Tuesday, October 03, 2006

This is Not a Democracy

Now that I've sealed my fate by publishing a blog with a highly google-able title, I have a short disclaimer regarding blog comments:

I review my comments before posting, in part because I hate spam comments, in part because I already have my nerves frayed enough at work and you really don't want to see me go all Defcon 4, man the torpedos.

It ain't pretty, I don't like doing it.

Therefore, I slaughter my free range rude before it has time to spawn. If you would like your comments posted to be read by all and sundry, follow these few rules. Please keep in mind that I am the Elected President, Dictator for Life, and Reincarnation of the Patron Saint of this blog, and I declare only I have free speech rights. Don't like it? Get your own blog. They're free.

1. Ad hominem no bueno

2. Any correspondance submitted as a comment to this blog hereby becomes my property which I may republish and mock at will without respect to intellectual rights claims. By posting a comment to this blog you explicitly agree to waive your intellectual rights to any such correspondance.

3. Any use of cutesy derogatory names for the President, such as Bu$h, Bushitler, Chimpy McBushitler, etc. is stupid. You can do better than that. Come on, impress me.

4. The more intellegent and reasoned your comment, the greater chance is has to be posted. Regardless of the fact that I am a die-hard curmudgeon, and look forward to a fulfilling retirement of shaking my cane at "damn kids," I do enjoy conflicting opinions and debate. What I do not enjoy is having my blood pressure raised by people with talking points chiseled onto their frontal lobes. If you send me one-liners from Kos (and I know what they are, isn't the interweb great!) you'll probably not make it into the hallowed Sent West archives.

Seeing that I only have one comment so far (thank you WarSong, you're the best) this doesn't seem like more than an exercise in hubris at the moment, but hubris is tasty with pita, and it's always better to have things in place up front.

Now you can't say I didn't warn you.


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