Sunday, June 29, 2008
This gem makes it sound as though Israel can't pull it off: "Iran has spread its nuclear facilities across the country and has built key portions underground to protect it from air strikes."
Then later the article quotes Iran's claim: "The United States and Israel say Iran's nuclear program is intended to produce weapons — a claim Iran denies, saying its program is for peaceful purposes including producing energy."
ummm yeah- most countries bury their "peaceful" power plants 800 meters underground. If Obama could find Hanford on a map, he'd know that our nuclear junk could be taken out with a Cessna and a pack of bottle rockets. If the bottle rockets failed, you could resort to staring at it real hard and probably cause a spill or two.
Tell us again how we can't "drill our way out of this mess?"
Besides the facts that the author of the article is a. a female, b. a DV survivor and c. in social work, what is interesting is in the past 3 months I've been hearing a lot of back channel chatter from multiple directions that the establishment in many places are getting extremely annoyed with the DV lobby calling the shots. If I had to boil it down, the sentiment is that these women lobbying for totally draconian DV laws need to get out of public policy and into therapy. Unfortunately not enough of that back channel chatter is coming from w/in Thurston County where the industry of emptying bank accounts is alive and well.
As an aside- Thurston County Superior Court withheld their GAL training materials dealing with DV from my most recent public records request. Since that section was taught by the dis-honorable Judge Chris Wickham who posted the code red anti male DV artwork, we are left with only the honor of said sleeze ball that the training never existed and didn't also portray men as perps of DV 99% of the time. Of course the following image was found in the GAL materials on substance abuse. It looks like someone is bucking for a piece of those STOP grants. Let's see if you can spot the agenda.
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
A month ago I had called concerning the total due on my invoice which didn’t appear correct. When I started drilling in, I began to suspect something was amiss and asked if this had been auto renewed without my permission. They said auto renewal was part of the contract I agreed to. I totally blew a gasket. Lucky for me I inadvertently sprung this trap before owing them for another year.
Here’s the dirty trick: When I originally signed up for the one year ad in Dex, the sales person said I could confirm my agreement by voice and then they would send me an invoice. I listened closely to the recording and verbally agreed to the 1 year deal and the total amount due over the phone.
Nowhere in the voice message was there any mention of an auto renewal term. At the end of the confirmation, they summarize the confirmation with a “do you agree to Dex’s Terms and Conditions” which refers not to what was just verbally said to you (the total amount you agreed to pay for 1 year), but to some other agreement where the auto renewal term is hidden.
While a few information jobs allow for a Friday telecommute option, the idea that moving people from point a to point b less is a good idea is bunk. First off, the majority of companies don't allow the telecommute option because not all information workers are productive offsite. Let's face it, the majority of us cannot "phone it in."
Moving people, goods, and services as fast as possible is extremely good for the economy. Not moving goods, services, and people is bad. Imagine what would happen to productivity in the United States if UPS, Fed Ex, the US Mail, Sysco, Yellow, Dairygold, Safeway, Honeybucket, McDonalds, your general contractor, banks and every other business just added another Sunday to the week. Productivity in this country would be set back 30 years. Wages would go down 20% or more. Some jobs would just disappear. Except in the case of our state legislature, that would be a very bad thing for the economy.
Drive less = produce less + consume less.
In essence the Democrat solution is to stay at home, don't work, and do nothing.
But wait, there's more! To put the cap on all this- Borat Obama's solution to energy is for all of us to lay off of heating and cooling our houses too. According to Borat, your 10 month old child doesn't need the house to be 70 degrees in December and 95 degrees is just fine for your 90 year old grandmother in July.
Let's hope he is the Mesiah, because with his energy policy, he's going to send a lot of people on to the great reward. Of course I would "hope" a political Mesiah would at least know that Hanford is not famous for potatoe farming.
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
This post is about the legacy one leaves behind. At the end of our days, we all have to account for what we did and why we failed to do what was right. On Judgment day, God isn’t letting anyone off the hook for looking the other way.
Thurston County District Judge C.L. "Kip" Stilz passed away yesterday. This post is not specifically about him, nor is it not about him. My sincere condolences in advance if someone can point out to me that he was actually an agent of reform that I speak of below and not a willing participant in what is described on this and other blogs daily. The Zero mentioned Stilz was an advocate for open records, but either it was lip service or complete BS because Thurston’s courts have declared themselves exempt from public records requests- including administrative records.
While I can’t say that there is a bucket of complaints on Stilz’s conduct like there is up at the Thurston Superior Court bench, I can say that at this stage of the game that the cesspool in the legal community here is bad enough that there are very few innocent players on the team on the other side of the bar exam.
I thought at one point the charades might be isolated to the family law racket, but in pursuing public records while investigating the court run mafia, it’s clear that the racket is much larger than that. The outright denial of requests for totally benign administrative records, portions of records being withheld because members of the court would be caught in several embarrassing lies, shows that what is going on is quite a bit more serious than that. My latest request on GAL training materials had several chapters completely removed and the courthouse has discontinued all communication on the matter. The claim they they are exempt from all RCW on public records- so omitting whatever is embarrassing is ok.
So this begs the question: Who collecting a paycheck in Thurston County as Judge or working up at the courthouse gets to be exempt from accountability? I ask this as a student of OB. At this stage of the game, those up on the hill are either active participants or willfully turning their heads and ignoring the yonder smoke stacks at the figurative concentration camps where the bodies get burned.
Hell yeah I know the growing posse of folks who “won’t move on” is pissing the family law racket here in Thurston off to no end. Good. We will continue to do so. The fact is any of the “we,” could easily have moved on. However it’s not about us, it’s about fixing the public right of way so the guy behind us doesn’t fall into the same pungi pit as we did. That is our legacy and it’s an inescapable moral duty to do so.
Your legacy in the family law racket from now until we see serious reforms is that folks like us are going hang about your political lives like stinky road kill at every opportunity. Your legacy is us.
Monday, June 23, 2008
“I don’t have to give on anything, my attorney told me the courts here always favor the woman.”
my ex relaying Brian Barnes advice
NOTE: I seldom reference my own divorce in my rants on Thurston's Courts. I didn't have to endure a custody battle, so my experience was mainly of total dismay and disgust. Custody battles are where the real damage is done, which is why my limited experience with Brian Barnes is salient to his role in GAL training.
Brian Barnes is the county’s goto guy for instructing the GALs on report writing. In this training, GALs are supposed to learn to navigate and report on conflict and irrational behavior in custody battles. Barnes is a terrific local expert on creating conflict and irrational behavior where prior to his involvement there was almost none. Given the culture of Thurston’s courts, he’s the perfect attorney for this instruction.
Ancillary to GAL training Brian is also an expert on shopping for the right judge or commissioner too; scheduling a hearing & canceling at the last hour, schedule a hearing & cancel, repeat until the right one comes up while the tab is running. If I really wished ill on my ex, I would be thanking Brian for bleeding her of every dollar of community property she won in the divorce as well as the few extra dollars won by perjuring herself all over the place with Brian’s coaching. Considering that my ex was walking out and not the other way around, it was really tough to grasp where the fuel for such destructive vengence and desire for a legal battle could have come from.
The kicker to this entire story is that my ex was offered a REALLY sweet settlement on day 0 of the divorce discussion before any attorneys were involved. We had no kids, negligible debt and since the stock market was bust, a minimal amount of assets accumulated in our short marriage. There wasn’t much to offer and even less to fight over. Thus her walk away amount was quite extraordinary considering there would be no legal fees, not to mention that it was also the option that would have preserved a valuable friendship with her ex husband.
Not according to Brian Barnes! After meeting with Brian, my ex was filled with plenty of things to fight over including support that she might be entitled to which included me paying all of her legal fees along the way. According to Brian, the only motivation of me making her such an offer would be to totally low ball her and leave her destitute (this was relayed to me in my dismay in her desire to get everything). After a few consultations with Brian, my ex was thinking about the Mercedes SLK I’d been denying her all that time.
Speculating on the duration, communication, and the size of my own attorney bill, after the legal bill came due, Brian Barnes left my ex wife with a serious negative cash balance.
If you see Brian driving a 2003 Porsche, remember that used to be my ex wife’s community property settlement! If you get a GAL in Thurston County, you’ll probably be buying someone a Lexus as well.
In contrast to the mentally handicapped, Civil Savants are actually very capable at what they do, rather their affliction is the firm belief that their institution is more important than the public it was created to serve. A Civil Savant's key metric of success is the number of people they did NOT serve and how painful they make it for "anyone" to work with them. The "anyone" includes others in the public sector.
You'll find Civil Savants in great numbers in the permit office at any county agency, I'm told many of them work at the state licensing office, IRS, the State Department of Revenue, Labor and Industries and especially down at the courthouse.
The article is a good read and there is a bit of an “aha moment” at the bottom of the article. Bozarth wanted to get some info regarding the response time for the fire district and rather than give up the info, fire district's secretary, Linda Wolfe chose to throw down obstacles and excuses for not providing it. Wolfe is filing a complaint that his looking into the situation is “harassment.”
Linda- if the Napavine gig doesn’t work out for you, there is a bright future for you working with Marti Maxwell here in the Thurston County Superior Court. Your work ethic is totally aligned with the court’s mission statement. If that doesn’t work, Ed Holm could certainly find a place for you in the prosecutor’s office. They have a best practices manual in the works on filing those harassment charges.
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Welcome to the club, girls. Parent Alienation by mothers knows no orientation bounds and that should make the Family Court folks happy and profitable for years to come. Supreme Court cases in Texas and Virginia may pave the way. So, side stepping the whole gay marriage debate, I guess the big question in all of this, legally speaking, is Will the Lesbian “partners” get custodial rights in court while actual Fathers continue to get the shaft? Will this pave the way for Shared Parenting? Gasp. How 'bout the DV racket? The GLB lobby has been a big supporter of the false allegation DV industry. But, soon the shoe will be on their foot. Now what? Lesbians, too, will start loading the exit gun with the Silver Bullet of the RO and false DV charges. Will the DV Industry pimp Lesbian moms the same way they do hetero moms? What about the court’s anti-male, pro female bias? With two women, who’s the PERP? I can see gears slipping and smoke emanating from judge’s ears. OMG, who’s the PERP? “Does not compute, does not compute” as their heads spin off. Ultimately, one thing we do know, Momma Bear knows no bounds to which she will alienate the other parent and the family court jesters will gladly help her.
Welcome to the club, girls.
Sunday, June 15, 2008
Washington Shared Parenting has the 411 on the Father's Day Protest and other happenings and news.
Apparently, feet on the street have announced this was a Huge success! 50-60 people were there to protest! Three TV Channels! KNDU and KEPR as well as a hispanic TV channel. There were also interviews for follow up stories! There were at least 50-60 who cut across over to Columbia Center Boulevard and covered those corner well, for more than an hour.Julian - you’re the man. Way to go! Get ready Hazard Family Law Racketeers, guess who's next?
Saturday, June 14, 2008
In the article the judge sounded a lot like our very own Child Support Activist "Momma Bear" Pomeroy.
"The typical family pattern was the mother at home with the children, the father working," said Hon. Robert Swisher, a longtime Judge for Benton-Franklin Superior Court."
What you never hear in these news stories is the real story on why our legislature won't ever pass shared parenting. As long as the DSHS funding keeps coming into the court and continues to be a HUGE profit center for the state budget, the legal robber barons won't do what is best for the children. That is a well worn out cliche. The judiciary and the legislature could at least start being honest (after all they do insist on being called Honorable) and just tell the masses that the money is too enormous to change the system. Take the "in the children's best interest" out of the language of the law if you are going to let these judges continue run the momma bear and DV rackets. Be honest for a change, it's about money not about kids. If Dad were to get equal time, the courts and DSHS would get FAR LESS money. Why do you think Pomeroy and Wickham have been so active on the Child Support Work Group Committees? It's about the money, your uh er, Honor.
Friday, June 13, 2008
Glenn Beck has an interesting perspective and makes a good point . . . Why is it on Mother's Day we all talk about how great our moms are? Why is it on Mother's Day you don't have the wringing of the hands and you don't have the "My mom wasn't there for me," but you do on Father's Day. Why is it on Mother's Day it's the number one long distance day but not on Father's Day? Father's Day's not number 2. Why is it on Mother's Day everybody goes out, runs and tries to do something special for mom but Dad gets a tie, almost an afterthought.
On TV this weekend they are running movies on one channel and the theme is Good Dad, Bad Dad. There will be plenty of moron, doofus dad role models in action running 24/7. No different than any other day or night on TV.
Modern day American women think that men are basically good for the sperm donation and paycheck but truly feel they should play no part in raising kids. A recent study put that number at 40% of modern day moms. We live in a culture, thanks to feminism and Oprah, where we worship and glorify mommyhood. Women are so special for simply having a birthing canal. Women are cheating on husbands and blowing up families at an epidemic rate. They firmly believe their kids will be better off without their Dad and can be replaced by any TOM, Dick or Harry (or Sally) or Suzie until the next paycheck comes around. Good moms that put their kids’ best interest first are hard to find.
We have a judiciary and government made up of feminists or men cowering to them. We have courts and social systems that are well oiled daddyectomy machines. The court routinely strips kids of their dads for profit without any laws broken or any proven abuse. Father’s rights are a joke and plainly non existent. It is an accepted and routine practice now in the legal field. The Bar Association is a Misandrist Machine.
So, here’s to you Dad. Thanks for helping me MAN up. Here’s to you mom for sticking by him so I could have a Dad and here’s to all the kids out there this weekend without a Dad because of you modern day moms. Happy Father’s Day.
Once upon a time I was willing to give Pomeroy the benefit of the doubt because she told a scorned gold digger to pay her own damn attorney fees (blog entry on the gold digger's conflict fueling attorney coming soon in an update to the Axe grinding GAL series). That benefit of the doubt has long since evaporated.
This post by local "Gandalf" over on TABs illustrates why. Entire post with name redacted below:
http://www.courts. wa.gov/opinions/ ?fa=opinions.
In this action, the Court of Appeals reversed Judge Pomeroy and ended the
permanancy of an Order of Protection. I have never seen a more abusive use of an
Order of Protection.
The Freemans divorced in 1998, he moved to Kentucky and Missouri then and
has no claimed contact for ten years. A Permanent Order of Protection was
granted at the time. Mr. Freeman, a soldier, then served in Iraq and lost a hand
in combat. Although disabled, he was allowed to stay in the Army if he could gat
a security clearance. He could not because ofthe Order of Protection. He moved
to have the order lifted. His ex objected and Judge Pomeroy denied his
Ms. Robin Freeman pointed to unexplained events that she attributed to Rob,
including: rattling of the windows, doors, and walls of her house; repositioning
of the driver's seat of her car; receiving Rob's mail at her house; reappearance
of missing flower vases; and a hole kicked into her bedroom wall. Robin conceded
that she had never seen Rob do any of these things. But she stated: "I am
terrified of this man.
The Court states: "Rob showed more than the mere passage of time. He showed
a compelling need for lifting the order and a lack of opportunity for contact.
Further, there is no evidence that Rob had hurt his wife or the other children
at anytime. The commissioner did not consider all of the relevant facts and
misapprehended others. Due to these changed circumstances, Robin's current fear
is not reasonable."
Finally, Robin sought attorney fees for a frivolous appeal.
The Court ruled: CONCLUSION: We reverse the denial of the termination of
the order of protection and remand for the entry of an order consistent with
this opinion. We affirm the trial court's decision on attorney fees and deny the
request for attorney fees on appeal.
Incredible, that no allegations were ever proven or documented, no 911
calls, nothing in the original Order of Protection. Here comes the ex, 10 years
later trying to kick down someone she has had no contact with for 10 years to
keep a wounded soldier from staying in the Army. Judge Pomeroy is a disgrace as
a judge and as a human being. Shame on her for joining in an obvious to anyone,
including the Court of Appeals, what was nothing more than a vicious attack, out
of spite, on a wounded veteran.
Judge Pomeroy needs to go. She is clearly biased, bigoted, and unbalanced.
She is clearly a bad judge and a bad person. Disgraceful.
Bang the drum loudly,
PS: Repositioning of the driver's seat of her car????????? An attorney
offered that in open court? Is there no minimum human decency by attorneys?
Thursday, June 12, 2008
Go get your own ring of hell you windbag.
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
So, I say let 'em have their marriage (and Divorce with false DV allegations). Divorce is big business for the courts and a busy divorce attorney is one more criminal off the street. Besides, it just doesn't get any more heart warming (for me) than seeing a couple of same sex male attorneys kissing.
"Today is the happiest and most romantic day of our lives."
Doesn't that just warm your heart?
Monday, June 09, 2008
Saturday, June 07, 2008
Note the keynote presenter who will be indoctrinating the supposedly "unbiased" GALs deciding the fate of your child and playing a key role in determining how much time (if any) your child will have with you.
He must be contrasting Russia's long history of rebuilding prosperous countries suffering under dictators and communism to the fully self serving patterns of the United States.
I can now fully comprehend why the democrats want us to be dependant on Russia and the middle east for oil. These countries are good and the United States is evil. Oil extraction, production, and consumption in these countries is good, while oil extraction, production, and consumption in the United States is evil.
See folks, it's all about understanding good and evil.
As a court watch dog I would normally be a big fan of anyone challenging an incumbent Judge in Thurston. However incumbent Tabor is the one judge who doesn't have 10,000 complaints against him for making up the law as he goes.
That's probably why largely left leaning Ed Holm has decided to challenge Tabor as judge. Holm's track record as prosecutor is at best, on borderline of "recall" status. The taxpayers being $6 million lighter for a sexual harassment judgement is exhibit A.
I'll give you exhibit B. The Domestic Violence Industry should be livid about this one.
I recently did a public records request and was given full access by Holm's office to records containing personal information including the names, phone numbers and addresses of protection orders. I told the prosecutors office this was a big issue and they should have redacted it----as in 2/3 of the other requests come from inmates or former inmates. They looked at me like I was from Neptune.
Holm's statement to the Zero of why he is more qualified than Tabor: Holm is Democrat.
Apparently putting a (d) by his name wasn't much of a functional qualification for Ed Holm in keeping the prosecutor's office running like a swiss watch. I think he will fit right in with the rest of the bench.
Friday, June 06, 2008
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Thursday, June 05, 2008
1- Courts do not treat mothers and fathers equally; hence 99% of contested custody battles result in the father being wiped out of the kid's life. Unsubstantiated claims of domestic violence grease the skids in that process. When I say unsubstantiated, I mean unsubstantiated and completely bogus.
- 1.a Kids with one parent are statistically screwed.
- 1.b The total destruction and annihlation of family wealth in divorce is unnecessary and very much architected by the courts and the divorce industry.
2- As all of Washington State witnessed, a judge here in Thurston county ruled that all talk radio stations had to register their time discussing a political topic as a campaign contribution to that topic. This was overturned 9-0 by the State Supreme Court. That judge has long been a travesty to the families treading through the courts here. The free-speech ruling is just a peephole into the every day happenings of Crazyland that is Thurston county's court system.
Per my cryptic rope-entry yesterday- I have a long thread involving a public records request illustrating both the arrogance and stupidity of the racket running the place as well as their total contempt for anyone that is not part of their racket. I will post that thread at a later date. Marti Maxwell (court administrator) will need a spare pair of underwear when this thread hits the light of day.
Besides having been a total abomination to justice, the Duke case is insanely similar to the DV/Child Custody racket that goes on in Thurston's court room. While I often focus attention on the mentally deranged posse of Judges sitting on the bench, the truth is there is a big fat line up of court house conspirators that participate in fathers losing all possessions, going into bankruptcy, and losing all contact with their kids in custody battles.
Make no doubt about it- many of these people have a clear agenda to keep this rolling. As the Paula Casey "code red" video showed, their agenda is clear: you as a male and father figure are bad, your ex as a mother is a "victim" and the only fit parent for your kids. You can replace the rape kit and nurse with the axe grinding GALs, court clerk, court administrator and on and on.
Note: if ANY father in a custody battle gets labeled an abuser and has Paula Casey as a sitting judge, please contact me for access to the Paula Casey "code red" video.
Wednesday, June 04, 2008
Supposing I set aside my guns and my religion for a moment, pull up in my proverbial 4WD, hook up a winch to that rope and start tightening it? If I were a commercial enterprise I could sell tickets as this unfolds... and it is unfolding.
The law of building a corrupt organization, which is essentially a house of cards, is that eventually, without exception, the house of cards falls. Time is one catalyst. Annoyed plebians are the other. The result is a courthouse full of sailboat captains tying their own nooses.
Monday, June 02, 2008
The people of this state do not yield their sovereignty to the agencies that serve them. The people, in delegating authority, do not give their public servants the right to decide what is good for the people to know and what is not good for them to know. The people insist on remaining informed so that they may maintain control over the instruments that they have created.
* Preamble to the state's Open Public Meetings ActFor entire Article click here
Wow, I might have to start reading the Yakima Herald on a regular basis. What a breath of fresh air from a member of the media. Maybe real journalism isn't lost, after all.
Ask these kids how much of their eductation is their responsibility vs someone else's. This is a really interesting and revealing test and I wish it would be given every year to every student on the first day of school.
It was given to a room full of "gifted" students at my jr high back in the day. Only 1/3 answered that 95% or more of the responsibility was their own. This was the gifted class 20+ years ago. I can only imagine how things have degraded since then.
Public schools suck. They have always sucked. So do some private schools. This would not be such a huge issue except for one major problem: The problem is this- schools AND parents fail to teach students one primary lesson: No one is really going to give a crap if you have a rough life. Sadly many rack up 80k in college debt w/out learning this.
The true failure of public schools is the failure to flip the bit in the brain that tells the individual that when life gets to be rough and everything is going wrong- it might be the fault of everyone around you, - but it sure as hell is no one else's problem but your own.
BTW- the group that answered 95% or more for individual accountability went on to do some REALLY amazing stuff in life.
Sunday, June 01, 2008
Liberal elect makes good on promise to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. Rudd stated the Iraq deployment has made Australia more of a target for terrorism.
Yeah, appeasement has always worked with terrorists and we definately wouldn't want to make the terrorists unhappy or angry with us.
Here's the real kicker: The down under deployment was providing training and reconstruction support to the Iraqi police. Were it not for the fact that locals were well on their way in showing real moxy in driving stability this would be a total PR victory for the throat cutters.
I'm surprised Rudd and other liberals don't just allocate funds to support terrorists so he can make good on the claims about the situation degrading into civil war. If you live in Olympia, you'll find that some groups already are and have the bumper sticker to prove it.