Trolls are hurting Obama - UPDATED

It's true.  Trolls are hurting the Obama administration.

A troll named Timothy Geithner accepted a job in treasury (supervising, among other agencies, the IRS), even though he under stated his income on his tax returns and belatedly paid $34,000 in back income taxes and $8,000 in interest.

Another troll named Bill Richardson accepted a nomination to commerce without disclosing the seriousness of an investigation into his alleged ''pay-to-play'' politics.

A third troll, Nancy Killefer, nominated to a top budget post, failed to pay unemployment compensation taxes for domestic help and had a lien placed on her home as a result.

The biggest troll, Tom Daschle, owed more than $140,000 in back taxes and interest at the time of his nomination (for failing to report almost $100K in earnings and the free use of a chauffeured luxury car, and for overstating his charitable deductions).  This troll earned over $5 million in two years, largely from industry groups, including over $200K in speaking fees from the industry he sought to reform and regulate.

Two smaller trolls, although former lobbyists, accepted nominations in breach of the administration's ban on lobbyists. /story/886724.html

Yup, as noted by several mydd regulars, there are many trolls out to get this administration.  But, it's not the trolls writing diaries on mydd that you need to worry about.  It's the trolls in D.C.

Update: Number 1 on the Rec List? I couldn't have said it better, Sally:

Tags: Barack Obama, Bill Richardson, Nancy Killefer, Timothy Geithner, Tom Daschle (all tags)



Re: Trolls are hurting Obama


by QTG 2009-02-04 04:47AM | 0 recs
I've said it before...

He needs his own album deal.

KNM's gonna rock you!

And P.S., KNM: While I revel in your misery over the election of Obama, I do think I've figured out why you hate him so: you are terrified he is going to be a huge success, you can feel it and sense it, and then a repub piece of garbage such as yourself is going to have to live with people praising him for the rest of your life. Sleep tight!

by iohs2008 2009-02-04 07:53AM | 0 recs
Re: I've said it before...

KNM is stuck in Stage 2. tm

I'm stuck in Schadenfreude. I know what kind of a jerk I am, but at least I don't go to places that I don't like and where I don't belong, quietly take a giant dump for everyone to later discover, and then run away and brag about it to my fwends.

KNM is a one trick pony.

by QTG 2009-02-04 04:29PM | 0 recs
Re: Trolls are hurting Obama

I never said you were hurting Obama, I just find you really obnoxious and dull.

by vcalzone 2009-02-04 04:49AM | 0 recs

Imagine how dull it would be around here without KNM to kick around every time he opens his mouth? Well, actually, that would be kind of nice.

by iohs2008 2009-02-04 08:19AM | 0 recs
Re: Trolls are hurting Obama

Fear not!  B. Hussein is tough potatoes!

by thatpurplestuff 2009-02-04 05:36AM | 0 recs
Re: Trolls are hurting Obama

And just what potato is deemed worthy of B. Hussein? Yukon Gold?  You can just bet it's going to be some elitist tubor to go with his "arugula" demands.

by January 20 2009-02-04 09:09AM | 0 recs
Re: Trolls are hurting Obama

That was a waste of my minute.

by mikeinsf 2009-02-04 05:51AM | 0 recs
Re: Trolls are hurting Obama

Here you go - I'll make it up to you:

Now aren't you glad you clicked on this thread?

by Jess81 2009-02-04 08:41AM | 0 recs
Re: Trolls are hurting Obama

We're in the realm of performance art at this point.

by Steve M 2009-02-04 05:58AM | 0 recs
Re: Trolls are hurting Obama

What I want to know is when is he going to write announcement that he's going to shave off all his body hair and paint himself silver.

Or you know what would be awesome?  If a bunch of users were able to post as kosnomore.  Matter of fact, we should declare a day when everyone has to post as kosnomore, including Jerome.  It will be like the fluxists.

by Jess81 2009-02-04 08:34AM | 0 recs
Re: Trolls are hurting Obama

That's the dumbest thing I've ever heard.  I think you need a job, or a boyfriend, or something.

by graz 2009-02-04 08:39AM | 0 recs
Coming from the umpteenth reincarnation...

...of the saddest long line of sock puppets ever witnessed in the history of trolling, that is hysterical. Don't you have anything better to do than to re-register and get banned yet again?

by brit 2009-02-04 03:09PM | 0 recs
Re: Coming from the umpteenth reincarnation...

If he didn't, he wouldn't do it.

by Jess81 2009-02-04 03:27PM | 0 recs
Kvetchnomore is right!!!

I hereby declare my commitment to hide rate Geithner, Richardson, Killefer, and Daschle and I call on the rest of you to join me.

by Strummerson 2009-02-04 06:06AM | 0 recs
who recommended this diary?

The Following Users Have Recommended This Diary:


by Carl Nyberg 2009-02-04 06:48AM | 0 recs
Re: who recommended this diary?

Do you know what's funny?

After all this time, LaKKKrosse is still here hiding out just to rec up right-wing diaries! It's like they have no life other than to lurk and rec up offensive garbage. And they've been doing it for over a year!

I also wonder which of those are KNM sock puppets.

by iohs2008 2009-02-04 07:57AM | 0 recs
Re: who recommended this diary?

Updated list:


by Carl Nyberg 2009-02-04 09:18AM | 0 recs
Re: Trolls are hurting Obama

This is on the Rec List, hence THE NETROOTS BELIEVE IT!

Aren't those the new rules now?

by rfahey22 2009-02-04 06:50AM | 0 recs
Re: Trolls are hurting Obama


by fogiv 2009-02-04 07:05AM | 0 recs
Thank you!

I've been hunting these for months, and I'm so pleased to find that you've decided to join me in my quest to cleanse MyDD and the Obama administration of these noisome trolls. Daschle's the WORST. Did you know that he's Richardson's sockpuppet? I also think he may be rankles. There's even a chance he's you. Personally, I HR on sight.

My highest shame rec to you, sir or madam!

by sricki 2009-02-04 07:09AM | 0 recs

I'm pretty sure that's called a Republican.

by differance 2009-02-04 07:45AM | 0 recs
It is

He's just too chickens$it to say it.

We've been over this many times.

He's nothing but a right wing troll.

by iohs2008 2009-02-04 08:18AM | 0 recs
Re: It is

So, he is ashamed to self-describe with the term right-wing Republican, because that is akin to the scarlet letter these days?  Spineless wuss.  

by devilrays 2009-02-04 08:30AM | 0 recs
Re: Trolls are hurting Obama - UPDATED


by Skaje 2009-02-04 08:02AM | 0 recs
Re: Trolls are hurting Obama - UPDATED

why are you here?

by Todd Beeton 2009-02-04 08:24AM | 0 recs
Re: Trolls are hurting Obama - UPDATED

Why do you care?

by graz 2009-02-04 08:41AM | 0 recs
Re: Trolls are hurting Obama - UPDATED

Todd, meet Rankles, aka Reebus, aka Lemon716, aka Moscow, aka Dusseldorf, aka chicagomary, aka SgtSvaty, aka vernleighy, aka halfmanhalfbiscuit, aka pattycakes, aka phillyandcheese, aka Miles Outlandish, aka talesofwoe, and that's only covering about half of it.

by Jess81 2009-02-04 08:47AM | 0 recs
Re: Trolls are hurting Obama - UPDATED

gee, thanks for your concern but if you're concerned about purging crap from MyDD, why would you rec this diary?

by Todd Beeton 2009-02-04 10:13AM | 0 recs
Re: Trolls are hurting Obama - UPDATED

Eh, it was already on the list.

by Jess81 2009-02-04 03:29PM | 0 recs
Miles Outlandish was my favorite

Ah, the classic diary where he was depressed and just wanted his lover to hold him...

It was like watching Jerry Falwell pretend to be gay....(oh, wait...Maybe...)

Sheer performance art genius.

The guy is in a class by himself.

by WashStateBlue 2009-02-04 10:18AM | 0 recs
Are you serious?

by louisprandtl 2009-02-04 03:51PM | 0 recs
Todd, I'm very much glad to see a bit of

moderation of MyDD lately. I'm personally against moderation but I have no complaints when types of bitterethnics and jiejie are gone...

by louisprandtl 2009-02-04 03:55PM | 0 recs
B.e.. is gone?

I'm depressed.  Where am I gonna read "Rodham Clinton"?

Don't shame rec knm also.  

by AZphilosopher 2009-02-04 09:09PM | 0 recs
Re: B.e.. is gone?

Dude, it was at the top of the list before I even got here.  How else am I supposed to avoid letting it annoy me?

by Jess81 2009-02-04 10:16PM | 0 recs
I did not shame rec knm....

by louisprandtl 2009-02-05 09:29AM | 0 recs
Re: B.e.. is gone?

I loved bitterethnics! I thought he was hilarious.  I once spent a whole evening reading his back diaries, and had a hell of a good time! I understood why the mods took such a long time to ban him, in spite of all the complaints, because they were having a good time too. Nothing better than a nice Sunday evening flame war.

by Baltimore 2009-02-21 10:19AM | 0 recs
So few people are reading MyDD now that...

anybody can apparently get on the rec list.

by Travis Stark 2009-02-04 10:47AM | 0 recs
Obama showed some guts by taking responsibility

But it would have had more impact with Geithner stepping down today. One standard, one rule for everyone.

He should be replaced by FDIC Chair Sheila Bair. She was hated by the Bushies--particularly by the dynamic duo of Paulson and Geithner--for demanding that some TARP money be devoted to foreclosure relief for strapped homeowners.

Her professionalism and competence--combined with the kind of high ethical standards that the President is trying to establish for the administration as a whole--would make her a great choice at Treasury, and to help the President lead us out of this morass.

by BJJ Fighter 2009-02-04 07:52PM | 0 recs


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