I haven’t done this in a while…. but this one is particularly funny. Our blog has a new liberal troll who has come to lecture us about American politics and the eeeeeevil of having more than one train of thought if you are gay. The irony is this Gay Borg actually lives in Toronto, Canada. (*sings* Blame Canada! Blame Canada!)
I thought my email exchange from him was particularly illuminating given how liberals always accuse conservatives of “twisting the truth” and “revisionist history.” Ladies and gentlemen…. let me introduce you to the Kettle:
Paul’s recent comment: “What I took away from Bruce’s earliest posts was an unwarranted and wholly unneccessary vitriol directed at the gay community.”
That made me scratch my head. What on earth could this guy be referring to? I decided to embark on a mission to find out. My search for facts from Paul the Canadian was kind of like being a UN weapons’ inspector looking for WMD in Saddam’s Iraq….
My email to Paul, our Canadian commenter:
Please clarify your comment or I will have to delete it because you are making potentially slanderous and libelous comments about me and about my reputation….
You commented: “What I took away from Bruce’s earliest posts was an unwarranted and wholly unneccessary vitriol directed at the gay community.”
I would appreciate the specific dates and postings you are referring to. Or I would like a public apology on my blog.
Seems pretty reasonable to ask for specifics. Hell, he might be right. After all, I may need to apologize for some long-forgotten rant that obviously has him furious and awake at night in Toronto.
Paul didn’t agree with me:
If you want to delete the comment, then do so. I will not have my opinion subjugated by a blogmaster.
I think this might have more to do with my pointing out that [North] Dallas [Thirty] did not have the hyper-link in his original comment, than anything I wrote about you.
I will not give you a public apology. However, if you feel hurt by what I wrote, I will give you a private apology.
“Hurt”?!? I found that particularly funny. My response to Paul was the following:
It has nothing to do with your exchange with NDT. It has everything to do with your accusing me of a very serious charge.
I’d like you to back it up with the so-called “earlier postings” that you refer to. This wasn’t an opinion, this was you stating a fact.
So, prove your point with FACTS. Or apologize and retract. Pretty simple.
His response with the facts behind his wild-eyed accusations: *crickets chirping*
Anyway, since I haven’t heard back from him… I wanted to take this opportunity to post this exchange. I figure that since he was willing to give me a private apology, I’ll accept it in this manner.
Case closed, Paul. Thanks for playing. And I accept your apology.