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Tuesday, February 18, 2003

if you can't stand the emails get out of blogtopia*

my oh my. apparently any number of mean old lefties have had the audacity to send jane galt (aka megan macardle) nasty emails with cuss words. so, she's taking her blog and going home. she quits (at least for now).

we suppose that jane, former model and self-described libertarian, has never heard a cuss word in her life. we are truly sorry for this.

the story so far: jane made an off-handed remark on her blog that she wouldn't mind if someone took a 2X4 to the heads of the anti-war protesters last weekend (to be fair, she was responding to a rumor that the rally might become violent).

max sawicky mentioned, with disdain, that jane had said as much, and then atrios opined (tongue in cheek) that, since some anti-war protesting children in georgia had cinder blocks thrown at them, perhaps jane's goon squads had moved down south.

mark kleiman took atrios to task for connecting the promotion of violence to actual violence, because apparently words have no effect if they come from the right. personally, we think atrios was being humorous, and of course he does not think that some dickwad in georgia read jane's blog and said "hey, that's a good idear, but i ain't got no 2X4's, let's use cinder blocks and hurt us some young'uns!"

next, a veritable slough of emails were sent by nasty leftists to jane galt, admonishing her for advocating violence on non-violent protesters.

jane, in her defense, said that at the time of her post, she had no idea how big a 2X4 actually was. (but as we said in her comments section, jane, didn't the numbers "2" and "4" give you a clue?) ted barlow thinks that it's not a nice thing to send nasty emails.

we don't think it is, either.

however, we ourselves have been called rather rude names on jane's comments section by complete strangers who not only didn't know us, but attacked us personally rather than discuss our political stands and viewpoints.

folks, don't attack the person, attack the argument. don't get personal. be nice. do you kiss your mother with that mouth? etc. etc. etc.

our point being, blogtopia* is contentious, and full of jerks. but so is life. jane, darling, you're not going to shuffle off this mortal coil if somebody flips you off in reality, are you?

grow a thicker skin, dear. there are loons on both sides of the aisle (though it's our opinion that freepers are more likely to send immature and hateful mail than pinko's; nonetheless, we ourselves can attest to the irrationality of certain individuals on the left).

also, jane, if you don't want people to be angry at you, you might want to stop advocating violence on total strangers. just a suggestion.

*yes! we coined that term!
posted by skippy at 4:28 PM |

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While I would hesitate to hurl cinder blocks at innocent moppets, there are many "anti-war protesters" who could use a 2x4,
applied in either direction. How did they think the USA became the USA? (Polite discussions with the French, Indians, British, Spanish, Germans, Japanese, and Koreans?)
Or would they rather we were the next Tibet, Bosnia, or Kuwait?
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