Keyboard Kommando Retreats from E-mail Assault
Overall being a contributor at OYE is pretty easy. I come across a gutless, love-to-hate joker and I write about them. Simple. Usually if I ever hear from one of these clowns they'll send me an email, call me an "asshole", I'd laugh, and that'd be the end of it.
Yet sometimes I strike comedic gold, as what happened when I recently received a tip about a potential Yellow Elephant. A chest-thumper at Political Byline posted a video of combat footage from the Iraq War and wrote "I love posting stuff like this, because makes the Paleo-Conservative cowards and the liberal sissies heads explode!"
Intrigued, I sent him the following email asking how he has supported the war other than being another Guardian of the Keyboard:
I just read your weekend "War Porn" post and it prompted me to ask you a few questions.
Are you a veteran? [If so, thank you for your service.] Are you in ROTC/OCS/something similar? [If so, thank you for your commitment.] Have you previously contacted a recruiter, but were not accepted for enlistment? [If so, thank you for stepping forward.] Do you know that you are not eligible to serve in our military, and therefore don't want to waste a recruiter's time? [If so, please let us know and we won't seek to contact you again.]
Otherwise, it would appear that you are eligible to serve in our military (healthy heterosexual well under 41), but have not. Have you at least considered it? What resulted from your deliberations? If you haven't even considered it, why not? How credible is your 'support' for the troops if you only want "other people" to actually to fight in the ongoing wars?We welcome your response for publication on our blog.
Erik Wekerle of
Operation Yellow Elephant
And this is the courageous response I received (bold in original).
From: Patrick <email@example.com>
Date: Sun, Nov 29, 2009 at 2:32 PM
Subject: Re: Be A Man! Enlist!
To: Erik Wekerle <firstname.lastname@example.org>
I've looked at your blog. (it's called Google) and I see that you are a liberal. I have no intention of answering your question. Because I know the idiotic game that you are trying to play against me here and I am not interested in playing it. My personal life is none of your damned business.
Let me also warn you. You publish anything on that idiotic liberal blog of yours, that Ido not happen to like and I will SUE you in a court of law. A do not tolerate libelsagainst me and it seems your making a profit from smearing Conservatives. I will not tolerate it. I will sue, if need be. If you don't like what I write on my blog; then do not read it. Simple as that. You can criticize what I write, that is fine. But if you smear ME. I will SUE YOU. Period. I happen to have a good friend, who is a lawyer and will take my case pro-bono.
Further more, before you write and smear me. Know this. I am a unemployed, Disabled, man, who has not worked since 2005. Full time since 2000. I started blogging in 2006, As a "Left of center" blogger. I switched sides because of the bullshit that happened in this election.
Further more, do not contact me again, ever. If you do, I will file stalking charges against you as well.
A pro-boner lawyer? File stalking charges? Huh? Not very manly, I might add. Particularly after condemning others as "cowards" and "sissies". In fact it's probably reason enough for one to take a scalpel to his own testicles, say "I won't be needing these anymore" and be done with it.
NOTE: Contrary to what Patrick indicated I've never received any $ as a contributor to OYE. Besides, I make so much money from ACORN I would turn it down if offered.