A Conservative Interlude

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.

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4 Responses to A Conservative Interlude

  1. T. C. DEVITT says:

    HATE MAIL COMES FROM PEOPLE WHO JUST HATE; ESPECIALLY THE TRUTH. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK.

    • ssapotluck says:

      T.C.

      Thank you for your comment. I agree fully with your contention that hate mail (and all hate speak) comes from haters. As far as the truth goes, I will repeat a quote from Josef Goebbels, one of a group of perhaps the greatest haters of all time:

      “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.”

      Revenuer is in charge of keeping haters and other purveyors of conservative crap out of this site. She is very good at it, and she enjoys her work. She is the official bouncer.

  2. Kathy says:

    Applause and thank you for keeping hatred out of the comments.

    I have no problem with a logical, well written comment expressing a conservative point of view, but that is a rarity these days. There’s far too much conservatism that mangles the facts, and for some reason many conservatives think the constitution says we should have no government at all. And death threats … no excuse for such hatred with the possible exception of mental illness.

    • revenuer says:

      Kathy,

      Thank you. I don’t think there is too much logic behind much of what the conservatives are doing these days. These are hard times and kicking people when they are down or mocking them because they need help is not something I would ever choose to perpetuate.

      I don’t know if anyone else ever listened to William F. Buckley Jr. way back in the sixties, but if you did you saw a man presenting conservative ideas with reason and good manners. He would be considered a leftist now, though.

      If someone is promoting a conservative idea or agenda they can start their own blog and let those who want to see it come to them. There are also a lot of conservative forums and discussion groups. We choose not to waste time and space on our blog presenting a point of view which is cruel, unreasonable and harmful to this country and the people who live in. It is here for anyone to read and hopefully there is something that they might find helpful. That is the point of the blog; but it is not our responsibility to provide conservative rants and propaganda.

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