BLAIRSVILLE, GA – Boone County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) Detectives Timothy Adams and Coy Cox reopened the Oct. 1, 1978 cold rape case and tracked down their suspect, Michael Dean Tate, 77, to Union County, Ga.
Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) assisted in the arrest of Tate, who admitted to raping a woman in KY but couldn’t remember the exact date. He told investigators that “it could have been 1978.” He also went on to admit two more sexual assaults in two more states. Detectives are now working on those cases as well.
The initial crime occurred around 4 a.m. on Oct. 1, 1978, when a young woman in her 20s was attacked from behind, the kidnapped and raped. She immediately reported the incident to the Park Hills Police Department. She told them that a man grabbed her from behind by the throat as she was exiting her car at 2 a.m. She said the man threatened to kill her if she continued to struggle or make any noise.
During his interview with BCSO Detectives, Tate confirmed that he grabbed the woman from behind while she exited her car in the garage.
He then closed her car door and forced her into his car. Once inside the car, he drove to St. Joseph’s Lane in Park Hills where he proceeded to rape her and force her to perform other sex acts for the next two hours. During her witness report, she also relayed that her assailant bragged about killing other victims. The woman begged for her life and eventually was released alive.
BCSO Detectives were able to identify Michael Dean Tate as the assailant through the Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System (IAFIS). They discovered that he lived in Georgia, but further investigation found activity in Cincinnati during the 70s. Adams and Cox began looking into the cold rape case due to the similarities with an unsolved homicide on Boone County.
Adams and Cox spoke with the victim of the crime who confirmed that she didn’t know Michael Dean Tate, and she normally parked her car in the garage and hadn’t had it serviced recently. The only person that she knew had touched her car door was the assailant.
On Nov. 13, 2019, the detectives traveled to Union County to conduct their interview with Tate who did admit to the crime as well as others. They obtained an arrest warrant for Tate on Nov. 14. 2019 and charged him with 1st Degree Rape, 1st Degree Sodomy, and Kidnapping. He is currently being held in Union County Jail on $500,000 bond.
Tate awaits extradition to Kentucky, which could take days or months depending on if Tate contests the extradition. Each charge is a Class-B felony with possible sentences of 10 to 20 years in prison.
As always, all defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
Mugshot courtesy of Union County Sheriff’s Office.
I’m dumbstruck when I consider all the money authorized and wasted by the Republican
controlled congress over the past two years, on the baseless Trump-Russia collusion fallacy
when the low hanging fruit of the Clinton’s RICO reeking cabal that is Bill and Hillary’s self
sustaining charitable foundation offers such low hanging fruit so ripe for the picking that even
the most incompetent federal prosecutor, even one with a mail order degree, could win.
The avowed criminal, former FBI Director James Comey, by his own admission, is one of those
low hanging fruits ready for easy harvesting. He should be a “slam-dunk” for prosecution. So is
Andy McCabe and Peter Strzok, Bruce Orr and the several previously disgraced attorneys
serving on Mueller’s team of Trump hating investigators. (Sen Stevens R-AK)
Now that Pelosi and her stable of mindless idiot socialists are soon to take over the House, the
GOP has finally decided, in its last three weeks of existence, to consider the crimes of the
Clinton Foundation ignored by the DoJ, and investigate ‘em themselves. It’s all Nonsense!
Pushed for time the GOP has now decided they had better look like they are doing something to
appease the base. But remember, most of these people are still part of the “uni-party’ that is the
deep state, many of them still hate Donald Trump.
Taking down the Clintons should be easy via her foundation. Hillary, the driving force of her
foundation’s corruption, unfortunately, lacks the people skills that should keep the little people
under her, the now mass of whistleblowers coming forward, from turning “states evidence” and
dropping a dime. Many have physical evidence proving her corruption and now we learn that
one whistleblower has been the recipient of a late night FBI search warrant. Why was that? He
already gave them everything he had. It was to shut him and other whistleblowers up.
The mafia does that for their own security except they don’t take chances; the whistleblower is
usually killed publicly, for all to see so that other witnesses will readjust their commitment to law
and order. Right now, a bunch of former Clinton employees, State Dept. employees and others,
who Hillary held in contempt as simply “little people,” servants beneath her dignity, are ready to
dump on her. So, let’s get it going.
The former senior executive levels of the FBI, Director James Comey, and his associates,
considered themselves sacrosanct when it comes to enforcing the law of the United States,
except when the law interferes with their own needs. At the moment, they want Trump out of
office before they lose everything and, hiding behind the facade of counterintelligence, they set
about fabricating a case against Donald Trump, because he won and their favorite, Hillary
Clinton, didn’t. That is injustice personified and corruption at its most apparent.
One of their early targets was Trumps National Security advisor, Lt. Gen. Flynn, former Director
of the DIA, with a distinguished thirty-year army career. Through ruse and subterfuge, they
tricked the general into making statements, not under Miranda warning, that they claimed were
lies. Lying to the FBI constitutes a serious crime if nothing else can be proven. It now appears
the Federal judge involved in the Flynn case has serious doubts about the FBI’s handling of the
Flynn case. Flynn pled ‘guilty’ just to avoid bankruptcy but, none the less, he was left near
destitute, in penury. That’s injustice personified. What do we learn from this tawdry business?
Stay out of politics? Perhaps! Trust the judiciary to do the right thing or absolutely never, ever
speak to or trust the FBI? All apply.
Remember, Liberty is the goal, the Constitution is the way. Now, go get ‘em! (13Dec18)
SEX TRAFFICKERS WILL TARGET ATLANTA
DURING NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME WEEKEND
ATLANTA – The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Georgia, along with our law enforcement partners, are encouraging both citizens and visitors to be aware of the possibility of sex trafficking during the festivities happening in and around Atlanta this weekend and into next week. In short, if you believe it might be, tell someone.
“Sex traffickers are despicable people, and they use events like the National Championship game to ply their trade,” said U.S. Attorney Byung J. “BJay” Pak. “These types of events draw large crowds of revelers, and sex traffickers often seek to exploit these types of opportunities. We need everyone’s help in identifying those being trafficked for sex, and in bringing the traffickers to justice.”
Many times those who are being trafficked are homeless, runaway, or abandoned children, but it is not limited to these groups. Traffickers also seek out at-risk individuals, i.e. those individuals suffering from sexual/physical abuse, or dependency, while also exploiting women and children from other countries – typically from impoverished nations.
There are some signs that people should be aware of which may indicate someone is being held against their will and trafficked for sex:
- They do not hold their own identity or travel documents;
- They appear to suffer from verbal or psychological abuse designed to intimidate, degrade and frighten the individual;
- They have a trafficker or pimp who controls all their money – the victim will have very little or no pocket money;
- They are extremely nervous, especially if the victim’s “translator” is their trafficker; and
- They are not allowed to move about by themselves and have little understanding of where they are.
Victims may also lack personal items, possessions, or luggage. They may not have a cell phone or calling card. Most may also lack private space – a trafficker or an enforcer is always present. They most likely will not possess financial records or identification documents, or have any knowledge about how to get around in a community.
The penalties for sex-trafficking are substantial, but can only be enforced with the help of aware citizens. If you wish to report a potential sex-trafficking incident please contact the FBI at (770) 216-3000.
For further information please contact the U.S. Attorney’s Public Affairs Office at [email protected] or (404) 581-6016. The Internet address for the home page for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Georgia Atlanta Division ishttp://www.justice.gov/usao-ndga.
Is Impeachment a Celebrity Trap for the Democrats?
It was Oscar Wilde I think, who opined “the second worst thing in the world is being talked about. The worst thing is not being talked about.” Wilde was referring to his ‘celebrity’ of course, having it and then losing it like the Democrats seem determined to do.
The Nobel Peace Prize once enjoyed the ‘celebrity’ of its uniqueness until it was laughingly awarded to Jimmy Carter for his failed Camp David Accords effort, an insult to peacekeepers everywhere. To compound the insult, it was awarded to Al Gore for his silly obsession with melting ice, dying polar bears and rising oceans. Then, even before finishing six months in office, the prize was award to Obama, not for what he did but for what he said he would do, a new low! It was talked about, then not talked about, then forgotten. The Nobel Prize is near meaningless, the medal a mere trinket. Celebrity lost!
Are the Democrats going to achieve the same results with their Articles of Impeachment? We’ll see.
Right now, the Democrat Congress, having lost their attempt to oust our duly elected President for lack of evidence because there was none, have demanded Trumps “impeachment” for high crimes and misdemeanors, however that’s defined. However they want to define it, I’m for it, not because I want Trump gone, no indeed, just then opposite, because it gives him an open forum to defend himself and expose the miscreants of the deep state. “When the trumpet sounds, In unfrenzied excitement he plows up the ground, he paws fiercely, rejoicing in its strength and charges into the fray, afraid of nothing.”
Once the House pass’s its indictment to Impeach, it goes to the Senate for trial. It’s probable the Republican Senate will put a swift end to the procedure but doing so will rob Trump and America, from the joy of watching the close examination that will reveal the tawdry facts. Any Republican Senator who votes for impeachment will be marked as the traitors they are, to face their own voters at their next campaign.
The Senates trial will allow Trump’s team, for the first time, to have the right to question all of these people under oath: Hillary Clinton, former FBI Director Comey, S/A Peter Strzok, Lisa Page, Bruce Ohr, Glenn Simpson, Donna Brazile, Loretta Lynch, Eric Holder, Chris Steele, Brennan, Clapper, and a bunch of other participants we haven’t even heard of, all involved in the coup attempt. They know that and they don’t want to be anywhere near a trial of a real surviver, Donald Trump. In their desperation and fear they will turn on themselves, which has probably already started.
Under the probing questions by Trumps attorney’s, the real truth will be revealed. As the finger pointing occurs, deals will be made and suddenly a lot of democrats will wish they were somewhere else. Many are going to be charged with real Crimes and Misdemeanors and they will go to jail. America needs to be cleansed. The celebrity of political leadership has been irrevocably tarnished.
If you didn’t realize it, the ball will be in our court. The Republican controlled Senate will determine what testimony is allowed. Remember, Hillary Clinton bailed out the Bankrupt DNC effectively taking political control of it. From that unholy union came the DNC’s (Hillary’) decision to fix the Democrat Primary election in her favor; followed by the phony Trump dossier, her cover up and destruction of subpoenaed incriminating email evidence and her later public exculpation by FBI Director Comey. Outrageous! It will all come out, if they go to trial.
If the Senate declines to convict the President, as they doubtless will, then the Democrat legislative obstruction will proceed as usual, as will the election that Trump will win. People will have seen that democrats have wasted over two years trying to hold onto their power. America’s real needs, the invasion of our borders, China’s growing hegemony in South-East Asia, Iran’s sword rattling, creating more American jobs and restoring our defense capabilities, will all be ignored, if the Democrats stay in the Congress.
Remember, freedom is the goal, the Constitution is the way. Now, go get ‘em!
What Does the Future Bode?
The 116th Congress has been sworn in; it’s leadership in serious doubt and its mission, from the Democrat standpoint, confused. It will be a contentious two years. Nancy Pelosi’s place in history, despite the fact she’s’ a dedicated unAmerican Progressive bordering on dementia, is secure. History will reflect she was the first Female House Speaker and the first female elected twice to that position. To be kind to her true but sad legacy, commendations will end there.
Our federal government stands exposed for what it really is, a criminal enterprise operating under the auspices of big business, big government, big banks and, war; always ready for war. That drives the fear that keeps government in operation. All is protected by the now exposed corrupted apparatus of the Deep State, the IRS, the DoJ and the FBI.”
We must seriously forget thinking in terms of Republican vs. Democrat but in terms of ‘Them vs Us,’ us being the “deplorable’s” they so desperately want to rule over. Romney’s recent op-ed remarks made that perfectly clear. Is he one of them or one of us? He’s as corrupt as the rest of ‘em! Romney focused on form and style not a word on what needs to be done. The American people see Trump for exactly what he is, a do’er who does what he said and gets the things done that needed to be done, like reversing the Progressive agenda the Left labors to preserve.
With political corruption comes the seeds of elitism, implanted into politician who, because he or she has been re-elected time and time again assumes they are better than the voters who put them there and deserve, because of their longevity, to retain the reins of power, even to the point of denying their election losses. That’s why Nancy Pelosi is House Speaker again, despite being a near dimwit, and why she has come to believe she stands as a co-equal with President Trump, clear evidence of her oncoming dementia.
Presently, the Nancy Pelosi refuses to fund a secure border. Five billion dollars funds our government for a day, but naturally, to do so would be giving a political victory to Trump and that they can’t abide. She’s trying to dampen down Democrat talks of “impeachment” because there is noting there to impeach him for. They’ll wait for the Mueller Report, which I predict will be a twenty pound tome of unprovable BS that Democrats will use to halt all legislative progress.
The new Congress, filled with young new Democrats, poses a problem. The fake news media focuses on the loudest, most flamboyant and really, the stupidest of the new members, Socialist all, who rant on about issues and policies that will never leave the House, let alone be considered in the Senate. The political stalemate is quickly degenerating into a carnival side show for entertainment purposes only. No legislation can possibly come from that quarter.
But also, amongst the newly minted Democrat congressperson’s are CIA and military combat veterans. Why they are Democrats remains a mystery, but the ones I’ve heard speak have not been tainted with the poison of socialism and actually fit better into the old Democrat party’s demographics we once knew and loved so well. I thought I heard a Scoop Jackson today!
But, alas, the House still has its old, decrepit, ignorant, intellectual illuminaries like Maxine Waters to chair the House Finance Committee, Hank, “won’t the Island tip over” Johnson, Sheila Jackson Lee and a few others who, because of their notoriety, or is it possibly their stupidity, find microphones shoved into their faces so they can pontificate on how awful Trump is. It’s time to rearrange our priorities, especially if the GOP intends to remain a viable political party. Remember, freedom is the goal, the Constitution is the way. Now, go get ‘em.
President Donald Trump accepted the recommendation from Assistant Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein and Attorney General Jeff Sessions to remove James Comey from his position as FBI Director. Many Democrats like Senator Chuck Schumer are asking “Why now?”
Democrats continue to reference Comey as the man leading the investigation concerning the Russians. Maybe they forgot that the FBI is an entire agency and can continue investigations without James Comey. A year after the fact, no one has any evidence of a direct connection between Donald Trump and the Russian government.
On July 5th, in a statement Comey said there was evidence of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton handling classified information but he could not prove her intent. Democrat Senators and the media say Comey’s firing resemble the famous “Saturday night massacre” by President Richard Nixon. This is where President Nixon fired Watergate special prosecutor Archibald Cox. In the show today BKP explained how there is nothing about Watergate that resembles Donald Trump firing James Comey.
We also look at the coincidence that President Bill Clinton fired FBI Director, William Sessions, on July 19th and Deputy White House Counsel Vince Foster’s body was found in Fort Marcy park on July 20th.
The bottom line is President Donald Trump fired Comey because he was no longer effective and able to run the agency. “The Director of the FBI must be someone who follows faithfully the rules and principles of the Department of Justice and who sets the right example for our law enforcement officials and others in the Department. Therefore I must recommend that you remove Director James B. Comey, Jr. and identify an experienced and qualified individual to lead the great men and women of the FBI.” – Attorney General Jeff Session
The DOJ and the FBI…What’s Next?
Mueller’s Trump-Russia collusion investigation is all but dead. For all the months of investigation by Clinton partisan investigators at vast taxpayer expense, all they has to show for it is a miserable tally of petty offenses (lying to FBI agents), that have nothing to do with the “collusion with Russia” allegations that cost Hillary her expected post as America’s first female President.
The media coverage of President Trump is so negative that a weaker man than Trump would have wilted under that assault long ago. If Trump had conspired with Russia to steal the election from Hillary, the media would have found evidence of it early on. They didn’t and neither could Mueller. Congress could end the nonsense by simply defunding the Special Counsel, unless of course, Mueller found culpable evidence that the Hillary campaign and the DNC were, in fact, colluding with the Russians and moved on it. Oh, the humanity!
Exactly, what keeps this collusion story alive after a year of failures? It’s the dysfunctional Democrats and hysterical media who, in the face of facts to the contrary, conspire to keep their hopes for a socialist win alive. For them now, Hillary is a dead horse so it’s the issue of collusion that must be pursued. How they did that was to create, by their own hand, a bogus dossier, allegedly an opposition research report, circulate it among their DoJ and FBI syncopates, the NYT and Sen. John McCain, to give it credence, and blow the flames into a conflagration sure to burn the Trump Presidency into ashes. “Why, it’s a matter of “national security” so we must obtain a phony FISA warrant to spy on Trump, his family and associates.” Then, activate the deep state inbreds to create leaks, and watch the ship of state sink. Nope!
Many of Obama’s agency heads and upper level management, working together, could create much damage. Because they failed to undermine the shocking election result, the collusion story was concocted to justify a special counsel, staffed with Obama’s imbeds and prevent discoveries that were inimical to their case by revealing Hillary’s actual involvement.
I suspect the corruption of the FBI and DoJ started as early as the Clinton’s time in Arkansas, involving Hillary’s Whitewater land deal and the Rose Law firm investigations. By the time the Clintons finished their first term in the White House, the corruption was complete and cronies firmly in place to prevent possible backlashes to the Clinton’s criminal enterprise. The unravelling of that nest of crooks reveals a complicated list of characters all worthy of trial and imprisonment. They could start with former A.G. Eric Holder and his bogus Fast and Furious gun running operation that actually cost lives, both American and Mexican. His “hands up, don’t shoot,” program, plus the Clinton Foundation Pay to Play scheme and the Uranium One deal, among other crimes. All were ignored by then FBI Director Mueller.
Attorney General Loretta Lynch met secretly, she thought, with Bill Clinton on an Arizona airport tarmac ahead of the election, directing FBI director Comey to exculpate Hillary Clinton over “gross negligence” charges in her handling of classified emails when she was Secretary of State. James Comey, as FBI director, tied himself into knots trying to BS the American public about why Hillary would not be prosecuted.
While her campaign, it was learned, actually paid for the phony dossier, her potential power as President, was enough to move the DoJ and FBI to present the dossier as a worthwhile intelligence report sufficient to call for a domestic counterintelligence effort. Who approved it?
Well, lurking in the center of his web of intrigue, alert to every nuance from the connecting fibers of his network sat the one person responsible, aloof and uninvolved, but culpable because nothing worked without his knowledge or direction. It was President, Barack Obama. He alone is responsible.
No one in government would have dared behave as they did without the tacit approval of Barack Obama. His underlings knew exactly what he wanted, what was needed and performed accordingly, without the paper trail of potential accusation implicating him. Obama’s two attorney generals, his FBI director, his Commissioner of the IRS, and all the other agency heads served at his pleasure.
The corruption was visible, but the protections were too. Mueller’s feeble attempt to bring closure to Trump’s presidency has opened the door to exposure and let in the fresh disinfecting light of truth, revealing all. Let’s hope the new administration can act on it, without fear.
Remember, freedom is the goal, the Constitution is the way. Now, go get ‘em! (06Jan18)
We’re Blind to What’s Coming
Let’s see if we can figure this one out. ISIS claims 64 year old Stephen Paddock, the mass murderer in Las Vegas, was a convert to Islam fulfilling their call to conduct lone-wolf attacks in the West. Almost Immediately the FBI tells us there’s absolutely no such connection; and this conclusion from an agency that is still trying to pin Trumps November election victory to Russian collusion.
The shooter may, or may not, be a convert to Islam but I’ll bet he was really a deranged Democrat who voted for Bernie Sanders. His daddy, Patrick Benjamin Paddock, was a psycho bank robber, prison escapee and once on the FBI’s ten most wanted list.
The Islamic State, of course, immediately claimed credit for the mass shooting in Vegas that greeted us early this Monday morning. ISIS also claimed the attacker had converted to Islam only a few months ago. Quoting the ISIS propaganda source, Amaq, they said: “The Las Vegas attack was carried out by a soldier of the Islamic State and he carried it out in response to calls to target states of the coalition.” Maybe? They’ll claim about anything but…?
Following the same sources, we now learn that ISIS is stepping up their game, possibly to be in synch with planned riots and confrontations planned by the deranged anarchists, “antifa, Black Lives Matter, New Black Panther Party,” et.al., demanding that Donald Trump be removed from his office. They want Trump gone and civil conflict, they believe, is their vehicle to do it. Throw in the Jihadists threat, like ISIS, the lone wolf attacks and the screaming propaganda drowning out voices of common sense, and the way to war may soon be on us. It will not be nice.
Paddock may, or may not, have been ordered by ISIS to do this wicked deed. But, we do know that ISIS is calling for more lone wolf attacks, in Chicago, Austin, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Philadelphia, home of the first Colonial American attack against Great Britain. Islam likes anniversaries and use them as excuses to pillage and murder and, make their statement.
ISIS spokesman Abu Al-Hassan Al-Muhajir is reported urging lone wolf attacks in America, Russia and Europe. Al Hassan said: ‘Know that our war with our enemy is an all out war and the interests of the enemy can be easily targeted,’ ‘Make sure they are preoccupied with their own safety, thus diverting their attention away from your Caliphate.’ Should we take him at his word? Probably! If we are to protect ourselves we must know our enemy even when our leaders insist that Islam is a religion of peace and that we are all haters, racists and Islamaphobes if we don’t accept them as is, Shariah law and all. Not on my watch!
The tawdry NFL issues spawned by Colin Kaepernick two years ago over due respect to our flag and National Anthem, the assault against Confederate statues and battle flags, and the massive destruction to Puerto Rico by hurricanes Irma and Maria, not forgetting Harvey, is taking our attention away from the enemy at the gates. Jihadists are here and more are coming.
We will soon be overrun by twelve hundred years of inbreds from the middle-east whose only hope for racial salvation is through re-creation with non tainted women of the West. It cannot be done without submitting—to Islam.
We’ve been warned. There is a threat to Trump that if he doesn’t step down from office, “all hell will break loose.” Can we believe that? Yes, if the dementia displayed by the Progressives and their acolytes against Donald Trump are any guide to go by, we had better be prepared.
Remember, freedom is the goal, the Constitution is the way, Now, go get ‘em! (02Oct17)
Cochran Funeral Home and Crematory announces Funeral Services for Mr. James Homer Thomasson, Husband, Father, and Grandfather who passed away on Monday, December 10th, 2018, at the age of 84. He was born on August 1, 1934, in Murphy, North Carolina. The son of the late James Garlin Thomasson and Flora Stephens Thomasson.
Homer joined the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) June 1, 1953, as a staff member assigned to the Personnel Section, in Washington, D.C. He graduated from John Marshall University and John Marshall Law School in 1962, with a degree in Law and was appointed to the FBI Academy in 1962. After completing the FBI Academy, he was assigned as an FBI Special Agent, in Springfield, IL; Danville, IL; Pittsburgh, PA; and as Senior Agent-in-Charge of the Huntington, WV office. He was transferred to his Office of Preference, Atlanta, GA, in 1976. Homer retired as Senior Resident Agent-in-Charge of the Gainesville, GA office in 1985.
After retirement from the FBI, he was employed as Officer of Credit Card Investigations for the National Bank of Georgia; subsequent employment by the Georgia Insurance Commissioners Office, where he assisted in establishing their Insurance Arson Fraud Investigations Division. He was later appointed Vice President, Wachovia Credit Card Investigation Division, Wachovia Bank, Atlanta, GA. After retirement from Wachovia, Homer moved back to his home town, Blairsville, where he was employed as Investigator for the District Attorney’s Office.
Homer was a member of the Society of Former Special Agents of the FBI, Atlanta Chapter President in 1992. He was a member of First Baptist Church, Blairsville, where he served as Deacon and various Church committees.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Marilyn Jenkins Thomasson. Daughter, Cindy & her husband, Robert Shearin; granddaughter, Nicole. Daughter, Pamela & her husband, Hollis Townsend; grandsons, James and Joseph. Sister, Jo Jenkins, wife of the late Ed Jenkins; brother-in-law, Charles Jenkins & wife, Bonnie; brother-in-law, Tom Battle, husband of the late Ella Jenkins Battle; brother-in-law, Ken Jenkins; and sister-in-law, Patti Jenkins Chambers & husband, Bobby; as well as, several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services have been scheduled for Thursday, December 13th, 2018, at 11:00 a.m., in the Sanctuary of First Baptist Church of Blairsville, with Dr. Fred Lodge, Dr. James Butts, Rev. Rick Jenkins, David Riser, Rev. Dick Stillwell and Stan Gunter speaking. Minister Ed Lawrie and Mrs. Jackie Hill will be in charge of the music. The body will lie instate at the church starting at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday morning. The following gentlemen have been requested to serve as pallbearers: Stan Gunter, Jeff Langley, Jim Colwell, Bruce Alexander, Rob Chambers, and James Farris. Asked to serve as honorary escort is Joseph Farris, Hollis Townsend, and Robert Shearin. Graveside Masonic Rites will be conducted by Allegheny Masonic Lodge. Burial will be in Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery, and visitation will take place at Cochran Funeral Home in Blairsville, on Wednesday evening from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
Cochran Funeral Home and Crematory is honored to be serving the family of Mr. James Homer Thomasson, of Blairsville.
When Will They Do Something?
The Democrats slavishly anticipate a sweeping return of the power they once wielded by regaining the Congress, they hope, this year. But they ignore the reason that got them into their predicament in the first place. Voters didn’t want a third Obama term. Voters didn’t want that crooked Hillary Clinton screwing up America any more by extending Obama’s policies and, in fact, Voters really prayed for justice to be served on her for her multiple high crimes and misdemeanors. We’re not stupid after all. We know what’s wrong and we will vote.
Americans once trusted the FBI implicitly. The Clinton’s ruined all that. The FBI is now wreathed in controversy, infested with Clinton partisans and politically, in a position on the wrong side of Constitutionality earning for themselves the same level of distrust as a salesmen of aluminum siding or Obamacare enjoys. Once lost, trust cannot be reinstated without pain.
The Mueller investigation, after one whole year, is a sham. Nothing that comes from the anti-Trump inquiry can be considered trustworthy. When is the FBI investigation into real Russian collusion by the Clinton Foundation, the DNC and the Obama Administration, going to happen? The American People are waiting. It will happen when the AG, Mr. Jeff Sessions, gets off his butt, un-recuses himself and does his job, that’s when. Americans are ready for it.
Remember Huma Abedin, Hillary Clinton’s trusted Islamic Brotherhood connected personal aide? She actually forwarded State Dept. passwords to her personal Yahoo account before it was casually perused by Russian agents. This means the compromised sites were not in fact hacked but were simply opened as one would open a refrigerator door and peek in. Corruption for money runs deep in the Clinton Foundation. Huma was not Interrogated by the FBI, just interviewed. Her lap top computer, according to James Comey, was simply destroyed. No charges were made against her or anyone else. The depth of Hillary’s protection is breathtaking.
The exposures were known to Hillary as early as July 2009 where another Clinton confident, Sid Blumenthal sent her an email with the subject line: Important, Not For Circulation. You (Hillary) Only, Sid.” It was marked “Confidential” and titled: “Moscow Summit.” Abedine forwarded the email to her Yahoo address potentially making it visible to hackers. That’s called a clue but for Democrats, it’s a smoking gun.
Apparently, Abedin regularly sent her work emails to her personal account, that included her husband Anthony Weiner, of “weiner” fame, as discovered by a Judicial Watch FOIA request. Weiner laptop revealed a cache of thousands of Hillary’s dumped emails, many compromised, all recovered by the FBI. Abedin’s excuse was that it was difficult to print from the State Depts. system so she routinely forwarded emails to her personal user account. Yahoo verified the August, 2013 hacking of all their accounts that made national news.
Abedin sent her government laptop passwords to her Yahoo account on 24 Aug. 2009, as revealed by the State Dept. in Sept 2017. In 2013, three billion (yes, with a “B”) accounts were open to hackers across multiple Yahoo systems. Finally, the DoJ charged Russian FSB Officer, Igor Sustain, with hacking 500 million Yahoo accounts well into 2016. Sushchins cover was as a banker with Russian Investment Bank Renaissance Capital, the very bank that paid Bill Clinton half a million dollars for a short speech he made in Moscow in June 2010. When will our side do something about this sordid state of affairs? When will justice be served. Never, so long as the “deep state” remains intact. Remember, freedom is the goal, the Constitution is the way. Now, go get ‘em! (03Jan18).
ATLANTA, GA – Attorney General Chris Carr is urging consumers to take necessary precautions in the wake of an international cyber-attack. It is being reported that most of the attacks are coming in the form of “ransomware;” a type of malicious software (malware) designed to block access to a computer system until a sum of money is paid. “With hackers and identity thieves frequently finding new ways to infiltrate your computer, end-user awareness is critical in preventing the spread of malware,” said Attorney General Chris Carr. “The Office of the Attorney General suggests the following to help curb your chance of falling victim to this type of attack.” What is Malware? “Malware” is a broad term that refers to malicious software. Depending on the purpose of the malicious software, it may simply be a nuisance causing your computer or device to repeatedly crash. Malware could also be a type of spyware designed to monitor computer use, steal personal information or commit other types of fraud. Malware can also infect phones, tablets, and other mobile devices. Ransomware Ransomware is a subset of malware that infiltrates computer systems or networks and uses tools like encryption to deny access or hold data “hostage” until the victim pays a ransom, frequently demanding payment in Bitcoin. In the typical case, the criminals demand between $500 to $1,000, but some have demanded as much as $30,000. For instance, some hackers will delete the victim’s files if payment isn’t made within a specified period of time, and many newer variants use highly advanced methods of encryption. Ransomware can be incredibly profitable to criminals, many of whom now have the resources to hire professional developers to build increasingly sophisticated malware (Federal Trade Commission). How do I Report or Avoid Malware/Ransomware? Dealing with Possible Fraud: Contain the attack: Disconnect infected devices from your network to keep ransomware from spreading. Restore your computer: If you’ve backed up your files, and removed any malware, you may be able to restore your computer. Follow the instructions from your operating system to re-boot your computer, if possible. Contact law enforcement: Report ransomware attacks to the Internet Crime Complaint Center, FBI’s Cyber Division ([email protected] or 855-292-3937) or an FBI field office. Include any contact information (like the criminals’ email address) or payment information (like a Bitcoin wallet number). This may help with investigations. Install Reputable Security Software: At a minimum, your computer should have anti-virus and anti-spyware software, and a firewall. Viruses can be planted in emails or attachments to emails, in programs or files that you download, and even in Web sites that you visit. These viruses have the potential to wipe out your computer files. Anti-virus software scans everything that enters your computer, looking for these viruses. Spyware is software that tracks your computer activity, gathering information without your knowledge. Anti-spyware software blocks or removes spyware. You may obtain the anti-virus and anti-spyware software separately or as a package. For lists of security tools from legitimate security vendors, visit staysafeonline.org. Use a Firewall: A firewall is a virtual barrier between your computer and the Internet. Everything coming into or leaving your computer must go through the firewall, which blocks anything that doesn’t meet specific security criteria. Before purchasing separate firewall hardware or software, check your operating system to see if there is a built-in firewall and whether it is turned on. Update Operating System and Software Frequently: Computer and software companies frequently update their programs to include protection against new security threats. Simply updating your operating system and software whenever new versions become available gives you an added measure of security. If available, activate automatic security updates so you will be alerted when updates are issued. Avoid “Free” Security Scans: Be suspicious of an offer of a “free security scan,” especially when faced with an unexpected pop-up, email, or an ad that claims “malicious software” has been found on your computer. Create and Protect Strong Passwords: Create strong email passwords and protect them with the following tips: The longer the password, the tougher it is to crack. Use at least 10 characters. Mix letters, numbers, and special characters. Try to be random – don’t use your name, birthdate, or common words. Don’t use the same password for different accounts. If it’s stolen from you, it can be used to take over all your accounts. Don’t share passwords on the phone, in texts or by email. Legitimate companies will not send you messages asking for your password. Keep your passwords in a secure place, out of plain sight. Use a Pop-up Blocker: Don’t click on links or open attachments in emails unless you know what they are, even if the emails seem to be from friends or family. Use the Spam Filter: Utilize your email program’s automatic spam filter, which reduces the number of unwelcome email messages that make it to your inbox. Delete, without opening, any spam or “junk mail” that gets through the filter. Backup Important Data: No system is completely secure. Copy important files onto a removable disc or an external hard drive, and store it in a safe place. If your computer is compromised, you’ll still have access to your files.
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The Face of Tyranny
This business of the FBI allegedly conducting an unauthorized and independent investigation against the President of the United States simply because he fired James Comey, smacks of high treason. The operative word here is “unauthorized.” Investigations by federal investigative agencies with authority to make arrests, must be authorized by some higher authority empowered, by statute, to requests such an investigation. It’s called “Predication.” Who authorized the investigation into Donald Trump? It was McCabe, a Trump hater. Upon what criminal or CI issue was it predicated? It was an attempted coup against the President.
In the military, a commanding officer, of any level of command, can request an investigation on so and so, or such and such to gather facts incidental to a crime or issues deemed prejudicial to good order and discipline. Depending on the nature of the suspected crime or person to be investigated, such requests, if on major incidents, like felonies, counter-intelligence issues and etc., most often will rise to higher authority for ‘predication.’ An investigation request by a ship’s captain, if serious enough will nearly always rise to a squadron, flotilla or fleet command level before any investigation is officially opened, let alone conducted.
For any federal policing agency, with the powers of arrest, to independently initiate an investigation against any individual without authorization from higher authority, marks that agency as ‘rogue’ and therefore criminal, and would render any evidence collected, any arrest made and any prosecution desired, absolutely untenable. Agents involved could be fired, prosecuted themselves and open for personal damage law suites.
These are the practices of totalitarian states. It is not how America has done its policing. The former East Germany’s Stazi, the Soviets KGB and whatever the Chinese call their secret police, are prime examples of police states. Their authority to protect the state is omnipotent and their tactics authorized. Their very existence strikes fear and terror into the populace, like the Gestapo of Nazi Germany did. They are never challenged and it is from these quarters where citizens are visited by arrests in the dark of night, brutal interrogations in hidden prison cells often ending with a midnight “affronter a mort” with a bullet.
So, how did this Gestapo mentality infect America’s FBI? The disease of police tyranny appears to be limited only to the highest levels of the FBI. Street level agents will investigate as they are told and that could include raids ending in violence. That is the face of tyranny! Attorneys should never run a police agency. The Director of the FBI must be one who has risen through the FBI’s ranks. At the federal level, career DoJ attorneys with agendas, are easily corruptible.
Is this our America now? Have the Clinton’s and the Obama’s so polluted the government politically that the “deep state,’ long embedded in the hierarchy of the FBI, DoJ and the IRS, no longer fear the wrath of the American people? Who’s going to call them out? Who’s going to get the ball of justice rolling? The Clinton’s remain free, Loretta Lynch remains free, Lois Learner remains free, John Brennan remains free, the former DNI remains free, James Comey remains free, Strzok and Page both remain free. When will the hand of justice pick this ripe fruit?
What the NYT did, believing they were exposing a hot scoop against Trump, was to rip the scab off the wound and further reveal the depth of political tyranny in the FBI. I’m growing tired of this criminal unaccountability by the Left. We’ll soon have a new Attorney General. Let’s hope he gets the ball rolling. Let’s expect to see justice done. The alternative is also unacceptable.
Remember, freedom is the goal, the Constitution is the way. Now, go get ‘em!
What’s Behind the Story?
The ecstatic hoopla by Democrats and the liberal media surrounding Lt.Gen. Flynn’s plea of guilty of lying to the FBI, is too early, too gleeful and really, too devoid of connection as to have much meaning to the Left’s real aim of bringing down the Trump administration. Flynn’s dilemma is a side story that will not affect Donald Trump. The media’s quiver is empty of poison arrows.
The Washington Post, as far back as January of this year, reported the FBI’s investigation of Gen. Flynn for suspected collusion with the Russians, revealed no evidence of collusion, treason or any other form of skulduggery. Flynn wasn’t the FBI’s target, the Russian Diplomat he was speaking to was and there are FISA rules that govern Americans 4th amendment rights when speaking to foreigners.
General Flynn, it must be remembered, was a National Security Advisor in Barack Obama’s administration. It was Gen. Flynn who argued against Obama’s characterization of Islam as a peaceful religion and stood by his assessments that Islam was in fact, a dangerous terrorist threat to the US, no matter what name they called themselves. Obama hated him but did not fire him. It was Donald Trump who fired him because Flynn lied to Vice Pres. Pence. It’s as easy to understand as that.
In the few days that Gen. Flynn did act as President Trumps security advisor, before Trumps inauguration, any contact Flynn had with any foreign country, Russia included, was totally necessary and lawful. That’s what the FBI found and the Washington Post reported last January.
But, Gen. Flynn is apparently a liar and got fired for it. Whatever he said to FBI investigators that was untrue, could not have had anything to do with the Trump administrations post election contacts with the Russians.
So, why the media’s jubilation? They hope something, if it’s screamed out loud enough and often enough, will become true. News is hard to report on when Trump sets the agenda every morning with his “tweets.” The only other prevailing story they can possibly write about is the acquittal of Kate Steinle’s murderer by a jury in the Renegade city of San Francisco, a story they would rather forget because it reveals the real sickness of the Liberal, Progressive’s agenda.
Trump will never be associated with the crimes like are now being revealed against Loretta Lynch and her supposedly clandestine meeting with Bill Clinton in Arizona or, the Clinton’s money laundering foundation, that are all ripe for the pickings. The Fast and Furious gun running operation Eric Holder scammed us with, is a crime waiting to be adjudicated. Dead Americans were the result of Holders action, not to mention the hundreds of Mexican citizens murdered at the Cartels hands with his stolen firearms. That’s nearly as bad as Benghazi and Hillary’s plotted overthrow of Gadaffie that left Libya in ISIS hands; or, the smuggling of arms to ISIS in Iraq and the “rules of engagement” that all but neutralized our troops on the battlefield.
There is yet to be investigate by a Grand Jury, the DNC and Clinton Campaign’s role into the fake “GPS Fusion Report” that triggered a CI Investigation sending Mueller off on his search and destroy mission. Flynn’s a side story, the Democrat Party is where the real felons lurk and they’re ripe for prosecution. First, the FBI and DoJ must be purged of its Progressive thinkers, its Obama holdovers and its leakers of inside information. When that happens, the real story’s will come out and there can’t be enough paper or ink to record ‘em all.
Remember, freedom is the goal, the Constitution is the way. Now, go get ‘em! (03Dec17)
The Readjustment Will Be Painful
We’re in for a rough ride in the next few years readjusting ourselves, as a democratic country,
from our experiment with Socialism to a return to the representative government our
Constitution demands. Competing forces are tearing us apart. Thank a Democrat.
The war cycles are converging; the economic cycles are converging and the demise of the long
established welfare state, gifted to us by decades of Democrat control of tax payer dollars, is
facing its own end of cycle. President Trump is doing what he promised he would do and it’s
painful to the “Establishment.”
When I say welfare cycle, I especially include the billions of tax payer dollars gifted to the NFL in
tax breaks over the years based on the demonstrably false pretext that new stadiums in major
cities would be economically healthy for those communities. The money making NFL is taking a
soon to be unbearable financial hit against their incomes. Supporting politically correct stands
for team “unity,” by mostly over paid, nearly illiterate black players refusing to pay due respect to
to America’s traditions, also on false pretexts, has rilled the middle Americans that have
supported them. I think the NFL has miscalculated their business model.
What we have here is one race, blacks, finding an opening through which they can attempt to
dominate America’s other races, on the pretext they are still the victims of what slavery from
over two hundred years ago, is still doing to them. The black dominance in the NFL and NBA
have made them believe they can in fact, achieve political dominance as well, or, so that’s what
the race grifters have told them. Being overpaid, highly praised athletes, has convinced them to
push anti-Americanism into the face of their fans. The envelope of their personal incompetence
that justifies their massive salaries, is exposed. Tell that to a combat infantryman in Iraq.
What about slavery? Talented young black players annually come to the NFL’s auction block in
bids for their skills. Like the gladiators of Roman times, once bought, they are expected to suit
up, enter the arena and demonstrate their talents, and they get paid big money for it. Roman
gladiators, if they didn’t get killed outright, didn’t do too bad either, in their day.
Did you know the NFL League owners voted to move the Oakland Raiders to Las Vegas? Did
you know the Las Vegas citizenry said “No Thanks” to building them a shiny new stadium? Did
you know that this very Sunday, (01Oct17), the black team members of the NFL’s Oakland
Raider’s, punishing their white quarterback for refusing to “take the knee” with them, allowed
him to be sacked multiple times, hiked the ball out of cadence breaking up the plays, and that
receivers dropped his passes multiple times that, in effect, threw the game?
After Sunday’s mass murder in Las Vegas, does the NFL really believe they can get the tax
payer money needed to build a stadium? I don’t reckon that will work, do you? In fact, I think
that if anyone has investments in anything associated with the NFL or NBA, might start
reconsidering their investment portfolio before the awful cycle of collapse hits them as well.
The Indianapolis Colts have doubled down on supporting team ‘unity’ and will continue the
practice of “taking a knee.” Colts team owner Jim Irsay, publicly said: “Our players are hurting,
our people are hurting, our neighborhoods are hurting, and kneeling was a direct response to
that.” The logical question is: Hurting from what? Things are changing and rapidly. The status
quo no longer applies so get ready.
Remember, freedom is the goal, the Constitution is the way. Now, go get ‘em! (04Oct17)
Recusal, What the Hell Is It, and Why?
The DoJ is reviving the Clinton email investigation. Just what that mean for true justice is unclear. The FBI already investigated the Clinton email case and excused her for being naughty. What’s next? My beef is that Jeff Sessions recused himself for some inane reason I have yet to fathom, lest it be that early into the Trump administration, still uneasy on their feet and fearing what the Democrats would do to retaliate against Republicans at a later time, it was a small gesture of appeasement. Whatever it’s justification to the AG, it really irked the boss.
In hindsight, we see now that not only was it unnecessary, but it created its own set of problems that will occupy the media and Democrat fundraising efforts for years. Democrats may be down, even near extinction, but they’re not out… yet. Until Donald Trump, Republicans were afraid of offending Democrats. The “Never Trump” crowd still are and that includes long time Republican politicians like Jeff Sessions. I’m not saying he’s bad, he just needs to be reeducated in the art of political judo and realize his strengths, and then, go get ‘em!
Nobody complained aloud when Obama’s AG, Eric Holder started deadly gun running operations to Mexican drug gangs, or launched schemes to take over city police departments under the “Hands up, Don’t Shoot,” meme. Nobody screamed about his failure to inquire why Hillary sold American uranium to the Russians and received in return, vast donations to the Clinton Foundation. If they did, the leftist media didn’t report on it.
Neither did anyone demand to know why Loretta Lynch met secretly with Bill Clinton on a Arizona airport tarmac just before the election of Donald Trump, or why she allow James Comey to do her job of excusing Hillary. Was there a conspiracy to prevent Trump from becoming President? Of course there was! You have to be an idiot to not see that.
But now, we’ get to the really consequential stuff like threatening America’s national interests and compromising the nations security by her ‘unintentional’ mishandling of American secrets and systems. Despite what former FBI director James Comey opined about Hillary’s lack of ‘intent’ to harm America, the fact remains she did and any ‘lack of intent’ is of no consequence to the rule of law or the pursuit of justice. This tawdry Mueller affaire, is a cobbled together fallout attempt to cover up Hillary’s crimes and place them on Trump’s shoulders. It’s working in reverse.
The question now is how will Jeff Sessions undo the damage Holder, Lynch and Comey may have done to American justice? For Hillary, there was no Grand Jury empaneled to hear evidence, Comey decided that by himself; therefore, there was no indictment, and no trial, so any issue of double jeopardy does not apply. Hillary staffers, Huma Abedin, Donna Brazile and others, can now be considered co conspirators and interrogation under Miranda warning, and be squeezed like they squeezed General Flynn to admit to lying to the FBI. That’s all it takes.
Who is going to take responsibility for destroying the evidence of Huma’s and Donna’s laptops? That’s a crime and because an FBI person does it, makes it no less a crime. I can tell you, no agent would do such a thing without being told to do so. There will be a scapegoats. There has to be, so expect underlings like FBI Agent Strzok and lawyer Lisa Page to fill that bill. They’re young, they were in heat. and they are sure patsy’s for protecting the higher up’s.
I think President Trump has lit a fire under Republicans and the earth is starting to move. Watch the exodus of deep state employees flee for retirement or new jobs in industry.
Remember, freedom is the goal, the Constitution is the way. Now, go get ‘em! (08Jan18)
“No evidence has been presented to show any violation of code of Judicial Ethics by Judge Weaver. Instead, the evidence appears to show a personal dislike of the Judge.”
Last week the Georgia Judicial Qualification Commission dismissed the complaint against Appalachian Judicial District Chief Superior Court Judge Brenda Weaver.
“The complaint of Thomason, Stookey, Doss and the GCSPJ are without any basis in law or fact. The complaints are nothing more than a thinly veiled attempt to enlist the JQC in their fixation upon harming Judge Weaver. The JQC will have no further part in it. All complaints are hereby dismissed.”
The complaint was submitted to the JQC by Mark Thomason, former publisher of the Fannin Focus, his attorney Russell Stookey and Fannin County Attorney Lynn Doss.
In the JQC conclusions they addressed the Georgia Chapters Society of Professionals Journalist complaint that Weaver mounted an attack on freedom of the press.
“Calling oneself a “journalist” and “reporter” should not be a cover for pursuing personal vendettas.”
Stookey and Thomason with the assistance of Fannin County Attorney Lynn Doss raised a complaint to the FBI to initiate an investigation.
JQC, “The FBI investigated the allegations raised by Stookey and Thomason but found no wrongdoing.”
On June 15th Atlanta Attorney Gerry Weber, representing Russell Stookey and Mark Thomason, sent a demand letter and Ante Litem Notice to Judge Brenda Weaver, District Attorney B. Alison Sosebee and Pickens County Board of Commissioners.
Part of Weber’s summary of claim, “This case has already garnered national attention. It involves breathtaking abuse of power by a Judge, prosecutor, and law enforcement who manipulated the criminal justice system to wage a personal vendetta against a local newspaper publisher and his attorney.”
Weber’s claim for damages conclusion, “Further accounting for damages stemming from the emotional distress in false arrest and malicious prosecution and for the punitive damages due to egregiousness of the actions leading to the arrests, Stookey’s and Thomason’s damages exceed 1,000,000.”
How far will this case go considering the FBI and JQC have closed their investigation both dismissing the possible charge of wrongdoing.