Outlaw

Jeff Goldstein aims high.

I was serious last night. I want out of the ridiculousness that the conservative blogosphere is becoming. I want to evolve into something more useful. Last night’s surreal encounter hammered that point home to me even more forcefully.
I have no desire any longer to debate people like Patterico, who can somehow get away with not having to answer a single point — and yet still have defenders worried about my tone rather than his inability to muster a cogent rebuttal.

From the comments:

BE PREPARED. Most especially, be prepared to look ‘em straight in the eye and say, “you lying [*]“, with the blank filled according to context and audience. They are. It’s what they do.

and even Malcom Reynolds comments.

This record here’s about twelve years old. Parliament buried it and it stayed buried until River here dug it up. This is what they were afraid she knew. And they were right to fear. There’s a universe of folk who’re gonna know it, too. Someone *has to* speak for these people. Y’all got on this boat for different reasons, but y’all come to the same place. So now I’m asking more of you than I have before. Maybe all. Sure as I know anything, I know this – they will try again. Maybe on another world, maybe on this very ground swept clean. A year from now, ten? They’ll swing back to the belief that they can make people… better. And I do not hold to that. So no more runnin’. I aim to misbehave.

You go Jeff!!!