Ash: we all felt betrayed by T's liesI've been posting online here and there since the very beginning, 1995 using an email setup where your emails bounced to a large group of people, 1996 started on Usenet, 1997 started on Internet Relay Chat, 2002 the first webforums. The Elephant Bar was a relatively early blog. Then came Twitter and Facebook and Tumblr. There's one thing I've learned in all those venues, Ash, and that is never ever lay out your personal life, unless you are ready to have it used against you. They always use it against you. My spouse and kids don't come into this. So yeah, I fudged an online persona. That it became such a big deal with people like WiO only justifies me doing it in the first place.
No, we all did not FEEL betrayed.What a crock of shit.No one was betrayed. There were no oaths broken.Ms T created a fictional character, the 'new' Ms T could be as fictional as the last.It makes no difference, it is the content of the ideas, not the character that expresses them, that matters.In a totally anonymous format, like this.
.Hello, my name is Quirk and I am an alcoholic. I have been sober for 2 days.Thank you.I too want to confess that I felt betrayed by T's deception. At the time, I had been sober for 4 years, 8 months, and 3 days.Thanks you..
Pittsburgh and Baltimore are playing a pretty good game.
Oh, and Great idea on the Second thread, Deuce.Was this inspired by Doug's comment this morning?
What is the problem, Ash.That I assault an Anonymous poster whose contributions are chuck full of intolerance, hate, xenophobia and racism?That I sometimes use fiction to do it?Or is it that there is an irreverence to the 'rules'?That asymmetrical tactics are used?I only use those methods against those that libel, slander and out right lie, when their intellectual arguments fail them.Against those that accuse other contributors of criminality. And then only after NUMEROUS requests for clarification, justification and reference go unanswered.Oh no, Ash, there is no comparison to my tactics and those used by the defilers of truth.If asked, I fess right up to the reasons, the methods and the madness of the purpose.While attempting to use the campaign as a metaphor for the modern world.The Fünfte Kolonne von Teamleitern is a fraud, a contributor that willfully and systematically assaults those that hold political positions that he does not agree with. desert rat has never done that. desert rat targets the racists, the homophobes, the xenophobes, the haters, and ...NOW responds in kind, with a vehemence that is vengeful. They speak of Churchill, they speak of resolve, they speak of war and pestilence. I'll tell you what, amigo ... I am familiar with all of those things, both personally and intellectually.They have called down the thunder ...They that sow the wind shall reap the whirlwind
.For those of you who are not superheroes or natives of the planet Phoenix, I will attempt to translate....desert rat targets the racists, the homophobes, the xenophobes, the haters, and ...desert rat attempts, using the philosophy and methods of Hegel and Alinsky, in an asymmetrical manner to wit using intolerance, hate, xenophobia, and racism, to expose the intolerance, hate, xenophobia, and racism he perceives in others. [desert rat] responds in kind, with a vehemence that is vengeful.[difficult to translate into English. closest...] DR responds with an eagerness that is spiteful.They speak of Churchill, they speak of resolve, they speak of war and pestilence. I'll tell you what, amigo ... I am familiar with all of those things, both personally and intellectually.I've been through hell.They have called down the thunder ...They that sow the wind shall reap the whirlwindI eat baseball's for breakfast and mom's for dinner and then wash it down with a couple hot dogs and a piece of apple pie. I am the baddest Mo Fo in the valley.When I see the rat-signal flash in the night sky, I put on my tiny little rat-mask and cape, lick a couple toads, and venture forth to do evil to evil doers. I squeak 'havok' and put out my dog Thor. Then jump into my plane 'Ghost' and sally forth to eviscerate them with witty repartee and sarcastic badinage.I am Desert Rat, defender of truth, justice, and the American way.Oorah!.
Fuckin' A right, Quirk.
“Give to every other human being every right that you claim for yourself - that is my doctrine.”
.Actually, I kind of liked it rat. It had a nice rhythm to it.Even, the 'responds in kind, with a vehemence that is vengeful' part, that is, as long as you don't waste time trying to figure out what it means.:).
I liked it too Quirk.I just still wonder if there is anything we can do for Whackopath.He is one really fucked up dude.Man, has he a long way to go to even begin to establish equilibrium much less sanity.A long tough trail is ahead for our Whackopath.bob
“Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities.”
.Naw, not the old Quirkster..
Not the old Bobster either.Too well read and too lazy.,
.Goodnight ladies.Signing off..
There is no bob.
g'nite Quirk.The team wishes you well.Always best to sleep it off....give your wife a pinch...bob
Besides it's Thanksgiving.My ancestors on my mom's side were here in the 1600's.In Virginia.Fancy that.bob
Anonymous has no ancestors, you are a non-entity.You are Anonymous.You are Farmer Fudd, a member of the Anonymous CollectiveA misogynist, a racist, a xenophobic rapist.
“The need to prove who you are will vanish once you know who you are.” ― Danielle Pierre