Friday, August 31, 2007

A tough call

I hope people don't mind too much my having switched to comment-screening. What happened is that after deleting, a few days ago, a round of abuse from someone over the question of who is qualified to speak about or for the Iraqi armed resistance, today someone was upset enough over the "Great stuff" post to write in suggesting I might like to disclose who I really am so that he could ascertain how tough I was in real life. I frankly thought that was a really bad idea, and I deleted his comment. He followed that up with a series of comments including discussions about credibility, self-esteem, honesty, and so on. While I thought his remarks were interesting up to a point, I decided they would probably be of limited interest to readers, so I deleted them too. His final remark recapitulated his views on moral values and included a warning against being judgmental about Matt and Laura! I can't make head or tail of it, but given the times we live in, I thought comment-screening might be the timely thing to do. --Badger