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Deleted Comments Of The Day: The 'League Of The South' May Never Love Us, We Fear
We will give the Angry Southerners of the Neo-Confederate "League of the South" credit for this much: They are persistent! As we mentioned in our last Deleted Comments Roundup, they were not pleased at all with our coverage of their upcoming protest against being genocided to death by the Federal Gummint. They took particular umbrage at the photographwhich illustrated the article, because it was not an actual photograph of a League of the South protest. We acknowledged this last time, but they are still butthurt; "Pat Hines," who warned last time that "Southrons aren’t going to permit you Yankee Empire thugs to replace us in our own lands," is back in the comment queue with some words about that terrible picture:
The photograph at the top of this blog post isn't of the League of the South, I don't know who it is, but it's not our people. Just as a guess, it's a group of college boys at some sort of rally before a football game about 20 years ago. If you want a post from our last demonstration, if you're honorable you'll post a new image, go here.
And so, because we are honorable, here is an actual, unmodified representation of the League of the South, taken directly from the URL in "Pat Hines's" message:
Ha-ha! We are joking, that picture has been modified! We added one more participant at the League of the South (LOS) than there was in reality! There is not necessarily any dishonor in lonely protests, of course. On the other hand, there are such things as dishonorable causes, which seems to fit these guys fairly well.
In the spirit of compromise, however, we have wasted far too much time putting together an image that we hope will be acceptable to both Wonkette and to the LOSers:
Would-be commenter "Hunter Wallace" was also back again, insisting that the photo "has nothing to do with the League of the South" and that we "just make shit up." We look forward to his complaints that pastel cartoon ponies are not actually allowed to work in medical offices.
He also insisted, once more, that "Eid al-Fitr replaced Labor Day at the Shelbyville [Tyson Foods] plant, and it is still a paid holiday and a grievance to local residents." He'd better explain this to the management of Tyson Foods in Shelbyville, which in 2008 first approved a union-requested swap of Labor Day for Eid, then three days later negotiated a new arrangement in which all workers get seven paid holidays (including Labor Day), and one "Personal Holiday, which could either be the employee's birthday , Eid al-Fitr or another day requested and approved by their supervisor." Seriously, dude, it was covered in your local paper in 2008.
Finally, in reply to our observation that the nym "Hunter Wallace" rather conveniently "combines the last name of Gov. George 'segregation forever' Wallace with the title of William Pierce’s sequel to The Turner Diaries ," our correspondent says "My pseudonym has nothing whatsoever to do with The Turner Diaries. Once again, you're making shit up." We would note that we did say it could be coincidental, and would like to formally apologize for suggesting that "Hunter Wallace" is capable of being clever.
Now, on to other deleted comments! Our Friday story about David Vitter's courage under derp -- he was upset that Democrats might make an issue of his alleged fondness for hookers and diapers -- elicited this finger-wag from "daylight2night":
Okay, I hate Vitter at least politically, and if this was about any legislative issue that had anything even marginally to do with sex or family values then I'd call bringing up his scandal fair game. But since it isn't, what I'm looking at is a bunch of fellow liberals gleefully, cruelly, and in some cases with suspicious prurience re the details, using a man's outré and unchosen but consensual sexuality against him. Seriously. If you haven't got enough human compassion to see why that sucks, at least consider how many Democratic pols are probably out there doing fine work you support while indulging in various kinks of the kind that make excellent standup fodder, and one day one of your favorites might even get caught at it.
Now look here, you: "suspicious prurience" is simply what this blog DOES. If we can't pruriently mock David Vitter's poopy fun-n-games, then we might as well just pack up our 18" double-headed vibrating Hello Kitty dildos and go home. We treasure our prurience around these parts, sir or madam, and we will not have our idle lascivious speculations subjected to your anti-puritanical "all kink is healthy" creepiness. Also, something something Anthony Weiner.
And finally, a nod of recognition to "pervbronyhater," who felt compelled to note, on a post from February, that he hates perv bronies. And no, we refuse to draw any connections between this and the previous comment from "daylight2night."