As of late..

.... some of you have noticed that I haven't posted a whole lot. Reason? Yes. There is a reason. The main one is that I have had to take a time a blog silence so as not to be irrational about a situation that happened with a reader of this here blog.
Now that I have let my blood pressure simmer down, I believe I can be rational in explaining what happened and the reason why I got so upset.
First, I have a Disclaimer for my blog that I would appreciate people reading before they leave such heinous comments. Part of that disclaimer says "Whatever opinion you form on them as people, or their life as a whole, is probably best kept to yourself. Remember, you are the reader. An obvious exception to this would be if someone were asking for advice or opinions."
Second, the disclaimer also says "Criticisms and reproaches are fine if you have a problem with something, but try to remain constructive and not be an asshole. No one is forcing you to give out your opinions, so if you don't have anything remotely positive to say, it may be best to keep quiet."
You may be wondering which blog posts I am referring to.... this one.... and this one. I won't share any of the comments because the person did share a few choice "colorful" words, but basically the person is bashing my opinions about certain topics. This is MY blog where I choose to voice MY opinions about issues.
Yes I do feel like people should learn English if they are going to live in this country, but at the same time, yes if you are going to vacation in another country, know the language or at least enough to communicate. And on the other post, I do think that America has an epidemic of teens getting pregnant. And I do think that SOMETIMES the problem is the parents who don't care or don't give the effort or time needed for their children. If people would stop breeding for welfare, there might not be a problem.

So there. My opinion. I've been told I'm arrogant for it and that I should visit a soup kitchen. Well I already visit a soup kitchen. As for the arrogance, that's only one person's opinion.



Erin said...

Two thoughts on this:

English speaking thing: You are SO RIGHT. Why are we required to learn enough of the language of wherever we are visiting/planning on moving to get by but when we ask the same we are arrogant or racist?

Teen pregnancy thing: My thoughts immediately went to the current Republican VP candidate. I know its wrong to judge her based on her daughter's situation, but obviously "absintence only" has not worked for her, why should it work for the rest of the country?

Also, good for you for standing up! I haven't read the other two posts but seriously, this is your space! You aren't bound by the rules of journalism or under any obligation to be unbiased :) Get down with your bad self!

Okay, that was three thoughts. I'm tired and cannot count :)

Cory said...

I totally agree that people should be more understanding of a person's opinion. If they don't agree with it, fine. Even if they want to voice their opposition, nothing wrong with that. But they should at least be polite about that.

For learning English, people should at least make an attempt to learn the language of they place they are living. As for teen pregnancy, I read something a while back that the rates were actually dropping. I just don't remember if that was the state I live in or the nation.

Good job standing up for yourself and your opinion!

*~Puzzle~* said...

Well it's good that you are back. Sometimes I take breaks from blogging too when something happens to piss me off. Australia is becoming like America. My boyfriend lives in the city and there's soooo many asians (most of them uni students). They're so rude. They stand in groups of 10 and chat in the middle of a pathway without any room for anyone to get through. They have no consideration for etiquette. My boyfriend gets so mad and pushes them over if they don't get out of the way. It's just so rude. Our last prime minister made a speach and told the muslims etc that if they wanted to disobey the laws of our christian nation, cause trouble and not learn the language that they should go back home...It was a great speech.

JOY said...


You are sooooooo right. Your blog is your blog to do with and say what you like.

Good for you girl!