Friday, May 30, 2008

THE SCARF REDUX

I did a little digging on Ms Malkin on lunch. Only info is from Wikipedia. (I was looking for basic info, I wasn't going to SPEND that much time on her) Apparently she is a well known conservative blogger, among other things. But, it seems she has disabled the comment section of her blog because-well the anti comments were probably about as tasteful as the conservative comments we see on liberal blogs or the comments we see on AOL. Harry Truman does spring to mind. Kitchens and all that.

Also, I guess she's had a couple of best sellers. I suspect that most of the sales were from folks with chump change who wanted to see what all the hoo haw was about. There's a saying. "Never wrestle with a pig. You end up covered in mud (and, um, other stuff)  and the pig enjoys it too much."

Which brings me to something a co worker e-mailed some of us.

Two Wolves

> One evening an old Cherokee told his grandson about a debate that goes

> on inside people. He said, "My son, the battle is between two "wolves"

> inside us all.

> One is Evil. It is anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret, greed,

> arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false

> pride, superiority, and ego.

> The other is Good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility,

> kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and

> faith."

> The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his

> grandfather:

> "Which wolf wins?"

> The old Cherokee simply replied, "The one you feed."

Whether there really was an old Cherokee grandfather who really told this to his grandson; doesn't matter. I don't advocate ignoring people like Michelle Malkin.

Do keep track of where she and rest of her ilk are and what they're doing. But, don't feed the fires, don't stroke her ego, and don't buy her stuff. It's out on the web, if you can stand getting in the pig pen.

Actually she reminds me of the class bully. She knows which buttons to push to get a reaction. Nobody can stop her from pushing the buttons but, we don't have to react.  Don't feed the wrong wolf.

5 comments:

mutualaide said...

Wise words Jackie.  Don't feed the wolf.  I didn't even go so far as to find her web site or blog.  I didn't have the time for her.

Glad you shed some light in a different way.  :)

frankandmary said...

I had heard of Malkin once before, no big story there either.  
Thing is a whole lot of people who think Ray is way too perky, even before her big cup of coffee, are now defending her.  Guess who wins?  Ray does; I'll bet she & her pr people are drinking champagne right now.
I'm reading articles from lawyers & feminists rallying for her. Ha, like, errr, they sure weren't doing that before.. ~Mary

mlraminiak said...

Unfortunately, the "Evil Wolf Food" is way too accessible.  Even if you don't necessarily go looking for it, it pours at you from every medium.  You have to HUNT for the "Good Wolf Food."  And so many of us are just as happy to eat (or feed) the thing within the easiest stretch...  Lisa  :-]

sunflowerkat321 said...

In this case, Malkin's target was an unwitting celebrity in a pretty scarf.  And oh....doesn't the public LOVE to feed on any celebrity "scandal".  She's managed to create a scandal out of nothing and the bovine masses lap it up.  We all need to ignore these people and maybe they'll go away.  Then perhaps, the world would turn it's attention to things that REALLY matter. (We can dream, can't we?)

dsonney01 said...

Thank you- I couldn't find anything and too busy to look if its not for a paper! I have the story of the wolves and I agree with it. Rachael Ray has been a inspiration to many and I think she deserves credit for making wholesome into a million dollar commodity! Dannelle