Very predictable set of comments about censoring free speech and predictable use of 'I bet you won't publish this' just so that I will. The one about 'the real world of grown up argument' really made me laugh. If anything it's the juvenility of some of the comments that is so fundamentally depressing; playground bullies hiding behind their anonymity. And yes, Northern Lights, I've had people (actually, all young women) say to me that they are scared to post comments in case they get a torrent of abuse back.
My argument would be that it is you who are not engaging with issues, e.g. in reducing every issue to overblown paranoid rants about a police state, or by posting comments which constantly hark back to that theme, and bear no relevance to the subject matter. Not everyone shares your obsession, or your views - in fact, judging from my postbag virtually no-one does. I've actually been going round asking people 'Do you think we're living in a police state?' or 'Do you think Britain is roughly on a par with Zimbabwe'? They look at me as if I'm mad. (And no, not because they think I'm stating the obvious!)
You are perfectly free to express your views on your own blogs, but I don't want you hijacking mine. Why on earth should I give someone a public platform to call me 'a sanctimonious cow' or to talk about stringing me up from a lamppost? More importantly. I am simply not prepared to allow this blog to be used by anyone to publish racist views - and yes, I regard repeated references to 'Somali pimps' as racist, or referring to Obama as 'Barack Hussein', or making derogatory comments about the black children I met in Miami (something to do with a zoo, and gangsters, wasn't it?) I am prepared to publish views which are far too right-wing for my liking, and might be seen as racist by some -Dave A springs to mind, although I'm sure he would disagree with that assessment. But not the puerile, wilfully offensive stuff.
So - ditch the juvenile insults, ditch the 'completely irrelevant to the original post' paranoid rants, and all will be fine. If you feel compelled to carry on in that vein, go off and harrass John Redwood or whoever else still allows comments... And if you can't find an MP who does, ask yourself why!
Off to do Westminster Hour now...