has promised to remove me from her friends list over the comment I made a few entries back about Reagan, saying she was disappointed I could not keep my snarky comment to myself until the body was in the ground.

Alas, I feel I have cost myself dearly. The Great Communicator’s death causes people to stop listening to each other.

‘Scuse me while I go feel like shit for a while.

12 comments

  1. I maintain you have the perfect right to be an asshole, even if your thinking is foggy, incoherent, and ultimately inane. 😛

  2. I maintain you have the perfect right to be an asshole, even if your thinking is foggy, incoherent, and ultimately inane. 😛

  3. Re: Hmmmmm…

    I apologize to you, nixicat, for my insensitivity.

    Bet you never would have thought that my type of person would have responded like that, hm?

    It’s interesting…I was always taught that a single deed or action was not the measure of a man.

    If I felt otherwise, I’m sure I’d be deeply offended by your characterization of me as “that type of person”. I’d assume you were the “type of person” who wouldn’t take time to understand how absolutely ruined so many lives were by Reagan’s policies, and how those of us who dealt with them might feel about his current canonization by the media.

    I spent a good portion of his time in office dealing with the damage his policies caused a lot of people, and under domestic surveillance for legitimate political activities I took to attempt to change those policies.

    I make no apologies for my feelings, and I do not expect you to make apologies for yours; but I do expect more than a broad brushstroke condemnation from one who clearly feels pain so deeply.

  4. Note to everyone: This is the kind of person that I was trying to eliminate from my life. Not someone like Anselm23.

    I thought better of my decision about Andrew, and requested forgiveness for having been so quick to judge. I didn’t really want to exclude him, but I felt a need to be consistent. Some of my friends had been as tasteless as Chryslerpoet here. I don’t particularly care if they hate Reagan, I just don’t want to be reading my friends page while I am in mourning and come accross such insensitivity.

    Andrew’s response to me was that of a gentleman, showing thoughtfulness and concern. It would be a shame to allow an offhand comment to come between us, and if he can forgive me my grief-fueled error, I will enjoy building my young friendship with him.

  5. My motto

    I always say it is better to burn out on a limb than to rot in mediocraty.

    Strong opinions show strength of character….. agreeing with everyone doesn’t.

  6. My motto

    I always say it is better to burn out on a limb than to rot in mediocraty.

    Strong opinions show strength of character….. agreeing with everyone doesn’t.

  7. Y’know something, Andrew?

    Someone who would remove you from the list for a single snarky comment about someone you don’t know personally and who has a great deal of controversy about them, even in death, is not someone you need to worry about.

    I feel for Reagan the man, and I don’t relish the thought of what his family went through. But I hated Reagan the president; his policies caused me personal anguish, as I outlined in my journal. As a public figure, he loses some humanity in his role as “President”.

    Like John Gorka says, “Born a man/Died a myth/The man part’s gone/ But the rest stayed with.” I have no problem saying that I’m not sorry he’s gone.

    I’m just sorry it didn’t happen in 1981. And I know that’s hard, and cold; but you know something? I really don’t give a flying fuck.

  8. Y’know something, Andrew?

    Someone who would remove you from the list for a single snarky comment about someone you don’t know personally and who has a great deal of controversy about them, even in death, is not someone you need to worry about.

    I feel for Reagan the man, and I don’t relish the thought of what his family went through. But I hated Reagan the president; his policies caused me personal anguish, as I outlined in my journal. As a public figure, he loses some humanity in his role as “President”.

    Like John Gorka says, “Born a man/Died a myth/The man part’s gone/ But the rest stayed with.” I have no problem saying that I’m not sorry he’s gone.

    I’m just sorry it didn’t happen in 1981. And I know that’s hard, and cold; but you know something? I really don’t give a flying fuck.

    • Note to everyone: This is the kind of person that I was trying to eliminate from my life. Not someone like Anselm23.

      I thought better of my decision about Andrew, and requested forgiveness for having been so quick to judge. I didn’t really want to exclude him, but I felt a need to be consistent. Some of my friends had been as tasteless as Chryslerpoet here. I don’t particularly care if they hate Reagan, I just don’t want to be reading my friends page while I am in mourning and come accross such insensitivity.

      Andrew’s response to me was that of a gentleman, showing thoughtfulness and concern. It would be a shame to allow an offhand comment to come between us, and if he can forgive me my grief-fueled error, I will enjoy building my young friendship with him.

      • Re: Hmmmmm…

        I apologize to you, nixicat, for my insensitivity.

        Bet you never would have thought that my type of person would have responded like that, hm?

        It’s interesting…I was always taught that a single deed or action was not the measure of a man.

        If I felt otherwise, I’m sure I’d be deeply offended by your characterization of me as “that type of person”. I’d assume you were the “type of person” who wouldn’t take time to understand how absolutely ruined so many lives were by Reagan’s policies, and how those of us who dealt with them might feel about his current canonization by the media.

        I spent a good portion of his time in office dealing with the damage his policies caused a lot of people, and under domestic surveillance for legitimate political activities I took to attempt to change those policies.

        I make no apologies for my feelings, and I do not expect you to make apologies for yours; but I do expect more than a broad brushstroke condemnation from one who clearly feels pain so deeply.

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