I don't have a lot of time today, so I think that I'll reprint what I just submitted at "Atheist Conservative," ... in response to his and others' condemnation for Canadian Cynic for not providing respectful dialogue with the nazis and fruit-cakes of the Blogging Tories. Here goes:
I think some of you are labouring under the delusion that the BTs deserve some sort of substantial, respectful critique.
They don't. They deserve exactly what CC gives them, hence his popularity.
Case in point, smalldeadanimals' celebratory link to that moronic anti-global warming book where the guy compared the earth's atmosphere to a sealed thermos.
As far as respectful discourse and dialogue goes, nonsense. For decades now, I've watched and listened as right-wing blowhard bullies have shouted and shamed the left into defensiveness or silence. Since the end of the 1970s the right-wing has gone from strength to strength with no real opposition, and we see the bitter fruits with us today.
The right-wing hardcore is comprised of really stupid people. Frightfully stupid people. The people too stupid to invent cover stories for their bigotry and class warfare the way the Liberals do. They are a blight on society. They're the lead-paint covered toys in the market-place of ideas. It's high time that they were mocked and scorned into the oblivion they so richly deserve.