I started this blog with the intention of moderating it with a very light hand and resisted the urge to ban people, hoping I would never have to do so. But I have decided that I cannot stick to that ideal and have banned the commenter known as StevoR.
His post justifying the throwing of Muslim off planes because they made some non-Muslims uncomfortable, and even suggesting that they fly on separate planes, was simply the last straw. It was raw, unbridled racism and I just couldn’t take it anymore.
This is the first time I have banned someone and I hope I never have to do so again.
In setting the banning settings, I mistakenly sent to the trash any comment that included the word ‘StevoR’. I apologize to those commenters who found their posts disappearing because they were responding to his earlier comments. That error has been corrected and their comments salvaged and restored.