Jonathan, with due respect, I'll invite you to ignore the trolls and Coup Klux Klanners like Brian and the many other cretins who showed up with their schoolyard "comebacks" under the author's first article. You presented several legitimate questions to Brian's trolling. But asking the Q Crazies to provide calm, remotely intelligent responses to those questions and expecting them to engage in any sort of discussion is like expecting that pigs will wash behind their ears. It just aint' gonna happen.
In any case, thanks for showing up to support the author and for your efforts to engage the lunatics and crypto-fascists. Based on my own experience (and the reply you got), I'm not optimistic it'll do any good.
That said, I'm never opposed to pokin' them in their eye, figuratively speaking of course. It's fun to watch their eyes bulge and those tin foil hats fly off their heads, don't you think?