PDD Troll Zone

Welcome to Perfect Duluth Day’s complaint department, hyperbole center and personal grudge factory. This is a post created for all the Internet trolls who are eager to bog down threads on this website with combative diatribes. It’s also a place for people who can’t stop themselves from responding to those trolls and suddenly become, quite frankly, more annoying than the trolls.

Has one of your comments been removed lately? Did you bitch about it in the comments? Was that comment removed too? Well now you can bitch about it again, here! And it probably won’t be deleted this time!

Although PDD has detailed policies about what types of posts and comments are permitted, the moderators have created this page — where almost anything goes — for two reasons:

1) Let’s face it, a lot of people thrive on bickering and need a place to blow off steam.

2) Most people can’t stand bickering and would like fewer distractions from the other threads on PDD.

So here it is, an open forum for exaggerations and personal attacks. Have fun. (Or should we say, “Go shove it up your Minnesota-nice-hole, you jerkwad”?)

765 Comments

eco eco

about 10 years ago

The only thing more annoying than a troll is a troll's big brother.

Sam

about 10 years ago

There is a lot less trolling at PDD than at the DNT forums.  The moderators there is generally pretty lax about trolling.  Some threads there are mostly crazy people trolling away!

Rhonda

about 10 years ago

I think we should start up a fund for that troll who chases after other women on PDD so he and his wife can go into marriage counseling and work out their issues.

TimK

about 10 years ago

I believe I've had a comment or two removed- I'm sure for good reason. I occasionally get suckered by a couple of trolls in particular (yes, you dog-faced boy). I recently found out that this tool has even achieved comment deletion from the DNT forums- that's pretty spectacular- so offensive that even the barely moderated DNT had to act! Most of the time I wish these nutjobs would STFU, but it does keep things interesting...

admackbar

about 10 years ago

Hey Claire, how about taking a breath from saying how "cool" everything is for awhile you pompous ass.

Bret

about 10 years ago

Can we put up a collection of removed comments?  They'll probably look even more idiotic out of context or perhaps form some sort of weird poetic piece about starving for attention.

Sam

about 10 years ago

"A troll is someone who posts inflammatory, extraneous, or off-topic messages." -Wikipedia

Sam

about 10 years ago

Is calling a troll a troll trolling?

Claire

about 10 years ago

Admackbar: You obviously think you are cool. I do not think you are cool. In fact, it's difficult to take seriously the advice of a pretentious twit who writes haiku about "mixing poopies."

Seriously... "mixing poopies?" "Mixing *poopies*?"

You must be kidding me. You, Admackbar, are so not cool.

Yours in coolness,
Claire

Sam

about 10 years ago

Typical DNT trolling example...  There was an article yesterday about the controversial new TSA groin pat-down procedure.  Basically, in the procedure, genitals are touched through the clothing to check for weapons, etc.  The article mentioned that the TSA boss's boss, Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano, underwent the pat-down procedure herself.  

The first DNT forum comment...
"Patting down Butch Napolitano??? I would have quit right there."

That is how a lot of the DNT forum conversations start, and they often go downhill from there.

Stay classy, DNT moderators!

Sam

about 10 years ago

Speaking of trolling, I often see people making personal insults aimed at Claire (see above in this thread).  Why is that?  I generally find Claire's posts sensible and polite, even if I disagree on a rare occasion. Do people just like getting a rise out of Claire?

W.T.F

about 10 years ago

Paul Just want to make sure I got this right. If someone sees something they consider abusive or bullying and  they have the guts to call the person on it then they am more annoying than the bully? Interesting world view.

admackbar

about 10 years ago

http://www.perfectduluthday.com/2009/04/14/the-score-bar-olympics/

Oh my god Claire, I forgot about that!  You've made my day!

chadp

about 10 years ago

I think poop is hilarious!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQoJo81lujk

dlhmn

about 10 years ago

Sam=

There are no DNT moderators. Those comment boards are self-policed (the thumbs-up, thumbs-down icons).

Comments made by registered users appear immediately. If enough people give a thumbs down, a comment will be automatically removed. If enough comments are removed, a user may be barred from the site.

Sam

about 10 years ago

dlhmn, I can't agree with you.  There are people on the DNT forums who have had many dozens of comments get thumbs downed to the point of being "hidden," and they are not barred.

And many posts are removed by administrators well before getting any "thumbs downs."  These posts are removed manually, since they contain no words that would generate an automatic removal, are often up for an hour or two before removal, and have little in the way of "thumbs down."  Also, some posts get 50 thumbs down and they stay up behind the "click here for hidden" sign.  Other posts are deleted Orwell-style (as if they were never there at all), and they often are neither offensive nor off-topic.

My theory is that a Tea Party person is selectively moderating (since sexist and racially insensitive stuff that is pro-Tea Party is seemingly never removed), but that is only an unsubstantiated theory.

Who at Forum Communications has the password that enables them to delete forum posts?

Danny G

about 10 years ago

I would just like to take this opportunity to remind everyone to donate to the Salvation Army this holiday season.  With either 37 or 70 new homeless people on the streets thanks to a devastating fire on Monday evening at a local historical landmark your dollars will surely go to an urgent cause.

Thank You,

Danny

Bad Cat!

about 10 years ago

Yay! I can say that I hate Rod Grams *and* bitch about the Salvation Army's homophobic policies (sorry Danny)!

Danny G

about 10 years ago

Why are you sorry?

Danny G

about 10 years ago

Oh, and as a tribute to the next-newest PDD post I think this is probably a good opportunity to point something out to all of you that I realized last night:

CHUM (Churches United in Ministry) uses the "H" in "Churches" in their name because if they didn't they would be called CUM.


Thank you,


Danny

Tony D.

about 10 years ago

[shakes fist and says, like Jerry Seinfeld whisper-exclaiming, "Newman...!"] 

Danny...!

The moderators have removed a few of my comments, one just the other day; I believe each time when I was baited by Triple D. (How cool is that, Claire?) So far I haven't minded one bit, for in hindsight the comments weren't something I'd like my name attached to on the interwebs. Thank you, PDD moderators, for that service.

Danny G

about 10 years ago

Tony D = Martyr

Sam

about 10 years ago

Tony D.  That is a great service.  The PDD moderators could offer "premium service" and walk around with me to moderate what I say as I travel around Duluth.  I think that would make us all better off.  I could use someone to filter the stupid stuff I say.

OED

about 10 years ago

Danny DD = Fool Desperate for Attention Even If It Means Acting Like a 5-Year-Old

Danny G

about 10 years ago

OED = Guy who the silly word "fool".

Chris

about 10 years ago

I've managed to avoid deleted comments lately.  I've refrained from commenting when the teabaggers have gone on about the wonders of the amazing Chip Cravaack.  And since Danny G is no longer the s**t-stirrer he used to be when he first came on, I've had little reason to get worked up.  In fact, in what may be one of the signs of the Apocalypse, Danny makes me chuckle more often than he pisses me off these days.

Danny G

about 10 years ago

OED = Person who things 5-Year-Olds make "cum" jokes.


Creepy.

Danny G

about 10 years ago

Danny = Idiot who can't manage to type simple comments insulting OED without making moronic typos.

Sam

about 10 years ago

Danny, I thought "Guy who the silly word 'fool'" and "Person who things 5-Year-Olds make 'cum' jokes" were just post-modern haiku.

year of glad

about 10 years ago

Freebird218 and his wife need to get in here.

zra

about 10 years ago

if we don't allow trolls to express themselves, no matter how asinine their views and "opinions" might be, the terrerists win.

anonymous like most folks around here

about 10 years ago

I'll bite. World Trade Center building # 7 fell at near free-fall speed into its own footprint, exactly like the other two WTC buildings though it was not hit by a plane, and suffered only a few small fires. Over a thousand architects and engineers have called for an investigation . Bring on the ad hominem attacks- I'm anonymous! Now explain why WTC building #7 fell like it did. Well- you wanted the pot stirred . 
http://www.ae911truth.org/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zv7BImVvEyk
It is my personal grudge that people aren't more curious about this. I don't pretend to know what happened and I doubt we'll ever know for sure. Bring on the hate and personal attacks. I'm anonymous BWA HA HA!

anonymous like most folks around here

about 10 years ago

Unless, of course,(gulp) the PDD staff outs me.

Lojasmo

about 10 years ago

Would never donate to the salvation army.  Christian Taliban right there.  Fuck them.

Danny G

about 10 years ago

Speaking of cool, I've got a really cool, slightly used yard skeleton for sale if anyone is interested.  Some college kids gave it to me because for some reason...they said it was hot and there's some crazy, gnome-looking thing who was hot on their trail.  I guess they needed to get rid of it in a hurry.

Jenkes

about 10 years ago

Maybe you could put it in the parade friday night!?!

Adem

about 10 years ago

@BadCat You're wrong this time. For a faith-based organization, the Salvation Army's official position on homosexuality is surprisingly level headed. In fact ALL of their official positions are totally reasonable.

Look it up.

btw: GOD HATES FIGS
(Mark 11:12-14)

Carla

about 10 years ago

This fig tree thing is the best news I have heard in a very very long time (see below).
BTW: We could use some more silent auction items for the Kozy Kozy, Kozy party (sorry Breck Girl)    

  12 And on the morrow, when they were come from Bethany, he was hungry: 13 And seeing a fig tree afar off having leaves, he came, if haply he might find any thing thereon: and when he came to it, he found nothing but leaves; for the time of figs was not yet. 14 And Jesus answered and said unto it, No man eat fruit of thee hereafter for ever. And his disciples heard it.

      Compare: Matthew 21:18,19

Jesus, Curses, and Israel

One of the more infamous passages in the gospels involves Jesus' cursing of a fig tree for not having any fruit for him despite the fact that it wasn't even the season for fruit. What sort of petulant individual would deliver a gratuitous, arbitrary curse? Why would this be Jesus' only miracle in the environs of Jerusalem? In reality the incident is meant as a metaphor for something larger — and worse.

Mark isn't trying to tell his audience that Jesus was angered at not having figs to eat — this would be very strange, given that he would have known that it was far too early in the year for that. Instead, Jesus is making a larger point about Jewish religious traditions. Specifically: it was not the time for Jewish leaders to "bear fruit," and therefore they would be cursed by God never to bear any fruit ever again.

Thus, instead of merely cursing and killing a lowly fig tree, Jesus is saying that Judaism itself is cursed and will die off — "dry up at the roots," as a later passage explains when the disciples see the tree the next day (in Matthew, the tree dies immediately).

There are two things to take note of here. The first is that this incident is an example of the common Marcan theme of apocalyptic determinism. Israel is to be cursed because it "bears no fruit" by not welcoming the Messiah — but clearly the tree here isn't being given the choice to bear fruit or not.

The tree bears no fruit because it is not the season and Israel does not welcome the Messiah because that would contradict God's plans. There can be no apocalyptic battle between good and evil if the Jews welcome Jesus. Therefore, they must reject him so that the message can more readily spread to the Gentiles. Israel is cursed by God not because of something they willfully chose, but because it's necessary for the apocalyptic story to play out.

The second thing to note here is that incidents like this in the gospels were part of what helped fuel Christian antisemitism. Why should Christians harbor warm feelings towards Jews when they and their religion have been cursed for not bearing fruit? Why should Jews be treated well when God has determined that they should reject the Messiah?

The larger meaning of this passage is revealed more fully by Mark in the following tale of the cleansing of the Temple...

jake

about 10 years ago

Trolling is a art.

Bad Cat!

about 10 years ago

@Adem Ok, I grant you that they are a lot more level-headed on the issue than a lot of organizations, but they still don't allow full acceptance. Why would I want to give to an organization that says I can work with them, but only if I admit I'm a sinner and have a celebate lifestyle? That's tokenism, not inclusion.
http://www.hrc.org/issues/13450.htm

wetclimber

about 10 years ago

I don't time to complain about stuff. Geez.

todobrillante

about 10 years ago

Did some of you fockers actually include links in your trolls? Stop offering references and just say something borderline bigoted! 
Worst. Trolling. Ever.

Danny G

about 10 years ago

I really dislike the use of the word "fockers".

dannydoesduluth.com

Biff Nimrod

about 10 years ago

really...this defeats the whole purpose and feeling of letting fly with a good flaming pile of verbiage...dipshits

Biff Nimrod

about 10 years ago

oh, and fuck the haiku dude

W.T.F

about 10 years ago

Biff, I think this whole post started when you insulted a bunch of people and I shot back with a insult to you and then the pdd desk jockeys deleted us both.I hope it was up long enough for you to see. It seem redundant to repeat it now. I've never been deleted before (except by ex gal-pals). But hey, life is short lets not get overly worked up. It's not like I'm trying to rewrite "War and Peace" here. As they say, "politics make strange bedfellows" Evidently because of us everyone now has a place to yank their wank and not get deleted, maybe.

loseR

about 10 years ago

A proposal to Danny and Claire:

Could the two of you exchange email addresses and engage in your bickering that way?  The juvenile baits, insults, and pet names are downright creepy. Can't speak for the moderators, but I have to believe some days they must feel like pulling the plug on this whole grand experiment.  They probably didn't start this blog to supervise bickering kids.  It's got to be tiring to be the only adult in the room day in and day out.

And to Claire: We don't know each other, I only know you through your notes on PDD.  But to me you seem like a kind person.  I believe your heart is in the right place, and it sounds like you are a competent professional, yet I have to say, you're not helping.  I think we have many of the same goals policy-wise, but this knee-jerk liberalism you exude is part of the problem, not the solution.

And to Danny: Clearly, you are independent thinking, informed, creative, and quick-witted. Will you please consider using your talents to sincerely contribute to the conversation rather than trying to obfuscate and disrupt genuine exchanges? PDD would be better for it.

I've posted this note against my better judgment. I concede it really isn't my business to judge others, so feel free with your smart retort.  Just please, think about it.

vicarious

about 10 years ago

As the sole member of the focus group polled to measure the viability of the PDD Troll Zone, I am delighted by it's success.

I think all deleted comments should be placed in these comments, with no reference or context whatsoever.

admackbar

about 10 years ago

Biff, are you talking to me?  If so, I've heard that the stench of your groin wilts vegetation.  And PDD without Claire is like a restaurant without crying babies: A much better experience.

Danny G

about 10 years ago

loseR: My email address is always available, and C knows this: [email protected]  That said (and I can't believe I'm going to say this) but I have to give C some credit as to her approach lately.  She has appeared to use the "ignore the problem and it will go away" approach when it comes to my (in my opinion, completely justified) barbs towards her.  Unfortunately, it's even funnier to me that she is doing this since it is basically the online equivalent of sticking your fingers in your ears and loudly singing "LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA".  She has hurled some pretty nasty accusations at me in the past and done some things online that I won't mention because I refuse to give them credence and I have ripped into her(including some spot-on impressions of her on my award winning fake radio show Danny Does Duluth (found at dannydoesduluth.com)) but when it comes down to it, I really don't care.  She's the worst kind of moron...a moron who not only doesn't know she's a moron, but a moron who thinks she is a much more important, well-rounded (snicker) person then she ever could be.  


Uhg...I really shouldn't consume cheap energy drinks in the afternoon.

loseR

about 10 years ago

I think you missed my point.

vicarious

about 10 years ago

...(i)reference or context whatsoever(/i)...

To continue my earlier thoughts, this space could be a kind of containment zone. I equate it with the way some municipalities "contain" unsavory behaviors such as open-air drug dealing and prostitution into a six-square-block area, and allow it to occur unencumbered as a way of keeping surrounding areas somewhat clear of openly anti-social behavior. 

Lundgren's genius should be acknowldeged; corral the crazies and let them e-destroy each other.

Danny G

about 10 years ago

Me missing your point was my point.

Claire

about 10 years ago

Admackbar, why don't you go hurl your verbal "poopies" somewhere else and leave me out of your personal problems. I see you've only posted four comments on PDD under this handle previously. You have not been missed. If you don't have anything cool or intelligent to say -- which, thus far, you haven't -- especially your stupid comment about chicken tasting like lobster -- don't say anything at all. Capisce?

"Chicken tastes like lobter!" Puh--lease.

admackbar

about 10 years ago

"leave me out of your personal problems" -further evidence of your pompous assishness, and now I think self-delusions of grandeur.  I'm glad you've wasted your time researching me.

Danny G

about 10 years ago

How DARE you admackbar!  How DARE you even suggest that C is pompous.  It's not like she's ever said that she "pals around with local power brokers".


Oh.  Wait.

Piglet

about 10 years ago

I just want to thank you all for helping provide one of the best spit takes ever to happen in my office. Outstanding! Now I'm off to dab my monitor before the I/T police bust me for mis-appropriation of company resources for trolling PDD. 

Happy Friday all.

Elden

about 10 years ago

I would like to know which trolls have "ties to the Duluth area" so that I can pay extra-special attention to them.

I also want to know if I get bonus troll points for making a troll like comment to rekindle a case in which I was surely perceived as a toll in a thread about trolls?

Lastly, since we seem to like equations...
Cool + troll = trool

Danny G

about 10 years ago

I am a tied-to-Duluth troll.  Born here, moved out in my early 20's, moved back in my mid 20's.

Off topic: The parade is tonight.  The Northland NewsCenter coverage is again going to be hosted by Kevin Jacobson, Babs Reyalts, and Michelle Lee.  For the last couple of days I've considered that the three of them would be perfect for the sequel to The Human Centipede.  Jacobson would of course be the "lead", but I can't decide which of the other two would make a better "center" and "tail".  Thoughts?

HelpMeRhonda

about 10 years ago

Danny, you really should pay more attention to your wife and less attention to other women. Maybe then she would stop going on so many business trips and you would not be so angry at her and at life. No woman likes her husband obsessing like a fool over other women on public forums and addressing them with intimate nicknames that frankly you should be reserving for your wife. I advise you and your wife to go to a marriage therapist, before it's too late! You both may have some self esteem issues you might want to work through, as well. From where I am sitting it looks like you and your wife are both very unhappy.

God bless.

Danny G

about 10 years ago

My wife will be reading that tonight and she will be laughing uproariously.  Seriously.  Thank you, HelpMeRhonda.  Thank you.  I am now really, really looking forward to when she comes home so I can show it to her.

Wait a second...are you Rhonda from THE "Help Me Rhonda"?

Danny G

about 10 years ago

UPDATE: The laugh from my wife was priceless.

Biff Nimrod

about 10 years ago

no, WTF, I missed it, if it was a good insult, please repeat it. And apparently I failed..I meant to insult everyone, not just a bunch of people. I'll try harder next time.

admackbar: if you're the haiku dude, then, yes, I was talking to you.

dipshits

Sam

about 10 years ago

What kind of a dimwit writes haiku! (next poster, please write more nonsense... it is all the rage now!)

Jeff Probst

about 10 years ago

This thread has officially jumped the shark

The Big E

about 10 years ago

Dear anonymous conspiracy theorist--Jim Fetzer and his cold fusion pal can get bent.  And so can you.

Gary

about 10 years ago

What happened to the Hot Maids cleaning service?  Get out your lighters and start chanting freebird218!

Lojasmo

about 10 years ago

The salvation army's position on homosexuality is only slightly better than the catholic church's

http://www.hrc.org/issues/13450.htm

Sam

about 10 years ago

The content of this trolling thread... 
"Hot Maids," 
"911 conspiracy theories," 
"homosexuality, the Catholic Church, and the Salvation Army," 
7 references to "haiku," and 
7 references to "poop" or "poopies."  

Classic!

CarTalk

about 10 years ago

Wait, wait, don't tell me! Those "pretty nasty accusations" that Danny claims this woman Claire made against him? Did she by chance accuse poor little victim Danny of being a stalker and a bully who is absolutely obsessed with a woman he knows only online?

If she did-she would be totally correct in her "pretty nasty accusations." 

Danny, it's funny watching you make a total fool of yourself, but you are ruining the PDD vibe. Get a handle on yourself, seriously. You're not only looking foolish, but you are starting to bore everyone with your cries for attention from someone who clearly has no interest in you.

Just trying to help! 
You are so welcome!

Danny G

about 10 years ago

"The PDD vibe".  Dear lord.

Jv Ribbentrop

about 10 years ago

Bring your own poster board and Sharpies(TM).

Yep

about 10 years ago

It's clear by this thread that the banning of Danny would do wonders for the PDD community. He obviously is some kind of weird stalker, and gets his jollies from sitting in his shitstained BVD's and commenting on the computer, since no one will actually engage someone as greasy as him in real life. Pitiful. 

Every time PDD allows this idiot to comment, it degrades the site a little bit more. Obviously the "ignore him and he'll go away" approach has failed.

He's got a fucking podcast -- didn't he tell you? -- so it's not like he needs this outlet. PDD mods, get your shit together and ban that jerk.

Danny G

about 10 years ago

Actually, I wear boxers.

Barrett Chase

about 10 years ago

We're too busy designing the PDD Vibe, which will hopefully be for sale at the Last Place on Earth in time for Valentine's Day. 

Slogan: "Since you guys spend so much time metaphorically jerking each other off, why not try it literally?"

Danny G

about 10 years ago

About every third comment of Barrett's makes me laugh pretty hard.  That was one of them.

wutevs

about 10 years ago

Danny and The Mail Sorter should make out.

baci

about 10 years ago

I've decided to start slagging the REAL SLACKER around here ... Barber is a DWEEB! "Renaissance Man"???? I think that means he's one of poofter pinko artist types. Why doesn't he get a real job?

EvilResident

about 10 years ago

As a close, personal friend of Danny's, I can say his wife is hot. She's totally my type... Very masculine.

I jest.

But seriously, I love this thread.

Sam

about 10 years ago

I think Paul started this thread to preempt trolling in the other posts.

A certain amount of PDD trolling must occur during any week, and it is being funneled into this thread.

Admackbar

about 10 years ago

Uh, Sam? No shit, Sherlock! I wouldn't have figured that out by reading this post. Thanks, Buddy.

wildgoose

about 10 years ago

Umm ... my respect for Carla just took a little hit for lifting material directly from another site w/o attribution.  

http://atheism.about.com/od/biblegospelofmark/a/mark11b.htm

Or were you pretending to be a troll?

Lauren

about 10 years ago

The one time my comment was deleted on DNT, was when I mentioned that the DNT at one point had the Obituaries under the "Milestones" tab. I thought it was tasteless place to put the obituaries and I saw it and I don't think many people did...it was squared away quickly.

zra

about 10 years ago

look who's talkin there, baci of borg!

tamara

about 10 years ago

PDD trolls = Hitler of the internet. I mean, Godwin's law had to be invoked at some point in a thread about trolls, because, really, isn't everything related to Nazism in the end?

R2D2

about 10 years ago

This kerfuffle reminds me of an incident at the Budgeteer a few years ago. A local podcaster -- who shall remain un-named, for obvious reasons -- invited Budgeteer columnist Ralph Doty to be interviewed on his podcast that he claimed was a fake radio show. Doty initially agreed, but upon reflection, declined to be interviewed. Well, this local podcaster went nuclear! He and a few of his friends flamed Doty unceasingly in the Budgeteer's online comments section, making all sort of pretty nasty accusations. It got really bad, with the constant flaming of Doty. It was obvious this local podcaster was one fry short of a happy meal, so the Budgeteer suspended their online comments section. It's too bad they didn't think to create a thread like PDD did, where this crazy local podcaster could be contained, ranting and raving about all the pretty nasty things poor Doty had done to him. It's sad a grown man would be so immature, but most people at the Budgeteer just chalked it up to a combination of anger management issues and no life on the part of this unnamed local podcaster.

Danny G

about 10 years ago

R2D2, you're conveniently omitting some facts from that story (and appear to be taking a few creative liberties).  Here's what really happened: First and foremost you should look at the reason why I wanted Ralph Doty on DDD in the first place.  Every now and then there will be something in the local news that interests me so I attempt to get someone involved in that story to come on the show (pretty standard for either a real or fake radio show).  At the time Doty had just left WDSM and was writing in the Budgeteer about why he did so.  As a fan of radio, that interested me so I asked Doty to come on the show.  Here's where R2D2's version left some things out.  Doty agreed to come on, and we corresponded via email a bit.  He then gave me his phone number and the two of us had a brief conversation where we agreed to a date and time for the show and I gave him my number.  I'm all set up ready for the show and nothing.  No phone call, no email.  Nothing.  I would have been A-OK with him changing his mind if he would have just given me the common courtesy of letting me know, but he didn't.  That was what bugged me about the him and put him on my DDD "shit list" (which, by the way, means absolutely nothing).  As for your claims that I and my "friends" constantly flamed him over the incident, I literally have no idea what you are talking about.  I never did (other than ripping on him on my show) and I couldn't even begin to imagine who these friends are that you're referring too.

Incidentally, this same scenario played out a couple of other times in the last few years with other local notables: Sharla Gardner and Chuck Horton.

HelpMeRhonda

about 10 years ago

Evil Resident, a woman can be "hot" and still be married to an abuser. I just think it's odd for someone to claim to be happily married, and yet obsess over another woman in a public forum, calling her intimate pet names, and asking that she send him private emails to his email address, which he even posts. I think anyone would say there's something missing in  that man's marriage, no matter if you think the wife is "hot." Maybe she's so cowed, her husband is bored. Who knows. I just find it all rather creepy.

Danny G

about 10 years ago

I just think it's hilarious that you think "C" is an "intimate pet name".

And again, are you THE Rhonda from the infamous "Help Me Rhonda"?

TimK

about 10 years ago

If a troll flames in the blog-o-sphere and no one reads it, does it still make a sound?

Yep

about 10 years ago

Danny's a loser. It's clear. I can picture him grinning to himself after hitting "submit" on that Rhonda "joke," thinking it was really clever and dry and cute, when it's something a senile 90-year-old wouldn't even attempt, them not wanting to risk seeming like a human who has absolutely no spark of intelligence left. Danny's humor is reminiscent of Patch Adams or Carrot Top, only utterly devoid of any redeeming qualities whatsoever. (And if you know of those two humorists, you know that their tanks are already on "E.") Danny's humor is negative. It actually sucks the humor out of other jokes around it. Danny should go out to the Large Hadron Collider, do a podcast, and show them how dark matter is really created.

I wonder how many people actually download and listen to his show. I bet each episode is checked out by a maximum of five people. And he's too stupid to realize that if he wasn't an unfunny asshole, wow, he might actually attract an audience. (Of course, then they'd be subjected to what sounds like a schizophrenic muttering to himself, but, hey, one step at a time.)

It's also hilarious that he thinks his potential guests should call HIM to set up bookings. 

In closing, Danny is such an idiot that he has decided to play the ROLE of "idiot" as a way of distracting people from the fact that he is actually an idiot. The ruse would be clever if he wasn't so transparently stupid and simplistic to a fault. 

He contributes NOTHING to this site, to any discussion. Ban him, send him into the wilderness, shun him, leave him to do his voices in a room, all alone, no one listening. At the very least, delete every comment he makes that is not relevant. Every time I have to read him stalking the person he calls "C," this site dies a little more. 

Awaiting Danny's hilarious riposte...I'm sure he'll write something in a matter of minutes, as clearly he has no life, or, seemingly, job. Come on, Danny! Let's get 'em laughing one more time! Your people await your genius.

Danny G

about 10 years ago

Just a request for some clarification...first, what was the Rhonda joke?  I don't think I was attempting to make a joke there.  I was asking if she is who I think she is.

And when did I ask my guest to call me to set up a booking?  I think you missed something in my run-down of the affair.

And my numbers definitely exceed 5 per episode.  Thank you.

Yep

about 10 years ago

Prove it, you fucking liar.

I just looked at your site and couldn't believe that you had 6-10 comments per posting. Then I read them and realized that they were all spam posts for Ugg boots. You're really a success, clearly.

And it's hilarious that your podcasts are all about you being critical of the media, and yet you sit there, talking to yourself in your normal voice and then a slightly more nasal one, having a one-man conversation. How in the fuck would you think that would be appealing, or even tolerable? You can't even figure out that no one wants to listen to you, because your central premise is totally fucking dumb. Aside from being unfunny, your "character voice" is torture to listen to.

Suggestion: be nice to people. Talk in a normal voice. You will be much more successful in life. Of course, we know you can't do this, because Danny without his Dannyness means you're just some putz with nothing to offer. You're an asshole because it's all you've got. You play the heel because, hell, if everyone's gonna hate you anyway, you may as well say you want it to be that way. Then it seems like you're in control. Pitiful. And so very obvious to everyone.

Nobody likes you not because you want it that way, but because you are fundamentally unlikeable. You're like the Juggalo of internet podcasting. You suck, geddit?

Danny G

about 10 years ago

Wait.  So what you're saying is you're not a fan?

ohyeah!

about 10 years ago

...and he's a fatty.

http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/photo.php?fbid=32445958901&set=a.32445873901.51788.503308901

Yep

about 10 years ago

Oh, there's that sense of humor I'm talking about! "So what you're saying is, you're not a fan"? 

Ha ha ha, of course not, Danny! NO ONE IS!

Danny G

about 10 years ago

"...and he's a fatty." is my favorite comment I have read on PDD ever.

Yep

about 10 years ago

Now he's doing his "I'm not hurt by your namecalling" bit. Danny's rubber, you're glue!

Like anybody fucking cares about what comments you like or don't like, you dumb fucking goober. 

Still waiting for the proof that anyone listens to your stultifying, stupefying podcast. Not expecting it to show up.

admackbar

about 10 years ago

I don't always agree with Danny, but at least he can challenge people's opinions, and call them on their B.S.

Danny G

about 10 years ago

Yeah, it's a bit.  I never make fun of myself.

Honestly though, I'm trying to think of a way to show you my numbers but the thing I could think of would be to give you my account information for the podcast...and I'm not about to do that, for obvious reasons.

Yep

about 10 years ago

Oh, wow, imagine that. Danny can't prove that no one listens to his show.

Yep

about 10 years ago

Seriously, can't you even delete the spam comments from your website? Is it that you have so few listeners that you can't be bothered to do even that little bit to seem less like a useless turd?

Danny G

about 10 years ago

Oh, wow, imagine that.  "Yep" can't come up with a way for me to prove that no one listens to my show but he/she still wants to state it as fact.

Here's how it works buddy: YOU are the one who made the accusation that nobody listens so YOU are the one that has to prove it.  That's sort of "Calling Someone Out 101", you know.

Danny G

about 10 years ago

And dumbass...the comments aren't on the main website, they're on the archive pages.  Also, I think the spam is pretty funny.  There I go again with that messed-up sense of humor.

Bad Cat!

about 10 years ago

Then grab a screenshot and post it here (keep in mind there are ways to determine if a picture has been photoshopped...).

Danny G

about 10 years ago

That's not a bad idea.  Let's see if I can figure it out.

Yep

about 10 years ago

Yeah, it's hilarious that your website looks like total shit, and your show is unfunny, and no one listens to it.

Take a screenshot of the page that tells you how many listens you've had, either in total, or recently, or per show. Then, just blur out the information that you don't want transmitted. Very simple. Of course, if you have no fucking fans -- like you don't -- you won't do this.

Seriously, I'm guessing it's five downloads a show. MAYBE ten.

Yep

about 10 years ago

Oops, Bad Cat's beaten me to that suggestion. 

I'm sure Danny is frantically trying to learn Photoshop, right now, so he can turn that "5" into a "50."

Danny G

about 10 years ago

Actually, I'm trying to figure out how to post the pic I just grabbed.  Any help?  What format does it have to be in?

My technical skills are horrendous.

Yep

about 10 years ago

Ooh, what's the number gonna be? I can hardly wait for this slimy loser to post the screenshot of his podcast numbers!

It would be funny if he posted a picture of something really gross, but he's not that smart.

Danny G

about 10 years ago

Alrighty, let's see if this will work.  Let's all remember that I'm not bragging here (partly because I don't think there's anything to brag about) but I'm just posting this because it was asked of me:

Danny G

about 10 years ago

Obviously that didn't work.  Ok, here's a link:

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150125329618902&set=a.19870088901.37978.503308901#!/photo.php?fbid=10150125329618902&set=a.19870088901.37978.503308901&pid=7730233&id=503308901

Chad

about 10 years ago

FWIW, I occasionally listen to his podcast.  Usually as background noise, mind you, but it does make me chuckle.  I guess it takes an odd sense of humor.

year of glad

about 10 years ago

Alright, this is just ridiculous. I'm fresh out of high school, and even I can't handle this ridiculous, dramatic bickering. This is a public forum, and Danny can say whatever he wants.

I don't really see how "Yep" can tell Danny to start being nice to people, when he/she is criticizing everything from his job to his appearance. What does any of that have to do with what he posts on PDD? Nothing. Now, I'm not trying to fight his battles by any means. It's just that this argument is really childish - worse than typical trolling. It's so easy to lambaste people when you're protected by your anonymity, isn't it? Why don't you tell us about your wild, unencumbered successes, "Yep"?

Yep

about 10 years ago

Danny, your technical skills are about as good as your comedy. What does the document say? Use your words. Tell us about your fanbase.

Yep

about 10 years ago

yearofglad, Danny's been on here for a few years, bothering people, harassing them, purposely being a sardonic little shit, and flat-out stalking one person in particular. You should be careful who you defend.

Danny G

about 10 years ago

Did the link not work for you Yep?  Ok doke.  The numbers show downloads over recent history: Sep-10,144, Oct-13,940, and Nov so far at 7,594.


I now await your clever retort.

year of glad

about 10 years ago

"Yep,"
Yes, I'm familiar with Danny's posts on PDD. I've been reading for a couple years, and I don't really care. Claire is a big girl, and she can handle his light jabs on her own. I like both of them, actually.

However, I stand by what I just said. The way you've chosen to express your opinion is extremely immature and ineffective. You still haven't made it clear how most of your claims have anything to do with what Danny posts on this forum. 

Regardless, thanks for speaking to me as though I'm naive and ignorant. It gave me a good laugh.

EvilResident

about 10 years ago

I've been reading PDD for YEARS and listening to Dan's podcast for a while. I've never seen anything he's done to inspire quite so much anger.

This Yep person obviously has some kind of really really heinous social problem if they let him get to them THIS MUCH. I mean for frick's sake... Is this all YOU have to do with your time, Yep? At least Dan (a) uses his identity and (b) says EXACTLY what he wants to. I applaud his honesty and, generally, his humor.

Also, the "Danny's wife is hot" thing really was a joke. Not that she isn't hot. But firstly I'm very homosexual and "married", (hence the masculine crack). But in reality, Dan and his wife are awesome people, and fun as hell to hang out with. Even if Dan only sings shitty songs in karaoke.

Friend of Claire's

about 10 years ago

Year of Glad, why don't you read Danny's Nov. 19 comment, in which he  admits to stalking and harassing a local woman, and revels in it, because he accuses her of "hurling some pretty nasty accusations at me in the past and done some things online that I won't mention because I refuse to give them credence."

He's been haranguing this woman nonstop since she wrote on PDD about participating in a protest in St. Paul during the Republican Convention TWO YEARS AGO. And now he's demanding she email him and that she's aware of his private email? 

Don't hold your breath, Stalker Boy. 

By the way, Danny, if someone is making "some pretty nasty accusations at me in the past" I certainly don't ask them later if I can be their FB friend. If it'd been me getting that request from you, I would have reported you for being a stalker.

You fucking loser. Go back to your wife and stop stalking my friends.

Danny G

about 10 years ago

BWA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!  DANCE FOR ME, PUPPETS!  DANCE!

year of glad

about 10 years ago

If Claire and her friends are SO extremely bothered and worried, they really need to go talk to the DPD about this. 

Danny has been subject to some ridiculous accusations and insults. It's been going on for a long time. I'm not saying he doesn't do his part to fuel the fire and feed the trolls, but let's get serious here. 

Also, as far as I know, he never demanded Claire email him. Way to make him sound like the boogy man. Scroll on up to when loseR suggests they handle their differences through email rather than on PDD. All Danny said was that she was aware of his email address, if Claire was actually interested in being civilized and handling a personal situation in a personal manner.

Honestly, I don't care who is being criticized or why. This is unacceptable any which way you look at it.

Danny G

about 10 years ago

"Year of Glad, why don't you read Danny's Nov. 19 comment, in which he admits to stalking and harassing a local woman"
No I didn't.

"And now he's demanding she email him"
No I didn't.

What I don't understand about the tactics of "Team C" in the Great Danny vs. C Debate of 2010 is why they would say something in a comment that can be checked and shown to be untrue in that very same thread.  What an odd tactic.

Yep

about 10 years ago

"BWA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA! DANCE FOR ME, PUPPETS! DANCE!"

Is this a person who has anything worthwhile to add to any discussion? No. Ban him.

Yep

about 10 years ago

Oh, and, by the way, I don't know this Claire. I'm just sick of coming to this site and reading Danny's constant, constant prodding and stalking of her, among other annoyances. It's sick, and I'm really disturbed how these comments of his are determined to be acceptable.

Danny G

about 10 years ago

No comment on my stats, Yep?  I'm disappointed.

Yep

about 10 years ago

You're telling me that over THIRTEEN THOUSAND PEOPLE downloaded your podcast in October. This is what you're saying? You're actually making this hilarious, hilarious claim?

Jim

about 10 years ago

2 votes from my household for banning Danny from PDD.

Danny G

about 10 years ago

THAT'S what I wanted.  Thanks Yep.

Yep

about 10 years ago

Danny, no one in their right mind would believe that 13,000 people listen to your horrible bullshit in one month. Seriously. Unless there are people all over the world searching "Duluth podcast" in Google who get you as a result, go and download your show, and then delete it within the first couple minutes. I guess that would explain it!

If you're trying to say that you have five or ten or fifteen thousand loyal listeners a month, and all you have to show for it is some Cialis spam on your comment threads, you're fucking fooling yourself. But, since you are a fool, I guess that's to be expected.

Truther

about 10 years ago

Folks,

Trolls like Danny thrive on attention. It's sociopathic behavior, 100 percent. Truly, it equates to criminal behavior, so beware.

Danny G

about 10 years ago

There's like 4 billion people in the world.  Is the idea that a mere 13,000 would download my show that odd?  Keep in mind that I've been doing this for half a decade now and my last show had a large (if not controversial) following.  But whatever...this is why I never talk about my numbers.  I'd still do it if I only had 5 listeners.

Now I'd like to bring up something that really pissed me off in this thread.  EvilDuluthian needs to get his head examined if he thinks my choices in karaoke songs are poor.  "Pussy Control" = classic.  "Only Women Bleed" = classic.  Anything by Oasis = don't get me started.

Danny G

about 10 years ago

Sorry...EvilResident.

Sam

about 10 years ago

I'm still waiting for this thread to go negative.

OhYeah!

about 10 years ago

How strange that the "Troll" post is 99.9% about "D"! Sociopath, indeed.

He does appear to be a fatty addict according to his FB pics. And how odd that as a fatty he makes fat jokes about people. 

The spineless admins of this site clearly do not know how to run a business. Fools.

Jadiaz

about 10 years ago

Anyine else find it amusing that several people in this thread have accused Danny of being a stalker, yet Claire herself is not amongst them? Or how all those people have seemingly found the time to do to Danny what they accussed him of such as, calling him pet names, stalking him, responding to him right away, being rude. Seems funny and strange to me. Kind of like the pot calling the kettle black. Seems to me if the accusations are true, Claire can clear it up with a comment herself. Until then I see them as baseless and pathetic.

Dr. Phil

about 10 years ago

This is what's going on with Danny: He's unemployed and lives off his wife's earnings; she's the one who brings home the bacon. He's got this podcast that he does, so that he doesn't feel like a complete loser and totally emasculated. It's all he has, really. 

He asked Ralph Doty to be on his podcast. Doty turned him down and so Danny flamed him.

He asked a woman on PDD to be on his podcast. She turned him down and also told him his podcast sucks, so he's flamed her ever since.

He asked Chuck Horton to be on his podcast, but didn't flame him after Chuck turned him down, because Chuck would have kicked the shit out of him.

Danny cannot handle rejection.

Interesting, how, when Danny is called out for harassing people, he blames his victims and claims they deserve it, they wronged him somehow. No, Danny, you aren't harassing people because they deserve it. You harass people because your whole life revolves around that podcast and you are a bully.

Fred

about 10 years ago

Who the hell is Claire?

Joel S

about 10 years ago

Claire has been advised by a number of people (myself included) to not respond to trolls, in general, or to a certain troll, in particular.  To maintain this principle, she will not be commenting on this thread.

Danny G

about 10 years ago

OhYeah!: Please explain "fatty addict".

Dr. Phil:  That last comment was amazing in it's wrong-ness.

Fred: Who the hell cares?

Joel S: Hi.

Jadiaz

about 10 years ago

So Joel she can not make one simple comment saying something like, Yes I feel Danny harrasses me. I don't believe she feels that way because she hasn't expressed it although she has expressed other feelings on this thread. I'll support a Danny ban whole heartedly if Claire states she feels harrassed. And if she does, and has for years as some claim, then the Duluth Police Department should be notified. Otherwise their are a bunch of people openly harrassing Danny on here and are accussing him of things that the one person who could substantiate she feels this way, hasn't and according to Joel, won't. Give a one line statement to prove to those of us who haven't seen the harrassment to prove to us the truth. Without one all you Danny haters have nothing to stand on.

Bad Cat!

about 10 years ago

"all you Danny haters have nothing to stand on"

Other than the fact that he's not funny...?

Jim

about 10 years ago

Tim the Toolman, here's a quote for you:

The man of knowledge must be able not only to love his enemies, but also to hate his friends. 
Friedrich Nietzsche

Jadiaz

about 10 years ago

Danny is occassionally funny. I'd say over not any more or less than any other average person.

Joel S

about 10 years ago

Jadiaz-- if an individual (hypothetically speaking) was being stalked and/or harrassed and if that individual (hypothetically speaking) had contacted the police department about this, then it would simply make matters worse for such an individual to comment publically on the alleged stalking/harassement on a forum such as PDD.  For that reason, to ask any individual to comment one way or the other on such potential stalking/harrassment is highly irresponsible. I would therefore humbly and politely request that you not ask any individual to comment publicly on such matters and would politely and humbly request that the silence of any such individual not be taken as evidence either for or against any such allegation of harrassment or stalking in this or any other case.

And no, I am not a lawyer, but I did sleep at a Holiday Inn Express last night.

dbb

about 10 years ago

To paraphrase Joel S.'s last comment: 

Legal opinion. Legal opinion. Legal opinion. 

I am not a lawyer.

So proud.

about 10 years ago

Oh, Duluth. So charmingly self-satisfied and certain. I just want to eat you up with a spoon.

R2D2

about 10 years ago

Jadiaz, I'm wondering if you can read. Danny basically admitted on this very thread that he's harassing someone on PDD and that it gives his empty life a thrill. Read his Nov. 19 comment again. Here, I will cut & paste it for you:

"She has appeared to use the "ignore the problem and it will go away" approach when it comes to my (in my opinion, completely justified) barbs towards her. Unfortunately, it's even funnier to me that she is doing this since it is basically the online equivalent of sticking your fingers in your ears and loudly singing "LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA"." 

And if you think Danny's flaming of other people for no reason but that they once declined to go on his stupid podcast, or because he doesn't like their politics, is funny, I worry about you.   Danny G and his friends -- Ron S and Tony R -- flamed Ralph Doty on the Budgeteer's website so badly that the newspaper did away entirely with online comments. Danny can deny it all he wants, but he knows it's true. Plenty of people remember, too, despite his denials.

Is that what you want to happen here, a sociopath hijacking PDD and using it to harass people? He's obsessing on and targeting Claire today, but tomorrow it could be TimK or TonyD or Tamara  -- or you. 

I consider it poetic justice that, after Danny has hijacked so many other threads on PDD and shut down interesting discussions, others have hijacked a thread about trolls to call out Danny on his unacceptable behavior.

Danny G

about 10 years ago

R2D2, I'd like to make sure that I've got this completely straight:


"Danny basically admitted on this very thread that he's harassing someone on PDD and that it gives his empty life a thrill." 

= 

"...my barbs towards her...."

Lojasmo

about 10 years ago

Danny, you are a complete douche...where ya gonna put that comment, bitches?

Lojasmo

about 10 years ago

Oh, and Danny...you have NOT had a member of congress on your show.  He was, at the time, a candidate for congressional office.  He is now a congressman elect.  Words have meaning, Danny.  Your podcasts are nauseating, as well.

Danny G

about 10 years ago

Thanks for listening.  

And technically, if we're going to go down this road, the fact that a person is (or is about to be) a member of Congress on my show then the phrase is correct.  I never said that I had a member of Congress on my show while he was in Congress.  But when he is sworn in I will be able to say "I have had that man, a current member of Congress, on my show."

Also, that was sort of the joke, dummy.

Lojasmo

about 10 years ago

Danny:  your chicanery is impressive.  Unfortunately, it is fueled by ignorance.  Your syntax is atrocious.  Your defense of your mistake is laughable.

Lojasmo

about 10 years ago

Thankfully, I only had to listen for a few seconds to figure out that it was the congressman-elect (then candidate, chip kraavack) in order to verify your stupid mistake.

vicarious

about 10 years ago

Total success, Lundgren. You are a true genius.

R2D2

about 10 years ago

Someone looks *very* well-fed in this pic....

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=454867698901&set=a.19870088901.37978.503308901

EvilResident

about 10 years ago

Wow. I actually really appreciate how this thread has helped show who the REAL assholes on PDD are. This went from mildly amusing, to ugly, to downright schoolyard bullying in a sickeningly short amount of time.

Danny G

about 10 years ago

Eh.  What are you gonna do?

R2D2

about 10 years ago

Being flamed or insulted isn't so funny when you or your friends are on the receiving end of it, is it, EvilResident? As Danny would say when he's making a cruel comments about someone he doesn't like, "snicker." 

Live by the Golden Rule, and everyone will be happier. 

By the way, Jadiaz, the issue is not whether or not someone feels harassed or bullied. This isn't about anyone but Danny. The issue is, does Danny feel like he using PDD to harass and bully another person. Please re-read this excerpt from Danny's Nov. 19 comment. I think the intent to harass and to bully on Danny's part couldn't be any more obvious. But, then, I'm no lawyer. It's just the opinion of a reasonable person.

"I have to give C some credit as to her approach lately. She has appeared to use the "ignore the problem and it will go away" approach when it comes to my (in my opinion, completely justified) barbs towards her. Unfortunately, it's even funnier to me that she is doing this since it is basically the online equivalent of sticking your fingers in your ears and loudly singing "LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA". "

Oh, and EvilResident, you were so right! Someone reminds me of a Commodores song ...Ow! She's a brick house, she's mighty, mighty, just lettin' it all hang out..."

Danny G

about 10 years ago

R2D2: How many times is the comment where I (according to you) admitted to harassing and bullying someone going to be repeated by you on this thread?  You do realize that if anyone wanted to re-read it they could just scroll up and there it is, right?  And do you really think that at this point you are going to convince someone on "Team Danny" to switch sides by reading, re-reading, and re-reading the same comment?  I'm not arguing with the validity of your argument (since I think I've done that well enough at this point) I'm just scratching my head at the tactic.  We heard (read) you the first time!

I don't know.  Part of me wonders if arguing with you (with the made-up name R2D2) or "Yup" (again, made-up name) is counter-intuitive.  The mere fact that you refuse to back-up with you say and hide behind anonymity sort takes away quite a bit of credibility. It's not like I can point out anything hypocritical in your opinions based on who you are, since you don't have the coconuts to say who are.  And before you start flipping out and accusing me of being a stalker towards you or something, let me cut you off.  Nope.  I really don't care who you are.  I'm merely pointing out that an anonymous troll is far worse (and much less reliable, and much more weak) than a troll who admits who he/she is.

Also, I've never "attacked" anyone (or their opinions) in a public forum of any kind who hasn't already put themselves (or their opinions)in a public forum in the first place.  Can you say the same about your self?


Now, I fully expect you to read this completely reasonable comment and admit to it's validity.

B-man

about 10 years ago

Thanks Lundgren this thread, it is awesome for lurking.  People are getting pretty upset about "opinion" here, and that is as entertaining as anything.

Danny G

about 10 years ago

I agree.  This is brilliant.  What is the record for number of comments on a PDD thread?

R2D2

about 10 years ago

Danny, I've met your type before. You are either unemployed or underemployed, and resent the fact that nobody appreciates your "superiority." You look around, and you see others seizing opportunities that you think you deserve more than they do. So you troll online sites, looking for people to harass -- tearing others down makes you feel even more "superior" to them. 

"Judge not, lest you be judged."

Such irrational hatred for strangers usually arises from one or all of three reasons:
1. You perceive the other person (s) to be a threat;
2. You envy the other person (s) for leading the life you want to lead;
3. You hate yourself.

You put yourself out there, Danny. and if you are going to dish it out, you can expect others to give it back to you. I'm not exactly sure what opinions you may hold, it seems like all you do is try to squelch others from expressing their opinions. Aren't you the moron who once wrote a LTE about a political candidate you supported, but all you did in your LTE was rail against the other candidate's supporters? 

As for my and others who criticize you wanting to remain anonymous: there's a good reason for that. You are well-known for mocking and attacking -- here on PDD and on your podcast -- those whose identities you know, who've committed no other crime but that you don't like them -- how about "The 40-year-old man who calls himself Starfire?" What in the hell business of yours how old anyone else is and what they use as a handle? I think Starfire has done a lot more in his life than you have -- and he's a very kind man, too.

You and your friends shut down the Budgeteer's online comments section. I think no one wants you killing PDD too, with your out of control hatred for other people. Cut it out.

That's all. Have a happy Thanksgiving. And pray for forgiveness of your sins.

Danny G

about 10 years ago

I'm an atheist.  We don't pray.

I would like to thank you for addressing in a point-by-point basis my previous comment.  I especially like how the end of my previous comment directly asked you a simple "yes" or "no" question you stepped up to the plate and answered it.  Wait...that didn't happen, did it?

Oh well.  Since you've given me the courtesy of numbering the facets of your deep, psychological examination of yours truly, allow me to address them on a point by point basis:

"1. You perceive the other person (s) to be a threat;"
No, I don't.

"2. You envy the other person (s) for leading the life you want to lead;"
No, I don't.

"3. You hate yourself."
No, I don't.

Danny G

about 10 years ago

Remember earlier when I when into a big diatribe complaining about the lack of validity and credibility of those who use fake names?  Yeah.  Scratch that.

R2D2

about 10 years ago

Danny, you opened the door. I seem to remember your proclaiming that your wife approves of your unacceptable harassment of  another PDDer, as she doesn't like her either. You brought your wife into the discussion to validate your weird obsessions, so deal with it.

No one cares if you sit in your basement and spew your simple-minded crap on your podcast for your "thousands" of listeners. Insulting people you don't like and trying to shut them down is not what PDD is about. The prospect of you pulling this garbage into the infinite future makes me sick and is going to kill PDD. 

This is a blog about Duluth and things relevant to Duluth for people who love Duluth. PDD is not your personal playground for you to harass and bully people you don't like. Didn't you once tell someone she was too old to participate on PDD? Didn't you tell someone she shouldn't be  responding to someone you claim was her husband's comment? 

Since when are you the one deciding who can and cannot participate on PDD? Since when are you the one who decides who can and can't respond to other people's comments? And why do I think it's the same person you were directing both of those insulting orders to?

Play by the rules, or find another playground, Danny. We've all had it with your obsessions. You aren't funny. You never were.

Danny G

about 10 years ago

Are you unable to discern the difference between "pointing out something I personally find silly" and "ordering" someone to do something?  Ironically, your last paragraph in that comment started with you quite literally giving me an order.


R2D2, you so crazy.  Happy Thanksgiving!

EvilResident

about 10 years ago

R2D2, are you not doing to Danny literally every single thing you just listed?  You are bullying him and ordering him around simply because you don't like him. You seem like a bit of a hypocrite. Perhaps I fail to see how what you are doing is solving anything or "adding to the discussion".

dbb

about 10 years ago

R2D2 is a brilliant satirist.

B-man

about 10 years ago

Personal opinions of Danny is not the important issue here.  
Danny has the right to be any kind of commenter he wants to be, something about a first amendment to the Constitution. I do not support the banning of him until a court of law has convicted him or he has broken the rules set forth by PDD re: posting comments.

@ Danny you do seem incite people with attacks, so you get what you get from that.

Gobble Gobble and stuff.

vicarious

about 10 years ago

I'm thinking about running the gauntlet. Just a heads up, people. (I'm talking to you, Z.)

TimK

about 10 years ago

PDD is not specifically a democracy. PDD is not required by anyone to follow the First Amendment to the US Constitution. If the owner/operators of PDD decided to ban someone, they can and should. What seems to be lost in the discussion is when is enough annoyance enough? It's not up to me, though I've got my opinions!

admackbar

about 10 years ago

Its interesting how people's comments here can affect somebody's emotions.  I mean this is just a virtual community.  Just a bunch of ones and zeroes coming together to form words and ideas.  Yet I for one have let people's comments - people I don't have much interest in - annoy the hell out of me to the point where I have reacted with anger and have cracked back on them with more ones and zeroes. Huh.

loseR

about 10 years ago

Fact is, many folks have sat back and tried to ignore the arrogant and ignorant bullshit spewed by you Danny in your transparent attempts to bait others into bickering on your level.  And yeah, we try not to feed trolls, but this is a significant challenge when you got an ugly drooling one gnawing on your leg.

Then when you're called out on it, you either act like a big victim or else pretend to get off on the humiliation of it.

 So here's an opportunity to troll the troll.  Anonymous attacks, name-calling, unsubstantiated hatred, that's the whole point right.?  I want to tell you all you're crying for attention is nauseating. You're not funny, you don't add anything worthwhile to an otherwise inspiring community, and dumping this virtual bucket of bong water and chew spit over your fat head is exactly what you deserve.  It's not mean or out-of-line - it's poetic justice.  Now go away.

Danny G

about 10 years ago

"act like a victim" and "pretend to get off on the humiliation" are sort of two different things, aren't they?  Honestly, I can understand how you would maybe, MAYBE think that the second is true...but it's not.  I'm not pretending anything.  This thread is going to make a great, great future ep of my show.  As for the victim thing, I would appreciate a few examples being cited.

loseR

about 10 years ago

Note I said 'either', you inserted 'and'.

And no I will not substantiate my hate for you.

Danny G

about 10 years ago

Oh, you're right.  So if it's "either" instead of "and" I guess that means there's a chance that you don't think I play the victim.  Wait.  What?  

Regardless, I've decided that I will end all of my future retorts in this thread the same way (at least until I get bored or forget to do it).



LoseR, I love you.

R2D2

about 10 years ago

LoseR, be glad Danny does not know who you are, he'd be googling you and targeting you for abuse and personal attacks next -- unless you are Chuck Horton, in which case Danny will quake in fear and not say anything, because, at heart, he's a coward.

Danny G

about 10 years ago

Title of episode 172 of Danny Does Duluth: Up-Chuck.  Guess who it's named after?



R2D2, I love you.

Jim

about 10 years ago

Oh, the humanity, and all the libs screaming around here...I told you...I can't even talk to people...around here. It's -- I can't talk, ladies and gentlemen. Honest, it's just lying here, a mass of smoking accusations, and everybody can hardly breathe and talk...I, I'm sorry. Honest, I can hardly breathe. I'm going to step inside where I cannot see it. Danny, that's terrible. I -- Listen folks, I'm going to have to stop for a minute, because I've lost my voice...This is the worst thing I've ever witnessed...

EvilResident

about 10 years ago

Wow. As a kid I always wondered what it'd be like to be an adult... Turns out it's pretty much exactly the same only with bills.

Jadiaz

about 10 years ago

This thread shows the hate the majority of the PDD community has festering inside of themselves for anyone with differing opinions. Can't say I'm not guilty myself at times. It's sad. For all of us. Want tolerance, don't come to this forum!

Barrett Chase

about 10 years ago

This thread in no way represents "the majority of the PDD community." If it did, I would have quit long ago.

Admackbar

about 10 years ago

This thread is so long it takes me like 5 minutes to scroll down to the bottom on my phone

TimK

about 10 years ago

Some of these posts remind me of the time I was called intolerant on a different blog- Harmony Central (a musician's blog) because I called a guy out who was bitching about the "god-damned ni***rs." When I said this wasn't the venue for his racist rants, he said I was the intolerant one for not letting his comments slide...

R2D2

about 10 years ago

In Germany they first came for the Communists, 
and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Communist. 

Then they came for the Jews, 
and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Jew. 

Then they came for the trade unionists, 
and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a trade unionist. 

Then they came for the Catholics, 
and I didn't speak up because I was a Protestant. 

Then they came for me — 
and by that time no one was left to speak up.

Danny G

about 10 years ago

Then they came for R2D2,
read his PDD Troll Zone comments, and said "why bother" as they turned around and walled away.

Bad Cat!

about 10 years ago

You're using a quote about the Holocaust in defense of yourself?!?
Stay classy Danny...

Danny G

about 10 years ago

R2D2 brought up the quote, didn't he/she?  Uhg.  Whatever.

Bad Cat!, I love you.

dbb

about 10 years ago

Just to be clear, they came for the droids last?

pH

about 10 years ago

[img]http://www.globalnerdy.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/jawas-and-r2d2.jpg[/img]

zra

about 10 years ago

HA! I was trying I (heart) duluth...but with those other symbols. i forgot they don't work like that.

jessige

about 10 years ago

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/30/opinion/30zhuo.html

Op-ed from the NYT about anonymity and trolling.  Interesting, and somewhat related to all the BS above.

Danny G

about 10 years ago

Funny how that little article focused on specifically anonymous trolling.  Oh well.  Looks like this party is almost dead anyway.

For those who bother to check in, allow me to use this opportunity to let you know that the 3rd Annual Danny Does Duluth Christmas City of the North Parade Northland NewsCenter Coverage Special is now available for your listening pleasure!  Head on over to Dannydoesduluth.com

Rhonda

about 10 years ago

Danny, you are unusual, you're a troll who doesn't seem to care that everyone in town knows how creepy you are. I guess it's because you are so desperate for attention, it doesn't sound like you get much of it at home. Give up the stalking, go back to your wife. It'll make us all breathe a little easier.

Lojasmo

about 10 years ago

Anybody catch that jadiaz is year of laughs's sock.

No Name, No City

about 10 years ago

Jadiaz proved he/she is a total moron in the thread about ballots. Hard to take seriously someone's opinions when their spelling and grammar suck so badly too.

Lojasmo

about 10 years ago

Year of glad, sorry.  Jadiaz has a sock called "year of glad"

Aside from jadiaz' obvious lack of grammatical prowess, his/her understanding of election law is frighteningly backward.

No Name, No City

about 10 years ago

Maybe there should be a minimum IQ requirement to vote. Then Jadiaz might worry about being turned away at the polls.

year of glad

about 10 years ago

Fellow Troll Zonians, I've been far away from my laptop, dealing with a terrible loss (rest in peace, Dane Cadigan).

Let me negate any belief that I've been masquerading as an illiterate douche called Jadiaz. I can assure you that I haven't been anywhere near this amazing thread since I last posted.

Danny G

about 10 years ago

Just checking in.  Hi everyone.


Rhonda, I love you.

Dr. Phil

about 10 years ago

Danny, I have three pieces of advice for you:

1. Cut back on those high-calorie energy drinks.
2. Focus a lot more on your wife and what she says, does,and looks like, and less on other women.
3. Get a job.

Danny G

about 10 years ago

1.  I already have cut back quite a bit.
2.  Done.
3.  Done.

Now some advice for you, Dr. Phil.  Shave the 'stache.



Dr.Phil, I love you.

Inspector Clouseau

about 10 years ago

So does mean someone is actually paying Danny to run that loony right-wing blog he and his high school buddies are behind? I did hear a rumor the local Tea Party has been paying Danny to run that crazy blog, because Bob Hansen who founded it didn't want his name associated with it. It's got his MO all over it.
My investigation continues.

Danny G

about 10 years ago

I've been back from vacation for a couple of days now so I finally decided to check back in to the greatest PDD thread ever just to see if any gems were posted while I was away.  Imagine my joy when I saw a single comment going back to the old theory of me being the evil mastermind behind the DCB.  Merry X-Mas everyone!


And Inspector Clouseau, I love you.

B-man

about 10 years ago

God damn right wing weirdo's shooting people.  WTF?

all I can say is; abolish parties and start voting for people, that way odd balls would have to do their own research and not just have to turn on a radio/ television/ computer to get whack job ideas about who is doing what.

Jared Lee Loughner is not the only one listening to the incendiary speech coming from a talking head, and we are all to blame for the talking heads, they would be nothing with out ratings/ hits/ downloads.

BLOW UP YOUR TELEVISION!!!!and stop giving weirdos ideas.

Baci

about 10 years ago

I'll be kind enough to take this one over here so as not offend you're average everyday PDD'er who just wants info on nice places to hike. @ Jim re:Oberstar selling out to the Chinese. You sir a fucking idiot. Not just a progresso-phobe .. a shit ass idiot. Accusing the "liberals" of selling us out "bit by bit" to the Chinese when Goober bumfuck Bush with Cheney's hand up his ass sold the next 7 generations to the Chinese to fund their get rich quick scheme for haliburton (read Iraq "war") is like glen beck calling the tea kettle black. I cant wait to see your hummer buddies whining at the pump this summer when they cant gas up to go drive through turtle nests cause they spent their last $$ at the casino paying back the first nation for their great-grandpappy's shitting on their the indigenous culture .. there.. i feel better now

B-man

about 10 years ago

The FuckTards are really getting to me today.  everyone is bitching about what they have to lose or are not willing to give up.  Never once stopping to consider what others may be facing.

all of your first world problems are total bullshit, try living without access to water or health care then start your bitching about your other garbage.

whew, I love this post.  THX Paul.

Michael

about 10 years ago

B-Man, Loughner was leftist not right-wing. He actually liked that Senator until she "slighted" him when she was holding a public rally. It was more due to all that salvia that he was doing not too mention a lack of sleep really messes with the brain (apparently he tried lucid dreaming). In addition, he was a nihilist, so probably not listening to the talking heads. Although, I agree in part with what you had to say about the parties, with the exception,that the problem is with the partisans not so much with the parties themselves.

B-man

about 10 years ago

@Michael-No parties =No partisans so I think we are heading in the same line.  

The fact that we the voters are left behind because our "representation" is so bent on winning some BS skirmish over the other guy is infuriating.  Hey politician, I elected you to do your f**king Job not get into a pissing contest with the red/ blue guy across the aisle from you.

Scott M.

about 10 years ago

Preach it B-Man!

Jim

about 10 years ago

Can there be anyone more selfish than an angry liberal? I don't think so...

Danny

about 10 years ago

Nice...wolf...avatar.

TimK

about 10 years ago

Jim is a troll.

Jim

about 10 years ago

Sticks and stones Timmy!

TimK

about 10 years ago

Jimmy is still a troll.

Jim

about 10 years ago

Yeah Danny,
It represents my feasting on people like Tim, Baci, Claire, etc. These narcissistic creatures think they are so superior in their beliefs, when the reality is that they are nothing more than a loud voice in a small cave, listening to their own echos for affirmation. Their twisted little views on life will not go unchallenged, however...

Danny

about 10 years ago

You have that same design on a navy blue sweatshirt, don't you?

Bad Cat!

about 10 years ago

Awww man, I didn't make Jim's "too eat" list. :(

Claire

about 10 years ago

There's some serious projection going on in Jim's little brain.

Baci

about 10 years ago

Jim, you're in our small cave with us. Why? To chicken shit to go chase your tail like the other wolves? We are ONE WORLD and you cant stop it. Fundamentalist nationalism will lead to destruction, the and proliferation of shopping malls. Global and progressive representational democracy is the only way we can stop the futile wasting of resources on petty conflict and reach the true human potential. The earth is one and will be (is already?) governed as such, question is will it be free people voting or mind-numbed wage slaves succumbing to plutocrats and warmongers? Are you a steward of your child's future or an exploiter of your father's mistakes? Take your inane blatherings elsewhere, your dog spit is slippery at the cave entrance. Go fetch, fido.

zra

about 10 years ago

Jim, your tactics are totally counterproductive to your supposed desired result. If you were a little more civil about it, you might not have as much trouble trying to get your point across.

Narcissism pervades your little world too Jim, and that's the way you come across, simply because you attempt to arrogantly interject your opinions into the conversation with insults and namecalling, and expect the rest of us to cow to your will.

Of *course* people here are going to react with hostility when you come into *their* house and try to make them live by *your* rules.

If anyone here gave two shits about trying to bend anyone else's opinion to fit their own, they would be posting on the more conservative blogs, but with few exceptions, that doesn't happen very often.

Think about it, neighbor.

Danny G

about 10 years ago

"...your dog spit is slippery at the cave entrance."


WHAT?!?!?

zra

about 10 years ago

You got to be crazy, you gotta have a real need
You gotta sleep on your toes and when you're on the street
You got to be able to pick out the easy meat with your eyes closed
And then moving in silently, down wind and out of sight
You gotta strike when the moment is right without thinking

And after a while, you can work on points for style
Like the club tie, and the firm handshake
A certain look in the eye and an easy smile
You have to be trusted by the people that you lie to
So that when they turn their backs on you
You'll get the chance to put the knife in

You gotta keep one eye looking over your shoulder
You know, it's going to get harder, and harder, and harder
As you get older
Yeah, and in the end you'll pack up and fly down south
Hide your head in the sand
Just another sad old man
All alone and dying of cancer

And when you lose control, you'll reap the harvest you have sown
And as the fear grows, the bad blood slows and turns to stone
And it's too late to lose the weight you used to need to throw around
So have a good drown, as you go down all alone
Dragged down by the stone

Gotta admit that I'm a little bit confused
Sometimes it seems to me as if I'm just being used
Gotta stay awake, gotta try and shake off this creeping malaise
If I don't stand my own ground, how can I find my way out of this maze

Deaf, dumb and blind, you just keep on pretending
That everyone's expendable, and no one has a real friend
And it seems to you the thing to do would be to isolate the winner
Everything's done under the sun
But you believe at heart everyone's a killer

Who was born in a house full of pain
Who was trained not to spit in the fan
Who was told what to do by the man
Who was broken by trained personnel
Who was fitted with collar and chain
Who was given a pat on the back
Who was breaking away from the pack
Who was only a stranger at home
Who was ground down in the end
Who was found dead on the phone
Who was dragged down by the stone
Who was dragged down by the stone

Danny G

about 10 years ago

You said you didn't need her
You told her good-bye (good-bye)
You sacrificed a good love
To satisfy your pride
Now you wished
That you should have her (have her)
And you feel like such a fool
You let her walk away
Now it just don't feel the same
Gotta blame it on something
Gotta blame it on something

Blame it on the rain (rain)
Blame it on the stars (stars)
Whatever you do don't put the blame on you
Blame it on the rain yeah yeah
You can blame it on the rain
Get
Ooh, ooh (ooh)
I can't, I can't. I can't, can't stand the rain
I can't, I can't. I can't, can't stand the rain
Yeah, yeah
Should've told her you were sorry (sorry) huh
Could have said you were wrong
But no you couldn't do that. No, no
You had to prove you were strong ooh
If you hadn't been so blinded (blinded)
She might still be there with you
You want her back again
But she just don't feel the same
Gotta blame it on something
Gotta blame it on something

Blame it on the rain that was falling, falling
Blame it on the stars that did shine at night
Whatever you do don't put the blame on you
Blame it on the rain yeah yeah

You can blame it on the rain
Cos the rain don't mind
And the rain don't care
You got to blame it on something
(Blame it on the rain)
(Blame it on the stars)
Whatever you do don't put the blame on you
Blame it on the rain yeah, yeah
You can blame it on the rain
Girl

Ooh, ooh (ooh)
Girl
I can't, I can't. I can't, can't stand the rain
I can't, I can't. I can't, can't stand the rain

Get
Girl
(Whatever you do...)
(Blame it on the rain yeah, yeah) x 3
You can blame it on the rain, blame it on the rain,
blame it on the rain baby
(Blame it on the rain yeah yeah)
Blame it on the stars that did shine that night
(Blame it on the rain yeah yeah)
Blame it, blame it on the rain
woo
I'm walking
I'm walking

Walking in the rain
Walking in the rain

(Rain, rain)
(Stars, stars)
Whatever you do don't put the blame on you
(Blame it on the rain)
yeah yeah
(Blame it on the rain)
that keeps falling, falling
(Blame it on the stars)
that did shine that night
Whatever you do don't put the blame on you
Blame it on the rain yeah yeah
Blame it on the rain (rain, rain)

Woody Palmer

about 10 years ago

I'm enjoying every day of the Obama era Jim, and savoring every moment, when I learn how much it disturbs you a camel riding Arab is running the show.  Only 500 days plus to enjoy!  When jobs start to improve alongside our economy which was derailed by deregulation your party embraced, so they could more easily steal from the rest of us,  you may discover speaking in tongues is starting to 'draw down' the virility of Limbaugh lovers like yourself, and people who can think for themselves without the aid of Fox News Mind Control, are going to win in the end. 

Time to go hug a bunny, and maybe even a tree.  Fuck all, I'd even hug you if I didn't think your life shortening stress would rub off on me.

Bad Cat!

about 10 years ago

Life shortening stress is right! He posts on here several times a day with giant frothy rantings. I can't believe this is the only website to get his special attention - he must spend a good 10-15 hours a day pissed off at his keyboard! Oof, whata life! :(

Claire

about 10 years ago

I think Jim realized that no one reads that other local blog anymore, because everyone knows the moderator censors and alters comments there according to his whim. That's why Jim's moved over to PDD; he knows that kind of insecure b.s. doesn't play well over here. 

I just want to say I am *honored* to be named as a morsel to be devoured by Jim, along with Tim and Baci, two of my PDD heroes. I do believe Zra belongs in our elite company, though.

Danny G

about 10 years ago

I was starting to miss C's semi-regular posts on PDD and various other local online locations where she repeats her brilliant assessment that nobody reads the DCB anymore.  This outbreak of her online Tourettes is very welcome.

Claire

about 10 years ago

Tell it to my husband Daniel J Golden

Claire

about 10 years ago

OK... maybe, just maybe people read that other local blog. It is pretty entertaining, except when it's not. I've heard the moderator tracks ISPs, so you'd have to ask him if anyone reads it outside of his circle of high school friends. But I don't know if someone who insists on censoring comments he doesn't like and alters the wording of comments others have posted is going to give you a straight answer. I'm just saying. Now, if the PDD moderators altered the wording of my comments on PDD, I'd raise some holy hell. But I get the distinct impression those behind PDD have a pretty good understanding of the Constitution of the United States -- because they've actually read it.

Barrett Chase

about 10 years ago

The US Constitution has no bearing on the moderation of a blog's comments. It prohibits the government from censoring a citizen's speech. It doesn't force one citizen to publish the words of another citizen.

zra

about 10 years ago

flattered, but i don't wanna be in anyone's elite company.

i'm much too cranky, opinionated and irritable to be tolerated for very long.

Danny

about 10 years ago

I'm still trying to decipher the "tell it to my husband" comment.

Lojasmo

about 10 years ago

Danny: unless Claire is your wife, you failed at number 2.  Did you get fired too?

Danny G

about 10 years ago

Failed at number 2?  Huh?  I'm quite regular, actually.

Claire

about 10 years ago

Daniel J Golden is the only person I know who thinks it's normal behavior to not only obsess about a woman who is not his wife and call her by intimate nicknames, but also send inappropriate emails to her husband. And then he wonders why everyone in town thinks he's a stalker. All I can say is, I keep my doors locked and my cell phone on my person at all times.

Danny G

about 10 years ago

I've never sent your husband an email.

Jim

about 10 years ago

Sorry my little malcontents, no stress here. Reading the vomitus that you regurgitate from your NPR devotions is amusing and somewhat soothing. It helps me understand how far the liberal left can go, keeping your extremism in perspective. At the end of the day, there are so few of you it doesn't really matter I suppose. Kind of sad in a way. Once you're gone, which will be soon, who will be there to poke fun at? I suppose Franken can go back to stand-up. Dayton can go back to his favorite bar. Hussein Obama can bo back to his home country, wherever that is. NPR will be gone by next year, once the taxpayers quit funding it. So sad, but at least I'll be there to watch it.

Danny G

about 10 years ago

You listen to a LOT of Michael Savage, don't you?

zra

about 10 years ago

keep reaching for that rainbow, jim.

baci

about 10 years ago

Comrade Jim, allow me to thank YOU! Your continued insistence that the future lays in isolationism and blind obedience to corporate overlords is ample proof of the neo-con fallacy. The sad part is that you wont even realize when your treasured "individual freedoms"... so vaunted by the tea party ... have been erased in favor of the cyclical ritual enslavement of paycheck, cable bill, gas fill, shitty beer, empty wallet, beat the family, paycheck. Seriously, whats the logical extension of Beck-Bachmannian socio-economic theories? Be interesting and posit a future scenario instead of slagging us. I for one dont want leave it to beaver again. Technology predicates we have to live and act globally, why not embrace it and be the best at it? Afraid of a big tent? I hope it's cozy in your bunker b/c I hear that your rapture is coming. When you get old and need help, socialized medicine will be there to help.

calk

about 10 years ago

Oh, so sorry Danny G. My husband recently received two inappropriate emails through Facebook from a "Daniel J Golden," casting aspersions on me and accusing me of all sorts of terrible things. I apologize for thinking these emails were from you if they indeed were not. I thought you were the only person in Duluth so fixated on me. The emails were pretty entertaining. Maybe I'll post them here and we can all can laugh over someone on Facebook impersonating you and sending my husband inappropriate emails.

Danny

about 10 years ago

Those are what you were talking about?  Facebook messages and emails are different things, you know.  If you'd like I will gladly post those messages...if you really want to go there.  I'll also include the postings you put up on a private list serve about me that lead to the messages.

Jim

about 10 years ago

See Baci, I always thought it was your crowd that was sporting new Nikes and waiting to hitch a ride on the Halle-Bop. Based on your statement, you prefer an existence where one doesn't earn their living, one doesn't choose where they get their news, doesn't allow subjectivity for beer, consider any and all corporations tools of the devil--all the while making the assumption that anything outside of your world is wrong. Get over yourself. And by the way, June and Ward make good neighbors.

edgeways

about 10 years ago

Just off hand Jim... what exactly do you do to make things better and contribute to society? I ask this honestly because you seem to have such a one dimensional view of the people you hate. I'm just curious what you do to counter the intentional hurt you put out. Are you this combative in real life or is it just online? 

I get you really don't care about anyone here and look at it as a source to antagonize and try and make people angry with your, frankly, silly and puerile rants aimed at pushing people's buttons. It comes over loud and clear. Your disdain and mockery must be fun for you to write.

calk

about 10 years ago

Daniel J Golden, please, be my guest, post my comments about you on a closed listserve that you are monitoring because it makes you feel you are making a difference in the world, and do post your weird and inappropriate emails to my husband via FB. I'd like to note for the record: my husband has never met you. 

I would also like to state for the record: I am not Daniel J Golden's friend or his lover or his ex. I have no idea why he thinks it's appropriate to refer to me with intimate nicknames. Even though he has talked on his podcast about spying upon me at Carmody on election night 2008, I've never met the guy. I consider him a stalker. And I sincerely hope he gets help.

Baci

about 10 years ago

@Jim, I continue to be dumbfounded by the inane deductions you make. But really ... my sole purpose in continuing to tit for tat with you is that I want to make clear beyond a doubt that just because we're liberal, progressive and *gasp* potentially socialist ... we're not weak kneed, lay down and be eaten, sheep. I've heard three times in this thread requests for you to offer a productive vision of your freakish Orwellian "utopia". This is just like the re-pube-lickins, get into "power" and all you can come up with is retrograde pusillanimous feet stomping...NO REAL SOLUTIONS, JUST HATE. To be clear, I advocate for a world encompassing progressive representative democratic meritocracy driven by dignity, market socialism and human rights (with a titular monarchy). Crack open the wikipedia and look those big words up before you accuse me of totalitarianism. How about you? Got any IDEAS? Or you just need to hate to feel alive?

Danny

about 10 years ago

Ok dokey.

On Feb 2nd of this year a friend sent me a Facebook message (not to be confused with a "FB email") informing me that he/she had seen the following on a local listserve that he/she is a member of (or subscribes to, or whatever...I honestly don't know how those things work).  Anyway, here is what he/she sent me:
"From: **************
To: [email protected]
Sent: Wednesday, February 02, 2011 12:04 PM
Subject: [prog-action] Area Voices blogs



Fellow Progressive Action peeps:

There's a right-wing troll on the Area Voices blogs who is posting inflammatory and over-the-top "left-wing" comments using my first name. It's pretty obvious this troll wants progressives -- and me -- to look bad by impersonating me and posting outrageous comments. I just want to put you all on notice, that if you read comments from "claire" on Area Voices, they were not posted by this Claire. I talked to the Area Voices moderator about it, but she wasn't too helpful. So I've been posting comments under the troll's comments using my full name, alerting people to the fact that this "claire" is a right-wing troll and is not me.

I'm pretty sure it's the same right-wing local podcaster sociopath who's been harassing me online and cyber-stalking me for the past two years, since I posted on PDD my experiences participating in the protests during the RNC in St. Paul. His name is Daniel J. Golden.

If anyone has any other ideas about this whackjob impersonating me on Area Voices, do let me know. It's annoying, especially because this troll's outrageous comments are rather simplistic. I wouldn't want anyone to think I'de write such drivel.

Claire"


This was followed by a response from another member of that listserve, about an hour later:
"Do you know where he lives?"


And this was answered as such:
"****, he lives in Lakeside. His uncle, ***** ******, is wonderful, I really don't know what's wrong with this pathetic little man. The harassment of me on PDD got so bad that people I don't even know started calling him out on it, told him to stop obsessing on me. I'm sure it's a gender thing, I threaten his masculinity somehow. He was even calling me intimate little nicknames on PDD. It's pretty icky. Yuck."


As clear as possible let me state this.  I am NOT the person who impersonated you, used your name, or posted ANYTHING on AreaVoices pretending to be you at any time.  Ever.  in fact, at this point (about a month ago) I had sort of tuned out of the local blog-o-sphere and had been for the most part for a few months at that point.  In fact, since AreaVoices made it's change to it's current format I've checked it out MAYBE a half dozen times total.  Regardless, as the friend stated to me when sending me the info, the obsession appears to be you towards me and not the other way around as you seem to enjoy stating.  

Either way, I admit that I was a bit bothered by this whole exchange...not for myself, but for my family.  So, the next day I decided to send not you a message (oddly enough, out of respect) but your husband via Facebook:

Me to **** (Claire's husband):
"Hey there. Can you do me a favor? Can you ask your wife to not accuse me (using my full name) of stalking and harassing her on forums to people who see no problem with asking her where I live? I would appreciate it...especially since her accusations are assumptions are false.

Thanks.

D"

Despite my poor grammar, I hoped that the message would be clear and that would be the end of it.  **** (Claire's husband sent me the following reply via Facebook:

**** (Claire's husband) to me:
"Mr. Golden--

I must ask you to please not contact me again. If you choose to contact me again, you will receive no response. If, after that, you persist in contacting me, I will take appropriate steps.

If you drop this now, we can each happily go our separate ways.

Sincerely,

**** *******"

To which I replied with:
Me to **** (Claire's husband):
"Well, since I've done none of what your spouse is currently accusing me of...no problem. However, if these completely false accusations continue in either public or private mediums, then I most certainly will be the one to take the appropriate actions. Potentially putting my family's life in danger is not something that I take lightly and I don't think this is the first time [she] has done this.


Thank you for the response. Have a good life.


DJG"



So there you have it folks!  Exciting, no?  Those are the "inappropriate emails" I sent to Claire's husband and the reason why I sent them.  I'm sure this was a real action-packed exchange for everyone to read and enjoy.


Sidenote:  This Jim guy is a douche.

calk

about 10 years ago

Danny, just wondering... exactly how many times has someone that's obviously meant to be me been "interviewed" by you or your sock puppet on your podcast? Don't impersonate me on your podcast and I won't instantly think of you when some other right-wing sociopath troll impersonates me elsewhere.

Danny

about 10 years ago

Probably 6 or 7 times (out of nearly 300 episodes)...the last time being April of 2010.

matty-pizza

about 10 years ago

Like sands through the hourglass...

calk

about 10 years ago

You know what's odd? Daniel Golden and the anonymous moderator of the DCB are the only two people in Duluth outside of my family who insist on referring to me by my first initial. What a coincidence. 

And Danny worries about his and family's "life" when someone owning their words discusses him on a closed listserve.

Danny

about 10 years ago

Really?  You're still going with this?  Fair enough.

I was the first one who started referring to you by your first initial.  It came from you flipping out that I used your name when reading an op-ed you wrote on DDD.  The DCB'ers copied me.  Not the first time.  Not alot of creativity going on over there.  Regardless, me referring to you as "C" is what I can only assume is what you mean when you say I call you an "intimate nickname".  You really don't get it, do you?  Hilarious.

What continues to be funny to me is that you're going back to that well making allusions to me and someone at the DCB either being the the same person or being pals or something.  Again...there goes that online Tourette's.


By the way, what ever happened to this:
"For that reason, to ask any individual to comment one way or the other on such potential stalking/harrassment is highly irresponsible."

Bad Cat!

about 10 years ago

Unless actual stalking occurs (and I mean literal look out your back window to find him with binoculars kind of stalking), I don't think anyone can prove that Danny is stalking Claire or that Claire is stalking Danny. At this point, I really don't give a rat's ass - just grow up and ignore each other like angry adults do! It allows you to move on with your life, and at the same time, frees everyone else from the burden of having to listen about your feud non-stop.
Claire, stop listening to Danny's show. Danny, stop commenting about Claire. Both of you: stop boring us with your pointing fingers over someone getting their feelings hurt on the internet!
And get off my lawn!

zra

about 10 years ago

[img]http://images.nymag.com/images/2/daily/2011/03/14_rhopper_146x97.jpg[/img]

It's not that Wisconsin State senator Randy Hopper's wife thinks he's been a bad lawmaker, necessarily. More like a bad person.


Wait...

calk

about 10 years ago

Bad Cat! I just want you to know I've listened to Daniel Golden's DDD podcast only twice.

 Believe me, listening to him rant is like listening to fingernails scraping on a chalkboard. I don't recommend it.

Bad Cat!

about 10 years ago

Yea, I listed to a bit too. It's something that is probably only funny to him, his sock puppet and no one else.

TimK

about 10 years ago

I feel bad for that sock puppet...

Danny G

about 10 years ago

I ask again...whatever happened to this:

"For that reason, to ask any individual to comment one way or the other on such potential stalking/harrassment is highly irresponsible."

Erin Go Bragh

about 10 years ago

I work at Carmody. This f-tard, Danny Does Duluth, did a podcast show about us last year. He said the place was a dump and worse. Way to support a local business and a hardworking local business owner, asshole. Come back to Carmody, won't you, so I can spit in your beer before handing it to you with a big smile.

Danny G

about 10 years ago

When the hell did I do a show about Carmody?

Vicarious

about 10 years ago

Where the HELL are my pants?

Danny G

about 10 years ago

Wow!  Was that the first edit on the troll zone?

Admackbar

about 10 years ago

Huh. Claire didn't even know it was a book trailer...yet she posted it.

Admackbar

about 10 years ago

"and the brave new world that's been created b/c of e-books that she could not embrace b/c of what's going on with her personal life."

What the hell does that mean?  Further evidence that reading books doesn't necessarily make one...(choose your own adjective.  I choose 'intelligent').

Claire

about 10 years ago

"O, beware, my lord, of jealousy;
It is the green-eyed monster which doth mock
The meat it feeds on..." -- Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice

Erin

about 10 years ago

Don't know why the mod took down my posting last week, but no matter: Danny G saw it and that's what counts. He knows he's been warned about using his podcast to talk trash about a locally owned business and its customers. I know his type: these losers come into bars where they obviously don't fit in, don't belong. Just so they can insult and harass the regulars. Gives them a charge, makes them feel superior because they know deep down, they're failures, either leeching onto a woman or sucking from the taxpayers. If this was my bar and not online, he'd have been thrown out or had his ass kicked by now. These types always end up harassing or insulting the wrong people in the wrong place, and having the shit beaten out of them. I predict the same for Danny G if he leaves mom's basement again and insults a local business like he's done.

Danny G

about 10 years ago

Again...no idea what you're talking about.

Erin

about 10 years ago

Danny G, you are a piece of work. You think it's funny to go to a local bar and call it a dump, claim the customers don't wash their hands after taking a dump. You say this on your stupid podcast. Have you ever used your brain to think that you are defaming and slandering a local business? I know you love pulling this kind of crap, but someday, you are going to talk shit about the wrong person or the wrong business, and you are going to get your butt kicked. 

So, which is it, do you leech off a woman or off of us taxpayers? Either way, you are a loser and I know, deep down, you know that. 

Only reason I'm not being more specific re the episode I'm referring to, is I don't want anyone listening to your podcast and hearing you rant and rave about a local business you'd better not ever go back to, unless you like spit in your beer. Lucky the boss hasn't heard the podcast, He's got an Irish temper and a badass lawyer.

That's all I have to say. Can't say you weren't warned.

Danny G

about 10 years ago

Do you think "the boss" would support you saying in a public forum that you would spit in a paying customer's beer?  

Why do I have the feeling that "Erin" has absolutely no association with Carmody's?

B-man

about 10 years ago

@ Lundgren, again thanks for this thread.  This is some real classic stuff.

@ Danny G, you get what you ask for.  Just sayin'.

Danny G

about 10 years ago

I went back and listened to the episode of DDD where I mentioned Carmody.  Yeah.  Saying that I was "defaming and slandering a local business" is beyond just a stretch.  Ironically, I've been back in that place a few times since that election night a year and a half ago and enjoyed myself.

Bill C

about 10 years ago

Ha ha, so funny to see that turd Danny G backpedaling as fast as he can! I always thought the guy was a cowardly piece of shit. Most bullies are. Does anyone know the podcast being referred to, I'd like to share it with a friend of mine who owns a bar here in town.

Danny G

about 10 years ago

Oh shit.  I'm in trouble now.  Why do I think that "Bill" is about as legit as "Erin"?

Anywho.  Episode 213 from November 2009 is what you're looking for.

Yes!

about 10 years ago

The Troll Zone is a resounding success! Thanks, Paul, for corralling these utter losers.

Irish

about 10 years ago

The Danny Does Duluth Facebook page is awesome. 

Crap, he's so bloated.

He makese feel sad.

Danny G

about 10 years ago

"makese"

My new favorite word.

Irish

about 10 years ago

Again, bloated loser. Typos notwithstanding.

Big Iron

about 10 years ago

Just up from Canal Park. 

Saw Danny and C making out at the Tot Lot.

Danny G

about 10 years ago

Do I even have pictures of my bloated loser self on the DDD Facebook page?

zra

about 10 years ago

oh yay! another troll migrates over from the DCB...

Baci

about 10 years ago

I'm still waiting for one of these neo-cons to propose something real. Some form of logical take on how we can really fix this mes. All they got is hate and negativity, no real solutions...after all we're here because they're poster boy and puppet master got us here.

brian

about 10 years ago

Baci, you're talking about the Danny Does Duluth mess, right?
I'd suggest a broad coalition of forces, but don't count on France. They probably think he's funny.

Claire

about 10 years ago

Poor Danny! I feel for you, having people you don't even know gunning for you, lobbing personal insults, because they have some sticks up their asses about you for whatever reason. If it makes you feel better, those pesky little chihuahuas, "Admackbar" and "Big Iron" have done what I would have thought was impossible: they make you sound like a mental giant, a regular card-carrying member of Mensa.

Danny G

about 10 years ago

Thank you for your continued support, C.

Bad Cat!

about 10 years ago

Again guys, don't give a shit.

jim

about 10 years ago

OK, so we have a VP and President who promised to bring impeachment proceedings against a standing President who takes military action against another country, without Congressional approval. Why is Biden and Hussein so quiet about this now? Why aren't you libtards marching in the streets and putting up yard signs now? Wow, what a bunch of fucking hypocrites. Once again your silence speaks volumes. Another example? No one on PDD has even mentioned the Fast and Furious debacle orchestrated by Obama lackey Holder. Another scandal of immense importance being ignored by the weenies. Hussein might not make it to the end of his term...

Danny G

about 10 years ago

Still going with the wolf avatar, eh?

Bad Cat!

about 10 years ago

Sung to the tune of the Meow Mix song:

Meow meow meow meow,
meow meow meow meow,
meow meow meow meow meow meow meow meow.
Meow meow meow meow,
meow meow meow meow,
meow meow meow shut the fuck up already.

Danny G

about 10 years ago

Weird Al needs to watch out.  There's a new parody songster about to take his throne.



Actually, that was pretty funny.

zra

about 10 years ago

Bad doggie...back in your kennel.

Jim

about 10 years ago

Sorry little kitty, but no. I know it hurts to hear these things, but the fact is they won't go away becuase of Hussein and Uncle Joe's flappin of the lips pre-election. Kind of like a mange, I suppose. Seriously though, where's the uproar? I understand loyalty. But blind loyalty? I expected more from you. I just wish one of you would bone up (Don't get excited Danny!) and admit that you've been fleeced. Baa-aa-aaad pun from a wolf, eh? I guess if I was a lib (God forbid!) I'd be furious for being sold-out. Throw in the promise to pull out of Iraq and you've got a whole bunch of broken promises worthy of a one termer lame duck...

Danny G

about 10 years ago

Jim, could you please verify my theory that own a navy blue sweatshirt with that wolf drawing on it and you listen to a lot of Michael Savage?  Thanks.

Jim

about 10 years ago

Danny, I really don't wish to engage you in any conversation relative to what I wear or what I listen to. I may be vitriolic, but you're a creepy wierdo.

Danny G

about 10 years ago

Could you repeat the brilliant reason why you have the wolf avatar for me then?  That's good stuff.

Jim

about 10 years ago

Because I have an affinity for red meat and bone chewing. I'll ask you the same question- why do you have an overweight, triple chinned jabba with a thyroid condition as your avatar? No wait, don't answer. I already know.

Danny G

about 10 years ago

Jim: "I have an affinity for...bone chewing."




Thank you.  My work here is done.

zra

about 10 years ago

Jim must have run out of pants to sniff again...

Frenchie

about 10 years ago

I just looked at "Danny Does Duluth...Tabernacle of Douche" on Facebook and I have to say, Irish is right. Bloated and unkempt. I am sad, too, especially for that person's family to have to look at that mess in person.

Baci

about 10 years ago

@Jim, look at me .. I'm agreeing with you. I AM disappointed and disillusioned with the current administration. You're correct, they are back pedaling on the issues important to me. Just like the Republicans, Democrats as dysfunctional. I would have rather had them have some job gaining success with a massive infrastructure upgrade economy pump(to include a cute choo choo to duluth) and then tackle the fuckwad that is the current state of medicine in this country. Our petrodependancy must stop. Too bad Bush Cheney blew our war budget wad on fictional WMDs and padding Haliburton's pockets instead of focusing on where we can actually do some good, like Afghanistan and supporting real democratic movements. See,I'm no super peacenik like you think dogboy. Is Obama too centrist? Yes. Is the tea party a bunch of sycophantic tagalong media-zombies mind numbed into un-knowing obedience to big $$ interests disguised as "grass root" libertarianism .. ya sure you bethca. In all your barbarian-wolf glory would really have us pass up the chance to boot Kadafi.. er *cough* ..i mean support democratic movements in Libya? Get realistic .. I'm still waiting for you to do something other than slam shit.. really.. what's YOUR grand vision Jim? What?? ... oh thats right, takes REAL NUTS to contribute to solutions instead of point your thumbless paw and drool

Danny G

about 10 years ago

Frenchie...another nameless, faceless poster attempting to rip on my tubbiness.

Claire

about 10 years ago

Jim, who was the alternative? McCain/Palin? Jesus Christ, World War 3 would have erupted by now. Obama isn't perfect, and has disappointed me often. In fact, I tell people the wrong Obama is president. But I have no regrets about voting for him in 2008.

BUT, it doesn't help matters for the right-wing extremists in positions of power to play politics with people's lives and actively work to make Pres. Obama look bad -- i.e. what Scott Fitzgerald in Wis. admitted on Fox News to doing. I don't hear you complaining about that kind of crap, do I?

I do agree with you about the creepy weirdo though.

Danny G

about 10 years ago

" In fact, I tell people the wrong Obama is president. "

Who are the people that you tell this to, might I ask?  And in what context.  Just curious.

Jim

about 10 years ago

Disappointed, disillusioned, blah blah blah. No one has the nuts to say this guy is a sham and that you've been duped. It's so obvious it's scary. I'm sorry Baci, I won't line out my version of a perfect world. It's "futile" arguing with you, as your world view is so schewed. That being said, I'll give you a few kibbles to chew on:

I'd prefer it if we pulled out of all muslim countries and let them duke it out themselves. If they try and develop nukes, we bomb the shit out of them and then leave. If they put a madman in office, we bomb the shit out of him, then leave. Send them a bill for our associated costs. If they don't pay, we take their oil. Repeat the process until they get the hint. 

Throw more of our money to Canada for their oil. It's closer, and it's cheaper.

Have multi-million dollar contests for efficient car engines.

Congressional term limits

Flat tax

Tax percentage reductions for proveable "Green" living 

One time sales tax for all property sales

Allodial titles for all property and buildings

Establish petroleum co-ops 

Establish law that requires legal citizens to speak English.

Require foreigners with work visas to pay a higher tax rate. Not entitled to any government benefits. Allowed citizenship if they work for 10 years, maintain a felony free record, pass a citizenship test that includes verbal and written English questions equivalent to a 7th graders.

Here illegaly? Good bye. Never allowed back in unless allowed by court order.

Get back on the gold standard
  
Quit printing money everytime some bonehead starts another government program. Start a new one, close an old one. 

I could go on and on, but in reality I'd prefer to stand on the edge of your yard at night, with my muzzle pointed at your open window, and howl every once in a while. Your verbal shoes can't reach me and I love watching you throw like a girl.

Danny G

about 10 years ago

Anyone else notice how often Jim references "nuts" and "bones" in his posts?

Baci

about 10 years ago

freaky, now that you actually offer some suggestions, I agree with about %50 of it. Seriously I'm ALL about a flat tax, staying the hell out of the middle east (which should have started in the 50's when the CIA assassinated the democratically elected leader of Iran and imposed the Shah on them to cement our access to oil) and the stuff you said about government mandating logical approaches to our problems like an actual immigration policy and fuel efficiency and an end to monetary gamesmanship... sounds almost like reasoned governance for the greater good and shared sacrifice for shared reward ... hmmm ... there may be a place for you at the party meetings yet. BTW dont come around my yard, I have jedi border collies and they'll hand your ruffian wolf ass to you on a plate and make you think you wanted it that way.

Jim

about 10 years ago

Whatever. I've had chunks of those mutton chasers in my stool...

Danny G

about 10 years ago

And now he's talking about his stool.  Hmmmm.

zra

about 10 years ago

yep. puppy's got some problems.

Danny G

about 10 years ago

FYI: "Mutton Chasers" has been submitted to the Urban Dictionary.  Definition: Used condom.

Jim

about 10 years ago

FYI: "Danny" has been submitted to the Urban Dictionary.

Definition: A grossly overweight eunuch

Admackbar

about 10 years ago

It's Claire's fault we didn't get the Google fiber.

B-man

about 10 years ago

I'm going back to bed, Jim is starting to make sense and Baci is agreeing with him (50%)?  i must have woke up in bizzaro PDD. g'nite

Terry G.

about 10 years ago

This lurker thanks everyone for the cheap entertainment. On a side note, is "Jim's" puppy avatar regurgitating something nasty? Kind of ironic isn't it?

Danny G

about 10 years ago

Creative comeback there, Jim.

For the record though, "Danny" is already in the urban dictionary:

http://www.urbandictionary.com/iphone/#define?term=danny

Bad Cat!

about 10 years ago

If anyone was repeatedly calling a female PDD poster as a bloated grossly overweight eunuch, wed' be grabbing the torches and pitchforks already. Why is it acceptable to comment this way to Danny?

(Danny, please do not misconstrue this as support or even tolerance for you, I just hate mocking people for weight issues and the double standard that makes it acceptable to do this to men).

Danny G

about 10 years ago

Well Bad Cat,  so far you seem to be the most sensible regular on this thread.  However, I've got to disagree with you on this one.  The point of the Troll Zone is sort of anything goes.  Plus, nobody makes fun of my yo-yo'ing tubbiness more than I do myself.  When it comes to my appearance, I have a pretty thick skin (and chin, gut, thighs, etc.).  My only wish is that the barbs were more creative.

Jim

about 10 years ago

Eunuch isn't creative?

Bad Cat!

about 10 years ago

@Danny G: if you consider me to be the most sensible regular on this tread, you must be drinking while posting again! ;)

@Jim: You call Danny a eunuch in a manner that suggests you know it to be true - did a sexual encounter between you two go bad and you're expressing your dissapointment? ;)

Jim

about 10 years ago

Meow- bad pussy. It's a euphemism. Don't piss me off now- I'll tie your tail to Danny's and hang you two over a clothesline...

Claire

about 10 years ago

To "Gtucker999"@XXXXmail.com": -- you seem to think I give a damn what chihuahuas think. I don't, little wienie.

Jim

about 10 years ago

You know what would be fun? A PDD masked cotillion. Paul can pick a charity of his liking. Then we can all meet in person. Except Danny. We wouldn't want him to violate the restraining order and get thrown in the hoosegow.

Danny G

about 10 years ago

Jeeze you're lame.

Jim

about 10 years ago

Sorry Danny,
I'm just bucking for some attention on your show. I feel left out. If you decide to honor me, let me know so I can tune in. Include directions on where I can find it...

Danny G

about 10 years ago

And?  You ended with the "..." so I assume you were about to continue with a zinger that would really put me in my place.

zra

about 10 years ago

lol...masks...that's funny.

most of us know each other personally.

we *do* have a cotillion of sorts. it's called Geek Prom.

be there or be square.

Admackbar

about 10 years ago

And while we're at it, Wildgoose, do you ever have a point? I wouldn't know because I always fall fast asleep long before I reach the end of your long-winded pointless diatribes. It's always "back in the day blah blah blah Mrs. Goose blah." Then I wake up hours later and read the last sentence which is always "but I can see your point and hope we can come together as a community." Dude! Get pissed off already. Take a stand on something and get off the cheesy vanilla middle ground!

Claire

about 10 years ago

"Yap, yap, yap, yap, yappity yap," says the pesky little chihuahua

Admackbar

about 10 years ago

Claire why don't you go and ruin another entire city's chance of getting Google Fiber.

Claire

about 10 years ago

"Yap yap yap," the chihuahua continued to bark, delusions of grandeur bouncing around his pea-sized brain

Danny G

about 10 years ago

Are these chihuahua posts excerpts from an upcoming children's book written by C?  I really, really hope so.

davids

about 10 years ago

Baci, I've heard exactly the same arguments the twins use in that video from many PDD posters and others. It reminds me of Tibetan Buddhist monks debating in classic style. Here's a YouTube video of such debates.

Baci

about 10 years ago

I've seen formal Tibetan courtyard debates before. What say we institute this for our band gigs .. stop the set and formally debate the fallacy of anger

Just Wonderin'

about 10 years ago

Hey Admackbar, I'm just wondering: what is it that you stand for, other than bitching and moaning about OPs you don't like, b/c you have a stick up your ass about them? You remind me of who was that loser, Craig, who used to come onto PDD and bitch and moan about how much he hated those stuck- up Duluthians b/c they looked down on Superior. Are you Craig? You sure sound like him, and you have the same stick up your ass that he did. Wonder whatever happened to him? Man, he was an ass!

Danny G

about 10 years ago

Craig is no longer allowed to post on the PDD...at least according to him.

JS

about 10 years ago

Figures Danny G would be friends with that guy.

Truther

about 10 years ago

"The point of the Troll Zone is sort of anything goes". 

Wrong. 

The point is to corral/contain trolls. Job well done, Lundgren.

Admackbar

about 10 years ago

Paul: For you assholes who have to be trolls, here's your troll zone.

Admackbar:  I'm an asshole troll!  I'm a-trollin' here in the troll zone!

Just Wonderin': Why are you such a troll?! I hate you, but I'm going to come to the troll zone to read and bitch about your troll comments! Then I'm going to falsely accuse someone else of being an asshole troll, but I'm not an asshole myself of course!  Oh and since I'm anonymous, that makes me a troll!

Admackbar: See above.

Claire

about 10 years ago

"Yap, Yap, YAP," the little chihuahua barked, as he wondered whose leg to piss on next...

Admackbar

about 10 years ago

I think I know why Danny calls you "C".  It ain't a pet nickname.

Claire

about 10 years ago

"Yap, Yap, Yap" the little chihuahua continued barking, his little body shaking with impotent rage that he was so noisy, yet so ineffectual.

Admackbar

about 10 years ago

Ineffectual? Then why do you keep replying to me?  I love it! I have control over you!

Claire

about 10 years ago

"Yap yap yap!" the chihuahua barked, dreams of being a Great Dane trapped in a pesky little dog's body getting him more and more excited.

Admackbar

about 10 years ago

"C" is for cookie.

Danny G

about 10 years ago

It's probably not a good idea for C to be making so many references to dogs.

Claire

about 10 years ago

"Yap, yap, yap," barked the little Chihuahua, as his owner ate a cookie, without sharing any, even though little beast leapt up and and down, over and over. But the little Chihuahua had a problem with his "poopies" after eating people food.

Admackbar

about 10 years ago

Bark like a dog for me Claire.

jim

about 10 years ago

Can you assholes please stop. You're nothing but poser trolls, and your nonsensical verbal  diarrhea is ruining this wonderful venue.

baci

about 10 years ago

Sanity check please, again I agree with Jim. TimK, I may need some device for special "re-adjustment" and a new flux capacitor b/c I'm agreeing with puppy boy.

TimK

about 10 years ago

Holy Crap! Satan slipped on the ice and displaced a disc!

Just Wonderin'

about 10 years ago

Admackbar officially creeps me out.

Claire

about 10 years ago

Jim, I apologize for assuming there was a market here for my children's book on the Admackbar the trolling chihuahua. I am happy, though, that I've brought you and Baci together. Maybe you'll have a cup of coffee together and find some more common ground. I'm rooting for you both!

Jim

about 10 years ago

Apology accepted. I just don't want your status to be associated with mine. I prefer to stand alone versus running with a pack. Sorry for calling you an asshole. Meanhile, I'll continue my rants here, as my other posts relating to current events are all being delegated to the same circular file cabinet that holds Danny's "Best-of" awards. Maybe if I kick it up a notch I'll be the first troll permanently banned from Trollville.

tamara

about 10 years ago

one can only hope...

Admackbar

about 10 years ago

Claire, what did you have to do with bringing Baci and Jim "together?"  Near as I can tell, Baci asked Jim for some solutions, he replied, and they agreed on some of them.  You happened to have a comment mixed in there somewhere.  This is another example of why you're such a pompous ass.

Claire

about 10 years ago

At least I'm not a boring ass, "Admackbar." It's a sad day in the Troll Zone when someone makes Daniel G Golden sound like a grown-up.

Danny G

about 10 years ago

It's "J", not "G".  Be sure to get it right next time, Claire O. Kirch.

Admackbar

about 10 years ago

Heh. "The Big C." "The Big Cookie."  "The Big O."

Just Wonderin'

about 10 years ago

If I were a failed music promoter or a failed podcaster I sure wouldn't be trolling around after other people, it just makes you both look like angry losers, instead of just losers.

Danny G

about 10 years ago

How exactly does one fail at being a podcaster?  How does one succeed at being a podcaster, for that matter?

Craig

about 10 years ago

How does one become a fail music promoter?

Bad Cat!

about 10 years ago

If there is a barometer for podcasting, just know that you are on the wrong side of it.

Danny G

about 10 years ago

Why must you be so hurtful, BadCat?

Bad Cat!

about 10 years ago

Meh, not hugged enough as a child I guess...

Jim

about 10 years ago

For Baci. Here's a link for you in memory of the great Charlie Champlin. You can relate to his message, I presume...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QcvjoWOwnn4

Danny G

about 10 years ago

"Charlie Champlin"


Anyone wanna bet that wasn't a typo, but what Jim actually thinks his name was?

Danny G

about 10 years ago

Many of you may have been confused by something that Jim posted in this thread back on March 30th.  Here is the quote I am referring to:

"Whatever. I've had chunks of those mutton chasers in my stool..."

The term "mutton chasers" was one that I was unfamiliar with, as I'm sure many of you were as well.  Luckily, the urban dictionary has been able to clear this up for us and we now can say without any doubt what Jim was talking about and we now know what he has chunks of in his bowel movements.  Ladies and gentlemen, the official definition of "mutton chasers":

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Mutton%20Chaser&defid=5710327

Jim

about 10 years ago

Sorry Danny, I'm a bit older than you, which leads me to use words other than slang with sexual innuendo. So, due to your limited vocabulary and painfully obvious short-bus intellect, I'll connect the dots for you:

Back in my day, mutton was a cheap alternative to beef. ( I would have thought you knew it was lamb, due to your love of the calorie). We often had to eat it, as alternatives were a bit too expensive and times were tough. Baci had made mention of his Border Collies- famous Scottish herding dogs. Fine dogs too, although a bit too smart for their own good (ironic that Baci owns them!) Yup, they like to chase lambs, Danny-boy. Just like you like to chase Claire, or whoever else you can get to respond to your sophmoric posts. 

Does that make it easier for you to understand? If so, do us all a favor: use this as a learning lesson and an opportunity to become a bit more creative in your posts. Trying to jab someone because of a typo, or because of the use of an unknown slang isn't entertaining or informative. It's just dumb, Danny, and you continue to make yourself look foolish. In the meantime, I'll go smoke a fag on my  colonnade while I contemplate your queer postings.

Erin

about 10 years ago

Danny G, give it up, trying to ride Jim's ass and steal his thunder. He's much more clever than you are and about half as obnoxious.

Danny G

about 10 years ago

Erin, I love you.

BeastOfBurden

about 10 years ago

Danny G: PDD's version of a childlike Charlie Sheen.

Danny G

about 10 years ago

No no no, Jim.  Don't try to play off like it's something I just didn't understand.  I know what "mutton" is.  That's not it. You used the term "mutton chasers" and the way you used it made it seem like it's common...or at least you thought it was.  "Mutton chaser" is not a real thing...until now (thanks to my urban dictionary entry).

As for the typo you were referencing, I assume to mean your renaming Charlie Chaplin to "Charlie Champlin".  Here's the deal.  A typo is typically when someone replaces a letter in a word with another letter or when they add a letter by bumping another one on their keyboard.  That most-definitely did not happen here.  The "M" on a keyboard is way too far away from the "A" (the previous letter in your "Champlin") and two rows away from the "P" (the following letter) for it to have simply been accidentally typed.  Plus,  if you were that poor of a typist than you would probably have more typos similar to this one in your posts.  You do not.  The name "Champlin" is a common proper noun, and you thought that it was the last name of the old film-maker when you were making that witty remark.

Just admit that you didn't know what you were talking about with both "mutton chasers" and Charlie Champlin", dude.  You'll feel better about yourself.

Jim

about 10 years ago

OK Danny. Whatever makes you feel better. See, I view you kind of like the whiny kid in the grocery store that didn't get to pick his favorite cereal. We've all seen them- parent allows the behavior to continue until it reaches the point that they have to expel the kid from the store. All of the other parents are shaking their head and thinking- Thank God that's not my kid! Anyway, I smoked my fag and contemplated your queer postings- I've come to the conclusion that all of them are a cry for help. The problem is, I don't know what I can offer in that regard. With all of the budget cuts going on, I don't know if the government has anything substantial to offer. Private care is pricey, and I'm guessing that you aren't in the financial situation to get a top notch shrink. So where do we go from here? Here's a suggestion. I'd like to preface this with the disclaimer that I am not a doctor or an electrician. Just a simple minded guy that's trying to help out someone in obvious need. Here it goes: I recently read that the merits of shock therapy, otherwise known as electroconvulsive therapy, is still viewed as an effective way of treating a miriad of psychological issues, like depression and OCD. Here's a link to the story: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/26044935/ns/health-mental_health

So, my suggestion is this. Give it a try. If you can't afford to have someone professional administer it, a cheap alternative would be to find a standard 120v outlet at chest height or higher. Forget about the ones near the floor, as I don't think you can bend over that far. Maybe one at the end of a kitchen counter or some place you can lay down would work. Find some type of small appliance that you can plug in. Plug it in. Whale roll onto your stomach and slide yourself close enough where your mouth can touch the plug. Pull the plug out about 1/4 of the way, and proceed to touch your tongue to both of the blades that are still in the outlet. It might help to have a rolled up washcloth or something in your mouth so you don't bite your tongue in two. Also, make sure your breakers are in working order. In fact, before you try this, call a professional electrician or pediatrician to make sure you won't hurt yourself. We wouldn't want you to burst into flames- that would be a major environmental disaster much like last years BP accident! Anyway, I hope this helps. It might exercise  (pun intended!) those demons you are fighting and give you some clarity to enjoy a simpler life.

Spelling Champ

about 10 years ago

Taken from Danny G's FB wall:

Philosophy
Favorite Quotations	"Hey...you want a peice of me?"
-The Shockmaster

Danny, why don't you learn spelling fundamentals before you give other people shit for typos? It's "i" before "e" except after "c" you moron. 
And, no, I doubt anyone really wants a PIECE of you. Blech.

Danny G

about 10 years ago

Wait a minute.  So, let me get this straight.  You saw where I was pointing out Jim stupidity of making up terms (and then pawning them off as common) and decided that this was your opportunity to stick it to me.  So, you decided to go to my facebook page and search around until you found something misspelled or incorrect and come back here and post it to really put me in my place.  That's what you just did.  You, Spelling Champ (if that is indeed your real name) are beyond silly for that very act.

Now that we've got that out of the way, allow me to retort.  Me screwing up the typing of the word "piece" is either A) A typo or B) A misspelling.  I make those types of mistakes all the time...and I'll gladly own up to the when I do.  If you actually read my post from earlier today you would have seen that I wasn't pointing out typos by Jim.  "Charlie Champlin" is not a typo.  "Mutton chasers" is not a typo.

Also, why would you finish your brilliant retort with "And, no, I doubt anyone really wants a PIECE of you."?  The quote on my FB is in the quote section.  That means I was posting the quote (in this case, from wrestling legend The Shockmaster).  By putting it there I wasn't actually asking if anyone wants a piece of me.



You moron.

Jim

about 10 years ago

Oh Danny boy, the pipes, the pipes are calling...

"You saw where I was pointing out Jim stupidity of making up..."
             OR
"...and I'll gladly own up to the when I do."

Easy does it me little leprechaun, you're getting flustered. Create the sentence structure slow-ly, take the time to read what you write. Use simple, easy to spell words, and don't worry about the message- we'll figure it out.In the mean time, keep trying, as you should only get better.

Danny G

about 10 years ago

Yup.  I screwed up twice there.  Look.  I'm admitting it.  Now, let's see you admit that you thought that "mutton chaser" is a common phrase and the famous silent-era film-maker's name was "Charlie Champlin".  We're waiting.

Oh, and the "Danny Boy" thing is the epitome of hack.  Going by that formula I would say "You must be skinny from from your AIDS!  I'm gonna call you "Slim Jim"!"  Blech.

Jim

about 10 years ago

Sorry- have to add a PS. Danny, not that I'd expect you to know this based on your writing, but here it is. So you understand going forward, a typo is a mistake that is typed, including spelling. Don't take it from me- here is Mr. Mirriam's definition: http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/typo

Now, can you find something else, anything else, that might have a bit more salt to it? How about my religous beliefs? Maybe my hetrosexuality or my homophobia? How about my love of the Tea Party? President Donald Trump? My age? Use of velcro shoes? Intolerance for crying babies (relax, I wasn't talking about you!)? Why Jonathon Winters was the greatest comedian ever? ANYTHING?

EvilResident

about 10 years ago

Jim, I think you meant "exorcise." Your pun fails.

Danny G

about 10 years ago

So I guess that means you're not going to admit any fault then, huh?

Here's the thing.  I can't come at you for any of those traits you just mentioned because I don't know any of them about you.  And why don't I know any of them about you?  Oh gee.  I don't know.  Maybe because you're a big pussy who's posting anonymously.  BAH HA HA HA HA!  Why the hell would you set me up so easily for pointing out that obvious truth!  Oh man!  What a buffoon!  

You know, From the cheesy wolf avatar (and your hilarious explanation for why you use it) to your making up of wacky phrases you have got to be the most unintentionally funny person I have "read" since...well, you know who.

Tom

about 10 years ago

I think we all owe Danny a huge favor for his persistence and dedication to keeping Jim where he belongs (in the Troll Zone), no matter how much childish argumentation it requires, and away from the rest of the site.

Thanks, Danny!

tamara

about 10 years ago

who's got the popcorn, this is getting good!

Jim

about 10 years ago

Sorry Evil, too complicated eh? I purposely wrote exercise. That's the joke. Danny criticizing spelling, needing to exercise his demons (obesity)... Get it now? I'll try and dumb it down a bit for you next time.

Danny G

about 10 years ago

Yeah!  Don't you get it Evil?  Jim is making fun of what I look like while being too much of chicken-shit to let anyone know what he looks like.

Claire

about 10 years ago

Oh, for shame, Danny doesn't like it that someone he's never met is making fun of what he looks like! I recall a certain asswipe of a podcaster  going off for half an hour at a time on his show, lobbing personal insults against a woman he's never met, mocking her appearance, and even encouraging his online buddies to join in. Danny loves to dish it out, but obviously can't take it. Figures.

Danny G

about 10 years ago

When did I give any indication that I can't "take it"?  C, I have no problem with someone lobbing "personal insults" at me.  But when they are coming from someone who is too chicken-shit to put themselves out there for scrutiny the same way I have then there's a credibility issue to those insults.  Get it?

Now, please specify what you meant by "online buddies".  Are you STILL under the impression that I have something to do with the DCB?  If so, please reference this conversation: 
http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=10150158968707831&id=535272830

EvilResident

about 10 years ago

Oh sorry Jim. My bad. I was under the impression that you understood that "exercising" and "exorcising" a demon, personal or otherwise, would be pretty much polar opposites of eachother, rendering your pun totally stupid.

Guess not.

Claire

about 10 years ago

Danny, I don't know and really don't care if you have something to do with the DCB. I don't know and don't care if you know who those crazies are in real life. You produced at least one -- and I've heard from other people there are more, but I could only bring myself to listen to one, to decide whether I needed to file a restraining order -- podcast that was at least 30 minutes of highly personal insults directed at someone you've never met. I know for a fact you promoted that podcast on the DCB, posting comments urging your online buddies there to listen to it. If anyone is a total chickenshit, it's you Danny. You may or may not be in cahoots with the psycho behind the DCB, but as far as I'm concerned, Daniel J Golden, *you* are the public face and voice of the DCB.

Danny G

about 10 years ago

"Danny, I don't know and really don't care if you have something to do with the DCB."

and...

"Daniel J Golden, *you* are the public face and voice of the DCB."

Brilliant!

Also, just curious.  After listening to my podcast what decision did you come to as far as the restraining order goes?

Jim

about 10 years ago

Danny, everyone's entitled to be stupid, but you are just abusing the privilege...

Danny G

about 10 years ago

Ouch.  You really got me there with that one.  Allow me to retort.  I know you are, but what am I?



Uhg.

spy1

about 10 years ago

I thought I'd move this to the zone:

From Black Rock Group:

Promises Made, Promises Kept

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"Rep. Chip Cravaack proved he is different from many in Washington," said Jim Martin, Chairman of the 60 Plus Association. "Rep. Cravaack did what he promised he would do: protect Medicare for Minnesota's seniors. He voted for the House budget proposal, which strengthens and preserves Medicare, and in doing so, helped ensure the program would be available for current and future seniors. On behalf of the 60 Plus Association, I would like to thank Rep. Cravaack for standing up for Minnesota seniors and protecting Medicare - just like he promised he would."

The one-minute radio ad will begin airing on April 21. The organization has also launched a direct mail campaign this week across the district.

To listen to the radio ad, please visit http://60plus.org/seniors-thank-cravaack-medicare-radio.

- TRANSCRIPT -

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Bad Cat!

about 10 years ago

Isn't there some playground that you guys can duke it out at after school?

Danny G

about 10 years ago

Why would you move it here?  Are you saying you're a troll too?

Claire

about 10 years ago

You know, take away the insults and personal attacks... and Daniel J Golden is actually pretty boring. Which, to me, is just as bad as his being a moron stalkerboy.

Danny G

about 10 years ago

Still waiting on that answer on your decision on the restraining order thing.

Danny G

about 10 years ago

I would also like to point out that you managed to call me out for being insulting in the exact same sentence that you insulted me.  Classic.

Craig

about 10 years ago

Never underestimate the power of the Troll. 

HAHAHAHAH!

Spelling Champ

about 10 years ago

I see the intellectually challenged Danny G corrected his FB wall today. What a wanna-be loser.

"Hey...you want a piece of me?"
-The Shockmaster

Danny G

about 10 years ago

"Wanna-be loser"?  You're saying I want to be a loser?

Jim

about 10 years ago

In the spirit of Easter, I sincerely apologize for the insults I have hurled on everyone, deserving or not. Please accept my apologies and forgive me.

B-man

about 10 years ago

@ Jim- did you get bad news form the Doctor or something?  just wondering if you are turning over a new leaf or just trying to "clear the slate" from the past year or so.  

It is non-congruent that you ask for forgiveness, a very christian belief, yet do not act like a christian while posting  your rants.  I do accept your apologies, and totally forgive you, but I kinda don't want you to stop being an ass, just because it is entertaining.  maybe that's not very christian of me......any ways, Happy Easter.

Jim

about 10 years ago

Thanks B. Happy Easter to you as well. I take all of my beliefs seriously, and tend to use this venue to allow my anger, and sometimes hatred, of opposing views to curb my vocalizations when dealing with the general public. It truly provides me with an outlet. Very important stuff, especially for a guy with a low flash point. So, for that, a big thank you to Paul, Tim, Baci, Claire, Bad Kitty, etc. Oh yeah, can't forget Danny! Anyway, regardless if people take it personally or not, no true harm is intended. Because of my fraility in this regard, and the realization that sometimes I can and probably do hurt others by these actions, the apology is sincere. I would imagine that once my wife's wonderful ham has been reduced to a chew bone, I'll revert back to my old ways of being defensive and caustic in my replies. For that, I'll apologize ahead of time. Remember, you can't teach an old dog new tricks.

Bad Cat!

about 10 years ago

Wait, you find ranting at people on the internet more christian than ranting to people in person?? Seriously?
Did you forget that behind every username here, there's a person? A real live actual person?

I admit that I am a lot more caustic on the web than I am in the rest of my life, but I view that as a personal flaw and a negative trait, not something to be viewed as "nicer" because I can't actually see the people I insult.
Have you considered anger management therapy? I'm slightly more tolerable and much less stressed because of it (and I don't tend to flip my desk as often while at work). If we are your outlet for anger, you should really consider your need to even have that outlet. Not having to take your rage out on other people is an option.

And seriously dude, you think jesus would be be hanging out in the troll zone? Just sayin...

B-man

about 10 years ago

@Bad Cat! "Have you considered anger management therapy? "  anyone who takes on-line conversations with out a "pinch of salt" needs reality therapy.  This forum is not anywhere near the same as communicating face to face, and anyone who thinks it is needs to do some reading.

http://users.rider.edu/~suler/psycyber/disinhibit.html

cant fight human nature

MAN BEAR PIG

about 10 years ago

MAN BEAR PIG THINKS THERE IS A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN TROLLING AND SPEAKING YOUR MIND!!!!!!

Danny G

about 10 years ago

It certainly IS a good Friday!  The latest episode of DDD is now available where I (and my fake co-host) read the top 10 Danny-related comments from this very Troll Zone!  Enjoy everyone!  And god bless.

dannydoesduluth.com

Spelling Champ

about 10 years ago

Danny G can't spell worth shit

Just Sayin'

about 10 years ago

He's a fattie and his wife is a skank with jowls down to there

Danny G

about 10 years ago

Is it "fattie" or "fatty"?

calk

about 10 years ago

Anyone who remains silent when others are bullied or harassed in front of that person, and then gets all self-righteous and condemns those who call out bullies for being stupid idiots lacks all credibility.

Danny G

about 10 years ago

When did "bully" become such a hip buzz-word?

Diogenes

about 10 years ago

Oh, he's a right-wing tool all right, and that other blog's waterboy. His biggest problems, besides the fact he's a fatty? He thinks he's smarter than he really is and he thinks all this online shit is the real deal. It's his life. That's all he has. But then that's kinda obvious to all of us, isn't it?

Admackbar

about 10 years ago

Yeah, whatever. I think a new Troll Zone would be nice, since it takes a long time to scroll to the bottom of the barrel here, and I have a lot more trolling to do ;)

Danny G

about 10 years ago

Come on.  Can't we please wait until we get to 500 posts?

Yuck

about 10 years ago

Poor Danny. Has to mock other people to try to take attention away from the fact he's the biggest loser in life. And a fatty pants.

Danny G

about 10 years ago

Like, THE biggest loser in all of life?  Wow.

Claire

about 10 years ago

What's sad about this pathetic little coward spending his or her time -- and money -- sending out this crap is that it's not an isolated incident. I know several other people who've sent LTEs to the DNT who've received the same anonymous letter afterwards. And the Tea Partiers wonder why they get a bad rap.

6/7/11 11:01 AMReader's view: Hostility hides behind veil of anonymity | Duluth News Tribune | Duluth, Minnesota 
Published June 06, 2011, 12:00 AM 
Reader's view: Hostility hides behind veil of anonymity 
Sometimes I feel the urge to exercise my rights, especially the right of "freedom of speech." At those times, I like to express myself through writing letters 
to the editor. 
I wrote a letter to this paper a few weeks ago about my feelings of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker. I received a nice letter from someone thanking me for 
writing the letter. He included his name and address. I also received an anonymous letter from someone. In that letter was a derogatory picture of 
President Obama, a joke and a couple written pieces of Tea Party and Republican propaganda. 
To the sorry soul who wrote me and did not have the courage to include his or her name, I thought the picture was infantile, the joke stupid, and I didn't 
read the propaganda. 
I just wonder: Are you the one who tore off my "Impeach Bush" bumper sticker and keyed my car back in 2005? 
Cathy Miller 
Brule

zra

about 10 years ago

Don't Tea on me!

Danny G

about 10 years ago

Curious if these are actual letters or emails.

Claire

about 10 years ago

The ones I know about that friends and family have received were sent via US mail, meaning someone is spending money on postage and copying. Doesn't help their cause any, just saying. And it's cowardly.

Danny G

about 10 years ago

Who'd have thunk that the Troll Zone would bare witness to C and I agreeing on something.  I suspect there's more to the story and I have my suspicions...but on the surface, yup.  Cowardly.  

Question:  What is the return address?

Claire

about 10 years ago

Every time I think Stalkerboy has an IQ above 70 he asks some bone-headed question... There *isn't* a return address. Duh. And please, tell us about your suspicions that's there's "more" to the story. People write LTEs. Some mentally disturbed person looks up their addresses and sends them through the US postal service anonymous crazy shit. End of story. Don't know this nutcase's motives, don't really care. But it's annoying b/c it's so damn un-American. People should be able to speak their minds without being harassed by cowards.

Danny G

about 10 years ago

Jeeze.  A little harsh for absolutely no reason there.  Did you say that there was no return address previously?  How is that a bone-headed question?

And "stalkerboy"?  Really?  Still?  Wow.

dbb

about 10 years ago

So... no return address. But surely the letters are postmarked?

Danny G

about 10 years ago

Here's what makes me just a little suspicious.  If you write a letter to the editor and someone sends you a harassing letter in the mail, your response is to write another letter to the editor?  I don't know, man.  I'm not saying it didn't go down like that, but it just smells slightly fishy.

Also, if she didn't read the propaganda then how did she know it was propaganda?  Silly, I know.

Claire

about 10 years ago

Not fishy to me at all -- especially because I know first-hand that it's not an isolated incident, since Mr. Claire and others received the exact same aonymously-sent materials from an anonymous sender. BTW, I just asked Mr. Claire if he looked at the postmark, he said he's sure he did, but doesn't remember. 

It's not surprising that some would blame the victim in this instance by claiming there was something "fishy" about this LTE from Ms. Miller. It seems to be a typical response from the apologist for the right-wing extremists in town whenever those he doesn't like for whatever warped reason speak up against these lowlife cowards who pull this kind of crap time and time again. If you don't like someone's POV, write your own damn LTE, I say. That's what grown-ups do.

Danny G

about 10 years ago

I didn't blame the victim and I agreed with you that the person sending the letter was very cowardly.  I just thought that writing a letter to the editor was a bit of an odd response.

Claire

about 10 years ago

Well, some people think that sitting in one's basement, holding a two-way conversation with oneself, bitching out loud to yourself in a back-and-forth dialogue about people you don't like, lobbing personal insults at them, is a bit odd.

Danny G

about 10 years ago

Yeah.  Including this person.  And this person makes fun of that practice on a regular basis.  What's your point?

TimK

about 10 years ago

There's going to have to be some serious flame-throwing if we're going to get this thread to hit the 500 mark...

Danny G

about 10 years ago

I have faith that it'll get there.  I just hope that I get to be number 500.

jim

about 10 years ago

OK, I'll start. I finally got to meet my biggest fan, Tim. I was a bit surprised in a couple ways. If I was to describe his looks, I'd say it's a blend of two Uncles: Joe from Petticoat Junction and Fester. I always thought Tim would be thin and young. Wrong on both counts. I was also surprised how nice he was. Very thoughtful and fairly softspoken. Like his music too. So there. Let 'er rip Timmy!

jessige

about 10 years ago

I have zero desire to get in on the trolling, but I have to ask:  Jim, how did you identify yourself to Tim?  Did you walk up to him and say, "Hey, how ya doin'--I'm the angry wolf guy from PDD?"  Seriously.  I'm curious.

Jim

about 10 years ago

Hah! No way jess, I did, however tell him my name was Jim, before realizing who he was. The libs in this town are a spiteful bunch, and I prefer the cloak of darkness. The last thing I want is a bunch of angry, open-toed sandal wearing sign carrying BO smelling crazies marching in front of my business. Besides, I'm SO misunderstood...

If Tim-bo asks, I'd probably give him a clue. I don't recall ever meeting him before, so I doubt he'd connect the dots.

Danny G

about 10 years ago

It's funny when people pretty admit that they're a pussy.

Danny G

about 10 years ago

"...pretty MUCH admit...".  Sorry about that.


By the way, the "cloak of darkness" line: priceless.

Jim

about 10 years ago

Excellent Danny. I thought I had lost you. Did you mean pretty people? A little Freudian slip? Or is this more of your cave man speak? Me Danny. Me so Hungry. Me write bad joke. Me think, therefore I am...

Jim

about 10 years ago

No problem. I know what you meant.

Jim

about 10 years ago

Just admit it. You think I'm pretty. DANNY THINKS I'M PRETTY!!!

Jim

about 10 years ago

Wait a second- Danny can't know what I look like. I've never been to OCB...

Tom

about 10 years ago

"The libs in this town are a spiteful bunch, and I prefer the cloak of darkness."

In other words, you fit the definition of a troll.  You come in and attack those you don't like, while hiding your true identity.

Now, before you point out the obvious fact that I don't have my last name on here either, I wish to point out that I'm not here to stir up trouble.  I've been a long-time reader of PDD (but finally registered an account and started commenting fairly recently).  I come here because I love Duluth and like to learn more about the city and have discussions with other Duluthians.  You, on the other hand, come here to troll.  Come to think of it, I can't recall seeing your ever make a post anywhere on this site for a reason other than to spew your political beliefs or attack those you don't like.  Why don't you head over to AreaVoices?  Plenty of conservative nuts there who use the site as a platform to express their anger at living in a heavily DFL area.

Jim

about 10 years ago

Classic Tom. Yup, I admit it. Spew my political beliefs- hmmmm. I guess I'm just one of a couple pots in a kitchen full of kettles.

Danny G

about 10 years ago

My only question is this: during this meeting were you wearing your faded navy blue sweatshirt with the cheesy wolf picture that 99% I'm sure you own?

Danny G

about 10 years ago

I guess that makes sense.  It has been pretty warm lately.  The wolf t-shirt then?

Tom

about 10 years ago

Well, it's about time I head out on the street and be spiteful to everyone.

Jim

about 10 years ago

No Danny. You're barking up the wrong tree. And Tom, don't worry. I play nice in person.

Danny G

about 10 years ago

Careful out there Tom.  If you feel someone grabbing your ass and you turn around to find nobody there just be warned that it was probably Jim hiding under his cloak of darkness.

Jim

about 10 years ago

Or Danny mistaking you for Claire...

Danny G

about 10 years ago

How would that explain the "nobody's there" part?  Nice come-back, dummy.



There I go again, barking up the wrong tree.

Tom

about 10 years ago

If I can find an adult size, I know what I'm dressing up as this Halloween.

http://www.amazon.com/Childs-Cloak-Darkness-Halloween-Costume/dp/B000W5NR6W

Danny G

about 10 years ago

BAH HA HA HA HA HA HA!  Be sure to include something from here in your costume:

http://www.everythingwolf.com/shop/productslist.aspx?CategoryID=37

Jim

about 10 years ago

Sweet costume! Now if you can just add a dog face, you're set!

Jim

about 10 years ago

I tell ya, you guys! You crack me up. How about back atcha? Here's a costume Danny can wear on his DDD Halloween show. Complete with telephone!

 http://compare.ebay.com/like/300260425000?var=lv&ltyp=AllFixedPriceItemTypes&var=sbar&_lwgsi=y

Jim

about 10 years ago

http://compare.ebay.com/like/300260425000?var=lv&ltyp=AllFixedPriceItemTypes&var=sbar&_lwgsi=y

For Danny's DDD Halloween show.

jim

about 10 years ago

Here's one for Danny. He can wear this during the DDD Halloween "special". It comes with a phone and everything!

http://compare.ebay.com/like/300260425000?var=lv&ltyp=AllFixedPriceItemTypes&var=sbar

Claire

about 10 years ago

Jim, you can leave me out of this circle jerk. Don't give Stalkerboy any ideas...

Danny G

about 10 years ago

"Stalkerboy" sounds like a mid-nineties, underground superhero comic.  Cool.

Admackbar

about 10 years ago

Claire, if you didn't want to be a part of this circle jerk, you wouldn't be here at all.  Let the jerking resume.

Jim

about 10 years ago

Here's Danny's DDD costume for Halloween- complete with phone!

http://compare.ebay.com/like/300260425000?var=lv&ltyp=AllFixedPriceItemTypes&var=sbar

Danny G

about 10 years ago

Jim, that "joke" didn't get any funnier the 2nd, 3rd, or 4th time.

Claire

about 10 years ago

Stalkerboy is just jealous, because Jim's insults are much more creative and thus much funnier than Stalkerboy's lame and unimaginative insults.

Admackbar

about 10 years ago

Jerk it Claire! Jerk baby, jerk!

Tom

about 10 years ago

I don't think Jim even knows how to insult anyone, much less do it creatively, funny, and imaginatively.

Danny G

about 10 years ago

I thought about breaking down specifically on a point by point basis everything that is just wrong and dopey with Jim's attempt at a joke, but the quadruple-post sort of took the oomph out of it.

jim

about 10 years ago

Yeah, I know. If the stinkin moderators wouldn't be so picky it wouldn't have happened twice, let alone four times. It must have been the link it didn't like- or the Dooty Danny Does Duluth reference. Anyway, let's get back on track... 

@Tom- my sensitive little hypocrite, I've given plenty of rope for people to hang me with. I'm cool with that. I've tried being civil on many occasions, or at least once or twice. Every time I do, the crazy libs don't seem content. They have to attack anyone with beliefs other than their own, painting everyone else as extreme, when the reality is they are the intolerant ones. I decided to not sit back and let the crazies blather about the bullshit they barf up from NPR or Bill Maher. I'm OK with the label, and I'm OK with keeping it mainly in this column, for the sake of civility. It provides me with a release of sorts. As far as your jabber about me being being creative- whatever. You're not in the same league. I kind of relate you to eating a piece of white bread while washing it down with a glass of tepid water. Or drinking a cup of weak coffee while sitting on a small chair in an empty basement. Get it? Uncomfortably plain.   

@DDDD- please do break it down! I find your writings, um, interesting. On the flip side, your over the top weirdness directed at Claire has been over the top creepy, worthy of every attack you have brought upon yourself. So creepy, I have to wonder if you mis-treated animals as a child. Maybe you could reinvent yourself. Turn over a new leaf. Shave your back, lose a few pounds, wear something other than sweatpants with an ass stain. That's a start...

Claire

about 10 years ago

My high school Western Civ teacher used to always say, "The enemy of my enemy is my friend,"  when it came to figuring out alliances during the wars for empire. So true in real life too...

just saying...

about 10 years ago

uhmm...Jim...if you haven't noticed, *you* are the one who chooses to come to a website populated by people who you *know* don't share your political bents, and when you can't get anyone to actually agree with you, you begin malicious attacks with a very wide brush.

and again...just saying.

Bad Cat!

about 10 years ago

Some guys like going to S&M clubs to get whipped by women in leather, others go to left-leaning blogs to rant about their conservative politics...

Danny G

about 10 years ago

Yeah.  Because I'm sure the "moderators" of PDD are all about doing what they can to protect me.  Jim, you really are just stupid.  And since you've asked I think I will breakdown the dopiness of your Halloween "joke".  First and foremost, what does the phone part of the costume have to do with me.  It makes no sense.  I realize you did some quickie google search in an attempt to lob a retort at me an you put in "poop costume" or "turd costume" or something similar and that was probably the first one to come up.  But couldn't you have dug a little deeper and found something without the phone connection?  It just isn't relevant.  Now, here's what I find particularly dumb about your joke.  Your inference is that I am a some sort of a turd or hunk of crap or something, right?  That's cool and all.  Nobody enjoys a good doo-doo joke more than me.  But, if you are saying that I'm a piece of crap then why would I need a Halloween costume where I would be dressing up as a turd?  That defeats the purpose, doesn't it?  You see, earlier when I and others were bagging on you for your "cloak" line and were posting costume links we were talking about personally dressing up as you for Halloween.  Do you get it?

I would also like to take this opportunity to state that I absolutely adore the idea of C and Jim kind of teaming up in their online war against me.  I truly, truly hope it continues.

And finally, this entire post was typed on my iPhone so I appologise for any errors that will probably show up once I hit the Publish button.

Tom

about 10 years ago

I'd pay good money to see a Perfect Duluth Day Convention.  We could all gather somewhere and meet each other in person.  The best part will be when Jim spots Danny or someone else he would recognize.  He'll probably shit his pants and run out under his cloak of darkness.

Jim is clearly one of those people who turns to the internet because he can't stand up for himself in real life.  I bet people walk all over him all day long and he just sits there and takes it.  He is a miserable individual who has built up a lifetime of frustration.  For him, the internet is a refuge where he can take shelter from the hardships of his own pathetic life.  He can come here anonymously and take over the role he has never had in real life: bully.  And no matter what he says, there's no way anyone can physically kick his ass.  He gets a wonderful sense of satisfaction out of trolling.  There are dozens of other websites that would fulfill his desire to express his political views.  But he deliberately picked a site where he knew he would be hated.  For Jim, the internet may be the best thing to ever happen to him.  I have no idea what he would do with all of his lonely evenings and weekends without his best friend, the internet.

Claire

about 10 years ago

Funny, Tom, that's exactly what I think Daniel Golden's problem is...

Tom

about 10 years ago

I love how everyone always feels it's necessary to use Danny's full name when they have something bad to say about him here.  Like there's some other Daniel we could  possibly be talking about.  Or like he's gone through a lot of trouble to hide his real name and you have used your supers skills to track him down and reveal his true identity.

Danny G

about 10 years ago

To be fair, it isn't everyone doing that.  It seems to just be C that posts my full name.  The reason?  Who knows?  She's probably hoping that something will happen like when someone googles my name her jabs at me will be what comes up.  Again, though.  Who knows?

Iron Oregon

about 10 years ago

This thread is actually making me kinda like Danny!

Claire

about 10 years ago

Believe me, Iron Oregon, Stalkerboy's "charms" wear thin pretty quickly.

Danny G

about 10 years ago

Wouldn't that sort of infer that at one time you were indeed "charmed" by me then, C?  Hmmm.  I'm not sure how I feel about that.

Tom

about 10 years ago

Well, she DOES keep inviting herself back into the "circle jerk."  There must be something that's attracting her.

Claire

about 10 years ago

Don't flatter yourself, Stalkerboy. I am not charmed by losers who spend their lives trolling the Internet, insulting people.

Danny G

about 10 years ago

...as you post on the Internet insulting someone.

Let's give it up for C, ladies and gentlemen!

Jim

about 10 years ago

Irony is that Paul is the biggest troll of all. By playing lord of the blog and only allowing certain comments through, he's stirring the pot more than anyone- even Danny. Shame on you Paul. My comments you delete are no more inflamatory or caustic than anything else on here. Typical liberal.

Danny G

about 10 years ago

Wait...were comments of yours deleted specifically from the Troll Zone?  Provide examples or it didn't happen. Also, not only is what you just described not irony, but it is also not the definition of a troll (which has been very well defined repeatedly in this very thread). And on top of all of that, IF Paul is deleting comments from HIS blog then how exactly does that make him a "typical liberal"?  You would think as a conservative that you would have a basic understanding and appreciation of ownership.

Baci

about 10 years ago

A note to PDD editorial staff:

While I mostly REALLY APPRECIATE the scrubbing of my posts for mis-splellings, ill coded video embeds and re-emphasisifications, I do like to fancy myself a pithy wordsmythe and make some choices (mostly punctuatory in nature) for intentional effect.

...like this one...

Where I wanted that statement to stand out in the rhythm of the reader experience of my obviously super significant ranting. So please consider this a thank you... and reminder. Some blogging attempts to be good use of words.

Bad Cat!

about 10 years ago

I agree with Baci on the editing of comments.
I'm totally fine with removing with comments that don't follow PDD policy ("substantiate your hate"), and I'm ok with editing comments when the intent is there (such as fixing broken html comments), or adding functionality (creating a clickable url when an address is in a comment), but I really get nervous when comments are edited beyond that.
I've had a few of my comments edited to remove or revise formatting. I've also seen other comments where the wording was changed. I'm not saying that there is any ill-intent in editing, but it takes away the personal nature of what people are adding to the site.
This isn't like a newspaper that has editorial staff that go through revisions, this is pretty much a long conversation between locals over coffee.
Having seen a few comments that say "Hey, who changed my comment - I didn't post that!", I'm thinking that it is affecting more than a few random posts.
PDD, yes this is your blog and really we are lucky that you allow us in to add our thoughts, but can we request that those thoughts stay ours (unless we stray from policy)?

Thoughts??

Jim

about 10 years ago

Sorry Danny...

Jim

about 10 years ago

#500. Provide what? A post that didn't appear. Get off the paint. I totally understand ownership. I'm just saying be consistent...

Jim

about 10 years ago

#500?  Provide what? A post that didn't appear. Get off the paint. I totally understand ownership. I'm just saying be consistent...

Danny G

about 10 years ago

Is there an echo in here?

You can't just provide a general idea of what you posted that was removed?  And you didn't answer me questioning if the posts were removed from here in the troll zone.


Also...get off the paint?

Barrett Chase

about 10 years ago

Jim, your comment was not deleted from the Troll Zone. However, PDD's system has been spotty recently due to the malware issues, which is probably why your comment didn't make it. Apologies. Go ahead and re-submit it if you want.

Tom

about 10 years ago

Jim, I recall some of your comments having been removed from elsewhere on the site....like calling everybody who disagrees with you "fucking idiots" or referring to the president as "Barack Hussein."  I have responded to your ridiculous comments like that (and had my posts removed too, of course).  But I agree completely with them being removed.  This is the place for you to be a troll....nowhere else.  I'm terribly sorry that you view anybody who follows a standard set of rules as a "typical liberal."

Jim

about 10 years ago

Thanks Barrett, although I don't completely buy it. And Tom, how is calling Obama by his first name and middle name any different than calling Bush George Walker? Or a tool? Or a piece of garbage. Or any of the other vulgar comments your gang of bullies love to dish out in the cloak of PDD darkdom? Because Obama has a Muslim name I'm not allowed? Holy shit, do you realize what you just wrote? Or how about all of the other insolent remarks thrown about by you and the other pious hypocrites? And yes Danny, it was from this column. Was it inflamatory? Yes. In good taste? Depends on your palate. Did I refer to your moronic critique of every point of every post? Yes. Did I point out Tom as being an idiot? Don't have to. He does that on his own.

Danny G

about 10 years ago

Just the other day you specifically posted the same thing 3 times.  It was posted the exact same way every time, meaning that the first two times you tried to post it didn't show up for you for whatever reason.  Just earlier today your "# 500" post showed up twice.  Wouldn't that give you a clue that there obviously some technical issues going on?  But no.  Jim still doesn't "completely buy" that his posts are being censored.  You just can't admit that you were wrong 100% about anything, can you?

And can I point out your critical use of the phrase "cloak of PDD darkdom" just now?  Holy crap!  You admitted in this very thread that YOU YOURSELF prefer to hide behind a "cloak of darkness" to the point where you were teased by myself and others over it.  You see Jim, for me it's not your politics that cause me to enjoy pointing out your douchiness.  It's your blatant hypocritical posts, your C-like inability to accept that you're ever incorrect about anything, and your phony conservatism.  




And, you're a pussy.

Jim

about 10 years ago

Oh Danny, you're just pissed I had #500. Everything you write is bizarre- so bizarre it's beyond compare. I can't even begin to address it. Kind of like the interviews with Charles Manson they have shown on Dateline. I end up scratching my head and wondering "what the hell was that I just witnessed?" As far as being a "pussy"? That's Bad cat. I prefer puppy.

Danny G

about 10 years ago

YES!  I have now been compared to Charles Fucking Manson!  Victory!

Danny G

about 10 years ago

P.S.  I think some people around here know who "Bad Cat" is.  You admittedly hide behind a "cloak of darkness".

Hence, you = pussy.

Claire

about 10 years ago

Teacher: "And, Little Danny, what does your father do for a living?"

Little Danny: He sits in his basement in his underwear talking to himself, and trolls around the Internet all day, harassing people he's never met! Mommy calls him a professional troll!"

Teacher: "How... interesting. What a productive member of society."

Danny G

about 10 years ago

Teacher: "And, Little C, what does your grandmother do for a living?"

Little C: "That's my mom, not my grandmother."

Teacher: "You have GOT to be kidding me."

Claire

about 10 years ago

That was a pretty moronic response, Stalkerboy, even you have to admit that. But I can see how someone with a 12-year-old mentality like yourself would think anyone over the age of 40 is old as the hills, though. I just think it's weird that you are *so* fixated on people's ages. I guess you have to have something to occupy your time though; trolling the Internet 24/7 must get old after a while (pardon the word "old.").

Danny G

about 10 years ago

It was based on appearance, not age.

Brent Eagleburger

about 10 years ago

Now Jim, having said that, can you imagine there are people who have the perspective that the likes of T-Paw, Dick and Bush, Rimbaugh, and now Obama,the list goes on, were/are far worse than Manson ever was?  For their actions have led to far more deaths than a few Hollywood B actors, hot as Sharon Tate was.  By their combined efforts, not counting the war on drugs, they have surpassed 10,000 ways to die. I-35 bridge for instance, of course no one could see it coming, except that it had been severely rated as problematic, and 'no new taxes Timmy' pretty much just let 'er buck.  Cause that's how they roll when money talks, and maybe you get a shot at the presidency.

Claire

about 10 years ago

So was my assessment of your 12-year-old mentality, Stalkerboy.

Danny G

about 10 years ago

Huh?  So you're saying that I look 12?  What?

Bad Cat!

about 10 years ago

I hide behind a cloak of dorkness.

Danny G

about 10 years ago

Bad Cat for the win.

Tom

about 10 years ago

Jim, people say George Herbert Walker Bush and George W. Bush to distinguish between the two.  Have you ever noticed that George Bush and George Bush have the same name?  No, you probably haven't because your cloak of darkness limits your ability to understand simple things in life.  Also, they have both frequently used their middle names or initials in their political careers.  They were known as George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush long before either became president.  Barack Obama has never used Barack Hussein Obama as his name throughout life or his political career.  Maybe Barack H. Obama once in a while, but even that's stretching it.  The only reason anybody ever calls him "Barack Hussein" (you didn't even bother with his last name) is to derive a negative connotation.  By saying that you are trying to 1) Convince people that he's a Muslim and/or 2) Associate him negatively with an evil dictator who happened to have that name.

Conservatives sit on the internet and bitch all day long about how they get such a bad rap from people and look for ways to vilify liberals.  It's people like you who epitomize the stereotype (and frankly, truthful belief) that conservatives are a bunch of disrespectful, selfish, mudslinging assholes.  Hell, I don't even bother reading comments on the DNT's forum anymore....it's just loaded with conservatives throwing names around (Oberstupid, Donny Ne$$, libtards, among others).  I'm all for freedom of speech and open debate, but people like you (a.k.a. conservatives) can't seem to figure out how to do it civilly and respectably.  Then, when your ridiculous comments get removed because they are in clear violation of the rules, you try to blame it on the liberal moderation of this website.  Jesus Fucking Christ....do you get it yet?

Oh, and you forgot to explain how you calling everybody you disagree with "fucking idiots" is actually the fault of us evil liberals and how you were doing nothing wrong because conservatives aren't expected to follow the rules that everybody else follows.  I'd love to hear the explanation now.

Nathan

about 10 years ago

ya know bro, if i looked like a scruffy and dirty pandhandler, and my wife looked like a man in drag, i sure wouldn't be going around insulting other people.

Danny G

about 10 years ago

Here's the difference between me and you, Nathan.  I put myself out there (and make fun of myself more than I do others) so if I'm making a joke about someone's appearance the door is open for them to quip back.  I have no idea what you look like so there's no way for me to retort to that.  Pretty simple concept, really.

Got it, bro?

Jim

about 10 years ago

OK Tom, whatever you say. I'll be quick to spare you the need to write more tripe 1. You failed to address my point that you are upset that I use his given names solely based on the fact that it has Muslim connotations. Typical libtard. (Your term, not mine) 
2. Your rainbow tinted glasses do more than cloud your vision. Nice rhetoric- can't come up with your own defense so you just flip it around. How childish. Mudslinging assholes? Libs have that one locked up. Just recently have conservatives begun to play by your rules, and obviously you don't like it. Tough shit. It's gonna get worse until everyone of you crawl back in your cave, and we take back the country from you socialists who are trying to ruin it.
3.I follow the rules. The rules seem to be different sometimes however, depending on which way the wind blows. Just like Hussein. Bush send troops? Calls for impeachment. Hussein does it? Nothing but cricket chirps from you loud mouths. There are plenty of caustic posts using less than polite labels that don't get yanked. Just like your using the Lord's name in vain, which is highly offensive to Christians. Do you get it yet? No, you'll never get it. That's because you're a hypocrite in the worst way, and you're a libtard (your term) with obvious disabilities as well.

Danny G

about 10 years ago

All that would be fine, if you weren't a pussy hiding behind a "cloak of darkness".  Sorry dude, but nobody on the left (Tom and probably more than a few others here on PDD) nor those who tend to lean to the right a bit (me?) can take anything you say seriously because you admit that you're too much of a chickenshit to back any of it up.  Just the sad truth, man.

Just Sayin'

about 10 years ago

Yo, Danny, if anyone is a chickenshit pussy it's you, per your response  to Nathan. Love to dish it out, but can't take it, loser.

Danny G

about 10 years ago

Take what?  You don't see the difference in insulting somebody anonymously and insulting someone in broad daylight (so to speak)?

Of course, you're currently going by the "name" of "Just Sayin'", so you probably don't see the difference.

Admackbar

about 10 years ago

Just Sayin' fails again.

Claire

about 10 years ago

Hate to break it to you, Danny, but I can't think of anyone willing to give their real name who takes YOU seriously. Most people think of you as an annoyance, if not unhinged. I don't agree with Jim, but at least he is sparking an actual debate, instead of merely lobbing juvenile insults at people that are stupid and lacking in creativity.

Danny G

about 10 years ago

C, it's getting to the point where every single one of your posts includes both you being critical of me lobbing insults AND you lobbing insults.  Hilarious...and thank you.

Claire

about 10 years ago

You lob stupid and juvenile insults Stalkerboy, I make statements of fact. By the way, I think you are a hypocrite: if people you don't like identify themselves when posting comments, you harass them and lob personal insults at them. If people you don't like don't use their real names when posting comments, you give them shit.

B-man

about 10 years ago

I love you all, thank you for the fascinating and hilarious dialog.  This is the best way  to start every  day.  Keep up the ranting and remember we will all be one day older, and hopefully wiser, tomorrow.  

I got no dog in this current fight, but I am excited for the next election season to get into full swing so Jim and I can rip each others candidates to pieces.

Long live the Troll Zone!

Jim

about 10 years ago

OK. Again, I look back and read the previous threads with amusement and a certain amount of shame. I really don't like having to use this as an outlet for anger towards yes, those who don't believe the same things I do. So, here's the proposal I'll throw at Paul. For noble reasons, I'll agree to never post again, if you 86 Danny. Kind of an electronic hari-kari, only I'll off Danny before I do it. I'll find another outlet for my anger that doesn't come with so much hate. And Danny can start using pictures in magazines to focus his obsessions on. Fair deal?  I think so. Think of it this way- it would be a decision that's for the collective.

Danny G

about 10 years ago

Ahhh yes.  Here we go again.  The "Get rid of Danny" campaign heats up once again.

And C...how does that make me a hypocrite?  I'm teasing everyone.  If I was lobbing the SAME insults at both then I would be a hypocrite, but I'm not.  And besides, when was the last time I insulted anyone around here who wasn't either you or Jim (and I'm not the only one throwing the insults at him, BTW).

Admackbar

about 10 years ago

Admackbar sez: "This blog cannot repel a moron of Claire's magnitude!"

Admackbar

about 10 years ago

The word "moron" is used 13 times in this thread.  Now 14!

Iron Oregon

about 10 years ago

NO! Jim - please don't go! You are a fascinating specimen...we need to study you further. Same goes for Danny. Not sure about Claire...

Danny G

about 10 years ago

Nobody is really sure about C.

Claire

about 10 years ago

Admackbar, isn't your finest, most intelligent contribution to PDD a poem about your "poopies?"  You are, to use Stalkerboy's words, "a chickenshit pussy," who not only doesn't have the cojones to use your real name, but doesn't even have the cojones to use a legitimate email when posting on PDD. Coward.

BTW, I stand corrected. Nathan is right: Stalkerboy does look like a scruffy and unwashed panhandler. But the mentality -- definitely middle-school.

Danny G

about 10 years ago

How to post online just like C:

Step one: Generically say "I agree" to somebody else's post.
Step two: Restate something that you have already stated many, many times.

Bonus points for using the "I know you are but what am I" tactic.

Claire

about 10 years ago

How to post online like Stalkerboy:

1. Squat on your computer 24/7. No exaggeration.
2. Obsess on people whom you begged to "interview" on your podcast, but  who turned you down, telling you your podcast sucks.
2. Harass people you don't know with stupid and juvenile insults.
3. If someone throws a great zinger at you that hits home, act like the victim and whine at them.

Baci

about 10 years ago

@Jim .. "I'll agree to never post again"

Haha Finally the puppy shows it's yellow streak. I knew it. Go ahead and slink off and hide behind a tax shelter with the rest of the corporate fear mongers and democracy stealers you whelp. Had enough truth yet? Oh, and where's the libertarian jobs proposal? To busy pursuing retrograde social objectives to actually fix anything? I like the "strangle progress to prove a point" strategy the repubes and teabaggers are using. It's working. Point made, even without your party in the executive office you can still fuck everything up.

Claire

about 10 years ago

P.S. re posting like Stalkerboy:

Bonus points for whining in public forums that someone is jeopardizing your personal safety when that person complains to others on a private forum about your constant harassment of them.

Danny G

about 10 years ago

Looks like someone just earned herself some bonus points.

Danny G

about 10 years ago

And P.S. to your last P.S.:

You were NOT complaining about my constant harassment in the "private forum" incident.  You were accusing me of being someone who turned out wasn't me.  Remember?

Claire

about 10 years ago

Excuse me, but just because you claim you weren't the one impersonating me on Area Voices doesn't mean that such is truly the case. You don't exactly have a lot of credibility, Stalkerboy. I think most of us can agree that you are both obsessed with me and prone to exaggeration, which is why I complained about you on a closed listserve.

After all, for all I know, after you talk to yourself in your basement and impersonate people on your podcast, you go onto local blogs and continue impersonating them. Who knows. 

Jesus Christ, interacting with you is like interacting with a cranky toddler, sometimes. Seriously.

Danny G

about 10 years ago

BAH HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!  So you are now saying that it might have been me?  Oh man.  You are something else.  That last one was so amazing to me that for this time only I am not going to call you "C".

Good job, Claire.  You are absolutely incredible.

Admackbar

about 10 years ago

I can't believe you criticized my Haiku about fecal waste.  You Philistine.

Bad Cat!

about 10 years ago

Interacting with a cranky toddler:
Something you are legally required to do if you are a parent
Crankiness will leave once they take a nap

Interacting with a an online commenter: Something that is voluntary and not required
Commenters will leave once you leave them alone.

Just fucking stop already! If you want someone to stop bothering you, then stop baiting them! Do not respond to their barbs, do not add a post right after every comment, just don't acknowledge it! It takes away their fun, and eventually they get bored and move on.

Even if your complaint is valid, standing in someone's front lawn screaming that they're staring at you from behind their window curtains makes you look like you enjoy the attention you are getting.

Admackbar

about 10 years ago

Claire I really don't *get* why you hate Danny so much.  What's your problem?

Claire

about 10 years ago

Admackbar, I sent you a private email telling all! You didn't get it? Geez, I wonder why not? Oh well. Your loss.

Admackbar

about 10 years ago

Ooh! All over my face! Do it again!

Admackbar

about 10 years ago

Actually I have been getting your emails. You are a filthy woman, Claire.  I thought you were married!

Danny G

about 10 years ago

Private emails, huh?  I wouldn't mind seeing those.

Claire

about 10 years ago

Danny, if you think that this Admackbar troll has ever received emails from me, I have a bridge in Brooklyn I'd like to sell you. I was being sarcastic: Admackbar, who seems to be have more than a few screws loose, was posting some weird comments on a thread I'd started (though they weren't as creepy as these increasingly sick sexual comments he/she/it has been posting in the Troll Zone). 

I was curious as to whether the email Admackbar uses when he/she/it posts comments was legit. I sent a blank email and wasn't surprised when it bounced back. Not only do I think Admackbar is mentally and emotionally disturbed, but I think Admackbar is a coward, or to use your words, a chickenshit.

As for whoever has been impersonating me on Area Voices, Danny... you may be completely vindicated. I am going to ask the moderator there (with whom I was in touch about the troll impersonating me) if that troll's ISP is the one I have for Admackbar. I wouldn't be surprised at all, it's such a cowardly thing to do.

zra

about 10 years ago

claire...i'm afraid it's time to give over. you couldn't dig a deeper hole with a backhoe.

sometimes having the last word isn't the most prudent course of action.

Bad Cat!

about 10 years ago

Good luck with that Zra, I tried... I have the feeling we'll be getting endless episodes of "As Claire and Danny's World Turns".

Claire

about 10 years ago

So I hate cowards... so sue me already.

Bad Cat!

about 10 years ago

"Hate" and "obsessed with" are not the same things.

zra

about 10 years ago

so let them be what they are. it's obvious that you're not going to change them, or anything about them, and you can't reason a person out of a position that they haven't reasoned themselves into...

and this tete a tete you've got going on here is just...embarrassing.

really.

you don't always have to be right, you don't always have to have the last word and you don't always have to have something to say about everything.

BeastOfBurden

about 10 years ago

I think Danny, Claire, Admackbar and the moderators from Area Voices should meet up at the Budget Motel in Superior and get it over with.  One big love/hate-filled orgy to end the drama.  Lord knows none of them have any real standards for their conduct, so it should go swimmingly.

Bad Cat!

about 10 years ago

I wish we had a PDD Danny & Claire Troll Zone where they could go at it and I wouldn't have to see it.

Jim

about 10 years ago

@baci My shelter is no different than yours, except maybe a little bigger. I'll refrain from making a comment about artist wannabes. I've seen your acting. Anyway, in response to your ignorant rant, I can only laugh. How imbecilic! Blaming conservatives for the mess we are in is wrong. Every President over the last 50 years is responsible. Obama has just taken it to a new level. He's gone mad with spending. His Obama care has the potentital to put us in ruins. In 230 years, we've borrowed a total of $9 trillion dollars. In two years Obama borrowed 3.5 trillion, an amount unprecedented in the history of the entire world. And he plans on borrowing and spending more.

Since Obama took office he has given more than $150 billion in bailouts to the Fannies. Lot's of cash for what? Home foreclosures are at an all time high. Ironically, the poor people that the libs cowtow to are the ones getting whacked. Obama spent over $150 billion and all he achieved was to make more poor people homeless and on assistance.
 
Now we are on the edge of bankruptcy and what is Obama's solution? Borrow more and spend more. But that's a lie, right? Hmmm. Can't admit tax and spend doesn't work because that won't help the election, will it. Much easier to bail out the people who put him in- the corrupt uber-rich that love to use him as their puppet. Wake up and smell the greenbacks Baci- your job creation has to be done on the backs of small business as well as large companies. Taxing and spending won't do it. People need security and a small debt load if they are going to start spending again. If you'd use your two ears a bit more and listen to your neighbors in the co-op you would see that they are in rough shape just like everyone else. Paying more in taxes won't help anything but widening the gap between the rich and the poor even further. Unless of course you work for the government. Then it's OK because they make twice that of non-government workers. http://www.usatoday.com/money/economy/income/2010-08-10-1Afedpay10_ST_N.htm In the end though, isn't that what you want? Big brother controlling everything? Telling you who to buy your insurance from, how much you can make, 100% on the government dole? Over 50% of us are on it now. Just some more economic stagnation and you'll have the other 50%. Way to go. For someone who tries to write so eloquently, you sure don't have a fucking clue as to what you're writing about...

c-freak

about 10 years ago

all this earlier talk about pussy has really got me riled up! where's my lube?

Jim

about 10 years ago

Blecch! C-freak and lube in the same sentence makes me wanna hurl.

Mr. Parent

about 10 years ago

"hurl" huh?  Is it 1992 all of a sudden?

c-freak

about 10 years ago

i feel the same about your inane blatherings jim.

Jim

about 10 years ago

Why question hurl and not blecch? Is blecch retro cool? No Mad Magazine readers? Should I have used ralph? Maybe barf. Or shitting out of my mouth, although that might cause some confusion with Danny. (Here we go...)

Danny G

about 10 years ago

I think "hurl" just comes across as sort of "Wayne's World".

Jim

about 10 years ago

Glad I can return the favor Freak! By the sound of things you're kind of lonely and dry. I figured I'd help get your juices going.

Jim

about 10 years ago

Party on Danny!

Danny G

about 10 years ago

Yup.  "Party on" was another line from "Wayne's World".  Thank you for acknowledging that you know what it is.



Idiot.

Jim

about 10 years ago

Excellent!

Tom

about 10 years ago

Jim, idiots like you like to throw around big numbers about borrowing and the money spent on the bailouts.  But you only want people to see half of the story....your argument turns to shambles when somebody introduces the whole story.  For one thing, you are conventionally forgetting about inflation over 250 years.  Also, you don't seem very familiar with the concept of loans and borrowing.  The bank bailout has now been MORE than paid back.  (http://money.cnn.com/2011/03/30/news/economy/tarp_program/index.htm)

Now, shall I get started on the Republicans wanting to borrow money from the Chinese to give tax breaks to billionaires, or I have sufficiently proven your stupidity?

BeastOfBurden

about 10 years ago

Tom, last time I checked it was the Republicans that are pushing to stop our borrowing from the Chinese.

Next you'll try to tell me that tax cuts equate to the government giving away money.  Pack up your broken logic and head back to the coffee house, chump.

zra

about 10 years ago

didn't China finance our foray into "Nation Building?"

Tom

about 10 years ago

BeastOfBurden, if you consider the trust "broken logic", I am so sorry.  Perhaps politics is not the best thing for you to discuss if you wish to sound intelligent.

Ever heard of the Bush Tax Cuts?  Evidently not.  Let me explain.  When George Bush was president he said, "Hey, it would be fun to give millionaires and billionaires tax breaks!"  And then the economy, under his leadership, had the biggest collapse since the Great Depression.  Unfortunately, the United States needs money to keep operating.  That's kinda hard when the people who should be paying the most money continually get tax breaks.  As a direct results of the Bush Tax Cuts, we have borrowed hundreds of billions of dollars from the Chinese and it doesn't look like we'll have the money to pay them back any time soon.

Baci

about 10 years ago

trickle down economics wasn't even a golden shower ...just the rich pissing on the poor. Jim, I get PAID for my acting so I obviously others seem to like it. We ALL know who pounded the last nail in the coffin of the economy as it used to be .. the petro-oligarchs and military industrial cabal. Dick Cheney sold our kid's future to prove his manhood. We should be smart gridded and alt-fueled by now. Good thing the neocons got in bed with the Ayatollah and kicked Jimmy Carter, the best president we've had in a log time, out. We should pay the taxes to support the habit. Biggest addiction? The pusher himself called it, OIL! How many Americans have died so that we can drive Hummers to Sam's club for cheap tubs of cheese whiz? BTW - Glad to have you back Jim, doing what you do best, keeping us socialists firmly targeted on the mindset we have to change.

Tom

about 10 years ago

Exactly....the "trickle down" effect was pure bullshit from the beginning.  Republicans get substantial amounts of money from the rich, and in exchange, they expect Republicans to help them keep as much money as possible in their bank accounts.  That's where the Bush Tax Cuts come in.  The trickle down explanation was nothing more than a lame excuse by Republicans to make the average idiot (i.e. Jim) to believe that giving millionaires and billionaires more money will somehow help the Average Joe.  In case you haven't noticed, for rich people, money is everything.  It's a constant struggle for money and power.  They think they can make up for their personal shortcomings by having the largest bank account figure, fanciest house, or fastest car.  Giving rich people MORE money does not do a damn thing to help the common folk.  It doesn't create jobs.  It doesn't make life any more affordable for regular people.  The sole reason Republicans continue to want tax breaks for the rich is because the rich are the ones who fund their purchases of political offices.  So, in order to give these millionaires and billionaires more and more money, we borrow and borrow and borrow and borrow from the Chinese, all the while Republicans bitch about the Democrats with their "radical spending."  Just writing this short description of how the Republican Party operates makes me want to barf.

zra

about 10 years ago

"There *is* a class war going on. And we're winning." ~Warren Buffet.

Baci

about 10 years ago

++BTW @Jim, IMHO C-Freak is woman enough to wear man-pants that you can only dream of being able to put on. Do us all a favor and contribute alot of $$ to the Bachmann campaign, she's your best hope for rational leadership into the 21st century.

Jim

about 10 years ago

Baci, getting paid to act? Man-pants?? Keanu Reeves gets paid too. And I should probably rescind my statement. You can't really call it acting. Based on your toddler-like view of world affairs, I'd call it playing pretend. 

And Tom, your argument doesn't even come close to logic. Obviously you are so smart that we should all defer to you how much people make, based upon your under-achieving, welfare loving outlook. Heaven forbid we stop spending. That has nothing to do with it, right? I guess coming from you it's no surprise. You have to have money to spend it. See the problem I have with ticks like you is your willingness to try and bring everyone down to your level. I don't have a problem with people being rich. I think it's great. I think it's fantastic that they contribute to the economy and employ people while fostering innovation. I also think that if people like you ran our country, we'd be fucked. Thank goodness you don't. You're only one itsy bitsy little squeak that will end up in a state run home, pennyless, complaining about the lack of taste in your blended meat and potatoes.

Baci

about 10 years ago

Manpants! You should try them sometime, you'll need to cut a hole for your puppy tuft. I'm just using the vernacular of your people Jim. "Professor" Palin uses that statement all the time, say it around your other highly informed Fox viewer buddies and they'll explain it to you. As far as success in entertainment, when you have an Emmy, LIKE I DO, I'll take your critique, til then go do paw puppets with the other amatures. With all your frothing at the mouth and barking at the moon, you haven't addressed the main point here. When we've pursued the greed based ideology of capitalism, we get Bernie Madoff and the SEC ilk (of the Bush admin) who let that unfettered bloodsucking go on for 10 years. It wasn't until the $nake of non-managed capitalism began to eat it's own tail that he was discovered. I'd buy your scheme if, EVER in recorded history, it HAD WORKED... Sad truth, it hasn't! The wealthy rape the poor, give them more money and they continue to rape the poor and then themselves until it consumes itself and we start it all up again. 

Now, I dont advocate a welfare state. I'm a firm believer in a globally managed, market based meritocracy. Smart and hard working people rise to the top and lead for the betterment of humanity and the planet because they're smart and good and they're functioning from logic not desire to dominate and accumulate. Indigents and slackers are consigned to the boring fate of their own choosing with no support from the rest of society. People who really need help, get it until they are on their feet and can pay back the gifts society has given them... hey a commie-pinko can dream cant he? I work hard, use my brain, and artistic abilities to be successful and teach my kiddo to do the same. I have contempt for those who cruise by on money I pay in taxes when they cold be out there working hard too. I dont advocate giving my tax $$ away but using it wisely, and alot, to intelligently craft a better society seems like the only smart way to go. We've tried leaving it to the upper crust for several thundered years now and look what we got.

Tom

about 10 years ago

Jim, did you even read any of my argument?  If you are still of the mindset that having 1% of the people in this country controlling 99% of the wealth in this country, you are seriously fucked up in the head.  Off in lala land where you live, they might contribute to the economy by creating tons of jobs.  But here in the real world, that's bullshit.  Being rich is all about INCREASING your wealth on a yearly basis.  This means employing as few people as possible in as few locations as possible in order to provide mediocre goods and services, all the while owners, CEOs, and stockholders rack up larger and larger amounts of money each year.  There is not a single shred of evidence that giving billionaires more money that they don't need will help the middle class and lower class.

If the Republican ideologies are allowed to continue well into the future, we will literally be left without a middle class pretty soon.  You can only tax the hell out of the lower and middle classes for so long before there's nothing left to take.  Along with cutting all programs that assist the poor, we will end up with a system where you are either stinking rich or dirt poor.

Baci

about 10 years ago

Tom, maybe we should tag team so we can keep productivity up. Corporate has set some hefty deadlines to make quota this quarter. I dont want to miss out on a wienie at the picnic. IT'S THE ONLY BENEFIT LEFT. And, it gets tiring slapping the truth upside this woof woof's snoot all the time.

Jim

about 10 years ago

Sorry Baci, but you're pissing on the wrong hydrant. Madoff ran a ponzi scheme. Yeah, one can argue the the Haliburtons of the world are on the wrong side of the moral compass, or even committing criminal behavior. BUT, to blame it solely on the republicans is wrong. When you are that corrupt/sick/evil or whatever term you want to use, political labels mean NOTHING. Toms point is that the evil Republicans are the only ones taking special interest money, or at least the lions share. Wrong. I'm not even going to address that with facts as he's obviously confused or intentionally lying, so what's the difference in the end? Just look up plutocrats like  Stephen Bing, George Soros, Lloyd Blankfein, Edwin Janns, Aris Anagnos, Steven Kirsch, Daniel Abraham, etc. the list goes on and on. These aren't Repubs- they are uber-rich Dems who have been financing the rise of people like Obama and other Fascist leaning power grabbers. Funny, but if you look at the super wealthy, it seems that the more they have to do with the financial market, the more they lean left. The more they have to do with the creation of goods, the more they lean right. Not one of those Billionaires I mentioned have anything to do with manufacturing. Hmmm... So now, my disclaimer. I don't really believe that EITHER party is orchestrating the issues we are having. I think that no matter if it is repub or dem, they are the hand puppets for these super wealthy people that will find a way to skirt the system, unless something like a flat tax is put in place. 

The old capitalism versus socialsim argument is also not worth fighting. You have your opinion, I have mine. You have "facts"-- I do too. I'm not using Palinisms or Obamaisms. Only what I consider to be moral truths. Do the rich pay a lower percentage of their gross income? Yes. Is that "fair"? I don't know if fair has anything to do with it. Again- you want fair-have a flat tax. Period. Any other way is open to manipulation by both rich and not so rich. At least once a week I get knobs coming in to see if I'm hiring only so they can stay current with their unemployment  requirements. They have no intention of working. I offer them jobs, but never has one accepted. That, in my opinion, if far more egregious than someone using legal loopholes to keep money they have earned. One liberal I know has been unemployed for two years. Collecting unemployment without looking for another job. When I questioned him, he stated that he had paid into it, so therefore he was entitled to take it out. He'll ride it as long as the tap keeps flowing. This is a close friend of mine. I'm confused how this can be less of a concern than those who are earning their share, but paying less. One seems much more indicitive of our problem than the other. So, "crafting" a society of dependent, lazy entitlement euphorians is nothing but a quick way to a society mirroring the path that Lenin took. We have a good system. We've the best system in the world. I work hard, I get my rewards. I spend more than I earn, I go in debt. That's MY problem. Fine tuning tax laws is something that is long over do. But, reaching for that ideal socialism society won't work. 

...it's no trick to make a lot of money, if all you want is to make a lot of money. You take Mr. Kane, it wasn't money he wanted. Thatcher never did figure him out. Sometimes, even I couldn't. (Citizen Kane, 1941).

Baci

about 10 years ago

Finally some clarity without the liberal bashing. When we take the gloves off, we get some reason. I agree, "liberals" are as greedy as the next. I'm actually more a fiscally conservative progressive than I am a welfare state liberal. Also I don't want, or advocate for, the Orwellian blandification of society either. Those who exhibit merit should gain the rewards for it. My family owns a business and we pay alot of employee related tax/socsec. I am also for a flat tax. A reasoned, progressive and logical reform of tax codes is a must for any future prosperity. I'd make it %25 but then throw in free health care and college provided you're a productive, give it back, person. If the "rich" want tax breaks, prove that it's directly going to create jobs. That means everyone pays their fare share and we work towards the common good. Like investment in infrastructure and an end to reliance on one major form of energy. Absolute power corrupts absolutely, hippy or redneck. Also, absolute entitlement is exploited absolutely - I pity your friend, he's an addict. I do refute "American Exceptional-ism" as I've heard froth out of Glenn Beck's fat gob. It's thinly veiled nationalism. Either we retreat into isolationist fear or embrace the fact that this is one planet and it should be , intelligently, managed as such.

Jim

about 10 years ago

I've stated my opinion before, but it always met with the same attitude from your posse. I just bite back. I'm glad we can agree on some of these points. Globalism isn't one of them.

Truther

about 10 years ago

I love Danny's super-nuanced contributions to these debates. He seems very informed about the intricate nature of political theory. 

Jim, Tom, and Baci have interesting lives; they spend hours on a small, local, insignificant "blog" arguing about major-media talking points.

Ah, the HUGE difference between DEMS and REPUBS; It's so ...Huge!!!

Truther

about 10 years ago

Glenn Beck. Keith Olberman. John Stewart. They are so differently wealthy! So very many nuanced opinions! Just like Jim, Tom, and Baci!

jim

about 10 years ago

Nuanced. Nuanced. Nuanced. Super-nuanced. Oops. Nuanced.

vicarious

about 10 years ago

I have begun my grammar critique of all 591 comments in the Troll Zone. I will publish my results in the near future.

Tom

about 10 years ago

We're closely approaching 600 comments.  I'm guessing Jim will make sure he gets #600.  It'll be the second proudest moment of his life...just behind his crowning achievement of getting the 500th comment in the Troll Zone.

Jim

about 10 years ago

I'm impressed Tom. Your vitriol is juvenile, yet persistent. It stands alone in a field of otherwise intelligent participants (Danny excluded obviously). I'll wager my own guess- that you'll quit commenting once your "friends" start admonishing you for the moronic way that you present yourself, giving the 600th post to your friend Danny.

Danny G

about 10 years ago

Jim.  You're still around, eh?  How's about that?

Tom

about 10 years ago

There's intelligent participants in the Troll Zone?  Strange...I feel like my I.Q. drops a few points every time I come here and read the comments.

Jim

about 10 years ago

Wow Tom, that is strange! You obviously don't read what you write. That's one of the funniest/ironic posts ev-er. Like I said earlier...And Danny, are you testing out some new slang? Shanizzle ba-sizzle. I can't believe you didn't jump in on that one. Completely out of character for a man of your (ahem) stature...

Danny G

about 10 years ago

I'm tempted to reveal the truth, Jim.  I think this has run it's course.

jim

about 10 years ago

Aaah, Danny- the truth. The truth won't set you free. Please share your version of it though. You will only embarrass yourself further. Truthfully, I'm amused I'm getting under your skin. Now you know what Claire has been going through. Fun, isn't it? PDD's own Lumpy Rutherford doesn't like the taste of his own medicine?? Like I said Danny- you drop out and I drop out. You agree to it, I'll uphold my end of the bargain. If not, quit your whining. Sucks to be you, eh?

Danny G

about 10 years ago

Eh.  We'll talk later.

jim

about 10 years ago

No Danny, "we" won't. Your pathetic little guessing game is a feeble attempt at enlarging the little world you live in. Reality is that it only consists of self interviews and trips back and forth from your basement. Anything more than that is a welcome respite, eh? Continue to amuse me Chumley. How about this- answer my challenge, yes or no. Agree to never post again, on this forum, and I'll personally email you my gratitude (my email is my full name which starts with Jim). How about that?

Danny G

about 10 years ago

Jim.  Cool it down.  Again, we'll talk later and discuss this further, OK?

jim

about 10 years ago

All I can say is wow, you are truly bizarre. Where do you plan on having this conversation? In a public setting? Let me know so I can observe from a distance. This will be worth watching. Again, yes, or no? If you agree, I'll satisfy your curiosity immediately. I'll even give you the opportunity to sign off in grand fashion!

BeastOfBurden

about 10 years ago

"So, in order to GIVE THESE MILLIONAIRES AND BILLIONAIRES MORE AND MORE MONEY, we borrow and borrow and borrow and borrow from the Chinese...."  --Tom

And there it is.  Your view that tax breaks equate to the government giving money to people.  Taxation is the act of government taking money AWAY from the people, Tom.  Lowering taxes allows people to keep and enjoy the fruits of their labor.  It's not a handout.  Clearly, as I suspected, you espouse the core tenets of socialist/communistic ideals.  Now I'd just like you to admit to it.

Iron Oregon

about 10 years ago

ummm, thanks guys! This is finally getting interesting! What a fascinating study this would be!

Admackbar

about 10 years ago

"what Claire has been going through"

You mean "what Claire has put herself through."

Claire

about 10 years ago

Poor Admackbar, such a chickenshit. Can't even use a legitimate email to post your moronic comments. What is PDD's policy about using fake emails to post comments, anyway? Why do the mods even bother to ask for email addresses if a chickenshit coward like Admackbar is going to use a fake email when posting?

Jim

about 10 years ago

I agree Admackbar, that if you play in the mud you'll get dirty. That being said, you would have to admit that Danny took his practice too far. See, in the book of Troll etiquette, it clearly states what is permitted and what isn't. Stalking is forbidden. Chapter 37, paragraph 4.

Shane

about 10 years ago

How do you know Admackbar is using a fake e-mail?
I was under the impression that e-mail addresses were not being published to the general public when one makes a post.
I can't seem to find a way to see anyone's e-mail address. Am I missing something?
The mods can see them, which is fine, but I would rather not have my e-mail address out there for the world to see.

Admackbar

about 10 years ago

Claire, calling a troll a chickenshit coward is like me calling you stupid.  It's like, why even bother to expend the energy?

"It's also a place for people who can't stop themselves from responding to those trolls and suddenly become, quite frankly, more annoying than the trolls."  (from original post)

I like Jim's stance.  Claire, you shut up and I'll shut up.  Don't feed the trolls, duh.

Barrett Chase

about 10 years ago

@Shane: The original author of a PDD post receives an email update whenever anyone comments on their post. This email contains the email address of the person who made the comment.

Nathan

about 10 years ago

Well, I guess we can all see why Admackbar writes poetry about poopies, ha ha! Because he's chickenshit and can relate to poopies! 

Seriously, I just wanted to comment on Bad Cat acting like the mayor of the Troll Zone and acting like she is charge of who can post comments here and who can't. Sugar, no one is forcing you to come to the Troll Zone and read anyone's comments. If you don't like something posted here, well then don't read it! Duhhh!

Shane

about 10 years ago

@Barret: Thanks, good information to know.

Claire

about 10 years ago

Shane, it indeed is good information to know, I think that's a large part of why PDD is so successful. On Progressive Action's listserve, the mods also require emails -- in fact, people must register in order to participate. Cuts down on chickenshit cowards trolling around there, b/c when we figure out that someone's information is invalid, we kick them off the listserve. That's why I am curious as to whether PDD has any policy regarding chickenshit cowards using fake emails when posting comments.

Danny G

about 10 years ago

Holy crap!  It's been over a month since anyone has posted here in the Troll Zone!  Has it finally died?  Noooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!

TimK

about 10 years ago

Okay, here's a good one- Scott Walker rams a mean-spirited voter ID law through the Wisconsin legislature that is specifically designed to disenfranchise the elderly, students and the poor- all groups that lean towards the Democrats. Now this fucktard just announced the closure of numerous DMV offices (the place you have to get your voter ID card). Does anyone still believe this guy is NOT a craven asshole?

BoB

about 10 years ago

Hey TimK: If people want to vote, they should have half a mind to make sure that they can prove they're eligible before heading to the polls, you fucktard.  But apparently, we should skew the system to allow anyone to vote anywhere they want based on their solemn spoken word.

Douchebag.  Pull your head outta yer ass and realize that not everyone who votes is honest.  Especially those voting for their continued welfare benefits.

zra

about 10 years ago

sounds like out newest troll has had a few too many bottles of courage tonight.

Danny G

about 10 years ago

Fwew.  And we're back.

"Fucktard" has become very over-used as of late.

Paul Lundgren

about 10 years ago

Generally we let you trolls write whatever you want here, but pretending to be a public figure while doing your trolling is a bit much, so I removed a couple comments.

If you douchebags and fucktards make me feel the need to pay attention to this useless thread again I'll have to question why it exists in the first place.

TimK

about 10 years ago

BoB- you realize, of course, that the voter ID would be easy to obtain through fraud, thus failing to solve the problem it claims to solve. The only purpose of such laws are to disenfranchise certain classes of voters. And, I referred to a public figure- Scott Walker, as a fucktard- not a person on this blog. BoB, you are a very crass fellow with no sense of fairness or dignity- even on a thread meant for you.

Jim

about 10 years ago

Easy Paul, simmer down. There's nothing wrong with throwing around a good fucktard now and then.

Really though, how refreshing. Another common sense conservative that puts Timmy's panties all in a bunch. Yeah Tim, heaven forbid we require someone to prove they are a legitimate voter, instead of some "smelly-hippy" that was carted in by an Acorn VW bus. As far as fraud by impersonation, I think your posts suffice. We've all figured out that your not the sharpest knife in the drawer.

Jim

about 10 years ago

Hey Danny- No comments on my wolf sweatshirt?

chadp

about 10 years ago

There must have been a mountain of voter fraud going on to warrant these laws in both MN and WI.  Maybe someone can cite the stats of fraud cases that would have been prevented had people had ID's.  I mean we wouldn't want our gummints over regalatin us without a good reason.

Also I'd like to see people mix it up a bit.  Try Fuckbag and Douchetard on for size.  I think they both roll off the tongue rather nicely.

Danny G

about 10 years ago

Jim...per our last conversation, this is just not working anymore.

Baci

about 10 years ago

When it comes to imposing restrictions on our freedoms, that's what the teabaggers and you liber-Nugentians he-men want right?, the neocons are professionals. When what we need is positive energy and good ideas to move us forward, all we got from the freshman neocon wave was puritanical social policies and attempts to solidify their political futures. What about jobs jobs jobs .. truly a bunch of tardbags.

zra

about 10 years ago

anyone who refers to themselves as a "Voice of Reason" or "common sense conservative" is generally anything but, and completely oblivious to the assfucking they're getting from the fucktards they voted for.

Jim

about 10 years ago

Anyone who refers to themselves as a "progressive" or a "liberal" is generally anything but, and completely responsible for the assfucking we are receiving right now. The liberal fucktards that have completely messed up the economy are beginning to unravel. Climate Al went on a tirade blaming non-believers, Obama is looking at a bleak political future, Barney's Frank is thinking about moving to San Fransicko-- all while the country slowly unravels. I can't wait for next election when these liberal assholes are voted out of office.

Danny G

about 10 years ago

Uhg.  Jim, I told you this just isn't working and we need to pull the plug.  It's getting us nowhere fast.

BoB

about 10 years ago

Ah, yes Timmy.....you can lob insults at people who wouldn't ever have the chance to defend themselves against your mindless, bleeding heart drivel.....but when someone lobs an insult at you, your feeling get hurt.

Get bent, Tim.  While holding yourself to a completely different standard than others, you also can't handle common-sense logic.

Everybody

about 10 years ago

Danny G why don't you take your own advice and pull the plug on your constant moronic comments. LMAO that Jim is giving you a taste of your own medicine.

Danny G

about 10 years ago

Really?  Are you really laughing your ass off?  Really?  Uhng.

Bad Cat!

about 10 years ago

"San Fransicko"? Really? Have we stooped to insults that fourth-graders would lob to each other?

zra

about 10 years ago

"If you label me, you negate me." ~Soren Kierkegaard

I've always taken issue with this statement. Rather, if you label me, you negate yourself, because the labels you attach to others are often wrong.

Jim, I generally don't attach labels to myself. "liberal" and "progressive" are assumptive words you have been throwing around in attempt to describe people you know nothing about.

sorry fella, you missed again. better luck next time, and as always: keep reaching for that rainbow.

EvilJeffy

about 10 years ago

Attaching labels?  I am falling somewhere between Anti-neo-fascist and Anti-neo-feudalist.  Either way I think the Tea-Party are a bunch of clueless Douche-baggers.  What the country needs more than anything is to actually get something done in Washington not just bickering and trying to set the home team up for the next election.  This Congress has been a complete failure and it is the posturing on both sides that is to blame.  Throw them all out and re-shuffle the deck.

Surfin' USA

about 10 years ago

Hi I don't live in Duluth, was looking for this site that some people I met from Duluth told me about. Somehow, landed on some site where crazy people were complaining about Duluth like losers complain when they know they are losers. What's the story with that? Just strange that there is this fantastic site where you people make Duluth sound so great, and makes me want to move there, and then there's some other site, where Duluthians make Duluth sound like Loserville and all I do is feel pity for those people. So, which is it: a great place to live with interesting people or a place where people complain about everything to the point where you want to barf all over your computer?

Tom

about 10 years ago

Surfin' USA, I'm pretty sure if you look hard enough on the internet, you can find trolls who like to whine about the city they live in for whatever reason in just about any city.  Unfortunately, I've yet to find a place where trolls, crazy people, losers and assholes don't exist.  I like to think that Duluth doesn't have too many of them though.  The Troll Zone on PDD was a great idea....you can pretty much just ignore them all.  I think you'd like it here and we'd definitely love to have you.

BoB

about 10 years ago

Says Tom about the person he doesn't know.  Didn't your parents teach you not to talk to strangers?  For all you know, you could be inviting a pet-molesting serial rapist to live in our city.

Speak for yourself, Tommy.  YOU'D love to have this internet creeper live here.  The jury is still out for the rest of us.

Tom

about 10 years ago

Now I remember why I don't attempt to post in the Troll Zone anymore...

BoB

about 10 years ago

You should expand that sentiment to the internet as a whole.  You have very little to add to this site.

TimK

about 10 years ago

Bobby knows better than you.

Lojasmo

about 10 years ago

Watch it, Tom.  BoB has a corner on the pet molesting serial rapist angle,  he gets pretty protective of his position.

BoB

about 10 years ago

Lo, a person like you (not you, I'd NEVER personally attack someone on PDD.....per forum rules) would BEG to be raped.  People like you most likely haven't had consensual relations in YEARS outside of a discreet financial transaction taking place in the basement of the Duluth Family Sauna.

zra

about 10 years ago

Somebody's been hitting the Liquid Courage a little hard...eh, BoB?

BoB

about 10 years ago

Not a drop this evening, Lo.  Just callin' em like I sees 'em.

Danny G

about 10 years ago

This evening?  It's still morning.

c-freak

about 10 years ago

since this is the troll zone, FUCK YOU BoB you fucking fuckstick!

Bad Cat!

about 10 years ago

BoB, what the fuck kind of comment is that? Seriously. Trolling has hit a new low.

B-man

about 10 years ago

no worries, BoB would never say anything like that in person.  He is the classic coward hiding behind a fake name and no pic.  

Perhaps this is the only control he has in his life.  Control over his negative words and energy.  

You go BoB, posting negative bitchy comments is the path to the top!  :)

BoB

about 10 years ago

Troll Zone?  OK......

Hiding behind a screen name?  Says "B-man".  Nice retort, you fucking assclown.

Eat my ass, c-freak.  Don't you have a date with a double-headed dong?

Danny, no one likes you.  Swallow a bullet and do us all a huge favor.

Danny G

about 10 years ago

Bob...you posted that you hadn't been drinking "this evening" when it was roughly 11:00 am.  Did I miss something there?



Idiot.

zra

about 10 years ago

but we all know who B Man actually is...so his screen name isn't exactly anonymous.

Bad Cat!

about 10 years ago

BoB, I can't tell if you're being a homophobic piece of shit, or are gunning for the troll of the year award. Either way, FUCK OFF!!! This may be the Troll Zone, but rape jokes and personal attacks are out of line!

BoB

about 10 years ago

Wow BadCat, you are a touchy-feely little bitch.  Maybe playing about on the dark, evil internet just isn't for you.  You might get blog raped by a gay person.  Or something.

Danny G

about 10 years ago

Does anyone else get the impression that BoB had a few "experiences" with an uncle when he was a kid?

Jim

about 10 years ago

Holy shit- BoB, that was brutal. I'd have to say that Bman is easily spotted, far from a cloak of secrecy. He's even offered to share a beer with me. We had a caustic relationship in the beginning, but now not so bad. We have an unspoken respect along with a love of the Chinese Barfet on Central. 

As far as Danny, I wouldn't wish him to die. he's like the little brother that continues to irritate you, including carrying a bad funk from never showering. Irritating and obnoxious, but harmless, unless you're Claire. Then he's creepy. 

Lastly, your comment about the angry kitty. Funny as shit. Especially the part about personal attacks. Everyone of the gliberals in here constantly make personal attacks. Like I say, fucking hypocrites! I didn't view your comment as homophobic, just funny. Lezbeans do use dildos, don't they? No biggie. Now if you would have referred to Zra using his ass-beads, that would be mean and gross.

Danny G

about 10 years ago

Jim, since you're only communicating with me here now allow me to continue to say: give it up.  Our plan didn't work.

B-man

about 10 years ago

Woo-Hoo! I've moved up from "goon" to "assclown"!

I'm gonna add that to my resume, and start using BoB as one of my references cause he is such a respected member of the community.

jim

about 10 years ago

Oh Danny the delusional, what an active little imagination you have. Please entertain me. What was "our" plan? Would you mind sharing it with me so I know what it is? Considering you and I have never met, I'm also curious how you shared this plan. Was it telepathically? Was it done over airways? Are you a member of the illuminati? Are you reptillian? Ssssssseems to me you need ssssssome help...

Danny G

about 10 years ago

Jim.  Enough already.  I think you just got confused and didn't really understand the original idea.

Bad Cat!

about 10 years ago

Jim, you find jokes about me being raped funny? Really? Is that what you get off on?

jim

about 10 years ago

Rape? No kitty. Don't you dare try and pin that on me. I'll give you the benefit of the doubt and assume you misread my post. I abhor any type of personal physical violence that isn't self defense. The joke I was referring to was about having a date with a double headed dong. And if you find that insulting, too bad. It wasn't personal, and those types of jokes are commonplace in society. I've even seen commercials for these during primetime network shows. Funny though, I've never seen you get all in anyones face when they refer to someone as a tool or fuck stick or the other fun labels your buds like to throw around. OK for them, huh?? The only thing funnier would have been if he had added the word ding. Double-headed ding-dong. That delicous hockey-puck shaped chocolate cake wth frosting on the top, wrapped in thin silver foil. If you added frosting to the bottom, you'd have a double headed ding dong, possibly as appealing to lesbians as a double headed dong, depending on how "hungry" they are. Let's not forget the Ho-hos. No, not a prostitute being called by a stuttering "John", but the other Hostess delicousness brought to you by Happy Ho-Ho. Personally, I liked the fruit cake in the turnover shape with the weird waxy frosting on the outside, and the Suzy Q's. Here's a link for those of you that put these tasty treats in your kids lunch box back in the 70's, or for those of you wanting to get a bit nostalgic. http://www.flickriver.com/groups/[email protected]/pool/interesting/

Danny G

about 10 years ago

Wait wait wait.  You've seen commercials for double-headed dongs during prime time tv?

jim

about 10 years ago

Yes, prime time commercials for a vibrator, which would be the Trojan Triphoria. No different in my mind than the advertisments for the various hard-on pills. Must be lots of lonely women out there due to flaccid men. Might be a triple headed dong, based on the creative name. You've seen the commercial with the women's hair moussed into some weird shape behind their head ala Where's Mary? Here's the link Danny. Have fun with it. Don't go blind.
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7oMY6sC7wQ

Bad Cat!

about 10 years ago

Sorry Jim, my mistake! I misread BoB's comment about me getting raped as one from you. You're both tied for "Troller of the Year" award and I got confused between the two of you. ;)

By the way, anything sexual that gay people do, straight people do as well. Dildos are not found only in the nightstands of lesbians...

Danny G

about 10 years ago

Jim...you don't see a difference between a vibrating condom ring and a double-headed dong?

Jim

about 10 years ago

No problem bad cat. Hopefully I won't win by virtue of elimination. I'd prefer to stand on my own merits. What does the winner receive? Maybe a T- shirt? It could say something like "I won the Troll of the year award from PDD and all I got was this lousy T Shirt". 

As far as your statement that anything sexual that gay people do straight do as well, I beg to differ with you. I don't know of too many straight men that perform oral sex on other men. The same goes with the straight women I know, although I've never professed to know everything about women- just enough to know that they are dangerous, cunning and will probably rule the world some day. Fine with me, as the men seem to be doing a terrible job. 

And Dandy Danny, no, I didn't. I didn't get past the name and the goofy hairdos the women had. I guess I'm a simpleton regarding that stuff. Regardless, don't feel compelled to share your wisdom or go into any detail. I'll take your word for it, and I think that could be in violation...

Danny G

about 10 years ago

Why do I have the feeling that on those rare occasions where Jim is allowed to bed a woman the most common phrase he hears is "you're doing it wrong".

To sum it up: Jim believes that a vibrating condom ring = double headed dildo.

Jim

about 10 years ago

Too funny Danny, you're a stitch. How 'bout a back atcha? Here we go: Danny's so fat he can't see his own dick. His wife has to ask if it's in yet. His favorite magic trick is making it disappear by breathing in and out. There. Satisfied?

Danny G

about 10 years ago

That might have been funny, if it made sense.  How would my dick disappear by breathing in and out?  Are you saying that this magic trick that I am performing would be just for me?  Also, if I can't see my own dick (due to the fact that I'm so fat) then how would it reappear when I breath in?  You also oddly brought up the tired old "is it in yet" thing...which would lead to the impression that my fatness isn't causing my inability to see my own dick, but the small size of the dick itself.  So which is it?

Regardless, I'm sensing a bit of sexual repression on your part with not only that very-poorly thought out paragraph of insults, but also the previous vibrating condom ring/double-headed dildo situation.  I see a situation where you and your woman are watching some good, quality prime time network TV and an ad comes on for the previously-mentioned Trojan vibrating condom ring and the little lady tells you that she's interested in trying that out to maybe spice things up in the bedroom.  You tell her that you'll take care of it.  A few nights later it's "romance night" in the Jim household.  The woman is all gussied up in her finest wolf-print nightgown and is ready for love.  You pull out a paper bag and she gets excited that her man is such a considerate mate that he did indeed bring home the vibrating condom ring that she mentioned a few nights prior.  Instead, she screams in utter horror as you pull open the bag and out comes a big (probably black) double-headed donger.

Jim

about 10 years ago

Wow. I have a new appreciation for you Danny.

Bad Cat!

about 10 years ago

Jim, when I say that "anything sexual that gay people do, straight people do as well", it doesn't necessarily mean straight guys going down on straight guys (though sometimes it can). It's just that any particular "perverted" act that politicians like to claim are unique to the gay community, are also practiced by straight couples (research "pegging").

Danny G

about 10 years ago

What about docking?

Admackbar

about 10 years ago

By my reckoning, Bad Cat had comment #666 here in the Troll Zone.

Bad Cat!

about 10 years ago

Yeeeeaaaahhh!!!!

Jim

about 10 years ago

Kitty, I understand your point but don't agree. When Danny's wife "pegs" Danny during their annual event, I would assume it was by invite, thus classifying Danny as one who likes to take it in the ass, either secretly or with his wife. Are their hypocrites that admonish the public for lewd and lascivious behavior? Absolutely! The world (especially in PDD land)is full of them. Politicians and TV preachers seem to have the corner on it due to their power- both real and perceived. I guess I'll have to refer to the gay loving Diceman who said it so eloquently- Bi sexual? Let's clear this up now! No such thing! You either suck dick or you do not suck dick. There is no in-between. What, do these guys get up in the morning and flip a coin? Tails; hair pie, heads; balls around the chin!

Aaaooowwww!

Jim

about 10 years ago

Oops. I "screwed" that up. I meant when Danny pegs his wife. Not the other way around.

Danny G

about 10 years ago

Again I ask: how does docking fit in to all of this?

Danny G

about 10 years ago

Also...way to pull out another relevant reference there, Jim.  Dice?  Wow.  Welcome to 1988, everyone!

Bad Cat!

about 10 years ago

What does bisexuality have to do with the fact that everything that the "perverted and disgusting" gay people is also practiced by straight people?
Also, I take my information from bisexuality from Kinsey, rather than Dice.
Also, did you know that Andrew Dice Clay calls himself "The Undisputed Heavyweight Comedy King"? What a douchebag...

Danny G

about 10 years ago

One more time: What about docking?

Jim

about 10 years ago

I believe the term "Docking" refers to the action that takes place when Danny saddles up to the OC buffet. It takes a tug boat to remove him when he's done filling his fat pie-hole. Thank God for stretchy waist bands, eh big boy?

Danny G

about 10 years ago

Nothing more pussy than making jokes about someone's appearance when you aren't willing to put your own appearance out there to be joked about.  And for the record, I despise OCB.




However, I have to admit that Jim's post over on the Latto post was the first time I've ever seen anything written by him that didn't make me laugh at the lameness.

Jim

about 10 years ago

@ Kitcat- Kinsey?! Yeah, figures. Kinsey to co-worker: "I'm, ah, doing some research on sex, and I need a focus group. Would you mind if I, ah, watched you and your husband get it on? If you're into this type of thing, maybe, I ah, could get a little piece of that too? Heh heh heh..." As far as bisexuality, my point was clear I thought. Your comment that everything the gays do straights do too is wrong. If you consider yourself straight while you are going down on someone of the same sex, you aren't straight, you're gay. Straight people are just that- STRAIGHT. That doesn't mean some people don't pull off some charades. No different than a vegan enjoying a steak. A lie, yes. A vegan, no.

Jim

about 10 years ago

Yo Danny, you mean that's not your real picture on the Avatar? My bad. Sorry.

Danny G

about 10 years ago

Why am I not shocked that you still use "yo"?

Bad Cat!

about 10 years ago

I'm not talking about sex as things done by a couple, but rather individually. Gay men give anal sex, straight men give anal sex. Gay men receive anal sex, straight men receive (yes, receive) anal sex. Etc. etc. etc...
Kinsey's studies were groundbreaking in terms of studying human sexuality. They were much more accurate and thorough than any prior studies (such as Freud: "You just want to have sex with your mother").

Danny G

about 10 years ago

But only two men can perform docking.  Am I right?


And yes, I realize how hilarious it is that this is the fourth or fifth time I've brought up "docking".

jim

about 10 years ago

OK Kat,
I'm just not getting it. Thank you for trying to explain it to me though. I'm old school I guess. You refer to these "things" as being performed individually. Does that qualify as sex then? Doesn't it take two to tango? I just think that if a straight guy is receiving anal sex, he no longer qualifies to be a member of the straight society- especially if he is performing it on himself. Giving anal sex to  woman could be viewed as a slip, or a favor, depending on the mood. Bottom line is that it is still with a woman. If he is receiving it in the ass, that's a whole different deal. No slip ups there. And as far as Kinsey, I guess you could interpret it as ground breaking, and thorough. He was very detailed in his analysis. I still think he was nothing more than a huckster trying to get off under the guise of research. Whatever. I don't put much creedence into Freud either. Both had hang-ups that jaded their theories.  

Yo-yo Danny- not hilarious, not funny, not interesting. Just Danny.

Bad Cat!

about 10 years ago

So you're saying masturbation is not a sexual act, as it is done alone?
Also, physiologically speaking, men are designed to receive more pleasure from receiving anal sex than women are. That's a real mind twist for ya, huh?

But aggreed on Danny...

Jim

about 9 years ago

Red, your comments are deleted because you're a douchebag. So are the hypocrites that fancy themselves to be tolerant intelligent liberals. Anything but. You're all nothing more than a bunch of narcissistic bung-hole lickers that don't have an ounce of morals or the brain matter to understand what it really means to be a liberal.

Jim

about 9 years ago

Oh- by the way- a big FUCK YOU goes out to Paul for waking me up. You were all playing so nicely, but you couldn't leave well enough alone. Notice that I hadn't chimed in recently? Well, that's because everyone was being respectful. Then you let Dave Sorenson post some garbage disguised as liberal humor. I let that pass because Dave's attempt at humor didn't even strike a chord with the rest of the weenies. Plus even his own "friends" think he's an ass. Whatever. But then the little hypocritical rant about Cravaack. What a bunch of shit. Your liberal leader Jimmy was THE WORST for getting back to anyone who disagreed with his views. But that's OK as long as you can throw judgement on someone else. I don't blame Chip. I wouldn't listen to you either, at least as long as people like you are behind the concerns, because they aren't concerns, are they? They're nothing more than intolerant hate mail that is no different than all the shit people like me write against people like you! GET IT?! You're the fucking pot calling the kettle black! You're the one with the 2x4 in your eye commenting about the sliver in mine. You live in a glass house and you love to throw rocks! GET IT?? Again, the most ugly, intolerant people I know are all just like you- smug little liberals that think they know best, when the reality is that you are rubes barfing up rainbow colored garbage while being fleeced by Hussein Obama, the greatest con-man to ever hold office. Your so fucking stupid its pathetic...

Baci

about 9 years ago

I think you are getting back into the fray because your little neo-con tea party is being deluged by the tsunami of sanity that's occupying the headlines. As a friend of Dave, I think he's spot on, cravaak is a tool and bachmann is an idiot .. and you, bad doggie, are the ass. Now run back into your fido house and resume licking your own nuts.

Jim

about 9 years ago

At least I've got nuts to lick Bitch. You're nothing more than a toothless eunuch with a superiority complex.

Baci

about 9 years ago

The lady doth protest too much, methinks. Now STFU and go back to wallowing in your own excrement like a good teabagger before I call animal control.

Danny G

about 9 years ago

HA!  Where did all of this come from?

Jim

about 9 years ago

That's the problem Baci, you thinks too much! If you're going to whine like a bitch, you should just grow some tits.

zra

about 9 years ago

I dunno, Jim...for someone who likes to whine about other people not being tolerant of other people's viewpoints...you certainly aren't very tolerant of other people's viewpoints.

don't worry buddy, your WAAAAAHHHHmbulance is on its way...

keep reachin for that rainbow~!

Mark

about 9 years ago

Jim, you take issue with someone saying that Cravaack supporters hate women and black people. Do you really expect anyone to believe that you personally are not a misogynist?

Baci

about 9 years ago

Jim, your continued interest in the transgender lifestyle is so refreshing. Stay strong sister! There's lots of support here for you, we accept you for who you are, not what society demands you pretend to be! That's how we roll, acceptance and understanding .... However, if you continue to have confusion and stress, you could seek some counseling help. I hear that Marcus Bachmann has a tender, understanding approach, get ready to get on your knees and ... pray.

Jim

about 9 years ago

Oh Baci, either you've lost your edge or you were using a ghost writer before. Maybe you're having Danny write for you now? So droll! Anyway, the only tranny I have an interest in is my old 67 Fairlane. Tryin to find a C6 in decent shape. But, since you insist, until recently I, as well as millions of other red-blooded Americans (sorry Zra- you don't count!)have wondered why Hussein has never had any history dug up on old girlfriends. Any friends for that matter. No quotes from old school buddies, no girls saying "Oh, he was a tiger!" or "He was such a shy one...". Nothing. His records from Columbia are sealed. He declined repeated requests to talk about his New York years, release his Columbia transcript or identify even a single fellow student, co-worker, roommate or friend from those years. Well my little eunuch, I've got the answer for you:
http://www.freakingnews.com/pictures/54000/Barack-Obama-as-a-Woman-54449.jpg#OBAMA%20AS%20A%20WOMEN%20

This explains your infatuation with him. He appeals to your more, ahem, sensitive side??

Danny G

about 9 years ago

Jesus.  You really are stupid.

Baci

about 9 years ago

I am a sensitive guy. Thats why I care enough to toe-2-paw with you. Is Obama the second coming? No! Is he a liberals wet dream? No! Is he a reasonable and capable president, yes! Has he done well in office? You Bet! Especially when you factor in the republican attempts to send us all down the shitter to prover their misguided "point" ..They are the inglorious little children here stomping their feet..."I'm going to hold my breath because we lost the election" ... Face it .. Jimbo, most tea bag whackjobs are just like any fundamentalist throwbacks or the Taliban and the Westboro Baptists, afraid of a unified humankind. Too much invested in the retrograde status quo! You all are shaking in your boots and tossing hissy fits in the halls of congress because you want what used to be, not what could be .. . One World! You are threatened by solidarity and unity and you thrive on separation, balkanization and discord. Fear is the mind killer, you give into it too easily.

zra

about 9 years ago

oh Jim...you make for some funny reading! I see your puppyface pop into the fray and I just laugh and laugh...

Far be it for me to say this but...you of all people are in no way qualified to decide who counts and who doesn't.

sorry once again, Jimbo. Keep at it. You'll get it one of these days!

Danny G

about 9 years ago

I'm really starting to think that "Jim" is just someone on the left posting just to make those who lean right look bad.

Jim

about 9 years ago

My little liberal weenies, you're so innocent and naive it's childlike. I have a hard time snapping at you because it's like scolding a child for having a tantrum when they are obviously tired. "Has Obama done well in office?" Yup, he's done well for himself. Well for the Country? Only if you're one of those that like to suck off the Government tit or if you're an influencer in the DFL Party. Hell, he makes Cheney look like a member of the Good Sam Club. Every week you hear about another favor he produces for the well-connected folks that paid for his election. Half a billion here, a hundred million there. Who the hell cares where it comes from, as long as it goes to the right people! Or should I say left people. For example, take the $737 Million Dollar loan Hussein orchestrated to Pelosi's family. The Tonopah Solar company in Harry Reid's Nevada is getting a $737 million loan from Obama's DOE. How conveeeeeenient. The project will produce a 110 megawatt power system and employ 45 permanent workers. Let's see now, 737 divided by 45, aaaah, that would be 16 million per job. Good investment. Where does that money go? Into the pockets of Pacific Corporate Group (PCG)? Who leads that band of merry robbers? Oh, that's right- Ron Pelosi. Never mind that now, just move along. That doesn't make any difference. What about the last loan given out by Speak No Evil Hussein?  
The Solyndra scandal has cost taxpayers $535 million following the company's bankruptcy in early September. The company is being investigated by the FBI for fraud. Last week CEO Brian Harrison and chief financial officer Bill Stover, well connected to the DFL beltway, repeatedly invoked their Fifth Amendment rights not to testify when they appeared before the full House Energy and Commerce Committee. No big deal- don't even think about that- just move along and keep blaming the Repubs. They're the evil ones. Us Dems aren't nuttin but a bunch of harmless neighbors that just want to help the average Joe. Yup, we're lookin out for you! Heh he heh, you libs are SO fucking stupid. Time for bed now. Uncle Jimmy will tuck you in and turn off the light. Good night Zra. Good night BAci. Good night Tim and Dave. You play nice under the sheets. Sweet dreams little children.

Danny G

about 9 years ago

Anyone read my last post?  Yeah.  That.  I'm about 95% sure that I'm right about it now.

Jim

about 9 years ago

Oh- I forgot about Danny. Danny, you seem to lean both ways without fear of falling. Is that because Weebles wobble but they don't fall down? 

 http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/1221337523/

Darth Cheney

about 9 years ago

Yesss.... Jim ...feel your hate ... dont you feel powerful ...yessss that's it .... 

-->Back to Baci now
The Iraq wars were corporate welfare of a magnitude that makes any Obama pork look like dried up tiny bacon bits. And funding alt energy, public transportation and infrastructure in OUR COUNRTY is well into the public good side of spending, unlike the wholesale raping of the  middle class to fund misguided armed conflicts. What about the WMD fraud perpetrated by the Bush whitehouse? What about breeches of National Security (Valerie Plame) by the Bush whitehouse? Where was your indignation then Jimbo? Admit it, you hate for hates sake. You are as much a mind slave to the media as anyone you castigate.

Danny G

about 9 years ago

Thank you for sharing a link of what a Weeble is is so that we would all understand your "joke".  Jesus.  You are just a dummy.

Jim

about 9 years ago

Yes Darth, I do feel powerful. To be able to share some truth in what typically goes unchecked by your little cadre of mindless minions makes me feel a little like Obi-wan. If it wasn't so rube like, it would be funny. Giving someone license to steal hundreds and hundreds of millions of dollars under the guise of clean energy or infrastructure just shows how dumb you are. Solyndra really did a lot to help our energy crunch, didn't it oh smart one? Chump change, right? 5oo million in just one of Husseins little ponzi schemes. Chump change yes, and as with all of his crooked initiatives, you're the chump. You can yell as loud as you want, but every day it becomes clearer and clearer- your boy is the greatest con-man to ever hold office in the United States, and you all serve him with bended knee. How very, very sad...

Jim

about 9 years ago

Sorry Danny- I just thought there was a physical resemblance, sans the sweat pants. And by the way, you might want to curb your attack on the good Lord. Calling him stupid and a dummy is offensive.

Danny G

about 9 years ago

I know.  I got the "joke".  We all got the "joke".  I was pointing out that you moronically made the "joke" and then felt the need to illustrate it by posting a link to a picture.  That was stupid.  You only read books with pictures in them, don't you?

As for the "god" stuff, I'm not a believer so I won't be curbing my "attack" any time soon.  But thanks for trying to tell me what is and isn't offensive.  Not a shock coming from a proven pussy, though.

Jim

about 9 years ago

No Danny- you don't get it! It wasn't any Weeble, it was THAT Weeble. You obviously don't look like a cute liitle girly Weeble. Just the pastie, pale dumpy one I sent the picture of. Sheeze, you're taking all of the fun out of it. Let's try something more simple next time, like a knock-knock joke. Let's give it a go: (Jim) Knock-knock. (Danny)Whooz thare? (Jim)Danny. (Danny)Danny who? (Everyone)Exactly...

Bad Cat!

about 9 years ago

Wow... Jim, I think you're leading towards a mental health intervention here.

zra

about 9 years ago

sounds like somebody's got a little too much time on their hands.

B-man

about 9 years ago

@Jim, that was a great knock knock joke.

General question to the political minded posters here;who is you favorite candidate for 2012? I have been disappointed by Obama's performance and am in the market for a new champion.  

I am an independent voter and have voted for three colors in a presidential election in my life (red, blue, and green) this one seems to be a lackluster election so far.  No one really seems great.  Is it too early to worry about it?

Danny G

about 9 years ago

You did the whole "..." thing at the end of that joke.  I'm dying to know.  Is there more?  Do the ha-ha's continue there, Jerry Seinfeld?



I would now like to point out the obvious error/hypocrisy in your knock-knock joke.  Near the end (or what might be the end) you had the phrases "Danny who" and "exactly".  This would imply that nobody knows who I am.  The absolute irony of this particular "joke" and specifically YOU making it is that I don't hide who I am and YOU do (hence my repeated and correct assessments of you being a pussy).  You basically just made a joke at my expense that is about yourself.  You dum-dum.

Danny G

about 9 years ago

And to answer B-Man's question: The correct answer is Gary Johnson.

Jim

about 9 years ago

So Danny, what's the name of your act? "The Aristocrats!"

Jim

about 9 years ago

Or if it was Naughty Kitty, the Aristocats. Sorry- I couldn't help myself.

Danny G

about 9 years ago

So, you're just referencing the old "Aristocrats" joke?  Huh?

Ok.  I think I may have just figured out Jim's sense of humor.  He takes jokes, catchphrases, lines, anecdotes, whatever he can from movies, TV shows, comedy albums, etc.  Then, he just spews them out all willy-nilly, completely out of context and no matter how dated they are or how funny they were to begin with.  He probably thinks that somehow this equates to himself being a funny person.  I imagine him dumbly thinking "I just said something funny from Wayne's World 2 anonymously on an online forum.  I must be cracking those people up.  They would probably love me if I did stand-up!". 


You really, truly are a humorless, dopey, pussy.

Jim

about 9 years ago

A baking powdah?

Jim

about 9 years ago

What Danny? What joke? Huh? Huh? Dopey? This gets easier every time! I was referring to your sophistication Danny. It's borderline mongolism.

Danny G

about 9 years ago

Really?  Were you?


Go hide behind your anonymity, pussy.

Tony Ramone

about 9 years ago

Anonymity is an interesting topic. That awful looking local wingnut website is hosted by something like Domains by Proxy, and of course that 90s era message board has anonymous hosts and anonymous commenters. 

Most of the major news sites allow anonymous comments. The threads attached to news articles or op-eds usually bore me, although I do some times read Paul Lambert's comment threads. I think it is up to the reader to decide on how much consideration to give to the anonymous source. Sadly though, in some cases, on sites like Formspring anonymous comments have  been contributing factors in teen suicides.

NPR had an interesting story about the use of pseudonyms a couple of weeks ago. It is worth listening to.

I have been off the grid for awhile. I just recently got the internet back through my smart phone. One thing I have learned is that if you are offline, you can't feed the trolls. By the way, I like this made for trolls thread, but I haven't read many of the comments, I have especially avoided reading Jim's rambling rants -- he is way too out there in John Birch land to take seriously, but I find the back and forth somewhat entertaining.

spy1

about 9 years ago

Two years ago, the solar company Solyndra was a darling of the Obama Administration. The company had received more than five hundred million dollars in loan guarantees from the Department of Energy, and was building a factory to manufacture a revolutionary new successor to the solar panel—one that didn't require expensive silicon and came in a convenient tube format. It seemed like an ideal show horse for the Administration's green-jobs strategy. Vice-President Joe Biden spoke by video at the plant's groundbreaking ceremony, saying that the company was creating "the jobs of the future." The following May, Obama gave a speech at the factory, and declared, "The true engine of economic growth will always be companies like Solyndra."

Not quite. In fact, Solyndra had a huge problem: the price of silicon panels was plummeting, making its products uncompetitive. The company burned through its pile of cash in a futile attempt to stay afloat; in late August, it declared bankruptcy and fired eleven hundred workers. Solyndra went from show horse to cautionary tale. Its offices were raided by the F.B.I., and congressional Republicans have held hearings, including one at which two of the company's top executives took the Fifth Amendment. Allegations of corruption are flying; critics of the Administration are arguing that the whole idea of government support for green companies should be abandoned as a pure boondoggle.

Washington being what it is, the backlash against green subsidies is no surprise. But it's an overreaction every bit as hysterical as the pro-Solyndra hype was. Industrial policy does have a checkered history, and in much of the developing world government intervention in the marketplace has translated mainly into crony capitalism. But in other places the story is more encouraging; many economists argue that government intervention in the market was instrumental in the postwar rise of countries like Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan; more recently, Germany has built a sizable solar industry using subsidies. It's certainly true that we don't want government to be in the business of helping decide which big-box retailer or maker of MP3 players has the best chance of succeeding. But it's also true that there are a few industries where it makes a lot of sense for the government to complement the market by subsidizing research and development. Renewable energy is one of them.

That's because the energy market is not like most other markets. Indeed, the economics of alternative energy are such that private investors, left to their own devices, are bound to underinvest in it, since the considerable social benefits—cleaner air, fewer greenhouse emissions—accrue to everyone, not just to direct customers. That means that the economic rate of return is significantly less than the social rate of return. 

Energy markets are also dominated by entrenched, regulated companies, and that reduces the incentive for investment; despite the immense size of the energy market, as of 2005 spending on energy R. & D. accounted for just two per cent of total spending on R. & D. in the U.S. This creates an opportunity for the government to add value by investing smartly, just as it can add value by spending money on education or infrastructure, other areas where the social returns are greater than the economic ones.

Of course, some think the Solyndra failure shows that the government isn't investing smartly. But, while government subsidies have built-in problems—most obviously, some money will go to projects that would have happened anyway—there's little sign that the Department of Energy has handed out money recklessly: the vetting process, which relied on three thousand outside experts, was unusually rigorous. 

Solyndra was a wager that went wrong, but failure is integral to the business of investing in new companies; many venture capitalists will tell you that, of the companies they fund, they expect a third, if not more, to fail. By those standards, the government is actually doing pretty well so far: under the stimulus program, the D.O.E. has handed out nearly twenty billion dollars in loan guarantees to renewable-energy companies, and only Solyndra has defaulted, accounting for a small fraction of the money guaranteed. Solyndra's failure isn't a reason for the government to give up on alternative energy, any more than the failure of Pets.com during the Internet bubble means that venture capital should steer clear of tech projects.

Besides, the government is already hopelessly entangled in the energy market. As a new study by Nancy Pfund and Ben Healey shows, government subsidies have played a key role in the energy industry since the nineteenth century. The nuclear-power industry was effectively created by the government in the nineteen-fifties, and probably could not exist today without government guarantees. The coal industry was heavily subsidized during the nineteenth century. And the oil-and-gas industry has received tax breaks and allowances worth billions of dollars a year for more than half a century—to say nothing of the implicit, but incredibly costly, subsidy that oil producers have received in the form of the Fifth and Sixth Fleets. On top of this, fossil-fuel producers are subsidized because the prices of their products don't include the social costs they inflict on the environment—pollution and greenhouse emissions. We already have an industrial policy on energy—it's just that it's an industrial policy designed to subsidize and encourage the use of fossil fuels. An economist's ideal solution to all this might be to repeal the oil industry's tax breaks, tax carbon to reflect its social costs, and let the market work its magic. But that seems to be, at least for now, a political impossibility. Putting money into alternative energy is as close as we can get to levelling the playing field. Solyndra was a big bet that happened to go bad. But we probably need to be making more bets like it. 

spy1

about 9 years ago

I love reason. No froth required. This is from the New Yorker this week.

Danny G

about 9 years ago

HEY!  Tony Ramone's back!!!  Woo-Hoo!!!

jim

about 9 years ago

Woohoo, here's some insight into the truth behind many of Duluth's issues. (Sorry Danny, not your issues. Those issues require a special type of help!)

http://dflduluthexposed.com/

Danny G

about 9 years ago

jim...you really, really suck at insults.

Jim

about 9 years ago

Ladies of the blog, please tell me how botox injections became en vogue? It is so easily spotted, and it looks monsterous. I was watching the news tonight when Barbie Reyelts came on. Holy shit! She needs a good lawyer vetted in medical malpractice. Here's an image I found that is eerily similar: http://fastcache.gawkerassets.com/assets/images/8/2010/09/pig_face.jpg

zra

about 9 years ago

careful besmirching Bab's good name. 

i've heard she's got the wrath.

Jim

about 9 years ago

Wrath schmrath Z. Why a beautiful woman like her would destroy her face with this hideous trend is beyond me. It truly is becoming a modern version of "Eye of the Beholder".

zra

about 9 years ago

yeah, tell *that* to Joan Rivers...seriously, that dame can't crack a smile for fear of cracking her mask, or whatever it is.

Danny G

about 9 years ago

Just checking in here at my home away from home.  So, who else has Christmas City of the North Parade Fever?

Ramos

about 9 years ago

I hate when threads get shut down. Threads tend to run their course and die a natural death without the moderators euthanizing them.

The 50 Below thread was shut down because the moderators felt that everything on the subject had already been said "ad nauseum." I disagree. There was still new stuff coming out, even toward the end. L's long comment, #158, describing the psychology of the company, could have been lifted straight out of a Joyce Carol Oates story. And the comment by Nightmare Relived, #160, was the first time a past manager of the company stepped forward to describe the actual process by which 50 Below employees are paid.

"They would give me my employees' paychecks, I would have to determine who could hold them, then they would add it up to see if they could make payroll."

At least we still have the beloved Troll Zone to fall back on.

Well, that's enough for now. I'm going back to writing my splendid, awesome, kick-ass novel. I'm mentioning it now, so some of you will be prepared. Most of Duluth will never know what hit it.

Claire

about 9 years ago

Ramos, as you work on your novel and think about publishers... you might want to google "Amanda Hocking." No, I'm not suggesting you write YA urban fantasy or paranormal romance novels. I'm just saying you might want to think about self-publishing.... Now's the time to do it.

Ramos

about 9 years ago

My agent advises against self-publishing. My novel is too good for that.

Ramos

about 9 years ago

Here's the first paragraph:

"I get complaints about you," said Officer Carlson, unwrapping a stick of gum.

Claire

about 9 years ago

OK. Akashic Books. Brooklyn. Tell your agent.

Danny G

about 9 years ago

Get it!?!  She knows a lot about books and publishing!

Danny

about 8 years ago

I miss this conversation.

Danny

about 8 years ago

Hmmm.  I wonder how long I could babble incoherently on this thread by myself at this point before someone notices.

Danny

about 8 years ago

You know what really bugs me about Bentleyville?  It's pretty much the epitome of what I call "cheap-ass Duluth".  The whole gist of it seems to be for parents to take their kids there instead of a real festive place like DisneyWorld.  Plus, the whole "free hat" thing is absolutely pathetic.  I went down there I think two years ago and the lines for the free hats was absolutely enormous.  Meanwhile, the booth where you could actually pay for BentleyVille gear had nobody at it.  GD cheap-ass Duluth.

Danny

about 8 years ago

Also, what's the deal with the mayor posting so many pictures of himself and his kids on Facebook lately.  There's something kinda creepy about it.

B-man

about 8 years ago

I miss Jim. He was a good troll.

Danny

about 8 years ago

Jim did rule.

Tony Ramone

about 8 years ago

What ever happened to Danny? If he finally realized that his act was pathetic and sad and decided to give it up and live off-line, well, good for him.

Danny

about 8 years ago

Hi Tony.  I'm still kicking around.  I really miss your army of blogs...in particular, I miss the DCB-Watch.  Any chance at you bringing that back since I am the current owner of duluthcitizensblog.com?

Also, I've been contemplating uploading a few more older DDD's this weekend, but couldn't decide which ones to go with.  I think you've helped me come to a decision.  The interviews with you and you awesome voice-changer will be available once again soon for everyone's listening pleasure!  Thanks, buddy! 
http://www.hulkshare.com/DANNYONTHERADIO

Tony Ramone

about 8 years ago

Well, I am glad you are doing well. Your dcblog was just spam the last time I saw it, so there is nothing to watch. I see that the dcb/duluth republicans gave up the commodore 64 for the exposed site, which is so ugly I doubt that it matters.

"everyone's listening pleasure"? Dream on, no one cares and nobody is going to listen.

The mouth breathing wing-nuts have 710 and the exposed site, but they can't win elections. How many times does Becky Hall have to lose before she realizes she is now Davey Jones?

I am happy in my retirement. I do find it kind of funny that the right-wing dopes retired soon after I did. Maybe it was Lotto. BTW, yesterday was turgid Thursday. Funny, the man he called an angry old man is still alive and well, while Lotto is permanently turgid. I kind of miss the guy though, he was a jerk, but he was a rocket scientist compared to Bennett, who has to be the dumbest person to ever sit behind a microphone.

Danny

about 8 years ago

"Dream on, no one cares and nobody is going to listen." about an interview with you.  Awesome.

I listened to both episodes earlier today with you and your voice-changer.  Those were good times, man.  Funny stuff.

Tony Ramone

about 8 years ago

Danny, I am not at all interested in revisiting any of that stuff. I think I used a spoof card to disguise the voice and number. It might have sounded weird, but I think I made a good choice to stay anonymous. Your buddy had no problem attacking private citizens. And yes, I can admit that nobody cares about an old conversation between you and me.

I still think you have a better than 50/50 idea who was behind the C64 message board. Even though a lot of circumstantial evidence pointed your way, I think it was someone much closer to the former mayoral candidate who helped launch the site. I saw his fb page a couple of years ago. His profile picture was (unintentionally) hilarious. Anyway, as I suspected, he is a nobody.

Danny, I don't live in Duluth anymore, but I get back there from time to time to visit family. The "talent" level at 610 and 710 is pretty bad. I honestly think you could do just as well or better than some of the folks they have on the air, just as long you refrained from the ventriloquism. Do you know where the "express" is in the Midday Express? Is it the lack of callers. I think I only heard about a half hour, but it was pretty sad. Maybe he is getting calls now. Bennett sucks, but he at least has a clan of paranoid kooks that seem to call him everyday. Did you know that Bennett was in the Marines? He hardly ever mentions it between his hacking and wheezing.

Does that Fox News parrot Rosy still call the local shows? I haven't heard her call the last few times I was up there. I guess she has been replaced by that wing-nut loser Jennifer. Anyway, if you do a Bennett spoof, I might actually download it, bud good luck trying to make fiction stranger than the fact of that insane show. Did you know that the President was born in Kenya?

Tony Ramone

about 8 years ago

Damn, I wish you could edit these posts. Question mark after "lack of callers." And, replace "bud" with "but."

Danny

about 8 years ago

"Danny, I am not at all interested in revisiting any of that stuff..." followed by four paragraphs of revisiting that stuff.  

You're the best.

For the record, I actually had a show on KDAL this past August.  It lasted exactly 2 episodes.  The shows are online...FOR YOUR LISTENING PLEASURE!!!

Tony Ramone

about 8 years ago

I should have said that I am not interested in listening to an old podcast. And, most of that comment was about radio, not the blog v. message board days. But, Danny, you were right to flag that first sentence. I should have edited it.

Why only two shows? I probably won't be downloading them anytime soon, but I guess it is kind of cool that they are still available. How do you think they went? Are you going to try again? And, why don't you have a better domain? I always thought you were kind of into domains. //hulk/danny doesn't seem like a good address.

Anyway, I am truly glad you are well. It seems like your not quite the troll you used to be, good for you, but maybe I am not reading comment threads anymore. Do you still troll? If yes, where? And, I take it that you are no longer obsessed with a local woman there.

Have a good weekend and be kind.
Tony (not my real name)

Tony Ramone

about 8 years ago

Danny, I know you are a stickler for grammar. "It seems like you are not quite the troll you used to be," BTW, the grammar thing reminds me of something. Is John still blogging?

Danny

about 8 years ago

HA.  Not really a grammar stickler, but the "your" thing is a biggie.  And Rathe sort of blogs periodically...he also podcasts periodically, which is it's own, hilarious thing.  Him and I got into a pretty good yelling match during my Midwest part-timer days last year.  That and the whole back-story of "Danny on the Radio" will get out there someday, just not yet.

Glad you're doing well too, assuming you are.  Keep it real.

Tony Ramone

about 8 years ago

Thanks Danny, I am doing well. Everyone in my immediate family is healthy and I am grateful for that. Every time I go to a funeral (especially for someone who dies too young) I am reminded to appreciate life. 

It is raining buckets here, and I didn't feel like working, so I thought it would be fun to check the troll zone and send out the bat-signal out to you.

I know how to use it's/its, their/there, and you're/your, but sometimes if I don't proof read, I screw up and type "your" for "you're." D'oh. 

Danny, the back story thing sounds interesting. Email me at [email protected] when you decide to tell it. I would listen to a show about that.

Anonymity can lead to meanness, so I am not going to spend much time in character. I think Bennett is dumb/foolish/misinformed/ignorant but I don't think he is mean guy. I thought Lotto was jerk who seemed to care only about himself and his money, but it is too bad he died before his time. Danny, I think sometimes you played mean, but I am guessing you are a decent and nice guy off-line. I apologize for the personal insults. Honest criticism of product should be fair game, but personal attacks are not.

I will keep it real. That is why you won't be seeing much of this character. As Denny Anderson used to say:
Be Kind

Claire

about 8 years ago

Danny wrote, "Him and I got into a pretty good yelling match ..."

Should read, "He and I got into a pretty good yelling match ..."

Danny

about 8 years ago

HA!  Yes, it certainly should have.

Tony Ramone

about 8 years ago

Claire, now we have the band back together. I hope you and all of yours are well. 

I am pretty sure I can remember reading stuff written by Danny and his anonymous allies that if I were you, I would find unforgivable. And, I bet no apology has ever been extended to you. That is why I have ZERO respect for Becky Hall and Todd Federo. They allied themselves with the cyberbullies. 

I guess I decided that our side won. Fedora is gone and Becky Hall is a joke. The Mayor ran unopposed. The Wing-Nuts have a radio station that old paranoid toothless mouth-breathers listen to, but it doesn't affect elections to any extent.

Anyway, Claire, I think you are a great fighter on the right side of history, but I am done fighting. Life is too short.

All the best,
Tony

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