I have to say this every couple of years, and now it's time.
If you look at the post below, you will notice that I deleted a comment where the commenter thought profanity was the best way to express thoughts.
I encourage comments. I enjoy comments. But, this is my blog and I don't have to tolerate poor behavior. Just as I've thrown people our of my physical home,for poor behavior, I'll not tolerate rudeness.
It's hard to insult me. After 37 years in police work, I've been called every name in the book. I know that I'm old, decrepit, and a fat man. That is not news and does not contribute to the conversation, but I don't consider that a reason to eject someone. When I see rudeness or profanity I click the garbage can icon and send the comment to the trash pile.
There a people here who have been commenting since this blog began, back in 2005. Many have disagreed. I"ve learned a lot from those folks. But, in this little corner of the internet, I'm the boss.