@grapesoda: This is a point I will concede. I probably overestimated how many people would be aware of the same loathsome figures that I am. Out of context, yeah, probably looked weird.
That said, I also had no desire to tag in Forney's account or point people toward him, for reasons that should be obvious.
I'd also like to think that if you do follow me, either on here or on twitter, you'd know me well enough by now to know I wouldn't just pick a random person and make fun of them completely out of the blue.
@sravankb: I can be a petty person and, in general, I try to keep that sort of thing in check. I do not do that when it comes to figures like this. Call it a failing. That's fine. I'll even admit it was a cheapshot. That's fine. I am fine with taking cheapshots at the literal worst people.
@milkman: The problem with that is that asshole is subjective, Both Alex and Matt are insulting people they think are assholes.
Matt Forney is an asshole who has written articles like Fat Women Don't Deserve to be Loved and things several orders of magnitude worse that I won't reprint here. He also actively, proudly engages in sex tourism and is a white supremacist.
I am the asshole who compared the above asshole to a sculpture of a nightmarishly shaped human that was getting passed around yesterday.
If we're gonna "gotta consider both sides" this situation, let's be realistic about it, OK?
A used 1995 Toyota Pickup. Not a Tacoma. The brandless nondescript pickup truck. It was great until my stepbrother totalled it a couple of years after I got it. The photo below is not my actual truck but it's the same model/color.