to preposition \tə, tu̇, ˈtü\ used to indicate the place, person, or thing that someone or something moves toward.
about preposition \ə-ˈbau̇t\ used to indicate the subject of something said or written.
If someone speaks or writes to another, that is a form of contact. On the other hand, it is possible for someone to speak or write about another without contacting that person.
There are certain persons who have asked me not to contact them. I endeavor to respect their wishes. There are certain persons who have demanded that I not write about them. They can pound sand.
This blog is about what interests me, and one of my prime interests is support for the First Amendment. That means that one subject I will write about is those persons who I perceive as its enemies. In doing so, I intend to stay within the limits of truth.
As a rule, I welcome comments on this blog, but there are some rules.
1. No spam.
2. No defamatory comments.
3. No spam.
4. No derogatory comments directed at third-parties.
5. No spam.
6. No threats—and any threat that does come to this blog will be referred to law enforcement.
7. No spam.
8. Keep it clean. This blog has a reasonable standard of decorum.
9. And no spam.
Since this is my blog, I reserve the right to block, delete, or redact comments I deem to unsuitable. However, my allowing a comment to be posted should never be considered an endorsement of that comment. If you want to comment here at Hogewash! and you need to know more about the comment policy, please read The Fine Print, paying particular attention to this:
Comments posted to the site remain the property of the originator of the comment who is solely responsible for the content of his comment.
UPDATE—Here’s a clarification of Rule 4. It is fair game to be critical of a person directly involved in a controversy. It is not fair to criticize a third party not directly involved. “Yo’ mama” comments are off limits. Person X may be a vile jerk, but that does not allow making comments about his wife or kids.