The Other McCain

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

A Moderately Gentle Reminder to the Commentariat

Posted on | July 29, 2015 | 163 Comments

— by Wombat-socho

Hopefully the flood of racist/white nationalist/Nazi idiots is becoming a trickle now that I’ve blacklisted about two dozen of the scum, but I’m shutting down comments after a couple of days wherever they’ve been pooping -just to be on the safe side and incidentally to frustrate any late-arriving subliterate fools. However, I feel it necessary to remind our Loyal Commenters of the First Rule of Troll Feeding here at The Other McCain, and that rule is DON’T. Most of you have been here long enough that I shouldn’t have to remind you, but evidently I must. The second rule, of course, is to let me know I need to bring the banhammer and the mop to the comments. Thanks, by the way, to Loyal Commenter (or lurker, who knows) R*H*, who did a great job of calling in the fire support today. If you’re ever in Vegas, I got some BOGO coupons for beer & Jack Daniels at one of the local casinos you can help me use up. 🙂

While I am dishing out the thanks, I note that I am inexcusably tardy in thanking all of you who buy books, music, movies, auto parts, cat litter, etc. through the Amazon links on my post. Every time you buy something through those links, I get a taste, and (among other things) that helps keep my Kindle filled with stuff I can review for your amusement. It doesn’t really matter what the link is for; if you’re not looking for new shoes, watches, or intimate apparel, you can just go to what you do want once you get to Amazon, and I still get a piece of the action.

If you want to express gratitude in a more personal way, here’s my wish list. Go nuts. Or not. 🙂
Also, if you think somebody really needs to see my book, but won’t buy it themselves, you can always buy a copy and gift it to them. At $0.99, it’s the next best thing to free.

And now it’s time for me to crawl off to bed, for it’s been two days without an In The Mailbox, I owe y’all, and I need to be in the tax mines at 11.

UPDATE (more like OOPSDATE, amirite?): Overslept, so In The Mailbox will be up this evening. Promise.

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163 Responses to “A Moderately Gentle Reminder to the Commentariat”

  1. Rachel Corries flatmate
    July 30th, 2015 @ 4:39 pm

    That struts and frets his hour upon the stage
    And then is heard no more: it is a tale
    Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
    Signifying nothing.

  2. theoldsargesays
    July 30th, 2015 @ 5:46 pm
  3. theoldsargesays
    July 30th, 2015 @ 5:56 pm

    According to google translate there’s no translation but this ought be pretty close:

    rund masturbieren

  4. theoldsargesays
    July 30th, 2015 @ 6:00 pm

    It’s doubtful that they’d be capable of it.

  5. Francis Dec
    July 30th, 2015 @ 6:01 pm

    Overall plan through “ONE WORLD COMMUNISM” (Top Secret codeword!!!) meaning “worldwide absolutely helpless-and-hopeless simple-languaged mongrel-mulatto- apeoidic NIGGERS”!!

  6. Jack Reacher
    July 30th, 2015 @ 6:07 pm

    Oy vey.

  7. theoldsargesays
    July 30th, 2015 @ 6:09 pm

    Don’t be too hard on yourself.
    Sometimes it’s like the worst sort of itch- you know it’s going to make it worse but dammit it feels good for just that moment.
    Because of work I didn’t see it until well after Wombat had shut it down and I was sorry I’d missed participating, but then things always turn out just as they’re supposed to.

  8. theoldsargesays
    July 30th, 2015 @ 6:13 pm

    We’re not writing. We’re commenting on the subjects of his writings.

  9. RS
    July 30th, 2015 @ 6:47 pm

    Wombat, same stuff. Waiting until a thread is stale to try to dirty it up unseen.

  10. RS
    July 30th, 2015 @ 6:48 pm

    Check further down-thread toward the end.

  11. Wombat_socho
    July 30th, 2015 @ 7:25 pm

    I’d like a better analogy, please.

  12. Wombat_socho
    July 30th, 2015 @ 7:26 pm

    *click click BOOM*

  13. Wombat_socho
    July 30th, 2015 @ 7:27 pm

    Yeah. I guess it’s time to close this one too.