posted on Dec, 31 2017 @ 06:55 AM
AM: What first brought you to ATS?
BH: Politics. I wanted to discuss politics with people with different ideas. I didn't want to hate each other or be nasty about it... I just wanted to
have intelligent, thoughtful discussions... And for many years, it worked great for me. These days, it's mostly just troll bait here. But it used to
be pretty cool.
AM: Conspiracy you believe in most?
BH: I believe a few. Not most of them. I'd say most of them are crazy. Some people think anything they can imagine is a conspiracy. I'm not that
AM: Once you’re back to being yourself what’s your dream vacation destination and why?
BH: I'd love to go to Alaskan cruise. I think it's so beautiful. I'd also live to travel to the coast of Maine and stay along the east coast.
AM: Softball time...TV shows you’ve been binge watching?
BH: Survivor, The Voice... and I'm embarrassed to say about the other shows. LOL.
AM: Favorite film?
BH: Avatar, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, The Breakfast Club, My Cousin Vinny, Galaxy Quest, Romy and
Michelle's High School Reunion, Contact, The Birdcage...
AM: What type of music have you been listening to?
BH: Unfortunately, I don't really appreciated listening to music. My language disability (Aphasia) makes it very difficult for me to sing along, which
is my favorite part of listening to music. Every once in a while I'll listen to Christina Aguilera, Alanis Morissette, Bonnie Raitt, Stevie Wonder and
CSNY... Music I have known forever and loved.
AM: Favorite meal that you have OMS cook for you? BBQ'd bacon and green chili buffalo burgers with oven fries. This week! (Holy crap that sounds
AM: Person(s) on ATS you miss the most and why?
BH: You, of course. And myself. There are SO many members I miss! kaylaluv, Kali, Night Star, Buzzy Wigs, Hazardous, Hefficide, Krazyshot, zazz,
bigfatfurrytexan, RealTruth, othersideofthecoin, networkdude, theantedeluvian, Byrd, spacedout, intrepid, Redneck, DBCowboy, kosmicJack, Indigo,
burdman, Phage, Annee, OMS... so many I can't name them! Unfortunately, I see more "trolls" these days than anything - intelligent discussion is a
rare commodity of late.
AM: When the hell are you coming back to help bring some sanity to this nut house?
BH: Probably not at all. What I loved about ATS doesn't exist any more. If I get better at reading and writing, and if the world becomes less "insane"
(nut house)... Maybe. But for now, I'll check out the chit-chat stuff now and then, but that's probably it.
Benevolent Heretic lives in the Southwest US as a desert rat. She's kind of a 60-year-old hippie (mostly a liberal) who loves her family and dogs.
She has her own thoughts and beliefs, but is open to other people's differences. She's too serious, though. She used to work in computers, but
'retired' many years ago. Benevolent Heretic and OpenMindedSkeptic are both enjoying their well earned retirement.
That wraps up our interview and
2017. Hopefully 2018 is a prosperous year for all of you and that next year sees old friends return and new
ones made. There is also a lesson to be learned above which is don’t let the politics get to your head because it could interfere with your sanity.
But most of you nutjobs already knew that, didn’t you?
BH, you are sorely missed by all, get better, come back and then spank us all. Hard. And some of us twice. Your parting gifts today are a whole bunch
of get well soon and some guilty dog videos
because what’s better than a dog
making the McCheesy face, right?
Happy New Year everyone. Until next time.