Glad your absence was due to nothing more untoward than a machine virus, nasty as it sounds. Thanks to your timely warning, I hastened to my handy MSN update and installed protection posthaste....Got my knickers in a twist, apparently, for little cause. I hate fascism. I hate greed. I hate manipulation. But I really, really detest cheap shots. Always have. Should have called me the lone rangerette in kindergarten. Dastardly underhanded slurs!! We're each entitled to our opinion, and have protection by law to express them, but once one has opened the Nasty Door all "nice" bets are off. I figure you lay yourself wide open to retaliation once you go down that road. A little bit of mild rancor shouldn't hurt a thing, even a little slice of contention now and then ought not to ruffle any feathers, but some of this outright juvenalia, in the form of baiting and overt unearned aggression is just too much. So, yes, of course, I'm already feeling shame for picking on her myself, but DANG, I was mad. Anyway, glad you're still around flappin' and flingin' it about.