Milwaukee blogger Chris Liebenthal (Boots & Sabers regulars may know him as Capper) has a cookie-cutter post about the tightrope future Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker will supposedly have to walk between the crooked & incompetent GOP establishment on the one hand, and the tea-party lunatics on the other. Blah blah blah…
Amusingly, the centerpiece of the post is a comment from somebody named “Calvin” on this post from Charlie Sykes’ blog. Out of the State of Wisconsin’s five-and-a-half-million people, there’s apparently only one right-winger by that name, so Capper pegs me as the commenter. I’m sorry to disappoint you, but you’ve got the wrong man.
I do, however, appreciate being recognized as a “rabid right winger.” Remember, kids: Calvin Freiburger is precisely the kind of ignorant, intolerant, right-wing extremist scum your Homeland Security Secretary warned you about!
Calvin Freiburger Online: shouldn’t you be reading?
UPDATE: Understandably embarrassed at his blunder, Capper is digging in his heels in the comments, insisting that some nonexistent inconsistency between my words here and there somehow proves Sykes-Calvin and I are one and the same. Apparently his brilliant mind cannot grasp the concept that, in the comment he imagines to be a smoking gun, I was responding to a specific claim by Anonymous (who, now that I mention it, is probably the same “Anonymous” from that other article I was reading last week!). With such a tenuous grasp on reality and utter disregard for truth, no wonder the guy’s a liberal.
In all honesty, though, I should have known better than to waste my time wading into Capper’s cesspool – after all, a central tenet of the liberal playbook is to make a scandal out of the very act of defending one’s self from a vapid liberal attack. Live and learn, I guess.
In honor of what feels like the ten-thousandth time one of these bozos has given blogging a bad name, it seems like a great opportunity to revisit this Steven Crowder classic:
UPDATE 2: So it turns out that yesterday, Cappy whined about falling victim to the very same thing he did to me. You can’t make this stuff up…
UPDATE 3 (12/22/09): The Capster’s paranoia has been going on for even longer than I thought. If it weren’t so stupid, I’d be flattered.
2 thoughts on “A Case of Mistaken, Rabid Identity (Updated for Hypocrisy!)”
Calvin, thanks for visiting my blog, and saying those kind things. You are where I was thirty years ago (except that I did not attend such a prestigious undergraduate school). I’ve been an admirer of Hillsdale for about 20 years.
Keep up the good work, keep your nose clean, and hopefully, I’ll be hearing great things about you in 10-20 years. Congressman? Senator? Judge? The sky is the limit!
Thanks! Hillsdale’s been a blessing in more ways than I can say. I’ll do my best!