There was a time when Internet bullies and bigots thought they were safe behind their monitors because of the anonymity of the Internet.

Well, not anymore.

Technology has advanced to the point where the public -- with a little know how -- can trace bullies and bigots directly to their doorstep.

That's exactly what happened after a staffer in U.S. state Senator Saxby Chambliss' Georgia office left a gay slur on a blog that is dedicated to discussing gay issues.

The staffer, using the screen name "Jimmy," wrote "All Faggots Must Die" in a blog post about gays serving in the military on the popular JoeMyGod blog.

Joe's readers traced "Jimmy's" Internet Protocol (IP) address to a complex in Atlanta where Sen. Chambliss has an office.

The media was contacted, and the story soon became national news.

An investigation was immediately launched by Sen. Chambiss' office. "This office has not and will not tolerate any activity of the sort alleged,” said spokesperson Ashley Nelson.

Chambliss said in a statement Thursday that the Senate Sergeant at Arms had concluded its investigation, and he responded immediately by "removing" a member of his staff.

While he did not identify the culprit, Chambliss called Joe the blogger personally to apologize.

But Internet chatter indicates the staffer might be a Pentagon employee who was simply transferred out of Chambliss' office to a different location.

So was he really fired or was this merely a politically correct move to appease the gays?

  • Man, I just don’t care™

    @SENATE STAFFER
    "Nigga, you gay."-Riley, The Boondocks

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tKKxPtP6XjQ renegadesince1985

    Hey Sandra....you should do a post on the Senator from Oklahoma that is holding up the millions of dollars in aid that was raised for Haiti. Those poor people have not seen a dime :-/

  • lexdiamonz

    what would possess that fool to do that

    :waves:

    hey man and rene

  • LadyLew

    @lex his ignorance
    and he probably was just moved to somewhere else knowing how they cover each over azzes

  • allwrightyden

    Sandra says:

    So was he really fired or was this merely a politically correct move to appease the gays?

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    This is Georgia....i'm sure he was just moved to another location! :blink:

    Where I'm from in Georgia, they wouldn't have even moved him to another location. They would have smacked him on his hand and continued a days work! Thats it, no compassion for the gays!

  • allwrightyden

    Unless you were a brother! Then you would have AXED! Some parts of Georgia is off the chain! Really!

  • http://myspace.com/cocoasister kkizzle

    Moved or fired, either works for me. We have freedom of speech and yet he spoke on this blog (horribly for sure), he thought under the veil of anonymity, and got spanked. While this is inappropriate to do from work and from your employers computer...people really need to find something else to do! Readers found him or the person that runs the blog? Either way, the whole point of a blog is to express opinions, hateful though they may be. Delete him and keep it moving.

  • MissGauzzz

    ...a politically correct move to appease the gays...

    :coffee: that about sums it up. they cover their own. UNLESS like allwrightyden said...it was a person of color.

  • Fabulous City

    I was expecting this political story to be somehow twisted up to link it to Obama and his narcissism. :coffee: