I and David Pesestky have been busy in the thread to "What's Chomsky Thinking Now" answering various critiques of the Generative Program. The discussion has been lively and, occasionally enlightening. If you haven't yet taken a look, you might find the discussion amusing. Take a look, in particular at Paul Postal's comments and Dan Everett's. I have short replies to theirs. And I am sure they will soon have replies to mine.