In The Slammer Again

Short note. I won’t be on Facebook for a week …

My crime?

Someone falsely claimed that I had friends who rioted in DC on January 6th, and that I supported their actions.

I said no, I didn’t know a single person who rioted.

He said well, maybe “friends” was the wrong word, but people that I was in intellectual agreement with, and that I supported their riotous deeds.

Now, I’m not a violent man. Not my style. So I protested strongly that I didn’t support any rioting anywhere, and that he was not only wrong, but he had his head so far up his fundamental orifice that if he pulled it out he’d go snowblind.

[Short digression, information from the web]

Snowblind — it’s a frightening word. Thankfully, it’s a condition that is totally preventable.

Snow blindness is a painful, temporary loss of vision due to overexposure to the sun’s UV rays. The medical term for snow blindness is photokeratitis (“photo” = light; “keratitis” = inflammation of the cornea).

Essentially, snow blindness is caused by a sunburned eye — or more specifically, a sunburned cornea.

[End of digression]

Facebook claimed that what I’d written was “threats” and “bullying”, which has left me both in Facebook jail and in mystery.

The mystery is … where’s the threat? Did they think I was threatening that I’d reach through the intarwebs, physically pull his head out of his aforesaid orifice, and cause him to go blind? Or at least go snowblind?

And “bullying”? Bullying means forcing someone to do something under threat of violence. The stereotypical example is the schoolyard bully who tells another kid “Gimme your lunch money or I’ll punch you in the nose!”

So … what was my threat of violence? “Don’t tell lies about me supporting violence, or I’ll say bad words about you!”?

I mourn the death of the English language at the hands of the wokerati …

The good news? They said if I wanted to protest I could contact someone.

The bad news? When I clicked the link to contact someone, the web page it took me to said nobody was available to contact, because COVID … yeah, right, thats totally legit. Facebook works fine, people getting thrown in jail works fine, but there’s no one available to explain or perhaps correct a jail sentence?

Anyhow, that’s why I’ll be radio silent on FB for the coming week …

My best to all, and keep an eye on the weather, the forecast includes occasional bouts of snowblindness.


14 thoughts on “In The Slammer Again

  1. Your threat of violence is right up there with the climate crisis, institutional racism, transphobia, falling sky and all of the other existential threats that abound in the arsenal of the ruling wankerati.


  2. Looks like it’s time to send a few door peepholes to Zuck’s office. Management appears to be in dire need of glass navels. Might provide ’em a better view of the world.


  3. The deadly riots again. A dangerous crowd armed with a fire extinguisher.
    It is nice to know that the Facebook works much faster than the D.C. Coroner. “An investigation into his [Officer Brian Sicknick’s] death is continuing.” (Wikipedia)
    Lies are an excellent foundation for a news story, but not for history.


  4. A “marriage” is not what it used to be. A “free speech” is not what it used to be. A “public school” is not what it used to be. A “threat” is whatever Facebook wants it to be.


  5. Hi Willis
    Its truly sad to see how our Freedom of Speech is slowly being taken away but may I suggest you can fight back on Facebook! Block your “Fact Checkers” and “Moderators” in your Settings in your Profile. Look for “Blocking” and chose it! Hit “Add to Blocker List” and put the word “Fact Checker” at the top and search! Then put in “Moderators” and repeat! You’ll get a list available to you with the option to block.Hit the block button. Do this at least twice a week! Use both in singular and plural terms…
    I’m a fan of yours for a number of years now and read what you posts. Thank you for doing so because you make my day…Take care and hope this helps! God Bless!

    Dennis J Feindel

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  6. “So I protested strongly that I didn’t support any rioting anywhere”

    That’s the problem. You’re supposed to support BLM and Antifa rioting, just not rioting by “right wing extremists”.

    It’s pretty similar to what got me banned from twitter several years ago. I stated I support equal rights for everyone, not special privileges for anyone.
    That was ‘hate speech’, ‘homophobia’, ‘racist’, etc. etc.


  7. Willis, you’ve been in the slammer since April 5th.

    Do we need to bake you a cake with a file in it? Is chocolate OK?
    Not being critical. You’ve been a busy little bee over on WUWT, and that has been some really good stuff. (Like.)

    The In The Slammer title always strikes me as very funny for the last post before a pause in your more personal reflections.

    Where’s Willis?

    Oh, he’s in the slammer again.

    Anybody got a hacksaw blade? I’ll bake the cake.


  8. So, dunno if this reaches you. For sure, we are in Deep South Florida Fort Lauderdale, not north Florida (hell, that is almost a different state like our N. Georgia mountains). But if your journey per chance wanders south, then we have a wonderful beach condo extra BR (actually, two) available free, plus a lovely beach plus just offshore coral reefs, and lots of good seafood, all on me.


  9. When I upgraded my phone last Spring, I did not install FaceBook, Instagram, Watsapp or Twitter. The old mobile accounts were victims of a factory reset on the old phone. I told me friends that they can join me elsewhere.

    It seems that others are doing the same thing. I keep getting notifications that many of my contacts are joining Telegram.


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