I don't think Andy McCarthy really needs me to watch his back, but I also have a short fuse for rambling inanity and ignorant intolerance.When intolerance is paired with ignorance and shallowness it is especially vile.
I haven't moderated comments on this blog because I believe in free speech; I've only deleted one comment in the short history of this blog because the Anonymous commenter sunk to the level of petty name calling in the fashion of a second grader on a playground. Like Stacy McCain, I usually will allow such comments to stand unless they reach a certain level of offensiveness because as a rule those people often make the case for themselves that they are petty, ignorant, shallow and mean-spirited. They don't need me to point it out.
Sometimes though, you get a mean-spirited commenter who just comes to your blog to spew venom; they don't come to your blog because it interests them on an intellectual level. They don't come because they agree with you in any area of discourse. They don't come because they are seeking information and wish to learn. They only come, often on a regular basis, only to criticize, to mock, and to vent the angry hatred they feel in their own lives.
So when "Michilines" comes around and calls Andrew McCarthy from National Review a liar, I've got to know, what is your proof? What is your evidence? (She also called me a propagandist for the Chinese governemt). She writes:
Has Andy found that Birth Certificate yet? The one that is on file in Hawaii, just like every other person who was born in Hawaii? Has Andy stopped taking bogus reports and using them as fact? Has Andy done anything to salvage his reputation? Nope, nope, and nope. You can be scared all you want. You can take a liar's word as truth and be shocked. You can be stupid.
Such elevated and educated rhetoric, Michilines, really. I won't even respond to your comment; in fact, I seldom do.
As I said, Mr. McCarthy doesn't need me to defend him; I believe his reputation and credentials speak for themselves. As a former U.S. Attorney and one who has long crusaded against terrorism, and as a man who stays true to his principles - I'm referring specifically to his refusal of Holder's invitation to a roundtable - I suggest, Michilines, that he is much more of a knowledgeable source and a respectable person, than you. I'm sure you know your way to Wikipedia if you want to "research" his background.
Michilines, a look at your own blog only reaffirms my feeling that you are mean spirited and hateful, unless of course, you are writing about cats. You rail against people expressing their dissent at Tea Parties (it's one of those pesky rights we have in the Constitution, you know), you rail against people shooting fireworks in celebration of Independence Day, you mock other bloggers, reporters, and writers in your superior tone of condescention.
Enough of you. You have taken up enough of my bandwidth with your venom and hatred. Keep it on your own blog.
Readers, from now on I'm going to a moderated comments policy. And Michilines, should you try to comment here anymore, your comment will be deleted. Had you added anything to the conversation here, you would be welcome. We don't have to agree. I have plenty of people who comment here that do not agree with me. I'm all for it dissent. But the level of your negativity and misery won't be tolerated on this blog any longer.