What the Delete Button Was Made For



Some of you probably think it is pretty easy to write for a blog.  You probably think that all it involves is writing whatever comes into your fool head and then an occasional response in the comboxes.  Well, actually, that is about 98% of it for me.  However there are a few other duties. Perhaps the most time consuming is deleting “nut” comments.  These comments are usually so bizarre that I assume any effort to respond to them would be futile.  However, yesterday Jay Anderson at Pro Ecclesia received a prime example of the type of “”nut” comment I am writing about, and I thought our readership might like to see it.

“The mafia fascist molestor league elected Baerpheon O’Phalleigh O’Bamaugh as president with the most Catholic cabinet in history. Vatican Osservatore Romano editor Vian said on may 18th that Obama “is not a pro-abortion president.” What does this prove? That the Vatican message on abortion has only been for politcal purposes. It was used to divide, to encourage Catholics to breed and to encourage non-Catholics to abort out of spite. The Vatican likes the abortion status quo in the USA for this reason. Their purpose is only conquest, not faith. Carolignian Brzezinski spawned Zia al Haq, Khomeini, and bin Laden – breaks up superpowers via Aztlan and Kosovo as per Joel Garreau’s Nine Nations. Brzezinski, Buckley and Buchanan winked anti-Semitic votes for Obama, delivered USA to Pope’s feudal basket of Bamana Republics. Michael Pfleger and Joe Biden prove Obama is the Pope’s boy. Obama is half a Kearney from County Offaly in Ireland. Talal got Pontifical medal as Fatima mandates Catholic-Muslim union against Jews (Francis Johnson, Great Sign, 1979, p. 126), Catholic Roger Taney wrote Dred Scott decision. John Wilkes Booth, Tammany Hall and Joe McCarthy were Catholics. Now Catholic majority Supreme Court. Catholics Palmisano, Grasso, Damato, Langone, Mozilo, Ranieri, Dioguardi, Palmieri destroyed American industry. Subprime construction mobsters had hookers deliver mortgages to banks. McCain’s Keeting started it all. They find American cars too advanced to use or their mechanics to fix. Ellis Island Popeholes brought in FDR. Their slovenly, anti-intellectual work ethic produces vacuous, casuistrous blather and a tangle of contradictory regulations. Their clubhouse purges provided praetorian training for corporate misgovernance. NYC top drop outs: Hispanic 32%, Black 25%, Italian 20%. NYC top illegals: Ecuadorean, Italian, Polish. Ate glis-glis but blamed plague on others, now lettuce coli. Their bigotry most encouraged terror yet they reap most security funds. Rabbi circumcises lower, Pope upper brain. Tort explosion by glib casuistry. Hollywood Joe Kennedy had Bing Crosby proselytise. Bazelya 1992 case proves PLO-IRA-KLA links. Our enemy is the Bru666elles Sineurabia Axis and the only answer is alliance with Israel and India. They killed six million Jews, a million Serbs, half a million freemasons, a quarter million Gypsies, they guided the slaughter of Assyrians and Armenians, and promoted the art of genocide throughout the world. They had no qualms hijacking American policy in Vietnam or Balkans to papal ends, but when American interests opposed tose of the papacy in Iraq, they showed their true fangs (Frum, Unpatriotic Conservatives). They could not countenance a Mormon President! They broke their own coalition with their foreign adventures and with their unwillingness to extend home and school subsidies to other races, as evidenced by their missing their own Obama moment when they could have elected a Kenyan pope. Every American boom has been caused by an Evangelical Revival and every major Depression by the domination of new Catholic immigrants. See for example George Marlin’s history of the conservative party in New York or Paul Johnson’s Modern Times, extolling the rise of Carolignianism of Adenauer, de Gaulle, and Gaspieri, forgetting that Hitler, too, was Carolignian and a Catholic altar boy.”

Now why is this a “nut” comment?

1.  Paranoid Content-that is sort of a give away isn’t it?

2.  Length.  Not all lengthy comments are nut comments, but the longer they are, in my experience, the greater the chance for nutitude.

3.  No paragraphs.  Nut comments, no matter how long they are, usually eschew parargraphs.

4.   The repeat of catch phrases.  The gentleman above is fond of the term “Carolignian”.  I assume he was making a stab at Carolingian.

5.   The nut comment will usually have nothing to do with the thread it is posted to.

 6.   On Catholic web-sites the nut comments will usually be rabidly, if unintentionally hilariously, anti-Catholic.

7.   The Freemasons and/or the Illuminati will usually appear in the comment.

8.   Stream of consciousness writing.

9.   Parts of the comment seem to stand out as simple gibberish:  “Ate glis-glis but blamed plague on others, now lettuce coli.”

10.  On Catholic websites, there will usually be a reminder that Hitler was born Catholic.  (His hatred for the Faith as an adult will be curiously overlooked.)

22 Responses to What the Delete Button Was Made For

  1. Donna V. says:

    Good Lord, it appears we’re responsible for the e coli outbreaks. And here all this time I was thinking it was the Jews. My feelings are hurt. Why isn’t anyone at the Vatican calling on the secret hotline and letting me in on the good Carolignian plots? I must not be putting enough in the collection plate.

    /Sarcasm, of course, although anyone who thinks like this guy will be unable to see it.

  2. Donald R. McClarey says:

    He didn’t even mention the corp of albino assassins at the beck and call of the Vatican! Since I am low on the totem pole of the Catholic Plot, the Vatican has only given me a squad of albino squirrel assassins, but the non-squirrel creatures in my back yard now fear the power of Rome! (Laughing evilly and wringing hands!)

  3. Elaine Krewer says:

    So the albino squirrels have spread beyond Olney, Ill. now? This plot must be pretty serious then.

  4. bearing says:

    I like the made-up words based on the root “pope,” which have a long and rich tradition in anti-Catholicism.

    Anyone can talk about popery, but it takes a special kind of nut to coin phrases like “Ellis Island Popeholes.”

  5. Zak says:

    Why Carolingian? That’s my question. I guess (for inexplicable reasons), The Matrix took Merovingian, so that’s out, even though Clovis’s conversion to Catholicism might be seen as a Catholic conspiracy, although don’t the Holy Blood people think the Merovingians were descended from Jesus? That would be a deal-breaker, I guess. Hapsburgs might be a good one, since they’re still around and they were the leading Catholic monarchs at the time of the Reformation. When I come up with a grand anti-Catholic conspiracy, though, I think I will emphasize the Ottonians – really send the nut jobs to their history books.

  6. Rick Lugari says:

    What about the tendency of NUTJOBS to selectively type in ALL caps, Don McClarey? We’ve all see how as the RAGE and HATRED intensifies the frequency of the CAPS increases. Same with EXCLAMATION POINTS!!!!

  7. Donald R. McClarey says:

    True Rick. Underlining is also a tell-tale sign, and some of the comments even have the more heated parts in red, just in case the reader was confused as to the important portions of the missive.

    What is truly hilarious is when I delete a nut comment and receive a follow-up comment a few days later demanding to know why the original comment wasn’t posted. Usually the sender helpfully repeats the original comment.

  8. Elaine Krewer says:


  9. Donna V. says:

    See, this is really what gets my goat (she whines). Donald at least gets albino squirrel assassins, but me, nothing, zip, zilch. What am I, chopped liv- oops, scratch that. What I am, left-overs from Friday night fish fry? I am disregarded like last week’s church bulletin. Is a couple of albino squirrel assassins too much to hope for?
    /stamps feet, pouts.

  10. Donald R. McClarey says:

    Ah, Donna some special service to the Vatican needs to be rendered for such an honor to be bestowed. I would tell you what I did, but then I would have to send my albino squirrel assassins after you.

  11. Donald R. McClarey says:

    I guess I could safely mention that the service did involve Dan Brown, a troupe of mimes and a ton of squirrel droppings.

  12. paul zummo says:

    There is one thing that makes him stand out – he actually put a name (or at least pseudonym)to his comment. Usually some dude named anonymous is responsible for all the nutter commentary on these interwebs.

  13. Flambeaux says:


    Why on earth is Holy Mother Church making use of squirrels, albino or otherwise?

    Everyone knows that all squirrels are unrepentant Jacobins and are, consequently, dedicated to the destruction of the Church.


  14. Zak says:

    From the French name I could see how you might be confused. European red squirrels are Jacobins. American Grey (and Albino) squirrels are Jacobites, dedicated to restoring the Catholic Stuarts to the throne of England. Hence the British government’s efforts to wipe out the Grey Squirrel (see here: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/tyne/7206813.stm). You’ll note the massacre (a “cull” here) took place in Northumberland, whence came many of Bonnie Prince Charlie’s English supporters in the ’45.

  15. Don the Kiwi says:

    Now Don, don’t turn your nose up ( 😉 ) at your squirrel droppings. It is had, I have heard, on good authority that squirrel droppings greatly help in becomming smart.

    The story goes that a rather naive visitor to the US once asked a resident of that once proud nation ? what were those things on the ground that looked like squirrel s**t.
    The resident said,”Nah man, that’s not squirrel s**t, them things are smart pills.”
    Naive visitor proceeds to eat some of the smart pills and after nibbling a couple, spits and says to the resident, ” That aint smart pills, that’s squirrel shit.”
    Resident says,”Now man, you’re gitten smart.”

    Don’t mock the humble squirrel dropping.

  16. Donald R. McClarey says:

    I sit corrected Don!

  17. cminor says:

    Elaine, are you sure he wasn’t just a rap fan? Or maybe he was trying to blame us for rap music, too.

    Zak, I knew there had to be an anti-Catholic dimension to the squirrel cull! Can we ship them back our house sparrows and starlings in protest?

    Please don’t be too hard on people who type in all caps. Some, like my father-in-law, have just been computing so long they preceded (and never quite got acclimated to) the two-case keyboard.

  18. Elaine Krewer says:

    I suppose some of these ALL CAPS commenters may also be rap fans.

    Speaking of Ludacris (the rapper), there is a very quirky website called “Strange Maps” that I visit occasionally, which includes a map of all the telephone area codes in which Ludacris claims to have “hoes” — not the gardening kind, of course.

    Strange Maps also includes maps showing which regions of the U.S. call soft drinks “pop”, “soda”, and “Coke”; every U.S. state matched with the flag of a country with the same population (Illinois = Zambia; California = Poland; Texas = N. Korea) or a country with approximately the same Gross Domestic Product (Illinois = Venezuela); and a bunch of grapes of varying sizes representing wine consumption in all the countries of Europe.

  19. Elaine Krewer says:

    I must correct myself. On the GDP map, Illinois = Mexico; Iowa = Venezuela; California = France; Texas = Canada; New York = Brazil; Florida = S. Korea; and Maryland = Hong Kong.

    Oddly enough, on the flag/population map, Oregon = Palestine but on the GDP map Oregon = Israel.

    Hopefully this isn’t degenerating into an example of the kind of comments the delete button was made for 🙂

  20. cminor says:

    That does sound like a cool site.

    I may have described wrongly–keyboards may have had case back in the old days (otherwise certain symbols would not have been available), but the screen display did not. (It’s been a long time–lately we’ve been amazing our teens with tales of tape drives the size of wardrobes and disk drives you could hide a coworker’s surprise birthday cake in.) My FIL just sets the caps lock as he has since the days of teletype, and yells at us electronically.

  21. Donald R. McClarey says:

    Flambeaux and Zak, I gathered together my little albino assassins today and had a man to squirrel talk with them to see where their political loyalties lie. Apparently they are Ultra Montane Carlists, except for Ratatosk who described himself as a Truman Democrat.

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