Gnu, Clinton Hammond, M Ted: I'm disgusted and ashamed all of you. I just went back and read some of Jim Cheydi's previous posts, and I see that they were mostly to music threads, ALWAYS to non-political threads, and ALWAYS completely polite and inoffensive. There was no reason to treat him with abuse.
I don't know what offended him. Maybe he's been lurking in some of the troll threads. Maybe YOU THREE have been indulging in flinging insults for so long that it now seems normal to you. It is not. I suggest you go lurk in some music threads for a while until you remember what Mudcat is supposed to be about.