I've deleted three knitblogs from my blogroll because of the viciousness of their political posts, coincidentally they were all Democrats. Happily I've found others that are capable of holding a civil conversation even with people they disagree with.
I strongly object to statements on knitblogs about stabbing Republicans with size 1 dpns, claims that anyone who didn't vote Democrat is mentally subnormal, and the violent hatred of all opposing viewpoints. I don't want to be anywhere near that kind of attitude. I'm not the only one either, thankfully. As I said earlier, can we please stop demonising the Republicans and Democrats now?
Since this has been a somewhat political post, in the interests of balance here is a picture of Quantum (grey) and Tangle (orange), our two cats (his full name is Tangle Mint. Quantum entanglement, it's a physics joke).
They were grooming each other. Shortly after this picture, Tangle bit Quantum and they started fighting, but it was nice while it lasted. They get on very well.