"Comments From Left Field" helps me keep familiar with the left side of issues. The bloggers are zeroed in on opinion at Kos, Media Matters, et al. They are frequently informed yet often deluded. They are intelligent yet unreasonable; assertive yet in denial. (I know these opinions seem arrogant. You just have to trust me. Reason and reality are not the strong suits of these bloggers.) They DO NOT like to be disagreed with. They believe only a fool or an evil person would disagree with them. Why should they waste time considering the reasoning of fools and evil persons?
Despite effort to be polite and circumspect, I've been banned by 3 of the 5 bloggers whose posts I have commented on. Blogger Kathy has had the guts to not ban me, and to try and address my comments. However, at the bottom of this thread,
Set up: With one exception, these bloggers trust the word of Hamas before they trust the word of the Israeli state.
Kathy did allow my comment (#12) to appear in the comment thread. Thanks, Kathy! I have added subsequent comments(#13, #14, #15).