Texas Attorney General Faces Two Felony Trials (Video)

The Texas Attorney General has been under indictment on three felony counts for almost two years and he’s still AG.

Well, what did you expect? This is Texas we’re talking about!

After a brief flurry of attention, this story has been more that a bit neglected. However, that’s about to change. In case your attention was otherwise occupied back then, a bit of background is in order.

The bigoted, anti-gay, Texas Attorney General, Ken Paxton, is TexASS-deep in a hot, steaming pile of his own doo-doo! And, it’s got nothing to do with Mexicans, Muslims or marriage equality. It seems Texas’ top lawyer (and tea party fave) may have committed securities fraud to the tune of $100,000+.

In May of 2015 he was disciplined by the Texas State Securities Board and paid a $1,000 dollar fine for acting as an investment advisor when he solicited clients for a friend’s investment firm, Mowery Capital Management (MCM).  Problem is, he wasn’t registered as an investment advisor. That’s a “no-no” under Texas law.

Paxton called this “an administrative error.”

This went down in 2004, 2005 and 2012, at which time he was also gainfully employed as a Republican state representative for District 70 in Collin County.

According to the disciplinary order,

Respondent was compensated by MCM for each solicitation resulting in a client relationship with MCM. Specifically, MCM agreed to pay Respondent 30 percent of asset management fees collected by MCM from each client that Respondent solicited successfully.

Somehow, Representative Paxton forgot to include this on his personal financial statements, filed with the Texas  Ethics Commission. (Probably just another three “administrative errors,” don’tcha know.)

After the disciplinary proceedings, a watchdog group, Texans for Public Justice, requested an investigation into whether Paxton committed any crimes in his dealings. This got tossed around like a hot potato until Colin County’s district attorney handed off the spud to the Texas Rangers. (And no, Chuck Norris wasn’t involved.)

The spud may have morphed into the proverbial can of worms. As Special Prosecutor Kent Schaffer put it,

The Rangers went out to investigate one thing, and they came back with information on something else. It’s turned into something different than when they started.

While not giving specifics, Schaffer said there are fraud allegations exceeding $100,000. Under Texas law, that’s a first degree felony with a potential reward of a 99 year vacation at the Iron Bar Resort. Also, acting as an investment advisor, without being registered, is a third degree felony.

In July of 2015 Paxton was indicted on three felony counts. One third degree and two first degree.

Ok, the back has been ordered and grounded. Flash forward to the present.

Last Thursday (2/16/17) Paxton found out he’ll be facing two separate trials on the three counts.

The first trial will be for the third-degree felony count: failure to register as an investment advisor indictment. Following that trial, he’ll find himself back in court on the twin first-degree securities fraud cases.

As the special prosecutor, Kent Schaffer, explained,

There’s nothing in common except the defendant. So for people who are sitting on a jury it’s a much more confusing situation.

Paxton’s lawyers were not pleased. They tried to object on monetary grounds.

That either double or triples the expense to Collin County. I think from a judicial resources standpoint given the fee structure that’s in place in this case that’s absurd. We are not opposed and indeed we request that they be tried together.

Sadly, for the AG, their argument did no win out.

The prosecutors also asked the judge for a change of venue. Schaffer explained that there has been an attempt to taint the county’s jury pool.

There were extraordinary and unusual things that were done in order to persuade people to form an opinion based on things outside of the courtroom.

The judge didn’t rule on the change of venue, but did say that he planned to move forward with picking a jury in Collin County.

They’ll start picking the jury in April with the first trial beginning on May, the first.

Stay tuned!

South Dakota Legislature Guts Corruption Law Passed by Voters

SD LegislatureRegressives seem to have a thing about ethics, and it’s not a good thing! My theory is that they hate getting called out, let alone penalized, for their corruption!

First thing the congressional Republicans tried to do this session was to kill the Office of Congressional Ethics. When that failed, due to public uproar, they were forced to backtrack. However, I’m sure that they are brainstorming a work-around to be used as stealthily as possible.

Since they couldn’t get away with it yet on a national level, it looks like they’re trying it on a state level. Case in point: South Dakota.

First, a quick disclaimer: The Regressives control the South Dakota house 60-10 and the senate 29-6. So, when I write “legislators,” I’m talking about Regressives.

Last election, the voters of South Dakota passed Measure 22, also known as “The Anti-Corruption Act.” The measure was an attempt to curb the influence of moneyed interests in elections and lobbying and hopefully eliminate some of the rampant corruption.

What corruption? Without going into details, which would result in a very long post, let me just say that The Center for Public Integrity gave the state an “F” in their State Integrity Investigation and ranked them 47th out of the 50 states.

The very idea of unbought elections and the elimination of being pampered by lobbyists, let alone be fined up to $1000 and sent to prison for a year for violations, must have scared the hell out of the legislators, because they immediately declared an “emergency.”

The reason for the “emergency” was so that they could immediately subvert the will of the people instead of waiting the normal 90 days before their subversion goes into effect.

The process began yesterday (1/23/17) with a committee hearing. It took 2 hours for the committee to approve a repeal of the measure by a 10-3 vote. The committee’s two Democrats were joined by one Republican to vote against the repeal.

After the vote, Rep. Larry Rhoden had this to say,

Judge us on the outcome of this legislative session. Give us a chance to honor the will of the voters, because IM 22 didn’t.

It seems to me that if the voters passed the measure, that WAS the will of the voters. And, I’m sure I mentioned, as far as integrity goes, South Dakota is number 47. Somehow, “We’re number 47, we’re number 47” doesn’t make for a good cheerleading yell.

Oh, but they did promise a replacement with their repeal. One of the problems with the so-called replacement is that it can’t be referred back to the voters for their judgement. As Doug Kronaizl, spokesman for Represent South Dakota, put it,

The problem with repeal and replace is, what we’ve said from the beginning, that it repeals what the voters asked for and replaces it with something we didn’t have a direct say in.

The bill now goes to the house and if approved, goes on to the senate. If they pass it, it lands on the governor’s desk. This same governor campaigned against the measure.

I used the word “if” when writing about passage. However, with Regressive super-majorities in both houses and and anti-measure 22 Governor, is there really any doubt?

Stay tuned!

 

Wing-nut: Carry Guns And Extra Ammo To Church

SIG_Pro_by_Augustas_DidzgalvisAccording to the Oath Keepers, (or, as I refer to them: “Oaf Creepers”) ISIS could be planning to attack your church.

Beware! Or, better yet, be armed! BE VERY HEAVILY ARMED!

But first, a bit of history before the hysteria, to place this nonsense in context.

The Oaf Creepers were founded by Elmer Stewart Rhodes. He likes to go by “Stewart,” but I think “Elmer” is a much better fit. (He’s a “Fudd” if I’ve ever heard of one.)

The Creepers are, as one pundit put it, “A conservative group whose members make Ted Nugent look like a bleeding-heart Rachel Maddow.” They claim to be defenders of the Constitution. (Or at least, their rather warped interpretation of it.)

These ‘Murican “patriots” are primarily composed of current and ex military and law enforcement types. Like all quasi-military groups, they pride themselves on following orders. Except, of course, their infamous “Declaration of Orders We Will NOT Obey.”

Orders like:

  • confiscate guns,
  • detain Americans as “unlawful enemy combatants” or to subject them to trial by military tribunal,
  • invade Texas or any other state if they secede from the country or,
  • enter a state in force without the express consent and invitation of that state’s legislature and governor.

It’s highly unlikely that any government entity would ever give them such orders. If the country ever devolves into a police state, the government has more than enough muscle to do this with their own people. They won’t need a bunch of mentally challenged ammosexuals to help out.

The Creepers might want to check with Herr Trump about that “detaining Americans as ‘unlawful enemy combatants’ or to subject them to trial by military tribunal” bit. He seems to be in favor of that.

Also, I don’t seem to recall the legislatures and governors of Nevada (Bundy Ranch Standoff) or Missouri (Ferguson) sending them an invitation.

In Nevada, they were too much even for the Bundy Bozos. The Security Chief kicked them out! In Ferguson, the St. Louis County police threatened them with arrest for acting as a security force without a license. They promptly left, tail tucked firmly between their legs. (Well, they needed something down there to fill the void.)

That should give you a general idea about these mental midgets. If you want to explore more (you masochist, you) check out their website, but keep the Emetrol handy.

Now, on to their latest idiocy.

Since a couple of ISIS idiots attacked a church and killed a priest in France, ol’ Elmer knows why it happened and who’s next.

As to why: because the “modern, emasculated, French metro-sexuals” at the church in Normandy that suffered the attack weren’t “real men.” (i.e. armed to the teeth)

As to who’s next? Us, of course! After all, isn’t everything about us?

According to the post on the Oaf Creepers’ website, ISIS has a “kill list” of nearly 15,000 Americans and they’re coming to a church near you.

But what about here in America? Are there real men in your church? Are they armed and ‘switched on’ during service, to safeguard the church and those who worship inside?… A church will be hit. And it might be yours. Get ready.

For those of you who are shaking in your boots, shoes, sandals, socks or whatever, not to worry. Elmer knows just how to handle the situation.

  1. Go armed to church… I recommend a reliable semi-automatic, high capacity handgun of at least 9mm caliber for that task, such as a Glock or Smith and Wesson M&P, with at least one spare magazine.
  2. Carry a backup gun, and/or a no-nonsense fixed blade knife as a backup, carried within easy reach of both your hands (carry it up front near your belt buckle).
  3. Have a couple shotguns (at least) discretely hidden within the church.
  4. Wear body armor under your suit.
  5. Have radios for communication
  6. Have an exterior armed security team.  It would be foolish to rely only on armed men inside the church.  You need men on the outside too.
  7. Have a layered security. Don’t rely on just one team, either outside or inside.  You need both.  And ideally, on the outside, in addition to the overt team manning the exterior entrances, you would also have someone in a discrete location, who is not easily seen by bad guys.
  8. All competent adults in the congregation should be armed.
  9. Train people in emergency medical and have trauma kits on hand.

There you have it, folks. The simple nine-step solution to your jihad problems. Simply turn your church, parish, temple or synagogue into an armed camp and all your worries will evaporate like mist on a summer morning.

Unless, of course, you’re attacked by suicide bombers. Then, you’re S.O.L.

p.s. Note to Elmer and the Oafs: “Real Men” don’t need to pack penis substitutes.

Featured image credit: Augustas Didžgalvis

Idaho faith healer: ‘Medicine is a product from Satan’

Laying_on_of_handsIdaho is in the news again. Oregon’s beautiful, but slightly wacky neighbor (It’s Tea Party troglodyte heaven, seasoned with a large dash of Mormon style fundamentalism.) is considering whether to remove a shield law that allows parents to kill their children by denying them proper medical care because “religion.”

After two children died from lack of medical care because of the parents’ beliefs, the Governor, Butch Otter, ordered a task force to look into the situation.

As you can see from the chart below, Idaho is one of nine states where you can get away with negligent homicide, manslaughter or capital murder because “Big Daddy” told you to do it. It’s also a “get out of jail free” card in Washington, Iowa, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Ohio, West Virginia and Virginia.
(You pull that shit in Oregon and we’ll give you a multi-year vacation at the Iron Bar Inn.)

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You’ll find a lot more info on the subject at Child Inc.

Last Thursday, (8/9/16) the Idaho legislature held hearings on the matter. Among those testifying, was self-professed “faith healer,” Dan Sevy. (Ever notice that these charlatans are always “self-professed?”) Accompanying Dan were 12 of “God’s groupies” from the cult-like church, “Followers of Christ.”

According to their post in Wikipedia, among the “Followers of Christ” doctrines is “a literal interpretation of scripture, including in the power of faith healing…the use of prayer and laying on of hands by church elders is believed able to cure illness…members of the Followers of Christ refuse all forms of medicine and professional medical care…The church practices shunning of those who violate or challenge church doctrine, including those who seek medical treatment.

In fairness (and more than a little embarrassment) I have to admit that the “Followers of Christ” organization is based in Oregon (with “churches” in a few other states, including Idaho). In fact, they are the reason we have strict laws against this sort of thing.

After several cases of members’ children “gone to meet their maker” a bit early because faith, prayers and laying hands on them didn’t cut it, the Oregon legislature “murdered” the religious exemption unanimously.

Which brings us back to the aforementioned “faith healer” and his attempt to keep Idaho from doing the same.

In his testimony, Sevy stated,

I want to point out that we believe in freedom of health care. Not free health care, but freedom of choice in health care.

Translation (according to church precepts): “We believe in the freedom to deny health care to the sick and dying.”

He continued,

And there’s no greater suffering than one that is personal to oneself, whether it be himself or his children, and I as a parent find the suffering of my children far greater than my own.

At this point, a State Senator, Jeff Siddoway, commented that he is religious (Mormon) and considers medicine one of God’s gifts. (If that’s true, Big Daddy was a few thousand years late in giving it.)

Sevy wasn’t buying that!

We believe that pharmaceuticals and medicine is a product from Satan. Proof can be found in one of the lost books of Enoch.

Equating it with “witchcraft and sorcery,” he continued,

Those who imbibe in those things will not attain a home in heaven…We do disagree with medicine and believe that it puts our very eternal lives in jeopardy…Our goal is eternity, it isn’t here. Our goal is not suffering…If the statute is changed, I’ll not change anything I do.

Btw, Sevy was the father of five children. Only three survived!

Will the task force make any recommendations to the legislature? And, if they do, will the legislature do anything about it?

I wouldn’t be inclined to hold my breath. After all this is the state legislature that passed a law requiring that the bible be part of the curriculum in courses such as law, philosophy, ethics, astronomy, biology, geology, world geography and archaeology. (Fortunately, the governor vetoed the law.)

However, if you think shield laws like this should be dumped in the trash where they belong, there is an online petition to get Idaho to do something about it. You’ll find it here.

Stay tuned!

In the meantime, check out the “faith healer’s” performance below and see how many “rotten tomatoes” you think it deserves.

Photo Credit: Public Domain photograph courtesy of Wikipedia.
Chart courtesy of http://childrenshealthcare.org
Video courtesy of The Idaho Statesman

2nd Amendment Nitwit Challenged Daughter To A Gun Fight

gun-449783_960_720Gun fights are fun to watch in the movies. Two cowpokes facing each other at high noon on a dusty western street in front of the Long Branch Saloon: great fun!

Gun fights in real life: not quite the jollies. Especially between a deranged dad and a daughter.

Raising children can be difficult at times. Anyone who’s ever had teenagers particularly, can testify to that. I raised three of them myself and somehow we all managed to survive. They evolved into kind, loving, productive adults and the only harm I suffered was a batch of grey hairs. But, let’s be honest, not every adult is a capable of handling the job.

Photo Credit: El Paso County Sheriff's Office

Photo Credit: El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

Case in point: Robert Williams, a 38 year old “man” who probably should never have been allowed to reproduce. (That’s him in the mug shot on the right.)

According to the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office, on June 1, 2016, at approximately 7:30 PM, deputies were dispatched to a shooting in the 6200 block of South Calhan Road. (A rural area to the east of Colorado Springs, Colorado.)

Upon arrival, the deputies were told that this deranged dad had let an argument with his under-aged daughter escalate to the point in which he pulled out a gun and pointed it at his wife and daughter.

He then instructed his daughter to go get another gun that he had stashed in the house so they could resolve their issues with a duel.

After she got the gun, he fired a shot at her and missed. She returned fire, but also missed. As his daughter and wife fled the house, this idiot went out to the shed and grabbed a shotgun, which he then pointed pointed at his wife. She grabbed it away from him and took the children to a neighbor’s house and called 911.

Mr Williams was booked into the Criminal Justice Center on two counts of Felony Menacing, Prohibited Use of a Weapon and Child Abuse. (Not sure why Attempted Murder was not among the charges.)

Was Trump University A $40 Million Dollar Fraud? (VIDEO)

Donald_Trump_by_Gage_Skidmore_2Donald Trump (aka “The DONALD”; aka “His Hairness: aka “hairball”) is running for CEO of the CSA (Corporate States of America.) In his campaign, he keeps bragging about his YUUUGE fortune and his “Trump Class” business acumen. Since political claims are fair game, I did some checking. Turns out, he’s a lousy businessman. In my research, I’ve run across 19 major business FAILS in the last three decades. The one that is currently garnering the most attention, was his much “Trump”eted Trump University.

Trump University was founded in 2005. The “University” part of the name was a stretch of extreme magnitude. Not only wasn’t it a university, by it’s very definition, it wasn’t even a college offering degrees or even licensed as a school. The New York State Department of Education said that it was “misleading and even illegal” to call itself a university. What it was, was a series of real estate seminars, held in various hotel ballrooms around the country.

The advertising for Trump U included a number of claims:

  • consumers would learn “everything [they]need[ed]to know” to become successful real estate investors; Attendees at the three day seminars discovered, that despite claims that vital secrets to would be disclosed, to get those really secret secrets it was going to cost them a lot more and failure to pay meant failure. (Can you say, “bait & switch?”)
  • consumers would quickly recoup their investment by doing real estate deals, with some instructors claiming that consumers would earn tens of thousands of dollars within thirty days; (Somehow, that never seemed to happen.)
  • instructors were “handpicked” by Donald Trump; In fact, several instructors came from other fields and some of those that did have a real estate background became instructors after going bankrupt with their own investments. And, it turns out, The DONALD didn’t do any of the “hand picking.” That job was pushed off onto subordinates.
  • consumers would be taught Donald Trump’s very own real estate strategies and techniques; The curriculum wasn’t developed by Trump. It was developed by a company that creates material for motivational speakers.
  • consumers would receive access to private sources of financing (“hard money lenders”); Actually, instructors provided handouts with scripted talking points for students to use in their phone calls with credit card companies, explicitly encouraging people to falsify their current income. (Last time I checked, credit card companies weren’t exactly “private sources of financing.”)
  • the three-day seminar would include a year-long “Apprenticeship Support” program. Never happened!

Tuition ran from $1,495 for a three day seminar, to $35,000 for a “Trump Elite” membership, that included personal advice from His Hairness, himself. (Which he never provided.) In fact, he never even visited any Trump U classes. (In fairness, student’s did get to pose with a cardboard cutout of The DONALD.) All the students got for their $1,495 was a generic seminar and salesmen pressuring them to buy additional (and much more expensive) courses.

5,000 people paid Trump U around $40 million. And, while Trump U claimed it was formed as a philanthropic project and Trump would not financially benefit, his cut of that $40 million amounted to $5 million dollars.

According to NY Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, who is currently bringing suit,

Mr. Trump used his celebrity status and personally appeared in commercials making false promises to convince people to spend tens of thousands of dollars they couldn’t afford on lessons they never got.

The NY attorney general is currently seeking “full restitution for the more than 5,000 consumers nationwide who were defrauded of over $40 million in the scheme, disgorgement of profits, as well as costs and penalties and injunctive relief prohibiting these types of illegal practices going forward.”

The AG’s lawsuit claims “Trump University also committed violations of federal consumer protection law.” It also accuses Trump U of “deceptive acts and practices,” false advertising, “operating an unlicensed private school,” refusing to provide mandated refunds and several other no-nos!

In the “playbooks” that were released by the trial judge, phone recruiters were given detailed instructions including the background music to be used. (“For the Love of Money” by the O’Jays.) Among the other instructions,

The words ‘I noticed’ have a powerful subconscious effect on people because they send a subliminal message to them that they stood out in the crowd, that they are attractive or charismatic or that they impressed you. People love recognition and attention.

You don’t sell products, benefits or solutions — you sell feelings. You may begin with some small-talk to establish rapport but do not let them take control of the conversation. You must be very aggressive during these conversations to in order to push them out of their comfort zones.

Money is never a reason for not enrolling in Trump University; if they really believe in you and your product, they will find the money.

Trump, of course, is responding to the trial with his usual demeanor: that of a seven year-old, screaming insults on the playground. Here are a couple of examples tweeted by the twit.

I have a judge in the Trump University civil case, Gonzalo Curiel (San Diego), who is very unfair. An Obama pick. Totally biased-hates Trump.

I should have easily won the Trump University case on summary judgement but have a judge, Gonzalo Curiel, who is totally biased against me.

Then, last Friday at a rally in San Diego, hairball said,

I have a judge who is a hater of Donald Trump, a hater. He’s a hater. The judge, who happens to be, we believe, Mexican, which is great. I think that’s fine.

The judge was born in Indiana.

Trump’s lawyers have managed to get the fraud trial postponed until after the election. That raises the possibility of a sitting president having to testify under oath in court as to whether he perpetrated a $40 million dollar fraud.

On May 32, 2010, Trump University morphed into the Trump Entrepreneur Initiative. He got sued over that one too. In a New York trial, he was found personally liable for running an unlicensed school and ordered to pay restitution to approximately 800 students suckers.

Stay tuned!

George Zimmerman Blames Trayvon Martin’s Parents For His Death

hqdefaultGeorge Zimmerman, an anal pit whose only claim to “fame” was shooting an unarmed teenager and getting away with it, is sleazing his way back in the news cycle again.

For those of you who were vacationing in Antarctica at the time, a bit of background might be apropos.

Back in February of 2012, George sighted Trayvon walking down the street after dark. Since this was in a gated community and Trayvon was black, George had a feeling that something nefarious was afoot. He called the police with his concerns and was told to back off. However, Trayvon was wearing a “hoodie” and George knew that hoodies were the favored attire of black hoodlums, so he followed him. An altercation broke out and George, fearing for his life (according to the only survivor) “stood his ground” and pumped a slug into Trayvon’s chest, killing him.

(Well, that bag of Skittles that Trayvon was carrying did look mighty lethal and who knew what was in his can of Arizona Iced Tea?)

After his 15 minutes of infamy expired, George’s life hasn’t exactly been beer, broads and bar-b-cue! He’s been in and out of scrapes ever since. And, he’s repeatedly tried to regain his old notoriety with stunts like tweeting crime scene photos of his victim.

Last week, George put the gun that killed Trayvon up for auction last week and got hilariously trolled by characters like “Racist McShootface” and others who bid the price up to $65,000,000. (Good luck on getting that money.) This week, he’s given an exclusive interview to “The Daily Beast.

Vanquish any thoughts about George issuing a mea culpa. Au contraire mon frere, (How’s that for mixing Latin and French in the same paragraph?) George took the opportunity to point the blame where it really (to him) belongs: Trayvon’s parents!

They didn’t raise their son right. He attacked a complete stranger and attempted to kill him.

And, not only were Trayvon’s parents poor at their job, they abused him and tried to hog George’s media spotlight:

Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin did everything they could to capitalize on her son’s death. She was never a mother figure to him. Tracy Martin couldn’t have cared less about their son. He treated him like a dog without a leash.

When George was asked how Trayvon’s parents might feel about him making major money selling the gun that killed their son, he replied,

Sure, I’m sorry for any parent that has lost a child. That being said, I also believe it’s their duty to have an internal dialogue to see what they should have done better and what they should have done appropriately.

So, you see folks, this whole incident was someone else’s fault, not George’s. George is really the victim in this whole affair.

 

Christian Terrorist Threatens to Hang Seven Mayors

Photo Credit: Arkansas Department of Corrections.

Photo Credit: Arkansas Department of Corrections.

Maverick Dean Bryan is a Christian. (Or, is that KKKhristian?) He’s also a convicted felon, the founder (and only known member) of the so-called “First Christian Militia of the USA” and a terrorist as well as a wannabe seditionist. In addition, he’s upset, VERY UPSET!

In fact, he’s so upset that he wrote letters to the mayors of Ashdown, De Queen, Hope, Lewisville, Murfreesboro, Nashville and Prescott, Arkansas threatening to hang them from “mighty oaks” if they don’t do what he tells them to do.

For starters, he’s pissed that schools are teaching common core and not Jesus Christ. (Or at least, his version of J.C.) He wants common core dropped and replaced with the bible. (He neglected to note which version is his preferred choice.)

Also, no more counting votes of any homosexual, Muslim, socialist, communist, atheist, or who worships a God besides Jesus Christ. Not only that, but he wants them kicked out of Arkansas. Oh, and he wants the mayors to hand over their counties to him.

Somehow, I get the feeling that Maverick doesn’t have a clue how things work on this level. Last I heard, mayors don’t run schools, don’t run election boards and don’t run counties. Although, if fairness, maybe they do on Maverick’s planet.

But, Maverick has greater ambitions than just setting Arkansas counties on the road to righteousness. He allegedly wants to kill every living American president, past and present, especially Jimmy Carter.

Not only that, but under the nom de plume of Lt. Gary Owen, he used a local shopper (Thrifty Nickle) to solicit $23,000,000 to overthrow the U.S. government. (Just a loan, mind you. He expected to have no problem repaying it from the spoils of war.)

Local law enforcement is well acquainted with Maverick. He was convicted of interstate motor vehicle theft in 1987 and has been arrested twice since then for possession of firearms. He is currently on probation for being a felon and wearing a .44 caliber pistol in a western style holster. When agents arrested him on March 18th, they found a shotgun in his home. (He seems to think that being in a “militia” trumps the law forbidding felons from firearm possession.)

On the 28th of March, U.S. Magistrate Judge Caroline Craven released him until his trial, however the local District Attorney requested a review of that decision by the U.S. District Court. On May 2nd, Judge Susan Hickey sent him back to jail, stating,

Defendant has an extensive criminal history involving the possession of firearms. In addition to his three previous convictions involving firearms, Defendant has admitted that he was impermissibly in possession of a firearm on the day of his arrest. Thus, Defendant has repeatedly demonstrated his unwillingness to abide by the laws concerning the possession of firearms by a convicted felon. This pattern of disobedience poses a threat to the safety of the community and gives the court little hope that Defendant would abide by any conditions set by this court.

Maverick faces a jury trial later this month. If convicted, he faces fines of up to $250,000 with five years in a federal prison, for each of the seven letters.

Is A Nevada Lawmaker Endorsing Killing Cops?

FioreGunCops-1024x575Michele Fiore is a well-known “gun-boob,” but claiming that killing cops is ok?

For those of you who haven’t had the displeasure of meeting Ms Fiore, a bit of background is in order. Ms Fiore is the Assemblywoman representing the folks around NW Loss Wages, Nevada. (How well, is a matter for her constituents to decide.)PostCards_6x9_CS

Now, bear in mind that this is the state that so generously shared such political filberts as Sue (Pay your doctor with a chicken) Lowden and Sharron (2nd Amendment Remedy) Angle.

I first ran across this Sarah Palin/Michele Bachmann mashup a little over a year ago when I wrote a post about her incredible discovery of the cause and cure of cancer. It seems medical researchers have been wasting their time and a lot of money when the cause is simple and the cure is cheap.

If you have cancer, which I believe is a fungus, and we can put a pic line into your body and we’re flushing with, say, salt water, sodium cardonate ([sic] through that line and flushing out the fungus. These are some procedures that are not FDA-approved in America that are very inexpensive, cost-effective.

(For you non chemistry majors, sodium carbonate (Na2CO3) is commonly called “washing soda.” It’s used as a water softener.)

She’s also come up with a cure for the raging pimp problems this country is facing.

Instead of warm and fuzzy stickers and extended jail sentences why aren’t you serious about the sex offenders these pimps, come with the castration bill, come with a bill that will stop people in their tracks. You know it, like you want to get serious about stopping sex trafficking, so let’s get a serious bill before us.

And, she has graciously shared her infantile wisdom on the cure for campus rapes – ARMED COEDS!

If these young, hot little girls on campus have a firearm, I wonder how many men will want to assault them. The sexual assaults that are occurring would go down once these sexual predators get a bullet in their head.

Have I mentioned that Ms Fiore is a gun boob? Check out her Christmas card from last December.merryfiore2

And, of course, there’s her calendar:FioreGun1-1024x596

Oh, and I probably should mention that she’s a Bundy family fan. She was a supporter of Cliven Bundy in his fight to keep from paying $1,000,000 in fees for grazing rights on government land, which led to the Bundy Ranch Standoff (aka the “Battle of Bunkerville“).

And, she generously offered to ride along and comfort the Bundy boys when they were on their way to Portland’s “Iron Bar Inn” after their occupation of the Oregon wildlife refuge.

After she got back down to Nevada, she explained to the “Las Vegas Sun” that she didn’t see what the big deal was, the refuge occupiers were just camping out. She also told the “Sun” that if provoked, taking up arms against the government was perfectly acceptable.

If the government is going to point a gun at me, I’m going to point one right back. If you’re going to shoot me, I’m going to shoot you back.

Then, last week, in an interview for Las Vegas TV station KLAS-8, she doubled down on that last statement.

When asked by the station’s Steve Sebelius if she thought the 2nd Amendment gives you the right to point a gun at a “duly authorized law enforcement officer who is just out there doing his job.” she replied,

I would never ever point my firearm at anyone, including an officer of the law, unless they pointed their firearm at me. But, once you point your firearm at me, I’m sorry, then it becomes self-defense. Whether you’re a stranger, a bad guy, or an officer, and you point your gun at me and you’re gonna shoot me and I have to decide whether it’s my life or your life, I choose my life.

In parting, I’ll leave you with some good news (if you’re an ammosexual). Michele is running for Congress. Fiore_logoStay tuned!

 

Gun Babe May Get Some Jail Time

160310130520-jamie-gilt-exlarge-169You may recall a story from earlier this month in which a gun-butt mother was shot in the back by her 4-year-old. The mother, Jamie Gilt, had a pro-gun Facebook page,  jamie-giltJamie Gilt for Gun Sense” (which has since been yanked) in which she bragged that her “4-year-old gets jacked up to target shoot the .22.

I’m sure that the NRA (National Rifle Manufacturers Lobbying Association) would have been happy to claim that she was a perfect example of a “responsible gun owner” (RGO)

Well, on the 8th of this month, this ammosexual RGO was driving to pick up a pony (she’s also a horse lover). On this trip, her son in the back seat. Also, on the back seat was a children’s car seat (not being used). Ms Gilt had laid her .45 caliber handgun on the floor and it slid under her seat and into the rear. I guess her son was still jacked up because he picked up the gun and started playing with it.

The gun went off and the bullet went through the seat, through Ms Gilt and out through the windshield.

Her son was probably pretending his mother was a target. (Can you say “karma?”)

A sheriff’s deputy spotted Jamie’s pickup partially parked in a travel lane on Florida 20. He also spotted Jamie “behaving frantically.” (Pretty understandable, considering the situation.) She was sent to the hospital, but since the bullet missed any vital organs, she’s expected to fully recover.

The Putnam County Sheriff’s department called it an accidental shooting and began an investigation into the situation. A few days ago, hey released a statement,

Our investigation has revealed that the firearm was legally owned by the victim and the child came to possess the firearm without the victim’s knowledge. Florida Statute makes it a misdemeanor for a person to store or leave, on a premise under his or her control, a loaded firearm in such a manner that it is likely a child can gain access to the firearm. The investigation is ongoing to determine exactly how the firearm was stored in the vehicle. The primary concern for PCSO at this time is to provide the necessary services and assistance to the young man and his family. Due to her medical condition, Detectives have not been able to interview the victim and any decision on the filing of criminal charges will not come until after we speak with the victim. It is not known when we anticipate speaking with the victim.

Tuesday (3/22/16) the Sheriff’s office filed an affidavit asking that Ms Gilt be charged with “failure to properly secure her gun” which is a 2nd degree misdemeanor with a penalty of up to 180 days in the “stony lonesome.”

She hasn’t been charged yet, because the State Attorney’s Office is deciding whether to file additional charges. Those charges could include felony child neglect. In Florida, that’s defined as:

A caregiver’s failure or omission to provide a child with the care, supervision, and services necessary to maintain the child’s physical and mental health, including, but not limited to, food, nutrition, clothing, shelter, supervision, medicine, and medical services that a prudent person would consider essential for the well-being of the child.

Florida’s Department of Children and Family Services is also investigating the incident.

Stay tuned!