Rather than let its readers be polluted by the outside world, they have decided to turn inward and censor any and all pro-Obama commenters.
To whom it may concern,
If you voted for or support Obama your comments are no longer welcome here. Since I will be forced to purchase something against my free will and my tax dollars will continue to be used to murder innocent babies. I choose to abort any and all pro-Obama comments posted here that I come across. Don’t like it? Tuff shit! Oh, and masking your IP won’t work in the long run.
So that gives me some more free time. The move seems popular on the site, with comments like:
About time you flushed these turds. A+
the commie scum that posted here were just paid antagonist anyway, good riddance
Good, now they will go to their stupid blogs and cry about censorship. [well duh, what do you think? Doc]
you don’t have to post the obots BS, good for you! they are icky, gross people, and I prefer to communicate with real people.
This is the best news I’ve heard all day! Thank you, ORYR!
What a WONDERFUL new year suprise (sic)——————–the one thing these narcissistic "obotomy" blind followers hate is being IGNORED!
T H A N K Y O U !!!
Their drivel and distortions are a waste of time that can never be supported by FACTS !!!
I left this parting shot:
I voted for Obama, so I will go away. If you want to contact me, you know where to look.
doc: If you want to contact me, you know where to look.
you left yourself wide open there, doc
i can just imagine all of the places (like hell) they can come up with
I found this phrase interesting: “Since I will be forced to purchase something against my free will…”
I presume he’s referring to health insurance. I do find it surprising how many wingnuts are incensed that they will have to buy health insurance, given that the vast majority of Americans already have health insurance and therefore will not be required by the ACA to buy it. I hope I don’t appear cynical, but frankly I suspect ORYR is BSing here.
Besides which, what does this have to do with anything. It’s his blog, it’s his right to set the rules. Whiny excuses are not necessary.
He/she/it proposes to use the massive resultant savings in bandwidth (heh), to help pay for something he already has? Or has the ORYR master been privatizing his gains and socializing his losses by going w/o insurance? Unless he’s cash-only all the way, and committed to refusing care he can’t afford, i call hypocrite.
Abortions are not taxpayer funded. Abortions are not taxpayer funded. Abortions are … oh fuhgettabouddit.
And this is your justification for censorship? What a dope. You don’t need a reason. It’s your site. Get some conviction.
This move will only result in them eating there own. They’ll find a new Other.
I see John is over there shilling his “Doom is Nigh! Command your Congresspuppet to Object!” routine, and The Faithful aren’t having any of it. They don’t want to here that It’s Over in a few days. 4 years with no hope? That’s a tough sell.
They really do give John a lot of crap over there. They tell John his plan is hopeless, but then they expect Taitz and Klayman to get results.
You know you’re in a strange place when John is the voice of reason.
Delusions of grandeur.
My two posts:”What about those of us who don’t support Obama and don’t post pro-Obama, but are anti-birther? Do we get to post? Or is it, in reality, that you simply won’t allow any post that isn’t a birther post?
I suspect the latter. Birthers only demand free speech when it’s THEIR speech.
I wonder if you’ll have the courage to even allow this question to be asked? ”
“My comment wasn’t designed to suggest that censoring me would be anti-constitutional. I was really meaning to refer to the amount of dripping and moaning that most birthers do on other sites where they go to be as obnoxious as possible, and then when they are admonished or moderated, they drip and moan about “free speech” and how badly they’re being done by.
Of course it has always been that very few birther sites will allow any dissenting posts at all from anyone. Broadly speaking, nobody censors like a birther site. Birthers don’t like being disagrees with.
This site was an exception, in that it did allow some dissenting opinions to remain in the comments section, exhibiting a very rare and almost reasonable tolerance of non-birther postings.
This site was an exception…. until now, of course. Like pretty much all the other birther blogs, this site owner has decided to isolate himself and his followers from any and all criticism. I don’t agree with that, but like you said, it’s a privately owned blog and you can do as you like.
It’s not like it’s going to make a difference anyways. Birther sedition has been a failure since it’s inception. Four+ years, 195 losses in court, Zero wins, and a complete failure to get anyone sane to listen to birther anti-American delusions have shown what you birthers will never allow yourself to admit.
You’re just plain wrong.
I hope you’ll at least have the courage to let this post remain onsite a little before you ban me. I’m a life-long conservative and I’ve never voted for a democrat in my life…. and I certainly don’t support Obama’s policies…. but I realize that you cannot allow yourselves to admit that birtherism isn’t the conservative bastion you pretend it to be, and a real conservative, like myself, is more of a threat to your self-delusions than any liberal/democrat could ever be.”
Well said. I’ll be stunned if it gets through.
I posted the following on the same comment, noting the hypocrisy of stating pro-Obama commentary will be removed, when what he really means is only pro-birefr comments will be allowed. I also took a poke at his psychological need to justify his action. It’s his site, he can do what he wants!
I’ve never posted there. I assume it won’t appear any time soon.
LOL! I know… they really live in a backwards Bizarro-world insanity…!
So sad but true! LMAO!
When right-wingers gripe about being “forced to buy health insurance,” here’s what I always say:
“It’s interesting how the liberal components of Obamacare are highly popular, while the Republican/Corporate component (the mandate) is widely hated.”
Not that that’s a bad thing. Totally understandable that the industry would say “the only way we can afford to cover pre-existing conditions, stop recisions, etc. etc. would be if we had millions more customers.”
But folks need to be reminded where that idea came from.
While I think john’s opinions are illogical and ill-informed, he’s been pretty polite in the face of some crushing responses to his loopy comments. In a couple of weeks, after all of john’s hopes are dashed, just think how sad he’ll be. Don’t forget to offer him a few uplifting emoticons the next time you respond to him.
I got his uplifting emoticon… right here…
Inbreeding is never a good idea.
I guess I should take the Glenn Beck approach and not allow the word ORYR to appear on the blog, and call them “the web site that must not be named.”
Maybe we could organize a charity to send packages to fact-starved birthers behind the Iron Firewall.
Never been there, have no interest in their drivel.
Their children will be born with the tail of a pig.
Isn’t that what we’ve been trying to do for the past four years?
Horse, water, not drinking.
“Dealio” keeps calling for marches on Washington and a revolt.
And yet he never seems willing to take that first step. And nobody calls him out for being a coward.
The wingers love Thomas Paine for the pep talk, but hate the actual doing of things. Sounds like work.
Imagine what would happen if the tea party rabble actually did rise up and occupy the capital. Pretend they somehow motivate enough manpower to physically occupy the Capitol and take most of Congress hostage. Maybe they even go nuts and kill a few of their favorite bogeymen. What would happen? Well, duh, the military would handle it.
OK, pretend they manage to compromise the military. Any successful Revolution requires control of a nation’s military. Now more than ever.
So there they are, occupying the Capitol. And they don’t have a clue as to what to do with it.
Their masters (the money) would step in, say thank you very much, make some politcal replacements and go back to business as usual. Its politics by other means, an extreme way to get around the ballot box. Thanks useful idiots, now go back home.
Or hey, let’s say they really go nuts. Manage to—oops—pull the Capitol down into anarchy, which leads to a new Reign of Terror. The military is forced to impose martial law, and a strong man or men (the JCs, likely) impose order. The revolutionaries would be sent back home, forcefully, if need be. The JCs would restore Constitutional order, call for a new Congress, etc. The President and/or VP, would return and resume office, or the plan of succession would be followed. Back to business as usual.
Unless the JCs are really in on it. Say they liquidate Congress, shut SCOTUS, and send the Executive into exile. Then what? They attempt to hold 50 state gov’ts hostage? Danggit, they would have to compromise them as well.
This revolution stuff is a lot of work!
Pretty much. These cretinous clowns are nothing more than decrepit and lazy old blowhards with blatantly false bravado. All sound and fury without either a backbone NOR a clue to go with it…
As you noted, if they could get off their lazy duffs to do anything, they’d then flounder and fail and be clueless on their own. No, they would need the backing of some of their cynical manipulators to use them as useful idiots and cannon fodder…and as you said, then send them packing afterwards…
I agree. I do appreciate his politeness, despite how frustrating his endless dunderheadedness comes across, especially after years of covering this. Yes, he should certainly know better by now. Yes, he’s maddeningly deluded, completely brainwashed by Birther BS and a slavish devotee of their Cult and its inept, crazy “leaders”.
But he at least usually comes off as just crazy and delusional and unlike most of the others, not an insufferable jerk. So I give him credit for that and really do wish he could finally move to a healthier stage in his grieving process on having to accept Obama as President.
I bear no ill will towards John himself – it is only his silly ideas and statements I take severe issue with. I really hope he can move on to more productive things with his life someday soon….
Occasionally, they meet at Waffle House and plot mass murder by dispersing poison gas on a major Atlanta highway.
Birthers want a return to the Founding Fathers when only white, wealthy men had rights.
The reaction at ORYR is predictable according to all known studies of the actions of cults when their beliefs are not validated by real-world events. They tune out contrary views and opinions even more aggressively. George Lakoff writes about this tendency among authoritarian followers in his book “Moral Politics”. If you try to feed people with a rigid worldview facts that contradict that worldview, they tune out the facts because any other response leads to acute cognifive dissonance.
I hope the Birthers on ORYR enjoy their ghetto.
Wouldn’t that pretty much exclude folks like Orly, Pambly, Butter, etc from doing their shenanigans?
And Orly seems to have had no problem supporting anti-semites.
Poor birthers. Their muse is Irony.
Looks to me like ORYR is just now adopting Doc’s tactics.
More importantly, Amazon has the tape of Buckley interviewing Alinsky.
Alinsky comes across as perfectly reasonable, with admiration for the founding principles and little use for those who talk the liberty/participatory democracy talk but don’t walk the walk.
It’s little wonder that B.O. and H.C. have use for Alinsky, but given Alinsky’s disdain for sanctimonious hypocrites, it’s clear he’d have little use for b.o. or h.c. (or K.D., for that matter).
Which tactic, specifically, would that be?
Orly is playing with fire.
You mean they’ve started using facts and reason?! Holy cow, this I gotta see!