Thursday, February 13, 2014

New study finds that internet trolls are "sadists" and "psychopaths." Wait, they needed a study?

Courtesy of the Washington Post: 

In yet another instance of science belatedly confirming what common sense has already told us, a new paper from researchers at three Canadian universities concludes that Internet trolls aren’t just mean — they’re sadists and psychopaths. 

The paper, published last week in the journal Personality and Individual Differences, surveyed a group of several hundred on their Internet behaviors and personal traits. It found that trolling correlated with higher rates of sadism, psychopathy and Machiavellianism, a certain lack of scruples when it comes to deceiving or manipulating other people. 

“… it might be said that online trolls are prototypical everyday sadists,” the paper rules.

Apparently this was derived from a study at the "Institute of Obvious Crap That Everybody Already Knows."

I have visited some places that actually have interesting, inventive trolls, which always frustrates me because for years I have been stuck with the "Get a life" and "Bathhouse Barry" level of trolling.

I think I deserve better.

However I have to say that my favorite bit of trolling was during the height of the blowback after I posted "Splitsville," when I received an email that called me a "Nazi Nigger Faggot."

I remember looking at that for the longest time and giggling hysterically.

Not one of those things even remotely describes me. I mean everybody knows I'm a Commie Cracker Heterosexual.

76 comments:

  1. Anonymous4:43 PM

    The uninhibited free-for-all that is the Internet........indicative of a failed species....

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    1. Anonymous4:51 PM

      +1

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    2. Anonymous5:04 PM

      -1

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    3. Anonymous6:16 PM

      Anon 4:43 PM Is that your autobiography?

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    4. Anonymous8:02 PM

      6:16 you seem to have misplaced your reading comprehension.Tsk,tsk.

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    5. Anonymous9:28 PM

      8:02 PM You have misplaced your common sense, tsk, tsk Troll.

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    6. Anonymous2:48 AM

      4:43 here........Devolution into tribalism and strife are the hallmarks of our demise........not to mention being unable to shed the yoke of primitive beliefs.......some yes..many...no...from my perch,this is failure.

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    7. They said the same thing when the printing press, newspapers, tv and when the phone were invented. An ignorant assholes will alway find a way to manipulate advancements.

      For a time pc magazines were loaded with offers of pornsites.

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  2. Anonymous4:51 PM

    Gryphen, you are not always a troll, but you do offer an open forum for many different types of trolls, and it's great that you give them a forum to "get it all out" whether it is truth or not, but often I wish you would "filter" for "truthiness".

    You have your Troller Troll who does the Kenyan Muslin stuff on every post that you put up. You also have the crass, trashy troll that loves to get graphic regarding Bristol fucking in a tent and Sarah Palin sucking or fucking on Glen Rice. You have the misogynistic trolls that pretty much hate on all of the Palin women for being sluts, having plastic surgeries, being fat and easy, or anorexic and drug addicted. You also allow the trolls that say that Track cut the brake lines on school busses when as all he and his buddies did was unplug the engine block heaters. (which was bad enough, but the not the same incident or the same town as the brake line cutting)

    You have the trolls that like to comment about Willow having a baby without any proof whatsoever.

    I think you are very diplomatic in letting any comment through on your blog regardless of appropriate language, content or truthfulness. I'd say you are a friend of trolls, and that's okay.

    I do wish, that you would block the comments that actually have no proof of truthfulness, but I get it, you are just trying to create a forum where one day someone might actually say something that is relevant to all of the lies that the Palin family have uttered, but still, those that are obviously fake and telling untruths do nothing but muddy the waters.

    You have to find yourself as horrified as many of your loyal readers when we encounter some of the comments that come through on your comment area.

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    1. Anonymous4:59 PM

      Boy that didn't take long.

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    2. Anonymous5:24 PM

      4:51 - this article is all about YOU!

      ((giggling at your dense skull))

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    3. Anonymous5:41 PM

      Yeah 4:51
      Let's have you moderate this blog.

      Better yet, start your own!

      Blow it out your ass!

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    4. Anonymous6:08 PM

      you are unequivocally full of shit fuk_tard

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    5. Anonymous6:15 PM

      @4:51 But if Gryphen blocked the Palin comments with no proof, he would have to block Sarah's, Bristol's, and yours.

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    6. Anita Winecooler6:21 PM

      The best part of IM is that Gryphen doesn't censor posts like so many other blogs, facebook and book selling photographers do. It allows his readers to see for themselves the orwellian depth of blind ambition, abject ignorance and the unfettered joy the troll gets from showing the world their shortcomings.
      It reflects poorly on them and the Palins.

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    7. Anonymous6:27 PM

      Just as I expected, this would fall on deaf ears. I don't know if most of you were raised in a barn without proper etiquette or basic knowledge of how polite society behaves, but really, things do get kind of "base" around here. Obviously blog owner does not care and it's his playground so anything goes, apparently. I'll try to entertain you guys down thread since you like that kind of thing so much.

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    8. Anonymous6:37 PM

      Anita, if he lets actual untruths, things that we know for certain are not facts, be posted on his comment section is that appropriate? These people have enough dirt on them without a blog host allowing actual untruths to be spread.

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    9. Anonymous7:48 PM

      4:51 Love your post, and I'm sure I'm not the only one. Ignore the vile replies.Truth hurts,eh? Mean vulgar uglies.

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    10. Anonymous9:24 PM

      6:27 PM Get off of your horse, cowboy, you don't run anything here.

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    11. Another fucking sanctimonious anonymous talking shit. STLFU

      you think you are the palin whisperer but all you are is weird.

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    12. An European Viewpoint7:55 AM

      Very eloquent 4:51.

      Either... you're a genuine newcomer, and I can see it's out of cluelessness that you're trying to better the Immoral Minority.

      Rudeness directed the anti-Palin way is dealt with by our troll slayers, so more civil readers here stand back and let them fight that fight. Don't worry.

      Rudeness directed the Palin way is quite crass of course, but the Palins and their ilk are crass beings, and elaborate mocking of them flies right over their heads. Yes, they do read here (Hi Sarah Heath !), so we have to use words we're sure they can understand without calling the hired help for, er, help - words of which we have documented proof of Palin recognition and usage. Sure it's pretty often misogynistic and sexual in a very sex-negative way, but alas the Palins have the very limited repertoire of fundies everywhere.

      Regular readers know that, and let the name calling happen at a level that is cognate with the Palin's lack of attendance of "word school" as they call it. As a civil and educated newcomer, it's understandable that you wouldn't lower yourself to use the Palin's vocabulary in order to communicate back at them - I often don't, myself. But you should have the humanity to let our fellow commenters, with Palin-level-speaking abilities, free to adress the Palins at their known language level ; ain't humane to ruin Sarah through having to divert postage money for interprets, you know.

      Or... you're an educated person working for the notoriously very thin-skinned Palins.

      The only think you've managed to prove in both your posts is that you're unequivocally NOT a Palin.

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  3. Anonymous4:56 PM

    I know it's wrong but I have the resident trolls that frequent mine, Malia's, and I'm entertaining. It's fun playing Whack-a-Troll and beating "Shit for Brains" senseless.

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    1. Anonymous6:30 PM

      Yeah, those "trolls" that know that Shailey Tripp is a whore and is trying to sell her story as a movie? Last I checked her "Fundy" account blog that is raising money for her "movie" is stuck at $140 and has been for the last 2 weeks. Ain't no one biting at that "fundraising opportunity" and that movie will never be made, trust me.

      That radio thing yesterday was a joke and the "hammer" host knew it and he laughed all the way through it.

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    2. Anonymous6:48 PM

      Game of Life is that you? Why not sign your name? We all know that you hate Shailey, no need to hide behind anonymous.

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    3. Anonymous7:00 PM

      Is is BARSTOOL or WillBlow? Hey do you guys titfuck for your dad?
      Calling Shaily a whore? What does that make your DAD? A PIMP! And what about all the little palin bastards running around?

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    4. Pimp daddy troll fucker Todd7:03 PM

      Oh and what about the Palin whores? And Trolls? Whoring for money? Huh Troll Bitch? WillBlow/Barstool?
      It doesn't matter if the movie is made or not b/c the whole world knows Todd palin is a PIMP!

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    5. Anonymous7:51 PM

      Anybody with half a brain and not blinded by hate for the witch Palin,can see right through one Miss Shailey Tripp. Bless her greedy wicked heart.

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    6. Anonymous8:15 PM

      Hah, you people would be lucky to actually score any of the Palins as a troll. They are moving on with their lives and, hey, if the Tripp lady whore had a case it would have been news by now, right? Oh, wait, there's a "fictional account of an affair with a Governor's husband with a masseuse" that is being shot on a short budget in Alabama or Louisiana with no obvious financial support?

      Yes, this is going to happen, in your dreams people!!

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    7. Anonymous9:20 PM

      8:15 PM The Whores are living in Wasilla with 4 Bastard kids. Sarah Palin already ruined Brad Hanson's marriage and Curt Menard Jr.'s life. Todd Palin started the whole Whore mess with his 2-toned peewee.

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    8. Anonymous9:29 PM

      Umm exactly the same 10 people that comment on this blog are the same people that think that Todd Palin had any relationship with Shailey Tripp. There is no credit card, no phone number proof, no nothing proving that Mr. Palin fucked around with Shailey except for her word. No credit card proof, no phone proof no nothing has ever come to fruition regarding her affair with him. She needs to provide rock solid proof before most of us will get behind her. It seems like a "story" even to most of us liberals.

      There is a reason that Gryphen is not publicizing this movie, the money grab,the new Tripp tumblr that is inactive for two weeks, the fundraising for the "movie" and the radio interview? He seems to have stepped away from the Shay Tripp debacle,right, and this is a blogger that would touch the lowest tabloid content? Why won't Gryphen even go there?

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    9. You do it so well too SPHASH. You pointing out that crazyass family obvious lies and hypocrisy is slick, funny and all done with a who-me? flair. Bravo

      A lot of times you remind me of the very missed Regina.

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    10. Anonymous5:44 AM

      Tons of proof idiot. So much proof about Secret Service involvement that the FOIA are being held up.
      Hahahahaha You wish no proof PLENTY! Spin Trollie. SPIN Boys will be boys coming SOON. The whole world knows Sarah Palin is a PIMP'S wife! LOLOLOLOLOL!!!

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    11. Troll at 6:48. Unlike you I always use my nic. I aint afraid of you or anyone really. Being an anonymous troll is the pits.

      Now you get a fucking backbone and use a nic so I can following your bullshit, coward.

      btw if you read the book and heard some of shal, lies you wouldn't be such a dicwad. Go back to hiding and sucking the ho's nastyass clit. hahaha

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    12. An European Viewpoint7:15 AM

      @8:15 If the "lady whore" hadn't a case...

      the Palins would have sued by now.

      Come on, Palins, sue, sue ! You won't ? Then it's all true then... Ha ha ha ! Thanks for that proof, you idiotic grifters and pimps !

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    13. Anonymous7:43 AM

      @7:51
      "can see right through one Miss Shailey Tripp. Bless her greedy wicked heart"
      ******
      can see right through Miss Sarah louise Heath Palin and whore daughters. Bless their greedy wicked hearts.
      Fixed it for ya trollie! Sprayyyyyyyy!!!!!! a whole can of "Fuck off" on you!
      Pisssssssssssssssssssss Off TROLL!

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    14. Anonymous9:56 AM

      Hey, Game of Life, Regina still has a blog ya know. She no longer obsesses over Palin drudgery but blogs every day.

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    15. Anonymous11:58 AM

      GOL Being a Professed cyber bully is worse than being an anonymous poster. Blow it out your ass, assclown.

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  4. Anonymous4:57 PM

    But you have the "announcer troll"

    Impeach Obama
    Repeal Obamacare
    Send Moochelle and Hussein back home to Kenya
    Stand your ground
    Take back our country
    Donate to SarahPAC

    All you need to add is "live vibrantly" and LIBEL!!"

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    1. Anonymous6:30 PM

      That troll is writing a book that features all of the comments that he has received on his trolling. It's kind of a "meta" thing and people bite every time. Funny to watch it happen.

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  5. Anonymous5:04 PM

    4:51 pm Thin skinned?

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    1. Anonymous8:05 PM

      Me thinks you are confused about what thin skinned means.

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    2. Anonymous8:46 AM

      8:05 PM More than one of us must be confused then.

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  6. Anonymous5:05 PM

    I despise Palin and want her off the public stage and appreciate all your hard work to make that happen. And to highlight other BS from politicians and the media.

    So I am no Palin fan and will probably get slammed for saying this -- but many of the anti-Palin comments on this blog are quite nasty and crude and rambling. Honestly, some of the commenters here sound like the crazy trolls and it makes us all look less credible. We can post strongly held opinions without being crude and can make the point more strongly that way as well.

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    1. Anonymous7:55 PM

      Brace yourself,dear.Snarling,deranged old hags in 3..2..1..

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    2. Anonymous8:22 PM

      5:05pm

      You hit the nail on the head. There are some elementary school trolls on the Palin threads that embarrass many of us.

      However, some of the non-Palin posts actually garner thoughtful and educated responses, but the Palin posts tend to bring out the mouth breathing idiots.

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    3. An European Viewpoint7:09 AM

      Can we not be crude, when the Palin we're fighting is the crudest, vilest thing that keeps throwing itself at our computer screens, through her insatiable thirst for media exposure ?

      I'm all for fairness. Let's not insult her any lower than she insults others.

      And mostly we don't. That woman did call her own undesired 4th child P. I. G., and her maybe adopted but sure not uterine child Tri-G, from its pathology. It's hard to do more callous, more vicious, more crude than what she did to those poor newborns.

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  7. Anonymous5:09 PM

    My favorite troll comments are the five star reviews of Sarah's Christmas book, posted at Amazon Books. Normally, a negative review would only give the book one star. Loyal fans of Sarah would avoid reviews with single stars. So, the clever troll (or trolls) wrote brilliant, satirical, funny reviews of Sarah's Christmas book, and to attract the attention of Sarah's fans, they marked the review with five stars. It took a few sentences to realize just how clever the review really was.

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    1. Anonymous6:40 PM

      Yes, many of those "5 star" reviews, albeit written by her detractors, were often worded and grammatically crafted as if they were written by her supporters. Funny how that works. The same mental illness and lack of grasp of the English Language seems to have overtaken both her biggest supporters and her biggest detractors.

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  8. Anonymous5:13 PM

    Impeach Obama
    Repeal Obamacare
    Send Moochelle and Hussein back home to Kenya
    Stand your ground
    Take back our country
    Donate to SarahPAC

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    1. Anonymous5:42 PM

      What are the first six chapters in Sarah Palin's next Holiday book, Alex?

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    2. Anonymous6:31 PM

      Oops, 5:42pm, you just hit the hook and gave the book troll some more fodder. Will you people ever learn just to not comment?

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    3. Anonymous7:07 PM

      Oops 6:31.

      You obviously think you own this blog.

      I'll respond to whom/whatever I please, and you can stuff it where the sun don't shine.

      5:42

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    4. Anonymous7:19 PM

      That is what the trolls WANT for us to just not comment. That is what they teach at "Troll school" RNC! Divert! Find one little thing and pick pick pick. divert the convo.
      Sorry but I will call their liar asses out.

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    5. Anonymous8:10 PM

      7:07pm

      Suck it, suck it hard. Just keep replying to the obvious troll. Many of us get our daily amusement from subhumans such as yourself :-)

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    6. Anonymous8:12 PM

      7:19pm

      your usage of the word "convo" tells me that you spend wayyyy to much time on the internets commenting and tweeting to both those that you agree with and those that you don't. Don't want to be the "get a life" troll, but really, you should.

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    7. Anonymous7:45 AM

      Anonymous8:12 PM
      Piss off!
      Fucktard!

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  9. ... And you're the most interesting Alaskan Commie Cracker Heterosexual this East coast, under-achieving, overweight, over-the-hill fudge packer has met in the last year :) Hats off to you.

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  10. Anonymous5:17 PM

    Gryphen seems to attract a couple of trolls who max'd out at middle school education. They used a single word in each comment, "You are trying to manipulate people." Once dubbed The Manipulation Troll, the meme changed to "You don't know the Palins, who are living their lives vibrantly." Sorry, that troll identified herself, too, as Sarah's FB posts also told us how vibrantly she lives her life. It's such an unusual choice of words to describe living life to the fullest, savoring every moment, loving the life that one lives. Vibrant? Manipulation? What, did they get one of those word-a-day calendar?

    The real pity of those troll comments is that they repeated the same phrase over and over, post after post. It reminds me of the biggest insult in my grade school, around 2nd or 3rd grade, when a kid stuck his tongue out at another kid and said, "You stink." The response usually was, "I'm rubber, and you're glue, and everything you say sticks to you." The nah-nah-nah went back and forth at that juvenile level until both sides got tired of it. Even a 2nd or 3rd grade kid knows when to quit-- when it gets boring. But, Gryphen's trolls must have been paid to stick at that boring game for as long as they did.

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  11. As my wise Uncle G always says...

    "Don't feed the trolls!
    It just goes directly to their thighs."

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  12. Better the trolls shoot their wads on-line than in a school or movie theatre. Thanks for providing them with a target Gryphen.

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  13. Anonymous5:52 PM

    for all you Obama-loving commies out there, I suggest visiting http://www.thepeoplescube.com/....and remember: voluntary compliance is mandatory.

    i dare you not to laugh out loud.

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    1. Anonymous6:35 PM

      Could you actually do us a favor and post a real link? Copy and paste in the middle of a sentence really isn't worth our time. Links, or go home.

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    2. Anonymous8:53 PM

      oh christ..figure it out for yourself...it's not that fking hard.

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  14. Anonymous6:15 PM

    The troll has confirmed my suspicions that SarahPAC is a racist, hate filled organization, and people who donate to it support her immature, nasty comments-- the only political comments that she is capable of making.

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  15. Anita Winecooler6:28 PM

    Your trolls just add "charm" and expose their own stupidity. What I like is that you don't censor your posters. I always come away learning something new and some of your regular posters are the best at satire and humor. Gina and Beldar (And others) always make my day, especially when they catch an unsuspecting newbie, or pass along the news from the pee pond.

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    1. Anita dahling....thank you from the bottom of my wine glass...*hiccup*

      Your comments have me "rolling" and on several occasions you've had me "rockin" too!

      Gryphen's trolls obviously don't give a hooty hoot how big their thighs get after feeding...so as long as they show up at feeding time....I'm gonna keep throwing kibble at them! LOL!!!

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  16. ROFLMAO!

    Hot damn Gryphen...this has to be the funniest post yet! A post about trolls and the first comment is from a TROLL!

    Notice that each troll has their own "smell"....

    We got the "concern troll" then you got the "racist troll" chiming in or gathering material for a book...then there's the "holier than thou" troll who always makes an appearance...but my personal favorite is the troll who always screams..."WHAT ABOUT THE CHILDREN"! LOL!!

    And of course our Baldy family troll who loves stinking up the comments on any Beefy thread! All in all Gryphen should be proud that he gets such a fine caliber of "sadists" and "psychopaths" posting on his blog!

    Keep up the good work buddy! LOL!!!

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    1. Anonymous8:53 PM

      You sure got that right..."each troll has their own smell" and they all stink to high heaven! I wouldn't be a bit surprised if Sarah, herself, is a troll on this blog.

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    2. Anonymous12:25 AM

      And we all know how funny you think you are, Gina "LOL" M. But your lack of discernment is epic.

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    3. Anonymous5:51 AM

      To the snark bitch trollie who is immune to troll spray....
      http://bit.ly/1jgH9sU
      "Right-wingers tend to be less intelligent than left-wingers, and people with low childhood intelligence tend to grow up to have racist and anti-gay views, says a controversial new study."
      and
      " People with low intelligence gravitate towards right-wing views because these views make them feel safe. In addition to that, children with low intelligence grow up to be prejudiced."
      Pretty much says it all Trollie!
      Now I will let GinaM smack your ass but good!
      What is discernment troll? You "word" of the day? b/c obviously you don't know what it means.

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    4. Anonymous12:25 AM

      OHHH....lookie here...MY own personal troll has crawled out from under their bridge to give me a shout out! Happy Valentine's Day to you too troll!

      Maybe if your stank ass learned to "LOL" more you wouldn't be such a B I T C H!

      Now...STFU and go eat a box of chocolates......RAM! ROFLMAO!!

      Hey 5:51AM...don't pay that troll no mind...bitch gotta earn her penguin food anyway it knows how...who are we to stop the troll's thighs from getting bigger and bigger and bigger! LOL!!

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    5. Anonymous6:42 AM

      @GinaM LOL!

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  17. Anonymous6:10 AM

    Too bad that the fundie trolls' discernment detectors don't beep when when Sarah the Deceiver speaks to them and takes their money and trust and spends it on ummmmm postage to support her vibrant lifestlye.

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  18. Anonymous6:21 AM

    LOL Gryph, doesn't Nazi negate Nigger and Faggot??? The lack of logic is epic. Like, Fascist Socialist.... I just roll my eyes and say, uh huh.

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    1. An European Viewpoint6:51 AM

      @6:21 Actually, Nazi means "nazional socialist" so yes, even fascists have called themselves socialists when it was trendy to do so.

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  19. Anonymous8:00 AM

    The thing about attracting and trapping Palin trolls is that they like the waters to be muddied and that won't bite on cold, hard facts. In fact, they thrive in muddied water. Total bottom feeders. Likewise, trolls.

    You know that old line about only dead fish go with the flow...and those salmon fighting there way up stream to reproduce are going to die when the deed is done. Life is like that. A fish rots from the head first.

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Don't feed the trolls!
It just goes directly to their thighs.