It Passes For Critique

Brian Lambert took umbrage to Joe Doakes’ and my dissection of Eric Black’s anti-gun piece last week in the MinnPost, which cited a justifiably obscure theory by Dr. Carl Bogus.

Look out! It’s gun owners! At least, according to the MinnPost. I can just see the “job” interviews at the MinnPost; “do you now, or have you ever, supported an originalist interpretation of the Tenth Amendment, or ever blasphemed against the Commerce Clause?” Behold the liberal alt-media.

And Lambert took after that dissection with the keen analytical mind and the rapier logic I’ve associated with Lambo for the 26 years I’ve known him:

At the conservative consortium blog True North, Mitch Berg goes after our Eric Black on the issue of … “gun grabbin’ ”: [lengthy quote from my piece removed] The sweat stains are showing among our gun-fondling friends.

“Grabbin’”.

“Fondlin’”.

Must be that “reporter badge” doing the talking.

Er, “talkin’”.

The 2nd Amendment movement is winning this one.

35 thoughts on “It Passes For Critique

  1. Check out Gisleson’s incoherent comment below the Lambert piece. It includes this definition of ‘fascism’, which seems to be entirely Gisleson in origin:

    Fascism is a political system in which you get to say and do anything to gain power, never have to reconcile your lies, and you always get to be on the attack because fascism is only about power and issues are just camouflage for their real agenda: absolute power wielded absolutely.

    What in the Hell is ‘absolute power wielded absolutely’?
    I would guess that there are personal insecurity issues and parental issues behind that rant. But what use is it being a liberal if you can’t inflict your neuroses on the 60% of society that doesn’t care to listen to you?

  2. Actually, I’m even more amused by the comment on Lambert’s piece from the lovely and talented Mark “Norwegianity” Gisleson, who wants Godwin’s Law repealed because he is bitter that he doesn’t get to compare you to Lord Haw Haw without getting called on it, even though he did it anyway.

    Apparently the comment moderation on MinnPost is only for Swiftee.

  3. Shot in the Dark claims Bogus’ theory was soundly repudiated by legal scholars and rejected by the high court.

    Shot in the Dark claims MinnPost dredged up Bogus’ discredited theory as part of an orchestrated campaign to play the race card on gun control.

    Lambert responds to these claims by pointing to . . . armpits.

    I must have missed that day in Logic class.

  4. “Fascism is a political system in which you get to say and do anything to gain power, never have to reconcile your lies, and you always get to be on the attack because fascism is only about power and issues are just camouflage for their real agenda: absolute power wielded absolutely.”

    Kinda describes Barry’s 1st term and the bottom line of his speech of yesterday.

  5. Yeah, the projection is kind of obvious, isn’t it, Scott Hughes? The ideology that makes it the business of the State what kind of light bulbs you use, and what criteria you use to determine who you will or will not do business with, is against political systems that wield absolute power.

  6. Eh, Lambert’s key-board is a bio-hazard for all the poo-flinging he does. He’s hardly worth taking seriously unless you’re with the health department. I would really like, however, to see Eric Black respond to your post instead of sending out the flying monkeys. I’ve talked to Black briefly a couple of times and he seems a thoughtful type, albeit with blind spots (as many of us have). Curious to see how he’d defend or illuminate his approach.

  7. Night;

    I doubt that he would do that. Lefties are great at dropping dropping steaming piles on conservative web sites, a la Doggy, but rarely stay around to face facts. It’s much more comforting to them to comment where they have a support network with the same “blind spots.”

  8. Terry, Speaking of light bulbs, I saw a commercial for Target last night for like a 2-pak of bulbs for +$25. And another commercial which I don’t really remember for 1 bulb for like $49 (had to be LED). I’m staying calm for now because I’m certain there’s a reckoning coming for the vile bastards that have brought us to this.

  9. The hallmark of totalitarianism is the guiding hand of the state in every public institution. No civic or church groups, or professional associations, or labor unions, are allowed to operate without the permission and control of the centralized state. Conservatives find this idea abhorrent. Liberals like it.
    Imagine what liberals would do to the NRA if they had their chance.

  10. What? Lamborghini is twaddle spewin’ on the MinnPost? Imagine my surprise! I guess he feels a lot more empowered, as does Black, now that a conservative free censorship protocol has been instituted.
    Ya got to give Gisleason some slack, Mr D… Poor little puke ain’t been right in the head since he forced me to bitchslap him a few years ago.

  11. Poor little puke ain’t been right in the head since he forced me to bitchslap him a few years ago.

    That explains why he’s known on the street as “Tuning Fork.”

  12. The liberal state knows no bounds:

    A Stanford professor and author of The Population Bomb recently published a paper in a scientific journal re-emphasizing climate change and population growth pose existential threats to humanity and in an interview with Raw Story said that giving people the right to have as many children as they want is “a bad idea.”

    Conservatives do not want to ‘eradicate’ gays or any other human beings. But the totalitarian impulse of liberals demands it.

  13. Thomas Swiftee Swift has not shown his face on MinnPost since before the last election. Had he the laughter might have been enough to make him buy a plantation in South Carolina.

    His claim that MinnPost censors those of the conservative persuasion is nonsense.

    And the brave Mitch Berg has not attempted to post there, discretion being the better part of valor, right Mitch?

  14. “Josiah”.

    Er, Swiftee was *banned* at MinnPost. Hard to comment when you’re banned.

    I don’t leave comments on MinnPost. It’s partly because I rarely leave comments anywhere, even places I enjoy. And partly because the MinnPost comment section has become a fever-swamp echo chamber of very little actual value to anyone. It’s not so much “cowardice” as it is “time is valuable, and I don’t waste it”. The MinnPost comment section is a waste of time.

  15. Simply untrue that Swiftee has been banned at MinnPost.

    Check with Don Effenberger if you care about facts.

    You duck debate on MinnPost because you would get your clock cleaned.

    That is all.

  16. “Check with Don Effenberger if you care about facts.”

    This “fact”, I don’t particularly care about.

    “you would get your clock cleaned”

    I’m sure I’d get shouted down by the mass of echo-chamber swampies – which is most of the clientele over there. I’d win on facts. As I do, every time I get into an actual debate. But who cares? Participating in MinnPost is of no importance to me.

    I don’t “duck debate”; I ignore the MinnPost comment section. It’d be an “investment” of time with no payback, ever. The debate that matters is elsewhere – not in the left’s comfy little fever swamp, among a bunch of lefty intellectual onanists.

    But I’ll tell you what, “Josiah”; make the case. Why SHOULD I waste my time at MinnPost? Make an affirmative case (hint: “what are you, teh scared?” is not an affirmative case).

    Stick around SITD. You might learn something.

    And eventually get the balls to use your real name.

  17. Berg admits he doesn’t care about facts.

    His claim that Swiftee has been banned at MinnPost is a lie and he knows it.

    Stick around on SITD comments section, Mr. Berg. You might learn something,, but I doubt it.

    You’ve just admitted that facts don’t mean anything to you. That says a lot about this site.

    You’d win any debate? Pathetic. Prove it.

    That is all.

    Oh and let us know Joe Doake’s name? I guess anonymity is OK for some, but not all. Sorta like your sock puppet accounts and those of Swiftee.

  18. Hah! It IS Gleason!

    Busted, Bill! Your “pathetic” little ego just can’t bear the thought that I’m not paying attention to you, can it? 18 months of ignoring you on Twitter must leave you really, really sad, mustn’t it?

  19. Poor little BergBrain. He can’t even get away with lying on Sh*t in the Dark.

    Pretty pathetic.

    Ciao, Gramps

  20. Oh, yes. For the 1000th time, “ciao”. And I don’t lie – here, there or anywhere.

    Citizens of Minnesota – that’s where your tax dollars go.

  21. Mitch here. I’ll edit “Professor” Gleason’s comment with the actual facts.

    ———-

    GLEASON: You lied about Swiftee being banned on MinnPost.

    FACT: “Lie” would imply I knew. It was an “error”, assuming it’s not true. And since you said it’s not, I’ll assume it is until a sane person tells me.

    GLEASON: And then admitted that facts don’t matter here.

    FACT: No. I admitted you don’t matter here.

    GLEASON: Pitiful, Gramps.

    FACT: Your fixation with my family is downright unseemly. I think another trip to the U is in order.

    GLEASON: Ciao, ciao, bambino.

    FACT: Make it for real this time. Or maybe I’ll do it for you.

  22. “Professor”

    It really, really torks you that I ignore you, doesn’t it?

    Because you know that as long as I ignore you, you remain utterly powerless. As you seem to be in real (offline) life.

    In all honesty, I feel only pity for you.

    (And a little derision…)

  23. Lie because you now know that Swiftee has not been banned and refuse to admit that you were wrong. You don’t lie. You mispeak. You could have checked with Mr. Effenberger and admitted that you were mistaken.

    But Right Wing Nut Job radio commentators will never admit they were wrong. As Mr. Gisleson pointed out on MinnPost. And neither you, nor other cowards posting here, had the nerve to respond.

    I think this says a lot about you.

    Do you really think anyone is fooled by this, Mr. Berg?

    That is all, Gramps.

  24. Lie because you now know that Swiftee has not been banned and refuse to admit that you were wrong. You don’t lie. You mispeak. You could have checked with Mr. Effenberger and admitted that you were mistaken.

    Nobody cares.

    But Right Wing Nut Job radio commentators will never admit they were wrong. As Mr. Gisleson pointed out on MinnPost. And neither you, nor other cowards posting here, had the nerve to respond.

    Respond to a bunch of nutters like you, or a train wreck like Gisleson? Why yes…

    I think this says a lot about you.

    Yep. It means I don’t suffer fools.

    Do you really think anyone is fooled by this, Mr. Berg?

    Nobody is fooled. You’re a psycho, you need to be on medication, and probably subject to legal sanction.

  25. And you see every tweet I post. No one is fooled

    The ones that leak through, I ignore.

    Or mock, and then ignore.

  26. You mean like you are doing now?

    Finally, a legit point.

    The thing is, I’d actually welcome a real debate on real issues with real people. But what you’ve seen here is pretty much what you get in the MinnPost comment section; the disturbed, the intellectual onanists and the anonymous geniuses in love with the sight of their own blather vigorously chanting in unison.

    Think Mark Gisleson could hold his own in an actual debate on any issue, much less the 2nd Amendment with me? I’d welcome the chance to shred him, or Brian Lambert, in an actual debate.

    Not in a plague-ship like the MinnPost’s beleaguered comment section.

  27. After again suffering the unhinged rantings of Psychobilly Gleason after the blissful time without his odor stinking up this place, I can only think of one thing: Buzz Lightyear telling Woody, “You are a sad, sick little man.”

    Gleason, you are the PERFECT example of why strong background checks are needed for firearms purchases.

  28. The Minnpost does not publish my comments. Call that what you want.

    I join with Mitch in a hearty belly laugh though. Poor little kook got tired of raving in the dark on Twitter, so he comes over here to do a little asshat dance for us. Bwahahahahahahahahahaha!

    I would say you’re a complete waste of flesh Prof Creepy, but you *are* great amusement!

  29. BTW I would be remiss if I didn’t point out that Prof Gleason’s desire for me, or Mitch to make a complete ass of him in public again has got to be a symptom any psychotherapist would recognize.

    Got to the point shredding him felt like pulling the wings off flies.

  30. This thread had been dormant so as I played catch-up on the comments I looked for a clue in one of “Josiah’s” offerings. Ah well, our denizen of the Ivory Tenure didn’t give me much to go on – and certainly nothing in the way of documentation or argument in support of Eric Black’s premise. While I’d still like to see an explanation of the way Dr. Bogus’s report came front and center with little vetting, one reason might be that Black was simply impressed with the gravitas and credibility of Dr. Bogus in comparison to Prof. Gleason.

  31. Re: “lying”

    While this little rant doesn’t rise to libel, I’ll advise Gleason to have a care with how he expresses his mental illness in writing.

    I said The Minnpost doesn’t publish my comments. You and F-inBurger can call that what you want, I won’t waste my time playing games with unintelligent buffoons.

    But be advised, fool.

    My attorney has the record of your past libel ( and it was libel), and he has assured me that a repeat performance will establish a pattern that makes it worth litigating.

    My law talking dude doesn’t fuck around Prof Creepy… ask your pal Matt McNeil.

    That is all, fool. You may now return to raving to the darkness.

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