1/21/2011

Jerkweed Jaun is back

Back in July I wrote about this idiot license plate collector I nicknamed "Jerkweed Jaun"(see below). He's still on the  Yahoo list and I'mp still on his case. Call it payback for accusing me of screwing  him out of pl-ates. I won't be satisfied until everyone in t he plate collecting community knows, what a Jerkweed he ha beco-me. His who-le approach to collecting i0s wrong, he tries to get p=lates for nothing, breaksx trade promises on a whim and other stunts that  would give a collector a bad  name. His pattern, make noise on the list for a few days and then  go back into hiding until his next st9upid request.
Believe  it or not Jaun has tried to make truce saying he didn't mean to jerk me around, but I'm not buying into the scam. I am a big believer in giving people a second chance, but I don't think Jaun deserves that chance. On the contrary, I believe he needs to be taught a very hard lesson and I feel I need to teach it. While I won't accuse him the way he accused me, I will come out and say he is a rogue collector meaning he represents the very worst  in this hobby'.

Jaun's  latest kick is movie plates, which everyone knows are prop plates, but that's besides the point! I am afraid he wi-ll say the wrong thing to someone outside the hobby. Word spreads quickly around the plate collecting community and since  we are a tight knit group, one bad apple does ruin it for the rest of us. Jaun isn't  the image of a license plate collector I want to convey to the general[ public.. Now p=eople like Jaun have come and gone but they are still out there. My job as ha responsible license plate collector is to expose these people.





Jerkweed Jaun

1/10/2011

Blaming others is the utmost act of intolerance

The news about theshooting of Arizona Rep. Gabby Giffords is racing across TV screens and plastering the front pages of every front page in the US, if not the world.  I share the grief of all those who have been touched in some way.
It's   even more heartbreaking to learn that 9 year old Christina-Taylor Green was also tradgically killed. Green, born September 11th, 2001, was from what I see as the true "American Girl".  She was very patriotic, loved baseball (America's favorite past time) and will surely be missed by family and friends.


It  bothers me that people have again turned tragvedy int a fierce p;olitical debate. From Keith Olbermann suggesting placing picture of Giffords with crosshairs on Sarah Palin's website gave the shooter the idea to suggestions the Tea Party endorsed the shootmakes me mad. Case in point take my comment on Facebook: "The Arizona shooter is a self-described 'left-wing pothead, yet the media is pointing fingers at the Tea Party.....extremely sad state of affairs". That triggered reactions f rom my  friends, comments like "where does the "self described wing pothead" come in? I read them all, I think, I've other things to do, but... JAY when Tea Partiers started proudly toting guns at rallies and such, doesn't that imply something?"
Now I have been thinking about that reelpy all day made by a close friend and can  honestly see where she's coming from. I completely disagree and probablly will never make her see my point of view however I'm not here to pursade anyone's minds. Howeverf I have to ask myself why in  the world me bashing the media makes someone react in such a matter.
My comments where more about the reaction to this  h-orrible event rather than the event itself.  I never woul-ds comment about the actual events so lightly. There's' a problem with my reactions to those who responded, I never learn not to always shoot from the hip. It was an overraction on other people's comments.However this is in itself is proof the media