Monday, March 1, 2021

Launching round 4

So that was actually the end of round 3 through the alphabet. It took us several years. At some points we might have thought that, with more than 2000 loons covered, “that’s it”. 

But here’s the thing. Given that it has taken so long to get through this round, many new loons have managed to come to prominence in the meantime (in addition to a few that have managed to slip through thus far), especially in relation to the emergence of Qanon and COVID denialism. So if you look at the list, you might discover that we have no entry for Del Bigtree, nor Josh Bernstein, Jordan Sather or Mike Cernovich. We have thus far overlooked Shiva Ayyadurai, Marjorie Taylor Greene, Jillian Mai Thi Epperly and Teal Swan, not to mention Liz Crokin, Laura Loomer, Larry Cook and Judy Mikovits. Heck, even Roger Stone managed to escape inclusion in the previous round.

We have compiled a list and feel that we have little choice but to launch a round 4. 

15 comments:

  1. Listing American loons will be a never-ending task, unfortunately. Even when one or more dies, more are created, or get their 15 minutes of fame.

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  2. I know that making this list must be a soul-sucking enterprise, but keep it up. You are doing good work.

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  3. How did you manage to miss Del Bigtree?

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    1. When we were at "B" last time, many years ago, I am not sure anyone had noticed him yet. He seems to have come to prominence with "Vaxxed" in 2016. Or maybe I just didn't pay sufficient attention.

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  4. 2000? Haha, good one. Add a few more zeroes and you'll be getting close.

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  5. John M. Cobin. American living in Chile, currently in jail for six years for opening fire on public street protesters in the town of Renaca, outside ViƱa-del-Mar, back in Nov 2019. Once ran for Congress as a Libertarian while fending off a domestic violence complaint. Google "Bible and Government" and "Galt's Gulch Chile" which probably contain all you need to know to profile this guy. Probably neutered, but who knows?

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  6. From the COVID-Denialist nut crew, we have Alex Berenson, Candace Owens (she mixes it with every other form of political lunacy you can think of), John Cardillo of Newsmax, Adam/Eric Wheeler (the “Educating Liberals guy, I forget his first name), Jesse Kelly (deranged podcaster), Ed Mullins (deranged head of the SBA-NYPD), Joe Piscopo (former comedian, current wing nut podcaster), James Woods (it’s been an active decade of craziness on Twitter for him), and Ron DeSantis (and, honestly, the entire Florida GOP).

    Not-COVID related but active in “culture war” lunacy is Nick Fuentes, Jeremy Hambly, Charlie Kirk, possibly Tomi Lahren (she strikes me more of cynical opportunist than a true believer), Tucker Carlson (probably the biggest launderer of white nationalist ideals into the political mainstream right now), Brandon Straka (WalkAway grifter and wannabe insurrectionist, arrested for his participation in the January capital riots and probably neutralized by now), the guy who started Blue Lives Matter (forget his name, but he’s a Q Anoner), Joey Saladino, Michelle Catsimadis (head of the Manhattan GOP, MAGA chud),

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    1. Thanks. Some of these are already on my lists, but others I'll need to look into.

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  7. Oh, and James Lindsay, Twitter nutball extraordinaire, how can I forget him?

    Of course, a lot of the “Intellectual Dark Web” would qualify as well, thought not all of them. The Weinstein brothers do.

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  8. Tucker Carlson needs inclusion in this encyclopedia as well...

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  9. You are really doing a service to humanity. Please keep it up.

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  10. I cannot wait to see the My Pillow guy on here!! LOL

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  11. Absolutely epic work over the years. And more "Loons" pop up all the time - and there are YT channels sprung up also to do the de-bunking. Which is encouraging.

    I wondered, has any featured guest redeemed themselves and been de-listed? (Has any featured guest asked to be removed??)

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