Recent giggles in the blogs and news releases include the defend to the death posturing of various bags of wind, such as Rich Lowry, Richard Lindzen and Joe Bast. Don Prothro at Skeptic has a useful take on what Willie Soon is and has done.
Much of the attempted push back on Soon and the Grijalva seven or eight, who remembers, has been meta (it's cruel, it's McCarthy) and according to John Fleck, Eli is all about meta. In this case allow the Bunny to outsource to Roy Ederoso's take on Steven Hayward, one of the seven or eight, but it will do for all of them and Willie Soon
I'm constantly being asked if I hold the Voltaire defend-to-the-death position on people I disagree with, but I am seldom offered a for-instance where the subject isn't just entirely full of shit.