As you know Eye On Albuquerque has always allowed unfettered comments. We've always enjoyed a good dust-up and giving our readers the ability to express themselves (right or wrong) has at the very least been entertaining and sometimes very informative. Our policy has been to allow people to say what they wanted to say even if it made little sense, defied logic, was off topic, or even flat-out nuts.
We always tried to keep an eye on the running dialog and have deleted a comment or two that were in bad taste or were obnoxiously hawking T-Shirts or pushing cookie recipes. The comments themselves were always from our readers who were solely responsible for their content (or lack thereof).
However, we've been increasingly concerned that some of the comments have not only left topic but left reality and far too often the realm of good taste.
So in order to avoid becoming the on-line version of the pay-per view Jerry Springer show, we've disabled the comments - at least for now. We may reactivate them at a later date and of course, we're more than happy to publish well written commentary in our Letters to The Eye section.
In fact we'd love to hear your opinion on the subject. If you'd like to see the return of our comments section, shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Piercing Truth
This is right from the dictionary and seems to describe Albuquerque, Berry and Schultz. Fascism (f ash ,izem) noun An authoritarian right wing system of government and/or social organization. (in general use) extreme right wing, authoritarian, chauvinistic and/or intolerant views or practices. Fascism tends to include a belief in the supremacy of one group over another, national, ethnic, especially social strata or monetarily; a contempt for democracy, an insistence on obedience to a powerful leader, and a strong demagogic approach. Compliments of one of our Eyes