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LGF Auto-Beclownment Update

Posted on | May 24, 2013 | 29 Comments

Really, I should feel guilty for so thoroughly enjoying these predictable outbreaks of Johnsonian idiocy. In case you didn’t notice, the terrorist attack in London this week was not committed by radical Belgians or militant creationists or any of the other overblown right-wing bogeymen that occupy the demented mind of Jazzy McPonytail.

No, it was Michael Olumide Adebolajo.

Damn that Pamela Geller!


It’s so unfair for her to be right and popular and successful, while CJ is a wrong, unpopular failure. But nevertheless, his downward spiral into humilation and obscurity continues.

It was reported that Adebolajo, who is not Belgian, was associated with radical leader Anjem Choudary, but before this connection could be fully confirmed, Charles Johnson got into a hilarious dispute with his henchperson Killgore Trout over the definition of “affiliated.”


Except when he is, which is pretty much every day now, and I almost feel guilty for enjoying it so much.

Almost, I said . . .



29 Responses to “LGF Auto-Beclownment Update”

  1. TorchOWyatt
    May 24th, 2013 @ 8:26 am

    @smitty_one_each Charles Johnson is still around? Who knew?

  2. Steve in TN ™
    May 24th, 2013 @ 9:10 am

    Damn you for enticing me down the latest LGF rabbit hole, anyway.

  3. pelletman
    May 24th, 2013 @ 9:26 am

    Jeez, I hadn’t paid much attention to that idiot in a few years. I can’t believe how far he has descended into idiocy

  4. darthlevin
    May 24th, 2013 @ 9:55 am

    This is an interesting turn of events. Will Kilgore Trout be the next flouncer? Tune in for this week’s episode of As The Little Green Football Bounces…

  5. Scribe of Slog (McGehee)
    May 24th, 2013 @ 10:19 am

    I knew he was beyond help when he claimed the Tennessee state flag contained a neo-Nazi symbol.

  6. WJJ Hoge
    May 24th, 2013 @ 10:56 am

    Someone has to be a role model for Bill Schmalfeldt.

  7. Finrod Felagund
    May 24th, 2013 @ 10:58 am

    Someone should give him Jon Stewart’s clown nose.

  8. ConantheCimmerian
    May 24th, 2013 @ 11:04 am

    Just remember what PM Cameron had to say about this incident:

    No worries, Islam is not to blame! These weren’t the real, good, wonderful muslims that they tell us about!

    UK PM Cameron says London attack was betrayal of Islam

    (Reuters) – British Prime Minister David Cameron said the brutal
    killing of a soldier who was hacked to death in London by two men
    shouting Jihadist slogans was a betrayal of Islam.

    “We will never
    give in to terror or terrorism in any of its forms,” Cameron told
    reporters outside his Downing Street residence on Thursday.

    was not just an attack on Britain and on the British way of life, it
    was also a betrayal of Islam and of the Muslim communities who give so
    much to our country. There is nothing in Islam that justifies this truly
    dreadful act.”

    There is nothing in Islam that justifies this truly dreadful act. Now, let’s import millions more! And you had better not oppose us as we transform the country, you racist Hobbits.

  9. Breaking Blogging News: Arrogant ass hat AKA Charles Johnson is wrong, AGAIN | The Daley Gator
    May 24th, 2013 @ 11:49 am

    […] I do not know Johnson personally, but he exemplifies everything I hate about the Left. Intellectual cowardice, arrogance steeped in closed-mindedness, and the inability to see just how much of a bigot he is. So, I take joy, at least a little in watching Stacy McCain mock CJ, who, I remind y’all, USED to b… […]

  10. robertstacymccain
    May 24th, 2013 @ 11:55 am

    Also, when he let himself be fooled by a phony Photoshop of some Belgian (or was it Dutch) anti-jihad leader in front of a neo-Nazi banner.

    The thing is, when Charles started slipping away, nobody actually understood what was happening. You can read the transcript of the 2011 Blogmocracy interview with Andrew Breitbart: and see how much credibility Charles had circa 2006-07. So when CJ first started his crazed vendetta against Pamela Geller in October 2007, a lot of people took it seriously and got the idea that Geller had done something wrong.

    In fact (although I think Charles purged the evidence from the LGF archives long ago) what happened was that Charles let himself be deceived by commenters whose motives were highly dubious. The anti-Geller commenters showed up in the LGF thread about the October 2007 Brussels anti-jihad conference, quoting and linking stuff from European leftist sites that portrayed all of the European anti-jihad activists as crypto-fascists with “links and ties” to extremist groups. True enough, there were a few people whose backgrounds were a bit sketchy, but not to such an extent that — in trying to foster ties between American conservatives and a nascent European anti-jihad movement, which was Geller’s mission — a wholesale public repudiation was required, and that kind of repudiation was what Charles demanded.

    What that episode demonstrated was that Charles Johnson didn’t have any extensive understanding of how coalition politics works in the real world, and also that Charles had such an arrogant view of his own authority that he was unable to admit error. I don’t have time to go throw the whole story again here, but when you had people like Diana West vouching for Geller’s European allies, and yet CJ didn’t have the good sense to recognize and admit he was wrong, you understood that the problem wasn’t Geller or her allies, the problem was Charles.

  11. Dinsdale Piranha
    May 24th, 2013 @ 12:47 pm

    Funny, Leftistas ALWAYS know (but can’t quote where) how the Bible purports to require Gay Priest predation, but when it comes to Islam they can declare NOTHING THERE YOU FILTHY HOBBITTSES

  12. Scribe of Slog (McGehee)
    May 24th, 2013 @ 1:31 pm

    Fair enough.That was about the time I became aware he had a problem.

    The Tennessee flag thing though — by the time he finally acknowledged he might have been mistaken about what the flag was, he was so invested that he had to argue that because Tennessee is a southern state it might as well be a neo-Nazi symbol.

    Fat, stoned and doubling down is no way to go through life, CJ.

  13. Wm T Sherman
    May 24th, 2013 @ 1:42 pm

    The “No True Scotsman” defense.

  14. Scott Cable
    May 24th, 2013 @ 2:19 pm

    My experience at LGF over years was that Charles was seldom right. He colors all his science issues with a personal bigotry

  15. mypgems
    May 24th, 2013 @ 3:18 pm

    Wasn’t there a story that Chuck hit on Pamela Geller at a blog meetup and she turned him down?

  16. CrustyB
    May 24th, 2013 @ 4:16 pm

    “Kilgore Trout

    “Graph the sentence. I used a transitive verb”

    What nitwits.

  17. yestradamous
    May 24th, 2013 @ 4:40 pm

    Yeah, I also like it when they say stuff like Chritianity did so and so in 1860, to excuse what Muslims are doing today. That’s a favorited apologetic at LGF these days. Like the world hasn’t changed an iota since then.

  18. yestradamous
    May 24th, 2013 @ 4:42 pm

    Generally speaking, Pam’s got big brass ones and Chuck’s got little green ones.
    In every horse race it’s safe to bet on Pam, or really, anybody other than Chuck!

  19. Proof
    May 24th, 2013 @ 7:46 pm

    Sometimes I think the word “schadenfreude” was invented just for contemplation of Charles the Fallen!

    (Full disclosure, I was one of many banned from LGF for mildly disagreeing with the management.)

  20. Quartermaster
    May 24th, 2013 @ 8:00 pm

    There is no such thing as “mild dosagreement ” with management over there. Any disagreement is wild heresy that must be stamped out with extreme prejudice, as you have witnessed.

  21. K-Bob
    May 24th, 2013 @ 8:18 pm

    As Adjoran would attest, it’s more likely she caught him hitting on his bicycle seat.

  22. 1389AD
    May 24th, 2013 @ 10:26 pm

    Back then, I went ahead and put the words of “Rocky Top” into Google Translate to see what they looked like in Afrikaans.

  23. 1389AD
    May 24th, 2013 @ 10:30 pm

    I heard the same story.

    My impression was that he is more envious of her than lustful toward her.

  24. 1389AD
    May 24th, 2013 @ 10:32 pm

    I was banned for standing up for the Serbs.

  25. TJC62
    May 25th, 2013 @ 7:25 am

    LGF? Little Gay Footbaths?

  26. K-Bob
    May 25th, 2013 @ 8:34 pm

    I banned myself when the entire LGF universe collapsed into an argument over “teaching evolution” in Texas.

    It’s not like we have to know today how God made it all happen. So watching people argue about it is like watching people argue over what shoes to wear in their own casket.

  27. Bunk X
    May 27th, 2013 @ 3:55 am

    Large greasy fatass.

  28. Proof
    May 27th, 2013 @ 4:00 am

    It was so minor I can’t even recall what it was. (Although, yes, heretics like me must be banished!) As best I can recall, it wasn’t even political, just some bit of pseudoscience I found fault with. And as I recall, it wasn’t even a comment I’d made, I simply “disliked” one of the comments. Off with his head!

  29. Quartermaster
    May 27th, 2013 @ 5:51 pm

    At least you escaped the tumbrel to post here 🙂