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When last we left Our Intrepid Hero&#153, he had just received a tongue keyboard-lashing by Dan Riehl for having the chutzpah&#160 to question him.

K’HADIBAK’H:&#160 You were properly chagrined, no doubt.

VENOMOUS:&#160 No doubt.

MERLIN:&#160 You didn’t issue him a CSITMF challenge, did you…?

VENOMOUS:&#160 Of course not.&#160 For now, Riehl is a compatriot, a fellow conservative.&#160 We don’t wish to battle those on our side.

OZY MCCOOL:&#160 You did that with Rusty Shackelford once.

T-BONE MCMANX:&#160 Not to mention Bill Quick.

VENOMOUS:&#160 Grrrrrrr.

ALL:&#160 …

Anyway, I tried posting a response in the thread.&#160 It hit his system & went splash.

MERLIN:&#160 He moderated&#160 you?!

KORRIOTH:&#160 The barbarian!!!

VENOMOUS:&#160 Oh, pipe down.


VENOMOUS:&#160 Besides, it’s not the first time he’s done something like this.

Comments closed, as I’m tired of reading some of you idiots carry on when you don’t have a freaking clue what you’re babbling about.

MERLIN:&#160 What are you always saying, though?&#160 “His blog, his rules”?

VENOMOUS:&#160 Absolutely.&#160 But I’m trying to get through this post here, so if you don’t mind…?

MERLIN:&#160 …


BS, I never did. Do you even read what i write, DV? I’ve said repeatedly, whehter she went to CPAC, or not, is immaterial. I don’t even care. If you won’t take me at my word, then I’m not going to debate you.

Oh, but I am&#160 taking you at your word, Dan.&#160 In fact, in the post where you closed comments, you’d previously said…

Well, now that the disconnect exists, deal with it. We didn’t create the issue, so don’t look for us to solve it. And that Palin would diss CPAC, quite apart from David Keene, in the process, was the final straw for some of us. If she doesn’t have our backs, as we, not David Keene, are what CPAC is all about, then she can take her Fox News audience and do whatever the hell she wants with it. She hasn’t made it appear as those she has the genuine interests of grassroots conservatives at the top of her agenda in any of this.

That doesn’t sound a helluva lot like “immaterial” to me.

And if she wants to dump on Keene, I think she’s wrong, but she can do it. But don’t conflate CPAC with Keene. That’s a superficial understanding of the event and an insult to attendees.

I wouldn’t be so sure that CPAC isn’t about David Keene if I were you.&#160 CPAC is a function of the ACU, is it not?&#160 I mean, go to their web site and at the bottom of the page you find:

© 2009 The American Conservative Union. | .1007 Cameron Street. | .Alexandria, VA 22314
CPAC Phone: (800) 7524391. | .Email: cpac@conservative.org

And Keene has been ACU president for what, now? 25, 26 years?&#160 Sure sounds as if this is at least partly&#160 about him, anyway.

And, given that CPAC is ACU is David Keene, I’m with the Sarahcuda on this.&#160 Our values and ideals are not for sale to the highest bidder.&#160 (At least, they’re not supposed&#160 to be.)&#160 David Keene has made it look as if they are.

I’ve also NEVER said Palin has no right to make money.

Not outright, no.&#160 But I’d still add (as a corollary):&#160 The hell you haven’t.

I’m hearing through sources Sarah Palin is getting $75k to speak at this Tea Party convention. Can anyone confirm that officially? That’s a lot of damned tea.

Sounds to me like a criticism.&#160 Almost as if you didn’t think she had a right to ask for any kind of a speaking fee at all.

If you are unable to comprehend that I would criticize any politician for charging 100k for a TP event, and I’d likely criticize a Limbaugh, or Levin for it, too –

Except Limbaugh & Levin aren’t politicians.&#160 And neither – at least, not currently, anyway – is Sarah Palin.&#160 She is a Fox News analyst and an author.&#160 Not to mention a pretty decent huntress/fisherwoman (if the O’Reilly interview the other night on Fox is any indication).&#160 While she may be a former&#160 politician – and while she may, at some point, re-enter the political arena – she is for the moment&#160 a private citizen.

So tell me, Dan – what the hell right do you have to question what a private citizen makes?

then you have no understanding of my positions. And I have re-stated them often enough.

About all I’ve been able to figure out from a cursory reading of your ramblings is that:&#160 1) you think any criticism of David Keene in re: pay-for-play is “unfair”, 2) you don’t think Sarah Palin has a right to a speaking fee (and, quite honestly, Dan – whether or not the Tea Party convention can pay her isn’t really any of your business, either), and 3) you hate Glenn Beck.

Do I have that about right?

I’m done debating straw men with you, Darth. Think what you want.

Thanks, Dan, I will.&#160 Glad to know I have your permission to.&#160 Mighty white of you.

What I think&#160 is that you’re starting to sound and act just a small bit like Excitable Chucky over at LGF.&#160 You’ve got a damnably thin skin on a couple of things.&#160 Not that you don’t have that right, nor the right to act on it – but it’s reminiscent of how Chuckles began his notorious slide into oblivion.&#160 He started in on people who weren’t deserving – the criticism of Christianity, etc…then the banishments, and the removal of comments.&#160 Until finally, he’s been delinked so often that Truth Laid Bear is spinning in his cave.

You’re a good blogger, and an enjoyable read.&#160 But so used to be Herr Johnson.&#160 I’d hate to see what happened to him happen to you.


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