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Quote of the Day

“You too have a misconception of what AA is to it’s members,or at least to me. Alcoholic Anonymous is a way of life. Drinking is but a symptom of our disease….”

– Greg G. An AA, at the Daily Strength forum.

 

[You may also notice some comments in this thread directed at “cabledude,” (aka, JD; aka Mondotuna; aka Jerry) asking him to not be so snarky. He seems to have erased his comments, deleted his account and slinked into his troll hole. Don’t worry…we’ve got screen shots, and we’ll share his finest comments soon.]

Child’s Journal Describes Repeated Rape by AA Members

Girl Kept Detailed Diary of Rapes by Mother’s Boyfriend

BURLINGTON, Vermont – An English woman has been charged with aggravated sexual assault on a child after the discovery that her 7-year-old daughter kept a diary in which she noted when she was forced to have sex with her mother’s boyfriend.

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Burnham said Parnitzke was born in England but was a permanent resident of the United States. Parnitzke and her daughter moved to Vermont in 2004, but Parnitzke sent the girl to live with her father in 2006.

The father went to police in October after the 11-year-old girl told him that while living in England, Parnitzke would bring men home from Alcoholics Anonymous meetings and let them rape her beginning when she was 5.

Read the whole thing…

Life On Planet Crackpot

Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you “Badass Billy” Macdowell:

I arrived at the doors of Alcoholics Anonymous at the age of twenty nine. It took me twenty years beyond, after five years, three years and a number of sporatic [sic] months of, what we in AA call, “dry drunks”, or, “white knuckled sobriety”, to understand and accept what was being suggested to me by the understanding and caring  people of AA and what the spiritual program of AA would eventually do for me.

That being said, I will put to rest an old wives tale about the alcoholic in the simplest terms that anyone can understand. Have you ever heard, “that all the alcoholic has to do is use “will power” to stop drinking?” Well, let me ask you something very personal, “have you ever tried will power when you had a case of diarrhea?” Try it sometime! If it doesn’t work for diarrhea, it certainly will not help the alcoholic to stop drinking. Believe me!

 

This piece of literary brilliance is taken from Badass Billy’s drunkalog, where he goes on to write:

I had to turn my disease over to the care of the God of my understanding, totally surrender to the fact that alcohol conquered me, remove my self centerness [sic] (ego deflation in depth) and ask for guidance. That was never in me to do prior to my surrendering. It is because of that spiritual conversion, from the extreme depths of despair and desperation, drowning in the quicksand of insanity, that I was able to recover to become a productive and respected member of society. Without a Higher Power and the Twelve Step program of AA to guide me every step of the way, there was no way out of what is often referred to as… “self will run riot.”

Billy’s ego deflation and consequent sobriety was effective enough to allow him to self-publish an autobiography in which he declares himself “God’s linchpin.” In promoting it, he tells the world that he now lives “in a prestigious country club, overlooking the third hole on the golf course.” That certainly makes me want to buy his book. All of this may sound a little self-aggrandizing to you, but before he surrendered his ego, Billy was downright insufferable. Continue reading Life On Planet Crackpot

If At First You Don’t Succeed….

Here’s an uplifting story of Greg M., an AA in Louisiana who refuses to quit before the miracle:

Four arrests, minimum time: Driver in fatal crash has history of DWI charges

The suspect in a fatal Vermilion Parish crash last weekend has a lengthy criminal history that includes previous DWI charges stemming from incidents at a boat launch and an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, court records show.

Gregory Menard, 51, of Abbeville, has been arrested three times during the past 12 years on DWI charges, according to the Vermilion Parish Clerk of Court’s office. He also has been arrested or cited on 13 other occasions for various offenses.

Now, Menard is facing charges of fourth-offense DWI, vehicular homicide, vehicular negligent injuring and passing in a no-passing zone after an early Saturday morning wreck that resulted in the death of his brother, 55-year-old Kenneth Menard of Abbeville.

Keep coming back!

Quote of the Day

“…That a member here would pretend one thing in one place and something else in another indicates a lot about them, and how could you place your trust in anyone here when among all the braindead sheep is such a big bad wolf?”

Interesting to me the person has not stepped forward for these past days and given some lame excuse that you’d surely buy immediately, because it’s what you’d like to believe is so, and you couldn’t possibly be so entirely foolish as to put your trust in them as a fellow traveler…that’s not possible at all.”


– JD; aka “Mondotuna”; aka, “Jerry”; aka, “Cabledude”. An AA and troll on this blog, and apparently still a moderator at Lifering forum. Writing here in our comment section a few months ago.