Talk:Moonbat

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I haven't had meaningful interaction with a girl for so long that I'm starting to fantasize about Myrtle the Moonbat.

Not really, but I'm frighteningly close to that point. ----Linus(plot evil tech) 22:10, 5 June 2007 (CDT)

Gotta love Dana's stuff. Been a fan of Ozy & Millie for ages. --Kels 22:53, 5 June 2007 (CDT)
Man, that moonbat is hot… ----Linus(plot evil tech) 22:55, 5 June 2007 (CDT)
Good to see I'm not alone. Droxxor (talk) 18:06, 15 March 2012 (UTC)

I don't recall ever hearing this term[edit]

Is it an internet flame? HeartGold tx 23:41, 29 June 2007 (CDT)

B4B uses it. Constantly. --Linus(plot evil tech) 20:20, 3 July 2007 (CDT)
You have heard of Wikipedia, right? Or the Urban Dictionary, perhaps? But Conservapedia is not amused.

Revert Wars[edit]

If my well researched additions are going to removed for political and lack of humor reasons, I'm not going to be helping much around here. I thought the section which I added on this article was pretty good. Besides, Linus asked me to take a look at it and improve it. So I did. Boo. That last bit about IQ is the stupidest most elitest thing I've read here in the last couple of days. --Psycheout 00:13, 14 July 2007 (CDT)

I don't know anything about this. I will look into it. Just revert back. Even if you get into a revert war, you won't be blocked for long (if at all), at least initially. HeartGold tx 00:15, 14 July 2007 (CDT)
"Boo" I think that's funny, no matter who are! !!! humanbe in 00:55, 14 July 2007 (CDT)
I don't know how to revert. A compromise might be to add a {{fact}} tag to the controversial bits. I think that would be fair. Take a look at the work I did on the Blogs 4 Brownback article. Maybe we can do some horse trading on this. --Psycheout 01:27, 14 July 2007 (CDT)
Yeah, put it back in, I don't get that removal comment: "this is not a parody site". Of course it is, among other things. humanbe in 00:55, 16 July 2007 (CDT)
That's awfully human of you, human. Besides, if people can't have a sense of humor about themselves (or at the very least, others) then they don't have much. Any other votes? Besides moonbat is such an odd word. It deserves an odd entry. --Psycheout 06:06, 16 July 2007 (CDT)
I know why you can't revert... only sysops can. H♥G needs to learn a bit more about the godly powers he has been granted. ɧєɭıסş-get sunburn! 06:10, 16 July 2007 (CDT)
Actually, anyone can revert, but only sysops can rollback. --Linus(plot evil tech) 22:03, 15 August 2007 (CDT)

Over 100!?[edit]

Yeah, I'd say that's a fair removal. The rest, far as I can see, are mostly stuff that right-wing pundits/bloggers have actually attached the word moonbat to, and while the IQ thing might be accurate it's not something they've actually said. --Kels 14:21, 22 December 2007 (EST)

Hmm, I put it back in, not having seen your comment yet. I won't object if it is removed again, since, as you say, it may be funny but we couldn't footnote it if we wanted to. (right?) humanUser talk:Human 15:16, 22 December 2007 (EST)
There are other parts that I think need to be removed or altered:
  • "People who question the American government in any way." Given that this is entirely dependent on who is in power at the time, I don't see why this is here at all.
  • "People who believe extraterrestrial life to be plausible." I've never seen anyone make this claim and call their opponents "moonbats". Not even on conservapedia.
  • "People who want to see affordable healthcare for the poor." NPOV, please. I don't think the purpose of rationalwiki was to create a left-wing version of conservapedia, and I'm sure everyone wants to see affordable healthcare for all sections of the population. It would probably be better changed to: "People who want to see healthcare nationalized."
  • "People who want their children to be vaccinated against deadly diseases." See previous bullet point. I've changed it to "People who believe that vaccinations are harmful to children."

AWelsh 18:29, 4 Nov 2009

Seems like some good changes. Scarlet A.pngtheist 19:25, 4 November 2009 (UTC)
RW isn't NPOV. ΨΣΔξΣΓΩΙÐWeaselly.jpgMethinks it is a Weasel 19:32, 4 November 2009 (UTC)
SPOV, of course. But we can't put that over actual accuracy or honesty. Scarlet A.pngtheist 19:36, 4 November 2009 (UTC)
Um, those all look like "funny" parts to me. ħumanUser talk:Human 19:45, 4 November 2009 (UTC)

Is it not more 'Extraterrestials are among us and doing naughty things to the supposedly intelligent natives' that is the moonbattery? (Or bat-like aliens on the moon)— Unsigned, by: 212.85.6.26 / talk / contribs 18:40, 18 February 2010 (UTC)

*People who believe that vaccinations are harmful to children.[edit]

This is a weird one--Andy hates vaccines, but so do a lot of my Earth-mother vegan natural fibres hippy freak friends; people who are by no means conservative. It seems to be an issue that has multiple political valences. RaoulDuke 18:56, 4 November 2009 (UTC)

Perhaps it's more the motive for distrusting vaccines. On the wingnut side, they distrust them because it goes against personal choice or is some grand conspiracy, on the moonbat side, it's because they're nasty, unnatural drugs enforced by Big Pharma. Scarlet A.pngtheist 19:01, 4 November 2009 (UTC)
Oh, I agree--but I wonder if it's fair to use this issue as a way to characterize wingnuttery or moonbattery, since it has its proponents on both sides. RaoulDuke 19:03, 4 November 2009 (UTC)
I think it's perfectly fair providing you define it based those motives (which are characteristic of many things on their respective extremes) rather than just "they don't like vaccines". Scarlet A.pngtheist 19:11, 4 November 2009 (UTC)
I've heard both sides making some of the same arguments (autism being the big one). ħumanUser talk:Human 19:50, 4 November 2009 (UTC)

For god's sake...[edit]

Why even reference that Moonbattery website? They're farther wingnut than Mussolini. Osaka Sun (talk) 05:04, 19 December 2011 (UTC)

Origin?[edit]

I was wondering where the term come's from. Could it possibly derive from the Great Moon Hoax? Droxxor (talk) 18:06, 15 March 2012 (UTC)

Actual moonbats?[edit]

I probably lean more towards leftist ideology, but I wanted to see some examples of actual moonbattery. What happened to the list?

David Icke / Vani Hari ???[edit]

"Cranks in general — alties, conspiracy theorists, anti-vaxxers, anti-GMO crusaders, and especially the New Age crowd — are often classified as moonbats, unless their ideas are intertwined with a right-wing and/or racist ideology, in which case the wingnut label is more appropriate. Examples of cranky moonbats are David Icke and Vani Hari. "

Doesn't David Icke have a (crypto-)racist ideology and should therefore be considered a wingnut too?

I also would associate Vani Hari with right-wing ideology, but I am unsure about that.

-- 178.1.19.154 (talk) 00:15, 27 May 2016 (UTC)

The Sun newspaper[edit]

The wrong newspaper is being referenced - this one as this is being referenced.

And could a ditty along the lines of 'Twinkle, twinkle little bat' be created (not being a ditty-writer, poet or poetaster myself). Anna Livia (talk) 09:17, 22 April 2019 (UTC)