Republican Masturbatory Bullshit

Kim du Toit, reviewing ABC’s Path to 9/11:

( – copy and paste into a new tab or window due to his sissy referrer block from this site and others)

The difference here is about
power. Conservatives attain
power, and then are reluctant to use it because they inherently don’t
trust it. Liberals attain power—it’s what they live for—but shrink from
using it.

Liberals are comfortable using what I call anonymous power:  adding rules and regulations, tightening existing ones, and using precedent all the time…

This pot-calls-kettle-black, tribal sort of hair splitting really speaks for itself. Conservatives reluctant to use their political power? Conservatives don’t add rules and regulations, tighten existing ones, or use precedent? Now I’ve heard everything. You really, really have to be a Kool-Aid drinker to believe that shit. Of course, Kim has no shortage of those at all. Just a couple of comment excerpts:

True words, Kim. – Peter G

Bravo! As usual. – John Collins

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  1. Bob R on September 23, 2006 at 14:27

    Rather than having your readers cut and paste the url, I think it would be better to have a live link and advise the reader to hit the "Go" button in their browser after getting the "Forbidden" response from their web site.

    This is easier to do and has the added benefit of showing just how petty Kim and Tech Support are.

  2. Richard Nikoley on September 24, 2006 at 08:38


    Can you be more specific? The forbidden page is fed from Kim's server, so I don't know how I'd get a button on that page.

    Can you refer me to documentation? I was just looking into spoofing the referrer, but that seems to exist at a browser level (not something you can simply add to the hyperlink), so it does not appear easy to do.

  3. Richard Nikoley on September 25, 2006 at 20:52

    Huh. You know what? You're right. I just went and tested one of the old posts with the hyperlink still intact and I'll be dammed if it didn't work. Just hit the 'go' button at the right side of the title bar once the "Forbidden" page comes up.

    That was in Firefox, BTW.

    Ha! Now I have an idea. In subsequent posts, I'll offer TWO ways to defeat the block, yours, and the deferrer solution I came up with. Ha!.

  4. Bob on September 25, 2006 at 20:02

    The "go" botton is part of the browser. It is at the end of the address bar. It can be turned off but the default setup on IE, Foxfire, and Mozilla have it turned on.

    No way anyone can defeat this (without some programming) because when you click the go botton there is not a referer (sic) sent to the web site.

    The programming to defeat it would be to keep a log of ip's that get referred and then block that ip if it tries to open the page directly. Anyone who would go to those lengths isn't worth a second of one's time — not even for entertainment value.

  5. EnemyOfTheState on September 27, 2006 at 08:17

    Reading DuToit's blog I've sometimes wondered if his comments secion is the result of blocking dissenters to the point where only the amen choir remains or just a bot posting random "we luv U, Kim" messages.

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