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I loathe prank callers.  That’s why it gives me great pleasure to point you to the article by The Smoking Gun.

Dex of PrankNet gets pwnd.

Here's the little sh*tbag, who still lives with his mommy.

Here's the little sh*tbag, who still lives with his mommy.

What did the little piece of dog excrement do when the Smoking Gun folks effectively had him barricaded in his room?  Ohhhhhh, yeahhhhhh….

Tariq Malik, the 25-year-old founder and leader of Pranknet, decided to call the police.

So what does little weasel-boy do?  Calls the cops.  Great.  Nice.

It was a move that would have chagrined his devoted followers, whose “Dex” is a bombastic, sharp-tongued cop hater.

Hopefully he will get far worse than this:

The increased scrutiny (and TSG’s impending story) have left Malik paranoid. So he has gone on a mole hunt, of sorts, capturing the Internet Protocol (IP) addresses of visitors in a bid to somehow sniff out interlopers (New York City residents are immediately suspect since TSG is headquartered in Manhattan). In a post last week, the flustered Pranknet chief notified chat room visitors that phone pranks were not to result in damage, broken glass, etc. So it had come to this: Malik was being forced to deny his own heritage.

He sported a sociopathic outlook according to the article:

Malik was more cocky and carefree when he agreed to a recent TSG interview (back when he was still known to a reporter as only “Dex”). Calling via his beloved Skype, Malik, of course, expressed no remorse for his stunts. Prank targets, he declared, were “responsible for their own actions.” The victims he and his cronies abused and degraded daily were simply “sheep” with “no brains of their own.”

He preyed on the willingness to believe that most people are good people and he also preyed on the fear of others.

A story about [his loss of his home in a] September 2008 blaze appeared in The Windsor Star, which reported that Malik, without a shirt or shoes, fled when he saw smoke billowing from the building. “But the online businessman,” the Star noted, “could not simply watch his home burn without doing something.” Malik told a reporter, “I ran back inside and said, ‘I’ve got to save something. So I grabbed my laptop.” Without that heroic action–screw the family photos and heirlooms–Pranknet was saved from a fiery, if temporary, death. “We need to find a place to live,” Malik told the Star. “I feel displaced, disoriented, borderline lost.”

Even MORE pathetic than preying on good people for your own sick gratification…?  Read on.

Offline friends–if they even exist–are minimal. He is part of that young male subspecies that does not have a job or a girlfriend, passed on college, and spends hours a day playing so-called first-person shooter games like “Counter-Strike,” “Halo,” and “Crossfire.” Malik addresses everyone–including the Pranknet audience itself–as “Dude.” He steals his Wi-Fi. And he’d certainly be living in his mother’s basement if she had one.

Let’s see how he does in prison.

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Speaking of weenies…  Politics Daily had this:

Conservative bloggers and opinion leaders Tuesday expressed outrage over the White House’s call for informants to notify it of “disinformation” regarding the health care debate.

From the White House Web site:

“There is a lot of disinformation about health insurance reform out there, spanning from control of personal finances to end-of-life care. These rumors often travel just below the surface via chain e-mails or through casual conversation. Since we can’t keep track of all of them here at the White House, we’re asking for your help. If you get an e-mail or see something on the web about health insurance reform that seems fishy, send it to flag@whitehouse.gov.”

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Wonder how long until even the libs get weenie-itis?

So much for a most transparent administration.  That didn’t last long, did it?  About 5 minutes, I’d guess.

The Obama administration is refusing to release government records on its “cash-for-clunkers” rebate program that would substantiate—or undercut—White House claims of the program’s success, even as the president presses the Senate for a quick vote for $2 billion to boost car sales.

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