Friday, October 26, 2007

From the Man v. Machine Department

I've received more than one email from persons asking me to please not center align our Dearborn Underground blog, as it is hard to read. Let me assure you, I am not trying to center align anything. I would rather stop blogging then put out yards of text aligned center. Until people started mentioning it, I had no idea! Our template has always been attractively set to left alignment, and on most browsers, the blog looks correct.

I've done some research and discovered the problem is a difference in reading HTML between Internet Explorer, and browsers such as Firefox. Firefox reads the margin settings as narrower, or something like that, and compensates by centering everything. I am so sorry. I will fix this if I possibly can.

The fix must be made in our template code. There are help sites where similar problems are explained, and where the helpers clearly understand what's wrong and how to fix it. The problem is, they can't clearly write their explanations so that I can understand how to fix it. I will keep looking for a plain-speaking techno-geek.

Or, if you happen to know something about this kind of thing yourself, and are fluent in both HTML and standard English, I welcome any suggestions.


Panday said...


Looks perfect now!

T.R. Clancy said...

Thanks, Stephen

It's weird when I can't see it myself. Maybe I fixed it by accident.

Thanks for reading a commenting.

Anonymous said...

Who cares how your text is formatted, the result is the same - vilification of Muslims and Islam, in a strikingly similar manner to how the Nazi propagandists vilified Jews in 1930s Germany. Maybe this is why you mention "anti-Semitism" so often, a thinly-veiled attempt to present yourself as something besides the disgusting neo-Nazi racist monster that you are.

But I'm not here to debate, or to defend Islam. My goal is to expose anti-Muslim bigotry for what it truly is: racist hatred of the same type, and equally dangerous, as that of Nazi Germany.

T.R. Clancy said...

"Exposing bigotry," IMO, is best done by providing substantive examples, and drawing logical connections, otherwise you're only calling names.

Anonymous said...


Put your thinking cap on, if you actually own one. You certainly are not here to debate. Your ad hominem mush talk is childish and silly. The only thing you have exposed is your lack of coherent thinking. Your self righteous expose is both laughable and emblematic of the poor state of education in this country, especially at the university level.

For the record, DU is taking a critical look at the actions and influence of Muslim extremism and extremists, and those who wittingly or unwittingly support them, and calls it what it is. That is all that is 'exposed' by DU.