Lies and Calumny! Or, ‘No, I Am Not J.F. Beck’

Hi Alene,

I’m Jeremy Sear’s Fiancee’. I noticed that the usual suspects like J F Beck and Tim Blair have been attacking you (no doubt partly because you showed public support for Jeremy). I just wanted to let you know that I thought the post you wrote in response was very brave, and the only reason I’m not posting this on your blog is because I’m conscious that would make things worse.

Also, I’m fairly sure that “Spot the Dog”, one of your followers, is J F Beck. I’d suggest you block him if you can. I know you can’t stop him from reading, but if he knows that you’re on to him, it might give him pause. I can’t prove that it’s him, but we’re fairly sure it is.



No! I am not Prince Hamlet, nor was meant to be;
Am an attendant lord, one that will do
To swell a progress, start a scene or two,
Advise the prince; no doubt, an easy tool,
Deferential, glad to be of use,
Politic, cautious, and meticulous;
Full of high sentence, but a bit obtuse;
At times, indeed, almost ridiculous—
Almost, at times, the Fool.

…And no, I am not J.F. Beck.
They’re lying to you, Alene – I was your Number One fan!  If you block me, Alene, I don’t know what I shall do.

I don’t know that I’ll be accountable for my actions.

Not sayin’.  Just sayin’.

spot xx



UPDATE:  Because too many conspiracy theories are never enough!  Transcendental vegetation practitioner and qualified past-life regression therapist @DerekSapphire: Could it be that poor Ms Composta was murdered by right-wingers, who have now resurrected her identity online with the intention of using her as a tool to mock progressives?”

spot_the_dog temporarily relegated to bench-warmer

Seeya later, alligatorJust a quick note to apologize for not having been around so much lately.

Although the Cubbies managed a glorious win on Opening Day (EAMUS CATULLI!), Fortuna has slipped spot_the_dog one of those crazy curve-balls she’s so famous for and he’ll  be more or less stuck warming the bench for the next little while.

Will still be checking in now & then as time and circumstances permit, though – I’m not that easily got rid of. 😉

Have laptop, will blog.  Any time, any place.

Have laptop, will blog. Any time, any place

Keep calling “Bullshit!” to idiocy, incompetance and dishonesty wherever it manifests itself; keep calling attention to the various shenanigans and machinations of politicians and fellow bloggers alike; and most importantly of all keep your sense of humor.

I said SIT! (dog cartoon)

doggy bones spot_the_dog spot_the_dog

Blog Wars Redux

The latest in the Blog Wars (you really have to follow the links & comments to get the gist):

Andrew Bolt

Tim Blair

J.F. Beck

Teh PP-Boyz

Lavatory Rodeo

Skeptic Lawyer

… and even Ned the Bear?!?

Wake me up when it's over, m'kay?

spot_the_dog sez: "Wake me up when it's over, m'kay?"

UPDATE:  via Margo’s Maid’s Shadowlands another pup, having trouble maintaining interest, succumbs to sleep


UPDATE #2: Margo’s Maid’s Shadowlands also has some terrific commentary and link rounds-up on the all-singin’ all-dancin’ Goat Rodeo this blog war is morphing into.  Circle the wagons and Nerd Wars Update.”

Go.  Read.

Just sayin’, is all…




On the Internet,

Nobody Knows You’re a Dog



*The above cartoon by Peter Steiner has been reproduced from page 61 of July 5, 1993 issue of The New Yorker, (Vol.69 (LXIX) no. 20)only for academic discussion, evaluation, research and complies with the copyright law of the United States as defined and stipulated under Title 17 U. S. Code.

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