President Trump / Tom Retzlaff Join Forces For Supreme Court Battle!!!

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It has been said that politics make strange bedfellows.  But in this case, politics has nothing to do with it as both President Trump and your American Hero & Honorary Admin of the BV Files Thomas Retzlaff are both admirers of one another having met several times before – most recently January 22, 2020.

But, hey, BV Files, why are President Trump and Retzlaff allies in a case before the U.S. Supreme Court? you ask.  Well, hold on a minute, friends, and we shall tell you!

 

The scope and power of Texas’ Anti-SLAPP statute seems boundless.  To wit, the POTUS himself, Donald J. Trump, was saved the ignominy of an embarrassing and salacious trial against his arch-rival and former paramour Stormy Daniels and her PR-loving attorney, Michael Avenatti.

The wild case, Stephanie Clifford v. Donald J. Trump, started in New York federal court, transferred to California federal court, and was ultimately dismissed under the Texas Citizens Participation Act (“TCPA”), the lone-star state’s version of an Anti-SLAPP law meant to protect the right to free speech, free association, and freedom to petition the government.

Back in 2018, Daniels (real name Stephanie Clifford) was attempting to get out of a “hush deal” concerning her alleged affair with Trump when her then-attorney Michael Avenatti released a sketch of a man who threatened Daniels into remaining silent back in 2011.

The case stemmed from a Trump tweet that called Daniels “a total con job.”

In a concise and well-written opinion, Judge Otero analyzes Ms. Clifford’s (aka Stormy Daniels) defamation-related claims against President Trump under the TCPA. The TCPA effectively requires the plaintiff to prove each element of each claim before conducting any discovery, except under some limited circumstances.  Defamation claims are very difficult to prove with many defenses and loopholes, requiring a plaintiff to have his or her “ducks in a row” or face a very expensive dismissal with prejudice. 

In the October 2018 decision, Judge Otero concluded that Daniels had failed to establish a prima facie case for defamation.  The judge saw “con job” as “rhetorical hyperbole” outside the scope of something that could be disproved.  What’s more, Daniels had failed to demonstrate “actual malice,” meaning Trump had knowledge of falsity or recklessly disregarded the truth.  That’s a standard that public figures must meet to carry defamation claims — and when folks like Trump say they want to reform libel laws, that’s usually what they’re attacking.

 

President Trump defeated Ms. Clifford’s defamation claims with standard defenses of opinion/hyperbole (as opposed to factual assertion) and that Ms. Clifford suffered no real damages, an element of almost all civil claims.

 

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Daniels v Trump - ECF 46 - order granting TCPA attny fees & sanctions

 

 

 

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As this case shows, defamation claims are especially perilous and subject to dismissal under the TCPA, and should be carefully pled – – if pled at all.  Failure to do so could result in mandatory sanctions and reimbursement of the defendant’s attorneys’ fees, which can easily exceed $100,000. 

In the end, the judge ruled that Daniels’ owes President Trump $293,052.33 in attorneys’ fees, costs, and TCPA sanctions.

 

She has appealed this decision to the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

 

But Judge Otero’s dismissal raised another issue, and while some are paying attention to the case as merely the latest chapter in Stormy Daniels’ feud with the President of the United States, the case has raised a consequential legal matter of special interest to all media companies: SLAPPs, or Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation.

Daniels’ complaint was dismissed under Texas’ anti-SLAPP statute, which provides protection against frivolous litigation intended to chill one’s free speech activity.  Media companies (such as the BV Files) frequently get hauled into court, and like Trump here, publishers often rely upon SLAPP protections to quickly extradite themselves from nuisance suits before legal bills pile up and the costs of defending amount to victories for plaintiffs no matter the merits of the claims.

However, it’s become controversial whether federal courts should be applying SLAPP laws enacted by states.  Some federal circuits have come to the conclusion that SLAPP standards impermissibly regulate federal rules of civil procedure, which guide judges to analyze a complaint’s plausibility rather than its likelihood of success.  Put a different way, on matters of public concern where First Amendment rights are implicated, the burden of showing a winnable case shifts to the plaintiffs at a very early stage.

When did the anti-anti-SLAPP movement pick up steam?  Well, that dates to the time that Trump attempted to countersue a student of the infamous Trump University, and the case went up to the Ninth Circuit.  In Makaeff v. Trump University, the now-retired Alex Kozinski authored an influential concurring opinion.  Other appellate justices like Brett Kavanaugh then took the cue and ran roughshod over district judges using anti-SLAPP rules.

So now, Trump is back at the Ninth Circuit defending the worth of an anti-SLAPP statute thanks to Stormy Daniels’ appeal.  Even more incredible, he’s represented by Charles Harder, who has built somewhat of an anti-media reputation after slaying Gawker in the Hulk Hogan sex tape lawsuit.  Ironically, it’s become the duo of Trump and Harder who are faced with the task of saving SLAPP analysis in the Ninth Circuit, which Kozinski once called the “Hollywood circuit.”

Charles Harder

Clark Brewster made arguments for Daniels in her effort to overturn a “knockout [that] was swift and punishing,” plus a result meaning she’d be responsible for paying $293,000 of Trump’s legal bills.  Brewster said this was a case of first impression, meaning the legal issue at play is novel. 

While appellate circuits have come to conflicting conclusions about applying SLAPP laws in federal circuit, this case involves a California judge applying Texas’ anti-SLAPP statute. Last August, in Klocke v. Watson, the Fifth Circuit ruled Texas’ anti-SLAPP statute doesn’t apply in federal court, raising the odd prospect that Texas lawmakers enacted legislation of benefit to those living outside of their own state in defending lawsuits from their own citizens (like Stormy Daniels).  “The issues of comity control,” Brewster said. “You have to give deference to the sister circuits.”

“Given that the Fifth Circuit doesn’t apply the TCPA [Texas’ anti-SLAPP statute] in federal court, why should we apply it here?” asked Ninth Circuit judge Kim Wardlaw of Harder.

“That’s a good question,” responded Harder, who at first seemed to struggle with voicing words few would have ever predicted would come out of his mouth.

At the hearing, Harder called Texas’ anti-SLAPP statute a “substantive” change (rather than a procedural one), and added it was virtually identical to California’s anti-SLAPP statute, which has repeatedly been affirmed by the Ninth Circuit.  He then quoted Justice Wardlaw in Makaeff v. Trump University when she wrote:

Through anti-SLAPP laws, the legislatures of Arizona, California, Guam, Hawaii, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington have decided to impose substantive limitations on certain state law actions. Refusing to recognize these limitations in federal court is bad policy. If we ignore how states have limited actions under their own laws, we not only flush away state legislatures’ considered decisions on matters of state law, but we also put the federal courts at risk of being swept away in a rising tide of frivolous state actions that would be filed in our circuit’s federal courts.

 

Shifting to his own thoughts on the matter or at least his best attempt at advocacy, Harder added, “It’s good law in the Ninth Circuit to apply the anti-SLAPP statutes.  And when you have the TCPA, which has been held by Texas law to be substantively identical to the California anti-SLAPP statute, there’s no reason not to apply it.”

“The only reason is, had you brought this case in Texas federal court, you would not have this motion available to you, right?” asked Wardlaw.

“At the time we filed it, the Klocke decision had not come about,” answered Harder.  “If our case had preceded the other one, perhaps the Fifth Circuit would have been persuaded otherwise.  I don’t know.”

Harder then made the point that without federal court application of anti-SLAPP statutes, plaintiffs would “forum-shop” their suits into such jurisdictions in order to gain advantage.  Said Harder, “This court correctly recognized that if the legislature wants to get rid of SLAPP suits, you apply the SLAPP statutes everywhere they can be applied including in federal courts.  Klocke wasn’t looking at forum shopping. I think it missed an important point.”

 

 


Given the hundreds of thousands of dollars on the line, and most important, an appellate circuit split on the big issue, don’t be shocked if this case winds up at the Supreme Court no matter which way the Ninth Circuit comes down.

Which is the reason why Retzlaff was in Washington, DC, in January meeting with a group of attorneys who have joined forces to make certain that the Texas Citizen Participation Act is available in federal court!

 
 
 
 

OH, WAIT A MINUTE!!

 

 

 

https://www.supremecourt.gov/Search.aspx?FileName=/docket/docketfiles/html/public\19-1272.html

 

 

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US Supreme Court Petition - Van Dyke v Retzlaff

 

 

 

 

And if were not already convinced that SLAPP suits are a bad thing, just CHECK THIS OUT!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And here is a special article by Admin Mike who has been forced to telework from home.  One of his relatives is in the US military and Admin Mike has some real nice suggestions on some websites you can use to improve your work.  CHECK IT OUT!!

 

 

 

 

 

 


Teleworking?  Here are four Chinese websites sure to improve your connections


BEIJING – President Xi Jinping announced today that China is opening free web services to aid U.S. service members working at home due to novel Coronavirus restrictions.

Xi said, “China offers these services in the spirit of military cooperation, in keeping with our long tradition of respecting international human suffering, and not in any way as an admission of fault for creating the virus. Nope. Nuhuh.”

China’s government highlighted the following services with explanations:

1. People’s Liberation Army Knowledge On Line (PLAKO)
In addition to fast connections, users can learn about People’s Liberation Army (PLA) careers, connect with PLA friends, and access training for totally nonaggressive skills like building military facilities on remote islands or driving tanks through civil demonstrations. PLAKO encourages all military users to post deployment pictures with geolocation. This site also connects the PLA Navy with anyone who has skills with aircraft carrier design, maintenance, or deck landings. Like, any skills at all.

2. SurfPanda
With a giant server nestled in the Ministry of Public Security, SurfPanda offers excellent speeds, availability, and convenient fields to list political beliefs. SurfPanda protects military users by blocking content deemed as unsuitable by a panel of open-minded censors. Get lightning fast connections to any website around the world that is not critical of China.

3. Uncle Xi’s House
This site uses powerful servers to present information on Chinese Communist Party membership benefits such as social networking, exclusive access to Beijing’s hottest clubs, and training in suppressing political dissent. Users get access to the popular “Commie Mingle” dating site and can win free Huawei phones for hot Party talk.

4. 23 Million and Me
China has millions of American DNA profiles but that’s not nearly enough. Service members can submit their DNA to learn about their ancestry and if they’re in an ethnic group that needs government control, like Uighurs. To ensure safety from the People’s Armed Police, this site uses the most up-to-date firewalls produced by the People’s Armed Police.

Xi also announced that, in a complete coincidence, the entire population of Wuhan has voluntarily relocated.  Wuhan has also been renamed “Qīng Bái,” the Mandarin term for “innocence.”



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An attorney accused of obstructing justice by interfering with a witness in a pending criminal case was suspended for six months, followed by one year of probation.

Decatur solo practitioner Jason Lee Van Dyke, an attorney with a history of lawyer discipline sanctions, said the COVID-19 pandemic was delaying his trial, and he chose to take the suspension during a time most lawyers aren’t practicing much anyway.

 

“I had to choose between attempting to run a law practice with this hanging over my head,” he said. “Or I could take the six month active suspension and reopen my business in six months.”

The original petition in Commission for Lawyer Discipline v. Van Dyke alleged that Van Dyke was charged with filing a false report to a peace officer, because of a false statement about an alleged theft of his firearms.

 

While jailed, Van Dyke told his father to tell a state’s witness not to answer the door and to “make himself scarce,” the petition said. The court in the criminal case found in January 2019 that Van Dyke was wrong in making the witness unavailable. In the end, Van Dyke pleaded no contest to the charge and got probation for two years, said the petition.

“I did deny their allegations, and I still deny them,” said Van Dyke about the lawyer discipline case.

Visiting Judge Dennise Garcia, who was appointed to preside over the disciplinary case in Wise County’s 271st District Court, ruled that Van Dyke committed professional misconduct. She found he engaged in conduct involving dishonesty, fraud, deceit or misrepresentation, and that his conduct amounted to obstruction of justice.

 

Claire Reynolds, a spokeswoman for the State Bar of Texas Office of Chief Disciplinary Counsel, which represents the lawyer-discipline commission, declined to comment.


Jason Lee Van Dyke sending an unwanted sexual solicitation to minor children?

 


‘Spread the word’

Van Dyke’s profile on the State Bar of Texas website shows that he has a disciplinary record.

He was put on probation in 2018 in an agreed judgment that found that he was representing a plaintiff, and that the defendant in that case ended up filing a grievance against Van Dyke. Van Dyke then threatened the complainant with criminal or disciplinary charges to gain an advantage in the civil matter, according to court documents. And he kept representing the plaintiff, even though his own interests were adverse, the judgment said.

Van Dyke was suspended from practicing law in March, April and May of 2019, followed by probation that just ended on Feb. 29. In that case, a grievance committee entered an agreed judgment that found that Van Dyke threatened a complainant, Thomas C. Retzlaff, with physical violence, which is a criminal act that reflects poorly on an attorney’s honesty, trustworthiness or fitness.

Retzlaff filed the complaint in Van Dyke’s current discipline case. The pair are also embroiled in litigation in federal court, with Van Dyke suing Retzlaff for defamation.

Retzlaff in an email, “I feel it is very important to spread the word about people like Van Dyke.”

Related stories:

Ex-Proud Boys Lawyer Van Dyke Suspended Over Threats to Bar Complaint

Lawyer Drops $100 Million Lawsuit Against Online Critic Who Called Him ‘Nazi’

 

Attorney in Revenge Porn Twitter War Sues DA over Rescinded Job Offer

 
 
 
 
 
So saith the Idiot known as Catty.
 
 

 
And Van Dyke will be “vindicated” when, exactly?? 
 
#Oct6th
 
 
 
 
 

As of May 7, 2020

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
MAY 8, 2020:
 
 
Does anyone remember the State Bar grievance that James McGibney (who we don’t like) filed against your American Hero and Honorary Admin of the BV Files Houston attorney Jeffrey Dorrell last fall?
 
Many months ago, Some Random Person We’ve Never Heard Of Before, who has super secret insider access to the state bar, gave us all the head’s up that the grievance was being summarily dismissed.  Well, the paperwork has been processed and here it is.  CHECK IT OUT!!
 
 
 
 
This, of course, is not the first grievance filed by Jimmy the PissBoy.  That one, too, crashed and burned.  CHECK IT OUT!!
 
 
 
 
  Suck to be you, McGibney.  100% VERIFIED!!

 
 
 

 

 

 

And this will never not be funny…

Courtesy: White House Press Office

 

 

We are saving room in this article to add more stuff tomorrow.  So be sure to come on back and CHECK IT OUT!!

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First
First
May 5, 2020 4:18 PM

First…

fiRsT!
fiRsT!
May 5, 2020 4:41 PM

THE REAL FIRST!!!
ACCEPT NO IMPOSTORS.

First
First
May 5, 2020 8:13 PM
Reply to  fiRsT!

NOPE. I was first. Too bad so sad.

Lulz inbound
Lulz inbound
May 5, 2020 6:05 PM

The lulz will be epic when Team Felon loses again. The only thing that could possibly be better is if Team Felon wins – but its too late because the trial is over and the McGibney Gang already has a judgment – meaning they did all that work for nothing.

I agree
I agree
May 5, 2020 8:04 PM
Reply to  Lulz inbound

“Team Felon” is what you are calling James McGibney? I do agree. He may not officially be a felon, but he is a criminal.

I agree 2
I agree 2
May 5, 2020 8:12 PM
Reply to  I agree

James McGibney is a criminal.

"Team Felon" Is All U! Embrace It! U Earned It!
"Team Felon" Is All U! Embrace It! U Earned It!
May 6, 2020 6:23 AM
Reply to  I agree

SIX years ago a GREAT AMERICAN PATRIOT named Scott D. Fazio coined the “Team Felon” term of malevolence to describe this blog, Tom, and his associates and supporters. It’s a bell was rung long ago, and it reverberates now more than ever.

So you see… for some of you, your legacies – your cultivated PUBLICLY FACING images as LEFTY activists – are quite precariously teetering on the edge of ultimate ruin. But then, that’s what you get when you dance with the Devil (that’s TR).

Of course, there are ways to stop that from happening.

Weird
Weird
May 6, 2020 9:13 AM
Reply to  I agree

comment 52704 seems to be stuck in the moderation filter that the Admin claims doesn’t exist.

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A worse lawyer than Jay Leiderman?
A worse lawyer than Jay Leiderman?
May 5, 2020 8:28 PM

I did not think I was capable of feeling any more shock and surprise at the antics of one Jason Lee Van Dyke, Nazi / pedo guy / former attorney. But the filings in his LOLsuits have reached a fever pitch today that has me laughing my ass off more and more and more upon each new Notification of E-filing Service.

Dumber than a nigger he is.

We will see what happens
We will see what happens
May 6, 2020 10:34 AM

i guess we will see what happens. He has shown recently that he has no problem taking judges upstairs.

Who is this freak?
Who is this freak?
May 5, 2020 9:10 PM

@CREDIBLEINTEL < WHAT the hell is a cutting edge analysis? OSINT? Some scary hacker? Only 11 followers. He should become friends with @possepenguin Since he stalks her already.

whoitis
whoitis
May 5, 2020 9:31 PM

It’s Steve Hatlestad, same as @resist_N0w and iron troll and others.

Non-sequitor AF
Non-sequitor AF
May 6, 2020 6:28 AM

I just spent far too much time scrolling back about 2 months of Tweets on that guys page and see absolutely no mention of @possepenguin. Who is she? And why do you believe credibleintel “stalks her”?

An idiot is still a retard
An idiot is still a retard
May 6, 2020 7:59 AM

Its Catty Idiot.

I am hoping that he will show up in court today to help Van Dyke argue his case. Maybe he will win!

Tic Toc
Tic Toc
May 6, 2020 9:06 AM

I do not get the “Catty Idiot” vibe from “CredibleIntel”. What makes you think that is them?

You gonna answer my previous question, or just pretend I did not ask it?

Who is this freak?
Who is this freak?
May 7, 2020 8:13 PM
Reply to  Tic Toc

CredibleIntel definitely has a Cattyidiot “vibe”. Hopefully he stops harassing @possepenguin, including: sending threatening DM’s, sending Dick Pics and leaving harassing VM on her private cell. Some people like the above poster just can’t stop lying. SMH

Oh wow!
Oh wow!
May 8, 2020 7:11 AM

OK! So where is the evidence of this?

Incidentally, it is very peculiar that you come here – of all places – with this ever changing complaint, involving an account that prior to a few weeks ago (when you first made mention of it) no one had ever heard of.

Karen Kahn
Karen Kahn
May 8, 2020 11:37 AM
Reply to  Oh wow!

What? We have evidence, and helpful ppl have been watching this blog for a long time.

Maybe Try Your BULLSHIT On Twitter...
Maybe Try Your BULLSHIT On Twitter...
May 9, 2020 5:00 AM
Reply to  Karen Kahn

…where it’s more effective with all your FAKE accounts stirring up FAKE drama and craving REAL attention from Trump, Biss, Nunes, Cicada, Julian & his Mommy, and so on.

“We have many helpful people. What can I say? People like being helpful to me. Lot’s of very helpful people. People want to help so much, it’s unbelievable. I’m tellin’ you, more help people than you can possibly imagine. I’ve seen so many helpful people, but nothing like this. Trust me.”

TRY HARDER!

PRO-TIP: You can’t have evidence of shit that never happened, Lil’ Miss ‘Reality Forger’ protege.

HURRY WATCH THIS!!!!
HURRY WATCH THIS!!!!
May 6, 2020 11:36 AM
Huh?
Huh?
May 6, 2020 1:18 PM
Reply to  BV Files

Did we watch the same video? Retzlaff’s TCPA motion was denied. The judge struck his pleadings and ordered him to stop filing in the case.

We will see what happens
We will see what happens
May 6, 2020 4:56 PM
Reply to  Huh?

I guess we will have to wait for the order.

clue
clue
May 6, 2020 2:34 PM
Reply to  BV Files

wingnut. You have the video set to private. You posted it and only you can watch it.

6 months? Lol!
6 months? Lol!
May 6, 2020 5:07 PM

6 months? LOL! What happened to disbarment? What happened to the fix being in? Or poisoning the well in the 2nd COA? Looks like the State Bar realized there was a very real chance of losing a jury trial – and embarassing both Paul Johnson and Michael Shackleford badly jn the process – and decided to make Van Dyke and offer he couldn’t refuse rather than risk being routed by Mark Bennett.

Since we can’t cut and paste, go to texaslawyer.com

I wonder how long before TR files something in that case objecting, since he doesn’t learn his lessons

A Vexatious Litigant
A Vexatious Litigant
May 6, 2020 7:24 PM
Reply to  6 months? Lol!

And here comes Catty Idiot chiming in with his usual less-than-two-cents’ worth of “wisdom.” As long as Jason Lee Van Dyke is not able to earn any income as an attorney, everyone is perfectly satisfied. Van Dyke has not been able to practice law for over two years. You really are a dumb ass. But that comes as a surprise to literally no one. The fact you toss out some random name like “Mark Bennett” shows you lack any insight into this case at all. Mark Bennett is not Van Dyke’s lawyer. Alan Taggart is. Bennett is the attorney for… Read more »

Tom's Overactive Imagination
Tom's Overactive Imagination
May 6, 2020 8:00 PM

I am almost certain that was not “Catty Idiot” who posted that comment.

Catty Idiot
Catty Idiot
May 6, 2020 8:02 PM

No, I don’t. He made a business decision and will be back in November. If the State Bar didn’t think he could have won at trial, there would be no offer. But COVID-19 happened and they made him an offer he couldn’t refuse; be out for 6 months now or wait 6 months for a trial (during which time he wouldn’t be able to practice anyway with the case hanging over him). Of course they didnt want another shoe to drop in a criminal case that was only prosecuted because of who he was and not anything he did. Paul… Read more »

Huh?
Huh?
May 6, 2020 11:37 PM
Reply to  BV Files

He hedged his bets. Take a deferred, or forward in a corrupt county that despises him with a jury pool that Tom admittedly did an excellent job tainting.

LOL
LOL
May 6, 2020 8:07 PM
Reply to  Catty Idiot

Oh my. Interesting developments indeed.

It would be interesting if during JLVD’s suspension developments occur which SPLATTER egg all over the Bar’s faces?

Your toast, get over it
Your toast, get over it
May 6, 2020 9:04 PM
Reply to  LOL

Yes, I am sure Van Dyke will make an amazing comeback! Clients and law firms will be tripping over themselves trying to hire him!!

In fact, I predict that both Van Dyke and McGibney will be making their Major Media Comeback any day now!

#Oct6th

Good news for JD
Good news for JD
May 6, 2020 11:39 PM

Unless of course he goes back to the clientele that didn’t care, and files a new lawsuit against you every time you interfere. Jeff Dorrell will be the wealthiest attorney in Texas by the time you’re done paying him.

Tic Toc
Tic Toc
May 7, 2020 4:33 AM

If when you say “wealthiest” you mean “brokest” then I would concur!

Yes, a coincidence
Yes, a coincidence
May 6, 2020 11:33 PM
Reply to  BV Files

Look at the dates? The suspension started six days ago. Unless I am missing something, it was probably negotiated back in April and the judge just now got around to signing of. So, yes, a coincident

They will
They will
May 6, 2020 11:35 PM
Reply to  LOL

It would be amazing to watch that. Not because I give a shit about how it helps JLVD, but Tom’s implosion would be legendary

Tic Toc
Tic Toc
May 7, 2020 11:04 AM
Reply to  They will

Yes, my thoughts exactly!

WISE County, Indeed!
WISE County, Indeed!
May 7, 2020 8:59 PM
Reply to  Catty Idiot

It would be VERY interesting if it turns out Corey Momot had yet another one of JVD’s stolen guns. Also, with the way things are going, there’s no guarantee of a trial in 6 months, so I would have to concur with that assessment. Get it out of the way and get back to it. Take those 6 months and focus on getting at the truth of what’s happened here. And then there is Tom’s latest FAILURE in Wise County. A WISE county indeed! It seems the CIVIL courts and Administrative Judge there don’t see Tom as any kind of… Read more »

Catty Idiot
Catty Idiot
May 7, 2020 9:27 PM

Its cause Shackleford is a dumb ass small town cop and by “small town” I mean one with a population you could fit inside a small church. He runs a ticket machine. His job is to put money in the pocket of the town that will pay his pension. This is what they get when they make a half-wit their police chief; the need to hire a law firm to defend them against a massive and entirely avoidable fuck up. They had two jobs: (a) catch a dumb teenage drug dealer who broke into a truck; and (b) ignore a… Read more »

Oak Point Police Department's Inept Leadership
Oak Point Police Department's Inept Leadership
May 8, 2020 9:45 AM
Reply to  Catty Idiot

That does sound like a whole lot of trouble for Chief Shackleford! And trouble for that Chief is more than likely to translate into a whole lot of chicken embryo-like substance splooged all over the face of Hanszen Laporte’s Director of Litigation who has signed his name to bizarre and histrionic pleadings which invoke Shackleford’s name.

I’m not at all shy about admitting that I started getting a bit chubbed up reading your comment.

Tracey Glass
Tracey Glass
May 6, 2020 8:17 PM

6 months suspension and 12 months probation. Under probation, he can practice law but must follow the rules.

Hey whatever happened to Tracey Glass, who was going as 6roc4? Haven’t seen her around in a while.

dagnabit
dagnabit
May 6, 2020 9:04 PM

State Bars almost never disbar anyone. And disbarment can be temporary. Look at Randazza, royally fucked over his gay porn clients, still practicing law. Look at Leiderman’s best friends — one a lawyer who intermittently gets locked in the psych ward, still practicing law. His other best friend went to prison for conspiring to launder money for terrorists – got out of prison, back practicing law.

Ah, yes! Chip Radford, Attorney At LAWL
Ah, yes! Chip Radford, Attorney At LAWL
May 7, 2020 5:12 AM
Reply to  dagnabit

When I think of disbarred attorneys who have been reinstated, the first guy I think of is a very close and personal friend of BV Files (and Jeff Dorrell), attorney Wendell “Chip” Radford of Beaumont, TX. It only took ol’ Chip what? EIGHT years to win reinstatement?! Something like that, but then he had been caught running point in a federal money laundering scheme, so yeah. He’s a lawyer who can’t vote or own firearms. A lot like Tom, really… except Tom’s not a lawyer. LOL! Jacob Arrington will be serving just 99 years in State Prison for having a… Read more »

lolololol
lolololol
May 7, 2020 6:47 AM

Tom votes and has firearms. get ur facts straight

Cybersleuth Superstar J.K. Black
Cybersleuth Superstar J.K. Black
May 7, 2020 11:03 AM
Reply to  lolololol

Certainly, somewhere there is a Tom that votes and owns guns. But not the Tom flashing the White Supremacy symbol while standing at the Rose Garden podium.

photoshop for the win
photoshop for the win
May 7, 2020 12:49 PM
Reply to  BV Files

I think whoever photoshopped Tom’s head onto the body of Cassandra Fairbanks.

Tic Toc
Tic Toc
May 7, 2020 7:11 PM
Reply to  BV Files

“It looks more like the ‘okay’ sign to me.”

Yes, that’s what all you people claim when called out about it.

Context says otherwise.

Catty Idiot
Catty Idiot
May 7, 2020 9:28 PM
Reply to  BV Files

Im with Tom on this one. That OK hand sign nonsense is ridiculous.

Tic Toc
Tic Toc
May 9, 2020 4:43 AM
Reply to  Catty Idiot

Wow. Common ground! Hope you Knights can build upon that.

#TangoDown
#TangoDown
May 6, 2020 9:20 PM

Funny how Jimmy the PissBoy McGibney is not mentioning the state bar dismissing the grievance he filed against Jeff Dorrell.

ZERO-point-ZERO... everything else? Gravy.
ZERO-point-ZERO... everything else? Gravy.
May 7, 2020 4:47 AM
Reply to  #TangoDown

If that’s even true, is dismissal by #COVID19 really something to hang your hat on? I’m thinking it’s not. JLVD makes it easy to criticize him. Some, myself included, say too easy. But one thing no one can take away from JLVD is that he is professional enough to take his punishment like a REAL MAN. Thick HAIRED, barrel chested, and cocksure! Dorrell cries and whines to the Bar and send his troll “clients” out to defend him. But again… even if it’s true… it’s not like the case in Fort Worth isn’t over and done with. And that’s really… Read more »

Some Random Person
Some Random Person
May 7, 2020 6:46 AM

Is “dismissal by #COVID19” even a thing? Ah, no, it is not. You were told wayyy long time ago, shortly after it was filed, that the grievance had been summarily dismissed. You denied it and claimed there was going to be a big, super special investigation into all the “lies” and “false billing practices” of Jeff and Hanszen Laporte. McGibney even pounded out a reply to Jeff’s response…..which went exactly no where. “Dorrell cries and whines to the Bar and send his troll “clients” out to defend him.” Seriously? You think that is how this works? M’kay, whatever. McGibney cries… Read more »

Knock Knock
Knock Knock
May 7, 2020 11:02 AM
Reply to  BV Files

Good question. What do you suppose it means?

"Cat" Got His Tongue, It Seems
"Cat" Got His Tongue, It Seems
May 9, 2020 4:31 AM
Reply to  Knock Knock

Yet again.

White as a Ghost, Then PINK With Humiliation ;-)
White as a Ghost, Then PINK With Humiliation ;-)
May 9, 2020 4:34 AM

I’ll tell ya what. It never gets old!

Hackers Everywhere
Hackers Everywhere
May 9, 2020 10:25 AM

YOU SUCK!

Cybersleuth Superstar J.K. Black
Cybersleuth Superstar J.K. Black
May 7, 2020 6:04 AM

I’m wondering if Tom would care to comment about the splooge speckles all over the White Supremacy photo he sent “The One True Admin” and included in this article?

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#Jailtime4JoJo
#Jailtime4JoJo
May 7, 2020 11:00 AM
Reply to  BV Files

I don’t recall that McGibney ever made such a claim? Where is it?

If having everyone see those logs means so much to you, why don’t you release them?

The real TR
The real TR
May 7, 2020 7:34 PM

A very simple explanation: White House visitors are absolutely forbidden to bring electronic devices or cameras in. This photo was taken by a camera and then printed out and given to the person. Who then later scanned it on what turns out to be a rather dusty scanner. Hence the “speckles

Nice try, but...
Nice try, but...
May 7, 2020 9:06 PM
Reply to  The real TR

Your explanation is MADE UP BULLSHIT. But then why would we expect anything more from you? We would not.

The ban on civilian visitor camera use was lifted under Obama and remains as such under Trump.

whatever dude
whatever dude
May 8, 2020 4:25 AM

Ah, yes, because you are the all knower of rules of everywhere all the time. Because it is never possible for a rule to be changed without you being personally notified. Maybe on your next trip inside the White House, you can point this out to them and demand “your rights”.

Standard Visitor's Photo-op
Standard Visitor's Photo-op
May 8, 2020 6:13 AM
Reply to  whatever dude

The rules are publicly noticed and you’re a moron for attempting to gaslight otherwise.

It’s OK to admit you left your Nikon Coolpix behind because you didn’t know the rules.

Catty Idiot
Catty Idiot
May 7, 2020 9:31 PM
Reply to  The real TR

Kind of like it’s illegal to forge check out slips from a law library? Or pretend to be an attorney to harass your daughter? Or forge the signature and seal of an officer of the state?

Steve the iron troll
Steve the iron troll
May 8, 2020 12:41 AM
Reply to  Catty Idiot

^^ Steve Hatlestad. He runs around the internet scolding other men about imaginary wrongdoings. Only thing that potentially gives him a gay erection.

I have receipts!
I have receipts!
May 8, 2020 6:17 AM

Imaginary huh? Let’s see here: (1) [T R], knowing that an investigation concerning the theft of books from the Bell County law library was in progress, made presented and used a false book check-out slip . .. [to cover up his theft of books from the law library for use in pro se litigation.] No. 03-05-277-CR (Tex. App. — Austin 2007); (2) see petition in cause no. 2020008939000 (B R v. T R) in Maricopa justice courts; (3) STAY TUNED!!! #TickTock

Steve H, Library Police
Steve H, Library Police
May 8, 2020 8:14 AM

Steve H, impersonating an officer in the Library Police!

Lol.

Tic Toc
Tic Toc
May 8, 2020 6:24 AM

Which is to say that he holds other people for very real wrongdoings.

Only problem is… that’s not Steve H. I know how disappointing that must feel to you sweety, but that shit’s as true Dorrell’s crystal meth arrest.

And so what if Steve gets a boner while doing things that benefit the public welfare? At least somethings doin’ in his pants. Can you do the same? NOPE. You’ve made that abundantly clear. And the genesis of Steve’s protuberance is a far sight better than the tiny straw twisting in Dorrell’s pants every time his phone lights up with “TR”.

bingo was his name-o
bingo was his name-o
May 8, 2020 8:16 AM
Reply to  Tic Toc

Cool, Steve. You might also get a boner if you did something useful such as volunteering at a soup kitchen or playing bingo at the old folks home.

Tic Toc
Tic Toc
May 8, 2020 9:23 AM

He actually does those things on the reg.

Which is more than we can say about MissAnonNews/Kaidinn who sits all day long doing nothing but trolling people on the Internets in the condo her Mommy and Daddy bought her.

Fail harder
Fail harder
May 8, 2020 4:26 AM
Reply to  Catty Idiot

Before you consent to represent Mr. Retzlaff in anything else, I think there are a few more things you want to consider. The first of these things is that you are not ethically obligated to represent Mr. Retzlaff in any of these new matters which he filed himself and, at least presumably, against the advice of counsel. I can’t imagine what it must be like to be in your shoes, but at some point, there has to be the consideration of whether the ongoing toll with respect to your mental health is worth whatever money Mr. Retzlaff is paying you.… Read more »

T.I.M.
T.I.M.
May 8, 2020 6:49 AM
Reply to  Fail harder

If I may interject… “Yeah, I do, bitch” “Every single time” “the exact same way” “cuz that’s how I like it” are not winning arguments for you. And whomever wrote that expose on your ILLEGAL notary practices in whichever case that may be is exactly correct. You have been forging the notary signature on various documents for years. There are more examples of your NOTARious dishonesty than was included above. For example, there was one particular affidavit you submitted (I believe prior to your ILLEGAL renewal of your EX-wife’s stamp) in which you completely manufactured an Arizona notary. FAKE notary,… Read more »

Indigent Tom, FTW!
Indigent Tom, FTW!
May 8, 2020 7:02 AM
Reply to  Fail harder

“Because Mr. R——- is paying the Hanszen Laporte Law Firm is a nice pile of money.”

Except for one problem – you do not have even a mole hill of money to pay anyone, let alone Hanszen Laporte.

You can repeat your goofy little fictions as often as you like, but common sense chuckles at your diminutive puffery.

Oh really?
Oh really?
May 8, 2020 7:06 AM
Reply to  Fail harder

What about when you are forging your B R’s signature on certified mail returns to commit a fraud on a court. It’s a good the the US Postal Inspectors don’t know about that and…OPPS…..they do now! But yes, you have nothing to worry about. 100% verified. Because after all these years D H still suffers from Stockholm Syndrome and will absolutely lie to the police to cover up your forgery, isn’t that right. Which reminds me? Had D H met your new wife? How do the two of the get along? You know the new wife I am talking about.… Read more »

Postal Inspector
Postal Inspector
May 8, 2020 8:20 AM
Reply to  Oh really?

^^ Steve Hatelstad. He’s not just the Library Police, he is also the Postal Inspector.

The Invisible Man!
The Invisible Man!
May 8, 2020 9:35 AM

If you actually believe that is Steve up there, you have a much tougher and longer road ahead of you. And KUDOS to the yellow blockheaded dude for recognizing that postal inspector angle. I come up with a lot of ways to expose the lack of credibility of guys like Tom and somehow that US Postal fraud angle eluded me. What a dumbass he truly is. And I’m looking forward to reviewing the paperwork on this “new wife” he’s been claiming to have for the past 4 years. P.S. “Admin” now has “alt characters” effectively blocked. If you try to… Read more »

The real TR
The real TR
May 8, 2020 11:44 AM

The postal inspector. The FBI. The ATF. The Bullyville crowd are getting more pathetic each and every day in their Swatting attempts.

Atlanta
Atlanta
May 8, 2020 12:51 PM
Reply to  The real TR

You forgot one: DHS

T.I.M.
T.I.M.
May 9, 2020 4:26 AM
Reply to  The real TR

Whereas, Tom (that’s YOU) defines “swatting” as federal officials carrying out their investigative duties against a KNOWN FELON who has a problem with running scams and forging shit and pretending his shit don’t stink.

hey asshole!
hey asshole!
May 9, 2020 1:38 PM
Reply to  T.I.M.

Swatting is swatting. You (Viz) keep making false reports to try to alert authorities to nonexistent happenings. You are an idiot. Your antics are known to all potential future employers.

Yes, Dummy?
Yes, Dummy?
May 9, 2020 2:56 PM
Reply to  hey asshole!

Thanks for your time and considerations, Susan. Your place in the hottest most molten part of Hell was secured long ago.

hey asshole!
hey asshole!
May 9, 2020 3:30 PM
Reply to  Yes, Dummy?

Viz, why are you calling me “Susan”? And why are you writing this ridiculous quasi-religious crap? You need a new hobby, asshole. And stalking folks on the internet is not it.

T.I.M.
T.I.M.
May 9, 2020 9:16 PM
Reply to  hey asshole!

Actually, I was seeking to confirm two hypothesis about you…

1) That you are not Susan.
2) That you are dumb as all fuck if you think I’m VizFoSho.

Seems I’ve confirmed each.

Someone as malleable as you should not be in this line of work. As has been the case here, you tend to get manipulated and used by narcisistic sociopaths like Tom… who convince you are doing something good by providing him cover and working with him rather than against him.

bingo gogibnuts
bingo gogibnuts
May 9, 2020 10:50 PM
Reply to  BV Files

lol. Did you notice how crazy he got when they called him his name?

lines of work!
lines of work!
May 9, 2020 10:47 PM
Reply to  T.I.M.

What is this “line of work” you think a person is in if they write a comment online? Is blog commenting a line of work? YES for YOU it is, Viz. You will go the way of every other fuckhead that worked with and for McGibney. Just ask Deric Lowstutterer.

T.I.M.
T.I.M.
May 9, 2020 4:24 AM
Reply to  BV Files

Nope. But nice try at a deflection, chump.

what?
what?
May 8, 2020 8:19 AM
Reply to  Fail harder

what is all this jibber jabber and what is it you are quoting from? You obviously have admin capabilities here since you have cut and pasted.

Tic Toc
Tic Toc
May 8, 2020 9:37 AM
Reply to  what?

“what?” is actually Admin Tom chastising from a position of cowardice.

what?
what?
May 8, 2020 7:38 PM
Reply to  Tic Toc

what are you writing about?

21 days
21 days
May 7, 2020 12:11 PM

21 days and @ronbryn is still de-d.

Hackers changed my password
Hackers changed my password
May 8, 2020 2:57 PM

Assholes

Illegal
Illegal
May 8, 2020 7:37 PM

Illegal – locked me out of my own computer.

Female Body Inspectors
Female Body Inspectors
May 9, 2020 4:22 AM
Reply to  Illegal

Yes, we are busy downloading all your shit to government servers. Thank you for your patience while we finish our work.

Cat Pics for the Win!
Cat Pics for the Win!
May 9, 2020 10:22 AM

I hope they enjoy all those cat pictures. Changing my password and locking me out of my computer was really “mean”. Hackers spying on me. Also, Neal sucks. 🙁

Awwww....
Awwww....
May 11, 2020 6:04 PM

Did Neal leave you at the altar (holding the bag)?

Hackers
Hackers
May 12, 2020 12:26 AM
Reply to  Awwww....

Here is an idea, why doesn’t the person(s) that hacked my computer leave, go away and leave me alone. Locking me out of my own computer, together with all the other illegal activity against me is just that illegal. You have done enough damage already. LEAVE ME ALONE! This is fucking ridiculous. I am doing nothing wrong. Get your own damn life. I don’t know or care about “neal”, just another stupid asshole.

TOM's MANDATORY *IN PERSON* ATTENDANCE In Denton!
TOM's MANDATORY *IN PERSON* ATTENDANCE In Denton!
May 9, 2020 5:29 AM
Reply to  BV Files

BREAKING NEWS!!!!!!!! On June 18, 2020, A Vexatious Indigent, Thomas C. R t laff, has been ORDERED to appear IN PERSON before the court in Denton, TX to give ORAL to the Judge! If Tom gives good oral, he may avoid severe sanctions that are certain to strain his diminutive wallet. Butt (and there’s always a BUTT isn’t there?) one problem – Tom is a bottom boy to the bitter pillow biting end. Thus our advice to Buttboy Tommy is both functional and practical – SLAPP on those knee pads and scurry your tightly clenched sphincter over to the BJ’s… Read more »

Some Random person
Some Random person
May 11, 2020 10:03 AM

Yeah, for some reason i do not think he cares.

Your post right here just shows how far outside of the loop you really are, kid.

Humint Resources
Humint Resources
May 11, 2020 11:00 AM

thanks, Viz. Maybe you could make real money writing gay porn instead of being McGibney’s assfuck.

ho hum de dum
ho hum de dum
May 11, 2020 11:13 PM

must not be too important if it’s not scheduled till late June.

Semi-literate McGibney fools
Semi-literate McGibney fools
May 11, 2020 11:40 PM

It isn’t June 18, 2020 yet. If you’re going to pretend to be a journalist, at least learn to construct sentences that makes sense.

Just Saying
Just Saying
May 12, 2020 5:09 AM

Perhaps you should enable the Edit function.

Tic Toc
Tic Toc
May 9, 2020 4:41 AM

Yeah, I see Dorrell up there bragging about having his buddy on the Bar committee sabotage the complaint. Dumb move to make when being scrutinized to the degree he is. Dorrell sees himself as above it all… without fail, those are the ones who fall hardest.

This has never been a sprint. It’s a marathon. And neither Dorrell nor his diminutive Lieutenant, Tom, got what it takes to go the distance.

Tic Toc
Tic Toc
May 9, 2020 7:20 AM
Reply to  BV Files

Your lies are well known, but somehow I doubt JD thinks it’s imaginary – not anymore anyway.

It’s not really a rejection when JD’s buddy magically gets the case assigned to the panel he chairs. Funny you think that shit doesn’t stink, though. Even funnier if you think that isn’t being looked at.

There’s a reason why the Texas Attorney General sees the State Bar as corrupt and in need of reform.

A Vexatious Litigant
A Vexatious Litigant
May 9, 2020 10:30 AM
Reply to  Tic Toc

It’s not really a rejection when JD’s buddy magically gets the case assigned to the panel he chairs. Um, yeah, it fucking is a REJECTION. It says so right at the top of the letter, dumb ass!!! hahahahahahahahahahahahahha Funny that you think that shit doesn’t stink, though. Even funnier if you think that isn’t being looked at. Go call the FBI, bitch! Or even better, go call the fucking Postal Inspectors and the ATF and the Dept of Homeland Security and the Notary Police and the super special investigations section of the Library Police. Call them all, motherfucker. In the… Read more »

Liberry Police
Liberry Police
May 9, 2020 5:54 PM

Liberry Police, Inspector McBook reporting.
How may I do you today?

The hits just keep on coming!!
The hits just keep on coming!!
May 10, 2020 12:02 PM

A LITTLE BIRD TOLD ME….

that the U.S. District Court in Texas has initiated a disciplinary and sanctions case against Nazi / pedo guy Jason Lee Van Dyke based on a complaint filed by Tom R. Perhaps this would be a really great time for that noted e-Detective Catty Idiot / James McGibney to show off his notary public forensic stamping skills with the super, secret FBIs and ATFs.

I am absolutely convinced that the federal judge will want to hear what you clowns have to say.

Liberry Police
Liberry Police
May 10, 2020 2:29 PM

Once they tell the Court that Tom once had a Liberry Book overdue, the whole case will be doomsday for Tom! That proves everything they need to know!

I dunno. My guess is he'd finally...
I dunno. My guess is he'd finally...
May 11, 2020 6:03 PM
Reply to  BV Files

…indulge Jeff and Mike and create the throuple they’ve begged Tom for?

Catty Idiot
Catty Idiot
May 10, 2020 10:14 PM

You just never learn do you? Do you not realize that, one of these days, you’re going to finally push him past his breaking point and what were formerly violent fantasies won’t be fantasies anymore?

Fan Mail
Fan Mail
May 11, 2020 12:53 AM
Reply to  Catty Idiot

if it’s happening, it is not because of TR’s complaint. Judges sometimes recommend a lawyer to a Bar or to the Court’s own internal process if the judge or panel of judges sees things that indicate a lawyer is heading to trouble. Usually, these situations result in a lawyer being referred to confidential resources for mental health or substance abuse.

Just Saying
Just Saying
May 12, 2020 5:08 AM
Reply to  BV Files

Your “articles” tell less than half the story.

Yep
Yep
May 11, 2020 4:17 PM
Reply to  BV Files

Yes, it will be interesting just how quickly it gets dismissed.

Dr. Joe Mengele
Dr. Joe Mengele
May 11, 2020 1:35 PM

I want to make a big lampshade out of James McGibney’s back. It’ll be a great gift for my patriotic American friends. In fact I know an ex-Marine who has been asking me for such a thing for years.

Yuck
Yuck
May 11, 2020 3:16 PM

It’s too ugly. Your friend would be disappointed.

Tic Toc
Tic Toc
May 11, 2020 5:57 PM

So, I take it you are not an American and therefore not a Patriot? Prior to February, I would have said “sucks to be you”! Anyway, how do you plan to ascertain his skin?

Justice Clarence Thomas Sides With JLVD!
Justice Clarence Thomas Sides With JLVD!
May 12, 2020 9:37 AM

BREAKING NEWS!

Justice Clarence Thomas has ALREADY indicated he is likely to oppose TR’s SCOTUS Writ application!

lol - yeah, sure
lol - yeah, sure
May 12, 2020 11:00 AM

really? Screen shots or it didn’t happen

Thomas Doesn't Think 1A Applies to All
Thomas Doesn't Think 1A Applies to All
May 12, 2020 7:03 PM

Thomas is not a big fan of anti-SLAPP statutes. He’s a big proponent of silencing citizens in favor of major corporations.

In fact, he doesn’t even believe people aged 17 & under have First Amendment rights.

But I’m sure you already know that having thoroughly researched what you’ve gotten yourself into.