Where can I start a discussion without actually linking to something? August 31, 2005 4:44 AM   Subscribe

Where can I start a discussion without actually linking to something? I want to talk about Katrina ad my opinion on it, on a different slant -- but I don't really think it is good enough for the blue. But I still want to talk with other people from MeFi...
posted by andreaazure to Etiquette/Policy at 4:44 AM (23 comments total)

MetaChat.
posted by mek at 4:53 AM on August 31, 2005


An opinion on Katrina... on a different slant?
posted by Witty at 5:14 AM on August 31, 2005


Katrina makes me want to get my slant on, too.
posted by Plutor at 5:16 AM on August 31, 2005


Not here, try Metachat. Do it, bunny.
posted by OmieWise at 6:05 AM on August 31, 2005


The Baltimore meetup is this Saturday. Come on down, Andrea Azure, you're the next contestant on Drunken Slant Challenge.
posted by If I Had An Anus at 6:10 AM on August 31, 2005


Well, since you've posted this now, how about letting us know what your 'different slant' is right here? I'm intrigued. Well, a little bit.
posted by jack_mo at 6:28 AM on August 31, 2005


don't encourage him.
posted by crunchland at 6:43 AM on August 31, 2005


uh, her.
posted by crunchland at 6:43 AM on August 31, 2005


"I'm walking on sunshine, whoa-oh, and don't it feel good?!"
posted by mischief at 7:04 AM on August 31, 2005


Where can I start a discussion without actually linking to something?

Almost anywhere on the internet!
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 7:08 AM on August 31, 2005


Um, is there something that keeps you from posting it in one of the many Katrina-related threads currently on the front page?
posted by languagehat at 7:55 AM on August 31, 2005


MeCha? IRC? Katrina thread? GYOB?
posted by Vidiot at 8:18 AM on August 31, 2005


Andrea, I see you have your own site. Why not put something up there and end the "under construction" hiatus?
posted by OmieWise at 8:20 AM on August 31, 2005


come to MetaChat and start a new post, definitely. We don't require links.
posted by amberglow at 9:51 AM on August 31, 2005


My site is probably going to end up as the "professional/personal" site, as opposed to the "Andrea is talking, discussing and ranting" site.

OK, MetaChat - duh. After almost a year, can I still be a n00b?

I wanted to post somewhere HERE because of the community HERE. I have a blog -- well, had one.

The slant: anger over the stubbornness of people who thought they could/should "ride it out." (Note: not those too poor/sick/elderly to leave... though I have commentary there as well.)
posted by andreaazure at 9:55 AM on August 31, 2005


I still don't get it.
posted by Witty at 10:01 AM on August 31, 2005


You're *angry* at "the stubbornness of people who thought they could/should 'ride it out.'"?

I think I have a solution for you: Get a punching bag + punch the everliving hell out of it. Then get some goddamn compassion. You have absolutely no right to be angry at those folks. None.

Your 'slant' has been discussed to death on this board already, by the way.

Motherfuck.
posted by item at 10:34 AM on August 31, 2005


If we don't have a right to be angry at people who were too stupid to leave when they heard a Category 5 storm was approaching, then we have no right to be angry at anyone ever.
posted by kindall at 12:22 PM on August 31, 2005


"too stupid"
posted by sonofsamiam at 12:27 PM on August 31, 2005


It was their own choice, and they bare the responsibility... Wha makes you think that any of the ones who stayed were not to sick/poor/elderly to leave?
posted by delmoi at 12:33 PM on August 31, 2005


... or even still have an internet connection?
posted by mischief at 12:45 PM on August 31, 2005


The vast majority of those who stayed did so against their will. Only a few blowhards actually DECIDED to stay. The poor of New Orleans were abandoned to drown.
posted by brundlefly at 10:09 PM on August 31, 2005


So, tell me, just how do you bus New Orleans (pop. 484,674) somewhere, anywhere, with just a few days notice?
posted by mischief at 10:25 PM on August 31, 2005


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