Apparently, Patterico disabled my ability to guest blog on his site on Thursday. I found this out via this post on his site. I have not attempted to blog on his site for several days.
I felt that that Patterico has gone far afield on posts like this one the night before last night but I’d seen big problems for days before that. I made a decision to stop cross posting at Patterico early Thursday. I hope in the fullness of time, Patterico realizes that he made a few significant errors here that led him down the wrong path. He’s been talking to the wrong people but worse – he’s been listening to them.
One example is that Patterico has been talking to (and espousing some of the same views as) Ron Brynaert. Take a look at Ron’s Tiwtter feed to get a sense of where Ron’s head is at. I’ve talked to Ron on the phone myself a few times and he seems – quite literally, no joke – mentally unbalanced. For example, he told me yesterday that I might have been talking to ‘a fake Jennifer Preston’. I say this with nothing but sympathy for Ron, who I believe is intelligent but clearly is in need of mental help.
If anyone doubts my assessment of Ron, please speak to him on phone and make up your own mind.
So when I see Patterico advancing the same “it seems likely that Neal Raufhauser’s army of female hackers might have had a decoy Jennifer George call you;’ theory that is an echo of the delusional mind of Ron, it’s worrisome. And that’s exactly what Patterico told me he believes just a couple of hours ago.
I sincerely hope this entire situation straightens itself out quickly.