Wayne Stollings wrote:
[It may get old, but that does not make it any less true. If you look back over this thread you will see the support structure consists of a group with that one point in common. Even families have disagreements but there seems to be a exceptional level of support even when there has to be a level of willful blindness.
I don't have the time or patience to go back through this whole thread.. it reminds me of the song that never ends and it goes on and on my friend.
I find it amusing that people who hav been smacked down, put down, thrown to the wolves, beat up verbally, kicked while they were down, etc. (Amy comes to mind when she first joined FMB) are now a part of the family (that just conjures up images of Manson.. and look, I gave ya'll an opening to compare RF, Festus, Jim, and Donnie to Charlie..). She didn't turn tail and run like other people seem to do.. wonder why that is? Oh yeah.. maybe because she sees us for what we really are.. people who like to talk, debate, and get to know each other?
One person out of how many? That type of approach is well and good for FMB, but it is clear the FMB "support group" is going to do just that at all costs. It does become a problem when that group attack starts happening here. This is not FMB and I am sure it will not be converted to that type of forum.
Yup, families has disagreements (Who's your daddy?) and such.. but it says a lot for a group that has managed to stay friendly even when things get nasty.
Yes, and it shows when they deal with those outside of the "family" which is the problem being illustrated with the double standard.
I think it's kind of funny that people have to bring all of FMB into arguements they have with a few people from the board.. like we're all some toga wearing (don't get any ideas), idol worshipping, lovefest throwing, bow down and obey the commands of our "Gods" group just because some of us agree on the same things.
How many are there that post regularly on both this board and FMB? How many have posted on this thread in an attempt to support the double standard as being acceptable or to just support one poster or the other? Now what percentage of the total is that? It approaches closer to 100% than 50% does it not?
I guess the fact that a lot of the folk from FMB have had run in's with Barb in the past doesn't make their participation in this thread relevant? It actually kind of reminds me of Jr. High days when one kid said something and most of the class agreed with him and two or three people didn't and they pitched a big fit and tried to talk over everyone to get their point across even though the one kid was right.
It does remind me of Jr. High but where the kids all tried to gang up on any kids that were not in their clique. It was not right then and it is still not correct now.