Yesterday, I came out to my car to go home from work and discovered someone had splashed something nasty on the driver’s side window. Tried cleaning it off with Windex and a napkin and that just made it worse. And it smelled foul.

Went to the gas station to clean it off more thoroughly. It was a considerable amount, like maybe someone had taken a cup of coffee or soup and chucked it at the glass. A little bit of oversplash on the roof and body, yellowish in color.

After pondering the crime scene, how the stuff was applied, its apparent texture, color, and smell (ugh), I have decided that it’s pee.

Someone urinated on my car.

I’m still pondering the motive for this. Unlikely that it’s the car itself. A 12-year-old Lexus doesn’t draw that much ire in a garage full of BMWs, Mercedes, and Porsches. So it must be the Bush/Cheney ’04 sticker on my back window. That would be consistent with the political climate here.

However, as I am interested in the academic study of Macroglossius lunarius, aka the “Barking Idiotarian Moonbat”, I feel I should view this with the aim of adding to the body of knowledge concerning this highly varied species.

INDC Journal has been most helpful with their Science Series concerning seasonal moonbat migration in Washington DC, and their photo blogs of this important event are quite interesting.

I think that this incident with my car may represent a close encounter with the elusive Macroglossius lunarius incontinentis, or Peeing Moonbat. This species has never been successfully identified in photographs, due to the secretive nature of its namesake habit, and has never been “caught in the act”, so to speak. It is likely, however, that they strongly resemble other moonbat species enough that they blend in, and may be mistaken for more common varieties.

This urinary marking behavior is believed to be a passive-aggressive expression of contempt and anger toward non-Moonbats, usually in response to some sort of conservative political declaration. The Peeing Moonbat is cowardly by nature, and will never directly confront the object of their wrath. Instead, they mark some material possession, typically a vehicle, presumably with the intent of disgusting the owner. This may also be a method of scent-marking to allow ready identification by other Moonbats, but this has yet to be proven.

I had, of course, anticipated this sort of “attractive nuisance”, and placed a Glock sticker on my car as well. It does not seem to have deterred the Moonbat, perhaps because it was on the other side of the vehicle and the Moonbat didn’t see it.

Has anyone else had an encounter with this species? I’m curious to see if the M.O. is the same in other instances.

10 Responses to “Moonbat Studies: The Peeing Moonbat”
  1. Troy says:

    Funny you support Bush and post to domain ๐Ÿ™‚ I haven’t looked around, so I’m not aware of any satire.

    Hey where’d ya get this nifty little security code thing for the comments? Is it a plugin from

  2. Anne Haight says:

    I believe the security thing is a Moveable Type plugin, yes. You’d have to ask my husband since he does the maintenance.

    As to the domain, we own It was available back in the 90’s and Kyle snapped it up thinking “There’s gotta be something amusing I can do with this eventually”, and he was correct. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Kyle Haight says:

    Yes, the security code thing is a standard MT plugin. I don’t remember exactly where I picked it up, but it was from the standard plugin list you get to from the MT homepage. It wasn’t too hard to install, although I should probably qualify that with the observation that I’m a professional software engineer and am quite familiar with Perl.

    As for the domain… Anne speaks true. Sometime in the mid-to-late 90’s I got to thinking that I really should grab a personal domain before they were all gone. was available, and a short english word (which were getting pretty rare in the domain space at the time). The utter inappropriateness of it relative to my sociopolitical beliefs was gravy. I think at one point the blog motto was “Owning leftists (or at least their domain name) since 1995.”

  4. Daily Pundit says:

    Be Careful With Those Bumper Stickers

    Apparently the Barking Idiotarian Moonbat has some rather nasty habits….

  5. Daily Pundit says:

    Be Careful With Those Bumper Stickers

    Apparently the Barking Idiotarian Moonbat has some rather nasty habits….

  6. TTK Ciar says:

    The vandal’s behavior was reprehensible, obviously, and it gives me a little more appreciation for my wife’s exhortations against politically charged bumper stickers. She always said it would attract unwelcome attention. A pity, as I’d love to make up a “Pride goeth before a fall” bumper sticker in the same motif as these popular “divided we stand” stickers. You have my sympathies.

    On a tangental note, I’m a little surprised that you would support a Bush administration, considering that he and his goons have been tearing the Bill of Rights to pieces hand over fist. I take it not much of Kyle’s libertarian ideology has rubbed off onto you? (Not that the Democrats were any better, but I’d never peg you as the type to choose between two evils, when a non-evil option is available.)

    — TTK

  7. Anne Haight says:


    I have not observed the Bush administration to be as destructive (if at all) to the Bill of Rights as a lot of people seem to think he has been. I have no particular love for Ashcroft — I think he is an authoritarian asshole with a chip on his shoulder. But the effect of laws like the Patriot Act is, frankly, pretty reasonable if you read through the text of the law itself.

    That aside, who I support in the Presidential election really comes down to one issue: the war. Whatever his other faults in economics and other domestic policies (and make no mistake: I do have problems with some of Bush’s policies), none of it matters if we lose the war on terror.

    Whoever is in the White House, be it Democrat, Republican, or Green or whatever, must follow through on the war, and must be committed to it in the face of enemy opposition and domestic criticism. To falter in this war will be our doom.

    Bush is the only candidate I think will do that. I do not trust Kerry or any of the other hopefuls to fully comprehend and pursue the principles and actions that are required for terrorists to be destroyed, and freedom brought to the Middle East and wherever else it is not yet emerged.

    And yes, I realized that putting a sticker like that on my car might attract unpleasant attention. But the very fact that I would have to worry about that, when we all know that a Kerry sticker would not have provoked such disgusting vandalism, is a sign of a culture that I wish to change. I am glad to be a voice in a sea of anonymous vehicles who are afraid to declare their beliefs.

    Vote November as if your life depends on it.

  8. Kyle Haight says:

    Since my libertarian ideology got dragged into this, I’ll toss in my two cents.

    There’s a lot to dislike about the first Bush administration. Some of it stems from social conservatism. More of what I dislike stems from Bush’s tendency to give hand-jobs to the left instead of standing up for principles. That, and the way he spends taxpayer money like a drunken sailor.

    But the fact remains that we are fighting a war. We didn’t start it. It’s been going on for some time, but only reached critical mass on 9/11. If we ignore this fact, or try to treat it as a law enforcement problem, or try to appease people whose most ardent goal is killing us and destroying our entire way of life, we will lose. And the consequences of that for human freedom would be far worse than anything either Bush or Kerry could do through domestic policy in the next four years.

    When I hear people say that Bush is destroying our civil liberties, I wonder what they think will happen to our freedoms if an Islamicist terrorist organization detonates a nuclear device in New York harbor, or releases a chemical bomb in a densely populated urban area. I’ve looked down that road; it leads to pogroms, mass expulsions, ethnic cleansing and ultimately the potential of American-backed nuclear genocide. I don’t want that to happen. The United States would be left standing at the end in a geographical sense, but it wouldn’t bear much resemblance to the country I love.

    Freedom needs to be defended, or it will go away. Bush’s likely domestic policies pose some threats to freedom. So do Kerry’s. But Kerry’s foreign policy will, in my opinion, lead to major setbacks in the war, with potentially disasterous consequences for freedom.

    I am curious as to the non-evil alternative you seem to think exists. Nader and Nolan are both third-party no-hopers. Neither will be elected, and we both know it. Both seem to advocate some variant of a cut-and-run-and-then-people-will-like-us foreign policy, which is bullshit. Even voting for them as a symbolic protest sends the wrong message; the only third-party candidate I could consider voting for this cycle is one who runs to the right of Bush on the war. Right now everybody I’ve heard about is running to his left on this issue. (Frankly I wish Bush would run more to the right on the war. We’re more likely to lose by being too nice to our enemies than we are to lose by using too large a hammer.)

    Anne finished her comment by saying “vote this November as if your life depended on it.” The ‘politically charged’ bumper sticker that’s going on my truck says exactly that, along with a picture of the WTC on fire. In a way I don’t give a damn who you vote for, I just want you to remember there’s a war on when you make your decision, and that you’re on the front line.

  9. INDC Journal says:

    INDC Scientific Field Report: The Shy Peeing Moonbat

    My colleague Dr. Anne Haight of the blog Haight Speech sent in a fascinating report of her rather unfortunate run-in with a Macroglossius lunarius incontinentis, or “Shy Peeing Moonbat:” Someone urinated on my car. I’m still pondering the motive for…

  10. Samson says:

    Right next to the Iraqi people and the American soldiers.

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