Respectful Insolence

Basking in the adulation of my fans

It looks like Orac has acquired a new fan.

You see, yesterday I wrote a rather long fisking of Vox Day. (Don’t worry, I’m not going to continue it yet again; this dead horse has clearly been beaten enough). In it, I happened to make a brief mention of and link to an apparent admirer of Vox’s who goes by the ‘nym of MikeT, who defended Vox’s idiotic Holocaust analogy while calling him a “devilishly clever bastard.” I found his comments while doing a Technorati search to see what others were saying about Vox’s article, and my mention of MikeT was very brief.

This morning, out of curiosity, I checked to see if he had written anything more on the matter and found this comment in response to my TrackBack:

Orac, too much of a left-wing sissy to get laid by anyone but one of his students.

Well, I guess that that settles that. Clearly Orac is no match for such an encyclopedic command of history, such a powerful mastery of logical argument, and such dazzling rhetorical gifts as those possessed by MikeT. Truly his Blog-Fu is too powerful for poor Orac.

ADDENDUM:

It looks like MikeT noticed my little bemused retort. His response? More of the same:

I feel accomplished. I got precisely the sort of reaction out of Orac that I had expected. More proof of my theory that most of Vox’s critics are poorly built finite state automata…

MikeT’s criteria for his feeling “accomplished” appear to be quite low. Certainly his feeling “accomplished” doesn’t seem require him to do something like think critically or address the arguments and evidence of those with whom he disagrees, as I did with Vox Day.

Comments

  1. #1 Shygetz
    May 19, 2006

    But I thought left-wing people were famous for having lots of promiscuous sex, and right-wingers were abstitent. Now I’m confused…

  2. #2 Mark Paris
    May 19, 2006

    MikeT sounds like a student who can’t get laid and blames it on someone else.

  3. #3 Algerine
    May 19, 2006

    Man, there’s only one surefire defense against such a deadly style.

    I know you are, but what am I?

  4. #4 decrepitoldfool
    May 19, 2006

    Promiscuous sex was the whole reason I joined the left-wing conspiracy. Turned out to be an empty promise. You still have to be cool to get laid whichever side of the aisle you’re on.

  5. #5 Algerine
    May 19, 2006

    If you aren’t cool, then money and/or power are acceptable substitutes.

    Or so I’ve heard.

  6. #6 epador
    May 19, 2006

    Perhaps he’s just a lapsed heterosexual?

  7. #7 idlemind
    May 19, 2006

    That “finite state automata” gag (and I do mean “gag”) sounds like it comes from someone who, when approaching a young lady at a party, brings up his MENSA membership within the first 30 seconds.

  8. #8 Orac
    May 20, 2006

    You have a point. He’s now lapsing into pseudointellectual nonsense:

    “I wonder what State 3 is going to look like. Hell, I wonder if there even is a 4th state. I have a sneaky suspicion that a second input of 0 at State 2 will result in a transition back to State 1. Hmmm… *note to self* the system may be much more closed than previously assumed.”

    And, of course, MikeT still hasn’t even attempted to address my argument, no doubt because he can’t. He’s clearly a poseur, who likes to give the impression of being able engage in debate but whose only weapons seem to be childish ad hominem attacks.

    Actually my favorite retort came from the guy who pointed out that half the comments on his brown-nosing fest came from MikeT. ;-)