Williamson Strong’s Obsession with Us Continues
We want to start by welcoming the Tennessee Registry of Election Finance, and a whole lot of other new readers, to our blog.
Imagine our surprise to read in today’s “Williamson” section of The Tennessean that an unnamed Williamson County resident (make that a Williamson Strong resident) has filed a complaint against us with the Registry alleging we’re an unregistered PAC.
Golly, we can hardly believe that we made the newspaper, but there we are on page 4W. All that’s missing are our photos.
This reminds us of The Muppet Movie, when the Muppets made it to Hollywood and were awarded the “standard rich and famous contract” that launched their careers. This could be a turning point of similar magnitude for us as well.
But we’re determined not to let our newly acquired fame go to our heads. In fact, we’re trying hard to heed the advice of former Notre Dame Football Coach Lou Holtz, who once counseled players that when they get in the end zone, to act like they’ve been there before.
Still, it’s not every day that an anonymous blog makes news in The Tennessean.
We are not going to whine about this complaint like the Williamson Strong crybabies have been doing for more than a year now, since they were first nailed by the Registry for violating state election law. We are confident that the Registry will be able to distinguish between Williamson Strong’s activities and ours. (In our next post, we’ll remind readers of some of the evidence the Registry heard about Williamson Strong that led its members to rule against the group.)
But for now, we would like to address our many new readers and explain why they won’t see our names on posts. One of the reasons we decided to be anonymous when we started this blog is because we knew that not revealing our identities—and therefore negating opportunities to attack and smear us personally—would drive the extreme liberals in our community crazier. It’s what they do best.
We also knew they would spend time and resources trying to uncover our identities, which means less time for them to engage in mischief. And we also were pretty sure that their knee-jerk reactions to our posts would only serve to expand our readership, which has certainly proven to be the case. Once you understand them, they’re amusingly predictable.
After initially trying to ignore us, Williamson Strong’s leadership played the “good cop, bad cop” routine. Sweet Sarah Barnard’s demand that Go Daddy release our identities to her backfired, and then Jim “Prufrock” Cheney tried a kinder, gentler approach, writing us to compliment us on our December “Holiday Wish” poem and suggesting we “quit spitting across the aisle at one other.”
We appreciated Mr. Cheney’s outreach to us, and even though we were just a teeny weeny bit suspicious of his motives, we extended an invitation for him to write a guest post on Williamson True. We wanted to have an opportunity to dialogue with him, and the people he represents, on the issues that affect our community. We thought such a dialogue would be helpful and enlightening. He said he would do so only on the condition that we reveal our identities. That’s when we realized he was just on a fishing expedition. Nice try, Jim. We all got a good chuckle out of that one.
And now we learn that someone sympathetic to Williamson Strong has filed a complaint with the Tennessee Registry of Election Finance against little ole Williamson True—a blog that endorses no one, takes in no money and spends no money (except for a few dollars in hosting fees). We simply provide information, commentary and counterpoints to Williamson Strong and other liberal-minded groups and individuals.
This complaint is sheer desperation, and knowing we have them wildly swinging at every fastball–like a baseball team down a dozen runs in the bottom of the ninth–is what makes writing this blog so much fun and keeps us going, in spite of our busy schedules.
Think of it: All this fuss over a blog which Williamson Strong loyalists have repeatedly told us that hardly anyone reads.
If they really believed that, wouldn’t the intelligent thing to do be to simply ignore us?
But here’s the truth: They know we’re effective and they want to shut us up—along with anyone else who has an opposing perspective—because they are incapable of arguing issues rationally and factually.
These are intolerant people who demand free speech for themselves and seek to deny it to others. Can you imagine what life would be like in our community if these people were in charge?
Their obsession with us confirms what we already suspected: For the most part, Williamson Strong is comprised of sniveling, humorless, thin-skinned, far-left liberals who can’t stand opposing thoughts or having a little fun poked at them.
It’s clear that our posts really bug them. They would like to silence us, but they can’t. They would love to trash our reputations on social media—just like they have trashed our community, the Registry, conservative elected officials, ordinary citizens, etc.—but they don’t know who we are.
They want to ignore us, but they can’t because we’re firmly planted inside their heads and we irritate them too much.
What a dilemma. We almost feel sorry for them. Almost.