What happens when a leading local Republican blogger publishes a virulently racist screed that refers to Native Americans as “dirt worshipping heathens,” “domestic terrorists permanently stuck in the Stone Age” and “humanoid animals,” and describes them as a race “so primitive that they created nothing of any lasting value, nor did they contribute anything of note to the world”?
In Minnesota, evidently nothing—at least from his right-leaning compatriots in the Minnesota Organization of Bloggers and the mainstream media.
MOB Parrot Mitch Berg responds by mitching about Karl Bremer the author of the Daily Mole article:
# Karl Bremer, foul-mouthed Stillwater screechmonger, who has found via the local alt-meda a ready outlet and ravenous market for his raving vein-bulging screeching inner lout.
Karl Bremer’s “boss” at DumpBachmann, Eva Young, attended the last MOB Party. She seemed to have a great time! And - what’s this? Tracy from Anti-Strib attended! Eva must hate Indians, too!
I am not anyone's boss at Dump Bachmann - but Berg never lets facts get in the way of one of his screeds. I noted Eberly's post shortly after it was posted on Lloydletta's Nooz:
An anonymous commenter on the blog tried to threaten Tracy's work.
The best answer to nonsense like this is more speech refuting it - not trying to go after Tracy at his job because you disagree with his opinion.
The post did get lots of comments - and Tracy probably used the language he did to generate lots of comments.
Avidor posted about this on Daily Kos. According to Anti-Strib contributor Jim W commenting on Daily Kos, the black helicopters are circling.
Meanwhile the Anti-Stribers and the Learned Foot are squabbling about site traffic and other things on Mitch the the Dark:
# Kermit Says:
November 10th, 2007 at 3:53 pm
OK Berg, I take semi-umbrage to a couple of characterizations.
The loud We maintain a stringent decorum, based on established and sternly enforced Rules Of Conduct (snicker).
unrepentant Granted, as there is precious little to repent of. It’s awfully hard to be humble when you are so dad gum right all the time
sometimes gauche Now you are just going too far. Most of my fellow droogs don’t have the faintest notion of what “gauche” means, although they can recognize it as French, and therefore something to be mocked mecilessly
sometimes dead-on (well, Anti-Strib, anyway) Sometimes? SOMETIMES? You need to visit more often. We are frigging awesomly correct, and back up what we say with facts, not that “this feels so wrong BS the Left tenders
shoot-first-ask-questions-later We answer any and all comers, even dour cast-offs like Doug. Hell, I’ve even publicly apologized to Doug for an off-hand remark in a comment thread. You will not find a more inter-active blog in the MOB, period. And unlike Learned Foot, we actually have traffic
They are South Park conservatives of the most unrepentant stripe You finally hit the mark. Once again, repentance is not an issue. We is what we is, and if you don’t like it feel free to go get your effing shinebox. Making some liberal feel empowered is not even on the radar
they whiz on Political Correctness Not just with glee, but with the power of bladders unencumbered by bashfulness. Feel free to bring your PC bull, but bring your own towel
Notice to all of the whiny, self-satisfied, holier than thou Left-Wingers out there: We are here, we are not going anywhere, and you are most likely wrong about whatever ill-conceived notion you are peddling. And we are going to tell you as much.
# LearnedFoot Says:
November 10th, 2007 at 4:39 pm
“And unlike Learned Foot, we actually have traffic”
The same 30 people hitting the site 7 times per hour doesn’t count as “traffic”.
# Tracy E Says:
November 10th, 2007 at 4:52 pm
There is no way to top Kermit’s response.
Here is the dry, boring straight take on the points I wanted to make to Doug.
As for the rest, it’s a freaking Blog! Get a life! There are about 70 million out there, if you don’t like ours, find another one.
The fact that we are getting this much attention for a goof on an incredibly annoying poster is evidence that not only do we have an audience, but we are also hitting the mark pretty regularly.
That series of posts was specifically aimed at the ridiculous lengths that people like Doug go to to find cultural equivalence. The mere mention that Western Civilization might just possibly better than Native American culture sends the left into a rage. Playing on that rage has been a source of fun and page hits for about a month now.
PS. Thanks for the defense Mitch, I think?
# Kermit Says:
November 10th, 2007 at 5:47 pm
Paul, Learned Foot can’t be held accountable for his hobbies. One must respect his tenacity, however.
# LearnedFoot Says:
November 10th, 2007 at 6:00 pm
*”remorselessly abrasive jagoffs”
*”Paul, Learned Foot can’t be held accountable for his hobbies. One must respect his tenacity, however. ”
This from an agent of the blog that caused the Wege to write a post I actually agreed with for the first time ever.
Mitch! The irony’s dying here. Better look into that before it spreads.
# Kermit Says:
November 10th, 2007 at 6:53 pm
Ooh! An Irony deficiency! Perhaps a supplement would help. Perhaps one of the multitude of KAR commentors could provide some.