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  •  Wow! Definition of Moonbats! (none)
    Definitions of moonbat on the Web:

    Moonbat is a political epithet coined in 2002 by Perry de Havilland of "The Libertarian Samizdata," a libertarian weblog. It was originally a play on the last name of George Monbiot, a columnist for The Guardian, but now the term enjoys great currency in the libertarian blogosphere as an all-purpose insult for modern liberals, peace protestors, and other ideological opponents. It is similar to the epithets Feminazi or Idiotarian.
    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moonbat

    •  check out 'wingnut' on Wiki (none)
      my emphasis...

      From Wikipedia

      Wingnut is a political epithet for a person who holds right-wing political beliefs, especially in the context of Internet forums, blogs, electronic mailing lists, or newsgroups. The term is a truncation of "right-wing nut", and is frequently seen on such blogs as Daily Kos.

      Stop saying that blue state people are out of touch with the morals and values of the red states. I'm not out of touch with them, I just don't share them.

      by missreporter on Thu Nov 17, 2005 at 02:45:27 PM PST

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    •  Funny. (none)
      I just got through checking the definition myself.  Because if it's making it into more mainstream usage than rightleaning blogs, I should at least understand why I'm being called the fairly nonsensical term.

      So let me get this straight, we're being razzed with...um...a derivation of a particular journalist's name?  With a slight reference that we're lunatics, by the 'moon' part?

      Wouldn't our obvious reply be to call them all Assrockets? :)  That is, if we wanted to stand in the same playground as them...

      "You're either with us or against us in the war on terror." - George W. Bush
      "Only a Sith deals in absolutes." - Obi Wan Kenobi

      by Stymnus on Thu Nov 17, 2005 at 07:19:59 PM PST

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