February 28, 2007

That is about how I feel right now. As many of you noticed, last night I banned quite a few readers from ASM. I generally do not like banning members from the blog, and my bans only last for a few days. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion and those opinions are always welcome on ASM. I repeatedly attempted to persuide these ignorant few to act respectfully on ASM, respect our readers, and respect their oposing views; they refused. Because of this I have been forced to ban the crew I will only refer to as the 1U gang.

This morning I was feeling bad about my decision to ban them from the blog. I was considering removing the bans and allowing them participate in the discussions, once again. I was very disturbed to find this in my inbox and find it to be one of the most vile, inexcusable things I’ve read in a long time. Glenn, I find you and your entire “gang” a dispicable bunch.

From: naval jello

…I have been working in a prosthesis factory, decided I wanted to make a difference. I get paid 46 dollars an hour to craft them, this being a skill I possess, the ones I make on my own I sell for 12,000 dollars each. This war is making me rich, and the taxpayer foots the bill. Sorry about the pun, it was unintentional.

You know they really are better than your own leg and foot, especially if you have the gout. Lucky guys, they can drink like fish now and never get it. cheers yours truly


7 Responses to “Outraged…”

  1. Terri on February 28th, 2007 11:11 am

    I think the most irritating thing to me is the fact that you and myself have asked these folks several times not to turn a post clearly about supporting a wounded soldier, into one of they’re political rants, and they continued to do so. It’s uncalled for and they’ve visited this blog enough to know that there’s a time and place for that type of crap. Point blank Anthony, they don’t care. They’re only goal is to not only bash the political leaders of this country, but also the members of our Armed Forces as well. I think you did the right thing by banning them, my opinion as co-author on the blog is that it needs to stay that way.

  2. Anthony on February 28th, 2007 12:22 pm

    That email and a follow-up I have received really shows what kind of people we are dealing with. They truly are vile, disgusting beasts.

  3. Terri on February 28th, 2007 1:14 pm

    I agree and I really feel that our readers don’t deserve to be subjected to their behavior.

  4. brat on February 28th, 2007 3:21 pm

    Do I need to tell you both that I totally support your decision? I do. There is a line when it comes to support of OUR troops, that nobody has the right to cross on OUR sites, all in the name of ‘debate, freedom of speech’ as they are so fond of saying.

    I’m with you on this one - and of COURSE, got your back!

  5. Terri on February 28th, 2007 3:37 pm

    Thanks Brat, appreciate the support! You’re right, they more than crossed the line and as a result, they’re no longer welcome here.

  6. downhomegirl on February 28th, 2007 5:08 pm

    Awwwww someone doesn’t know how to play well with others!!

    Anthony, you have ruled on the side of good taste and honor. Bravo

  7. Tracy on February 28th, 2007 5:46 pm

    I completely support your decision to ban people like that.

    Having a civil discussion or debate is one thing, but they don’t do that. Like Terri said they just want to take time to get out their political rants, whether it fits the post or not.

    I’m not glad you got the vile email, but I am glad that it was a confirmation to you that you did the right thing.

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