Tuesday, May 1, 2012

The (Even More!) "Faces" of Lowell Hubbs

Shown here is a group photo of Lowell Hubbs and everyone
who defends Lowell Hubbs on the Internet
Lowell Hubbs appears to be very proud of his anti-vaccination stance, and as such he has essentially devoted his life to spreading his non-scientific nonsense to other scientifically illiterates who seem to share his love affair for conspiracy theories. That in itself is fine of course, but it seems to bother Mr. Hubbs a great deal that not everyone (yours truly included) doesn't agree with him.

The problem is, outside of a few crank websites and save havens for antivaxxers, Mr. Hubbs understands he is far outnumbered, and thankfully most Americans still understand that vaccines are life-saving and serve a very valuable purpose in our society. So when Mr. Hubbs finds himself in a "debate" with people who don't share his twisted views, he often finds it necessary to invent new sockpuppet characters to come to his defense. In fact, he has followed that exact pattern of behavior right here on this blog, and only after I stopped allowing anonymous comments suddenly all of the "Lowell Hubbs defenders" magically disappeared. Apparently Mr. Hubbs realized it was too much trouble to continually register new blogger accounts simply to come to his own defense (although he had tried in several occasions).

I've covered Mr. Hubbs' extensive list of various usernames and logins in the past, but it is probably a good time to add a few of his more recent examples. Thus in addition to the several dozen other usernames I have documented in the past, here are a few more names that Mr. Hubbs has been posting (or attempting to post) comments as:

• Bubba Joe Watkins
• Elvis McFecalmatter
• Costner's Ghost
• Paul Offit
• Poulan
• Hiland
• James Duffy
• Fran
• Skittles McFoo FOO
• One up over your dumb ass spinker hole!
• Corn Holewholeo
• Rambo
• Gomer
• Zena
• Bubba
• Guess
• Bubba Joe Watkins
• Wakeup
• Edgar
• T Gerson
• Barney

And of course when Mr. Hubbs has exhausted his list of usernames and still can't seem to convince anyone he isn't crazy he decides to fall back upon Plan B.... just register an account to mirror that of a legitimate poster and then try to make them look as crazy as Mr. Hubbs. That little plan has backfired on Mr. Hubbs a few times including over at arstechnica where he registered the name "Mark_ooo" in an attempt to confuse readers about the legitimate user "Mark_oo". However his fun was quickly put to a halt as the moderators put a stop to it, but even after being caught red handed Mr. Hubbs just continues to lie about it because lying is what liars do, and aside from being a huge conspiracy theorist, Mr. Hubbs is nothing but a liar.

The truly ironic part of this saga is the fact that Mr. Hubbs continually brags about how he uses his own name, but the truth is he only uses his own name on his own websites and in the relative safety of antivaxxer blogs and websites. In the real world, Mr. Hubbs resorts to various shill and sockpuppet accounts, duplicate profiles, and various clever (and not-so-clever) usernames. He attacks anyone who isn't using their real name on a regular basis, all the while trolling websites and inventing more and more names in order to defend himself.

Whether it be inventing various online identities to defend himself, or simply creating fake blogs to make it appear hackers are picking on him, it seems Mr. Hubbs has no limits to the amount of deceit and fraud he will attempt to perpetuate in order to convince others that he isn't alone in his quest to convince the world that he knows the real truth about vaccines, modern medicine, pharmaceuticals, moon-landings, bigfoot, JFK's assassination, UFOs, 9/11, or any other conspiracy theory you can think of.

I must admit I have to wonder if Mr. Hubbs ever has arguments with a mirror, and perhaps more concerning would be whether he wins or loses those arguments. Based upon his track record in public forums and websites... I'd say the odds are against him.

Update (06/25/12): Mr. Hubbs recently thought it a great idea to post comments under the sockpuppet livejournal account "viper20x4", however he isn't intelligent enough to not repeat the exact same phrases as he does when he posts under his Lowell Hubbs account including identical word choice right down to transposing errors of inserting the word "and" instead of the word "an", as well as using his classic phrase of "to [sic] much to lose" complete with the incorrect form of the word 'too'.  It is clear he isn't fooling anyone, yet he continues to repeat the same pattern of behavior which makes me think of the following quote:
Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.  ~Albert Einstein
Seems rather fitting.

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