I really ticked off someone who is now a former blog reader because I deleted two comments he made in my post A Grim Reminder Of The Past about the Oregon Holocaust Memorial. I very seldom do that, but in this case, his comments were antisemitic and offensive, claiming that the Holocaust never happened and a lot of other crap that I won’t get into here.
He sent me a message asking what happened to his comments and I told him they were deleted. He didn’t appreciate that and said that I was denying him his freedom of speech. You bet your butt I am, because it’s my blog and I make the rules, and if your speech is vile garbage like that, it won’t get in my blog. I covered all that nonsense in a Newspaper Days blog about freedom of the press.
Of course, then he called me a &@$%& Nazi, which was ironic because in one of his blog comments he said that the Nazis were good people who had the right idea. I have absolutely no patience for morons like this, any more than I do those who claim the January 6th insurrection at the Capitol was a peaceful protest, that Covid-19 is a hoax, that the vaccines have microchips in them, or that the election was stolen. If you want to come here and start spouting that kind of stuff, put your tinfoil hat back on and go somewhere else.
In other news, if you’re looking for a good, quick read, my pal Valerie P. Chandler’s novella The Last Straw, about a biology teacher who believes in using science to make the world a better place by poisoning people is free today only on Amazon. Click this link and get your free copy. Oh, did I mention the copycat poisoner? You’re gonna like this one!
And finally, here’s a chuckle to start your day from the collection of funny signs we see in our travels and that our readers share with us. They’re talking about automobile body parts, right? Please tell me they are.
It’s Thursday, so it’s time for a new Free Drawing. This week’s prize is an audiobook of Buck Fever, the first book in my friend Ben Rehder’s immensely popular Blanco County mystery series. If you’re not a fan of Ben’s books you have no idea what you are missing out on. Wacky characters, great humor, and superb writing. Give them a try. You won’t be disappointed. To enter, click on this Free Drawing link or the tab at the top of this page and enter your name (first and last) in the comments section at the bottom of that page (not this one). Only one entry per person per drawing please, and you must enter with your real name. To prevent spam or multiple entries, the names of cartoon or movie characters are not allowed. The winner will be drawn Sunday evening. Note: Due to the high shipping cost of printed books and Amazon restrictions on e-books to foreign countries, only entries with U.S. addresses and e-mail addresses are allowed.
Thought For The Day – Since light travels faster than sound, some people appear bright until you hear them speak.