Because I am an Atheist …

Crommunist, a fellow FTB.com blogger, has an interesting idea. He’s putting together a bunch of people’s thoughts on the open statement “Because I am an atheist ….”

This is meant to be an expansion, or reorientation perhaps, from the usual question “Why I am an Atheist.” He explains what he is getting at here.

I am honored and privileged and stuff to have the inaugural post in the series. It is titled “Because I am an atheist” … which is pretty much what one would expect, I suppose … and it is HERE. GO CLICK ON IT AND READ IT!!!

Thank you very much dear readers, and thank you Crommunist.

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80 Responses to Because I am an Atheist …

  1. Bob Allen says:

    Hey Greg – that last blog in which you wrote about Crommunist, you, Greg, were putting him down – because he expressed his views on being a Person of Color !!!!!!

    My, how things seem to change, eh Greg !!!!!!

    I too am an Atheist.

  2. Bob Allen says:

    Yeah Greg – you went into a rant about Crommunist posting on his blog about his digust with the shooting in Florida of a Person of Color and how he no longer sees himself as a Person of Color and was so disgusted that he was planning on stopping his postings on his blog.

    You, Greg, then went on to make a number of NASTY remarks about Crommunist – and encouraged other folk to make nasty remarks, too !!!!!

    How soon they forget – but then, what can you expect from a White Guy ????

  3. Greg Laden says:

    What was the date of that blog post you refer to?

  4. Kazim says:

    LMAO.

  5. Ed Brayton says:

    Comedy gold, folks. Comedy gold.

  6. physioprof says:

    HAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. Bob Allen says:

    Greg – I don’t remember the date of your blog where you put Crommunist down – but it was shorting after the Killing in Florida of the teenage wearing a hoody, by a Neighbor-hood watch guy.

    You, Greg, indicated that you had just read Crommunist’s blog where he was really upset – particularly about how White Folk treat People of Color – and you, Greg, indicated that Crommunist indicated that he now longer saw himself as a Person of Color and was going to stop blogging.

    Then, Greg, you said a number of nasty things about Crommunist and urged other folk to log into Crommunist’s blog and say nasty things to him.

    SURELY, Greg – you are NOT TRYING to back-track on any of this stuff. Cuz if you are – that appears to be a rather Theist thingy !!!!!!

  8. We are not laughing with you, Bob.

  9. physioprof says:

    BOB!

  10. Greg Laden says:

    I know, Bob, it’s terrible, I feel really bad now.

  11. Ichthyic says:

    I know, Bob, it’s terrible, I feel really bad now.

    you mean… for Bob?

  12. Ichthyic says:

    Come on now, Bob, man up.

  13. physioprof says:

    Bob is in self-imposed exile from the Internet recovering from the searing shame.

  14. Zengaze says:

    I was getting all worked up over edwina palin, and then this via pz’s has restored my affection for the human race. Thankyou bob. Lol.

  15. Cosmic Snark says:

    Come on now, Bob, man up.

    He’ll come back when he finds his disguise Groucho glasses with the fake nose and eyebrows. And his name will be changed to Not Bob Allen.

  16. Buffy says:

    Because I’m an atheist I assess people as individuals, rather than pre-judging them based on the dictates of a “holy book”, dogma or clergy.

    Because I’m an atheist I do what is right because it is right, not because I want to please a god or to ensure some reward in an afterlife.

    Because I’m an atheist I try to improve life in the here and now, because this is all we have.

    Because I’m an atheist I recognize that human rights belong to everyone, not a chosen few.

  17. What a Maroon, Applied Linguist of Slight Foreboding says:

    Inocente, inocente, Bobo.

  18. Ichthyic says:

    Not Bob Allen.

    heh

  19. Hank Fox says:

    My first thought was that this was Crommunist himself, winding us up.

    I’ve had misgivings about April Fools jokes for years. I think … I may never participate in another.

  20. Allen Robert says:

    Wow, that Bob guy was a real douchebag, eh? HA HA, wouldn’t like to be HIM when he realizes what just happened.

    Oh, my.

    **weak, sweaty grin**

  21. Trebuchet says:

    I hate it when my fellow Bobs do stuff like this!

  22. Amphiox says:

    What?

    Bob Allen posted on that April Fools thread, on the second post!

    He was told outright it was an April Fools joke, on the third post!

    Could he have some kind of short term memory disorder?

    (Or did he drive-by troll that April 1 thread, and not return? If so, the petards are a-hoisting!)

  23. gwen says:

    “SURELY, Greg – you are NOT TRYING to back-track on any of this stuff. Cuz if you are – that appears to be a rather Theist thingy !!!!!!”
    …and Bob, don’t call him Shirley! Lol! You’ve got to watch those pesky dates!

  24. Bleeder says:

    Wow….. just, wow.

  25. WhiteHatLurker says:

    Because Bob’s an atheist, he doesn’t read dates. They’ve got that Anno Domini thing and all …

  26. April Fool’s, Bob–April Fool’s!

    You will find a whole ring of bloggers announcing that other bloggers are quitting. It was a group joke, a commutative joke.

  27. Greg Laden says:

    I assume Bob is pulling our collective leg. He’ll let us know next April.

  28. Sids says:

    I could be wrong, but I’m going to go out on a limb and guess that “Bob Allen” = “Allen Robert”…

  29. Greg Laden says:

    SIDS, I dont think so, actually

  30. Forbidden Snowflake says:

    Markita:

    It was a group joke, a commutative joke.

    A circle-joke, if you will. :-)

  31. Kilian Hekhuis says:

    You guys’ troll detection isn’t that good, is it? :) The “Greg” in every sentence kinda gave it away, don’t you think?

  32. MikeMa says:

    This has to be the best April Fool’s (May 8th) joke/response ever.

    Direct communication of an April Fool’s Day joke is old by noon on the 1st of April. A published joke in a newspaper or magazine typically announces the day or the joke in that issue and may persist until late in the day or even for a few days depending on reading habits. The internet has now extended the freshness date for this type of humor beyond a month and Bob may have relatives who have not tuned in even yet.

    Absolutely wild.

  33. Kazim says:

    I could be wrong, but I’m going to go out on a limb and guess that “Bob Allen” = “Allen Robert”…

    Either Allen Roberts is Bob Allen trying to save face by pretending to be someone else…

    OR Allen Roberts is Bob Allen making light of his embarrassment by choosing an obviously similar name to joke about what it would look like if he were trying to save face by pretending to be someone else…

    OR somebody else entirely is pretending to be Allen Roberts having fun at the expense of Bob Allen by making light of Bob’s (eventual) embarrassment and making it look like he was trying to save face by pretending to be someone else.

    I hope it won’t get any more meta than that.

  34. Bob Allen says:

    So – it looks like April 1 – IS the day to say nasty Racist things – and then cover the Racism with a good ol’ White Guy thingy of – “HEY – I didn’t mean any of the Rascism stuff cuz it’s April 1 !!!!!!”

    I guess any ol’ excuse for Racism works, huh ??????

  35. Matt Penfold says:

    So – it looks like April 1 – IS the day to say nasty Racist things – and then cover the Racism with a good ol’ White Guy thingy of – “HEY – I didn’t mean any of the Rascism stuff cuz it’s April 1 !!!!!!”

    I guess any ol’ excuse for Racism works, huh ??????

    I am pretty sure that had Greg really been racist Crommunist would have taken him to task over it. In fact he is laughing at you. Did you not see the comment he left ?

  36. MikeMa says:

    @Bob Allen,
    The point of an April Fools joke is to do or say something completely out of the ordinary but just this side (maybe) of believable. In our society generally, the idea of a racist comment is not too far out of the realm of possibility.

    On FtB, this possibility shrinks to near zero but just enough above zero to cause a momentary gasp. Usually followed closely by a calendar check and the realization that the sentiment is a result of a joke being played for effect. You came late to the party and missed the calendar check. Sorry you are offended but the joke was well played and well received by all involved. Time to move on.

  37. Bob Allen says:

    I took Greg to task – for Racist comments that he posted in his post on his blog.

    Again – using April 1 as an excuse to make Rascist comments – looks as good as any other excuse to make Racist comments.

    And – it appears as though a great number of folk are offended – because I took Greg to task for making Racist comments !!! I don’t care about this – cuz again, it looks like April 1 IS the one day of the year that White Guys CAN – and DO – make Racist comments – and then cover the puppy over with a UNIVERSAL – “I don’t REALLY mean this – cuz it’s April 1″ !!!!!!

    Bully for bullies on April 1 !!!!! It’s the thoughts that count !!!!

  38. Enkidum says:

    Nobody’s offended. We’re laughing at you. BTW can you point to anything specific that Greg said that was racist? I.e. an actual quotation?

    Anyways, if you go back to EVERY SINGLE BLOG’S FIRST POST on FTB on April Fool’s Day, you will discover that there was a well-orchestrated campaign of silliness here that day. Greg’s post fits right in.

    Chill out.

  39. Matt Penfold says:

    I took Greg to task – for Racist comments that he posted in his post on his blog.

    No, they were what you thought were racist comments, but you failed to understand what you were reading.

    Look, you fucked up and have made a fool of yourself. We all do it so just admit it and move on. By carrying on arguing you are just making yourself looking more stupid and more foolish.

    Now it maybe you do not believe be when I say the comments were not racist. In which case ask Crommunist if he considered them racist. They were about him after all, and he is not known for holding back when he sees racism, so ask yourself why is he laughing at you, and not taking Greg to task ?

  40. Bob Allen says:

    I can’t speak for Crommunist – only for myself. To my way of thinking – Crommunist was the victim of Rascist comments by Greg, within Greg’s blog – so – what I hear above – is that it’s up to the victim – to call a Rascist comment a Rascist comment. Yup, blame the the victim for not speaking up.

    Every body is welcome to their own opinions. I am welcome to my opinions. In my opinion – I saw the comments that Greg made on April 1 as Racist comments – and I called him on it – and I have explained why I called him on it.

    I hereby announce that April 1 IS the one day of the year when folk are free to make Rascist comments – and to be forever forgiven for making the comments – in an ever eternal, almost Theistic way of Eternal Forgiveness. Bless you all – eternally !!!

  41. Matt Penfold says:

    I can’t speak for Crommunist – only for myself. To my way of thinking – Crommunist was the victim of Rascist comments by Greg, within Greg’s blog – so – what I hear above – is that it’s up to the victim – to call a Rascist comment a Rascist comment. Yup, blame the the victim for not speaking up.

    Oh for fucks sake you idiot. You have no idea who Crommunist is do you ? The idea he would keep quiet if one of his blogging colleagues went on a racist rant is pathetic.

    Now Crommunist has commented on this thread. He said “Oh Bob…”. Why have you not bothered reading that ? And why have you not asked Crommunist ? Well I know why. Were you to do so he would tell you to stop being such an idiot, and that would be too much for your fragile ego to take. Better to think you are right, and everyone, and especially the “victim” is wrong.

  42. Bob Allen says:

    Again – I only speak for myself – and as saw things and see things – I saw Greg making Rascist comments within his blog – and I called him on it. I have made this statement a number of times.

    It seems now, as though this thread has taken an interesting turn on to itself. It certainly appears to me that a great number of folk are upset that I called Rascism, Rascism – even though the Rascist comments appeard on April 1. It appears as though a great number of folk are bothered by the notion that I point out that it appears that Rascist comments done on April 1 – are not really Rascist at all – because of the date – meaning that it is all done in fun and good humor.

    The interesting turn that this thread has taken is that a great deal of time and effort appears to be directed at the proposition that I “just didn’t get the joke” – so blame on me – again – blaiming a victim of “not getting a joke” for making the observation that Rascist comments – ARE Rascist comments regardless of the context. It’s a “conviction” within our Culture that statements made on April 1 – are only done in the spirit of good will and fine, sensitive feeling !!!!

    So much focus, of late within this thread, finds didication to the proposition that “We MUST convince Bob Allen that he is wrong – and get Bob Allen to fess up that he is wrong !!!” This focus IS SO SHARP – that I get the idea that folk are rather uncomfortable with my orientation to the issues that I clearly and steadily defined – such that they just can’t leave THEIR OWN discomfort alone – but need to “CONVINCE Bob Allen” that the issue that he raises – is not a correct issue.

    If indeed, the issue that I raise has NO SUBSTANCE – then, by definition, the issue would have died a long time ago.

    On the other hand – IF there IS Substance – to the issue that I raise – then the PERSONAL DISCOMFORT that a number of folk appear to have with the issue that I raise – lends credence to the orientation that I raise an issue that brings a deal of Personal discomfort to others – that April 1 appears to be a day on which Rascist comments appear to be acceptable – to mainly White Folk – cuz after all – comments written on April 1 – are only a joke – not to be taken at face value.

    Again – I declare that April 1 IS American National Rascist Comment Day – cuz it’s all a joke !!!!!

  43. Enkidum says:

    Please provide the racist comments. Direct quotations, please.

  44. Richard Smith says:

    I agree! There were a lot of rascally-motivated statements in the original post. But it could have been worse: they could have been racist!

  45. Matt Penfold says:

    I only speak for myself

    No you are not, you also speaking for Crommunist and you need to stop that. 1) because he is more than capable of speaking for himself, and 2) he (who was the subject of the post you so object to) not only does not see any racism in it, but was in on the joke.

    There is someone who is racist here, but rather than Greg it is you. You are racist because you refuse to let Crommunist decide if what Greg said is racist. You have implied that you think he is too cowed to speak up and say as much.

  46. Greg Laden says:

    Every body is welcome to their own opinions. I am welcome to my opinions. In my opinion – I saw the comments that Greg made on April 1 as Racist comments – and I called him on it – and I have explained why I called him on it.

    Your own opinion, but not your own reality!

    Anyway, I do appreciate you keeping an eye out for racist comments.

    But, having said that, what was racist about the comments? As I recall I was simply reporting strange behavior by Crommie. Maybe HE was the one doing the racist thing!

  47. Bob Allen says:

    I only speak for myself – quoting Bob Allen

    With a response of –
    No you are not, you also speaking for Crommunist and you need to stop that. 1) because he is more than capable of speaking for himself, and 2) he (who was the subject of the post you so object to) not only does not see any racism in it, but was in on the joke.

    There is someone who is racist here, but rather than Greg it is you. You are racist because you refuse to let Crommunist decide if what Greg said is racist. You have implied that you think he is too cowed to speak up and say as much.

    Indeed – I speak only for myself – and the value judgements that I make – are my value judgements.

    It STILL appears as though there IS a great deal of Personal Discomfort that others appear to have – over my value judgements – based upon my opinions.

    The ISSUE of this Personal Discomfort that others experience and express in the twisted turn of this thread – as I fully explain in my earlier post – IS of great interest – because – the Personal Discomfort experiened by others – speaks elequently to the issues that I raise – about April 1 being American National Rascist Comment Day – because it is all a joke !!!!

  48. drksky says:

    Holy flurking shnit are you an idiot.

  49. What a Maroon says:

    Bobo,

    What exactly was racist in GL’s original post?

  50. Richard Smith says:

    Bob: For “personal discomfort,” try the synonym “irritation.” Means about the same thing, but more clearly describes the mood of those responding to your posts.

  51. Dave says:

    You’re right that there’s personal discomfort.

    That’s because people are generally kind, so find what they perceive as public embarrassment (tending toward humiliation) uncomfortable.

    BTW, that kind of empathy is a natural result when morality comes from within and not based on the fear of an angry sky fairy.

  52. Bob Allen says:

    The Racist remarks that Greg made – following a long rant that a Person of Color has no right to be upset about the Killing of the teenager in Florida – followed by a statement that they now considered themselves of having NO Color and going to stop bloging are –

    Start of Racist Comments – “Crommie closes his missive with the most remarkable statement, something Totally unexpected from him, at least by me:

    So from this day forward, I am a man with no color. I do not recognize the color of others. Recognition of this irrelevant phenotypic difference between otherwise presumed-to-be-equal human beings is the problem, not the solution. I have no color, and nor do you.
    WTF? Unbefuckinglievable.

    Go see his final blog post, and for crap’s sake, please leave a comment telling Mr No Color what a clueless moron he is being.”

    - End of Racist comments.
    See – http://freethoughtblogs.com/xblog/2012/04/01/why-is-crommunist-leaving-free-thought-blogs-the-answer-will-shock-you/

    So – Greg indicates – “WTF? Unbefuckinglievable” – and then wants folk to go on to Crommunist’s blog and tell him – “…and for crap’s sake, please leave a comment telling Mr No Color what a clueless moron he is being”.

    I see that folk are STILL wanting to “convince Bob Allen that he is wrong” – RATHER than deal with the actual TITLE of this thread – Why I am an Atheist !!!!!!

    Racism sure has a persistancy for this thread – that is interesting on to its self !!!!!!

  53. Bob Allen says:

    I will now find it very interesting to see – IF any of the various White Folk – who accused me of Racism – or ignorance – or “being clueless” – or “not getting the joke about April 1″ – because I have consitantly stuck by my original call out to Greg and his Racist comments to and about Crommunist – will bother to appologize to me – for their Personal Discomfort over the issue of their personal Racist orientations !!!!!

    I am an Atheist – because I think for myself !!!!

    Let’s get this thread BACK ON TRACK !!!!!!!

  54. AshPlant says:

    I know this won’t penetrate your rather spectacular and vociferous +5 Bonnet of Bees, Bob Allen, but nobody’s going to “appologize to you – for their Personal Discomfort” because you’re not exposing latent racism in a heroic manner, you’re failing spectacularly to get a joke. A five-week-old joke that’s only really valid on April Fool’s Day, and then only for the thirty seconds it takes people to go “huh?…oh right”, check the date, laugh and move on. Which is standard practise for every single April Fool’s joke ever played by anyone, ever.

    Yes, it could be uncomfortably close to the bone and even appalling in other contexts. IN OTHER CONTEXTS. Realise what the context is, adapt, and move on.

  55. Greg Laden says:

    So far there are 394 exclamation points on this page!!!!!!

    400!

    Well, 401, now.

  56. Bob Allen says:

    That’s Why – I proclaim – as I have earlier – That April 1 IS – American National Racist Comment Day – because it’s all a joke !!!! Even ol’ Rush gets American National Racist Comment Day !!!!!

  57. Sunny Day says:

    “Well if one Dead Horse won’t provide enough power, lets try 10 of them harnessed together.” – Bob Allen.

  58. Greg Laden says:

    Well, that could work if it’s methane you are after!

  59. Bob Allen says:

    My, My, My – AshPlant PRESUMES to speak for others – and Sunny Day perpetuates a FALSE QUOTE – ALL in the name of – WHY they are an Atheist and WHY they are participating in this discussion.

    I am an Atheist – because I think for myself – and I speak for myself – and I don’t make up false quotes and attribute the false quotes to others.

    Now – in my dealings with Theists over the past decades – I DO FIND that Theists do NOT tend to think for themselves – nor do Theists tend to speak for themselves individually, rather, Theists tend to speak and think as a group – and Theists DO MAKE UP FALSE QUOTES frequently – look at all of they things that they indicate that their particular brand of Theism – HOLDS as TRUE !!!!!!

    I am am Atheist – and I also capitalize the word out of Self Respect.

    Let’s get this thread – BACK ON TRACK – over the issue of – WHY I am an Atheist – speaking ONLY for one’s Self, of course !!!!

  60. Neil says:

    So Bob, can you define “Rascism”? You use it or “Rascist” 17 times. You must know what it means. But it’s not in my dictionary (not even without the capital letter). Please let us know. You seem to think Rascism is bad, but I’m not sure it is. Maybe Greg would own up to being a Rascist if he knew what it was. Maybe I’m a Rascist.

  61. Bob Allen says:

    Although I am an Atheist – I am not the worlds best speller – and this particular blog does not have a robust spell checker.

    Again, I am an Atheist, however, not the best speller in the world !!!!

    Let’s get this thread – BACK on the topic of – “WHY I (speaking in the singular) am an Atheist” !!!!

    I realize that many Theists have a problem with this simple subject matter !!! Such is life !!!

  62. Neil says:

    Bob, you derailed the thread with the very first comment. You have no right to complain its not on topic. In any case, you don’t know what the topic is. It is NOT “why I am atheist”. It is, explicitly, “Because I am an atheist”. You can’t spell. Well, that’s no crime. But you can’t read either. Now think about that fact. And think about your interpretation of Greg’s post on April 1 in the light of the fact that you have trouble interpreting what you read. Then take a deep breath.

  63. Bob Allen says:

    My, My, My, Neil – How soon – even you forget that my first comment was -
    Start of first comment -
    “Hey Greg – that last blog in which you wrote about Crommunist, you, Greg, were putting him down – because he expressed his views on being a Person of Color !!!!!!

    My, how things seem to change, eh Greg !!!!!!

    I too am an Atheist.”
    End of my first comment.

    As even you, Neil, should be able to see – I am calling Greg to task – for initially putting Crommunist down – and then observing – “how things seem to change” – in Greg’s opening comments in praise of Crommunist !!!!

    Context, Neil – Context !!!!

    So, Neil – Because I am an atheist – I think for myself and speak for myself – and call it as I see it !!!!!!

    I reaslize that Theists tend to have a hard time dealing with this !!!!!

  64. Neil says:

    Deeper, Bob, much, much, deeper.

  65. Bob Allen says:

    My Neil – how cryptic of you and your last post to the issue of – Because I am an atheist.

    That cryptic response reminds me of how frequently Theists tend to move into the Cryptic, oh so Cryptic !!!!!

  66. Neil says:

    Bob, you have (so far) demonstrated that you don’t understand what “because” means, what a topic is, or what context means. You also apparently don’t know what racism is, or what April Fool’s day is. I doubt you understand what theism is. In any case, for what it’s worth, I am simply indicating why I won’t bother to engage with you again. There is no point: you don’t understand what is said. Might as well as engage with a tree. Bye now. Have the last word: you know you want to.

  67. Infophile says:

    Bob, when you’re in a hole, stop digging.

    While I’m at it, only capitalize proper nouns and the first word of each sentence (or, in the title of a book, movie, TV series, or comparable work, every word except conjunctions and prepositions shorter than four letters, unless they’re the first or last word of the title, in which case they’re also capitalized. But that doesn’t come up as often).

    Also, note that adding more exclamation points or question marks does not make you more right. It does not make you more convincing. What it does do is give the impression that you’re unhinged, shouting at everyone, and absolutely convinced that you’re right and everyone else is an idiot.

    Finally, most of your n-dashes could in fact be replaced by commas.

    You’ll find that a little grammar goes a long way toward making you seem sane on the internet.

  68. Bob Allen says:

    As I have indicated a number of times above, folk appear to prefer to deal with issues – other than the issues that I raise, be they issues of spelling, grammer, style, whatever.

    I issues that I raise are those of folk experiencing a degree of Personal Discomfort within areas of Racism vis-a-vis my confronting Greg with the marked differences that Greg expresses to and about Crommunist when – in this thread – Greg is praising Crommunist for a blog that Crommunist is writing – while in an earlier and different thread – Greg is putting Crommunist down for a blog that Crommunist was writing. I also indicated that when Greg put Crommunist down in that earlier and different blog – that IN MY SINGULAR OPINION – that Greg used a series of Racist comments in which he put Crommunist down.

    In my FIRST post within this thread – I point out that – “how things seem to change, eh Greg !!!!!!” – between the ONLY TWO BLOGS that I am aware of in which Greg makes reference to Crommunist.

    It certainly appears that a great number of folk, no doubt, White Folk, have a problem with my confronting Greg about what I PERCEIVED as his Racist put-down of Crommunist !!!!!

    That’s the Truth, the Whole Truth, and nothing but the Truth – so help me in my Atheist orientation and in the way that I perceive the reality of these two different blogs !!!!

    By the by – one of my heros within the English language tradition is Samuel Johnson – who frequently capitalized words that he wished to emphasize within his writing.

    Additionally, within a blog – a hyphen tends to force a longer pause than does a comma, thus, the use of a hyphen – IS a stylist, rather than a gramatically-correct orientation !!!!

    And the use of !!!!!’s – again – style over gramatical-correctness !!!!

    AND – if this blog had a decent spell checker – I would certainly use the puppy !!!!

  69. AshPlant says:

    My, My, My – AshPlant PRESUMES to speak for others

    Well, sure, if that’s what you call ‘reiterating what everyone else here has already said or indicated.’

    and Sunny Day perpetuates a FALSE QUOTE

    Ah, you don’t understand sarcasm/satire either*. Or the word ‘perpetuates’.

    ALL in the name of – WHY they are an Atheist and WHY they are participating in this discussion.

    Which isn’t actually the topic, as Neil pointed out above.

    Now, for the last time, I’m going to point out that yes, things do seem to change between the two blog posts that you are aware of, because this one isn’t being written for a joke. And then I will follow Neil’s example, because you are spectacularly dense and obfuscatingly fixated. Good luck with that whole ‘thinking for yourself’ thing; do remember that it doesn’t mean you have to outright ignore reality just to be really, super-independent-minded.

    *weirdly enough, I think I could already have just about guessed this was the case.

  70. Bob Allen says:

    And Again, AshPlant (from a guy/gal lacking guts to use a real name, hiding behind a made-up name),

    For you, the issue appears to be that your own Personal Discomfort over the issue of Racism – rather than the issue of Greg presenting two different orientations towards Crommunist – couching one of the orientations within a context of – “This is JUST a joke – so I don’t mean what I say !!!!”

    Yup – all the more reason that April 1 IS INDEED – American National Racist Comments Day – because it is ALL a JOKE !!!!

  71. somenameorother says:

    *munches on popcorn*

    Anyone want to guess just how far Bob is gonna dig?

  72. Dave says:

    So does anyone know the best remedy for a pulled hamstring?

    Oh, I’m sorry, was there another thread going on here?

    My bad…

  73. Sunny Day says:

    In the same way someone can cover for an embarrassing slip on the floor by purposefully going into ever more and more elaborate pratfalls can turn a simple accident into an inspired piece of performance art, Bob has decided to cover his error by fully committing to batshit insanity.

    Thanks for trying bob, but I think you should stick to clown college.

  74. Rieux says:

    Where did fruitcakes like this one go to vent before there was an Internet?