More Laughs from the Illinois RLC

Tuesday, February 10th, 2009

Just received the following email from the Illinois Republican Liberty Caucus:

We have the evidence right here of your hacking. Cease and desist immediately. Hacking is a crime.

They’re referring of course to my replacing their hotlinked image of me with an Obama dildo.

MORE: “Puma” has erased the embarrassing errors (I saved screen caps, see below). But before doing so, whoever Puma is was dumb enough to cut and paste them at Free Republic.

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78 Responses to “More Laughs from the Illinois RLC”

  1. #1 |  Qlik | 

    After reading the comments from the FreeRepublic article cited above, it looks like they have a misunderstanding of the word “biweekly.” Biweekly means every other week, not twice a week.

    Well, that’s according to Wikipedia, but according to the dictionary, it could mean either twice weekly or every other week. It appears that Radley writes an article for Fox every other week, which is how I’ve always used the word ‘biweekly.’

  2. #2 |  lunchstealer | 

    Oh, I missed the cross-posting to Freeperland. The lulz never stop, do they?

  3. #3 |  anon | 

    I really don’t know what’s up with the IL RLC. I’m active in the RLC in my state, and my views are virtually indistinguishable from your own. The RLC is meant to be the libertarian wing of the GOP. We do not necessarily endorse the views up Ron Paul, as he runs a seperate organization (although many of us voted for him, considering him the “least of many evils.”) The RLC, for example, is neutral on the issue of abortion. We support legalization of drugs, as well as a pull-out from Iraq. I don’t understand the reason for hostilities with the organization, other than the fact that we have the name “Republican” in our titles. In a de facto two party system, if you want to bring about change, you have to pick one of the parties, so we picked the Republicans. It doesn’t mean that we endorse most of the party’s “usual views,” any more than it means that we endorese the Democrat’s views. We’re just Goldwater Republicans. I don’t see why you find that so loathsome, although, to be fair, I really don’t know the background of this apparent long-standing fight with the IL RLC.

  4. #4 |  Bill | 

    So that is their excuse. The excuse is “We never screwed up…you must of hacked our site and changed the information.” Nothing like taking responsibilities for your actions.

    Pathetic. These people are just pathetic.

  5. #5 |  Bill | 

    Radley,

    Don’t waste your time in a pissing match with a moronic troll. The person that hides behind the name “Puma” is to cowardly to even release his or her name. Instead, the person publishing false information in an attempt to defame you and cause you professional harm. If I was you, I would send a cease and desist letter to this group demanding an immediate public retraction of their article that was full of lies and baseless.

    People such as Puma need to be held accountable for their actions.

  6. #6 |  thomasblair | 

    It’s ironic to note that the RLCIL’s blogroll contains links to both Cato and Reason, Radley’s former and current employers. Those damned liberals!

  7. #7 |  UCrawford | 

    anon,

    Any organization’s ideals are only as sound as those of the people running it. Your area of the RLC might be very libertarian. The Illinois RLC apparently isn’t. Neither have been the RLC groups I’ve seen publish stuff on the net…they’re virtually indistinguishable from the neoconservative wing of the Republican party and some of them openly look down on libertarian ideals (and freely admit that they do so).

    Personally, I’ve come to the conclusion that the only way the Republican party is ever going to become more libertarian isn’t by opening a Libertarian wing…it’s by letting them get their clocks cleaned in a few more elections. The leadership of the Republican party now is a special shade of stupid and they’re apparently too thick to understand just how worthless their big government ideology is. When they start doing things like putting Jeff Flake on Appropriations, then I’ll start believing that there’s hope for the Republican party.

  8. #8 |  David | 

    Biweekly means every other week, not twice a week.

    Bah. Using the actual definitions of words is an elitist, latte-sipping, liberal(librulz!) tactic.

  9. #9 |  B | 

    I don’t understand the reason for hostilities with the organization…

    I’m pretty sure that posting my mug in such a way as to imply I support pedophilia would be sufficient reason for hostility. But hey, that’s just me.

  10. #10 |  blocky McBlocked | 

    I thought Bi-Weekly meant twice, whereas semi-weekly would be every-other.

    Just when I thought I had it figured out, I’m thrown into a tailspin!

  11. #11 |  Kristen | 

    Exactly the opposite, blocky!

  12. #12 |  scarshapedstar | 

    I saw Acid Burn and Zero Cool plugging their laptops into a phone booth, officer, and then that dildo appeared!

  13. #13 |  PersonFromPorlock | 

    …whoever Puma is was dumb enough to cut and paste [the errors] at Free Republic.

    Where, be it noted, the vast majority of Freepers are having great fun being unkind to him.

  14. #14 |  Dakota | 

    As far as Bi-weekly goes, I’ve noticed this and had an argument or two about it. The resolution basically there are two different definitions deepening on industries. Publishing uses bi-monthly to mean every other month. But bi-monthly to banks and accountants means twice a month. IE I’m paid bi-monthly (twice a month), but the IEEE is published twice a month.

  15. #15 |  Kristen | 

    Huh. I’m paid semi-monthly (twice a month), officially.

  16. #16 |  Raidsmith | 

    I LOVE that they wrote the words “Cease and Desist” when they notified you that you had changed the image on your own site. Like that makes them sound all lawyery or something. I love it.

    Speak loudly and carry a small brain.

  17. #17 |  Raidsmith | 

    I’m still laughing. “Hacking is a crime.” This is gold, I love it. I only wish they had used more faux law jargon. “Cease and desist” was the best they could come up with? C’mon, they couldn’t have dropped “permanent injunction”, or “prior restraint”? It’s probably better they didn’t, my side hurts enough as it is.

  18. #18 |  Andrew Williams | 

    Epic, Epic, EPIC fail!

  19. #19 |  Andrew Williams | 

    MY sig other’s cat is named Puma. I suspect he’s even smarter than the human who calls him/herself that.

  20. #20 |  heretic | 

    Wow. I didn’t know Radley was a “liberal”. I’m not coming here anymore.

  21. #21 |  Mike | 

    Puma returns (he also posted this at freerepublic.com):

    http://www.rlcil.org/2009/02/12/obama-deputy-ag-nominee-former-kiddie-porn-lawyer-disavows-porno-playboy-penthouse-calling-views-immature/

  22. #22 |  Eric the .5b | 

    Your area of the RLC might be very libertarian. The Illinois RLC apparently isn’t. Neither have been the RLC groups I’ve seen publish stuff on the net…they’re virtually indistinguishable from the neoconservative wing of the Republican party and some of them openly look down on libertarian ideals (and freely admit that they do so).

    There’s no room for libertarians in Team Red. There’s plenty of room for homophobes, bluenoses, and theocrats who call themselves libertarian with a semi-straight face.

  23. #23 |  Mike | 

    Radley, someone posted earlier that you’d be getting an apology from the national RLC. did that ever come?

  24. #24 |  Raidsmith | 

    Mike, I think the RLC decided not to apologize about the time Radley presented them with the Obama Dildo Award. That’s just my guess.

  25. #25 |  Rick Caldwell | 

    Radley, it looks as if the adults have taken over at the RLC IL blog.

  26. #26 |  Rick Caldwell | 

    I’m thinking the change at the blog probably had something to do with them losing their charter as a RLC state chapter. They were listed as chartered and linked to by the national RLC earlier this week. I know I wrote an email to someone at the national party about the debacle with you and Puma. I don’t have any idea how many others did. But the RLC IL has actually removed all the previous posts from Puma and others. I suspect someone with the national caucus took some time to read the neo-con rantings, and must have puked over their brand being used that way.

  27. #27 |  catastrophile | 

    Looks like the website is gone altogether.

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