Rick on 3/16, in Contempt of guest – gdoane, http://forums.hannity.com/showthread.php?t=2215791:
All this being said, anyone caught attempting to taunt, bait, ridicule, mock etc Gene because of these actions will be banned immediately and without consideration for reinstatement. Cross that line and you will never be allowed back. Let it be made perfectly clear, there will be no “oops” factor for this, ignorance will be no excuse for violation.
Lee today, in Sallibotz – crude post, http://forums.hannity.com/showthread.php?t=2268111:
Marijuana gave me a heads up about it.
Rick today, in response to Lee:
where’s Gene when you need him?
Rick gave Bayoubill a two-month TO for a reference to Gene which was arguably less provocative and not related to the marijuana thread which resulted in Gene being relieved of duty. That is the TO which was quickly followed up by a ban where Rick said to Bill, “You just came back from a long time out. It’s apparent that it taught you nothing.”
In other words, Rick TO-ed and then banned Bill for flirting with but breaking no rules. That is how serious the rule against mocking Gene was supposed to be. Don’t even come close to violating it or the penalty will be steep.
Now that Rick has directly violated the rule for how Gene was to be treated, will he be banned immediately and without consideration for reinstatement and never allowed back?