That someone, I suspect it was Rahm Emanual--who, by the way, is the Lizard King whose return was foretold by that Doors hippy--reported me to PayPal for denigrating the Szlrd species*. PayPal responded by sending the following:
From: PayPalOf course, I appealed. After all, Slzrdian space lizards are not a race. They are not human. They're god damned slimy-assed reptiles (ok, so they don't have "asses" as we know them. That's what makes us better than the scaley bastards. We proudly poop out of a hole. They excrete from God knows where, but rest assured, it's some kind of slimy non-anal space alien oriface.)
Subject: Notification of Limited Account Access
We appreciate the fact that you chose PayPal to send and receive payments
for your transactions.
However, after a recent review of your account, it has been determined that
you are currently in violation of PayPal's Acceptable Use Policy. Under
the Acceptable Use Policy, PayPal may not be used to send or receive
payments for items that promote hate, violence, racial intolerance or the
financial exploitation of a crime.
Anyway, they denied my appeal and told me to remove PayPal links from my homepage. Wanting to keep my account open, I removed the links and filed a second appeal.
PayPal responded, informing me that I had won my appeal, thanking me for removing the links, and warning me that my account will be discontinued if I link to them on this blog, again. No, I don't know what that means either. I won the appeal, but my blog is still too Slzrd intolerant to be a part of the PayPal family, I guess.
That's where it stands now.
I could have avoided all this by writing those kumbaya-love-everyone posts like PayPal users Atlas Shrugs and The Jawa Report post. But damn it, I'm a Tea Party chaplain. I have to tell it like I imagine it is.
So, the PayPal links are gone. You can no longer show your support for this blog by clicking a donation link, but if you like the way my Level 80 Tauren shaman, Patriotboy, plays World of Warcraft (Gnomeregan server) or even if you know nothing about Wow, but like to think of me as being a big ol' battle cow for Christ, you can donate here.
And Rahm Emanual can plant his alien lizard scale lips on my amply human-fleshed butt.
*Or maybe it was another post. I don't know. They refused to be specific.
It ain't easy being a Tea Party chaplain.