[info]ex_juliette558 in [info]07refugees


This is my first post here, and it's good to see you all. *waves* Anyway, I'm obviously a refugee from "over there", too. It's actually a good feeling, making a new start, including a new username.

I wasn't personally affected by the strikethrough travesty, apart from its wider implications. But while I'm here, I have to get this one off my chest. Among so many other issues that prompted my move, what I find really insulting has to be the whole "we're doing it for the children" line. Of course, they weren't doing it for the children. They were doing it out of fear of losing their advertising $$$. (duh!) Well, they get no more money out of me. Unfortunately, my paid account there doesn't run out till December :/ But I wish, as someone else suggested in some of the comments I read here, that I could get them to revoke that, too. And all of 6A/LJ's so-called 'news posts' that have come out since have made me feel a little queasy and a whole lot angry. Especially when combined with all the responses by apathetic users with free accounts whining about how 'LJ loves you' and 'you should all get over it'. Riiiight.

So, anyway, I welcome myself and everybody else to InsaneJournal. Where the gun-toting right-wing nazi-hugging rednecks can't hear you scream. Or bitch about your taste in literature. I'm sure there's an icon in that somewhere... *wink*



My own paid account doesn't expire until November, but my extra icon space runs out this month. I already shut off automatic payment, and when I received an email the other day reminding me to renew, I smiled to myself and deleted it. I'd much rather spend money here, where (1) it seems more laid back and (2) where I think the money makes more of a difference.
You can't really argue with a permanent account and no politics for $30, huh? I can't anyway. I'm pretty sure I'll pay up myself once I've been here just a little longer, both for my personal account, and the community I run.

"we're doing it for the children"

Standard right-wing phrase.
My paid runs out next year.
I barely settled in for a month or two there and all this
stuff happened.

I am happy here.
Some of my buddies from there have moved over and I am cross-posting my blog entries to both places.

Some people shouldn't have fingers and some shouldn't have mouths.
I remain unconvinced that Barak should have either.


Re: "we're doing it for the children"

I saw someone post something along the lines of "Barak's saving the children...FOR HIMSELF", heh.

But yeah, I'm getting to like this place too. I've just started a writing community here and everyone seems great. Things are a lot more laid back, and I like it better that way. No one from my old haunts knows I'm here yet and I think I'll keep it this way for quite a while yet... <3