Those of you reading this blog for awhile probably haven’t failed to notice the troll infestation. My guess is that the number of trolls and their personal attacks against me will only continue to escalate as we get closer to Election Day. In case you’re not up on all of your internet slang, Wikipedia defines an internet troll as follows:
An Internet troll, or simply troll in Internet slang, is someone who posts controversial and irrelevant or off-topic messages in an online community, such as an online discussion forum or chat room, with the intention of provoking other users into an emotional response or to generally disrupt normal on-topic discussion.
Now, I don’t mind trolls. I see them as simply a predictable part of the blogosphere. Like the big mosquitoes in Alaska, they can’t really do more than annoy you if you know what to expect. Speaking of Alaska and trolls, I couldn’t help but notice that one of the more ornery trolls occupying this blog of late is awfully quick to try and portray me as only giving half the story when it comes to Governor Sarah Palin. Take this recent comment for example:
Here’s a few things you neglected to mention…
Sarah Palin was enthusiastically in favor of the $400 million bridge to nowhere until it because a national laughing stock, then flip-flopped to pretend to be against it. Regardless, she took that $400 million for Alaska and authorized the building of the now supposedly unneeded road leading to the construction site of the bridge to nowhere. She also supports the other pork barrel bridge to nowhere that the vastly corrupt Republican Senator Ted Stevens secured for Alaska.
The problem is that the troll is wrong. But hey, don’t believe me. Let’s take a look at what the Alaska Democratic Party has to say about Governor Palin’s record on the issue:
Former Gov. Frank Murkowski’s administration set aside about $113 million of the appropriation for the Ketchikan bridge. However, Gov. Sarah Palin said the $398 million bridge was $329 million short of full funding, and only $36 million in federal funds were set aside for it. She said it was clear Congress had little interest in spending any more money for it and that the state had higher priorities.
Those aren’t Republican talking points. They’re coming straight from the Democrats Party in great state of Alaska. Kind of makes anything else that particular troll has to say somewhat suspect, don’t you think?