We don't get too many dissenters here much less Trolls. Until today we never even had a Troll.
Warning. Strong language advisory.
I want to be absolutely clear here. I welcome a good debate. If you have ideas and arguments that run contrary to anything I've said please drop me a polite comment. I'd love to hear from you and have a good conversation. I'll even let you guest post (Dug, are you reading this? Drop me a line anytime you want to post something). What I don't want and will not tolerate is high pitched leftist rhetoric and crap flinging. I am supremely uninterested in exchanging insults. I bit once with my current Troll but came to my senses and cut it off. I deleted 2 of his comments because one was ignorant elitist nonsense and the other personal attacks. Exercises in self delusional public exposure. Popping open your rhetorical coat and wagging your digital weenie at unsuspecting folks has always struck me as no more than mental masturbation. Pass. If you want a clearer explanation read my very first post here.
Now, I've toned my policy down quite a bit since then. I recognize that the only way to really understand a problem is to see it from all sides. The best way to see the intricacies inherent in any complex system is explore it completely. The best way to be able to articulately defend my own opinions and viewpoints is to engage in vigorous debate. The problem is finding anyone on the left who does anything except scream epithets and talking points straight from the far left DNC playbook while refusing to recognize any position that varies in the slightest from their own. Bombast and poor manners do not endear you to anyone except your small coterie of basement dwelling fellow travelers.
So. If you're liberal or even somewhere just to the left of me and want to offer differing opinions in a meaningful conversation so we can have a civilized debate please drop me a comment or an e-mail. I welcome you. I'm inviting you into my house. Just mind your manners while you're here.
If you're nothing more than a crap flinging leftist monkey do us both a favor and just stay away. I am not traffic driven. I do not care about my numbers. This is a very modest little blog and I want nothing more than to have a platform to have my say and where others can feel comfortable dropping by to have theirs. My regular commenters somehow manage to behave themselves. So can you. This is my house, owned and operated by myself, DO and Sarge. I make the rules, period. If you don't like that too bad. Many of the people on my blog roll, people who regularly leave me comments, I consider to be friends. I visit their sites and see their comments all over. They can have a debate on even emotional and dear topics without shitting on the hosts carpet. The DO says it best. This is a tavern with a varied group of friends sharing thoughts and ideas over a beer. It's just plain rude to sit down and immediately start taking over the conversation while flinging nuts and pouring beer on the table. I won't stand for it.
And if you insult, abuse or generally take shots at those I love and consider my friends then I won't read you, I won't debate you and I won't let you spew your bile here. If that's who you are and how you conduct yourself then fuck off.
Update: Dann at God, Gals, Guns, Grub wins the intertubes today with this bit of timeless truth in comments.
Trolls and Zombies should both be dispatched with equal efficiency...
...as neither one seems able to change their mind about their single-purpose existence...
That's weapons quality wit right there.