The Rules

First, my favorite rules joke of all time: From The Simpsons episode “How I Spent My Strummer Vacation,” in which Homer goes to a Rock ‘N’ Roll fantasy camp:

Mick Jagger: Rule Number One: There are no rules! (Crowd cheers) Rule Number Two: No outside food.

Here are the Daily Dose Rules of Engagement:

#1 I will try not to delete comments if I can avoid it. Sometimes, I’ll edit them with a note to the commenter on how to fix the problem.

#2 Disagreements are fine, and once you get to know everyone here, good-natured trash talk is encouraged. Name-calling, personal attacks, and unwarranted dickishness are grounds for deletion. Think of Daily Dose as a neighborhood bar.

#3 If you really want to be a dick, leave your comments at AOL. I won’t read them, probably, but more people will know what a dick you think I am, so it’s a win-win.

#4 I’m not gonna tell you what to write, but I’m interested in mainstream politics, not tin foil, black helicopter shit.

#5 Cursing: It is allowed, even encouraged, given the right context. I don’t want to “See You Next Tuesday,” though, or anything that is remotely hostile to LGBTQ, any race, religion, or gender. The lines here are blurry, so don’t be pissed off at me if I delete something.

#6 Let me reiterate: Don’t be a dick.

#7 I am allowed to be a dick. Otherwise, there’d be no website. Sorry.

#8 No outside food.

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11 Comments

  1. i will have a shiner please..and a blind robin

  2. CLIFF!!!

    you said, this was like a bar, right…

    well, Cheers had Cliff

    guess we got one too….

    welcome Cliff…

  3. Sara Palin has it right It seems to me that anti-missiles are in our best interest. Sure they are costly. Alligations of waste fraud and abuse are usually lies intended mislead us. If a scientist, you or I are trying to do something never done before, mis- steps, mis-takes, missed opportunities and mis-spent money occur.

    For example Howard Hughs Spruce Goose lead the way to the Boeing-747 in 1970 and most recently the Airbus 380 in 2005. These airplanes are all derivitaves of the CONCEPT of a Jumbo airplane embodied in the Spruce Goose.

    Anti-missile technology will develop CONCEPTS that could prevent a future comet strike that could cause our extenction and targeting DISEASES by the same technology will make our lives better.

    CONCEPTS usually have CHAMPIONS. Jelous people hate CHAMPIONS, and ACHEIVERS. Which side are you on…

    Bill Kidd

  4. Big difference. Hughes was a capitalist. Missile defense is a voracious suckling that doesn’t know free market restrictions. the only thing limiting the amount of money flushed on shit that doesn’t work is the degree to which you can be frightened. Let defense contractors risk their own capital, and bring us something that will work, or let the government fund things that are more feasible.

  5. The topic is quite hot in the net at the moment. What do you pay the most attention to when choosing what to write about?

  6. In response: Comment by Jeanine Klimt on April 20, 2009 8:48 am

    “….Obama is a Marxist and views the constitution as a flawed document. ”

    If I remember correctly, it was G. W. Bush who said that the Constitution, “….is just a piece of paper.”

  7. I read your article about Axelrod calling Carrie Prejean a dog. Quite frankly, I’ve never observed a white woman treated so badly, especially a young woman as refined, beautiful and graceful as Carrie Perjean. The feminist seem to have forgotten that words like “dumb bitch,” “cunt,” and “dog,” are used to denigrate women.

    Finally, Carrie has stood up under pressure like she was not raised to expect, and none of it has been by her design. Perez Hilton was the one who decided to ask that question, the pageant decided to expose her breast job, and I’m sure the pageant, along with their political allies, were behind the pictures, probes into her parent’s divorce, including claims that her parents used homophobic language, that she was physically abused, and that her mother had a lesbian affair . . . Then after they create controversy, and stirred it all up, they call HER controversial. At least Donald Trump had the presence of mind not to join that hateful chorus.

    A couple of articles describing Prejean’s burden:

    Major Media Is After Carrie Prejean’s Crown
    http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/272284

    Perez Hilton – Where Are The Feminist When You Need Them?
    http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/271346

  8. what does that phrase used in the RULES section “see you next tuesday” mean?

  9. It is an oblique reference to a slur against women. Google it.

  10. I think these are some of the things Tommy doesn’t want to see on here

    MUPPETFUCKER
    OPIE
    MCNUGGET
    BLOCK HOPPER
    FLIPPER
    DAGO
    BOMB WATCHER
    MOKE
    GUIDO
    FROTCH
    MCKRAUT
    BITCH
    ANCHOR BABY
    JULAB
    JEWBACCA
    ISLAND MONKEY
    EGGPLANT
    MACACO
    CORKY
    KUSHIE
    KRAUT
    PEKKA
    BOXHEAD
    GYP
    BUK-BUK
    NORSKY
    BEANER
    GUATI
    BINDI
    CARPET MUNCHER
    CUNT
    INCOGNEGRO
    WIGGER
    KOSHIE
    FAG
    CRACKER
    SPIC
    GINNY
    CAULKIE
    GREASE BALL
    SPOOK
    HONKY
    CIGANI
    CRACKER
    BURNT PIZZA
    VINK
    VERBES
    HILLBILLY
    BURNT RICE
    CHINK
    CAMEL JOCKEY
    WAKI PAKI
    ABOS
    SUDACA
    KIKE
    CHEFUR
    CHOD
    TWINKIE
    UFO
    RED MONKEY
    TURBINATOR
    PORTAWOP
    WOP
    PILGRIM
    SWAMP KIKE
    TORNADO BAIT
    POLOCK
    TINY TIM
    TAP
    SORTARICAN
    POT LICKER
    SOUTPIEL
    BOER
    SLOPE
    SAMBO
    DYKE
    ROOINECK
    RIGGER
    COSSAK
    COCONUT
    REDSKIN
    RABIZ

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