I've been gunning down an awfully lot of comments recently, and probably letting some through that should have been knocked out.
So let me say again that you can't just write anything at all in response to stories or other comments. Let's refrain from speculating on peoples' mothers, their sobriety, their sexual leanings and the like.
Instead, let's try a radical concept: to write as clearly as possible with your thoughts about issues of importance in a style that doesn't rely on insults.
Humor is fine, of course, but it's not really funny to say "Eat my shorts, mayor!" or any number of much more grotesque comments.
There is only so much I can on here to control the discussion since I don't want to spend my hours being an online nanny. And I have no desire to restrict comments only to those whose opinions match my own, since that would be boring. But I would ask that you refrain from writing something you wouldn't gladly show your own mother.
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