No Dan Porter, I am not a small boy playing with flour, and your continued attempts to infantilize do you no credit whatsoever. Nor does your attempt to block free speech. Nor does your tolerance of trolls on that site of yours who specialize in making character attacks.
Go boil your head, Dan Porter. I’m heartily sick of you and your tedious popgun attacks,
Since I offended you Colin, I apologize. I have removed the picture from the blog posting. It was not my intention to insult you with the picture. No one, as I imagined it, would think you are like a small boy playing with flour. In fact, I’ve been intrigued by your experiments and have said so. I was merely injecting a bit of humor into the posting, or so I thought.
Sometimes I use a picture to make a point. I did so long ago with a picture of Don Quixote attacking a windmill because that is how I saw what you were doing at the time. You have repeatedly expressed your displeasure about that picture. In that case I said nothing. The picture was an editorial stance no different than my use of an ostrich with his head in the sand to characterize Stephen Jones’ comment that he doesn’t know about some of the shroud news because he will not look at my blog and has not done so since May.
You say I am trying to block free speech. No, I’m not. You have made 1,461 comments in this blog (18 after you switched to another ISP). I have discarded 2 comments by you and edited the contents of another 6. All but one were because of insults. One that I discarded had the single word ‘bye’ in it and was redundant. I will put that one back. I have periodically pre-moderated your comments when you started dishing out excessively insulting remarks and then opened up comments again usually in a day or two.
People have left this blog because of insults. They have mentioned you. I have tried to stick to some principles. Anyone should be able to comment. Right now, I have a list of 4 people who are blacklisted because they have trolled the site, been excessively insulting to others or used excessively anti-Catholic rhetoric. You are not on that list.
This blog is not a public blog. Even so, I try to be fair, balanced and accommodating to everyone. But, like a newspaper, I don’t have to publish every letter to the editor. Is that blocking free speech? No, it is not. Not good enough? Well . . . you do have that corner in Hyde Park and you have your blogs.
There are no trolls on this site “who specialize in making character attacks.” And this is a picture of me boiling my head.