After their phenomenal electoral landslide mudslide, I kind of resolved not waste my energy on the VT secessionists any more. It’s like sitting around posting about what Lyndon LaRouche is up to lately, in that it matters as much. Of course, Rowley over at VT Secession manages to keep busy with them, still quite active as of late, most recently with a profile of one of their supporters, who just might be a Neo-Nazi. But that’s none of my damn, business, at a personal level.
Nevertheless, they can’t seem to quit us, especially with this ridiculous notion that John Odum, me, and Thomas Rowley are all one and the same (or, more accurately, that Odum and I just post anonymously over at VS as Rowley – like I have the time for that shit). This is repeated often by VT Commons’ Rob Williams, undoubtedly because it magnifies their rampant persecution complex. He even keeps offering to set up symposiums that none of us have any intention of showing up to, as though somehow someone wouldn’t see it for the P.R. shtick that it is. What, is he going to debate three photographs or something?
The latest funny from Williams, which I’m not going to link to:
Editor’s Note: Thanks to our good friends John Odum and J.D. Ryan over at Green Mountain Daily for bringing this important article to our attention, via their “anonymous” blogger Thomas Rowley over at the VermontSecession blog. (I know – it is awfully confusing to me, too.) Looks like GMD is doing a fund-raiser right now. Donate money to GMD’s blog, and you can also support J.D. Ryan’s blogging habit at “Five Before Chaos,” and John Odum and J.D. Ryan’s “VermontSecession” blog, too.
A long time ago, I put a Paypal button on here, which got an astounding zero clicks. I said “hell with it”, and found other, more fruitful ways of paying for the hosting. This blog and its offshoots (of which VT Secession is not one) pays for itself. So the idea that I’d see a cent from the GMD fundraiser, like just about everything else Williams spews, is complete bullshit.
But here’s the really funny part in all this. Back during the listserv debacle, I developed a camaraderie with a close associate of Williams, who proceeded to tell me that Williams doesn’t even believe this whole Rowley-JD Ryan-Odum shtick – he just uses it to further his narrative. In many ways, Rob is like Sarah Palin, in that he’s just banking on you being stupid. He doesn’t even believe it, which makes me kind of wonder what else he doesn’t really believe. But, hell, why let the truth get in the way of a good story? Works well for Sarah, right?
UPDATE: Rob’s really confused… in a new update, he says that I misunderstand his post about the JD-odum-Rowley axis of evil. And in the same sentence accuses me of posting at Vermont Secesh. And I’m the confused one. M’okay. Keep it up, Rob. The more you talk about it, the more “VT Secession = racists” gets out there on the interwebs. I’m grateful for the traffic. It seemingly never occurs to him that there just might be three separate individuals that don’t care for the seseshers, but that would take all the drama out of it, wouldn’t it? Not to mention the sheer ridiculousness of having an anonymous blog and another one that basically just links to the other one. When’s the last time I broke a story? Silly, silly boy.
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