Tee Barkdull is a presidential candidate for The American Party. In fact, it appears he created that party, and that he is its one and only member. You can see his completely amateurish website here. His website is for the most part boring, but the misspellings alone make it worth the visit. ;-)
The sad thing is that Tee has some interesting ideas, but he is such a complete and utter jerkwad that none of those ideas will ever be taken seriously unless someone else decides to promote them.
Then again, some of his ideas are certifiably insane.
Basically, Tee’s main qualification is that he was elected president of his local VFW where, if his website and blog comments are any indication, he drinks to excess. He spent years in the military, but it doesn’t appear he was either an officer, or a gentleman. In fact, as far as I can tell, he was a low-level enlisted man for his entire 20-year military career – his website shows a photo of a corporal’s insignia – and he admits he worked mostly in supply (which, for anyone who has never been in the military, means that he has the intelligence of a slug). He also claims he is well educated, not because he has a degree in anything (although he claims to have a “Doctrine in Common Sense”) , but because he figured out how to put gas in his car and food on the table.
By that standard, my 19-year-old son is a frickin’ genius.
When you get into the part where he explains what he thinks about the laws of this country, it becomes painfully clear that he has no earthly idea how this country works. The guy is completely clueless, to the point that it’s scary.
Tee came to my attention when he decided to bully a female LP member (Jacqueline Passey) and, when that didn’t work, he turned his sights toward a 16-year-old political blogger (Daniel at politicsone). He seems to have a problem with me now, mostly because I tend to not tolerate his bullshit as well as some others. For example, I called him on the carpet after he referred to Ms. Passey as a “jack ass”, a “witch”, a “female dog”, and a “bimbo”. I called him a misogynistic ass. That didn’t go over too well at all, because then he claimed that he calls anybody those same names, if they say what he claims Ms. Passey said (which, incidentally, no one has ever seen; he claims it occurred in email, but never posted the exchange despite having threatened to do so, and despite requests that he do so).
The funny thing is, Tee didn’t differentiate between calling men and women those names. I’d really like to see how a man would react to being called a “bimbo” – or any of those other names – by an obvious loudmouthed bully like Tee. But, I digress.Tee’s latest claim is that he has 250,000 “followers”, which is an obvious lie given that right now his sitemeter shows that only 725 people have ever even bothered to visit his website, and I’d guess most of them were there just for the laughs.
Tee seems to want to pick a fight with me now, because he keeps posting anonymously and saying such enlightening things as calling me an idiot (yet his pathetic insults are filled with misspellings, and quite amusingly he couldn’t even figure out that I wasn’t really selling the Brooklyn Bridge), but he seems to want to enage in this fight on 16-year-old Daniel’s blog. Sorry, I can’t let that happen, because I strongly suspect Tee is taking advantage of that young man’s inexperience in dealing with jerkwads like him.
The point of this entry is, therefore, to give Tee a place where he can act like a bitch without involving an underage kid in his bullshit.
Go for it, Tee. We can all use the laughs.