Please Accept This Apology  

five_rides_again 41M
66 posts
11/10/2005 12:15 pm

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Please Accept This Apology

I think my first order of business should be an apology.

Before I destroyed my first blog, I posted an article where I made a very controversial statement. Specifically, I said that being at the top of the Most Popular Blogs List was akin to winning a gold medal at the Special Olympics: Even when you win, you’re still retarded.

I confess that I intentionally worded the post to dig under TDA's skin. I was defending Trav, laying down suppressive fire on his flank, and I don't pull any punches when I fight for a friend. It was also worded as a protest to the entire situation. I thought it was all so very stupid that adults were crying and raising so much hell over one word: retard. I firmly believe words only have the power we allow them to have, and I resented the fact that intelligent people were letting one word whip up such a frenzy. I did not pause to consider my words might hit targets other than the one I intended.

I am very, very, very sorry ‒ not for saying what I said, but because so many people completely missed the point that I was trying to make. I am sorry that I did not present the analogy in a clearer fashion that was easier for some people to understand, and I am also extremely sorry that Saint or anyone else had hurt feelings.

Since I wrote the post, I have been demonized and discredited by some for poking fun at the Special Olympics. People that I thought were supporters and friends came out of the wood work once they thought I was gone so they could show thier true colors and talk smack about me once I wasn't here to defend myself. It is a small matter. I am not going to defend myself beyhond what I write here, because your attacks and harsh words are of no consequence to me. I know who I can trust now. That's all that matters to me.

I thank everyone who defended me or at least didn't attack me in my absence.

Some folks seem to think that I could not possibly make fun of mentally handicapped people if I only knew something about it.

I do know something about it. I know alot about it, actually.

I have spent countless hours volunteering my time to various community service projects, and I have worked a great deal with children and adults who are mentally handicapped. Down’s Syndrome, Autism, Schizophrenia, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer's ‒ I’ve worked with all of them, and I have also helped at a few Special Olympic events. I know exactly how much those medals mean to the participants.

My very best friend in school was in a car accident and suffered brain damage. He was never the same. He sometimes forgot that his grandfather died in the same crash, and I got to be the one who explained it to him all over again because his mother couldn’t do it without breaking down. I’ve cleaned grown men’s asses and changed their diapers. I’ve gotten in verbal and physical fights with others when they picked on others who are mentally or physically challenged.

I have never once in my entire life laughed AT some one with a mental or physical handicap, but I have laughed WITH them many times. Like my old friend? He couldn’t add 2 and 2 together after the car wreck but he still had a great sense of humor. He was with me one time when I locked my keys in the car while it was still running. He shook his head and said “And people call me a retard. Y-you d-d-dumbass.” He laughed at me so hard I had to laugh too.

I am not a stranger to mental handicaps and dysfunctions, nor am I insensitive to challenges faced by these people and their families. So you may ask, “If all he says is true, how could have he made fun of the Special Olympics and mentally handicapped people they way he did?”

The answer?

I wasn’t making fun of the Special Olympics or its participants. I was making fun of the supposedly intelligent individuals who place so much importance on the Most Popular Blogs List. I was making fun of supposedly mature people who let themselves get bent completely out of shape over the use of one word. The way people some reacted, you would have thought Traveling and I had , killed and eaten children. It was ridiculous.

Am I sorry that people got hurt? Absolutely. Could I have made my point another way? Certainly. Should I have made my point another way? Probably. Am I sorry that I did it that way? No.

If a person can’t understand the point I was trying to make within the context of the subject I was discussing, if they actually think I am that insensitive, calloused, and ignorant…

They’re a retard.

I’ve said all I intend to say on the issue, both here and in other blogs. As far as I am concerned, this issue is closed. People understand my intent, or they don’t. Either way, it is way past time we moved beyond this and got back to the laughter and good times we were having before all the nonsense happened.


anchcpl4fun 40M/44F

11/10/2005 1:36 pm

*applaudes* hehehe i just got done calling you a "Tard" for closing your blog....glad to see you back.....


Synn74 42F
1206 posts
11/10/2005 2:16 pm

5 You said that ELOQUENTLY I raise my glass to you ..
DT you have a good man!!!

and you both have friends still here among the shadows here in blogland..

And can I just state for the record...

GO VOLS!!!!!





I welcome you to the House of Syn...


impish_pixie 54F
6867 posts
11/10/2005 3:01 pm

OH THANK GOD! You seriously just made me very happy. I missed you. Not nice to leave without saying goodbye...but I forgive you and now you'll be right back in my sacred little (very little) "watched blogs" list again! Happy, happy, Joy, joy!!

I make mistakes, I am out of control & at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best. ~Marilyn


bulging_boy 49M

11/10/2005 3:05 pm

man... i was wandering around blogland as you do...

and i caught this smell.

like festering semen mixed with animal shite

being the sick fucker I am... I had to investigate

all the while thinking... I know that smell... I know that smell

LOL

well fuck me if it isn't you!

LOL

Welcome back you asshat munter


slidein2meplz 61F
1994 posts
11/10/2005 3:57 pm

good!

~~~ Just me, poppin to say HI! ~~


rm_DaphneR 58F
7938 posts
11/10/2005 4:37 pm

I just followed Bulge. I seem to be doing that a lot altely.

Welcome back ya little shit.

Have tongue, will use it. Repeatedly.


rm_sj365 55F
2414 posts
11/10/2005 5:05 pm

welcome back. i was stalking the bulge & his trail led here.
yayyy


carebearluv2 42F

11/10/2005 6:46 pm

*standing up and cheering** My favorite blogger is back! Thank you for coming back to us. Your new blog is on my watch list now (the only member but DT, Jez and Trav will be added)...apology accepted! Now on with the show! lol

Oh and should you want to go this direction, I am still waiting for the reflection answer to my question on your last blog


slidein2meplz 61F
1994 posts
11/10/2005 7:06 pm

um...I wasn't stalking anyone...NOPE not me. I'm glad to see you back, now if we can just get DT and Trav to stay....that would be great.

5'r... I know you are a Veteran. Thank you!! My appreciation to you and all those who served to protect our Nation... knows no limit.

I hope you will go visit kyplowboy22 "God bless those that are willing to make these sacrifices for us. I salute you, men." and check out his [post 139669]

I also dedicated a post in Honor of all Vet's and hope you will visit...To all VETERAN'S....Thank You!!......... Thank you...Slide {=}

~~~ Just me, poppin to say HI! ~~


tillerbabe 55F

11/10/2005 7:11 pm

YEAH! HA! All's well in BLOGLAND....
Now I can order a pizza! (I haven't eaten in days!)


kyplowboy22 61M

11/10/2005 7:32 pm

Run, Bulge, run!!! The Amazon's got your scent, son. lol

5er-glad that shit is behind us now, drive on. later.

kpb


Sweetest_Sin_Jes 36F

11/10/2005 8:29 pm

I agree with Synn - GO VOLS! Woo Hoo!

Oh wait, this is supposed to be for you. Um, okay. Like the song says, "Let the good times roll"!!!!

I'm ready to laugh my ass off again, so get busy monkey boy! LOL!

Jess


rm_DaphneR 58F
7938 posts
11/10/2005 9:08 pm

    Quoting kyplowboy22:
    Run, Bulge, run!!! The Amazon's got your scent, son. lol

    5er-glad that shit is behind us now, drive on. later.

    kpb
HEY! Just cuz I'm 6'2" you gotta call me an Amazon?

Just let it be known that this amazon hasn't burnt off her right breast.

Have tongue, will use it. Repeatedly.


barbiebunny 36F
5597 posts
11/10/2005 9:56 pm

welcome back 5er

Its good to be...ME


tillerbabe 55F

11/11/2005 1:30 am

Happy Vetrans Day 5! {=}


DefiniteTrouble 50F

11/11/2005 5:17 am

Timmy!!! **kisses**


five_rides_again 41M

11/11/2005 12:31 pm

anchcpl4fun, I am glad to be back in all my tard glory.

Synn, I am glad I have friends in Blogland, whether they are in the shadows or not. What are these “VOLS” things you speak of? I am seriously clueless.

Pixie, I am sorry I did not say good bye, and I am glad you forgive me. C’mon baby, let the good times roll!

Bulging, I work hard to maintain my distinct aroma. Do you have any idea how many public officials I have to bribe to avoid sanitation investigations?

Slide,

Daphne, It’s good to be back, ya brat!

SJ, so good to see you, my friend. You should be careful about stalking bulge. He has this problem with monkeys. I’d hate it if you got too close and caught some of the splatter.

CareBear, I have not forgotten your request, my friend. You answer will be coming soon. I do not ignore requests or break promises. I promised Daphne a picture of my eye, and I’ll get her one soon, although I think I will be able to answer your question before I get a picture of my eye posted.

Slide, thanks for the links. I will check them out sometime today.

Tiller, If you are ever in Las Vegas, please order pizza from Pizza Slut. It’s the pizza joint owned by Cunning Linguist Consulting. It’s ran by Traveling and Ana. I’ll be posting the original pubic announcement again soon.

Plow, I am glad too. I hate that it went down that way. In the end, I hit the people I wanted to, but I also hurt some folks that I never intended to hurt. I also found out that some people don’t like me as much as they pretended to. I just hope in the days to come that everything smooths back out.

Hunny, I wish that too! I am going to do my best to help that happen!

Jez, I was never mad at you for what you said. There is nothing to forgive, sweetheart. I am also proud to call you my friend.

Sweet Jess, “Monkey Boy?” “MONKEY BOY?” I’ll get right on those laughs, weasel girl!

Daphne, what does burning your breast have to do with Amazons? I am so confused!

Bunz, glad to be back, darlin. Still wanna lick DT? I can hang her from a pole, and you can pretend it’s a DT-pop.

Honni, I am finished with my fussing. I’ve said all I intend to say concerning the unpleasantness. It got taken further than it should have, and I realize I was a contributor to the idiocy, but I’m not playing anymore. If others want to continue the drama, that is fine with me. Now that I’m off the stage and back in the audience where I belong, I’ll get some popcorn and watch the fireworks with the rest of you.

Tiller, thanks babe!

DT, you’re cool like a fool in a swimming p-

36 Special, so good to be back! Thanks for the happy day wishes!


LIBlonde97 40F
1028 posts
11/11/2005 1:45 pm

WB

XOXO
A


five_rides_again 41M

11/11/2005 2:35 pm

Traveling, what can I say, except, maybe... gobbles? GOBBLES!

A, TY.


2xTwiceShy 51M
470 posts
11/11/2005 8:15 pm

I knew stubby was lurking nearby.

A fellow blogger likened the top blog list as a heap of shit, which in many ways almost everybody might chuckle and agree. But the real point was that the king of the pile is still just the king of shit.

Welcome back to the pig pen you sick bastards. Now start shoveling.


PrincessKarma 43F
6188 posts
11/11/2005 11:44 pm

Now that the drama is over and done with... are you going to email me the rest of "Shadow Infraction" or do I have to go lookingfor you with a lightsaber handy?

The Big Bang was the mother of all orgasms.PrincessKarma


rm_DaphneR 58F
7938 posts
11/12/2005 1:28 am

5er, Amazons of legend were great archers. In order to be such, they had to keep certain things out of the way, hence they would burn off their right breast in order to not have it be in the way when they drew back their bow string. Let me tell you, if you have ever drawn a bow and released and smacked yourself in the side of the tit, you'll make damn sure you never do that again.

Thus ends todays lesson in Amazon Lore.

Have tongue, will use it. Repeatedly.


PrincessKarma 43F
6188 posts
11/13/2005 2:00 pm

Two words for you, Daphne: sports bra.

Too bad the Amazons didn't have them....

The Big Bang was the mother of all orgasms.PrincessKarma


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