Some angry white guy in Chicago (his description, not mine) is drawing a connection between Cheney's reprehensible actions and my use of the word in this post. He supports this by posting a tortuous legal definition for assault.
I thought it was pretty damn clear what I was talking about when I used the word assault, but for the record I don't support people filing charges for assault when it's clear very minor physical injury has been done--it's one of those rules in a democracy that depends on common sense to work, so there will always be some who don't exercise it, or monsters like Cheney who abuse their powers. I did nothing of the sort, and I resent unapologetic assholes (his description again, not mine) using my actions as misplaced support in their weak, shitty, rhetorical, boring-ass posting mulch.
In other news: welcome to August!