Little Green WTF? Part 2

Johnson can play guitar. So it’s painful to do this. But whatever…

Chuckles mistook a menu sign for a computer and refused to correct the record. It’s incredibly obvious but once again, Chuckles uses selective editing…of himself.

He says…(referring to me)

And he claimed that I mistook a menu sign for a computer. But did I?

Here’s what I wrote:

One of those people was right wing flamethrower Ann Coulter. Here’s Anthony’s photo of Coulter reacting to the picture; notice that his computer is apparently there, but Breitbart is nowhere to be seen.

Chuckles wants you to think that he didn’t say ‘laptop computer’ and did tell his readers that he tells them to notice ‘his computer’ is apparently there.

Here’s the screencap from his original post…

lgf-lap

Chuckles continues…

Notice: at no point in my post did I identify the menu board as a computer. This is a pure assumption by Stranahan — he saw the menu board in the picture and simply leaped to the conclusion that I was referring to it, when I wrote that Coulter was reacting to the picture and that Breitbart’s computer was “apparently there.”

Let’s parse. Shall we?

In graf 1, Chuckles sets the time and place – 2 days ago, out drinking. Then he says Andrew Breitbart left  his laptop computer unattended. Got that? Then in the next graf, he continues the thought from graf 1 – and says ‘notice his computer is apparently there.

Which computer is he referring to that he wants you, dear reader, to notice?

I will use my Fancy Graphic Tricks to make the words laptop computer very big.

lgf-lap

I have to do that because – go read this post – he doesn’t mention anywhere that he said ‘laptop computer. He edits out the whole first graf from his original post.

Breitbart’s computer was “apparently there” because Ann Coulter was reacting to the Weiner photo. Was it a cell phone, not a computer? Could be, but the distinction is ridiculously trivial — and the claim that I misidentified a menu board as a computer is simply false.

This is a perfect example of a dishonest argument: focusing on a tiny detail, claiming it’s incorrect, then doing a victory dance and pretending that the entire argument has been debunked.

I answered this point days ago. Again, Chuckles pretends this post doesn’t exist.

And then – Chuckles delivers the coup de fricking patheticist thing ever.

And by the way, modern smartphones are computers, if we’re really going to get pedantic about it.

But they aren’t laptop computers.

And why not just say ‘smart phone’ – as in ‘notice that his smart phone is apparently there.’

Was that so hard?

But you said ‘laptop computer’. Wow, man. Please, go practice scales. Shred. But stop humiliating yourself.

21 Comments

  1. “Notice: at no point in my post did I identify the menu board as a computer. ”

    Except you did Charles. And I would point this out on your blogged, but you banned me for incredibly minor dissent because, like your own quotes, you remove anything that isn’t 100% on your side.

    How pathetic is that?

    Reply
  2. it pathetic that he has resorted to selectively editing himself. Do put that up at Patterico’s, but let me retrieve and extra funny tweet from him when he claims that by computer he meant a “smart phone.” hahahahahaha

    hold on, let me find it because i retweeted it.

    Reply
  3. Technically, people are computers. They can do math. So Breitbart’s friends being there to describe the photo = Charles was 100% right the whole time! Plus, as Weiner’s floozies note, people can sit in the laps of other people. Thus, laptop computer. Right there. Plain as day.

    Reply
  4. i can’t handle the amount of stupid that emanates from that site, and kos. unfrickinbelievable.

    Reply
  5. dustin

    you have only verifed with your second comment that it is impossible to parody Charles Johnson.

    Reply
  6. But boy, could he play guitar…

    Reply
  7. Musical talent and crazy often go hand in hand. And I don’t mean that to impugn nutcases. Some of my dearest friends are nutcases, and every single one is either an artist or a musician.

    Thus, I bet Charles Johnson is a damn fine guitar player.

    Reply
  8. “And if you really want to continue splitting hairs finer and finer,”

    What’s annoying about this is that Stranahan wasn’t splitting hairs. LGF claimed that sign board was a computer. Only a liar would deny that. A sign board is not a laptop. This is not a hair split or an ad hoc defense. It’s just a simple error. And honestly, how much could it possibly hurt for LGF to admit they made the mistake? No one would care.

    What happened to these guys? I guess most of the sane ones left when Charles became such a hateful bigot, and that really was a key to LGF being an intelligent finder of facts. If I could take this kind of episode back in time to 2004 and show Charles what he became, I think he’d have been very sad. He used to stand up for issuing corrections, for the sole sake of being honest. Now, he’s got one purpose, and it’s not truth.

    Reply
  9. I didn’t last much longer past his melodramatic, self-congratulatory ‘Why I parted ways from the right’ orgy of self-adulaton.

    Nothing this assclown does really surprises me anymore. He defended Danny Glover’s statements that the Haiti earthquake was caused by global warming and insisted that Scott Brown- a moderate’s moderate- was some sort of John Bircher/Tea Party/Dominionist sleeper Manchirian candidate. IIRC singlehandedly took credit for Hoffman losing in NY-23, citing it as further proof of GOP or Tea Party irrelevence- while ignoring McConnel winning in VA and Chrisite winning in NJ that same week.

    Oh….and if my memory serves me, he totally hearts Congressmen like Weiner going after companies like Goldline for the high crime of advertising on conservative talk radio.

    So this past week has been a schadenfreude layer cake buffet for me. To paraphrase Ace of Spades, just when you think Johnson can’t get any more wrong or stupid, he doubles down on the wrong and stupid

    Reply
  10. Yeah, he really loves that ‘John Bircher’ smear. He’s leveled that against anyone to the left of Hillary Clinton by now. It’s pathetic. I don’t even know what his problem with John Bircher specifically is (not that I’m saying it’s wrong, but he is too lazy to argue it).

    “Oh….and if my memory serves me, he totally hearts Congressmen like Weiner going after companies like Goldline for the high crime of advertising on conservative talk radio.”

    He’s a fascist. In the ‘we will destroy your livelihood if you do not assimilate to my opinions’ sense, rather than the more strict definition. It’s sick.

    That’s why he is so damn sure there’s something evil going on this this photo. Look at the photo. Is there really any evil on display there? It’s actually a lovely photo of two people laughing at a joke the man told. It has nothing to do with Rep Weiner, I bet. There’s no ‘computer’ in the shot. There’s no reason to freak out and use it as evidence, except it shows conservatives living life happily, which Charles is unable to tolerate.

    If they weren’t happy, he wouldn’t be so damn angry about it.

    Reply
  11. “This is a perfect example of a dishonest argument: focusing on a tiny detail, claiming it’s incorrect, then doing a victory dance and pretending that the entire argument has been debunked.”

    Which dance every lefty I’ve ever known (including Charles) knew and practiced regularly. Charles left the rails a long time ago. I can’t imagine who’s following him now–okay, I take that back–I know exactly who’s following him now–brain-dead lefties who wouldn’t have a thought in their head if someone on the left didn’t tell them what to think.

    Reply
  12. If you look through Anthony’s photo’s he took that night you can see the menu board

    Reply
  13. Folks like me who used to frequent that site had no choice when he disabled our logins. We never got any notice as to why we were shut out. We were left guessing. It could be you dissed his Apple computers or you disagreed with his thoughts on evolution. It just took something that got under his skin to disable your login. Life goes on without LGF.

    Reply
  14. i think he should take a 5th grade writing class.

    Inference –
    noun
    a conclusion reached on the basis of evidence and REASONING.

    he is seriously misfiring in his noggin’

    Reply
  15. Ho. Lee. Shit. How the hell… You just… I mean, I saw it right there… You can’t… Fuckin…

    Oh, what’s the point? In two days, he’ll be saying he never said this.
    I see Johnson is going for that “some of the people all the time” demographic. But he’s gonna have to learn to share with msnbc.

    Reply
  16. Holy hannah, when did LGF turn into Cliff Yablonski Hates You??

    Reply
  17. saith Rick Adams June 12, 2011 at 6:52 am

    >> Holy hannah, when did LGF turn into Cliff Yablonski Hates You??

    Haha! I’m very much “borrowing” that.

    Reply
  18. Yes, notice the laptop that isn’t there, instead of the thing that is there that looks just like a laptop if you didn’t realize from the surroundings and other pics that it’s a menu board. It’s even cocked at the same angle a laptop screen might be. Easy mistake to make. No big deal.

    But the harder mistake to make is to assume its Breitbart’s, assume it is currently showing a penis pic, assume it’s there for all passersby to easily oogle. ( Assume Breitbart even has a laptop with him when numerous accounts say the pic is on his phone, and he has his ipad with him in NY (cus he had it at the Weiner presser.))

    Assume and point out to readers that Breitbart isn’t there either, except if the “computer is there” but off camera, maybe Breitbart is there as well, off camera………Assume he even needs to be there for some strange reason.

    Assume that if the laptop/menu board holds a penis pic, that Breitbart should be body blocking it from straying eyes, or else he has committed yet another unforgivable sin.

    The man has lost the ability to reason. Sad.

    Reply
  19. Beckaholic,
    Read his blogs throughout the years and you’ll begin to wonder if he ever posessed such an ability.

    Reply
  20. saith Beckaholic June 12, 2011 at 11:53 am

    >> Assume that if the laptop/menu board holds a penis pic, that Breitbart should be body blocking it from straying eyes, or else he has committed yet another unforgivable sin.

    I’ve never bodily blocked a 36″ laptop screen myself, but if someone wants to mail me one, I’ll try. Seriously, if that were actually a laptop screen, it would be massive.

    Reply

Trackbacks/Pingbacks

  1. Sorta Blogless Sunday Pinup » Pirate's Cove - [...] Lee Stranahan has been banned from the Interwebz by Excitable Chucky [...]

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *