I didn't even know about that thread until you mentioned it in your post. Then I ran a search for it and read it. I didn't find anything
sensationalistic about it, but I did learn a couple of things. First, I learned that there were human sacrifices occurring in Mexico, which I had
previously been unaware. Second, I learned about some strange saint to whom they were making the sacrifice. Didn't know that prior to reading the
Funny though, I would have never read that thread if not for your thread. And to be perfectly honest, I wouldn't have read your thread if it hadn't
been on the home page. I just thought I would take a look and see what it was about. I have been doing that a lot recently, just reading what's
showing up on the home page or top topics.
But I am new to this site and still trying to get my footing. You see, I don't have the best social skills as most folks seem to have, or the depth of
knowledge that some on this site have, or the sharpest wit, or the clarity of intellect. So I am just bumbling along, trying to learn new things and
new ways to think ... Trying to improve myself and expand my knowledge ... And maybe even my world, a little bit.
Now, I agree with what you have posted, as some of the things posted on this site seem a little ridiculous, and I am learning to just avoid them
instead of trying to engage in a conversation or dialogue.
The thing is, to censure something, even if you find it personally offensive, I just am not sure about that. It struck a memory, or something. I seem
to recall something I think happened in the first gulf war. I seem to recall Barbara Bush being asked if she was going to greet the caskets of the
returning dead Americans, and I think she replied, something to the effect, "Why would I want to expose myself to that?" I'll try to find and verify
that. I didn't particularly care for that. And that's how I feel about your suggestion that these things be censured.
But I have to say, I wish you would have left it at that. I didn't care for it, but I could respect it. But then you go on to break out the ugly,
judgmental guns ... Like,
"I think the central problem, is the quality of the actual people we get on this site, now."
"Actually, Leftist, the irony is that this sites decline in quality, has been directly proportional to the growth of it's population ... if I could
have found a way to maintain the state of the net in the early 90's, indefinitely, I would have done it in a heartbeat."
How truly egotistical.
One of the reasons that I joined this site is because for years, I have watched this country go to sh@t, at least in my opinion. I formed the opinion
from observing things around me and watching what most people refer to on this site as main stream media. I dont know if I am right or wrong, but I
came to the conclusion that there was a very elite minority controlling this country through various means, namely, both political parties, our
government, and the media.
At any rate, I was googling some stuff one day and found this site. I dived right in thinking maybe I could connect with some people. The thing is, I
keep running across people like you ... very judgmental and impatient with the masses, like me ... Sound familiar? Some of you folks, and mostly the
brightest ones, sound just how I imagine the elite sound.
What makes you so special?
BTW ... You can refer to me as a 'sheeple' if you want. I guess I am, because I am still learning things on here. For instance, I had no idea what was
'Rule 34' or 'Deepnet' until I was reading the replies to your thread and then googled them. I am ignorant of these things, so I guess I am not worthy
to be on your site. Nice to see there is elitism even here ...
ETA: Here is what she said ...
In March of last year, as the invasion of Iraq began, Mrs. Bush told Diane Sawyer of ABC News that she wouldn't watch any television reports about her
boy's war because, she said, "Why should we hear about body bags and death and how many? ... Oh, I mean, it's not relevant. So why should I waste my
beautiful mind on something like that?"
Here is the link ...
Bush afraid to ...
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