When you’re writing about a bunch of psycho, you can wind up writing about psychology. This TKPOTD appeared six years ago today.
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This post is about Team Kimberlin and psychology, that is to say, their crude attempts at the practice of psychology. One of the characteristics that I noticed fairly soon into my coverage of these folks was their continued reference to the alleged mental illnesses of those who wrote about them. This has included such absurd claims as that someone might be dangerously violent because he has ADD. Or that another person has substance abuse problems. I’m supposed to have OCD.
According to the DSM-IV (that’s the psychologists’ diagnostic bible), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is a ego dystonic disorder. That means that the sufferer actually suffers because he is distressed by his own behavior. I am pleased to say that I’m not usually bothered by my own behavior, so if I have anything like OCD, it would be Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder which is ego syntonic, meaning that the behavior fits with the person’s self-image and doesn’t cause him distress. Someone with OCPD is not aware of anything abnormal. He explains why his actions are rational, it is usually impossible to convince him otherwise, and he tends to derive pleasure from his obsessions or compulsions. Those around him suffer.
I’m told neither OCD nor OCPD fits me; however, Jerk NOS has been suggested by a friend who is a psychologist. I think she was joking.
But back to Team Kimberlin …
If I remember my Pysch 101 from 1966 (or there about) correctly, Sigmund Freud defined psychological projection as a defense mechanism by which a person unconsciously rejects his own unacceptable attributes by ascribing them to objects or persons in the outside world instead. Projection involves psychically expelling one’s negative qualities onto others. It’s a common psychological process, and I suppose projecting one’s own propensity for violence and lying or one’s own obsessive behaviors onto others makes it easier to live with a corrupt personality.
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Crazy People Are Dangerous™
Noted Internet Crazy Person Deb Frisch has started including me in various email threads. These have appeared in my inbox over the past 72 hours.One of the attachments she included in an email was the competency evaluation report that was part of her trial for felony stalking. The report states—
There is very clearly documented history of antagonistic and oppositional behaviors, grandiosity, and externalization of blame for problems that she has chronically encountered in life. This pervasive pattern of negative interactions is most consistent with a diagnosis of personality disorder with paranoid, narcissistic, and antisocial traits.
Unspecified Personality Disorder with Narcissistic, Paranoid, and Antisocial Traits.
Alcohol Use Disorder.
I am not a psychologist or psychiatrist, but that seems consistent with the behavior I have observed.
I have no idea why she has fixated on my family and me, but her using the Internet to contact me is a violation of her parole. If it continues, I will file a complaint with her probation manager.
This morning, I received a series of emails from noted Internet crazy person Deb Frisch which appear to outline an ongoing problem she is having obeying the terms of her parole. The emails include one from Frisch’s probation manager directing her to cease contact people via the Internet in violation of the terms fo her parole. It also includes a court transcript which she says mentions my son William but that does not contain in reference to him at all.
UPDATE—Oh look, here’s another email from Deb Frisch. It’s a bunch of disjointed ramblings label as “draft of rule 35a /(35c(2)(1) motion i am serving today by US mail – 19th district/div 16 da rourke, judge lyons”
The shooter at the Madden 19 tournament in Jacksonville was from Maryland, and he used a handgun.
The Baltimore Sun reports that the shooter had a history of psychiatric problems that include hospitalization.
All handguns legally sold in Maryland since 1 October, 2013, have been registered with the Maryland State Police. This includes private transfers which must be run through a licensed dealer in order to create a paperwork trail for a background check.
Part of the MSP background check includes the purchaser’s mental health history. A release form for the check is part of the paperwork submitted to the MSP.
The Gentle Reader may draw what conclusions he will from these facts.