And so, a recent blog I posted about a "new study from the National Foundation for American Policy" on the impact of the H-1B visa cap is enticing a lot of readers -- and a few subject experts -- to vent.
For the most part, the ongoing forum discussion is pretty fascinating, with colorful exchanges of opinion and information -- as well as analysis of data (from the NFAP study and elsewhere) that both supports and demerits the need for H-1B visa workers, depending upon what side of the fence you're sitting on and how you look at the numbers.
But with 200-plus reader comments on a very heated issue, you knew it was only a matter of time before passionate, intelligent debate veered into heart-felt heckling.
Among the insults:
"Liar" "Shameless Liar" "Perpetual Liar" "Idiot" "Lobbyist" (that's a bad word, right?) "You foreign worker" (as in "go back home") "Arrogant" "Hypocrite" "Childish and silly" "Closed-minded bigot" "Welfare kings and queens"
And last but not least,
Hey, guys and gals, it's the holiday time, a season for peace and goodwill, right? Can't we all play nice for a bit? You can pull the boxing gloves back on Jan. 2.
And in the meantime, you have a few weeks to think of some new insults to hurl next time. :-)