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Recent news articles report that a scientific study confirms that trolls are, indeed, total jackasses at heart. Research concludes that trolls have personality disorders such as Machiavellianism (willing to deceive others), narcissism (egotism and self-obsession) and sadism (pleasure in the suffering of others). It’s hardly surprising, but it’s good to have proof.
I used to believe that your regular, run-of-the-mill trolls are pathetic, overweight 40-year-old men in their underwear living in the basement of their mothers’ home. That may be just a stereotype as trolls can also be people in high places. Yes, folks. Some trolls that are lurking in cyberspace may have cushy offices earning six-figure incomes a year. And one such troll is revealed to be…a judge.
Mike Maggio, a circuit judge from Arkansas, has been outed as being racist, sexist and homophobic, all of the qualities that most trolls have when progress arouses them to douchebag levels. He appears on messageboards under the name “Geauxjudge” expressing his ancient mindset of the world hoping he wouldn’t be exposed.
From Johnathan Turley:
The most controversial comments appeared on a Louisiana State University message board called Tiger Droppings. In one comment, Geauxjudge made fun of the name of a University of Alabama football player who is black, Ha’Sean “Ha Ha” Clinton-Dix. He questioned the wisdom of parents giving such irregular names to their children: “I do agree about names may not be predictors of future success but in reality: How many doctors do you hear named Dr. Taneesha or Ha-Ha? How many bankers do [you] hear named Brylee? So stick with something close to normal. Or come sit in criminal court any day and see the ‘common names.’”
DailyKos posted Maggio’s comments on marriage and divorce:
“I see it every day. A woman makes [an] emotional decision to divorce because the husband stepped out. When otherwise he was a good provider, father and husband . . . then a year or two later realizes uh oh I am worse off financially, emotionally and relationship wise but hey they showed that SOB. Too many times the women get their advice from other divorced women.”
“Men have two needs. Feed me and f— me. Take care of both we will be good. Whichever one you don’t then the man will find. Women have need for security. So man take care of that and will be OK.”
More reports of Maggio’s comments surfaced, including actress Charlize Theron’s adoption of a black child, which alone is controversial and how reality TV star Khloe Kardashian was “black by injection.”
But BlueHogReport found more “Maggioisms”:
He also opines on relations post-marriage, makes that same “joke” about bulges many times, why a man should sell Mary Kay, repeats the wisdom about “golden vaginas”, explains why women generally shouldn’t get alimony, thinks that you should “raise your own kids” instead of paying for childcare, refers to “Vitamin P”, implies that American education is failing because all the easy girls major in education, laughing about “riding” bi-polar women, talks about gynecology, says women are ridiculous because they want husbands who don’t work all the time, refers to wives as “chattel”, references his own sexual shortcomings, and . . . whatever the hell this is.
As expected, as soon as he was discovered for the troll he is, he apologizes:
In his apology, Maggio said that “During my life, I have prided myself in treating all fairly and with respect, both personally and professionally . . . My friends, family and colleagues know me and can appropriately attest to how I have treated others. I stand by their opinion and regret letting them down.”
Yeah, right. Only records will show if his backwards-ass views coincide with how he conducted his position as judge. So far, it’s not looking too good as Maggio had a slice of controversy in the past:
He was previously sanctioned for using campaign funds for personal expenses and was accused of using some type of badge to avoid a speeding ticket. He was first appointed by then Gov. Mike Huckabee. He is a former prosecutor. He is not a graduate of LSU however. He has an undergraduate degree from Millsaps College in Mississippi in 1983. He attended law school at University of Mississippi for three years but actually received his J.D. from University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 1989.
Maggio is currently under investigation by the state’s judicial commission.
I’m not saying that all judges are like this fool, but it still makes you more cautious and have more contempt to a supposedly “justice-blind” judicial system.