1. Amphigorey says

    Holy crap, the comments on her Paul post are a cesspit. Good thing she’s on the Freethought network now; hopefully the readership here will heighten the discourse on her blog. She obviously deserves better.

  2. says

    Are you kidding? The comments are the best part! They provide direct confirmation about what she said about Randdroids blindingly just defending Paul regardless of what the topic is. Not a single one actually addressed the points raised!

    This is the equivalent of calling someone a pants wetter and them getting so mad in yelling at you in response that they wet themselves in front of everyone.

  3. Woo_Monster, Sniffer of Starfarts says

    This is the equivalent of calling someone a pants wetter and them getting so mad in yelling at you in response that they wet themselves in front of everyone.

    Except no one feels bad for the Randdroids when they shit their pants in public.

  4. yoav says

    It is quite depressing, I know several, otherwise rational and intelligent people, who will go through the kind of mental gymnastics that will make William Lane Craig dizzy in order to defend Ron Paul from any kind of criticism. The way I see it is, they are so heavily invested in the character “Ron Paul”, played on TV by Ron Paul, the one who is all about personal freedom ,ending the war on drugs and legalizing heroin that they refuse to see the racist theocrat standing in front of them.

  5. 'Tis Himself says

    I want to forestall the Pauloids who’ll say their hero isn’t a racist by quoting some of the racist remarks from his newsletters:

    We don’t think a child of 13 should be held responsible as a man of 23. That’s true for most people, but black males age 13 who have been raised on the streets and who have joined criminal gangs are as big, strong, tough, scary and culpable as any adult and should be treated as such.

    Given the inefficiencies of what DC laughingly calls the criminal justice system, I think we can safely assume that 95 percent of the black males in that city are semi-criminal or entirely criminal.

    The Criminals who terrorize our cities–in riots and on every non-riot day–are not exclusively young black males, but they largely are.

    The Pauloids will claim that Paul didn’t write these things. However they appeared in newsletters with his name on the banner. The Pauloids will also claim that he says he didn’t read what was put in newsletters with his name on the banner. That tells me that either Paul is a liar or he’s such a sloppy manager that he doesn’t know what statements are being attributed to him. And I have a lot of trouble believing that a politician doesn’t know what’s being put in a newsletter with his name on the banner.

  6. Agent Silversmith, Feathered Patella Association says

    Surprisingly, her piece on Ron Paul contained no invective directed at Paul’s age, sex, or occupation. It had no suggestions that Paul should be imprisoned or have surgery on his reproductive organs. Instead, she focuses entirely on his beliefs, voting record and policies, extending Paul a courtesy that many commenters didn’t bother applying to her. Miller’s approach can only be explained by that vagina of mass destruction she carries around.

  7. ibyea says

    The comments from that post is why, ladies and gentlemen, the reason we call libertarians Randroids. They truly are robots spouting BS as if it were a programming command by their master.

  8. 'Tis Himself says

    I’m rather surprised. Usually when PZ puts up an anti-libertarian post the liberturds show up in droves to tell us how great their politico-economic ideologies are and why liberals should convert to libertarianism. Possibly they’re just seeing the post’s title and thinking the thread will infested by MRAs.

  9. ckitching says

    I’m shocked that her “Best of…” post doesn’t have at least one Paulbot dishing out abuse yet. For that matter, I’m surprised this post doesn’t have one yet either.

  10. Gnumann says

    A deep-wade into the shit of the Ron Paul thread (comment threading – urrrghk!) yielded this (recent) little gem from one “William Delano Gaston”

    hiran, it’s YOU who need to look up the word theory, becaues evolution IS a theory…why? Becaues there has never been discovered a link between neandrathal and man as we know him today….go look it up. For decades everyone accepted that they just havn’t “found it yet”, but they have fossils for every period in time…if there were links between ape and man why havn’t they found it yet? Technology is too good to have missed it….

    What’s funny is none of you sheeple who spout science as if you are somehow scientific for saying it… can’t think outside the box for ONE second and maybe…just MAYBE there are more than 2 theories? OMG SHOCK NO WAY! Yes, way. And if you dismiss any of them as “stupid” or “crazy” then you are in no way scientific at all, and do not deserve to discuss the subject.

    If it’s a poe it’s pure beauty, if not it’s more than a little sad…

  11. says

    After a while you don’t even know what to say. It’s just hard to imagine a support base more deeply and profoundly insane, and I’ve argued with Green Party purity trolls.