Monday, July 26, 2010

Golden Rule of Life

I had an experience this morning, that caused me to no longer be able to "blow it off" of me.

Being a part of the Fox Insider Chat has been great.. good people... good conversation, great debate. Lots of good thoughts, thinking processes and participation in our America's issues. But... what I saw this morning is exactly part of the problem in our country.

However, that being said. I believe that all the aforementioned items can take place without attacking an individual. No one is ever going to come and stay on the site that we might be able as a whole, to help, if we keep attacking their thinking at the drop of a hat. Sometimes, the questions we ask of others need to be utilized in a fashion that allows them the opportunity to explain why they think what they do without demeaning them as a person.

Azalea was in the room and made a comment about Pakistan. Trish jumped right in and promptly asked her what rock she had crawled out from underneath. I am sorry, I stood up for her and told Trish she was basically out of line. I do not, will not, never have, and never will, condone, tolerate, or be a part of attacking someone's thinking in a personal attack.

I do not want to be treated that way, nor will I be a part of it. I have stood by, and watched this constant barrage of personal attacks at people go on for weeks now. Someone new comes to the room, and instead of it being a hearty debate over principle, it becomes a personal name calling event. Az isn't the only one to be attacked and I am not saying Trish is the only one who does it. I am just frankly saying I have had enough of it. If that means I leave the site never to return, so be it.


  1. In case you don't see what I wrote on the wall of Fox News Insider, please know that I logged on and didn't witness the earlier disturbing exchange you mentioned. Please do not leave the news site! I said if you leave then who will be our voice of reason? And who will keep us in line with a nudge when we need it? We all need reminding to be more respectful of one another. I hope you are encouraged by all of the support that I see on the website for you. I hope you will reconsider leaving. DEAN (and no that is NOT howard dean--haha)!

  2. my previous comment seems to have gone away.

    Please don't leave the insider wall. Don't let them get you down.

  3. Mama, I agree with you. I dislike that as much as the next person. I am honored that you defended me.

    I will always come to the aid of someone else when they are being rude. But, if we all leave, then who is around to keep others civil? Please don't go. I miss ya!

    Trish was rude, but I've heard FAR worse. I'm about as thick-skinned as anyone can get, and that's because I am an Administrator of another forum. Believe me...NO other ANYTHING can be as rude as some of these people have been. And, when they were, we gave them 3 chances. If they didn't shape up, we shipped them out on their ear, and banned them for life.

    We don't tolerate it! But, if you leave, who is there to stop others as they sign on? I need ya, gal!

  4. Mama, c'mon back. I think we are over the issue and would like to have your presence. Your friends will miss you. I've seen your post and I know you can be forgiving. Please do so.

    Sincerely, Bondoggle

  5. Point well made and point taken. We're all probably guilty of some things you mentioned but sometimes in this forum it's difficult to say things and once you hit submit button, it can't be taken back. I don't think any of us means any offense by anything said. Please reconsider. We love having you on Insider and it wouldn't quite be the same without you. Don't leave.