We blog members are sometimes critical of the blog owner, but sometimes gratitude is in order. In this case, it is to say “Thanks!” to Dana for following Ropelight’s advice and flushing the toilet, sending the two turds (Trolls) down the sewer where they belong. No more “Idiot”, “Liar”, “When’s your book deal coming?” or the ever-annoying “Citation please!”. This place is finally civil again.
Of course, it could be argued that having some liberals around to argue with would spice things up, and maybe drive up message traffic. But the lament has always been: “Where can we find liberals who will discuss issues without constantly launching off on personal attacks?” It could be none such exist, that left wingers are just too angry and puffed up with self-importance to ever engage conservatives in a civil manner. Or, to paraphrase an illustration from Kevin Smith’s movie Chasing Amy, imagine the following scenario:
You have four people standing in a room, and in the middle of them is a $100 bill. They are:
1. Santa Claus
2. The Easter Bunny
3. A nice, civil liberal eager to debate issues
4. A vicious left wing troll just looking for a fight.
So, who gets the $100 bill?