This blog consists of comments from my real blog, http://scienceblogs.com/stoat/, which I don't want to publish there.
Plus some other stuff convenient to place here.
And its becoming a convenient place for me to dump my comments on other blogs so I can find them again.
I'm with William. Please stop self-censoring on our account. If you opine something, say something.
People are beginning to talk. An unkind meme is now in general circulation to the effect that you lack the verbal and cognitive dexterity to come up with a clever insult, hence your continual and cliched retreat to the "I can't tell you what I really think of you" position. Which is a fiction, of course: William (and I!) would gladly welcome the historic event of your giving someone a piece of your mind.
Do it already, [Redacted -W].
<b><i>PS</i></b> Let me point out for the benefit of third persons that [Redacted -W] antipathy to me, passive-aggressive as it may be, is entirely justified. I used to be bemused by it myself, but then I found out we'd <a href="https://totheleftofcentre.wordpress.com/2013/01/04/1906/" rel="nofollow">met in a previous life, when [redacted -W] was TLOC</a>. Having re-read that thread I can't blame him for nursing a vendetta, not for one second.
Ah, where have I heard that before? This time at ATTP's Scientific civility and the climate wars from whence I suspect it will be rejected, so I'll post it here instead. Good grief he gets his fair share of cretins. Your comment is awaiting moderation.