I spent about two hours this evening following the tweets between Neko Case and some random people in an argument over a joke Case retweeted. It was a harmless joke about a dog. What got everyone's dander up was the source of the joke: a comedienne, who a few days before made a totally different joke about the possible fate in jail for Gerry Sandusky. Soon, everyone was berating Case for being a "rape apologist" and an all around horrible person. Just goes to show how one person misreading a tweet can cause a cyclone of accusations.
I don't often "soul-puke" on my blog anymore, nor share hard-core opinions about anything. There's a fine line you've got to walk when you have an "online" personality, and a "work and private life" personality. Fortunately for Case, she has the testicular fortitude to take a stand for her words. Am I going to be anything more than general about my private life on my blog? No. That's not what this forum is for. Am I going to be watchful of every single letter I type out? Absolutely. You never know who's watching, and what kind of cyclone they'll make.