Back here, one Mr. Erl ... well, let's let Mr. Erl explain it himself:
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.
Bloggers of Canada, lets all stand up and demand an apology from Canadian Cynic! Together, radicals such as this can be held accountable for their actions.
Now, rumour has it that Mr. Erl is a mere high school student so, rather than slap him around any further, I'm going to give him a homework assignment.
You want an apology, Mr. Erl? OK, here's the deal. I will publicly and profusely apologize for my language regarding one Wanda Watkins. In exchange, however, it will be your job to canvass your Blogging Tory colleagues and get them to similarly apologize for their years of constant slagging of war mother Cindy Sheehan, and their incessant, endless mocking of her loss of her son. That would be every single BT who ever wrote something insulting and degrading about Sheehan, by the way. And when I say I want to see some apologies, I mean real apologies -- not those weaselly, mealy-mouthed "I'm sorry you were offended" escapes that the wingnut-o-sphere is so famous for.
Whaddya say, Mr. Erl? If you're so concerned about blogosphere civility, this is the perfect time to put your money where your mouth is. If you really want me to issue a grovelling, public apology, well, I've just told you exactly what it's going to take, and I don't think I'm being unfair, do you? Or do you? Does civility work both ways, or are apologies only for us leftists, hmmmmm?
Let's go, Mr. Erl. Time to put up or shut up. Let's walk that walk, boy. When you need me, well, you know where to find me.
(P.S. to my regular readers: Don't you just love it when a well-crafted plan comes together? :-)
P.P.S. Cue entire Canadian wankersphere, suddenly deciding that they're not that interested in an apology from me after all.
AND RIGHT ON CUE ... "But ... but ... but ... that's different!!" Yeah, it always is, isn't it?