2010 DoD Award Nominations: LGF’s Most Obnoxious Sycophant

We’ll begin the rounds of nominations for this easier category here in this thread, and add/delete nics off the list after discussion. This is a good category to start with, as many have jostled for the top spot over the past year:

  • Alouette
  • HoosierHoops
  • jamesfirecat
  • SanFranciscoZionist
  • Slumbering Behemoth
  • Windsagio
  • reine.de.tout
  • Obdicut
  • Gus 802
  • LudwigVanQuixote
  • Dark Falcon
  • Dragonfire1981 (see: Vomit Alert!)

Feel free to add any other nominees you feel are worthy in the comment section, along with rationale if you can provide it.  Also, I still haven’t come up with a clever name for the award.

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133 Comments on “2010 DoD Award Nominations: LGF’s Most Obnoxious Sycophant”

  1. Arachne says:

    Gus123456789.

    And frankly, the picture is in error – it should show the lizards not kissing Chunky’s feet, but with their head up his ass.

  2. Opilio says:

    Point of order:

    Is this for the most sustained obsequious grovelling over the entire year, or for the most egregious instance of unabashed suckage crammed into a single post?

  3. Demos says:

    What about Gus the Wuss?

  4. Opilio :

    Point of order:

    Is this for the most sustained obsequious grovelling over the entire year, or for the most egregious instance of unabashed suckage crammed into a single post?

    I don’t know if they need to be separated; we’ll treat it like the total energy output from a star. In other words, one gamma ray burst type post can outshine dozens of other smaller posts put together (which is why I included dragonfire). I’ll leave it up to the voters to decide the total obnoxiousness.

    Also, I know that Sharmuta and Irish Rose were technically active in early 2010, but clearly their energy was spent in 2009 and before. So Sharm and Irish Rose are sort of an honorary mention (since we didn’t have the awards last year). I’m open to debating the merits of that, though.

    And I’ll add Gus.

  5. No AssWhistle? Jimmah the dimmah? Hoosier Hoops?

  6. snowcrash says:

    Dark Falcon. Creator of the “quite concur” response.

  7. poteen says:

    As for obnoxious I nominate Obdicut.
    The award, should it go to Obdy, would henceforth be called Obdicut Lamprey Eel award for obnoxious suckers.

  8. Demos says:

    Bob in Breckenridge :
    No AssWhistle? Jimmah the dimmah? Hoosier Hoops?

    The Hoopster is good people. Maybe not to everyone’s taste, but a very decent chap.

    • Metatron says:

      Yeah. He just immediately chimes in and takes a shit on the face of any newly banned poster who was his “friend” five minutes before.

      Gooood people. Fuck him.

    • NoMo says:

      Ummm,not so nice the way he lambasted our goddessoftheclassroom.

    • wolfie says:

      Demos, isn’t it nice to be on a blog that lets you speak up for someone, regardless of what the rest of us may think?
      One of the saddest things about LGF was the dead silence of “friends” when people were banned, denounced and demonized.
      I don’t happen to share your opinion of Hoops. He LED two-minute hates and danced on graves. But I still respect and appreciate your speaking up for him.

  9. snowcrash says:

    I still think Dragonfire was a sock. No one lays it on that thick. Wonder how many posts they had since they posted that love note?

  10. Mandingo Warrior says:

    Second point of order. We should have the examples to compare–for those of us that do not have the means to do all of the research.

    For example: Some of the names up there are interesting, but I hadn’t really paid that much attention to them after chuck changed sides and gnashed his teeth. Could we see the quotes by comparison (as with the last example?).

    You obviously thought ofthe five examples, so you must have the instances in your mind that we can compare to.

    And if we may, can we add Barrett Brown to the list? Pre-his taking the red pill?

    • HolyRomanStuff says:

      I agree with this. Understanding it would be a lot of work, but sort of difficult to objectively evaluate who might be kiss ass to end all kiss asses without some examples or links. I mean, nice to put up names, but *why* are the names included on the list? Sides, might be fun to read some of the more blatant examples.

    • wolfie says:

      Maybe we as individuals could search DoD archives. (?)
      I’ve never searched here before and am a cyber-twit, so I don’t know.

  11. Mandingo Warrior says:

    Oh, and I think the award should be called “the Hoover Award of Excellence”.

  12. Speranza says:

    Please add Shiplord Kirel and Kragar (Proud to be a Kafir) to the list.

  13. Speranza says:

    Windupbird, reine.de.tout, Alouette, SanFranciscoZionist, Windsagio, Spacejesus, Slumbering Behemoth.

  14. poteen says:

    Speranza :
    Windupbird, reine.de.tout, Alouette, SanFranciscoZionist, Windsagio, Spacejesus, Slumbering Behemoth.

    SpaceJesus? C’mon! Not unless we open a slot for a ‘Rabid Gerbil’ award

    • Briareus says:

      Why Does It Hurt When IP Award for SJ.

    • Arachne says:

      poteen :

      Speranza :
      Windupbird, reine.de.tout, Alouette, SanFranciscoZionist, Windsagio, Spacejesus, Slumbering Behemoth.

      SpaceJesus? C’mon! Not unless we open a slot for a ‘Rabid Gerbil’ award

      No, he gets “Lizard Most Likely to Wind up as a Registered Sex Offender” – he’s a shoo-in now that Cato’s gone.

  15. Metatron says:

    OT:

    It’s fun to watch Christine O’Donnell taking it up the nonsexual butt.

    • snowcrash says:

      Ever consider posting at the Blogmocracy? They have a core group of anti-ODonnell posters and anti whatever her name was in Nevada Senatorial race. You will get some push back on Palin. Angle her name was Angle. LOL how soon I forget.

    • Grimcargo says:

      Some tea might do the job electrical shock couldn’t.

  16. Rubber Soul says:

    This Award should be called “The Squeaky”

  17. Stillactive says:

    2010 DoD Award Nominations: LGF’s Most Obnoxious Sycophant:
    Obdicunt.

  18. Kompromat says:

    or Green Slime Award

  19. OK, I’d forgotten about a few of these folks, so I think we have enough to bump IR and Sharmuta off the list.

  20. snowcrash says:

    I don’t really know Obdicut. I don’t care about him and any of the newish lib lizards because they joined LGF when it was a lib blog. They are consistent.

    • HolyRomanStuff says:

      Agreed. If someone agrees with the prevailing viewpoint of the blog and its tyrant overlord, I don’t they qualify as suck ups.

      Then again, Obdicut might qualify for work done outside of the LGF site. To whit, his slavish devotion to insuring that the LFG wiki would not contain references to the memory holing of posts. SpaceJesus might also be included for his efforts in that regard, as well.

      If you haven’t read the LGF Wiki talk page, it is quite interesting.

  21. Metatron says:

    As for sycophants now banned, I’d have to go with LVQ. LOL he thought he was indispensable right up to the minute Charles blew the Whistle on him!

  22. Formercorpsman says:

    I have to say, this is pretty hilarious. For some reason, I keep thinking there should be some way to weave Kukkuk, or Fuldkommen into this, but hell if I know.

  23. I added jamesfirecat, for his appearance at that rally to represent LGF with his stupid sign, and his silly LOLtrollcats.

  24. OK, we’re narrowing down the list here, and trying to make sure that we’ve got something tangible that fits.

    So dark falcon goes without saying, dragonfire is on the thread and I just mentioned the jamesfirecat rationale.

    Ludwig gets in for his “gracious host” screeds left in the Pages and al-Guardian.
    reine is in for the cookbook and marching over to the Digg warz.
    obdicut is in for being himself and taking the time to fight for LGF’s wiki page.

    • Bagua says:

      You need to add categories. Some of those are sub-sycophants, Ludwig had several of his own. Within that class there were the truly nasty, and the silly attack poodles like Obdicut.

      So… a few category suggestions.

      Sycophants:

      Attack Poodles

      Idiot Savants

      Ankle Biters

      Nasty & Vile

      Harmless And Trapped

      Ludwig

      (Ludwig has to be his own category to avoid the Ron Paul effect on the others)

    • Briareus says:

      Floral Gaffe earned her spot on The 2010 Stained Napkin Awards.

  25. Metatron says:

    I really think HoosierHoops should be on the list, just to yank his chain. Also, he’s an ace sycophant who immediately jumps the bones of any banned loozard, whereas most of the rest at least manage a minute of silence.

  26. livefreeor die says:

    snowcrash :Lamprey eel award? Nice.

    Yes, I have to agree. I was going to suggest calling it “The Falcon” in honor of DF but The Lamprey makes more sense.

  27. Roger says:

    For the biggest defender of Charles Nodickens’ insanity category a possible award name may be “Toothless Ankle-Biters Award”

  28. I think I’m going to make an executive decision on this one, and call the most obnoxious LGF sycophant the Irish Rose. I mean, all those vomit-inducing “Charles Johnson is right” essays, and her going over to other sites (even after banishment). Sharmuta was dedicated, sure, but IR was clearly in a league of her own I think.

  29. Mandingo Warrior says:

    Yeah, I agree with everyone else. This thread is really an extended discussion of the last thread. Just too many variables.

    Make it simple. Five names, five quotes, and may the shiniest boots win.

  30. Demos says:

    And the silliest post of the evening award goes to:

    247 marjoriemoon
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    re: #236 Obdicut

    There is in no way a consensus that the crackdown on stuff like turnstile jumping had any effect or was the cause of the drop in crime rates in NYC.

    Obi, are you an anarchist? I’m not saying that from this comment, it just popped in my head. You don’t have to answer, of course.

  31. MrPaulRevere says:

    Dark Falcon, no question about it. This is slam dunk material.

  32. Mandingo Warrior :

    Yeah, I agree with everyone else. This thread is really an extended discussion of the last thread. Just too many variables.

    Make it simple. Five names, five quotes, and may the shiniest boots win.

    OK, OK, yes we can’t make this too complicated, or we won’t have a decision until this time next year. This is for laughs, not science, after all.

    How about this: I post up a poll with 6 good nics, a definition for “sycophant”, and everyone votes with their gut.

    • MrPaulRevere says:

      Works for me. We need to be concise.

    • Mandingo Warrior says:

      Umm, this forum appears to be full of people who don’t need to google sycophant. You don’t need six good nics without six good quotes from those nics, and the laughs will come the science in the nuances.

      As for my gut, I asked for the above because I want to vote with my gut over what I see in the zeitgeist.

  33. Speranza says:

    ChenZhen, as The Minotaur :
    I think I’m going to make an executive decision on this one, and call the most obnoxious LGF sycophant the Irish Rose. I mean, all those vomit-inducing “Charles Johnson is right” essays, and her going over to other sites (even after banishment). Sharmuta was dedicated, sure, but IR was clearly in a league of her own I think.

    She used to f=refer to him as “Mr. Charles Johnson”.

    • NoMo says:

      Now those were some great lolz moments. Defending the Indefensible too. Whatever happened to Honorary Yooper? Hope he got a job or sumpin.

  34. Mandingo Warrior says:

    MrPaulRevere :
    “You don’t need six good nics without six good quotes from those nics”. OK, then why don’t you chip in with some free labor and go find them.

    Because I didn’t define the game or write the post.

    • Well a lot of these things can’t be encapsulated by individual quotes anyway. For example, reine devoted a website and put in countless hours to create a cookbook for LGF (and looked the other way as contributors to it got banned), which certainly comes across as an act of obsequious servility.

      I’ll try make it entertaining, but I wasn’t planning on making too much out of it.

  35. unclassifiable says:

    What about Kilgore?

    Just the sheer dingleberry “hang in there” length of honor for CJ should count.

    Fuck whatever he/she says. Think of the length of “service”.

  36. Stillactive says:

    Bagua :
    You need to add categories. Some of those are sub-sycophants, Ludwig had several of his own. Within that class there were the truly nasty, and the silly attack poodles like Obdicut.
    So… a few category suggestions.
    Sycophants:
    Attack Poodles
    Idiot Savants
    Ankle Biters
    Nasty & Vile
    Harmless And Trapped
    Ludwig
    (Ludwig has to be his own category to avoid the Ron Paul effect on the others)

    How ’bout a:
    LittleGreenFantasyFootballs league?
    See who could put together the absolutely stupidest team of the week?
    Positions instead of Categories.
    Tuff to be a judge on that!

    • HolyRomanStuff says:

      This is genius. You’d have a draft, then you’d have to comb through the comments section and present quotes every week, then…

      Ah, screw it, sounds like too much work.

  37. Voltaires Crack says:

    What about Ruginald Perranha? (does spelling his name still cause posts to be flushed?)

  38. MrPaulRevere says:

    I rest my case: Dark_Falcon Wed, Dec 29, 2010 9:06:58pm replyquote

    * 0
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    re: #220 Gus 802

    I’m not going to comment on this anymore. I’ll be a “good atheist” and keep my mouth shut.

    “Sorry that I offended.”

  39. butternuttjr says:

    Almost forgot.
    WE WILL NOT BE DELEWDED! FREE LEWDIE! AGW! WHAT’S THAT SMELL!

  40. swamprat says:

    Lgf is the biggest source of new commenters for here and blogmocracy. I would stick to pointing out hypocrisy, doublethink, cherry-picking, double standards and dishonest tactics;

    Here’s two.

    1st. Open registration thread, when the site normally has open registration.

    like so

    The Window Opens
    Charles Johnson
    Open • Wed Dec 29, 2010 at 12:12 pm PST • Views: 5,548

    Here’s a middle of the week midday open thread, with bonus post-Christmas open registration (for a limited time).

    2nd.When a conservative organisation accepts a group of gay conservatives, somehow it only means that all conservatives are bad because some religious conservatives decide to bail.

    Religious Right Bails on CPAC (or, Fear of a Gay Planet)
    Charles Johnson
    Wingnuts • Wed Dec 29, 2010 at 9:27 am PST • Views: 8,204

    The Internet black hole of far right theocratic craziness known as World Net Daily is celebrating today because religious fundamentalists are abandoning CPAC out of fear of a gay planet.

    As evidence of how crazy conservatives are, the infamous JOHN BIRCH SOCIETY is invoked as a hate site.
    Whom do they hate?

    Gays? ..uh no, Gays are showing up at the CPAC meeting, and so are the birchers.

    Blacks, Jews, or Hispanics? ..uh no, they can’t be truly linked to that sort of bigotry..

    But they are a “hate group”, no?

    well, yes they definitely are a hate group.

    So who do they hate?…Anyone? …Bueller? …Alex?

    (opens envevelope)

    The answer is!

    Communists! The birchers hate Communists! Racism is hard to definitively pin on them,(and I looked!) and they can be loons, but their real hatred is directed at communists. Not an issue for me but, strangely, some folks over there feel threatened. Go figure.

  41. swamprat says:

    Please note that, in the above post, the fact that the evil republicans openly accept the oppressed gay conservatives is completely ignored. No Democrat memes are ever harmed in the making of a lgf thread.

    • Bagua says:

      Where any Sluts Shamed?

      • HolyRomanStuff says:

        I think this is the real question. What kind of thread would it be without at least one slut being shamed.

        Her tawdry clothing, her golden silky hair, those giant bosoms. Excuse me while I mop the sweat from my brow with a trembling hand. Oh my!

      • snowcrash says:

        Holy Roman, turn off FOX news right now. You are in violation of the terms of your probation.

    • Doppelganger says:

      and nowhere does that turd mention that the group in America that is the most openly anti-gay are in fact black americans.

      that doesn’t fit the bad crazy right meme

  42. Butternutt says:

    just a test before I go.

  43. Overlook says:

    Further to last:

    Dingleberry: sycophant

    Updingus: lizard who tries hardest for updings

    Dingdong: silliest

    Dingy: most boring

    Dingaling: best lizard policeman. Gestapo patrol. (Freetoken).

    Dangberry: rudest (Cato, in absentia)

    Gungadin: the lizard who best sacrifices his dignity and intellectual integrity

    But we should also give a Tipjar award to the poster who survives despite differing opinions.

  44. Mandingo Warrior says:

    The new illustration is most inspiring. The lizard tossing salad, in my mind, is a full display of servitude over warrior.

  45. Mandingo Warrior says:

    Charles  
    Wed, Dec 29, 2010 6:24:32pm
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    This year, instead of a Fiskie Award (which, honestly, is starting to feel kind of dated to me), I’m thinking of a “Nontroversy of the Year” award — the most ridiculous hyped-up outrageous outrage of the year.

    There were so many this year, it should give us plenty of possible candidates.

    Looks like chunk got the drop on your thread, chenzen. He’s already backpedalling from his own coined phrases.

  46. Doppelganger says:

    I nominate dork falcon and Gus0802 for every award in every category.

    They are both the top liztards in my opinion

  47. Doppelganger says:

    my only criticism of the cartoon is that those buttocks are actually toned.

    they need to be a lot flabbier. like to the point it appears the lizard tossing the salad is the size of a flea.

    but that cartoon is AWESOME!! I busted a gut when I saw it

  48. NoMo says:

    No marjoriemoonbat? Her and SF Zio are my picks since they doth protest their Zionist creds a bit too much for that lefty swamp.

  49. nil says:

    [Replaced proprietary image with a non-copyrighted one. — Briareus]

    Are you sure? This looks like a detail from Botticelli’s lesser-known Birth of a Lizard

  50. Speranza says:

    Metatron :
    I really think HoosierHoops should be on the list, just to yank his chain. Also, he’s an ace sycophant who immediately jumps the bones of any banned loozard, whereas most of the rest at least manage a minute of silence.

    He really is a sycophant.

  51. Speranza says:

    NoMo :
    No marjoriemoonbat? Her and SF Zio are my picks since they doth protest their Zionist creds a bit too much for that lefty swamp.

    How could I have forgotten wrenchwench?

  52. KOS laughs at Chuckles says:

    Beyond the constant sycophancy, cookbookism, and discarding of her faith and values to appease a f&cking blog, one thing about reine that should vault her to the top ties into what formercorpsman (IIRC) mentioned yesterday: she goes around in her Bayou Accent with the “I do declare! Why would they pick on l’il old me?!?” act, yet she has been a backstabber deluxe. And she does it offline, away from the lights. The story about her trying to recruit folks to join her in a new blog around the time al-fatso was banning the CC crew en masse, and avoiding the banhammer, points to the fact that she was probably fishing for “disloyal” posters so that she could later snitch on them. The fact that fatso and his minions (who read this site) didn’t toss her after yesterday’s revelation suggests Chuckles approved of the plan (kinda like how he didn’t Ban KKKilgore after his attack on HA or Irish Rose after what she did to Zombie).

    Yes, cookbook girl is dangerous and deserving of more scorn and contempt for actions beyond her silliness. She should earn some points in the pool just because of that.

    • wolfie says:

      I couldn’t agree more.
      She would be first on my list for “Backstabber Deluxe,” as you put it.
      She is one cold manipulator.

      (BTW, I’ve seen a few of her private e-mails where she dropped the civilized facade. Let me tell you, she makes Ice Weasel look warm and cuddly.)

  53. grandjunctionite says:

    So it seems we have enough nominees for the Irish Rose award. All we need is a new thread for the Voting to begin.

  54. garycooper says:

    Hilarious pic, but yeah, the ass should be flabbier. Oh, well. A truly-accurate representation would be too hideous to bear, like Medusa. We don’t want to blind anyone.

    I’ll have my votes later today, when I have a little time to consider the nominees. In the meantime, my 8-yr-old niece got a camera for Christmas, and took these twilight photos the same day. I think they compare favorably with Chunky’s “Winter Sunset” pic posted here a few days back. Very favorably! 🙂


    • grandjunctionite says:

      Wow! Not only do they “compare favorably”, they are superior in every way. They are great pictures. Kudos to your niece.

    • poteen says:

      She already has a better eye than Charlie.
      Be careful though. If she ever says ‘Barbie for President’, Charlie will think she’s talking about Sarah Palin./

  55. garycooper says:

    grandjunctionite :Wow! Not only do they “compare favorably”, they are superior in every way. They are great pictures. Kudos to your niece.

    Thanks, on her behalf. Not bad for a point-and-click Canon SureShot, eh? 😉

    Didn’t the Fatass post a description of his fancy camera awhile back? I know he was bragging about it when he first started posting pics of his stupid comix. Probably spent thousands on it, that he wishes he had back now… 😆

  56. garycooper says:

    Correction: It’s a Canon Power Shot, in the $120 range. I’m the one with a Canon Sure Shot, which is a few years old now. Also takes better pics than F’Tass, unless the user is drinking.

    “That rushty hinge looksh pretty cooolll (hic)…lemme get up closh here, Icy-girl…why won’t thish damn thing (burp!) FOCUS!”

  57. grandjunctionite says:

    I dunno what chunk spent on his camera, but my Droid phone takes pictures as good as his. LOL

  58. garycooper says:

    grandjunctionite :I dunno what chunk spent on his camera, but my Droid phone takes pictures as good as his. LOL

    No doubt whatsoever. Looking forward to your calendar! 🙂

  59. The Osprey says:

    So Chuckles is abandoning the “Fiskie”… an era is truly over.

  60. The Osprey says:

    I suggest he call his new award “The Maddow”…or maybe the “Olby”.

  61. Doppelganger says:

    grandjunctionite :I dunno what chunk spent on his camera, but my Droid phone takes pictures as good as his. LOL

    a camera is only as good as the person using.
    He’s using a sort of mid level Nikon with a stock lens.

    now if you search flickr for photos using this camera you will come up with some incredible images. He’s basically using a 700 dollar camera and taking shit images.
    That doesn’t bother me. Lots of bad photos out there, What does bother me is that he thinks he has talent.

    that calendar is a joke

  62. Doppelganger says:

    The Osprey :So Chuckles is abandoning the “Fiskie”… an era is truly over.

    he crapped on Fallacci’s memory long ago too. scumbag.

  63. The Osprey says:

    Butthead: “That lizard’s eating ass, Beavis”
    Beavis: “Heh heh, yeah, cool, it’s a Commode’O Dragon…heh heh. “

  64. grandjunctionite says:

    FYI Comment 73 in the UH Oh thread is a must read. If only for the Lolz

  65. OK gang, the voting thread will be up shortly (I had a few things to attend to). Stay tuned.

  66. refugee000 says:

    The Paranoid Big Fish in Little Pond award…goes to

    Al-chuki.

  67. Mike says:

    I would like to nominate Walter L. Newton.

    I thought you might find this interesting. I’m certainly not the first to get banned from LGF although now I find myself wondering if I shouldn’t have my head examined for joining in the first place. Probably because at least LGF is realistic on some subjects such as Climate Change and the Tea Party Bowel Movement and I found Johnson’s take to be correct on a lot of it. What I didn’t realize, was that he an unethical, lying asshole.

    So here’s the comment I posted on Salon to Greenwald’s response to Wired:

    I got around to reading this after being informed that you’d responded to Wired as I read and posted on LGF (Little Green Footballs) earlier today.

    I have the honor of having been banned by Charles Johnson of LGF today, after having been an avid reader of LGF, and with good reason.

    My apologies in advance for going off topic here.

    You may be unaware that quite a while ago, CJ of LBF came to the realization that the Far Right was heading off the cliff and he did not want to join them.

    In the past year, LGF has published a lot of material disparaging the Tea Party movement and its leadership. LGF became an oasis of sanity on the Right, proving that there were still some intelligent and worthwhile “thinkers” within the Conservative movement, especially with regards to the reality of Climate Change.

    Then the WikiLeaks story broke. You can read the site yourself for the details. As you can imagine, the opinions expressed are typical of what we’ve seen from the Right on Assange, Manning, et. al. Why was I banned?

    Two reasons: I dared to disagree with the crowd.

    Ok, no surprise there if LGF was a typical righty-site. The problem is, it isn’t – and hasn’t been your typical “righty-site” for over a year.

    Oh, and because I called out Charles for being what I thought he’d grown from – paranoid.

    Glenn, you were so oh so unfair to Charles. You slandered him.

    You “smeared (his) reputation…he’s a guy who uses sock puppet accounts to leave comments praising himself, and agreeing with his own points.”

    Sockpuppet?? You can look up the Wiki on the term although I’m sure you and the letter writers are aware of it. I’d offer the alternate definition that it is a term used by the paranoid blogger who cannot abide a blog poster writing a positive opinion of someone who is vilified and therefore the need to accuse the poster of not just shilling but actually *being* the person vilified.

    As you can imagine, he provided no proof to any of his accusations. He posted a link wherein you’d mentioned LGF in the company of “filth-spewing” sites. I suggested the possibility that you had not bothered to read LGF in ages (and why would you?) and didn’t know that the site had well…been rehabilitated somewhat.

    In any event I found out that valuing your sense of journalism is a no-no there. I’m a fan, but I’m no fan-boy and have found myself in disagreement with you on more than one occasion.

    The problem with your responses to CNN and Wired is that WikiLeaks is one of those hot-button issues for which there is no fence sitting – you either want Assange and company fed to the lions, or you feel that finally, someone has exposed (to some degree) the rotten core of international diplomacy and perhaps moved us one step closer to the ideal of freedom of information.

    I’m not a fan of Assange’s ego and I’m hoping OpenLeaks doesn’t fall now due the focus I believe Assange placed on his own person. WikiLeaks was once a haven for the whistleblower. On the other hand, I don’t consider what he did to be criminal, either. In the end, all he accomplished was making US and THEM look really, really silly.
    *******

    The lesson I learned was that typical of all or most conservative sites, opinion and information is very tightly controlled. You are either a sycophant or a moron. When you have to use a grading system instead of a simple “like” in order to denigrate those who dare to disagree, that should have been my first clue. What really got me was the ‘ol, “ooooohh…Charles is gonna be mad and get out the ban-stick…ooooooh” crap. You can find my posts there under his first thread regarding Greenwald’s reply to Wired. Of course, Greenwald is a fraud and a liar because…because he made Chuckles mad once.

    Here’s the link: http://littlegreenfootballs.com/article/37807_Wired_Responds_to_Glenn_Greenwalds_Accusations/comments/#ctop

    So I sent him an email telling him that what he did was no better than Fox and other pundits “cutting the mic” and it was typical of other right-wing website behavior. You’ll note how he misrepresented totally what I emailed him. I certainly didn’t think it “unfair” I was banned – I was expecting it.

    • Mike says:

      And yes, I realize this too is a “righty-site” – but the issue at hand is Charles and his over-inflated sense of self-importance and his ethics, not his politics for me. He doesn’t treat *anyone* who disagrees with him with any sense of respect nor do his lizards. Even if they are in basic alignment with his current political outlook.

    • GrandJunctionite says:

      You would be Mikehaas. Some of us here so you going down in real time. Now you have joined a list that is over 3000 long.Welcome to the list of the banned.

      I disagree with the lesson you learned in your last paragraph though. LGF is NOT a conservative site. It hasn’t been for a few years now. It is tightly controled and it is full of sycophants. Differing opinons are dealt with swiftly and harshly as you have learned. But make no mistake. LGF is a LIBERAL site. And it’s proprieter is a liberal who is not trusted by either side.

      • Mike says:

        It is not entirely liberal with respect to certain subjects, the WikiLeaks debacle being one of them. I respected his change of heart and given the audience here I won’t go into all that as I’m sure none of you will agree. 😉

        But I find it interesting your opinion of him is precisely his opinion of Greenwald. Say what you like about Greenwald, he’s everything Charles Johnson isn’t.

        By the way – WTF is CJs day job? I never bothered to check. Greenwald’s day job is being well, Greenwald.

      • Mike says:

        I never bothered reading the Wiki on LGF for as long as I’ve been reading it. Yeah – he’s all over the place. Bottom line – you can’t describe his reaction to criticism as merely “over-sensitive” or “over-reaction”. You criticize him – you basically deserve to die.

  68. grandjunctionite says:

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    Mike :
    It is not entirely liberal with respect to certain subjects, the WikiLeaks debacle being one of them. I respected his change of heart and given the audience here I won’t go into all that as I’m sure none of you will agree.
    But I find it interesting your opinion of him is precisely his opinion of Greenwald. Say what you like about Greenwald, he’s everything Charles Johnson isn’t.
    By the way – WTF is CJs day job? I never bothered to check. Greenwald’s day job is being well, Greenwald.

    CJ Doesn’t have a Day Job. LGF is his only endeavor. Hence, the pop up’s, subscriptions, endless ads and encouragement to Hit the Tip Jar!

    • Mike says:

      Yeah it would appear so – read much the same as I did a bit more reading. Well hat’s is off to anyone who can make a living from running a web blog. But again, he’s alienated a lot of “fellow travelers” like myself, mostly for the crime of returning his rude and bellicose behavior, not to mention those on the Right who have tried to offer opinions there.