I did write a letter to the archdiocese who'd banned the song, Only the Good Die Young, asking them to ban my next record ~ Billy Joel (dob 5/9/1949) one of the greatest rock & roll singer/song writers to ever live (IMO). Joel was inducted into the Songwriter's Hall of Fame (1992), the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (1999), and the Long Island Music Hall of Fame (2006).
Lisa, the proprietor of the blog Who's Your Daddy is the latest individual to ban me from their blog. The situation arose when I encountered Lisa on Flying Junior's blog Dog Report. Encountering her there reminded me of all the comments she left on Sue's blog. Comments disagreeing with what Sue or a commenter wrote. Comments that generally had to do with Barack Obama and progressivism being bad, which makes sense seeing as Lisa is a Conservative. She was incredibly tenacious about it. Sue deleted a large number of her comments, but Lisa kept at it.
To my knowledge Sue never said Lisa was banned. Currently Sue is on a hiatus from blogging (apparently) and has not posted anything for awhile. So Lisa isn't able to pester her or her readers. I think she would if she could; it's just that Sue's blog isn't currently getting any traffic so she does not bother.
I bring this up because, after reading Lisa's comment on Flying Junior's blog, I decided to pay her a visit. I commented on a few posts and, as expected, Lisa's readers didn't like what I had to say. There was a small amount of rational discussion (very small), but mostly insults and name-calling. THEN someone brought up the George Zimmerman trial. That is when the racially biased comments began to fly fast and furious.
Radical Redneck declared that, "Michele Obama will walk on her hind legs before George Zimmerman gets convicted of anything". Then he calls President Obama a "sasquatch" and Michelle Obama "Moochie" and the "First Wookie". A dummy who calls himself My Conservative Thoughts said "Blacks use the N-word to bully whites [by telling them] we can say it but you better never". Although only one person uses the N-word (spells it out). OneSlickRacer asks "Why do black people hate white people?" before referring to how many N-words are in prison. Gee I wonder why some Black people hate White people. The clueless OneSlickRacist has no idea.
During the time this was going on over 50 comments of a vile hate-filled nature were posted... and Lisa said nothing. Maybe she simply had not checked in. People do have lives outside of blogging... but I think she was stumped regarding how she should respond. To her credit she didn't join in with any racially tinged insults of her own... but what did she say when she did finally post a comment? She said this...
|Lisa: Now you are banned from my blog, so don't come back here again. Here's why. You're a liberal freakin nut job, just like your idiotic friends, Sue, Flying Jr, Critter Crapper, Shaw, and the rest of those blowhards. All of you are full of hate, and crap. I don't want to see your stupid name popping up here anymore! Get It? (7/6/2013).|
I think Lisa didn't want to offend her regular readers, so instead of saying a damn thing that might cause some of these degenerate cretins to storm out in protest, she says I'M "full of hate", instead of her readers (many of whom this observation actually applies to). This, in my opinion, amounts to an implicit approval. Flying Junior says "Lisa is a nice person. I have never seen her say anything hurtful or evil". Hmm. While I am very appreciative that FJ takes the time to comment on many of my posts, I must disagree with him regarding Lisa. I'm fine with us agreeing to disagree, although FJ might want to reconsider his warm feelings toward Lisa given that she included him in the list of names of my "idiotic friends".
While I wasn't hurt by Lisa's words, I don't think she meant them to be complimentary. According to a Conservative blogger who calls himself Rusty Shackelford I'm getting banned from "blog after blog" because of my "silly made up rantings". For the record, thus far I have been banned from
four THREE blogs. This includes the 7/6/2013 ban from the coward Lisa. Lisa may very well have banned me anyway (if the George Zimmerman trial had never come up), but the way this played out I say the reason she banned me was because she was too gutless to say anything that might offend her readers.
I can understand why should wouldn't want to lose readers. I don't have many of them; but I wouldn't decline to rebuke a racist comment to keep a reader. My blog is where I speak my mind and espouse my beliefs. No pandering. No implicit approval by way of silence of comments that are offensive. If I lose readers by speaking my mind then so be it. That view being contingent on the supposition that Lisa was not in complete (or semi) agreement with her readers regarding the racist thoughts they articulated on her website. If she isn't a hateful person like FJ believes.
It appears as though she isn't, but who can say for certain given her refusal to address what was said on her blog? Now, like I said, only one of Lisa's loyal following actually spelled out the N-word. That did not hold true on my blog, where someone posted the comment "The only good N-word is..." (spelled out). First this comment was made by someone anonymously, then by someone calling himself The Way I See It. He does not "follow" Lisa (according to his profile) but I suspect he came to my blog via Lisa's blog. Many of Lisa's readers did comment on my blog (in reply to my commentary on George Zimmerman), and from what many said it wasn't hard to deduce that a lot of them have some serious racial biases.
Bottom line, I did not expect my time at Lisa's blog to last long. Rusty believes that reflects badly on me, but I say it reflects badly on the person doing the banning. Because I never go to any of these blogs and TRY to get banned. I just speak (or type) my mind. Which brings me to the other blogs I've been banned from. The first was Willis Hart on 8/30/2012. At this point in time (the day he banned me on), I had been posting on his blog for several years. But the day came when he had had enough. A number of factors are to blame (read this post if you want the details), but I think him moving toward Libertarianism was a big factor.
Next was Dennis Marks (AKA dmarks). Dennis banned me after one disagreeable comment in which I called him a "gun nut". He lies and says I swore... among other ridiculous and untrue accusations (the full story beind that ban can be found here). In addition to the lying, Dennis is commenting on various blogs that he'd "forgive me" if I apologized. He truly is one deluded (and possibly mentally ill) individual if he really thinks there is even a slim possibility of that happening.
The next banning was by an individual with the ironic moniker of rAtional nAtion uSA (AKA "Lester Nation"). According to Lester, he publishes "comments with substance" and that "is determined solely by [him]". There is the rub. Obviously my opinion of what constitutes "substance" is going to be different than Lester's. But this rule apparently does not apply to Dennis (he comments on Lester's blog). Dennis frequently goes off-topic and engages in personal attacks (also against the rules according to Lester). And his posts frequently lack substance (IMO).
But it looks like Lester has reconsidered and I am not banned from rAtional nAtion uSA. I thought I was, after I submitted a comment and Lester refused to publish it. I commented on another blog (Progressive Eruptions) and referred to my banning in that comment. I know Lester saw it, and he did not refute my assertion that he had banned me. But recently the rAtional oNe said "you are on probation. Make the most of it".
I am a little disappointed. Now I have to resume commenting on Lester's blog just to see if; or how long it takes before he bans me and the ban sticks. I assume it is only a matter of time. I actually asked Rusty to ban me from his blog, but so far no response to my request. But if he complies I don't know if I could, in good conscience, add him to my tally. What with his blog being so pathetic, me not wanting to actually comment there (given that his only post is from several years ago), and me requesting the ban.
So, I am currently banned from three blogs as of today... as far as I know. My "probation" at Lester's site may be over already, as I just submitted two comments to his blog. One in which I agreed with Jersey McJones when he told the truth about Ronald Reagan. Jersey said Reagan was "the man who began the dismantling of America", Lester replied by saying that Jersey is "without a doubt a buffoonish character", and that he would have declined to publish Jersey's comment if he didn't found it so "entertaining" (due to Jersey's buffoonery, I imagine).
Wait, I just checked and see Lester published my agreement, as well as another comment where I disagree with Dennis. Surely I must be close to being banned? Perhaps with these two comments I will get another stern warning? We shall see.