I think I had a string of pretty good articles there, but nothing worth writing about is coming to mind to follow them. There are a few things going on. We have the Walter Fitzpatrick III arraignment transcript [thanks, Rickey]. Some candidates for office mention the birth certificate thing. Sharon Meroni is trying to blackmail candidates in Illinois to cough up their birth certificates. I learned that my brother-in-law is a birther today. Orly Taiz claims she’s going to appeal her sanctions to the US Supreme Court. Nothing worth an article.
So I wrote this so that if someone wants to say something it won’t accumulate on the other articles and make those pages too slow to display.
While I’ve had nothing to write, I’ve been doing maintenance on the blog. The FAQ has been reformatted. The Docket has been updated. A big project has been the refactoring of the menu system. There are fewer menus up top, and some items have been consolidated. I added my first off-site menu link under the docket to the Birther Scorecard. I’ve add some other bookmark items.
I was really disappointed by the discussion over IP addresses and sock puppets that just occurred under the Oh No! thread (it’s been moved, by the way, to the Great Mother of All Off-Topic Comment Dumps topic). By the way, under the new blog setup, you can’t comment on things in the Dump.
What went wrong in that discussion thread was that some folks here based an argument on information they really didn’t have. They jumped to the conclusion that I had observed the same IP addresses from several screen names. The ensuing argument was between one person who said a logically true statement designed to mislead, that all the messages didn’t come from the same computer, and others trying to defend the conclusion jumped to. Then I saw stuff about 97% and 1:10,000 odds and I thought we’d started talking about Obama’s legal fees again. The quality of information about computer networks was spotty in places. The result was a huge argument: misleading v. uninformed, that devolved into a pissing match.