First, here is my policy: Reader comments are moderated before publishing. Comments must be relevant to the post. Profanity is absolutely not allowed and will be summarily deleted. Irrational comments are subject to rejection. Spam, copied statements and other material not comprised of the reader’s own opinion will also be deleted.
This means that if you leave a comment saying "Sarah is an idiot" under a post that I have written about healthcare, it WILL be rejected. This also means that if you leave a comment that has ANYTHING to do with criticizing Sarah's family, it WILL be rejected. I would say the vast majority of comments left here by the left are irrational, so please try to make them sound, at the very least, sane...and they may get published. If you repeatedly leave comments that are irrational, threatening, or insulting, you are wasting your time. They don't get read after the first few, and they are summarily rejected thereafter. **Once you have been banned from commenting on this site, you will not be given a second chance.
Finally, to be perfectly clear, there is a little box in the comment section that will ask you if you would like to receive followup emails after you leave your comment. If you check that box, you will receive an email if anyone leaves a followup comment under that post. I have absolutely NO control over whether or not you get an email from blogger. You do.
That being said, I love input from my readers. I respect a reader much more if he or she has the guts to at least use a name, but have allowed 'anonymous' to be used for those who have previously been targeted by other commenters here--and for those people, it's completely understandable. Demanding that I publish your comments is, without question, the quickest way to never get another comment published on this site.
As always, thanks so much for taking the time to visit. I hope you'll stop by again very soon!