Why would it be silly?
You talked about MaggieCarta, so I pinged MaggieCarta.
You also mentioned Mitt Romney, so I pinged Mitt Romney.
And, since your reply was to roamer_1, I sent roamer_1 a copy too.
As for calcowgirl and indylindy, I thought they might be amused by your lack of situational awareness with regard to Freeper etiquette. Irrespective, those two had already been pinged to this thread earlier for reasons unrelated to our interactions here and thus would likely have stumbled upon these posts at some point or another.
only to admonish me to ping everytime I mention another Freeper?
Pinging other Freepers you talk about is considered good manners.
Because it's petty and you know it.
Etiquette? Great. Pettiness... not so much.
BTW Mitt Romney is a Freeper?