"YOU SLANDERED THEM!" is what Bob Mickus, the unelected mayor of Onamia told me when he bumped into me at the hospital the other day. "Don't they have a right to defend themselves?" (THEY have the right to defend themselves but I don't have the right to defend myself, my family, my neighborhood????? THEY are the intruders. THEY are the aggressors. Go figure. THEY are suing a citizen with YOUR tax dollars! My weapon of choice? Words. Merely words. Their weapons of choice include words too - as well as the local government, the local newspaper, and the Minnesota Justice System. I'm outnumbered and outgunned.)
"I didn't slander anyone," I said.
"Yes you did!" he said, vehemently. And, he said, I was mean to "those boys".
There you have it. The unelected mayor of Onamia has proclaimed that I'm guilty. I've been charged with Defamation because I called Jim D'Angelo a snake. I know it sounds silly, and indeed it is. But apparently Jim D'Angelo isn't man enough to stand up to a little second grader name calling. No sticks and stones for him.... SUE THE GADFLY!!!!! SHE MUST BE STOPPED!!!! Coincidentally, in the Mille Lacs Messenger (the REAL newspaper), one of the commenteers this week called Mille Lacs County Commissioner Frank Courteau "an elected snake". Lawsuit potential here? Will Frank sue the commenteer? hmmm. According to Jim D'Angelo, former CEO of Nexus, "snake" is definitely a word worth suing someone over. We can't allow people to get away with saying such things now can we...
I also got blasted by a local big mouth in the Mille Lacs Messenger this week when I commented on the situation surrounding the Mille Lacs Academy Executive Director Paul L. Smith's October 15th conviction for fraud and embezzlement in an Oklahoma Federal Court. Rather than criticize the corporation or expressing dismay about the convicted felon they hired to oversee the treatment center for the "poor troubled boys", this blowhard seized the opportunity to attack Hannabelle - digging up all of the horrible things I've done in the past three years, virtually ignoring Smith's felonies while concentrating on me and my wicked ways.
I guess we don't see eye to eye here. I am a hateful creature because I: a) called sex offenders "pudpullers", b) I chastised an old "friend" for betraying me, and c) I have remained adamently vocal about the loss of our Constitutional Rights "ad nauseum" (according to Mr. Blowhard). Wicked, wicked Hannabelle... I see myself as sticking up for myself, my family, my neighborhood... I see myself as trying to defend our rights - including those of Mr. Blowhard.
According to Bob Mickus, the unelected mayor, convicted embezzler Paul Smith "made a mistake" and "Anyone can make a mistake." So much for Smith's embezzlement and fraud conviction. I, on the other hand (no pun intended) called a group of convicted sex offenders "Pudpullers". Perhaps I should have stuck to more clinical terms like: rapists, sodomizers, sexual psychopaths, etc. but like Paul Smith, I made a minor "mistake" and called them "Pudpullers". There are many differences between Smith and Hannabelle. As Nexus defended their fraudulent director, Mr. Smith was innocent until proven, and he was proven GUILTY. Although I have not committed any crimes and have not yet faced a jury of my peers, I've been judged GUILTY by the unelected mayor of Onamia and damned by those in my community who believe Nexus' fairy tales - for eternity.. My "guilt" is a "Done Deal." There's nothing I can do about it....
Think about it for a moment. When we first learned, back in 2007, that the Onamia city council had decided to annex, rezone, purchase, and sell land to Nexus to relocate 94 convicted sex offenders into our peaceful, private residential neighborhood, years of Nexus propaganda had miseducated and misled people, firmly intent on keeping the public in the dark. Believe me. Its in their best interest to do so. Lots and lots of money at stake. People had been lied to. The Truth had been cleverly disguised, covered up, or withheld altogether. People did not have accurate information from which to base their opinions. Thusly, most people became sympathetic to the "boys", the "children", the "students" from the "Academy". "Kids" who were "victims of abuse". Some would even welcome these poor troubled boys into their own backyards - if only it were possible..... And let us not forget "They're very well-behaved in church." Who could blame citizens for believing the bullcrap when it came from their own trusted government and trusted pre-bamboozled friends? Was there nobody who would break through the myths, the propaganda, and the bullcrap to bring the Truth to the people? Well.... it's a hard job but somebody's got to do it.
I'm looking forward to putting the first Court of Appeals Motion to Dismiss hearing behind me. "Losing" the two District Court judgments does not mean I'm guilty. They have not ruled on whether calling D'Angelo "Poopsie" is defamation or not. (I sometimes call Poncho "Honey". Heck. I sometimes call Poncho "Poncho". HE hasn't complained. Nor has he sued me.) Is using the phrase "getting away with murder" defamatory when in fact, an 11 year old boy died at the hands of an employee in a Nexus facility and nobody went to prison after the child was killed? (Of course, I was using the idiom in the context of Nexus getting away with murder by getting everything they demanded from the Onamia city council, including 15 years tax abatement. But Nexus got all undie-bundles about it.) Can't one call a spade a spade or must one fear facing jury trial for telling the truth or using a metaphor or idiom? And how will a jury resolve the allegation of "defamation" when Hannabelle expressed suspicion of "possible illegal activity" when the MLA Director - the Head Honcho himself - gets convicted for felony embezzlement and fraud?
If ACTIONS speak louder than WORDS,
shouldn't we be concentrating on the actions of Nexus
rather than abusing the court system
to eliminate a private citizen's words?
For some odd reason yet to be explained, the judges are heavily concerned that Jim D'Angelo, Peter Freeman, and the Nexus corporation have their "DUE PROCESS", although I'd like to mention that throughout the past nearly three years of my harrowing saga, I have never enjoyed such rights myself. No DUE PROCESS for Hannabelle. No representative government. No Freedom of Speech. No right to just say NO to a foreign imperialistic government who forces convicted sex offenders (much worse than your average teenage pudpullers, I might add) into a private residential neighborhood - putting them next to day cares, elderly widows, other vulnerable adults, etc etc etc ad nauseum...
TRIAL BY JURY
Nexus wants to put me on trial. YESSSSS! So far, under my esteemed lawyer's advice, I've been trying to avoid a jury trial due to the expense involved. But honestly, I'm looking forward to my trials. Both of them. It is only at trial that I will have an opportunity to vindicate myself and get my story out to the judges and to twelve jurors who have NOT been brainwashed by Nexus' propaganda. And whereas there is never publicity about a simple Motion to Dismiss, there should be (there WILL be) plenty of publicity about the CEO of a sex offender institution suing a disabled woman because she called him "Poopsie". Nobody wants to live near sex offenders. I will have public sympathy when this story goes national. And that the sex offender corporation board of directors - including Darnell Allen, Vice President of Super Valu; Francis Smith (the Jack Abramoff connection); Janet Benway, from Ameriprise (what ARE they doing with all that taxpayer money?), etc. etc. AND my personal favorite - FATHER Jerry Schik, CROSIER PRIEST - YES a member of the famous clan of priests, so many who have already been proven guilty of sexual crimes against boys. Poor troubled boys? Well, I would imagine they were pretty messed up after the Crosier priests got through with them...
[[[NOTE: I am in no way, at this time, accusing Father Jerry Schik of being guilty of pedophilia. But it is factual that he is a Crosier priest, he is on the board of Nexus, he has certainly been associated with the Onamia Crosiers, as well as St. Odilia, and others. I'm just getting started on delving into the Crosier child molesters. As Karen Carpenter once sang: We've only just begun... But I repeat - at this time, I am only accusing Father Jerry Schik of being part of the sex offender company that has lodged a bogus SLAPP lawsuit in order to silence me. I do accuse him of being part of that conspiracy. ]]]
In conclusion, Nexus will not let me get on with my life without first being put through two expensive jury trials. Fine by me. As I've said before, I have done nothing wrong. Their talley is adding up. I have always strived to tell you the Truth, nothing but the Truth. They have a few skeletons in their closet and are proven (or will be proven) liars. I will fight forever for our Constitutional Rights of Freedom of Speech. In fact, I'm now considering writing a book about the horrible ordeal that Nexus has put me through. After all, why let all that good research go to waste? But now, dear friends, I have to concentrate on my appeal for tomorrow. Wish me luck. :)