Trolls R Us Resurrections

Well DA asked a simple question and I have a factual answer, even citing the law specifically on the web site of the US Office of Special Counsel. DA then got snarky about Psaki not being barred from federal employment (which is a consequence for especially egregious violations rather than a rhetorical slip-up) and made the no-brainer guess that it wouldn’t happen to her. Since that conclusion was such a Captain Obvious observation, I returned with equal snark, giving DA a crude gold star worthy of such deduction. In which case DA wished I would go away.

Because of course DA doesn’t actually want real answers to questions, but rather wants someone who agrees politically. What a fucking asshole.

He’s playing the Bricker Memorial Liberal Hypocrisy Card. If he can point to one liberal jaywalker he can then imply the existence of moral equivalency to a gang of conservative mass murderers.

So if we’re all not just as outraged by Psaki’s one example of inappropriate phrasing as we were about the previous administration’s four years of constant, blatant, deliberate disregard for the Hatch Act, why, we must be just as dishonest and hypocritical as he is!

He’s continuing. We have now been informed yet again that there are no vaccines for viruses. The ghosts of Jonas Salk and Edward Jenner might want a word.

I’m guessing there’s no such thing as evolution, either.

Well, it won’t be long until that troll flames out, so get in your fun while you can, I guess.

This is an excellent point. Is posting dangerous misinformation against the rules? Perhaps it should be - relying on other posters to correct the misinformation in later posts seems insufficient.

Eh, just flag the post for moderation, saying it purposely provides disinformation re the COVID vax. I did, it will be interesting to see the response.

I’m going to disagree - he’s deliberately going for all the troll points in the threads he’s in and starts. For example, his Dave Chappelle thread basically is trying to short circuit concerns about Dave’s act by JAQ about other past comedians who were ‘controversial’. Leaving out that those artists were generally self-mocking, pointing out flaws in their own groups, or punching up, rather than taking a swipe at a different group that was being treated poorly.

Very few people post that many black-hearted threads and individual posts w/out knowing what they’re doing. For example the “Biden is worst president ever” one in the Democratic Party Perfect/Good thread. Not saying they’re a sock (although feels like it), but Troll? Absolutely.

Not only that but the manner in which this was done feels so familiar. Hence why a couple of days ago I said this feels trockish. I can’t put my finger on who, but I am pretty confident this is a recent serial bannee.

Agreed.

How’s about dear old dodgy dave, trying to discuss how the Trump Russia connection was a hoax.

`https://boards.straightdope.com/t/now-that-the-dust-has-settled-on-the-trumps-russia-hoax/952952/7

At least his handle is perfectly descriptive.

Well he has help, what with Screeching_Wankers seeming to want to back him up in that thread.

I’m sure that they are in no way the same poster. That would be just crazy.

In case you missed it, Asahi had an impressive flame-out:

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What a shame. I really appreciated his insights on various topics, when he wasn’t in one of his unhinged states. He really should’ve stepped away for a bit and take the time to fix his inner demons and/or relationship troubles, instead of letting it come to a explosive boil and bringing this ignominous end upon himself.

That being said, he is a self-admitted fan of the Cardinals (MLB, not NFL) and the Cowboys, which eases the sting of this somewhat.

I will miss him. His doomsaying got a bit much, especially when trolling unrelated threads, but I think he is more right than wrong. Too bad he got that unhinged in the end.

I want to agree, aside from his calls for the mass imprisonment of his political opponents that, at times, included dehumanizing them (and we know where that leads) and his strong desire for America to become dictatorship . . . yeah asahi was a swell guy.

Yeah “in the end” like years ago when he admitted he didn’t care for many marginalized groups or progressive policies.

I guess his outsized hatred for Republicans led a lot of people gloss over those bits over the years.

This wasn’t new, people. It just got a tad more exposure is the only real difference this time.

As I mentioned to one of the mods regarding another poster, we can’t fight ignorance if we keep perma-banning the ignorant. I never liked the idea of a permaban anyway, except as an extreme, extreme measure, and think this Board would have been better served over the years if, say, a 3 or 5 year banning would have been implemented.

(Not really wanting to debate the above, and this isn’t the thread for it anyway, but there it is. I started writing and that’s where the fingers took me.)