First of all, thank you everyone for the well-wishes and congratulations! We are having an awesome trip – though it has taken a turn for the comic.

We stopped in Jackson, MS, to visit some friends where I erupted into hives. By the time we made New Orleans, I was MISERABLY ITCHY. We hung out in NOLA for two days and saw some sites through a lot of rain and Cortaid. *grin* I finally gave in and took some Benadryl – 8 hours later I woke up and all was good. Just in time to leave!

I felt great for about an hour and a half. Then, as I was leaning over to pick up my bag, something in my back sproinged. I’ve pulled a muscle, at least that is what we are thinking. It has complicated some of our honeymoon plans, lemme tell ya!

Still, all that aside, it is a great trip and we are having a fantastic time. It’s really surreal to refer to each other as husband or wife. But we like it a lot so far.

In ridiculous commenter to this site news, in the midst of all the congratulatory comments, I’ve gotten these two comments:

Promoting that it is okay to be fat, is distroying the country. You are a terrorist. I bet you even give money to child killers.

Well, one can only hope that one day Homeland security will take care of people like you.

People people need to get off their lazy asses and go to a gym

and

GOODNESS!!!!

If someone wants to lose weight, LET THEM LOSE WEIGHT!!! & leave them in peace.

You’re being as bigoted as the fat bigots you hate so much.

The first is from jeremiah@fatpeoplearekillingamerica.com which is one of the most ridiculous domain names ever. Of course it isn’t real. To leave a real email address would indicate jeremiah was something other than what he is – a troll!

I do love that he is falling back on the exact same tired old argument of “fat people are lazy.” It really warms my heart to know that people who hate fat people can’t seem to come up with anything other than this patently false doggerel. It really illustrates how inflexible their reasoning is and how narrow their viewpoint. Too damn bad it isn’t true!

As for the second, well, Lon from anony@yahoo.com seems to lack fundamental reading comprehension. Because no one is threatening the rights of dieters.

This goes back to that “unprivilege” discussion. If people want to pursue diets, that is, once again, their prerogative. But I don’t have to value that decision above my own comfort and peace. I don’t have to participate in discussion about it or engage in it myself. In fact, I can discuss how damaging a practice it is freely – and with no remorse. None of that endangers the rights of dieters.

Man, I wish trolls would come up with some new arguments. These are getting full on tediously BORING!


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17 Comments

  1. Posted October 10, 2007 at 8:50 am | Permalink

    Sorry to hear that your honeymoon trip has been plagued by such torments (hives are not fun!).

    As for trolls, apparently some of them still need to learn to spell.

  2. Posted October 10, 2007 at 8:50 am | Permalink

    I pretty much think that the “you’ve become what you hate!!eleven!!” argument should disqualify people from human discourse. The terrorist/baby killer one… I don’t even need to get into that.

    This is why we delete them. Nothing is being contributed here.

  3. Sirriamnis
    Posted October 10, 2007 at 8:53 am | Permalink

    “Distroying America?” What? We’re sinking it? And how can we be giving money to terrorists when we OBVIOUSLY spend it all on chips and bon bons. /snark

    I’m sorry you had a less than optimal Honeymoon, but congrats on tying the knot. I wish you all the happiness The Boy and I have and more.

  4. Rose
    Posted October 10, 2007 at 10:34 am | Permalink

    If you could trace trollie #1′s address, I would really suggest reporting him to the authorities. “I hope Homeland Security takes care of you.” sounds more like a threat than I’m comfortable with.

    Sorry you’re not feeling well, but there will be plenty of time for honeymooning for you two crazy kids, even if you’re just at home!

  5. Posted October 10, 2007 at 11:17 am | Permalink

    Bummer about the icky stuff disrupting your honeymoon.

    As for the trolls, yeah, they’ve gotten quite boring and really not bothering with other then deleting their twadle. Nothing worse then an unimaginative troll, they really need to get out of their parents dank basements and live a little. Then their brains may actually function to the point to actually coming up with original thoughts.

  6. wriggles
    Posted October 10, 2007 at 11:18 am | Permalink

    Yes they can’t be bothered to come up with anything fresh because they are what they accuse, LAZY all their energy goes into what needs no thought, hate. I’m sure that’s what America needs right now to save itself, more of that good ‘ole hate.

    As for dieters, who’s troubling them again? ‘Cos I certainly find all that utterly tedious, I’m sincerely glad not to bother any of them one little bit, if they could return the favour, I think I might just explode with happiness.

  7. Posted October 10, 2007 at 2:04 pm | Permalink

    Well, glad to hear you’re over the hives, anyway. Oh, yeah, and:

    THE ROTUND BROKE AMERICA!

  8. RoseCampion
    Posted October 10, 2007 at 2:39 pm | Permalink

    Oh, my. How could someone put off taking anti-histamines when they’ve got hives? I suffer from them on an irregular basis (I’ve got dermatagraphic skin) and as far as I’m concerned, they’re just torture like nothing else. I keep an active allegra prescription at all times and never leave the house without my pills, so I can pop one the instant the itchies come. It’s not quite as effective as benedryl, but doesn’t turn me into a zombie. And hives on a honeymoon would be the worst, because the last thing I want to be while I have hives is to be touched in any way shape or form.

  9. Posted October 10, 2007 at 3:43 pm | Permalink

    “Promoting that it is okay to be fat, is distroying the country. You are a terrorist. I bet you even give money to child killers.”

    Is it just me, or is this escalation, like, severely hilarious?

    A terrorist.

    A fat terrorist. Who pays hitmen to kill children.

    I just . . . dude, whoever you are, wherever you are, consider yourself roundly mocked. Good lord.

  10. Posted October 10, 2007 at 3:55 pm | Permalink

    “Promoting that it is okay to be fat, is distroying the country. You are a terrorist. I bet you even give money to child killers.”

    Well, assuming the person posting this is a child…

    (NOTE TO FBI: THIS IS A JOKE. I DO NOT WANT ANYONE TO SEARCH THIS IMMATURE PERSON OUT AND KILL THEM FOR REALS. PLEASE DO NOT ACTUALLY DO THIS. – Meow)

    And welcome back, TR and Mr. TR!

  11. TR
    Posted October 10, 2007 at 4:03 pm | Permalink

    Oh, man, Kell, that is SO getting posted as a tagline. *grin*

    I really just thought these two comments were hysterical. Because they are the same note over and over and just so damn ridiculous!

    I mean, a terrorist? Are they shitting me?

    And, yeah, Naamah, the escalation was what made it so ludicrously funny. And, come to think of it, I DO sometimes donate money to Planned Parenthood…. *laugh*

    I should have saved his IP address, but it is lost now to the spam button. I will try to find it just in case though.

    We are actually still on the road and will be until Sunday but I just HAD to check in with these ludicrous comments. I hope all of y’all are well an happy!

    And, RoseC? The hives were absolutely the worst for just that reason! I wound up taking some Benadryl for them and losing 8 hours of consciousness but it was worth it.

  12. Dorianne
    Posted October 10, 2007 at 5:50 pm | Permalink

    Oh, fer f*ck’s sake.

    You know, frankly, rather than giving money to child killers, I prefer to just eat babies. That’s how I got this lovely wobbly tummy. (“Babies taste of chicken.” – Eddie Izzard)

    NOT serious. But honestly.

    TR, what wild honeymoon things have YOU been up to that yer back finally gave in? ;)

  13. Tracy
    Posted October 10, 2007 at 6:47 pm | Permalink

    Dear Trollio,

    Not only do I give money to child killers, but at 1pm every day, Osama Bin Laden and I get together and have tea. I’m a fat terrorist like that. ;)

  14. Emily
    Posted October 11, 2007 at 7:54 am | Permalink

    Congrats on taking the plunge! Very weird comments. Why do people insist on using their energy to hate? It’s such a waste! Go volunteer or go for a run or clean out a closet! Sheesh! (That reminds me…I need to clean out my closet!) :)

  15. Posted October 12, 2007 at 5:00 am | Permalink

    “Promoting that it is okay to be fat, is distroying the country. You are a terrorist. I bet you even give money to child killers.”

    Actually, my dad has always said that what’s “distroying” this country is anti-intellectualism and substandard public education. Perhaps he’s right.

  16. Posted October 13, 2007 at 2:38 pm | Permalink

    Oh yes… it’s the fatties that are destroying our country!… Yep it’s them… The possible destruction obviously has nothing to do with the dumbing down of school curriculum and tests. Absolutely nothing to do with the ridiculous crap that passes for music these days (listen to the lyrics people.). The spiraling drop in political morals….

    Yikes! Sometimes I feel like an old fogy… But it’s true… Fat people are in no way destroying our country… maybe destroying the culture a little bit, but is that really so bad? Sometimes things need to be destroyed to make a place for something better. :-) And if I’m doing anything as a FAT girl, I am only spreading love and understanding. I want equality… that is all… I have a dream.

  17. Posted October 15, 2007 at 12:10 pm | Permalink

    There is no way to get through to people like this, they thrive on being ignorant because for some reason it makes them feel good about themselves. Just ignore them and go on about your way.

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