Interesting thread, thanks to all who have contributed.
I had a reaction to John Ringo when I read some of his comments, things he chose to include at the end of one of his books unfortunately. At first I was put off but then I decided that was silly, I had no idea what other authors thought about a host of things so the only legitimate measure was whether I enjoyed their work or not. I enjoy Ringo's stories so I simply compartmentalized whatever it was that had bugged me and since I cannot, today, remember what that was I must have buried that particular compartment pretty deep
Thanks again for an interesting thread!