Tubes on fire

A funny thing happened on Facebook today. I followed a link to where The Legion of Dome was commenting about the slowness of the news day and inviting press releases. So in the spur of the moment, I sent him one. And look what happened.

Up until today, I've had only rave reviews, including a couple of fan letters and a fan "call" too. But now that the news has spread to the Dome, I've heard from a person there named Tangoz, who wrote:

This book of fiction is just another way for him to unleash his fury against people who disagree with him.

This isn't a case of judging a book by its cover, but by its author. I can understand the temptation.

Comments

Tangoz?

Wasn't that the online pseudonym for a Wake County Republican candidate this fall?

Dan Besse

Egregious stupidity

It exists. This guy wasn't just your average idiot. No, he was perhaps the most extraordinarily stupid person to post on any subject at any time in any forum. Even the also extraordinarily idiotic GOP regulars at TAP were impatient with him.

That even such exemplars of cretinism as "Dap" and "Truth" (who was, as we discovered, lying about his gender for the duration of his time under that pseudonym), not to mention the multiple "Anonymice," were embarrassed by the sheer moronicity (no, I don't think it's a real word, but it works) of Mr. Terrell's contributions should suggest just how abysmal was Mr. Terrell's ability to comprehend or comment upon simple concepts.

Does this sound harsh? Ok, it's harsh. But he ran for office, insisted he wanted to be elected, and therefore, if he was at least honest, sought to represent constituents.

If you thought Dubya was a dud, you can appreciate why persons familiar with Mr. Terrell's idea of a political campaign was offensive on multiple levels to those of us who can no longer laugh off banal or egregiously stupid characters who seek to make or amend the laws we all have to live by.

Good ole, Paul Terrell the

Good ole, Paul Terrell the Third or as I like to call him, Trey. He basically called me a friend of the Nazis yesterday! He tries hard but there's not really much there. Hey Bru you left me all by my self over there! How about someone going over and explain why unions aren't an instrument of the devil. I'm beating my head against the wall. :>)

I'm a moderate Democrat.

I'm about halfway through

...and I am really enjoying it. I am not a terribly good book reviewer, but I'll give it a shot when I am done. The holidays, what with all the eating, drinking and all, have slowed me down, but I'll be finished in the next few days.

Oh Huh, Huh, Huh,

I don't know if you picked up on this, but those folks ain't what I'd call half-way educable. The maturity level by men who are apparently old enough to be grandfathers is roughly akin to the average ten year old who still hasn't been taught table manners, and for the trouble it takes to decipher their poorly written screeds, I am rewarded by a sense of having debased myself.

Sometimes there really is such a thing as a stupid question. If corresponding with Dap and Choo and Tangoz hasn't established that, nothing will.

Geez, even if a person can find common ground in musical tastes, how much fun is it to realize that you and an unabashed racist enjoy similar tunes? I think the site is dominated by white supremacists. There's no question about the homophobia. It makes a person feel kinda filthy.

I enjoy reading Gary and Carter, and have to admit that every now and then the gnashing of teeth and tearing of hair over Obama's election gives me a giggle, but to actually engage the cretins in conversation? Sure, it gives them a thrill that they've been thrown a crumb, but I wind up feeling I should shower with harsh detergents and sandpaper.

I'm going to convert em all!

I'm going to convert em all! I guess I just enjoy offering a counterpoint to their rants.

I'm a moderate Democrat.

You are a dear, good, worthy soul

and will have multiple karmic rewards.

My contrasting attitude on this issue is just one of the reasons I'll be roasting in hell for a few extra millenia.

Jealous bitter old men who never did anything

positive with their own lives are the very worst most horrible bastards around when they see somebody else has succeeded. Their fury is inversly proportional to the other person's success or good deed. They are also prone to lie with abandon about their own lives and exploits. In my experience, these are imutable laws of "old man" behavior. Take that for what it's worth. :-)

"They took all the trees and put them in a tree museum Then they charged the people a dollar 'n a half just to see 'em. Don't it always seem to go that you don't know what you've got till it's gone? They paved paradise and put up a parking lot."

But it's worse than that, Leslie

Paul "Tangoz" Terrell is kind of young. I don't think he's had time to become bitter yet.

Now ME, I've had time!

LOL... yeah, but I'm not sure age

has a lot to do with becoming bitter when you're a conservative white male in 21st century America. All of a sudden there's all these "other" people (women, queers, messikins, asians, blacks, etc.) he has to compete even-steven with to get ahead ... The indignity!!

i'm just sayin' ... Life used to be a lot easier for "good guys" like him. I could be wrong, but that's what I've seen with the men I've grown up around.

"They took all the trees and put them in a tree museum Then they charged the people a dollar 'n a half just to see 'em. Don't it always seem to go that you don't know what you've got till it's gone? They paved paradise and put up a parking lot."

I told a conservative white male

who I was romantically entangled with 25 years ago that this was what he has scared of. He didn't understand it himself, but I sure did.

I've seen and heard the bitterness

And I think it's pretty common. Lots of (straight white) males seem to feel oppressed these days (over the last few years) and are quick to vent their rage, fury and impotence. I like hearing it because it gives me a window into what they're thinking and how their mind, um, "works."

Us old, staight, southern,

Us old, staight, southern, white, moderate males aren't bitter at all now. Don't go lumping us in that bunch! I do however sometimes feel like the redheaded stepchild at some of the Democratic party meetings! Oh and our minds don't really "work" unless they have to and there are only about three things we are ever thinking about so the window is wide open.

I'm a moderate Democrat.

I'm Sorry, "Huh!"

Honesty==-I wasnt thinking of you and your ilk when I wrote that. And I normally wouldnt write such a comment but Leslie's comment--which I could relate to, being a feminist and a female--incited me. I was thinking of all the bull I've heard for a long time from people who resent and fear change, and try to keep others down. Sorry again--

No need to be sorry. I was

No need to be sorry. I was trying to be funny! Believe me I know all those guys Leslie and you were describing. Heck they are my buds! I have to listen to them gripe and complain all the time. Slowly but surely I very carefully offer a different perspective to them and sometimes it actually gets some of them thinking a little differently. Some not so much.....they just think I'm a little odd. :>)

I'm a moderate Democrat.

What I love about the Democratic Party

is that we include everyone - even "old, staight, southern, white, moderate males". I've felt out of place at local party meetings as well, but I figure it's better to be there than to not. Same for you, my friend. Be there and be heard. :)

Ouch !

How Un-PC of you, Leslie !

Accurate, I'm sad to say....but still...............

The best thinking is independent thinking.

:-) Then no doubt Bill O, Sean and Rush are

very proud of me at the moment. Wonder what circle of hell that qualifies me for?

"They took all the trees and put them in a tree museum Then they charged the people a dollar 'n a half just to see 'em. Don't it always seem to go that you don't know what you've got till it's gone? They paved paradise and put up a parking lot."

Fortunately for Bill O, I do not believe in

hitting first. ;-)

::::this is a reply to Linda::::

"They took all the trees and put them in a tree museum Then they charged the people a dollar 'n a half just to see 'em. Don't it always seem to go that you don't know what you've got till it's gone? They paved paradise and put up a parking lot."

Well, I could go with you.

I could provoke him (trust me) into losing it, and then ...

Actually I think it would be more fun

to sit back and watch you pulverize his made-up right-wing Tinkerbell fantasies data and make his head explode. :-)

"They took all the trees and put them in a tree museum Then they charged the people a dollar 'n a half just to see 'em. Don't it always seem to go that you don't know what you've got till it's gone? They paved paradise and put up a parking lot."

linda, don't provoke...

I just want you to set the dogs on him...literally...hahaha