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September 05, 2009

Okay, Charles, I Hereby Demand that Jason Rink Resign from the Speech He Already Gave at the Cincinnati Tea Party

Let me guess, though: You're not going to make a similar call for Van Jones' resignation, eh?

F'n' weak, man.

It's amazing to me that this guy can sit here all day talking around the subject without actually addressing it squarely.

You got pwned, man. Gulled. Rooked.

And I don't mean by me. I mean by your ego.

You continue quoting Truthers as character witnesses for Van Jones despite the Charles Johnson Axiom "Truthers Lie."

This is like arguing with a woman of the more irrational sort.

1) The actual subject of the dispute cannot and must not be discussed; it can only be implied

2) Any time you start to hone in on a central flaw in the argument, poof, the topic of the conversation is strangely changed to something else entirely

3) Under no circumstances can error be admitted. At most, a series of strategic walkbacks and backpedals are permitted. Such as, I don't know, moving from the claim "he didn't sign the petition" to "okay, he signed a petition, but not the one actually published" to "okay maybe he was lied to about the contents of the petition and could not spare two minutes from his busy schedule to see what he was endorsing."


4) Take it all very personally.

So yes, I wholeheartedly call for the ouster of Jason Rink, whoever the hell that is, from his exalted position of giving a speech at a single Tea Party in Cincinnati. I further call for a Congressional investigation to find out why Nobody Number Two appointed Nobody Number One to this most-high posting.

And I guess I cop to the "hypocrisy" of not being upset that someone I never heard of five minutes ago (and neither did you, of course) spoke at an event I didn't even know was going on.

And I concede it's "hypocritical" of me to do that because Jason Rink, no-name no-account nobody from nowhere, occupies precisely the same stratum in the public policy pecking order as Truther Van Jones, green jobs "czar" to Obama, controlling $30 billion of the public fisc.

Wow, dude, you've pwn3d me. You've like totally teabagged us all, Halo-style. Take a victory lap, dude.

Allow me a blasphemy:

Jesus. Christ. All. Mighty.

Friggin' pathetic.

You have time to post this nonsense but not a moment to mention that Zinn and Lerner, the alibi witnesses in your absurd defense, turn out to be confirmed Truthers, eh?

Truthers lie.

And they ain't the only ones.

I Am Happy... that I used to post on political forums, where I would have to engage with opponents. This is something a blogger really doesn't have to do if he wishes to avoid it, as you can see in the current situation.

Anyway, what I'm grateful for about that is that I got beaten in arguments all the time. My facts were wrong or my thinking was wrong. Either way, I was wrong.

But the thing is -- I got used to it. It sucks to be wrong. It really does. And it sucks even more to be wrong publicly, or at least on the internet, where you're sure everyone is laughing at you for being so terribly wrong.

But again -- I got used to it.

And I got used to saying something that's kept me in good stead ever since.

I'm wrong.

Or sometimes:

I don't know if I'm wrong but I'm starting to feel like I'm on shaky ground here.

Do that five or six times and it doesn't really hurt so much anymore.

And doing that spares you the incredible embarrassment of forever backpedalling and recalibrating and changing the topic and deliberately ignoring the point and screaming YOU DO IT TOO and all the rest of the infantile 3rd-grade behavior the internet tends to encourage.

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