Just when you figured nobody, but nobody, could be any dumber than Blogging Tory "Hunter," we have a new contestant -- her BT colleague "Dodo Can Spell" who, in a "Have you heard? Michael Jackson is dead!" moment, gets the drop on all of us here at CC HQ. Read it and howl:
He calls himself Canadian Cynic - SICKO is more like it
He describes himself as:
Left-leaning, progressive snark from the general vicinity of Waterloo, Ontario
He has four nitwits chewing up endlessly like cows in a dung-ridden pasture, the crumbs and leftovers that we at Blogging Tories deem to throw their way.
And now, let the steel trap of Dodo's research abilities take charge:
The nitwits are aptly named:
Lindsay Stewart (a female maybe or a girlish name for a guy whose mother thought he looked better in a frock?), ...
So Dodo is perhaps the last person in this galactic quadrant who is unaware that my co-blogger Lindsay is a dude. Let the dumbfuckitude continue:
LuLu (more like LoopyLoo?)
HA HA! OHMIGOD, that's funny ... really. I can hardly keep my sides from splitting. But that's positively cerebral compared to what follows:
M@ (and no - that's not a typo)
and more hilarity follows with the fourth contributor's name, the sicko himself: CC (yup - ladies and gentlemen - you read that right, CC - carbon copy or corroding corpse? Me thinks, the latter.
No, no, hang in there, really ... you'll thank me by the end. Promise. Movin' on:
Yesterday, some of you might have noticed that Dodo Can Spell was silent for most of the day. Silent on the blog but researching the blogosphere to ferret out the weasels who were leaving their smelly turds on my blog. And ferret them out I did.
And ferret them out Dodo did. Well, except for that part about not knowing that Lindsay is a dude. Apparently, researching is hard werk. Onward, to the results of the aforementioned "research", and jumping over some vacuous, non-research-related snark, to read:
This excuse for a human being got himself invited as a speaker to a meetup group in Toronto called "The Toronto Atheists and Friends" and the organizers put up the following in their calendar for July 3.
Damn. Busted. I'm guessing it was the numerous blog posts I wrote on that topic that gave it away. Dodo, she so smart. Or perhaps not:
This event was attended by 28 people. Minus the 3 stooges and the sicko himself, you have an attendence of a measly 24 long faced atheists who although they deny there is a God they go every morning searching for God or the word GOD on the internet - if you get my drift.
Hmmmmm ... how curious. Since I was there, and there were about 50 chairs set up, and there was barely an empty seat in the place, and none of my co-bloggers was there. Other than that, Dodo is perfectly correct. But only briefly:
Now the questions that need to be asked are: Did he get paid, and if so how much? Will he declare the money he received in his tax returns? How much did the sidekicks get? Will they declare those earnings and maybe other similar ones in their tax returns ? Or did he prostitute himself and his sidekicks for free?
Dear Dodo: I was, in fact, not compensated for that evening, other than having a couple of the other attendees buy me dinner and a beer. So I don't see how my tax return factors into this. Ah, but this is where Dodo crosses at least one boundary of civility:
Note to self: Get in touch with the Revenue Canada guys I used to know during the short term contract a couple of years ago. Always good to keep in touch with influential friends.
Good thinking, Dodo -- after all, what can possibly go wrong? I mean, other than a legal action based on encouraging Revenue Canada employees to violate at least one well-defined law related to taxpayer privacy. I'm sure your "friends" would be delighted to risk their jobs for the sake of your childish sense of vindictiveness. Make sure you let me know when you're done with that, and I'll have my lawyer ready with a subpoena with your name on it. Seriously. Amazingly, we're not done here, as Dodo continues:
Note to self: More investigation required to ferret out full profile of Ti-Guy to determine why the little weasel is such a sucker upper.
Curious, isn't it, how a member of the Blogging Tories seems to have no qualms about outing someone who chooses to remain anonymous. Why, I can remember the good old days when BTer "Neo Conservative" was behind a plot to out your humble scribe, and BT co-founder Stephen Taylor actually weighed in briefly:
Stephen Taylor said...
For anyone that believes that what Aaron did was somehow below par, just know that I support him in his decision. In a free society, people have the right to blog anonymously even if we disagree with them on the most fundamental of levels.
Yes, there really was a time when Stephen Taylor defended the notion of bloggy anonymity. Obviously, something's changed, given that members of his aggregator are now gleefully outing other bloggers they don't like, and explicitly encouraging employees of Revenue Canada to reveal the private financial details of other Canadian citizens. My, how times have changed.
The rest of Dodo's screed is astonishingly illiterate, and then there's this:
This is Part One of my investigation. I will soon be bringing you Part Two with some gripping graphics and quotes AND photographs. I am making a list and checking it twice. Stay tuned ...........
OK, I guess the rules of engagement have changed drastically, and BT co-founder Taylor has no interest in trying to preserve whatever little civility is left in the Canadian blogosphere, so here's what we're gonna do. I want to know about "Dodo", who you can see is "Maria S." All the good stuff -- full name, address, phone number, the works. It seems only fair.
And while we're at it, and this creepy and petulant behaviour on the part of Stephen Taylor's Blogging Tories seems to be standard operating procedure these days, I want to know all about "Neo Conservative" and "Raphael Alexander" as well. What the hell -- that seems only fair as well, wouldn't you say? Names, addresses, places of employment ... the whole ball of wax.
Obviously, turning the other cheek just isn't working, as much as I wished it had so, damn the torpedoes, let the outing jihad begin. And let's all remember -- I didn't start it.
DEEP AFTERTHOUGHTS: To be perfectly frank, I have no overwhelming urge to start an "outing" war. So, what's to be done here when one wishes only to blog in peace, and yet has one of Stephen Taylor's mouth-breathing horde publicly calling for employees of Revenue Canada to violate someone's privacy? Seriously, I'm open to suggestions, given that BT co-founder Taylor is a totally useless, unprincipled hack who I know condoned my outing not that long ago, so he's going to be of no use whatsoever in terms of putting a leash on these lunatics.
AMUSINGLY, "Dodo" -- who, by God, is not going to put up with these vicious "attacks" -- is too much of a weaselly, spineless coward to have an unmoderated comments section. Yeah, those are the folks who are going to protect us from all the bad, brown Islamojihadifarianists -- the same folks who piss themselves in uncontrollable terror when someone writes a blog post about them. I feel safer already.