I'm Dennis Kneale, it is 8 o'clock on a Wednesday of the July 4th holiday weekend and the great recession is still over
I started this anti recession rant one week ago and I'll tell you every day another new indicator of hope emerges to bolster my contrarian call
This recession is ending right here right now
We've got a couple more encouraging numbers today and I'll get to them in a moment but first I gotta say, ouch!
Last night, on this show, I stirred up an angry hornets nest in the blogs
You know when I criticized their mean-spirited negativity and bashed them for hiding behind the cowardly cloak of anonymity
I called them dickweeds, a form of pondscum
They have howled with outrage across the blogosphere
Blog sites like Dealbreaker, Gawker, Huffington Post, Business Insider, Zero Hedge, Annuity IQ and more have incited an online mob to rush to their defense
One result: when you enter my name into Google, 'dennis kneale cnbc' shows up first
In the number two position, rising w a bullet 'dennis kneale idiot' 14,000 entries and counting
Hundreds of posts went up today, some made veiled death threats, others issued more transparent calls for lesser violence
They're gonna "breaka my face," and "give me good wuppin'"
On Dealbreaker there was this: "DK needs to be put in a burlap sack and beaten with reeds"
Thanks for that
And then there's this one on Gawker: a sly reference comparing me to Beaker the Muppet: "his mouth is moving but all I hear is meep meep meep"
Funny stuff guys
Apparently they see a resemblance between me and Beaker
I gotta say frankly i think i look more l like Dexter or Dilbert
Here's an erudite post in Business Insider blog: "Kneale is functionally retarded"
I haven't heard that since like sixth grade
I also gotta say, way too many homoerotic and anti-gay comments
What is wrong with you guys?
Are you still ten years old and bullying kids on the playground?
But, this bitter backlash has given me pause
Maybe I painted with too broad a brush?
Perhaps I was unduly harsh?
And then it came to me: No I wasn't!
I'm not sorry at all!
I meant every word of it!
I don't bother reading the vitriol spewing out from these miscreants and digital imbeciles
but apparently they're watching me
Nanny nanny boo boo
Bloviating bloggers and their complainers: I welcome their complaint and dissent
But I gotta ask: why are they so threatened by holding out a little hope?