When I left Front Page Magazine and headed into the unknown it was a long time ago.
Pretty much it was Warren and myself against an army of Gay anti-semites from the UK.
Over time Warren and I met wonderful friends who I am very proud to call my friend like Mr Beamish and AOW. Jason is the best person to have in a scrap as Liberterians scare the pants off of Communists.
I have to be honest that I have often been disappointed in our community. The first mistake was mine. A serial spammer started a Klansman section and listed many of my friends. My immediate reaction was to ban John Brown and stand with my friends. Warren talked me out of it, but it was a mistake that I regret. Many of you allowed John Brown on your site to spew venom at your fellow community members. Is this a way a community allows its friends to be treated. One individual allowed over six months of non-stop crap. I was very annoyed at another person I went out of my way to help. When you join a community there is supposed to be solidarity, but many of us take that for granted.
I want to point out that some of you are perplexed with a recent dust storm. I want to point out that this issue goes beyong John Brown hijinks into betraying a trust and blackmail. Many of you are unaware I am a law enforcement official and like the rest of you I value my privacy. We have an immature stupid blogger who violated my trust and confidentiality. To make matters worse he had an accomplice who attempted to blackmail me. Now some of you think this is funny, but I don't. I can show you posts on this blog where the person in question I cut off chided me not cutting ties with the same individual who violated my privacy. I would be very happy if I were only dealing with people calling me a Nazi, this is more serious. The person I cut off knows the whole story and seems to think it is amusing.
From this day foward all of you will be given a choice. You may have Greg and Gert on your blog or me. I will not count interactions on neutral sites. It is very simple if Greg or Gert is on your blog I will sever ties. This may seem a tad harsh but we are talking about criminal blackmail.
I want many of you to think of who belongs in our community and who doesn't. A person who violated my privacy and attempted blackmail is not someone who can be trusted.
I learned a great deal today about who my real friends are. There are many people that talk a good game and there are those who are the genuine article. Each of you should be asking yourself who can I count on. The other lesson I learned is I can not outlast Nanc in an argument.
I do not know what the future of this blog holds. I have always said that I would fold the tent when it stopped being fun. I am nearing post 1001 and on that time we will hold a cyber roast for the 1000 post. My nephew did one post when I moved.
I have been thinking about new formats, and perhaps a less ratings oriented blog. If one good thing came out of this dust up it was that some of you who I felt let me down explained yourself.
I understand many of us want ratings but we really should think of our community. Pim I regret to inform you that Ducky is a free agent if I should decide to close shop. Many of you also are not really able to read me well at all. In all my professions I lived on the edge and under pressure you can't imagine. When I am jawing with the Duck this is business. Thus when I am really mad it is hard to tell.
Some of you think I run this blog on adrenaline. What you are seeing is the real me and in person I am very intense and I play to win. However, when the segment is done it is back to business.
I want to thank those of you I spoke to off line for your patience and AOW and Mr B.