[funsec] Delicious Irony of the Day: BillOReilly.com DDoS'd

Ken Dyke kdyke at keycomputerconsultants.com
Sat Mar 10 13:38:52 CST 2007

On Sat, Mar 10, 2007 at 11:13:12AM -0600, Brian Loe (knobdy at gmail.com) wrote:
> The irony here is that these are idiotic socialists drowning out
> opposing arguments via technology - just like their counterparts who
> attend speaking engagements and attempt to scream down the speaker
> they don't agree with.
> I suppose its not surprising that only one side of the political
> spectrum partakes in this BS. When you have no substantive arguments,
> hold no guiding principles and see everything as a grey area, you have
> to resort to such childish behaviors to "win" an argument. Much like
> we saw here just a couple or so days ago...

Wow, you really composed that and hit the send button?  Amazing.

Extremists from every part of the political spectrum engage in childish
behavior.  Bill O'Reilly is well known for "winning" arguments by
telling people to shut up.  Ann Coulter has a habit of calling people
fags.  Dick Cheney tells people to fuck off.  Karl Rove starts false
rumours involving sexual indiscretion.  The list of non-civil ways of
"winning" runs from the childish to the immoral and is practised by
essentailly all extremists.

I do not endorse any form of denial of freedom of speech.  Whether it is
a DDoS, shouting down a public speaker, or (the more insidious)
exclusion.  With the caveat against yelling fire in a crowded theater,
slander, and such.

By the way, how to you know the individuals behind the DDoS of
O'Reilly's website are socialists?
Ken Dyke,

"Linux can win as long as services/protocols are commodities.  By folding
extended functionality into today's commodity services and creating new
protocols, we raise the bar and change the rules of the game."
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