Hi! I’m Liz Miller. I am the wife of Stevens Miller, the current Dulles District Supervisor. I blog as The Doorbell Queen, and often give the impression of being a generally light-hearted, easy-going person.
Here is the truth: I am the one who argued for a commenting policy.
I am the one who is fastest with the ban-hammer.
I am the one who doesn’t like people attacking other people on-line.
I don’t like to see insults passing back and forth.
I don’t like comments on blogs about people’s looks, or level of intelligence, or sexuality, or state of mental health, or whether they are gender-conforming, or their personality problems, or who they may or may not be sleeping with.
And here’s where I’m a hypocrite…I will absolutely join in those conversations in person or in email, but I won’t allow it on a blog I’ve got any admin power over.
So, on this blog, we do not allow you to call anyone a bitch, even if I am one.
And I do not allow you to say, “That’s so lame” or “that’s so gay” or “that’s retarded”.
“Lapdog” is a phrase that is used almost exclusively about men whom people are accusing of being under the thrall of someone else, (almost always a woman). It is belittling, and sexist, and I’m unhappy with its use on this blog. My co-bloggers overruled my putting the user of this phrase into moderation.
Today is that user’s lucky day.