I really and truly wanted to ignore this but I've finally had enough and I'm going to address it, once and for all, and move on.
At the moment, in festering, right-wing pig lagoons like Wendy "Right Girl" Sullivan's, the current meme is, "CC threatened Dick Evans' kids! He threatened to harm them! He's a monster!!!" So let's get to the bottom of this, shall we?
Long story short: for no reason that he has ever provided (and can't provide), Richard Evans claims that I support or enable pedophilia and, as an attempt at what passes for clever wit in his household, he once registered a lookalike domain name to this one, and redirected it to NAMBLA (the North American Man-Boy Love Association), thereby driving readers to a web site that promotes sex with children and child rape. That was Dick's idea of intellectual discourse in the blogosphere.
Not surprisingly, I was seriously unhappy at that creepy misrepresentation, and what followed was a period of increasingly acriminous blogging, culminating in me (very unwisely, I will admit) tossing out the following threat:
So here's the deal -- as long as Dick insists on redirecting that look-alike domain to NAMBLA, I will continue to post increasingly personal information about his family. See how that works? In short, what happens from here on out is entirely in Dick's hands. All that remains to be seen is whether it's more important for Dick to protect his family's privacy, or for him to score points being an irresponsible dipshit.
(You don't need a link for that, since I'm admitting I wrote it and you're about to see it again soon, anyway.)
So, out of a sense of absolute frustration, I snapped and wrote something stupid, but I have never acted on that and my motivation was that, if I just sounded dangerous, Dick Evans might finally back off and do the right thing. I was bluffing, and hoping he fell for it. And it's not even like I was demanding anything unreasonable -- take down that dishonest web site, stop lying about me, and it'll be over and we can move on. Not such an unreasonable demand, yes?
You won't believe what happened next. A normal person, "threatened" thusly, might have cared about their kids' safety and done the right thing. A "normal" person might have immediately reported said "threats" to the authorities. A "normal" person might have put their children's safety above the freedom to continue a stupid, crass, tasteless (and defamatory) practical joke. Dick Evans is not a normal person. This is his response, a screenshot from here, in case Dick ever tries to go back and erase the evidence:
Go back and read that again. And again. Slowly. And really and truly appreciate what happened there.
While currently running around the Intertoobz crying and shrieking about how I was looking to threaten his children, the one time I wrote something that could be interpreted that way, Dick Evans showed no fear whatsoever. No concern. No anxiety. No, he did something else.
He explicitly invited me to go after his kids. "Do your best," he wrote. Bring it on. They're fair game.
Make sure you understand the mind-numbing callousness of a father who, when presented with what he perceives as danger to his children, invites it. "Do your best." But now, because it suits his purposes, Dick is running around to anyone who will listen, claiming to be petrified for the sake of his kids from that bad old CC. The bad old CC to which he offered up his children for attack. In public. Because he was having fun in the blogosphere and he didn't feel like quitting.
Richard Evans has no grounds for whining about anything. He's not scared of me, and he never has been. All this weepy fear of his is utterly and totally bogus, and he's proved it by cheerily and publicly offering up his children for attack. But now he wants to play the "concerned parent" card.
Not likely, Dick. And I'm done debating this with you. Anyone who runs across Dick's pathetic and insincere blubbering anywhere on the Intertoobz is welcome to link back to this post. I'm not going to address this "CC threatened to harm Dick's kids" crap anymore. Yes, what I wrote was idiotic, and I did it in the vain hope that I could pull off the bluff, and this would be resolved, and we could all get back to blogging. It never occurred to me that Dick Evans valued a wicked practical joke more than the safety of his own children.
Ah, well. Live and learn.
AFTERSNARK: One of the other memes over at Wendy's Pig Lagoon is the screeching of, "CC suggested people find what school they go to, and talk to their teachers, and point out Dick's obsession with NAMBLA, and that's a horrible thing to suggest since that would obviously open them up to harassment."
Well, yeah, it might. Maybe almost as much as having a father who openly and publicly flaunts his obsession with pedophilia web sites and uses lookalike domain names to promote them by directing traffic to them. Dick apparently wants the freedom to do that, but he wants the inevitable backlash from it to be someone else's fault. That's awfully convenient.
It's amusing that Dick's rabid defenders are shrieking constantly about how I should be held accountable for what I've written, but that Dick should, curiously, get a free pass for his behaviour. Apparently, accountability for thee but not for me. That's always the way it works with these people, isn't it?
You wrapped yourself in the mantle of pedophilia and child rape sites, Dick. You openly and publicly got into bed with a web site that promotes the sexual exploitation of children, because it seemed like such a wicked cool practical joke at the time. Today? Eh ... not so much.
You made that decision, Dick. So you could at least have the decency and integrity to wear it proudly, without whining about it. In short, Dick, your increasingly public perception as a spokesperson for the sexual exploitation of kids is not my fault. There's only one person who's responsible for that. And -- hint -- it's not me.