The Smallest Minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities. - Ayn Rand
New one for the list: "I don't need to answer that because I've already answered it a whole bunch of times," even though he has in fact never, ever given a straight answer to the question at hand.
That's a subset of #5, Stephen.
I'm posting his Standard Response #12, just so they can all be found in one place:
Standard Response #12 is the "I'm a deliberate fuckwit!" response. When he discovers, yet again, that he cannot counter his opponent's argument, he intentionally mischaracterizes his opponent's argument, reasoning, meaning, and even the plain language of his statements, and then argues against his own mischaracterization as if it shows his opponent to be wrong. He does not care that this shows him to be fundamentally dishonest and/or unable to understand what his opponent actually wrote, but it gives him yet another opportunity to avoid admitting that he is wrong and/or that his opponent is correct. While this response often embodies one or more of his other Standard Responses, overall it is a distinct form that is easily recognized.
And this comment thread is from this post:
And it's been included in the body of the post, DJ. Thanks!