Ed.--Hey kids! This really rational and intelligent fella sent me this well-reasoned piece, and I thought you'd all love a good larf. Steve's wrong, what I said in the ancient piece he read was that PACs/GOP/the Defense Dept. have had people roving the internet responding to various-points they have a problem with.
We know for a fact that the Bush administration was (is?) using military personnel to do this regarding opinions surrounding the war, and not just countering the news sites. We know for a fact that the Pentagon had information units trawling the internet countering stories. They could easily have been responding to comments on blogs, particularly the large-ones like Huffington Post or Rawstory.
Go to the comments sections of just about any "progressive" blog or site, and you'll find the "trolls" there. Where do they come from? Surely, most of them are just really pathetic-morons with nothing to say, and too much time on their hands. Do I think political operatives and right-wing activists have been "payed" (Steve's misspelling in another harassing e-mail he sent me) to try to counter progressive opinions and sites throughout the internet?
Consider this: Cindy Sheehan was confronted by this ilk at Arlington cemetery--sometime last year--and one of them told her "I make $60-per-hour to do this." OK, fine, it could be bullshit, but it could be real. Why do I think I know "Steve"? He's been trying to bait me into a "debate" for a few-weeks, maybe months and I haven't been biting.
Perhaps "Steve" is frustrated since his president's in so much trouble, and the GOP's poised to implode (not Alan Keyes)? I think he just needs a hug, so give him one, and be nice: firstname.lastname@example.org In case you didn't notice, almost all of Steve's comments ARE CAPITALIZED TO ASSERT HIS (lack of) MANHOOD. Since I consider his e-mails harrassment, I'm publishing his address here.
I found your website where you post the names of the "Trolls." I want to tell you how fucking stupid you are. How can I count the ways? Let me try fuckstick:You preamble to you[r] shitstain website states:["]How-many of these people are conservative PAC-operatives? How-many of them are working-for the GOP and the Bush administration? They have all the same talking-points, sometimes before the Bush administration voices-them. This is very suspicious. If you see them on other liberal' blogs, report them to the webmaster.["]
POINT BY POINT DISECTION [SIC] OF WHY YOU ARE STUPID AND LIKELY PRONE TO SUCKING BAGS OF DICKS: How-many of these people are conservative PAC-operatives? WHY THE FUCK WOULD A CONSERVATIVE PAC PAY SOMEONE LIKE ME TO SPEW VILE RIGHT WING PARTISAN RHETORIC ON LIBERAL WEBSITES WHEN DOING SO WOULD HAVE ABSOLUTELY NO EFFECT ON CHANGING THE LIBERAL VIEWS OF ASSHATS SUCH AS YOURSELF WHO GO ON BLOGS TO POST LEFT LEANING PARTISAN RHETORIC. DOING SO WOULD SERVE NO PURPOSE OTHER THAN TO WASTE MONEY. THINK ABOUT IT SHIT STAIN. PRETTY FUCKING SIMPLE LOGIC. [Ed.-actually, no. You know why--to disrupt the dialogues already going-on at my site and others. Waste money? One word: Iraq]
How-many of them are working-for the GOP and the Bush administration? FIRST, REREAD MY CRITICISM OF YOUR FIRST POINT AS MUCH OF IT APPLIES DIMWIT. DO YOU THINK THE BUSH ADMIN IS GOING TO PAY SOME RIGHT WING HACK TO BLOG ON DAILYKOS? YOU ARE ONE SIMPLE SON OF A CUNT. AND IF THE GOP OR BUSH ADMIN DID PAY PEOPLE TO BE OPERATIVES AND POST ON LIBERAL WEBSITES, DO YOU THINK SAID OPERATIVES WOULD USE SCREENNAMES LIKE scalitofan, cheneyhastheweathermachine, and hillaryscock? YOU ARE SO FUCKING STUPID FOR THINKING SUCH THINGS. STOP SMOKING DOPE AND SUCKING COCK. [Ed.-this one's my favorite!] They have all the same talking-points, sometimes before the Bush administration voices-them. This is very suspicious. EVER NOTICE HOW THE DEMOCRAT, LEFTY, PINKO, COMMIE HACKS ALL SAY THE SAME THING OVER AND OVER? THE RIGHT HAS ITS TALKING POINTS AND SO DOES THE LEFT. YOU ARE SO FUCKING DUMB ITS RIDICULOUS. FURTHERMORE, WHY WOULD THE ADMINISTRATION OR THE GOP LEAK TALKING POINTS TO FUCKTARDS LIKE ME WHO WOULD SPEW THEM IN A VILE AND HARASSING MANNER ON SOME DIPSHIT LIBERAL BLOG. [Ed.-Hmm? Please tell us] IT WOULD LESSEN THE USEFULLNESS [SIC]OF SAID TALKING POINT. [Ed.-Which you're displaying well right now] RIGHT FUCKWIT? If you see them on other liberal' blogs, report them to the webmaster. THIS I DON'T UNDERSTAND AT ALL. YOU WANT TO LOCK YOURSELF IN A ROOM WHERE YOU HEAR NOTHING BUT YOUR OWN POINT OF VIEW REPEATED BACK TO YOU? [Ed.-Classic projection at work here...]PUSSY. DEBATE YOU LITTLE FAGGOT. DON'T FEAR FREE SPEECH OR DEBATE. IT'S WHAT AMERICA IS ALL ABOUT YOU DUMB CUNT. THE ONLY THING FUN ABOUT BLOGGING IS BANTER AND REPARTEE. EVEN IF ITS VILE AND OFFENSIVE. And finally, you are most stupid for having read all the way down to the sentence when I have call you a fuckwit, fuckstick, asshat, dimwit, a simple son of a bitch, shitstain [SIC], cunt, pussy, faggot and one prone to sucking on bags of dicks. grow some balls. AND HAVE A NICE DAY. DIMWIT."Steve's" what...13? I wonder why people tend to ignore him and his kind. Funny, I didn't detect any thesis in the mess he sent me. And I thought I was hearing the right's viewpoint 24/7, the majority of my adult life. Day-after-day--they they blare their vomit at the American public through their own news channels. They virtually own all of the national media (squeezing-out all the other viewpoints), and control most of our economy and political process. Yet, they just cannot seem to accomplish very much...or to lead at all.
"Steve" should start his own blog. Nobody's stopping him, but who allows some social retard to come into their home uninvited to bloviate on a bunch of twaddle? Steve, the inarticulate bozo. The interesting thing is that someone I used to work with used all of these expletives...