Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Those of you with children may want to avert their eyes…

Today we take a look into the seamy underbelly of internet comment threads. Little green footballs is quite the sight, quite the sight indeed. Nearly any thread you click on will reveal the madness of it’s members. No, seriously, try to find a thread without some sort of clearly offensive or inflammatory statement. It’s like a scavenger hunt, except the only prize is your own horror! Let’s take a look!

Here’s a nice recent one, Cindy Sheehan always gets the old bloodlust up.

(LGF Original comments in bold, just like those brave boys and girls, my comments in plain old white. And no, I can't jump.)

#1 McJenny50 1/22/2006 08:36PM PST

#2 McJenny50 1/22/2006 08:36PM PST
And nothing profound to say :(

And thus we have set the tone for the entire thread.


"It is not for him to pride himself who loveth his own country, but rather for him who loveth the whole world. The earth is but one country and mankind its citizens." ~
Well Cindy, go live in whole world...anywhere but America.
The good 'ole USA will be better off without you!

I see this recurring theme often, the whole "If yer don't agree, yer can get the HEEELLL OUT!" schtick, even to the extent of them setting up donation funds for "sending them home". I assume that's if you're not native to America, but for many on LGF, it's all good. Pretty sad worldview some people have.


#29 Cato the Elder 1/22/2006 08:55PM PST
Cindy Shithand, citizen of the world, c*nt without a co*ntry.

Hilariously, it only took 29 out of four hundred+ posts to reach this nadir. Looks like you've set the bar Cato the Elder, anyone else want to step up to the plate?

#34 Sarah D. 1/22/2006 09:00PM PST
She's probably still using Casey's insurance money.


Ooh, nice try but Cato is still on top, quick, say "Bitch in the ditch".

She's living off the death of her son.

Contemptible whore.

No wonder hubby's divorcing her.

This is thrilling, I think we have ourselves a tie! Oh no wait, that was Cato the Elder again. That guy must just have venom and bile shooting from his eye sockets 24/7.


Lets not talk about in excess of thirty million abortions since r.v.w. then, eh? How many generations of potential young people murdered does that make?
Your ilk supports some weird stuff that destroys any stupid argument that you can fabricate regarding our efforts to maintain your freedom to spew such "sputum".


That's right ladies and gents. There is No, repeat: no human misery and tradgedy that cannot be equated to the horror of abortion in the republican universe. World war 2? Hiroshima? The holocaust? AIDS in Africa? I've seen them all compared to abortion at one time or another. Yaknow, because a collection of developing cells = a living breathing, fully developed human being. It's the same thing people, like oral sex and anal sex.
#155 EIDE_Interface 1/23/2006 12:14AM PST
Aren't leftists disgusting hypocritical creatures? Here Cindy Shee-man goes feting a brutal Communist dictator for the sole reason he's Hispanic, ergo he must be better then Anglo-saxon Bush!


Okay, I think that one's gonna be the capper. I'm not saying this guy won, I'm just saying that's the last one I'm willing to subject myself to. You want more, hold your nose and go for it. I've got ya covered... and by covered I mean absentmindedly sipping beer and trying to forget all about this.


Blogger teh l4m3 said...

Why oh why would you go there?

Free Republic is where it's at for real juicy, racist wingnuttery.

4:21 PM, January 26, 2006  
Blogger Timmah420 said...

Nah, Freepers are good, (or bad if you will) but nothing compares to the out and out ignorance, racism, and general stuipidity that I've seen on LGF over the years.

Sure Freepers might really go all out for a thread or two, but they run out of stamina too quickly.

LGF'ers will offend you all night long baby.

(BTW, I added your blog to my list but didn't ask permission, so this is me retroactively asking permission, I hope you use the FISA court method of approval...)

4:51 PM, January 26, 2006  
Blogger GM Roper said...

Interesting post. Of course, there are those on the right who will point to Atrios or Kos and can say essentially the same thing that you said regarding LGF or even of Free Republic. The other side of the coin is, that each of the sites mentioned has its own class of frequent reader/commenter and neither side (left-right that is)has a monopoly on "blothics"

12:12 PM, January 28, 2006  
Blogger Timmah420 said...

Well the post about ethics was seperate from the post about LGF, the LGF post was strickly poking fun at it's readership, some Kossers aren't much better, although on average I find them to be more palatable than their counterparts, as they tend to refrain from out and out racism.

The business about ethics was because the moderator from a different site was changing the comments I'd made.

4:31 PM, January 28, 2006  
Blogger Chief RZ said...

I agree, there are plenty of comments on some liberal blogs that are offensive. Some people even use #$%@# on some middle-right blogs. I do not use and refuse to continue discourse with those who use profanity or disrespect others or other's religions. Some of you may be too young to remember. I was a radio station manager at USC, and we subscribed to the NAB--National Association of Broadcaster's code of good conduct.

12:10 PM, February 09, 2006  
Blogger Timmah420 said...

What is #$%@# supposed to mean?

Don't get me wrong here, I use profanity on a daily basis. Profanity can be a powerful tool, just look up the rudepundit.

I'm more concerned with the unchecked and often irrational aggression towards people they may never meet. There is a strong element of overgeneralization as well, as they often refuse to discuss the individual merit of a single idea without sticking some sort of poorly concieved label on it.

1:20 PM, February 09, 2006  

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