Whether or not you agree with Rusty and his agenda, I think we can all agree that he polutes threads with childish insults and unproductive bickering.
As tempting as it is to be confrontational and argue with Rusty, can I make the following plea...
All of those who find themselves replying to Rusty's posts often (Babe, Mthurl, Rkarp, TFB, et all), can you please place him on ignore?
If you don't respond to him, if you don't feed him, he will pipe down, become more rational, and may even leave.
It won't be easy, but it takes a team effort. If any one person continues replying to his posts, this idea is moot. We have to be all in, but if we are, success is guaranteed.
I've already done my part.