I wonder if the person who constantly complains about others being gatekeepers will delete this post...
I'm John Dean, from Santa Ana, CA. I have been maligned on this site on several occasions. I am hereby notifying "Socrates," that enough is enough. I am a real person, and libel is a real offense. It is one thing to say crap about an anonymous person who hides behind a screenname. it is another thing to say crap about someone real. Last week I forwarded various emails to Socrates, with ample evidence that I am who I say I am, that I really am a Democrat, that I really do donate hundreds of dollars to Democratic causes, and I even provided proof of my address. Now that this evidence has been provided to "Socrates," he cannot pretend to not know who I am, where I am, etc. I am as genuine as they come...I always have been, I always will be.
Until a recent thread of comments at Bradblog, initially in response to a very important story about Mike Connell, a right-wing guy who is intricately tied to various, suspicious GOP activities, I had refrained from posting online anything derogatory about "Socrates," ever since a previous period of time when he went after me for no reason, and I fought back at this very site - comments that were deleted by him, the guy who complains about gatekeepers all the time lol. Even though he has emailed me some rotten comments at times (as well as some nicer ones), and even though he has publicly on this site switched me back and forth from being a good guy to a bad guy, and made derogatory comments about me that were completely false, I refrained to fight back again. Those times are over. In the thread at Bradblog, I fought back, because I'm tired of his crap...no, not enough to go back and forth and waste my life in posting wars...I've got better things to do in life. For example, the Mike Connell story. If "Socrates" had bothered to research it a little, he would have noticed that I have been mentioned on more than one occasion as a contributor to the research. Here's a typical link showing my involvement:scoop.epluribusmedia.org/story/2007/3/26/22612/9031
(look for sluggojd in the credits)
Prior to that thread I mentioned at Bradblog, where I got publicly angry for the first time at "Socrates," he emailed me for the first time in 2 months (emails in May were nice ones) and wrote me the following, out of the clear blue sky:
"I hate to say it, but BradBlog and that whole Clint Curtis story doesn't add up. I'm sick of every single person I ever believe in turning out to be a fake. If you're one too, so be it. But if you're not, every suspicion you've ever had about Brad is true, imho."
His email made me mad, because he accused me once again (out of nowhere) of being a bad guy. However, I wrote back what I considered to be a nice email, with some very good advice at the end:
I agree that the Clint Curtis story does not add up. As for Brad, I don't have suspicions towards him - I've met him, gone to dinner with him and a small group, and even observed behavior that "outsiders" would never have the opportunity to observe. I might be pissed at him, and his politics compared to mine, but he's not a devil.
As for me, I'm just one of 300,000,000 folks in this country, a normal guy, who occasionally has compulsive urges to figure out trolls, other bad guys, etc. Nothing more. Sometimes we need to remember that there are 300,000,000 people in this country, and not just the 10,000 or so internet well-knowns, whether they are known like Brad and Bev, known by just screennames, or known as multiple-named trolls.
Sometimes I get the impression that you take meds, perhaps for dual personality stuff, or something like that. I've seen two radically different sides to you. You need to find balance, and you need to find peace.
No doubt, anyone who has come in contact with "Socrates" could testify to seeing, at the very least, mood swings. However, the point of my last paragraph was to once again advise him that there is more to life than internet junk, and he needs (IMO) to find balance and peace. I thought it was good advice at the time, and I still think that. However, "Socrates" again went off the deep end in his response:
"You can be a pretty mean dude when you want to be. Between you and me, Brad said he sides with Ben Burch over Bev Harris.
Just because you gave up, or because you have terrible social skills or whatever, that's no reason to advocate letting the dark side win the internet. There's a new thread at my place where Last Name Left and myself have busted the big picture of right woos left. You busted one guy from Diebold.
Too bad no one has had the gonads to ask Brad specific questions about the Clint Curtis case in a logical manner. No, that's always been the trolls' job, where it could easily be dismissed. That reeks of controlled opposition.
So you have political differences with Brad? He is a rightwinger and so are you, while both acting liberal.
I forgave you for your rant thread at my forum where you called me out as bipolar. Good thing I can finally see you for what you really are, a nasty person who is either confused or in on the ********.
Have a nice life Mr. Military. You're back on ignore.
p.s. Yeah, Brad looks and talks normal. Duplicitous fucks always look like the criminals out of **** Tracy. Yeah, that's the ticket.
p.p.s. seriously don't respond or post at my forum. You are back on ignore. I need to stop trusting fakes like you.
I am a good person who trusts everyone at the beginning, but eventually when shitheads reveal their true nature, I wake up. Middle of the road fucks like you suck. Make that a triple strawman- you, Brad, and "Fintan."
You are a bad person."
No "Socrates," I'm a good guy - I always have been, and I always will be, because it is who I am. I'm not a rightwinger, as you accused me of once again for no reason, I'm certainly not a fake, and I have provided you ample evidence of who I am, I'm not a "middle of the road ****" - such a nice thing to say to someone...but I AM BACK at your forum posting one time, knowing that you, the guy who complains about gatekeepers, will once again delete something that doesn't fit into your world properly. I couldn't care less if you continue going off the deep end about other people, with the exception of one person - Bev Harris. But as I've said before, you are hereby on notice - publicly, legally, captured as evidence by me just in case, that you will stop going off the deep end when it comes to me. I've had enough of your mood swings, or games, or whatever this crap is.
For the record:
I have investigated right wing scams against seniors in this country, and provided that evidence to others for publication.
I have investigated trolls like Jeremy Lowe, who I sometimes suspect you of being, who go out of their way to **** with others.
I have investigated and heavily contributed towards putting an end to Diebold's Robert Pelletier's sockpuppet crap against Bev.
I have helped investigate various aspects of the Mike Connell story....which is bigger than anything you can imagine.
I have dug up information myself, about Hertzberg - indeed, it is highly likely that all those Bev bashers at DU have been laying off of her the past several months because of my, and your, research...and for that, you are to be commended, as I have done publicly before. The timing of our research, and their 99% stoppage of attacks, is uncanny...making both of us rightfully believe that they may very well be his attack dogs.
Anyways, enough writing...I have a life. You have been warned - unlike DU, where trolls can post all sorts of garbage about others, YOU ARE THE OWNER/LEASEE OF THIS SITE WHERE I AM NOW RESPONDING...and that means you are 100% legally liable for any libel.