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Of Trolls and Nitwits

Politics, in some people, can bring out their worst behavior. In others, it simply magnifies their idiocy. Two case files on this.

The first is the magnification effect.  I’ve mentioned TrenTaylor in passing for some posts he and dlatham made, which marked them as racist, and good old Trent is back, with more nitwittery up his sleeve, here: http://shocklinesforum.yuku.com/topic/7281. Yes, he’s trotting out that old, non issue of whether Obama is an actual US citizen. Never mind Barack was born in Hawaii to an American mother, Trent feels the need to be a troll, and bring up a story that’s been debunked ad nauseum. It never ceases to amaze how, when they have no facts, people like Trent (who falls to the right of Hank in politics, if that’s possible) feel free to continue posting lies masquerading as news. And who is the only one who takes him seriously? Phoolbin of course. Yup, that stalwart, ever increasingly deranged Brit with a grasp of politics second only to Sarah Palin weighs in with his opinion as well. VeryUnseemly and Jerrod do a great job of laying the smack down on them both, and I salute them for it. Yet my comment, a simple “Do not feed the trolls.” should serve as a reminder. The Philbins, latham’s, trent’s of the world only like to hear the sound of their own voice. They care nothing about what they post, but only seek the attention their idiocy garners. 

Case file number 2: Bringing out the worst in people. For this, I’ll point you over to Odark, http://theotherdarkplace.com/mboard/index.php?topic=15610.60 and the ignorant postings of Alkilyu. Now, I’ve never had problems with Al in the past. In fact, he’s posted on here a few times, with some spot on comments. Yet politics comes up and he becomes the very person he likes to talk about, Hank. Rich started a thread about agreeing with Hank on something Hank posted on SL, and it quickly degenrated from there. Al takes potshots at everyone because they don’t agree with him. And then somehow he manifests the OTHER old sawhorse of William Ayers out of nowhere. You know, the same guy Palin has been squawking about (until one of Mccain’s endoresements from lenore Annennberg, who sat on the same board as Ayers and Obama at the same meeting) all week. Somehow, Al thinks by taking potshots at people, without actually thinking first, or even looking at the other side, is somehow a sign of intelligence. It’s not.  I can’t and don’t take his posts seriously, as he’s just another in a long line of the great unwashed who mouth everything their party sends them in the mail. However, in this day and age, ignorance isn’t bliss. It’s dangerous. And Al, simply because you’re a male version of a fag hag, doesn’t make your ignorance acceptable.

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October 9, 2008 Posted by | Legion of nitwits | , , , , , | 9 Comments

The politics of ignorance

I should know by now NOT to read political threads on shocklines. Nothing good could ever come out of doing so, but I did. And I have to say, for all the criticism I’ve made regarding Hank, what he’s said is nothing compared to dlatham. While I’ve always thought Hank was inteliigent if misguided and overly paranoid, dlatham is simply ignorant. 

The thread was regarding last night’s debate. http://shocklinesforum.yuku.com/topic/7031?page=1. Even NjHorror, who I’ve never had any liking for, and who has posted a lot of hate regarding Obama, and democrats in general reluctantly said Obama won. Then dlatham pops up and posts this,

 Since I’m a combat veteran, I’m going with McCain because he’ll take care of veterans. I couldn’t vote for Obama if he floated down from Heaven because I believe inside he’s a radical Muslim and I can’t get past his name since we’re at war with radical Muslims and he suddenly came out of nowhere.

Let that sink in. In spite of the fact McCain has voted against funing the VA several times in the last 10 years, and was against the GI bill introduced this summer, dlatham STILL thinks McCain cares about veterans. He also believes that limbaugh/hannity diatribe about Obama being a muslim. And Obama has a funny name. Graveside Tales also thinks Obama is a muslim as well, in spite of links pointing to the contrary, but I digress. Dlatham then goes on to say,

It’s not racist to say you won’t vote for someone because they are a Muslim. A Muslim wouldn’t likely vote for me because I’m not a Muslim. In fact, they would probably like to kill me. That’s my choice, but it’s not on race. Political correctness has done a lot to destroy this country and keep everyone at each other. To my thinking, we are at war with Muslims. They want to kill us. The entire damn world is a con, especially politics, and there is a sucker born every minute who believes the crap politicians say, because they never come through, ever. Nothing will change for the better no matter who wins. I believe most of you believe the extreme liberal news media too much. Obama doesn’t have a chance when the silent majority speaks.
It never ceases to amaze me how some people love to berate others for believing the “liberal” news media, yet believe everything they here on Fox news, and talk radio. That somehow these two outlets are the only ones capable of reporting truth and have no agenda.  The sad part is, he’s not alone. There are plenty of other ignorant lunatics out there who believe the same lies, because they can’t grasp the fact that an African American is more intelligent and capable of being President than a 72 year old Washington Insider who never met a banker he didn’t like until he was running for President. 
My mother told me a story once, about when her brother, my Uncle Al, married his wife Rose. My grandmother was born in Ireland and moved to the US with her two sisters when they became orphaned. She was very proud to be Irish, and when Al married Rose, a full blooded Italian, she didn’t speak to him for almost 3 years. Until the day my grandmother died, she and Rose never got along. I find it pretty damn sad that, that type of thinking could exist in 2008. Yet it does, and they support McCain/Palin and every other white christian, conservative whether they have the experience or the qualifications.
With so much wrong in our country, do we have to keep adding racism and ignorance into the mix?

September 27, 2008 Posted by | Legion of nitwits, politics | , , , , | 14 Comments