Re: General broadsides and agendas

Adrienne Dearmas (DearmasA@AOL.COM)
Mon, 5 Feb 1996 15:08:55 -0500

In a message dated 96-02-03 21:27:15 EST, jackechs@EROLS.COM (Mr. E) writes:

>Let me see Ruby Rohrlich "...their language is scurrilous...", what exactly
>do you think referring to someone who does not share your view as being
>"retarded" is? I have a suggestion ... get out your dictionary and look up
>the word "ignore". Meditate on its meaning. I know you know how, because
>unless someone publically (posts to the list) comments on your posts you do
>exactly that ... you ignore them. So instead of running off and sticking
>your head in the sand like the proverbial ostrich ... when you read some of
>these "scurrilous" comments stop, close the message, and press delete. I
>practice this often, it works. It's far superior to lowering yourself to
>the same level, censorship, or other nasty little things. I am glad you
>posted about receiving the flames you did. Now that I realize the source of
>your frustration, I can have more patience when you post "scurrilous"
>comments and ignore them instead of complaining to the List Moderator myself
>requesting your exclusion from posting.

Thank you for your straightforward commentary. I, for one, am willing to read
anything Ruby posts b/c it is like watching "A Current Affair" - always
outrageous but nothing to be taken seriously, but I believe many people,
including myself, refrain from posting to threads she is involved with b/c
she is offensive. Perhaps the list would be best served if she started her
own and left this one. People would be free to post to hers and this one and
I believe we would gain more commentary from lurkers with her abscence. I am
not trying to be mean, I just find life far too short for her tirades against

- Adrienne