Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Warning - This is the blog of a person of average intelligence

Over the past few weeks I have been accused by some people of having a covert plan to convince all my loyal readers that I am disguising myself as a 'genius', when in fact according to these vigilantes, I am apparently devoid of any redeemable factor; including a minimum of intelligence or ability to debate in a logical fashion. I also been accused of being a 'net.crybaby'.

If all that is true, then you, my readers have been duped big time. How do you feel about that? This must come as quite a shock, because clearly you wouldn't choose to spend your time reading the blog of an idiot.

However, just to set the record straight, I am not a genius. I also make spelling, grammatical and vocabulary mistakes. I also sometimes make logical errors. I am far from perfect. However, if you still wish to continue to read this blog, you are more than welcome to do so. I won't even charge admission. But you do access this material at your own risk.

There! The secret's out! I'm just your average Jo.

Ah, that takes the pressure off. I feel so much better!!

107 comments:

Canadi-anna said...

Average Jos often have brilliant insights, not tainted by the preconceptions of academics. That's why I come here, and why I prefer to visit the blogs of everyday people rather than the 'musings' of professional thinkers or writers.
Take this condemnation as a compliment -- apparently they think what you have to say is very worthy or else they'd have ignored it.

Joanne (True Blue) said...

Thanks, 'Anna. I really do appreciate that sentiment. Right now I'm licking my wounds from yet another misadventure at a different blog. I have been warned by various people not to go there, but I think I finally got the message.

Sometimes it takes a while for it to all sink into this thick head of mine.

Sara said...

yes I love average Jo's,, and that made me giggle so you know the little things in life make me happy...so dammit keep making me happy

Joanne (True Blue) said...

so dammit keep making me happy

Whatever you say, boss! ;)

jdave34 said...

HAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHA

Red Tory said...

Oh, for christsake, get over yourself. I've been called every name under the sun, it still doesn't prevent me from spouting off what my opinions are on any given issue.

Joanne (True Blue) said...

Look Red, I'm just trying to save certain people the trouble of attempting to prove why I shouldn't be a Mensa candidate. That seems to be their life's ambition at the moment. This frees them up to focus on something else. It's the least I can do.

jdave34 said...

Or perhaps you're just trying to get some sympathy from your cheerleaders. Funny stuff, crying about being called a crybaby.

And FYI: I'm no mensa candidate either, but I don't say things when I don't know what I'm talking about.

Gabby in QC said...

Different strokes for different folks. Your blog is like a good dinner party, where the hostess (you) tries to make everyone feel welcome and answers practically everyone personally.

But just as some dinner parties can be spoiled by a loudmouth or an immoderate imbiber, there are some posters whose only purpose, here and elsewhere, is to prove how clever (they think) they are by coming up with the most put-downs of others.

Sort of a contest of the "mine is bigger that yours" type, you know ...

Joanne (True Blue) said...

Interesting comparison, Gabby. I like that about the dinner party. Yeah, the food's kind of meagre, but the conversation is great! ;)

Well, about those drunks - maybe time to put the bouncer to work.

Nicole said...

Jo, obviously some people don't realize that we actually have thicker skins then they give us credit for. Also, they must love it...or they wouldn't be back for more LOL

Ah jdave...here you are, thought we had scared you off for good. After you acused me of nasty little things at Sara's place, but got shut up...we haven't seen you since. Glad to see you are lurking around somewhere, spreading your joy :-D

Sara said...

whats the matter dave you jealous we're Jo's chearleaders hehe,, its only because your legs are too hairy for a skirt... I'd still like to see that though hehe

Joanne (True Blue) said...

I blew away one of JDave's comments. Maybe it isn't fair to talk about him when he can't respond...

But what the heck! Let's do it anyway!!!

jdave34 said...

nicole:

When exactly did I get "shut up"? You rambled on about training daycare workers and not getting a government cheque, but you never refuted anything I said or proved me wrong on any of my points. And since you didn't refute anything I said, I didn't see any point in repeating myself. Maybe you can point out exactly where I got shut up? I'd love to see it.

If that's what passes for "getting shut up", well my god, the standards have dropped. Tell you what, anytime you wanna debate any subject your little heart desires, you just let me know which blog and when.

I won't make any promises about 'shutting you up' though. Truth is, I wouldn't want to. you make yourself look way more foolish than I ever could.

And jeez Sara, for a conservative family values lady, you sure are kinky. 3-ways with Joanne and Lorrie Goldstein (hold on, gotta puke), now you're telling me you're interested in male cross-dressers? You and hubby must get up to some interesting, if not entirely to Stephen Harper's approval, activities. i'm not sure if it's healthy for kids to be exposed to that sort of deviance (look it up Joanne) and perversion.

It's too bad this won't make it to the borads though...I got on a pretty good roll.

jdave34 said...

"I blew away one of JDave's comments. Maybe it isn't fair to talk about him when he can't respond...

But what the heck! Let's do it anyway!!! "

Awesome, fire away!!!!!!
If you want some ammo, I fart in public (loud ones too) and I bite my nails way too much.

Let me know if you'd like more and I'll get my gf to post you a list of things that bug her about me.

Joanne (True Blue) said...

Jdave, if you could try to clean up those comments, and use a small degree of good taste, I'll consider publishing them.

Red Tory said...

A dinner party. Hmmm. Or perhaps a "candle-light supper."

jdave34 said...

Joanne, I don't think anything I typed was obscene, so no, I won't rewrite anything. You ladies can have fun making fun of me. God knows I have fun laughing at you. Only thing is, I don't stop you from responding. It's safer when I can't respond, right? And you can tell each other how you've all shut me up, as evidenced by the lack of responses from me.

Have fun ladies, and Joanne? Stick to 3 syllables or less. It's safer that way.

Sara said...

You know what JO, I like Dave,,, he popped over to my blog and we've discussed quite a bit and sensibly too! He does have a great sense of humour...

we''re heading out to see Miami Vice ewwwwwww but hey its a night out with hubby talk to yah tomorrow... Gimme a J,,,

jdave34 said...

sara: watch it, you're on the road to bannination.

Joanne (True Blue) said...

It's too bad this won't make it to the borads though.

Boards is spelled:

B - O - A - R - D - S

(FYI)

Nicole said...

Ooh boohoo, I have to get me a crying towel.....
jdave thinks I make myself sound foolish. Foolish is when you don't know what you are talking about, and making assumptions about people you don't truly know.
I think I did shut you up when you accused me of wanting money and I pointed out to you that my own children are at an age where they no longer require childcare.
anytime you want to debate me anything, come to my place...bring it on baby.

Nicole said...

jdave, have you thought of getting anger management? With the LIB leadership race running, I am sure there must be a candidate out there that might take you on as a cause and they could garnish votes for sure
as a backup, if you are looking for a calming hobby, I hear Volpe is needing a new C. M.

Joanne (True Blue) said...

Nicole - lol! And to think that I held back the comment because I was concerned about you ladies defending yourselves!

Nicole said...

Jo...never fear, if all else fails, I can put in a call to my favourite Liberal knight in shining armour..Zac

PUHLEEZE...we have been called worse by alot better hehe

I could say more but I didn't want to be banned by you either :-D
I will always use my manners at Ms. Jo's house

Joanne (True Blue) said...

Well, it looks like you scared him away, Nicole! I haven't heard from him since, and I haven't held back any other comments.

Thank you for for the good manners. ;)

My poor Mom reads this blog from time to time. Don't want to shock her.

reform-a-tory said...

Joanne:

I don't think you're all that bright, to be honest. I read what you say sometimes and I just wish you'd take a deep breath before writing.

My $.02.

Zac said...

You shouldn't be moderating him there Joanne. I read what he says at other places and its not that bad. I can only think your looking out for swear words, but I don't see JDave doing much of that. I'm really not sure whats coming through, but it doesn't seem like all that fun to be talking about a guy when he can't respond.

Annie said...

I agree with Gabby, especially about the dinner guest who thinks he's a star by being vulgar, rude and insulting the hostess.

Over compensating, perhaps?

Gerry said...

Your doing awesome Jo...keep up the good work. You bring a sound vision to what's happening in politics and life in general. I enjoy your critique's and comments, and to do this in a forum such as this will attract opposing views...and some who need to go a little overboard to make their point...

I just happen to agree with you most of the time...

God Bless...

Anonymous said...

jdave said :"And FYI: I'm no mensa candidate either, but I don't say things when I don't know what I'm talking about."
If that were the case, I don't think you would be saying alot.

Joanne (True Blue) said...

Annie & Gerry - Thanks for the support. Yes, this blog is the view of one person, but of course everyone is invited to share their thoughts. That's what makes it interesting.

My problem with some of those 'rude' guests is that they tend to resort to personal attacks to make their point.

Zac - I think I only totally vetoed one comment by JDave.

Anon - Nice one!

Dark Blue Tory said...

Jdave has turned into quite the mouthpiece and immature brat. He's the perfect example of a Liberal scorned.

Jdave...you lost. Get over it.

Joanne (True Blue) said...

DBT - They're having a fun little "Bash Joanne"-fest over at Red Tory's. Party on.

Red Tory said...

Actually, you name only appeared six times (not including quotes). Sorry.

TrustOnlyMulder said...

Joanne, as long as you pay attention, you won't pay through the nose. You don't need to be a Mensa candidate or own a "word of the day" calendar.

Keep posting and keep smiling.

My name is Joe...and I am Canadian.

hehehe

RGM said...

J(TB),
Keep on doing what you're doing. You do it well and I enjoy reading your thoughts. Don't let the haters get you down.

Joanne (True Blue) said...

Mulder & RGM - Thanks! They would like nothing better than to see me give up. Don't worry - I won't give them that satisfaction. ;)

Sara said...

i'm not sure if it's healthy for kids to be exposed to that sort of deviance
Jdave, the rest I can take and have a giggle too, you see I can play rather nice, or naughty but when you bring comments on like these about my children that is when I become a BITCH (sorry jo's mom)... only warning leave my kids out of this!

Joanne (True Blue) said...

Red, considering that you regard me as a person so contemptably below your own supercilious standards, I find it highly amusing that you continue to visit this blog. It must be that you often find the need to bolster your seemingly flaccid ego for some reason.

Steph said...

Average Jo? I don't believe that for a moment! You're outstanding!

Who cares about the occasional spelling or grammatical error? The point is to get your ideas out there.

Sara said...

zac,

Jo had a right to hold that one back,,, that was a personal shot at my mothering.... would you like someone saying that to your mom?

I DON"T....

jokes, are jokes but you all know what I do and why, whether you agree or not you know I'm doing everything I can to protect my kids. At least I had that respect but jdave just blew that out of the water with that comment...

Joanne (True Blue) said...

At least I had that respect but jdave just blew that out of the water with that comment...

Sara, JDave's credibility has been seriously damaged by that comment.

However, if you care about Red Tory's opinions, then you may have some concern:

"I know that Jdave is a funny, incisive, witty guy that shares many of the same opinions that I do..."
(From Red Tory, 'A Matter of Pride')

Also, Zac can be somewhat harsh at times: "RT, speaking of "sweater guy", have you ever checked out his blog? He's a miserable excuse for a human being." (From 'The Crying Game' - Red Tory).

Sara said...

also adding...

jdave,

telling me I shouldn't be myself just because I am a mom would be a severly negative male comment towards women lib don't you think,,,, hmmm and you are a Liberal or NDP or maybe your still a bi hiding in the closet?

Sara said...

as for farting, phhtt

I've cleared a room letting one loose so that just does not impress me with your little toots...

Sara said...

who is the sweater guy?

jdave34 said...

Oh c'mon now...Anybody who takes my comments about your 3ways with Lorrie and thing for cross-dressing dudes seriously, needs to give their head a shake.

And my comments about it not being kid friendly was a poke at Sara, because if anything, everyone, myself included) knows that the kids come first for her
I deliberately went over the top to remove any suspicion that I might be serious.

the humour comes from me ascribing such ridiculous attributes to you. If anyone takes them seriously, well,that's more their problem than yours or mine...

exhale ladies, exhale.

Zac said...

So, "Sweater Guy" is a miserable excuse for a human being, topped off my being a ignorant bigot. He's doing your party a disservice.

Zac said...

They would like nothing better than to see me give up.

Who would? I like your blog.

jdave34 said...

Sara:

"telling me I shouldn't be myself just because I am a mom would be a severly negative male comment towards women lib don't you think"

--I have no idea what you're talking about here.

" hmmm and you are a Liberal or NDP or maybe your still a bi hiding in the closet?"

--The liberal party is a joke. they don't realize that the rest of the country has gone home and nobody cares about their exercises in navel-gazing. As for the NDP, well their heart's certainly in the right place. Too bad their collective heads are up their collective asses (I CAN say that, right Joanne?).

I have no idea what you meant by bi though. Bisexual? No thanks. I've got no problem with people who are, but it's definitely not me. Maybe if I was a chick with way hot friends, but as it is, I can barely stand to look at myself naked, never mind some other dude.

Sara said...

thanks dave for that somewhat of an apology...

I've always got your jokes, my hubby has a sick sense of humour as well, along with me if you can't tell. I just don't mix kids with my jokes because of how I am.. otherwise, fire away.. the worse it is the more I giggle...


exhale? I've never had a man tell me to do that, is that a new way of doing stuff? lol

Zac said...

who is the sweater guy?

One More Middle Age Guy, or whatever the hell he calls himself.

Zac said...

Sara, if I'm remembering JDave's comments correctly, they were a joke. Nothing to get worked up over.

Nicole said...

ah jdave...if it was anyone but us three, you'd be flattered..
who are you kidding?

having 3 women argue it up with you is probably a huge turn on.
But let's all be honest here, these blogs are all about egos. I can admit it. Only, the arguing for me is not a sic Freudian backlash LOL
maybe instead of arguing, we should just have a TeddyBear picnic with you, being that is the current rumor and all....

Nicole said...

SARA!!!!!! I WIN!!!!!

ps, thanks Zac...I'll explain at my place LOL

jdave34 said...

Sara:

If my jokes don't offend someone, I'm not on my 'A' game. there are no sacred cows with me....

I'd post my most tasteless nasty joke, but there is no way in hell it makes it on this board.

Sara said...

Zac, as you know I can give and take a joke,,,

I just don't joke about sex and kids... not right....

I didn't rip one off of dave, I told him how I felt then he explained I accepted that was it..

you should know of all people that those two subject do not mix anywhere....

dammit Nic,, i prefer to spit!

jdave34 said...

ah jdave...if it was anyone but us three, you'd be flattered..
who are you kidding?

having 3 women argue it up with you is probably a huge turn on.

--Umm, i have a gf, and highspeed interporn, I mean internet. If I'm getting turned on by this, there's seriously something wrong with me. Not that there isn't anything wrong with me. There's plenty. But getting off on political message boards is too f*cked up. Even for me. DBT perhaps? I suspect he has a crush on me.

But let's all be honest here, these blogs are all about egos. I can admit it.

--thanks Captain Obvious!

Only, the arguing for me is not a sic Freudian backlash LOL
maybe instead of arguing, we should just have a TeddyBear picnic with you, being that is the current rumor and all....

--Sounds like DBT ain't the only one with a crush. Maybe you can forma fanclub? As for the picnic, I'm afraid not. I don't know that you'd be able to bear the disappointment of finding out that I am not the the cross between Lorrie Goldstein and David Hasselhoff you ladies so hope that I am

Sara said...

Hasseloff ewwwwwwwww,, no no not to brainy that one...


now Johnny Depp in the pirates outfit maybe....

Joanne (True Blue) said...

Johnny Depp!! Now you're talking!

Nicole said...

--Sounds like DBT ain't the only one with a crush

you got me...I daydream all day of you and secretly dream of making tons of little jdaves...#'s 35,36,37,38,39 up for grabs. I mean, come on man, I gotta get me Harper cash on way or another.....

--Umm, i have a gf, and highspeed interporn, I mean internet.

These words were also spoken at Robert Pickton's first hearing...so what's your point??
FTR---blow up dolls really don't count as Gf's

I don't know that you'd be able to bear the disappointment of finding out that I am not the the cross between Lorrie Goldstein and David Hasselhoff

This I have to say must definitely be a Con turn on, which I must add, I am not a Conservative kinda girl. I like my men younger...much younger.

signed
jdave's Fan Club President
Captain Obvious

Joanne (True Blue) said...

lol! Nicole, JDave may have met his match! I'm just gonna sit back and watch the fireworks.

jdave34 said...

I don't use blow up dolls. I saved my pennies and bought me a Real Doll...google it for extra-creepy goodness.

"I like my men younger...much younger."

Observe the stalking ritual of the Eastern Canadian cougar as it prowls in search of fresh meat.

Nicole said...

I saved my pennies and bought me a Real Doll

well keep savin and buy yourself a friggin compass....I'm a Westerner dammit..
If at 36, that makes me a cougar..that's cool, I'm down with it......, infact a sweet young thing assured me that 36 is the new 21..... MEOWWWWW

Joanne (True Blue) said...

One More Middle Age Guy, or whatever the hell he calls himself.

Zac, check out his latest post and decide if you still want to call him" a miserable excuse for a human being."

Zac said...

I saw it. I feel sorry for his buddy but that doesn't excuse his attitudes towards aboriginals or Islam. As far as I'm concerned the guy is a disgrace.

Sara said...

haha Nicole is a cougar, with an attitude,, that one I like...

coming up with good nicknames though hehe

Zac,

I must say you lost you nic of knight in liberal armour you are now officially a boys club member,, so no more knights for you on YEAR!

Nicole said...

Zac come back to my post about Layton getting tested for toxins and give me the link to this sweater guy. I want to read what all the hub-bub is bub

Sara said...

this sweater guy is a secret, noo one will answer me either...

Joanne (True Blue) said...

I feel sorry for his buddy but that doesn't excuse his attitudes towards aboriginals or Islam. As far as I'm concerned the guy is a disgrace.

Wow! Blogging really is a blood sport, isn't it?

Nicole said...

I must say you lost you nic of knight in liberal armour you are now officially a boys club member,, so no more knights for you on YEAR!

Sara, didn't Zac ask you before not to drink and comment??!!

Zac will always be my favourite Liberal Knight in Shining armour Sara....you've got Lorrie and other, older grandfatherly men you can fall back on LOLL!!!!!

Joanne (True Blue) said...

OMMAWG (BT)

Joanne (True Blue) said...

I've got Johnny Depp. :)

SUZANNE said...

Ignore the people who insult you, Joanne. I like your blog. You're one of the few I go out of my way to check every now and then. Keep on blogging!

Nicole said...

Jo...I heard a rumour that wyrd sistas share...when you are done with the Depp...send him West for a round or 2. Even though he is a little older then this "cougar", I'll suck it up and sacrifice.

Joanne (True Blue) said...

when you are done with the Depp...send him West for a round or 2.

Sorry, Nicole. My sisters get first dibs. Maybe after that though. ;)

jdave34 said...

Joanne,

I can't believe you let Suzanne post with that picture!!!! Look at the sausage on that kid!!! Jesus!!! you could pick him up by his doodle!!!!

Zac said...

officially a boys club member

I'm not sure what your talking about Sara.

Nicole said...

damn you jdave...damn you

you made me laugh.... you sic pig.....
maybe i'll buy you a martini after all

Zac said...

Wow! Blogging really is a blood sport, isn't it?

No, but racism and intolerance are not qualities I highly admire.

Joanne (True Blue) said...

Suzanne, these guys are shameless! Thanks for the kind words, though. I have learned a lot from your blog. You are to the unborn what Sara is to Moms that want to childcare their own kids.

You're both champions in my books.

Zac said...

you made me laugh....

See what I was saying? JDave ain't that bad after all eh?

Zac said...

these guys are shameless!

Ah, merci!

jdave34 said...

Nicole:

1) I don't take drinks from cougars. They're always slipping roofies into them
2) I'm too old for you anyways
3) My girlfriend would beat me like a red-headed stepchild.

Nicole said...

Well Zac, I do trust YOU...
jdave calling me foolish, a wyrd sister, a cougar, accusing me of wanting 3somes with older men, I can let go, but calling me a Conservative.... I'll have to sleep on it LOL

Nicole said...

Well Zac I do trust YOU....so
jdave calling me foolish, a wyrd sister, accusing me of wanting 3somes with older men, a cougar I can let go...but calling me a Conservative...I'll have to think on that one LOL

jdave34 said...

nicole:

Joanne and Sara want the 3some with Lorrie. You seem to want some 22 year old version of me.

Nicole said...

Don't flatter yourself jdave, 21 is my age of choice, and for the record have pledged to heart Zac.

But, in my cougarish ways, am always up for a challenge so maybe there just might be an ass -spankin comin your way yet

jdave34 said...

lucky zac.

Sara said...

and you wonder why Jo blocks some of your comments, try cold showers guys.. ok go to nics blog if your comment is crude joking, come here for political intense debates and jesus come over to mine once in a while just to say you agree with me!!!!!!!!!!!

jdave, nice one with the pic,, I giggled

but in the end respect jo's blog it is a serious one, nics is not... she is a JOKE HAHAHAHA

Joanne (True Blue) said...

lol! Sara, this thread has ended up being anything but serious!

But thanks for attempting to raise the level of discussion. ;)

I went over to Nic's place to check things out... Wow!!! I guess I led a sheltered life.

Red Tory said...

Joanne -- Yes, I have checked out "Sweater Guy's" blog. He's a grumpy middle aged guy with very reactionary opinions. Point?

Joanne (True Blue) said...

Red, the point is that I think it's poor form to heap scorn on a person who is dealing with his life-long friend having cancer. That's called 'empathy'. FYI.

Sara said...

I'm still lost on the sweater guy! where is this blog? someone answer me please.... its lonely at the top you know :(


nics blog is well yah a way to let loose, bad jokes, play flirting and complete perversion but always in good fun

Joanne (True Blue) said...

Poor Sara.

Try this.

Nicole said...

ok go to nics blog if your comment is crude joking, come here for political intense debates and jesus come over to mine once in a while just to say you agree with me!!!!!!!!!!!

Yeah OK Sara...you would clearly know ALL about the crude joking at my place, now wouldn't you :-D
Maybe someday I will fill Joanne in on ALL the conversations I have had with you, and how when I answer the phone, most of them start.
Nah, I guess I shouldn't do that because if Joanne is so sheltered, I would feel sooo guilty taking away her saintly illusions of you.
That's ok with me, and if Joanne doesn't want anymore of our crudeness, I'll see you boys over at the darkside.
Ps. Sorry Joanne, if we were too naughty!!!! Forgive us?

Joanne (True Blue) said...

lol! Nicole, you are always welcome here! It's just that my Mom and daughter take a peek at my blog now and then, and they both shock easily.

;)

Nicole said...

in my defense, when I stated that I like my men ' younger, much younger' it was in reference to the Lorrie\Hasselhoff comments. { Being that I am a mere 36, I just can't imagine being with a man and viagra involved LOL
just wanted to clear this up....carry on

Zac said...

I think it's poor form to heap scorn on a person who is dealing with his life-long friend having cancer.

That in no way excuses anyone from be racist.

Joanne (True Blue) said...

That in no way excuses anyone from be racist.

True, but can you show me an example of your definition of 'racism'? Again, it may be a difference of semantics.

Zac said...

The way in which he describes Aboriginals and muslims is racist. It's disgusting and disgraceful.

Sara said...

are we talking about the ethnic cleansing? I still don't see the problem?

Joanne (True Blue) said...

Zac, I'll have to read his blog again to see what you're talking about.

Meanwhile, how about commenting on my latest post? I would love to hear what you think about that.

Zac said...

are we talking about the ethnic cleansing?

We're talking about derogatory terms used to refer to aboriginals and muslims.

Nicole said...

Joanne, go to my blog, and you will see what Sara has done to me. This is her way of discrediting my angelic image and trying to get back in you good books. It's LIES Joanne, all Lies!!!

LOL

Joanne (True Blue) said...

Nicole, I checked that out. You two are crazy! lol!!!

Nicole said...

Jo, LIB SUP dropped by my devil picture and left some kind words for you. It made me smile. Cheers!