Saturday, November 26, 2005

I reached for the top

On this Saturday after Thanksgiving I'd like to thank all the readers who responded with comments and emails to the Thanksgiving post (I am thankful for...). I feel so very lucky to count you as friends.

Then there are the others. On an open blog like this one you get all kinds. An irritating occurrence is when anonymous readers cut and past entire articles in the comments section. They usually say something like "Bush aided illegal abortion..." and are similar to the trash one finds on the site. So, I take the time to delete them one by one.

Then I receive feedback like the following:

How to Lose the War (11/22)

Hmmm. Let's see if this post survives your censorship process.....
You clearly have a passionate desire to sustain the war in Iraq. You obviously don't believe that enough people have been killed in it yet, and have some expectation that a victory for the "good guys" can somehow be achieved. However, "victory" is becoming almost impossible to envisage and the Iraqi consensus is now that foreign troops should be withdrawn in a phased manner from their country. Given those facts, how many US and Iraqi deaths and the expenditure of how many billions of dollars will be enough for you? We have witnessed the single biggest foreign policy mistake by our country in its history. The least we can do is to be honest about it.

At least the anonymous comments are his own they survive the ruthless censor. But note the invective: "You obviously don't believe that enough people have been killed in it yet..." and that he has difficulty seeing the US as the "good guys." OK.

Then there is this perhaps from the same reader:

I am thankful for... (11/24)

I'd like to add tolerance and inclusiveness to the list of things we're thankful for. They both have strong traditions based on Jesus' own words ("Turn the other cheek" and "Love thy neighbor"). They don't get exhibited on this blog much. Happy Thanksgiving

Hmmm.... could this be the same guy who wrote ...

One Nation Under God (11/5)

God Bless you too Tex! Finally someone has acknowledged the fact that thanks to Bill and his blog we might at last get a must needed chapter of the Klan on the Palos Verdes Peninsula. I have lurked on this website for many months....

"Lurked" indeed... Mr. Tolerance likens palosverdesblog to the KKK. Nice!

Well he does spice up the place. But I wish Mr. Anonymous would be brave enough to sign his name.

Anyway, I cannot stay peeved for long ... I'm a conservative after all. So I'll close with these comments from a real friend Judy Floyd from the great state of Texas:

Women are like apples on trees. The best ones are at the top of the tree. Most men don't want to reach for the good ones because they are afraid of falling off and getting hurt.

Men are like a fine wine. They begin as grapes, and it's up to women to stomp the shit out of them until they turn into something acceptable to have dinner with.

I reached for the top ... and the rest is herstory.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, Bill, as I've noticed there is very little courage or integrity on the left. Plain and simple. When their belief system can't stand the strain of honest scrutiny, they attack the person. They get ugly, use ugly words and make no sense at all. It's everywhere and it's laughable at this point.

People who anonymously leave mean spirited comments are losers at best and evil at worst, in my opinion. They want to exercise their rights but when we exercise ours they call us censorers, bigots, racists, small-minded, war mongers, etc., etc. How silly they've become.

Thank you for keeping the house clean.

Dori Medina

2:48 PM  
Blogger Bill Lama said...

Thanks Dori, and very well said. Dennis Prager recently wrote about "The Left and Hysteria" that expands on your points. I'll send it to you.

And check out the piece by Jonathan Chait in the LA Times today (Yes I still receive it - Lee wants the crosswords): "The monsters who eat escargot" is about "bogeymen" who conservatives use to "keep liberals in their place." What an ignoramous!! Or is that too "insensitive?"


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