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In fairness, George, I asked you to back up your assertion that “the DOS is the financial backbone of the OCA”.
This PP doesn’t do that.
That in no way disparages the impressive growth rate of the DOS.
» Posted By Anonymous Since It's All The Rage On May 2, 2012 @ 9:20 pm
Damn it, George. On the second shelf, left side, that’s NOT Thorazine!!!
I’ll be back in a while……
» Posted By Anonymous Since It's All The Rage On May 2, 2012 @ 8:58 pm
Here’s the problem, Rod. You put yourself out there as a spokesman for all of us who made the sometimes difficult decision to convert to Orthodoxy, and promptly jump into bishop bashing and priest bashing and duplicity. You did it without the courage to put your name on it. Yes, I know, but my name is a mockery. I’m easily discovered, and I have not put myself out the way you so publicly did. But it remains that I have seen friends basically severe their ties with family in order to follow the one Church, and in return I have heard their family ask “Does this clown speak for you?”
The trashing of Mark Stokoe was beyond the pale. Instead of assaulting his positions, there was a rush to assault his personal life, which is what it is. I saw his priest’s name dragged through the mud by OCATruth, and it is doubtful that either of you have ever even said “hello” to that man. It was an outright assault, without anything but vitriol and some strange attachment to a relatively young monk who has proved to be a failure as an administrator.
Orthodoxy is not a political movement, run by the personalities of the moment. This is not Southern Baptism. Never, ever, ever, did Jesse Cone or Rod Dreher appeal to the Traditions of the Church. Instead, they appealed to the heat of some political movement they seemed to feel moving around them. Disgusting.
I most certainly do not agree with the bishops and presbyters all the time. None of us give up our free will to fight, but to attack so surreptitiously, and in so cowardly a manner, renders your opinion, and that of your cohort, Mr. Cone, without validity.
You assaulted and berated good men, and never have I seen anything resembling repentance or a prayer for forgiveness. You don’t want it, because you still believe you’re right. You aren’t.
» Posted By Anonymous Since It's all the Rage On April 30, 2012 @ 1:51 pm
>>the DOS is the financial backbone of the OCA
OK. That statement needs a little support, compadre.
Where the hell are you coming up with that?
» Posted By Anonymous Since It's All The Rage On April 29, 2012 @ 3:35 pm
“Cajoles”? I think that’s a bean dish. I have cajoles. A little chili and onion….marvelous…
As for Rod, well, he’s a duplicitous little cuss. He put himself out as a “Crusader” and thus did what crusaders do; he trashed Constantinople.
And like those in 1204, he didn’t have the Pope’s imprimatur. (Course, he chose that).
Rod has no credibility anymore. There isn’t a religious tradition he hasn’t joined and then tried to destroy.
Personally, I’d just pray for him.
» Posted By Anonymous Since It's All The Rage On April 29, 2012 @ 3:30 pm
Someone upthread mentioned banjos.
Had this discussion just the other day. It was relayed to me that Monk Martin of St. John’s literally was using chord structures from bluegrass. Indeed, you can hear it. Fantastic stuff.
» Posted By Anonymous Since It's All The Rage On May 3, 2012 @ 10:38 am
Still awaiting an answer to whom I expressed bigotry against, George. I find your assertion offensive.
Quote me, please.
» Posted By Anonymous since it's all the rage On December 28, 2011 @ 2:12 pm
Bigotry? Against whom?
And your answer makes my point: your statement that “Nobody has ever been censored from this site” is an out and out falsehood.
» Posted By Anonymous since it's all the rage On December 14, 2011 @ 3:33 pm
Nobody has ever been censored from this site, nor have any comments been edited.
Utter nonsense. Your nose is growing, George.
» Posted By Anonymous since it's all the rage On December 8, 2011 @ 2:59 pm
Stupid, stupid, stupid move.
Mark is now unrestrained. I’m more disappointed in the lack of Machiavellian intelligence than anything else.
» Posted By Anonymous since it's all the rage On August 10, 2011 @ 9:02 pm
You pursue your line, I’ll pursue mine.
Who sent Rod the report?
» Posted By Anonymous since it's all the rage On May 6, 2011 @ 3:47 am
Well, at least my feet are warm.
» Posted By Anonymous since it's all the rage On May 6, 2011 @ 2:34 am
200 Comments!! Whhooooohoooooo!!!!
So, uh, who sent Rod that report?
» Posted By Anonymous since it's all the rage On May 6, 2011 @ 2:31 am
I admit it all.
Who sent Rod the report?
» Posted By Anonymous since it's all the rage On May 6, 2011 @ 2:14 am
I don’t really like bitters and tonic.
A little bitters in a Bloody Mary, of course, is a must.
So can I see the SMPAC report now?
» Posted By Anonymous since it's all the rage On May 6, 2011 @ 1:11 am
You know what would be really sweet? Rod Dreher revealing where he got the SMPAC report.
Have I mentioned that particular interest of mine?
» Posted By Anonymous since it's all the rage On May 6, 2011 @ 1:09 am
Challenging your own thinking IS tiresome, George. Trust me.
Now. About that beer you’re going to owe me. (It always comes back to free beer with me(.
» Posted By Anonymous since it's all the rage On May 6, 2011 @ 1:06 am
Excellent. I have sown discord, Master.
Whoops. Did I say that out loud?
» Posted By Anonymous since it's all the rage On May 6, 2011 @ 1:02 am
Then publish it. Some things talk, and other things walk.
Let’s see it. Tell it to the Church. I’ve said so many time before.
Rod? Oh, Rod? Where art thou, Captain Muzhik, Caped Crusader?
» Posted By Anonymous since it's all the rage On May 6, 2011 @ 12:55 am
Still following me around, like a puppy, looking for someplace to pee I see.
C’mon, dude. If you think my schtick is tired, look at your own. Jeez…..
» Posted By Anonymous since it's all the rage On May 6, 2011 @ 12:50 am
OK, that wasn’t fair. Let me answer that question on Rod’s behalf:
“I refuse to reveal my sources.”
See? By your logic, proof positive that a felony was committed.
» Posted By Anonymous since it's all the rage On May 5, 2011 @ 10:08 pm
Your obsession with anonymity long sealed it for me that that’s all y’all had.
What’s wrong with anonymity, George?
» Posted By Anonymous since it's all the rage On May 5, 2011 @ 10:05 pm
Man, this is all great!!
Now, who sent Rod the report?
I mean, he’s sitting here reading it and not answering. Courage of the Martyrs, I tells ya!!
» Posted By Anonymous since it's all the rage On May 5, 2011 @ 10:02 pm
I said “bitters”, George. A pint of ale. I’ve put that bet in front of you a number of times.
» Posted By Anonymous since it's all the rage On May 5, 2011 @ 9:58 pm
Uh, George, I’ve called for Rod to publish it on this very blog. Contents be damned.
But who reads his own blog?
» Posted By Anonymous since it's all the rage On May 5, 2011 @ 9:57 pm
In the main, Michael, I agree with you. We fight because, well, we fight. (And indeed, the ladies, the fairer sex, may not get that completely. It’s God’s blessing on them, I think).
» Posted By Anonymous since it's all the rage On May 5, 2011 @ 9:56 pm
Hahaha! I couldn’t resist!
» Posted By Anonymous since it's all the rage On May 5, 2011 @ 6:53 pm
Oooh, oooh! Try Stone’s IPA. A true treat.
» Posted By Anonymous since it's all the rage On May 5, 2011 @ 6:35 pm
Ah, spring. When, indeed, the “turd blossoms” bloom with all their fragrance.
Rod Dreher says: Incidentally, I woke up one morning and found the SMPAC report in my in-box.
Why, that’s practically the passive voice. “It just appeared!”. Nonsense. It was sent, of course, and I can’t believe you junior Sherlocks and Watsons let that slip by. How, just how, did it “appear”? You all know, of course, that this was a confidential document. Why, oh why, did this simple layman receive (anonymously of course) this confidential document?
Well, who had it to begin with? Let’s see, there were the member of SMPAC, of course, and the Bishops of the Synod, including His Beatitude. But His Beatitude would never release a report like this to unauthorized personnel, such as Fr. Fester. Such would be a betrayal, and be beneath the dignity of his Holy Office. Besides, his integrity has been amply and emphatically defended here on these very pages, and I have no reason to disbelieve you all. Also, “Rod Dreher” was not a person known to be involved in this dust-up, but to a very few. OH MY! I HAVE IT! The only conceivable thing that could have happened is that Fr. Fester, while His Beatitude was absent, HACKED INTO HIS ACCOUNT! Only Fr. Fester, of all people, knew that Rod was Muzhik. Only Fr. Fester, of all people, had access to His Beatitude’s computer! Oh, it’s so clear. But it can’t be proven.
BUT WAIT! THERE’S MORE! Let’s look at the psychology of Mr. Dreher, and his history. Mr. Dreher has a history of projection. He has a track record of attributing to his arch-nemesis, Mr. Stokoe, the very things of which he himself is guilty. To wit: possession of the SMPAC report. It’s much like the Democrats’ reaction to the Tea Party demonstrations: “It has to be astroturf, because that’s what we do!”
Clearly, Fr. Fester hacked the Metropolitan’s email account. His Beatitude would NEVER betray the Church by distributing this confidential document himself, so it’s the only possible explanation. I’m sure that Joe Friday, Elliot Ness, and the cast of CSI: Dallas are speeding their way to the appropriate scene of the crime as we speak.
So simple, it is. It takes merely brilliant (ahem) deduction and a moment of thought. However, if I’m wrong here, it is not for lack of effort, and I can certainly be proven the fool that all of you will call me.
Rod, who gave you the report? It’s right there in the header.
I know, I know. “But Rod didn’t release it!”. Oh, useful idiots, that’s the jewel in the crown isn’t it? But that jewel is tarnished. You see, the reason Rod didn’t release it is that, unlike the emails that miraculously appeared in Stokoe’s hands, the SMPAC doesn’t fit Mr. Dreher’s narrative. It is, in fact, certainly damaging to His Beatitude. Agendas, remember?
Oh, and those screen shots of Fr. Fester’s G-Mail account which you trumpet? They prove emphatically that Mark Stokoe did not hack Fr. Fester’s email account. Why? Because if he had, he would have merely printed out the emails. There would have been no reason to forward them. There would have been access records, with IP addresses, deep in the bowels of the servers at Google, but nothing so obvious as emails in the “Sent” box. But it’s moot, because the folks on that side have lied so much that giving them any credibility is foolish. I do not “trust, honor, or support” such foolishness, as a wise man once advised me to avoid.
Please, please. I do not wish for accolades, nor filthy lucre, only a pint of fine bitters at George’s expense with which to toast my own brilliance in stinking, sinful pride.
So Rod, in the interest of transparency, accountability, and “OCA Truth”, who sent you the report?
» Posted By Anonymous since it's all the rage On May 5, 2011 @ 6:26 pm
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I don’t disagree. It IS a different standard, and it should be. Blogs are opinion-journalism, not the real kind.
But the blogosphere is famous for smoking out frauds. Rod Dreher decided to be a fraud. It’s his bed. Let him lay in it.
I’ve hung out in the blogosphere basically since it began. (For the most part, on the conservative-political side of it, despite George’s assertion that I’m a liberal). ALL YOU HAVE is credibility. That’s it. You can be anonymous, but you must be credible. OCAT was never credible, because it was based on deceit. The blogosphere does not take to that kindly.
» Posted By Anonymous since it's all the rage On May 1, 2011 @ 8:17 pm