Look at this list:
1. No ranting.
2. No politics.
3. No religion.
4. No reviews of contemporary films.
5. No nude photographs.
6. No blogs related to the day’s news events.
7. No profanity.
Now I respect Alex Waterhouse-Hayward for his mastery of photography. I’ve enjoyed reading his weblog since discovering he had one at Northern Voice 2008. And I can see that his policy of not wading into topics where people take sides, passionately, sometimes abandoning reason, lets him try to maintain a civil, tranquil space on the web. Maybe that’s good for him. But the world is messy. People have opinions. A few of those people are wingnuts. Its true, I’ve met some of them. And on occasion, woke up in the morning and looked at one in the mirror. So when I feel the urge to comment on things that might stir people up, I’m not holding back.