I have absolutely no problem agreeing with, and identifying, rational and meaningful statements made by people who have otherwise gotten on my worst side (which you haven't, by the way, believe it or not), just as I have no problem calling someone out for being a problem child even when the person is nominally "on my side" if I feel the need.
I actually looked at a three year old comment in another venue that I made, severely chastising someone who otherwise was reasonable and in perfect agreement with me on the topic of discussion when that person made a basically contentless, insulting remark in response to someone with whom I strenuously disagreed and thought was kind of a turd. I winced at the harshness of my comment.
As you've indicated you're doing elsewhere in this discussion, I often don't feel the need to say anything when someone says something with which I agree. When I stumble across something that looks either criminally wrong-headed or presented offensively enough that it obscures any attempts at reasoned debate for many, though, I tend to feel somewhat more inclined to say something about it.
In this case, I decided to make my positive remarks because I thought what you said was *particularly* good, and not because I thought it was the only good thing you've ever said.
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