With thanks to sockless joe for the idea. \
With thanks to sockless joe for the idea. \
Okay, that’s awesome.
Via the pretentious types at i Own the World.
A question, is this very cool or extremely lame?
The commander of the U.S. Navy’s sleek new guided-missile destroyer, which launched late last week in Maine, has a name to match its space-age look: Captain Kirk.
Seriously, I can’t decide.
Lately I’ve seen a lot of hating on Canola oil, particularly on paleo-friendly sites. I gotta tell you though, I’m not convinced. Most of the criticisms are either vague (“high heat processing”), or dripping with Monsanto hate. Supposedly reputable mainstream websites say Canola is the cat’s pajamas, but then again, the paleo philosophy and the broader reduced carb outlook go against a lot of mainstream thinking, so I’m completely open to the idea that mainstream thought on Canola is dead wrong.
So morons, I put it to you – tell me why I shouldn’t use Canola without referring to (1) genetic modification, as I couldn’t care less, or (2) general complaints about Canola being heavily processed. Is there some verifiable harm that comes from the processing? If the processing changes the fatty acid profile, link me something solid. Or is there some other essential evil in Canola?
Relatedly, if Canola is bad, what’s the alternative? Olive oil can’t be used for all applications, and something more exotic like macadamia oil isn’t readily available. Looking for relatively high smoke point and, decent fat profile, mild flavor, and broad availability.
Does anyone have any recollection of Lori Drew being SWATted? I recall a letter writing campaign, a boycott, there was what seems to be some neighborhood harassment in the form of paintballs and bricks – but Ron Brynaert is specifically trying to vilify the Head Moron by pointing out that
another blogger a commenter left Lori Drew’s address in his comments section five years ago and that Drew was supposedly SWATted as a result. Another blogger who has her own blog, where she blogged much more extensively about Lori Drew and the suicide of Megan Meier, to the point that she was interviewed by The Age about her identification of Lori Drew.
Brynaert’s link documents nothing about Lori Drew being SWATted, and nothing about any bloggers revealing any information. It does report a neighbor saying he’s glad the address it out there, and another neighbor saying that he wishes someone would bomb Lori Drew’s house.
So why is Brynaert going after Ace while leaving the
blogger commenter who posted the address, and the neighbors who were arguably inciting violence, alone? Ace has blogged about Brett Kimberlin, the Speedway Bombing, and the SWATtings of Erick Erickson and Patterico , while the blogger who outed Lori Drew has not. We shouldn’t be surprised that a group who is spending their time cyberbullying has chosen Lori Drew’s cause to champion.
And in other vileness from the Brett Kimberlin crew, one of their twattlers is pushing the idea that Patterico wasn’t SWATted. Apparently it’s not enough that several armed uniformed sheriff’s deputies were first on the scene, Patterico was just fortunate that there wasn’t time to deploy more heavily armed, potentially trigger-happy cops.
UPDATE: The blogger who blogged extensively about the Michelle Maier suicide is not the same person who posted Lori Drew’s address, on Ace’s site, and never posted Drew’s address on her own blog. That may be a hit-and-run commenter, as the commenter’s hashtag and screen name don’t appear in ANY other comments in the minx.cc system. Corrections above.
Lee Stranahan has offered a $1,000 reward to whoever can provide the information leading to the arrest and conviction of the coward who SWATted Erick Erickson, Mike Stack and Patterico. Others have kicked in to bring the reward to over $8,000.
If you’re interested in committing to chipping in, you can do so at the link. If you’re convinced the douchebag will never be caught and are a gambling man, feel free to make a commitment along the lines of a million bucks, of course. You’ll look really good and may never have to pay up.
In case you’re wondering what this has to do with any of us, keep in mind that these twatwaffles have announced that they’re interested in revealing the identity of our Head Moron, just as they did to Aaron Worthing. Any of us who have delighted in the ability to blog without, well, getting SWATted, may consider this a personal attack.
Have a good one, all you moron mamas. Sorry the content’s been a bit light, it’s been all work and no play for me the past few days. Yep, work today too.
One or two of our three readers may have been pretending to read our crapblog long enough to remember Vinty, one of our cobloggers, he posted much more frequently on the old mee.nu blarg. Anyway, Vinty’s mother is currently battling a rare and nasty form of cancer, she is currently undergoing treatment. Vinty asked me to put up a post asking for your thoughts and prayers for his mother, needless to say I immediately started writing the post.
All of us at DPUD give our regard,
PS – I’ve said it before, fuck cancer in the arse sideways with a rusty chainsaw, may it spend an eternity in Hell tossing Swamp Thing’s salad.