"And I'm claiming credit for forcing her to abandon that demonic progressive stinkhole. Charli quit immediately following the publication of my essay, "Dr. Charli Carpenter and the Laws of War." I had long suggested to her that blogging at LGM was harmful to her academic reputation, and of course Charli's ambitious within the field of political science. She dismissed my advice and admonished me not to involve her in flame wars. But I offered legitimate criticism at "Dr. Charli Carpenter and the Laws of War," and she nevertheless ignored the post and then fled the scene of battle. Maybe it was the Serr8d Photoshop of Charli in a bikini, sporting what looks like to be a terrorist's bombing set-up. Feminists hate that stuff. (The bikinis, that is. The pro-Palestinian terrorism? Not so much.) And note how plugging "Charli Carpenter and International Law" or "Dr. Charli Carpenter" into Google pulls up my post at the #1 and #2 ranking. That's gotta hurt."
The reality: Notice and Comment : Lawyers, Guns & Money
"A few weeks back I wrote my co-bloggers, regretfully:
Effective May 30, I need to go on hiatus. I have just accepted a position as Graduate Program Director in my department, and need to deal with moving houses this summer so I’ll be bit pre-occupied in the near term, but the bigger issues are a) a teenage nugget who is beginning to require a lot more attention and b) the need to complete my book manuscript. Both of these require some concerted work over the next year. I don’t see how to carve out time for these extra work/family obligations other than by cutting back on blogging for awhile, so there it is.
Will look forward to hanging with you in person when able (poker at APSA anyone?), reading and commenting, and to linking from the Duck, where I’ll continue to contribute, though also more irregularly for now."
While Donald is creating vast liberal conspiracies online, outing his many political "enemies" (or at least promising to one day, eventually) and pretending he's important enough that much of anyone actually pays any attention to him, Charli Carpenter is off becoming the Graduate Program Director of her department, writing a book in her field, and raising her kid. And of course, paying little if any attention to Donald Douglas.
If you're Donald Douglas, the disparity between what she's doing and what he isn't (and especially that last one) obviously hurts, as posts like the one highlighted above shows everyone who reads it (except Donald's few sycophants, of course... As always, they're lapping it all up with a fork, no doubt).
Poor guy... (I will say I do dig the beard, though... Makes him look less... ...well... (Yaknow... I think I'll let others finish that sentence however they wish. Bottom line is I think he looks better with it than without it. As with all things, YMMV...))
In reply to Donald's "Update," I can only say all that whining can't be good for anyone, least of all Donald. It's obvious that the guy is losing what little credibility he once had online, and is lashing out at everyone and anyone in response. That said, I look forward to his expose of LGM, Sadly, No!, AmNi (this blog), and all his other enemies in the vast leftwing blogosphere (most of whom are conveniently listed in our blogroll), once his legal team give him the go-ahead to publish his inane theories and conspiratorial complaints about everyone who ever made fun of him and his ginormous ego.
When it rains, it pours. Never one to know when to stop digging, Donald unleashes more specious and unhinged attacks on me and this blog: American Power: Alleged Denial of Service Attack Against Turn Right USA PAC Wouldn't be surprised if he doesn't stop there, either... With Donald, the facts are optional... a little baseless insinuation is all he needs to get going...
Previously: There Goes My Dreame
An American Racist = ASFL = Lying Asshat!!!(Nihilist) X-post