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Bristol posts on a blog that is described as:
“Founded in 2008, Patheos.com is the premier online destination to engage in the global dialogue about religion and spirituality and to explore and experience the world’s beliefs. Patheos is the website of choice for the millions of people looking for credible and balanced information about religion. Patheos brings together faith communities, academics, and the broader public into a single environment, and is the place where many people turn on a regular basis for insight, inspiration, and stimulating discussion. Patheos is unlike any other religious and spiritual site on the Web today.”
However, Bristol rarely posts about anything spiritual. Instead she focuses on politics. In her recent post she indicates proof that anti-Trump protesters were actually being paid to protest. The title of the article is:
The reality is that it was Donald Trump who paid people $50.00 to pretend to be his supporters at the announcement of his candidacy is the only person who has hired people to pretend to be advocating anything. When those allegations first surfaced, the source of the information was identified as an e-mail, and was quoted:
“We are looking to cast people for the event to wear T-shirts and carry signs and help cheer him in support of his announcement,” the email said. “We understand this is not a traditional ‘background job,’ but we believe acting comes in all forms and this is inclusive of that school of thought.”
Business Insider called Extra Mile, which was the organization that hired the actors. The woman who answered the phone, hung up, after they asked a question, attempting to verify they authenticity of the e-mail. Subsequent calls to the company reached an answering machine.
Trump and his campaign representative did not respond to requests for comment.
Clearly the people protesting the 2016 Presidential election were not paid actors. They were people who were genuinely upset with the outcome of the election. The importance of experience of the organizers doesn’t mean they were paid by anyone, or that there was anything improper about being organized. Obviously, organization and experience is something that escapes the Palins. Sarah didn’t have the experience to run for Vice President, and Bristol hasn’t educated herself about anything…except how to get pregnant. If the organizers of these protests had experience helping people make their feelings known, and exercising their First Amendment rights, then more power to them! The fact that the protests were organized, effective, and non-violent is a good thing. There is no evidence that Hillary had anything to do with the organization of these protests or that anyone paid them to organize the protests!
There have been people expressing their passion about something in the past that was a very positive thing for the country!
Remember the people who demonstrated their support for the Dallas police that were shot. I bet professional organizers planned that too!
Remember the people who demonstrated their support after the shooting at Sandy Hook? I bet professional organizers planned that too!
Monday was the first day of early voting in Dallas. Dallas voters smashed previous records, with 58,213 people voting on Monday alone.The previous record in Dallas County was set in 2008, when 34,415 people cast ballots on the first day of early voting.
Election administrators in Tarrant County(Ft. Worth) reported a first-day turnout of about 43,000 voters, also a record. Collin County(North ofDallas) smashed its previous record for the first day of early voting, as 30,288 people cast ballots Monday, nearly twice the previous record of just over 16,000 in 2012.
I thought I was being clever to wait till today to vote early. My reasoning for going today was to avoid the people anxious to vote for the first woman to be President. I went at 2:00 pm to avoid the crowds associated the people on their way to work, people on lunch break, people picking up kids from school, and people getting off work. Despite my strategic planning, the line to vote in Dallas county was 30 minutes long. I had the misfortune of waiting in line next to two men who were outspoken Donald Trump supporters. One spoke with a thick east Texas accent and was missing at least two teeth. The toothless man was commiserating with another Trump supporter who had such an over sized gut that his belt could not be visualized as a result of the massive girth of his abdomen that covered the entire belt. As I sat on my walker, listening to the conversation, it was as if I wasn’t there. These two Texas men were unconcerned that I might have a different opinion. They obviously assumed that any women voting for Hillary were simply a nuisance. When the election is over, I wonder if they will pay more attention?
I am happy to announce that the government and I have settled the case pending in Dallas Federal Court regarding the many outstanding FOIA requests. Until the settlement the status was that the SecretService and DHS had been dismissed by the trial Court, and I had filed notice of appeal. Before dismissing the Secret Service and DHS, I had asked the Court to award my attorney fees which were in excess of $111,000.00. The Judge ruled that I had met the first part of the test for award of my attorney fees, indicating that I had “substantially prevailed” in the underlying case. However he ruled that there was no “public interest” served by getting these documents. In order to contest that ruling I filed notice of an appeal in the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, but had to file that “pro se” as I was unwilling to incur additional attorney fees for the appeal. The OIG was still a party to the suit in District Court, and they were still producing documents. Their attorney estimated that it would take 13 more months to complete production, even though the court had previously ordered production of all responsive records by the end of April.
We were ordered to attend mediation by the trial Court, and our mediator was a magistrate who works for the District court. We attended mediation the end of August, and it took several weeks after that to reach a settlement agreement that was acceptable to both myself and the government. The settlement agreement has been signed. Although the agreement requires the government to pay my attorney fees, they have 30 days to complete payment. Payment has not yet been made, so I am hesitant to report in full some of the things I learned as part of the information conveyed as part of the settlement negotiations. The settlement agreement has no confidentiality provision, so I am free to report everything once the payment has been made.
Here are the answers to questions you probably have:
- There were no documents indicating a connection between Todd Palin, prostitutes, and David Chaney. However the government confirmed that Merek Shaeffer, the agent I personally contacted before the testimony of Mark Sullivan, and who took statements from Shailey Tripp, did NO independent investigation of the allegations. In other documents produced, it was specifically stated that the Secret Service was trying to position itself to give the Director “Plausible Deniability” regarding the history of bad acts of Secret Service agents. Thus the fact that Mr. Shaeffer did no investigation would be consistent with an attempt to cover up any wrong doing on the part of David Chaney or other agents.
- While the government redacted the names of all agents referenced in any documents produced, it was clear to me that the documents that were produced indicated confirmation the David Chaney has used prostitutes before the Cartagena incident on at least two previous times. There was a specific reference to use of prostitutes in 08, and 09.
- No polygraph statement of David Chaney was ever taken, regarding any use of prostitutes. While he denied having attended a meeting with Todd Palin and Shailey Tripp, or meeting Shailey Tripp for sexual services, that denial was not in the form of a polygraph statement. Chaney originally said he would take a polygraph, and withing the period of one or two hours changed his mind, and refused to give a polygraph. Let me remind you that Shailey Tripp reported that she gave more than one polygraph to the National Enquirer before the ran the story about Todd Palin being her pimp.
I will report further on the information I obtained from the government after payment is made of my attorney fees. I am not finished with this attempt to uncover corruption, cover-up,and coercion. I have been in touch with the Congressional oversight committee and have provided information to them. I remain hopeful that they will schedule a hearing regarding the conduct of the Secret Service not only with regard to Colombia, the many misdeeds, but also their attempts to cover up information with regard to this FOIA matter.
With regard to the issue of whether there is a public interest in this information, please remember this:
Texas has been a Republican State since 1980. With 38 electoral votes, the presumption has long been that Texas would be a reliably Red State. Consistent with the voice of Texans, the Dallas Morning News has endorsed a Republican for President for the last 60 years. However, Donald Trump has inspired the conservative voice of Dallas to speak out against Trump. The editorial board of the DMN wrote:
“Donald Trump is no Republican and certainly no conservative,”
“We have no interest in a Republican nominee for whom all principles are negotiable, nor in a Republican Party that is willing to trade away principle for pursuit of electoral victory. Trump doesn’t reflect Republican ideals of the past; we are certain he shouldn’t reflect the GOP of the future.”
Obviously, for the conservative paper in Dallas to break with tradition of endorsing Republican candidates, there must be something astounding frightening about a Trump Presidency. Be scared. Be very scared!
Dave Leiber, the reporter from the Dallas Morning News, gave an interview this morning on the channel 5 local station regarding the suit and my efforts to get reimbursed for my attorney fees.