I used to have a sidebar notice stating that all comments here are monitored by me personally. I see that notice is no longer present, although I didn't remove it. Perhaps it somehow fell into the category of things that Blogger no longer enables. Who knows?
In any event, I do actually still read all comments before enabling them. Some comments I don't enable, although I try to err on the side of enabling. I've never enunciated a policy, and don't plan on doing so now. However, a few related categories of comments that I do regularly reject are those that advocate violence, assassination, or the view that one segment of the American population is planning to nuke some other segment. I'm not explaining why I reject those comments, beyond the view that they don't add anything to the blog and may detract. In that connection, I note that the PTA/NAACP woman who got her 15 minutes of fame by shouting "Let them die!" re anti-CRT people has been forced out of the PTA. The NAACP continues to defend her, but will IMO end up regretting that decision.
Regarding Ashli Babbitt. My view is that she's dead--just in case anyone was wondering what my view is. Not long ago I commented in agreement with another commenter who wrote to the effect that, There's a reason Ashli Babbitt's family is suing for wrongful death, and it's not because she's alive and well and in hiding. Obviously, if there are developments in the Ashli Babbitt story I'll try to cover them if I have some perspective to offer. In the meantime, I won't be enabling comments that link to theories about Babbitt's continuing life. As in other areas, I try to err on the side of legitimate and wide ranging commenting, but sometimes have to draw a line.
Regarding the January 6 Event and the witchhunt against participants, you probably are aware that one participant was sentenced yesterday. Here are some Twitter comments that cover various aspects of our currently dysfunctional state of being in America, including the January 6 Event:
Watching the same people who drowned the country for 5 years in deranged conspiracy theories -- Putin had taken over the US through clandestine sexual blackmail -- now declare themselves competent to censor the internet to stop "misinformation": the audacity is almost impressive.
Was any Kavanaugh rioter sentenced to even a day of jail?
Remember that those attacks actually obstructed the Senate confirmation process by days, unlike January 6th which did not delay any vote by days.
Hodgkins sentenced to 8 months in prison by Judge Moss. DOJ accused him of participating in domestic terrorism but charged with obstruction of official proceeding.
No violent charge, first time offender. Working class man took bus from FLA to DC.
Now loses everything. twitter.com/julie_kelly2/s…
An FBI lawyer fabricated evidence in order to spy on the president of the United States. He got zero time.
Today, Paul Hodgkins will be the first 1/6 defendant sentenced on a felony guilty plea. He engaged no violence. His crime: entered the Capitol wearing a Trump t-shirt, held a Trump flag, took a selfie with Q Shaman. Prosecutors want 18 months in prison:
No doubt you'll see former prosecutors and such like suggesting that the judge "sent a message" to DoJ by giving Hodgkins 8 months instead of the 18 months DoJ was asking for, that other judges will follow suit, etc. All I can say is that everyone involved will have to live with their participation in a grotesque mockery of justice. Can't imagine how it feels to be addressed as "your honor" after that.
I found Julie Kelly's comment telling: "working class man," traveled by bus, etc. Isn't that the point? He was exactly the kind of guy the Power Elite feels they need to make an example of. Remember the two Lefty NY lawyers who tried to fire bomb an NYPD car? Out on bail while mostly peaceful protesters languish in durance vile.
No wonder Lady Justice wears a blindfold. I would too, in her position.