In fairness I was probably looking for someone with a piece of code to post it for me. I am quite lazy. When I do create a solution I will come back here and post it.
I agree that with your premise. People have different expectations from wordpress. Mike H. (maybe the most famous) wp blog no longer supports ie (with my full support). Advocates for the cause of not having to spend many hours "mending" your code are personally my favorites.
If my readership does not include people that use ie (for this specific, and specialized site) so be it. I do not want them. It is for that reason that I am disappointed that safari users will not be "welcome". I use that browser quite often but it doesn't support the CSS I need, in this case.
I know what I need can be done with php and CSS but was hoping it had already been written. I will come back with a solution in a couple of days.
However, I agree with Podz that people who visit the site need an explanation of why they cannot view it. Perhaps they will then download firefox. Cannot wait to have this site up live. Will post the link here then (week or two).