Another Update: Joe Huffman has engaged the blogger in question and got a response:
Reply: This is my personal opinion. I could get very technically legal. I felt it would be much easier to understand, particularly where it was right and the interpretation given by your friends was totally out there.
That king of question is interesting. I can quote statistics, but as far as i am concerned, this disscussion [sic] is over and has been for about 10 days.
I was going to [sic] the word "king", as it's most likely supposed to be "kind", but upon further reflection, Just One Question is the king, so to speak. It's funny that the only one to supply a satisfactory answer was someone on his own blog.
Update: This is too good not to share. From comments:
I've found that Catherine also likes putting all of her posts up on Digg. I have taken to commenting on her posts there instead of her actual blog, since she is unable to moderate the posts on Digg. She made herself to look like quite the ass last time.
Good deal, I'll remember that for this and future gun banners.
Remember this post? It was highlighting some good commenting to an anti-gun post here.
Guess what? That comment is gone (bleeding demised).
I wouldn't have even gone back and looked at that post if it weren't for the fact she deleted my comment to this post:
Gun-Loving, NRA-Loving Conservative Right Wingnuts
In this post, she trots out the usual language of prejudice, calls me a propagandist, then proceeds to quote chapter and verse from the Brady Bunch.
She called me [gasp] an NRA shill.
She said the following:
Now they want you to believe that they need to cling to high powered
military-style rifles so that they can protect this country from an evil
government that they may need to overthrow?
She also said:
I really don’t see why, for example, any citizen needs an AK-47. Whether a gun is automatic or semi-automatic, certain guns can do tremendous damage and they are intended to do that.
I left a comment there, taking her to task for these and other erroneous statements. I checked back today to see if she had responded to anything I had said. I was really interested in seeing what she had to say about my statements on civil rights and bigoted language in relation to gun rights. She is a lawyer, after all, with over a quarter century of education at some very good schools, according to her.
Education, indoctrination, all the same these days.
At any rate, I was fairly proud of that comment, as it was not in any way harassing or malicious in nature.
My comment is gone. Poof! Down the memory hole.
I could understand it if my comment were insulting or hateful. It could have been, as I usually respond with the same tone as the poster, but it wasn't. It was a simple refutation of her post, nothing more.
Then again, some people seem to think any disagreement backed by facts is insulting, I guess. Or, maybe she lacks the courage of her convictions. I don't know. I just know my comments are gone, as are many others on those posts.
Dang, it was one of my better ones, too.