“Hacking a Troll”

Readers may be interested in this story of how one man tracked down an online (and real life) harasser. I didn’t mention it to my wife. Didn’t see the point of worrying her. But then she joined Twitter to see what it was like and grew to enjoy it. It wouldn’t have been immediately obvious… Continue reading “Hacking a Troll”

Wikileaks blows some credibility

Apparently you shouldn’t trust something posted on a website that specialises in stolen information. The phony column was posted on a website that looks exactly like the online version of the New York Times Opinion Page — the pranksters even loaded the site with similar-looking ads and links to other (legitimate) Times webpages. But that wasn’t all. … Shortly after the… Continue reading Wikileaks blows some credibility

LA Times in 2008

Patterico has compiled his annual review of the biases and misdoings of the LA times. Set aside 20 min or so and have a look –  it’s a good read. Really, it’s hard to believe some things they’ve done over just this year alone. The paper spent considerable effort spinning for Obama. On Ayers, the… Continue reading LA Times in 2008

Why do they hate Palin?

DRJ (who is female) at Patterico, pontificates on why some women hate Sarah Palin. In other words, Palin has what many women want. That alone might make some women jealous but I suspect what is most galling is that Palin has accomplished all this without embracing the politically correct, feminist pro-choice/nanny/single woman lifestyle. Palin is… Continue reading Why do they hate Palin?

Fact Check Gone to the Dogs

Fact Check gained a reputation over the years of being a tough but fair, a reliable source of information on politicans. Looks like they’re doing their best to destroy that by giving Obama a free pass. Patterico: 1) FactCheck.org declares “false” the NRA’s claim that Obama plans to ban the possession, manufacture, and sale of… Continue reading Fact Check Gone to the Dogs

Why would anyone post this?

Why would anyone post this? “I offer no apologies or regrets for persistence” — Andrew Sullivan (link is not work-safe). I don’t know if Google-bombing works any more. But it would be interesting if, when people search for Andrew Sullivan (link is not work-safe), the first link to pop up would be this link about… Continue reading Why would anyone post this?

Why it’s not a good idea to overhype someones percieved downsides

Patterico makes a point that I like to make every so often – that pretending your opponents are ignorant backwater hicks (or dishonest, or corrupt, or…) when they’re not isn’t a good long term strategy. Guess what, Glute-boy? You’re right. The speech will indeed cause her image to soar — even though anyone can read… Continue reading Why it’s not a good idea to overhype someones percieved downsides

Obama gets the best endorsements!

Obama: endorsed by executed criminal. Before he died Wednesday evening, death row inmate Dale Leo Bishop apologized to his victim’s family, thanked America and urged people to vote for Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama. You’ve got to wonder what the guy was thinking, maybe he’s a McCain fan? Either way, I guess he doesn’t care… Continue reading Obama gets the best endorsements!