|Roger Stone, left, and Alex Jones|
The ugly e-mails started around the middle of November after we wrote posts about two Alabamians -- Jeff Sessions (Trump's pick for U.S. attorney general) and Bill Pryor (a Sessions protege and likely Trump nominee for a seat on the U.S. Supreme Court).
Who is the notorious Trump ally, known as "The High Priest of political hijinks," who appears to be involved with the dozens of nasty missives we've received -- most of which I've deleted or sent to spam because they are so utterly devoid of taste, rational thought, meaningful discourse (or all three)? We are talking about Roger Stone, who has been involved with every Republican campaign or administration since Nixon and perhaps now is best known as a regular guest on Alex Jones' conspiracy-filled InfoWars show.
Stone's possible intrusion at our blog becomes more intriguing when you consider that he once joined with fellow GOP henchmen Charles Black and Paul Manafort to form a lobbying firm called Black Manafort Stone and Kelly; the firm eventually was home to the late Republican thug Lee Atwater. When you consider that former Stone partner Paul Manafort served as Trump's campaign manager until being fired for his close connections to former Ukraine President Viktor Yanukovych -- and we learned as recently as yesterday that intelligence officials have determined that Russia interfered in the 2016 U.S. election to help Trump -- well, you can see how Roger Stone could be heavily in the news over the next several months.
Would Stone, or someone close to him, actually have time to mess around with our little blog? After all, this is the guy credited with orchestrating "The Brooks Brothers Riot," which helped give us eight years of George W. Bush in the White House. Stone even has ties to Watergate; some surely would say Stone is too much of a heavyweight to mess with Legal Schnauzer. But there is evidence to suggest it is true. How do we know?
I've received so many such e-mails in recent weeks -- maybe more than 200 -- that I occasionally scroll through the spam folder just to keep a rough track of how many have arrived. During one recent scroll, I noticed that at least one spam e-mail had more than a one-word identifier; it had two words -- "Sarah Jameson."
That was enough to make me go "hmmm." A Google search produced the Facebook page for a Sarah Jameson, who apparently lives in Plantation, Florida. That is in Broward County, close to Stone's home in Oakland Park. What does the "Sarah Jameson" Facebook page reveal? It's devoted almost entirely to videos and memes of Donald Trump and Roger Stone -- mostly Stone, also known as "The dapper don of dirty deeds."
There is a video of Stone hawking his books. Here is Stone touting the choice of Steve Bannon as Trump's chief strategist. There is Stone being touted as a "genius" in an interview after Trump's "victory."
"Sarah Jameson" sure seems to dig Roger Stone. In fact, she apparently has no time for anything else. She only has 18 Facebook friends, and I know squirrels in the forest who have bigger followings than that.
The Facebook page makes me wonder if "Sarah Jameson" is even real. Did someone pick clip art of an anonymous young blonde woman and use it to create a fake page, one that actually is run by Roger Stone or one of his surrogates.
My best guess is that Stone is concerned about our unflattering reports (both completed posts and those that are coming) about Jeff Sessions and Bill Pryor and is trying to harass me into inaction or avoidance. I would suggest that Stone come up with something better than that, because his current track is not going to work.
I don't think it's so odd that Trump and his surrogates would focus on Alabama. Sessions, one of his closest advisers during the campaign, is from Alabama. One of Trump's likely high-court nominees is from Alabama. And one of Trump's top campaign stops was in Mobile, Alabama.
As a progressive blogger from Alabama, who has been unlawfully jailed for my reporting on GOP corruption, perhaps I am a thorn -- maybe small, maybe big -- in their side. And so, Roger Stone has been assigned, or taken it upon himself, to mess with me.
Well, two can play that game. Just for fun, I sent "Sarah Jameson" a friend request on Facebook. To my great surprise, she has not accepted.
You could call it Roger vs. Roger -- and we will see what turn it takes next. Below is a video of Alex Jones and Roger Stone discussing the "likelihood" that Hillary Clinton would steal the election. Was it designed to distract from evidence that Trump, with help from Russian operatives, was about to actually steal the election?
Roger Stone is the perfect Republican -- a self-obsessed, lying, cheating con man.
Oh, and Stone is a perv, too. As I said, perfect Republican.
Sarah Jameson is pretty cute. Hope she's for real and not just a bot.
What was Sarah Jameson's address again?
Hah! I don't know the address, but records show a residence in Plantation, FL.
Maybe the loons will leave you alone now?
Actually, they've pretty much been leaving me alone for about a week now. You might notice that we've installed the "Please prove you're not a robot" Captcha in an effort to stop automated spam and trash comments. That seems to be working because it seemed pretty clear that a lot of the garbage was coming from bots.
We'll see how it goes from here.
One point I forgot to make: I like to think, with the Russian hacking issue getting heightened attention, perhaps Stone and his gang have more to worry about than messing with me.
LS: Further digging shows your posted photo associated with this profile...in Lawton, OK, not Florida. Wonder if Roger Dodger has stolen Ms. Jameson's ID. That would be rich...
Sarah Jameson ARTIST (SARAHSTEARNSART.COM)
Position: Artist at Sarah Stearns Art, Clinical Social Worker / Military Sexual Assault Therapist / Marriage & Family Therapist at Lawton Vet Center
Location: Lawton, Oklahoma Area
Industry: Fine Art
Sarah Stearns Art
Artistsince May 2005
Lawton Vet Center - Lawton, Oklahoma Area
Clinical Social Worker / Military Sexual Assault Therapist / Marriage & Family Therapistsince Jan 2013
Department of Social Work - US Army - Fort Hood, TX
Licensed Clinical Social Worker - Outpatient ServicesAug 2008 - Dec 2012
Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center - DSW - Fort Hood Texas
Licensed Clinical Social WorkerAug 2008 - Dec 2012
Virginia Commonwealth University
Master of Social Work (MSW), 2001 - 2003
University of New Hampshire
Sociology, 1995 - 1999
University of Newcastle
Architecture 1998 - 1998
Lebanon High School
1991 - 1995
I researched all of that information re: the Sarah Jameson in OK, and I see no sign she's the one who has a listed location of Plantation, FL. Not sure what makes you think the photograph is associated with the woman in Oklahoma. Also not sure what makes you think I stole anyone's identity, unless you are a complete loon. Are you saying I created the Jameson/Roger Stone Facebook page? That really is out there. Be sure to sent me any evidence to support that crackpot notion!
You are welcome to contact me via phone or email if you want to explain what you are talking about, but I get the impression you have no idea what you are talking about.
"Not sure what makes you think the photograph is associated with the woman in Oklahoma."
If you go to this link (and you have to scroll down the page about halfway) -- http://radaris.com/p/Sarah/Jameson/-- you will see the exact same picture of the blond lady in pink under the URL "ARTIST (SARAHSTEARNSART.COM)" and to the left of all the text below that which I posted above.
"Also not sure what makes you think I stole anyone's identity,..."
Did I say that? By Roger "Dodger" I was extending your "meme" of the two Rogers with the implication that RD--not RS--was the dark side and fully capable of creating "faux facebook profiles"...
"...unless you are a complete loon.... evidence to support that crackpot notion! That really is out there. ...I get the impression you have no idea what you are talking about."
The above is disparaging and inappropriate.
Now wasn't it last year or the year before that you made that list as one of the top 10 political/legal bloggers in the U.S.A.? THAT DOENS'T MAKE YOU A SMALL BLOGGER. It makes you some one with a reputation. didn't some of those big time national newspapers cover you? that makes you important, because that might be a threat to those who oppose you.
Makes perfect sense to me that they would start an email war with you. when people are having to deal with "idiot/spam" type e-mails they're not responding to valid commenters or writing new posts. The name of the game is to waste the time of the bloggers. My suggestion, just send them all to spam but ensure your blog is as hack resistant as possible. Here in B.C. a prominent anti provincial government blogger has hers "blow up". It and its history everything gone. Fortunately she had help rebuilding it, but sometimes its those who aren't big who people go after because they are listened to. they have a moral compass and nothing to gain by having the opinions they have
Keep up the good work.
Thanks, e.a.f. Yes, Legal Schnauzer was among the top 50 law blogs (No. 37) in North America, as determined by Cision, a Chicago-based PR/marketing software and research company. LS was the only blog on the list not associated with a law firm, law school, media company, public-affairs organization, etc. In other words, we were the only truly independent blog on the top 50. I'm still not sure how we made the list. It was for 2012, but I didn't find out about it until 2013.
Yes, email storm was a time waster. It also seemed like a form of "gaslighting." Many of the comments were derogatory and nasty, as if they were trying to make me doubt my own judgment, my own reality. Quite clear a lot of it was automated because the same messages were sent over and over, and they tended to arrive in a bunch, moments after I had posted on a certain subject -- Trump/Sessions/Pryor, Jessica M. Garrison, Ashley Madison.
BTW, since we made top 50 in North America, that must mean we are big in Canada -- and you definitely help with that.
Here is link to article on ranking:
I still don't get your point. I said in the post that I had doubts if Sarah Jameson is a real person, or the one represented in the FB page. You seem to have the same concern, so I guess we are on the same page. Not sure why you seem to have a problem.
As to your "Roger Dodger" or "RS = RD" comments, still don't know what you mean. Not sure I care. (More disparagement? Try sending a comment that makes sense, and you won't get such a reception.)
I don't (and didn't) have a problem but regret that you seem to have one over a very simple comment.
One more time: My further digging, prompted by the photo and name you posted, revealed that the blond in pink does not depict the Sarah Jameson on facebook and was likely "appropriated" from its real owner, Sarah Jameson in Oklahoma, by Roger "Dodger" Stone.
Perhaps the real Ms. Jameson in Oklahoma would be interested to know this and to out/prosecute whomever has stolen her photo for ID theft and other related issues.
In no way was anything in either comment meant to question or criticize your post, and I have to say I was quite taken aback by your responses--calling me a loon and a crackpot and implying nefarious motives to my commenting. Nothing could be further from the truth.
FYI: I've been reading your blog for many years--probably a decade or more because you were still at UA when I began reading (I reached LS through a link to the Don Siegelman case)--and occasionally comment. And I've donated to your cause twice in the last year.
B.C. has a number of respected, prominent blogs which are so influential, the B.C. Lieberals, (liberals) have government staff monitor them. Yes, they do that. These bloggers report and comment on politics, money, social issues. Some of them have greater readerships than the two big newspapers in B.C. put together. One of those bloggers, RossK who writes Pacific Gazaetter, has you on his blog roll. He advised he found you when looking into government and gambling. I found you when I was looking into government, gambling, coal, and corruption. For me, you provided information which enabled me to see what was going on in our province, in a different light. Any number of these prominent bloggers in B.C. have written about how the casinos are being used to launder money and how nothing is really being done about it by the provincial government and or police.
Laundering money in B.C. is a big issue for some of us given how much land is being purchased by people from Communist China and how that drove up the price of homes. In the City of Vancouver a "dump", "bulldoze special" will cost you over $1.2 million. New homes run approx. $3 million. Those are homes on 33 ft. wide lots. Thousands of these homes/condos are not being lived in, in Greater Vancouver. their owners are living in Communist China. So while the U.S.A. maybe taken over by Russia indirectly, Canada or rather Toronto and Vancouver are being bought up one house, apartment building at a time by Communist China. In my opinion, non of this can be done without the "help" of elected officials. In other countries such as India, non citizens can not buy land. Non citizens may purchase condos in Communist China but not houses sitting on land. Australia was being bought up so quickly by non citizens/residents they implemented rules regarding who can buy and who can't. Moving money out of countries, such as Communist China into other countries, the easiest way is to buy land. In Vancouver a $38 million home was purchased by a "student". Now it should be explained China has a policy that no more than $50 thousand a year may be taken out of their country. So how do students and "housewives" buy homes worth $10M or $20M or $30M with money from Communist China. The U.S.A. might want to keep a close eye on who is buying their land. In British Columbia, especially Greater Vancouver, it is too late. We have been priced out of our own cities.
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