Bit of yiddish there to annoy those Jewish nationalists known as zionists. Look up schmo if you want here.
To cut down on clutter and general stupidness I use moderating in the comments. There is a facility down in the bottom right hand corner called co-comment. It allows people to participate in and follow threads without returning to the site. When you comment the comment goes straight to co-comment even if I delete it. It's a boon for avid debaters, serial pains in the neck and to me.