Dear Biker Bob

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This weekend while I was out, I received what is possibly the strangest comment I’ve ever gotten. It was left on the “Team Gun Nuts page”; people will sometimes post comments there when the post they wanted to comment on has had its comments section closed. Here is the comment in its full glory:

From Biker Bob: I think Caleb Giddings is one of the worst writers I have ever read, also he seems to be a bigot. To top that off I would guess he is one of those brain dead liberal sheep that only knows what his liberal gun control bigot handlers has told him to know. The good old US of A was a much better place before we had trash like Caleb around spouting his garbage.

Dear Biker Bob,

Hi, I’m Caleb Giddings. I’ll admit, I’m not a very good writer. I don’t really have any formal training beyond what I studied in high school and a few writing classes in college. Mostly I just get on by occasionally picking my knuckles up off the ground and hammering out some words on the keyboard. It’s not much of a living, but it’ll do for now. Hell, anymore I’m not even really that much of a writer; I mostly sell ads. I guess I’m pretty good at that.

I don’t know about this whole “bigot” thing. I mean, I could accept that description so long as we’re sticking with a textbook definition, which is “a person who is intolerant to other people’s opinions.” That’s 100% true, I am absolutely intolerant of some people’s opinions. I’m intolerant of people who show up on my blog saying that we should kill all Muslims, I’m intolerant of people who advocate for the violent overthrow of the US government, and I’m intolerant of people who use my blog as a vehicle to promote their own stupid ideas about stuff. But the great thing about the internet, because if you’re intolerant of my opinions, you can always start your own blog and be a bigot there. Hell, by that definition, everyone’s a bigot. I mean have you ever actually met a person who’s 100% tolerant of all opinions? Of course not.

Now, I have to admit I’m honestly confused by this next bit, because I’ve been called a lot of names, but liberal? Brain-dead for sure, I’ve definitely spent a lot of time and effort killing my brain with booze and video games, but liberal? I’m not sure where you’d get that idea. I mean, I feel like my conservative pro-gun bona fides are pretty legit. I used to work for the NRA-ILA, I’ve worked with different state legislators to get pro-gun bills passed, I even debated the Brady Campaign on Fox News once. I did a little detective work (okay, I plugged your IP into google) and I can see that you’re from North Mexico Texas, so I’m going to guess that you’re upset because I’ve poked a little fun at Texas Open Carry. Which is why you think I’m a liberal, and a bigot.

You know what though? I do agree with one thing: I do spout a lot of garbage. But that’s the beautiful thing about this modern technological age we live in. I mentioned a bit of it above; if you don’t like me, or don’t like what I have to say, you can start your own blog and try to rebut it. Sure, it’ll take a few years of hard work to get up to the level of traffic I get, and for the first couple of years no one who matters is going to read what you write, but it’s all worth it in the end. I mean, look where nearly a decade of hard work has gotten me! I used to be a nobody, now I get hate mail from strangers on the internet.

If that’s not the American dream, I don’t know what is.

18 thoughts on “Dear Biker Bob”

  1. I got accused of being a ‘liberal’ once for refuting the whole ‘guns registered on your tax forms’ and ‘ Soros is buying gun companies’ memes.

  2. Yup, I’ve been called many things lately and the hate has been thick after the whole 594 thing. I was here before and I’m still here after so obviously it’s my fault it passed. I didn’t do enough.

    Never mind most of these people didn’t do a damn thing effort wise prior to the election. Then because I didn’t want to spend my time on a rally which was going to be purely symbolic and actually accomplish nothing I must be a useless liberal. Doubly so when said organizer was rude and expressed he didn’t want help or association with the number of people willing to help. We let him do his thing and now we’re doing ours. Entertainingly said organizer is now attacking us, how dare we actually try and talk to our legislators. The law is invalid so the best thing to do is ignore it…

    I really wish I was making that up but some of the crap has been absolutely vicious lately and all I can think, “Why are you attacking the people who are on your side? Is it because that’s easier than actually working for the change you want? Because frankly that is exactly what it looks like.”

    People like the other rally because it was a pity party and absolutely 0 effort was going to be required. This one we’re dropping facts, knowledge, and other information so you can go interact with your legislators and their aids face to face. “That means I’m going to have to do something other than stand there. OMG I’m going to die.”

  3. Clearly this guy has no idea what he’s talking about. I can name at least 2 other writers who are worse than Caleb.

    1. Honestly, stuff like this doesn’t bother me. It’s so weird and left-field that it’s more funny than anything. That’s why I wrote a post about it, if I was genuinely upset I’d have just deleted the comment.

  4. I seriously doubt that “Biker Bob” is a biker. If he is his wheels have come off! But, as been noted, if you don’t like the blog then go somewhere else.

  5. My ancestors left Texas in the 1870’s and they only go back to buy bulls. Now I understand why.
    As to open carry: It has been the law in A.Z. since before I was born and despite the knuckle headed acts of some of its practitioners it works well.

      1. I laughed! If he’d written a comment saying “Caleb Giddings is a shameless attention whore who’s just in it for the money” I’d have responded with “yes, so?”

  6. Another day of people reading and interacting with your blog. I would say you are getting it right. The liberal sheep accusation doesn’t seem very plausible to me. I am shocked to learn that you have handlers. They must be slacking off.

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