Comments on blogs and news stories are not exactly known for their decorum and grace, which is why I occasionally enjoy reading the comments to my stories on AOL.com.
Global Warming All the Time
Not one weather article isn’t instantly turned into a debate about global warming, which I find especially entertaining when the article isn’t related to global warming in the least…and the words “global” or “warming” do not appear in the article.
Here’s a fairly typical recent comment on an article about dangerous thunderstorms.
THIS is top news? I still haven’t seen anything about the union thugs in Wisconsin threating lives and businesses. Oh, that would mean huffy puffy would have to write something negative about their spineless base. So instead, we get more global warming tripe.
And here’s another, which might, in the commenters defense, be related to another person’s comments, not the article (rarely are the comments actually related to the article) itself.
If we have little rain even drought, its global warming, if we have severe thunderstorms and some flooding , its global warming. If we have harsh winters ,its global warming, if we have a mild winter, its global warming. No wonder Al Gore can afford a Million dollar mansion on the ocean, he’s laughing all the way to the bank.A lib making millions off of other libs, only in America.
Some are short and
to off the point:
Now remember, this is all the result of Glow Bull Warming!
Satan Did It
Most of the articles I write are, of course, related to dramatic or dangerous weather; sunny and warm isn’t exactly a news story. One of the favorite things commenters like to do is associate dangerous weather with the end of the world or the devil.
At least I wasn’t accused of being Hitler, like I was in an earlier article.
SO RUDE~~~ however NEED to know~~are these type of storms due to this????
Talk About Changing the Subject!
Most people commenting on news articles have their own agendas for discussion and often use very poor segues to change the subject.
This is a good example, which was made in response to an article about Fargo having the toughest weather in the country:
The city with the most hot air being blown around is Washington DC, starting at the White House.
All Else Fails: Get Personal
You know what they say: If you can’t think of something nice to say, take a shot a the writer:
Sorry Paultard Yeahger, but the BELOW normal temperatures will DECREASE the intensity of these projected storms.
(For the record, I didn’t say that below normal temps would increase the intensity of the storms, unless 90 degrees in Kansas is below normal!)
Anyone else getting tired of pictures like that? Everyone is doing that chin on hand thing.
I’m sorry–ever hear of a double chin?