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Anti-Idiotarian Rottweiler » What an Asstastically Tedious Little Clusterfuck Glenn Greenwald is

…but at least his obsessing about His Rottieness’ predilection for hyperbole and crass invective keeps him busy, and you know what they say about idle hands. Particularly when said hands don’t benefit from a direct connection to a functioning brain. We swear: To call that man’s writings “turgid prose” would be a mortal insult to actual turgidity.

Now, if all that sad and effete, terminally droll writer of posts so long and devoid of sense that they make Al Gore sound positively riveting had had to say was that he found this post, mentioning our righteous disgust with the five blackrobed and unelected tyrants that recently decided to parse their way to a Terrorists’ Bill of Rights, disgusting as well as over the top in our choice of hyperbolic ranting, then he could’ve joined the chorus of others who’ve done the same over the last four years or so. Take a number. Line starts over there.

Oh, and for clarity, let’s repost the passage that made Greenwald puff himself into a huge, ichorous ball of righteous indignation, lest we be accused of trying to hide something:

So keep that in mind. Should we ever make the mistake of capturing any of the perpetrators of the war crime against PFCs Menchaca and Tucker alive, we can forget about interrogating them in order to catch the rest, according to the Supreme Whores. Well, unless they’re willing to give up information if we ask “pretty please?”, since anything other than that has been deemed illegal by those blackrobed tyrants. Are we exaggerating? Try doing anything to those mutilating darlings of the Supremes in order to extract life-saving intel from them, and then wait for the Supreme Whores to decide that you were “humiliating” them in doing so.

Five ropes, five robes, five trees.

Some assembly required.

In order to make absolutely sure that it didn’t escape anybody’s attention what exactly it was that he was referring to, he bolded the last two lines. With readers like his (and basing our evaluation of his minions’ intellectual acuity entirely upon their commentary on his site along with the observation that they read him at all), we can’t really say that we blame him for wishing to make sure. Or maybe he was just trying to keep them from falling asleep. His prose has a way of doing that. To hummingbirds on methamphetamine.

Of course, when most people use added emphasis in a quote, we do it all the time, they tend to add snippets like “[Emphasis mine — X.]” at the end. Not that we’re accusing the whiny little wanker of anything. He most likely wasn’t aware of the practice, or perhaps he was just too lazy or caught up in self-admiration to bother. But we digress…

So what was his motive or, indeed, his point? Hard to tell, really, but such is often the case with his posts. Provided that you’re enough of a masochist to wade through them, that is. You can literally feel your IQ dropping with every paragraph.

It can’t be because he doesn’t understand hyperbole because, as Dan Riehl points out in the middle of tearing the insufferable little twit a whole series of new ones, he didn’t seem to have any trouble with it when he was defending Neonazi Matthew Hale, saying about his client’s comments online:

“The F.B.I. may have interpreted this protected speech as a threat against a federal judge, but it’s probably nothing more than some heated rhetoric.”

So, clearly, excitable Glenn knows the difference between angry ranting or, to use his own words, “heated rhetoric” and actual threats. That’s actually something new, since most of the Nutroots seem pathologically incapable of distinguishing between the two. One point for you, Glenn. Frame it and cherish it. Every man is entitled to at least one moment of mental clarity, and you don’t seem to be suffering under the weight of an overabundance of them.

Glenn is just angry, in other words, saying that His Rottieness is a meanie and a rude bastard for using words like that. Go wash your mouth with soap, bad doggie!

How on Earth he reached the mindbogglingly brilliant conclusion, after a mere four years of Rottweilerian blogging, that we’re given to engage in spittingly furious rants, utilizing vast amounts of invective, alliteration, hyperbole and the occasional appearance of the word “boobs”, we have no idea. Quite a bit of investigative blogging going on there, we must say. WHO KNEW?

And then he reaches his real point, or at least what seems to be his real point, though who knows with him?

“The Right Wing Blogosphere is a bunch of fascist bastards and collaborators with the Evil Misha for not immediately, publicly and forcefully denouncing his naughty words!!!!!1!1!”

Please note that our post was put up at 3:05 am, July 11th, and frothing Glenn’s screech went up at 2:18 pm that same day.

Now, we don’t know how many bloggers on the right are up at 3 am, furiously scouring the Blogosphere in its entirety to make sure that they don’t miss a single post worthy of condemnation (according to Glenn), but we think that it’s fair to say that it ain’t all that many. And we know that they’re under absolutely no obligation to do so. We also know that quite a few Right Wing bloggers are afflicted with something called a “day job”, and that it is therefore somewhat unlikely that they’ll have opportunity to do what Glenn believes that they MUST do before 2:18 pm, as Patterico points out. (Greenwald, ever the gracious one and likely smarting something fierce from the ClueBatting he just got, then goes on to issue a blatant lie, accusing Patterico of never taking issue with ANY Right Wing Death Beasts, but that’s a different story).

But that doesn’t matter, dammit, because clearly it is the obligation of every Right Wing blogger to express outrage the moment Greenwald says so, or else they’re automatically assenting with whatever it is that happens to elevate poor congested Glenn’s blood pressure at any given moment in time. And they have to do so within hours, day or night, of the offending comment’s appearance on the web.

We don’t know where the unwarrantedly self-absorbed Glenn got the idea that anybody, anywhere, are under any obligation to do his bidding, but perhaps it’s because he’s used to daily talking points, complete with instructions on which things to talk about, and more importantly, which things not to talk about being distributed via Sooper Sekrit email distribution lists on his side of the political divide. Who knows? More to the point: Who cares?

But don’t worry, Glenn, we can assure you that we’re not in the least bit unfamiliar with being denounced or otherwise taken to task by our own when we’ve said something that was far enough out of the mainstream for our fellow travelers to question its propriety. It has happened quite often over the years, because that’s how it works over here on the Right Side. We see something we don’t like, we tell whoever is responsible for it, and we don’t mince words either. It’s happened so many times, in fact, that we suspect that’s the reason why we don’t get a public denunciation every time we engage in hyperbolic invective. It’s already been done, so why repeat yourself? Besides, if you were to denounce us every single time, you’d have precious little time for anything else. We’re ever so lovable and cuddly that way.

But we see now that it’s not enough for you. It has to be out whenever YOU want it, it has to be about whatever YOU think is in need of criticism and it has to be out minutes after you’ve read it or it “doesn’t count.”

Well, Glenn, how about this?: Fuck you. Fuck you, you pretentious little pissant.

We suppose that you’ll now demand that everybody denounce that as well. Have fun.

So what are the horrid consequences, according to the drama queen of “Unclaimed Territory” (between his ears, it would seem), if you fail to promptly, properly and unequivocally issue a Fatwah on His Rottieness’ (or any other conservative’s) invective?

Well, you’re just as bad as the Loony Lefties were when they didn’t denounce Psycho Stalker Deb Frisch, of course. Because, clearly, talking about ropes and trees when expressing your displeasure with judges is every bit as bad as engaging in homicidal and pedophile fantasies about the 2-year-old son of a blogger that you happen to disagree with.

Right, Glenn. What. Ever.

If you really and truly can’t see why one is not quite like the other, and that’s an understatement, then you have some serious issues. But we rather think that we’ve already established that fact, so why pile on and kick a twerp while he’s down?

Because we can. Oh, and it amuses us too. Because we’re Evil. Don’t forget to demand that everybody denounce us for that as well.

Besides, we certainly didn’t take issue with the Left Blogosphere not being on Debbie’s case within 11 hours of her psychotic outbursts. Nor did we at any later point in time. We actually said the exact opposite, pointing out that Dr. Demented was no more a representative of the Left Nutosphere than Phred Phelps was of Christianity.

Sure, after a while of Debbie’s frisching of herself being all over the bloody Blogosphere, a couple of days to be exact, some people started wondering if the silence was indicative of something, but it was nothing like your frothing at the mouth, screaming, chest-pounding hissy fit and, moreover, it wasn’t exactly as if the Frisch-maker and her antics were unknown phenomenons at that point. She was bloody everywhere, including the MSM, so it certainly was hard not to wonder if, you know, maybe… Speculation. It’s what happens. Particularly among pundits.

But still, as far as we were concerned, that still proved nothing. Maybe the Left just didn’t want to get into the fight? Maybe they felt they had more important things to talk about? Again: Who knows? Who cares? We don’t. They are under no obligation to do so. Still, we did note it with satisfaction when Lefties such as Jeralynn of TalkLeft and MaryScott O’Connor went on record with unequivocal denunciations, meaning that there were no “yes, but”s in their posts. Classy ladies, and we owe them one for kicking one of our stereotypes of the Left. Very encouraging.

We also noted, in much the same fashion that one notes the sun rising in the east, when Retardo Montalban of Sadly, No! (one of your most cherished sources, we’re led to believe) immediately started painting Debbie as the victim, messing up the timelines, quoting out of context, insinuating that Jeff had “doctored the evidence” and generally behaving like a, well, Retardo can be expected to do in order to go after Jeff who, obviously, has verbally spanked poor Retardo so severely in the past that he’s now forever doomed to defend the indefensible if it helps him “get back” at Jeff.

And guess what, Glenn, you pitiable little harebrained poof?

We, unlike you, don’t blame the entire Left for Retardo either, nor do we hysterically proclaim from the rooftops that everybody in the Left Blogosphere now has to furiously take him to the woodshed or forever be proclaimed his co-conspirators.

So, in short, you equate two different events that have absolutely nothing to do with each other. One having to do with a clinically insane individual pre-meditatedly and with malice aforethought trolling somebody’s comments with the objective of being banned, no matter what she has to do to achieve her retarded goal, eventually leading to her issuing threats of a homicidal and pedophile nature against a party, a two-year-old toddler, having absolutely nothing to do with the issue at hand. The other having to do with the hyperbolic, angry rantings of somebody against individuals who were the direct objects of his anger referred to in his post. Rantings from somebody who has been writing like that for four years and who is, frankly, quite surprised that his particularly style hasn’t given birth to a verb as well.

“Unclaimed territory” indeed. We can’t possibly imagine anybody wanting to claim that empty void either. We figure that you must walk around with your ears permanently corked to keep your immediate surroundings from being sucked in by the vacuum.

And then you go on to ask, nay, DEMAND that everybody on the Right spend all of their waking hours as well as quite a few of the ones when they ought to be asleep, tirelessly trolling every single other blog on the Right in search of cusswords and nasty hyperbole in order to make sure that they have an immediate protest posted on their sites.

Because if they don’t, then they’re in full agreement with every single word. According to Glenn Greenwald.

To merely suggest that you’re suffering from delusions of grandeur would be a disservice to and a slur on deluded people, but even we can’t come up with a term more accurately reflecting your rather obvious mental issues. Heck, until not all that many months ago we hadn’t even heard of you, and already you’ve decided that you’re the Grand Arbiter of Morality and Decency on Fluffy’s Interweb, the Anointed One whose decrees everyone must follow or be cast out into the darkness forevermore.

Whatever gave you the idea, you insignificant, puling little prick, that anybody would respond to that with something other than scorn, ridicule and derision? Yet now you are, predictably, whining like the spanked little girl that you are about the meanies using ad hominems against you. At least we were joking when we took the title of “Emperor.” You, on the other hand…

But thanks for the laughs.

Just one piece of advice, to prove that we really DO care: Public verbal masturbation isn’t likely to get you the acclaim and respect that you so obviously crave and, given your obvious lack of reasoning and writing abilities, nothing else is likely to do so either.

Insecure, whining, deluded fucknozzle.

Denounce THAT!

36 Responses to “What an Asstastically Tedious Little Clusterfuck Glenn Greenwald is”
  1. LC Stargazer Comment by LC Stargazer

    Hmmm. To be Rottweilered isn’t a verb yet? Strange… we’ll have to see what we can do to remedy that.

    First! (?)

  2. LC & IB Random Numbers Comment by LC & IB Random Numbers

    I think Greenwald got the Rott from Misha this time.

  3. Unregistered Pingback by Random Numbers » Blog Archive » New term for the Blogosphere UNITED STATES

    […] Getting the Rott:  To be the target of a post filled with "spittingly furious rants, utilizing vast amounts of invective, alliteration, hyperbole and the occasional appearance of the word ‘boobs’. " […]

  4. Michael Comment by Michael UNITED STATES

    Emperor- its wrong to say such things to Glen Greenwald, the words are too BIG and are more than syllable. You need to use one syllable words and forget things like ad hominems- Shortbus riders like Glenn here would not appricate the use of latin.

    other than that Glenn got Rotted

  5. Son Of The Godfather Comment by Son Of The Godfather UNITED STATES

    Sorry, I’m still giggling like a school boy over the title of this article. :)

  6. RobertHuntingdon Comment by RobertHuntingdon UNITED STATES

    Oh no, Emperor, Ann Coulter just said something bad again… now she wants to send Frank Rich to the gas chamber! But all hope is not lost, you have approximately four hours in which you can denounce this awful rhetoric and hyperbole and safely not be assumed to be giving tacit approval to it!

    Thank you so much, Groaning Gweenfult, for establishing a firm time limit for us to know exactly how long we have to engage in our ritualistic condemnations in such a critical matter!

    /withering sarcasm off

    RH

  7. Unregistered Comment by Casey UNITED STATES

    Well, your Imperial Dreadfulness, you put the “over” in “over the top,” by your own confession. (Confession is good for the soul, isn’t it? So you’ll go to heaven for that {g})

    Actually I think most bloggers who refuse to “condemn” you fall into two camps: the fastidious (even on the right) who try to ignore you, and those of us who recognize some forms of vituperation as an art form.

    I caught previous references to “Wanker” (”Wankette?”) Greenwald on other blogs, including the Blogfaddah, Patterico, and others.

    You’ve done the best job spanking him so far; I was laughing myself silly over here. The only criticsm I might venture to offer is that Wankette’s prose is the closest he’ll probably ever come (no pun intended) to “turgid.” Limp, grey, and lifeless seem to be the rule there.

    So I’ll publically “condemn” your “horrible” post about the SCROTUMUS when Wankette pumps three live rounds into Fritsch’s twitching carcass.

    Or was that “over the top” as well? It’s so hard to tell…

  8. RobertHuntingdon Comment by RobertHuntingdon UNITED STATES

    sotg, I’m not just giggling, I’m laughing so loud I’m surprised my next door neighbors can’t hear me…

    RH

  9. RobertHuntingdon Comment by RobertHuntingdon UNITED STATES

    Casey, while I’m admittedly not an expert in brittish slang, I think that if Jenny Gweenwarts is in fact a girl she would be a “diddler” rather than a “wankette”.

    I suspect though that he’s one of those “fwench” men… who might as well be women for all the manliness they display, but still are properly equipped to be a wanker rather than a diddler.

    RH

  10. Deathknyte Comment by Deathknyte

    Greenwald is more of a wankee than a wanker.

    I also think it should be Rottied, instead of rotted.

    After all, their brains are already rotted.

  11. Unregistered Pingback by Inoperable Terran » Rollin’

    […] Misha is on a roll. (Yes, that’s 3 different links). Posted by Ian S. in […]

  12. juandos Comment by juandos UNITED STATES

    Don’t you just love the layout of Greenwald’s blog site?…:lol:

    Ahhh, the poor boy is just quaking in his slippers…

    I’m guessing Misha you didn’t read the lad’s alledgedly fabulous book, eh?…:lol:

    Shame on you sire! Don’t you know this leftie hero has this going for him?

    His reporting and analysis have been credited in The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, Salon, Slate and a variety of other print and online publications

    Oh yeah! Couldn’t this clown be in some credible publications?…:lol:

  13. FIAR Comment by FIAR UNITED STATES

    Jenny Dimwald,

    When you fulfill all of the following, I will assuredly fulfill all the “requirements” you have of me as a blogger on the right.

    1. Pay for the bandwidth that I currently pay myself.
    2. Give me a contract with terms and conditions that I sign, and have notorized that I agree to said terms and conditions.
    3. Pay me a salary that I agree to as well.

    Until such time, kindly go conduct a scientific test to determine whether carbon monoxide gas truly is odorless and colorless.

    MishaI, you are my mentor. “Asstastic” and it’s derivatives will need to be integrated into my lexicon ASAP.

    Deathknyte, Agreed, “Rottied” it is.

  14. BobO Comment by BobO UNITED STATES

    So…is this really a threat?

    Greenwald, rope, tree…some assembly required!

    Or, is it an attempt at being witty?

    You know…until I read his post, I thought it was always just banter with no intention to genuinely act this suggestion out. But …now… I guess I have been totally wrong about you Misha. You are trying to rouse the masses to actually commit these acts!

    Oh Lordy save our souls! I’ve been brainwashed! I’ve been fighting these urges to take up your command because I was so sure you didn’t really mean it! I guess since you really did mean it, now I gotta do it!

    Greenwald..rope…tree. Some assembly required!

    It’s burning in my head……can’t…..get….it….out. Repeating, over and over and over!

    Oh…wait…nevermind. Freakin’ idiot!

    Long live Misha!

  15. mkfreeberg Comment by mkfreeberg UNITED STATES

    Counselor Greenwald has inspired What Is A Liberal? III. What a douchebag.

  16. kwongdzu Comment by kwongdzu UNITED STATES

    Mischa - When I think about the rationality of the Supreme Court, I am reminded of this exchange from the movie Heaven Help Us :

    Caesar: I will reason with him, I’ll appeal to his better nature!
    Rooney: Oh, you’re gonna reason with a grown man in a dress?

  17. kwongdzu Comment by kwongdzu UNITED STATES

    In response to post #9 by R Huntingdon - Is this kind of what you mean, Robert?

    http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-1671413282395463409

  18. LC RobertHuntingdon Comment by LC RobertHuntingdon

    Close enough.

    RH

  19. Unregistered Comment by LC Staci GBOR UNITED STATES

    LOL, I love these blog wars. Hilarious.

    I love even more the lack of reading comrehension of the left. They can’t differentiate between hyperbole and a direct sick comment from some demented twit. Shit, if Misha’s comments were a threat, wouldn’t the news be all over it like they were with the pedophiliac psychotic dyke?

    And please! How many of them fantasize about killing Bush? Fucking idiots.

  20. LC HJ Caveman82952 Comment by LC HJ Caveman82952 UNITED STATES

    It would appear Glen’s bowels are in an uproar…as they say though…tough shit…….As for viewing blogs…jeeze, I leave at five AM, get back at six PM…the Rott by far my favorite and home in my mind…….the only one I have time for. So…sorry Glen, I just haven’t got the time. This Saturday the Other Half and I are going shooting, got stuff to do, you know? Besides, I had to sadly inform a republican fund raiser phoning me…”Not another dime until the border is sealed.” But why the hell is it guys like Glen let their alligator mouths write checks their canary ass can’t cash?

  21. RobH Comment by RobH

    After reading through the link, I can only conclude that the United States of America is neither United nor has people who believe in E PLURIBUS UNUM.

    Does anyone else see another Civil War in our future? The kind where people who “get it” and people who “don’t/can’t/won’t?”

    Those who believe in the Constitution and those who don’t?

    Those who believe in America and those who don’t?

    Those who believe that we were attacked on 9/11 by 8th century barbarians and those who don’t?

    Those who believe in a strong national defense and those who don’t?

    Clearly, there are some serious nutcases in the blogosphere, and yet there are those who are serious, educated, eloquent, and have standards and can “cut to the chase” whenever “obfuscation” becomes dominant.

    Man, there are A LOT of wackjobs out here in blogland!

    I just hope to God I’m not one of them!

  22. LC HJ Caveman82952 Comment by LC HJ Caveman82952 UNITED STATES

    Yes, I do, RobH…and it scares the bajeebas out of me……..as in why would seemingly normal middle aged folk such as I have a shotgun and a forty-five, two generators, medications, food, water, cash, God only knows how much survival stuff around here……..the only grim satisfaction I can find is knowing the left will be in for one hell of a surprise…as well as any terrorists…….but deep down inside it saddens me, this nation being torn apart……but I know who my friends are….and aren’t…….

  23. juandos Comment by juandos UNITED STATES

    Hmmm, I wonder what that ever so sensitive Greenwald would think of the following?

    Imagine a world without Israel

    The folks over at LGF found this on the Daily Kos site…

    Color me clueless but wouldn’t you think that Kos and Greenwald are fellow travelers?

  24. Unregistered Comment by LC The Humble Devildog, Imperial Scholar UNITED STATES

    RobH,

    Yeah, I honestly believe there will be another US Civil War.

    Seriously. It’s one of the reasons I moved to TX. They’ll be on the winning side, this time.

  25. Unregistered Comment by LC The Humble Devildog, Imperial Scholar UNITED STATES

    Juandos,

    That’s why Kos is a libtard, and not a sapient species.

    Kostard forgets that there wasn’t an Israel in 1914, nor was there an Israel in 1939. Didn’t stop world wars from breaking out in those years.

  26. juandos Comment by juandos UNITED STATES

    RobH (#21) asks: “Does anyone else see another Civil War in our future? The kind where people who “get it” and people who ‘don’t/can’t/won’t?’“…

    Damn dude! You’ve are a mind reader…

    Sadly though I’ve been aggravating myself about that since the first term of Reagan…

    Now it seems that events leading to something that might end up in some sort of civil war have accelerated…

    Maybe I’m just a pessimist…

  27. juandos Comment by juandos UNITED STATES

    The Humble Devildog (#25) says: “Kostard forgets that there wasn’t an Israel in 1914, nor was there an Israel in 1939. Didn’t stop world wars from breaking out in those years“…

    Bingo!

    Then again when have liberals and historical facts ever mixed?

    By and large thankfully even most of the howling moonbats at Kos did nix the posting but there were a few real assholes in the mix…

  28. LC RobertHuntingdon Comment by LC RobertHuntingdon UNITED STATES

    I wish you were, juandos… but I don’t believe it for a minute. The really sick thing is that’s probably just what the enemies of the nation want too, for us to bring ourselves down with internal strife… for baring some libtard wanker giving them a bunch of nukes or an act of God, they sure couldn’t do it themselves…

    RH

  29. Unregistered Comment by Stephen_V UNITED STATES

    Leaving aside the merits of the U.S. Supreme Court and whether some of the justices should be executed in the manner you (we now can confirm, thanks to your pedantic explication) angrily (but not seriously) suggested, and leaving aside the ridiculous notion that you should be expected to condemn any and all mean or untoward posts by other bloggers, the fact you went to such lengths to so vehemently, and with such self-righteous and childish indignation, trash Greenwald for his post demonstrates that his criticism, in fact, stung you because, deep in your heart of hearts, you know there is more than a grain (perhaps as much as two grains) of truth in his comments concerning your belligerent and bellicose style of blogging.

  30. Emperor Darth Misha I Comment by Emperor Darth Misha I UNITED STATES

    Is that so, Stephen?

    Why, thank you for telling me, because it’s completely new to me. Never in my four years of angry rant-blogging has anybody ever, not ONCE, tried that line with me when they didn’t like what I wrote. Heck, I don’t think that the “you’re really only protesting ‘xxx’ because, deep inside, you know that you agree with it” is something that I’ve ever seen before! It’s almost as if, (and I have to share this one with you, because I just thought it up and I’m sure that it has NEVER been used before), I’d been saying naughty things about homosexuals and then, out of the blue, somebody were to show up in the comments and suggest that I were a closet homosexual myself!

    Brilliant, isn’t it? I may just have to patent it before somebody else uses it.

    Anyway, now that you’ve shown me the light and the error of my ways, not to mention my deep and TRUE feelings, I must immediately change my entire style and start letting my inner flowerchild blog for me. In fact, I should probably retreat to a Himalayan mountain top and meditate, retreating from blogging altogether.

    No, I kid you not. Your sudden revelation and blindingly brilliant insight has completely shaken my foundations, and I now have to re-evaluate my entire blogging paradigm as a result!

    Or I could just tell you to go fuck yourself, like I said to the 14,327 pathetic wimps who tried that blatantly obvious troll on me in the past.

  31. Unregistered Comment by Stephen_V UNITED STATES

    I did not dislike what you wrote about Greenwald. I would never presume to suggest you should alter your blogging style. As you say, my comment only stated the obvious fact that you were hurt by the truth. Instead of or in addition to telling me to go fuck myself, why not just be honest and admit it?

  32. Emperor Darth Misha I Comment by Emperor Darth Misha I UNITED STATES

    I did not dislike what you wrote about Greenwald. I would never presume to suggest you should alter your blogging style. As you say, my comment only stated the obvious fact that you were hurt by the truth.

    Obvious to you, maybe.

    At least I’ve now learned that you don’t dislike “pedantic, vehement, self-righteous, childish indignation.” For a moment there, I thought you might be expressing mild disapproval. How could I have misinterpreted you like that? The mind boggles.

    Stephen, really, I find your persistence somewhat endearing, though I can’t for the life of me put my finger on the reason why (but perhaps you can tell me that as well?), which is why I’ve decided that we can play this game a little longer. But no matter how many times you repeat it, it won’t suddenly become “fact.”

    Do you honestly, truthfully believe that I haven’t once come across somebody saying exactly what you’re saying? I mean, it’s not like it’s particularly original, not to mention that having written like I do for four long years, it would be exceedingly unlikely that nobody had ever suggested as much before.

    Trust me. I’ve seen that one so many times now that I’ve lost count, and every single one of your predecessors thought that they’d made a brilliant discovery, that they’d found the magic sword that would pierce the Evil Rott and vanquish his wicked ways once and for all. They also all thought that they were obviously right. And every single one of them were wrong, as are you.

    Really. Honestly. If I’d been in the least bit “hurt” by the “truth” in what Greenwald (and G-d only knows how many others before him) said about my particular writing style, don’t you think it at least likely that I’d adapt to avoid “hurt?” I mean, surely we can agree that hurt is a Bad Thing™ and that it therefore logically follows that somebody who’d been subjected to a lot of it would tend to avoid placing him or herself in a situation where it was likely to follow?

    Yet I haven’t. I’m sure you can come up with a whole slew of endlessly fascinating explanations as to why that might be, but I’ll be a nice guy and lend you this razor I borrowed from a guy named Occam.

    The simple truth is this: I don’t care.

    I really, honestly don’t care.

    Sure, tell me that the fact that I’m telling you that I don’t care is really proof that I do care, I might even be kind enough to pretend that I’ve never seen that one before either, but it doesn’t change the fact that you’re still wrong.

    The only reason that I bother replying to vapid blowhards like Glenn is that it amuses me. It really isn’t deeper than that. There’s no “there” there, Stephen, really there isn’t. I enjoy being rude to self-absorbed nothings like Glenn, because I know that it will hurt them, narcissistic fools forever looking for affirmation and approval that they are. And when he’s kind enough to offer me an opportunity on a silver platter…

    Why is it so impossibly hard for you and others like you to realize that people who honestly, truthfully don’t give a hoot actually exist?

    I don’t need your validation. I don’t need anybody’s validation, though I’m deeply appreciative when I get it. I just don’t need it on an existential level. I’m still me. I cannot imagine going through life trying to be somebody I’m not in order to have others “approve” of me, which is why it amuses me endlessly when I run into spineless nothings who do feel that way, although it amuses me not half as much as ridiculing the ever-loving snot out of them.

    And here you are, stating as a “fact” that I’m obviously “hurt by the truth.”

    Now that’s amusing, Stephen.

    Really it is.

    So why do I even bother to respond? Because I can. And because it amuses me. For now.

    But hey, if you must believe that I’m hurt by somebody as utterly insignificant as Glenn and that it’s the real reason why I respond to his inane ramblings, then go right ahead. Whatever floats thy boat.

    Because, and I’m sure that you can see this one coming, I don’t care about that either.

  33. Unregistered Comment by Stephen_V UNITED STATES

    The fact that scores of others have made the same or similar observations about you, or that my comment does not in your eyes possess the virtue of being “original,” does not negate or invalidate the truth of my comment. The fact that you have persisted in your particular style of blogging despite having received thousands of similar comments in the past does not negate or invalidate the truth of my comment. The fact that you could anticipate someone saying your protestations of “not caring” about anyone’s comments about you demonstrate the opposite does not negate or invalidate the truth of my comment. I’m sure the fact that your blog has a comment feature at all results from your “not caring” what anyone thinks, and that your blog has a comment feature only because of your selfless desire to allow others to express themselves. The fact that someone else may have made the same point in the past does not make it less true. If only thoughts you deem “original” have any value, then there is nothing you write that has any value.

    I enjoy being rude to self-absorbed nothings like Glenn, because I know that it will hurt them

    My assertion that your post about Glenn was the product of the truth of what he said hurting you is equal in validity to your certainty that trashing self-absorbed nothings like Glenn will hurt them. So either I’m right or you’re full of shit.

  34. mkfreeberg Comment by mkfreeberg UNITED STATES

    The fact that scores of others have made the same or similar observations about you, or that my comment does not in your eyes possess the virtue of being “original,” does not negate or invalidate the truth of my comment.

    Doesn’t prove it, either.

    Interesting that you like facts. What is your comment, then, anyway. A fact, or an opinion? Do you know the difference between the two?

    I just had to know the answer to that. But I really just wanted to give you kudos for your post at #29. Amazing. Dude, that’s just like a pregnant woman or something…no periods.

  35. Emperor Darth Misha I Comment by Emperor Darth Misha I UNITED STATES

    Do you know the difference between the two?

    Why, of course he does!

    Anything he says is the “truth” and, therefore, an undeniable fact. Anything that seems to gainsay that must therefore, perforce, be “opinion.”

    What. Ever.

    I’ll be back whenever I figure out how to prove that I really don’t care. It seems that I’m under some sort of obligation to do so, lest somebody I’ve never heard of before gets the impression that I give a shit. So I suppose I’ll have to figure out why on Earth I should care about that first, which will be just around… Never, I guess.

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