Monday, June 20, 2005


I must clearly state for my own CYA, the opinions, views, and thoughts expressed in this Blog are mine and mine alone.

They do not represent -– either officially or unofficially -- my employer or any customer of said employer in anyway. In fact, little is ever mentioned specifically about my employer beyond the facts that:

  1. I am employed
  2. I have an unusually long commute to get to said employment
Input from the reader is welcomed. Criticisms are also welcome, but common decorum and courtesy are always assumed. Whereas I will never say ‘So-and-so is a S.O.B’, I would expect the same level of maturity in any comments directed towards me (except in those few occasions when I am actually acting like a S.O.B.). I use this outlet to speak my mind on a variety of topics, and you are either free to read them or not. You are also free to reply, and your only requirement then is that you respond in kind, and stay on point. I recognize that no one in particular has asked me for my views (and thus this Blog’s title), and the same goes for you (unless I specifically ask for your input). Even when I do specifically request reader input, I maintain the privilege to delete/edit comments with extreme prejudice. In the rare instance I engage in the editing of a comment, I will mark said comment with a note indicating an edit has taken place. However, since I am lazy, I probably will delete more often than edit.

Updated 27-Mar-06:
As an addendum to the above paragraph on Comments, I am not responsible for and sometimes disagree with material posted in the comments section. Read at your own risk.

All e-mail received by me to is considered intended for publication unless otherwise indicated in the initial message from the writer. If you don't want me to comment about your mail in my Blog, you had better state as much when you write, or do not bother writing at all.
Despite what you may think, and with very few exceptions, you and I have probably never met face to face, nor are we ever likely to do so, especially if we don’t already know each other. Some of you may know my voice from hearing me as a caller to Talk Radio, but that doesn’t mean we’re pals, buds, friends, or in any way related. In fact, if you think you do know who I am, you most likely either have my personal e-mail or phone number, so by all means contact me by those methods and I’ll tell you if you are correct.

Or not.

This concludes the disclaimer.

Updated 23-May-08

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If you don't, please don't let me know. If you read this far you must be a lawyer trying to find a loophole in this disclaimer, or you just cheated and checked the end to see what I added here. I should have put this in the middle somewhere. So long, and thanks for all the fish. Be happy. Rock on. Peace Out, Dawg. Zilch!

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