I’m a big huge fan of actor Adam Baldwin. I loved loved loved him as Jayne in Firefly and kept watching NBC’s “Chuck” mainly because I loved his character.
But then took a look at his twitter feed and found out that he’s a mega-conservative who, for example, believes that any argument favoring Obama’s efforts to reform America’s health care system is “un-American evil.” I had a really depressing conversation with him via twitter:
I have no plans to respond, except to tell him that if he wants to have a real conversation about politics and political differences, then it needs to happen somewhere other than twitter. Who knows–maybe he’ll post something on my blog!
Relatedly, why do you think he refers to me as a “student” in quotation marks? It’s a cold, hard fact that I’m not just a scare-quote student; I’m an actual, real live doctoral student at a real live university.