[Updated with new snark below at no extra charge.]
Whoa, what a relief:
You can read and write comments again at ProudToBeCanadian. For the past couple of days it was switched off. You can again comment to Blog entries, and to our Columnists’ columns. And as before, you don’t have to join or log in to comment, but being registered and logged in makes it easier, and avoids the necessity of moderator screening.
That's right -- being registered and logged in makes the process easier. Except for that annoying fine print:
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Other than that, they'd love to hear from you.
AFTERSNARK: The most depressing (and predictable) feature of that entire site can be found in the scribblings of commenter "Mister Kim" for that posting, who writes:
Got a comment ?? Then COMMENT !
Do not be afraid to speak up and voice your opinion. The Left is counting on your fear to do so.
Because, as we all know, there's nothing more terrifying than expressing your opinion on a website on which absolutely no dissension to your beliefs will be tolerated.
Profiles in courage, the lot of them.
SMITHERS! RELEASE THE HOUNDS! Until now, I'd resisted the temptation to link to the earlier Joel Johannesen-related idiocy but, sadly, commenter David just had to pick at that scab so, what the hell -- if you have a couple of hours and at least half a bottle of good bourbon, make yourself comfortable and go here, here, here. here, here, here, and, finally (God help us all) here.
This is, without question, the best entertainment you're going to get from someone in my price range. I hope you appreciate it.