This is a bit of a tangent, but I need a place to rant... Maryland's senior US Senator, Barbara Mikulski, came out with a statement today saying that the NRA should "come to the table" and be part of a discussion gun control. Not a particularly radical statement, IMO. Anyway, the part that's bothering me so much is people's reactions on Facebook and The Baltimore Sun's site. In addition to the expected vitriol that at least focusses on the subject, people have insulted... her weight, her hair color, her age, and her alleged "ugliness". Seriously, someone said we need "ugliness control, not gun control." Talk about ad hominem attacks! What the hell is wrong with people?! Yes, I've been on the internet long enough that I shouldn't be surprised. But it still upsets me.