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Sunday, March 10, 2013

Emily: A Lesson in Logical Fallacies

A few days ago I was trolling over at The Skeptical OB, like I normally do on Sundays, when I came across a young NCBer who wast trying to call Dr. Amy out for being a troll. Now we all know Dr. Amy is a troll, but not by the definitions that this young woman named "Emily" was using.

Emily stated that Dr. Amy was a troll because she was mean and ugly. I did some research at my old University  and found the real definition of "Troll" and provided it to Emily so that she may better her trolling skills. I also offered to teach her about the noble art of SPAM.

In a moment of embarrassment for misunderstanding the term "troll", Emily deleted her post....but she later Ginger. Now rememeber that "Emily" is "Ginger" even when she is "Emily".


The action of trolling for fish

A line or bait used in such fishing

An e-mail message or posting on the Internet intended to provoke an indignant response in the reader

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Sorry but you ARE a troll. You troll websites, comments sections, profiles, just to find someone to beat up on. Do you really think that kind of behavior commands respect? If you want to be the authority, you don't gain it by being a bully to silly mom bloggers on Babble. That just makes you a troll, not a serious professional to be given respect.

One thing that sticks out in my mind is your post "sure my baby died but look at the benefits to me." I'm still disgusted by that. Some woman who had her baby die at a home birth, and you were vicious! Instead of reaching out, asking her to see where she went wrong, explain how she was lied to by her midwife, maybe tell her story on Hurt By Homebirth, you FOLLOWED her around the internet. You copy and pasted her grieving words on a spiritual website and made fun of her! What kind of a professional does that? Why do you think you should be treated as a valid member of the medical community when you write things like that?

I hate to break it to you, but you say MUCH worse DAILY about women than calling them a troll.

Your tactics will be your undoing.

Mama Tao: Welcome back, Emily! I see you have changed your name and updated your reply to contain some of the information I gave you last time. Your trolling is coming along just fine, Emily. I super proud of you. You were totally right to cut and run last time because that answer was weak baby. Glad you're learning.
Come see me sometime
Bye Emily!

Mama Tao: Now for your second lesson, Emily--SPAM!

Years ago, Emily, when the internet was new and a website was attacked by a troll, all of the members of that site would run off the troll by repeating the word SPAM (Yes, just like Monty Python!!)
Now Emily, I will show you how that works, Emily!

Mama Tao: SPAM
Mama Tao: SPAM
Mama Tao: SPAM
Mama Tao :You see what I'm doing here, Emily?  SPAM
Mama Tao: SPAM
Mama Tao:Now you try, Emily....say SPAM! Mama Tao:Say SPAM , Emily....
Mama Tao:EMILY!!! Where are you? SPAM
Mama Tao: SPAM?
[Now at this point, you're prolly thinking like I was: that kooky Emily was not going to reply....but she does! The next part has edited out some random people because they bore me]
Emily:Dear Mama Tao,

Are you stoned? On your second quart of box wine? Out of Xanax? Because you sound like a freak.

I'm not "Emily". Believe it or not, there are many people out there who think Dr. Amys personal vendettas and toxic demeanor ruin her message. And replying with the word "spam" 10 times just reinforces the point. Childish and closed-minded.

I will congratulate you however on having the most trivial and immature response seen on a blog to date. Well done.

Now get back to working on your mediocre parody birth blog. Instead of pestering people and embarrassing yourself, you need to focus on new material. That blog you pedal all over the internet is getting old fast. It makes a knock knock joke sound refreshing and innovative.
attitude devant :the word is "peddle" Ginger [She means Emily]
Emily: Thank you attitude devant.

That was a very important notation. I am writing a formal complaint to Steve Jobs at Apple regarding that auto correct suggestion and how it completely changed the meaning and tone of the comment. I'm glad you specifically (and swiftly) responded to my terrible error.

In the future, I will submit all hastily typed messages on a three inch keyboard to a formal editor so as not to confuse you with any horrific mistakes (see above). My deepest apologies.

Or maybe you are just being obnoxious and the only mistake you could argue with is an auto correct suggestion.
Emily: [Now here, Emily uses her real name and stops playing Ginger...I am guessing she thinks that I don't know Ginger is Emily] LOL, this is not me. I have no problem posting under my name. I deleted my original comment because I didn't need negativity and stress over something ridiculous
Mama Tao: Now now Emily, You doth protest too much! Now that you have two profiles going on
I'm getting a bit confused :/ Oh well!

And Emily, It's really easy to attack a straw man, but most people don't waste time doing it! You're extra special!
Just remember that opinions are like assholes, and yours...........has prolly merged with your vagina after your 4th degree tear you refuse to have fixed after your 4th UC homebirth! It makes you a natural womyn, Emily! Rock it out!


  1. I am also an Emily that plays a Ginger on the internet. It's too much fun to troll as Emili!

  2. Mama Tao! What a wonderful post about the oldest internet art...SPAM! I love it!

  3. Ugh...I started the Emily SPAM bit, years ago and am so sick of it. It's YOU MT!

  4. I am Ginger! Wait, I mean Emmalee

  5. It's very natural to have a split personality...I know I like banana/ginger splits...with lots of nuts on top..sometimes I get my lifetimes one, I was a pup named Ginger and in the other, I was know, Emily Rose? Did you hear about that exorcism...! Well, I must run, I just heard echoes of girlish giggles down the hallway and I think Ginger needs to be let out...sign...Mult. Pers.'s are grand!

  6. I'm getting so confused here...

  7. For fucks sake, will someone plese tell this bitch I am not Emily...

  8. Who the frack is Emily? It's not me!

  9. Hey, is this like a "Who's on first?" Thing?

  10. Emiliy's on first!

  11. All I know is that we should be uplifting each other and finding our inner Goddess so we can more effectively pray for the families who are planning a hospital birth where they will be raped and stripped of every bit of their dignity and humiliated by THE MAN. Let us pray that they will learn to trust their body and put incompetent and uncaring and untrained people like Dr. Amy where she belongs- greeting people at Walmart!!!

  12. Will the real M. Illy please stand up?

  13. I am Spartacus!

  14. I came here to hopefully find some good information on natural mothering. I dread I find petty, bitchy, self absorbed and self rightous spouting of crap. Thanks for making up my mind.