Thursday, July 29, 2010

The Junkshot Series: Let's talk about Reckless

This post will begin a series on HA's most obsessive and unrepentant troll: junkshot, my name for the troll you all know as Puddybud. We'll start at the margins and move in deeper. This will be an occasional series touching on stuff I find mostly laugh out loud hilarious, otherwise I'm sure you'll all agree that junkshot is a pretty tedious character. Focusing on individual trolls is somewhat of a distraction from the original goals of illustrating collective troll behavior through data mining but junkshot is the second most prolific commenter in the HA comment threads after Roger Rabbit, easily the most prolific troll and it'd be a disservice not to focus on him a bit.

So let's begin. Who or what is "Reckless"? Here's a noteworthy exchange between myself and junkshot:

302. YLB spews:

300 – LMAO @ you moron. You got nothing on me with names. MWS? Kingbud? Reckless? There were others for sure.

305. Puddybud, Hey it's the new year... spews:

MWS? Kingbud? Yep. Prove I was Reckless. Go on fool! 
Very interesting. He readily admits to being MWS (aka Mike Webb Sucks, kind of hard not to do that). And he readily admits to being Kingbud (I don't recall if he was ever outed by Goldy or Darryl or anyone else on that one) but.. he balks at Reckless. Why? But I digress. Let's first oblige him and prove it. Here:

37. Puddybud spews:

Moonbat!s I created Reckless to prove no matter how you speak to a Moonbat!, nasty or nice, they are nasty.

Tried being nice with Reckless.

John: I tried good discussion. That was my Reckless moniker.
BTW John, when I posted nicely without swearing as Reckless, without antagonism, without innuendo, just posting facts, it fell on deaf ears.
Of course we'd be remiss to leave out Goldy's outing:

13. Goldy spews:

Reckless/Mike Webb Sucks/Puddy/etc. @4,
Perhaps if we added together all the comments coming from your various aliases, you might turn out to be one of HA’s heaviest users?
Heaviest users? Indeed. He's the #2 heaviest user. But enough ok! Puddybud (junkshot) is/was Reckless..  Why do I have to "prove" it? Why couldn't he just admit he's Reckless along with MWS and Kingbud? Let's hold that thought for a moment. Let's look at Reckless' legacy at HA.

First of all, junkshot has this to say about Reckless:
Moonbat!s I created Reckless to prove no matter how you speak to a Moonbat!, nasty or nice, they are nasty. Reckless called everyone by their real name. Reckless was polite.
Reckless asked legitimate questions.
Reckless never challenged Goldy’s scratchy voice.
Reckless never challenged Goldy’s Koro’s disease.
Reckless never called YLB - Clueless.
Reckless never challenged FroggyASS.
Reckless never swore at Carl Grossman.

Well, well, how "nice" of Reckless. Let's see how much of that resembles the truth shall we? Reckless produced 111 comments between 1/13/2007 and 2/1/2007.

Reckless was polite? Here's a snip from his FIRST comment in response to concern troll Thomas Trainwinder:

Hypocrisy. I thought that was the Democratic mantra.

Nice dinner party guest he'd make. Polite? Questionable to say the least. Obnoxious? Right out of the gate.

Reckless never called YLB - Clueless. Hmmm.

Someone once blogged you wrte like Clueless. I’ll go one better, YOU ARE CLUELESS

Someone huh? No. I guess Reckless never "called" yours truly that. He merely spelled it out in caps. Classic right wing dodge.

Reckless never challenged Goldy’s scratchy voice. Oh?

I love pulling on Voice of Scratching Chalk’s chain.

No he pulled on his chain.. Let's see what else?

Reckless never swore at Carl Grossman.

You on the prowl Carl? I never heard of adults on myspace before unless they are predators!

Interesting.. How nice of Reckless not to swear. He merely "challenged" Carl with innuendo about predatory sexual behavior. (Didn't junkshot say no innuendo from Reckless?)

And here's Reckless trying to be "nice":

Roger: Post #2 isn’t funny? It’s not even hyperbole. Try not to politicize everything? It makes you look dumb. On second thought, you work hard on that all by your lonesome!

later same comment..

I realize you are a rabble rouser, but many times your tenuous use of words is silly, Rabbit! I’ll give your one: Silly Rabbit must be getting tired. Why doesn’t the Silly Rabbit go to sleep for a year!


Richard@44. I like it. Since Moonbat!s inhabit King County, PERFECT! Again I ask why won’t King County Moonbat!s demonstrate your support for Ron Sims, sell your cars, give to the poor, and ride those bicycles to work?

Nice indeed!

And we'd be remiss to overlook that Reckless felt a special affinity with you-know-who!

Puddy: Clueless is YLB?
Tell me more!

Being deceptive. Very nice. Did Kingbud circle-jerk with his master? I'll have to check one of these days.

So why did junkshot ask me long ago to "prove" that he was Reckless? Guess we'll never know for sure. You can ask till you're blue in the face and junkshot won't tell. If anyone has any special insight, feel free to leave it in comments.

Reckless indeed was a notable tactic of junkshot/Puddybud's "top-kill" strategy. Pretty much forgotten but now immortalized in this blog post. Again - someone's got to do it.

Next up in the series: Who called who what names?

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