Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Meeting Margaret Donnelly & Sticking with Jeff Harris

Margaret Donnelly is running for Missouri Attorney General, and I had the opportunity to meet her yesterday evening. I went with an open mind, because my admiration for Jeff Harris pales in comparison to my desire to keep the Attorney General's Office in Democratic hands. If she proved to be a better candidate than Jeff Harris, I was prepared to get enthusiastic about her.

Suffice it to say, I'm more on board with Jeff Harris than I ever was.

Does anyone remember Geri Rothman-Serot, the St. Louisan who emerged from a 14-sided Democratic primary in 1992 only to lose a Senate race to Kit Bond? Margaret Donnelly is her political reincarnation.

One thing is perfectly clear - Margaret Donnelly is a St. Louisan. When asked how she plans to win the primary, she pointed out that it is a three way race right now, and that St. Louis provides 40% of the primary vote. She managed not to taunt us insignificant backwater hicks with "do the math, rednecks!", but she did say that "her geography" was one of the reasons she is confident she will win the primary. She also relied on quotations from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and held herself out as the "only player in the St. Louis region" on Medicaid issues.

Like Rothman-Serot, Donnelly has a severe case of 270 myopia. It's a disease that afflicts many St. Louisans, who wind up thinking that St. Charles is the West, Affton is the South, and Normandy is the dangerous North. These people can thrive in their narrow world, but they fail miserably when the rest of the state gets to vote on them.

When asked how she intends to appeal to outstate voters, Donnelly had no real answer. She claimed that her legislative record regarding Medicaid would somehow help her win voters, but was unable to articulate why she thought that would be a major issue for the Attorney General's race, against a candidate who will undoubtedly be smart enough to voice support for health care.

Worse, though, was her attempt to claim that she has adequate experience. She was a family lawyer who handled some juvenile cases. The Attorney General, of course, does not handle divorces. She also showed confusion about the Missouri Plan, pointing to a couple recent rulings by a judge not subject to the Missouri Plan as evidence that the attacks on it are already having a chilling effect. (If you're scratching your head and muttering, "huh?", join the crowd.) (Update: An anonymous commenter correctly points out that her discussion of Judge Callahan makes more sense in the context of the broader attack on the independent judiciary. To be fair, that is probably what she meant, though my question was about the Missouri Plan.)

Margaret Donnelly seems like a fantastically dedicated and fine Democrat. She is not, however, a particularly good candidate for Attorney General. She has no relevant experience, and she does not project the toughness and solidity Missourians want to see in their chief law enforcement officer. She seems to think that Clayton is mid-Missouri.

I've now met all the candidates for the Democratic nomination for Attorney General. They are all good people, but only one has the experience, the outstate appeal, and the Democratic credentials to become our next Attorney General. Jeff Harris is that candidate.

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81 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Donnelly or Harris? That is really a non-issue, no? Sen. Koster will win the primary and is the only Democrat who can win the general.

9/18/2007 8:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Donnelly or Harris? That is really a non-issue, no? Sen. Koster will win the primary and is the only Democrat who can win the general.

9/18/2007 8:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's not a non-issue, because Koster won't get through the primary. Face it - the guy's not a democrat or a republican - he's an opportunist. While he does have some union support, the unions are worthless as political support anymore.

How in the world will Koster explain his rightwing voting pattern in the primary?

9/18/2007 9:59 AM  
Anonymous mainstream said...

anon at 9:59 - I think unions are quite important in the primary, and less so in the general.

In a three-or-more-way primary race, unions will have a significant impact.

9/18/2007 10:29 AM  
Blogger sophia said...

The chilling effect of attacks on the Missouri Plan on non-plan judges makes sense to me. The attacks on the Plan are part of a larger assault on the independent judiciary. I imagine a few Plan judges were nervous when Roe took out that Cole County judge. If someone declares open season on the judiciary, the non plan judges are more vulnerable. I have no idea if the specific example she gave made any sense, but the general reference didn't make me scratch my head.

9/18/2007 10:32 AM  
Blogger Dan said...

Sophia - you make a good point, and that was probably what she was trying to express. Maybe I was just a little slow on the uptake.

9/18/2007 10:41 AM  
Anonymous the nitwit said...

Great write up Dan. I couldn't agree with you more about Donnelly. She's been a great state rep, but there's a reason why she wasn't elected Minority Leader and Jeff Harris was. The guy is a leader and he will get things done as Attorney General. Donnelly is toast in a general election.

As for Koster, there's no way he's going to win the primary. He's wrong on too many issues. And just because some union leaders have endorsed him doesn't mean the rank and file will follow suit. The more Democratic voters learn about Koster the less there is to like. In the end, I suspect some union bosses will be embarrassed that they turned their backs on the proven Democrats in the race to support the 3rd place candidate.

Koster needs to go home and run for re-election. Then go back to the Senate and make amends for the damage he did as a GOP leader. Until then, I'm sorry, but he just hasn't paid his dues as a Democrat and Democrats shouldn't support him as a statewide candidate.

9/18/2007 10:47 AM  
Anonymous P said...

Whether you like her reasoning or not, she will be the nominee because she is a woman and from St. Louis.

9/18/2007 10:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I believe she was talking about Judge Callahan in Cole County and his two recent decisions on school funding and MOHELA. While he is not subject to the plan, one of his fellow judges was defeated last year for being an "activist" by a campaign run by Jeff Roe.

9/18/2007 10:57 AM  
Blogger Dan said...

I agree, anonymous. Viewed in the broader context of the attacks on the independent judiciary, her response to my question was better than I described. I'll update the entry when I get home this evening.

9/18/2007 11:15 AM  
Anonymous mainstream said...

While you're at it Dan, why don't you update your "Stumbling at The Gate" post with a few of my suggestions as well?

:o)

9/18/2007 12:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

3 - Questions:

How many millions in funding to UMKC Nursing School were yanked due to Koster's stopping Justus in a filibuster on MOHELA?

How many union members reside in St. Louis City, the Kansas City Election Board district or Boone County (where the vast majority of votes in a D primary come from)?

If unions are so powerful in primaries, how come Matt Bartle is still a senator?

9/18/2007 1:41 PM  
Anonymous mainstream said...

unions are very important in Primaries.

Matt Bartle is still in office because the demo's in his district are predominantly Republican. How many times has The Shrub been in Lees Summit the past several years? Twice.

9/18/2007 2:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Of course the difference between these two candidates is the issue. It should be the issue for people who realize that they are the only two Democrats in the race. Koster's voting record and actions as a state senator are morally undefendable. Jay Nixon's campaign is promising to fix the very problems that Blunt and his cronies like Koster caused over the past couple of years. You expect me, a true Democrat, to believe that this guy is a Democrat? The proof is in the pudding my friends, and this guy lacks any consistency.

9/18/2007 4:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Koster will win because the democrats will see through the course of a primary campaign that neither Harris or Donnely can beat Catherine Hanaway. The fear of Hanaway being the AG will have Yellow Dogs picking the only candiate who has a chance to beat her. I also predict this may be the reason Rudolph Guliani gets the R nomination for President.

Besides now that Koster has reformed, I gaurantee he will be an attack dog against the Republicans. Sometimes the converts are more committed than the faithful.

9/18/2007 6:05 PM  
Blogger Dan said...

Koster is not going to make it. He's a slick, amoral Lieberdem. He will be eviscerated at all speaking opportunities for his flip-flopping.

9/18/2007 6:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous -

"Undefendable" is not a word. The rest of your post is also incorrect.

Koster is supported by the unions and the trial attorneys - two very important Democratic interest groups. This guy may have been a Republican, but he voted and acted like a Democrat. Remember the stem cell debate? He alone fought Bartle et al. Democrats need to join together to support Koster! He is the future of the party in this state.

9/18/2007 6:06 PM  
Blogger Dan said...

I agree with you, most recent anonymous, that Koster has exactly the same chance in the Democratic primary as Giuliani has in the Republican primary. We disagree only in our measure of that chance. Wanna put up a wager?

9/18/2007 6:08 PM  
Blogger sophia said...

Did Koster get a MATA endorsement that I missed?

9/18/2007 6:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Being the only woman in a three way primary is a huge advantage, BUT...

1) the rural moderate dems don't trust Koster. Harris has those nailed down as well as Columbia. We're the show-me state, people, Koster's gotta show. Also, they favor white males (sad fact, I know)

2) Koster will be fighting Donnelly for votes in STL. Harris is also gaining support from unions on that side of the state.

3) not all MATA attorneys are behind Koster. ask one of them about a recent email a Koster supporter sent out. Things got a little hairy over the MATA listserv.

4) Dems already beat Hanaway once. We dont need Koster for that.

5) Where's Donnelly's money?

Clearly Harris is the Dem candidate for AG. This is not a typical male-male-female primary. If anyone wants to brush up on their Geri Serot history I recommend David Leuthold's Campaign Missouri 1992.

9/18/2007 7:12 PM  
Blogger sophia said...

I'm guessing that most support Koster gets from "trial attorneys" is from the corner of that peculiar breed - the republican plaintiffs attorney. They're more numerous than you'd think. And yes, I'm sure he's the second coming to them. And maybe they'll pick a D ballot in the primary to vote for him. But I don't see any evidence of the people who are traditionally considered "trial attorneys" (i.e. democrats who actively donate lots of money to democrats) backing Koster. So he works for/with Tim Dollar. Big deal. Didn't the Robbs give a fundraiser for Harris recently (please correct me if I'm wrong)?

I just visited Koster's website (it's a bad habit, I know) and read this:

I joined the Republicans in 1994

Am I understanding correctly that Koster didn't join a political party until he decided to run for office at the minimum age (working the numbers here) of 26-27? I still want the story on how a guy who graduates from SLUH ends up in Belton running for Cass County Prosecutor. It's kind of difficult to ignore the potential calculation. It's great that he's been on the side of the good guys when it comes to stem cell and labor, but a man who surveys the state and decides that Cass County is his base -- I don't trust him to represent progressive values. Was he really working for Blackwell (downtown KC at that time, if memory serves) and living in Cass? As far as I'm concerned, he's already rejected KC, and I will return the favor. It'd be one thing if he was raised in Cass. But he's from the freaking LOU. And he moved to KC (St. Louis too liberal for his politics? If he got a job at Blackwell, he surely could've been hired by a big firm in St. Louis). And he moved south. Use him when you can, but I'll be damned if I support him for anything near the top of the D ticket.

9/18/2007 9:15 PM  
Anonymous mainstream said...

At this early stage I think that Harris is the best candidate, but those are famous last words.

We all know not to be arrogant or to underestimate our competition. Koster has a certain amount of savvy and money. Donnelly has neither at this point, herself -- but she has Richard Martin on her side. And Rich is a smart cookie.

9/18/2007 9:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sophia -

Did it occur to you that Koster may have attended SLUH, rather than UMKC, because it is a better law school? No political maneuvering - the dude just wanted to attend a better school.

9/18/2007 9:30 PM  
Blogger Dan said...

Anonymous -

I realize that SLUH has a well-earned, tremendous reputation, but you're over-estimating it slightly. Even those of us who have the honor of being Junior Billikens need to attend another school to get our law degrees.

9/18/2007 9:33 PM  
Blogger sophia said...

For those of you not following along... "SLUH" is short for "St. Louis University High School." I put that "h" in for a reason. Sounds like anon 9:30 needs to do a bit more research prior to trash talking.

9/18/2007 11:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sophia and Dan -

I stand by my comment. SLUH (St. Louis University High School)is a better school than UMKC law school. Sad but true.

9/19/2007 8:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

MATA has twice faxed the membership saying it would not endorse. Harris recently faxed out a letter with six MATA board members signing on, including past-presidents. I think you can count on MATA support being mixed.

9/19/2007 8:38 AM  
Blogger sophia said...

Anon 8:36,

Thanks for standing firm in your mistake. We really need more of that in this country. I hope you take your commitment to the next level and start pushing for SLUH to get ABA accredited so that some day you may have some semblance of a point.

9/19/2007 10:15 AM  
Anonymous the nitwit said...

I'm just bummed that they closed the old Southwest High School law school. And when is Border Star going finally start offering an MBA program?

9/19/2007 10:41 AM  
Blogger sophia said...

I think UMKC law school should move to Southwest high school. Then they could be the only law school in the country with a planetarium.

9/19/2007 1:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Folks - Sorry, but the truth is that the academics at SLUH (yes, a high school) are far more rigorous than UMKC law. An eggplant (yes, an actual vegetable) graduated from the law school last year. I was there. It was quite a sight.

9/19/2007 1:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Senator Jolie Justus' blog says it was $15 millionthe Republicans took from UMKC. Koster led the fight (calling the previous question or "PQ") to stop her filibuster of MOHELA. How many UMKC democrats will vote for Koster. They did the same in Columbia.

http://joliejustus.blogspot.com/2007/04/chicken-little.html

9/19/2007 3:49 PM  
Anonymous Joe Mannix said...

Anyone who thinks Jeff Harris has a realistic chance of winning a three way primary is either delusional or working for him

9/20/2007 1:04 PM  
Blogger Gerg Berg said...

Global Labeling?

Amon Carter of the Amon Carter Museum fame in Fort Worth, Texas used to take his lunch along anytime he was forced to attend business meetings in Dallas. He hated Dallas so bad that he wouldn't contribute a few pennies to its tax base.

That kind of short sighted, non-global thinking is alive and well here in Kansas City for the Missouri Attorney Generals race.

Gerg Berg

9/20/2007 3:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Greg is right. What message are the Democrats sending to the other Kosters out there? You may be an R that wants to be a D, but you should stay an R because the D's will never let you in the club. This is idiotic.

And Democrats wonder why the Republicans control both houses of the General Assembly and the Guv's mansion.

Folks, your short-term thinking has long-term consequences, and will continue to do so.

9/20/2007 4:44 PM  
Anonymous the nitwit said...

Wrong, Anonymouses. What a lot of Dems are saying is that Koster is welcome in the party, but he has to do more than talk before we're ready to name him as our leader.

Koster wasn't just some Republican. He was a GOP leader in the Senate, who helped push Matt Blunt's agenda. Talk is cheap compared to actions.

We would all welcome Koster running for re-election. But we're not going to toss aside two very loyal Democrats and strong candidates for him, especially not for an office as important as Attorney General.

Koster is young, and he can have a great future in the Democratic Party, but first, he has to pay his dues -- the same ones that Harris and Donnelly have been paying for years.

He can cruise to re-election, do good work in the Senate, and then run for Skelton's seat when he retires, or even start building a campaign for Bond's seat in 2010. After Koster has walked the walk for a few years, then a lot of us will be ready to jump on board. But he has to EARN our support first.

9/21/2007 10:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm sorry but as a woman who supports getting women elected, Donnelly just doesn't do it for me. I've had the opportunity of speaking with her on several occasions. Every time we have had a chance to talk, one word comes to mind: "stoic." Koster's phony smile says it all and according to his voting record - he's a republican not a democrat.

9/29/2007 9:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Margaret Donnelly a fine Democrat? I don't know what being a fine Democrat is, but she certainly is a cold and calculating woman without much of a conscience. This lady as a Guardian Ad-Litem participated in such an injustice against a child and mother.

Others involved in the injustice of this child at ShreddedSociety.com included another GAL, Brian Dunlop a very corrupt and psychopathic sick man, retired, Family Court Judge, Susan Block, who is lesbian and a gay activist now attorney, friend of Family Court Commissioner, Victoria Mullin McKee whose gay brother-in-law got sole custody of his two children after he came out due to their unjust influence. Margaret Donnelly, the judges and connected attorneys in that court make up their own laws and are wolves in sheep clothing.

3/08/2008 11:27 PM  
Blogger Dan said...

I have the pleasure of knowing Mr. Dunlop and Ms. Block, and they are both fine people.

3/09/2008 10:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dan,

The neighbors of many serial killers also thought they were great fine people until the bodies were found buried in their basement or yards.

Not surprising that you feel as you do, afterall they both were described as wolves in sheep clothing weren't they. Whew!!

I happen to know that Brian Dunlop is a loud mouth nut that deserve to be behind bars for many of his corrupt actions.

4/06/2008 11:04 PM  
Blogger Dan said...

Oh, anonymous, you are too frightened by what you hear from others. Remember, the neighbors of fine people often say that they are fine people, too.

The only persons to criticze them are gutless anonymous cowards who seem to think that homosexuality is a ground for attack.

4/07/2008 5:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dan,

Are you hard of reading? Didn't I write,

I happen to know that Brian Dunlop is a loud mouth nut that deserve to be behind bars for many of his corrupt actions.

No homosexuality, nor being a lesbian are grounds for attack, but sick corrupt actions by ones who are, and that harm children are grounds for attack.

4/08/2008 12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Also Dan,

How could I forget to mention that the child (5yr.old little girl)at issue at (shreddedsociety.com) was kidnapped by the State, Brian Dunlop - GAL, Margaret Donnelly - GAL, Susan Block -Judge w/out any wrong doing by the mother.

This mother had two other children and these monsters took only the little girl,that appealed to this single male stranger that the court (these monsters) allowed to adopt this little 5 year old girl.

This single male stranger had had her since she was four (4) years old. And adopted her when she was just over 5 years old.

Now this is PERVERTED, to place a child who had been sexually abused by her biological father into the custody of a single man.

This child had been sexually abused by her biological father. Mother and Father did not live together and were divorced. Mother was not found to be part of any of this tragic wrong doing.

Even without the knowledge, that sexual perversions run in the Dunlop male genes, SEE: http://www.jfcadvocacy.org/amicus-briefs/SwinnOMMJusticeforchildrenbriefS1304833.doc

and w/out knowledge that Susan Block is a lesbian. THIS IS PERVERTED!!!

They never even took away this womans two other children for even an hour, a little boy (7 yrs. old) and a teenage girl (15 yrs. old). It is nothing more than sexual enslavement of a child. Yes, child sex slaves are alive and well in our foster care system being adopted out to perverts.

Furthermore, what obviously is happeneing in our courts by certain court officials and others here in MO against some of the children enslaved into the foster care system is no better than what Sean Hornbeck fell victim to.

It can very accurately be stated that Margaret Donnelly is unfit to hold any public office or make decisions concerning anything to do with children, she is a danger to children.

Child sex slaves are alive and well everywhere, even in our foster care system, right here in MO. You think that you really know anyone, or can vouch for someone?

Even the mother did not realize that she had been married to a child molester, like most woman who have face this nightmare. All those poerverted judges and court officials around the country in the U.S. do not realize that they are married to perverts neither.

Do you not realize that some of the most respected members in our society are really just monsters, and that what you see are only a disquise?

4/08/2008 2:16 AM  
Blogger Dan said...

Again with the attacks based on Block's alleged sexuality - you should be ashamed of yourself.

Grow out of Junior High, and stop dreaming your lurid dreams.

I support Jeff Harris, but reject the sick, anonymous, utterly baseless perverted fantasies being used to attack Margaret Donnelly.

Lawyers are bound by confidentiality and cannot defend themselves from creepy anonymice.

4/08/2008 6:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Brian Dunlop is not a fine man.
I can personally attest to the total indiffernce he displays when wreaking havoc on the young and defenseless he is paid well to protect. His judgements are quick, decisive and completely inacurate He doesn't even both to scratch the surface but goes off his own skewed perception.
He favors the father no matter what kind of abusive, drug/alcohol addicted, imbalanced person he is.
Shame on him and the court system that empowers him to ruin the lives of children and their mothers who do not have the resources to go back to court.

4/17/2008 12:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dan,

This same confidentiality you speak of where children are concerned is the very thing that works in favor of corrupted attorneys and judges who cause children to become victims. Much corruption stay covered under the disguise of confidentiality, how convenient for corrupt attorneys and judges.

Now, you are not so foolish as to believe that there are no corrupt attorneys and judges are you?

4/29/2008 12:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Speaking of Brian Dunlop,

Remember the situation where the police officer went to prison for attempting to plant drugs on a mother, Christina Lambert and fraudulently charge this mother with use of a stolen credit card in order to sway a child custody case? The officer made claim that the father had paid him to set the mother Christina Lambert up.

Well, word is that it was actually the attorney, Guardian Ad-Litem in the case, Brian Dunlop who was the one who had actually set the scheme up with the dirty corrupted police officer. But, why did this officer keep quiet about Brian Dunlop?

The father was an ex-hockey player, ex-federal agent many years previous, but was a developer and nightclub owner of the Monkey Bar in downtown St. Louis. His father was also an ex-police officer, then developer.

By the way the father was not convicted in the case, but was sent to prison on some separate federal charges to due with fraudulent bank loan(s). It was a less than 6 mo. sentence.

But, the kicker is, that the mother unjustly lost custody of her baby and this sick, criminal father got sole custody and on top of that the mother was not even awarded any vistation of her baby because this sick father hated her that much.

The court proceedings were totally corrupted and illegal, where the mother had no money and was not represented nor notified of the court proceeding that took away all her rights where only a little over a week earlier she had won custody.

Atorney,Brian Dunlop who acted as the child's Guardian Ad-Litem pulled this quick and illegal act on the mother, setting up acourt date without her knowledge and lying about it, where he made up the lie that the mother had a dirty drug test which was not true. And of course, corrupted perverted retired Judge Joseph Goeke was always one who could be paid off where he with along with this.

In a newspaper article Judge Goeke lied stating that he knew nothing about the incident invoving the police officer attempt to set the mother up for the father, that no one had brought that information to his attention.

But, these attorneys and judges are considered respectable people when in fact they are the scum of the earth and wolves in sheep clothing. All the attorneys and judges protect these sick and corrupt court officials. Do any of them have a conscience?

5/04/2008 11:09 PM  
Blogger Dan said...

I won't bother deleting this comment, even though it is the product of a gutless and sick mind, because the author will only be encouraged to make more preposterous allegations. But I encourage all readers to consider the credibility, courage and moral code of someone who would write such things in an anonymous attack.

5/05/2008 5:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In that situation with the mother Christina Lammert and the corrupt police officer who attempted to plant drugs on her and other fake charges, the father was William (Bill) Stallings of Ladue, MO., were Brian Dunlop was the Guardian Ad-Litem, and the court officials involved in the case suppressed it all in the record while knowing about everything.

Should I go on with examples of other fixed court cases? And dirty attorneys and judges?

Are you of the same kind as these?

There's enough facts here to see who the sick ones really are. You just refuse to acknowledge it or see it, why?

5/12/2008 11:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The father was a ex professional soccer player, not hockey player,
Bill Stallings. Here's an article concerning a little about the case. sadly, the mother and child became victims of corrupted and sick court officials and a sick wealthy father.

http://blogs.kansascity.com/crime_scene/files/william_stallings_convicted_developer_starts_over.pdf

5/12/2008 11:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Web Address got cut off, here it is again:

http://blogs.kansascity.com/crime_scene/files/william_stallings_convicted_developer_starts_over.pdf

5/14/2008 1:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bill Stallings attorney was attorney, Zane Yates who is very much part of the corrupted Family Court underground of St. Louis County. He was also once a Family Court Commissioner.

There are many attorneys and a few judges who are part of that corrupted Family Court club of St. Louis County.

One particular attorney's firm gave up being part of the corrupted club after losing his youngest and only child/son from his last marriage in a automoblie accident.

This particular attorney and his firm had recently been the culprits in some DNA paternity frauds, where they had gotten fathers off being fathers through arranging DNA sample switchings. No doubt, this partner realized that he had brought a curse upon himself.

I wonder if these others really think that they will escape the curses that they are also bringing upon themselves? Curses that will come upon them in their right seasons, it is only a matter of time, that is how God have made things to work.

6/01/2008 2:18 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Referring to that comment made on 05/04/08 from anonymous referring to Brian Dunlop.
Brian Dunlop passes child custody cases to Margaret Donnelly after he sets them up for illegal adoptions in Missouri.

6/06/2008 9:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Margaret Donnelly is a ruthless uncaring individual who is against biological parents and for the system to profit bonuses and rewards for children.

6/06/2008 9:17 PM  
Blogger Dan said...

You anonymous commenters have no credibility, and, while I probably ought to delete these comments for the nastiness of their accusations, I don't see how you're doing anyone any harm here, except that I imagine your doctors are wishing you would spend your time focusing on other things . . .

6/07/2008 8:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Dan,

I bet you are willing to give pervert Eric Feltner a great reference also.

You know Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder's Chief of Staff, and Congressman, Kenny Hulshof’s former District Director, the one who was just indicted the other day on 6/6/08 for providing pornographic materials to a child he thought was 13 years old?

Furthermore, the criminal acts took place on May 25, 2007 and July 6, 2007, but no criminal charges were filed until May 21, 2008.

Why didn’t the Jefferson City officers lead Feltner into a felony? It would have been easy as it is with all perverts.

Great to have connections and protections in government and high places, isn’t it? The pervert will now only be charged with a misdemeanor because he was well connected enough to keep the cops from leading this pervert into a felony by making arrangements for Hulshof to meet the officer who was pretending to be the 13 year old child.

So many sick corrupted government officials, judges, attorneys and people who are supposed to be up standing citizens, like I said, way too many are sick perverts, and are really wolves in sheep clothing.

But, Dan I am sure that you keep your head buried to this truth. Or maybe you yourself is one of the perverts of Missouri in political and judicial circles.

Comments may very well be ugly, but they are ugly TRUTHS.

So many perverts and corrupted attorneys and other officials in high places who are protected by even higher officials, even known pedophiles.

http://www.stltoday.com/blogzone/political-fix/political-fix/2008/06/kinders-chief-of-staff-charged-in-internet-sting/#comments

6/08/2008 1:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I also know of a custody case where Brian Dunlop supressed abuse of a child and that that child had continuously at the age of seven slammed a cat against against the wall until blood was everywhere, obviously a reflection of the abuse the child was being put through placing the child with the abuser. This child is having much difficulties.

But, now a GREAT judge is on the case, Douglas Beach, who inherited the file from corrupted judge Goeke. A new GAL have been assigned.

But, of course the GAL. Brian Dunlop goes on being corrupted and paid off for favors with no consequences within the juducial system. In fact, our infamous Governor Blunt appointed this demonic oppressed man to the Child Abuse Review Board.

6/08/2008 1:58 PM  
Blogger Dan said...

Anonymous -

Here's how I know you're a fraud. You're too cowardly to come forward and attach your name to your accusations. You're too illogical to realize that the Feltner situation does not involve Brian Dunlop. You're too unhinged to write a grammatical, logical post. You're too conspiracy-focused to realize that, despite your claims, Mr. Feltner was not protected by his high-level connections.

6/08/2008 2:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The state of Missouri with its small town atmosphere is one of the most corrupted states in America.

Doesn't take much to buy and pay for corrupted favors. Easy to buy a cop, a judge, a politician, a Guardian Ad-Litem or any other Missouri official. They cover one another crimes.

6/08/2008 2:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Speak about obvious favors and having the right corrupt government officials and authorities in all the right places. Missouri is truly what God despise and consider a wicked and evil place. When you leaders and authorities are corrupted, the entire place is tainted and no good.

Many will fall soon.

http://www.firedupmissouri.com/feltner_porn_legal_oddities

6/08/2008 3:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dan,

You are not too bright if you cannot see that the example was to show how so many perverts are in our governement in high places and in evry facet of government.

You are taking this so personal and being so defensive that it is beginning to appear that you may be one of these perverts.

I will not sign my name because the things that I have posted can be verified and learned to be true throuh their own research if they are really is interested in knowing if the truth is being told.

6/09/2008 10:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's get back to the subject of Margaret Donnelly. She is known like most other attorneys to cover up the corrupt and illegal actions of other attorneys in cases that she has been on.

What is the term for this? I think it is called unwilling to throw yourself on the sword even when in the best interest of a child. Or is it that she herself is just as sick and twisted as attorney, Brian Dunlop and so many others within the judicial system?

Doesn't principle and ethics count for anything. Shouldn't one be willing to lose evrything in order to do what's legally right? Well, these are the type of people that Missourians should demand at all costs.

And, Dan, you sound like a Republican, but then in Missouri, you usually can't tell them apart.

6/09/2008 10:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dan,

You seem to be privy to info. that even the media isn’t even privy to. You state that Feltner was not protected?

Then can you explain to us why he was not charged until almost a year later and with only a misdemeanor when the usual charge for such actions is a felony?

And, why didn't the undercover officers continue on with the sting in order to entice Feltner into a felony like most of these undercover operations do?

Explain this to us Dan instead of being child like with your irrational attacks. I certainly hope you are no one of authority or with any serious responsibilities, too many of your type around as leaders perpetrating yourselves as people with good sense.

6/09/2008 11:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dan,

I was going to vote for Jeff Harris, but now I must question if this is a good idea, since someone with your obnoxious behavior thinks that he is great. If you think he is great, I can't help but think that he must be an obnoxious idiot also.

You certainly have vouched for at least one, Brian Dunlop a very shady man, and every attorney who comes across this man knows how corrupt and sick he is. It is no secret within attorney circles.

6/14/2008 10:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Margaret Donnelly was the GAL assigned to a case where both the Mother and the Father wanted another GAL assigned.

The GAL considers the CHILD while the parents often consider what they want. So, your not suppose to like your GAL.

Since I was the "stepparent" in the above case and now divorced myself---It seems the "angry, bitter" parent is generally unreasonable and wrong. The "wrong" parent can suck you into believing their side.

6/27/2008 8:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Margaret Donnelly won an award for GAL of the year and some judges work to promote Kids in the Middle/Heritage House. Some parents just can NOT handle or accept when they get caught doing something wrong. No one likes to get in trouble so they bad mouth someone else instead of "themselves".
& maybe some parents are just impossible to get along with. After all, they're divorced because they cannot get along so how is co-parenting possible, as stated in most parenting plans?

6/27/2008 8:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That award says everything. It was "The Dudley Dunlop Award".

Dudley Dunlop was Brian Dunlop's father who was also a corrupt perverted GAL. I guess it runs in the genes.

Just imagine what a disfunctional sick system the family court is to have come up with a award in honor of a pervert who thought it was normal and okay for a convicted child molestor, (who by the way, was convicted of molesting the child here at issue), to have unsupervised visitations with a foreign child who was adopted and where this perverted addopted father admitted to adopting this child for the purpose of molesting her.

Dudley Dunlop died soon after the below case was overturned where he was the GAL who recommended unsupervised visitation for this convicted child molestor, and where perverted retired Judge Joseph Goeke also agreed. Goeke now a GOP official. That figures, doesn't it? Thank God both are out of the courts. And hopefully Margaret Donnelly is never there overseeing the best interests of children ever again.

In those circles it doesn't matter the political party affiliation, just that you are either corrupt or perverted, but usually they are both.

GAL RECOMMENDS UNSUPERVISED VISITATION FOR CONVICTED CHILD MOLESTOR. SEE BELOW:

http://www.jfcadvocacy.org/amicus-briefs/SwinnOMMJusticeforchildrenbriefS1304833.doc

6/28/2008 2:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The whole court process is a loss of control for both parents. Both parents should just try to avoid it and certainly be able to let go after a certain point.

6/28/2008 4:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are so correct, but more important even is to choose whom you become attached to wisely, (dating, marriage, partner, etc.). There are truly evil people out there and the signs and their sociopath behaviors are usually seen early, but are ignored. One should immediately run like you are running from Satan when you notice any signs of social path behaviors. LIES are the first sign one will notice in one who is a social path. These type people can easily find the corrupt court officials who are also social paths to carry out their evil bidding.

6/28/2008 8:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In the case above, the child molester (evil man) was not about to walk away from the child victim, his adopted daughter and had a judge and a GAL as sick as he was.

Evil people use the court to destroy people. They don’t want to stay away from the courts. They just find corrupt court officials. Very easy to do, and attorneys and judges like Margaret Donnelly just keep their mouths shut protecting the evil court officials involved. This makes them no better than the evil attorneys and judges who actually devised the evil scheme.

Think about what would have happened in the above case if the mother was poor and did not have “Justice For Children” step in? It and much worst is happening all the time when someone is willing to pay off Brian Dunlop, Commissioner Victoria McKee, Dale Hood and several other judges and attorneys who are dirty.
I believe that this case was the reason that attorney Thomas B. Weaver was not appointed to the Appeals Court as a judge in the Esatern Division, but Judge Romines was because he play the "Keeper of my Corrupt Brother's Back" very well indeed.

Thomas Weaver bulked the system embarrassing corrupt and perverted Judge Goeke and the infamous popular attorney and GAL, Dunlop, whom the distinguish GAL award was named after.

Very sick system full of very twisted attorneys and judges, not to mention the fact that a twisted mind such as Lesbian Susan Block was a Family Court Judge for years, then she headed the Family Court for years.

The person who stated it is best to avoid the courts is so correct. It is not much differance from allowing Satan to decide your fate. The one thing that you can be sure of is that the evil people will attempt to destroy who ever is good people, including the children involed.

6/28/2008 9:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The little girl at www.shreddedsociety.com in the story and facts concerning that case and situtation. The little girl was legally kidnapped by the state on account of the GAL, Brian Dunlop and certain ones within CPS and others. The child was takened (kidnapped) by the State on Holloween and immediately dressed up like a little princess woman, lipstick and all, with many pictures taken of her. This little girl, (Oh God, In the name of Christ Jesus, let His Blood operate to bring this evil into the light), was givin as a gift dressed up on holloween is a Satanic gift giving ritual. This ia why she was taken on Holloween and dressed up like a little lady. This little girl is in a ring of satanist and this is why so much deciet from so many. She was adopted to a perverted man. This has been going on for years now and is why it was stated that the dark things that goes on through the St.Louis Family Courts where children are concerned are just as dark as the Sean Hornbeck case. But in these situations the evil parties are respected attorneys, judges and others and done under the appearance of legality and the law.

7/05/2008 2:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Margaret Donnelly towards the ebd of this case replaced Brian Dunlop as GAL and was very much part of the evil that took place with this child spoken about above who was taken on Holloween to be given away as a ritual gift.

7/05/2008 2:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow - this is some insane shit. Dan, can you figure out who is posting this crap? They need help.

7/05/2008 9:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes crimes, illegal kidnappings by the State, and ritual abuse of children is insane. Why don't you question yourself, why it is that your mind is unwilling to dig further into the case of the child at issue at www.sheddedsociety.com

7/05/2008 1:23 PM  
Blogger Dan said...

Sorry, buddy, but, yeah, it is insane to think that the people you are slandering are a group of ritual abusers. If you REALLY thought you had the proof, or even solid evidence, I would hope you would have the courage to use your own name and stand up for the abused children. The fact that you hide behind anonymity and make outrageous allegations makes me think you are cowardly and crazy.

You have zero credibility.

7/05/2008 3:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Okay Dan continue to live in your make believe world that society's respectable do not abuse children.

Actually you are way too defensive and obviously pretending to be so naive concerning child sexual abuse. Are you a abuser? Something doesn't seem quite right with you.

You are behaving much like former foster children state that they are treated when they have reported abuse. They are called troubled, in other words crazy.

Many of these children are ignored and end up in mental hospitals. There are many of them right here in St. Louis.

One other story of a minor/child who was ignored is that kid involving the case against Former Vashon High School coach, Floyd Irons, St. Louis city school coach who is now in prison on mortgage fraud charges. It was lesbian family court judge, Susan Block who threw out that child's case of abuse against the coach and shut him up without any investigations concerning any of the abuse that he was claiming.

That kid filed a lawsuit concerning his abuse and was found murdered. That child’s murder certainly conveniently kept things swept under the rug.

Much darkness is being covered up right under our noses because certain people in high places will not listen to the children because they are part of the evil. Don't know about you Dan, who knows, you may be part of all this evil.

7/09/2008 11:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The judge was Susan Block in the article posted below concerning Floyd Irons, and the child was Timothy Beacon, who was in the process of filing the lawsuit after he had turned 21 years old and was murdered after the lawsuit was drawn up but before it was actually filed. Susan Block is just as guilty of this young man being murdered as the murderes themselves. She is responsible for this boys death and have been involved and in the middle of many cover-ups of abuse in St. Louis County Family Court and continue to be as a private attorney now.

There's some kind of corrupt perverted sick evil ring in St. Louis County Family Court involving child abuse cover-ups and many other evils involving children as the victims of court officials and judges who participate in the injustices against children.

But how can anyone do anything about it when the judges are in their pockets?

http://64.233.167.104/search?q=cache:HMMUXehvKMoJ:www.rftstl.com/2006-11-01/news/basketball-by-the-book-a-riverfront-times-investigation/2+Timothy+Bacon,+St.+Louis&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=2&gl=us

7/13/2008 12:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

By the way, it is a known fact that Floyd Irons is a homosexual man who took sexual advantage of many male students at Vashon. He was no different than a the abusive Catholic priest.

This man had connections very high up, even in Jefferson City, such as our Governor who defended him in the controversy when he was fired as coach.

7/13/2008 12:34 AM  
Blogger Jean said...

I know Margaret Donnelly and am behind her 100 percent. Jefferson City needs her common sense, legal skills and commitment to families.

I don't know much about Harris, but I think Chris Koster has winked at campaign finance laws to pay for this campaign. That alone should disqualify him from the office of Attorney General.

8/02/2008 11:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Missouri Congressman indicted for raping mistress’s 14 year old daughter
Same Congressman and wife are registered Foster Parents!

Another up-standing citizen perpetrating a FRAUD as respectable.

An expert needs to interview each and every foster child that this family have had for sexual abuse by this pervert. Many, many, many others just like this man out there.

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2008/8/6/18137/95370

8/10/2008 12:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why is it that you say Zane Yates is part of the underground family court of St. Louis County?

2/12/2010 8:30 PM  

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