Dadmanly offline for a bit, thus a break from debate
I'm sure most of you read Dadmanly's blog, but if anyone doesn't I'll mention here he's not expecting internet access of any quality for the last few weeks of his deployment. He's taking a break from blogging for that time out of necessity. I'm sure you all join with me in wishing or praying for his safe return and of his troops as their tour ends, and look forward to hearing from him when he's back.
For now I'll keep arguing as needed with folks who wish in the comments section here, and perhaps if enough people want to continue to debate by comment we could try another topic, but mostly I'll be looking forward to his return to the US and him coming back to try to kick my butt some more (I had to put in the "try", I'm sorry, I'm terrible :P).
I want to thank BW for his patience with me during this time. That must seem like a dirty trick, get him all worked up with some animated discussion, then I fall off the face of the earth!
(Not exactly my best timing, starting in with a new debate partner when I have to take a sabbatical.)
My time is crunched pretty good, I am still blogging but restricted to wrtie ahead and upload, not ideally suited to a back and forth format. Also, I have some "want to get done" stuff before I am out of the sandbox.
If there are any of our regular readers interested in a debate with BW, please let one of us know. I can invite you in if you send along your email. (If BW is interested.)
Again, thanks BW for tipping off the readers, and for the lively exchanges. I've enjoyed them (when I wasn't expressing extreme dissatisfaction with your views in somewhat off color ways, God forgive me ;) I look forward to having more time for more rhetorical scrimmages.