I should listen to myself

I keep saying that I won't read certain peoples' journals because they either piss me off with their hatefulness or they lead me to other blogs which are equally hateful and nasty. Blogs of people who do not accept that we are all human, regardless of our ethnicity, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, or any of the other things that some people allow to divide us. They expect to be allowed and respected for spewing their hate, yet give no respect to those who disagree with them or with just plain basic humanity. I'm shutting up now because just thinking about this pisses me off.

As I said I usually avoid those journals but every once in a while, after it's been a while since my last reminder of why I don't frequent them, one of them posts something that looks interesting and I'm lured in. And I forget that I'm not supposed to read them. *headdesk* So then I read it and/or follow links and am brutally reminded of exactly why I don't read this stuff. The biggest problem is I'm tempted to reply, which I really don't want to do because, frankly, I know that what I say, no matter how rational, will be met with their irrationality and unwillingness to really look at what is being said. Plus, I'm not changing my mind and I doubt anything I could ever say would change theirs.

Since I may not post again before the New Year, I shall wish everyone Seasonally Appropriate Greetings (since I don't assume everyone is Pagan like me, or Christain like my family). Whatever you celebrate--I hope you have a good one and are able to enjoy time with family and friends. And, of course, Happy New Year!!!

/s (who is listening to Xmas carols :D)

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Hi Slashgirl,

Seasonally appropriate greetings to you, as well! :-)

There are only a few commenters I follow here on LISNews, but you are one of them. I often find your comments delightful. :-)

It took me a bit of sleuthing to find out what a PHP was, but when I did, I laughed and shared your frustration. We don't have a PHP at the college, but we have other titled individuals who fit the description! :-p

Happy holidays,
Al

Hi Slashgirl, Seasonally appropriate greetings to you, as well! :-)

Thank you!

There are only a few commenters I follow here on LISNews, but you are one of them. I often find your comments delightful. :-)

Aw, that's nice to hear, glad you enjoy my ramblings! I used to journal here on a regular basis, but had minor freak out that someone from work would trace it and so deleted my entries. I had saved them on my hard drive...but it got wiped out in the great crash of Nov '06. *sigh* I've migrated over to LJ, which allows me to post entries either privately, or as available to only my friends list. I know it's still possible for it to be found and I don't suffer from delusions of total safety--but it's a little safer than here. LJ is also where I post my fanfic (I write slash, hence my nick; it has nothing to do with "slashcode" which this site is based on!) and other fannish creations--I have a very active fannish life. *G*

It took me a bit of sleuthing to find out what a PHP was, but when I did, I laughed and shared your frustration. We don't have a PHP at the college, but we have other titled individuals who fit the description!

Ah, yes, our Pointy Haired Principal. I believe it was chuck, here at LISNews who gifted me with that description--and sadly, it fits perfectly. And the longer she's around the more paranoid she's becoming. BTW, if you ever have a question about anyting I post, just ask for clarification, I don't mind answering questions.

Yeah, there do seem to be a lot of Pointy Haired Bosses around, unfortunately.

s/