The Sonia Show

Writer. Mocker. Beer drinker. Old movie watcher. Mother. Goober.

Commenters say the darndest things


Yeah, so, we’re back to our regularly scheduled blog posts now.

My Scoop writing days are finished for now. I was filling in for someone else who was on vacation, and she’s back. We have completely different writing styles. Regular readers of the Scoop probably didn’t know what to think. For example, I wrote about Michelle Duggar and how she treats her vagina like a clown car. The regular Scoop writer wrote about how Jessica Simpson is delaying her wedding until after she has her baby. She ended the item by saying something along the lines of, “We’re happy for Jessica. She seems really happy.”


During my short stint I did manage to piss off some folks. Yep, I still got it. Someone actually commented that I was “one of the most hateful, arrogant, sarcastic b****es who has ever written for a newspaper….  Judgmental and hateful.”

I’m sure that’s not true. I think Ann Coulter has written something for a newspaper before.

Also, some conservative website that claims to sniff out liberal bias in the media wrote about my coverage of the Duggars having their 20th child. They thought I did a first-rate job and commended me on my strong writing skills. Just kidding. The writer used the word “snark” three times to describe my writing style, while the commenters offered up these gems:

  • “If Michelle Duggar had 20 abortions, that would be OK with Mansfield, I think.”
  • “My guess is Sonia has had a few (abortions) and is dealing heavily in cognitive dissonance. Or sadly may not be able to have children and has some kind of envy syndrome.”
  • “Which is worse: 45, married with 19 (soon 20) kids and a terrific family (and several successful family businesses); or 41, married with no kids and a dog named Homer (who has a very special place in her life) and a journalism degree enabling writing about TV, movies, and “my Sh** List”. It’s pretty easy to tell which one is from America’s heartland and which one is from San Fransicko.”

San Fransicko! Good one, random commenter. Did you steal that one from Larry the Cable Guy? I love that you went to my blog to do some research but seemed to miss the fact that I do have a kid, even though pretty much every post since April has been about pregnancy or the Spawn. I guess one of my abortions didn’t take. Now I suggest you stick to commenting about what you know best: the fact that “Two and a Half Men” isn’t funny anymore since Charlie Sheen was fired.



Author: The Sonia Show

I'm a writer/podcaster/mother/goober in San Francisco who likes to drink beer, shop, laugh and make other people laugh, watch old movies, feed my unhealthy obsession with pop culture, kick breast cancer's ass, go on adventures with my mighty, mighty good man David and my awesome autistic son, Calvin, wear orange and root for the San Francisco Giants, participate in general jackass-ery, talk about TV, eavesdrop on strangers' conversations, make nerdy “Star Wars” and “Simpsons” references, and post personal things about myself on the web for all to read, which makes me some sort of literary exhibitionist.

13 thoughts on “Commenters say the darndest things

  1. I think if you can infuriate people to the extent that they are compelled to comment about what a horrible person you are, it means you are doing a good job. I’m proud of you.

  2. Thanks, Marie. If I go a while without some conservative nutjob telling me that I’m destroying America I feel like I’m failing at life.

  3. I’m an independent centrist, and I still think your personal, hateful attacks on the Duggars are plain distasteful. No Miss “Holier than thou” Marie, I am NOT conservative, however if you are going to act hateful and spew venom and ridicule, it’s only fair to be called out for what you are – a hateful, arrogant, heartless piece of trash. I also find it unfortunate that you think you are better than others who live outside of San Francisco. Why are so-called “tolerant” progressives from San Francisco so intolerant of those with different views???

  4. Interesting, Missy, that you think we think that we are “better than others who lives outside of San Francisco.” I didn’t write that anywhere, nor do I think that’s true. Nice stereotyping. Marie isn’t from San Francisco. In fact, she’s not even from California, but I think she’s pretty fuckin’ awesome.

    As a tolerant progressive from San Francisco, I am tolerant of those with different views. If you even read the silly gossip column that you are talking about, you would see that I said that the Duggars have the right to have as many kids as they want. However, they are on a TV show, so they are fair game for some good old fashioned teasing.

    • @Missy: I actually live in indiana, so I think you just paid me a compliment!
      When someone chooses to live their life in the public realm by signing onto a reality tv show and appearing on countless tv talk shows and generally broadcasting their lives to the world, they are opening themselves up to criticism. I don’t see you defending the Kardashians or Lindsey Lohan, who have also fallen under Sonia’s and the general public’s scrutiny. It’s not like we’re digging through the trash of some family who has chosen to keep their lifestyle private. I think it’s a pretty fair trade for the money they’ve made exploiting their family on television.

      • Good old fashioned teasing?? More like mean-spirited bashing. You clowns are hilarious with that comment. No I wouldn’t defend the Lohans or Kartrashians either, I can’t stand their show or them. They’re all greedy, drug-using whores. Both of you are arrogant, and even worse than Lohans and Kardashians.

  5. Newsbusters handling of your snotty comments is spot-on. Bitch

  6. Well played, “x.” You don’t sound like a stupid asshole at all.

    Thanks for reading!

  7. That Duggar piece for the examiner was interesting. Well you guys don’t have to worry about a 20th kid though, Mrs. Duggar miscarried her 20th. So a cause of rejoicing… FYI their 19th didn’t “fall out,” she was an emergency C-section due to preeclampsia, just sayin’

    • No one is rejoicing about Michelle Duggar’s miscarriage. Don’t be a stupid asshole.

      • Somehow I find that hard to believe. Look on the bright side, maybe the clown-car can get a break,, eh? One less Duggar to be the butt of maintstreak jokes and vicious teasing. Conservatives like the Duggars deserve that heartbreak, eh? “yay, yay, The Clown Car got a flat tire!” The family you hate just lost a kid!

        But anyway, seeing you have been a BC survivor, kudus to you!

        • No one I know is rejoicing about Michelle Duggar’s miscarriage, and the fact that you even suggest it makes me think you are the kind of person who rejoices in the misfortune of others. I’m a mother myself, and I can’t imagine how horrible that would be.

          Also, why are you commenting on a blog post from last year? Obviously, I wrote this post before she had a miscarriage.

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