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From: "D. Spencer Hines" <>
Subject: Re: De El Escorial versus Del Escorial - Closure
Date: Tue, 7 Sep 1999 10:38:04 -1000
Now, that's totally uncalled for. <g>
I do NOT think that my New York cousin, John Steele Gordon,
great-grandson of Hart Lyman, is --- or ever has been --- a greasy
spot on the pavement.
John Steele's track record on matters of serious research does leave a
good bit to be desired, however.
Regulars on SGM will recall his most egregious gaffes as the matters
of the Gregorian Calendar, Trinity Church Wall Street and now San
Lorenzo de El Escorial.
But, once more, with feeling. That does not make him any sort of
greasy spot on the pavement.
_Au contraire_, he is just a fellow who has severe psychological
problems in 'fessing up and admitting to a mistake.
But then his partner in crime, John Carmi Parsons, exhibits the same
duplicitous behavior. Both seem to think that when they screw up they
can just run away and hide under the bed, until gentle readers on SHM
forget about the matter. "Slipping past the next news cycle," is what
it's called among the spinmeisters.
This is just the sort of behavior that folks in Washington, D. C. are
so used to seeing. No sense of accountability by people who have made
mistakes of judgment, reasoning, management and fact gathering and
D. Spencer Hines
Lux et Veritas et Libertas
D. Spencer Hines --- Scratch an American academic, particularly one
from a mediocre university, and you will often find a fraud, who
doesn't even know that he or she is a fraud. --- 6 September 1999
DanaJo9613 <> wrote in message
> >Now, what on earth are we to make of that, in light of what we know
> That you enjoy beating the greasy spot on the pavement from which
> equine has long since been removed.
> Dana Jones --- no email responses please
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