Dance, Chicken, Dance

September 21, 2009 at 9:26 pm 15 comments

Summer’s over, I guess, and it’s time for me to haul my sorry ass back here. I’ve been horrendous about posting this summer, and more than a couple of you have emailed and reminded me that I have a quota of Chicken Liver posts to write, and I suppose it’s time for me to get on with it. No better time than now, since Chick has gone and stepped in the proverbial poop. If you’ve somehow missed this delicious drama unfold, our Chick has had a rough week, what with being outed by Dooce, The Mighty #26.  Outed and threatened with legal action by another. If I weren’t so damned gleeful about the whole episode, I’d almost feel sorry for her. Almost. But not really.

 Dooce has been her main target since she started Poop on Peeps three years ago. Sure, there’s been some equal opportunity hate thrown in for The Pioneer Woman, Ree Drummond, and a few lesser known bloggers, but methinks that’s simply filler until the next Dooce post.  Jealousy is the oft touted opinion as to the source of the hate, but I’ve always likened it to a junior high, with the outcast taking revenge on the popular kids by scrawling spiteful statements on the bathroom stalls.

But as the saying goes, living well is the best revenge. And Dooce has taken this philosophy to a new level, deciding to Monetize the Hate with a new section on her blog, absolutely swimming with ads, where she’s publishing some of the hateful comments and e-mails she gets. And many comments left at Poop on Peeps.  Clever. I hope she makes bucket loads of money from it.

The ironic thing about this story is that Dooce may never have actually named Chick if her followers hadn’t started bitching about it in comments, or if she hadn’t taken to Twitter to accuse Dooce of stealing her content.  Initially, Dooce didn’t credit the comments at all. She’s pretty much just let her readers believe these are comments she received in email. Since comments become the property of the blog owner, she’s attributing all the comments to Chick, regardless of who actually wrote the comment. To her readers, it really looks as if Chick’s a deranged lunatic, spewing hateful e-mails continually.  Dooce has not linked directly to Poop on Peeps and it seems most of her readers are still unaware of the connection. I’m sure that will change.

I think it’s brilliant. Chick is running ads, making money indirectly from Dooce. Likely an insignificant, paltry amount. Dooce, on the other hand, The Mighty #26, with her millions of followers, might stand to make a small fortune indirectly through Chick. Of all the slaps to the face that could have been delivered, this must be the one that stings the hardest. Dooce’s Alexa stats are way up lately, and she’s been riding a wave of publicity. Traffic to her Monetize the Hate section is likely more than most blogs will ever see.  The Alexa stats for are down and the comments there are dwindling in numbers.

Dooce profiting from Chick’s hate wasn’t even the worst part of her week. Her Collecting Children  entry was a largely incoherent ramble about Michelle Duggar, people who have 26 cats, The Jerry Springer Show and Sandi Benson of Lucky Thirteen and Counting. She was far less than flattering in her assessment of Sandi Benson, calling her out on her parenting skills, her appearance, her over-sharing. Pretty typical chickenshit attack. Pretty lame,  considering that Chick herself is guilty of much of what she rages against Sandi for, minus the kid collecting.

Sandi was somewhat less than amused by the experience, though, and posted a very pissed-off  rebuttal, stating her intention to pursue legal action against Chick.  Taking the expose Chick theme one step further,  she posted Chick’s name (slightly wrong again, though!), hometown, several email addresses, and even Chick’s sister’s names. From all accounts, the Bensons might just have the financial wherewithall to engage in a legal battle with no guaranteed outcome. It’s hard to imagine what outcome they might be expecting, but if legal action is pursued, life at Poop on Peeps is guaranteed to be affected. 

It will be interesting to see how this plays out. Chicken Liver’s identity has been thoroughly exposed. While Dooce has not connected Chicken Liver of Poop on Peeps directly to the Michele she credits for many of the crazy ass comments about her, people are now furiously bombarding Google with searches for her. Her name is all over Twitter. She may have legal problems. It’s only a matter of time before people connect the dots. If you Google the name Dooce gives, the link for Lucky Thirteen comes up, and there you get the dirt. I  hope for her sake that Dooce’s fans really aren’t the mindless minions that Chick has always maintained they are.

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15 Comments Add your own

  • 1. daisymae from Oklahoma  |  September 22, 2009 at 12:52 am

    OK, who’s got more dirt on Michelle McBee? Do share.

    The story about her husband, whats his name, Gay ALLEN getting his Ph.D just cracked me up. First you’ve gotta get that BS Allen, ONE YEAR of COMMUNITY COLLEGE just ain’t gonna cut it. Now that was some funny shit and that dumb ass Michelle actually tweeted that big fat lie. Oh, my, the lies.

  • 2. janedoe  |  September 22, 2009 at 7:35 pm

    Nice recap.

    I just hope the day one day comes, when people in CL’s life (her son’s teachers, her friends and family, etc) start googling her name and finding the garbage. Then again, I’m sure none of them would be surprised…

  • 3. Nancy in MN  |  September 23, 2009 at 12:15 am

    I have enjoyed reading Chicks comments over the past couple of days. First she professes to wanting to give her ad money (which she doesn’t collect out of principle per her own statements on the site) to charity – but when pushed she can’t really exactly state to which charities she has donated in the past. When lies become a way of life you will eventually get caught. The unfortunate side story to this drama is that I have read chicks comments over the past two days. That is an incredible amount of time I will never regain. This drama speaks more to me – as you state – of high school mean girls drama – with chick being the goth girl that never really fit in…I did find your site, however, in all of this – and for that I am thankful.

  • 4. Mel  |  September 23, 2009 at 7:07 pm

    Welcome Back. I for one have missed you.

  • 5. Michelle  |  September 23, 2009 at 9:26 pm

    I have been reading dooce for a long time and finally got curious enough to do just as you stated in your blog, and google “Michelle Rebeiro Yoakum Mcbee” (which brought me to Lucky Thirteen and Counting, and finally your blog). Thanks for the recap so I now understand what’s going on. And thanks for the link to Poop on Peeps. I finally can see who the psycho idiot is behind the drama and gain a better understanding of exactly why Dooce’s Monetize the Hate is so brilliant.

    Thanks again!

  • 6. timithie  |  September 24, 2009 at 2:16 am

    wow. just stumbled on dooce’s hate blog via dooce via mommypie via twitter. in one day i meet dooce, chicken liver, luckynumberthirteen and THANK GOD you, to sort out all this real-life drama!

    people are crazy! thanks for the recap.

  • 7. The Queen B  |  September 24, 2009 at 5:26 pm

    Thanks, Mel!

  • 8. The Queen B  |  September 24, 2009 at 5:29 pm

    She has claimed that the people in her life DO know about Poop on Peeps. She thinks Dooce’s kid will need therapy? What will happen when her kid’s friends, and their parents, find out who she really is?

  • 9. The Queen B  |  September 24, 2009 at 5:31 pm


    For pretty much all that’s known about her at this time, read the archives here and at The Takedown. There’s lot’s been said about her in comments at both. There was the chickenliverxposed blog, but that shut down after Chick threatened legal action.

    Community college? That killed me when I read her Twitters. One year of community college does not equal a degree in computational linguistics! Does she think people don’t look at his blog and Twitter?

  • 10. daisymae from Oklahoma  |  September 24, 2009 at 7:00 pm

    Listen, if Michelle McBee ( her blog PoP ) actually did contribute part of her revenue to some charity she’d remember. oh, yeah, she’d remember because she’d wanna be able to have a certain amount of bragging rights to go along with the donation. She “can’t remember” because it would be easy to track. Michelle has some deluded idea that she is the moral compass for all MommyBloggers. What a laugh! The more you read about her, the more you realize what an idiot she is –an ANGRY idiot with a lot of double standards.

    And yeah, that was some funny about Gay Allan and his PH.D. Lets see, by the year 2020 he should graduate — just in time for retirement!!!!

    I’m not sure if Sandi at Thirteen and Counting ever expects to collect a dime from Michelle, but I don’t think that is the issue at hand here. Sometimes you’ve just gotta stand up and make a wrong, right. I say GO TEAM SANDI and BRANDON!

    I thought Dooce’s new site outing MIchelle, while making money doing it was a BRILLIANT idea BTW.

  • 11. Mona Lott  |  September 25, 2009 at 9:10 pm

    I disagree with Chicken Liver on the majority of her posts but with Sandi Benson she’s dead on…..the lady is an oversharing twit. She needs to remember that there is no slander case when all that’s been said about her is easily verifiable and backed up by her OWN blog and various Internet comments.

  • 12. Tired of CL  |  October 9, 2009 at 5:34 am

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    […] Dance, Chicken, Dance […]

  • 14. Benson Vs McBee «  |  February 11, 2010 at 6:25 pm

    […] (or threatened) Chick that legal action may be forthcoming back in  September. I wrote about the kerfuffle here, if you care to catch […]

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