Wednesday, August 12, 2009

The Unseen Battle

While readers get to see comments left here at EPJ, you unfortunately don't get to see the email battles. For your entertainment pleasure, I will share a couple. My replies are in italics:

By way of introduction, this first nut-job appears to be a very pedestrian writer, who (hee, hee, hee) says on his website that he is hoping to be discovered "by Steven (sic) King's agent."

from Davis Michael <====com>sender-
time Sent at 4:08 PM (GMT-07:00).
date Wed, Aug 12, 2009

subject Whack-job

Keep up the good work. The more you morons on the right manufacture this drivel, the more marginalized you become in society. You are fast becoming the American
version of the Taliban.

from Robert Wenzel <>
Sent at 4:19 PM (GMT-07:00).
Current time there: 6:55 PM. ✆toDavis Michael
date Wed, Aug 12, 2009 at 4:19 PM

subject Re: Whack-job

"You are fast becoming the American version of the Taliban"

So this would what, make you a foreign invader?


from Marv Weisenbach
date Tue, Aug 11, 2009 at 11:44 AM
subject: Shock!M

Mr. Wenzel,

I am completely shocked that you would pander to people's fears about Healthcare reform by posting the COMPLETELY FALSE Twitter postings by someone called "Fleckman" without validating his claims first. As an Economist, you should be ashamed! I seriously doubt any of your credentials or opinions at this point. It seems you are just using insane rhetoric to increase the traffic on your website, without providing anything that could be considered value-added information for your readers. You are no better than Fleckman himself. You provide no context for the posted remarks, and you are promoting misinformation to forward your own Political/Economic position. I am appalled, Mr. Wenzel. Your claim to be an Economist is laughable. I hope your studies in Economics reach beyond "Arm-chair Economics" or Econ. 101. Since there is no Ph.D behind your name, I can not be sure you have had more than 1 semester of Economic study by reading anything you've written....

from Robert Wenzel <>
to Marv Weisenbach
date Wed, Aug 12, 2009 at 4:26 PM

subject Re: Shock

Sorry, I really don't know what to make of this until I can view your CV.

from Marv Weisenbach
to Robert Wenzel <>
date Wed, Aug 12, 2009 at 6:15 PM
subject Re: Shock!

What the heck is a CV?

Do I get to view yours too? You know what? Never mind. I have more important things to do. You aren't worth my time

from Robert Wenzel <>
to Marv Weisenbach
date Wed, Aug 12, 2009 at 6:51 PM

subject Re: Shock!


Thanks for your ignorance. I'm going to post your email.



  1. For your eyes only:

    Hahaha Mr Wenzel you are very witty. That poor Marv fucker was put up to that nonsense by his OFA group. Keep 'em comin'!

  2. Wenzel,

    I think the first e-mailers likening you to the Taliban was his way of implying that it might be appropriate to use violence to get rid of you.

    If they don't pre-emptively take you out now, you might start encouraging people to not educate their daughters!