Shelly left the following comment after my blog entry about Ann Coulter:
"I'm sorry that your opinion of conservatives is tainted by Ms. Coulter. Rest assured that most conservatives are kind, considerate people who are tolerant of the differences in all of us, but do not want the government telling us how to behave, spend our money, or how to think. Remember, you guys have Al Frankin. Kindest regards. Shelly"
She brings up two important points.
First, I agree with her, that there are a lot of very caring conservatives in this country, although, she describes the Libertarian viewpoint more than the conservative viewpoint in her description. I know a lot of very non-hateful conservatives, so I know what she says is true. My message about hateful speech was really trying to say, why don't more conservatives speak out against that kind of speech, instead of encouraging it by inviting hateful speakers to speak at their events?
Second, her comparison of Coulter to Franklin is truly a "lemons to apples" comparison. Al Franken says things that are meant to raise the ire of conservatives, but he doesn't make shit up about them. For instance, calling Rush Limbaugh a big fat idiot is unkind, but it's not untrue.
I always love when folks try to justify assholes that are "on their side" by pointing out assholes "on the other side." But I bet for every liberal asshole, I could name four conservative assholes. Rush Limbaugh, Laura Ingraham and Bay Buchanan are all as harsh or worse than Al Franken.
I decided to finish the neck and shoulder shaping on the back of the colorblock cardigan before posting a picture, so here it is.
I have decided to use the same block pattern for the front two sides of the cardigan, so I don't have to do so much color planning as I go along.
I did some additional spinning, with the brigther multi-color merino.
I'm almost done with this bobbin of singles, and can't wait to finish the second one so I can start double-plying this lovely yarn. Even moreso, I'm looking forward to knitting with the resulting yarn.