May 10, 2007

Show some love...

... for Tammy Faye.

17 comments:

Beth said...

I'm glad to see this. I have some respect for Tammy Faye, and she's in my prayers. I hope her passing is comfortable.

Ann Althouse said...

For anyone who doesn't understand why to feel the love, please watch the movie "The Eyes of Tammy Faye.

Michael said...

Great. Thanks for sending us to gay.com. I'm sure the folks who are browsing from workplaces where they monitor your internet usage will be thrilled with that.

Beth said...

Michael, what a weird thing to say. If you're browsing at work and you shouldn't be, well, that's one problem. If you work somewhere that "gay.com" is going to cause a fuss, that's an even bigger problem.

Are you afraid people at work will think you're a big 'mo?

Palladian said...

Having lost a close relative several months ago to cancer, I'm quite sensitive when I hear of others suffering through the last stages of the horrible disease. Godspeed, Tammy.

hdhouse said...

Well if you are browsing at work and shouldn't be...well don't browse at work...don't blame Ann.

I've caught her on interviews here and there after the fall and frankly, though not my cup of tea, she has a certain strength that perhaps was always there but hidden under the glare.

How can anyone not wish anyone in that circumstances a "calm voyage on a prosperous sea". Feel no pain. Go in peace.

Ann Althouse said...

Michael: It's a perfectly sedate site. There are no glaring pictures at that link or anything. If the word "gay" is not safe for your work, then my blog isn't. One reason I picked that link rather than another is precisely because I know some people see her as representing the conservative side of things, and in fact she is admired by many, like me, who are not social conservatives, including many gay persons. She has been very warm toward gay people for a long time. I wanted you to see that.

J said...

"If the word "gay" is not safe for your work, then my blog isn't"

It's not the word "gay" I'd worry about. It's the "monitor" who assumes gay.com is a dating or porn site, lacks the time or initiative to confirm that, and simply passes on to a supervisor that the employee was surfing a dating/porn site on company time. Obviously, you could correct that misconception, but that would require that your supervisor give you the opportunity to do so, rather than just look for a way to get rid of you.

MadisonMan said...

I have to add, michael, that no one "sent" you to gay.com. You're the one who clicked the link. Take some responsibility for your actions.

Sheesh.

tjl said...

"It's not the word "gay" I'd worry about. It's the "monitor" who assumes gay.com is a dating or porn site"

Workplace "monitor?" What kind of Orwellian office is this?
Do you expect your workplace monitor would react differently if you were surfing on some site called hotbabes.com?

Mark said...

My workplace has "internet monitors", but of the automatic-data-gathering kind, not the person-looking-over-your-shoulder kind. But I work on an AF base, so that's part of the package.

TMink said...

Well, I really do not respect her much, although I am sure she is mostly harmless, as opposed to her former husband. But she is certainly in my prayers. Respect is not a precondition for those. Thank God!

Trey

J said...

"Do you expect your workplace monitor would react differently if you were surfing on some site called hotbabes.com?"

No. And lets not be preoccupied with sex - I'm sure there are places where looking at a site with the wrong political slant for no apparent reason could cause the same problem.

"What kind of Orwellian office is this?"

It's called the real world. This capability exists on any network, and unless you're the administrator you don't know whether it's being used, regardless of what you've been told.

"the automatic-data-gathering kind, not the person-looking-over-your-shoulder kind"

Nobody's watching everything you do in real time - the look over your shoulder comes after the automatic monitor flags something you looked at. Where you run into problems is when the person who is supposed to do that is, as I said, too busy or lazy to look over your shoulder and, out of ignorance or prejudice, jumps to a conclusion.

PatCA said...

She put up a brave fight. Go with God, Tammy. I hope heaven is all you dreamed it would be and more.

Fen said...

Micheal, if you place your mouse cursor over a link, it should display the link source before you click on it.

Internet Ronin said...

If you are supposed to be working, but reading this blog while at work, you are not working - you are playing around on someone else's time and someone else's dime.

I am sorry to hear about Tammy Faye's health and, like Beth, hope her passing is comfortable.

ricpic said...

I liked her mascara-strewn-ain't-I-gettin'-away-with-murder-and-lovin'-it face. A cute roguette.