I Hate Politics
I don't often email people I don't know, and it seems that it's usually best when I stick to that policy. Especially where politics are involved. I've twice now sent mild complaints to sites that I think are unreasonably mixing politics with their bread-and-butter, and both times simply been slammed with a fairly standard "freedom of speech" retort. Well, duh, of course you CAN say what you're saying. That doesn't mean it's a good idea. I'm just suggesting that the venue might not be... appropriate. I guess I don't word things well, although I like to think that I can make myself understood through the written word. I'm not trying to squelch anybody's rights. I'm just trying to retain my sanity while shopping/surfing. I try to stay clear of politics here, and certainly on TMI, but I guess that's not the popular thing to do. It's enough to make me want to slap partisan logos all over my site and my signatures (which may yet happen!). I'm just not a confrontational person. I don't think that I'm going to change anybody's mind regarding their political stance, and I figure that my friends know (if they even care) where I come down on the issues of the day. So why do I have to get it shoved in my face when I'm poking around my hobby sites in the evening? It just makes me mad.