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Open Thread for Morons | Main | Rebuilding NO, Part II: Commenters' Takes
September 09, 2005

Sorry, Guys, Cedarford's Banned

I let him go for a while, but after multiple warnings after which he has demonstrated repeatedly he cannot contain himself, I thought it was time to part ways.

I just don't have time to patrol his posts for their virulent antisemitism and racism anymore. Free speech and all, yeah, but I don't need that kind of shit reflecting on me. Or, quite frankly, reflected in my advertising rates.

I'll welcome an email noting which blog he chooses to disgrace next and let you know whom he's decided to infest, just in case anyone gets the hankerin' to say hello or beat up on him.

Say You, Say Me... In Memoriam.

Because Some Are Curious: Cedarford got booted for the comment in the rebuilding New Orleans thread (the first one). Something about him not being happy to save a city "run by blacks too incompetent" to evacuate via buses.

Run by blacks? How, exactly, is that relevant, if not in the way he obviously intended it?

If it were just that one comment, I might have cautioned him. But I've had to caution him repeatedly before, and he just would not, or could not, contain himself.

The Jew stuff I excused because he was so thoroughly mocked for it. And this site is Jew-friendly enough that I figure I'm kind of immune to charges of running an anti-Jew hate site.

But I haven't spoken much about race, by conscious choice, because it's very hard to speak about race without getting into trouble. I've attempted to write posts about racial issues but I've abandoned them as requiring too goddamned many caveats and such.

But having said little about it leaves me open to charges of racism, especially with a guy like Cedarford running around posting such gems as black people only wanting "loose shoes and tight pussy" (for crying out loud, even his racism is paleo; I heard that freshman year of college, and it was ancient by then).

I had to delete that a week or two ago, and I gave him his last warning. I guess he was accustomed to warnings, and paid me no heed.

Well, no, that really was the last warning. Sorry, dude. Should have listened.

I like having this blog. It's fun. I get to say stupid things and occasionally get an "attaboy" from folks. No crazy blog money, but once in a while there's enough donations and BlogAds payments to buy some D&D miniatures.

But I'll be goddamned if I'll allow myself to get personally or professionally damaged by running this thing. I'll be goddamned if I get booted from a job or refused an interview because it gets out that I'm running a "hate site."

A hobby isn't worth that, and I'm just not risking it.

So Cedarford, warned again and again about anti-semitism for a full year, and then warned a couple of times about racism, decided he just couldn't be bound by a simple rule.

Well, he's not bound by that rule any longer. I wish him well.

Unbanning Cedarford's IP: Dave from Texas has demonstrated that AOL users have different IP's at different times. So it seems I might just have blocked a common AOL IP which Cedarford won't be using next time, but other posters will.

So I will unban the IP address. I will attempt to delete every single Cedarford comment, innocuous or not, pain in the ass though that is.

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