Sunday, June 01, 2008

Comments: Temporary Parking Lot

I just had this idea when I was trying to post a comment over at JJ's place. Something was preventing the blog and the comments from publishing properly, and I needed a place to park a comment instead of losing it.

We've all lost comments to malfunctioning platforms at one time or other. It's frustrating, feeling like some of your finest creative work (okay, so it's in the eye of the only beholder -- shoot me, whydoncha?) can disappear into the ether at the whim of a byte.

So I decided to create a parking lot for comments-in-waiting.

When the blog in question starts to behave itself again, I can re-post where it belongs.

http://unrepentantoldhippie.blogspot.com/2008/05/cute-o-meter-rising.html:

"I'm dead meat."
No doubt about it.
Your dog, by the way, is suffering from unsatisfied curiosity, not jealousy. She can hear them and smell them, but she can't see them, so she can't properly identify them and their place in her world. It's upsetting to her that she can't figure it out.
She's being minimally destructive from pure frustration. If you can figure out a way to let her see the kittens -- figure out where the sounds and smells come from -- I'll bet her behavior improves immediately. Otherwise, she might graduate from soft and disposable (and replaceable) paper products to something of more value to you.
Not her fault. She's a dog. It's how she is.

15 Comments:

Blogger jj said...

Oh, I know, the poor little thing is wondering wtf is going on. I feel sorry for her.

Funny thing happened today, though, I brought the dog in the house and forgot that the bedroom door was open. But instead of waiting for the dog to come in the bedroom, the cat ran out of the bedroom and in the opposite direction, distracting the dog's attention long enough for me to close the door. It was so smart! I was quite impressed.

Well, maybe it's time for her to meet one of the kittens. I'll try and we'll see what happens.

Sunday, June 01, 2008 9:01:00 PM  
Blogger Chimera said...

The feral cat I used to have didn't bother with diversionary tactics. She went straight for the faces of two dogs (a shepherd and a golden cross) -- both of them together -- and she had to cross two yards and a three-foot-high fence to get to them! They had had no idea she was there, and her attack came as a complete surprise to everyone.

If your Haloscan is behaving itself (you do have your problems with it, don't you?), I'll transfer this comment over to where it belongs.

Monday, June 02, 2008 10:34:00 AM  
Blogger Karen said...

Well, the "alpha animal" at our place is Red, our male cat. He has all the dogs completely in line. It just takes a hiss from him. He has swiped their noses often enough that they want no more of his claws. I have actually seen him stalk a mastiff.

When our oldest Brittany, Sydney, was a puppy, she got too wiggly and close as puppies will do. He had warned her, but she kept getting all over him trying to play. So, he smacked her across two rooms. He literally beat the shit out of her. When I finally got to her to rescue her (a matter of seconds) she was shaking, whimpering, and thoroughly beat down. She didn't have a mark on her. Needless to say, she avoids Red.

Thursday, June 05, 2008 9:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Gorgon said...

"As Joseph Dellapenna notes, the effectiveness of herbs and other folk medicine-- the kind dispensed by midwives-- was normally very bad. If it was effective, it was likely to kill you."

Well Dellapenna, whoever he is, is probably one of those scaremongers who wants everyone to believe that herbal simples didn't work, don't work, and will never work because he's on the side of the big pharmaceutical companies who can't make any money off people who don't buy their branded poisons.

I use herbals myself and I know they work, but I don't care if you don't think so, if you want to keep on feeding the refined poison companies you go right ahead. My greatgrandmother was good at her profession and her people loved her and wanted to protect her, that's why she was never arrested. Besides, none of them would ever have testified against her, they'd have had to incriminate themselves to do it, and women had enough of men telling them what they were allowed to do and not allowed to do didn't they?

Are you MODERATING now?

Friday, February 27, 2009 5:58:00 PM  
Blogger Chimera said...

" I don't care what your political or moral background is, most doctors would probably agree from a medical and psychological point of view. that it is not normal or healthy for 12yrs old to be having sex. "

That is not the issue. Kids don't research whether or not what they're doing is considered "normal" or "healthy" they just go ahead and DO IT.

So if you don't want to do any damage control before the fact, well, they're your kids and I don't have to live with the consequences of you sticking your head in the sand and thinking they're going to do what YOU think is right and not do what they want. You'd think by the time their kids are twelve, most parents would have figured it out by that time, but no, parents continue to think they're always the only ones who are doing it right for their own kids and everybody else is wrong and guesss who's ALWAYS the ones that get unpleasantly surprised!

Tuesday, March 03, 2009 1:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not talking about how she opposes abortion, that's her choice, but he would have been appalled at the tactics used to promote her speech and try to infer to an unsuspecting public that she would be talking about cultural and racial diversity when she wasn't going to be talking about that at all.

Chicanery, trickery, deceit. MLK was a much more straighforward and courageous man than that and would never have used those tactics or allowed anyone else to use them on his behalf.

Thursday, March 05, 2009 6:17:00 PM  
Blogger Chimera said...

"You're attributing ideas that I do not have because you want to win an argument."

Screw your bloody argument! I'm not talking about what-ifs here! I'm talking about a real-life little girl whose abuser is being forgiven by your church and her saviors are being punished by that same church! Why do you insist on justifying that?

"He wants to protect human life."

A "life" that does not yet exist and to do that he will gladly sacrifice a life that does exist in the form of a nine year old who has been sexually assaulted by somebody else she trusted for the past three years. How twisted do you have to be to justify this? Why are you not screaming for this cretin's head on a stick if you care about "life" so much? What about HER life? When did you stop caring about HER life? Oh silly question, that happened the day she was born and became a human being.

"The Church is defending the principle that all human life is valuable. "

Not all. Obviously nine year old abused children don't have nearly as much value as the fetus they were forced to host and are being forced to carry no matter what it will do to their very short and tortured lives, even kill them. Oh what the hell, she's had nine years, and she's only a girl, so who gives a flying fock, right? She's carrying TWINS for the glory of the goddam church!

"More ridiculous feminist rhetoric that has no basis in reality."

Deny deny deny deny deny. The proof is right here in this story.

"The Church is among the biggest defenders of human rights in the Third World."

Sure they are as long as you know your place and wear your chains of slavery with humble gratitude you can have any rights the church says you can have, but beware of wanting rights the church does not allow, like the right to make your own choices with your own body!

Gorgon

Friday, March 06, 2009 11:54:00 AM  
Blogger Chimera said...

" You want to challenge me on the 9-year-old girl getting raped"

Talk about it from the point of view of the mother of a nine year old girl that has been repeatedly raped and made pregnant by a family member and who stands a real good chance of being killed by a pregnancy that her tiny body is not prepared for, and tell me and everyone else that you would add to the crimes already committed against her and that you would force her to go through with that pregnancy!

THEN -- MAYBE -- you'll have cred. If you can make a convincing case.

My money, though is on you going for the throat of the rapist and then getting her to the clinic as fast as you can manage it and then barring the door against the priest who wants to attack you for defending your baby.

"Feminism is the driving force against the recognition of the equality of the unborn child, because feminism is about power."

An unborn "child" cannot be equal because it does not exist on an equal plane.

"It (feminism) is about empowering women at the expense of the rights of others. This is not ridiculous, this is a fact."

As opposed to your church, which is all about empowering itself and its vassals at the expense of the rights of women and children. This is not ridiculous, this is not even just a fact, this is a CRIME angainst humanity.

"Are you saying that the Church somehow condones rape?"

As long as the rapist says he's "sorry" it absolutely does condone it. You said so yourself.

Gorgon

Friday, March 06, 2009 12:28:00 PM  
Blogger Chimera said...

"I have no plans to allow my child to be abused."

But you think the mother of that little girl did?


"You seem to think that convictions are only valid if people are willing to live up to them."

Why the hell would you bother having convictions that you weren't willing to live up to? Are you saying that you have convictions of convenience that you intend to force on other people but have no intention of imposing on yourself? Aha, now things are starting to get clearer.

"you have no idea who you're dealing with if you make that comment to me."

Am I supposed to?

Gorgon

Friday, March 06, 2009 12:34:00 PM  
Blogger Chimera said...

Gorgon say:

"Gorgon, are you under the impression that pointing out that my arguments are "wrong" without so much as an attempt at an explanation as to why you think they are wrong, is accomplishing something?"

No, just expressing my disagreement with your assumptions.

"If you want contraception get a vasectomy or a tubal ligation."

How about a hysterectomy? Would that convince anyone how serious I am about not allowing my body to be used without my consent?

"Stop trying to compare your support of murdering infants"

Only if you stop trying to compare a fetus to an infant and abortion to murder.

"And stop quoting religious surveys and religion in general."

I was not talking to you that was for Suzanne. If you want to dictate terms get your own blog.

"Where is the remedy for the helpless child whose existence you end?"

A fetus is not a child.

Monday, April 06, 2009 1:27:00 PM  
Blogger Chimera said...

"Imagine a group discussion about taxes and the person *always* comes back with his personal situation (like that should be the one and only consideration)."

You cannot affect a group without affect the individual members of that group. You have to consider the individual. You HAVE to. Without the individuals, there is no group. One is always part of ten. You cannot have ten without ones.

Monday, April 06, 2009 1:36:00 PM  
Blogger Chimera said...

"Imagine a group discussion about taxes and the person *always* comes back with his personal situation (like that should be the one and only consideration)."

You cannot affect a group without affect the individual members of that group. You have to consider the individual. You HAVE to. Without the individuals, there is no group. One is always part of ten. You cannot have ten without ones.

Monday, April 06, 2009 1:41:00 PM  
Blogger Chimera said...

"who can feel pain and hear voices"

You know this for a fact? Not that it matters even if it's true, but just HOW do you know this? Do you perhaps remember your time in utero? You've got pictures you can share from that time? You kept a diary perhaps?

"the mainstream media has finally admitted"

No. ONE reporter referred to a fetus as an "unborn baby". One reporter does not the entire media make.

"supporters of legal abortion will not call the unborn child a "baby"."

Some do some don't, it's a personal thing.

Friday, May 08, 2009 11:05:00 PM  
Blogger Chimera said...

Captain Mercaptan is back strolling the grounds, leaving his scent trail. And no, it's not weed. I know the difference.

Friday, August 07, 2009 12:08:00 AM  
Blogger Lady Janus said...

"Because that's not what's being debated here. It's not my opinion versus your opinion."

ROTFLMAO!!! And you probably don't know why that's funny...

"The issue is about public policy and social mores." and "...you're trying to impose your values."

LOL! So...where do you think public policy and social mores come from, if not from other peoples' values?

"I want to debate facts and truth."

Facts and truth do not need debate. But I just love that you followed that pretty closely with, "We don't care about 'opinion.'" I'm trying to figure out how you can have a debate without any opinions...

"....don't shove more crap about how facts and truth are just a matter of opinion... stop trying to make that the topic of discussion."

Stop? When did I ever start? When did I say that in the first place?

Thursday, August 19, 2010 11:56:00 AM  

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