1. I’m a believer in free speech, but I am not the United States Government, so I do not owe you the right to say whatever the Hell you want to say. You want to argue with me or a commenter, that’s cool. You want to stray far off topic or just be obnoxious, obtuse, or try to hijack my soapbox, be prepared to be moderated, singled out for special ridicule, have your comments edited, or find yourself banned. Don’t like it? Too damn bad. This is my soapbox; you’re welcome to get your own.
2. This is a political blog. That means that I’m likely to be abrupt, blunt, and I do not care if you are offended. You can always choose not to read it.
3. Have fun. This is part of the exercise of our right to use our voices and intellect in the attempt to keep our government honest and under control. Yeah…I know, but I can dream, can’t I?