And here is the Bell for round 7 McCain/Johnson (plus full disclosure)

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And here is the Bell for round 7 McCain/Johnson (plus full disclosure)

As the bell for Round 7 rings John­son using the VDH to set up what appears to be a solid defense:

Sorry to those who wrote me, but I can no more get on the anti-​Johnson band­wagon than I could the birth cer­tifi­cate alle­ga­tions about Obama

But alas the defense crum­bles as John­son refuses to link to the story defend­ing him:

Thanks, Vic­tor. But please fol­low this up, and take a look around at who you’re shar­ing web space with.

Or “thanks for defend­ing me you per­son who asso­ciates with Racists.”

And that’s even before the Irony police were unleashed upon him

Mean­while Robert Stacy opens with a right to the satire:

The FBI has already acknowl­edged that as many as 20 young men have dis­ap­peared from the Somali com­mu­nity in Min­neapo­lis over the past two years, many believed to be recruited by peo­ple affil­i­ated with the Islamic Flem­ish ter­ror­ist group, Al-​Shabaab Vlaams Belang.…

Lis­ten to Kejda Gjer­mani: Beware the Flem­ish Menace!

He then puts up a solid defense that if was used yes­ter­day would have earned him a split in the scor­ing.

For decades now, the demo­graphic approach of “white suprema­cists” (fol­low­ing the lead of Mar­garet Sanger) has been to pro­mote efforts to sup­press the birth rates of poor minori­ties — a cam­paign based on what more prop­erly could be called fear than hate, but it doesn’t mat­ter what you call it. Hate and fear are related emo­tions, both of which are con­trary to my reli­gion
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As many authors — among them Ben Wat­ten­berg and Mark Steyn – have explained, the root of the West’s demo­graphic cri­sis, cru­cially rel­e­vant to many pub­lic pol­icy issues, is the col­lapse of the birth rate since the 1960s. The West has embraced what has been called a “Cul­ture of Death.”

A cul­ture that no longer has a point of ref­er­ence in God loses its soul and loses its way, becom­ing a cul­ture of death.“
– John Paul II, Jan. 1, 2001

The con­se­quences of this anti-​life phi­los­o­phy are predictable.

Nice defense but try­ing to but­ter up the judge by quot­ing the pope gotta watch out for that.

He then throws a feint to Kejda that hides a round­house from Cyn­thia Yockey

John­son, in his post yes­ter­day, is using the “wav­ing the paper” tech­nique that trial lawyers employ. To wit, wave a ran­dom piece of paper and claim it is damn­ing evi­dence. If the wit­ness does not demand to see it — and dis­cover it is no such thing — a guilty one will then con­firm the exis­tence of the damn­ing evi­dence by react­ing to it. So Charles put up a bunch of links pur­port­ing to prove Stacy McCain is a racist — Stacy already explained they do no such thing on account of the fact that he is not, and never has been, a racist — so the trick didn’t pro­duce a con­fes­sion. How­ever, the effect of the post on Stacy is to waste his time forc­ing him to reply. Plus, I sus­pect what Charles was really play­ing to is the court of pub­lic opin­ion, which will NOT inves­ti­gate the truth of Charles’s “evi­dence” or read Stacy’s defense but will say, “Why, Charles lists so many links that he must be right.”

the whole thing is pretty heavy. And then comes the the block and counter on the Han­son thing:

Glenn Beck and Tea Party peo­ple are not lov­ing West­ern Civ­i­liza­tion in the “Right Way,” accord­ing to Charles John­son. Nor are Geller, Spencer, Diana West, Richard Miniter, Jim Hoft, Baldilocks, Paja­mas Media, Michelle Malkin, Rush Lim­baugh, etc. As I said early on in this engage­ment, the extrem­ist ide­ol­ogy which John­son demands that all of us must accept is Charles John­son supremacism.

Well, Pro­fes­sor Han­son, here I must draw the line. Noth­ing that might be gained by acced­ing to this insult­ing demand could com­pen­sate the dis­honor involved in aban­don­ing so many friends who have in the past two years suf­fered from the wicked­ness of Charles John­son, whose supe­ri­or­ity I refuse to acknowledge.

You shall not have other gods besides me. Exodus:20:3

It’s always a good idea to have God as your co-​pilot. It’s even a bet­ter idea to but­ter up the Judge.

Charles makes an inter­est­ing counter, rather than attack­ing he keeps his pre­vi­ous links on the top to make them per­ma­nent. Clever in that it makes the accu­sa­tions viable to any new user to plant them as “facts”. Also saves him the trou­ble of back­ing the stuff up.

Stacy stops the attempted John­son rally cold. McCain wins 109. Scor­ing 6864 McCain after 7.

Full dis­clo­sure, Robert Stacy called me today. It is the first time I’ve ever talked to him, I’ve never EVER met any promi­nent blog­ger socially, and the only ones I’ve talked to in non-​social envi­ron­ments we’re HiWired pod­cast interviews.

We talked for nearly an hour and his post on the mat­ter has only one minor error, the neigh­bor­hood is where my Grand­fa­ther had his bar­ber shop, not where he lived. My sis­ter lives in his old house and sleeps next to the room my mother was born in. The title of his post is a direct quote from me and I’m happy to stand behind it.

And yes I asked the ques­tion directly man to man, he answered man to man and I believe him. For me per­son­ally; the fight is over, but as a fair Judge I’ll do my best to score sub­se­quent rounds as they take place fairly.

Sec­ondly: Robert Stacy signed my State­ment of Com­mon prin­ci­ples, (and listed his corol­lary). Using the LGF e-​mail sys­tem I sent Charles a copy of the state­ment and gave him per­mis­sion to use it if he wished. I per­son­ally believe there is noth­ing in it he can’t agree with.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. I would rather have Charles in our cor­ner on the War on Ter­ror than not, I would rather have Charles on the side of Israel than not. If we aren’t get­ting along the earth doesn’t shake, When in my opin­ion he defames Stacy he is act­ing dis­hon­or­ably I expect Stacy to hit and keep hit­ting him for it…

..but the guys try­ing to kill all of us are going to be happy to kill any of us. This is a vital truth. As Amer­i­cans I expect all of us are going to do our best to keep ANY of us from suf­fer­ing that fate.

If our foes attempt to harm any of us from Glenn Reynolds to Jane Hamsher it’s an attack on all of us. If they suc­ceed in hurt­ing any of us it s a mat­ter to be avenged.

As the bell for Round 7 rings Johnson using the VDH to set up what appears to be a solid defense:

Sorry to those who wrote me, but I can no more get on the anti-Johnson bandwagon than I could the birth certificate allegations about Obama

But alas the defense crumbles as Johnson refuses to link to the story defending him:

Thanks, Victor. But please follow this up, and take a look around at who you’re sharing web space with.

Or “thanks for defending me you person who associates with Racists.”

And that’s even before the Irony police were unleashed upon him

Meanwhile Robert Stacy opens with a right to the satire:

The FBI has already acknowledged that as many as 20 young men have disappeared from the Somali community in Minneapolis over the past two years, many believed to be recruited by people affiliated with the Islamic Flemish terrorist group, Al-Shabaab Vlaams Belang. . . .

Listen to Kejda Gjermani: Beware the Flemish Menace!

He then puts up a solid defense that if was used yesterday would have earned him a split in the scoring.

For decades now, the demographic approach of “white supremacists” (following the lead of Margaret Sanger) has been to promote efforts to suppress the birth rates of poor minorities — a campaign based on what more properly could be called fear than hate, but it doesn’t matter what you call it. Hate and fear are related emotions, both of which are contrary to my religion
.
As many authors — among them Ben Wattenberg and Mark Steyn – have explained, the root of the West’s demographic crisis, crucially relevant to many public policy issues, is the collapse of the birth rate since the 1960s. The West has embraced what has been called a “Culture of Death.”

“A culture that no longer has a point of reference in God loses its soul and loses its way, becoming a culture of death.”
– John Paul II, Jan. 1, 2001

The consequences of this anti-life philosophy are predictable.

Nice defense but trying to butter up the judge by quoting the pope gotta watch out for that.

He then throws a feint to Kejda that hides a roundhouse from Cynthia Yockey

Johnson, in his post yesterday, is using the “waving the paper” technique that trial lawyers employ. To wit, wave a random piece of paper and claim it is damning evidence. If the witness does not demand to see it — and discover it is no such thing — a guilty one will then confirm the existence of the damning evidence by reacting to it. So Charles put up a bunch of links purporting to prove Stacy McCain is a racist — Stacy already explained they do no such thing on account of the fact that he is not, and never has been, a racist — so the trick didn’t produce a confession. However, the effect of the post on Stacy is to waste his time forcing him to reply. Plus, I suspect what Charles was really playing to is the court of public opinion, which will NOT investigate the truth of Charles’s “evidence” or read Stacy’s defense but will say, “Why, Charles lists so many links that he must be right.”

the whole thing is pretty heavy. And then comes the the block and counter on the Hanson thing:

Glenn Beck and Tea Party people are not loving Western Civilization in the “Right Way,” according to Charles Johnson. Nor are Geller, Spencer, Diana West, Richard Miniter, Jim Hoft, Baldilocks, Pajamas Media, Michelle Malkin, Rush Limbaugh, etc. As I said early on in this engagement, the extremist ideology which Johnson demands that all of us must accept is Charles Johnson supremacism.

Well, Professor Hanson, here I must draw the line. Nothing that might be gained by acceding to this insulting demand could compensate the dishonor involved in abandoning so many friends who have in the past two years suffered from the wickedness of Charles Johnson, whose superiority I refuse to acknowledge.

You shall not have other gods besides me. Exodus:20:3

It’s always a good idea to have God as your co-pilot. It’s even a better idea to butter up the Judge.

Charles makes an interesting counter, rather than attacking he keeps his previous links on the top to make them permanent. Clever in that it makes the accusations viable to any new user to plant them as “facts”. Also saves him the trouble of backing the stuff up.

Stacy stops the attempted Johnson rally cold. McCain wins 10-9. Scoring 68-64 McCain after 7.

Full disclosure, Robert Stacy called me today. It is the first time I’ve ever talked to him, I’ve never EVER met any prominent blogger socially, and the only ones I’ve talked to in non-social environments we’re HiWired podcast interviews.

We talked for nearly an hour and his post on the matter has only one minor error, the neighborhood is where my Grandfather had his barber shop, not where he lived. My sister lives in his old house and sleeps next to the room my mother was born in. The title of his post is a direct quote from me and I’m happy to stand behind it.

And yes I asked the question directly man to man, he answered man to man and I believe him. For me personally; the fight is over, but as a fair Judge I’ll do my best to score subsequent rounds as they take place fairly.

Secondly: Robert Stacy signed my Statement of Common principles, (and listed his corollary). Using the LGF e-mail system I sent Charles a copy of the statement and gave him permission to use it if he wished. I personally believe there is nothing in it he can’t agree with.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. I would rather have Charles in our corner on the War on Terror than not, I would rather have Charles on the side of Israel than not. If we aren’t getting along the earth doesn’t shake, When in my opinion he defames Stacy he is acting dishonorably I expect Stacy to hit and keep hitting him for it…

..but the guys trying to kill all of us are going to be happy to kill any of us. This is a vital truth. As Americans I expect all of us are going to do our best to keep ANY of us from suffering that fate.

If our foes attempt to harm any of us from Glenn Reynolds to Jane Hamsher it’s an attack on all of us. If they succeed in hurting any of us it s a matter to be avenged.