the whole thing if you like, but there are a few points of interest:
Aaron, as usual, you lie, you misrepresent everything on the sole purpose to make me look like a fool…You carefully suppressed the lines in between that lead to my comments, but this is not the first time you do that. You are very deceptive, Mister!
I’m pretty sure he’s accusing me of hiding something, although his syntax is difficult to parse. He doesn’t tell me what I hid or cite any other examples of my alleged misrepresentations. An eyewitness to the remarks I quoted testifies to my complete accuracy. Everything Gee writes to me I publish prominently and in full, including, of course, this.
On another subject, you reported in your so called columns a discussion we had, you and I, about a squeeze play. That discussion never happened, it is a pure invention of your imagination, and I don’t care if what you wrote makes me look good, it is all false.
Now this is interesting. Why would I fabricate a discussion that makes Gee look good if I were interested in character assassination? I wouldn’t, of course. But the comments were spelled and punctuated properly and the analysis was sound, so I thought something might be fishy. I checked my referer logs, and sure enough, the comments that were purportedly from Gee came, not from his provider, but from an ISP in the UK. So what happened? I guess some misguided avenger of Gee’s honor sent in these comments under his name to make me look bad. I will retain the comments, but under the name of “pseudo-Gerard,” until the impostor decides to reveal himself. It was scurrilous of me to accuse Gee of analyzing a hand correctly, and it won’t happen again.
On the same token, you reported questions asked by justinl and shotgun. They never asked you these questions.
And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. “Superstitious in the Sudan” isn’t really from the Sudan. “Mystified in Missoula” isn’t from Missoula either. I’ve even heard rumors that Dr. Robert doesn’t have an M.D. Now that would be a scandal.
Meanwhile, for all the reasons I mentioned earlier, I do not accept a challenge by you at the bridge table until these columns about me either stop or stop being a character assassination of me. Show yourself as a gentleman, and then we’ll talk, but not before.
Something may have got lost in translation here. Perhaps an analogy would be in order. I offer to flip you a coin for $100. You answer, “Tell you what, pay me the $100 and then we’ll flip.” I’ll go through it again, slowly. Closing down the site is not a condition of the match; it is the stake of the match. You can’t make the stake a condition, because then there isn’t a stake any more.
I refer the interested reader to several examples of gentlemanly discourse.