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Also, Troll, You Misspelled ‘Syphilis’

Posted on | November 21, 2013 | 59 Comments

Between 5:21 and 5:23 p.m. ET, someone using my name and the bogus e-mail address “[email protected]” posted four insulting comments on an earlier thread, one of which mentioned my 14-year-old son by name. Wombat whacked them with the troll hammer, but not before the IP address ( was traced to a proxy server in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Question: Who habitually uses Dutch proxy servers?

Answer: Spammers, hackers, child pornographers and other criminals, as well as various demented admirers of Brett Kimberlin.

Not long after these troll comments were deleted and the proxy server IP address was banned, Bill Schmalfeldt said this on Twitter:

“I am out of the political radio business.
What’s the point? They attack me, I respond, they retaliate
I retaliate, and what good does it do?”

Probably just a coincidence.



59 Responses to “Also, Troll, You Misspelled ‘Syphilis’”

  1. Wombat_socho
    November 22nd, 2013 @ 2:35 pm

    Got it.

  2. Kevin Trainor Jr.
    November 22nd, 2013 @ 2:42 pm

    Kevin Trainor Jr. liked this on Facebook.

  3. FuckYouMcCain
    November 22nd, 2013 @ 2:56 pm

    See what I mean, asshole? You delete my comments and i just come right back! You don’t even know if I’m just one person or many either.

  4. Wombat_socho
    November 22nd, 2013 @ 3:08 pm

    That’s okay. I don’t have anything else going on this afternoon or evening.

  5. rmnixondeceased
    November 22nd, 2013 @ 3:10 pm

    Did you have your Wheaties today? That troll-hammer arm is going to get a workout it seems!

  6. Becca Lower
    November 22nd, 2013 @ 3:31 pm

    Is that word being used as a verb or a noun? Asking for a friend.

  7. rmnixondeceased
    November 22nd, 2013 @ 3:34 pm

    The beauty is, it can be used either way, as a verb or as a noun. I personally prefer it as a noun …

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