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Bullying My Ass! It’s the Internet. Deal with it!
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Freedom of speech is just that. First of all, the so called ‘A-list’ bloggers are for the most part a bunch of constipated fat dweebs who think when they discover something, that they are the first to have conquered the new territory in question.

Example: Twitter. It’s what livejournal was in 2000 only with Twitter, you get a much more primitive system, you loose 7 years of livejournal’s advancements, and a bunch of very boring people for the most part. Of course the interesting people end up boring too because they have mainly boring people to read and write to.

OK, but that’s not the issue. Let me first say I don’t know M(any) of the people involved in this silliness. The posts on the blog(s) which were deleted were IN NO WAY death threats. Please, talk to Anne Coulter, Pat Robertson, or Bill O’Reilly if you want to learn about death threats.

The blogger making a fuss is some marketing slut. She could very well be using this as an opportunity to further whatever her carpal tunneled agenda is.

There was an interview a while ago by CHAOS Radio of the CCC Berlin with the guys who run thepiratebay.org. Listen to that interview. It’s good. Thepiratebay.org has a policy of no censorship whatsoever. They say (in my words) that censorship has to be all or nothing.

I hate writing. I like talking, so I will be brief.

So, twatface, quit being a primadonna and if you want people to read your blog, try being INTERESTING and more importantly, HAVE A SENSE OF HUMOR ABOUT YOURSELF!

I heard that Robert Scobelly is not blogging for a week in protest.

Thank Goddess. This is so dumb. The net is no place for the humourless.

P.S. HOPING someone dies is very different from threatening to do it. If I say I hope you get cancer, does that mean I’m threatening your life? If the law is so clear, sue the fucker. Seriously. If you’re serious, then you should go all the way instead of making it look like a PR stunt. You (the blogger complaining) are not the president, yet you seem to think presidential secret service protection applies to you. Go all the way. See if you can get the ISP subpoenaed and press charges.

P.P.S. I just found out that the comments ‘hoping that she would die’ were in HER OWN BLOG! This a profane attack on free speech. She should be suing herself!

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12 Comments to “Bullying My Ass! It’s the Internet. Deal with it!”

  1. Richard Haven says:

    You are an ass.

    Freedom of speech does not include the right to threaten; that is assault (look it up). Burning crosses across the street from black families falls into the same class.

    Perhaps you should understand the idea of “quoting”. If I quote someone (e.g. on my blog), that does not mean that I agree with them.

  2. I’m sick of pollyanna attacks on free speech. The only thing that could be construed as a threat was on HER OWN PERSONAL BLOG. That is nobody’s problem but her and her alleged stalker or whatever you call it.

    She’s using this as a PR stunt. You can call me an ASS. I am secure in knowing that I am not one. Perhaps others are not so secure?

  3. Breton says:

    Freedom of speech is important, no doubt. Where would we be without the freedom to disagree, and express our own arguments, and opinions. The comments and images in question (I did find out who you were talking about eventually) do not fall under the banner of arguments, disagreements, or opinions. They are not reasoned rebuttals to things that she has said. They have nothing to do with anything she has posted online. At best, they could be described as Ad Hominem fallacies, but the intent to threaten and intimidate is clear. The problem, is not the content of the comments and blog posts themselves, the problem is the culture that they promote. The culture where it is promoted as perfectly reasonable and acceptable to deride someone not for *who* she is, or what she has said, but for *what* she is.

    You could argue that she is doing this as a PR stunt, and she should write something interesting instead. What would be wrong with that? Is the freedom of these threatening posts more sacred to you than her freedom to babble about things you’re not interested in? Is it more sacred than her freedom to be a drama queen?

    In what way has she threatened their freedom of speech any more than you or they have threatened hers?

  4. @Breton,
    I admit my claim of a PR stunt was kind of lame. I have no way of knowing that. It”s just a guess and not really important to my issue here. But, you ask what could be wong if this were a PR stunt? Well, her actions have concrete effects in the actual world, unlike those of her accusers. Two worthwhile and clever blogs were shut down because of her. That’s the harm and that’s also the answer to your other question: “In what way has she threatened their freedom of speech any more than you or they have threatened hers?” Well in the way that their means of communication is now gone because of one person’s (what I perceive to be) insecurites.

    Her attacks are not insults. THey are much worse. Her intent is to set a precident for stifling certain types of free speech on the internet at a time when personal freedoms are constantly taken away. This, she does, in response to a few people calling her names. That’s ridiculous and she should be ashamed.

    I have never heard of this woman before today and I have only read one post of hers. I don’t know her and do not judge the quality of her content other than the post in question.

  5. chris says:

    I’d have to agree w/ that this is not anything related to free speech…this is someone saying “I’m going to rape and kill you” and then showing photoshopped pictures of it happening. That is a crime.

    My right to swing my fist stops where your face starts. My right to free speech stops where I threaten your safety.

  6. @Chris- Please provide me with the link (or exact quote) from either bobsyeruncle OR meankids in which “i’m going to rape and kill you” appeared. It is my understanding that Ms. Marketing Person *inferred* what the person wrote to mean that while the words written were different.

    Also, you wrote, “My right to swing my fist stops where your face starts.”.

    I am a gay man. I could just as easily claim that you are passive-aggressively threatening me. Alas, I am not a moron.

  7. Breton says:

    The two blogs you speak of were voluntarily shut down, by their owners, because they agreed with her that the threats crossed the line. What she has posted has concrete effects, yes, but I disagree when you argue that the threats do not have concrete effects. Such comments, when coming from a position of authority as they did, go beyond just playing with her emotions as an individual. It promotes a culture of misogynistic sexual objectification of women, and gives it a sheen of legitimacy. It gives the appearance that this disgusting and ineffective (not to mention completely devoid of humor) form of expression is a perfectly valid way object to someone. It isn’t, and it doesn’t matter who you apply it to.

    She is probably overreacting a little bit, but this is not necessarily a bad thing, and I don’t think it’s a bad thing if this type of “free speech” is stifled as a result. Disagree with her, point out faults in her reasoning, even random insults are fine with me. These violent and sexual threats were simply tasteless and irresponsible.

  8. Breton says:

    Okay, so I concede that there probably shouldn’t be a law against this type of speech. My point is that it shouldn’t be socially acceptable.

  9. Richard says:

    @breton: Agreed

  10. Shannon says:

    I also wanted to thank you for playing the whole piece by Tranny Wreck-I sometimes forget that people still get beat up & murdered for purely being who they are. I was really pissed when I heard that other guy. Freaks? I think it takes major guts to change one’s sex and to publicize it. I respect people like that.

  11. Xavier says:

    Scobelizer, Adam Curry et al. are blunt tools.

    I find them to be hopelessly self-serving, self-referential, compulsive public masturbators.

    Let’s not forget the excellence of thought Adam Curry and Dave Winer demonstrated when they were outraged and shocked that the valley of Madge’s taco boasted only synthetic yeast, and then expected people at large to be sympathetic and similarly “tricked.”

    When the clan of self-appointed “A-List” bloggers isn’t 100% occupied having sex with itself, its busy being hopelessly mundane, generating “content” in a bid to remain relevant – updating for the sake of updating.

    The “A-List” blogger is of a style and community unto itself, and I think probably only appears more important. In reality, isn’t it only their core audience that’s paying full, proper, involved attention?

    Ultimately Miss IT Obesity’s attacks are just going to sink into a rarely-clicked archive, she can’t effect real-world change outside her sphere.

    I’d never even heard of Miss IT Obesity until Madge mentioned her.

    As Zsa Zsa says, “long tail, darlink.”

    There’s an easy fix for being attacked-in-passing on your own blog anyway:

    * http://markbernstein.org/May0501/Comments.html
    * http://blogsavvy.net/an-argument-for-getting-rid-of-comments