#rsrh Well, this will end well.

And by “well” I mean “will result in a particular C-List regional blogger with a history of reckless behavior getting shaken by the military blogosphere until he suffers from fits.” Although I don’t know whether The Garnet Spy (which is one of the ones doing the shaking) is actually a milblog.  Oh, well, everybody’s invited, I’m sure.  Anyway: free hint for everybody out there trying to make it into what we will call, for lack of a better term, the ‘big time:’ when you’re on this side of the aisle, folks tend not to react well when you host posts that attack the military and call them hoodlums; particularly when you’ve got a [past*] history of being, well, a jackass.

But don’t let me stop the aforementioned jackass that The Garnet Spy is linking to (so that I don’t have to).  The guy’s got to learn what it’s like to play in the big leagues sometime, after all.

Moe Lane

PS: I know that this is somewhat convoluted, but you try writing about somebody getting smacked around while still trying to avoid giving the guy being smacked traffic that he doesn’t deserve.

[*Got this pointed out to me on Twitter: fixed.]


  • Cameron says:

    Mande Wilkes is already getting smacked like a naughty puppy over at This Ain’t Hell. As one of the “hoodlums” she likes to bemoan, I’m fine with her and Folks getting ripped apart.

  • Moe, Thanks for the mention. My blog, The Garnet Spy, isn’t intended to be a “milblog,” but sometimes it turns out that way. I spent 35 years in the DoD in a combat support agency. My admiratiion and respect for our troops is great, solid and forever.

    When I see the crap Ms Wilkes wrote and Will Folks posted (both of whom I know), I actually had to cool down for several hours before I could write anything.

    The Will Folks blog is actually the greater villain in this. His blog is renowned for quite a bit of agregious behaviour under the guise of being a “free speech conservative” venue.

    Thanks, again.

  • Cameron says:

    “I actually had to cool down for several hours before I could write anything.”

    If you don’t mind me asking, Charlie: How many drafts did you go through before you settled on the one you posted? 🙂

  • NotSoBlueStater says:

    I think it’s imperative to drive traffic to the idiots sometimes, Moe. It’s the wrong metric to worry about. Shining light on bad behavior will tend to carry with it the possibility of spiking attention paid to the person responsible for that behavior. IMO, it’s more important that the point gets made about the behavior itself.

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