Oh! Let's see what was popular in the Usenet!
... wait what? STOP
A quick Google search indicates that apparently the Fred guy was active in the Usenet around 2005 and contributed to many flames. So maybe he made a few enemies? Or just one enemy with a lot of free time?
Remember, kids: don't get into useless arguments on the internet, you never know if the other person is a nutjob
Usual friends it is!
As a curiosity, most alt.politics posts are cross-posted to other alt.politics.* groups including, for some reason, alt.politics.homosexuality. Of course, posts have nothing to do with homosexuality. Maybe some unsolved sexual issues from posters?
sac.* is flooded with our rush-limbaugh fans for some reason
I had to search what sac.* meant, it seems to be Sacramento.
Here's a handy list of hierarchies: http://usenet.trigofacile.com/hierarchies/
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