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I woke up today and our DSL is working again. We were told that it would not be working again until Sunday or Monday. Last night my brother Big Mike and I loaded all of the Wide Awakes Radio broadcast software on Big Mike's laptop and went to IHOP at 2:30am to test it and make sure that we could broadcast The Passionate America Show from his laptop at IHOP if we needed to. There are a lot of funny drunk people at IHOP at 2:30am on a Friday night. We might try to do a live remote from IHOP tonight just for the fun of it.
I was online tonight and our phone line and DSL went down. We called to find out what the problem is and they said they will have to send a tech out. So no internet in my house until Sunday or Monday. We are trying to get all of the broadcast software loaded on my brother's computer and will probably have to broadcast from McDonalds or Starbucks tomorrow night. Unless I can find an internet connection I will not be posting until my internet connection is back up. Make sure to listen to The Passionate America Party Show Saturday night at 10pm Central Time.
Witch emailed me this joke:
The Iranian Ambassador to the UN had just finished giving a speech, and walked out into the lobby where he met President Bush.
I spent the entire day yesterday with my family, running errands, and getting things done. We went to the Tag Agency yesterday and took care of some things that we have been putting off. We had a parent teacher conference, (it seems my son is one of the best kids in his class and the teachers had no complaints about him, could it be that being there when he gets home and not putting him in daycare could be a good thing?) When we left the parent teacher conference our car, like the WSJ called it, "rusty, gray Ford Tempo" would not start. My son, my wife, and me got our exercise for the day by walking almost 2 miles back to our apartment to get our other crappy car (that needs brakes, badly) so that we could go to AutoZone to buy a new positive battery cable to get the first crappy car running again. I replaced the battery cable--which did not take me long because I used to be a car audio installer extraordinaire--and we headed to my parents house to pick up our 3 year old.
We spent the rest of the night watching 3 movies we rented; Over The Hedge, The Omen, and The Proposition. Over The Hedge was great, The Omen was better than the original, and The Proposition was one of the best movies I have seen this year. We are going to watch The Break-up tonight, I like Vince Vaughn and Jennifer Aniston let's hope it is a good movie also.
I will be posting more soon. I have been trying to learn WordPress, so I can get the new Passionate America up and running. I hope to have the new site up and running by Sunday. I will be on the radio today at 4pm Central Time. Click here to listen live to The Passionate America Show at 4pm (CST).
How a Blogger Put Himself in the Middle Of Mark Foley Story
Well that is the title of the story in The Wall Street Journal today. Here is the link,
"How a Blogger Put Himself in the Middle Of Mark Foley Story"
Ms Underestimated is also mentioned in the story as well as Matt Drudge.
I'm headed to Barnes and Nobel to get a copy of The Wall Street Journal. I'll post more later.
Update: Here is a link to the the story about Jordan Edmund that started it all, Meet Jordan Edmund One Mark Foley Instant Messanger
Texas Fred thinks "Big Brother" could be watching us. Read for yourself, If you dare! Is ‘Big Brother’ REALLY watching??
Passionate America's favorite game show, Name that Nut.
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Who is this nut?
Can you name that nut?
spacemonkey from IMAO interviewed me by instant message the other day and I have been a little slow in putting up the link to it. Here is an excerpt, lol,
Wild Bill: Oh and one last thing, you are not gonna save this IM and let a lib get it so they can use it against me before an election are you?IMAO is my favorite comedy blog if you have not been there check it out.
Carrie Coppernoll has a story in The Oklahoman where she mentions me today, "Page scandal raises issues still unresolved" (you might have to register to see the story, it is free). Here is the excerpt where she talks about me:
Foley, 52, resigned his U.S. House seat after details were revealed about his explicit conversations with former male pages. Edmund's name was dug up by sleuthing blogger William Kerr of Moore. (More discussion of Kerr in a future column.)I just called Carrie Coppernoll and she will call me later today to talk about her upcoming story.
|***Updates at the bottom***|
The Enid News and Eagle reports that,
"FBI special agents will question a former congressional page today in Oklahoma City at an undisclosed location about the recent sex scandal, said Enid attorney Stephen Jones, who is representing the man." (read more)I just called The Enid News and Eagle and left a message in Scott Fitzgerald's voice mail.
Stephen Jones was quoted by the newspaper as saying,
“They (FBI) will question Jordan Edmund concerning his knowledge, if any, about former congressman Mark Foley,”Why would the FBI question Mr. Edmund if he did not have any information?
And once again I am described as
"an Oklahoma-based Internet blogger who linked a screen name associated with Edmund that was inadvertently published by “ABC News.”Jones reports page will be questioned today about Foley
Update: The Oklahoman has more, Ex-page meets with FBI
Update #2: I talked to someone at The Oklahoman and decided to pull the picture of Edmunds they took today from my website for now. They have added video to the with the story.
Sean Gleeson has been investigating and has uncovered instant messages between former Rep. and current scumbag Mark Foley.
Another Foley victim exposed by Oklahoma blogger
Sean Gleeson I condemn you for revealing this possible underage robot victim's identity. Have you no shame?
Bill G sent me a link to the YouTube video below. Did John Kerry threaten the President? You be the judge. (about 1 min into the video)
I received this email and I thought I would share it with my readers. Email me and let me know what you think.
I don’t believe Jordan Edmonds deserves sympathy over being ousted he is a self described political whore, a huge ass-hole, who likes making fun of stupid people and fat/stupid people at the gym.
Thank you very much for your email
Ms Underestimated just emailed me. The subject line of her email was, Video of Edmund's attorney on TV threatening Bill
In the video the attorney (he calls me the blogger so I guess it is ok if I call him the attorney) says that his client's life has been turned upside down because of the controversy swirling around former Rep. Mark Foley. The video also says, "That's because Jordan Edmund has been identified in published reports as one of the former pages who allegedly got explicit emails and instant messages from the Florida Republican." I never said Jordan Edmund got emails from Mark Foley. So did he get emails too?
The attorney goes on to say that he and his client have had some physical threats made against them. Really? Want to check my emails and the comments on my blog Mr. attorney?
During the AP video they talk about how ABC NEWS published the screen name and show and email on the screen. Hello, I found the screen name in an instant message from ABC NEWS website not an email. Does the AP not know the difference between emails and instant messages or are they trying the confuse the two on purpose?
The attorney also says they are investigating to see if there is any civil liability by ABC NEWS or the blogger (that's me Wild Bill). So it looks like he might still be looking to file charges against me. I wish I did not have to ask but I could use all of the help I can get with this.
Ways you can help me:
Thanks to everyone that has already donated and has sent emails.
America is making a difference in Iraq
Sonnabend from Voice of the Pacific sent me a link to the video below.
This is why we are in Iraq. Ask yourself, "Why does the main stream media show all the bad things in Iraq and not show the good things?" Show this video to everyone you know. We are in Iraq for the right reasons and we have to complete our mission.
And Now a Message From Kim Jon Il
You pafetic foors. I now have nucrear weapons. How you feer now? You thought you courd terr us North Koreans what to do. Seriousry, did you think we wourd cave into your freats? You have one day to stop dat fucr'in Team America movie from every being prayed again. Arso, how dare Wird Birr rerease the name of the 21 year ord guy!
The Passionate America investigative team has uncovered that North Korea purchased the instructions for building the nuclear weapon from the now infamous blogger that we will not name because we want to take credit for his work, here is a link to the information we have uncovered. How to build a NUKE!
Additional more reliable information can be found here, here, here.
Eric gets it. Then why is it that so many of the other big named blogs don't get it. Jordan Edmunds identity was information Ms. Underestimated, me Wild Bill, and the all of the people we let view the evidence we had before we publish the story believed had to get out so that the facts could be uncovered. Ms. Underestimated and I got the ball rolling on this story.
I have a question for the bloggers that still refuse to give us credit. Why do you still blog about Foleygate when you cannot even be honest with your readers enough to let them know if it was not for two hard working bloggers (Ms. Underestimated and me, Wild Bill) the story would not have advanced beyond some of the lies. Once we released Jordan Edmund's identity, bloggers and media from around the world had an opportunity to search out the truth and report it.
Oh I almost forgot I have to make sure I say Foley is a scumbag (or we will be accused of defending him) and I did not give a crap about party affiliation in this case, our release of OUR STORY was about the truth. I did not do this for fame and fortune although it might come to that. I will no longer sit by while others report on this story and pretend that they have higher morals and that that gives them right to not credit our hard work. If I am sued because of this case it will effect every blogger's 1st Amendment rights and every media organizations rights as well. If I am successfully sued it will set legal precedence and open the door for each and every blogger and news organization that published Jordan Edmund's identity to be sued. You may not agree with what we did although someday I believe you will, at least agree that we have the 1st Amendment Right to freedom of speech. If we cannot all agree on that issue then we will all surly lose.
Jeff Gannon has been doing his research and has a lot of the same questions I have about the Jordan Edmund / Foleygate scandal. Foleygate Beginning To Look Like Rathergate
There are so many questions that need answers. Keep up the good work Mr. Gannon.
I recieved this email and thought I would share it with you:
Dear Mr. Kerr,
And this was my response:
Nice idea, but you are wrong, I suspect that you have a big problem with the fact that I said I do not want to put my kids in daycare. If you would like to meet me in person I will meet you anytime you would like and sit down and talk to you and answer any questions you might have. I could take the time to point out your errors in judgment in the email but it would not convince you of who I am. Please email me back and we can arrange a meeting at your connivance.
***Update I made a spelling mistake in the title if you have linked to this post you will have to correct your link. Sorry for any inconvenience.***
I have been thinking about changing my nickname to "The Blogger" because it seems that a lot of big bloggers out there just refuse to call me by my real name William Kerr, my nickname Wild Bill, and refuse to link to my blog http://passionateamerica.blogspot.com/ because it seems I have cooties.
You might not agree with what I did but you can show a little class and a small bit of respect and at least let your readers come to my blog to make up their own minds instead of telling them what to think. I have been a fan of many of the sites that think I am beneath them. I have respect for each of you, whether you criticize what I did or not, it is in very bad taste to talk about someone's work and not provide a link to that work.
Much of the MSM has done the same thing. Bloggers deserve credit also if you are talking about or referencing their work. It is the right thing to do.
***Updates at the bottom***
I had to respond to Michelle Malkin's wild accusations about me from this post. I followed a link on that post over to Hot Air to this post. I had to respond, I have no idea why Michelle has what seems to be a grudge against me, but there is no way with what I have been through over the last week that I am going to let her get away what I consider a hit piece against me. Below is what I wrote:
I tried to have a spine and stand up for what was right and Michelle and many other conservative bloggers threw me under the bus.
Now Michelle Malkin, say my name Wild Bill of Passionate America and try and remember that I am the guy that likes to back up my facts with screenshots just incase someone decides to say I made up my evidence. Below are the screenshots of my comment posted at Hot Air on October 8, 2006 at 2:47 AM on this post.
I have received so much support over the last few days, everyone please email Michelle Malkin at writemalkin-at-gmail-dot-com and let her know that it would be a smart move on her part to respond to me and give a real reason why she did what she did. Michelle like I said before I respect you I just believe something other than the truth was influencing your decision. I came clean to the world, can you come clean with me?
Update: Still no response for Michelle Malkin, Common Sense Junction understands my side and takes Michelle to task in this post, A Potpourri Of DoubleSpeak.
Update #2: My friend Terry Dillard comes to my aid, Standing Up for Wild Bill. Thank you Terry.
Update #3: More support coming from Big Dog and Spree, go over to their sites and read what they had to say.
The Drudge Report linked to this story from NewsOK.com, Lawyer of former page sends email to blogger
I want to thank Matt Drudge for linking to me, he has really helped me so much.
Ms. Underestimated posted this first so she gets the credit and the link to this.
I want you all to see an email that a gentleman named Kenneth Lamb sent to both Wild Bill and myself. Mr. Lamb has given me full permission to post this.I read the email from the attorney.
Ms. Underestimated and I will be on Kenneth Lamb's radio show, Thursday 4pm to 6pm Central Time. You will not want to miss it.
***Updates at the bottom***
I got this email yesterday:
Dear William Kerr and Passionate America:
So I have contacted some of the people I have met in the past few days for advice. My view on this is I have already published the story many people have put this on their websites also. Much of the main stream media has put the story out. The cat is out of the bag. Is Stephen Jones going to send these emails out to thousands of people? I believe I have done nothing wrong legally, until I hear different from people smarter than me I am going to treat this as a threat and leave everything on the website. I could use your help; do you know anyone that can help me? Send me an email.
Update: The Oklahoman confirms the email did come from Jones office, "Lawyer of former page sends email to blogger"
Update #2: (HT to Big Dog for emailing me this.) Much more info about this story also at CNN, "Attorney: Feds, page to talk about Foley correspondence"
Update #3: Christoph from Loving Jacqui emailed me and said:
Even though you might HATE the guy, I don't think you should post his professional email address! I think you should pull it off your website... just saying that no one deserves spam.I agree I should have removed it from the original post. See I can admit when I am wrong. Thanks Christoph.
I will be on KTOK with Reid Mullins at 7:00 am central time. You can listen on AM 1000 if you are in the OKC metro area or listen live on the internet.
I was on the radio yesterday on The Regular Guys Show, thank to Ms. Underestimated for the audio. These guys are great they are my kind of people. Real People.
The Passionate America Show starts at 4pm - 6pm Central Time tonight on www.wideawakesradio.com I will talked about my busy day with the media. More on Jordan Edmund you will not want to miss this. Is Stephen Jones (Jordan Edmund's and Timothy McVeigh’s attorney).
I did an interview with News 9 (video) (and more video) This video made Istook look like the fool he is. I said "Wholly Crap!" during the interview and they played it on the air. My brother text messaged me, "Rock On, you said Wholly Crap on the news!!!" Yes I did.
I was interviewed by Charles Bassett a reporter for News 9. I really enjoyed speaking with Mr. Bassett and I didn't catch the name of the camera person but I thought she was great. Mr. Bassett was informed that Congressman Ernest Istook was about to have a press conference at his campaign headquarters. We finished the interview and he asked me if I wanted to go to the press conference and I don't remember what I said, but I think it was something like, "Hell Yes!" I meet Mr. Bassett at the press conference were I stood about 5 feet away from Istook while he delivered his spin. Video of press conference.
I almost interrupted Istook's bullcrap but I decided that I should just let him destroy any chance he had of getting elected. I will not vote for Istook (call me Brad Henry we need to talk.) I am a Republican and he is a Republican but I'll be damned if I ever vote for a candidate that can't speak like a real human being and says ignorant things like this:
I know the prevailing standard in journalism is not to disclose the identity or personal details about minors and victims of sexual crimes. Just because one irresponsible Internet blogger chose not to follow this standard doesn't make it right for others to disregard it."Well I already proved Jordan Edmund is not a minor and serious questions are being asked about whether he was a victim or if this was a planned
But in one exchange the network inadvertently left the victim's screen name on. It was quickly discovered and removed, replaced by a version with the name redacted.Let me explain the ABC NEWS lie:
This is why people distrust politicians and media more and more each day. When I talked to Bryan Dean staff writer for The Oklahoman I told him, "We just want you to tell us the truth, please tell us the truth." I was not suggesting Bryan Dean was lying to me I was talking about the media as a whole.
I am a news junkie and I see so much news that is spun to fit the story the media wants to tell this week and outright lies. The dishonesty masquerading as truth in some of the media will make you sick.
I am so disappointed with ABC NEWS today. I used to watch ABC NEWS each night but no longer. I will give CBS a try, because they told my story and they told the truth. Now I will keep an eye on them and let them know when the news is right and when the news is wrong.
You can help to, if you see news that is wrong investigate the truth and expose the frauds. But if they get it right let them know. Charles Bassett and Bryan Dean you did a great job.
***Update at the bottom***
I spent 6 hours tonight responding to the emails I have received. Many people wanted me to post again. I planned to take a few days off from the blog but I decide to share one of the responses I gave to a really great person that I felt understood me.
When this started it was like a treasure hunt, I had no idea the story was this big. It started to get really clear on the second day when we were researching it. The day before I posted we found that he was in Oklahoma where I live and that just blew me away. It is people like you that gave me the courage to press the publish button and hope that I had described what I knew well enough for people to understand. I am not a great writer, I am much better at radio where I don't have to spell.
People have been sending me more info all day and my advice is, research it and publish it if your heart tells you that it is the right thing to do. I really hope I have showed bloggers that anyone can find something like this if you will just look. People have said I did it for the traffic and the fame, and they just don't know me. I put out the press release and I begged a lot of bigger bloggers to take this story off of my hands because I did not feel worthy of this. I am a tough guy but it hurts me when people like Michelle Malkin (who I respect so much) and a few of the other right bloggers twist this story into a publicity stunt on my part. I wrote Michelle on Oct 2nd and sent her a tip about this story and I sent her the press release, she ignored both. I sent the press release to so many people in the hopes that someone would take this story of my hands. I emailed Hastert, Rep Tom Cole, most of the news media and no one replied, except a few of my close blogging friends. I did not ask for this story, but as we (me and Ms. Underestimated) found more and more stuff I knew that this had to come out. I tried to walk away from this story a few times and Ms. Underestimated, my brother, my best friend, and a few other close friends encouraged me to continue. I can understand why some people cannot understand why I felt I had to tell this story. But this was about the truth and the truth can really hurt sometimes. I knew that a lot of people would hate me for this; my hope was that they would at least read the story and then pass judgment on me. I have not always made good choices in my life, but this is one of the best choices I have ever made.
The people that hate me will be pleased about the story The Daily Oklahoman will publish about me tomorrow. I was interviewed for 1 1/2 hours and I told the reporter every bad thing (well all the big ones) I had done in my life and I have been a really big idiot in my life. I always thought I could do great things but never really tried because I was ashamed of some of the things I have done. I poured my heart out to the reporter and after the interview it was like the weight of the world had been lifted from my shoulders. I have no idea what the reporter will write about me tomorrow, but I have a feeling it will be the truth; the good and the bad. If one person is inspired by my story then I will have achieved what I have needed to do for so long. I am no longer afraid of my past. I am sorry I am going on this long, it is 12:44am and typing this gives me the hope that at least one person can look into my heart and see the real me.
Update: I want to thank Byan Dean from The Oklahoman for telling my story, "Internet sleuthing led blogger to former page"
I turned the comment off because someone is trying to bring one of my children into this. My son is a MINOR unlike Jordan Edmund. I have been on several radio shows this morning, including Glenn Beck. If you would like to help me you can please click the Make a Donation button on the right side bar. The hate mail has been pouring in and a lot of threats have been made. I can take the heat, but my family is very nervous. I will have more on this story soon. I have much more to say about this. I want to thank everyone for their support.
Jordan Edmund is 21 years old
Mark Foley is a scumbag! Mark Foley is a scumbag! Mark Foley is a scumbag!
Now that that is out of the way I will reveal how I (and a few others) discovered Jordan Edmund was one of the former house pages that participated in sexually explicit instant messages with Rep. Mark Foley. Also I will explain to you why I believe it necessary to reveal Jordan Edmund's identity. You may not agree with my decision, but I hope to explain my reasoning by the end of this story.
On the evening of September 30th I did what many people did and I read the instant messages released by Brian Ross at ABC NEWS. Here is the link to the pdf of the instant messages. When I had finished reading the messages I felt disgust toward what Foley did. Below is a picture of the last 3 lines of that instant message.
I was so upset about what Foley said to an 17 year old boy that I started searching the ABC NEWS website to find out if there were more instant messages. This is what I found.
Same instant message with one big difference. The teen's AOL screen name is clearly visible. I could only come up with 2 conclusions; either someone at ABC NEWS screwed up big time or they meant for someone to find the unedited instant message.
I decided to see if I could find out more information about the screen name. Since I do not have and AOL account I instant messaged Ms. Underestimated to see if she had an AOL account. She did and I asked her to check and see if the screen name lolakana223 had a profile on AOL. I sent her the screen name and she told me that there was a profile so I asked her to send me a screen shot of the profile. She sent me the screen shot and asked me who the person was. I told her I would tell her but she should not tell anyone else. I explained how I found the screen name and together we decided to see what else we could find. Below is the screen shot of the profile. Click to enlarge.
First we discussed what the screen name could mean. I thought the screen name meant, lol aka N/A February 23, because February 23 was when the teen in the instant message said, "im not 18 till feb 23." From the AOL profile we now had the possible first name and state of the teen (I say possible because at the time we had no idea that we were looking at the actual first name and state of the teen.) Ms. U noticed that the profile had not been updated since 1/7/03 (a little more than a month before the teens 18th birthday) also the profile had only been viewed 12 times since it was created. We came to the conclusion that we had discovered something that almost no one else had. It was late so we both went to bed.
The next mourning I got an idea to search for Congressional Page website that might answer the question that was bugging me. Who is Jordan? My search lead me to pagealumni.us (the website is down now.) As soon as I clicked on the link I saw this screen before I was redirected to the website. Click picture to enlarge.
I wrote the email address down and sent an email. While I waited for a return email I Instant messaged Ms. Underestimate about the strange message on the pagealumni.us website. We searched the website for any info on Jordan and Foley. We did find these 2 messages about Foley.
I then receive and email from Matthew Loraditch a former page and the site administrator for pagealumni.us.
The email contained Matthew's phone number so I called him. Matthew answer quickly and to me seemed nervous. I told him I had found a name and ask if he could confirm that the name I had was the page that had instant messaged Mark Foley. Matthew said he would not confirm or deny the identity of the name I had. So asked his why he put the redirect message on the website and he said because he had a statement he wanted to make. I asked him what statement he wanted to make and said he was working on it now and said he would email me when he had finished. the Palm Beach Post published Matthew's statement before he emailed it to me. Ms. U and I took a break for a while and when we came back pagealumni.us was shut down with just a message that Matthew Loraditch would be posting a message about his involvement in the Mark Foley scandal. I searched for another congressional page website that might shed light on who Jordan was. I found this. Click to enlarge.
The link claimed to be a picture of 4 girls and Jordan. Below is the picture.
Could this be the Jordan we were looking for?
I now had a picture that could be Jordan so I searched for more pictures that looked like this guy. I found this picture. Click to enlarge.
Here is a close-up.
I sent the pictures to Ms. U and she created a side-by-side comparison. Click to enlarge.
We now had a Jordan, but was it the same Jordan that wrote the instant messages? We would need to connect the screen name with a picture of this guy. I did a search with the screen name from the instant message that ABC NEWS published and I found a picture sharing site that had many pictures like the one below.
That is our guy which is what the side-by-side comparison below shows. Click to enlarge.
We now knew that we had the correct screen name, first name, picture, but this newest picture has a problem. Jordan looks older, is heavier, and he is drinking a beer. He does not look like the underage teen that most of the media portrays him. Is he drinking underage or could he be 21? How old are these instant messages?
What we needed now was a last name to go with Jordan. Ms. Underestimated finds the last name (at the top of this screen shot.) Click to enlarge.
Now we have a last name. Remember the AOL profile said Jordan was from Cali well this page gives us more evidence to support our findings. On a side not Ms. U gets a chuckle from Jordan Edmund answer to "Three things I would bring on a desert island: I toothbrush because I am obsessive with brushing my teeth, toilet paper, and Ding Dongs." Do we find more? You bet your ass we do.
House Page Class 2002 Jordan Edmund. At this point in the story ABC NEWS has revealed that the instant messages were from 2003, that would be after Jordan Edmund left the Congressional Page Program, but when exactly did he leave the House Page Program? this link tells us when that was (it is very long but note the date June 6, 2002 and then scroll to the bottom to find Jordan Edmund and Matthew Loraditch also somewhere in the middle you will find a reference to the creepy Mark Foley.) FAREWELL TO DEPARTING 2001-2002 PAGE CLASS
Ms. Underestimated finds more proof that we have found the right guy. Click to enlarge.
At 9pm Tuesday night Ms. Underestimated made the find that shocked me and her. Jordan Edmund is currently working as Deputy Campaign Manager for Ernest Istook here in Oklahoma City. Here is his mysapce page that has everything and proves that Jordan Edmund is also the other person in these instant messages with Mark Foley the perv.
Update: Blogger published my post before it was ready. I have more to say about this, but I am posting this now because it is already out. I have been contacted by the media and I might be on TV soon. I called Istook's office after the post went up and told them who I was and what I had posted, they seemed to already know who I am and they confirmed that Jordan Edmund did work there but he was out of the office. I gave them my phone number if they need to contact me. I hope you will read what I have wrote first them make up your own mind. I am sorry for the misspellings and bad grammar. I will keep you informed as I can. I will be on the radio at www.wideawakesradio.com at 4pm Central Time. This is not the end, I have much more. --Wild Bill--
Looks like ABC is going to break some Foley news.
FOLEY BOMBSHELL COMING ... FORMER CONGRESSMAN'S ATTORNEY TO HOLD NEWS CONFERENCE IN WEST PALM BEACH, FLA.
I wonder what it could be?
Nope it didn't have anything to do with my press release
It seems Mark Foley wants you to know he is a gay man. Who gives a crap. Oh and he says he was molested as a child. Doesn't change the fact he is a scumbag. His attorney thought he should come out and give that statement so people will feel sorry for him. I don't. Once again it is all about Foley.
Update: Ms. Underestimated has the video
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE|
Passionate America to Release Identity of a Person Rep. Foley Instant Messaged
Oklahoma City, OK – October 3, 2006
William Kerr a writer for http://passionateamerica.blogspot.com/ has discovered the identity of the one of the persons that Representative Mark Foley communicated with in instant messages. The information was found on a public website while Mr. Kerr was researching the Representative Foley scandal. Mr. Kerr is finalizing the story and will present his findings on October 4th, 2006 at 4pm Central Time. The story will be published at http://passionateamerica.blogspot.com/ and will be discussed on The Passionate America Show on www.wideawakesradio.com at 4pm central time. Mr. Kerr will explain how he discovered this information and how anyone could have found it. There is the possibility that this story will not be well received by the some major news media. Mr. Kerr’s evidence has been checked by many people to be accurate.
If you’d like more information about this story, or to schedule an interview with William Kerr, please e-mail him at passionateamerica-at-gmail-dot-com
I have what I believe is the identity of the person that Rep. Mark Foley instant messaged.
I will be working on the story today and will present my findings tomorrow. I will put out a press release later today outlining what I will reveal on Wednesday October 4th at 4pm Central Time. I have contacted several bloggers to check my finding and verify that they are indeed accurate. I have also sent emails to major media and two United States Representatives. This will be a major news story and there is the possibility that this story will not be well received by the major news media. More updates throughout the day. Stay tuned to Passionate America for this breaking story.
What Mark Foley did was wrong. Democrats are making the case that the cover-up is just as bad. Hey Democrats will you condemn those in your own party if you find out that they have been covering up the Mark Foley story? Gateway Pundit has proof of just that.
Matthew Loraditch has released his statement.
Thanks to Peach for finding this.
Check this post for more information on Matthew Loraditch.
Update: I have just spoke by email to Matthew Loraditch and he says that, "what was on the palmbeach post site was pretty much all of it."
Here are some of the things Matthew had to say:
"Firstly, as to the ABC "Warned" story, while I may have inadvertently used the word, "warned," in communication, I can assure you it was not intended. The fact of the matter is in an informal situation a supervisor mentioned that Foley was a bit odd or flaky and did not connote by tone or otherwise that he should be avoided.Update #2: I want to thank Matthew for coming forward with this information. Matthew, I am sorry you have been brought into the middle of this horrible situation, I believe you have done the right thing and I hope the FBI speaks with you and investigates the information you have that might lead to the prosecution of Rep. Mark Foley.
Update #3: Big Dog sent this to me. Matthew had more to say to Scripps Howard News Service. Here is a quote:
"I've known about them (messages) for several years now," he said Saturday.
|This won't come as a surprise to fiscal conservatives such as myself but the fact that USA Today (hardly a card-carrying member of the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy) has an article on this SHOULD surprise you. On top of that, they're doing it within a month or so of the elections!! Don't they know that this kind of stuff can only harm the Demowhats who keep whining about "tax cuts for the rich" ?|
Not only does it show that people in higher brackets are paying a higher PERCENTAGE of taxes than before, but now people making $25,000 or less aren't even PAYING taxes now, thanks to President Bush's cuts back in 2001.
And it looks like corporations are paying "their fair share" too, as the U.S. Treasury set a new one-day tax receipt record of $85.8 Billion. The really interesting thing about the latter news is that it was NOWHERE to be found (via Google) on any of the MSM websites. Doesn't that strike anyone as odd ? Bush cuts taxes, taxes flow in like crazy and yet the only thing the MSM says is the usual Democrat talking points of "tax cuts for the rich".
But don't ever accuse them of being partisan though.
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Who altered the Mark Foley emails?
The Congressman Mark Foley child sex scandal keeps getting stranger by the minute. I am starting to think it should be called Foleygate. Someone has altered the emails that Mark Foley is accused of sending to a congressional page. Look for yourself:
This is a picture of the email that was originally posted at Stop Sex Predators.
(I have marked the differences with red arrows. Click to enlarge)
And here is a screen capture of the email from a pdf file from Citizens For Ethics website.
(I have marked the differences with red arrows. Click to enlarge)
One of the emails could be an original but one set of the emails has been retyped to look very close to the other email. They are not complete matches. You can make a side by side comparison of all of the emails and they all have errors like this.
Update: Great minds think alike, justbarkingmad.com has come to the same conclusion.
Update #2: Flopping Aces has come to a similar conclusion and 186k Per Second.
Update #3: Welcome Hot Air readers. I have contacted Allah about some more information that I have that I think needs to be released. Check this post for a hint of what I have and believe needs to be released.
Update #4: Welcome lgf readers. I can't believe I even have to say this, but it seems some people (Liberals) are suggesting that I am trying to defend Foley. That is ridiculous. I am just pointing out that there are some serious questions that need to be answered about this story.
Update #5: Looks like the scum at Democratic Underground have found me. Get ready for left wing insanity.
Update #6: The Dread Pundit Bluto has found more problems with the emails. Also at The Jawa Report.
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Breaking News: I have what I believe is the identity of the person that Rep. Mark Foley instant messaged.
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I called Matthew Loraditch about an hour ago about the Mark Foley scandal
ABCNews has identified Matthew Loraditch as:
Matthew Loraditch, a page in the 2001-2002 class, told ABC News he and other pages were warned about Foley by a supervisor in the House Clerk's office.Ms. Underestimated and I have been researching this story. I spoke with Matthew Loraditch on the phone and he said he was writing a statement about the incident and that he would email me when he had completed his statement.
I have been following the Rep. Mark Foley case and I have uncovered the screen name and first name of the page that Mark Foley supposedly instant messaged. I am still trying to contact this individual and I will hold his name for now. I will have more has the story unfolds. Something does not seem right about the Mark Foley story.
Update: Right Wing Nut House has more. Allah from Hot Air is all over this too.
Update #2: Matthew Loraditch the site administrator of pagealumni.us has shut down his message board. Here is what Matthew had to say:
Welcome!Earlier today The Blotter published a story about Matthew Loraditch's statements about the Mark Foley scandal. GOP Staff Warned Pages About Foley in 2001
Meanwhile from Drudge Report: Speaker of the House J. Dennis Hastert (R-IL) today sent the following letter to U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales
Gateway Pundit has more: Foley Fallout: What We Know Now
Update #3: Could this be Foleygate? Someone has altered the emails.
Update #4: 4:28pm CT I just tried to call Matthew Loraditch again, but he did not answer his phone. I have no idea if he will send me the statement he says he is preparing.
Update #5: Matthew Loraditch has released his statement. Thanks to Peach for finding this.
Update #6: New post on Matthew Loraditch