Its time to reign in the comment section again, as it has grown out of control. I want your opinion on it before I just do something. I dont' really need to go into the details... its simple, if you have been reading through the comment section of late its gone over the edge. Here are your options........
Leave as is, and just deal with it.
Shut the comment section down.
Edit the comment section harder removing off topic posts.
Only allow members of the site to comment
or... moderate comments before they go live. (I am leaning towards this one on a trial basis).