Thursday, July 31, 2008

Post op report.

Well, less than two and a half hours ago, I got finished having my first "routine" colonoscopy at age 60. No symptoms - I just thought it was high time. I had a brief first meeting with Dr. Varges on Monday afternoon. I told him it would best suit my calendar if we could do it today. Amazingly, that was not a problem. It was scheduled at our Camden hospital for 11:00 AM today. If you have not had one, you've probably heard all of the horror stories. Here's the truth. Yesterday, at noon, I had to take the two laxative pills that come with the prescription "bowel cleansing kit" I had picked up at the drugstore on Monday. It says you should expect a bowel movement in a couple of hours. Not so for me - I usually require double the dose of most laxatives. At any rate, at 6:00 , BM or not, you have to start drinking a 2 liter bowel cleansing solution which you had to mix up that morning in the little plastic jug which comes with the kit and store in the refer. You have to drink one eight ounce glass every 10 minutes until you've consumed the entire 2 liters of the solution. It took me from 6:00 'til 7:00. The last two glasses were really slow going down. Now, the directions said you should be done about two hours after that. In my case, my first movement was not until two hours after the last glass. I went to bed at ten. I had to get up three times during the night and twice in the morning before I was clear. Mildly aggravating, but no cramping or bloating. All in all, not nearly so bad as cracked up to be. I went into the procedure room promptly at 11:00. I was done and out by 11:45. After I got on a gurney and got undressed (you do it in that order when you can't stand up), they hooked up a heart monitor, a O2 saturation monitor (finger tip clip), an IV line, and a nasal cannula for a little O2.. I was told to get up on my left side. As I was trying to get my pillow comfortable, the nurse said she was giving me some Demerol, to be followed by whatever the "twilight sleep" drug is. The next thing I remember was being aroused about 30 minutes later and being told to get dressed as the procedure was all over. I have no recollection of the procedure itself. Insofar as I had been on a liquid diet all day Wednesday and NPO for the procedure, I had my housekeeper drive us straight to Aunt B's for lunch. It's now 2:30. I feel no post-procedural effects whatsoever. Colonoscopies are recommended for everyone, every 10 years beginning at 50. If the horror stories have been putting you off, don't worry They are just "stories." It's a piece of cake.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

It's so simple, really.

Right there at Buck Addy's service station, set up concrete barriers on both roads into downtown St. Marys. The barricades would be manned by deputized members of the Downtown Merchants" Association, or their hired guards. The downtown area would be completely closed to all vehicular traffic except beer trucks, restaurant suppliers, etc. Non-DMA members and non-residents would be required to buy or rent a golf cart from Councilman Bird's business for access. Moreover, those without a valid credit card or at least $100.00 in cash would not be allowed access. After all, if there is no possibility of their purchasing something from a downtpown merchant, do they really need to be there? Oh, yeah - the speed limit on Point Peter Road should be lowered to the top speed of the slowest golf carts.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

What a Bird!

You're not going to believe this. Oh, on second thought, it's news from St. Marys City Council, so you probably will. At last night's city council meeting, swashbuckling Councilman Airrole Flymflam Bird got his buddy, Councilman Larry Johnson, to make a motion that the City of St. Marys taxpayers re-imburse Councilman Bird for his legal fees that he had to pay attorney Jim Stein to get him out of rightful charges of conflict-of-interest for voting on matters effecting his business at the airport. The motion died for lack of a second. Hell, I'm surprised Bird didn't argue that there would have been no problem with him seconding the motion. After the council was buffaloed by Stein out of the censure Bird so richly deserved, he then went on to speak and vote on matters concerning his other business (and apparent other reason for running), the golf cart sales and rental operation. This Bird should have been a no termer, but certainly a one-termer.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Ain't that the truth! I was just telling someone the other day that if the thing were on the property of a private citizen without the benefit of sovereign immunity, he would have been sued long ago for maintaining what the plaintiff's lawyer would call "an attractive nuisance." Addendum @ 0907 HRS on 7/29: As I was saying....

Heads up, District 1 voters.

Kingsland to turn 100 years-old.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

A tad late, but an accurate account, nonetheless.

This arrived in my e-mail late this afternoon. The Story of the Cumberland Three On June 20, 2007, the Cumberland Three, Jim Stein, Gordon Jackson and Chris Viola, went to Cumberland to take a look at the construction of a “clinic” that was rumored to be using inmate labor. Although not known until later, a “sublease” had been signed by Ben Jenkins as Moderator of The Church of the Verity, Inc. to the Shepard Center, Inc. and this sublease had an effective date of January 1, 2006. The sublease also reserved a life estate in the main residence for Ben Jenkins, MD. All rights to use this property are due to expire in Oct, 2010 under the provisions of the agreement with the Department of the Interior. When the 3 docked, they saw the SO unmarked boat tied up at the dock. While walking to the site, Stein encountered Deputy James "Pete" Mercer and talked briefly with him. Jackson and Viola were taking different routes and never actually made it to the site. Stein then continued up the road and passed a sign that said “Private Residence Beyond” and below that “No Entry”. This was the residence that Ben Jenkins, MD had a life estate in. This sign was obviously there to let tourists know that the residence down the road was not park service property and that the residence should not be entered. Contrary to the recent letter to the editor by a SO employee, there was not any “No Trespassing” sign. When Stein arrived at the site, he saw a black male working wearing a blue uniform that had “TRUSTEE” on the back of the uniform and 2 other workers in civilian clothes. Stein talked with the workers, took some pictures and then left. At no time did Stein see Jenkins and Jenkins later testified that he was asleep, did not see anyone and his information had come from Deputy Mercer. When Stein was leaving the Meeting Street boat ramp, he was stopped by Deputy Renfroe who had been dispatched to the boat ramp to look for Stein and 2 other subjects who had “trespassed” on Cumberland Island. As Stein was leaving with his boat, Deputy Renfroe stopped him and asked him who was in the boat with him. Stein declined to tell him who else was in the boat and drove off. Deputy Renfroe then took down the tag numbers of the next 2 vehicles to leave and “ran” the tags. These cars were driven by Jackson and Viola. The afternoon of June 20th, Deputy Hernandez went to Stein’s office to talk to him about being on Cumberland Island. It was learned at the pre-warrant hearing that Deputy Hernandez was wearing a “wire”, something that he did not advise Stein of. Stein told Deputy Hernandez in no uncertain terms that he had indeed been on Cumberland Island and had seen the inmates working on private property. Later a female Deputy came to Stein’s office looking for Viola. A Deputy visited Gordon Jackson the afternoon of the 20th and he declined comment. Deputy Hernandez and a female Deputy went to Viola’s apartment in Glynn County the afternoon of the 20th and he declined comment. On June 22, 2007, Jenkins appeared in the Magistrate Court escorted by Deputy Byerly, with Applications for Issuance of Criminal Warrant, that were completed including a typed statement which contained all information of the SO “investigation”, and only lacked being sworn to and signed by the person seeking the warrants. Under oath, Jenkins signed the warrant applications even though he had no interest in the property that the “clinic” was being constructed on and had no personal knowledge of the facts that he swore to. On June 24, 2007, Jackson’s story on inmate labor on Cumberland Island was published in the Georgia Times Union. It may still be available at http.// 179682035.shtml . On June 28, 2007, a hearing was held on Jenkins applications. Prior to the hearing, Jenkins arrived, again escorted by Deputy Byerly, and met “his” lawyers from Jesup for the lst time. At the hearing, Jenkins testified that he had been asleep on the 20th at the time he was told Stein was there, that he paid the trustees by giving checks to Deputy Mercer and other “supervisors” and the money was then give to the trustees and during his testimony asked if he could get up and go home. I think Jenkins is around 83 years old . Deputy Mercer testified that he never received any checks, had told Jenkins about Stein being there and had brought Jenkins to the St. Marys boat ramp at Deputy Byerly’s instruction. I don’t think that the deputy that picked up Jenkins and brought him to the Courthouse was identified. Stein’s attorney, Clyde Urquhart, made a Motion to Dismiss which was granted by Judge Fry. There was an article on the hearing in Tribune-Georgian the next day, “Judge finds no evidence for trespassing charge” on the hearing and may still be available on-line. Thus ends the story of the Cumberland Three. Obviously, all the effort of the SO and deputies, at taxpayer expense, were done by Smith to try and keep the story from ever being published. As you know, many other stories on inmate labor and other misfeasance and malfeasance have been published over the 12 months since June, 2007. The way to end this type of thing in our community is to vote in a new Sheriff on Tuesday. Vote for Tommy Gregory for Sheriff of Camden County.

Once again---

for the benefit of Church Lady ( ) and others who have missed my several prior toutings of this service... By the way, their site fails to mention that the $6.00 fee pays for a ROUND TRIP. That's right - they will pick you up at your house, drive you anywhere in Camden County, come back, pick you up, and drive you home - all for $6.00! I used them over a dozen times before I got my wheelchair van. They were always on time and very accommodating. P.S., I have today sent the rec center an e-mail suggesting they modify their site to include the fact that the $6.00 is a round-trip fare.

Eleven of 12 Camden schools meet AYP (Adequate Yearly Progress) goals of No Child Left Behind. For a better appreciation of that accomplishment, check this out: And this:

Sunday Funnies; Volume 22

NEW DRUGS FOR WOMEN DAMNITOL: Take 2 and the rest of the world can go to hell for up to 8 full hours.. EMPTYNESTROGEN: Suppository that eliminates melancholy and loneliness by reminding you of how awful they were as teenagers and how you couldn't wait till they moved out! ST. MOMMA'S WORT: Plant extract that treats mom's depression by rendering preschoolers unconscious for up to two days. PEPTOBIMBO: Liquid silicone drink for single women. Two full cups swallowed before an evening out increases breast size, decreases intelligence, and prevents conception. DUMBEROL: When taken with Peptobimbo, can cause dangerously low IQ, resulting in enjoyment of country music and pickup trucks. FLIPITOR: Increases life expectancy of commuters by controlling road rage and the urge to flip off other drivers. MENICILLIN: Potent anti-boy-otic for older women. Increases resistance to such lethal lines as, 'You make me want to be a better person. ' BUYAGRA: Injectable stimulant taken prior to shopping. Increases potency, duration, and credit limit of spending spree. JACKASSPIRIN: Relieves headache caused by a man who can't remember your birthday, anniversary, phone number, or to lift the toilet seat. ANTI-TALKSIDENT: A spray carried in a purse or wallet to be used on anyone too eager to share their life stories with total strangers in elevators. NAGAMENT: When administered to a boyfriend or husband, provides the same irritation level as nagging him, without opening your mouth.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

This case bears watching.

Would a Camden - Jax commuter train work?

Obviously, it's a slow news day. Let's assume that you are a daily commuter from Camden to a job in Jax. Your trip takes +/- 1 hour each way and you are spending $400.00 per month on gas. What would get you out of your car and onto a commuter train? First of all, let's look at the the time factor. Assume that the trip to the station in Jax, with a stop in Nassau County, takes 1.5 hours. Once there, you have to transfer to a bus or the light rail, or a combination of both, for another 30 minute trip. Now you're up to double the time your one hour each way commute takes in your car. Question: How much would your commute cost have to be reduced from $400.00 per month to make it worth the extra time? Comments? By the way, I wonder if some sort of effort to put Camden-Jax commuters in touch with each other might be more efficient. Suppose you have four Camdenenians working at the same Jax company or the same general area of Jax. For about $3,500 each, the four could jointly buy a 40 MPG highway Toyota Yaris and split the gas - and the driving duites. Of course, central to effective carpooling would be the existence of a county-owned commuter parking lot. It would need to be located a little off of I-95 to kep the acquisition cost down, but convenient to it. Any suggestions as to location? I'm thinking somewhere on or near Harriets Bluff Rd. between I-95 and Hwy 17.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Not yet in Camden politics - that we know of.

Secure in his masculinity - at 5!

How's that?

Click on image to enlarge. From today's T&G.

CCBOC denies Kingsland's request based upon "fear" and a few folks' purported inability to understand it?

Unfortunately, it is not one of the T&G articles that can be linked to, but I would call your attention to the front page story in today's (07/25) issue of the T&G, titled "Annexation fears force denial of city's road request." A blog reader sent me this comment. "Jay, When you read the article in today's T&G you will understand what I am talking about. Maybe you can post the link and move this to the comments sections. Why would the Commissioners deny this request by the City of Kingsland? What if the city of Kingsland told them to provide water and sewer to these schools themselves. The county can't provide the services but they deny the request because the residents don't understand the process. I ask Commissioners where are your balls, for once in your life make an intelligent decision. Also for good reading go to" Obviously, you will have to get a hard copy of today's T&G to know what we're talking about. After reading the article, I tend to agree that denying Kingsland's request because of a few uninformed folks' "fears" and inability to understand the true nature of the situation seems a flimsy excuse for turning the request down. Even if Rainer and Berry faced opposition in November (they don't) it would be only marginally less dubious. There is plenty of precedent in Camden of roads that are in the city running through properties that are in the county. One comes to mind immediately. Imagine that you are coming out of Harvey's and heading west on Hwy 40. Now envision the highway between the Dark Entry Creek bridge and the St. Marys Rd. overpass. While that entire stretch of Hwy 40 is in St. Marys (i.e., the pavement and 50 feet on either side, better than 50% of the properties on either side of that stretch are in the county. Unfortunately, the T&G reporter did not get into the Kingsland rationale. Ergo, I just called and talked to Kingsland City Manager and old friend Gwen Mungin. Here's the deal. The folks who are complaining - the county residents in pockets of county property in the area, do not own property abutting the road sections in question - not that that would really matter. No, it turns out that the land abutting either side of the road sections in question is already in the city limits of Kingsland. Kingsland has for some time already been maintaining some of the county sections at the city's expense. Here's the kicker. State law provides that in a situation like this, where there is a road or sections thereof, that are owned by the county, but completely surrounded by the city, ownership of the said road inures to the city. The cleanest way to effect the transfer is to ask the county commission for a courtesy quit claim deed, but the city does not have to. In the event of an adverse county commission, the city (Kingsland) may assume ownership anyway under state law. Apparently, this was just political posturing by David Rainer, wanting to get a few messianic kudos. Kingland will pursue its rights under state law. Mrs. Mungin reiterated that the city has absolutely no intention (nor legal ability) of forcibly annexing the county residents in question. Exhibits: Kenneth E. Smith, Sr. Mayor Gwendolyn W. Mungin City Manager June 26, 2008 To: Steve L. Howard Camden County Manager Post Office Box 99 Woodbine, Georgia 31569 Subject: Request for Quit Claim Deed of Various Camden County Roads Dear Mr. Howard: The City of Kingsland would like to request Quit Claim Deeds of the following Camden County Roads: 1. Willies Loop - from SR 40 (west end) to end of annexed property. 0.24 mile. 2. Harrietts Bluff Road - from SR 17 to intersection of EMS Tower Road. 1.99 miles. 3. Kinlaw Road - from Old Still Road to end of annexed property. 1.17 miles 4. Old Still Road - from Colerain Road to intersection of Harrietts Bluff Road. 1.34 miles 5. Scrubby Bluff Road - from SR 17 to 1-95 exit ramp (Exit 1) 2.85 miles 6. Roberts Path - from Harrietts Bluff Road to terminus. 0.20 mile. 7. Jimmy Foddrell Road - from SR 40 to intersection of Vacuna Road. 0.58 mile Justification of each requested road is attached as Exhibit "A" and the map of locations is Exhibit "B". Your support in processing this request is greatly appreciated. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to call me at (912) 729-5613. Gwendolyn W. Mungin City Manager Attachments: Exhibit "A": Road Quit Claim Justification Exhibit "B": Map of Locations P.O. Box 250, Kingsland, Georgia 31548 Telephone: (912) 729-5613 Facsimile: (912) 729-8827 Exhibit "A" KINGSLAND JUSTIFICATION FOR REQUESTING QUIT CLAIMS ON ROADS Willies Loop - City has annexed both sides of the road segment. It is Kingsland's desire to extend the road coming out of NorthShore into the Villages of Kingsland, to close the affected section of road and place a municipal services building on the site facing the new section of road with a footprint spanning the current Willies Loop. Road closure will not occur until the new road segment is constructed. Harriett's Bluff Road - City has annexed both side of the majority of the road and wants to clarify the road. The remaining segment will probably carry a heavy traffic load to the Villages of Kingsland and is probably a better fit for a continuation of City maintenance. Kinlaw Road - Already has city water and sewer in the right-of-way and city annexation of the east side. Old Still Road - already annexed by city, has city water and sewer. City is desirous to possibly relocate northern end to align with Roberts Path. Scrubby Bluff Road - St. Marys has from ramp of 1-95eastward. Kingsland controls both sides of 3/4s of the road from U.S.17 to 1-95and one side of most of the balance. Thiswould clarify ownership of road segment and not leave an isolated segment to county. Roberts Path - Road is in City and City fire station is located along road. Jimmy Foddrell Road - Only activity on road is Kingsland Elementary School which is in the city. Clear iurisdiction would aid traffic enforcement activities. Governing state law: $36-36-7. Effect upon county owned property or facilities: notice: acquisition by municipality. (c) Whenever a municipality annexes land on both sides of a county road right of way, the annexing municipality shall assume the ownership, control, care, and maintenance of such right of way unless the municipality and the county agree otherwise by joint resolution. Looks like an open and shut case in favor of Kingsland, to me.

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Another one bites the dust!

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Federal minimum wage increases today by 70 cents to $6.55 / HR. Of course, that's already spoken for at the gas pump and the grocery store.

Tax dollars to build a golf cart path from Osprey Cove to downtown cash registers? By the way, if memory serves me, is it not true that Councilman Bird owns a downtown business which sells and rents golf carts and is it not also true that Thug Void runs it?

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Say, Bob, here's a novel idea...

Why not actually make an effort to bring employers to Camden County so that Camdenians will not have to commute ot Jacksonville? Just a thought.

Oh, no! Not heathern belly dancing and demon rum together! Not in quaint St. Marys! Given her history of waging war against liquor license holders in her ongoing war to ram her hard-shell Puritanism down evey sane secularist's throat, this sounds like a perfect post-campaign project for Mary Ann. Why is the city administration so damned whimpy in the face of these busy-bodies?

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Note the 5th paragraph. Say what??

Okay, candidates: what's the holdup?

I drove around the south end of the county rather extensively yesterday on some personal business. I noticed that a week after the election, there are still an awful lot of campaign signs still out. The main offender is the Terry Carter campaign followed close behind by the Bill Smith campaign. Maybe the Carter people have not made their way back down here from Glynn County yet, but the Smith people are still right here - and for sure they have more experience at removing signs than any other campaign. If you're thinking the election results will be thrown out - forget about it! It see that the people at Allison Funeral Home - where they allowed ALL candidates to place signs - got tired of the only signs being left on their property being the large, plywood, Smith signs. They took them down and left them on the ground. Come on, candidates. It's not THAT hot.

Gamble, short 312 signatures, bows out; congratulates Sheriff-Elect Gregory.

Monday, July 21, 2008

No kidding?

A tragic case of Kool-Aid intoxication...

Sandy Denton Kingsland, GA Reply » Report Abuse Judge it! #1 6 min ago Let me start by saying before Dr. Noel Chua was arrested in Sept. 06 I didn't follow local politics, I felt it was all a good old boy system anyway so why bother getting involved. I didn't really read the paper so I certainly didn't have a clue who Gordon Jackson was. I didn't know who Bill Smith was not to mention JAWS or Steven Kelley or Jackie Johnson. I became very involved in helping Dr. Chua with his fight for justice and by doing so I came to meet Sheriff Bill Smith, I talked to Sheriff Smith several times about his connection to Dr. Chua and his son Blake. Bill Smith swore to me that he would help us with Dr. Chua's fight no matter what...He knew that standing up for his friend Dr.Noel Chua would cost him votes, it didn't matter because he was a man of his word..We, Chua supporters and Dr. Chua himself told the sheriff we would understand if he tried to distance himself from the situation. But Sheriff Smith said no, Dr. Chua is my friend and he is getting a raw deal and I will stand beside him..And he did and still does..Some say Dr. Chua is where he is because of his connection to the sheriff, others say the sheriff didn't get re-elected because of his connection to Dr. Chua, I don't know if either are true, but I do know I appreciate the sheriff and Thank him with all my heart for being true to his word to help Dr. Chua all he could..I was with Sheriff Smith Tuesday night when the results came in, He said to me that night, I will still continue to fight for Dr. Chua I promise..I believe you Sheriff and Thank You..I know by writing this you guys will go to town ridiculing me and the sheriff which is fine if that's what it takes to make your life complete, But I will hold my head up high knowing I am doing everything I can to right a wrong that was done to my friend Dr. Noel Chua, and Sheriff Bill Smith is a man of his word to me...

"Old" post: new comment. 07/21 @ 1624 HRS. Slow learner responds. 07/21 @ 1742 HRS. Damn! Way slower than I first imagined!

Interesting demographic shift news. Implications for Savannah, Jax, Brunswick??

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Sunday Funnies; Volume 21

Why we love children - 1) NUDITY I was driving with my three young children one warm summer evening when a woman in the convertible ahead of us stood up and waved. She was stark naked! As I was reeling from the shock, I heard my 5-year-old shout from the back seat, 'Mom, that lady isn't wearing a seat belt!' 2) OPINIONS On the first day of school, a reception class (1st grade) child handed his teacher a note from his mother. The note read, 'The opinions expressed by this child are not necessarily those of his parents.' 3) KETCHUP A woman was trying hard to get the ketchup out of the jar. During her struggle the phone rang so she asked her 4-year-old daughter to answer the phone. 'Mummy can't come to the phone to talk to you right now. She's hitting the bottle.' 4) MORE NUDITY A little boy got lost at the YMCA and found himself in the women's locker room. When he was spotted, the room burst into shrieks, with ladies grabbing towels and running for cover. The little boy watched in amazement and then asked, 'What's the matter, haven't you ever seen a little boy before?' 5) POLICE # 1 While taking a routine vandalism report at an elementary school, I was interrupted by a little girl about 6 years old. Looking up and down at my uniform, she asked, 'Are you a cop?' Yes,' I answered and continued writing the report.' My mother said if I ever needed help I should ask the police. Is that right?' 'Yes, that's right,' I told her. 'Well, then,' she said as she extended her foot toward me, 'would you please tie my shoe?' 6) POLICE # 2 It was the end of the day when I parked my police van in front of the station. As I gathered my equipment, my K-9 partner, Jake, was barking, and I saw a little boy staring in at me. 'Is that a dog you got back there?' he asked. 'It sure is,' I replied. Puzzled, the boy looked at me and then towards the back of the van. Finally he said, 'What'd he do?' 7) ELDERLY While working for an organization that delivers lunches to elderly shut-ins, I used to take my 4-year-old daughter on my afternoon rounds. She was unfailingly intrigued by the various appliances of old age, particularly the canes, walkers and wheelchairs. One day I found her staring at a pair of false teeth soaking in a glass. As I braced myself for the inevitable barrage of questions, she merely turned and whispered, 'The tooth fairy will never believe this!' 8) DRESS-UP A little girl was watching her parents dress for a party. When she saw her dad donning his tuxedo, she warned, 'Daddy, you shouldn't wear that suit.' 'And why not, darling?' 'You know that it always gives you a headache the next morning.' 9) DEATH While walking along the pavement in front of his church, our priest heard the intoning of a prayer that nearly made his collar wilt. Apparently, his 5-year-old son and his playmates had found a dead robin Feeling that proper burial should be performed, they had secured a small box and cotton batting, then dug a hole and made ready for the disposal of the deceased. The minister's son was chosen to say the appropriate prayers and with sonorous dignity intoned his version of what he thought his father always said: 'Glory be unto the Faaather, and unto the Sonnn, and into the hole he goooes.' (I want this line used at my funeral!) 10) SCHOOL A little girl had just finished her first week of school. 'I'm just wasting my time,' she said to her mother. 'I can't read, I can't write, and they won't let me talk!' 11) BIBLE A little boy opened the big family Bible. He was fascinated as he fingered through the old pages. Suddenly, something fell out of the Bible He picked up the object and looked at it. What he saw was an old leaf that had been pressed in between the pages. 'Mama, look what I found,' the boy called out. 'What have you got there, dear?' With astonishment in the young boy's voice, he answered, 'I think it's Adam's underwear!'

Very interesting...

Left click on image to enlarge. There are some interesting demographic patterns to be discerned from the T&G's precinct-by-precinct report of the voting for sheriff. Can y'all tell me what they are?

Well, folks...

it looks like a quiet news day. There is only one trusty loose at the moment and, so far as I know, he has not hurt anyone or anyone's property. There is that rumor that BTW is asking Jim Proctor to run as a write-in candidate. A, I don't put much stock in it, and B, he would be wasting his time and money. All-in-all, it looks like a tranquil, beautiful summer day in Camden County. Enjoy.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Oh, they're working their way down to you, Bill...

Final results, including absentee ballots.

Investigation of "voting irregularities" crawling along. No real news yet. P.S., Posse, who is the guy in line with the blue jeans, mint green shirt, and glasses with his wife hanging on him? I know he's been giving me dirty looks since 1995, but I have no clue who the hell he is or what his problem is. Thanks. 11:34 HRS. Thanks, posse, for a snappy indentifiucation of one "Bobby Bryant." I understand his yard was festooned with Bill Smith signs until Wednesday. It figures. He was a big fan of Jerry and the Pirates. Has hated my guts ever since I exposed the corruption of the Brandon machine back in '95.

BTW's election day taxi service.

A new (so far as I know) mole has just sent me this: Those of you who read the original of this post earlier today may recall that I published a slightly redacted version of the actual e-mail from my informant. The information was that Atlantic Auto Brokers had supplied the Smith campaign with a small fleet of cars to be used to transport Smith voters to the polls. There was some suspicion that the drivers may have been CCSO employees on the clock. Even though I was careful to omit anything which might be identifying, the mole has asked me to remove the redacted original language out of fear of Big THug somehow figuring out who they are anyway. I have complied. As someone said ealier, January can not get here soon enough.

GTU's Mark Woods laments loss of Smith - a "columnist's dream."

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Another prime recruit for Big Thug's merry band?

Not to mention our cooking is the best in the country!

You know, you would think..

that with all of the sign removal experience the Thuggies have that all of the Smith signs would be gone by now, but no. Got bashful mighty quickly, didn't they?

When vanquished Thuggies attack!

Just so you will not miss it..... WB citizen said... Why do you assume that Woodbine is collectively black voters? This shows your ignorance to the citizens of this county. You also assume that since they may be black that they use drugs. You should get your head out of your thesaurus and watch your manners!!! You should take back your racist comment. Or perhaps I should write a letter to your big supporter, the tribune, and let everyone know your views since you spout them so freely. Freedom of speech can bite you in the ass too! July 17, 2008 1:37 PM Jay Moreno said... Dear ignorant "WB citizen," Let me guess: you too are otherwise a big fan of mine, right? Now,lets look at what I actually said so that I can parse it for you. "7:52PM My man in Woobbine is on a cell phone in the courthouse. He's breaking up badly.Some precinct - he thinks Woodbine - just came in Smith 402; Gregory 204. What in the hell were they thinking? That's right - scads of black votes for sale up that way via their churches. More votes successfully purchased with drug money." It is a fact -easily verifiable by checking U.S. Census data - as I have in the past, that district 1 - the district which gave us Commissioner Rhodes - is far and away the most heavily black district in the county. It is a well known fact - not racial prejudice - but fact, that Bill Smith was invited to deliver his political message directly from the pulpits of virtually every black church in the county - but certainly all in the north end - in clear and flagrant violation of the law and the U.S.Constitution, during this race. But how could they deny a guy who has bought most of the black pastors - and thereby their congregation's - votes via outright cash contributions and/or flights to California? To be sure, some whites have gone as well, but it is a given in Camden County that black votes are readily for sale via black churches - a situation which only blacks themselves - or, perhaps the IRS - can remedy. Now, let's look closely at the last line of my statement. "More votes successfully purchased with drug money." That was referring to Smith using the "drug money" from the confiscated drug funds, AKA "the seized asset accounts." It was in no way a reference to black drug money, blacks using drug money to buy drugs, or anything else disparaging to blacks. It would appear, Sir or Madam, that the racist here is far more likely to be you than me. Most assuredly, you are the idiot. I am not a racist, but neither am I a sniveling liberal, enslaved to bogus "white guilt." I call 'em like I see 'em, black, white, or purple. Better luck next time. July 17, 2008 4:31 PM

You're quite welcome, senator.

For a good CHUCKle, go to Rick's blog.

Look in the upper left-hand corner. She's next.

GTU post-election analysis

Absentee ballots alter District 1 outcome: Brack out.

Absentee ballots were missing from the Board of Registrars office. You can bet Smith supporters were involved.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Big Thug Willie's new theme song!

1. Turn on your speakers.
3. Click on orange "Play now" button.
4. Enjoy.

Voter fraud!

Something is afoot. I've spoken to Judge Gillette who acknowledged that something was up, but referred me to the county manager and the county attorney. Brent Green called me back. Hew more or less confirmed something was going on when he told me it was "privileged information." Que? Is he representing one of the culprits? Called someone else in the know - who must remain anonymous. He confirmed that there is an investigation; that it will likely be in the GTU tomorrow, then referred me to the Secretary of State. I called the elections division. They said that seeing as how I have a blog, they would have to refer me to the press secretary. The press person told me that she would have to speak to the investigations division. When I asked if I could speak directly to the investigations division, she said that seeing as how I intend to publish the information, I would have to get it from her. Yep, it sounds like something is up. Huddle House Reporter, have you heard any more details? I can't get anybody to confirm that two deputies and a registrar's office worker are involved, but no one has denied it, either. Stay tuned. Update @ 1625 HRS. A guy just called back form the press office at the Office of the Secretary of State. He said that they have no knowledge of any complaints out of Camden County. I took that to mean he was either blowing me off for having the audacity to call them back after an hour with no response, or it simply has not gotten to them yet. I've had two people tell me there is definitely something going on - people who have always heretofore been 100% reliable. Moreover, others confirmed it by not being able to discuss it. I guess we'll have to wait until Gordon Jackson can break this one in the GTU - hopefully, tomorrow.

OMG!! Check this out!! Yesterday, 404 individuals (272 first time ever; 132 returning) visited the blog 2,491 times!!! The "old" record was 932.

Here's the GTU coverage..

minus the 412 or so then uncounted absentee ballots. I''m sure y'all can wait until Friday's T&G for the final final numbers. I'm also looking forward to a T&G breakdown of the sheriff's demise by precincts. News 4 Jax Camden results:

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

And now, decent voters...

for your celebratory singing and dancing pleasure - turn your speakers way up, push the furniture to the wall, and click here:

Election Returns.

7:40 PM I've heard nothing yet from my man inside Judge Gillette's office, but I have just learned that T.V. Camden will be video streaming a live report on the results starting at 8:00PM. Click here to watch it: If I get anything sooner, I'll let y'all know. 7:43 PM In Browntown, it was Smith 114, Gregory 59. Relax. Tommy will win it in the areas where the "damned outsiders" live. Remember, in 'o6-'07, Smith cut a drug fund check for $10,000 payable directly to the Browntown Baptist Church. Obviously, he got his money's worth. 7:52PM My man in Woobdbine is on a cell phone in the courthouse. He's breaking up badly. Some precinct - he thinks Woodbine - just came in Smith 402; Gregory 204. What in the hell were they thinking? That's right - scads of black votes for sale up that way via their churches. More votes successfully purchased with drug money. 7:59 T.V. Camden coverage started a couple of minutes ago. They are also on your television right now, if you get cable. 8:00 With four precincts reporting, it's Smith 763; Gregory 703. 8:04 My man says the total so far is Gregory 910; Smith 854! 8:13 1,157 Gregory; 1,066 Smith! Hang in there, Tommy!!! 8:16 1,234 Gregory; 1,142 Smith!!!!! Sic 'em, Tommy!!! That's with 43% of the votes in. 8:21 Gregory, 1,364; Smith, 1,224. Heart attack city!! 8:23 Gregory 1,466; Smith 1,305! So long, Big Thug!! 8:25 Gregory, 1,505; Smith, 1,364! Looking good - looking good!! 8:28 Gregory, 1,690; Smith 1,575, with 9 precincts reporting. 8:29 Gregory, 1,705; Smith 1,585! 8:32 Gregory 1,891; Smith 1,634! Now we're smokin'!!! 8:34 Gregory, 2,001; Smith, 1,858! BTW, your very small space odyssey is about to begin!!!! 8:37 Gregory, 2,006; Smith 1,887. There are a total of 16 precincts. 8:40 Gregory, 2,463; Smith 2,094! If the absentee ballots go our way, BTW is toast! Re: "Other races:" I'm a tad busy right now, but I'll get to those later tonight. 8:48 Gregory, 2,666; Smith 2,208. Big Thug Willie, goodbye. Big Thug Willie, don't cry. The feds will not fail; they will come and put your sorry ass in jail! Oh, Big Thug Willie, GOOD BYE! 8:56 Gregory, 2,924; Smith 2,411! A lead of 513 for Gregory We're getting close, folks! All 14 precincts have reported. That leaves 1,200 early votes to be reported, plus 450 absentee ballots to be counted. They estimate they will finalize the report in about an hour. 9:03 Per T.V. Camden, in the tax commissioner race: Beth Soles, 2,554, 1,025. No contest there. Based on the votes counted so far, the sheriff's race is running 54% to 44% in favor of Gregory!!!!! I predicted it could go as high as 60 / 40! District 1 County Commission Race: Brack, 334; Keene, 589; King, 290. There will be a run off between Brack and Keene. Keene will win easily. FLASH: This just in from Huddle House Reporter - a very reliable source.


Voter fraud regarding absentee ballots has been uncovered involving a deputy or deputies and at least 1 member of the registrar's office. It has been reported and I expect there will be prosecutions.Let's hope that the outcome is not effected by the absentee ballots.hhr "

Hallelujah, Brothers and Sisters!! It's all over but the indictment!!

Tommy has won it! There are 412 absentee ballots that remain to be counted, but Tommy is ahead of Smith by 466! It's over - not only the election but the long Smith nightmare. Now if only the sorry bastard will drive to Charleston and stay there until Tommy is sworn in.

Let's show some mercy to vanquished Thuggies - at least those who are not felons. Clearly, they were not as blessed as the decent people who elected Tommy when it comes to intelligence, education, and an unerring moral compass

I'll try to get the results of the other races as soon as I can.

10:01 Here are some other results. Bear in mind that they have not ye t finished counting 412 absentee ballots. Therefor, some of these are still squeakers.

Sheriff: Gregory 3,544; Smith 3,078. Mathematically impossible for Smith to win.

District 1: Brack 406; Keene, 777; King, 344. King at just under 51% before absentee ballots.

District 3: Berry, 333; Carper 168. No contest - right result.

District 5: Rainer, 743; Callahan, 616. Probably will not know until the morning because this old "fat dumb ass" (that's "victorious old fat dumb ass" to you Thuggies!) is going to bed shortly.

Tax commissioner: Soles, 4,461; Smith, 1,662; Blue, 498.

Clerk of Superior Court: Waldron, 3,293;Murray, 2,185; Taylor, 772.

Coroner: Bruce, 5,287; Myers, 495.

Vote to move airport, Republican: yes, 3,506; no, 2,893.

Democrat: yes, 327; no, 289.

I'll give y'all the Camden figures for state-wide races in the morning.

Good evening.

Congratulations, Tommy and Jodi, on a damned fine race!

A sheriff we can be proud of!

One more time....

Heads up, JDA! Be forewarned, Bob: All this talk of hugely increased port capacity in Savannah along with deepening the river for post-Panamax ships just might lead some manufacturer to think of looking for a nearby location with plenty of moderately priced land and easy access to I-95 to build a plant to export his product via the Port of Savannah. Clearly, we don't want that sort of thing here in Camden.

Monday, July 14, 2008

A few thoughts on tomorrow...

Tomorrow will undoubtedly break all records for voter turn-out for a primary in Camden County. Working folks - particularly Jax commuters - are probably going to see the longest lines. I would hate to see any of them arrive at the polls only to have to leave before voting for Gregory. Here's a thought. If you're like me and no longer punch a clock Monday through Friday, why not make it easier for those working folks? I propose that we retirees vote between 9:00 AM and 11:30 AM, and between 1:00 PM and 3:30 PM. That will accommodate working voters before work, during lunch, or after work. By the way, under Georgia law, if you are disabled (i.e., qualified for a disabled parking permit) or are 65 years old or older, you may go to the front of the line immediately upon your arrival. Savor the moment: you will be making history doing your part in a watershed event in the history of Camden County.

In case your missed Big Thug's infamous starring role on National Public Radio the first time,

here he is again. Do we really want to have to listen to a follow-up piece telling the nation how we were ignorant and immoral enough to elect him again?

Some thoughts for tomorrow..

"When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle." "Public life is a situation of power and energy; he trespasses against his duty who sleeps upon his watch, as well as he that goes over to the enemy." Edmund Burke

Yo' time is up!

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Very interesting. Can anyone confirm it?

Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "Who is "Bill Jones, III" and why is he supporting ...": Jay, I heard something that maybe you can check out with your Mole and see if he can confirm or deny. It seems at this particular fund raiser held at Cabin Bluff, which as I understand it is owned by Sea Island, the Sheriff and Mr. Jones got into a heated discussion over something that resulted in Mr. Jones leaving the fund raiser early. Upon everyone exiting the driveway of Cabin Bluff an astute observer noted that the "Elect Bill Smith Sheriff" signs which has been in place on the way into Cabin Bluff earlier in the evening, had been removed and replaced with "Vote for Tommy Gregory" signs. Thought you might be interested. Posted by Anonymous to Camden Commentary at July 13, 2008 2:43 PM For those who don't know, "Mr. Jones," is Bill Jones, III, multi millionaire (if not billionaire) owner of the Sea Island Company. He's the guy trying to buy influence on the county commission to grease the skids for the airport move and his ultra-high-end fly-in community that he plans to build around it. Jones held a private, invitation only, fundraiser for Smith at his private Cabin Bluff lodge just in case Smith did get his puppet troika installed on the commission. Bill Jones, III can easily write a personal check for way more than the paltry $20 to $30 millions Smith has peed away with the drug funds. Given the way Smith has been popping of at "enemies" lately, I could see such a clash of colossal egos happening. Can anyone who was there confirm or deny this story?

Well worth another look...

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Ignorant Thuggie ass posting as "Skepticle:" Listen Up!

Kingsland, GA Jay Moreno, listen up Posted in the Kingsland Forum Comments Showing posts 1 - 1 of 1 Skepticle Kingsland, GA Reply » Report Abuse Judge it! #1 17 min ago Quoted from the State of Georgia pertaining to exempted open records:Records that would reveal the home address or telephone number, social security number, or insurance ormedical information of employees of the Department of Revenue, law enforcement officers, judges, scientists employedby the Division of Forensic Sciences of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, correctional employees, and prosecutors oridentification of immediate family members o r dependents thereof;Records that reveal the home address, the home telephone number, or the social security number of orinsurance or medical information about public employees or teachers and employees of a public school. For thepurposes of this paragraph, the term "public school" means any school which is conducted within this state and which isunder the authority and supervision of a duly elected county or independent board of education; Dear Ignorant Ass, I think that seeing as how you've gone to that much trouble to find the law (which does not apply to my actions, by the way - only those of your dumb ass sheriff) you really should follow through. I live at Park Place Apartments, Apartment #714. Perhaps you should, A, dial up 911 and request that a CCSO deputy meet you at my front door where you can affect a citizen's arrest. If you don't mind, please give me an hour's notice so that I can grab a shower, get dressed, and put the word of the arrest out on my blog so that folks can contemplate its significance fully between now and election day. Or, Option B, you could just shut the hell up and cease making a total fool of yourself.

Sunday Funnies; Volume 20

In Honor of Stupid People . .. . In case you needed further proof that the human race is doomed through stupidity, here are some actual label instructions on consumer goods. On Tesco's Tiramisu dessert (printed on bottom) -- 'Do not turn upside down.' (Well...duh, a bit late, huh!) ========================== On Sainsbury's peanuts -- ¡Warning: contains nuts.' (Talk about a news flash) =========================== On Boot's Children Cough Medicine -- ¡Do not drive a car or operate machinery after taking This medication.' (We could do a lot to reduce the rate of construction accidents if we Could just get those 5 year-olds with head-colds off those bulldozers.) ========================== On Marks &Spencer Bread Pudding -- ¡Product will be hot after heating.' (...and you thought????...) ======================= On a Sears hairdryer -- Do not use while sleeping. (That's the only time I have to work on my hair.) ==================================== On a bag of Fritos -- You could be a winner! No purchase necessary. Details inside. (the shoplifter special?) =========================== On bar of Dial soap -- ¡Directions: Use like regular soap.' (and that would be???....) ============================ On some Swanson frozen dinners -- ¡Serving suggestion: Defrost.' (but, it's just a suggestion.) ======================== On packaging for a Rowenta iron -- ¡Do not iron clothes on body.' (but wouldn't this save me time?) ============================== On Nytol Sleep Aid -- ¡Warning: May cause drowsiness.' (..I'm taking this because???.....) ============================== On most brands of Christmas lights -- ¡For indoor or outdoor use only.' (as opposed to what?) ========================== On a Japanese food processor -- ¡Not to be used for the other use.' (now, somebody out there, help me on this. I'm a bit curious.) ============================== On an American Airlines packet of nuts -- 'Instructions: Open packet, eat nuts.' (Step 3: say what?) =========================== On a child's Superman costume -- 'Wearing of this garment does not enable you to fly..' (I don't blame the company. I blame the parents for this one.) ======================== On a Swedish Chainsaw -- 'Do not attempt to stop chain with your hands or genitals.' (Oh my God...was there a lot of this happening somewhere?) =========================== Now that you've smiled at least once, it's your turn to spread the stupidity to someone you want to bring a smile to (maybe even chuckle)... ============================= ****Blessed are the cracked: for it is they who let in the light*****< /FONT> If you did not recognize many of the brand names, it is because they're Australian.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Nope, I was right. I should have known better.

Thanks to the reader, Anonymous #23, who received his Smith final assault piece in his mail today and graciously e-mailed me a copy. It is a two sided, 4 color mailing piece. As usual, just click on the images to enlarge them.
Well, while it was chock full of obfuscations and lies - mainly by omission - none of which I will have to catalogue for you well informed voters at this late date - it was, all in all, far less low down and dirty that I was expecting from Smith. That's why I think that the real postal attack may yet arrive on Monday. Watch for it.
Oh, I got back from Tommy's event at 1830 HRS, after a side trip to Walmart on the way home.
When I left, a little after 5 (to get home and take my diabetes medication) there were about 50 people there. There was plenty of good food and good fellowship. The smell of victory was definitely in the air.
Tommy and lovely and gracious wife Jodi were excellent hosts. Guests included an ex-county commissioner, an ex-mayor, an ex-city councilman, half a dozen Kingsland officers, and the victorious team of Morgan and Stein, less that 48 hours after their joint administration of a memorable jurisprudential butt whipping to Big Thug Willie. Rick Rogers and his entire family were there.
Additionally, Jay Stein, the intrepid process server was there, as was equally intrepid and persistent Coroner L.W. Bruce. There were candidates present for the offices of Clerk of Superior Court, Tax Commissioner, and State Senate, respectively - and all in support of Tommy Greogory.
John Q. Citizen fed up with Big Thug was also well represented.
I even discovered who tossed the printer out of the court house window. All-in-all, I enjoyed myself thoroughly. I can't wait for the victory celebration.
Oh, and to Mrs D who introduced herself to me in Walmart: It was a pleasure to meet you - and thank you for your kind words.

Was my prediction wrong, or just 48 hours too early?

I just got my mail. There was no last-minute spurious screed from Big Thug's campaign, as I had predicted. Did they really not mail one, or did they just have enough sense not to mail me one? Which is it? Did any of y'all get one today? If so, I would really appreciate someone scanning it and sending it to me as an e-mail attachment ( If not, then they are probably going into the mail today for Monday delivery.

Will she be coming soon to a jail near you? Sounds like a great BTW prospect.

The national media loses another great one.

Don't forget. See y'all there.

Oh, and if you're feeling a little devilish around lunch time, swing by the Winn-Dixie parking lot and gobble up some of Big Thug Willie's barbecue. There's a good chance you helped pay for it.

Friday, July 11, 2008

This just in...

from a newly volunteered mole. There is a truck stop at Exit 14, the Woodbine exit. My informant can not attest to what the current owner may be doing now, but does attest to certain knowledge that the prior owner operated some games of chance similar to slot machines. Winnings on those types of machines are only legal in Georgia if given as vouchers, or "store credits." The previous operator was actually paying out cash to winning customers, according to my informant. The owner of the property, alledgedly a high ranking officer in the CCSO - to this day - was fully aware of what the operator was doing, according to my informant. He simply told him to keep a low profile with the activity. While my informant can not say for an absolute certainty that Sheriff Bill Smith also knew of the illegal gambling activity, he can attest that the sheriff was a close friend of said previous operator - so close that he gave the operator a brand spanking new - and quite expensive - H&K .45 caliber semi-automatic pistol - the very same model which had just become standard issue for the CCSO deputies at about that same time. How the purchase of that particular pistol was funded bears looking into. I have no way of verifying this 100%, but my subjective take during my conversation with the informant was that he was being truthful. It's beginning to look more and more like the day the feds make actual arrests at the CCSO, they are going to need a bus.

Bill Smith's private Department of Publc Safety

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I know this will be quite a stretch for the decent, non-Thuggie readers of this blog, but try to imagine for a moment that you are a Thuggie who has accumulated so many points against his drivers license by a combination of, for example, DUI and reckless driving charges, that the GEORGIA Department of Public Safety has sent you a letter informing you that your driver's license is suspended or maybe even revoked and must be surrendered to them pronto, or a cop will come to your house for not only your license, but your tag. So, okay, you surrender your license, but you can't put public safety ahead of your need to drive to work. What's a Thuggie to do? You don't have to wait for permission - which you might not get - from no stinking State of Georgia. Hell no! You come from a long line of Thuggies. You go to Godfather Willie. Godfather knows that he can trust you and your extended family to vote for him and do whatever other favors he may need in the future. Public safety be damned! Godfather Willie fixes you up with a letter sure to put the fear of God into any law enforcement officer in Camden County. Yes, he's done so much good for the community - always placing public safety above his narrow, piggish, political interests.
Look at the date. That letter was written in the first 10 months of the very first year of his very first term as sheriff. Thuggies - face it! He's been no damned good from the very beginning! Twenty three and one-half years of lying, favoritism, and wiping his ass upon every law on the books - especially the 14th Amenedment right to equal protection under the law. Enough is enough!

Victorious Attorney Robbie Morgan's 1/4 page ad from todays T&G.

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Gawd! Not even Charlene is that ignorant!,2933,380143,00.html

If Chatham soil can grow this kind of public servant, why not Camden?

I believe it can - and has, in Tommy Gregory. After the thorough weeding we voters are going to do Tuesday and in subsequent elections, I'm sure more quality public servants will sprout and flourish in years to come. Posting of the above article is in no way intended as a commentary on our coroner, L. W. Bruce, or his opponent.

The official Bill Smith B.S. antidote locker. Listen up, ignorant, lying Thuggie vermin! Some of you fools have been over on TOPIX questioning whether or not Judge Gillette ( although you idiots thought it was the magistrate court, rather than the probate court) had violated the law by sending me the requested copies of various candidates' legally required disclosure forms. Moreover, you idiots wanted to know whether I had paid anything for them. Answers: Judge Gillette's staff, obviously conversant with the Freedom of Information Act, did not hesitate a nano-second to send me the requested information. I had it within five MINUTES ( are you with me, Big Thug, Simper Fido, et al?) of asking for it. It was all faxed to me. Never had to leave my desk - never paid a penny - and it was all perfectly legal. Clearly, you fools need to read the document at the link I'm about to give you in its entirety, but let me call your particular attention to Article 5, lines 5, 8, and 10, respectively. Any questions? Choke on it, Thuggies!

You tell 'em, Tribune and Georgian!!

The offical dung heap for desperate, last-minute, Thuggie lies. Addenda @1740 Hrs. Addendum, 7/12 @ 0936 Hrs.

In stark contrast with Smith's blatant, last-minute lies, here is Tommy's truth-filled, last-minute letter.

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Thursday, July 10, 2008

Did I or did I not warn y'all..

to expect a coordinated attack of last minute lies from the Smith campaign? It has begun. Now watch your mailbox on Saturday. You'll probably have to disinfect it afterwards. Addendum, Friday, 07/11 @ o848 Hrs. Folks, just when you think that you can no longer be astonished by the depth and breadth of the ambient level of Thuggie ignorance, they do it again. Thanks to the reader who alerted me this morning to the latest exhibition of colossal, mind-blowing ignorance on the part of one of Big Thug's most outspoken defenders on Topix Kingsland. The idiot can't even figure out which court he's pissed off at. P.S., You folks set more new records yesterday. 257 of you (148 first time and 109 returning viewers) viewed the blog 932 times yesterday, breaking the previous record of 911. As you can see, Bill, I'm helping you more every day, as I promised you yesterday. OMG! And now, there's this colossal exposition of ignorance: I may be guilty of a crime for having obtained and published public records! ROTFLMAO!

Big Thug loses another one! Stein schools Willie and Amanda on the Georgia Open Records Act.

Sorry to keep ya'll hanging, folks. The thing did not bust up until 6:12 PM. I had not eaten since 11:30. Had to stop for supper at Sonny's. Just walked in the door. Well, fortunately I got out of my 1:30 doctors appointment at 2:10. I scooted on up to Woodbine, getting to the courthouse at about 2:45. Now, let me set this up for you. At the 4th of July parade, everybody was putting Tommy Gregory decals on the back of their Tommy Gregory tee-shirts. Nella Rogers put one on the back of the seat of my power wheelchair. I rolled right on into the courthouse, totally oblivious to the fact that it was there. The deputy at the front gave my wheelchair the once over, including checking down in the storage compartment on the back. His face was no more than six inches from the decal. Nothing. I went into the courtroom and took a seat - at a bailiff's instruction, out in the center aisle, about halfway down to the railing. Now, at that point, there was no sign of Big Thug anywhere in the courthouse. At about 5 minutes to three - the time the hearing started - the same black bailiff who had told me to sit in the aisle, tapped me on the shoulder to tell me that I had a sticker on my chair which was not allowed in the courtroom. Just behind him, out of my line of sight, stood Big Thug, who was obviously highly pissed off after having walked in a sighted the Gregory decal. The deputy had hardly finished telling me before Big Thug leaped into my peripheral vision, just behind my chair, and in a loud, explosive voice, at a decibel level clearly intended to play to everyone then gathered in the courthouse, the silly ass yelled "Hello, Jay. How are 'ya? Glad to see all of those things you've been saying about me. They're actually helping me quite a bit." I immediately responded, equally loudly, "You're welcome, Bill. I'm gonna help you a helluva lot more before it's over with!" Realizing that I was not even in the same zip code as intimidated, like most bullies, he skulked off to his seat. I then told the bailiff that I could not stand up to deal with it and asked if he could remove it for me. He pulled out a pocket knife and got it off of there. I have no idea what the back of my wheelchair looks like now. Sure hope he did not cut the leather. No hard feelings, bailiff. Judge Williams started off by poo-pooing the merits of the case, saying her law clerk had checked it all out before hand, told her there was not much of a case, and that therefor, she hoped it would not take long. WRONG. Jim Stein had subpoenaed a gaggle of witnesses. Let me think. There was "Colonel" Charlie Easterling. Picture an aging "Link Hogthrob" from "Pigs-in-Space" in a cheap suit two sizes too small. There was Easterling's wive, Wanda. Picture that woman in the James Bond movie with the dagger in the toe of her shoe. There was Bill "Simper Fido" Terrell. Picture a retarded Frankenstein's monster with a monster hangover. There was a professional looking bank V.P. from Darien - Mr. Cox, as I recall. Sleazy Talker Walker was there, all GQ'ed in Brylcreme and a teal blazer. Smith's secretary, a middle aged black woman named Edna something was there. The coroner, L.W. Bruce was there. And of course, the star of the show and the first witness called, was Big Thug himself, who apparently was going for a dated Don Johnson as Detective Crockett look with bone chinos and a sort of a square blue horse blanket with white hatching stitched into a Miami Vice sport coat. Really accentuated his deathly haggard pallor. Well, of course, Thug was defiant on the stand. Tried to dismiss it as all politics. Had remarkable lapses of memory as to where he's been lately - here or Charleston. Seems he did not get a single one of those messages from L.W. Bruce, even though Link Hogthrob and Edna testified that they had both repeatedly taken messages from L.B. Bruce and relayed them to Smith. Bruce testified that he had personally left 3 or 4 messages on Thug's cell phone voice mail - which had always elicited a response from Smith for the last ten years or so - but turns out Smith got none of those either. At one point, in exasperation, Bruce had called the 911 center. They said that they would input Bruce's phone number on Smith's pager. Turns out, according to Smith's testimony, he never carries a pager. If there had been some kind of a fool-proof lie detecting device there, the whole damned bunch would be doing life for perjury. Stein was absolutely masterful. Let me tell you, if you ever get your butt in a serious crack, Stein is the guy to call. Just don't mess with his dog. To make a long story short, the judges clerk did not know his butt from first base on this one. Hell, I could have advised her better. In the end, it turns out that Williams was not all that conversant with the particulars of the Open Records Act, as she openly admitted. But Stein educated her over the course of the hearing. In the end, she told Smith's counsel, Terry Reddick, that it looked to her like under the law, she had no choice but to award attorney fees to Stein, paid directly out of Smith's PERSONAL pocket, but that he could have up to 14 days to file a brief convincing her that she was wrong. It was obvious from his tepid response that he knew he was beaten. Stein has another 14 days to respond, but trust me- it will not go that long. Smith knows he's licked. He will have to pay Stein for all expenses and billable hours form the time he took Robbie Morgan's case until the moment Link Hogthrob delivered the subpoenaed documents to Stein's office. This little humiliation was good training for what is coming next Tuesday. Addendum, Friday, 07/11, at 1458 HRS. Gordon's coverage:

Lest we forget....

Early voting going great guns!

I just got off the phone again with Judge Martin Gillette. I called to confirm that the report of Bill Smith's contributions and expenditures I've already posted was the only one he has been required to file so far. It was. Remember, Smith waited until the last minute to qualify and did not really begin to campaign until much more recently than Tommy, who has been hard at it for over 14 months. Martin tells me that as of yesterday afternoon, a tad over 700 people had voted early. He further stated that he had previously estimated a 35% percent voter turnout for this primary election, but has now revised his estimate upwards.

With all due respect, Mr. Gamble...

if you couldn't figure out how to get the correct information on how to run as an independent and successfully obtain 1,000 valid signatures - on the correct forms - why should folks be inclined to believe that you could run the Camden County Sheriff's Office and run it well?

Gregory meet and greet Saturday.

No, Thuggies, that does not mean that he paid me to run this. Get a clue.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Hearing rescheduled for later tomorrow.

Heads up, Big Thug Watchers! If you were planning to go to Big Thug's court appearance before Judge Amanda Williams at 9:30 AM tomorrow, (7/10), be advised that the time has been changed. Smith will now appear before Judge Williams at 3:00 PM tomorrow. Please spread the word.