As of last night, this blog has been set to only accept comments from people who call themselves something or other. No more "anonymous" posters will be entertained. You can still maintain your anonymity but you have to be a named anonymous.
Now, I know that this will not solve the problems that we have been having here with people trying to imitate others and people who are only interested in game playing. However, this is my first step before I revert to registered users only or moderated comments.
I have given you guys a lot of leeway and cut a lot of slack - much more than would have been tolerated anywhere else. But, just like the spoiled children that some of you are, you have taken advantage of that - and, quite frankly, you have gotten on my last nerve.
Throughout all of this, I have tolerated death threats and threats of violence to me and mine. I have watched you malign and defame others and make uncalled for threats and accusations, all while I have been attempting to present information worthy of intelligent, articulate, and sane discourse.
This really goes against what I believe in. I would much prefer to leave things the way they were, but, in good conscience, I can't allow this to continue. And that really sucks for those of you who have offered coherent and cohesive discussions without having to sign in. To those people, I apologize. If you have a better suggestion as to how to solve the problem please send me an email.
Now...on a side note:
I can assure all of you that the real Hooch who posts here is NOT Michael Blevins.
As to Michael Bevins, aka VonBluvens...He has indicated time and again that he has left "the movement." That does not necessarily mean that he has given up his racist beliefs or thoughts. It does, however, mean that he is no longer a part of any racist organization. Personally, I believe that when someone wants to change their life, better their situation, and concentrate on family and self, we should let them do that.
For some twisted reason there are those who simply don't want that to happen for Michael. Shame on you. You seem to have some warped idea that you can malign him and cajole him into making an appearance - well, get the hell over it and move the hell on. This is not the place for you to engage in your vile and venomous attacks.
The same goes for others who want to put up fake blogs and webpages and use Nikki's Nest to promote them. And, I am speaking to both left and right on the spectrum. If, after all of these years on the internet, we haven't learned how to bring our fights and disagreements to each other in a manner worthy of being heard then we have no business trying to advance any agenda or any movement.
If you look back through the pages of this blog you will see that a lot of very good discussion has gone on here between people who generally did nothing more but scream at each other. However, lately it has deteriorated into a cesspool of vitriol and ignorance where those of us who truly have something to say have to wade through the vomit of a bunch of mentally defective imbecilles who simply want to jack-off all day.
To those who want to persist in this behavior - you're just going to have to find another litterbox. To those who are willing to discuss in a civil and topical manner - you are welcome.