I think it's funny and telling that all the posters here that put others on ignore are righties. It's not like lefties have a lock on saying objectionable things. The fact that "ignore" is a root of "ignorant" may have something to do with it. From the recent study about conservatives... "..........there is reason to believe that strict right-wing ideology might appeal to those who have trouble grasping the complexity of the world. "Socially conservative ideologies tend to offer structure and order," Hodson said, explaining why these beliefs might draw those with low intelligence. "Unfortunately, many of these features can also contribute to prejudice." Another reason why ignoring is so popular with the righties is it allows them to continue to believe in Adam and Eve, deny evolution and global warming, and believe that their particular brand of mythology is the right one. They are rewarded by staying intellectually close to home. In fact their faith demands it. "For example, he said, many anti-prejudice programs encourage participants to see things from another group's point of view. That mental exercise may be too taxing for people of low IQ." Seeing things from another's point of view is not a burden if you ignore them. Facts that conflict with deeply held beliefs need to be ignored, much easier on the brain and ego. Conversely, isolating themselves within an echo-chamber of like-(small)minded people, helps them reassure themselves that they're right. They often flock to Fox News for this reason. My apologies to the open-minded, intelligent righties here. I'm afraid you're overwhelmed by the loud knuckle-draggers.