This blog is about shaming people – we shame people who dress up in costumes and try to be something they aren’t. We shame people who believe things that aren’t true. We shame people who commit crimes against the rest of us. We shame journalists who don’t do their research. Unfortunately, there’s collateral damage to our business. People who aren’t a part of the process get splattered by the blood and guts of the people who we eviscerate on these pages.
I’ve been in an email exchange over the last few days with someone who is upset that we exposed the leader of his little club as a pretender. Somehow it’s my fault, and I’m supposed to backtrack on the story because of an upcoming event that this club was supposed to be involved with. No, I don’t think so.
Last week, a lawyer representing Phillip Monkress called to ask us to take down the posts and comments about him because it was damaging his business. We didn’t do that either. Since the Supreme Court won’t let the government punish the phonies, this is the only thing we have left to police our ranks. I’m pretty sure that no one here cares that Monkress’ business is failing.
I don’t care that Dick Stoops didn’t get into the Missouri National Guard Hall of Fame, based on his lies, either. I don’t care that Ike Densmore killed himself because of his lies. I don’t care that Todd Hamilton‘s charity fell to pieces.
What I do care about is that people understand that there are now consequences for their bad behavior. Apparently most people weren’t taught that by their parents, I guess that part of their childhood development is left to TAH.
But, what I’m really tired of are the empty threats to my health and well-being. I’m not doing all of this and hiding behind a screen. I use my real name and I put the TAH Corporate Headquarters on Google Earth, so anyone can get driving directions and come up to visit anytime they want – I’m always home.
I guess my whole point is this; if you don’t want to be shamed on TAH, don’t do shameful things. Before you write that email telling me what a scumbag I am, think about the scumbag you’re defending. And, if you really want to kick my ass or anything else, use the map and say it to my face. Or STFU.