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  •  Thank you for your kind words at the end. I am so (0+ / 0-)

    exhausted.  I have apologized again and again for an unintentional mistake. I did not ignore anyone - I simply did not know. Some said, "She wouldn't respond to me. She chooses to ignore us..." And one person must have made about 15 comments about the fact that I had not responded.

    I published early - 5am, and checked in later in the morning. Everything was good - very good! Checked in quickly later and saw a comment saying I should alter the title - which I did. I thought the only problem was that the church exemption was not his primary goal so I altered the title, made a quick comment, then back to work.

    Checked in later and started reading down the messages and saw Adam B's comment saying the lawsuit had nothing at all to do with what I thought. I'm thinking, "Oh no!" I looked up and I had 13 HRs. Then I saw Gary Norton wrote a diary about my diary being wrong (which I agree, was a good idea, but I didn't know)

    Within minutes, while I was trying to address comments and make changes, 6 more HRs came in. 19 total! I would have deleted the diary, but thousands had already liked/shared it was told I shouldn't delete by some, and I didn't want to make things worse for Daily Kos. I was scrambling to do the right thing, wasn't sure how to edit it without seeming dishonest - and I was told so many things by so many people, my head was spinning. And much of the advice contradicted the other.

    Had someone sent me an kossmail during the day saying, "Hey Leslie. You might want to check your diary - there's a big problem!" I would have gotten an email notification, and checked as soon as I could. Instead I came back to all of those HRs, accusations, and not so nice comments (though, I've gotten worse).

    It's sad that even after all the changes, apologies, statements of goodwill, some here still opt to leave in their HR's. And some are out of spite. I know this - we all know there are people who do that. Alas, majority of folks don't.

    I have written many diaries here, and have always tried to maintain integrity and accuracy - I make mistakes. Most of us don't get paid. I write in Daily Kos, because I love and respect this group. I feel terrible about what happened - And i did what I could.

    I still think the HR system is abused. It was alluded that I didn't pay attention until I got the HRs. That is simply untrue. I was unavailable. I can't imagine what would have happened  had I opted to go out to dinner instead of checking.

    Either way, I appreciate that you removed your HR, and tried to alert me.

    I certainly understand the frustration many had yesterday. And I still freakin' love this community. :)

    "In this world, hate has never yet dispelled hate. Only love can dispel hate." ~ Buddha

    by Leslie Salzillo on Tue Aug 27, 2013 at 11:31:49 PM PDT

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