Deleted Comments Of The Week: An Armed Society Will Teach Black Teens Some Manners
It's time for our weekly mucking-out of the ol' comments queue -- a chore that we manage to be more diligent about than we are when it comes to changing the water in our betta fish's tank. Sorry about that, Flushy, but the slime is just a lot thicker in the comments queue. This week, we have some fresh steaming nonsense from a couple of Internet warriors who are quite unhappy at the life sentence handed to Florida sociopath Michael Dunn in the first-degree murder of Jordan Davis. According to one "Jim Smithill," Jordan Davis got exactly what he deserved for being a black teenager in a vehicle that was rudely playing loud music -- as we all know, it's the thuggish rear-seat passengers who cause the most trouble:
Those punks should have been the ones exercising some consideration. And the mommy's so angry. Too bad she forgot to teach her punk thug wannabee some manners and respect for others.
It's SO TRUE! Lucia McBath really has some nerve to criticize a brave American with a gun for protecting himself from her unmannerly son by shooting him to death.
Also, we should note that Mr. Jim Smithill believes that only cowardly wusses hide behind noms de blogue:
Hey Dok Zoom. Very courageous to post this blog anonymously. In other words you're a coward.
Egad! Yr. Dok Zoom has been called out! We're not entirely sure why Mr. Smithill thinks our pseudonym is anything sinister, as we've mentioned our name (Marty Kelley*) here previously. Or maybe there's an actual challenge here: Yr Doktor Zoom takes his nym from The Flash's nemesis, Professor Zoom, and we note that Mr. Smithill's email is similarly themed: professor_marvel2001@[redacted], so perhaps he wants to arrange a genuine comic-book-style duel, a supervillian against a fraudulent wizard from Oz? It's on, Mr. Smithill -- when Eric Holder debates Cliven Bundy in Las Vegas, we'll meet you in the same venue for a snark-off. Bring your best Hunter S. Thompson references, big guy.
The same post also brought us a whole bunch of stupid from "GloriaAlred" -- get it?! She's a scummy liberal, but this commenter is a conservative! Haw Haw! -- who also has Thoughts on the killing of a black teenager and on what a cool dude Michael Dunn is. Some of them lack context, since they're replies to other comments, which of course Wonkette doesn't even allow. But they're pretty witty, for certain unhinged rightwing values of "witty":
- He should be released after 5 years. He only killed one person.
- Constitutional rights do not depend on statistics. You would not like it if they did. You would all be banned.
- You are in clear error. Look in the mirror if you want to see one very horrible, ugly thing.
- Its racist to call this man names. You are clearly a racist bigot.
- Stand your ground is the right law. We should be allowed to fight back and shoot the evil ones whenever we feel like it. I have rights too, you know. I am a black, transgender, idiot, cripple, homeless womyn. Better not mess with me.
He will win too and get out. He will be looking for you.
- He will be a hero in prison just like me.
- How come you are so worried about black kids? Do they have some supreme status or something? What makes them so special?
Stop being racists and calling a convicted murderer a sociopath, you monsters! All he did was shoot an evil one -- a 17-year-old kid -- dead over loud music, fail to call 911, and then drive off and order a pizza, just like anyone else would in similar circumstances.
In addition to fans of a murderous sociopath, we also heard from "BradF333," another genuine Climate Skeptic, in response to our piece on Paul Ryan's assertion that scientists are only pretending to have evidence for global warming. Get your Climate Denier bingo cards out; the free space is marked "it still snows in winter." BradF33 has some Genuine Facts!
I'm sorry to have to disrupt your worldview but Paul Ryan is exactly right and the majority of Americans know he's right. First of all that 97% figure was proven to be bogus a long time ago, but warmists, like creationists, hold on to their religious beliefs and the statements of their prophets long after they are proven wrong. Second, U.S. realists know that weather and climate change are not strongly related, it's the idiotic AGW scientists that try to prove that cold winters are a proof of global warming, of course the AGW fanatics believe this ridiculous ranting. Finally, as any scientist knows, models based on an hypothesis must predict behavior. In this instance, ALL of the models failed miserably. This means the hypothesis is flawed, in other words, climate scientists do not know the processes that drive climate change, which is basically what Paul Ryan said. So far 50 additional hypotheses have been suggested to explain this critical aberration, none have come close including the "warmth is being stored in the ocean's depths", which NASA scientists themselves proved to be wrong (NASA does have some real scientists). All of this writer's ranting and repeating of warmists spin doesn't change the facts.
That's pretty good! Oh, sure, there are multiple surveys showing that 97% of climate scientists agree that human-caused warming is real, but it was totally disproved because there are lots of geologists, medical doctors, and engineers working for oil companies who dispute it, and they are scientists too! Also, did we mention that it still gets cold in the winter?
BradF33 has Moar Insights, of course:
This line of thinking is exactly why we believed the sun revolved around the earth for centuries, all you have to do is look up at it to see this is true. The fact that the earth WAS (this trend stopped 18 years ago) getting warming while we were using fossil fuels proves only a interesting coincidence, not a scientific fact.
And if we have a climate denier, we may as well throw in a creationist! Our recent piece on a nifty video outlining the evidence for evolution in whales made "jvkohl," who is apparently on the Kohl junior varsity team, very unhappy:
Serious scientists continue to debunk the pseudoscientific nonsense of evolutionary theory, and theorists fail to provide experimental evidence of biologically-based cause and effect. http://www.nature.com/news/does-evolutionary-theo...
We kind of loved this one, because jvkohl includes a link to a Nature article that doesn't debunk evolution at all -- it presents a debate between biologists who think the traditional neo-Darwinian model needs a major remodeling to include new evidence, and others who think the new evidence isn't substantial enough to really alter the current model. Neither side in the debate considers evolutionary theory "pseudoscientific nonsense." But thanks for playing, jvkohl! It's cute when creationists notice that scientists argue with each other a lot and then conclude that science is bunk! And by the way, this is also a terrific point in favor of the validity of both evolution and global warming -- scientists just love to make a name for themselves by finding evidence that disproves established thinking, but the evidence has to hold up. That's why you aren't finding any creationists in peer-reviewed journals, Bucky.
We'd also like to take a moment to clear out a few older comments that hardly need any context, because while they're brilliant, they aren't especially specific.
- A 2011 article about Bill O'Reilly trying to use local police to harass his estranged wife drew this pointed reply from "LarryinCT_USA":
Hey, look at the bright side, at least O'Reilly is not a piece of shjt liberal.
We like his clever spelling that's designed to bypass the profanity filter that we don't even have!
- Our piece on the resignation of the head of the Secret Service was thoroughly debunked by the nine fulltime bloggers at Twitchy, which resulted in this witty riposte from "wonkette is shite":
This is pure horse crap. WTF.
BOOM! We BURNT!
- A February 2014 piece about an incoherent Obama birther conspiracy claim was not the least bit convincing to "thewhitemosque" (GET IT????), who completely discredited us using withering sarcasm:
and this all happened while you were sucking on obozos dick???????? that's what I thought,,,,
The commas as ellipsis were an especially nice touch, we thought!!!!!!
- And an April 2014 piece noting that the IRS targeted more tax exemption applications from progressive groups for extra scrutiny than they did conservative groups got this impassioned rebuttal from "Stokanator," who found yet another way around the bad-words filter we don't actually have:
You half truth story telling SOB! You can't be honest because your point is nothing but a play on words. Ok maybe they were also scrutinized, but please explain to me why only conservative applications were the only ones held up for years from receiving tax exempt status? Not one single liberal group had that happen to them did they!?!? If so prove you misleading sack of sh1t!
We re-read the article, and while there was some wordplay, we're not sure how it was central to the basic point, which was that 501(c)(3) "applications from liberal groups were actually more extensively targeted than [those from] Tea Party groups were." That's actually not a pun!
Whew! That was a lot of cleaning! It's nice to have a less-crowded comments queue from time to time; now all we have to do is scrape out some of these up-to-date comments about how Mike Brown got what he deserved. We'll get to those real soon, we promise.
* (but we're not the children's book author/illustrator of the same name -- he lives in New Hampshire; we live in Boise. Yr. Dok Zoom is also a good bit older. We'd hate for him to get any hate e-mails, so please direct any such nonsense to us right here at doktorzoom at-sign wonkette dot com)
Doktor Zoom's real name is Marty Kelley, and he lives in the wilds of Boise, Idaho. He is not a medical doctor, but does have a real PhD in Rhetoric. You should definitely donate some money to this little mommyblog where he has finally found acceptance and cat pictures. He is on maternity leave until 2033. Here is his Twitter, also. His quest to avoid prolixity is not going so great.