Lately, we have been bombarded with hate mail from conservatives. Evidently they don’t read, because if they did they would know that we don’t moderate mail from conservatives. We put into the spam folder and after that it is not seen again. The spam folder reroutes the names and addresses that it has seen directly to the spam folder. WordPress has a particularly sensitive and efficient spam detector so we usually see unwanted mail only once or twice depending on whether or not serial messages were written on the same day by the same person. Our regular users never have to see it at all, which I am sure they know since they are smart enough to read our “Comment Moderation” article which has been up since the blogs inception.
Now back to those conservatives. The first thing I notice about their mail is that many, many words are misspelled. I wonder if they ever went to school or heard of a dictionary? They are also full of grammatical errors which give the reader the face palm and burst out laughing response. I often wonder whether or not they can read or just take dictation since all of the missives seem to contain the same language and talking points. Also for folks who are always proclaiming “family values” they cause me a bit of surprise with the amount of profanity they lace into their messages. I don’t care about bad language. I cuss myself sometimes, but I try not to offend other people with it and I don’t claim to be miles above others morally by not using it. The constant and redundant use in these epistles from the ignorant reek of hypocrisy, not only in that area but in all areas.
Some of their posts contain death threats. I always wonder what they expect me to do with those. Am I supposed to cower in a huddle of fear or beg for mercy? When I worked for the IRS I got death threats at work and at home fairly regularly. We got bomb threats. We didn’t always know if the bomb threats were real or not because we were not told, but once I was right next to the mailroom where the bomb was sitting and that day they told us to get us out fast. We were told to move out quickly and go down the stairs and avoid the elevators. We were told not to run down the stairs or shout or do anything that might cause the building to vibrate. We got out, the bomb squad went in and we were sent home. It seemed like no big deal. It is true that you can get used to almost anything if you encounter it enough. My audit group was also tear gassed by some inventive soul who found a way to introduce gas cannisters into the restroom where they were set off and the gas went through the whole sealed ventilation system of the work area. Human excrement was dumped in our supposedly sealed off hallway which was reserved for employee use and had to be entered by plugging in a combination. Just another day with the folks, I guess. So I wonder conservative lunkheads, exactly what response do you expect to your drivel. I don’t really care though, so spare me an answer.
Nearly all of the posts put forth the same conservative memes and talking posts which we have debunked in our articles and in responses to comments where our posters have repeated them. You see conservatives like to take over blogs by glutting them with unwanted mail so that the blogger has to spend a lot of time answering it and cannot write about the concerns of the blog. They also like to try and scare people with lies and information which is actually nothing more than empty propaganda so the blogger has to spent a great deal of time refuting it if the blog is going to be a viable resource. I have no intention of doing that or playing their stupid cavy games with them.
The conservatives also like to attack the bloggers and the individuals making legitimate comments which the blogger wants to see. They try to chip away at self esteem, sense of self and turn reasonable comments and questions ino fodder for their chunky God to strike everyone down, Excuse me everyone, but all I can say to that is bullshit. I don’t pretend to know the mind of God, but I do know that if you have to rewrite the scriptures as the extreme conservatives say they are doing in order to fit your point of view or values into those acceptable to the scriptural God, then you have absolutely nothing going for you except lies, deceit and stupidity. That is pretty obvious from the conservative posts we have received at first glance though. It does, however, make lovely spam.
In conclusion, let me explain to conservative posters the concept of “moderating” comments. It means that no matter how many messages you write, they will not appear on the blog unless Potluck or I specifically release them. We are not going to release your posts. We are going to categorize them as spam. We think they are garbage like your political manifesto. There are no little blog elves that are going to post them for you, just us. So you can type until you have blisters on your fingers. No one will see the crap that you write but us and we are not going to put it up. Got that? I hope so, because there seems to be no cure for stupid. Your posts and speeches and what you expect to pass for ideas are ample evidence of that.