Profanity, blasphemy, and gratuitous personal insults of anybody at all add nothing to the discussion and will be deleted. Outrageous and offensive opinions are usually left up, as long as they are expressed with a certain amount of self-control. I ask everybody to behave with a minimum of respect and courtesy, towards me, other commenters, and political and international figures. Vehement and even contemptuous disagreement will be tolerated if it's expressed in a mature fashion. I am the one who gets to decide what that is. When in doubt, ask. Comments are at the moment unmoderated and will remain so unless it becomes necessary because of troll attacks or other unforeseen conditions.
I will also tolerate comments whose main purpose is to attract traffic to your own website if they make a credible pretense of contributing to the discussion.
Writing contest? What writing contest? -
58 minutes ago