Friday, July 23, 2010
Additionally, my post on Sarah Palin's unwelcome (in my opinion) intrusion into the NY mess prompted the longest comment thread in the seven year history of this website. It was a fascinating exchange between myself and several folks -- reasonable, intelligent people, all -- who are as staunch in their opposition to the center as I am in favor of it. The comments flew fast and furious and stretched from Monday morning to Wednesday morning. It's the kind of open conversation that I think happens all too rarely in these days of the sound bite culture, and it should be encouraged at every opportunity.
Unfortunately, said discussion was carried out entirely on my Facebook wall, meaning it would likely go unread by many of the people who follow this blog, which I thought was a shame, as I do think it's worth having out there. I've pasted the entire forty-some comment FB thread after the jump, with nothing changed or redacted from my end other than, for privacy's sake, the names of the participants involved (other than me, that is). Again, by way of context, this was all prompted by that Palin post linked above. And now, grab your popcorn, get your soda, and enjoy the show!