Apparently, councilor Johnson eats a lot of turkey. That’s not against the law either.
I was skeptical of what laws former Hartford councilor Doyle Johnson may have broken by making upÂ emails that said offensive things about his special needs son and didn’t mention a specific name, or for that matter a fictitious name of who authored them;
Johnson admits he altered that letter to read in part:
“I would like to think you cannot be more *expletive* than your son, but it certainly doesn’t seem that way.”
Johnson read the letter at a city council meeting on December 1st, and added an additional six other sentences to the email, including another referring to his own special needs son.
Minnehaha County States Attorney Aaron McGowan says while Johnson’s actions show “dishonesty and poor judgment” they do not fall within criminal statutes regarding false entries into a public record and it will not yield any prosecutorial merit to forth any criminal charges.
Did he lie during a public meeting? Sure he did, but if we had to start filing charges every time an elected official lied during a public meeting, our courts would be busy. I think the term ‘Grain of Salt’ applies here, as with most politicians when they have ridiculous rants like this.
BTW, anyone who would concoct such a rant (disparaging their own son)Â for sympathy doesn’t need to see a court room, they need to see a head doctor.
Yup, that is a cowboy and a horse kneeling at a cross, and the other sticker that says, ‘We don’t call 911!’
But we do have Cabelas’s on speed dial when we need more ammo.
Thanks be to the TSA for keeping their eyes on a budding terrorist.
Ever since he was two years old, Mikey Hicks has been getting extra attention from the TSA when he flies.
He was recently frisked aggressively when his family flew to the Bahamas for vacation on Jan 2, just days after the so-called â€œunderwear bomberâ€ attempted to ignite explosives on a flight from Amsterdam to Michigan.
â€œUp your arms, down your arms, up your crotch â€” someone is patting your 8-year-old down like he’s a criminal,â€ Mikey’s mother told the newspaper. â€œA terrorist can blow his underwear up and they don’t catch him. But my 8-year-old can’t walk through security without being frisked.â€
With a unique name like Michael Hicks, it’s a pretty safe bet that the TSA has the right guy. In fact, there are only 1,600 other people named Michael Hicks in this country – including young Mikey’s father, according to a national directory. Pretty cut and dried if you ask me.
I don’t know about you, but I’m sure glad we have psychics working for our government who are able to see into the future and know this kid will grow up to be the next Bin Laden. It just gives me a warm, fuzzy feeling all over. Kind of like a goodÂ pat-down.
With a big side of xenophobia.
The words batshit crazy barely begin to describe MN Congresswoman Michelle Bachmann. However, a competitor for the title of looniest loon in Minnesota has emerged to take on US Representative Keith Ellison.
Lynne Torgerson is running for US Rep. in district 5.To spread the word, she has created a website with her platform and views for all the world to see. Among these views is a healthy dose of ranting against Muslims in general, and Keith Ellison in particular.
Now, with all due respect, America, and its people,Â should be lauded for its goal of promoting to public office and other high ranks, people of color,Â women, minorities, etc.Â However, quite frankly, in our zeal, we simply went too far with Keith Ellison.Â Keith Ellison simply is not a proper person to have in our federal government.Â I think it is interesting that Keith Ellison, in the past year or so, introduced a bill entitled “Global Peace.”Â “Global.”Â I think that word is telling.Â Globalization of Islam.Â It is also my understanding that when people of the Muslim faith use the word peace, that “peace” to them means the elimination of Christians and Jews.
Good stuff, right? Try reading it without hearing it in a monotone, 4th-grader-reading-in-front-of-his-class voice. It simplyÂ can’t be done. The entire website is written at a 4th grade level, with almost no compound sentences and very simple words. If this woman somehow passed the MN state bar exam, it must have been read to her and her answers dictated.
Is there something in the water in MN?Â Maybe a little too much lye left in the lutefisk?
This letter is from last week. If you missed it, you missed the best letter I’ve ever seen in the Argus Leader. Lucky for all us blogger types, we be safe.