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Mike McNeill is publisher and editor of magnoliareporter.com.

We had to ban someone from our Magnolia Reporter page on Facebook last night for using vulgar language about another poster. Generally, we take a look at someone’s Facebook page before we ban them to have a better idea of whom we’re dealing. We went ahead and informed the poster he was being banned for vulgar language. He sent back a two-word response that was also vulgar, followed by the statement, “You’re biased and are banning and censoring everyone anyway.” To which we responded, “I graduated from high school with your mother. I don’t think she would appreciate either your language or your tone.” Crickets.

We aren’t banning or censoring everyone anyway. Since launching our Facebook page in 2010, we’ve banned 98 people. Through last night, we had 18,535 Facebook followers. We’ve banned 0.53 percent of them and all for good reasons. We are confident that we have 18,535 followers because they know we try to enforce some level of decency. We do hide comments that are inappropriate, and we ban people who step over the line. Yeah, we know. We shouldn’t have to enforce decency. We haven’t told our banned bad boy’s momma. Yet.

U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Green (R/QAnon-GA), speaking during Tuesday’s impeachment of President Trump, wore a face mask emblazoned with the word “Censored.” She had to know how ridiculous she looked, speaking her (we were going to say “mind”) to the Congress from the well of the United States House at the Capitol, televised to a worldwide audience.

Disappointed that all four members of the U.S. House from Arkansas – Rick Crawford, French Hill, Steve Womack and our district’s Bruce Westerman – voted against the Article of Impeachment against President Trump. We will someday address the virtues of proportional representation in Congress. For now, we’re especially disappointed in the recent conduct of Crawford, who pitched a fit about having to walk through a metal detector inside the U.S. Capitol. We’ve seen how easy it is for armed yahoos to invade the Capitol. It’s not far-fetched to think that terrorists disguised as congressmen could bypass a metal detector and walk straight onto the floor of the House.

Waldo’s scheduled City Council meeting did not come off Wednesday night due to a case of COVID-19. The meeting will be reset for a later date.

The Magnolia Planning Commission will not meet this month due to a lack of business.

Piece of cake.

Ivy Moore of Wilson-Bearden Pharmacy will speak to the Rotary Club of Magnolia during its online meeting at noon today. She will talk about COVID-19 vaccines for older Arkansans.

SAU’s softball team got off to an awesome start last season before COVID-19 stopped play. The Muleriders are picked as the top team in the Great American Conference once ball resumes next month.

Mike McNeill is publisher and editor of magnoliareporter.com. Email him at news@magnoliareporter.com or call him at 870-904-3865.

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