This just in…
No one ever asked me if I forwarded the domain. If you had, I would have readily admitted it.
Open calls on the internet for an individual to identify themselves will go unheeded.
I didn’t realize Megan Rhodes was being pilloried for posting the link because I stopped reading Daily Whackjob when Greg B. called for the drowning of Greg Leticq’s child.
In our conversation the other day, you said politics was a “tough game” and recommended, “if you can’t handle that then you should get out.”
If you will recall, I told you then that you should make note of the date and time you said that to me. I am more than prepared for any fight the ODBA wants to have. Fortunately, our conversation turned a corner and before our call ended, I had redirected the domain to google.com.
I might add that I came to own the domain through perfectly legal means.
I pointed the domain to NAMBLA for specific reasons. NAMBLA is an organization that advocates a set of beliefs that turn my stomach. Through misinformation, prevarication, and a false sense of earnestness, they pursue a predatory agenda that brings direct harm to countless innocent individuals. Their primary defense is the first amendment.
It is my opinion that the ODBA conducts itself in much the same way. While the end product is far less repugnant than pedophilia, no fewer individuals are hurt by the organization. The main distinction I can make between the two organizations is that NAMBLA believes in the first amendment, and ODBA only believes in their right to free speech.
Nonetheless, I believe there are actually a few good people involved in the ODBA. Following our conversation the other day, I count you as one. I concur with Greg Leticq on quite a bit regarding illegal immigration. I also enjoy reading Elephant Ears, I’m Not Emeril, and From On High. I don’t always agree with them (read rarely) but I enjoy their insight.
As to our conversation the other day, I said nothing to you that I wouldn’t say to the world. I do not believe George Allen is racist because he used the word “macaca.” I do not believe that owning a Confederate flag makes you a racist, nor does an appearance in Gods and Generals. George Allen fumbled his way through the campaign looking for the politically expedient thing to do.
You have my full permission to reprint this email, in its entirety, on your blog or others.
If you wish to discuss this further please do not hesitate to contact me. With great hope for the Commonwealth, I remain,
Not good enough, Joe. Your “specific reasons” for forwarding the ODBA domain name to NAMBLA don’t matter. It was done with malice. You and Ben Tribbett obviously thought this was funny in some sort of juvenile way. Child sex abuse is NEVER funny. Neither is defamation.
Take a good look at the man behind all this, Virginia…
Joe Stanley of Yellow Dog Strategy