I'm stopping the sock puppeting. The impersonations of MLJ are occasionally amusing, but they're more often distracting. Note to MLJ: I can't ban the people who are using your alias, because I don't know which one of you is you, so to speak. What I am going to do is ban anyone who is repeatedly uncivil, so if you tone it down, you'll survive the winnowing process and they won't.
Further note: terms like "Rethuglican" and "Dimocrat" are automatic grounds not merely for deletion, but for banning. If you are very, very nice, I may unban you after one slip . . . but not two.
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