Thursday, November 6, 2008

No Discussion Of Politics Or Religion Allowed....

When I was young and full of dreams and ideals, I loved a good discussion on politics or religion. I no longer feel the same. Not because I object to the views of others, because I do not. I suppose the reason lies in the fact that there are so many people who become totally enraged when you don't see things their way. It's called an opinion, people. And you know what they say... Opinions are like assholes. Everyone has one.


So, due to the mean, hateful and very ugly comments I received for simply voicing my opinion, I am now banning any discussion of politics or religion, here on my blog. I am actually considering giving up blogging entirely. This whole experience has left a very bad taste in my mouth, and I can't seem to extricate it. What was once a joy for me has become something hurtful and ugly. Frankly, life is too short to waste it on anything that doesn't bring us happiness.

I have never in my life been spoken to with such vile language laced with deep seeded hatred. It's funny though, since I have always allowed others to voice their opinions, without attacking them for their views. Apparently, this is not a two way street. It is not an issue of whether I am right or wrong. An opinion is merely an opinion, but there are many so-called good Americans out there in The Real World, who apparently think it's either their way or the highway. Whatever. I am, thankfully, not that narrow minded. You people just go right on attacking others and spewing hate into the world. I'm sure we must need more hate in the world, right? With any luck, it will come back on you ten fold. Hatred begats nothing but hatred.... which is nothing but negative, wasted energy. So, waste away assholes. Just don't expect to do it on this blog.



Unlike many people in this country, I believe in Freedom Of Speech, which is protected by The First Ammendment. I believe in it even though I must accept the good parts of that freedom as well as the bad. In order to understand what The First Ammendment is all about, an individual must actually read it. Most Americans have never read it and/or they just flat don't care. How special is that? Oh and I'd also like to suggest an anger management program for those of you with so much pent up hatred and anger. It isn't good for your health and I don't like to see death come early to anyone. No matter how big a mean spirited jerk you are.

I love my country with a great passion and even though my candidate did not win, I am totally behind our new President. I hold no grudges and am moving on now. You might want to consider doing the same. Trust me, you will live longer and you'll be a much happier person. Hopefully. Or not.

38 comments:

brneyedgal967 said...

GET OUT - you were blasted by fellow bloggers for voicing your opinion? I could see if it you were hurling insults at a party as a whole, but you merely voiced your opinion.

I'm calling you - if you see a 405 area code on your caller ID, that's me.

Sounds like you need to vent, and I have an ear.

thevinylvillage said...

I musta missed it...did you delete it? I dont even remember you talking politics!

(looks like you had a great time in Vegas! Your pics make me wanna go back!)

TSannie said...

OK, Snooty - I do not agree with your political point of view. BUT I do believe that you should be able to express your opinion loud and clear WITHOUT ANYONE TAKING YOU TO TASK FOR IT!!! I'm very sorry there are those that feel they need to attack you for your totally and completely all yours opinion.

Oh, by the way? Keep the Snooty blog goin'!
xoabb

brneyedgal967 said...

Although I do agree with your political point of view, there are many blog buddies of mine who voted differently and that's cool with me. Blogs are a place to express our own thoughts and opinions and we should be able to do so without bullying or ridicule or bashing!!

I am SHOCKED at the filth and person attacks that spewed on some of those comments and wish to hell that they had the balls to have left a comment under their blog name and not 'anonymous'.

Don't let this ugliness set back your blog writing because we need your wit!!

And to whoever the fuckheads were that wrote that shit - make yourself known unless you're a complete asshole who has to hide behind the safety of anonymity.

Snooty Primadona said...

Did I ever tell you all I love you? LOL! Because I do...

Holy Crappers said...

Snooty, don't stop blogging !!
We love you!

#1

B. Roan said...

I think you know from my comment that I do share your opinion. However, I too will stand behind our new president. It is the American way.

By the way, I would miss Snooty were she to stop blogging. BJ

asthmagirl said...

Anonymous commenters should never be taken seriously. Which is why when I got the asshole anti woman bs comment on my blog, I posted it for all to see and took them to task for their narrow minded view.

Even though you and I were on different sides of the aisle in this election, it should never be an issue in how we relate to each other. As long as we can agree to disagree, all is well.

Only you can decide how to respond. I hope you won't quit blogging, and I wish you'd expose this person as they so richly deserve. Only a coward would be so bold as hide in such a way.

J'Ollie Primitives said...

I'm NOT sorry that I missed reading the Anonymous comments.

You and I are entitled to our opinions, whether they be political, spiritual, or fashion. (I cannot get that vision of Hubby's lime green sport coat outta my head!)

Don't let the Anon turkeys get you down. Research shows that 99.99% of your readers love you and value your opinion, whether we agree or not.

Rob said...

Snoots, it's your blog, your right to say whatever you'd like, and anyone who doesn't care for it can simply unsubscribe or stop visiting. Don't let the assholes win by shutting down. There's still plenty of us out here who enjoy reading your blog posts, political or otherwise.

QueenofPlanetHotflash said...

GRRRRRRRRRRRRRR who was it? who was the asshole that hurt your heart? I will double dose on hormones and rip them new assholes.
Please Please don't let some ignorant narrow minded anonymous jerk-offs get the best of you my friend. It's your blog and you have the right to say what you feel when you feel it and if they don't like it tough shit, read else where. I would miss you terribly if you quit.

Pearls To Hide My Neck said...

I knew something like this would happen when anonymous commenters starting writing their filth on our blogs. I've had a couple on mine and quite frankly I just ignore them because they show just how uneducated and "tacky" some people can be. Everyone is entitled to an opinion on politics, religion and anything else that goes on in our country and also in our own personal lives. We can all write anything we want on our own site. Readers are also entitled to rant in such a spiteful way, as has been shown by some of the comments made. The flip side is that we also are entitled to hit the delete key on our own personal blogs and erase their nastiness. I'm sure there are places on the web that encourage this type of hatefulness but most of our sites do not.
If someone has an issue with anything I say, I don't mind that they post a comment and politely give me their side. In my opinion, most made by an anonymous commenter or one who has a name but no blog started, simply have no relevance or merit.
The best way to respond to that type of commenter is either ignore them or hit the delete key. They aren't worth the time it takes to read their comments and illustrate to other readers how mean spirited some people chose to be.
Hang in there, Snooty. I've "met" some wonderful people here on the web and we all don't share the exact same opinions on all issues. The differences just don't turn nasty.
We love you, Snooty and don't want you to stop blogging. By doing so only allows the crassness to win.

Treasia said...

Snooty don't stop blogging and let the asshole anonymous trash win. I have to say I was right along with each word you wrote as it just damn near summed up my own thoughts on the whole political election. Everyone has opinions as you stated. If they don't like yours let them stop reading your blog. Simple.

I once had a person leave a vile comment right after I started blogging as well. It made me feel horrible and I almost stopped blogging as well. Then one night it hit me while in bed, the day I cannot be myself on my blog is the day the trasher won. I simply let them know in a post later that they have no idea of who I am and to stop reading.

Snooty Primadona said...

For some strange reason, I no longer have the element to delete comments. Some kind of glitch I suppose. So, I just had to delete the posts entirely. The comments were the most vile I've ever received. There are a LOT of SICK people in the world. So, my solution is to just go play golf in freezing weather, lol. I'm outta here now...

Snooty Primadona said...

I cannot begin to tell you all how much you mean to me. I honestly feel that my life is so much better since I found all of you. I will not let the trolls get to me again. Thanks so much for the support!

brneyedgal967 said...

Two of the commenters were anonymous and one was "gwendomama" ...

http://gwendomama.blogspot.com/

She's a piece of work. Based on the timing of the comments and the language, I think all of the comments were hers.

scargosun said...

1. I didn't post anonymously.
2. I didn't agree with your opinion.
3. I didn't attack you.
4. I voiced my opinion.

Your post was pretty hateful to many people, Snooty, otherwise I proabably would not have commented at all. I'd give examples but you deleted the post all together. There are many people on here with whom I don't share the same opinions we get along famously, but your post seemed just so, so hateful. It did in fact make me very angry and my comment showed it. BUT! Don't confuse disagreement with being 'mean'.
I am not exactly sure why you would give up blogging because of this. It's like...um...an initiation of sorts. You get the anonymous hacks, it's like your first REALLY bad hangover. ;)

Kazumi said...

Sorry, can't let you get away with this one...

I read your post as well and it was very mean. You might consider re-posting (without editing) it to show everyone what triggered such responses.

QueenofPlanetHotflash said...

I visited Gwendomama's site and left this message for her:
The words under your picture were the exact words I was going to use to YOU, going to a dear friends blog and spewing venomous crap just because she disagrees with who you voted for. It is her blog and she can say what she damn well pleases just as you say what you damn well please. My Mama always said if you can't say anything nice then shut the hell up
So I will..and maybe you should too!
P.S. I am the Queen Thank- You very
I'm expecting a not so pleasant visit but thats okay I love the delete button :o)
Love Ya Snooty!!

gwendomama said...

BRNEYED HURL:

I ONLY POST COMMENTS UNDER MY NAME. NEVER ANONYMOUS.


I WANT CREDIT FOR MY OPINIONS.

hahahahahahaha.

gwendomama said...

by the way, your post was hate and venom-filled. I find it amusing that you think you did not deserve to hear such differing opinions from hate and intolerance in response to your conservative vomit.

brneyedgal967 said...

gwen - the point is, differing opinions is fine... spewing hate and intolerance is not.

I find it difficult to believe that someone who 'praches' tolerance and acceptance as you seem to want to portray yourself to be, can turn around and lash out such vile and filth to anyone who doesn't see things as you do.

It defeats the purpose, hon.

Get it?

Holy Crappers said...

Snoots....don't you dare stop blogging woman!!! We love you!!!

I must have missed something.....

Day late and a dollar short I am.


peace
#2

Rebecca F. said...

I don't know if this posted the first time or not....

I just wonder if you are ashamed of the post and that is why you deleted it? I'm just a nosey blogger fan and wanted to see what the fuss was about.

Just my 2 cents.

gwendomama said...

HOW is PROHIBITING someone from having the same rights as you do NOT BEING A HATER?
You do this in the name of 'protection' of marriage? if you want to PROTECT marriage, then make DIVORCE illegal.
I hate that you can justify your exclusion under the veil of christianity.

Heather said...

I love that you decided to go play golf when the a## holes descended. Golf is such a great get-a-way for me. I had some ugly comments once. It was unsettling. I decided I'm going to have to deal with this nonsense when my daughter enters middle school so I might as well set a good example for dealing with idiots. You had every right to voice your opinion and I GREATLY respect you for it. Keep on going on, and keep on blogging. You can't quit, I was just getting ready to put a blogroll together with you at the top of the list!

gwendomama said...

http://gwendomama.blogspot.com/2008/11/haters-are-all-around-us.html

this one is JUST FOR YOU!!!!!!!

Snooty Primadona said...

Frankly, against my better judgement, I listened to my hubby who said I should delete it at once. Why would I listen to him? Not quite sure. He was embarrassed by the comments left that called me a fat fucking cow & other dubious names....

Krysta said...

what in the hell happened? oh snooty... don't stop blogging...

Snooty Primadona said...

I opened my big mouth when I should have kept it closed, lol. So what else is new?

Snooty Primadona said...

Oh & for some crazy reason that woman Gwen thought I lived in California, I guess. She was really pissed about the Proposition 9 thing in California, but we did not have that here in Texas, lol. Barking up the wrong tree here crazy lady.

gwendomama said...

Not crazy.

Thanks for your super nice comment on my crazy parent blog.

I almost fell for it.

Anonymous said...

Why do you lol all the time? It's really annoying. You don't need to write lol at the end of everything, super-fucking annoying.

May I ask also how old you are? And this is not a rhetorical question, really how old are you, because quite frankly you write like a woman that is in her early twenties. Please don't tell me you are any older than that, if you do you seriously need to grow up and do some maturting.

Sincerely,
Ema

TheVinylVillager said...

Good grief...if you don't like what Snooty has to say, don't read her blog, simple as that. I've no clue what she wrote that has illicited such strong feelings, but having read quite a bit of her life story, I can't help thinking that some of you must have taken something out of context. (was it a post on gay marriage or what?)

P said...

Gosh, Snooty, I'm so sorry so many people were ugly to you. You can't quit blogging. I need you!
I'll be so upset if you quit blogging!

brneyedgal967 said...

From what I can tell Vinyl... having had it explained to me by someone who lives in California...

The majority of the people who voted YES on Prop 8 in California were republicans who supported McCain. So when Gwen here reads some political posts Snooty wrote supporting McCain, she immediately lumped her in with those voting Yes on Prop 8. Even though Snooty said nothing about gay rights and in fact, Snooty whole-heartedly supports gay rights... she just didn't mention it one way or the other because Prop 8 wasn't even on her freakin' ballot... being in Texas.

Gwen is... as described by a friend of hers who e-mailed me privately... a very passionate person who is not the least bit objective. Apparently she is a very caring and tender-hearted woman who would give the shirt off her back to help someone... but those two qualities of passionate and not objective, can also spill into someone being unreasonable and unwilling to see anything differently once their mind is set on something.

Anyway, that was the explanation I was given and it makes sense. It doesn't make all the hateful comments she has left right, but it's at least an explanation.

Snooty Primadona said...

Thanks Mz. Tammy. I figured *they* had taken shots at Republicans & The Bush White House for 8 years. I just figured one little post about the other side of the coin would be alright. But, I figured wrong. Even though it had the opposite effect, I never intended to hurt anyone.

Gawd, I HATE confrontations of any kind. So, you see, it was my own fault for opening that can of worms.

gwendomama said...

brneyedgal - you are just an inciter.

I emailed you privately to reach out to you - do you mention that?

YOU AND SNOOTY BOTH KNOW that the reason I came here was because of the incredibly racist post against Obama days before the election. You know, because he is....A MUSLIM (not) and friends with TERRORISTS OMG because I believe I hear on Fox news.
And then she took the post down.
So for those of you who think I just accidentally landed here, and those of you who think it is okay to call ME names and assume you know me, then let us remember who started the hate slinging.

 

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