Effective immediately, for reasons to be discussed in a moment, all blog post comments will be moderated by me.
It seems I have attracted a troll, not just here, but on my Facebook.
When I published an interview last month, she publicized it on her Facebook. One of her "friends" made a pretty hateful remark directed at Patricia and me. He sent it directly to Patricia. He then started to write me some pretty ignorant remarks. We blocked him in Facebook.
Then, he began to target this blog.
I just deleted the comments, hoping he would get the hint. But in the last few days, his output has increased to the point where I must do something about it. His level of illiteracy is such that it doesn't matter what blogger username he selects for himself. The remarks shine forth like a beacon, smell like month-old fish, and have more errors in punctuation, spelling, and grammar that it makes me think he went to a private school. I can just recognize this man's vile work. I have left his most recent comments; he can delete them himself. As you can see, he doesn't like gay people very much.
I have, therefore, reluctantly added comment moderation to this blog. If you want to write me, go ahead. If you want to disagree with something I write about, fill your boots. Write whatever polite comments about whatever I write here. I can take it. But I will manually approve any and all such comments from now on. Minus that, the comments will not be visible to you, my trusted and beloved readers.
The new policy has already spared you guys 2 comments from my friend. It sure is fun to reject them for publication here. Keep them coming, my friend. I look forward to rejecting more and more.
Have a real nice day, everyone. And a special lovely day wish to "Nsducktoller" and "Gary".