Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Catfights and Caviar

Ok. Join me in the Lilly pond.

At first, disappointed. I figured I hadn't made myself very clear. Then, following the links, I decided I was no longer disappointed. I realized I was angry.

Of course, I was angry to begin with (because of what I had ORIGINALLY INTENDED to post about, but that has to take a back seat), so that may have had something to do with my reaction, below.

Follow the links.

I posted this.

Then read the anonymous comment. Go ahead. I'll wait.

Then read the comment above the anonymous comment.

Which was written by this blogger.

Then follow this link.

Where he typed the following:
"Those were all tacky settings. Speaking of tacky, I just the following on some gay guys blog, and although I imagine it's been making the rounds, I'd like lots of people to visit his blog and be mean. He is no student of Jonathan Swift. Or even swift. His blog can be found here, and this is what he wrote:

In honor of the rally planned for tomorrow[...]"
Here's a screenshot of the post:.

At this point, he reprinted the letter in my post. Once again, I DID NOT WRITE IT. I just published it, via Blogger. It should be QUITE obvious that I didn't write it, since I live in a state that does not ALLOW me to adopt children, and I have HIV, so therefore I won't be having children the natural way in the next few years. Another thing that bugs me, he says " I just found the following on some gay guys blog..." .

As if he is not "some gay guy".

MaryEllen, please.

Who was on my must-read-every-day list but not yet on my add-to-my-blogroll list.

Can you say "Peter"?

I thought you could.

But as I said in my comment addressing his asshole-comment, thanks for generating additional traffic to this site.

So, in conclusion:

Welcome readers from Republic of Dogs!

Of course, I had planned on posting about how mad I was at TheHusband, and why. But now, I can't.

Hey, Peter, can you do that? Uhm... no?

--UPDATE 23:15: It just occured to me, and I loathe to use a blanket statement such as this, why do people who don't live in this country, will never live in this country, feel the necessity to comment on what we are doing in this country?


Shouldn't they be more worried about what their own country is doing, or in fact, NOT doing?


Blogger Contessa said...

Bravo, my friend.

5/03/2006 7:42 AM  
Blogger Sorted Lives said...

I, as an American citizen, stand by this letter. The way people have immigrated into this country has changed over the last 100 years:

In 1915, when people came to America, they entered LEGALLY through Ellis Island or another port. They were treated poorly
In 2006, immigrants enter illegally and are given rights to protest.

In 1915, immigrants had to work, along with their children to make ends meet.
In 2006, immigrants still work hard, except they get food stamps, health care, and subidized housing.

In 1915, immigrants made their children learn English. Most children did not go past 8th grade. They learned enough to be a productive citizen of the world.
In 2006, our schools have to be sensitive to other cultures, teach in dual languages, and are given services that an average student doesn't receive.

In 1915, immigrant children spoke english everywhere, with the exception at home.
In 2006, immigrant children would rather speak their native language, making learning in school much more difficult.

Sorry for the rant, just something that has been on my mind lately.

PS thanks for putting me on your blogroll, I will recipricate :)

5/04/2006 6:17 AM  
Blogger Brian FInch said...

ahhh that would be because so much of what happens south of the border affects many people around the world. And given the fact that we are almost completely immersed in American culture up here, and it would be 100% that way if we didn't have our Canadian content laws, it's hard not to comment.

It's a kind of cultural colonization where everyone is supposed to live, eat, and breathe American culture, but for heavan's sake, don't try to come visit and feel welcomed (and yes, Canadian customs have the fine art of being pricks down pat as well)and certainly don't commment on what is going on here.

I am not providing a judgement value for any comments that were left, but I do think that Americans should realize that when you live in the greatest country in the world, you do attract comments and attention.

If you want to live in a country where no one really comments on what is happening domestically, then come up to Canada, at best you get Brigette Bardeaux (sp?) and Paul McCartny complaining about the seal hunt. But when you guys put yourselves out there in the world as a superpower, people are doing discuss and for opinions on what takes place domestically in the US.

5/04/2006 1:12 PM  
Blogger MiKell said...

While I appreciate your comment, Brian (I always do...) it still doesn't explain what happened.

I didn't comment on ANYTHING going on north of the border, just something going on here, and besides that, it wasn't MY comment, and I said so. I didn't agree nor disagree. Also, "putting yourselves out there in the world as a superpower" doesn't exactly describe me. That would be a blanket statement about Americans, or more to the point the AIC (Americans In Charge), of which I am not one.

Besides all that, it's okay to leave a comment here at this site saying that you disagree with something I write (or in this case, something I DIDN'T WRITE, but posted), but to creep on over to some site I've never been to and post what he did is just unacceptable.

5/04/2006 8:13 PM  

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