In March, under the title Any Retrospecs Updates? (2nd post), Tak hassles the Retrospecs for not letting people know about the rides, so she can join them. I respond by asking her why does she want to ride with a bunch of young guys who like to retrostyle their bikes. It was intended as a bit of tongue-in-cheekiness. Then she posts her infamous buzzedattaparty rant that announces she is a lesbian (as if it matters), tells about her life, speculates about others and then says:
Silly me, I didn’t (sic) realise you had to have a penis for custon (sic) work, "if thats (sic) how you work on your bike its gotta hurt."
"If its (sic) a restricted club they can just say so, no women no one over 30, and of course if theres any races, disablites (sic) or religions that are not allowed why not list them too?"
I thought that was insulting to the Retrospecs in particular (after all, it’s their club, not Tak’s) and to the MA and men in general, as it suggests we all think women are inferior. I have been married for 27 years and let me assure you, that’s not the case. So the first insult goes to Tak.
On the 28th of March, I sent this post:
"Hey, on the other hand, I helped Tak find the Specs. Sometimes, you just have to toss a cat among the pigeons. But I think I got more personal info than I wanted."
Still, I’m not ragging anyone (tossing a cat among the pigeons is an old English saying that means stirring things up to get something done).
Then, when she said she left out the interesting bits and I responded that I didn’t care, I got this back:
"Ghod (sic) you are a jerk.
Whats (sic) the matter, not getting laid anymore?"
Now that’s a personal and unconscionable insult that is way out of line! I don’t speculate about her sex life, but she can about mine??? Double standard. 2nd insult by Tak.
Then she keeps going: "Nah, I just like making over the hill sexist losers jump. Keep it up, its funny. ;)" "Well spanking you IS a lot of fun but the fan mail its (sic) getting me is going to give me a swelled head. ;)" "I wasnt insulting them, I was insulting YOU, (note the admission) "They said I was welcome, that everyone was welcome. YOU said I wasnt wanted. :)" (In fact, that’s not true, check the posts)
"So far you are the only sexist here (strike 3, or 4, or 5), and as the Specs guys said. Why take you seriously? You are not even in the club. You can’t uninvite people to a club you don’t belong to." (Actually, the funny thing is that the poster she is referring to emailed me later to let me know the real reason they hadn’t responded to her posts. The first three letters he used start with psy…)
Of course, then things really deteriorated. She says she is spanking me again (note the choice of gerund) and then:
"…you are WAY older than me."
As if that means anything. Age-ist remark. Socially uncool and very immature.
And that’s only what she said to me. Check her other rants on other posters.
That’s when I decided to end the nonsense and leave the thread. In closing, I suggested she might consider a donation to the site, as Simon was just ending his drive. And the thread end with her reply:
"I’d be happy to make a FINANCIAL contribution, but I live on $589 a month social security, I’m a little broke rigt (sic) now from paying for food and shelter."
There are the facts, people. Insults and nastiness galore from Tak, none from me. Financial contribution from me to the site, none from Tak. Not enough money to give 3.5 cents a day for the upkeep of the site, but enough for a laptop? Going to school at 40, on social security at 40, probably a disability (nervous breakdown, I venture); c’mon people, smell the vapours, doesn’t this sound like someone who is living off the taxpayer’s generosity and not making a worthwhile significant contribution to society? Hey, I’d love to not have to work, too, and still get paid (funny, last year when I was off work for 6 months because of a hockey injury, I had to suck it up because I'm self-employed).
I hate to end on a note of sarcasm (as if), but if Tak is your role model of a self-immolating Joan of Arc, it’s not surprising that your nation was duped into a war that’s sapping the vitality of the country, as well as ruining the lives of the young soldiers and their families and losing you political capital all over the world. Hey, wait!! That’s why I live up here.
Y’r obedient servant David
P.S. Tak said she was leaving the site yesterday, took down her profile and changed it today, and now she's back. That'swhat I really like, stick-to-it-ness, LMAO.
Good night, Dana, sweet dreams