Well, fellow like minded participants in the Bill Archer forum, I have been banned, temporarily, from the Politics forum. This is a fascinating saga, and very telling. What it shows to me is that the great leftist chorus over there simply cannot stand to really have free speech. It began with the thread about the London attacks. The thread quickly evolved into a combination of expressions of anger, sympathy, and little bits of news. Fine. Then someone posted a link to a story that al Qaeda claimed responsibility. I responded then that some on the Politics board...in fact, I daresay, a lot on the politics board -- don't think al Quaeda exists as a coordinated managed organization. Well, then the screaming and ranting began. Calling me a fvckwad. And so on. One poster neg repped me, saying that "politics didn't belong in this thread." Oh, I see. The leftist thought police are now telling me that in a thread in the polticis forum, politics doesn't belong because they say so? Or is it because they are being presented with a set of ideas they don't like? I responded that, in the context of the expressions and sympathy and anger, we have to understand we are in a WAR. With an ENEMY. Who is ruthless, patient...and yes, organized and coordinated. Well, apparently the chorus against me was so vociferous that the mods caved and have me exiled. Here is how I responded to one of the mods.