Just some administrivia.
We get lots of letters, and we try to respond to all of them. Because we do not have a
Ron Paul 2012 comments section, an email is the best way to get hold of us.
We love to publish the best emails. If that scares you a little bit, no big deal: just mention that you would rather the note not be published, and we wont do it. Simple as that.
If you do want your email to us read by 20,000 people each month, good on ya. But please note we will not print your name, unless you explicitly as us to do so. Otherwise, well use whatever family-friendly nickname, cognomen, or avatar handle you wish. If you dont have one of those (the Czar doesnt), we simply will sign your initials to it.
Finally, remember that there are six of us who write here. Quite often, one of us gets a fan mail or correction request about some post one of the other guys wrote. Thats okay: we will forward it, but it will add time before you get a reply in person or via the site. You can always tell which one of us doughheads wrote something by whichever name follows scripsit at the bottom of the essay or post.
Also, regarding Twitter: where we can (sometimes Twitter dont let us, because it can be a total jerk), we prefix our tweets with abbreviations to identify who authored the tweet:
CZ = The Czar of Muscovy
DH = Dat Ho, our little scapegoat, and if we ever catch him at the computer again…
GP = Ghettoputer Gormogon (Puter!)
GT = GorTechie (GorT!)
MN = The Inscrutable Mandarin
ŒV = 孔夫子, the Œcumenical Volgi
Rx = Dr. J.
SS = Sleestak (his are easy to spot; Sssssss! Ssssss!)
What all those symbols means is probably our most frequently asked question, or FAQ. FAQ is something Puter yells a lot. He must have a lot of questions.
Божію Поспѣшествующею Милостію Мы, Дима Грозный Императоръ и Самодержецъ Всероссiйскiй, цѣсарь Московскiй. The Czar was born in the steppes of Russia in 1267, and was cheated out of total control of all Russia upon the death of Boris Mikhailovich, who replaced Alexander Yaroslav Nevsky in 1263. However, in 1283, our Czar was passed over due to a clerical error and the rule of all Russia went to his second cousin Daniil (Даниил Александрович), whom Czar still resents. As a half-hearted apology, the Czar was awarded control over Muscovy, inconveniently located 5,000 miles away just outside Chicago. He now spends his time seething about this and writing about other stuff that bothers him.