New Readers and Visitors

Or An Administrative Reminder.

For those of you who are new readers, let me make a quick statement about comments on this site.  You’re welcome to make them.  I will not censor you.  I will not alter your comments in any way, with two caveats...

Blatant racism, threats against public officials or any statements similar in nature will be deleted.  Sorry, guys.  You’re free to think and believe what you want, but I have a job I love, and I’d like to keep it.  And additionally, my site is not your soapbox to advocate revolution, revenge against tyrannical public officials or vent ignorant rants against blacks, Jews, gays, veterans, hedgehogs or marmosets.  OK… maybe marmosets, because they’re creepy.  I don’t censor, but you endanger my job or my credibility with your tinfoil hat lunacy about government jack boots and black helicopters, and how you’d like to down Marine One with your homemade RPG, and I’ll delete your comments post haste.  Got it?

I have no problem with people who disagree with me.  I like lively debate.  I like alternate viewpoints, no matter how ignorant I think they are, but abide by the above before you post.  I mean it.  I will not let you endanger my livelihood or the career I love.

Likewise, if you’re a spammer, whose only goal is to promote your garbage on my site – and it IS my site – I pay for it, I write it and I own it – you’ll wish you had never done it.  That’s a promise.

Also, if you’re a first time commenter, chances are you’ll get trapped in moderation.  There’s no rhyme or reason to why folks’ comments get caught there, but if you’re new, it seems to happen more often than not.  If it does happen, this doesn’t mean that I’ve censored your comment. I generally approve everything (save for the two caveats above) but sometimes, if you post later in the evening, I’ll be asleep, and I won’t see your trapped comment until I log in the next day.  Don’t panic, and don’t start sending me emails about how I’m trying to censor you.  I’m not.  I’ll generally get to the comments trapped in moderation, but it might take a few hours.

Now post away.

20 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. lovingarmsstudios8657
    Dec 30, 2011 @ 21:45:26

    I read this page and your language page. I am sorry bigotry and pain you felt because others cruelty. I don’t feel sorry ‘for’ you because I believe that is belittling, I’m not going to belting you. I get what you’re saying on ADA. Pitty is when someone with power “daces” to help. That not what I want, but I can’t lift things or do manually work, nor am i a great speller, so in this recession, were MBA of the class of 09,10, 11 are workin’ at walmart, I, like most people am kinda screwed. I luckily enough to have a job,and paid my bills. But, I’m not doing ANYTHING. Maybe should go back to help all student figure out their learning style…. I understand to have a good life once much be finical fit, I have to pay off my schools loans before i can have love or make a real inpact on this world in a good way. I’m a ugly, disabled kind, 25 old black virgin the only think I’m good at is coaching college speech!, Helping people is the only way I can have inter beauty or whatever, so I can get laid by some one who acutely loved me.


  2. Teri O'Brien
    Feb 24, 2012 @ 11:14:55

    Hi Nicki,
    Just wanted you to know that your post “RIP, Gilbert” is the “Post of the Day” at my site,
    It’s on the side bar on the right.
    Thanks for writing that great tribute to Gilbert, and thanks also for your service to our great country!
    Teri O’Brien


    • Nicki
      Feb 24, 2012 @ 11:22:10

      Teri, thank you so much for your kindness! I still miss him and hurt for him. :( He was a good friend.

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  5. Shelley
    Oct 28, 2015 @ 10:54:34

    You are at best a dispcable excuse for a human being. When Trump wins I hope you relocate you do NOT deserve to have freedom.


    • Nicki
      Oct 28, 2015 @ 12:04:09

      Oh, how cute! Guess you need to look up the definition of freedom, you frothing cunt.

    • Nicki
      Oct 28, 2015 @ 12:09:22

      Oh, and you should probably learn to write above a third grade level.

    • Sean M.
      Oct 28, 2015 @ 13:30:36

      Wow. That comment made my brain hurt, Shelley. Could you try that again? I’ll give you a do over. Take your time. Big words are hard.

    • lobo314
      Oct 28, 2015 @ 15:01:18

      Seriously a reply THAT frothingly rabidly unthinking and willfully stupid on a post about the RULES of Nicki’s site. Jesus Jumping H Mother Fucking Christ pogo sticking across the alps on an inverted cross. Well there was quite possibly the dumbest thing I’ll see on the web all day

    • thewriterinblack
      Oct 28, 2015 @ 15:46:08

      Freedom is something that one does not have to deserve. It comes with the condition of being human. “Human rights” not “rights to the deserving, but not to the untermenschen” (yes, I went there).

      “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these rights are Life, Liberty and Pursuit of Happiness, that to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed” (emphasis added, and from memory so I might not have strictly followed the rather idiosyncratic comma usage in the original). Remember those words? All men (in common usage of the time meant both men and women) have the right to Liberty (Freedom). All. No “deserving” required.

      Wanting to limit “freedom” to the deserving (which makes it anything but freedom) is what’s despicable.

    • Nicki
      Oct 28, 2015 @ 16:09:25

      You used big words. Forget it. That Shelley thing won’t understand.

  6. thewriterinblack
    Oct 28, 2015 @ 16:15:13

    Argument is a spectator sport. I’m not arguing for that Shelley person. I’m arguing for the benefit of the peanut gallery.


  7. RightWingProf
    Oct 28, 2015 @ 16:33:53

    Nicki – I think you left turpentine out and the door open. Unfortunately, one of your commenters was able to huff before you caught her. Ah well – we get a new chew toy.


    • Nicki
      Oct 28, 2015 @ 17:44:20

      I’m pretty sure this one is too chickenshit to come back. Once the turpentine wears off, she will perhaps realize that she’s a fucking imbecile. LOL!

  8. mobiuswolf
    Oct 28, 2015 @ 17:28:16

    Must be one o’ them deciders, who gets to decide who deserves freedom.

    I’ve decided our left has evolved into some kind of international fascism.
    If that’s possible.


  9. mobiuswolf
    Oct 28, 2015 @ 17:57:59

    Nicely said.


  10. Sam S
    Nov 09, 2015 @ 10:06:32

    So what do you think of our president?


    • Nicki
      Nov 09, 2015 @ 10:41:35

      I think if you do a search for his name on this site, you’ll have that question answered.

    • thewriterinblack
      Nov 09, 2015 @ 11:11:14

      Oh, let me guess.

      If you oppose Obama’s disastrous socialist policies that’s “blatant racism”.

      OTOH, deliberate lying about Ben Carson is not.

      Maybe I’m reading more into your comment than is deserved, but in the context, it does read as an attempted “trap”.

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