Thursday, November 17, 2011

A note to collectivist screed commenters.

Your chances of having your comments deleted goes up exponentially when you refer to me as "Mikey." Just so you know.


Anonymous said...

I think you should embrace it. I envision the following exchange.

"Congressman X is an asshole collectivist. Somebody should really take some time and ruin his day."

"Well, I don't want to. It's a lot of trouble and I don't wanna end up on an SPLC list somewhere."

"Give it to Mikey, he'll ruin any collectivist's day."

Seriously man, consider it. If you ruin their day as Mike, it's bad for them. If "Mikey" ruins their day, for some reason, it just seems like it would feel worse from their narcissistic perspective, like they screwed up and got owned by Dennis the Menace or something. If you're going to be their prime reason for purchasing migraine medicine, you should do it with a flourish.


PS. Also invest in a monocle and fedora, imo.

Dakota said...

LOL .... now "that" is damn funny ..... I almost sprayed my screen again .....

TPaine said...

Somehow, when I hear the name "Mikey" today, I think about the guy on American Chopper, Mike Teutul. And you ain't nothin' like him.

Ashrak said...

As a person also carrying the name "Mike", I feel ya here Mike.

So whatever started the "Mikey" condescension anyway?

It was that damn cereal commercial.....

Embrace derision, anonymous? Seriously? Sheesh, did you write that commercial back in the day or what?

Anonymous said...

Once you become a threat, they assign people to your case. If I were them, I'd assign more people because they are obviously not having the impact they had hoped for.

This is probably due to the fact that most of the readers here can add and subtract while chewing our bubble gum.

BTW, when I read Dakota's comment I almost did the same thing, I gotta learn to sneak up on some comments or I'm going to be buying new equipment.

bitter clinging Texan said...

You need a Gangsta name, Mr V.
how bout "Poison Mosin Mikey" in honor of your daughter's carbine?
or "da bama brawler"

Anonymous said...

They're burning the midnight oil and lying awake at night trying to figure out how to deal with "an old fat man with a cane". And they're still comming up on the short end of the stick.

You could hire one of the best PR firms in the country and not come up with a better or more descriptive way to underscore what is going on here.

The entire Federal Government is up against "an old fat man with a cane" and losing.

Fire for effect, Dutchman6!

Anonymous said...

I also react very negatively to Michael and to Mikey. In person when someone refers to me as Mikey, I use their name and add an e, like Bobee, Chuckeee, etc. I emphasize the ee in a slightly louder tone where it's clear I didn't appreciate its use. It usually seems to stop them, especially if there are other people around!

I agree that the white on green in the right column is harder to read, and to print, than dark colored letters on a light background.

I love your writing and your blog so it pains me to say something that you might take as criticism. You are now writing so much more than you use to (I suspect because you are trying to give donating subscribers "their money's worth"), that I have an idea for you to consider.

Could you indicate the subject of the article (10 categories would be adequate) into in the Title? For example Praxis (for militia & preparedness), which you already do. Add others as you see fit such as: Fast & Furious, political (elections, Obama), guns/second amendment, humorous, miscellaneous, etc. I don't mean that you would segregate them on a daily or monthly basis, just insert the category name as the first or last word of the title.

That way if we are "catching up" after being away for a few days, we would instantly know by category those articles that we need to read first. Please don't take offense, just trying to help.

Thank you for all that you do.

CowboyDan said...

Screw 'em, but make them respect you.

I worked with a Cpt. Michael Olsewski with the Florida Dept. of Corrections. You wouldn'thave get past him in a doorway unless he let you. He was a Penn State lineman, about 6'5", 300 lbs. plus, and benched 400 pounds plus.

More than once he said "Put some weight on the bar, you sissy!"

He answered to "Mikey" most of the time. Polish, football player, honors graduate, damn good boss. What more could you hope for?