The Other McCain

"One should either write ruthlessly what one believes to be the truth, or else shut up." — Arthur Koestler

#OccupyFail at #BlogCon11: What Fun!

Posted on | November 11, 2011 | 13 Comments

For the second consecutive year, Tabitha Hale didn’t think I was important enough to be invited to participate on a panel at BlogCon.

Or maybe Tabitha just hates my guts.

Either way, she subsequently offered me a “scholarship” to attend BlogCon, a consolation prize I was too proud to accept.

Pity is no substitute for respect, and if nothing I have accomplished in the past three years is worth respecting, I’d rather not be there in person for a repeat of the humiliation Tabitha inflicted by leaving me off the BlogCon agenda last year.

Like I said, maybe she just hates my guts and I could deal with that, if she would admit that it’s her personal contempt for me that explained the repeated exclusions. Instead, she permits my peers (and readers) to believe that the exclusion represents the inadequacy of my professional accomplishments. People say I shouldn’t take it that way, but I can see no other explanation.

Either (a) my blog sucks or (b) my blog’s good and Tabitha hates me.

Anyway, the Occupy Denver crowd descended on the hotel where all the really important and popular bloggers are hanging out:

There’s about 20 of them. They’re fairly young and dirty and speak in a strange jargon like the Oasis Tribe in Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome.
Now they’re doing that “mike check” thing, and are chanting.
When the hell are the cops going to get here?

Also, when will the attendees at BlogCon realize that by confronting the Occupy scum, they’re imperiling their own health?

Good thing I’m not popular or important, or else I might be at BlogCon, contracting an incurable contagious disease.

UPDATE: Da Tech Guy risked his health by getting close enough to interview one of the Occupiers:

UPDATE II: Denver’s KUSA-TV reports:

DENVER – Denver Police responded to the Crowne Plaza Hotel Friday afternoon where several Occupy Denver protesters reportedly caused a disturbance.
According to reports, a group of conservative bloggers are at the hotel, which may have incited the chanting.

Did you catch that? The presence of “a group of conservative bloggers” at a hotel incited the disturbance — as if the Occupy Denver riffraff were just minding their own business until those nasty bloggers provoked them.

UPDATE III: The unpopular and unimportant Jeff Goldstein:

The Occupy Denver kiddies got wind of the conference and naturally have to protest it. Because, you know — well, because, uh, KOCH BROTHERS RACISM HATE HATE HATE!
Hundreds of bloggers with video-capable phones, and these morons decide we’re to be the target of their disjointed, intellectually scattershot “protests”?
That’s some strategy, that is.

UPDATE IV: “I am really starting to lose faith in the hippies of my generation.”

UPDATE V: Denver police: Not nearly brutal enough. Why aren’t they beating these hippies unmercifully?

Because hippies are white. And Denver cops are racist.

Refute that!

UPDATE VI: John Hawkins:

About 15 scruffy looking protesters arrived in the lobby with, as far as I can tell, no intention other than disrupting the conference.
They succeeded — but, not in the way they expected because after they started chanting, bloggers poured out of the conference to take pics and videos. Soon, there were 30 bloggers surrounding 15 Occupy people and chanting things like “We love Koch money” and “Breitbart, Breitbart!” There was lots of chanting, lots of yelling, and Steven Crowder got shoved by one of the female Occupiers.

Now a Memeorandum thread.

UPDATE VII: Sister Toldjah posts video:

UPDATE VIII: “Denver HS Teacher Brings Students to Join #OWS Mob As They Storm Conservative Conference (Video).”


13 Responses to “#OccupyFail at #BlogCon11: What Fun!”

  1. Zilla of the Resistance
    November 11th, 2011 @ 7:28 pm

    If the bloggers catch the cooties from those scumbags, it is because they brought BAD KARMA upon themselves by dissing Stacy.
    Maybe they’ll be thinking about THAT when they are sitting in CDC quarantine.

  2. Denver Post Quotes @DaTechGuyBlog About @OccupyDenver at #BlogCon : The Other McCain
    November 11th, 2011 @ 7:30 pm

    […] of the Occupy invasion and includes this video:The Denver Post story also quotes Tabitha Hale, who hates me.Category: Da Tech GuyComments /* SMITTY. ON TWITTER. Because He's Cool Like That, Too.Axis of […]

  3. Anonymous
    November 11th, 2011 @ 7:43 pm

    The conservatives need to learn the words to “We Shall Overcome” that’d really piss them off or better yet provoke them.

  4. Occupods Attempt to Storm BlogCon11, One Arrested » Conservative Hideout 2.0
    November 11th, 2011 @ 8:29 pm

    […] Get over to The Other McCain to see the rest, plus ongoing updates.    […]

  5. Joe
    November 11th, 2011 @ 9:01 pm

    Tabitha just hates my guts.

    Or she is incredibly turned on by your sexual machismo mojo.

    But she knows you are a faithful married man.  Rather than face the pain of unrequested passion, she lashes out at you instead. 


  6. Adjoran
    November 11th, 2011 @ 9:18 pm

    I would be extremely ticked off if I took the time and expense to go to Denver for a conference and had to deal with interruptions from the riff-raff.  Where’s the hotel banquet manager?  Were these meeting rooms not paid for (or bartered for a minimum block of rooms rented)? 

    Disease-ridden scum.  One day a hard rain will come . . .

  7. TR
    November 11th, 2011 @ 9:38 pm

     To which he stammered, Wood eye, Wood eye!

  8. Petewong
    November 11th, 2011 @ 11:30 pm

    look….Occupy Denver “Hates Everything”.

  9. Rbirchtree
    November 12th, 2011 @ 7:22 am

    I used to work in the hotel industry and security is not part of any conference hosting deal unless specifically asked for. The only conferences that will get security are ones that are very important like a NATO meeting. Really, why does a blog convention need arm guards?  Besides these bloggers should be thanking the OWS crowd for Instalanches…Pete and Stacy should just be camping at these sites looking for the next dumb quote. 

  10. Ray
    November 12th, 2011 @ 8:39 am

    It’s hard to get your heart into beating hippies when you aren’t that scared of them. Look at them… it must be like beating an old dirty rug.

  11. FMJRA Special: Our Great Big un-Fat, non-Greek #BlogCon11 Roundup : The Other McCain
    November 12th, 2011 @ 12:26 pm

    […] Other McCainDenver Post Quotes @DaTechGuyBlog About @OccupyDenver at #BlogCon11The Other McCain#OccupyFail at #BlogCon11: What Fun!The Republic1 arrested after dozens of protesters show up at hotel protesting conservative blogger […]

  12. Anonymous
    November 12th, 2011 @ 1:11 pm

    None the less the chores must be attended to.

  13. Fun with … | Zoopraxiscope
    November 12th, 2011 @ 1:28 pm

    […] Did you catch that? The presence of “a group of conservative bloggers” at a hotel incited the di…. […]