Reader: Commenter Donkey Hotay is at a turning point

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It was a sad moment yesterday when "Budd Jones," who appeared on the web a week or so ago to urge (very) frequent commenter DonkeyHotay to mellow out, seemed to be signing off. In a response to a post (and many DonkeyHotay comments) about a likely lawsuit over the new law that would treat pot publications like porn, he wrote: "Ok Guys ...you can have your forum back now...have work to do. Respect each other always."

But Budd Jones simply can't give up his quixotic mission to make DonkeyHotay see reason.

Because he just tilted at that windmill again. Here's the latest (maybe) from Budd Jones:

Geez DonkeyHotay....What happened in your life...your childhood...to cause such rage and hatred to spew from you. Were you locked in a closet or abused somehow? Do you have any family or anyone that you trust to give you an honest viewpoint on how sad you seem to be? Such obvious self hate and lack of self esteem begs for attention and professional help.

Once you begin to become really honest with yourself about your life and affairs, no matter how painful this recognition might be in the moment, it marks a turning point in your life--a turning point where you begin to see things more clearly and are more willing to see things more clearly, to be more honest with yourself about your engagements with people and about your plans and goals, and even eventually about your fundamental beliefs, which are rarely questioned honestly.

This turning point is born of suffering. It is born of the recognition that you are failing in your attempt to organize your life successfully in keeping with how you really feel on the inside. Perhaps it meets the criteria of culture and the expectations of your family and others, and they hail you as a success, but inside there is emptiness. Inside, you know you have not found solid ground. You have not reached that which you are searching for.

Even if you were to acquire all things representing success and advancement in this world--beautiful relationships, lovely family, beautiful home; even if your work was meaningful in some way, which is so seldom the case, if you were not finding that which is your purpose, your soul will be starving. You will be suffering on the inside. You will congratulate yourself and allow others to congratulate you, but on the inside, you are frightened and unfulfilled.

This is the turning point, you see. You are tired of suffering, tired of false ideals, tired of striving for that which cannot satisfy you. Perhaps in a moment of despair or extreme self-doubt, you begin to ask yourself, "What is the truth?" You ask it now not to parlay with the truth, not to negotiate with the truth, but simply because you need it with your heart and soul.

If Budd Jones is unsuccessful in his quest, we'll no doubt be hearing from other commenters who'd like us to ban DonkeyHotay from this forum. But as I noted in response to one such ban DonkeyHotay request back in January:

Every morning we read through the hundreds of comments left on the previous day's Latest Word posts, to make sure they conform to our very liberal (not surprising, you say?) comment policy. That policy bans spam, commercial messages and libel, and asks commentators to generally stick to the topic. Otherwise, though, we give readers pretty free rein to exercise their free-speech rights. We are reluctant to censor/purge comments unless they violate our rules, and we are even more reluctant to ban commenters altogether....

So while we encourage DonkeyHotay to refrain from personal insults about other commenters (Westword editors are fair game), we don't plan to ban the Donkey. Nor do we plan to ban Corey Donahue (no matter how many times he calls us Wasteword), or any of the other regulars who regularly incur the ire of readers with their energetic enjoyment of the First Amendment.

Want to discuss our policies further? Leave a comment below; I'll be checking back regularly and responding through the day.

More from the "Calhoun: Wake-Up Call archive: "Pot jokes: The Colorado Supreme Court declines to hear mine."

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Juan_Leg
Juan_Leg

WW wouldn't be worth reading w/o Hotay !!!

Perhaps if they,(WW), were to spend more time working on stories of worth & not crying over a commenter, they'd realize including him on staff makes more than sense !......

fishingblues
fishingblues topcommenter

I say the (liberal) pansy-ass nimrods with the delicate sensibilities can go to the Denver Post and get all the censorship you want.  The Donk is simply the unwanted offspring of a Tijuana sex show gone wrong.  Give the little guy a break.     

Juan_Leg
Juan_Leg

How many other 'contributors' would receive this kind of response ?

Hotay IS a star !!!

Green_eyes
Green_eyes

I don't know why anyone would let a commenter bother them...... Who cares what he or anyone else thinks of your opinions, because in reality his opinions don't effect you and don't change how you think.... So let him post his comments and personally attack those he disagrees with, it's a reflection of who he is and what he dislikes the most about himself/herself...

yep.
yep.

It is quite apparent that this moron logs in as a few different people and then argues with himself. Westword, by even putting up this blog and giving this complete loser any attention shows that you have absolutely no respect for others who log onto your site. By showing little to no moderation on the comments section, and then allowing this to continue in such a juvenile manner sends a clear message to people who even bother to take a minute to either praise or critique the articles. You show no high ground here. But then, what can one expect from a mag/site that is doing nothing but exploiting the pot scene and cowtowing to the lowest common denominator. You have sunk to new lows. This hotay person clearly has no life whatsoever, is obviously mentally challenged in some capacity, and is insulting to your readers as well as the writers. Good job in furthering this atmosphere into junior high levels of intellect and promotion of the irrelevant and the idiotic.

Juan_Leg
Juan_Leg

Wasn't it the great D-E-V-O, who sang 'Freedom of Choice' ?

As far as I know, Hotay has NEVER held a gun to 'Budd's' head . (R.I.P.)


stuka1
stuka1

@Patricia Calhoun 

"That policy bans spam, commercial messages AND LIBEL"

And yet you allow the Jackass to libel everyone who posts here, all day long, every day.  Pathetic.

stuka1
stuka1

In other words, Patricia, you are spineless cowards too weak to stand up to a single asshole who disrupts and prevents any intelligent discussion on this site and drives people off in droves. You would prefer to have your readers trolled and incessantly pelted with the puerile invective of a single angry throw-back all day every day to allowing this website to be the one webspace where pro-cannabis Denverites and Colorodans could discuss issues intelligently.  Go fuck yourself.

RustyShackleford
RustyShackleford

Actually, I'm becoming more and more of the opinion that most web sites would be better served shutting down their comments section altogether.
 

You wanna comment on an article, start your own damn blog.

Juan_Leg
Juan_Leg

I have an idea :

Start two online petitions or 'check-box' surveys.

1.  -  Ban Hotay for specified lengths of time .

2.  -  Hire him as one of your staff writers at WW .

Let's REALLY find out what WW's readers think .

Juan_Leg
Juan_Leg

Who or what's behind 'Robert Chase's' disappearance ?

Why hasn't there been a similar 'All Points Bulletin' for him as w/ Jones ?

'...  the land of the 'free', & the home of what ever the hell our Gov says ......' 

Juan_Leg
Juan_Leg

I say WW & Hotay need to have sex already & move on .....

Juan_Leg
Juan_Leg

WW's staff SHOULD begin censoring themselves BEFORE pointing any fingers at their reader/commenter contributors !

Juan_Leg
Juan_Leg

R.I.P. Budd Jones .......

Juan_Leg
Juan_Leg

Hotay, may I please have your autograph, now that WW has made you a 'red' STAR !!!!

Nandrolone
Nandrolone

What!! DonkeyHotay is an original, a thinker. He is very witty and satirical. DonkeyHotah's comments have substance. Don't worry about the haters and dumb ones, keep on typing, and thanks!

Juan_Leg
Juan_Leg

Hotay argumentative ?

Sorry, but I just don't see it  ..........

I was beginning to believe this section belonged to he and stuka1....

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@Green_eyes  "... because in reality his opinions don't effect [sic] you"

... you got a real purdy mouth ...

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@yep. "It is quite apparent that this moron logs in as a few different people and then argues with himself."

... what's apparent is your clueless delusion.


@yep. "By showing little to no moderation ..."

Why do you hate Free Speech ? Perhaps you'd be happier living in Saudi Arabia.


@yep. "a mag/site that is doing nothing but exploiting the pot scene and cowtowing [sic] to the lowest common denominator."

Puerile Pot Punks are easy marks for corporate and political exploitation, primarily due to their depraved ignorance of reality and gross lack of education.



DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@stuka1 = proven legal imbecile who has no clue what is or isn't libelous.


Juan_Leg
Juan_Leg

@stuka1  

The pot calling the kettle black !

Stuka1 is a pathetic hypocrite, reaching out to Patricia to protect him from that bully, Hotay ...

Stuka1 IS a Hotay wannabe' !!!

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@stuka1"prevents any intelligent discussion"

... so who is preventing you from being intelligent? 

LOL!


@stuka1 "drives people off in droves" 

... yet YOU and obsessive compulsives like you come here just to read each and every one of my comments. 


@stuka1 "... pro-cannabis Denverites and Colorodans"

suka1 "The fact is, I'm fine with kids 18-21 not being able to buy it"


@stuka1 "pelted with the puerile invective"

stuka1 "Only in your most pathetic fantasies, faggot."

stuka1 "None, asswipe!  I follow the law,"

stuka1 ""BECAUSE, DUMBASS, A64 pertains to RECREATIONAL USE ONLY."

stuka1 "Go fuck yourself."



You = Epic Fail!

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@Juan_Leg

... Robert is cowering in self-exiled shame after his reprehensible shilling for that festering turd A64.


DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@Nandrolone... thanks Mom! 

... sorry I forgot to send you a card this year ... again.


yep.
yep.

@DonkeyHotay @yep. You have only proven my point with your obsessiveness and junior high rhetoric with your response. Its quite obvious that you have no job, no girl/boyfriend, no life whatsoever. With your current need to obsessively post your un-insightful vitriol on this website, it is also quite obvious that you will *never* have a girl/boyfriend, a job, or any semblance of a life anytime in the future. Who would want someone like you? One can only imagine what kind of person you are in real life- seeing as how the only life you have is on here, the internet. You have made the online pages of the Westword and god knows what other sites your little nest for your immature, sophomoric scribblings that go nowhere and offer nothing. I would suggest getting help in the form of some kind of counseling, but it

is also apparent that you are just too far removed from any kind of psychiatric help that you so desperately need. Troll on like the infantile, lifeless moron that you are, as this is quite obviously the only thing in life that you have. Quite pathetic, actually.  


Juan_Leg
Juan_Leg

@DonkeyHotay  I've only heard that one 1,200 times . Mostly from mouthy 12 yr olds' ..

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@yep.= loves my posts, reads them all ... because yep. is one of my self-arguing sock puppets!


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