Monday, September 28, 2009

Public Service Announcement

We had a post up earlier today that had a picture of the two of us wearing helmets. Then all hell broke lose. We had to take the post down. This evening we received a comment from our dear friends Tommy and Casey:

What happened to the helmets? I've been working on a witty comment all day.


Sorry Casey,

We took the helmet post down because that post was attacked by a left wing whack-job. We're going to moderate our comments from now on to prevent jerk faces from using our blog as a platform for propaganda.

I was into it for a while. But we're not playing anymore.

We still welcome comments from friends old and new. But FYI, comments on the following subjects will not be posted:

-the coup
-the thing that was not a coup
-which people someone thinks Jesus wants to suffer
-how fat I am
-comments containing the following phrases:
"ethically retarded"
"capitalist pigs"
"corrupt duopoly"
"stupefied and propaganda-addled North Americanos"

And finally, if you feel the need to state explicitly that you are not wishing us death, your comment will probably not be posted.

Thanks!

Tom, Karine, Zeke, and Ruby

PS


By the by:

The offending poster I declare a left wing whack-job not because he / she supports the Zelaya government. There is nothing wacky about that. Its a perfectly legitimate point of view, one held by the US president I helped vote into office. Some of my colleagues and students support Zelaya. My next door neighbor, nicest guy you'd ever want to meet, supports Zelaya. No, the offending poster is a whack job because he / she posted separate entries under different names. Some of the names were female and some of them were male. That's just plain weird.

Also, because the offending poster believes that his or her political perspective affords him or her the right to spew vile and hateful language at other human beings.

6 comments:

my name is Amanda said...

I think I noticed one of those comments a couple weeks ago or so, and was taken aback with the complete inappropriateness of the response to your cute, funny, interesting family blog. I'm sorry you guys were harassed. Also I love the helmet pics, and Karine's recipes, and Tom's stories, and Zeke is a super cutie. Take care, kids!

Anonymous said...

Are you sure the internet perp isn't Zeke? If not, I'm ready for a medieval helmet and will bust some skulls!

-Vegas

Laurie said...

I was called a @@#$%^^ too this week. And a few weeks, I was called !@#$%^&. I understand and I empathize. I liked the helmets.

Anonymous said...

Hi! The pictures on TV and the newspapers are cause for concern for a mother in Nebraska. Take care. I love you all!!! Mom L.

Honduras Sprout said...

One....I completely understand. I love your blog. Moderate, moderate, moderate. It's a crazy world out there with some real nuts.

Two....After sitting and looking at you two in helmets and studying the helmets for a few moments quite seriously...to my surprise, I burst out laughing really quite spontaneously. Thank you :O)

Casey and Tom said...

I have nothing witty to say about the helmets. Time for a new post.