Thursday, September 20, 2012

Sorry. Not Feeling It Today.

I just sat down at my computer and was all set to enjoy your blogs. Then, I read this comment....

"I really hope there is a Death To America Dry Cleaners.  Where the profits go to bringing about death to America."

Wow.

I don't have a thin skin and I think you know I like to kid around.  But, I don't wish death on anyone.

I don't know what I'm going to do, but I'm going to go away for a little while now and think some deep thoughts.  When it starts to make me feel badly, maybe it's not the thing to do anymore.

Maybe I'll play 'Words With Friends.'

15 comments:

  1. Well it was me that wrote that. I honestly did not mean to upset or offend anyone. If you know me, you know I promote non-violence to the absolute utmost, and would never wish anything like that on anyone. I hate all the wars we're in, I hate that people seem to genuinely want to kill for the most stupid reasons. Then again there's no such thing as a right reason. It was my attempt at making a stupid joke that backfired, and I really meant nothing by it. I don't wish death upon anyone, not even those who seem to want it so badly. I'd like for us all to just get along, and the first step towards that is heartfelt and genuine apologies. So, Al, I am so very sorry if I hurt or offended you. It truly was not my wish, and I hope you feel better soon. Again, I'm sorry.

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    1. Accepted.
      Peace.
      I'm still going away for a little self-introspection.

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  2. That looks like the comment of a young man who was having a bad day and decided to kick the cat, the cat being America.

    "..he is a young man and young men are passionate, but they must say their say.."

    (Emir Faisal bin Hussein bin Ali al-Hashemi in Lawrence of Arabia.)

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  3. Take whatever time you need, but please return after you've found you smile. You'll be missed.

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  4. It's easy to be discouraged by some comments. In this case it wasn't intentionally mean & I'm glad that's the case. Still, there are real trolls out there, ready to rain on our parades. Tempting as it is, those types aren't worth getting upset over..

    If you need the break, it's totally up to you. But you've kinda grown on me. I'd prefer you keep on fighting the good fight.

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  5. Do what you need to do Al...
    I still have another 6 months on house arrest, so where am I gonna go anyway?

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  6. I've had moments like that too. But if it's a choice between blogging and beating the dog, I guess you are stuck with me.

    Mark, I think it's good that you apologized. I'm glad to see it was just a joke out of hand. We all do it at times. It's a hard lesson to learn to think before speaking sometimes, and I'm sure it made you feel worse where it happened in someone else's comment section.

    As a nation, we're all getting extreme in our mouthing off. Just this morning I was tempted to say something about all those who voted for Reid and Pelosi to have a convention in California just as the Big One hits and sinks 'em into the sea. But there are a lot of innocents, a few friends, and my favorite baseball team that would go down in such a disaster. So I stopped myself and just had the conventioneers be abducted by aliens. Nobody gets hurt (assuming aliens use anesthesia) and surely they'd soon dump the whole crew back off. And it gave me the chance to use a really funny picture of Obama.

    I do try to use proactive editing. Doesn't always work, but hopefully anyone who gets offended will only be mildly so.

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  7. Yeah sometimes things in print can come across with a different meaning than they intended. Take a little time and then you'll come back to chime.

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  8. Aww man, I'm really sorry Mark's comment annoyed you so much. Like I can see why you're annoyed, it was a stupid comment from Mark that was definitely needless especially considering how patriotic, and rightfully patriotic you are, like I wouldn't want to see somebody saying they wished death to Northern Ireland, hell I wouldn't want somebody to wish death to France and I'll be the first to pop off the odd joke about surrendering, wishing death to any country just isn't right.

    I think this kind of thing on Blogger should be expected these days though, I don't know, it just seems so frequent now that people are anti-America which I hate. Every country has their flaws but there's a good side to all countries, except for maybe the Faroe Islands.

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  9. I've been away so long I had to go back to see what the hell was going on. :)

    You can come here.... we'll throw the stones into the pond instead of at people, and I am WAY too cheap for dry cleaning, so I think it's safe. :)

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  10. I will miss you...don't stay away too long.

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  11. AWE, will miss you while you're gone! :) Enjoy the break

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  12. Yeah, there's an asshole that's going around posting offensive comments and replies lately.

    Hopefully he'll get bored and stop soon.

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  13. Sorry, Al. I'm not myself these days either. The world has turned upside down and some people don't know how to deal with that except to spew bullsh*t. I've cried on a few occasions about comments on my blog and/or via twitter.

    PS I love you.
    Robyn

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    1. I love you, too, Robyn. And how weird is that since we'll probably never meet each other?

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