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2019-07-13 Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Iran’s FM spokesman: Foreign powers in the Middle East should leave the region
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Posted by Fred 2019-07-13 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6492 views ]  Top
 File under: Govt of Iran 

#1 Spam copping is not a Frank G specialty, Mr. McCoy. If your only intention is to start a flame war, there is no reason whatsoever for the rest of us to put up with you peeing on the carpet. Nor will any articles you submit be published until you choose to behave like a gentleman.

— trailing wife for the moderators
Posted by trailing wife 2019-07-13 01:02||   2019-07-13 01:02|| Front Page Top

#2 Damn, I missed it?
Posted by Frank G 2019-07-13 04:28||   2019-07-13 04:28|| Front Page Top

#3 I would suggest a 'Herb special' logo or watermark be designed for Mr.McCoy's posts.

After all, he's American (even if severely pink blooded) and deserves your great 1st right. Only if he abuses or is being ungallant would he get the smoky function. Just an idea.
Posted by Dron66046 2019-07-13 05:02||   2019-07-13 05:02|| Front Page Top

#4 Done. Sent it to Fred.
Posted by Dron66046 2019-07-13 06:35||   2019-07-13 06:35|| Front Page Top

#5 Who amongst us doesn't enjoy a good piss party every now and again?

And - I'm with Dron - let Herb post and speak. While I (and especially Frank G!) don't always agree with him, he's got the right to say it. Let the fur fly!
Posted by Raj 2019-07-13 06:37||   2019-07-13 06:37|| Front Page Top

#6 He was cautioned about the name calling of fellow Burg followers/posters. He iggied the cautions and became even more critical .
Posted by Besoeker 2019-07-13 07:16||   2019-07-13 07:16|| Front Page Top

#7 Amendment I
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.

Y’all will notice that Rantburg is not a federal institution established by laws passed in Congress. It is a private effort, established by Fred using his own funds and extensive efforts, with additional donations from many Rantburgers. We are guests in Fred’s living room, and those who abuse that hospitality are not welcome.

Herb McCoy was abusive in his first post shortly after midnight, and got worse in each of his posts thereafter. He is entitled to his opinions, certainly. But those opinions he aired in the wee minutes of the day were more suited to a blog of his own, paid for by his own efforts. I do not have the energy to deal with his unamusing trollery, and refuse to do so any longer. When he is willing to engage thoughtfully instead of acting like a door-slamming pre-teen, he will be welcome back.
Posted by trailing wife 2019-07-13 09:30||   2019-07-13 09:30|| Front Page Top

#8 ...instead of acting like a door-slamming pre-teen or Democratic presidential candidate/congresscritter, he will be welcome back.

Posted by Procopius2k 2019-07-13 11:11||   2019-07-13 11:11|| Front Page Top

#9 I can only speculate what set off the kerfuffle in #1, however...

Rantburg may be the only site on the entire interwebs where I make a point of reading all the comments. Most places, comment threads degenerate into name-calling, stale talking-points repeated over and over, and attempts to "own" the other side. Boring! And childish.

Even though I'm really smart and generally right about pretty much everything, I'm willing to entertain alternative and even contradictory theories on current events. Who knows, I might learn something! But I have zero interesting in name-calling, insults and long-discredited talking points.

Comments here are all over the map - insightful analysis, background info from those who know or were there (the infamous Rantburg U!), clever snark, poetry of varying quality, and general silliness. Good stuff! If it takes some moderation to preserve that, then I am most grateful to those doing the work, as well as to our host who makes the whole mess possible. Thanks!
Posted by SteveS 2019-07-13 11:33||   2019-07-13 11:33|| Front Page Top

#10 Of course, if somebody's being an utter asshole, and uses words that besmirch the reputation of our fine gatherings, he/she/it must be dealt with as the barbecue chef sees fit.

And God bless TW and her longsufferin' heart.
Posted by Dron66046 2019-07-13 11:41||   2019-07-13 11:41|| Front Page Top

#11 Thank you TW.
I saw HM's latest, 3 posts late last night, before TW deleted them.
Every one of them was incendiary and race-based.

There's a risk mitigation angle here. Rantburg cannot afford to have that stuff on its site.

We/Fred will get scrutiny - from the GOOG borg, from corporate and governmental entities that employ Rantburgers, from god knows who else.

Not worth the risk. Bye bye HM.
Posted by Lex 2019-07-13 12:35||   2019-07-13 12:35|| Front Page Top

Posted by Phaick Uneretle6310 2019-07-13 16:13||   2019-07-13 16:13|| Front Page Top

#13 Thank you all for your support. I do not like doing such things, but sometimes a sharp swat on the behind is necessary to fix the attention, and sometimes a time out is needed. Shipman spent a memorable six months finding Roadside America when he aimed here, but subsequently agreed it helped him re-center himself. And some — after several tries — have never been allowed to return, much as we fondly remember what they were like before running amok.
Posted by trailing wife 2019-07-13 17:51||   2019-07-13 17:51|| Front Page Top

#14 TW is ons meermin. Bye bye Erbbie
Posted by Besoeker 2019-07-13 17:57||   2019-07-13 17:57|| Front Page Top

#15  he's American (even if severely pink blooded) and deserves your great 1st right.

He may say all he cares to, just as we may choose to not be soiled.
Posted by Skidmark 2019-07-13 21:19||   2019-07-13 21:19|| Front Page Top

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