LNC member Michael Gilson-De Lemos (MG) and I were having a heated debate in the comments section of this posting. Then comments from a few other names showed up supporting MG’s point of view. The funny thing is that they ALL have the same IP address as MG — and most share the same e-mail address. The IP address in question is 188.8.131.52 — we got your number.
Austin Cassidy reports the same thing at his site. The comments were placed at roughly the same time on both sites. Unless MG invited half the town to his house at 4 in the morning, it seems that Julie C, Ralph, Gary, Bill S, bill, Ann & Co, and Ralph are very likely to be the same person.
Cassidy may be digging up a bit more in the bullshit department, as well.
All of the responses to this item was submitted within a few hours of each other from the exact same IP address. Thus, I must conclude that all were generated by Mr. Gilson-De Lemos.
This seems pretty consistent with the claims being made. I live in Florida and to me, the Florida LP seems practically asleep. [...]
So: of the 3 local public officials in Duval and Nassau Counties, I can only verify that one of them exists. And even then he’s on just about one of the most obscure boards you can imagine.
You’ll have to excuse me if I’m not hugely impressed.
I know some of the names mentioned by Austin and can verify that they are indeed real people. What I’m not so sure of is whether these people are currently appointed to the board positions about which MG brags. Even if they are, the people I know on that list are practical, normal folks and likely wouldn’t conduct themselves in the manner in which MG claims to have trained them.
It looks like we just exposed a handful of Libertarian Girls. I’d advise taking anything MG has to say with a grain of salt.
UPDATE: It sure looks like MG made up, too.