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Jim should do the work!

  • Subject: Jim should do the work!
  • From: "Lori Johnson" <IJATSON@prodigy.net>
  • Date: Sat, 7 Jul 2001 23:28:02 -0400
  • Importance: Normal

I think the July heat has gotten to a large portion of the list serve!

Patty, I agree... I don't know what being Canadian, gun dealing or
complimenting others has to do with the dirty joke issue. I personally don't
care one way or the other. My kids don't read my e-mail, but that is not the
I just downloaded 174 messages. 3/4 of them are related to this thread and
the majority of folks are in agreement that Jim should find another venue
for the smut jokes

Good Lord Jim, keep it clean and no one would be complaining!  No one cared
when the jokes were fairly clean and funny. Have you considered that some
people aren't sitting in front of the boob tube because they are tired of
being exposed to the depressing state of society!!??? Now you find it your
mission to fill our e-mail with it?? 
The Hosta lists are not your personal mail list. Why don't YOU set up YOUR
e-mail to send to those interested rather than expecting the hundred plus on
this list to do so in order to block you mail? 

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-hosta-open@mallorn.com
[mailto:owner-hosta-open@mallorn.com]On Behalf Of Patty Woodbury
Sent: Saturday, July 07, 2001 9:11 PM
To: hosta-open@mallorn.com
Subject: Yesterday and Today on Hosta- Open

Bob, who is a gentleman and nice person makes a comment re dirty 
jokes on Hosta Open. Although Bob is a good parent and an intelligent 
person who would know how to install parental controls on his 
computer-he makes a reasonable request to have them removed from the 
list. Maybe he HAS parental controls on his computer, that is not the 
point. He felt that dirty jokes did not belong on Hosta-Open.

People voiced their opinions on whether dirty jokes belonged here or 
not. Most agreed that they do not.

 From what I've read, Jim says he will still post them and wants Bob 
to install parental controls.

The majority of people still do not want them.

Helen gets irked and starts taking "shots" at Bob and people who 
don't want the dirty jokes. From there, she maintains that Canadians 
are better than Americans and states that she is glad that she is 
Canadian. I'm still trying to figure out what that has to do with 
dirty jokes.

Gary gives Bob a nice comment, which, in my opinion, is well deserved 
and is called a "Brown-nose". I'm now trying to figure out what that 
has to do with dirty jokes. I'm also trying to figure out why a nice 
comment makes him a "Brown-nose". I agree with Gary, does that make 
me a "Brown-nose"?  If so, I guess I'm glad to be a member of the 
"Brown-nose club".

The majority of people still do not want them.

Someone posts a question about a pond and ShayDguy makes the 
statement that THIS IS NOT ABOUT HOSTA.

Mention of Nardaa's father is made as he is a gun dealer. I am trying 
to figure out what THIS has to do with dirty jokes.

Preston suggests complaining to aol as Jim refuses to honor the 
request to remove the dirty jokes.

Lu, in my opinion, makes a good point that, "if even ONE person finds 
them offensive that he should remove them and start his own list. "

Chick, made this excellent point, "As for those who are offended by 
talk of anything other than hostas, I think that we have to live with 
the fact that this is a forum of people who are interested in
hostas, not people who are interested only in hostas.

Bob made this good point, "If you want this stuff you and Jim could easily
send it back and forth." This is true.

Michael said, "    Occasionally talking about trees, hosta companion 
plants, or something
not even related to hostas should certainly be allowed, but if kids are
going to read the open (and there is nothing to stop them from subscribing),
then no, there should be no smut allowed. Period."   I agree.

Doesn't this all sound hard to believe? I was telling my husband 
about it at dinner and he couldn't believe it.

Lots more points were made and if you want to review them, go to 
http://www.mallorn.com and click on Hosta-open, which is listed as a 
free list to discuss Hostas. It's all there in the archives.

I would be glad to take a poll and post the results. Or, if anyone 
has a better idea, I'd be glad to hear it.

 From what I've read already, the majority of people still don't want them.
Patty Woodbury
http://saluki13.tripod.com (Home Page)
http://igrescueitems.tripod.com (Italian Greyhound Club of America Rescue
http://igsafehouse.org (IG Safehouse Puppy Mill Rescue Site)
http://www.stola.org (Saluki Tree of Life Alliance Site-Saluki Rescue)
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