So here’s an exchange from Gerbil Report™:
When I started this blog, I was very intentional that I was not going to lie or even intentionally mislead in any way (except spoofs and April Fools jokes). I wasn’t going to say that a weak argument was strong. At this point RS1_ who said that I lie incessantly had taken more than two hours to come up with anything. If I called someone a liar, I would have at least one example at hand, like these contradictory statements from Carl Gallups:
“And then number 5—Mike Zullo made it clear that unless you hear information and announcements on Freedom Friday or from me, Carl Gallups, or from the PPSimmons News and Ministry Network, it did not come from him.”
“I am not an official spokesperson for Mike Zullo.”
RS1_ came up with something.
It’s mostly images, so I’ll post an image. The hyperlink at the end is to the Free Republic, and is relevant to the discussion.
So here is my response:
Well you tried.
First let me clear up YOUR confusion about my ban at the Free Republic. The reference I made to ideological banning at FR refers to my ban in December of 2008 (what I described as over a year ago in 2010). I actually wrote an article on my other blog about the ban
The second ban, ostensibly for lying, was in 2010. I didn’t remember it when I commented on October 22, 2010 BECAUSE IT HADN’T HAPPENED YET, DILDO. That second ban was October 30, 2010 a week later.
But did I really lie in 2010? Here’s the story from 2010:
Dancing Rabbit said at the Free Republic: “There are so many Founders quoting Vattel during the Convention I cannot list them all.”
And I said: “Given that de Vattel’s name is not mentioned once in the records of the Constitutional convention, I think this pretty much ends the toleration of your lies on this web site.”
At that point I was banned from FR for lying, and not given an opportunity to respond.
In fact, there is one exchange during the Constitutional convention where Vattel comes up (not more than someone can list) and I had missed it. So what I said wasn’t true, but I didn’t lie about it. I was just wrong. I never claimed to be perfect. Subsequently, when discussing this topic, I accurately report what I learned. There has never been any intentional deception. Why would anyone lie about something that is easily verified or disproven? But if I lied, then Dancing Rabbit lied too. Why wasn’t he banned? It’s ideological bias at FR.
Since that time, after learning about my mistake, I’ve gotten it right, and not only have I gotten it right, I have found and published references to Vattel that the Birthers didn’t even know about:
I also got it wrong when I said on another occasion that Vattel was not mentioned in Kettner’s “The Development of American Citizenship, 1608-1870” which I had read, but missed the single irrelevant mention in the book. I fixed that mistake when I found out about it.
Dragging Canoe, who posted at my blog under Dragging Canoe, Dancing Rabbit, Rowena, E. Vattel, PseudoObama, and tallbull was indeed banned partly for being an asshole and partly because of the sock puppets.
So if that’s the best you got, I think your charge of “incessant liar” will just not stand. Come on, there are over 3,000 articles on my blog. If I lie incessantly, you ought to be able to find SOMETHING.
Well, RS1_ finally got it, and graciously admitted defeat:
RS1_: Kiss off bullshitter. You lie all the time and you kiss lying Obama butt
Here is a Free Republic thread from 2008 where I was interacting with RS1_ (presumably “Red Steel”) at a time just before the Dr. Conspiracy character was born. I was “kwdavids.” Red Steel didn’t seem to understand my comment, replying with a completely irrelevant objection. There was no announcement that I can find on Free Republic about my ban. My last post was December 20, 2008, and I wrote about the ban at Blog or Die! on December 26. Whether any comments by me between those times were deleted, I don’t know. There was certainly nothing offensive in he posts that remain to justify a banning except that I occasionally pointed out inconvenient facts for birthers. I was polite and I didn’t post a lot. Still when I tried to sign in, I got the message “banned sleeper troll.”
Dr. Conspiracy didn’t appear as a character when the blog started. For example on December 28, I wrote an article titled, “OCT admin featured on Dr. Orly Blog.” It may be that the “Dr. Conspiracy” image was added later, or that it was being introduced in the article (I think the former is the case). Then there was this snippet from December 31, 2008:
You can’t read that on the page because it is an “excerpt” element, but you see it on the list of pages when you search for “admin.”
Now all this is important for the understanding of the 2010 Free Republic comment I made to Dr. Ken. I said:
It is conceivable that I registered or attempted to register an account at Freeperville in the dim past. More likely, they never approved the account if I had tried.
I was responding in a thread on an article where it was said that the Free Republic bans ID’s that have never been registered, and in particular “drconspiracy”. In response to that I said that I didn’t remember registering an account at FR with the implicit addition “as Dr. Conspiracy.” Dr. Conspiracy didn’t have an account at Free Republic at that time, and in fact didn’t exist.