I've decided that the costs of liablity insurance are too high to make this continue to make sense, especially in light of sleazy garbage such as the Las Vegas Review-Journal lawsuit. (And ironically, we are supposedly on the same side.) America is enthusiastically headed into a cesspool, I'm not doing anything that is likely to even slow the downslope speed of destruction. Tonight I will download everything from the blog, and delete everything but this explanation.
Thanks to all the readers who have provided encouragement over the years. America is in a death spiral.
UPDATE: I think the solution is to make this blog only visible to a few. There's a way to make this blog require a login. I think I am going to try it. It's disappointing, because it limits it to those who I trust not to be agents of evil. You will probably have to email me to get permission, and agree not to redistribute anything that contains any quoted material--even one word. But I hate to lose this vast body of useful information, and the friendships of those who read.
By the way: I am not planning to give in. I'm planning to fight. Thank you all for the contributions towards the cause. I can't imagine any jury that won't look at this behavior and ask the judge's permission to slap the plaintiffs for their behavior.
Does anyone know a way with Blogger to make every posting except a few go into Draft mode, so that I can see them, but they aren't visible?
UPDATE 2: Change of plans. I'm moving my almost 10,000 old postings somewhere that I can see, but no one else can see. This will be starting over.