Most people get it after the comments page. But sometimes it has to be explained again. I really don’t know why people cannot follow instructions. Here it is.
This is how it works. I encourage comments. That said, I feel free to enforce standards of civility here. The First Amendment of the US Constitution guarantees your right to free speech without government interference.
I’m not the government, and I will interfere.
Contrary to a silly idea that seems prevalent today, you do not have the right to post here or anywhere else, except on your own pages. Someone is paying for every page on the Web, with various combination’s of money and effort.
They are the ones with the rights.
I am ready and willing to delete name-calling, cursing, or general disrespect toward me or others. This is especially true of ethnic slurs. Our opinions about those may vary, but — like art — I know it when I see it. The same goes for comments that are not germane to the post or comment thread.
We do not and will not publish links to other sites without prior viewing and approval. Pointless remarks will not be approved, and I won’t even feel guilty about it.
I prefer that people be willing to take responsibility for their views, so anonymous is a short route to comment oblivion if you don’t mind your manners.
I treat this blog as I treat my living room. If you come here and act like an ass, you’re out the door. And, as is true of my living room, I am the sole judge of what counts as asinine.
Finally, please at least try to capitalize, punctuate, make some sense. We are a high class rag …This is a site for grownups, not undisciplined, poorly-educated children.
Last, no exceptions …. “We do not debate” …. Be nice, play fair, and you should not have any problems. Pretty simple really.