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Sat Dec 31, 2011, 11:43 AM

A Very Pleasant Outing For the DU Someday Perhaps? (HAPPY NEW YEAR too)


I ask the mods to leave this post alone. It says nothing nasty and attacks nobody.


I've known for over a year who this person is in real life. While he kept attacking me time and again, I left it alone. We have friends in common. We are both invited to the same party tonight. I wonder if he will show after reading this? He spends a lot of time here on the DU.

Last November he shot his mouth off in public at an event that should not have been politicized. He was on a rant about Olberman donating a few thousand $'s to democratic candidates being an obvious ethics violation: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1110/44734.html

He didn't have any trouble with Fox News giving $1M to the Republican Governors Association: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2010/08/18/news-corp-gives-m-republican-governors-association/

He then bragged about his extensive role on a conservative blog. Currently he has the highest number of posts on that blog. I was cheated out of the top award there yesterday. Long story.

Strange how the #1 DU troll lives in my city council district as I run for that office next year. This fall he mentioned me to a friend of his not realizing it would get back to me. We even get gas at the same station.

He once said "Omaha Steve doesn't realize he lives in a fish bowl" and proceeds to say some very nasty things (he thinks anonymously) about me. I wonder if I should consider revealing his real life info?

His nasty ultra-conservative friends would see over a dozen items on the net in his past he can't erase that scream closet liberal. It could be very embarrassing for him.

Happy New Year,

Omaha Steve

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Reply A Very Pleasant Outing For the DU Someday Perhaps? (HAPPY NEW YEAR too) (Original post)
Omaha Steve Dec 2011 OP
nadinbrzezinski Dec 2011 #1
Omaha Steve Dec 2011 #34
pinboy3niner Dec 2011 #37
nadinbrzezinski Dec 2011 #41
Omaha Steve Jan 2012 #42
CaliforniaPeggy Dec 2011 #2
murielm99 Dec 2011 #28
MineralMan Dec 2011 #3
valerief Dec 2011 #4
MineralMan Dec 2011 #5
OhioChick Dec 2011 #6
MineralMan Dec 2011 #20
TreasonousBastard Dec 2011 #7
proud2BlibKansan Dec 2011 #8
nadinbrzezinski Dec 2011 #9
MineralMan Dec 2011 #12
nadinbrzezinski Dec 2011 #15
MineralMan Dec 2011 #18
nadinbrzezinski Dec 2011 #19
proud2BlibKansan Dec 2011 #13
MineralMan Dec 2011 #16
Kingofalldems Dec 2011 #23
proud2BlibKansan Dec 2011 #10
CaliforniaPeggy Dec 2011 #11
MineralMan Dec 2011 #14
proud2BlibKansan Dec 2011 #21
sufrommich Dec 2011 #22
proud2BlibKansan Dec 2011 #25
nadinbrzezinski Dec 2011 #31
MineralMan Dec 2011 #24
proud2BlibKansan Dec 2011 #27
nadinbrzezinski Dec 2011 #29
sufrommich Dec 2011 #17
madinmaryland Dec 2011 #36
TBF Jan 2012 #46
RZM Dec 2011 #26
flvegan Dec 2011 #30
FarLeftFist Dec 2011 #32
mmonk Jan 2012 #43
Kingofalldems Dec 2011 #33
TBF Dec 2011 #35
proud2BlibKansan Dec 2011 #38
TBF Dec 2011 #39
proud2BlibKansan Dec 2011 #40
Chemisse Jan 2012 #44
Omaha Steve Jan 2012 #47
grasswire Jan 2012 #49
Omaha Steve Jan 2012 #50
grasswire Jan 2012 #51
grasswire Jan 2012 #52
Odin2005 Jan 2012 #45
grasswire Jan 2012 #48

Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sat Dec 31, 2011, 12:25 PM

1. Sadly I know who you speak

Problem is that this person will complain, and I will leave it at that.

Happy new year, and I guess "congrats" on that award. The time these folks spend here is....

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Reply #1)

Sat Dec 31, 2011, 07:21 PM

34. YOU took my #1 spot!


I'll be crying for months. Where is the crying my eyes out icon? Oh ya. We need the ICONS back.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Reply #34)

Sat Dec 31, 2011, 07:54 PM

37. Congratulations on your Consolation Prize...

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Response to Omaha Steve (Reply #34)

Sat Dec 31, 2011, 08:45 PM

41. Well they are cheap anyway

no money award, or for that matter a lousy trophy.

Though I will give them one myself, just as symbolic... for impressive fantasy writing.

I mean the background for those fantasy characters they have there is quite ... impressive.

If it is any consolation, we will be laughing at them, not with them.



Oh and here is my gift to you... the cry emoticon, here is the code, just close spaces : cry :

See here it is working

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Reply #41)

Sun Jan 1, 2012, 08:49 AM

42. Thank you


And congratulations!

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sat Dec 31, 2011, 12:28 PM

2. I can imagine how frustrating this must be for you.

I admire your self-control. I probably would have done something really inappropriate by now...

However, I do not think that revealing his real-life info would do anything but bring grief for you as well as for him.

I think this needs to be handled privately.

Good luck.

And Happy New Year to you and yours as well!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #2)

Sat Dec 31, 2011, 02:13 PM

28. I wish I knew who this was, so I could be wary of him on DU.

Yes, it is hard not to be inappropriate.

There is one from my part of the Midwest, too. I will never get anyone to believe me about this DUer. She is respected here. Maybe, in time, she will slip.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sat Dec 31, 2011, 12:36 PM

3. I also know to whom you refer.

I won't congratulate you, though, or commiserate with you for being runner-up. I was hoping to win, myself.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sat Dec 31, 2011, 12:36 PM

4. I know you can't name him, but some of us like anagrams.

***wink, wink***

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Response to valerief (Reply #4)

Sat Dec 31, 2011, 12:39 PM

5. Tut tut...

If you get too specific, you may get benched by the coach.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sat Dec 31, 2011, 12:47 PM

6. "#1 DU troll?"

Hmmmm.....interesting.

If you're pissing off this guy, enough to make him talk about you behind your back, then you're doing something right.

You're a patient man, Steve.

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Response to OhioChick (Reply #6)

Sat Dec 31, 2011, 01:29 PM

20. I'm not sure any of them are that successful

as trolls here. Even though they brag about it, I doubt they're really too good at it.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sat Dec 31, 2011, 01:05 PM

7. I guess you know this is already over there...

Some people have far too much time on their hands.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sat Dec 31, 2011, 01:05 PM

8. Wow. Is this who I think it is?

Since you're a candidate for office, I'd tread very carefully. But seriously, HIS words online border on libel, while yours just reflect a different opinion.

I wish he was running for office. He's posted so much ammunition.

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Reply #8)

Sat Dec 31, 2011, 01:06 PM

9. I think both you and me

know who this is...

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Reply #9)

Sat Dec 31, 2011, 01:13 PM

12. I think everyone in the thread does.

Congrats, BTW. It will be a rare honor, indeed. Perhaps my turn will come.

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #12)

Sat Dec 31, 2011, 01:16 PM

15. Well I get them... what can I say?

From TWO places no less.



Means I am doing something right.

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Reply #15)

Sat Dec 31, 2011, 01:21 PM

18. Yup. When such a place singles a person out, you know

that person is doing something worthwhile. You and I don't always agree, but we're on the same side, at least. I'm honored to be recognized by the other side, too. It demonstrates that I'm doing something, at least.

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #18)

Sat Dec 31, 2011, 01:24 PM

19. Yup.

Happy new year by the way, and since I am sure they are following... to them as well.

Happy New year guys...

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Reply #9)

Sat Dec 31, 2011, 01:14 PM

13. Every time I think I am burnt out and tired of these political debates,

I think of the assholes over there. I never go there anymore as I refuse to give their site any hits. But I remember their hate, what they did to Andy Stephenson (which was just beyond despicable) and I am inspired to continue paying attention, working locally to elect candidates who bring progressive values to office.

I also realize we are winning since they merely post crap online. (Actually I think they spend more time trolling here than actually posting.) And that makes them about as harmful as a gnat.

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Reply #13)

Sat Dec 31, 2011, 01:18 PM

16. I still visit over there to read what's going on.

It reminds me of how well DU functions.

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Reply #9)

Sat Dec 31, 2011, 01:37 PM

23. Fill me in please

No clue.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sat Dec 31, 2011, 01:07 PM

10. Also

I wish there was a way to convince DU admins to lift the ban on linking to that other site. It would sure wake up a lot of DUers.

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Reply #10)

Sat Dec 31, 2011, 01:12 PM

11. Indeed it would. (n/t)

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #11)

Sat Dec 31, 2011, 01:16 PM

14. I think it's probably a good idea to not do that.

I can't see anything good that could come from it, to tell the truth. Those who are aware of it, are aware of it. I think it was a wise decision not to call attention to such a place. Still, it would make for some good laughs from time to time, certainly.

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #14)

Sat Dec 31, 2011, 01:33 PM

21. It seems wrong to allow links to freeperville but not the other site.

I've never understood that.

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Reply #21)

Sat Dec 31, 2011, 01:34 PM

22. Freeperville isn't discussing DUers. nt

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Response to sufrommich (Reply #22)

Sat Dec 31, 2011, 01:38 PM

25. Um. Yes they do.

Not to the same extent as that other site. But they most certainly do discuss DUers and threads here. I've seen it many times.

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Reply #25)

Sat Dec 31, 2011, 04:00 PM

31. You know this, but the major diffference between FR and this place is...

FR follows threads here the same way we do at times over there...

These guys are building dossiers and are chomping at the bit to kill people, of course my opinion... but this dossier building (and a fantastic set of imagination), is what makes them cross into a whole different category.

Hey kids, I know you are reading this thread... I might use you to write character backgrounds... I gotta admit, you are good... and should consider fiction.

That is all you have done, by the way. And the levels of projection are just amazing.

Ah now, not that it will change, but hey... that is the major difference.

Freepers, as annoying as they are at times, are not building major dossiers on imagined enemies of the state, that these guys will gladly kill if they are given half a chance. And neither are we.

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Reply #21)

Sat Dec 31, 2011, 01:38 PM

24. I think the difference is in the intent.

Free Republic sometimes refers to DU, but does not have a special area devoted only to trashing DU and DUers. I think the thing was the specific dedication to attacking DU. Links to FR are usually just demonstrative of the stupidity of that site and to illustrate what that fringe group of right-wingers are doing. The other sites are something else completely, really.

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #24)

Sat Dec 31, 2011, 01:43 PM

27. That "something else" leads to and promotes harm to DUers.

All the more reason they need to be exposed.

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Reply #27)

Sat Dec 31, 2011, 02:30 PM

29. They ARE a hate group

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Reply #10)

Sat Dec 31, 2011, 01:19 PM

17. I don't. They're sorry little bored, lonely

people obsessed with an internet site, think about that for a minute. They are obsessed with an internet site.How does your life get to that point? Why give them the attention they crave? Let them be pathetic all by themselves.

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Reply #10)

Sat Dec 31, 2011, 07:45 PM

36. A quick google search will reveal most of the other sites.

Amazing what "those" sites like to "publish". It makes you wonder if those folks actually have a life outside of the basement in their mother's house.

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Response to madinmaryland (Reply #36)

Sun Jan 1, 2012, 12:33 PM

46. And interestingly they pick on certain posters -

but some of the ones we consider shills here are never under the microscope there. Just sayin' ....

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sat Dec 31, 2011, 01:39 PM

26. I wouldn't recommend posting anybody's personal information on here

 

I think that's against DU rules anyway. I would limit it to things he's posted about himself on the internet. Of courses if he's posted liberal things in the past, sharing that with his friends sounds like a perfectly fair way to get back at him.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sat Dec 31, 2011, 03:01 PM

30. *popcorn*

Snicker...heh heh...

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sat Dec 31, 2011, 04:07 PM

32. I know the site you're referring to but not the poster, unfortunately. Either way, Happy New Year!

EDIT: OK, figured it out.

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Response to FarLeftFist (Reply #32)

Sun Jan 1, 2012, 09:02 AM

43. I don't know either but it's fun letting my mind race.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sat Dec 31, 2011, 05:34 PM

33. Kick and Rec

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sat Dec 31, 2011, 07:30 PM

35. I would take the high road unless he does

something to you personally in RL. And whatever you do I wouldn't do it on the Internet.

I know who you are talking about but don't know his troll name on this site.

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Response to TBF (Reply #35)

Sat Dec 31, 2011, 08:18 PM

38. He changes his name frequently

At least that's what he claims.

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Reply #38)

Sat Dec 31, 2011, 08:20 PM

39. Probably because he keeps getting deleted ...

I know they brag about their moles but I'm not so sure I believe them. Pretty pathetic - an entire site that exists just to mock another website.

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Response to TBF (Reply #39)

Sat Dec 31, 2011, 08:40 PM

40. They would be the first ones to tell you there are other reasons for their site

But you can't help but notice their hyperfocus on DU.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Jan 1, 2012, 09:13 AM

44. If so many people in this thread know who you are talking about,

then you ARE revealing his personal information. And I think that is wrong.

And for those who don't know who you are talking about, this is just annoying, like people whispering at a party.

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Response to Chemisse (Reply #44)

Sun Jan 1, 2012, 02:33 PM

47. They may know his ID here


I assure you they don't know his real life identity.

There is a lot of info we would be laughing at for ages IF it ever becomes known here. He has no problem talking about my life in public. Seems to me he is fair game for his public info too.

And the threads over there. Wow. I'm going to loose my race, but I dare not talk about him!

OS

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Response to Omaha Steve (Reply #47)

Mon Jan 2, 2012, 12:32 AM

49. yeah, they are threatening to sic the press on your identity

Oh noes! Steve is posting on a *Democratic* web site!

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Response to grasswire (Reply #49)

Mon Jan 2, 2012, 10:33 AM

50. Yep my upcoming opponent is now handy capped by having Fs as a follower


It's called baggage. And Fs doesn't have the balls to admit it is him. What is HE scared of?

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Response to Omaha Steve (Reply #50)

Mon Jan 2, 2012, 01:04 PM

51. he is scared of the Freepers too, apparently

He doesn't have a profile over there despite being a member since 2003. And they aren't too fond of him spamming his blog there, either.

I am honestly surprised to hear that he is invited to a party. Such a no-class boor. Honestly surprised.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Reply #50)

Mon Jan 2, 2012, 01:41 PM

52. I think I know the DU troll identity.

And I am shocked. But -- as a long-time forensic editor -- I recognize the speech patterns after reading his stuff on FR. There is a tell. A tell.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Jan 1, 2012, 12:17 PM

45. If you could, could you PM me the DU name of the troll?

Oh, and make sure Skinner knows about this.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Jan 2, 2012, 12:28 AM

48. the head misfit over there (as Stinky calls him) IS a Freeper and posts some of the same..

...stuff about DU on freerepublic.com. If you google the user name and freerepublic, you will find links to his posts and his profile on FR. If it's not against the DU rules to post FR threads, I ought to be able to post link to the misfit's profile here, but I won't.

I would like to see Skinner sue the site in question for copyright infringement, considering the fact that volumes of DU content are stolen, straight up, and posted over there.

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