March 16, 2008

I DON'T GROK

Bubba Bo Bob Brain,

You have been reading my site now for at least three years, and I still can't figure you out. I can't remember a single time in all these years that you've ever left a comment saying you agree with me on anything. And I can't help but wonder what keeps you coming back. It can't be that you're trying to constructively offer opposing viewpoints, because you clearly come off as hostile and rude in most of your comments. You said once that you want to "expand my horizon," but don't you realize that when all your comments are negative, it gets so easy to tune you out? Haven't you heard of a compliment sandwich? Surely I must've said a few things over the past few years that you agree with, or think are funny, or seem logical. You never write on those posts; you just wait until you feel like cussing or calling me a liar. Or reminding me of how much smarter/better/wiser you are because you're older and have experienced stuff. It makes it way too easy to roll my eyes and move on.

Surely there is some reason that you've been coming here for years. I can't figure it out. The only way you'd ever make headway with me is to find some common ground to build on, so why do you think ranting about how I'm brainwashed or naive or a liar is going to make me come around to your arguments? You catch flies with honey, Bubba...

Posted by: Sarah at 04:55 AM | Comments (7) | Add Comment
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1 It may be a troll, in which case it isn't interested in being understood, just noticed. I wouldn't waste any more time on it if I were you, it's not worth the effort. Just sayin'.

Posted by: JT at March 16, 2008 08:49 AM (Z0nuT)

2 JT, but a troll who's been around for 3+ years? That seems excessive if he's just here to flame me for kicks. I am majorly curious why he keeps reading my site.

Posted by: Sarah at March 16, 2008 09:34 AM (TWet1)

3 I noticed the last post he became all worked up over was the Jodie Foster one? Maybe he has a crush on you?? Hmmm...could be.

Posted by: Guard Wife at March 16, 2008 09:45 AM (BslEQ)

4 Sarah so sorry I was offensive, but in case you haven't noticed it has been a bit more than 4 years, and what brought me here was a link, you remember the "clueless fucktard dumb" link?? Well I found that to be rather unfounded, and while there may be things I agree on I see no need to reinforce those things as I would only be "cheer leading" you. It is in our differences where I find human beings most interesting, sorry you feel differently. We all have so much in common as humans, that I like to explore the differences. I know I may come across as a bit boorish at times, but for me to try to be otherwise would be rather disingenuous, what you see in print is pretty much the way I am in person. I'm just a working class stiff with a bit more non-formal education, than is usual. Hell you should see me when I rip people that cheer lead in favor of the war, but seem to refuse to join the military. My whole point in the Foster thread was about how we ALL grow and change, and if we assess ourselves honestly we are rather a bit more self absorbed assholes @ 19 & 20 than we are @ a later age. Children do tend to make you have to lose your focus upon your self. Oh and a quick note yours is one of only two "conservative blogs" I bother to read, and just so you know there are two "liberal blogs" I bother to read, and two "moderate blogs" as well. I am usually just as acerbic on those as I am here. Again Sorry to offend.

Posted by: Bubba Bo Bob Brain at March 16, 2008 11:34 AM (AKSWt)

5 I don't agree with you on a lot of your opinions either. That being said you present yourself in an intelligent manner, write well, and have some amusing stories. I enjoy reading your blog whether or not I agree with you. Keep blogging and ignore those that can't respect your opinions!

Posted by: Stephanie at March 17, 2008 03:22 AM (CJCEn)

6 You know, I'm only speaking for myself here, but Bubba isn't so much offensive to me as he is just downright irritating and plain mean. I mean, not wanting to comment on threads he agrees with for fear of cheerleading? What a horrible way to have some sort of human relationship with someone! "I don't want to tell you when you're right, or when you're doing a good job. But, damn straight I will jump down your throat when I feel like I need to point out you're a horrible person who is leading the world down the road to evil!" And sometimes, Bubba, it sure does seem like you just act rude and crotchety just to be rude and crochety. Not to mention the inability you seem to have of admission to when you yourself are wrong. That's just not pleasant to be around. FWIW, on the Foster thread I pointed out that you are telling Sarah she's some kind of hypocrite for expecting Foster to own up to the fact that people were really shot, as if we should just shrug it off to "teenagers". Well, if we can expect a 5 year old to say please, thank you, and excuse me, I don't think it's out of bounds for a 19 year old to feel bad someone was REALLY shot, and not "camera" shot. Your point was silly, and beside the point of what Sarah wrote, and seemingly only written to be the contrary "adult" in the picture. You continually try to deride someone who genuinely reaches out and tries to make the world a better place. Sarah makes preemie hats for the hospital, she made dolls to send to Africa, and she is one of the most supportive friends a military wife can have. None of this do you ever acknowledge. That just makes you plain irritating. I hope you're only like that on the internet.

Posted by: airforcewife at March 17, 2008 05:32 AM (mIbWn)

7 I visit this site often and have never commented, mostly because I am not in the military and have no family members in the military, so I think I would add little to the discussions. But I will comment here because I work with a Bubba Bo Bob Brain. Also, I met more than a few of them in law school. These are people that think that they are being sophisticated by intentionally stirring the pot. They are condescending - acting like without their insights the rest of us would miss the big picture. When confronted, they will employ the I was just trying to present an opposing viewpoint argument and then apoligize to you for your lack of understanding. Sarah, you really have a lot more patience than I do in even trying to understand (or grok as you say) this individual. On another matter - I justed wanted to say my prayers and thoughts are with you in your goal to have a child. My wife and I waited a few years for our first (won't say how long) and the second came a short time later. Keep believing and things will work out for you and your husband.

Posted by: Padraig at March 17, 2008 09:38 AM (CrA9t)

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