Announcing the Palace PRESS ROOM.

So we googled ourselves today, and now we forget why.  : /  Oh yeah!  Now we totally remember why!  But that’s not important, except to note that we had never actually done this before.  And the results were shocking.  SHOCKING!  It turns out that other people have been writing things about us!  On the actual Internet!  Well we figured we might as well link to them somewhere, and a PRESS ROOM at the Palace seems about as good a place as any.  Maybe we’ll even update the page in another year or two, or whenever we have some reason to google ourselves again.

At Daily Kos, weaponsofmassdeception said:

Iris Vander Pluym hits the nail on the head regarding how to fight back against the most outrageous lies perpetuated by the Right Wing Noise Machine…We’ve been living for too long being told that “Fair and Balanced” means that the truth and blatant lies share equal and opposite footing in a debate.  This meme is exemplified by  this article at , which set the author off on one of the best diatribes I’ve read since the days when Dennis Miller actually made some sense.  You must read the article in its entirety…There is too much truth in this article to ignore it.

At TPJMagazine, Science Junkie writes:

Promising new research hints at possible treatment for Conservative Personality Disorder. …is an entertaining and informative tour de force written this past February by a gifted, progressive New York City blogger who writes under the pseudonym, Iris Vander Pluym.

Also at TPJMagazine, Donald B. Ardell says:

“Iris Vander Pluym” is a pseudonym adopted by an “an unapologetic, godless, feminist liberal who lives in New York City.” (This is her self-description.) I have not asked, but from reading her blog, I’m pretty sure she would caution that as bad as things are in American extremist politics, they can always get worse. Much worse. See her incisive website [].  Iris penned a pretty cool tongue-in-cheek blog suggesting that new research offers a promising treatment for CPD, the dreaded “Conservative Personality Disorder.” It was a send-up, of course – there is NO treatment, cure or even hope for a cure for a malady this dreadful. But, it’s interesting and wicked fun to consider a partial list of CPD symptoms…

At Daily Kos, Neapolitan says:

It’s true: rape of women—pregant ones, to be exact—is now mandatory in Texas. A panel of federal appellate judges decreed as much this week. Iris Vander Pluym explains it all over at her Perry Street Palace blog… For more on this profound bit of craziness, including some images I’m too timid to post here, read the entire entry on Vander Pluym’s Perry Street Palace blog.

Darrick Lim at The Attempts writes:

Another assumption underlying the DBAD [“Don’t Be a Dick”] premise is that snark, mockery and ridicule are never justified. Iris Vander Pluym disagrees. In the context of American ultra-partisan politics (but applicable to the atheism-vs-religion debate), Vander Pluym’s essay spells out why it’s not just ok, but actually necessary, to mock those who say, write and believe patently ridiculous things. It’s not just sensitive egos at stake here. Mockery matters.

A blogger with the awesome ‘nym cognitivedissident cites us in a piece with the equally awesome title mocking morons:

The best part would be that liberal explainers wouldn’t have to lie as prolifically as their conservative counterparts; while writing a guest post at Pharyngula, Iris Vander Pluym defends media figures from Lind’s accusations. Pluym writes that “Even if Lind were right about any of these things, there is a far greater danger in ignoring or dismissing the deranged rantings of prominent right-wing conservatives. We do so at our grave peril:”

Also I learned today that I am a lawyer, or possibly a plaintiff, or maybe even a defendant (OMFG…!) in a New Jersey sexual harassment suit:

  1. lawyer nj sexual harrassment Iris Vander Pluym

    Feb 27, 2012 – lawyer nj sexual harrassment Iris Vander Pluym. Browse > Home / Medical Malpractice / lawyer nj sexual harrassment Iris Vander Pluym

Seems a little strange that as a lawyer, plaintiff and/or defendant in a sexual harassment suit that I cannot spell “harassment” correctly — I’ll have to work on that.

Also — and I am not entirely clear on the details here, but in the interest of full disclosure I feel I should mention it — the Texas Sex Offender Registry comes up in a search of “Iris Vander Pluym”:

Texas Sex Offender Registry
A panel of federal appellate judges decreed as much this week. Iris Vander Pluym explains it all over at her Perry Street Palace blog: No doubt much fallout will .

The national sex offender registry also comes up in a google search of “Iris Vander Pluym”.  Again, I am not clear on all the details, but it appears to be in connection with a duo that raped a 15 year old.  Seems a little odd — I’m pretty sure I would remember something like BEING PART OF A DUO THAT RAPED A 15-YEAR OLD.

Duo raped 15-yr-old, circulated MMS – NDTV –

A panel of federal appellate judges decreed as much this week. Iris Vander Pluym explains it all over at her Perry Street Palace blog: No doubt much fallout will .

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Be sure to visit the Palace’s new PRESS ROOM regularly to see if the Palace gets any more love, hate or yawning indifference on the infamous Internet — and whether I’ve somehow managed to get myself onto more sex offender registries.*

*I trust this will not be misconstrued as my making light of sex offenders, sex offenses, or sex offender registries.  My intent was to make light of the fact that a google search on a pseudonym generates multiple hits on sex offender registries.  Srsly, WTF.

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