Wednesday, September 13, 2006


I am pleased to announce the newest 2 Ministers of "Teh Squeaky Wheel"

HoseDragger is now officially "Minister of Defense"

Tim is now officially "Minister of Intelligence"

Let's hear it for the newest members of teh cabinet!

Update: Heh


At 12:52 PM, Blogger tim said...


teh yay™!

Minister of Intel?

teh YAY™!!

thanks, thanks :)

At 12:53 PM, Blogger Paddy O'Furnijur said...

teh Huzzah!

At 12:54 PM, Blogger joeschmo1of3 said...

Teh Yay® Tim!

At 12:56 PM, Blogger Stashiu3 said...

Congrats to both, well-deserved appointments. I am but an egg.

At 12:57 PM, Blogger Sulla said...

wtg tim and hose!

BTW, poetry corner thread just before this thread.

At 1:02 PM, Blogger BrendaK said...

There is a lovely uniform available on my blog, if anyone is interested. Lots and lots of braid.

Fatwa turned it down for a more Darth Vader approach, but really someone should be wearing the braid. And fake heraldic patches! And assorted medals!

At 1:11 PM, Blogger tim said...

Thx Joe & Sulla :)


A uniform there is? My cup
runneth over! :)


At 1:17 PM, Blogger BrendaK said...

Third post down on my blog. Which, I'm darn proud of that uniform! Broke my heart when Fatwa turned it down.

I mean, sure, Fatwa's uniform of black relieved only by a cape with a pearl-inlay happy face is intimidating and mysterious, but who could seriously turn down all the braid?! Plus a bonus walking stick!

At 1:17 PM, Blogger tim said...


I love it. Fits perfectly.
I know I'll be able to wrangle
a lot of teh deb intel in this!

flowers to you~~


At 1:24 PM, Blogger BrendaK said...

Time to meander on home.

It's raining, so I'll check back in in 1.5 hrs.

Well, bugger that. My mole has informed me that 2 left lanes on I-85 are closed (NOTICE TO ANY ATLANTEANS READING THIS!!!!), so maybe a bit longer before I get back.

On the plus side, more Sean Hannity on the radio!

At 1:26 PM, Blogger BrendaK said...

tim -

Teh Yay!

I'm so excited!

At 1:29 PM, Blogger OttavaRima said...

congrats, tim and hose.

shouldn't we have an official swearing in?

how about a swearing-in anthem?

At 1:30 PM, Blogger tim said...

Bren~~ :D

I've changed my profile-pic to
teh uniform. I'm just having
a bit of trouble changing the
pic appearing here. Hmmm...

Thanks 'gain :)

grateful teh!™

At 1:30 PM, Blogger joeschmo1of3 said...

Congrats to Hosedragger, but I really wanted the title to be:

Minister of STFU, s'il vu plait!

I just made myself laugh, again.
Ah, that gets me everytime - STFU, s'il vu plait!

At 1:46 PM, Blogger Yoda said...

Congratulations...Minister of Intel! And the uniform!

BTW,is something going on at the Root Beer Stand?

At 2:05 PM, Blogger OttavaRima said...

yoda . . . nothing's come through the listserv for a couple of hours.

that happened yesterday, too, and at first i thought they had detected me lurking and had unsubscribed me.

i think they just must knock off in the afternoons for a siesta. you know, because they're crashing after the root beer sugar high.

or perhaps they're back in teh super sekrit room laughing at us!

oh no!

but i'll bet our minister of intel has more information than i.

oh great tim. what say you?

At 2:13 PM, Blogger Hosedragger said...

Hey guys,

Yoda: Of course she doesn't care about us. It was a backwards attempt at a slam at...someone concerning their reporting priorities.

At 2:18 PM, Blogger OttavaRima said...

hey hose: hope you're feeling better.

At 2:18 PM, Blogger tim said...

Hi Otta~~

You, too? I haven't received
anything since (I think) 'round

So, I'm guessing that they're just
in a lull.

At 2:19 PM, Blogger tim said...

I think it's, as you say, a root beer thing ;)


At 2:20 PM, Blogger OttavaRima said...

but i'll bet our minister of intel has more information than i.

oh great tim. what say you?

i just meant because i only just subscribed there yesterday and tim's been there much longer and probably knows more about their posting patterns.

At 2:22 PM, Blogger tim said...

Sounds right, otta~~I've gone
a time without updates, before.

(Though, this is interesting:
even the 1-year archives are

Does this mean I might actually
have to do work?? ;) :D


At 2:38 PM, Blogger Hosedragger said...

Holy cow. Nedra is 14 and was treated like dirt by Teh Deb. Unbelievable. She has no chaacter. Period (Debbie, not N) and for her to treat a fourteen year old who was only there for puppy poems like that kinda dirt... guys don't want to know what I'm thinking.

Takes a real brave and big person to pick on kids you know.

At 2:39 PM, Blogger Hosedragger said...

As for a uniform, I prefer something with big leather jack boots and some kind of DHD emblem on the left sleeve.

At 2:39 PM, Blogger Fatwa Arbuckle said...

Kudos and congratulations to the new Minister of Defense and Minister of Intelligence!

In your honor, I have temporarly changed my avatar to Lemmiwinks, the King of the Gerbils.

You may read a précis of his legendary tale here.

For more information, you can view the pertinent South Park episode "The Death Camp of Tolerance" part 1, part 2 and part 3.

Barkeep, the first two rounds of WTF Vodka for the whole house are on me this evening; it's an extra-special Frischmas Eve! And please put the new ministers on my tab for the entire night.

Tonight we drink, for tomorrow we must plot more terror.

And by "terror" I mean "locating easily-accessible public scrawlings by people who irritate us and then posting the links here so we may taunt them mercilessly."

(Heck...that's how they define it.)


F. Arbuckle
Minister of Propaganda, DHD

At 2:45 PM, Blogger tim said...

Thanks, Min. Fatwa~~

With all best wishes for a
happy Frischmas Eve

Min. Teh!™

At 2:46 PM, Blogger OttavaRima said...

thanks for the rounds, minister fatwa!

can i have my WTF vodka mixed with cointreau, cranberry, and lime?

but just get ready! remember what brenda said . . . she'll be dancing on the table after two rounds.

At 2:50 PM, Blogger Hosedragger said...

Thank you, thank you one and all. Although I can't see why you would have such a soft spoken and genteel person such as myself be the Minister of Defense.

At 2:50 PM, Blogger tim said...


Just an update:

I've done a little something
to try to see if anything is
frischy over at AbbeyWeb.

On the basis of my 'experiment'
I think all of our lights are
still green.


At 2:51 PM, Blogger tim said...


I can't imagine a better Minister
of Defense.

Long live the Def-Min! :)

saluting teh!™

At 2:54 PM, Blogger Hosedragger said...

Anyone notice a patern with Der Frischenstain? Anywhere she types, she not only instantly thinks she is a mamber, but is one of the heirarchy of the membership, and is all..."Us AbbeyWebbers" and instantly becomes an expert on what and how everyone should think, act and post on any given blog that she pisses on.

Just askin...

At 2:55 PM, Blogger Hosedragger said...

Well, the trolls better not make an appearance here in the next half-hour or so.

At 2:55 PM, Blogger Hosedragger said...

I just discovered I'm all out of Cope and won't have any for upwards of a half an hour.

At 2:56 PM, Blogger Hosedragger said...

Jonesen for a little pinch

At 2:56 PM, Blogger OttavaRima said...

minister tim!

you sneaky CIA man, you!

and thus, once again, you prove you've earned your title.

minister hose: speak softly and carry a big stick, as my granddad always quoted. we'll sleep well in the sawdust tonight knowing you're on the wall, sir!

At 3:04 PM, Blogger tim said...


Too kind, Otta, too kind.

blushing teh™

At 3:09 PM, Blogger OttavaRima said...


i've been banned from the root beer stand!


At 3:10 PM, Blogger tim said...


Damn! How do you figure that?

I'm heartbroken in this lapse
in my intel! :(

At 3:11 PM, Blogger joeschmo1of3 said...


Did you get an email saying that?

At 3:13 PM, Blogger Yoda said...

Tim...I mean Minister of Intel:

Red lights I'm still seeing. I'm wondering if that's because I was the felonious violator today at DHD of their version of the first ammendment.

I confess also that I just found time to read the 9/11 comments on Sinner's site. That was some good smackdown...and don't you know they hate that NASCAR vernacular. It's

Hose...excuse me, Minister of Defence (although I like joeschmo's Minister of STFU better), Beau boy likes throwing around that liar charge. But he's never responded on DHD to the 1,000 questions about his veracity. Is he still lurking at your site?

So the question is, can the VBS gerbils still read the comedy at The Root Beer Stand? If not, I'll unbookmark it and just go straight to The Minister of Intel. BTW Tim, have you cleared your new title with those guys who make semiconductors? Beau's probably over there ratting you out right now.

At 3:13 PM, Blogger Hosedragger said...

I was just re-reading her post where she admits to being a stalker and stalking her ex and so forth. Many things struck me, but this one is the best. Why does she have such a bad time with Econ majors? It has to be more jealousy. No one in her former field to which she has a Pee Aich Deeeeeeeee makes much money, or survives long outside of the safety of academia.

Where as economists and the like make shit loads of money.


At 3:14 PM, Blogger OttavaRima said...

maybe i'm not, but i tried to get into the archives with my username and password and it didn't work.

then i tried to view the subscriber list and that didn't work, either.

yesterday, they both worked fine.

what do you think?

At 3:16 PM, Blogger Yoda said...

See my post. I think Beau is laying waste to the sub list as we speak.
I just love these anarchists. Free speech for me but not for thee.

At 3:16 PM, Blogger joeschmo1of3 said...

The older archives are no longer freely accessible as they were yesterday. Hose's method of cached google pages still work. Ask Hose for his special brand of google search words to dig into those.

At 3:18 PM, Blogger Hosedragger said...

Yup. Ms. CCFCCP makes several appearances there a day and he pops by about 3 times.

I wonder if they are hoping to catch me at home. Sort of like when Debbikins would ride her bike back and forth in front of her ex's house naght and day all night/all day in hopes of seeing her until she did.. really IS just like stalking isn't it debbie.

Obsess much? I hope you liked my articles...but you never comment. Why is that? Are you toooo sssscccaaarrreeeddd??? Need the safety of Buttbeau and Felchingboy?

At 3:18 PM, Blogger tim said...


Oh, OK.

I see what you're saying.


head-scratching teh!™

At 3:19 PM, Blogger Yoda said...

I'll answer that one.Because econ majors get held accountable for their Decision Science. Their job depends on it. Her Decision Science is nothing but an academic abstraction. In other words, no one will pay her for her opinion...except the Federal Govt.

At 3:20 PM, Blogger OttavaRima said...

I just love these anarchists. Free speech for me but not for thee.

it's especially egregious considering that all we want to do is point and laugh!

it's not like we go trolling over there. it's not like we POKE them or anything.

just pointing and laughing. geez. all that root beer is giving them thin skin.

At 3:22 PM, Blogger OttavaRima said...

i bet anything they're just deleting the accounts that have been opened in the last couple of days . . .

which makes it a very good thing that you've been there a while, oh head master mole, oh minister of intel tim.

At 3:22 PM, Blogger tim said...


Don't worry--this is just a speed-bump.

A little elbow-grease, and we'll
slide back in.

optimistic teh!&3153

At 3:22 PM, Blogger OttavaRima said...

they ought to delete deb's account, if they want us all to go away.

they don't like her anyway.

At 3:23 PM, Blogger Fatwa Arbuckle said...

Ottava -

You may drink your WTF Vodka however it pleases you. After all, this is America.

remember what brenda said . . . she'll be dancing on the table after two rounds.

Well, now that you mention it, I do have a vague memory of that statement being made.

I'm sure it's just a weird conicidence that I offered to stand everyone to two rounds.

Hose -

I'm right there with you on the jack boots; maybe we can get a bulk discount.

Tim, you in on the boots, too?

Golldurnit, Blogger's being pissy again.


Sinner, what about appointing BrendaK as Minster of Technology? (We can ask her when she's drunk.)

At 3:23 PM, Blogger Yoda said...

This is all soooo rich. And sooo predictable. Anarchists that want to live in a cocoon, have free speech but no free press or free expression or criticism of their public comments.
I’m beginning to think The Root Beer Stand is a mainstream newspaper.

At 3:26 PM, Blogger tim said...


Boots? Oh, yeah--I'm tehre! ;)

At 3:26 PM, Blogger Yoda said...

"A little elbow-grease, and we'll
slide back in."...Metaphor Violation.

At 3:26 PM, Blogger OttavaRima said...

Ask Hose for his special brand of google search words to dig into those.

hose, can you help a girl out? just use my super sekrit email address if it's anything that could compromise nationa... er, DHD security.

At 3:27 PM, Blogger tim said...


u got that right!

their behavior exposes the
bankrupcy of their principles.


At 3:30 PM, Blogger Hosedragger said...

So, I was just doing some research on something...don't ask what...and came across this story

Funny, this goes towards a conversation we had here weeks ago, but would any of you be surprised?

Only question would be Dallas, L.A., San Francisco...or are they going to cart it all the way up to their kicking boy New York?

At 3:36 PM, Blogger Hosedragger said...

No way...I appoing Pet as Minister of Technology. After what he did for my puter that night, he more than earned the title.

Brenda's gotta be National Security Advisor.

Denny has to be the A.G.

At 3:37 PM, Blogger tim said...


Now tey root beer folks have put
up a notice saying "The list is not accepting new members at ths moment. Please call back later."

Gotta love that anarchy in
practice, ay? ;)

Anyone who wants to comment on this might consider sending an
email to the list, since it
invites messages:

"To post a message to all the list members, send email to"

Worth askin' about what ole Abbey might think about the matter, n'est-ce pas?

At 3:38 PM, Blogger Yoda said...

Minister of Defence
Do you read the Little Green Footballs blog by Charles Johnson?

He caught a Reuters employee issuing a death threat to him from a Reuters site. As payback, he listed on his blog every day the number of page visits and hits (I'm not familiar with the lingo) from people coming to his site. After the Reuters threat he added them as a special visitor. So now you can go to the site and see how many times someone from Reuters visits LGF.
I think you should do that for your blog and maybe we should have DHD do that for Root Beer Stand regulars.

At 3:39 PM, Blogger tim said...


A ditto to Otta's request,
please? :)

At 3:43 PM, Blogger Yoda said...

Minister mean Minister Intel,

Does "not accepting new members" mean deleting unworthy members? I was a member. They won't let me in the door now.

At 3:44 PM, Blogger tim said...


It looks like that's what
they're doing: deleting all
recently-added members.

At 3:44 PM, Blogger Hosedragger said...

I can't find the words I used in order to bring up the big list, but it involved searching in google for AW and then finding the Similar Pages link in the link you wanted and then reading the Cached copy of any link. They can't keep you from reading that

At 3:46 PM, Blogger Hosedragger said...

Sorry guys. Back down I go. Seems I sneezed to hard yesterday and it really jacked me up. I'll try to be back...honest.

At 3:48 PM, Blogger Fatwa Arbuckle said...

Boots? Oh, yeah--I'm tehre! ;)


We should find some which make a nice, intimidating thunk! while walking.

Not that we'd ever want to intimidate anyone...

As I commented on an earlier thread, it's pretty wryly amusing that a bunch of dilettante anarchists are calling us "cyber terrorists".

Unless Beaubeau Manilow is a lot tougher than he looks, not to mention far shrewder than he's shown thus far, I don't think he'd wind-up near the top of the food chain were anarchy to prevail.

A Red Ryder in each hand and twin bandoliers crammed with vials of BBs probably ain't gonna cut it, Slick.

Just sayin'...

At 3:50 PM, Blogger Hosedragger said...

Further proof that Buttbeau is a big fat liar. After all, he invited us to go and post and be happy little camper with them there, did he not?

With a great many apologies to all of you here that I may I don't know each and every one of your sexual affiliations...nor do I care to, and I hope this is received with the intent it is meant...

Beau...what a fag.

Laying down now. Delete that as unworthy if you must...I feel better I said it, it need not stay.

At 3:50 PM, Blogger OttavaRima said...

Now tey root beer folks have put
up a notice saying "The list is not accepting new members at ths moment. Please call back later."

that's just exactly what the DUmmies did after katrina. i think it was after katrina, anyway. no more new members.

does anyone remember that? well, they didn't go so far as to make the whole site and all the archives unviewable.

our little root beer gang is going to a lot of trouble to protect someone they'd prefer not to have in their group at all.

funny, huh? if deb weren't there, neither would we be. seems like kicking her off would be much simpler.

they're anarchists and masochists. and martyrs.

wah, wah. those mean gerbils with their sharp teeth!

At 3:51 PM, Blogger Hosedragger said...

It will take some searching in our archives for it, but I think I posted the link of the cached over the weekend.

At 3:56 PM, Blogger Fatwa Arbuckle said...

Yoda -

I’m beginning to think The Root Beer Stand is a mainstream newspaper.

Just read that; funny.

And sad.

At 4:00 PM, Blogger joeschmo1of3 said...


I found the link, but it no longer works. The abbeyweb list archive has become totally subscriber based. Old google fu is here, if you want to try.

At 4:19 PM, Blogger Yoda said...

I think Otta makes a fine statement. We are just pointing and laughing. I lurked at the site today but didn’t say a word there. No confrontation, no Teh Crazee. Just a silent observer. Otta, you’re right. That root beer makes for some very thin skin.

So where are we now? SWP is a rapidly shrinking…or I should say deleting…space in the blogosphere. The Root Beer Stand, after, what, ten years of anarchy, just folded up and went private after less than a week of trolling by their explorers to DHD. What are we here? The Death Star?

At 4:26 PM, Blogger tim said...


I'm figuring that patience will
be a virtue. After all, if *we* can't add, then no one else can, either--and I can't imagine how long they'll want *that* ;)

At 4:28 PM, Blogger SBH said...

Goodmorning! Yawn. I overslept 2 hrs today and can't seem to catch up. I'm still reading earlier threads and loving it all.

Hello to all to whom I haven't adressed a hello before. I don't mean to be rude but I just can't keep it all in my little head. If it makes it any better, I can't keep people straight IRL, either.

Thanks for the goodmorning song, BrendaK. I read it just before bed and had a cheery rest! New ministers, Yeah!

Wanna know why I couldn't sleep last night? Cause I started reading the Amish theories of Truth to my husband while he was working. By the time we got to bed we couldn't stop laughing! We needed someone to tell us to "knock it off or we're coming in there." It was great fun!

At 4:29 PM, Blogger SBH said...

Got a computer question. Anyone taking requests?

Ottava? You there? (have you called your mom today? she misses you! talked to my daughter today and I just thought I'd spread the idea around)

At 4:32 PM, Blogger SBH said...

Here's the question along with my apologies for breaking in on whatever fun is going on.

I haven't even read this thread, yet. I was afraid you'd all go to bed before I could ask my question.

"Can anyone recommend a reference for the creation or modification of the templates for blogger?"

I promised I'd ask for someone else. I don't even know what blogger templates are so I hope the wording made sense.

At 4:34 PM, Blogger Paddy O'Furnijur said...

Hi SBH -

Don't know if I can help, but fire away!

At 4:34 PM, Blogger Paddy O'Furnijur said...


Slow typing.

At 4:34 PM, Blogger SBH said...

Reading the earlier thread I see that an awful lot of you eat children't breakfast cereal. Aren't you afraid someone will use that against you in 15 yrs? Once info is published you can't take it back, you know. I'm just say'in.

At 4:35 PM, Blogger SBH said...

Paddy. HenryV, yeah!!!! Question's above.

At 4:37 PM, Blogger joeschmo1of3 said...


I don't know about you, but I'm still on funny hat patrol!

At 4:38 PM, Blogger SBH said...

He says he's looking for documentation of all the specialized tags.

At 4:39 PM, Blogger Fatwa Arbuckle said...

What are we here? The Death Star?

Those are interesting questions, Yoda.

In part, I think we are fear, surprise, ruthless, that's the Spanish Inquisition.

We do seem to have a knack for puncturing pompous, self-important gasbags (which is sorely needed).

While having a lot of fun in the process.

But I think your first question deserves a less flippant answer. too.

Something to ponder.

At 4:40 PM, Blogger Paddy O'Furnijur said...


As a first step (since we don't know how detailed of a reference is needed) I'd suggest doing a google search on "blogger templates". You'll find a number of sites that offer templates, tips, hacks, etc.


you get the idea.

At 4:43 PM, Blogger BrendaK said...

sbh -

Ottava would probably be best for that. I just fooled around with mine, I don't know where you'd find a good reference.

At 4:43 PM, Blogger Paddy O'Furnijur said...


The third link has lots of info on template tags.


At 4:43 PM, Blogger BrendaK said...

Tim -

I made a nice thumbnail cropped image of Teh Uniform, but you don't have an email address to send it too!

If you email me, I'll send it back to you.

At 4:46 PM, Blogger OttavaRima said...

What are we here? The Death Star?

we are the righters of wrongs! we are the VBS gerbils, who with our brave leaders and sharp teeth go into the world to seek out hypocrisy wherever it lives and force the hypocrites to show themselves for what they really are!

root beer slurping hypocrites, beware!

the few. the proud. the gerbils.

anyway, that's what i decided while i was walking the dog in the rain just now.

at first, i was dismayed that they've taken away a source of great entertainment. work is slowing as i wind down freelance engagements getting ready to rejoin the real world in october, and hey. i need entertainment.

but then i remembered that nedra is back! and there's always the gerbil cage. smarter humor than deb every day of the week.

plus, you know. that whole thing of forcing the whiney babies off the intertubes. thanks to us, their idiocy is confined within their own virtual world of crazee.

and if they ever dare to show their faces again, we'll be waiting!

that'll put a smile on a girl's face, for sure.

At 4:48 PM, Blogger Paddy O'Furnijur said...

I see the brave little anarchists have used a robots.txt file to keep the Wayback Machine from crawling their archives and to block access to previously cached copies.

They must really be paranoid.

Beware the cute, furry rodents.

At 4:49 PM, Blogger tim said...

Hi Brenda~~

Thanks so much--I just emailed. :)

At 4:49 PM, Blogger BrendaK said...

Everyone - I must respectfully decline to be National Security Advisor. I believe rabbit, who possesses a deep understanding of mosts ofthe players in Debworld, to be more suited to that position.

If recruited, however, I believe I would make an acceptable Minister for the Office of Protocol.

At 4:49 PM, Blogger tim said...


Dang! That's pretty extreme!


At 4:50 PM, Blogger OttavaRima said...

But I think your first question deserves a less flippant answer. too.

my answer was a bit flippant, perhaps. but honestly, i think it has much less to do with us than with the targets.

we're not mean. we're not out to get anyone. in each case, they've been people who've come looking for a fight and got more than they bargained for because all we did was laugh.

i think the really bad thing we've done is refuse to take any of them seriously.

we just laugh.

that's too much for their little egos.

At 4:53 PM, Blogger OttavaRima said...

"Can anyone recommend a reference for the creation or modification of the templates for blogger?"

hey sbh, i'm flattered you'd ask me, but i'm really new to blogger. i can edit html all day long, but i don't know nuthin' 'bout no blogger templates.

now, earlier, brenda was nominated as our minister of technology.

she might be able to help.

At 4:53 PM, Blogger Fatwa Arbuckle said...

Ottava -

I quite liked your response to Yoda's query.

At 4:55 PM, Blogger OttavaRima said...

oh. shoot.

just saw brenda's comment.

i'm sorry, sbh.

do you have a specific thing you want to do? i played with the html of my blogger template a bit . .

i just don't know of any utility for that purpose.

hey. maybe nedra knows.

At 4:57 PM, Blogger Fatwa Arbuckle said...

Ottava -

Make that responses.

Hey...does anybody know if Boo Kitty and Beau Kitty actually tussled by the catbox last night?

At 4:59 PM, Blogger joeschmo1of3 said...


I noticed that too. At first I thought I had a way in, but then I checked the email archives, and found the disallow text. Paranoid.

At 5:00 PM, Blogger tim said...


Perfectly valid point.

Though, of course, if anarchists
could appreciate perfectly valid
points, then they probably wouldn't
be anarchists in the first place.

Dont'cha detest Catch-22s? :)


At 5:01 PM, Blogger OttavaRima said...

nevermind. i need to learn to read the whole thread before i go sticking my 2 cents in.

sorry everybody.

and i think brenda would make a wonderful Minister for the Office of Protocol.

At 5:03 PM, Blogger Fatwa Arbuckle said...

Paddy -

I have a mental image of the Root Beer Stand's sign being hand-painted with some of the letters being backwards (the so-called Alfalfabet.)

Perhaps it reads "He-Man Anarchist's Club".

At 5:03 PM, Blogger Yoda said...

On your thought "In part, I think we are fear, surprise, ruthless, that's the Spanish Inquisition." No, that's the Jacobins and their hero Robespierre in my opinion. And the natural heirs to their wayward thinking are the anarchists (think Root Beer) and SWP.

The violent tendencies of Teh Deb (Jacobin) and the refusal to engage debate by the Root Beer crowd (Robespierre) remind me of Burke's Reflections on the Revolution in France. And the DHD site is Burke.
Think about it. The Root Beer drinkers and Teh Deb would not be silent now if they controlled the Guillotine.

At 5:05 PM, Blogger SBH said...

Thanks to all. Paddy, you gave me just what was needed. I'm in and out so sorry I'm slow at answering.

At 5:08 PM, Blogger Yoda said...

I forgot to add the best part. Remember when we asked beau(jest) to give us his remembrance of 9/11 and he referred to the victims as "living things"? Is that right out of Dickens or what?

At 5:10 PM, Blogger joeschmo1of3 said...


Let's be careful not to paint the entire Abbeyweb as the Root Beer Stand. We already know that some of them are pissed off at Ms. Frisch dragging her mud in with her and continuing to wallow in it. I'm not sure if they put it to a vote to stop new subscriptions, but the admin is definitely the dictator of the Root Beer Stand.

At 5:12 PM, Blogger Yoda said...

Once again, I overthink it and you just say it.

At 5:12 PM, Blogger Sulla said...

new thread...

At 5:14 PM, Blogger Yoda said...

What does robots.txt mean?

At 5:18 PM, Blogger joeschmo1of3 said...


Robot.txt is a way of excluding web archives:

Some sites may not be included because the automated crawlers were unaware of their existence at the time of the crawl. It's also possible that some sites were not archived because they were password protected, blocked by robots.txt, or otherwise inaccessible to our automated systems. Siteowners might have also requested that their sites be excluded from the Wayback Machine. When this has occurred, you will see a "blocked site error" message. When a site is excluded because of robots.txt you will see a "robots.txt query exclusion error" message

At 5:19 PM, Blogger Bilgeman said...

Tim and Hose:

Congrats o the selection and the big corner offices.

D'you have any idea how hard it is to rig voting machines that don't really exist? per our agreement, I assume I'm now "Grand Admiral of the DHD Fleet", yes?

Otherwise I might mislay the chart with the location of the Secret Island where Blackbeard's stash of rum-soaked 18th century Copenhagen is buried.

Quid Pro Quo is coin o' the realm, don'tcha know.

Regards and Bravo Zulu;

At 5:22 PM, Blogger BrendaK said...

Actually, wouldn't the Office of Protocol be a Directorate, rather than a Ministerial level office?

At 5:25 PM, Blogger Paddy O'Furnijur said...

Yoda -

The robots.txt file is a structured text file that you place on your webserver that instructs web robots (such as webcrawler and alexa) what pages they are not allowed to index.

You can also use a META tag, such as:




to control indexing of pages and links.

Of course, web bots don't have to follow the rules.

At 5:28 PM, Blogger Paddy O'Furnijur said...

Brenda -

You can be the Grand High Vizier, Exalted Poohbah, and Illustrious Nabob of Ministerial, Directorial, and Gerbilicious Protocol.


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