1. It’s pretty easy to (figuratively) kick someone in the face sitting at a computer keyboard, especially when you hide behind a handle.
2. Mob rule is fun. For members of the mob anyway.
3. The unkindest cuts you can suffer are often at the hands of your own erstwhile friends and allies. They result in sickly feelings of betrayal and, later, utter disillusionment. You are usually not the same person afterwards, and you usually don’t look at these sorts of people the same way ever again. This is not necessarily a bad thing, in the long run.
4. Idiocy knows no ideology. There are moronic liberals and moronic conservatives. And moronic moderates. And moronic whatever-else-you-can-think-up.
5. Stupid people–or, even worse–willfully ignorant people sometimes win. That’s the hardest thing to accept, but, alas, it’s life. I hope to God that Mike Judge is wrong, but I truly fear otherwise.
And one more for good measure:
6. Just a little warning to national blogolanders: when it comes to the Nashville blogosphere, you mess with one of us, then you mess with all of us. Trust me, when one of our fellow local blogger’s getting shafted, we will stand up for him or her, and we don’t care one way or the other about his or her political persuasion or even if we happen to be on good terms. It doesn’t matter. If you’re trying to push one of us around without a good reason for doing it, we will crush you. So, next time, bring your A-game, starting with getting your facts straight before going off half-cocked about something you know nothing about.