Looking for a quote from Metafilter comments from less than a month ago. About calling a lawyer a jerk. I paraphrase badly: "If you think the defense is wrong then attack the defense. If you think the facts are wrong then argue the facts. If you've got nothing then call the other lawyer a jerk."
Maybe I should be sufficiently inoculated to this by now, but it still amazes me. No matter how poorly someone's character is coming across or how unlikely someone's suggestion might be, someone else can come along with a reaction that is so condescending and snotty that they manage to make themselves look like an even bigger jerk than the person(s) they're reacting to.