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April 02, 2007

Come Back, Shane And/Or Helena

Last week I mentioned a post by Arthur Silber. This generated some bickering in comments that made me unhappy for two reasons:

1. I believe most of the disagreement was based on misunderstandings on both sides. I hate seeing people expend energy based on misunderstandings.

2. Even if the disagreements were real and intractable, I disapprove of the general tone from all concerned. As Tom Paine said, moderation in principle is a vice, but moderation in temper is always a virtue. I think that squalid moronic scum-eating pig-mucker was onto something.

For more, see my comment there. I hope others will have more to say (there). I've closed comments to this post.

Posted at April 2, 2007 10:55 AM