Sunday, August 2, 2009


Time to address something that came up in the comments at a previous post, and deserving of a separate post: People are making violent threats against Jesse Griffin, the anti-Palin blogger who finally published one too many libels and inadvertantly outed himself as a result.

First: Stop the threats, everybody. Some threats were inadvertantly approved in the earlier thread, only because I'm so dog-tired I can barely see straight.

Second: Don't let Griffin get away with his "martyr for truth" schtick. Anybody with any knowledge of libel law could see that, by passing along third-hand salacious gossip about the Palins' marriage, Griffin was not merely on thin ice, he was treading water with a legal millstone around his neck. (No, "multiple sources" are not magic words.)

However, given my own personal experience with Internet-induced madness, and given the even more frightening experiences of such friends as Michelle Malkin and Jeff Goldstein, I don't want to see anyone, even a lying idiot like Griffin/"Gryphen," suffer threats of personal retaliation on account of what they've posted on a blog.

Sometimes, my dear online friends, we need to step away from the keyboard, relax a minute and ask ourselves: "What Would Chris Crocker Do?"

Had to remove some information here, if you get my drift.

UPDATE: One of my sources had a problem with something I'd posted previously here, and it was very important to take it down immediately, for reasons I can't explain. Because I didn't have time to go through the sentences and try to find exactly the part that had to be deleted, I just deleted everything below the video.

Better safe than sorry, according to multiple sources. And a basic rule is that a reporter never burns his sources, especially sources who are giving him really great stuff.

By the way, I'm loving how some of the commenters are picking up on the Cargo Cult Journalism trick that Dennis Zaki and Jesse Griffin have used to smear the Palins. It's the "sources said" voodoo, where the magic words are an incantation empowering you to say anything you want.

It's a game that's fun to play. Like you could play it with your wife: "Honey, those jeans make you look fat, sources said." And then when she clobbers you, she's violating your First Amendment rights.


  1. Jesse Griffin and Chris Crocker. Genius, Stacy, pure genius.

  2. Oh, dear Lord! If but we can find a YouTube video in defense of Jesse Griffin. It may upstage your Britney cry-fest. ROTFLMAO!

  3. to RSM this is what someone posted at c4p blog:

    Well, well, well. Now that we know Gryphen's real name we can start to make other links.

    Remember Mudflats' little anti - Palin Political Action Committee (PAC) "Alaskans for Truth"? Her husband, Ronald Devon is Treasurer. Well, if you go to page 6 of 9 in their 2008 year end report you will see Gryphen's name there as making a major contribution:

    Go to page 6 of 9.

    You will see the names of only four contributors to Mudflats' PAC (pretty small PAC). Each gave $500 to get it started.

    Ronald Devon has still not filed this year's six month report. It will be interesting to see if Gryphen gave more money to Mudflats' PAC this year.

    By the way, Devon failed to file his 2008 year end report on time. The FEC wrote to him threatening fines if he didn't submit it immediately. Here we are, two days past the 2009 mid year filing date, and Devon again has not filed on time!

  4. I didn't see any threats against Griffen in any of the posts, Stacy. Just a lot of glee that he is getting his ass sued. Perhaps you had deleted them, however, before I checked in.

  5. I didn't see any threats directed against Griffen either. Perhaps like Stogie wrote above you deleted them before we saw them.

    I did call someone a shrew. My apologies the Shrew Coalition. Should've called the poster a Harpie. They're not as unionized.

  6. I'm an editor at Conservatives4Palin - commenters here have been making claims of threats of violence toward Gryphen there. To my knowledge, there have been none. If there were to be any, we would remove them as soon as we see them.

  7. Ahh poor Griffin.. he is about to experience a litle of what Sarah has gone through the last year. The talking heads are pulling every bit of personal info on this "blogger dude" as we speak. Soon, camera crews will be parked outside his home and classroom. Couldn't happen to a more deserving bloke. Though in his defense... he prob wasn't ready to be outed just yet. And people finding out he's the "mad blogger" on top of his outing, well it's gonna be rough couple of weeks on him. heheheh. His blog btw is asking for donations... prob for his legal fund. ROFL.. going to have to get a look at his books, make sure he is accountable for each dollar.

  8. Threats of violence and physical harm = bad.

    Letters to the school, and newspapers, demanding his firing, outlining his disgusting antics = good.

    Oh, and several sources tell me he has a small penis.

  9. I find it a tad bit unseemly that you have to ask Conservatives to STOP posting violence against an idiot tool of the left I mean isn't that for the left? and if you don't know the poster and they are new they are probably from the left to be able to point to you as "approving" such language. If by chance someone from the RIGHT gets that insane perhaps they ought to check into a mental hospital and never get on the computer again because they have lost their right to be called a Conservative!


  10. Eerie resemblance...

    Jesse Griffin, Kindergarten Teacher-

    Andrew Luster, Max Factor Rapist-

    "Multiple sources" confirm that the two are alien clones.

  11. I hear there's an iceberg headed toward the SS Anklebiter.

    Can you say "discovery hearings"?

    I knew you could.

    Certain smear-mongers in AK are about to discover the fun of having an aggressive lawyer crawl up their asses with a microscope in a public hearing. I can't wait to see the subpoenas of email and phone records and financial disclosures.

    Also, I heard a rumor that Zaki and Gryphen were seen together wearing fursuits. They were holding hands, and they're planning a commitment ceremony next month (Zaki is the Butch and Gryphen is the Bitch in the relationship). My source is anonymous. The only hint I can give you is that he lives in a pineapple under the sea.

  12. Anybody who had a hand in spreading this divorce rumor is a tool- and should be ashamed of themselves. Talk about desperate- hard watching the Dear Leader tank so soon, I guess.

    And Palin’s resignation obviously puts yet more pressure on Obama to finally get some results, as the soaring rhetoric isn’t hypnotizing the plebes like it used to.

    Alaska was a pretty corrupt system until she stepped in. Her reforms took on entrenched politicians (inc. Republicans), a mafioso-style union boss, and Big Oil.

    Wouldn’t it have been nice if Obama had been principled and brave enough to confront the corrupt Chicago Democratic Machine? Or shady political operators like Tony Rezko? Racist preachers? Instead of doing business with every last one of them?

    IMO Palin could trounce him in 2012, when Americans would vote for the Gipper-in-Heels in droves- they’ll surely being looking for such an antidote to the Bolshevik con-artist who’s taken a wrecking-ball to this society.

    Small wonder then that moonbats -along with Team Obama’s David Plouffe’s internet squad- are out to destroy her.

    Go get em ‘Cuda- there’s a lot of us behind you.

  13. My source in Wasilla informed me that there is no divorce pending. And any night that Todd ended up sleeping on the couch is because his snoring was keeping Sarah awake and he moved on his own accord.

  14. There's nothing wrong with this guy losing his job and suffering the financial distress of discovery hearings and a libel lawsuit. That's the way the system deals with cranks like this. If he were to suffer zero consequences, he'd be violating Palin's rights again. She has every right to sue him into bankruptcy and make his name forever synonymous with "loser."

  15. Good luck with your discovery fantasies, rino. This thing would be booted out of court after the pleadings. Mrs. palin is a public figure and to state a claim the "defammation" has to be knowingly false. Proving he knew it was false is a hurdle Sarah's friends won't be bale to jump. Although, I must admit it's cute to see you folks try to destroy a man exercising his Constitutional rights on the site of a gentleman who is...well, let's just say, a bit removed from the mainstream

  16. The pile of shit that answers to Jesse Griffin is about to learn that with great rights of speech comes great responsibilities too.

    If he loses his job because everyone else practices their right to free speech then the pile of shit that answers to Jesse Griffin has no one to blame but his own dog shit eating mouth.

  17. Just like sovjet operatives say start brainwashing the kids young then you got them for life.
    Jesse griffin was a good student in his trotsky class.
    Some sources say he also likes young boys in bed.


  19. The degree to which the left attacks Sarah Palin and her family, clearly indicates the degree to which they are afraid of her. Sarah Palin connects with conservative America in a way that is uncommon. Sarah Palin is from main street, has an excellent head on her shoulders and represents a real threat to foolish leftist thinking. She will prove to be resilient. She was much more qualified for the presidency than Obama. We will be seeing more of her and she will enjoy lots of real conservative support.

  20. Terror drives most kooks, who cares what Jesse or Jessica has to say, He/She is having their sick fun playing with themselves.

  21. After viewing a photo of Jesse, my observation is that he has a good cheek; one with a pinkish hue and a rosy glow.

  22. Sources report that timb can suck a golfball thru a garden hose and because I don't know this not to be true then.....