The Rise And Fall Of The Lizardoid Empire

It’s been a while since I wrote about the guy who used to be Charles Johnson, who ran a really great blog called “Little Green Footballs,” back when that actually meant something good. It was a big influence on my decision to become a blogger, and I gave it a lot of links. But then it all fell apart, and the guy who runs it now is intent on erasing every single trace of what I liked about it.

 

I got something to say about that. A lot of something to say. About 2,000 words (pre-editing) to say.

 

But I ain’t going to inflict it on you folks. No, I’ve done that enough in the past. So it ain’t going up here.

 

Instead, I offered it to a blog that does a darned good job of keeping track of Charles’ ongoing descent, and they were gracious enough to accept. So it’s over there.

 

Now, dammit, that I have that out of my system, I can finally delete my LGF bookmark and move forward with life. Especially since it’s been a couple years since Wizbang blew right past LGF in all the significant rankings.

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  • Anonymous

    I was so sure you were going to rickroll me I didn’t click.

  • Anonymous

    I haven’t given that psycho bastard and his minions much thought in 4 or 5 years, no need to start now. I hope it was cathartic for you and I’m glad you got it out of your system but screw him, his miserable hellhole and the gits that inhabit it. I don’t give a damn what he does any more.

  • http://www.rustedsky.net Anonymous

    I think he just took one too many headers off his bike. 

  • Anonymous

    I’ve never visited LGF. Perhaps I will check it out and see if I can get boinked like a spongebob in heat..

  • Anonymous

    2000 words?  But then, apostates and heretics always excited more hatred than mere unbelievers.

    • Anonymous

      Or Job?

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/EU5DQWQTTHTPO4A4ZYSL3AAV2U Adjoran

    CJ was never a conservative.  He was a libertarian-leaning self-styled artiste, one of those who saw the threat after 9/11 and focused attention on jihadi movements and sympathizers for a few years.  In the 2004 election, he was the one who created the animated .gif file showing the actual 60 Minutes document juxtaposed against one created with MS Word, which demonstrated the Rathergate fraud most simply and evidently.  That was his only real contribution in that case, as I remember, but he rode it to blog prominence. 

    He began showing less tolerance for dissent, and when some of his gratuitous attacks on certain conservative bloggers were criticized by most, he went off the deep end, switched sides on many big issues, and began wholesale banning and blocking those who posted anything not fully in lockstep with his thought of the day.

    It looked more like a mental breakdown to me.  When his acolyte Killgore Trout trolled other blogs posting racist comments so CJ could then label those blogs racist in turn, even most of the remaining diehards gave up on him.  His demons have won.

    Maybe someday he’ll recover, and go about lecturing young people, warning them of the dangers of constantly sniffing your own bicycle seat.

  • Anonymous

    Judging by the first few comments I read there. I renig ( whoopsie ) my digression. The site is a hangout for fithy hippies and other parasitic self healers.

  • Anonymous

    LGF was a must-visit for me every days for quite a while…and then they drove off a cliff.
     
    Haven’t visited there in a few years…and won’t EVER go back.  Bookmark is lonnnnng gone!

  • Anonymous

    I think the basis of Chuckie’s psychosis is being spurned by Pam Geller.

  • Anonymous

    Take it from one who was there when Charles was REAL……do not soil yourself……I have not looked at his site in three years, and I was an early devotee to his postings. He left the building about the same time as Elvis….and with the same lack of mentality!

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