Yes he was contentious and a bully unfortunately, but he made those that responded to him think clearly about their positions as he would rip even a good one to shreds. I, after the first few encounters with him realized that i had to make the decisions and not him. He was a formidable entity(boy, talk about PC language). However, I do miss the old fart. I remember one time when I said I was a Libertarian, and he responded that he was a "Limitarian". For me such a repost is gold. Come back and haunt us folks on the forum. Though beware that littletommy is now the gatekeeper.