LMAO! Ok, so Greg Laden is very butthurt. It seems Mykeru put out a tweet encouraging people to review Greggie-poo-kins book, "Sungudogo". Now, the tweet *DOES NOT SAY* to give a 1 star review. Rather just review it. Greg lies (what a shocker!) in his post and says Mykeru is "asking his friends to write one star reviews" of his (I'm assuming) shit book.
If you're interested in reading Greg's verbal barfing, here's the link - http://scienceblogs.com/gregladen/2012/12/24/michael-cortese-writes-reviews-of-sungudogo
Nah, I can do without reading Laden's spewing because I've already determined that he's mentally and emotionally a twelve-year old and/or just fucking delusional.
He really seems incapable to thinking through the next step. Steersman is right to the extent that unlike Laden, I can think a couple steps ahead. That doesn't make me a chess player though, just not stupid.
The thing that puzzled me at first is that he keeps using the name "Michael Cortese" when all the "about" and copyright on the site was under "M.G. Cortese", as I was named for my grandfathers, Michael Anthony Cortese and Gordon Ian MacKenzie. Then it occurred to me that he's trying to form an association to my half-hearted professional LinkedIn account for the next Asshole On The Internet play of employer tattling.
As I was the recipient of some ridiculous and impossible accusations back in 2005 --after all, that goes hand-in-hand with doxxing-- that I was hosting my site on my employer's server when I got involved in this recent schism I joked about it to people in my office, including my boss, telling him to expect more of the same. The joke there is where I work the desktops are in total lock-down. You need administrative privileges to install a fucking extension in Chrome and we don't even have Window's Movie maker on our PCs. Even trying to access a site like Incompetech (where I got the theme music for Creepy Bittergrrl) to download PDF graph paper is blocked for "MP3 Downloading". All the stuff they find most offensive is done with my own programs, on my own time or with my own smartphone. Contrary to the sort of selective Right-to-Work mentality the FTBers may have, I can have my own life and right to conscience.
Now, where it's really apparent that none of these clown can think ahead, is after my doxing in 2005 I planned ahead should someone do more of the same. I have lawyers on retainer at Vienna Law Group in Fairfax, VA. As soon as Laden, Svan or one of their minions begins the employer tattling and bogus accusation, I sue them, as the instigators, for tortuous interference. Way back in October I posted here that my long game, should the harassment start, is getting the principle assholes in the FTB clown car of harassment under deposition and that dream may yet come true.
I don't know how much Ed Brayton has got to spend to get his pipes cleaned, but he should seriously set aside some money for lawyers.
If they have been going over what I have written with a fine-tooth comb then surely they would have known there would be consequences for their habitual doxxing and harassment, so any of their whining about it as it goes down, after they were warned, will be laughed at.
I don't know why no one has sued these fuckers for libel and interference yet, but I assume it was just a lack of resources or will. But that can't be the case because I'm sure people would kick up a few bucks to watch Greg Laden's deposition on YouTube.
Apparently Laden thought he would dox me and I would slink off begging not to be harmed by his superior haxxor skills. Yeah, dream on pud-knocker, because within minutes I brought attention to your crap book and encouraged people to review it. I did say it wasn't worth the single 5 star review he's been gloating over, but that's within my rights and isn't tortuous interference, otherwise Michiko Kakutani would be giving $10 hand jobs by now.
Although I have no doubt that the FTB meme will be "Mykeru encouraged people to review Greg Laden's book, so getting him fired is fair game". Good luck with that, assholes. If you can't see the difference between some guy flogging his book under his own name for recognition and a few bucks and someone who never mentioned his name, where he works or where his ex-wife lived, then you are too stupid to be tolerated. And you won't be.
The reason I don't mind him kicking around my given name, even if they do the old "keep him out of the conference, he's a evil rape enabler" crap, is that I might try to pick up some of their speaking bucks. I'm not sure who people would prefer to hear, the guy with genuine skeptical credentials who managed, despite talking like a retarded chimp, to get on some podcasts who also does amusing and self-effacing cartoon videos or the twee megalomaniac whose hobby is fobbing off pseudo-scientific crap and harassing people.
It's a toss-up, who is funnier, I guess.
Their other attack is going to inevitably be to claim that I somehow threatened them. We saw this earlier with the Ophelia Benson "Mykeru is going to shoot Rebecca Watson" attempted meme.
I will address exactly why claims of violent intent from people who obviously live very sheltered lives pisses me off on a personal level in a later post. I am so tired of people whose lives haven't been touched by tragedy --except in their whiny little victim minds -- trivializing violence as a pawn in their cynical little half-bright game.
"...and the age of sophists, calculators, and economists was upon us." --The Hitch.