Now that you're made it this far, and before you start posting, please take a moment to read THE RULES. This is the codification of what was once an honor system:
ZERO. I pay for the microphone. Any attempt to dictate to the blog owner how he should run his blog shall result in a warning on the first offense. The second attempt shall result in the immediate banishment of the offenders.
ONE. The importation of any flame wars, squabbles, and their kind from other blogs, whether active or inactive, shall not be tolerated. Any such attempt shall result in a warning on the first offense. The second attempt shall result in the immediate banishment of the offenders.
TWO. The owner of this blog reserves the right to make adjustments to any comments posted here as he sees fit. The vast majority of these will deal with typos, but others may involve personal attacks on other commentors which are not part of the discussion thread (see Rule One above). This is why the comment button "Preview Is My Friend" is there, and I encourage you to read your post, and make any necessary adjustments, before you press the "Submit" button.
THREE. Let's face it, we're all human, so a lot of us swear. But let's be tasteful about our frustrations, shall we? Examples include: the F word (which is denoted as f**k), or putting the word "God" in front of "damn" resulting in "g*dd*mn." If you have a question regarding this, you know what to do.
FOUR. When a topic is categorized as "Open Thread," you may discuss ideas and/or situations other than the topic listed. If you have an idea which you feel merits discussion, e-mail the idea to me, and I will give you the hat tip, should your idea result in the creation of a discussion thread.
FIVE. Comment windows for articles close 7 days after the original post time.
Posted by Macker at 4/18/06, 0000 MST