Monday, June 9, 2008

Definition # 2

I've been fuming over the weekend and unable to post about it and with mixed emotions on whether to post about it, but at times I have a bit of a Scot temper and I just must say my piece and get it out there, which is why I've entitled this post as I did referring to the second definition of a Skunk.......a. A person regarded as obnoxious or despicable.b. A person whose company is avoided..............

There was a lot of activity between Thursday and Friday that caused a good friend of ours to close down her blog, Mikey, The Horseshoeing Housewife. A blog that I and many more enjoy reading and getting our daily fix. Mikey, Please come back!

This was all due to a group of people who blindly follow one that began posting approximately a year ago. In the beginning, it was an informative site, but has now gotten to be more of a place to "bash" others. Too bad! A place where they believe they hold the cornerstone on the moral authority and bully other human beings. I'm sure that not everybody who visits there, me included, are not of that "mob" mentality. I have never gone along with that type of crowd and have always stood different and stand strong for what I believe in. However, there are others in the world that are not that strong and feel it necessary to follow a "Leader" of low self esteem and when in a group, pick on other people. I guess that is done to boost themselves. As another person said, who I admire, about this whole situation, "What? Are we in high school here?" Grow up already! Their own big mouths foiled an operation for which is what they say they stand for.

Mikey, please know that you are supported and we miss you! All you did was try to help! We know that! This is truly heartbreaking!

20 comments:

ell said...

I have been checking every day! I love Mikeys blog. I can't even begin to imagine what you may be talking about, or who could be giving her trouble! I miss her too!!!!

Mrs Mom said...

Sheeple. That is all I have to say at the moment on this matter. The inability to think for yourself, and act responsibly has to come from within. However, those atributes take effort to acquire, and hard work to maintain.

My Great Gramma always had wonderful ittle quips that she lived her life by, one of which has been around a Long, Long time. That being, "Sometimes, you can catch more flies with honey than vinegar." If you think about it, it is easy to see what damage the vinegar here has done, where a generous application of honey would have benefitted the horses.

Live and learn, live and learn.....

Damn Sheeple.....

Callie said...

ell, it's a long story and I believe that the truth will come in it's entirety soon.

Mrs.Mom, You're absolutely right, sheeple and this time vinegar did wreck the whole thing! The problem is those kind of people never learn....or do they?

BrownEyed Cowgirls said...

No Callie-I am afraid these type of people never learn. They constantly belittle people for being too stupid to "know" anything. They feel they are above everyone else.

I read fugly and occasionally I post. I have been blasted by a couple of "the regulars" and told to "go piss up a rope" but you know what. I am going to continue to read and post.
Why? Because sometimes one voice can pick up another voice and another voice and another. Personally, they can call me any name they want to and it will never bother me. I have a life and I am doing the best I can with what I have. As are most of us.

Callie said...

BECS, I got blasted once on there as well and gave it right back! I'm afraid they don't "get" the subtlety of my comments........You're right!

ell said...

Oh so it has to do with Fugly. I went there just once ages ago. Didn't care for it so haven't been back. Well I hope Mikey comes back. It would bug me if I got nasty comments (if that's what it was) but I would just delete them and forget it I think.
Now look you've got me coming back to re-check responses! And over at SW I said I never do that! Never say never--But then again, Some-one I really like
has just VANISHED! I feel like putting out an Amber Alert for Mikey!!

Anonymous said...

I feel it is shame in some ways , I can remember reading fugly in the beginning and thinking the concept behind it was good.

The site now reminds me of a British Tabloid mentality Newspaper , If you guys here have never heard of them think of things like "National Enquirer" where when you run out of real genuine ideas you pander to the lowest common denominator just for circulation.

I would like to see Fugly continue to point out problems in Back Yard Breeding , but for commenters to say truly stupid shit like tough when someone may lose their home or other crisisis in life which we all experience sometimes in our lives shows a mob mentality not intelligent discussion of a genuine problem in the horse industry.

As for the latest episode which from the little I know sounded like a genuine cry for help answered by other genuine horse lovers to be derailed by a small band of pettiminded individuals is truly a shame

Midlife Mom said...

I am so sad that Mikey has taken down her blog! I really enjoyed it and looked forward to reading it. What can we do to get her to come back?

Grey Horse Matters said...

Well as usual, I have no idea what's going on, but after reading you and Mrs. Mom can pretty much put things together. It is a shame that someone like Fugly can intimidate enough people into a mob mentality, and stop someone(Mikey) from blogging and doing what she likes. That's what's wrong with this whole country of sheep,who does Fugly think she is anyway, the be all and end all of opinions on the internet. I've read her site occasionally and found some of her stuff interesting, but one just has to go into her comments to see it is almost a cult- like following with the sheep commenting and re-commenting to each other. They really feed the fire and keep each other going and think they are relevant, when the fact is they are the ones so far behind the rest of the world,as to be laughable. Very small-minded ugly people, who I might add probably know less about horses than any group posting.

cdncowgirl said...

"...Mikey, The Horseshoeing Housewife. A blog that I and many more enjoy reading and getting our daily fix. Mikey, Please come back!...Mikey, please know that you are supported and we miss you! All you did was try to help! We know that!"

I too am hoping Mikey comes back. I followed this story on FHOTD and to me it seemed the most "wrong" part of the result was that Mikey hauled the horses home, trimmed their feet and then they were back at Jill's.

For those interested the update (if it was to be believed) is that Jill HAD been trying to sell them for over a year and had no success. She hadn't just suddenly decided to dump the mares.

I like FHOTD and most of the time I agree with the other posters, however there are times when certain individuals get diarrhea of the mouth without having all the facts. There is definitely a bit of "mob mentality" over there. However for the most part I believe it is an informative blog that usually does good. It would do even better if more of the "targets" were forced to read it.

Rising Rainbow said...

oh boy, grey horse, you have hit the nail right on the head. Those people at fugly are hiding behind their self righteous indignation when they reall haven't a clue.

That's the problem with sites like that. They get caught up in their behavior, going off half cocked and hurt innocent people in the process.

I sure hope that mikey doesn't let those people stop her. That would really be a shame.

Rising Rainbow said...

I want to add that just because there are people out there breeding horses who shouldn't be, that doesn't give others the right to attack them. You are never going to teach someone to be responsible by treating them like that.

Some of those breeders might be irresponsible and others don't know any better but either way attacking people never fixed anything. I just can't support that concept.

Callie said...

Thank-you All for leaving your comments. I think Mikey will come back in her own good time, well, I least I hope so. As for the mob, I think it is unfortunate that a monster as been created and the Doctor that created it cannot or will not control it. I've been there and asked for a little "mob" control and was blasted for it. The point is that if things erupt on your blog, a person does have the ability to calm things down and it's really not that hard. A few kind words from the fearless leader and most people will relax a bit. I think, however that some people revel in that power and prefer to let things ride. They think themselves as the moral authority and the story comes out. Go on over to Horse Feathers and the scoop from Carroll Farms, the people who know Mikey on a personal basis, was left in a comment to Mrs.Mom.

cdncowgirl said...

"It is a shame that someone like Fugly can intimidate enough people into a mob mentality, and stop someone(Mikey) from blogging and doing what she likes. That's what's wrong with this whole country of sheep,who does Fugly think she is anyway"

In this case I'll stand up for Fugly... it wasn't actually her but a few of the "regulars" that escalated the situation and kept running on and on about it. Fugly actually had very little to say about it.
I guess there is a reason a few of her regulars refer to themselves as "The Fugly MAFIA".

Callie said...

cdncowgirl, I just find the whole thing sad.

cdncowgirl said...

On the warmblood fiasco... finally someone is sounding sensible over at FHOTD!
Recommend reading the comment left by "fugly is as fugly does". It was left on the post "All right all of you tattoo reading/photoshop enhancing experts...". To help wade through the b.s. it was left June 9th at 7:33pm.
And of course now all the playing innocent & bewildered will start over there.

BrownEyed Cowgirls said...

Well CndCowgirl-how do you explain Fugly's little post that insinuated that SHE should have been the one to pick the mares up-like she is the only one capable of handling a "rescue" and that Mikey was less than legit because she took her blog down.

Don't kid yourself-Fugly knows perfectly well how to incite her "followers". Talk about "drinking the Kool-Aid".

Callie said...

Eeegads, CDN, I'll have to go over there and check it out. Thanks for letting me know! :)


BECS,I beleive that your right, but I also have to believe that most of us have been sucked into that site at least once before. I know I did at first and it wasn't until I had asked for a little mob control and personally got blasted that I realized a lot of those followers and Fugly were like that. I think that one voice is starting to be heard a bit.

Mrs Mom said...

LMAO @ "Kool Aid" BECG... LMAO!!!!

Love that term though until now it has been generally applied (in our household anyways) to Liberals.. LOL.... Between that and the Sheeple...LOLOLOLOL

Go rub Woofers belly for us all!

Callie, no one is so good at ass covering as those who have a life time of practice. Think bout that one... ;)

jamie said...

OH NOES!!!! I have been computerless for several weeks, and am catching up. And you are saying Mikey is gone away!? dammit. Can we ask her to come back pretty please????????
(Ive missed reading your blog. It's good to catch up with you :)
Come back Mikey!