August 21, 2005
The gravest possible threats
Pandagon has responded to my last post:
If you're going for grade-B wingnuttia, Classical Values shows off the humorless, clueless, mildly dishonest weaseldom that conservatives do so well.I'll start by misreading the humorless clueless weasel stuff. Pandagon is hereby banished to Teletubby Trackbackland for saying such things. As to "conservative," well, lots of other people probably would call me a liberal (and this test calls me a libertarian), but liberal and conservative are just labels -- of less and less value to anyone except those who believe in them. It's name calling and it speaks for itself, and I don't think it's any more persuasive than it would be if I replied the same way. For what it's worth, I think it was extremely rude to call La Shawn a "dumbass," and I think it speaks highly of her that she has maintained a sense of humor. (At least I think Teletubbies falls into the humor category, even for those who imagine a "serious" gay theme.)
So who spilled the Tubby Custard on me, anyway?
Was it that mean Pandagon man?
As to the contention that La Shawn "has literally made her blog unreadable to anyone except those who agree with her," that simply isn't true. She may be playing a game with someone who insulted her, but even if she redirects links from a particular site, anyone can read her blog by entering the URLs directly because it's on the Internet.
Or am I misreading "literally unreadable"?
I'm still trying to misread the part about the "general approach towards criticism on the right that LaShawn embodies, which is to throw out threats of lawsuits and grave bloggish vengeance."
Yes, the general approach is very grave:
Better get used to it.
UPDATE: I'm being throttled again, and I'll take Pandagon at his word that he didn't do it. However, this is what my Activity Log says:
2005.08.22 03:30:20 xxx.xxx.xxx.xx Ping 'http://www.pandagon.net/cgi-bin/mt/mt-tb.cgi/1153' failed: HTTP error: 403 ThrottledIf there's one thing worse than being called names, it's being throttled.
Can anyone help?
Another reason why the criticism of La Shawn's comment and trackback policies is unreasonable.
posted by Eric on 08.21.05 at 10:25 PM
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