At the recent CPAC convention in DC John Fund wound up using a blogger's PC to check his email without permission. It was a misunderstanding for which Fund certainly will hear no end of lip.
But now let's talk about the guy who left his PC unattended and signed on to the Net. Good going, bud. If you don't know what kinds of things could have happened to you or others as a result of that, please turn in your laptop and get off the Internet until you learn something.
Now we have this from Hindrocket at Powerline. Lefties had been calling the office phone and he'd been reading lefty abuse in email for a while - he finally lost it in a couple of emails. What's more, one of the emails went to a guy with a blog and an axe to grind - it's published here.
The recipient (let's call him "A sensitive soul") wrote "I must admit I was just a bit taken aback. It's not terribly unusual for people to simply refuse to address the issues, but the virulence and profanity was simply amazing to me". Wow - I hope he never goes to the Democratic Underground.
IMO the profanity shows that Hindrocket is strictly an amateur in the invective department - given how accomplished he and his team are in other areas, it suggests that he doesn't use it very often. I for one could have done far better, but I'm secure in the knowledge that I could make any dozen longshoremen with Tourette's blush, so it doesn't show up on this site.
Did A.S.S. deserve more consideration? What issues did he identify that weren't addressed? Read the post if it suits you, but IMO he just spouted lefty catechism, trying hard to make Jeff Gannon into some dark conspiracy to give President Bush's press secretary a softball question once in a while. It might be different if lefties had shown similar enthusiasm for investigating others who've occasionally received a press pass, with particular attention to which ones might be gay (not that there's anything wrong with that, unless they aren't liberals, right?). And the implicit concern for the President's security is really a riot, as if these lefty creeps would spit on President Bush if his guts were on fire.
And what's the point of A.S.S. writing to Hindrocket in the first place? A.S.S. says "Just one, just once, it would be nice to see a conservative with the ability to find fault with other conservatives". Ya know, when people are always defending themselves against groundless attacks, they don't have much time to turn on each other. Even so, it does happen once in a while, but the lefties can't hear anything over their own noise.
If the lefties really think that Bush & Co are misgoverning, they might want to pipe down on all these silly side issues so the problems worthy of note can shine through. They pay Bush a compliment with these silly diversions - if they knew important news were bad, they wouldn't have to amplify the chickenshit.
Back to Hindrocket. He has standards and realized that he failed to meet them, so he's standing up and taking the criticism. He won't claim that, say, someone else used his ID, or whatever lame crap lefties would repeat and defend until Doomsday if one of their own claimed it.
Hang in there, Powerline. You all are still one of the top blogs, but I'd lay off the profanity until I got better at it. Perhaps a tour here would help?