Right Wing Idiot of The Day (With Happy Ending)
Mr. George Tierney, Jr. of Greenville South Carolina doesn’t like Sandra Fluke. See, she’s a liar and she’s responsible for this whole ‘War On Women,’ which is insulting to the troops. He knows it’s all true because he heard it on “the news.”
He thinks, via Twitter, that Fluke should:
Shut that god damn dick sucker
Now, this Shakespearean wit didn’t go unnoticed. Tblogg at Firedoglake took note of a whole stream of these tweets from Tierney’s deep consciousness.
As did Fluke. She responded and some of Tblogg’s followers and Fluke’s then had choice words for Tierney. Can you guess what happened next?
Yes, Tierney didn’t like all this ‘victimization’ of an innocent conservative and tried to get Tblogg shut down. Why?
I did not give you permission, nor did you ask me for it. It shows up on google and I will see a lawyer if this doesnt disappear. Ask me before posting bullshit about me. You fuckers had no right.
How ungrateful. Surely he wants his pearls of wisdom to be seen widely? Apparently not; he demanded that Firedoglake “take it off google.” They played nice (well, maybe a little snarky):
Because we are all about trying to help people be better people, we are willing to update the offending post if George Tierney of Greenville South Carolina makes a public apology to Sandra Fluke, and not one of those bullshit, “I apologize if you were offended because I called you a under-rock-dwelling dick sucking cunt” kind of apologies. No, that will not do.
Also, too, stop doing this.
Additionally he could make a substantial but not ostentatious contribution to Planned Parenthood in Sandra Fluke’s name.
Yes, that would be nice. For that we would totally consider updating the Google for him.
This didn’t go down well, with a slew of tweets ensuing including a reference to ‘ass monkeys’ and a use of the N-word.
And then he shut his Twitter account.
The only reason I ever put the original exchange up between George Tierney of Greenville South Carolina and Sandra Fluke was to illustrate the type of shit that was still being flung at Ms. Fluke (courtesy of Rush Limbaugh) and to show how incredibly gracious and patient she was in responding to it. The “take it off google” new internet tradition was just gravy on the biscuit, as they probably say down in Greenville South Carolina where George Tierney lives. Or so I have heard.
Having said that, the only person who came off smelling like a rose was Sandra Fluke while the rest of us got more than a little dirty. I don’t know about you, but I feel like I need to take a shower.
Then a little miracle occurred. Tierney found Jesus or something, coming back to the tweet-o-sphere to write:
After much soul searching, I have decided to humbly apologize to any and all that I have offended — especially Sandra Fluke.
Somewhere in heaven an angel wept. I hope he uses his new interwebs stardom wisely.