Paypal is humour-challenged

Anyone who’s been reading UOH for any length of time will know that I’m a big fan of the wickedly funny wingnut satire served up at Jesus’ General.  And anyone who’s smart enough to tie their freaking shoes will also recognize that what the General does is satire.

But not Paypal.

Recently Paypal demanded that the General remove Paypal links at his site because it is in violation of their terms with regard to the promotion of hate, etc.:

…However, after a recent review of your account, it has been determined that you are currently in violation of PayPal’s Acceptable Use Policy. Under the Acceptable Use Policy, PayPal may not be used to send or receive payments for items that promote hate, violence, racial intolerance or the financial exploitation of a crime.

As the General points out, Paypal buttons still proudly adorn the sites of  some of the shriekiest right-wing hatemongers on the planet — people who you might hope are parodies, but unlike the General, they’re not.  Come to think of it, up here in the Great White North some of our shriekiest, most drooling and brain-damaged right-wing hatemongers practically live off their Paypal buttons.   Not that there’s anything wrong with that, but what’s up with the double standard?  Has Paypal been commandeered by teabaggers??

I understand how the Paypal folks might be humour-challenged — sadly, some people suffer from humour deficiency, and the General is no stranger to them.  Indeed, the source of this problem is likely someone who doesn’t appreciate good satire (especially when they are the subject of it).  But accusing a satire site that promotes tolerance of promoting intolerance while letting vicious hate mongers slide is crossing the line from humour-challenged to self-humiliating.

7 Responses to “Paypal is humour-challenged”

  1. 1 Brian Thursday, May 6, 2010 at 1:57 pm

    Some of our shriekiest, most drooling and brain-damaged right-wing hatemongers…

    These guys sound like fun at a party…
    Remember this class of cartoon? The guy in the top part is the first thing I though of:

  2. 3 JJ Thursday, May 6, 2010 at 2:19 pm

    Fred Flypogger!!!! I didn’t think you were old enough to remember that!

  3. 4 Janus Thursday, May 6, 2010 at 5:00 pm

    Somebody should introduce PayPal to the Phelps family and give those morons an education in real hate.

  4. 5 JJ Thursday, May 6, 2010 at 6:51 pm

    Janus – Somebody should introduce them to the concept of parody.

    What’s amazing is that they’re so tone-deaf that they’re oblivious to the fact that JG is a satire site, and equally oblivious that their little buttons grace the pages of such purveyors of rabid hatred as five feet of feces (whose paypal button on this day sits right next to an extended anti-immigration screed). Or maybe they’re confused about which sites are parodies and which are the real rank rotten thing.

  5. 6 Janus Friday, May 7, 2010 at 11:51 am

    Hmmmmmmm…mewonders if maybe it’s time to educate the morons at PayPal about dipshits like the five feet thingie…maybe send them a complaint or fifty?

  6. 7 JJ Saturday, May 8, 2010 at 3:26 pm

    Janus – Meh — I can’t see why Paypal wouldn’t be down with a website that has “Stop Muslim Immigration” in brackets after its name.

    It’s just *edgy* wingnut humour!

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