Thursday, November 6, 2008


Boycott USA Today! They suspended my online account because they did not like my opinions I was posting on there! I was combating ignorance and bigotry, how dare they cut me off!

Here is the email:

Madge Sinclair,

I work in the USA TODAY newsroom connecting readers and reporting, and I'm writing to let you know about an issue with your account on our site. Our moderators have suspended your account after determining your comments do not meet the community guidelines.
The site welcomes a broad array of perspectives in the community's conversations, and these differing opinions are what lead to strong and engaging discussions. But we require contributions that are respectful of an ongoing news conversation. Your comments violate the site guidelines against advertising and spam. Other readers correctly report these comments as abusive, and the moderators feel it is necessary to intervene. Thank you for your time.

Patrick Cooper
Network Editor

If you are as pissed about this as I am, then email Mr. Cooper at and tell him old ladies have the right to express themselves too. Hey, if people can get away with posting backward hillbillies opinions on their site, then why can't I come back with intelligent arguments?

I am canceling my subscription to the paper, it's a rip off anyways. 75 cents for a few pieces of color copy paper! Bah!



brooke said...

wait, this is about your comments? what kinds of comments are you leaving madge?

Madge Sinclair said...

I left several comments about religion and sexuality. Apparently the religious fanatics could not handle my pro-gay stance. Some people just don't want to accept the fact that Jesus loves his LGBT children too.

Irisrainbow said...

umh, what does LGBT stand for? Sorry, I've just chunged a beer and my brains have left the room.

Madge Sinclair said...


LGBT stands for Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender. It is the official acronym of the community. People also use GLBT too.

And yes, I am a member of PFLAG (Parents Family of Lesbians and Gays) Our parish is one of the main hosts for the Kansas City chapter.

Hey with a gay nephew and a gay priest, I am proud to show my support! I love them dearly.

Theresa said...

Oh Madge, I would love to know why they were so up set. I mean what did you say? It is no secret that the LGBT community is supported by many. Are they that stupid as to cut out your opinion? And by the way thanks for the support.

A sassy, gassy, hip, old Braud from Kansas City cuts loose on the internet.