Army of Mom

So this is how liberty dies ... with thunderous applause.


Ripples on the pond

Ever go to a lake and skip rocks across the top of it? It is one of the little joys of childhood that I think it lost with today's sit-on-their-asses-and-play-video-game-kids. It makes me think I need to take my kids to do that soon.

But, I digress. (Yes, I know, I do a lot of that.)

Seems that my little rock has rippled into another pond. El Capitan of Baboon Pirates reminds me of the kind of boy I was friends with in high school. I never dated these guys. As far as they were concerned, I was one of the guys. I could spit with the best of them, throw a baseball a lot harder than they could and kick a guy's ass. But, don't mess with me or they'll get all over your shit. I was like the best friend's little sister. I was ok to hang out with even though every now and then I'd cry because I didn't get picked first to play ball with the guys. Apparently, he was a bit distressed at me being dissed and spat on and he blogged about it. Now, his friends are going to tease him for taking up for the girl, but I appreciate it.


  • At 5:29 PM, September 21, 2005, Blogger Jody said…

    Here is my comment which I posted on Baboon Pirates site:

    I do not know who Anonymous was on AoD's site. I am not ashamed with my affiliation with Cotillion and I am proud of being a member, so I do not need to post "anonymously" anywhere. I think most of the Cotillion girls would agree, which leads me to think that the anonymous comments were not from a Cotillion member.

    Since it can't be proven either way, let's just examine the real issue. Beth, Janette and I received an email from Aod and we failed to reply. I personally apologize for the oversight. It was not intentional. You can blame the three of us, but please do not attack other bloggers who are in cotillion or the group as a whole because of our lack of a response to an email.

    That is unfair to them. We began Cotillion to help highlight some great conservative (and not so conservative) female blogs who are talented, witty, and opinionated. We know that beyond our group, there are many talented witty opinionated female bloggers out there who just for simple logistics reasons, we can't include.

    As for Cotillion as an "Elite" group, any group with a limited membership, unfortunately has to have some level of exclusiveness. Just because you are not "chosen" to be part of our group, does not have any bearing on your quality or your blog.

    We hope that cotillion is someone's first step into seeing the diversity (and by scrolling the Cotillion blogroll, I think you realize the diverse group of bloggers we have) of the female blogging community, certainly we don't think it is only place to find good quality bloggers.


    I must add however the comments that weren't added anonymously but by named Cotillion members were appropiate, especially after attacking a member of Cotillion who doesn't have any say on who is a member or not. If you wanted to point out the flaws and inconsistencies on mine or Beth's or even Janette's blogs, that would be more understandable then insulting Sadie's.

    I understand you truly believe that anon's comments were from a cotillion member...and maybe they were but they were not anything sanctioned by "Cotillion". And without proof that those comments were from someone within our group, you still lashed out against one of our members.

    Maybe you're a bit perturbed because someone didn't answer your email; I think we're a bit perturbed because of your willingness to pull people into this that you had no justification of attacking at all.

    You say you put the white flag up and you're being "dissed and spat on"...well if you let it go, it'd be let go. You're the only one blogging about it.

  • At 5:49 PM, September 21, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    My goodness... they are a determined little group, aren't they?

    My question to you, Jody, would be this: if this is not a big deal to you and your little group, why are you still coming over here and making commments?

  • At 7:39 PM, September 21, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I am flattered, but this isn't my site. It is AoM's

  • At 7:50 PM, September 21, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    She didn't attack anyone until after she was attacked. To be fair the most vicious counter attacks didn't come from AoM but me and several other's who came to her defense.

    In fact she even called your site "lovely". She commented she just wanted an answer. Did she pout? I would say yes, but then again she is female. Did that deserve a rude "response"? Of course not. The deportment of your members was not appropriate whether or not the anonymous commenter was not a member of the cotillion.

    As far as letting go of it, why did you bother commenting at all? YOU are the one not letting go now.

  • At 8:44 PM, September 21, 2005, Blogger Army of Mom said…

    Hi Jody and welcome to my little piece of the Internet. Sorry that you came over on crummy terms. I'm truly sorry that any of this was started. I really do want to let it go.

    All of this started from me simply saying that I didn't get an email response and I was disappointed. Then, I was put down and taunted by the various commenters here or there. Some had some points, some were just downright nasty - that is where I'm coming from in regards to being dissed and spat upon (if I had of left them up, you might be embarrassed by people who are on "your side" because they were really REALLY bad). Whether they were cotillion members or just your supporters, I don't know. I don't really care.

    I don't know anyone named Sadie and I don't know what the deal is with that stuff ... if she is the blog of the site I linked to, I even said I thought it was funny ... I just found it odd that people were ragging on me blogging about sex, etc, when here is a member of the cotillion doing the same and that seems to be perfectly fine. Just seems strange to me.

    Issue is closed. I'm done with it.


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