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Monday, December 28, 2009

This Week in LGF History (Special Holiday Edition)

Let's take another trip down Memory Lane and see what was on the Lizard King's mind during festive seasons past.

December 29, 2008 - Charles insinuates that all Palestinian civilians in Gaza are complicit in Hamas atrocities.
December 30, 2007 - Charles, after deploring those who were capitalizing on the assassination of Benazir Bhutto to further their political agendas, almost immediately flip-flops and uses it to warn (again) about the imminent danger of "Eurabia."
December 30, 2006 - Charles unquestioningly propagates a "filthy Muslims" meme that originated with The Sun.
December 30, 2005 - Charles smears the entire population of Austria because a foreign artist put up a poster there.
December 22, 2004 - Charles approvingly notes high levels of anti-Muslim paranoia in the U.S.
January 8, 2004 - Charles dances on Rachel Corrie's grave (again).

Friday, December 11, 2009

We have always been at war with Eurasia

The estimable Nodrog* has emerged from his hiatus to update us, in painstaking detail, on Charles' latest efforts to rewrite the history of LGF.

We've seen a few whispers around Teh Intarwebs to the effect that Charles, in addition to obliterating banned lizards' comments, is also nuking actual posts of his from years gone by. Can anyone substantiate this? If you can, we'll give you a cookie.

*who, in addition to occasionally commenting here, is also posting at Discarded Lies -- which began life, lo these many years ago, as LGF Watch Watch. Plus ça change, plus c'est complètement différent ...

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Flying pig alert!

LGF, yesterday:

Since a whole lot of right-wingers gleefully trumpeted George Monbiot’s article in which he called for CRU head Phil Jones to resign, I wonder if they’ll be equally eager to promote his latest article — which documents the enormous amounts of money the climate denial industry is spending to trick people into believing there’s no threat from global warming.

LGF, March 2008:

British über-moonbat “journalist” George Monbiot is apparently going to attempt a citizen’s arrest of John Bolton, after he speaks at a UK literary festival.

Charles Johnson quoting Monbiot approvingly?! The same Monbiot whose very name is said to have inspired the coinage of the term moonbat? Truly a great moment in porcine aviation.

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Down the memory hole

A couple of commenters have mentioned that Charles has been deleting comments posted by banned ex-lizards. Sure enough, just the other day he nuked the entire œuvre of Iron Fist, and apparently he has consigned others to the memory hole too.

For the record, we have had to shut down Blogger comments on at least one occasion (before we went to moderation) and wiped out the entire comment database -- but only because enraged LGF operatives had been spamming us with kiddie pr0n and all sorts of other nasty stuff. Not because we've pulled a Great Switcheroo and are trying to obfuscate what we stood for until just the other day.

Doubleplusungood, Charles.

h/t: "Southside Suarez" and "he who scoffs at danger," who has joined the vast right-wing anti-Charles conspiracy with more than usual aplomb.

Sunday, December 06, 2009

The great global warming mudfight

Christmas comes early this year! I'm actually starting to like Charles Johnson's antics, most of all because of stuff like this:


Thank You, Climate Change Deniers

"A few years ago, I used to doubt that there really were climate change denialists.

But then I started posting at LGF about the scientific evidence for global warming, and lo, the denialists began to appear.

Hordes of them.

Posting one comment after another full of talking points, false claims, diversions, and complete BS.

I don’t doubt their existence any more.

So I want to say “thank you” to all the climate change denialists who post comments at LGF, relentlessly hyping every false claim, refusing to follow any links to evidence, and ceaselessly parroting the latest obfuscations.

You’ve really helped open my eyes to the truth."

Really, Charlie? You seriously didn't know whether or not global warming deniers existed? LGF from 2007 just called, claiming that back then you were actually defending those very people on your blog:


Global Warming Skeptics Threatened

"The Religion of Global Warming is apparently just as thin-skinned as the Religion of Peace™: Scientists threatened for ‘climate denial’. (Hat tip: LGF readers.)"

Scientists who questioned mankind’s impact on climate change have received death threats and claim to have been shunned by the scientific community.

They say the debate on global warming has been “hijacked” by a powerful alliance of politicians, scientists and environmentalists who have stifled all questioning about the true environmental impact of carbon dioxide emissions.

Timothy Ball, a former climatology professor at the University of Winnipeg in Canada, has received five deaths threats by email since raising concerns about the degree to which man was affectingclimate change.

One of the emails warned that, if he continued to speak out, he would not live to see further global warming.

“Western governments have pumped billions of dollars into careers and institutes and they feel threatened,” said the professor. “I can tolerate being called a sceptic because all scientists should be sceptics, but then they started calling us deniers, with all the connotations of the Holocaust. That is an obscenity. It has got really nasty and personal.”

Ah, LGF history, thou art a heartless bitch. Especially when the same members from back then are still around today. On the 2007 thread:
#290 Sharmuta

"This is vile- Mother-Earth-Loving-Peace-Nics so blinded by their ideology that they are blinded by their hypocrisy yet again. On the one hand they would appease a true Holocaust denier, while on the other they liken a reasoned man of science to the real deal. Obviously they have no concept of the true nature of evil to invoke the Holocaust into this debate. That these enviro-knee-jerk-reactionists would claim freedom of speech as their excuse to say anything they'd like while employing marxist-jihadi techniques to silence the free speech of others is so hypocritical it is beyond the pale.

Logic, reason, open and honest debate- these concepts are the death knell to global warming and the leftists will do anything to stop them. Do we need a global warming Theo van Gogh before people take a look at what is going on here?"

And on the thread from yesterday:
#13 Sharmuta

"I think this is another example in a long line of issues where you can see people aren't interested in facts and truth, but are rather interested in propaganda that confirms their existing biases. It's slow, hard work to chip away at such prejudice, but as always, the Truth is worth the effort."
Now let that second comment sink in for a minute, and read the first one again.

While we're at it, here's something for Chuckles (in both senses of the word):

Video is sadly defunct, but the comments are good as gold. Oh what I would give to see the present-day lizard circus meeting up with themselves from 2007..

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

For the record

Since everyone else seems to be linking to Charles' official refutation of his erstwhile wingnuttitude, we will too.

But not, of course, without noting that it conspicuously fails to mention Charles Johnson's role in whelping, nurturing, and exalting the very beast that he now appears so intent on slaying -- or at least staving off until the political winds shift again.

As usual, "sorry" seems to be the hardest word. A simple "I was wrong" would suffice. But we know better than to expect that.