The incomparable Dr. Dawg brings the following delightful bit of SDA commenter fiction to my attention:
Let us now begin the deconstruction:
Raphael used to write under his actual name but one day a Neo-Nazi called his home and threatened him. So he naturally decided to change the name under which he blogged.
Which is perfectly reasonable, except that a number of people have complained recently, not that Raphael has been blogging all this time under a pseudonym, but that he hadn't made that obvious. Personally, I don't care under what name you blog, but it's simply disingenuous to blog as, say, "John Smith" or "Raphael Alexander" if your name is not, in fact, John Smith or Raphael Alexander. At least have the nads to be up-front about it. No one's going to care; we just want to know, that's all. Ah, but then the lying begins:
When the National Post gave him the opportunity to write, many of the same type of Hateful Leftists we see trolling around in this post e-mailed the newspaper to try to shut him up. The most belligerent of these was "Canadian Cynic".
Really? I tried to shut down Raphael's Post writing gig? Wow -- I really am a total asshole. Or I would be if that's what I'd actually done. Quickly, Sherman, into the wayback machine:
I'm curious, Mr. McParland -- when did the Post decide that it was acceptable behaviour to allow people to be published as full commenters without giving their real names, as "Raphael Alexander" has been doing lately? (You *do* know that's not his actual name, right?)
If Mr. "Alexander" can be published thusly, I think I deserve a shot at it as well. Wouldn't you say that's fair?
Well, holy freakin' crap ... I was doing nothing of the sort. I was simply suggesting that if "Raphael" got to write behind a pseudonym, I wanted a shot at it, too. Which is, you know, not the same thing at all, is it?
And that's when SDA commenter "Robert W." finally goes full-metal deranged:
Google that name and you'll see more hate per square inch than perhaps anywhere else in this country.
Here's a thought, Robert -- as long as Kathy Shaidle has a blog, all the rest of us are simply competing for second. Really.
Oh, and when we on the Left keep repeating, "It's because they lie, all the time." -- that's not just a saying.
P.S. The thought of a commenter at Small Dead Animals whining about hate-filled blogs -- that's really precious, isn't it?