Good lord, having just read the “Good Morning, Anthracite” thread in MPSIMS, I have to say this, and this is the right area to say it in.
You think I slandered you, then walked away laughing? How fucking DARE you make such an assumption? That shows a TOTAL lack of understanding of MY point of view, and my reasons for defending those people.
First of all, nobody really gives one fat rat’s ass if you are a lesbian or not, it’s completely co-incidental to your amazing and impressive knowledge of fossil fuels, and especially coal. Can’t touch that, it’s truly amazing.
You feigned shock that I went after you for slander in a thread, and then backed up that shock by making it sound as though you HAD thought I was somehow " an okay one". I don’t know how to break this to you Anth, but passing muster under your light doesn’t mean jack shit to me, and most of the other posters here. We speak as we wish, and defend our thoughts- even if we’re not cool in your eyes. Tough thought to ponder, I know. But there it is.
Your attack of me was no less vicious than what I said about you in the same thread. It was out of respect for the OTHER members, and the Moderators who have to deal with Firestorms, that I didn’t respond in any way to your attacks of me there.
You seem to have the corner on gay fury. I truly pity you. Of all of the gay people in my life- and whether you believe me or not, there’s quite a few- I’ve NEVER met anyone who delighted SO much in making damned sure the straights knew if they were “an okay one” or not in your eyes. You know what? Straight or gay- I am so damned glad I no longer pass muster.
And, before this becomes a terrific flame of me, let me add this. Showing respect to a person’s intellect is one thing - I’ve loads of respect for Anth’s passion for her work. That is beyond even questioning. It’s her judgemental contempt for those who don’t measure up to her furious gayness that horrifies me. That thread over in MPSIMS just makes it SO clear- you are either a gay woman, or " one of the okay ones" and straight. Gee… what do I do if she finds out I’m a Jew, too? <shudder> It’s SO racist. It’s not cool, it’s simply exclusionary in the extreme. So, flame away. I’ve no doubt but that there will be many people who attack me for this. I don’t relish it, but- I stand by my response to her furies. I’m sure there is a place for them on the Internet, and surely here in the Pit.