…by all the people who take the time to write in and denounce me. And always amused by the completely puzzled tone, as if the writers have stumbled across an alien artifiact whose purpose and meaning is completely beyond anything they have ever previously encountered. You’d think, reading some of these notes, that American public opinion is utterly unambiguous regarding the war that my cartoon and/or blog are the only places these people see any hint whatsoever of an alternate viewpoint, and that viewpoint simply makes no sense whatseoever! How can I be against the war? Don’t I realize that Saddam Hussein has used weapons of mass destruction on his own people, and all the rest of the usual propagandistic talking points regurgitated as if they are the writer’s own special unique insights?
Speaking of which, it seems there was a bit of a tempest in the blogosphere recently about unpleasant email. As someone who’s been dealing with this for quite a lot longer than the average blogger, all I can say is this: there’s a great deal of wisdom to the old saying about kitchens, and withstanding the heat therein. (And, a parenthetical note to any right-wingers new to this game of public feedback, who are foolish enough to believe that the crazy email they receive discredits the opposition: don’t forget, your side’s crazies include the fundies and the racists and the gay-bashers and the types who worry about Jewish Bankers and the Zionist Occupational Government. I’ll match you and raise you and walk home with the pot, hands down, believe me.)