My good friend, Janis, mentioned the Stepford Republicans. And she's on the money with that description. It's not all Republicans. It's just the trolls that show up and cling like a fucking fungus to your comments. Those Republicans, they're the Stepford ones. They all say the same things. And they all eventually end up saying them the same way. Generally, they start off talking about how irrational liberals are and then, after you rationally beat their asses into the dirt for a few hours, they degenerate into pretty psychotic and downright creepy rantings. Take this troll Mark, for instance. He and I exchanged a bunch of emails today. Mostly, it was him saying ridiculously stupid things, and me explaining to him why he’s so damn dumb. Oh, I also taught him some American history and some current events. Things like that. There wasn’t really enough time to teach him math or science, or what he thinks he’s reading in the bible. And after a while, it got pretty boring. Because he’s so damn dumb and, also, it’s not my fucking job to educate wingnuts. I don’t get paid for it, and it’s harder than teaching retarded children. So, pretty soon, I got bored. And Mark was getting kookier by the email. So I stopped answering him, and deleted a crazy, fucking whacko comment he left on my blog. Which only made him crazier. Just to give you an idea of how crazy he got, here's an email he sent me after I got bored and stopped answering him: From: Fatbrownlab@aol.com Date: Mon, 29 Nov 2004 15:35:24 EST To: ricky Subject: CHECK & MATE My dearest Little Ricky, You loose. You couldn't take the heat. You folded like a cheap suitcase. You demonstrated your vaunted liberal tolerance. You deleted my post so that you would not look like the little sissy boy you are. Your legions of followers may not know it but you and I will. You cheap little tart. Mark Now, I am a cheap little tart. But that's kind of a personal secret. And not something I expect to hear from strangers. I also don't like being accused of being "loose". I guess that has something to do with being a tart. Anyway, that's what I'm talking about. These nuts start off calling you irrational and, after you beat them into the dirt for a little while with facts, that kind of craziness is what they degenerate into. It’s fucking mental, isn’t it? I mean, how fucking creepy and weird is that? What do you imagine is wrong with that fucking guy? I don't know. But it’s fucking funny, too, don't you think? Reading a guy coming completely unhinged in email! And the funniest thing is: it always happens. Always. With all of these clowns. You can browse through my comments over the past year and find a half dozen of these freaks coming undone in the same weird, frothing at the mouth sort of way--melting down in public into some sort of creepy stalker-esque bizarre…something…or other... It's weird. It's pathetic. But it's predictable. Hence, my boredom.