28 U.S.C. § 1927, attorney John Morgan, attorney John Morgan Beaumont Texas, attorney Mark Sparks, attorney Stella Morrison, Bob Lamey, BV Files, Conor Daly, court sanctions, David Yates, Derek Daly, James McGibney Bullyville, Judge Keith Giblin, Judge Layne Walker, Morrison v Walker, Philip Klein Nederland Texas, SE Texas Record, Serena Williams, Texas attorney Larry Watts, ViaView Files
You know the nice thing about being a part of a Grand Civil Conspiracy Theory Group (besides, you know, being in a GRAND conspiracy), it is the ability to simply Get Shit Done.
In this week’s episode, Beaumont attorney John Morgan just got personally hit with nearly $30,000 in federal court sanctions for being a Vexatious Litigant and a mental retard who uses drugs while practicing law. He now owes nearly $100,000 in court sanctions – a record!!
Years ago, sanctions were a rare occurrence and at most an appendage to the lawsuit. In fact, someone bringing such a motion risked scorn, as many considered it unprofessional to accuse a fellow lawyer of improper conduct except in the most egregious of circumstances. All that has changed. Sanctions are now commonplace. In fact, they can offer a lucrative return that may overshadow the core litigation. And, perhaps because of the high stakes, a distinct practice area seems to have evolved—“Sanctions Law.”
Where do you look for guidance in pursuing or defending against sanctions? Start by examining the sources of authority for punishment. A court has inherent authority to control the proceedings before it. It can award attorney’s fees against an intransigent party, exclude evidence that was not timely disclosed, or dismiss a complaint due to spoliation. But inherent authority to punish is limited to bad faith conduct—though it is not always clear whether “bad faith” is an objective or subjective standard.
Procedural rules sometimes spell out sanctioning authority, like the pleading provisions of Rule 11 and the discovery provisions of Rules 26 and 37. These rules are quite specific with respect to scope and remedy. For example, Rule 11 explicitly addresses sua sponte sanctions and bars an award of attorney’s fees where no motion was filed.
Statutes also might come into play. Sanctions may be imposed under 28 U.S.C. § 1927 to punish a needless expansion of litigation. But that code section also has limitations. Only attorneys can be punished under § 1927, not their clients, and the only remedy is compensatory fees and costs. The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act requires a trial court, when rejecting a securities claim, to determine whether attorney’s fees should be awarded against the plaintiff’s counsel. Other substantive statutes may authorize or even compel punitive measures, such as treble damages under the antitrust laws, fee shifting under Civil Rights statutes, or the bad faith penalties found in insurance laws.
Title 28 U.S. Code § 1927 – Counsel’s liability for excessive costs
Any attorney or other person admitted to conduct cases in any court of the United States or any Territory thereof who so multiplies the proceedings in any case unreasonably and vexatiously may be required by the court to satisfy personally the excess costs, expenses, and attorneys’ fees reasonably incurred because of such conduct.
FUN FACT: Beaumont attorney John Morgan is a convicted child abuser who was recently arrested for trying to MURDER his ex-wife with a butcher’s knife while naked and high on drugs. He is a convicted perjurer and serial SLAPP lawsuit filer.
As our long time readers will recall, Beaumont attorney John Morgan filed a LOLsuit on behalf of an old drunken black lady against American Hero & Honorary Admin of the BV Files Texas State Judge Layne Walker in federal court. Specifically, Stella Morrison sued Judge Layne Walker, Jefferson County, and the State of Texas in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas – Beaumont Division. Morrison, (who is like really old and drunk), describes herself in the complaint as a longtime Jefferson County criminal defense attorney and a “civil rights leader who has made a very positive impact on the community.”
PRO TIP: Constantly being drunk in public, fighting with the police, and being arrested, does not a “civil rights leader who has made a very positive impact on the community” make.
Morrison thought it would be a good idea to get drunk in the parking lot of the Harmony Science Academy in Beaumont at 4pm on a Monday afternoon while she was in the process of running for state district court judge!
It is our experience here at the BV Files that alcoholics, like drug addicts, are inveterate liars. So it should come as no surprise to ANY of you that Stella Morrison is also a thief who also stole monies from one of her clients!
On October 9, 2014, an evidentiary panel of the District 3 Grievance Committee of the State Bar of Texas found that Morrison failed to hold funds belonging to her client in a separate trust account and then failed to return said funds upon request.
Morrison violated Texas State Bar Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct, Rule 1.14(a) and 1.15(d). She was ordered to pay $3,000 in restitution and $650 in attorneys’ fees and direct expenses.
Attorney Stella Morrison is not just a raging alcoholic with mental issues, but she is a thief, too – 100% VERIFIED!!
So what do you do when you are a substance abusing idiot with clear and profound mental issues? Why you file a lawsuit claiming that there is a vast and powerful conspiracy against you and you sue the ENTIRE WORLD!
Specifically, in May of 2013 Stella Morrison filed a lawsuit against 252nd District Court Judge Layne Walker, Jefferson County and the State of Texas, saying she was a victim of a conspiracy subjecting her to “an ongoing pattern of harassment, retaliation, unconstitutional actions, grossly negligent conduct and intentional Texas torts.”
She is asking for damages totaling $30 million. Seriously.
Morrison’s petition complains that actions and allegations by Walker, which she claimed are motivated by race (Walker is white and Morrison is black), have hurt her practice.
In particular, she complains that Walker insulted her by filing baseless grievances against her in her legal practice. (We here at the BV Files hope that she does not decide to sue us for insulting her by stating she is an alcoholic and a retard, and for hurting her law practice!! Oh, wait a minute…)
What got Morrison so butt-hurt is that Walker granted a new trial to a guy named Lonnie James Lewis (a black guy!!) on the grounds that Morrison had provided ineffective assistance of counsel to her client when she failed to call witnesses who would have testified to Lewis’s innocence. The Ninth Court of Appeals upheld Walker’s contention Lewis had been sentenced to life during a trial on a charge of aggravated sexual assault of a child.
During an evidentiary hearing on the motion for a new trial, Morrison testified it was the state’s responsibility to call those witnesses as part of their burden of proof and that she was not at all responsible for her client being wrongfully convicted and sentenced to life in prison!!
FUN FACT: The Ninth Court of Appeals’ opinion called her performance “deficient” and said “there is no reasonable trial strategy that justifies (Morrison’s) decision not to call exculpatory witnesses to testify on Lewis’s behalf.” CHECK IT OUT!!
Morrison’s 45-page LOLsuit includes complaints of several specific incidents, including an accusation against her of perjury and an allegation that she was “assaulted” by a bailiff, Deputy Anthony Baker, of Walker’s court at his direction.
Surveillance videos date stamped the day of the alleged assault – March 19, 2013 – show conversation and hand gestures between Morrison, bailiffs and two other women in the hall outside Walker’s office. At one point one of the bailiffs – not Deputy Barker – appears to put his hand lightly on Morrison’s arm. Seconds later, Morrison and Barker and another bailiff walk down the hallway to a door leading to another hallway, pausing for a moment in front of the door, where a woman is standing.
A second video shows Morrison leaving the first hallway rapidly and talking excitedly with bailiffs and other court personnel for several minutes before leaving. Because of the way the video records, shooting one frame per second, interaction between Morrison and Barker in the dimly lit doorway is indistinct.
At some point before the March 19 incident, Walker had banned her from a hallway providing direct access to his office as well as at least two other offices.
Morrison’s petition also accuses Walker of convening a grand jury hearing against her, but Tom Rugg, an assistant district attorney in charge of civil matters, said that’s not what happened.
Rugg explained that when a grievance was filed against Morrison, the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office recused itself because of the working relationship with Morrison. Because the grand jury did not return an indictment, Rugg said, the identity of the complainant was not made public. But this person is clearly a member of the Grand Civil Conspiracy Theory Group that has been dogging Morrison, Morgan, and Klein for several years and who was responsible for the State Bar investigation and discipline of Morgan not too long ago.
An appointed counsel instead conducted the investigation and made the call whether to put it before the grand jury.
Morrison has on three separate occasions during her career faced sanctions for misconduct by the Texas State Bar!!!
- Morrison was suspended from practice for 10 months in 1979 for accepting a fee from a client to whom she did not provide legal services.
- In 1987, she faced sanctions for misconduct in three complaints against her, which resulted in a “Public Reprimand” issued in 1992.
- And we have the 2014 complaint regarding Morrison stealing monies from clients, which also resulted in a Public Reprimand.
IF YOU HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO HIRE STELLA MORRISON – DON’T!
So how well did Morrison’s LOLsuit work out for her and did she get her $30 million payday? CHECK IT OUT!!
A U.S. magistrate judge ultimately dismissed Morrison’s claims after determining that both Walker and Barker had government immunity from being sued—a ruling Morrison appealed to the Fifth Circuit. In their Aug. 9 ruling, the Fifth Circuit affirmed the lower court’s decision that qualified governmental immunity shielded both Walker and Barker from being sued by Morrison. The Fifth Circuit determined that Walker was acting within his judicial capacity in his interactions with Morrison—including when he banned her from the courtroom hallway when she wanted to speak to a court staff member about a case. “Therefore, Walker is protected by judicial immunity,” the court concluded in a per curiam decision.
The court also dismissed Morrison’s claims against the bailiff, finding that she had cited no authority that the bailiff had violated her constitutional rights by physically removing her from the courtroom hallway.
Here is the final opinion from the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.
— CLICK ON IMAGE TO VIEW ON YOUR DEVICE —Opinion from US 5th Ct of Appeals - 16-41712
In April, the Fifth Circuit also dismissed a federal malicious prosecution case filed against Walker by process server / Klein employee Stephen Hartman who alleged the former judge had him arrested for showing up at the courthouse to serve a lawsuit on Walker while he sat on the bench. Walker left office in 2014 and later joined Beaumont’s Provost Umphrey law firm where he continues to do very good things for very good people – 100% VERIFIED!
I am pleased to have once again been vindicated by the federal courts.
— American Hero & Honorary Admin of the BV Files Texas State Judge Layne Walker
To add icing on this already sweet cake, the Fifth Circuit Court also ordered that a hearing take place in the trial court regarding Morrison and her attorney John Morgan having to pay the attorney’s fees for Judge Walker and his oh so very, very fine legal team. CHECK IT OUT!!
According to sources close to the investigation (which consist solely of the voices in our head), U.S. Magistrate Court Judge Keith Gablin just could not wait to get his hands on Morgan and drop a hammer on him and all of his totally BULLSHIT LOLsuits and vexatious litigation.
FUN FACT: Prior to becoming a United States Magistrate Judge, Keith Giblin was a prosecutor with the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Texas for twelve years. He also was in private practice for two years, handling civil litigation matters.
Mark Sparks of the Ferguson law Firm in Beaumont, Texas, has been representing our American Hero & Honorary Admin of the BV Files Texas State Judge Layne Walker for many years now in many of these LOLsuits that have been orchestrated by Beaumont attorney John Morgan and Nederland, Texas, based blogger Philip Klein. Both of these men are a couple of drunk retards to spend their days trying to come up with schemes to rip people off. Seriously!
On May 17, 2018, a hearing took place before Judge Giblin in federal court in Beaumont. Mark Sparks came out swinging and immediately put plaintiff Stella Morrison on the witness stand. Morrison was obviously drunk while testifying – no doubt. At one point she states (at the 14 minute mark) that she claimed to have had an anxiety attack, went into a bathroom in the Jefferson County courthouse, took all of her clothes off and got “buck naked” – all while claiming to not know what was going on or what she was doing!
Why would having an “anxiety attack” cause someone to take off ALL of their clothes and get “buck naked” in a public restroom? CHECK IT OUT!!
After that bit it starts to get kinda boring – until John Morgan is put on the witness stand and Sparks then proceeds to grill Morgan like a cheeseburger!! The lulz starts at the 1:02:00 mark.
Of course, a hearing in federal court (ANY federal court!) would not be complete without at least one mention of The Aryan Brotherhood and our American Hero & Honorary Admin of the BV Files Thomas Retzlaff – seriously!!
CHECK OUT THE 1:31:00 MARK!!
ADMIN NOTE: You need to give this a minute to develop in order to get the FULL IMPACT of just what is happening here. Morgan is lead into a perjury trap, but only realizes it when it is too late. So please be patient and let the audio play out.
Mr. Morgan, do you have any evidence to share with the court today that either myself, Judge Walker, or Joe Fisher ever conspired with the Aryan Brotherhood to have you shanked in jail?
— Mark Sparks asks Morgan.
And who was the “source” of this “information”?
Yeah, this guy here – an admitted perjurer who goes around the country ripping off families of missing children by falsely claiming to be a “missing child” expert.
It has been over three years and we are all still waiting for the “feds to swarm”, aren’t we, Klein?
Walker had lifetime connections with his attorney, Walker’s attorney, Mark Sparks (employed by Provost * Umphrey Law Firm LLP) and Spark’s had connections with Jeffrey Dorrell (“Dorrell”) (with Houston/Katy law firm of Hanszen Laporte), who had connections with Thomas Retzlaff (“Retzlaff”); Walker gathered his co-conspirators, they agreed to hurt Klein, and Dorrell and Retzlaff became Walker’s “point dog86”.
— From Klein’s federal court pleadings
CHECK OUT THE WHOLE THING RIGHT HERE====>
— CLICK ON IMAGE TO VIEW ON YOUR DEVICE —Klein's 2nd Amended Complaint - ECF #42
Here is a copy of the final decision from the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in a federal lawsuit involving Texas State Judge Layne Walker, along with Jeffrey Dorrell and Thomas Retzlaff (who are specifically mentioned by name in the opinion). This is the sixth lawsuit that Klein has filed against one or more of the members of the Grand Civil Conspiracy Theory group members that has gone down in flames. CHECK IT OUT!!!
What a lying sack of shit Philip Klein is.
FUN FACT: Judge Walker is the grandson of the late Jefferson County Commissioners, both Mr. and Mrs. Ted Walker; son of Judge Ron Walker, (a former State District Judge, former Chief Judge of the Ninth Court of Appeals, and Jefferson County Judge); and nephew of Ted Walker, former District Attorney of Jasper County, Texas.
One would think that, in choosing people with whom to be in a conspiracy with, Retzlaff could not have chosen better “partners” than a nationally recognized and accredited First Amendment lawyer and an extremely well-connected state court judge – seriously!
Too bad for James McGibney (who we don’t like) that the only people whom McGibney is able to get on his Conspiracy Team are Twitter nerds known by names such as @Cpt_Obvious, @CattyIdiot, and failed hacker / loser types such as CONVICTED FELONS and current prisoners in federal prison Justin Liverman, Matthew Keys, and Deric Lostutter. As well as criminal drug addicts like Phil Klein and John Morgan. Why Retzlaff gets to be with all the Kool Kids and not Jimmy we will never know.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS!
Interestingly enough, just prior to the May 17 sanctions hearing, Walker’s attorney, Mark Sparks, sent a settlement letter to Morrison’s attorney, John Morgan, offering to dismiss the sanctions motion in exchange for an apology from Morgan and Morrison to Judge Walker. CHECK IT OUT!!
Morgan and Morrison should have taken the offer when they had the chance. Now look what’s happened….
Twenty-eight (28) pages worth of steamy, hot goodness straight from U.S. Magistrate Court Judge Keith Giblin. CHECK IT OUT!!
*** CLICK ON IMAGE TO VIEW ON MOBILE DEVICE ***ECF 185 - Morrison v Walker - Order sanctioning John Morgan
John Morgan should never forget that….
Poor little McGibney Gang.
When a mentally retarded drug addict is allowed unsupervised access to the internet, you get the following statement posted on the blog of Nederland, TX based private investigator Philip Klein:
When You Get Caught Up
When dealing with people – you have to know what you are dealing with. The Jefferson County judicial system is one of the most corrupt in the State of Texas. Yes, there are one or two federal and state judges that are unemotional and rule fairly. But the rest? They are puppets to the powerful who give them whatever they want.
Case in point this week – Magistrate Judge Giblin.
[Admin Note: Keith Giblin is a United States Magistrate Judge assigned to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas – Beaumont Division. Both he and American Hero & Honorary Admin of the BV Files Thomas Retzlaff are members of the same Episcopal Church in Texas.]
There was a case that was filed by longtime civil rights attorney Stella Morrison. She and former judge Layne Walker in Jefferson County have had problems for years. Morrison was kicked out of his court, she was kicked out of the hallway and according to Stella, she was manhandled at the orders of Walker.
Many years ago she finally had enough and sued Walker. She hired longtime attorney John Morgan (in full disclosure is one of the Review’s lawyers). Morgan was married to Kathleen Morgan (from one of the most connected families in Jefferson County) and opted to go to trial in front of Layne Walker, a criminal judge trying a civil case, many moons ago. In what was called the crime of crimes in civil courts, Morgan lost. Since that time some very powerful lawyers have attacked him, they have tried to shred anything that he has worked for in his life. And they have done a very good job. The Fisher family was involved according to pleadings – and continued to rub the loss in his face.
[Admin Note: Klein is making a reference to the divorce and child custody trial between Morgan and his now ex-wife, Kathleen. During that trial, Morgan filed a series of FALSE police reports against his ex-wife, and Morgan also tried to get his daughter, Anne, to make a FALSE sex abuse report against her mother. As a result, Morgan was CONVICTED of making a false police report.]
They hired in some of the cases Mr. Mark Sparks, who is x3 convicted criminal drunk who owns a gay bar in the middle of Houston, Texas. Sparks, along with his running buddy Jeffery Dorrell, have taken cases against Morgan, against his clients and as well other people that do business with Morgan. Sparks left Provost Umphrey and left the Moystin law firm this past year. He has ended up at the Chip Ferguson firm which nobody understands.
[Admin Note: Check out the conspiracy theory below in RED BOLD.]
Around three months ago – a federal raid was conducted in Arizona. In that raid massive emails, massive posts, massive communication was alleged to have been captured by Federal Agents according to sources on the West Coast in the know. In those emails, it is alleged that communications were captured between a convicted gay pedophile/stalker and some in the Jefferson County Bar. A grand jury is said to have been taking testimony, as one of the witnesses, is one of the lawyers was set to give testimony in Jefferson County – however – the Arizona team asked them not to – so they dropped his testimony as he was arriving at the courthouse. Thinking he was bulletproof – he made a fake and false police report to the Jefferson County Sheriffs Office who investigated and found out that the criminal complaint which was made was, in fact, fake and false. The person that he and the sheriff’s department went after was none other than our editor. Of course, our editor requested that an investigation would be done for filing a false police report – but no. He can commit a crime and not be charged.
[Admin Note: We have no idea who the “convicted gay pedophile/stalker” is that Klein is referring to. We suspect that the “sources on the West Coast in the know” is Klein referring to San Jose, CA based revenge pornographer, James McGibney (who we don’t like). McGibney is also a client of Morgan’s and he has been making repeated comments here on the BV Files regarding alleged FBI raids and super secret grand juries.]
Morgan, who is called one of the best floor lawyers in Texas, has been screwed by many of the judges, visiting judges (where the fix was in and continues to be in), and now a federal judge.
[Admin Note: We have no idea, either, what a “floor lawyer” is. This is obviously a term Klein made up in the midst of his drug-addled blogging today.]
In fact, it is so comical, that one sitting federal judge is using a local attorney’s wife whose husband was one of the attorney’s involved in the case and never told anyone. When it was found out – the judge recused himself as he should have after it was said that at a Christmas party the judge, his secretary and the attorney against Morgan were standing at the party talking about the case and laughing.
Yup – Jefferson County.
Now here comes Judge Giblin who simply had to rule on the law. Instead, he gave a long dissertation on absolutely crazy issues that had nothing to do with each other. Citing one statute that should have been used but then citing another that he was citing to spank Morgan with attorney fees. Again, making no sense.
In fact, it was so bad, that you know the fix was in when he DID NOT charge Morrison with legal fees but did charge Morgan – who was the attorney for the case. That is how bad it the ruling was.
The question running around the courthouse is – who got a hold of Giblin. And it is easy to see – simply put – it was his old running buddies.
The bright light – Joe Fisher, the new chief at Provost Umphrey sent the message months ago that he was withdrawing out of the case – as some say he saw the corruption coming – and bailed out. Showing in fact true leadership and putting old grudges aside.
So now the Grand Jury will take a look at a Federal Magistrate we are told. They are in fact looking at phone records, communications and most of all relationships.
We have lost all faith in any of the judicial branch (most of them). From the 9th court to the federal courthouse and even at that sinkhole being the Jefferson County Courthouse. We had faith in some good judges, like Giblin, but he has proven himself to be nothing but one of them. His writing emulates a cranky old coot that wanted to have a case score with who he thought was the cool kids. But in fact he is now drawn into the Gumbo.
There is a wise attorney a long time ago – that when the fight broke out – told us here at the Review the following : “This fight will touch every lawyer in Jefferson County, every judge, and it will bring the county to its knees.”
And it has.
Jefferson County is dying. And all that is left is the lawyers. All of the true business people have left – other than family businesses. The lawyers and the judges have killed this county. Look back 40 years ago – and look around now. It is who you know – not the law of the land. These judges will skew the law and give rulings that are so far away from the law – and they have friends upstairs in the 9th. Lawyers from outside Jefferson County shake their heads when they come to Jefferson County.
Why? Well, it will not change until the floor falls out.
Yes, there are some lawyers that are still making it. Those guys are the anomaly as the others are begging for business.
This web site sees around 27k page views a day. Meaning we have readers – and our suggestion to our dear readers – is get out of Jefferson County.
The lawyers and judges in this county don’t care about the law – they care about how they can use the law to hurt you – or get what they want for their friends.
You cannot rely on the local FBI, USDOJ, the Federal Court System, because they too are involved. Lazy is a word used as our county suffers now from massive crime – no leadership on the federal level – and getting people involved to honor old scores.
As for Morgan, the story was a plant ($30k in lawyer fees is a story?). They were asking for around $400,000 and got $30,000?
Now there is the story.
Again, the Jefferson County system sent their message to a man that was simply representing a black civil rights lawyer – Stella Morrison. And he got a lesson from an out of control judge that got wrapped up in emotion from his buddies. A mistake that will be hard to overcome. A very big mistake. And now he is getting the once-over by Federal Agents.
Many that work with Morgan in the legal community say that he has been beaten up, shaken down, and hit hard by a bunch of fellow lawyers that want nothing to do but put him out of business. But he, in fact, has beaten them all. He is alive – he is practicing – he is winning cases for his clients – and he is standing up for himself and his clients (who love the guy). The man is a warrior.
In the end – history will tell the story. And some surprises are yet to come to some that are slapping each other on the back laughing. Dudes – they got your emails. Not good. Remember that. Think about that. Understand that.
Those of you out there that need a good hand lawyer – think about Morgan and not these other yahoos. Ragtag drunks or socialites that have nothing better to do than make the law a blood sport.
And to all of you out there that have done this to this good man – well……….think about that at your time. Which we don’t know – but we think is coming very soon.
Speaking of the word “nigger”, many people in our society have a problem with people using that word for various reasons that we won’t go into here. But in light of Nazi attorney Jason Van Dyke’s claims in his $100 million federal court LOLsuit against American Hero & Honorary Admin of the BV Files Thomas Retzlaff – that Retzlaff supposedly got Van Dyke fired from several jobs by pointing out Van Dyke’s social media posts to said employers – we got to wonder, where is the line drawn?
Yes, folks, you read that headline correctly.
This all started when now fired Indianapolis Colts radio announcer Bob Lamey – in a PRIVATE CONVERSATION – retold a story about how over 30 YEARS AGO he over heard some guy call someone a nigger or said the word nigger, or mentioned something about niggers. 30 years ago. In a private conversation.
So, naturally enough, Bob got fired this week for his 30 year job with the Colts. Not because of something he said or did. But because of something he supposedly overheard.
And now that firing has had a domino effect that has just resulted in damage being done to 26 year old NASCAR driver Conor Daly – who was not even alive when the nigger comment was supposedly made.
So why is Conor in trouble? Well it is because it was actually his father Derek Daly who said the Nigger word. Derek, who is a former Indy 500 and Formula One driver, was fired from his job as a WISH-TV racing analyst this week following the news that he had used the Nigger word in an interview 30 years ago! Seriously.
Here is Derek Daly’s statement:
Last night WISH-TV severed ties with me after former sports broadcaster Bob Lamey apparently inaccurately attributed a racial slur to me during an interview in the early 80’s. It was reported on their web site that I confirmed this. Both of these reports are factually incorrect. On this subject, I was never interviewed by Bob Lamey. The slanderous statements made by Bob, and now being attributed to me, are not only factually incorrect, but offensive.
The facts are:
In the early 80’s, after I had recently relocated to the United States, I was interviewed by radio reporter Larry Henry and I was asked about my situation with my new American team. I responded by explaining that I was a foreign driver now in America, driving for an American team, with an American crew, and with an American sponsor – and that if things did not go well, the only “nigger in the wood pile” would be me. At the time, I meant that I, as the new foreigner on the team, would shoulder the blame and I would be the scapegoat. This was not in any way shape or form meant to be a racial slur. This phrase was commonly used in Ireland, Britain, and Australia.
When I used that phrase in the early 80’s, I had no idea that in this country that phrase had a horribly different meaning and connotation, as it was commonplace in Ireland. After moving to the United States, I quickly learned what a derogatory term it was. When I was first informed of this, I was mortified at the offense I might have caused people. I have therefore never used the word since. I made this mistake once, but never again.
As someone lucky enough to travel and work around the world, I have good friends and colleagues from almost every race, nationality, and religion. I have always treated everybody with equal respect and they have done the same with me. Anyone who questions that should talk to them. Similarly, I hope I have demonstrated my character during the past 20 years that I have spent working on television with a range of professionals of all backgrounds.
Finally, I want everyone to know I deeply regret and sincerely apologize for what I said more than three decades ago.
FUN FACT: A nigger in the woodpile is a figure of speech originating in the United States meaning “some fact of considerable importance that is not disclosed—something suspicious or wrong.”
An anti-abolitionist parody of Republican efforts to play down the antislavery plank in their 1860 platform.
Horace Greeley, the prominent New York publicist of the party, stands at left reassuring a man identified as “Young America.” “I assure you my friend,” he says, “that you can safely vote our ticket, for we have no connection with the Abolition party, but our Platform is composed entirely of rails, split by our Candidate.”
Young America, who represents progressive Democrats, points insistently toward the right, where candidate Abraham Lincoln sits atop a makeshift construction made of rails marked “Republican Platform,” which imprisons an African American man. He tells Greeley, “It’s no use old fellow! you can’t pull that wool over my eyes for I can see ‘the Nigger’ peeping through the rails.”
Meanwhile, Lincoln reflects, “Little did I think when I split these rails that they would be the means of elevating me to my present position.”
Conor Daly never said the Nigger word – he was not even alive when it was said. And the way that the nigger word was used was in a completely innocent expression. Yet he has suffered for it – and there is not a god damn thing that he can do about it.
So why does Texas attorney Jason Lee Van Dyke think that he is so special and thinks that he ought to be able to keep his job in light of this changing social climate? What a fucking DUMB ASS Van Dyke is.
In fact, the only person stupider than Van Dyke is San Jose revenge porno perv James McGibney (who we don’t like) who thought that it was okay for him to keep his advertisers, celebrity sponsors, and investors even though McGibney was a revenge pornographer who ran a sexual blackmail business – and who thought he could sue random people for MILLIONS OF DOLLARS when he lost his business!
Today, August 26, 2018, is a very important day for one of our American Heroes & Honorary Admins of the BV Files. It was exactly five years ago today when San Jose revenge porno perv James McGibney (who we don’t like) personally contacted her and threatened her with a LOLsuit if she did not stop saying “mean things” about Kate Gosselin on the Twitter machine. CHECK IT OUT!!
Of course, it did not take long before a member of the McGibney Gang decided to chime in with his own two cents’ worth of nonsense:
Yes, we must not forget that it is the job of “Bullyville” (aka James McGibney) to police the internet and to be the White Knight for a D-list reality TV “star.”
Lots of people agree: Losers gonna lose, and McGibney has lost. Being Sheriff of the Internet does not pay what it used to, eh?
THIS WILL NEVER NOT BE FUNNY!!
However, McGibney’s attempt at fund raising was soon cut short.
But look at these two guys! Both of them successfully raised a whole bunch more!!
REMEMBER: No matter how much you may think your life sucks, it does not suck as badly as it does for James McGibney and his family. He lost EVERYTHING because he came up against a group of people who simply could not be intimidated and who would not go away or back down – 100% VERIFIED!
So. How was your week?