disavowing the freepers
And the new comment policy comes into play already. I does say in the comment box that I am free to rip you a new one if you leave an idiotic comment, and so I will.
On the Strom post:
I used to read you every day but ever since you said crap about Mike Savage I stopped. I know you probably don't care, but you're wrong. I even linked you at Free Republic you had fans from there going here.
Today I was looking up stuff about Mark Morford whom I hate, so I found you again. And you say unkindly things about Strom!
BTW, if you think I'm some Southern Trash you're wrong. I'm Jewish and live in San Francisco and have been through all the hip/boho crap you have (but you still hang onto it).
Maybe it's your "persona" to act mean even to our own side (Repub) but I don't appreciate it.
Posted by: Former Fan of Yours on June 27, 2003 01:35 PM
It's always the negative ones who refuse to leave a real name or email address.
Personally, FFoY, I don't really care if you are still reading or not. The thing is, I have this policy where I don't subjugate myself to the ideologies of my readers. If I offended you, well, so be it. It's not like I read your comment and thought, Oh my! Perhaps I shouldn't say bad things about the raging homophobe Michael Savage anymore! Or, Oh no! I should never, ever say bad things about a Republican again!
See, I don't believe in sides or labels. I am not "one of you," nor will I ever be. In fact, I would be downright appalled if I was ever thought to be a Freeper. Freepers are the equivalent of the people at Democratic Underground, people who refuse to see two sides of an issue, people whose main form of debating is to really not debate at all, but to call the opposition ugly names and make ad hominem attacks.
I may be a registerd Republican, and I may fall on the right side of the fence, but that does not make me a full-fledged wingnut. I am not one of you. So the fact that you're going to run to the message boards and tell your Freeper friends to abandon ship and never read me again because I dirtied the memory of your beloved, racist Strom Thurmond has about as much meaning to me as if Ted Rall said he hated me. That is to say, none.
If my "mean" persona insults you, then run away, fast. There's more where that came from. Did you see my post on Ann Coulter the other day? I'm sure that will make you break out in hives.
As for hanging on to my hippie/boho sensibilities, that's not entirely true. What I hang onto is my belief that racism and homophobia are ugly, vile things, as are the people who embrace those things.
That would be you, hon.
Now go put on your white hood and burn some crosses like a good wingnut.