I'll insult whoever I believe deserves it. Being good at a card game or coming from a state that has good players has nothing to do with voicing one's opinion and thoughts on a matter. I don't understand why you're so caught up in being good at a card game, especially one that is bound to decline in a few years anyway. Being good at a card game won't get you anywhere in life.
On topic on the off topic discussion: The bottom line is, this is the second or third occasion where something like this has happened. This was probably the simplest situation, in terms of logic, to understand yet it was warped into something it was not.