This blog is dedicated to the memory of David Weintraub, who took on insidious astroturfers and won.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Sock Puppetry Revealed

A sock puppet has been busted. The poster named DavidByron is FairLeft. I can't tell if this revelation was by mistake or design. I rarely frequent the soapblox blogs anymore. They disgust me.


Another article on the tasing of the white, 72 year old great grandmother (0.00 / 0)

Someone mentions an Amnesty International report saying cops torture to death about 5 people a year with these devices.

Oops. Five a month.
Generally unresisting civilians who've done nothing wrong of course.
by: DavidByron @ Wed Jul 29, 2009 at 13:38:46 PM CDT

Generally unresisting civilians? (0.00 / 0)
What, no link? Not likely as anyone with half sense knows you made that crap up.
by: JohnDoe @ Wed Jul 29, 2009 at 14:52:42 PM CDT

This incident is directly related to my point here. (4.00 / 1)

The video clearly shows an uncooperative and belligerent Winkfein. However, as we have often discussed on this blog (here and here and here and here and here and here and here and here and here), officers now routinely use tasers when there is a failure to obey commands - a casual use of the weapon that has resulted in injuries and abuse in some cases.


"YOU MUST OBEY or I will tazer you" is the authoritarian cop rule of post-9/11 Amerika. That needs to end.

BTW, Turley's "a casual use of the weapon that has resulted in . . . abuse in some cases" indicates his lack of understanding, since using the weapon simply because individuals fail to obey command is nearly always an abuse, since tazering is torture.

For attractive lips, speak words of kindness, For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people, For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry. -- A-Hep
by: fairleft @ Wed Jul 29, 2009 at 15:06:32 PM CDT

I accept (0.00 / 0)
it happens. I see no proof that it's a general thing.

If a cop has to take someone into custody who resists, what is your alternative suggestion? Beating them with billy clubs until they submit is not so pleasant either.

At least some of these "failure to obey" types are trying to make a scene. The "pleaes don't tase me bro" dude had every chance to leave without an altercation and chose to force one. You do not have an infinite right to screw with everyone else in an unreasonable fashion.
by: JohnDoe @ Wed Jul 29, 2009 at 19:02:51 PM CDT

ps -- are you Byron's sockpuppet? (0.00 / 0)

by: JohnDoe @ Thu Jul 30, 2009 at 04:44:07 AM CDT

thanks, I needed a li'l ego boost (4.00 / 1)
BTW, I'm thinking I'll start posting my shit over at freespeechzone again. Just to see what kind of reaction I'll get from that misguided, probly on CIA payroll, handful.

For attractive lips, speak words of kindness, For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people, For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry. -- A-Hep
by: fairleft @ Thu Jul 30, 2009 at 12:36:01 PM CDT

just seemed odd you answered for him (2.00 / 1)
If you share a body, at least you make rational points some percentage of the time.
by: JohnDoe @ Thu Jul 30, 2009 at 18:04:33 PM CDT

If you combine Byron's and FairLeft's output, that is a full-time astroturfing job. They both are pro-Palestinian. Byron is an anti-semite. Byron professes to be a progressive, but he also writes a lot of anti-feminist rants. That's highly unlikely for a lefty. Lefties do not hate Jews nor women. I think this was a mistake by an intel worker. Yet, the way soapblox is set up, individuals cannot edit or delete their posts. So FairLeft just carried on and never provided a decent explanation for responding as if he were DavidByron. Oops. {This was a cross-post from my forum. I'd just like to add that you'd think this would be big news to the people at the websites that failed at stealing the legacy of Peeder from DKOS who established something called the Political Flesh Feast. The historic troll Donkeytale has been all over Fairleft for being a fraud or something like that as a blogger. Yet, donkeytale has conveniently missed this incident. Clearly one can now see that Fairleft and DavidByron are the same person.}

Friday, September 4, 2009

Dave's Legacy Has Been Dishonoured By Antoinette has stopped operations. No explanation is given. The url redirects to a GoDaddy page saying the domain is available. I am very disappointed in Antoinette. She was never much of use in regards to carrying on with Dave's legacy. Now all of his important work exposing an astroturfing scam run at DailyKos by DailyKos is gone. I posted some excellent stuff there also. Now it is gone. Nothing is showing up for the website at the wayback machine, although those always have a delay. I do think pages can still be read through search engine caches. Yet even those may not remain forever as they are replaced by the GoDaddy page. Antoinette must have thought she was actually accomplishing things by reinventing the wheel in attacking Fox News. Well, there are already a million or so places that have done that. She was awful at moderating. She had no social skills. I believe Dave would be very upset with her for scrubbing In fact, all the lurkers who never helped him out and especially the dirtbags who cybersmeared him are some of the worst people in the world. When good people do nothing, evil is allowed to rule the day. What Dave came up with was profound. It still survives here and there. However, Dave wanted that place to always be around. Antoinette has dishonoured his wishes for the place to survive. She is clearly the last person anyone should make a GodParent. She shouldn't even be allowed to take care of plants and pets. She ought to be ashamed.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

More Right Wing Ideology Showing Up On "Lefty" Websites

I found some more right wing ideology flowing out of MyLeftWing, the website that kicked Francis Holland to the curb in an act of outright censorship.

Dear Antiwar New Englander

The two culprits are DonkeyTale and KarmaStench. DonkeyTale is well know for having co-opted Francis Holland's whitosphere phrase with his own variation of whiteysphere. He also makes spelling mistakes on purpose. He may have supported Mr. Holland in the past, but I believe that was more a matter of what is referred to as concern trolling. KarmaStench is well-known for having followed Francis to MyLeftWing in order to troll him. He has admitted to that.

Here's DonkeyTale on Cindy Sheehan. This is reminiscent of when the right wing propaganda machine was spinning her as being a media whore.

"I often wonder how she came to raise up a "warrior son" in the first place, approvingly sending him off to boot camp? Oh, you mean the VOLUNTEER military is not just a jobs training program, a way to accumulate tuition money? You mean that nice sergeant at the recruitment center was lying????

Cindy Sheehan is gigging dude, an opportunist using her dead son for fun and profit. I have no problem with her schtick, but its a far cry from whereshe sits to grateness.

She's found her a nice job, is all, standing around all day in front of the MSM, collecting donations from the Left Behind.

Now, institutionalized. An annual event attracting dozens.....the Jerry Lewis Telethon of the Left Behind. Give a dollar and feel all good about yourself.


Now on to KarmaStench. A poster called him out for supporting war. KarmaStench denied that, but here is what he said on a different thread.

"When the Bush administration attacked Afghanistan I was initially opposed, but came to accept it after Osama bin Ladin took credit for the 9/11 attacks."

KarmaFish spinned that retort as being comprised of a quote taken out of context. Yet, he never denied that he is for the war in Afghanistan. The irony is that Bin Laden may have died a very long time ago and never actually took any credit for 9/11. It is an established fact that he has had a severe kidney illness. Then of course there is the question of whether he actually took credit for the September 11th attacks.

Swiss scientists 95% sure that Bin Laden recording was fake

There was a French study which tried to debunk this Swiss one. The point is there is reasonable doubt to believe that any tape of Bin Laden taking credit is authentic. Oh well, there you have it, yet another enigma. Plus, kooky right wing disinformation websites are the predominant search hits for trying to figure it out. So despite the link provided by myself being from The Guardian, curious newbies and fence-sitters are gonna end up thinking this is just more internet tinfoil after ending up at crap websites.