Oscar Wilde wrote “Moderation is a fatal thing. Nothing succeeds like excess."
But Thomas Paine wrote: “Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice"
With the moderate success of our humble blog, we are having trouble concentrating and sleeping.
If we are in trial, or on a trip, or goofing off from work and miss a post that violates our rules, then the post stays up until we remove it. Several people read the very vicious, mean, and nasty post about a Judge over the weekend, and we just can’t have that.
So while it may “Paine” some of you, the posts will be moderated thusly:
1) Make a post.
2) It is emailed to us.
3) It passes our limited test and up it goes.
For newer readers, any post on any subject is fair game unless the post is a personal attack that either is designed to merely injure the individual, or posts personal information, or is false. For example, writing that Judge XYZ has a large nose is off limits. Writing that the same judge lacks the common sense to find his way out of a paper bag (while a common attribute at the REGJB) will be posted.
Writing that attorney ABC takes cases from bondsmen or cheats on her husband will not be posted, but writing that she lacks the basic legal skills to file a pad of paper will be posted.
Favorite posters like the person who started “zzzzzzzzzzzzzz” will have nothing to fear. Since we are basically lazy and devote way too much time to this blog, and because our cell phone gets email, we can clear and get those posts up without too much delay.
Sorry for the inconvenience but the post this weekend was just too mean and scary. And if a post like that ever made widespread news, and it caused someone personal pain (like a divorce) we would be devastated and would shut the blog down.
For our English majors out there, while we detest the “Judge so and so is a f’n f’er” they will be posted because this is not censorship.
To quote George Herbert Walker Bush: "just being prudent."
With the fact that we have a few hundred readers a day, we need to be a bit more careful.
Thanks for Readin and writin and
See You In Court. We’re the ones checking our email on our phone.