Thursday, April 19, 2012

Secession Can't Seem To Get Any Respect

Despite there never having been a successful secession from these United States of America since the American Revolution, Vermont secessionists like the baas of the non-existent Second Vermont Republic, the Dixie singin' Thomas H. Naylor, continues in his effort, along with a "small community" of Vermont secessionists, to make more out of his movement than any reasonably sane person would think could ever be acceptable to the "reality based community."

Tommy Boy has spent years churning out ridiculously redundant essays that get smeared across the Internet on various self publishing sites like One philosopher that he's absurdly sought to hitch his intellectual wagon to is Albert Camus. His most recent essay is typical Naylor navel gazing in which he reveals his own whiny devotion to hopelessness here. Given his string of failures over the years in peddling the myth of the viabilty of secession in America, I'm not so surprised at the depressing tone of his missive to those outside of his immediate salon. He's correctly guessed that his direction will lead to nothing.

As if to underscore the absurdity of his efforts, I came across this ironic bit of Interflotsam:
On November 7, 2005, Hardin County, Ohio became a country. A little more than five months later the country of Hardin was no more. (Wikipedialand source here and here)
And that's probably the best it's ever gonna get to be, Tommy Boy.

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Blog Note: I expect to be on hiatus for the near future but will, of course, make every attempt to bring you the latest on secesher ideologues like the not-ever-likely-to-be Senator Robert "Needed Killin" Wagner or his inspiration, the Magnolia Vermonter, Thomas H. Naylor, as need arises.

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Monday, April 9, 2012

One Thing You Can Count On Is That Vermont Secession Losers Will Sidle Up To Their Anti-Semitic Allies Trough To Get Their Own Fill Of The Swill

Gary Flomenhoft, a purveyor of pissant Vermont constitutional interpretation and apologist for racialistic excuses from Vermont secessionist boneheads like Rob Williams continues to make an idiot of himself.

For those who may not have heard, Flomenhoft was the secesher wizard who came up with the idea of "reconstituting" a previously (like a hundred and fifty or so years ago) elected agency by appointing secesher nut bars like Robert Wagner, Dennis Morrisseau and (insert favorite diety here) knows whatever asshole to his magical Council of Censors. These guys are the secesher mind trust that are going to bring up on charges every friggin' member of the Senate or Legislature that don't see things through their bizzaro world lens. One of these secesher "Internet cowboys" even went so far as to argue for making a capital crime (as in death sentence) for what was formerly an ethical violation. I've had the misfortune to have read page after page of Team Flomenhoft's giddy anticipation of what real power would permit them to do to their fellow Vermonters here.

Normally I'd provide numerous links to revelations of these past exploits of the secession Musketeers but it's all growing so incredibly tiresome.

Flomenhoft, a real-life rocket scientist, is also a peddler of junk economics that have zero chance of making it with the legislators, Vermont businesses or Vermonters in general. Flomenhoft and his pal, the not-ever-going-to-be "Senator" Robert Wagner, intend to propose radical new taxes on Vermonters that'll cripple families and businesses based on a model once implemented in the early 20th century by Britain with disastrous results that led to its abandonment in a very few years, and which was adopted as "collectivisation" under the virulently anti-Semitic Joseph Stalin and which eventually cost millions of Soviet lives.

So why would it come as little surprise that Flomenhoft would recently post at Williams' secesher blog haven this dumb analysis of the world at war. You see, in Flomenhoft's concise worldview, all things bad are American in origin. And if it takes going to a world-class anti-Semite like Paul Craig Roberts to scoop up your garbage, well, hell why not? Paul Craig Roberts' website is where the non-existent Second Vermont Repubic's "VERY (ALL CAPS his) Foreign Minister" Dennis Morrisseau proposed his hit list for Jews he'd like to be rid of here. You can learn more about Flomenhoft's bottom feeding source here.

Now I could probably make some snarky comment about when will Flomenhoft, Williams, (who has his own problems with intemperate remarks regarding his issues with those who rightly object to anti-Semitism and thinly argued racist apologia) their neo-Confederate and white supremacist, League of the South ally, Thomas J. DiLorenzo, and the rest of the clowns who recently collaborated on a dopey secessionist essay montage (see this paragraph's link) be coming out with their analysis on Jewish domination of the U.S. government, world banking, the Intertubes and the greeting card industry but that'd be too easy.

Let's just say that Flomenhoft's "commentary" provides ample proof that these idiots are going nowhere... ever.

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Friday, April 6, 2012

We Have A Winner!!

I thought this was going to be easy for any of the regular readers who follow the antics of Vermont's "small community" of secessionists. Who knew that it'd take five frickin' days to name Rob Williams as the "Vermont Secessionist Who Has Won Any Elective Office In Vermont?"

You see, a few years ago Rob won a seat on the Waitsfield Elementary School Board. Oddly, even with (or perhaps because of) Champlain College's media expert's presence, perfesser Rob Williams, Waitsfield has one of the crappiest websites in the state. The elementary school website isn't much better. But I did learn Rob's secret for getting elected to an office in a town where everyone knows that you're a secesher nutter - run for an office no one else wants.

It's a tried and true path first blazed by evangelical christian activists in the 1990s, based on a plan devised by Pat Robertson, Ralph Reed and Gary Bauer, if memory serves. Ruth Dwyer, a bit before Rob's time here, followed that playbook and see how far it got her in a state like Vermont.

But I'm just babbling on and on here and what you all really want to know is who got the correct answer. Unsurprisingly, it was a former secesher insider who'd been, as I recall, drummed off the island for questioning the blatant secesher crazy going on in the 2010 election cycle - ntodd.

His correct answer was, "Oh wait, is it Rob? Isn't he on (a) school board or something?"

I've decided (because I can) to offer a prize despite having said I wouldn't. For obvious reasons I can't deliver it personally so ntodd can pick up the free Ben & Jerry's ice cream cone I'm giving him at any Ben & Jerry's outlet on April 3, 2013.

There was one emailed answer that offered the name of a former secessionist who'd smartened up and left the fold but that didn't really fit the criteria of the question so, unfortunately, I couldn't name that entrant as a winner. I will give Dave an honorable mention though and throw in a cone as well - same deal; pick it up next year.

So bask in the moment, ntodd (and the cone if you get it) - you've earned it!

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Sunday, April 1, 2012

Can You Name Any Vermont Secessionist Who Has Won Any Elective Office In Vermont?

I can.

No prize for a correct answer.

And no, this isn't some sort of dopey April Fool's Day joke.

Update: Tuesday, April 3, 2012: 48 hours later and no one has correctly guessed who the secesher is who has won elective office. Here's a hint: S/he ran unopposed but has made no announcement at the Vermont secesher websites.

Update: Wednesday, April 4, 2012: Today's hint: In reviewing the office/board/agency records of the secesher office holder I find that s/he has weighed in on the vaccination debate presently before the legislature. The primary complaint is not about any potential health risk attached to compliance with the proposed vaccination bill S.199/H.0527. It seems that it's primarily "all about the Benjamins."

Update: Wednesday, April 5, 2012: Today's hint: I'm coming terribly close to my John Charles Daly moment but here's the final clue - he's a douchenozzle.

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