Management of the Werkes agrees!
A commenter named Diane posted this:
This is why I haven’t joined in on “comment” sections very often in the past. All too often, it ends up with a couple of guys quibbling over semantics, or spelling, or twisting each other’s “meaning”, etc. They just end up going back and forth dissing each other — entirely missing the point of what the host commentator was trying to say, and wasting everyone else’s time with their juvenile bickering.
A couple of years ago I was reading some cookbook reviews on Amazon, and a British guy shared some very mild critiques of the cookbook. Sure enough, almost immediately, someone started taking potshots at the guy because he was British, and the next thing I knew, others were piling on, insulting the Brits. And these were supposed to be COOKBOOK reviews! I truly mean no disrespect to anyone here, but can’t we Americans do better than this? I am getting so tired of this “all angry, all the time” level of readers’ commentary, and long for the civil, reasonably intelligent discourse that used to be possible in this country.
I am new to the Blaska website and even though I am an independent voter, I find much in Dave’s posts — especially regarding the situation in Madison — with which I agree. I don’t consider myself better than anyone else.
I enjoy a good, spirited “back and forth” as much as the next person, but if all I find on this site is the same kind of low-level bickering I find all too often on the internet, I’m probably not welcome here and should move on.
If you think I’m misinterpreting the situation, please feel free to say so — just don’t insult my German-Scottish ancestry or call me names.
Blaska’s Final Word: What she said.