Friday, April 06, 2007

Vandals And Scandals

I don't consider the web a sexist paradise, it's more of a hierarchy thing. Recently it has come to my attention that some female bloggers are being threatened with bodily harm. I've stayed out of the brouhaha, mainly because I do my best not to offend anyone except the crew without a clue; and then there's the fact that my blog isn't all that popular in blogtopia (skippy coined that phrase) and I'm sort of okay with that. I've had more than a few run ins with arrogant know-it-alls of the "I can pee standing up and that makes me better than you" subset of humanity and the most important thing to remember is this; never argue with a fool or a drunk, it's hard for the people watching to tell the difference. When all else fails and you have to get into it, don't allow anonymous posting and there is the old standby of the delete button. This should be used as infrequently as possible, but sooner rather than later. We all will offend somebody eventually, but it is not necessary to make a habit of it and allowing yourself to be intimidated only leaves you open to more abuse. That's a life rule that translates easily into the blogging world. Oh yeah, and don't comment on sites where the mentally deranged will follow you home.

Have you ridden the housing roller coaster? It will help you put things into perspective. What goes up, must come down. or so I've heard.

Now that most of the nation is working in service jobs, the crew without a clue can claim the nation is at full employment. They tout an hourly working wage of $17.22 and one wonders if executive salaries included in that number, because most of the jobs quoted are closer to minimum wage than a living wage.

Attorneygate, the scandal that keeps on giving. And giving.


  1. It is a shame when trolls and weird druids threaten and abuse.

    I guess the world we live in "Bush's World" make the crazy even crazier.

  2. I like the roller coaster thing, but the end of the line looks like it's going to be a helluva drop when the gravity kicks in.

  3. It never ceases to amaze me how common sense flew right out the window.