Thursday, July 17, 2008

And now, a message from Our Sponsered Sock Puppet

Hello, again, Spencer FitzLemmings.

I, Tonya Greipenweiner, authority in Arab Hubris Studies and expert in Middle Eastern Histrionics, see that you all have your panties in a major intellectual wedgie over *ahem* a CALENDAR? Wow. So mature of you all. Too bad none of you seemed to have graduated to actual READING levels of any kind, because, if you did, you would have read the article instead of foaming at the mouth over Mosque pr0n.
In celebration of Ramadan, Global Publishing Solutions (GPS) is offering a limited edition of the 2009 Mosques in America Wall Calendar. This 12-month calendar is perfect for Muslim outreach efforts, as well as office and event giveaways.

Like, DUH and all that entails, right? It's just a MUSLIM OUTREACH tool, to educate all you schtoopid and frightened little Christians about, drum roll, please, MUSLIM OUTREACH! I mean, it's in honor of RAMADAN, which is like Christmas, but without the baby Jebus.
Clearly, you are all nothing but a bunch of ISLAMOPHOBES, quaking in your own fear. You are all so, so very, very sad. Get over it, already.


  1. As I always say, I AM an Islamophobe. Islam scares Hell out of me. There is virtually nothing that gives me the heebie jeebies quite like the sight of a frightful mosque.

    Jack and I had a nice time celebrating his birthday, except he got continual calls on his cell phone and house phone from well wishers. Young people have friends. I've had birthdays where me kids have called to ask me for money, totally unaware they're supposed to give ME something. Otherwise my phone is generally quiet on my birthday. Oy.

    By the time I got back home with goodies for Mrs. Salami (if I go out I always must bring her something as compensation) Jack had surprisingly replied to your birthday greeting. I was about to entertain both of you when I realized the weekly blogburst was out and I had some late-night work to do to remain timely. It contained a video, which always makes things harder working in WordPress.

    Wasn't it awesome how as soon as I got the post up about talking with Monkey Man the Bush administration announced they were going to do just that?

    As you say, someone should be writing this stuff down, because you can't make it up.

    Off to what Dilbert calls a pre-meeting meeting.

    More later.

  2. I know what you mean about young people having friends and all. What I can't figure out is MySpace, with its stupid, "You have 485,364 friends in your network." How does one have that many friends unless he's Stalin or Hitler or someone that popular?
    As for Bush talking to the mental midget of Iran. Deedly doo, he is a wee little monkey, ne? I don't know what this will accomplish. What I feel about an Obama presidency is that it will be Jimmy Carter redux.
    I posted this over at LGF's linkviewer, and I got -2 votes! Sometimes I think humor is lost on those people over there, Haid.

  3. And you know what else, Haid? They didn't allow me to publish this particular comment at Dhimmiwatch. It is pending approval. What gives? I never had a problem posting there before!

  4. If there are too many links, posts are automatically held until reviewed...there are three in the post. Doesn't blogger do that too?

    That being said, if you only posted the text and not the links, or if it's still not there, it's time to gripe at Robert.


  5. When I posted the comment at DW, there were only 11 comments in the thread, Godefroi. I almost never get enough comments to get that response from blogger, though I suppose it is possible. I think there may have been a key word I used - pr0n - in the comment, and it might have triggered a filter. But I posted okay on JW right after that. That is all I can think of. I tried to post it twice, and got the same result, so I am thinking, filter.

  6. I know I'm late getting back to this thread, but just so you know, sometimes things get out of whack at JW/DW. In the past I've had to e-mail Robert or Marisol who flip a switch and--voila! I'm back. Usually it's on one and not the other site.

    And yes, it may be triggered by some sort of filter, but then it holds ALL your comments in queue going forward. It doesn't appear to me the admins watch what's going on there too closely. When I get a comment in moderation because of too many links (that's what Godefroi was talking about) or because of a comment match to spam databases, I immediately check it out--well, at least as soon as I can. AT JW/DW they're generally oblivious until you holler.

    BTW, unless you include two or more hyperlinks in your post, you can describe your hubby's tallywhacker in four-letter filth and you won't get moderated on my blog. I figure the author is supposed to read the comments coming in, and I'd feel that way even if I had Robert's traffic.

    Aside from spam filters, I don't believe in moderating comments. I use the link filter not because lots of links are sometimes spam, but because (like you) I have a blog with a narrow content area. Long links will not wrap, they'll just continue into my sidebar, so if there's more than one for me to reformat, I'd prefer to have the comment offline until I fix it. (Thia happened when Muslims Against Sharia "trackbacked" their own content to the blogburst a couple weeks back, which my filter caught in moderation).

    You can see a better example of this on my most recent post on St. James. I had prepared the short piece to publish automatically at 12:01 AM, at which point I was already in bed (my first scheduled post!). When I awoke the next morning there was a comment in moderation from a lady I'd never heard of in South Africa. She had several interesting (but long) links in her post, and sure enough they all extended into my right sidebar. It took a little doing for me to reformat the links for hypertext, and I was glad I'd set up the filter, because I'd rather have ugly comments not be published until I do my thing.

    Other than that and catching automated comment spam, the whole moderation thing bugs me, and I seldom comment on sites that are anal about "approving" comments.

  7. I emailed mr Spencer, and he said this was the problem. Too many embedded links. And for whatever reason, the comment then gets lost in the ether zone, somewhere. He said they are trying to fix this problem. Next time I post, I will just hope people get angry enough to click on my name and read what I REEEAAAALLLY wanted to say.


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