A Quick Note About Comments & Sanity
Discussion threads here at Ordinary Times often sprawl from one subject to another. This is often quite healthy. We have a lot of intelligent people here that like to talk about things and it can be fun to see where a conversation might lead. Other times, though, we have to be more careful. This is going to be one of those times.
Going forward, discussions about the election and post-election need to be limited to posts about the election and post-election. It’s a discussion that draws so much heat that the flame can deprive the room of oxygen.
Further (and this one will be more temporary) we should limit our political conversation to either (a) posts themselves about politics, or (b) politics actually related to the subject-matter at hand. So a post about masks invites a conversation about the politics of masks, but a post about a telescope doesn’t. You get the idea.
If you want to throw an update about the latest thing Trump did, find the most recent post about the election. It is probably not very old. If for some reason there is a dearth, let me know and we can start an open thread.