I use this blog to post my opinions and analysis of various issues, and I have no problem with anyone else offering their two cents’ worth.  In fact, I fully encourage input as opinions and beliefs must be continually tested and either validated or altered.  An unwillingness to allow criticism is absolutely a sign of poorly thought out beliefs.

That said, there are two rules by which I request all posters abide.

First, while I firmly believe in free speech, I will not tolerate pointless garbage filling the screen of anyone who visits my blog.  If you want to disagree with me or another person here, by all means, go ahead.  If you want to express a poor opinion of my character, intelligence, ancestry, dog, or whatever, I won’t stop you.  However, profanity-laden posts with no purpose other than to spew filth at other people will be edited into the void as soon as they come to my attention, and posts otherwise possessed of a point but choked with filth may be subject to brief editing to ensure readability.  I won’t stop you from flaming people if you so desire, and I won’t alter whatever point you may try to make, but I will act to prevent excessive foul language from degrading my blog.

Second, do not spam my blog.  I’ve no problem with linking to other sites as sources of information or to demonstrate a point, but irrelevant links to other sites will be removed on sight, as will any advertisement.  If you have a site or anything else that you believe should be listed on my blog, shoot me an email at cortillaen (at) yahoo (dot) com, and I’ll make a decision.

Last, just a suggestion:  Stamp out any urge to be “politically correct”.  I despise the institutionalized lying known as PC and want it done away with as soon as possible.  Negroes don’t like me using the terms “black” or “Negro”?  Too bad, because I don’t like hyphenated Americans.  You’re either an American or something else, not some hybrid of mixed loyalties.  Likewise, I detest the corruption of the word “gay” and refuse to use it with any other meaning than happy/joyful.  If homosexuals dislike having their choices identified as sexual in nature, I simply don’t care.  I am not going to go out of my way to avoid offending someone any more than I will go out of my way to offend them.  I simply say what I mean, and I encourage others to do the same.

Now that all of that’s out of the way, I hope we can keep discourse civil, but frank and forthright.

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