16 April 2009 by Published in: Blogging 3 comments

Earlier today, someone felt compelled to leave me a comment about my anti-neo-Confederate predilection on last night’s post, which was about my second blog, which is about my life-long addiction to Philadelphia’s professional sports teams. What in the world did that have to do with the fact that I feel compelled to fight against neo-Confederate hooey? I simply don’t understand.

Because the comment wasn’t even remotely close to being appropriate to the post, I deleted it. Had it been placed in an appropriate place, I would have permitted it to stand, but it was not even close to being on point to the post where it was left, so I saw no reason to leave it stand.

I have to say that I just don’t understand the motivation of some people and why they feel compelled to do what they do…..

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  1. Clinton J.
    Thu 23rd Apr 2009 at 1:12 pm

    Mr. Wittenberg,
    I was the one who posted a comment on your disdain for anything neo-confederate. I only posted that comment where I did because it was the newest post. I did not know if you would have read it if I had posted it in an older blog. I apologize for posting it in the wrong place. Now you know my motivation and why I was compelled to do what I did. Maybe now you can answer my question of perhpas your dislike stems from the fact that neo-confederate arguments are a threat to your “treasury of virtue”?

  2. Sat 25th Apr 2009 at 10:16 pm

    It’s actually not appropriate here, either.

    I have no idea what a “treasury of virtue” is, so I cannot answer your question. I can tell you that my disdain for neo-Confederate arguments stems from the fact that they are based entirely on fallacies.

    The next time you post a comment in an inappropriate place, your IP address will be banned.

  3. Clinton J.
    Tue 28th Apr 2009 at 1:40 pm

    How is it not appropriate here? Was this blog not about my comment? I was just explaining why I did it. I also apologized. The “treasury of virture” is from Robert Penn Warren’s book The Legacy of the Civil War. Its a good read. Banning everyone that does not see eye to eye with you is a little immature don’t you think? I did not personally attack you. I asked a simple question not knowing that I was putting it in an inappropriate place. I enjoy reading your character sketches on cavalry commanders. I don’t always agree with you but I’m not here to flame.

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