I generally ignore the lingering trolls who persist in leaving cowardly anonymous comments in complete disregard of the Madville Times rules of engagement. If making anonymous public statements is really that important to you, set up your own anonymous blog and fire away. I need not waste my time answering faceless whispers in the dark.
But occasionally Anons perpetrate such idiocy that I feel a moral obligation to correct them.
For instance, this morning, woefully ignorant Brookings Swiftel customer 22.214.171.124 returns for another dose of my "smug rhetoric" and suggests my labeling of Pat Prostrollo as a "fellow socialist" (oh look! there's the graphic again!) constitutes defamation.
Ha ha ha.
Dear Anon, if calling someone who advocates a government spending program a socialist constituted defamation, there would have been mass arrests and lawsuits at the Tea Parties.
Amusingly, Anon shakes the junk drawer of her/his/its brain and spills out some additional unrelated rhetoric about the entitlement mindset. Funny: I had another anon just a couple weeks ago argue that no one is entitled to anything... and then, in the same comment, claimed that her/his/its comment was entitled to being posted on this blog, comment policy be damned.
Anonymous commenters fill my mornings with laughter... but I'm still deleting their posts. Next issue!
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