troll remembrance day

All of last night’s talk of trolls had me feeling sentimental about the good old days. After posting that piece on Objectivism, I was up until about 2:00 AM, scrolling though the archives and reliving some of the special moments we’ve shared with the trolls. Gulping red wine and often reading through tear-filled eyes, I sat there in the dark, reliving the good times and the bad… For those of you who weren’t here through the rocky relationship, I thought that I’d share a few memories. If you’re as sentimental as I am, you might want to have a handkerchief ready before setting out down this path… Whenever you feel as though you’re ready to begin your joourney of discovery, you can find the transcriptions of a few of our most touching encounters here. (I, II, III, IV, VI wonder if maybe this is how the books of the Bible got started.)

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  1. Hillary
    Posted October 25, 2006 at 11:19 pm | Permalink

    If you’d like some trolls to play with, we have attracted a new batch. They’ve been whipped into a frenzy by a woman who refused to remove her niqab in our court. They are also very upset by the Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission’s policy on swimwear.

  2. mark
    Posted October 25, 2006 at 11:28 pm | Permalink

    I hope it doesn’t mean my losing you as a friend, but I think I might actually be on the side of the trolls when it comes to niqabs…. Maybe I should read what they actually wrote before I say that, but, generally speaking, I’m against the covering of women. (I also think that they should be allowed to leave their homes when they like without male escort, not be beaten, and fall in love with whomever they take a fancy to.) I’m aware of the arguments to the contrary, but I find them offensive.

    And, yes, I’m aware that this contradicts things I have said in the past concerning the rights of individuals to do as they like. This, for me, crosses the line though.

  3. Hillary
    Posted October 26, 2006 at 12:45 am | Permalink

    I’m not sure who you would agree with. The trolls are technically on the same side as I am in this case, but they’re doing a very poor job of defending it.

  4. Hillary
    Posted October 26, 2006 at 1:01 am | Permalink

    Also, I think you insult niqabees when you think less of them as individuals based on their clothing choices. Niqabees are rebels in a way. In my personal experience, they are no different than women wearing Western clothing, and are often at the market by themselves or with their children. No culture has a monopoly on domestic violence either.

    “generally speaking, I’m against the covering of women.”

    you have to cross the border into Detroit to get that here.

  5. UBU
    Posted October 26, 2006 at 9:04 am | Permalink

    Yes, it’s funny how all those oh so certain about Iraq people — I remember on Fox news a “newsman” saying “when the WMD’s are found — and they will be found” — and oh so contemptuous about those that disagreed with them have suddenly shut up. That election in Iraq was a big leap forward for mankind, wasn’t it? You don’t see so many conservatives brandishing their inked fingers anymore — but wait, that’s not ink, it’s been stuck up their ass the whole time!

  6. Dave
    Posted October 26, 2006 at 12:23 pm | Permalink

    I’m for the covering of ugly women. Pretty ones, though, I am with Mark.

  7. Robert
    Posted October 11, 2008 at 12:11 pm | Permalink

    It just about that time of year again when we remember the trolls and all the sacrifices they hope we’ll assume they’ve made.

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