New Feature: Moonbat Watch

March 11, 2007

The search for the elusive ‘moonbat’ continues…..

RSS moonbat watch 

I’ve decided to take advantage of Digg’s cool RSS capabilities. and place a feed that searches for ‘moonbat’ sightings.  I’ve placed as the second to the last RSS feed in the sidebar.  I’m using this powerful tool to track stories that have ‘moonbat’ in the title or description, in the hope that it will lead me to the holy grail.  That is, solve the riddle, find the truth, and answer the eternal question:

What the hell is a moonbat? 

Update:  Wow, this thing realy works!  Today I noticed a netizen that has a particular fetish with all things ‘moonbat’, having submitted a handful of ‘moonbat’ entries to Digg within a few hours of each other: cleanshots. It was a very busy day on Digg for this person.  In fact, ‘moonbat’ was thrown around with such reckless abandon that I think we actually got a little further from finding the true meaning of the term. 

Update:  OK, I’ve located another expert in the field of moonbattery.  The blog Pirate’s Cove has two categories for ‘moonbats’: Raving Moonbats (211), and Beyond Moonbat (78) …can’t get enough of ’em.

Update:  Well, the RSS feed for the digg search for ‘moonbat’ doesn’t seem to work anymore.  I’m not sure why, but I’ve removed it from the sidebar.  I know, it stinks.


  1. I think it’s more about the exploration into why it’s used so much and in what context. I posted the wiki definition in that other post I linked to. Notice it has changed since the LGF definition. I’ve seen it used to describe everyone from the Code Pinkos to John Murtha (who actually voted for the war).

    Ad Hominems are usually seen as weakness in debate. Is it being used more often and in ever expanding context out of weakness? Is it easier to just throw that term out there than engage in a real debate?

  2. Prompt reply, attribute of mind 🙂

    P.S. Please review icons

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