Sunday, January 16, 2011 9:36:02 AM
Tridirk, you don't watch the show much do you? Jon regularly has productive discussions even with people that I consider toxic, and I have never heard him raise his voice or seen him veer away from rational critique even once.
The only folks who have to fear Jon are the representatives of Big Stupid. When he does become serious about something, when someone has committed the unforgivable Stupid, his quiet intensity burns through the screen and the offending party must feel as if hell hounds are at their heels. But, there is no malice behind what he does. No ill will. Just a deep commitment to Reason itself.