Victor Hill’s Money Pit

This, via the Clayton County News-Daily, should come as no surprise to anyone following the debacle on the southside.

Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill looted money from a drug forfeiture fund and a vending machine fund, spending it wildly, according to a suit filed by the Sheriff’s Office’s former accountant.

Let’s review, shall we? Snipers on the roof, illegal terminations, hostile take-over attempts, holding inmates double hostage – for paperwork, barring the press from public meetings, 17000 unserved warrants… shall I go on? (Whew! I need to take a little breather here.) He’s a busy fellow alright, especially when it comes to NOT doing the job he was elected for. Destruction seems to be right up his alley – of the rule of law, the citizen’s trust, public safety, accountability, respect, integrity – just pick one. Now Walking Small is running for a second term.

[Pam] Blasingim claims that when she and the legal advisor told the sheriff his spending was inappropriate, he would ask, “Can I go to jail?” When she told him she couldn’t justify expenses, in case of an audit, he allegedly said he wasn’t worried about an audit and she shouldn’t be either — she should just do what she was told.

My hope and prayer for Clayton County is that he loses in the primary. TOMORROW, TOMORROW, the primary’s TOMORROW, it’s only a DAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYY AAAAAAWWWWWWWWWWWAAAAAYYYY!!

UPDATE: At least he’s in a run-off. Unbelievable!

The Jokes Will Write Themselves

Victor Hill is running for his old job (sheriff) in Clayton Co. (h/t PeachPundit)

Background.

Political Prevaricators, Oh Wait, That’s Redundant

The depth and breadth of bad manners is breathtaking. The last few days have brought new meaning to the old joke,

“How do you know a politician is lying?” “Their mouth is open.”

How to lie shamelessly, even on a nationally televised commercial.

Sen. Carl Levin has an attack of Tourette’s, during testimony. The Senate should have a special soap dispenser – adjustable to mouth level.

Goldman Sachs doesn’t mind taking a little heat now, because look at this pot at the end of the carbon-trading rainbow they have wrangled for themselves.

Caleb Howe points out the flow of events around the supposed mortgage collapse orchestrated by Goldman Sachs vis-a-vis their mountainous contributions to the Obama coffers.

To summarize the timeline of events Erick posted on last week: The SEC announced its charges Friday morning. At 10:38 a.m., the New York Times broke the story. 28 minutes later, Organizing for America sent out an email in President Obama’s name calling on people to support his version of “Financial Reform.”

Right after that, the New York Times published a massive hit piece on Goldman Sachs’ alleged actions during the highly publicized bursting of the housing bubble. By that afternoon, the DNC had launched a Google Ad campaign tying Goldman Sachs’ alleged wrongdoing to the need for Obama’s “Financial Reform” proposal. As Erick wrote, this is stunning – especially since (and this bears repeating ad infinite) Goldman was a top donor to the Obama campaign in 2008.

Erick and Dan both (rightly) questioned just how this series of events would have been treated by the press if this had happened during the Bush administration?

The same masters of manipulation can also certainly SIT on reports when it suits their purpose. Jill is literally sputtering with frustration over the Obama administration holding the report on Obamacare costs done by the Medicare Office of the Actuary.

As you may recall, the story was that Congress went ahead with the ram-through, declining to wait for Medicare’s Office of the Actuary’s report on the costs of the bill.

Scratch that. The report was submitted to HHS, and to the White House, at least a week before the vote. It “set off alarm bells,” and was hidden from the public.

And not one ‘public servant’ at HHS leaked anything about the report’s existence or contents. They were ‘too scared.’ Way to earn that salary.

I don’t suppose Sebelius or Obama broke any laws by hiding the report, but it’s unequivocally unethical. Sebelius, at least, should be hauled before one of those blowhard committees, sworn in, and required to disclose what she knew and when she knew it. It’s outrageous. This is the woman who’s been given enormous powers over our healthcare under the new law. And we pay her salary, too.

Add immigration to this mix, along with a compliant media, and things are bound to heat up.

Hoping and praying this isn’t true. Pete is skeptical, as is Stacy.

Obviously, Victor Hill, a.k.a. “Walking Small,” must feel emboldened by the success of the Liar in the White House, otherwise why would he be running for State Senate when he’s still under investigation?

Both Elizabeth and Neo, women whose opinions I value, feel a calm before the storm. Can it get any worse? Oh yes, much worse…

Cross-posted at Potluck

Just Another Corrupt Democrat

Surprise! Victor Hill, the defeated ex-sheriff of Clayton County, loses a lawsuit filed against him for false arrest and malicious prosecution. Must be the last judge left on the planet not on the Democrat’s payroll.

Mark Tuggle was arrested in January 2005 after calling and leaving angry messages for Hill following the sheriff’s firing of 27 employees. Tuggle, who was jailed 30 hours, sued for false arrest and malicious prosecution.

The jury awarded Tuggle $250,000 in compensatory damages and $225,000 in punitive damages. U.S. District Court Judge Orinda Evans will decide how much in attorneys’ fees and expenses will be paid Tuggle’s lawyers.

“Dissent is the hallmark of a free society,” said Tuggle’s lawyer, Bill Atkins. “You’re not very free if you’re not free to voice your dissent without fear of going jail. That’s what this case was about. This jury spoke the truth to Victor Hill.”

Since his defeat in the primary, Hill has also been scarce around the Clayton County Courthouse, so scarce in fact, that the Governor has opened an investigation into his abandonment of office. The County Commissioners discussed his absence at this month’s Commissioner’s meeting on 9/4/08 (skip to page 4).

In yet another stain on Clayton County, now there’s a fight as to WHO pays the almost half-million dollar judgment.

When Hill succeeded Stanley Tuggle in January 2005, he fired 27 deputies the first day. Those workers were reinstated within days but sued Hill for wrongful termination. That suit was settled last summer for about $7 million.

Bell said the settlement exhausted the county’s insurance coverage.

“The taxpayers have suffered extensively, given these 2005 activities that were created by the sheriff,” Bell said. “We are totally out of insurance money. All monies paid out in this case will have to come from the general fund. We’re going to search very carefully to see where and how to protect our taxpayers.”

Hill’s term ends Dec. 31, but there are several federal lawsuits still pending against him.

Let’s see…. he ruined the county’s reputation, tanked property values, allowed crime to increase, looted accounts, put snipers on the roof, ordered illegal terminations, attempted hostile take-overs, held inmates double hostage – for paperwork, barred the press from public meetings, allowed 17000+ unserved warrants to pile up… had enough yet? What a clown.

Next thing you know, he’ll be running for Congress. He’ll fit right in.

Queue The Hallelujah Chorus

Queue the singing angels. Queue the ticker tape parade. Queue the marching bands and twirlers and dancing clowns. Clayton County takes Step One of their Twelve Step Program.

Victor Hill is defeated.

Jewel Scott is defeated.

Lee Scott’s attempt to unseat Eldrin Bell and solidify the Lee family dictatorship is defeated.

Mike Edmundson, another commissioner celebrated.

He said the victories of Lawson, Kimbrough and County Chairman Eldrin Bell would “really be a stake in the heart” of the spirit that’s been attacking Clayton County.

“I feel great,” he said, “because these are people who really want the best for Clayton County. That’s better than working with people who have private agendas.”

The people of Clayton County have spoken. There will a mountain of work to do, to clean up the mess of the last four years. These folks want what’s best for the county, not for themselves. For the first time in years, it’s a bright and hopeful morning on the southside.

But best of all, they are finally rid of Victor.

Hill, the controversial figure who has compared himself to Christopher Columbus, Muhammad Ali, Batman and Jesus, boasted he’d be sheriff for 20 years, but ended up losing with 48 percent of the vote.

The left out Napoleon. In the days to come, county officials would be advised nail down everything in that courthouse so that it doesn’t disappear ala the Clinton looting of “exit” from the White House.

Clayton County Sue-A-Rama Continues

The Clayton County Commissioners are no fools. They can see where the cesspool is heading.

Attorneys for Clayton County commissioners filed a claim Thursday in Atlanta Federal Court seeking protection from legal liability arising from the actions of Sheriff Victor Hill.

[…] The filing alleges that Hill’s “objectionable actions, policies and practices concerning management of the county jail and sheriff’s office personnel negatively impact Clayton County’s reputation and endanger the citizens of Clayton County and the State of Georgia.”

[…] Since that time, Thursday’s filing alleges, “sheriff’s personnel have filed more than 67 appeals and grievances with the county’s civil service board alleging illegal, improper and unethical employment policies and actions.”

My, my…Victor has been busy. And don’t forget he’s running for reelection. I wonder if he will try to strong-arm the results of this election, in typical thug fashion.

What I wonder is at what point does the DOJ (or even DHS) get involved? What a fabulous place for a terrorist sleeper cell to set up its nest…close to the interstate, close to the airport, close to a base, incompetent/uncooperative law enforcement, declining home values/schools/job opportunities (plenty of raw materials for recruitement), the list goes on and on. Victor must be very proud of what he has wrought.

Narcissism, The Tie that Binds

“Blessed be the tie that binds
Our hearts all self-absorbed wove
The fellowship of kindred minds
Is like that to that above.” (Heartfelt apologies to the hymn-writer
)

Rod Sterling here. (Cue the Twilight Zone music…) A few studies in lack-of-character to illustrate a trend that seems to be running rampant in our nation.

Case Study #1: Believing that the world waits with baited breath on your next pronouncement of wisdom. Ted ponders if adding human ka-bobs to the appetizer menu will boost sales during droughts. Possibly dovetailing nicely with a bison burger, wedge salad with house BLT Ranch dressing and “…a nice chianti.” Ted! Bro! Is it not enough that you have the most toys of ANY US citizen? The “Mouth of the South” says that if swift and drastic measures aren’t taken to save the planet from “global warming”, then

Not doing it will be catastrophic. We’ll be eight degrees hotter in ten, not ten but 30 or 40 years and basically none of the crops will grow. Most of the people will have died and the rest of us will be cannibals.

I wonder if those ka-bobs will be wrapped in bacon? Doubt it, because his Muslim pals wouldn’t eat them. Shame.

Case study #2: When does narcissism cross the lines of propriety and common sense and thus endangers entire populations? When its the Sheriff, silly. And not just any Sheriff, but the sheriff of Clayton County (notice the “little” s). Jay Bookman/AJC takes the sheriff to task for his latest shenanigans….

Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill is acting like a little punk.

And the sad part is, he’s deluded enough to think that his repeated temper tantrums will get him a seat at the big people’s table, which he so desperately wants.

It shouldn’t, and it won’t.

To the contrary, Hill’s antics have made him a regionwide laughingstock and cemented the image of Clayton County government as a place where insanity reigns. With his misbehavior, Hill has also added fuel to the argument for letting urban counties abolish the elective office of sheriff.

His actions (or lack thereof) prove he has no intention of following the “To Protect and To Serve” motto and doesn’t expect any of his minions to, either. He poses and prances around the courthouse with his bodyguards. He posts large, threatening billboards around the county (all they really need are loudspeakers blasting at all hours of the day and night his edicts to make the jump over to the Ministry of Love) while thugs run amok on the streets. He’s audited – he doesn’t care. He’s sued (ad nauseum) – he doesn’t care. His deputies are owed mountains of back-pay – he doesn’t care. His ambition knows no boundaries.

This time around, it eventually became clear that Hill is trying to launch an anti-burglary task force with his deputies, another effort that duplicates the work of Clayton police.

He barred Clayton police from the jail as leverage to get burglary-related documents from the police department, documents the police say he could have had for the asking.

That is not the act of a man serious about public service or protecting public safety. That is not the act of a man who understands that deputy sheriffs work for the people, not for him.

Most of all, that is not the act of a man who should be given additional power.

In fact, here’s a prediction: Unless Hill is turned out of office by Clayton voters — his first four-year term is up this year — his career in public service will almost certainly end in disaster. [Emphasis – Admin]

Now… the final cases. Time for a Clinton double-dip. Bill loses his cool with California super-delegates.

… as the group moved together for the perfunctory photo, Rachel Binah, a former Richardson delegate who now supports Hillary Clinton, told Bill how “sorry” she was to have heard former Clinton campaign manager James Carville call Richardson a “Judas” for backing Obama.

It was as if someone pulled the pin from a grenade.

“Five times to my face (Richardson) said that he would never do that,” a red-faced, finger-pointing Clinton erupted.

The former president then went on a tirade that ran from the media’s unfair treatment of Hillary to questions about the fairness of the votes in state caucuses that voted for Obama. It ended with him asking delegates to imagine what the reaction would be if Obama was trailing by just 1 percent and people were telling him to drop out.

Its not the first time Bill’s gotten all red-faced. He hurts his wife’s chances every time he does. Now the question is, is he in it for her or himself? Or is it a couple’s contest to see who can tell the biggest whoppers? Talk amongst yourselves.

Boortz covered Hilary’s involvement and subsequent firing during the Watergate investigation. The summary:

So .. all you Hillary fans out there. Here we have your hero once again hiding documents that could be damaging to her cause (Rose Law Firm billing records, Vince Foster’s files) and then committing an unethical act in preparing a brief on a point of law she knew to be false. And you want this lady to be our president?

Following the link to Dan Calabrese, we get more details than any MSM outlet will dare divulge.

As they say, read the whole thing, and then pick up your teeth.

“Because she was a liar,” [Jerry] Zeifman said in an interview last week. “She was an unethical, dishonest lawyer. She conspired to violate the Constitution, the rules of the House, the rules of the committee and the rules of confidentiality.

How could a 27-year-old House staff member do all that? She couldn’t do it by herself, but Zeifman said she was one of several individuals – including Marshall, special counsel John Doar and senior associate special counsel (and future Clinton White House Counsel) Bernard Nussbaum – who engaged in a seemingly implausible scheme to deny Richard Nixon the right to counsel during the investigation.

Why would they want to do that? Because, according to Zeifman, they feared putting Watergate break-in mastermind E. Howard Hunt on the stand to be cross-examined by counsel to the president. Hunt, Zeifman said, had the goods on nefarious activities in the Kennedy Administration that would have made Watergate look like a day at the beach – including Kennedy’s purported complicity in the attempted assassination of Fidel Castro.

The actions of Hillary and her cohorts went directly against the judgment of top Democrats, up to and including then-House Majority Leader Tip O’Neill, that Nixon clearly had the right to counsel. Zeifman says that Hillary, along with Marshall, Nussbaum and Doar, was determined to gain enough votes on the Judiciary Committee to change House rules and deny counsel to Nixon. And in order to pull this off, Zeifman says Hillary wrote a fraudulent legal brief, and confiscated public documents to hide her deception. [Emphasis – Admin, again. Yes, I know.]

Sound familiar? Think Rose Law Firm files, Sandy “Pants” Berger, Bosnia sniper fire, etc. etc. etc. Blech!

The original title for this post was “Bad Form! Bad Form!” Any guesses why…?

Fausta posted about Hillary’s Watergate days yesterday. Siggy has written reams about Narcissism. As well as the other Good Doctors.

Abby…Who?

Abby-Normal….

In the meantime, what happens to the country?

Now I Know How Mimi Felt

A few centuries ago, at this point, I would surely have died from consumption.

So a round-up of sorts will just have to do. I don’t have the strength or the brain-power for anything else.

Fausta’s Carnival of Latin America was yesterday. Outstanding as ever. Don’t miss the Dancing Fidel.

GM Roper notes that scientists said the anti-missile system would never work. Ooops…guess they were wrong. Just like Global Warming, huh?

Captain Ed gets a tasty new gig. If The Anchoress is my blog-mother, and she says that Captain Ed is her blog-father, I guess that makes him my blog-grandfather. Cool.

Even though March Madness is quickly approaching, there are those of us who count the days the days until fall kick-off. Like Tony Barnhart of the AJC. By the way, that number is 180.

The Clayton County (Georgia) Board of Education, in answer to calls for “change” for “the good of the children”, install metal detectors at their office. Just how will that stop SACS from striping the county of their accreditation? How Victor Hill-ish. Next thing you know, there will be snipers on the roof. You know, just in case. I feel sorry for the futures of THOUSANDS of CHILDREN these few power-hungry adults are ruining.

And finally, don’t forget, Siggy loves to stay on top of the latest inventions.

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