Politics, in some people, can bring out their worst behavior. In others, it simply magnifies their idiocy. Two case files on this.
The first is the magnification effect. I’ve mentioned TrenTaylor in passing for some posts he and dlatham made, which marked them as racist, and good old Trent is back, with more nitwittery up his sleeve, here: http://shocklinesforum.yuku.com/topic/7281. Yes, he’s trotting out that old, non issue of whether Obama is an actual US citizen. Never mind Barack was born in Hawaii to an American mother, Trent feels the need to be a troll, and bring up a story that’s been debunked ad nauseum. It never ceases to amaze how, when they have no facts, people like Trent (who falls to the right of Hank in politics, if that’s possible) feel free to continue posting lies masquerading as news. And who is the only one who takes him seriously? Phoolbin of course. Yup, that stalwart, ever increasingly deranged Brit with a grasp of politics second only to Sarah Palin weighs in with his opinion as well. VeryUnseemly and Jerrod do a great job of laying the smack down on them both, and I salute them for it. Yet my comment, a simple “Do not feed the trolls.” should serve as a reminder. The Philbins, latham’s, trent’s of the world only like to hear the sound of their own voice. They care nothing about what they post, but only seek the attention their idiocy garners.
Case file number 2: Bringing out the worst in people. For this, I’ll point you over to Odark, http://theotherdarkplace.com/mboard/index.php?topic=15610.60 and the ignorant postings of Alkilyu. Now, I’ve never had problems with Al in the past. In fact, he’s posted on here a few times, with some spot on comments. Yet politics comes up and he becomes the very person he likes to talk about, Hank. Rich started a thread about agreeing with Hank on something Hank posted on SL, and it quickly degenrated from there. Al takes potshots at everyone because they don’t agree with him. And then somehow he manifests the OTHER old sawhorse of William Ayers out of nowhere. You know, the same guy Palin has been squawking about (until one of Mccain’s endoresements from lenore Annennberg, who sat on the same board as Ayers and Obama at the same meeting) all week. Somehow, Al thinks by taking potshots at people, without actually thinking first, or even looking at the other side, is somehow a sign of intelligence. It’s not. I can’t and don’t take his posts seriously, as he’s just another in a long line of the great unwashed who mouth everything their party sends them in the mail. However, in this day and age, ignorance isn’t bliss. It’s dangerous. And Al, simply because you’re a male version of a fag hag, doesn’t make your ignorance acceptable.