Yes, from the comments section back here, it would appear that, at long last, I have no sense of decency left at all and, upon reflection, the majority of commenters would seem to have a point.
It was, I admit, beyond the bounds of decorum to have told grieving mother and convenient neo-con propaganda mouthpiece Wanda Watkins to fuck right off. Instead, I should have suggested that she was merely enjoying the death of her son immensely, since that would have been the right wing thing to do.
I stand corrected.
OH, YAWN ... and the tidal wave of utterly contrived outrage continues:
... Actually, right now I am demanding a full apology from Canadian Cynic entitled to Mrs. Wanda Watkins and to the mothers and fathers who have lost their brave and valiant sons and daughters to an enemy so evil, they might even speak as you do, Mr. Cynic.
No problem, Mr. Erl ... you'll get that apology just as soon as you can squeeze an equivalent mea culpa (that's Latin, Mr. Erl, you can look it up for yourself) out of your Blogging Tory colleague Steve Janke for his extended, creepy obsession with grieving mom Cindy Sheehan.
How about it, Mr. Erl? Sound fair? Does that work for you? I'll be waiting right here.
P.S. By the way, Mr. Erl, it's not polite to dishonestly misrepresent what's happening here. My beef was specifically with Ms. Watkins, so where exactly do you get off demanding that I apologize to her "and to the mothers and fathers who have lost their brave and valiant sons and daughters"?
You do have a bad habit of exaggerating just a wee bit, don't you, Mr. Erl? But you're a Blogging Tory, so I'm just going to assume you don't know any better.
P.P.S. A friendly word of advice, Mr. Erl: If you want to retain any credibility, you might want to refrain from describing "Canadian Blue Lemons" and "Celestial Junk" as "two great blogs." I'm just sayin'.
DOUBLE YAWN-O-RAMA ... Not surprisingly, Celestial Junk's "Paul" takes time off from twisting his panties into a bunch to invent some additional phony outrage:
Vile Response of "Progressive" Blogger to Grieving Mother
"Progressive" blogger Canadian Cynic responds to the words of a Mother who just burried her soldier son who was killed in Afghanistan.
Go ahead -- read the whole thing. Notice anything missing? Why, yes ... any sort of meaningful response to my original post. But I'm guessing you're used to that sort of thing by now, right?
I suspect we're not done here. I'm sure the same wingnut-o-sphere that spent years slagging grieving war mother Cindy Sheehan are now terribly, terribly concerned about a single, anonymous blogger's naughty words regarding one mother's (public and politically convenient) loss.
Yeah, I'm sure that must be it.