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Guess The Troll

OK, kiddos. It’s time to put those brain cells you’ve managed to retain to use. Yesterday, we received a comment that got caught in our troll trap, under the name “Banjomansband.” Rather than let it sluice through, we thought it would be fun to make a contest of it, in a “Guess the Troll” contest. [Hint: It’s someone we know and lub.]

It’s not enough to just guess the name. Please show your work. Entrants are judged by use of logic, wit and deliciousness; with bonus points awarded to whoever can explain to us the actual point this guy is trying to make:

“We have check the link out MA and find it ridiculous. Why you would want to print such rubbish is beyond us.
Yes it is several people having a say here. A couple of us post on JREF’s this is where we first heard of you. You post under a another name, why, are you hiding something.
Seems you keep pulling this disgusting stunt every time he posts on a site you or ftg posted on.
It seems he doesn’t like you and what you stand for so he takes the fight to you directly, what a concept. You folks do it here everyday. You jump into blogs, sites, newspapers ect…pull out what you want and post it here including people faces. You did this with Alfie, right. So when it is done to you, you fight back dirty.
Now your after Alfie to look at this link, well we suggest he does, please get it over with. Anything to stop you from soapboxing this link.
We don’t know this guy really and probably won’t but it seems low down that you would pull this shit and call yourselves respectable.
Grow Up!”

Good Luck!

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

Meet Diablo, aka, Danny Bennison

“Matty be careful I visit your hometowne [sic] with about 250 other AA men for a conference every May look it up. I should be seeing you in May. We just may corral you and before you know it you be brainwashed. Oh and If I forgot to tell you that I come to your hometown ( like I forgot to tell you about being a Ex-Ass. Dir.) sorry I was going to surprise you.

Now I know you don’t want to start talking about the mother of your children do you Matt, please leave mine out of this conversation. I mentioned it for reference, she went on to post to Ursus. Not you.

Matt whenever you want to crawl out of your whoa is me, the Ex Ass Dir is picking on me routine that would be nice. Your [sic] 51 now grow up. Remember you said that you worked thru [sic] this, well act like it.

This is Danny now has been since 1978….So nice try so many others were there before you pulling this shit, read it Matt. What are you 15 again. If that is the case then please be serious for the sake of others. Matt you can’t spin this on me buddy sorry take your latent anger out on your counselors. I gave you every opportunity to get honest and you never did. Why because Matty did not want to look like he was siding with a Ass.Director in front of all his Elan resident buddies. Boy that would look horrible….Go back Matt to a phone call I had with you asking you why Mark was posting on facebook that I was a driver flunky for Joe. He knew I was a Ass. Director from my post on a site Sharon had. No this is the explanation you wanted to believe in order to hang out with me. Fine I could have accepted that if you had from the beginning just said I have a problem with associating with you because of.

But you did not you chose a very disrespectful way trash me publically [sic], remember you started this publically [sic] I spoke first in private, so don’t go running around acting like your [sic] innocent.

– Danny”

“I have 21 yrs. in A.A. It does work if you work it.Stay in touch – Danny

The above quotes are from a guy named Danny Bennison, an AA with a spotted history, and a vicious mean streak. Currently, he writes for “McGowdoghouse,” a blog dedicated to this blog’s existence. His handle over there is “heretikreb,” but he is better known among those who peruse our comment section as “Diablo” (also “Cuggle,” and whatever other sockpuppet he may have slinked through our filter). Understanding the context of the quote requires a bit of background information, both of Diablo (Danny) and the recipient of the comment. It all started with Elan School.

Elan is a private school in Maine, dedicated to helping wayward teenagers. It employs a type of therapy known as “therapeutic community,” which makes the 12-steps look like walk through the park. Its most famous alumnus is Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel, made famous for the murder of his neighbor, Martha Moxley – an act he committed prior to attending Elan. Like Michel Skakel, most of those housed there are from well-to-do families, with the current annual fees costing upwards of $50,000. Continue reading Meet Diablo, aka, Danny Bennison

Heads Up

[UPDATED BELOW]

Yesterday, a new member named “cuggle” was posting in the neverending thread: March 13 12:34

After a few people responded to him, I found a comment from diablo in the spam filter (where all his comments go, because he is on the blacklist). I thought the comment was bizarre, even for diablo, but then realized that this was actually cuggle’s response to JRH and Mike. Apparently, diablo had forgotten to clear his info from the comment form and replace it with cuggle’s (click to embiggen):

Cuggle/diablo wasn’t on my radar — he steered clear of me. But I know he was working on ingratiating himself with some of you. Since he’s coming in through proxies, I can’t keep him from creating new handles or re-registering on the community pages. The best I can do is whack-a-mole. So, I wanted to make sure that everyone is aware of this, and please be so careful about sharing your personally identifiable information with anyone.

UPDATE: Diablo is having a meltdown in the moderation folder (click on the image and read from the bottom up):

 

Projection

Anyone who has studied psychology is familiar with the term “projection,” which refers to the tendency of an individual to deny his or her bad attributes, and project them onto another individual. It is a normal defense mechanism that all of us possess to at least some degree, but is amplified in people with certain psychological disorders. In a room full of AAs, which is a human sized petri dish of psychosis, projection is a staple of the interaction which takes place between the participants. It serves as the grease to the gears of the inter-working parts that make up the engine of AA manipulation – and can be seen in its many forms, from displacement to bullying. I’ve often thought about what a shame it was that Freud, who came up with the concept of projection, missed out on his chance to study an AA group, as it would have been his treasure trove of all things crazy.

AA’s very definition of an alcoholic as being selfish and ego-driven is a study in projection. Bill Wilson, who was an ego-driven narcissist, and who also happened to have a scorching drinking problem, simply applied his own shortcomings to all alcoholics. Where Oxford Group believed in the idea of original sin, and that we are all selfish by our very nature – Bill Wilson, Dr Bob and the early members of AA, separated those with drinking problems as being uniquely morally deficient. Continue reading Projection

Quote of the Day

“I was sitting in a meeting and my sponsee who had about 2 months was also attending. We were working on his fourth step and we had just gone over his sexual inventory and I had pointed out we are not the arbiters of anyone’s sex conduct but I also shared about the suggestion about no new relationships for a year, and explained why I thought it was a good idea based on my experience, that that rule wasn’t in place to protect the newcomer but to protect people FROM the newcomer, and how harmful I had been in my first year of sobriety, so I basically told him he could get his ashes hauled but try not to start a new relationship because we change so fast the chances were he would be harmful to whoever he got in a relationship with.

So anyway, there we are in this meeting, and he’s sitting there grinning like a possum eating s**t, and he raises his hand to share, the topic is gratitude, the chair calls on him and he starts sharing about how grateful he was for the program, and how he just got paid thx [sic] to the grace of god and the program blah blah blah, then he starts sharing about how he stopped at the massage parlor on the way to the meeting and got a b***job, then he points at me beaming and says ‘and it’s all thanks to working the program and my sponsor, he said it was OK to get laid my first year!!!!’

Ago, an AA.