I have enabled the "comment moderation" feature on this blog, and I feel like I need to let my regular readers know why. If you are a reader, you know that I don't mind someone disagreeing with my ideas or opinions. I will continue to allow and encourage comments that disagree with me.
However, I do not allow racist comments on this blog. In fact, I won't allow slurs about a person's race, sex, color, age, ethnicity or sexual preference. These are things a person has no control over. Yesterday, I got a right-winger who thought this was a forum for him to display his racism. He was wrong, and his comment was deleted.
As you probably know, I am a supporter of Kinky Friedman. While I do not think Kinky is a racist, I know that some of you do believe that. I don't have a problem with us discussing this. Kinky chose how he would present himself and the type of satire he would use. It is always permissible to question a person's choices.
I regularly blast Republicans, fundamentalists, etc., but only for the choices they have made for themselves [never for their race, color, sex, etc.], and I shall continue to do so. If someone wants to take me to task for being a liberal, or an atheist, or a Kinky supporter, then you have the right to do so. These are choices that I have made.
I have also been getting irritated recently about all the anonymous commenters. It is pretty gutless to go to a blog and lob bombs under the moniker "anonymous". I'm not asking anyone to identify themselves - just pick a fake name and stick with it. This helps me to know if I have one commenter or several different commenters, and helps me to differentiate between the commenters. Anonymous comments will no longer be allowed.
I hope I haven't run anyone off, or discouraged you from wanting to comment. I love having the comments, whether you agree with me or not.