I have removed the comment box for now. It was just getting very ugly going back and forth. I don't like the ad hominem attacks. I don't appreciate people borrowing other people's names to post insults about someone's supposed sexuality. And I see no reason why I should provide space for people to insult me and my family. I don't have time to patrol through many comments and delete such comments so, as Barack Obama would say, I'm taking a hatchet to the problem instead of a scalpel.
When I get time, I will look for another commenting mechanism that will allow more control, preferably one that has commenters register.
If any of you know of such a system, please send me a link.
I'm sorry to do this for all you who stick to commenting on issues rather than personal attacks.