Jes, who commented here last year until I stopped it lying about me, is sobbing about what meanies the CSPT crew are over at its almost completely unread blog.
Jes got its panties in a wad because it couldn't back up the Lancet study's 655k dead figure with actual photos or stories about graves. One would think that if there were really 655k dead in Iraq that one would have numerous photos of all the graves. But, alas for Jes, there are none, which should, at the very least, make one skeptical of the figure.
But not Jes. No, when confronted with real photos of real Iraqi graves, Jes cried that I was "gleeful" about Iraqi deaths. This isn't surprising, given Jes' inability to comprehend English (just read most of its comments at CSPT for examples).
Reading Jes' crap requires the sort of curiosity one might have when passing a car wreck on the highway. Watching Jes mangle and twist one's statements took on a certain perverse fascination. Who could actually believe the things Jes writes?
I walked away from Common Sense Political Thought out of real, final disgust with Sharon: her glee over murdered villagers was just the last straw in a succession of ugly encounters. (Her mockery of Elizabeth Edwards for dying of cancer while her husband campaigns for President was very nearly the last straw: but somehow her attacks on a woman dying of cancer whom she'd earlier pretended even to feel sorry for didn't feel quite as brutal as her joy at finding news of a village of the dead, murdered by Iraqis, that she thought she could use as a debating point to "debunk" the Lancet report.)
The fact that I never mocked Elizabeth Edwards for dying of cancer (I did mock her hypocrisy for calling out Ann Coulter yet slandering her own neighbor), or was "joyful" at finding photos of Iraqi dead is inconsequential in Jes' worldview. I suppose Edwards was supposed to get a free pass for her insensitive remarks about her neighbor while attacking someone else for making insensitive remarks about her husband. Sorry, Jes. When you are a public figure--which Lizzie Edwards undoubtedly is--you don't get to be a hypocrite without it being pointed out.
But the most amusing--and stupid--arguments Jes made concerned abortion and contraception. It's obvious Jes has no children. That's why it thinks lowering the age of consent to 12 is a great way to stop teen pregnancy (I'm not making this up). And, of course, if one believes that adult women who decide to have sex are accepting the risk of pregnancy involved in that action, then one must "loathe women having sex for pleasure." It really was hilarious watching Jes try this argument time after time.
I'd like to say I'll miss Jes at CSPT, but I'm not a liar. Besides that, Jes will continue to lie and mischaracterize my arguments (and those of Dana and Eric, among others), just from what it considers to be a safe venue. Good riddance.