I don't know how many people are aware of the fact that Jeff Goldstein over at Protein Wisdom has been the victim of both threats against his child and a subsequent assault on his site by some anonymous vandal.
There is no difference between this kind of behavior and painting a swastika on a person's garage door with a can of spray paint, or burning a cross in someone's yard, or trashing their car etc. It is vandalism. On this subject I agree with Instapundit, it is thuggish.
It is also cowardice. It is another one of those differences we have been talking about.
Ever see the movie The Bad Seed ? I imagine these kinds of pranksters like that pigtail wearing little sociopath. Bad children, very very bad children.
[Update: Jeff's site appears to be back up.]