I think we have different definitions of frameworks. So no point in arguing over that.
> Maybe things have changed, but last I knew PHP had a command line switch that tells it to not act like a web framework
I honestly don't even know about a command line switch. I just write my script and execute it with the CLI (php test.php)
> I am succumbing to someone-is-wrong-on-the-internet syndrome
Please tell me this has a name
> Although I can't resist asking - are you saying PHP is a good web framework? How does that fit with the idea that PHP is not a web framework?
Not sure you exact intent, but as far as PHP being a good language to write a web application in, sure, it can be. IMO, it depends on the application and use of the application.