Wednesday, April 02, 2008

DUmmie Civil War Heats Up

The civil war now going on among the Democrats is also being reflected in DUmmieland itself. And it is BRUTAL. How brutal? How about to the extent that Head DUmmie Skinner has SICCED his lawyers on Ben Burch's DEMOCRAT WARRIOR forum because he thinks one of the posters there MIGHT have been a former DUmmie moderator telling forbidden secrets out of class. You can see a redacted letter sent out by Skinner's lawyers as well as a really poor explanation for the action by Skinner at this DUmmie THREAD titled, "Your donation dollars at work." So let us watch the DUmmies fire shots at each other in Bolshevik Red while the commentary of your humble war correspondent, wondering if this will all end up in court where Skinner might have to reveal more than he wants, is in the [brackets]:

Your donation dollars at work.

[Wasting your donation dollars on enforcing omerta on former DUmmie moderators that Skinner doubts were DUmmie moderators.]

Here's a more legible copy of the letter which was posted in another (now deleted) thread. It is from our lawyer, and it was sent to the administrator of a website which shall remain nameless.


As you know, we take your privacy seriously. For that reason, we ask that all of our moderators sign a moderator confidentiality agreement. (You can read a copy of the agreement here.) A little more than a week ago, an anonymous person claiming to be a former moderator from DU showed up on another website.

[Which shall remain nameless, except here.]

We checked all of the claims made by that person, and found that none of our former moderators matches with the history of service claimed by this individual. It is our belief that this person was not a DU moderator. Nonetheless, on the off-chance that he or she really did serve as a mod and did sign the moderator agreement, we feel that we have an obligation to our members to make sure that the moderator confidentiality agreement is enforced. Thus, the letter below.

[This is the most hilarious part of Skinners post. He is absolutely positive that it wasn't a former DUmmie Moderator posting but he is still wasting DUmmie money on lawyers to halt that posting by a DUmmie Moderator that Skinner is sure is fake.]

Protecting your privacy. Your donation dollars at work:

[Protecting your privacy by wasting your donation money. You can see Skinner's redacted lawyer's letter on his thread. Most of the rest of the thread is nothing but a bunch of "attaboys" from his DUmmie loyalists so we shall now go to the "nameless" Democrat Warrior THREAD posted by CorpGovActivist titled, "Skinner Posts Redacted Version of Letter!" for some more background info on this action by Skinner...]

Skinner Posts Redacted Version of Letter!

[To let the DUmmies know why he is wasting their money on dopey legal actions.]

More and more people from DU are contacting me, now, too.

[Uh-Oh. More DUmmie desertions.]

Someone's starting a legal defense fund:

[Yeah. I saw that on this DUmmie THREAD titled, "Help DU pay it's legal bill!!!" So Skinner initiates a dopey legal action to stop a former DUmmie Moderator that Skinner thinks was not a former DUmmie Moderator and now the DUmmies are being called upon to help foot the legal bill?]

Trust me. Skinner's gonna need every penny.

[Warned CorpGovActivist.]

The last thing that I want to do is thank him - even as a barely-hanging-on member of DU. I think that this is appalling! He's not trying to protect anyone; he's trying to intimidate and silence people. Anyone who believes his malarkey will probably be voting for John McCain (or Shillary) - "Bad is good. Good is bad." The admins at The Other Site seem to think that I fell off of the turnip truck yesterday.

[The DUmmies are revolting! They stink on ice.]

Skinner continues to practice closed system control (e.g., redaction of the letter), and open systems are going to trump him. Like Mark Penn, Skinner is out of his depth. Waaaaay out of his depth. I never mind sharing the fruits of a Harvard education with a Yalie who couldn't get in.

[Skinner was rejected by Yale? I did not know that, CorpGovActivist.]

As someone else said, they believe a defense fund is needed. There has been no legal action except the letter that was sent; it was not a proposed legal action at all.

[Posted BigJerr correctly.]

regarding the "DEFENSE FUND" if skinner doesn't issue some sort of clarifying statement and make it clear he's the PLANTIFF, and not the defendent - could this be considered deceptive practices? I know he didn't ask for the money for a "DEFENSE" fund, but if he's aware that the money is being donated for this purpose and accepts it without making it clear he's initiating the actions... am I off base here?

[I don't think so, radfringe, my new leftwing friend.]

What the poster was proposing was a fund to help pay DU's legal other words a fund to bully and harass small boards that can't afford their own legal representation.

[So instead of a defense fund this would be a harrassment fund.]

What a f*ckstick!! Skinner the asshole needs to just go away, and take his DUmbass website with him. He's a true piece of shit, for allowing his Mods to f*ck with people, like they do, over at DU. That place is very unfairly moderated..if you're liked, you get away with shit. If you aren't liked, the slightest misstep gets you tombstoned.

[Don't hold back, PoconoPragmatist. Tell us what you REALLY think of Skinner.]

Skinner is also playing up as "protecting privacy". Granted like the DW, these boards are owned and operated by private citizens. That being said, the boards are readily accessible to anyone with a computer, easily read by lurkers and members alike, anyone can "google" any screen name and come up with a multitude of matches. To my knowledge Former DU Mod did not diviluge any personal information regarding anyone. Putting up screen names is not what I would call personal information, as anyone can read the postings and see screen names as I mentioned above. Other than the DU admins names, which are also accessible through the DU, I saw no real life names, addresses, emails, social security or bank account numbers etc of DUers listed. so what "privacy" is he referring to?

[According to the Skinner definition, radfringe, I just "violated" your privacy by posting your exact words along with your screen name which were both publicly available. Anyway, your humble civil war correspondent will be providing you updates from the battlefront as they occur.]


Blogger Q said...

PJ -

Please check out the new poll question on the DUscoveryChannel


P.S. Stay tuned today. And if there's anything you ever wanted to know about Skinner, now would be the time to ask there.

8:21 AM  
Blogger PJ-Comix said...

I want to know why Skinner stood idly by while Bev Harris and others held dubious fundraisers in DUmmieland. Was he just passively stupid or was there some other reason?

9:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No, passively stupid works. But that's the territory talking.

I love the "tell us what you REALLY think" line. Every poster (me included) longs to find the golden opportunity to use it. Given lib actions over the past decade, boy oh boy. I might download iMacros for Firefox just to implement a keyboard shortcut for that phrase.

PJ, you must go in with hip boots. I can't even get close to the source, it's so offensive. Congrats! :)

9:35 AM  
Blogger Son Of The Godfather said...

I really shouldn't be enjoying this as much as I am.

9:39 AM  
Blogger Tazzerman said...

son of godfather, I'm with ya on that. A ENDLESS source of laughter and humor. It just does NOT get any better :) -tm

10:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...



4:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Forgetting,of course, which side has all the guns.

5:40 PM  
Blogger The Gunslinger said...

"Forgetting, of course, which side has all the guns."

Haw haw haw....*snort*...haw haw

I always wonder how they plan to back up their frequent heady threats against conservatives and governments...unarmed.

They just get funnier and funnier.

5:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The only thing Turner's good for anymore is driving up land prices.

8:54 PM  
Blogger Q said...

PJ -

Would your readers like to help weigh in on future poll questions?

Skinner's not faring so well in today's. So far, 26 out of 28 voters think Skinner is looking out for his own skin with the cease and desist letter, rather than DUers' privacy.

There are about 11 hours left to vote.

Tomorrow, I think I'll ask whether any DUer has ever seen Skinner account for how much money The Three DUges pay themselves and Online Workshop, Inc.


9:11 PM  

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