COMF, my friend,
By mentioning the number of replies to the threads md has started, all I was saying is that, possibly, we don't want to read shit from somebody that spouts venom at people. Could be? I dunno, but that is what I was thinking. I was also thinking that I'm not the only one to have this opinion of md.
Can md (or anyone else) control who responds to what thread? No, and *that* wasn't my point. My point is: the numbers are there, in the link you posted. It's simple: as a rule, on average, no one replies to her threads. That's all I was pointing out. What do YOU think that fact means? Care to theorize like I did?
>> If your stance is "Come on, COMF, everybody does", then why did YOU bring it up about her? What's YOUR point?
My point is that other folks (including me) have had bad times but REFUSE to use that as an EXCUSE to lash out at strangers.
I know a woman...
Let's call her "Waiting". As a little girl, she dealt with some SEVERE, truly HORRIBLE situations that are very difficult for me--a grown man--to fathom. How a father could possibly treat his children in the ways she was actually treated is... well... I couldn't reasonably believe in god if I'd lived through it. I haven't spoken personally to Waiting about it and doubt I ever will broach that subject when we *do* hook up. I just happened to stumble onto a thread that occurred long before I got to Simon's Place... and I read about... her life.
Let me say it this way...
I have a daughter. She is my life. My LIFE. Period. You have a daughter? Then you understand.
For her, my daughter, to be forced to face what Waiting faced AND ENDURED would be unbearable to me. Yet, Waiting did. She's here with us now.
Question: Does Waiting ever... and I say EVER, EVER, EVER call anybody a name? EVER?
Yes... she holds her ground.
Yes, in her own irritable way "argues." She will disagree withya in a heartbeat. But call people foul names? Let venom and vitriol spew? Never. Not ever. She probably thinks it. I know *I* do, but she never SAYS it.
To me, Waiting is heroic in showing that people can conquer. They (we) can WIN. They (we) don't *have to* give in. Md gives in to the feelings every person alive FEELS but doesn't have the personal strength to master. Period. She ain't nuthin to crow about. She (sic) way average. Average. You hear me?
>> MD is mild compared to many people I've had to deal with in my life.
Know what? I'm beginning to feel sorry for *you*. I'm serious. Md is the worst person I've met -- anywhere, anyplace, anytime. If you've run across human specimens that are worse than her, then you've had a rough life and I have been luckier than I ever thought I was.
Or else, there *is* a god and he's been lookin' after me.