Thanks Larry. I appreciate positive feedback, and it normally comes from people who, like me, are hardheaded and dispassionate in our reasoning.
Like everyone here, I probably won’t agree with all your views, but I apply the same standards to everyone. There is a difference between:
A. ‘Thinking someone is mistaken’ and ‘thinking they are wilfully ignorant.’
B. ‘Thinking someone is misguided’ and ‘thinking they are of bad character.’
Not all disagreements are equal. I’ve had perfectly civil discussions with people I disagree with, and perfectly we both learned something. My satirical or hard-hitting stuff is for those who are either off the scale (stupidity wise) or deliberately dishonest.
It is, of course, possible for me to be in error. I do occasionally misfire, but I hope that I am largely on the right track.