The Ghost of Snapped Shot

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Stirring the Hornet's Nest

Trollsville, California.
Hmm. Was it something I said?

Some crackpot in Livermore, California has chosen to start harassing me by posting my home address here on Snapped Shot's comments forum. No telling where else he's posting it, but one thing is for certain: I have the IP address logged, and if it continues, the perp will be hearing from the FBI very soon. Trust me: You're in their jurisdiction now.

If you disagree with me, feel free to trash me in the comments section here. I've taken my fair share of beatings, and am always glad to admit where I'm wrong. (and believe me, that happens pretty often!) Up until now, I've never once deleted a non-spam comment from the threads here. Everyone is able to speak out here, whether they agree with me or not.

Cut out the cheap jabs. If you want to debate, bring it on. I won't be beaten into cowardice by your dirty tricks.Timeline

5-Oct-2006

08:50 EST: There are a spate of pro-Hezbullah comments on the blog, according to my inbox. I approve them (auto-moderation is on after 3 days), and post responses that I feel are appropriate. IP addresses 220.223.177.232 (Melbourne, Australia) and 82.198.15.241 (Beirut, Lebanon).

09:33 EST: I notice CAMERA's article, and link to it. Then, I connect the dots with what CAMERA is saying and the previous comments, and point out that there might be a connection.

17:24 EST: Another couple of pro-Hezbullah comments posted to the blog, from a single person. IP address 211.31.40.119 (Sidney, Australia)

20:33 EST: Another post, possibly from the same person as before, but at a different address. IP address 211.31.21.27 (Sidney, Australia)



6-Oct-2006

06:03 EST: Another pro-Hezbullah post, from IP address 124.184.149.158 (Sydney, Australia).

07:13 EST: I reply to these posts in an appropriate manner.

13:21 EST: Obscene, but non-threatening message posted to the blog, from 24.4.12.97 (Livermore, California)

13:25 EST: FIRST VEILED THREAT POSTED. Same IP address as above.

I feel badly for you that you have wonderful webplace but for shame there is no person to respond and play with you.

So I give you message post to maybe give you high Google rating.

I also make happy you by writing long letter of love to your address:

Brian C. Ledbetter
address redacted

Thanks to God for wonderful webplace here!


13:36 EST: SECOND VEILED THREAT POSTED. Same IP address as above.

I feel badly for you that you have wonderful webplace but for shame there is no person to respond and play with you.

So I give you message post to maybe give you high Google rating.

I also make happy you by writing long letter of love to your address:

Brian C. Ledbetter
address redacted

Thanks to God for wonderful webplace here!

P.S. Sorry I miss you glorious birthday day in redacted—correct month. Next year I send to you flowers and sweets for celebration.


14:49 EST: A friend points out that it's relatively easy to find all of this information via ZabaSearch. Great...

I've tracked down all activity for the IP address, and it appears that it entered my site via LGF. Heads up, Charles!

15:03 EST: The offending IP address is visiting the website again. No comments yet, but he appears to have discovered the biography link above.

Troll: If you have something to say, say it. I will not moderate any comments you make, whether they trash me or not.

15:20 EST: Our troll considers himself a modern-day crusader against bigotry and prejudice. How does he accomplish his mission? Bigotry and prejudice. There's nothing "honorable" about pointing out someone's home address, and there's no justification in doing so. The comments you posted, troll, can *easily* be perceived as an investigable threat, and even if they are not *illegal* per se, you can still be rewarded with a visit from the FBI for it.

#2 - Foolio's Brother 2006-10-06 15:20 - (Reply) (Delete)

Posting publicly available information isn't a crime in any jurisdiction, foolio. And at any rate, one would think you'd be happy to get any comments at all on your pathetically lonely little blog here.

If anything, you've been handed a favor. Now you know how easy you are to find if someone really did want to hurt you.

"The one thread common to all aspects of my professional life is that common sense and logic must apply consistently to all situations."

And apparently you have a stable grasp of niether, or else your politics might be different. As it is, you have your head so far up your ass you can taste last night's pizza.

Maybe when you hit 30 you'll mature, and your path towards "common sense and logic" will veer back from the over-grown dirt road of bigotry and ignorance you're currently treading.


15:02 EST: I'm comforted to know that my little troll is a leftist, rather than a jihadi. Probably a tenured professor to boot! (I'm poking fun, fair troll.)

#5 - Your Buddy 2006-10-06 16:02 - (Reply) (Delete)
Well, I've obviously given you something to do today, rather than simply spewing your flawed rhetoric into the vast emptyness of internet obscurity. And what gratitude do I get? Sheesh.

I've also apparently (and implausibly) given you fodder to claim some sort of strange victimhood status. That kind of excitement normally doesn't come for free (I'll send an invoice). You're like a Palestinian now. Maybe you'll start to relate.

Or perhaps you fancy yourself in the same boat as an Israeli? Besieged by Terrorists from all fronts...

No, you're just another dumb Amerikun. Ranting and railing, conjecturing amateurishly, building up insane fantasies in your own mind to justify your surreal siege mentality. It's all rather cute (in a loathing, narcissistic sort of fashion).

I cannot change your mind. Only reality can. Come back and join us over here. You're always welcome.

Your Pedagogue

P.S. I have a good accountant, on top of the great weather we enjoy here in Kalifornia. Haha.


16:17 EST: I hereby declare Ledbetter's Law: When all resources have been exhausted in debate, defer to Foleygate for quick rebuttal. Move every Zig for Justice.

I'm quite impressed by you, fair troll. You've hung in here quite a long time so far!

#6 - Doorknob 2006-10-06 16:17 - (Reply) (Delete)

Ah, yeah, sure, I guess, if you really need to label me as such.

I can assume then that you consider yourself on the opposite end of this self-induced dichotomy, part of The Right? I mean, is it OK to lump you in with the likes of Mark Foley and Denny "Sargent Schultz" Hastert ("I know nothink!")? Yeah, OK. So you're not only crippled intellectually, but you identify with pedophiles and their corrupt enablers. Beautiful.

Bow to your Sensei!


17:59 EST: I'm going to wrap this thread up. It's been fun, but I think it's gone far enough. The Troll and I are from two different worlds, so there's no sense in descending any further into a flamewar. Feel free to e-mail me your thoughts on these events!

 


Comments:

#1 captainfish 06-Oct-2006
WOW!! That person is such a freak. You know that they are serious, and seriously demented, when they are unable to utilize correct grammar.

Keep the stiff chin, friend. Talking about the truth is never to be run away from. Even though it is in very short supply these days.
#2 Foolio's Brother 06-Oct-2006
Posting publicly available information isn't a crime in any jurisdiction, foolio. And at any rate, one would think you'd be happy to get any comments at all on your pathetically lonely little blog here.

If anything, you've been handed a favor. Now you know how easy you are to find if someone really did want to hurt you.

"The one thread common to all aspects of my professional life is that common sense and logic must apply consistently to all situations."

And apparently you have a stable grasp of niether, or else your politics might be different. As it is, you have your head so far up your ass you can taste last night's pizza.

Maybe when you hit 30 you'll mature, and your path towards "common sense and logic" will veer back from the over-grown dirt road of bigotry and ignorance you're currently treading.

A Friend
#3 Brian 06-Oct-2006
So you are some kind of public servant, posting thinly-veiled threats in public forums? How about showing a bit of courage yourself and posting your own personal information—your real name at the least.

Or is hiding behind anonymity *your* preference, coward?

You've served no decent purpose in doing what you did, and there was nothing honorable about it. My politics are my concern *alone* - the fact that you feel compelled enough to *threaten* me into changing them tells me quite a bit about the _extremism_ that undergirds your worldview, and if nothing else, it confirms wholeheartedly my own beliefs.

Unless, of course, you *don't* feel that violence is a justifiable payback for what *YOU AND YOU ALONE* perceive as "bigotry" and "ignorance."

Some friend, indeed. I'm glad you live in the Communist Republic of California, where at least I know you'll be *taxed* to death.

Good day,
Brian
#4 mikep 06-Oct-2006
it's a bit of a scare tactic. not too much to worry about. check your credit rating often though...
#5 Brian 06-Oct-2006
Thanks for the tip, Mike. I'll be sure to do that!

Regards,
Brian
#6 Rooster 06-Oct-2006
I guess that it's pretty frustrating not being able to counter an argument (or web-site for that matter) with an intelligent argument. So much so that somebody would feel so helpless that they needed to post an address and birthday. Gee I'd hate to be a liberal on the abortion train every day. LOL
#7 Your Buddy 06-Oct-2006
Well, I've obviously given you something to do today, rather than simply spewing your flawed rhetoric into the vast emptyness of internet obscurity. And what gratitude do I get? Sheesh.

I've also apparently (and implausibly) given you fodder to claim some sort of strange victimhood status. That kind of excitement normally doesn't come for free (I'll send an invoice). You're like a Palestinian now. Maybe you'll start to relate.

Or perhaps you fancy yourself in the same boat as an Israeli? Besieged by Terrorists from all fronts...

No, you're just another dumb Amerikun. Ranting and railing, conjecturing amateurishly, building up insane fantasies in your own mind to justify your surreal siege mentality. It's all rather cute (in a loathing, narcissistic sort of fashion).

I cannot change your mind. Only reality can. Come back and join us over here. You're always welcome.

Your Pedagogue

P.S. I have a good accountant, on top of the great weather we enjoy here in Kalifornia. Haha.
#8 Brian 06-Oct-2006
I'm glad to see that you're still choosing to hide behind anonymity. I'll leave your screed up as a shining example of the insanity of the left, if that's alright with you.

Good day.

(Update: to append my remarks, I'd like to point out that I've had no problem keeping up with my usual fare, along with a troll such as yourself. ;) )

(Update Update: Oh, and now that I think about it, it's good to see that you haven't bothered to use any silly thing like *facts* to rebut any of my "bigotry" and "ignorance." That's quite an "enlightenedly" ignorant way to engage in debate! Congratulations!)
#9 Not Your Buddy 06-Oct-2006
Someone must've crawled up your ass today. If you don't wish to change his opinion, then go home to your accountant?

p.s. Perhaps the 'great weather' will create some mud slides and wild fires all around your dungeon?
#10 Doorknob 06-Oct-2006
Ah, yeah, sure, I guess, if you really need to label me as such.

I can assume then that you consider yourself on the opposite end of this self-induced dichotomy, part of The Right? I mean, is it OK to lump you in with the likes of Mark Foley and Denny "Sargent Schultz" Hastert ("I know nothink!")? Yeah, OK. So you're not only crippled intellectually, but you identify with pedophiles and their corrupt enablers. Beautiful.

Bow to your Sensei!
#11 Brian 06-Oct-2006
Wow. More obfuscation. Who saw *this* coming?

Still an anonymous coward, I see.
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