There He Goes Again … But He’ll Be Right Back

There’s a fellow who goes by the name of “Battalion” in one discussion group and “Border Ruffian” in the comments section of several blogs, including this one. He’s prone to make claims that all too often he can’t support (although there are exceptions that make the rule all the more glaring). He disappears when challenged (thus perhaps we should just call him BR/B, as in “brb” for “be right back”). Clearly he doesn’t want to reveal his name.

Recently in the comments section of Andy Hall’s Dead Confederates BR/B made the following assertion in an effort to defend the denigration of United States veterans:

How many times have I seen members of the Simpson/Levin/Hall camp refer to the Confederates of the 1860s as “terrorists.” And how many times have I seen them refer to Confederate heritage groups as “Nazis,” the “Taliban,” etc.

Well, BR/B, please cite a single time when I’ve done this.

We’ll see whether he’s just a coward, a liar, or both … but this is the state of Confederate heritage in some places.

19 thoughts on “There He Goes Again … But He’ll Be Right Back

  1. Jim November 13, 2013 / 6:07 am

    In ‘movements’, ideologies, religions, political parties and so on, the first sign of death is the replacement of argument and facts by lies. Lies are cheaper than facts and logic, often believed and work for while, but it is still the death of the brain and the body will follow.

  2. BorderRuffian November 13, 2013 / 6:58 am

    Let me clarify- By “camp” I mean among those who regularly post on your blogs. Typically the types who give gushing approval to everything you write.

    My post at deadconfederates did not denigrate US veterans. Just an observation of the reaction from the “camp.”



    • Brooks D. Simpson November 13, 2013 / 4:23 pm

      Let’s note that you then whined elsewhere:

      “Please note that Border Ruffian doesn’t say Simpson (or Levin or Hall) has done that. He referred to members of the Simpson/Levin/Hall camp.”

      Thats the explanation I gave to Simpson at his flog.

      He hasn’t posted it so I suppose he sent it to the cornfield.

      Now you know that’s not true, and yet you didn’t correct that claim, either. So you’ve lied again.

      What a pathetic piece of work you are. No wonder Chastain supports you. Birds of a feather …

      By the way … you whined on Connie’s blog at 7:45 AM my time … forty-seven minutes after you submitted your comment. Apparently in your world I should attend to my blog to post your tripe early in the morning. You do know there are time zone differences, right? Or are both of you that stupid? We already know both of you lie.

      Some of us have a life. Neither of you are among that number. Continue with your obsessions. What fine representatives of Confederate heritage both of you are.

    • Michael Confoy November 14, 2013 / 8:04 pm

      Confederate Soldiers terrorists? No. Traitors? Yes for many.

  3. Schroeder November 13, 2013 / 7:16 am

    Not that you need anyone to vouch for you, Brooks, but I will say that you’ve never used such terms – it’s completely out of your character. As for “BRB”, this person has the typical “trap door spider” passive /aggressive issues. If anyone really wanted to take the time to find out who BRB actually is, it can easily be done – footprints do not disappear on the Internet.

    Now, as for myself, I have encountered some from these radical southern secessionist groups who I would most definitely refer to as terrorists – shameful behavior.

    • Brooks D. Simpson November 13, 2013 / 7:20 am

      Well, we’ve all seen worse. For example, there’s this blog … 🙂 Talk about anger issues …

  4. Roger E Watson November 13, 2013 / 7:32 am

    If the world waited for BR/B to either apologize for or back up his many, many inaccurate (being charitable) statements before being allowed to post again on a moderated blog, we would all be in our graves a long time.

  5. Jim November 13, 2013 / 8:14 am

    Battalion was banned from Civil War Talk, but not for his rhetoric. He branched out into other offensive behavior.

    He may be back under new ID and IP address, time will tell.

  6. Betty Giragosian November 13, 2013 / 8:22 am

    Brooks, I have been following your posts for some time, now. You are innocent of such charges.
    I cannot say the same for some who have called me traitor and scalawag.

    • Brooks D. Simpson November 13, 2013 / 12:20 pm

      Yes, and I don’t understand that namecalling. You and I disagree on some things, but your voice is always welcome.

  7. Al Mackey November 13, 2013 / 10:27 am

    Well, I’ve said that modern neoconfederates are like al Qaeda because they cheer the deaths of US soldiers, and while I recognize and admit that it’s a harsh judgment and possibly overreaching, I had a point in doing so and I stand by that point. In exulting over how many US soldiers “their side” killed, they are acting exactly the way our foreign enemies would act. I would think a patriotic American would look at the casualty toll among US soldiers as well as confederate soldiers and be sad at the tragedy. Not these folks. They are sad there weren’t more US soldiers killed.

    I’ve also said that the former confederate soldiers [as well as those who weren’t former confederate soldiers] who were in Reconstruction groups like the KKK, the Knights of the White Camelia, et al, were terrorists, and they were. I’ll also stand by that.

    • Brooks D. Simpson November 13, 2013 / 12:18 pm

      As to the latter, since not all former Confederate soldiers were Klansmen (or members of other such groups), to call members of those groups terrorists is not the same thing as calling Confederate soldiers terrorists … unless BR/B can’t tell the difference.

      • Al Mackey November 13, 2013 / 12:46 pm

        He doesn’t care about the difference. While I don’t recall any blog posts that made the claim, especially not from you, Andy, or Kevin, there have been some posts made in discussion groups by members of those groups that labeled confederate soldiers as terrorists or akin to terrorists. Perhaps he’s merely confused or, more likely, dishonestly lumping folks not connected to you into your “camp.”

        • Andy Hall November 13, 2013 / 1:36 pm

          I sure hope my camp is near a lake. That sounds nice.

          • Al Mackey November 13, 2013 / 2:08 pm

            I think he wants your camp IN the lake. Either that or in a dry river bed just before a rain storm. 🙂

          • Corey Meyer November 13, 2013 / 7:39 pm

            Can I have a Hammock and Tiki lamps?

          • Thelibertylamp November 13, 2013 / 7:54 pm

            Swimming pools and donkey rides for Freeeeee!!!

          • Buck Buchanan November 14, 2013 / 12:13 pm

            With your luck it will be near the Great Dismal Swamp…..

          • Andy Hall November 14, 2013 / 12:57 pm

            I could spend my time looking for those missing pages from booth’s diary.

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