catching up and getting out
catching up and getting out
Ok, I hate Wal-Mart. That store seems to attract every leggings-wearing, deodorant-deprived, screeching, curler-haired woman in the vicinity. And they all have kids with home-haircuts who do nothing but scream from the time they enter the store until they leave. I didn't even know there were trailer parks on Long Island.
Anyhow, we did manage to pick up the economy box of tampons as well as a pack of Transformers playing cards with a hologram on the package, and I think I picked up fleas from one of those screaming kids.
This has been an interesting 48 hours to say the least. I've added about 40 blogs to my blogroll today. I deleted only two, at the request of the owners.
It's been exhausting getting through all the comments and email, and I feel bad that I haven' responded to every single one. I'm going to attempt to get to some of them right here.
michele, there is an old/new you, more than most. there is a huge line, you saw it yourself when you pointed out in a recent post (the pic of the angry arab flipping the finger) that there was a turning point....and your direction is your direction. i feel it's a matter of you seeking comfort and security in the absolute us/them thing. since i am firmly convinced there are no absolutes, yes, sometimes it hurts me to read you. i tend to skip those posts and look for the 'old' michele. the one i can read at rhzine and blogcritics. the one that didn't feel the need to slam democrats and liberals (for the record, i'm registered green party).
Well, this is the thing. You didn't seem to mind when I was slamming Republicans and conservatives. And there is no "old" and "new" Michele. I am the person I have always been. I'm sure if I was still doing the old spork routine and making Cheney jokes, you would still be here, laughing along. But as soon as I start bashing on something you like, you are disappointed in me personally and look away in disgust. Whether you admit it or not, you do believe in absolutes. There is your side and their side. Good and bad. You say as much between the lines.
There has been a progressive split between the hawks and the doves, a painful build-up of pressure that should be released somehow (usually by a nice war or two) but just isn't being....You certainly reflect that, while remaining you.
Thank you, D. At least someone recognizes I'm still me. And Optimus Prime and Filler Bunny say hi.
I always found you a bit high-strung -- fury seemed to be a default setting for you, even before your recent "conversion."
The "conversion" wasn't a conversion at all, but a slow awakening to my core beliefs. Yes, I'm high strung. But please remember, this is the space I use to vent and rant. Everything is turned up a notch here because I use it as my therapy. I certainly don't walk around punching old ladies in the head all day. (Aim for the stomach - they react better).
Perhaps the people who are finding it difficult to read perceived liberal bashing will finally understand what it's like to surf through their blogs and read conservative bashing. Really, I have scars from wincing so hard.
It seems to me that the left make a living out of bashing, but accuse the right of being mean spirited and petty when they bash back. It's all rhetoric and answering questions with questions and talk, talk, talk with no action. God forbid the right talks back - the finger wagging begins.
In a world so full of anger and hate and sorrow, to perpetuate such a cycle isnít something I can watch and support with a link to your site. Take that for whatever value you wish to give it.
I responded to you personally, though I haven't heard back from you. I don't expect to. I don't think I'm perpetuating the cycle as much as expressing my views on how to end the cycle, or at least turn in a different direction. This site is my personal place, my diary, my soul. If this is where I want to dump my anger and hate and sorrow, I reserve that right. I am not asking anyone to throw stones at protesters or deface someone's property or pick up a gun and shoot terrorists. I am just stating one person's very strong opinion.
It troubles me that some people read you now and see hatred, but before they saw just high-spiritedness. You move away from positions similar to theirs and suddenly you're full of hate?!? Bullshit!
Thank you, Dodd. That's exactly my point.
There are a lot of people in my blogroll that I disagree with. It would be a very short list if I only linked to people I agree with because no two people are exactly alike in their opinions. It doesn't show much confidence in your own opinions if you are afraid to hear other people's opinions.
And thank you, Lynn.
While it's true that you aren't the one who aired your grievance first, I found the other person's announcement about the fact that you were going to be removed from the blogroll to be exceptionally polite. Polite would have been to email me, tell me about it and leave it at that rather than making a public announcement about it. I think you might see that he was very respectful of you. Your readers were NOT respectful of him because you made it sound like he just WRENCHED you from his blogroll, and stomped on you a few times. I don't think it was respectful at all to not only tell everyone he was taking me off his list, but link to me in the process. I thought that was rather cruel, considering he stated that I make his skin crawl. I don't read your blog regularly. I didn't know you "before." I'm glad you have found a voice here, but I have to say that this introduction of you has not convinced me that you are worthy of my respect or my readership. Funny, I don't remember asking for either. But thanks for your concern. I'll try to be nicer to people who trash me in the future. Maybe then I can deserve your respect.From all I've heard about you, you are a much better person than what I'm seeing of you right now. Defending myself makes me a bad person? Stating my views makes me a bad person? Wow. I had no idea. Time to rethink this whole "develop your own personality" thing.
I'll serve your ass like John McEnroe,
if your girl steps up, i'm smackin da ho.
Word to your moms I came to drop bombs
I got more rhymes than the bible's got psalms .
i don't get hate mail. well, except for the chick who thought i should just die and burn in hell for writing about my manatee.
You own a manatee?
Yes, Michele, you are evil. But only in the most adorable cuddly way imaginable. Keep up the good work, and feel free to post pictures of whatever part of your anatomy you care to expose to your fans.
I'm not cute and cuddly, damn it! And I'm thinking of posting a picture of my ass with the words "kiss this, fuckers!" written on it.
Sounds like you have a problem with Juvenile De-link-wents.
Who thinks Tom needs to be hung for that joke?
Mary Matalin was single, getting old and desperate. That's why she married Car-vile....Some people will do anything for companionship, including sleep with the enemy.
I wonder what Michael Moore is doing tonight.
That was a JOKE!
Ok, that's just some of the comments I wanted to get to. I'll have to get to the emails later. I've already had a bit more tequila than I wanted to, I have to finish what I'm writing about judicial races and Dan and Stacy just called me from the strip club. Dan asked that I post a picture of my booty. Maybe. Let's see how far I get with this tequila.
**I do think that if the women out there who profess to love me and want me to win the contest, they will write "vote for Michele" across their chests, take a picture of it and send it to me. That's what I call getting out the vote.**