Be Careful

Just a quick heads up. One of our trolls, Danny Bennison, has been commenting here again under the name of “Quagmire.” His other aliases include the names: Cuggle, Diablo, Heretikreb and Danny B II. We’ve banned him, but like all cyber stalkers, he doesn’t respect other people’s boundaries. In addition to this, he is trying to ingratiate himself with anyone remotely associated with our blog. He is also commenting and trying to shut down dialog in the stories we link, and in the comment sections of of stories and topics about this blog.

Danny Bennison is not a stable individual. Please be careful engaging him if you see or hear from him. Below is an image of Danny taken three years ago during the Republican National Convention:

Danny Bennison (Dramatic Reenactment)

– MA

  • DeConstructor

    Is that Danny or Brett Favre?

  • Disclosure

    Nice Pig f#%er in drag picture.

  • hulahoop

    Oh my! A picture is worth a thousand words. Danny, please take note. Good lord, don’t you have a meeting to attend?

    Someone here once pointed out the average stepper does not look at this website nor any others that do not possess a favorable view of AA because they are too darn busy with AA. I think that statement is true and wonder why people like Danny and his ilk bother with posting here to the point of being bat shit crazy about it. Are they scared others are trying to taint their religion or are they having doubts themselves but fighting
    it because they feel guilty about it?

    Either go to a meeting. suscribe to the dogma, or stop going to meetings and deprogram yourself from it. Really.

  • hulahoop

    Disclosure says Nice Pig f#%er in drag picture.

    Personally I think a sheep would have been would have been better instead.

  • hulahoop

    Sorry, lamb. Shoop. Get my plurals mixed up sometimes.

  • I wonder who made him sit on that towel.

    • MA

      I wonder who made him sit on that towel.

      Larry Craig

  • DeConstructor

    That looks like Randall Marr’s couch!

    Was that taken inside the ‘Freedom House?’

  • One word of caution should also be made. Danny appears to be doing a “Phishing” ploy to get personal information from his prospects using facebook. If you have a facebook account and you click on the link while you were logged in he will automatically have access to pictures of you and a list of all of your friends and family, as well as pictures of them. I have detected where I believe this has been attempted 4 times in the last 2 weeks. Be very careful.

    Instructions on Facebook and privacy settings and what information is gathered at each level:

  • Lucy

    Danny is a lot of bad things, but being a Republican is the worst.

  • SoberPJ

    Tooooo much 🙂 The picture and Danny. This online impersonation thing is something he really seems to be into. I thought Quagmire seemed ok. It takes thought to change your personality at will like that. He was probably getting a real chuckle out of our acceptance of Quagmire. Sick bastard. Let’s hope this isn’t some life long obsession with him…sheez that would suck.

  • Disclosure

    Keen observation on the towel FTG.
    What sort of spill were they expecting???
    Oh well…
    Even transgender AA pig f%@&ers like to keep the upholstery clean.

  • sally

    re ftg says “I wonder who made him sit on that towel.”

    lmao, that is the funniest thing I heard in a week!

  • MikeAugustine

    Omg, can’t stop thinking about the Rocky Horror Picture Show now. ….from transsexual Transylvaaaaaania…..

  • sally

    Why didn’t he continue on as Quag? Just couldn’t handle pretending to be a good guy?

    Great job on exposing these multi personality posters/trolls.

    I love what the topic is tagged with – “nutjobs”. I’m all giddy now.

  • Maybe we should make a “keep coming back for trolls” thread? I mean the internet is still a new frontier and is supposed to double every 3-4 years or so……

  • hulahoop

    Giggety, giggety.

  • Anyone can get around an IP ban by using a proxy server. We don’t want to ban proxies, though, because a lot of people use them legitimately.

  • I believe that they are working on a 12 Step solution for this Spiritual Malady – They are having trouble with the name though, it may already be taken. NA = Nutjobs Anonymous

  • SoberPJ

    Interesting exchange there WA. You were actually on here less than 24 hours ago. Getting confused? Why is the pig important?

  • The pig has many symbolism’s in dreams it is:

    “In dream symbolism the domestic pig indicates fertility, yet a wild pig is a symbol of lust & overindulgence. If in your dream you are feeding a pig, this is supposed to be a symbol of good luck. If you are being attacked by a pig, it may be a message you are being materialistic or greedy about something.”

    You can find out what different nationalities think of it here:

  • There are reports of a pig during the 2008 Republican National Convention, but I didn’t link to them………….

  • causeandeffect

    Ewwwwww. He’s one of the scariest looking people I’ve ever seen. Even if you imagine him with his clothes on. And the pig has on lipstick. Judging by the sheen on it, it’s a blow up doll. He was scary enough when he was posting here. Clearly psychotic. Now I have a terrible image burned into my brain. I’ll never be the same! I’ve been traumatized! Ewwwww!

  • We shouldn’t be picking on the poor pig! It can’t run away! There is a lamb and a cow in the background for backup.

  • Is there a Society for the Ethical Treatment of Blow Up Animals we should be notifying?

  • Not to be picky or whatever, but –as much as I go on and on about being weirded out about the food stamp conversation, libertarianism and the like–I just worry that what if some poor, vulnerable republican chick comes on here… Just saying. I mean I get it. And I think Mitt Romney was in the other room and everything with this dood with the panties and all. And my sadly hot sistermom from Minnestoa was having dirty fantasies about their whole deal…. But still, just needed to say that.

    Also, Sober PJ, why are you worried about WA and when she was last on here? Hmm.

  • DeConstructor

    True story-

    When I was in rehab and we were going through the confession thing with our chairs in a circle- a guy admitted—

    he had sex with a chicken.

    I was in such a state of shock from the admission I did not think to ask if it were alive or from the grocery store, or for that matter, KFC.

    I really do wonder, and think extra crispy may have been uncomfortable.

  • In that case, who would you make your amends to? Colonel Sanders?

  • Sue

    DeConstructor, I was reading when I read your post. I almost choked to death laughing. Dont you wish he would have limited that info to himself and his higher power.

  • Sue

    I meant to say I was eating not reading.

  • Thanks for the warning MA I had my facebook hacked 2 days ago. My ip address was hijacked as well. Pretty.scary

  • flannigan

    Is that really diablo? Why am I not that surprised?

  • Ben Franklin

    I’m not Cuggle, Diablo, Heretikre or Danny Bennison Dammit!


  • And to think that I was under the impression that the Republican party had standards. I forgot that the Republican Party doesn’t do very good background checks. They even let Ted Bundy, the rapist and serial killer to have access to high level members in the party when “he was hired as assistant to Ross Davis, Chairman of the Washington State Republican Party.”

  • MA

    Maybe Danny/Cuggle/Quagmire and JD/Jerry/Mondotuna/Cabledude should get into a contest to see who has the most aliases.

  • causeandeffect

    LOL! Or who has the more powerful rigorous honesty multiplier/replicator.

  • I checked and none of the names or aliases of Daniel Bennison, DannyB II, Heretik, Heretikreb, Cuggle,Diablo or Quagmire are on this site:

    They are just covering well known sociopaths like Adolf Hitler, Ted Bundy, Jeffrey Dahmer, Richard Ramirez, and the “Son of Sam” David Berkowitz.. I hope that the names or aliases of Daniel Bennison ,DannyB II , Heretik , Heretikreb , Cuggle, Diablo or Quagmire never make it to the list of well known evil incarnate sociopaths.



    Preliminary work by Leroy McFarlane and Paul Bocij has identified four types of cyberstalkers: the vindictive cyberstalkers noted for the ferocity of their attacks; the composed cyberstalker whose motive is to annoy; the intimate cyberstalker who attempts to form a relationship with the victim but turns on them if rebuffed; and collective cyberstalkers, groups with motive. According to Antonio Chacón Medina, author of Una nueva cara de Internet, El acoso (“A new face of the Internet: stalking”), the general profile of the harasser is cold, with little or no respect for others. The stalker is a predator who can wait patiently until vulnerable victims appear, such as women or children, or may enjoy pursuing a particular person, whether personally familiar to them or unknown. The harasser enjoys and demonstrates their power to pursue and psychologically damage the victim.


    Cyberstalkers meet or target their victims by using search engines, online forums, bulletin and discussion boards, chat rooms, and more recently, through online communities such as MySpace, Facebook, Bebo, Friendster, Twitter, and Indymedia, a media outlet known for self-publishing. They may engage in live chat harassment or flaming or they may send electronic viruses and unsolicited e-mails. Victims of cyberstalking may not even know that they are being stalked. Cyberstalkers may research individuals to feed their obsessions and curiosity. Conversely, the acts of cyberstalkers may become more intense, such as repeatedly instant messaging their targets.

    More commonly they will post defamatory or derogatory statements about their stalking target on web pages, message boards and in guest books designed to get a reaction or response from their victim, thereby initiating contact. In some cases, they have been known to create fake blogs in the name of the victim containing defamatory or pornographic content.

    When prosecuted, many stalkers have unsuccessfully attempted to justify their behavior based on their use of public forums, as opposed to direct contact. Once they get a reaction from the victim, they will typically attempt to track or follow the victim’s internet activity. Classic cyberstalking behavior includes the tracing of the victim’s IP address in an attempt to verify their home or place of employment.

    [Emphasis is mine.]

    As it stands, Danny Bennison has been monitoring Stinkin’ Thinkin’ in order to keep tabs on what forums I, or other readers of this blog, are paying attention to, where he will either use an alias or comment as DannyB II, in an effort to personally attack or harass, derailing any productive discussion on any other forum. He has done this at the LA Times, Opposing Views, Dispatches from the Culture Wars, The Fix, and today, at Miscellanea Agnostica. He has made an effort to insinuate himself into the confidence of people who are connected to this blog in some way, even while using aliases to personally attack them on other venues.

    He was banned from Stinkin’ Thinkin’ for his abusive behavior, and has tried to use aliases — new IP’s and email addresses — to insinuate himself back into the community. Most recently using the handle “Quagmire.”

    This is genuinely distressing. I cannot engage in discussions elsewhere online without him showing up. Whenever something we write is picked up by another venue, he will go there to turn the discussion into a personal match between himself and readers of this blog, copying and pasting comments from here into other conversations in order to engage them, and effectively ending all conversation. I am disinclined to comment freely, knowing that he will show up and address me personally, commenting on what he perceives to be my motives and intentions. I’m concerned about the contact he has made with people I consider close to me — people who know my personal contact information. And, he has stated that he has a photo of me, which means that he has been searching for my personal information.

  • sally

    Ftg I don’t think I need to point out this can be a very very dangerous situation for you. I’m curious as to how you would address this and protect yourself but I certainly wouldn’t want you to post about it. I wonder if it’s Danny B or JD or a friend that got into Massive’s personal stuff. I’m scared for her also. Please please “be careful”, do what it takes to make sure you and yours are safe!

  • Thanks, sally. I just wanted to make it very clear that this behavior crosses a line. I hope that calling it what it is puts an end to it.

  • Psychologically a stalker may be working on their own. Depending upon the sophistication of the stalker and the network they have established the usual next step after they have targeted someone is to determine the operating system, type of virus and firewall protection of their subjects computer. This is done in an attempt to determine the weakness of the target and get access to it.

    If the stalker is targeting multiple people it is inadvisable for all of the targets to share this information with each other because they all may switch to the same type of protection and all have the same weaknesses. Sharing this information between each other can result in this scenario happening, especially if the actual configuration of the software packages is copied by all. It is suggested that if people have different virus and firewall software they keep it that way. The place to find out about how to configure the software and the current “best” configuration is from an independent source such as A good resource for further information is

  • FWIW this fellow ambled over to my own blog. I’ve dealt with some “motivated commenters” in my time, particularly from another religion which at one time was known for being EXTREMELY activist on the Internet, going so far as to sue people for publishing their materials on Usenet or the Web. Had to clean up my blog from all of their comments after it became clear there’d been several people working together.

    I’d feared this guy was the vanguard of a similar effort by AA and/or its fanbois, but it sure looks as though it’s an individual thing with him and not an orchestrated effort. But I plan to keep a close eye on this.

  • On a side note, I thought that people might want to be aware of a phishing scheme that is often used by a stalker. They will leave an email address and ask for contact. Email addresses ending in and have a known vulnerability with facebook and linking. Often times many people link their email address books on these accounts to facebook and if you send an email address to their email address, it links you and all of your friends on facebook behind the scenes.

    The stalker will not have direct access to the email addresses of your friends, but facebook can be used to “suggest” possible matches based on this link. This is why when you join facebook or someone else joins your account, you all of a sudden get all bunch of suggestions on who you should friend. I would suggest not answering any requests they give you to email them.

  • mikeblamedenial

    I have been pretty much out of the loop these past few days, and am more than a bit confused. Is the photo of the crossdresser actually the person being referenced?

  • MA

    No, Mike. It’s not actually him. The real Danny is not quite so refined.

  • MA

    PsiCop – It looks like after you posted this comment, Danny has posted his email address in your comments, asking you to contact him. This is his standard MO.

  • mikeblamedenial

    “MA says
    No, Mike. It’s not actually him. The real Danny is not quite so refined.”

    Thanks for clearing that up. In my experience, mixing it up with these guys often causes more grief than one is up for. Your trolls here are in very close contact with these folks. I have included a comment upon which a regular poster here may have derived her opinion of me. Mixing truth with fiction invariably leads to confusion.

    “@passionitliberal – you don’t have to believe me. Check his comments. He boasts about 4,000 meetings. Blameboy Mike is insincere to the core. He attends regular meetings – at the same time, tells you Weenies how evil it is. He knows better. He went to AA and got lots of help. He was on heavy meds, habitually unemployed, depressed and suicidal with warrants for his arrest for not paying child support. AA people TRIED to convince him to get professional help, but he rejected their advice

    quickcap 10 months ago”

  • WA; don’t post stuff here that is too personal. Write it down and keep it safe. There really are some odd people around. Hx

  • mikeblamedenial

    No worries, WA, but no, quickcap is not real AA. He is a mental health case who lives with his folks and spends all day every day hacking, stalking and tormenting.

  • I added a little clarification in the caption 🙂

  • I might add that no blowup pigs, lambs or cows were harmed during this “Danny Bennison (Dramatic Reenactment)” and all Door knobs were wiped clean with disinfectant upon leaving.

  • G2K

    Danny tried to get into Soberclub Soberfriends Network today and I denied him access.

    This guy just can’t take a hint.

  • Thanks,
    “Spammy” Benniscum is now trolling over here: (as Quagmire)
    He is also back on Fornits (as Danny B II) “pretending” to care…..this is getting old!

  • MikeAugustine

    Danny is once again spouting on the jref forum that he has 25 years AA experience and none of the meetings he attended have prayer. Yet he refuses to name them. What a sick, pathological liar.

  • I feel sorry for the people victimized by members of the Spiritual Bill Wilson Faith attempting to do a sick and twisted 9th Step on their victims. The same thing happened to Liz Seccuro by Spiritual AA Member William Nottingham Beebe who raped her in 1985 at the University of Virginia. He waited 20 years to start stalking her again after he joined Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and became Spiritually awakened after reading the Big Book by William Griffith Wilson (aka Bill W.) the unemployable adulterer with Helen Wynn that was 22 years younger than him that worked at the AA Grapevine, while Lois Wilson was living at Stepping Stones the house he talked a widow into nearly giving him because her husband died because he couldn’t follow his simple program.

  • If this is not enough of a warning I don’t know what is.
    Danny is now victimizing people all over Facebook.

  • confust, did he write that account of the elan school? ^

  • violet, no, Wayne Kernochan did. He was a student there.

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  • Britin Alden

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  • oh, A picture says many words, i mean a whole senario..

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  • Noor Hayat

    oh Danny damn what are you showing with your finger, my GOD and what are you wearing its too funyy otherwise you look awesome
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  • jaam

    amazing post an is good for every one

  • I don’t know what to say because he’s not mentally stable. I can just say God bless him.