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Losing my cool

Just the other day, I wrote a piece about how I prefer to use profanities sparingly, saving them for when I really, really need them, and no other terms will do.

And then today, this idiot decides to track back to one of my postings, stuffing two F-bombs into the title (along with "racist," once misspelled).

I have to confess I lost a bit of my cool. I went over there and started ripping him up, and even cut loose with quite a bit of my own profanities.

I really shouldn't have. I should be putting my time and my best efforts into writing here, not on the sites of schmucks like him. I'm going to try to keep that in mind in the future.

In the meantime, though, if you're curious as to just how I write when I am really and righteously pissed, go take a gander. And if he decides to delete it, I've saved copies.

(Update: as of Friday morning, "Captain Normal" has banned me from posting any further comments on his blog. I could easily get around his block, but what set me off in the first place was his rudeness in sticking his profanities on to my piece. It would be equally uncivil of me to disregard his wishes that I absent myself from his page -- a wish I am most delighted to fulfill.

It would have been nice for him to inform me of my banning, either by a comment in that thread or an e-mail, but I'm not surprised -- it was his lack of civility that set this off in the first place. I'm just annoyed that I found out when my final answer to him was refused. I'm sticking it in the extended section if anyone's curious, but be warned -- I was still deferring to his custom of unfettered profanities and crassness when I wrote it.

And no, I will not be banning him from Wizbang. That's one of the perquisites of being the winner -- I can choose to be magnanimous. I may ban him in the future, if he tracks back to another piece of mine without lifting my ban -- allowing the right to defend myself -- or if he abuses his privilege of commenting, but I'm not pulling that trigger yet. I have ways of winning arguments without it.)

"Try to pull you into a debate about waistlines and lawnchairs?" No, more like not letting any trace of your bullshit stand unchallenged. Perhaps you're used to your little circle-jerks where everyone just bobs their heads in unison and blows sunshine up each others' asses, just so golly-gee-whiz PROUD of how CORRECT and OUTRAGEOUS you are. Sometimes you forget that there's a whole WORLD of people out there who not only disagree with you, but are ready, willing, and able to stand up and point out that your emperor has no clothes.

What appalled me the most about this, Captain Oblivious, was your appalling DISCOURTESY. As I've demonstrated, I have no fear for profanity -- just a personal distaste (a distaste I have subsumed in my comments here out of deference to your own customs, as this is your space). But you, in your insufferable arrogance, decided to stick two "FUCKS" on to my piece with your trackback.

I don't give a faded fart about your opinions, your thoughts, your beliefs, your writings in general. But you came into MY space and forced your crassness on to ME and MY readers. That, more than any one of your opinions (they certainly can't be called "facts," as you couldn't substantiate a single one), is what triggered this whole shitstorm down on your head.

I doubt you really learned anything, though. I strongly suspect that you've just looked at your hit counts and blew several loads in your pants over the result of your Wizbanging. In fact, I wouldn't be a damned bit surprised if that was your motive in the first place.

Which I suspected from the beginning.

But I weighed the satisfaction you'd gain from all the hits versus the satisfaction I'd get when I inevitably crushed you and your pathetic little pissy-fit like the inconsequential vermin they were. And after a cost-benefit analysis... well, you can see the results.

So enjoy your little Viagra treatment to your stats. Just keep telling yourself it was worth the public humiliation and utter crushing of your positions. And remember one thing -- it shall not happen again.


Comments (29)

Why would I delete it? Just... (Below threshold)

Why would I delete it? Just because we disagree? That's something the right-wing bloggers do, not me.

I did correct my spelling errors, though.

Jay Tea-I didn't h... (Below threshold)

Jay Tea-

I didn't have a freakin' problem with it... :o)

Jay Tea- I think you are sw... (Below threshold)
Zsa Zsa:

Jay Tea- I think you are sweet... If it will make you feel better, there are just some people who can bring out the worst in us!...I have a real problem with Vans that pull out in front of me and then go super dooper slow... Sometimes that F word is the only thing that helps!...You are a good guy and you are funny too... Bye now!

Hey Don,Where's yo... (Below threshold)

Hey Don,

Where's your reply to Jay's last comment over at Kaptain Subnormal?

Truth got your tongue?

I think you were quite rese... (Below threshold)

I think you were quite reserved. Still, I wouldn't want to piss you off.

Not at all, mesa...I just d... (Below threshold)

Not at all, mesa...I just don't spend 24/7 hunched over a keyboard. Some of us have a life.

*surmises that throwing out... (Below threshold)

*surmises that throwing out the term "nazi", without any comprehension of what the word means, or how to accurately apply it, must be something left-wing bloggers do*

Going to have to keep that in mind...

Glad to hear it Don, I just... (Below threshold)

Glad to hear it Don, I just returned from my hockey league so I get back to "hunching" over my keyboard.

It's your blog, you created the post, so I was just thinking that it might be your responsibility to anyone (the dozens) who read your blog to respond to facts that seem to refute your original claim.

Saying you hate the Nazis is not enough, we all hate them.

It's the wide use of the paintbrush that galls.

/life... (Below threshold)


Yikes Don,(apologi... (Below threshold)

Yikes Don,

(apologizing to everyone else for being a thread hog)

I didn't know who I was dealing with here.

What the hell is Vegan Erotica and Vegan Porn?

I am now officially afraid of you. And will leave you to live your happy little weird life in peace.

Don is a complete idiot and... (Below threshold)

Don is a complete idiot and I vote you ban him from Wizbang.

If my vote counts.

This is why it's a good ide... (Below threshold)

This is why it's a good idea to put f-bombs and other swear words in MT-Blacklist filters. It prevents their use in trackback titles to muss up a G-rated blog. Okay, PG-13 in this case.

Have you read the guys Bio ... (Below threshold)

Have you read the guys Bio page? Don't be mad at this guy.... he'sd barely hanging onto reality in my opinion. If this is the best and the brightest Liberals have to offer, I will rest easy at night knowing that America will become more right leaning with every election.

This guy should have called his blog Abbie Normal....


Cro,Just read it--... (Below threshold)


Just read it--creepy to the max.

The guys likes women but made money in gay porn, owns two dildos and brags about his nudey pics on the Internet. And that's just a small part of it.

At least he admits he is medicated.

Captain Nutjob.

Jay, don't waste your time on this guy -- there is no point in even trying, he's one unmedicated day away from a long involuntary stay at Bellevue.

Let me get this straight i... (Below threshold)

Let me get this straight in my head. This individual links to a post that has nothing at all to do with the Minuteman Project and proceeds to curse everyone to the Right of Iosef Stalin and that other socialist, Adolph Hitler, over that project.
Interesting. It's too bad I didn't major in abnormal psych, there is a thesis in there, perhaps even a taxpayer funded research project.

It's true, mesa---we libera... (Below threshold)

It's true, mesa---we liberals enjoy erotica and sex toys. You should try 'em---they're GREAT!

Unfortunately, this post, a... (Below threshold)

Unfortunately, this post, as well as these comments (both here and on his own blog), only serve to give attention and publicity to the moron, further spurring him into continuing to use epithets and sociopolitical stereotypes as standard operating procedure. I mean, if it worked this time around, it will in the future, right?

I am not saying that we should stop ridiculing this moron, or stop correcting his glaring errors throughout his blog, just suggesting that we bear in mind that, with a person this unbalanced, things are not going to get any better, and may only get worse with this sudden spurt of hits on his blog...

thanks for ripping him! I ... (Below threshold)

thanks for ripping him! I am the owner of the website he referenced as "bigot"! I wish you hadn't wrote anything up on him! Likeminded individuals like me, with a good cause, could use the traffic more than a dick like that does!

Thanks for ripping him!

So, as I told the Cap'n of ... (Below threshold)

So, as I told the Cap'n of Normality, if it walks like an ass, and speaks like an ass, and acts like an ass, it's an ass. What an obsessed maroon. J, have you ever considered that he's a little, like, wacko? Not politcally-stupid wacko, but creeped-out has-his-bedroom-pasted-with-your-posts kind of wacko. Seriously, he is just not right...

I'm trying to get my arms a... (Below threshold)

I'm trying to get my arms around the "Normal" part. Must be irony.

"Unfortunately, this post, ... (Below threshold)

"Unfortunately, this post, as well as these comments (both here and on his own blog), only serve to give attention and publicity to the moron, ..."

That's okay. He makes me feel good about myself.

At least he's not afraid to be contacted.

Jay Tea, I just saw ... (Below threshold)
Zsa Zsa:

Jay Tea,
I just saw why you were so discusted! I think you handled it rather well. In fact that guy is such a worthless peice of trash and obviously has serious mental problems!... I want you to be careful!... Individuals such as that are not to be trusted. You never know what he might do!...He probably is one of those individuals who hears voices or something! He definately has issues. Just be careful!...You are really awesome and I love tuning into your Blog! Keep your chin up!

And the lesson to be learne... (Below threshold)

And the lesson to be learned from this story is:

"Next time you feed the Asshat, don't be surprised when the Asshat craps on you. And don't be upset about where the crap ends up."

Damn Jay... you get me all ... (Below threshold)

Damn Jay... you get me all hot and bothered when you F-bomb like that! Whew!

Seriously, the logic, or lack thereof in Don's rantings is simply amazing. So about 1% of those who show up at the Minuteman project are racist/neonazi/whatever... yeah, so? How many Commies and Socialists show up at Dem/leftie rallies and protests? Anyone have some numbers?

One would surmise then, that if there are Commies at Dem/leftie events, that means the Democratic party has gone Communist, right?

Oh wait ... I went and used logic. So sorry, Don. I didn't mean to put your two remaining brain cells at risk of implosion. But please do piss Jay off again real soon... this has been most amusing.

Jay:I see that you... (Below threshold)


I see that you entitled your original response to me "Losing My Cool." Well, I think we both did that. I certainly did at least.

Now that I've had a chance to sleep on it, I realize that I overreacted a wee bit to your threats and invective. And I apolgize if my language insulted your delicate sensibilities.

So I've unbanned you from CaptainNormal.org. You may, if you wish, respond in the comments section. You may even, if you wish, continue in the delusional belief that you or your little Attack Hamsters...let's see, how did you foppishly put it?...ah yes..."are ready, willing, and able to stand up and point out that your emperor has no clothes."

There is still a reasonable and well-intentioned debate to be had on the subject of immigration policy. It's clear that you and I will not be having it, however.

Because frankly, you're a poltroon.

Love and kisses,


I love how Don calls Jay a ... (Below threshold)

I love how Don calls Jay a spiritless coward, as Don is the one who banned Jay! Classic!

Jay...Don doesn't want a so... (Below threshold)

Jay...Don doesn't want a solution, he wants a date.

Desperation has an odor...best to avoid it.

Is that it, a couple of f w... (Below threshold)

Is that it, a couple of f words? Before the election he posted a dead woman in a pool of blood who had died from a botched abortion. He's told me that my voting for Bush was voting for a return to separate water fountains. I would think that he's a hoax and that no one could be that nutso but the fact that his site is designed and not a blogger template makes me believe he's for real. No one would go through the effort of designing a site just to be a troll, right?

My dear Jay Tea:Je... (Below threshold)

My dear Jay Tea:

Jesus Christ, kid---the sense of of self-importance you have! Making demands and setting deadlines, as if I have nothing better to do than engage your poltroonish self in this juvenile "debate."

On the other hand, it'll take me all of two minutes, so what the fuck?

The premise of my original post was if they engage in racist talk and racist actions---and some of their members are avowed white power assholes---then ergo they are racists.

Your entire position is "no they aren't," which is why I called you an apologist. You might want to look that word up if you don't know what it means, BTW.

That's why I have no illusions that anything I say or show to you is going to make the slightest dent in your reality-proof armor, but here ya go (and some of these links have pictures).

Here's the link page from the minuteman website. Note links to hate groups including, but not limited to, Vdare, Let's Take Back America, and deportaliens.com


[And if you're confused about what a hate group is or is not---and clearly, you are---please visit the Southern Poverty Law Center at www.splcenter.org]

Hers's a few photos that'll put to rest your fat/not fat bugaboo: http://www.minutemanproject.com/photos/photos_2005apr29_volunteers.html

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