This blog is dedicated to the memory of David Weintraub, who took on insidious astroturfers and won.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Time to Batten Down the Hatches

Fasten your seat belts, it's going to be a bumpy night.

It looks like we're about to get battered by Hurricane Irene. This blog recently got nailed by Hurricane WTF. Due to an inability to raise funds, quite a number of entries were deleted. Free speech is not available for the poor. That's my conclusion.

Nonetheless, everything has been saved. I do expect to find a way to fight back against this injustice. Due to obvious reasons, I am not able to share details at this time.

So where does that leave this blog? I'm not exactly sure. I am happy the bulk of it survived. I do expect to be able to restore the lost information, i.e. facts and opinion based on facts, sometime in the future.

I found a nifty gadget. Now the latest posts can be accessed. That will make it easier to dust off archive rust.

I'm still suffering from a bit of writer's block. Nothing's really inspiring me to post new stuff. And I have to take care of real life concerns before jumping back into the fray.

By the way, those deleted entries can still be found through google cache. Just search and add the ex-con's name. Though I'm sure he'll try to get those erased too. The truth hurts.

I almost got that top Margo Channing quote wrong. Like many, I thought Bette's line was bumpy ride not night. According to this link, that is one of the seven most misquoted movie lines of all time.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

The Socratisation of the West Memphis 3

'West Memphis 3' freed in child killings after 18 years

What my tens of thousands or tens of readers miss out on are new comments which periodically funnel into the back pages of the DFQ2 archives.

One such comment was dropped this very early A.M..

That can be located on this thread.

Here was my response. I thought snark-wise, it was off the charts. By the way, this might be the first time in my blogging history, I've actually used the word snark. I've never liked it. Schtick? That's a great word. Though it could be near its retirement age. Even the greatest fads have a shelf life. I used to wear earrings before it was popular for dudes to do so. Then just mere years later, nearly every bloke on every street corner had pierced ears. That's when I stopped wearing them. Thankfully I never got a tattoo. Though I used to wear those found in Cracker Jack boxes.

This is the response I cranked out to that barely skimmed through post.


For one, your all capital letter rant is unreadable. No one cares when they see words put together like that.

From a quick googling, I see you don't matter one bit. You get published by some rag called Rumor Mill News. That is equivalent to supermarket tabloids which speak of Elvis' love child with an alien.

It's kind of fitting you show up now, considering the lads from West Memphis were finally released after losing so many years of their lives to the Satanic Panic, one that you and Ted Doucherson promoted.

That he worked for the FBI, that implies some sort of internet cointelpro. Or maybe you are simply batshit insane.

No one is listening to you, and no one cares. So go bugger off, you wanker.

One topic that's hit its expiration date is the Satanic Panic. I'm not saying to completely fugedaboutit. I'm saying the Satanic Panic has reached the level of "The World is Flat" theory; Though it may have a bit of distance to make it to "The moon is made out of cheese" territory. No one's buying it anymore except for perhaps some dumbass Italians who went after Amanda Knox. Hopefully Amanda won't have to wait 18 years for her freedom like the West Memphis 3.

The plea agreement for their release is beyond ridiculous. Basically, they have been forced to admit the State did no wrong in prosecuting and incarcerating them for all these years. It's called an "Alford plea." I call it dumbass pigs trying to save face.

I don't think one has to do much research of this case to know a travesty of injustice occurred.


We Interrupt This Socratisation Of The West Memphis 3 To Report That Suspected Internet Cointelpro Leader And Confirmed Nutjob Ted Gunderson Has Passed Away At Age 82.

Former Memphis FBI chief Gunderson dies

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - The son of former FBI special agent Ted Gunderson, who was head of the bureau's office in Memphis during a long career, says his father has died at the age of 82....


I was trying to say before being rudely interrupted by myself that one could have simply looked at two people on opposite sides of this topic and realise the truth from intuition.

Johnny Depp believed in the innocence of the West Memphis 3. Ted Gunderson was at the forefront of spreading Satanic Panic hysteria. Who you gonna believe, Depp or Gunderson? It's a no-brainer. If anything, check out Gunderson's sunburned mug. Could he have possibly got that from paying a visit to..... Satan?

Or picture yourself in Oz. I don't mean Australia. I mean the real Oz, er, the real fake Oz.

Who of the following are you gonna lean on for love, guidance, and the truth?

Johnny Depp was a good jake for sticking up for the West Memphis 3.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Cross-Post Action

I just dropped this beaut at Patterico's.

Hi to all the nice people. I don’t break bread with anyone else.

I’m not sure if this post will even be seen. Are ye going for the Guinness Book of Records or what?

I’d appreciate it if my real name isn’t used. It’s not that it makes a big difference at this point, but I never outed myself. That was originally done by Brad Friedman. I thought journalists weren’t supposed to rat out sources. Oops, I guess I should have put the word journalist in quotes.

I have not one thing to do with this story you’re discussing. You all know that anyway. Even the folks feigning insanity realise this.

Sure I’m from the Boston area. Oops again. I come from Titletown USA!

How ’bout them Red Sox? You ready for Ocho Cinco joining up with Tom Brady? If only the Bruins could win the Stanley Cup. Oops once more.

I don’t use sock puppets. I did go to graduate school. Sorry if that makes me sound like a pompous jackass. My point is that I was trained in how to follow academic principles. Those don’t allow for defamation or any other forms of lying.

I never cyberstalked anyone. There was no defamation or libel on my part. It’s not my fault I do not have the protectiob of a newspaper. If Kimberlin gets away with deleting my blog, it shows that freedom of speech is dead on the internet, as dead as Carl Delong and Julia Scyphers.

There’s also a much higher bar for proving defamation and libel if the spoken words were applied to a public figure. Under the definition of such is where Brett Kimberlin resides.

I don’t believe I am a public figure. Even if somehow I have become one, it still doesn’t give anyone the right to cybersmear me with outrageous lies.

I notice Alexandrovna has seemingly bowed out of participation in the internet zeitgeist. I guess that’s a smart move to make. It’s tough to have credibility as a journalist after vouching for Brett Kimberlin as an exonerated ex-political prisoner.

And by the way, people need to stop saying Kimberlin sold pot. He was a major drug smuggler. Big difference.

I’m not proofreading this, so if there are any typos or bad writing, I’m sorry. But I refuse to apologise for living in Titletown USA. and I’m not going to say there I said it.