Thomas L. Knapp totally nailed Robert Capozzi AKA Crapozzi on IPR yesterday with an analogy likening the Libertarian Party presidential ticket of Gary Johnson and Bill Weld to custodial workers. Crapozzi is a notorious IPR troll known for his long, esoteric rants in which he overuses acronyms and abbreviations. His posts are perhaps some of the worst drivel ever written in the English language. Famously, this year, he received a hilarious insult from enlightened commentator “natural born citizen”, who, after being told by Crappozi that believing an assertion he made required the wearing of a “tinfoil hat”, told Crappozi “you seem to have your tinfoil hat shoved up your ass.”
In yesterday’s discussion concerning the Johnson-Weld ticket, Knapp wrote to Crappozi:
You’re talking about whether the floor should be mopped or swept, hardwood or linoleum, what color and texture the floor should be.
I’m talking about whether or not janitors Gary Johnson and William Weld mopped the floor as they were hired to do, or whether they decided to do something else, maybe even something that made the floor dirtier.
Crappozi responded in his unbearable style:
As a hyper-technical matter, based on 89er rules, no. Nor did the JC and your chairman, as I understand it.
You have the choice of accepting that, or you can start a campaign of retribution against the many interlopers who’ve disappointed you and the like-minded.
Stepping outside the hyper-technical construct, most would not be as hyper-literal in complying with the rules. People drive 60 in 55 MPH zones all the time, and cops don’t bat an eyelash. People recognize that common practice sometimes diverge from the law.
To which Knapp replied:
OK, at least now we’re finally talking about the same thing.
While the janitors were taking a dump on the floor instead of mopping it as they had been hired to do, I did make an issue of it to the extent I was capable of doing so.
Now that the campaign is over, I’m not particularly interested in retribution. I’ll do what I can to help the LP not make the same mistake yet again. There may be a few people whose judgment I will not trust in the future based on their past mistakes.
If, in my view, this particular problem continues to be chronic and I lose faith that it can be corrected, I won’t be interested in retribution, either. I’ll just move on to some vehicle other than the LP.
Wow! Talk about a burn! Our friend Andy Jacobs sums it up nicely in a comment he wrote years ago:
Then Robert Capozzi turns into Robert Crapozzi as he sits there with a stunned look on his face and starts breathing heavy while crapping in his pants.