So long, Matthew. Don't forget to take the stupid with you when you go.
OH. MY. I'm becoming perpetually amused by the fact that the very people who accuse me of profane intemperance are the same ones who can't seem to avoid legal grief for not knowing when to shut the fuck up.
Here's Matthew, dumping on MP Garth Turner:
More Garth Turner Hypocrisy!
First up, Platty does a little research and rightfully concludes that the MP for Bearded Bitter Bikers has no leg to stand on when lecturing others on the importance of voting. Maybe we should follow Garth’s rationale and make sure that all those Liberals lose the privilege that they’re not too keen on using. Just a thought...
Blah blah blah ... typical, Matthew, 12-year-old pissing. But hark! What ho!?
Earlier on Friday, I sent this email to the editor of a site called ThePolitic.com.
“This statement is published on your site today: “Thanks to a reader tip, we now know through Steve Janke’s work that Garth Turner is not only a hypocrite but a massive crook.”
You are served notice that this statement, accusing me of illegal activity, is false and injurious. Surely you understand that there are consequences to making public comments which are without foundation and which can injure the reputation of fellow Canadians.
I expect this to be removed immediately. You know what comes next.”
Curiously, when you return to Matthew's post, the accusation of Turner being a "crook" is nowhere to be found, but it's easy to deduce that it was there once, given the first occurrence of that word which occurs in comment 15:
Crook may be a bit over-the-top ...
Yes, Matthew, it might, but that's what happens when children don't understand how the grown-up world works and think they can spew libelous statements all over the Intertoobz. That's when they learn that the grown-ups take shit like that really, really seriously, and that those grown-ups have these things called "lawyers," and that's when addlepated twits like Matthew have to go back and quietly delete the incriminating and libelous content from their original post. And perhaps agree that, to avoid further legal action, maybe it's just as well if they hang it up and mosey on out of town.
And remember, kids, when it comes to the Intertoobz, you can always accuse someone of being an "ignorant dumbfuck." You can't accuse them of being a "crook" -- a distinction we here at CC HQ actually understand.
Herein endeth the lesson.