1 2 3 4 5 6 7
You encourage him to heckle & mock.

No YOU encourage me to mock you. You are an
extreme hypocrite, therefore you encourage your
own mockery.
Unlike Leah, I don't have any respect for you
whatsoever. Not one tiny iota.
But unlike you, I'm not going to punish or
disrespect Leah for differing with me, or for
speaking her mind. You will punish her and you
are trying to punish her for having an opinion
that differs from yours. For thinking for herself.

And that's one of the reasons I have zero
respect for you.
I'm glad we've had this chance to air out our
differences. Just trying to heelp make this a
better group for us all.

this is michael
the voice of reason
http://dogtv.com
You will punish her and you are trying to punish her for having an opinion that differs from yours.

Nope. She's simply stating her opinion. And she normally does so without belittling the person with whom she's disagreeing.

Which, along with her experience, wisdom and knowledge, is why I respect her.

And I'll probably be accused now of brown-nosing Lynn. :}

I just don't have any problem with giving praise when I feel it's due. Many posters help me understand certain issues, or give me new ideas for techniques, or whatever. But when Lynn speaks up, I know I'm going to learn something. Somehow she always seems to find that way to express things that nobody else has (or has in such a hostile manner that the content is lost), and she makes me think.
I know my sense of humor is over-the-top for some people, and I understand better now why some are aggravated. I can see humor in pretty much everything. In fact, if I didn't see humor, I'd probably have imploded by now just from the weight of the human race.
I grew up in New England, where that's the way you let people know you liked them - you insulted them. If you could insult each other good-naturedly, then you were buddies. So mocking only bothers me if the intent is to be purposefully hurtful.
But that's just me. Others are more guarded about what they may consider their weaknesses, or feel that certain issues are too private to be bandied about by a third party. I get it. And it's certainly each person's right to determine what is offensive to them.
Having said that, I don't think I've ever publically laughed at anything that Michael wrote about any specific person other than myself. And isn't that my right, also?
Canine Action Dog Trainer
http://www.canineaction.com
My Kids, My Students, My Life:
http://hometown.aol.com/dfrntdrums/myhomepage/index.html
You will punish her and you are trying to punish her for having an opinion that differs from yours.

Nope.

yep.
"Hoot, clap, stomp the floor. Just don't be so
disingenuous as to be suprised when other people turn in their pews to glare at you."
She's not only glaring at you with her post, but threatening you that others will too. So it's a form of punishment, with the hidden threat of killfiles and more punishment to come if you don't start behaving yourself. If you don't want to call that punishment, well, that's a quibble I won't jump up and down about.
She's simply stating her opinion. And she normally does so without belittling the person with whom she's disagreeing.

Hmmm?
Well, maybe I'm not a person? Maybe that's the problem here?

"As are sexist comments, heckling, mocking others, etc.. Have you ever seen Mikey participate in a discussion without one of the above?"
Well, the "Mikey" part alone is an attempt to belittle, never mind the nonsense that comes after it.
"There are plenty of little boys like Mikey whose grand ambition is to tell fart jokes in church.."
I guess you're right?

this is michael
the voice of reason
http://dogtv.com
"Hoot, clap, stomp the floor. Just don't be so disingenuous as to be suprised when other people turn in their pews to glare at you."

Very good analogy. What I find funny, others don't necessarily find even amusing. Unlike you, though, I don't see any personal insults in that statement.
She's not only glaring at you with her post, but threatening you that others will too.

Using a clear analogy, she let me know that she is not only not amused but offended, and a lot of other people feel the same way. It's a true statement. And I have no bite wounds. :}
So it's a form of punishment, with the hidden threat of killfiles and more punishment to come if you don't start behaving yourself.

It's not a threat. It's a statement of fact. If you offend people, you end up in killfiles. And besides, she never mentioned killfiles. :}
If you don't want to call that punishment, well, that's a quibble I won't jump up and down about.

Don't jump. :}
She's simply stating her opinion. And she normally does so without belittling the person with whom she's disagreeing.

Hmmm? Well, maybe I'm not a person? Maybe that's the problem here?

Note that I didn't say always. I said normally. And Michael, if you were ragging on a saint he'd end up turning on you, because you don't STOP. You push too far.
Canine Action Dog Trainer
http://www.canineaction.com
My Kids, My Students, My Life:
http://hometown.aol.com/dfrntdrums/myhomepage/index.html
Where do you get your sig file material?

Mostly from alt.religion.kibology. It's a gold mine, I tell ya. And those people are genuinely funny, though they also have their share of kooks, desperate attention-seekers and those who think they are hilarious when they are not.

You ! I am so funny!
Mostly from alt.religion.kibology. It's a gold mine, I tell ya. ... those who think they are hilarious when they are not.

You ! I am so funny!

Don't make me go smiley all over your ***!

Paula
"How Assur's gonads became a letter of the Roman alphabet 8000 years after he lived is too long a story to tell it all here." (www.resurrectisis.org/B1WebPage.htm)
I know what you mean. I stopped reading to clean ... how she's surviving with 5 coat-blowing Siberians in her house?

I paid someone to take the dogs and fled town. Just kidding - sort of. I've been away at meetings ... shock to open the back of my vehicle at the airport to load the luggage and see the dog hair.[/nq]I don't know if I can survive another shedding season with 3 Siberians. For some reason it seems so much worse this year, maybe because all 3 seem to be on exactly the same schedule (not fun now, but better in the long run). I simply do not understand how they can not be bald, with all the hair they've shed. The other day I pulled a wad of hair out of Mukluk's crate that was almost bigger than the foster IG. A few days before that I raked enough hair off Mukluk to make another cat (and when I pointed that out to him, he promptly tried to eat the hair).

Chunks of hair fly off them as they walk through the house. When they come in, I try to remove any hunks that are about to fall out on their own, and they dodge me, then shake themselves, and suddenly it's snowing indoors. They react to any grooming attempts as though they're being beaten.
On a happy note, we bought 3 Rubbermaid dog houses for $10 each through a contact we met at a rescue group dog walk. The houses are great - - can be completely disassembled, flat roof that comes off, etc. - - and 2 out of 3 Siberians love them.
I pick the dogs up tomorrow morning. The house seems awfully, awfully empty without them.

Except for the fact that their shadows are still there, in the form of giant hairballs.
Cinder is apparently a big hit at the kennel - she is awfully sweet. They know my other dogs quite ... chew the frame off a door and decided No More Huskies, except for Emmett, Saber, Duncan, Image, and now Cinder.

Oh, sure. She'd feel differently if they were in her house shedding up a storm. Congrats on Cinder, by the way.
Mustang Sally
Hmmm? Well, maybe I'm not a person? Maybe that's the problem here?

Note that I didn't say always. I said normally. And Michael, if you were ragging on a saint he'd end up turning on you, because you don't STOP. You push too far.

perhaps I have at times, but I think in this exchange I fairly calmly stated why I don't have respect for
Lynn K. withoug belittling or mocking her.

this is michael
the voice of reason
http://dogtv.com
perhaps I have at times, but I think in this exchange I fairly calmly stated why I don't have respect for Lynn K. withoug belittling or mocking her.

Just telling her you don't have respect for her is belittling.

Canine Action Dog Trainer
http://www.canineaction.com
My Kids, My Students, My Life:
http://hometown.aol.com/dfrntdrums/myhomepage/index.html
Show more