April 21, 2004

What the freaking hell, people?

Thanks to Boing Boing and TMFTML, among others, Pericles is far and away the most popular page here. But the most controversial page is turning out to be this old post in which I criticized Kerry's anti-Dean campaigning way back during the nomination race.

Apparently lots of people search on "Kerry + asshole", because that page gets quite a few hits. And comments, too, sometimes. There was one fellow (who signed himself IRONMAN) -- whose comments I deleted because they were too frickin' long and trollish, and I didn't feel like giving him the bandwidth -- who dropped in, posted the full text of a long, rambling, Bush-can-do-no-wrong-you-pansies letter that he had written to a newspaper, and went on from there. I briefly rebutted a few points for anyone who might follow, lest they think I was sleeping on the job, and remarked that IRONMAN had seriously misconstrued the tenor of my blog entry if he had thought I was likely to agree with him. IRONMAN returned, of course, and I believe the beginning of his second post will capture the delicate flavor of his rigorously intellectual debate technique:

First of all, to 'Francis', who the hell are YOU? I never "misconstrued" anything you said because I never saw anything you wrote.

There's a solid way to start an argument: to confess that you don't even know whose blog it is you have posted to, and neither have you even read the entry you were hypothetically commenting on. Anyway -- whatever. The rest of his posts are such textbook troll material that they're not interesting enough to quote. However! I have something else that is.

The following is a post to a Kerry meetup message board, for Kerry supporters in Cincinnati. It was posted yesterday by zilla1126 (real name -- ostensibly -- Ahkmad Huissan):

George W. Bush had Michael Jackson arrested so that The Jews, big corporations, oil companies, Republicans, Rush Limbaugh, Ann Coulter, white men, SUV owners, the Christian Coalition, and gun owners could kill Muslims.

I detail all of this on my site:


Posted by Francis at 02:58 PM

I wouldn't travel to Cincinnati if I were you.

Posted by: Ugarte at April 21, 2004 04:03 PM

Dammit, if W. is going to help out the International Jewish Conspiracy, you'd think he'd at least have the decency to tell those of us in the Conspiracy about it.

Posted by: debby at April 21, 2004 04:18 PM

Man...if there's an international Jewish conspiracy, then WHERE THE HELL IS MY CUT???!!!!

Posted by: David. at April 21, 2004 10:01 PM

David, thanks to the miracle (or should I say, mitzvah) of the Internet, you can now join the conspiracy online:


I really need to get one of those t-shirts that says "From the people who brought you banking."

Posted by: debby at April 22, 2004 01:55 PM