This is Part 4 of a monograph about a blog named Little Green Footballs and its founder Charles Foster Johnson. Click the links below for related posts. They will be updated as the series continues.
Part 1 – Overview
Part 2 – The Ascendance of Charles Johnson and LGF
Part 3 – The Bannings
Part 4 – The Flounces
Part 5 – The Turnaround
Part 6 – Current Events & The Future Of LGF
Bonus track: Revisiting Rathergate
PART 4 – THE FLOUNCES
In contrast to The Bannings, there were many who saw the writing on the wall at Little Green Footballs. Rather than wait for Charles Johnson’s own sock puppet “Stinky Beaumont” to fetch the banning stick, they decided to leave voluntarily. Most just walked away quietly, but there were many who wanted to have one last word before they left. These comments were referred to as “flounces.”
The record of “flounces” is sparse, as once a member of Little Green Footballs announced that he/she was leaving, Johnson would delete the comment, often within seconds, depriving other lizards and the public from reading the complaint. Once a lizard “flounced” he/she was no longer welcome, and was mocked by the remaining hive of LGF supporters. No matter how popular or prolific the “flouncer” had been at LGF, he/she was instantly demonized and smeared as someone who shouldn’t have been allowed to post in the first place.
Cato The Elder aka Ned is a welfare receipt who supports the Totalitarian agenda of Barack Hussein Obama. He’s also an emotional wreck and is hurt over Bagua joining the Blogmocracy!
Poor Ned, maybe poor Haku can cheer him up!
Update: Obdicut who is an insignificant person in the Cult hierarchy at LGF complains we don’t pay attention to him!
Smile, you are on The Diary of Daedalus! You are just a bottom feeder, hence we never bothered with you. This is your 15 minutes of fame, now go back and kiss up towards your master, the failed Porn Star Iceweasel.
UpdateII: Old Ned shows his classy side again!
This is why welfare needs to end!
(originally posted by Bunk X)
A Seekrit Thread appeared tonight, first one in over a year, and it came with this bizarre gem from our good friends Irenicum and Cato:
Sat, Jul 10, 2010 9:15:10pm replyquote
re: #475 Cato the Elder
When I joined, a little over a year ago, it was during the “great changeover” in a manner of speaking. I joined precisely b/c of Charles’ speaking out against the wingnut right. But b/c I pretty early on was quite open about being Christian, and an evangelical at that, I think there was some hesitancy about whether I might flounce over the creationism threads or the gay issue. But since i accept evolutionary biology with no problem (always have really), and accept equality as an American ideal, no matter who you are, black/white, gay/straight, whatever, I’ve become a lizard in good standing.
Trust is earned, not given easily.
Charles has been burned by those who say they’re on his side, when in fact they’ve got an agenda that is more important to them than being a good lizard. Do I have views that diverge from other lizards? Of course I do. Do I have views that differ from Charles? Again, of course I do. The issue is one of not giving in to conspiracy theories or hatred of anything “other” than myself. This venue, Little Green Footballs, is one of the few that I’ve seen where I’ve felt like I can speak my mind freely, knowing I might be disagreed with, but also knowing that I’ll be listened to, as long as I listen too. That’s what makes this site so unique in my mind. Needless to say, I love it and am glad to be a part of this diverse conversation. And with that, I really am heading over the range. See y’all later.
People are definitely passing around the pisspipe over at The Village. I can smell the vapors from here.
(originally posted by Bunk X)
Totalitarian Progressive and woman hating welfare recipient, Cato the Elder AKA Ned shows his classless side. He smears ACORN sting operative Hannah Giles with a nasty term.
Ned has issues with women. He constantly attacks Sarah Palin with nasty viciousness with the Jazz Man approval. Clearly he is angry that his appearance is a turn off to most women. I feel sorry for his dog Haku to have a classless owner.