Monday, May 16, 2005
Agreeing To Disagree
Nobody that I know of, forces any of us to read someone else's blog. Nobody is asking you to take what I write here as "the gospel". I've listed some liberal blogs over on the right hand side of the page that I visit every day. I take what they write with a large grain of salt. The same should be done for those visiting mrssatan, or any other blog.
For the most part, I like "hard" news, hence, the many news links on the right side of this page. I am impressed, and having nothing but respect, for those bloggers who, every day, find it in themselves to write a solid, hard-news post every day. That goes for those on the right, left, and those somewhere in between.
It was suggested that, when I write a piece that is sarcastic, that I add a "LOL" or a " ;-) " to those pieces. Well, I don't underestimate the intelligence of the people who visit this site, which is why I don't (and NEVER will) add a "LOL" or a " ;-) " to a piece of sarcasm. If you have to explain the joke, then it ain't funny.
Regarding disinformation - there's craploads of disinformation on the web, as well as blogs. We all pick and choose the battles we're going to fight. There is an equal amount of disinformation on the right, as well as the left, and those in between.
I could simply eliminate the comments section (as so many other blogs do) and eliminate the hassle, but I do enjoy reading what someone else has to say, whether they agree or disagree with something I write.
If I write something with sarcasm or parody, and you don't get the joke, don't blame me.
I don't post "in anger" on other blogs. I don't, and NEVER have, allowed myself to send an angry or hateful e-mail to someone.
If you don't like what you read here, don't come back. Or, go start your own blog. Blogger is free. It's a wonderful medium for exchanging information.
The best, gentlemanly quality I can say to anyone (on a blog or sitting at the bar) is that "we can agree to disagree," without it getting ugly. As well as, "if you can't take the criticism, perhaps you shouldn't be dishing it out." Or, "tit for tat" - oh, but except when it comes back to "you". Ahhhhh, then it's a different story.
By the way - have I mentioned, Al Gore created Blogger?
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