first all – i must say THANK YOU and I LOVE YOU to Joseph Pietro Riolo III for questioning the insinuations and justness of targeting me via my work place.
This is VERY impressive of u, Joseph. this STANDING instead of bystanding or grand standing.
Joseph and i have had alot of exchanges in the blogsphere and we often dont see eye to eye but we have often left our exchanges saying aye and aye – meaning we can agree to disagree and respect each other. There are many things i really appreciate about Joseph and i have sung his praise here and there before and also stepped up to the plate to say he is a good egg. And he is.
So when someone told me that he did a good, right and just thing over at the kokonut pundits place – i thoughts how sweet and wonderful is that. LOVE rules. No, i ain’t saying me and joseph are sweet on each other. I am just saying that he has been an honest joe in the blogsphere and so have i and mutual respect has emerged. there are some things he has said and done that dont sit well with me and im sure there are things i have said and done that dont sit well with him but still we can ferret out what is truth and what is opinion.
So thank you joseph. u have taught me alot – like when u helped me learn that the famous quote about neutrality that often gets credited to Dante is really a quote by JFK of Dante’s work. I loved learning that and I thank u
Dante once said that the hottest places in hell are reserved for those who in a period of moral crisis maintain their neutrality
now maybe Joseph has changed his tune somewhere since the time of that comment defending my honor – i dont know cuz im in a rush and some folks’ places are simply cesspools of toxicity. I do hope Joseph stays tall and firm in his goodness and dont swallow any of their hemlock.
I see from a bunch of pingbacks this morning that Candy is on a blogging binge to discredit, dismiss, distort, … in short – to diss me. I have only seen the titles of these entries come in and i have not read them. I have a busy 4 days ahead of me. Its film festival time YA HOO! so i wont be going there. im sure some folks will fill me in as i have already gotten a few emails saying OY!
but judging by the titles of the pingbacks and her comments at Mike’s place – it is more falsehoods, spins, and her own bitter brew of planting seeds of distrust, lies, and retribution.
many folks will go visit and some will drink up and swallow it and spin off more spew. Many will just watch and be fearful. Hopefully no one will react and attack back cuz that is what she is hoping for and we should turn off the heat on that black kettle and just call it – crap born of a bitter brew.
Based on her comments and those of Ann_C’s at mikes i can tell you all – they contain no truths beyond where i work and the dept i work for. the rest is falsehoods or a matter of their opinion.
re: the email group – i was not in the group emails about letter writing re: Candy and her giving a workshop on effective communication. i was in an email group discussing who she was and if Ridor should vlog about her true identity. Candy has said in the past it was no biggie that folks knew her real name but then she continues to drag it out to beat folks up with it. hmmmm.
She is kinda contradictory and contrary folks. she will spin it this way and that way depending on what time of day it is and then when busted just say “well, that is debatable.”
If i have made any mistake it was to believe her when she said she was so upset about the email group. i sincerely thought she was cuz no one like to find out others have been talking behind their backs. i put forth a good faith effort to mend things and move forward – she has chosen to distort and destroy. it is sad
but i think the places where i decide ohhhh she is so vicious is when i saw her allow up comments that attacked a prominent and important b/vlogger – the comments planted a seed that this b/vlogger & leader may be telling her Deaf children to be against classmates who have CIs. it broke my heart to see her allow those up and then to defend the person’s right to say that crap. why did it break my heart cuz that b/vlogger is a good person and mother and teacher and leader and she gets lots of crap for being in the blogsphere. it is not easy out here in the wicked web world.
that is when i realized that Candy seems to be a bitter apple and might even be a rotten potatoe. boo i had hoped for better. yes, yes, yes there were other signs like what she done to Sheri F and Ella and… and… and… but im a HOPER. its what i do. its real hard for me to abandon the hope for good in people. mighty hard.
i am not worried about Candy’s ranting and attacking of me. i am a bit worried about her soul. no one should be that confused or tormented but i am putting it in better hands than mine.
to the good folks and the confused folks – know this. I love her and wish her well.
good folks – pls do not let her attacks intimidate u or make u go silent. that is when i get upset by attacks cuz it makes other folks say – “I cant risk it” or it makes some folks who have been chummy with the bitter ones worry “what do they have on me and what will the use against me”
do not buy into FEAR – Face Everything And Rise and know you are beautiful
are all beautiful
this is not the time to be neutral – the ICED 2010 Vancouver New Era agreement said:
– oral-aural-ONLY education is not cool
– Deaf folks must have a role in the decision making about themselves
and know that i love u
i am speaking of activism and not of defending me. no one needs to defend me but everyone should be questioning her motives and actions – dont swallow anything she says as truths cuz her track record sucks. (i get really upset by falsehoods cuz they mislead folks and get folks to misbehave)
(ya know the oppressors always get real cranky and vicious when we r winning so that is another sign of the times – good things are a comin’. dont become what we abhor. let them spin and get tangled and call ’em on it if need be – eyes forward and march and jump at da sun)
if u care to comment here – pls no comments dissing candy. u can bring facts and truths if u want but the bestest gifts u could deliver would be to list all the good things we have been doing – or just a howdy of “i see u patti and i love u”
some folks think my love talk is false or lame but i wont yield on that folks – love (most especially tough love when needed) is the most powerful substance on the planet
have a good day the snow ifs falling those big ole flakes that i love and life is good