A newly popular word

Mullins, Bill Bill.Mullins at US.ARMY.MIL
Thu Dec 9 05:21:49 UTC 2004

>Now "moon-bat' !  THAT'S new.

I've seen it mostly on political blogs.

Instapundit, August 12, 2004
"There are plenty of genuine questions about Kerry, without descending into

Vodkapundit, 27 May 2004
"Could they be embarrassed by Gore's descent into MoveOn.org moonbattery?"

INDC Journal 10 Apr 2004
"When I showed up, a few moonbats were slowly circling around the stage,
gathering their righteous energy for the impending rage against the

Instapundit 28 Oct 2003
"BARKING MOONBAT ALERT: The anti-Americanism of groups like A.N.S.W.E.R.
comes in for lots of criticism, as it should."

samizdata, 21 Mar 2002
"Guys, face facts... as long as you have a barking moonbat like Browne who
thinks a libertarian society could survive contact with reality in the
manner he advocates, the vast majority of US libertarians will continue to
either vote Republican or if they cannot stand that, just not vote at all."

samizdata blog glossary:
"Barking moonbat. noun. Someone on the extreme edge of whatever their -ism
happens to be.  (coined by Perry de Havilland)
Usage:"Definition of a 'barking moonbat': someone who sacrifices sanity for
the sake of consistency"
-Adriana Cronin"

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