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Wednesday, September 27, 2006

When Free Speech Collides - Animal rights vs HUMAN rights

I haven't posted on here for a while but have been watching with utter amusement the he-said she-said crap being uttered from individuals with whom have less common sense then a 2 year old child on a tirade.

That is, the "Animal Rights" nutjobs on both sides of the argument.

Sit down, shut up and listen because I have had about enough of your crap.

There is this thing in the United States called free speech. This blog is an example of the ongoing celebration of literally the 1st right of every American. But freedom has it's limits. Just as you can't yell "fire" in a crowded movie theater, you can't threaten to cause harm to someone either.

Federal law exempts Mayor Sam, myself or anyone else from being personally liable for the shenanigans that takes place on this blog, however we will all cooperate with any legal order to compel evidence. This includes emails, ip logs (that would come from blogger) etc.

What we will NOT do is the following:

- we will NOT reveal the source of any bonafide tip (Personally, I would sit in jail first)
- we will NOT reveal the identity of any person or persons whom we contact to verify or clarify a story or potential story
- we will NOT get in the middle of a pissing match between individuals who believe that setting cars on fire is an acceptable form of expressing political disagreements
- If you threaten harm, deliberately disseminate libelous information, or cause yourself to become the subject of a criminal investigation we WILL hang your sorry asses out to pasture so fast you'll think that Ferret you rescued was a cow on a diet.

Have I made myself clear?

Hopefully we will be able to open this blog up again to unmoderated comments. My question for everyone is, if we can't... Which would you prefer? Moderated and anonymous or unmoderated and under a moniker?

Blog away, albeit on a time delay...

8 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Councilman John just know that we are behind YOU and Mayor Sam 150%. You fight those assholes with their threats. We have 1st ammendment rights and thanks to Mayor Sam we can use them here.

Ok let's get back to the ridiculous clowncil members shennigans. Can you believe we are at the end of September and they have this listed for FRIDAY'S AGENDA.
06-2269 RESOLUTION GARCETTI - REYES) relative to declaring September 2006 as Life
Insurance Awareness Month in the City of Los Angeles.

September 27, 2006 2:28 PM  

Anonymous My Moniker said:

Unmoderated and under a moniker.

September 27, 2006 2:41 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I saw some of the posts that set everything afire a few days ago. Frankly, you had more skanky and scurrilous stuff up here during the last mayoralty contest - sometimes daily.

Why so much huffing and puffing, now?

September 27, 2006 2:50 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

ABSOLUTELY RIGHT CJ.

I would vote for unmoderated.

September 27, 2006 2:54 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Councilman John,

One should read what our "DEAR LEADER POLLORAIGOSA" was spouting at the LABOUR PARTY CONFERENCE IN LONDON, ENGLAND. Some samples from the "LA ANTONIA TIMES ONLINE". "HIS POLLONESS" promise to uphold the "spirit of Kyoto" in Los Angeles. "HIS POLLONESS" critizies the Bush White House for not being an allied on climate change. "HIS POLLONESS" praises Bill Clinton for being the last president to know something about science. And "HIS POLLONESS" promise to have L.A. part of the "Global Community" in the fight on global change. THOUGHT TO PONDER, when our "DEAR LEADER" journeys to the "far East" will he tell the chinese to adhere to the Kyoto Protocals?

September 27, 2006 3:07 PM  

Anonymous Who Am I said:

I vote for moderated.

What would keep someone from signing up as "JoeBlow" with a throw away email address, and posting totally libelous, harassing, personal, confidential information, threats or TOS violations. We'd be back where we were with one nut posting libel and defamation which only gets removed if the other nut then posts even more outlandish information. The same thing would happen. Don't do it.

September 27, 2006 5:14 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Moderation in pursuit of sanity is no vice.

September 27, 2006 9:57 PM  

Blogger ubrayj02 said:

Councilman John,

You're worse than a fourteen year old "sysadmin" on a gamer's forum.

By default, this blog is "moderated" because the authors have the right to delete posts at their discretion.

You essentially posted about nothing but your need to seem authoritative. I sense a deep insecurity in you that can only be relieved by totally controlling small furry creatures in your charge.

September 28, 2006 8:17 AM  

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