[Homestead] Talking trash - was The longest post yet-Anger
rayzentz at aim.com
rayzentz at aim.com
Sat Nov 8 08:34:35 EST 2008
I am finding this entire "discussion" most interesting.?Several years ago, I was the target of much vitriol from several members of this list, some of whom are the ones now complaining.?Many of you didn't like the way I thought about things (still don't ;-)), and were quite disparaging in your remarks when I had the unmitigated gall to defend myself against your attacks.?Something about my support of the Bush administration at the time, and the war, etc.
I simply started deleting posts from those of you who were the most... hmmm, how shall one put this, without "causing"offense to some obviously sensitive people,,, foul mouthed? You simply were not worth my time.
I am finding the reaction illuminating, when the shoe gets placed on the other foot.
I think, as I recall (and my memory is going the way of some of you "ancient" ones <g>, so I could be wrong), it was Lynda who once told me, "get over yourself". I would pass on her advice to the rest of you.
There are many of us who disagre with each other. I actually enjoy it, most of the time, but you can't let the "ignorant SOBs" like Ray, James, Gene, Rob, and the other curmudgeons on this list bother you.? It's kind of like poking a stick in a red ant hill (yep, we did have those in North Dakota).?? Fun to watch, but they bite back. If you can't take the occasional bite, better keep the stick out of the hill.
Ray, one of the curmudgeons
From: Rob <becida at comcast.net>
To: homestead at lists.ibiblio.org
Sent: Sat, 8 Nov 2008 12:13 am
Subject: Re: [Homestead] The longest post yet-Anger
At 11/7/2008 08:06 PM,Marie McHarry wrote:
>On Fri, Nov 7, 2008 at 9:43 PM, <Clansgian at wmconnect.com> wrote:
> > The funny thing is, I seriously doubt Moon knows want "pendejo" literally
> > means and why that literal meaning is supposed to be an insult.
>For those who care, it means 'pubic hair'.
> > As you read, it was a simple but round about way to ask a simple, non
> > threatening, question. The remonstration that one would simply
> not be bothered with
> > it, but instead respond with a gutter vulgarism, pretty much
> determines what we
> > are dealing with in this case.
>Ya know, this is just ugly. I think psychologists call it passive
>aggression. The last time James indulged he drove most everyone
>interesting off the list except, thankfully, people like Tvo. James,
>if what he says about himself is to be believed and I have no reason
>to doubt it, is a man of many parts. Alas, he does not play well with
>others, and what point is there to being on a homesteaders' list if
>being helpful to pilgrims isn't a main purpose?
Good question Marie.
I suspect arrogance, ego and the feeling of superiority is purpose enough.
To be honest James has shared information, 10% of my e-mail garden
file came from James but in time I have to wonder if the attitude
that comes with the information is worth it. As you pointed out his
attitude has cost this list before.
becida at comcast.net
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