Happy Monday, everyone.
I post online in various places using the name DinsdaleP, which I liked because it had a nice feel to it, and was easy to recognize.
There are probably a few other DinsdaleP's floating around on blogs, wikis or message boards, so to clarify, I'm the one folks know from Conservapedia, Rationalwiki & Conservative News and Views.
I started posting on conservative sites as a counter-voice, not to be a crank, but to offer a thoughtful rebuttal to some of the more outrageous B.S. that gets posted on them as "insights".
Sooner or later this gets me booted off because the people behind them don't want a dialogue, and they definitely don't want to justify themselves in a rational way- they want echo chambers. If you aren't telling them how right they are, you aren't welcome.
So I decided a while back that instead of expecting them to give equal time to the other side, I just needed to start posting in my own space, free from the impact of their "delete" buttons.
That was 2010, and I'm just getting back to this now. One thing I'll give these guys credit for is that they apparently have a LOT of free time on their hands. Me, not so much, but I'll try again.