Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Was Mary Ann the Pusher on Gilligan's Island?

Mary Ann, the sweet, innocent farm girl of my adolescent dreams, was caught with pot a couple weeks ago. Back in 1998, she was rumored to be Bob Denver's supplier when he got busted.



Blogger Spyder said...

You know, growing up on a farm....

3/12/2008 10:17 AM  
Anonymous A Concerned Citizen said...

Readers should note that this blog makes light of illegal drug use, and also endorses John Bullard for sheriff.

We do not have to put up with this kind of crime coddling BS. We have a real crime fighter running for sheriff named Gary Scherer.

Gary Scherer, is a life-long law enforcement officer and a Marine. He does not make light of illegal drug use; therefore, he is much better suited to be our next sheriff.

Reality is not funny and neither is illegal drug use. I hope the readers of Gone Mild will recognize that law enforcement is a serious business and is not subject to bad jokes and cheap laughs.

3/12/2008 11:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What is it like to wear a hair shirt?

3/12/2008 11:38 AM  
Anonymous sick fo the bs said...

Gary Scherer is tied to the shamed former police chief of Lake Lotawana: Randy Poletis, who was just fired after an emergency audit of city funds.

Bullard is endorsed by good Democrats like Rep. Cleaver and Senator Justus.

The choice is clear.

3/12/2008 1:52 PM  
Blogger ryan said...

Oh great, an ex Marine who thinks prohibition is the answer? Yeah, that's exactly what we need. Make more criminals! Put more people in jail! Place even more burden on the taxpayer in this awesome, burgeoning economy!

No thanks. Prohibition is a catastrophic policy. The war on drugs is a disaster. Those policies have failed in the most epic and dramatic way possible. Next.

3/12/2008 2:12 PM  
Blogger sophia said...

I don't think the post makes light of illegal drug use. But as a matter of fact, I love voting for people who do make light of illegal drug use! Never been a fan of the mary jane, myself. But I don't trust people who think it's a menace to society - that's a serious lack of perspective.

3/12/2008 3:19 PM  
Anonymous A Hawk said...

The Cleaver endorsement is a fake. Who knows whether the same is true for Jolie Justus? What the Sheriff needs most is integrity.

3/12/2008 9:07 PM  
Anonymous monsignor hudson said...

Has Cleaver endorsed Bullard?

The Cleaver endorsement seems to be going the way of Bigfoot and Locjh Ness sightings...

Anybody have a blurry picture?

3/12/2008 9:26 PM  
Blogger Dan said...

Cleaver doesn't deny the endorsement, just a bunch of anonymice are making up nonsense. Pathetic what some gutless anonymous posters will resort to in futile attempts to harm a far better man.

3/12/2008 9:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry, I just have to say this... Is Dan now posting pictures of 'sexy'? women on his blog to attract more attention like Tony? It's good, though. Try and expand out of your comfort zone, Dan. Laughing. I don't know you but watch from a distance and think you would love more followers.

The 'concerned citizen' needs to pull the broom stick out of his ass.

How any of you can think that any political canidate is goin' to change the world is beyond me.

There's got to be a better cause to support.

3/12/2008 11:12 PM  
Blogger les said...

Geeze, she's even more perfect than I thought. And has the entire country lost its sense of humor, or just political idiots on blogs?

3/13/2008 9:00 AM  
Anonymous Gung Ho said...

There is no such thing as an "ex Marine."

Go Scherer!

Shut down the Drug Houses! Keep the liberals out of the Sheriff's Department. Make Maryann do the frog walk on her way to the delousing chamber.

3/13/2008 9:24 AM  
Anonymous God of Pundits said...

We are talking about Jackson County. We are not talking about Iwo Jima.

Bullard has this race locked up. I will not be surprised if a couple of his so-called opponents do not pull out and endorse Bullard before Memorial Day. Here is why:

Bullard has all the Union's lined up with him.

Bullard has Cleaver, so he has the African-American vote in the bag.

Bullard has Jolie Justus so he has the LGBT and Straight Ally commmunity, as in Hyde Park, The Plaza, the Crossroads and Downtown.

Bullard has Steve Bough, Jim Giles and some guy named Dan who will deliver the CCP endorsement on a silver plate, which means that Bullard takes the legal community and the liberals southwest corridor.

Bullard will own Independence with the help of State Rep. Dougherty.

What does that leave the other lesser candidates to fight over?


3/13/2008 9:56 AM  
Anonymous Ben said...

Dan, the Cleaver endorsement is real. He endorsed Bullard way before the others jumped in, so there should be no hard feelings there among candidates.

I agree with you that Bullard is the right man for the job.

There is a lot of exaggerated talk about other candidates getting tough on everything, but how did they do that when Bullard to my knowledge is the only candidate who works full time in law enforcement. The others did at one time, but now work part-time or in the private sector where they took money over public service. I am not trying to be rude, but let's call it like it is. You did in your endorsement post, right?

3/13/2008 2:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Readers should note that this blog makes light of illegal drug use, and also endorses John Bullard for sheriff."

Dan, aren't Bullard's opponents sounding awful pathetic on the net? All they do is spread false whisper campaigns and bash anyone who doesn't endorse their candidates who up until election time failed to show up to anything in the community.

3/13/2008 2:53 PM  
Anonymous Pravda said...

"Dan, the Cleaver endorsement is real. He endorsed Bullard way before the others jumped in, so there should be no hard feelings there among candidates."

Ben, you seem to know something that neither you or the Bullard Campaign is telling: On what date did Cleaver endorse Bullard?

Just give us the date since you seem to know it was before "the others jumped in."

What date did Cleaver endorse Bullard?

3/13/2008 9:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bullard is a cheater and a liar. There was no Cleaver endorsement of Bullard in this election. Dan Ryan spreads lies.

3/13/2008 9:44 PM  
Blogger Dan said...

Go ahead, find a place where I lied.

3/13/2008 9:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've been reading Dan a long time, and I've never seen him spread a lie. I've been reading the Sharp and Scherer supporters for a few weeks, and so far that's all they've done is lie.

3/13/2008 10:06 PM  
Blogger craig said...

How did a thread about "Gilligans Island" turn into a debate about the Sherrif's race?
Are the Bullard bashers that desperate?

3/13/2008 10:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think the Mauer supporters have been some of the most colorful. lol

Tom Krahenbuhl seems to be taking the quiet inside track.

3/14/2008 7:12 AM  
Anonymous Just the facts Ma'am said...

Anon 10:06, I agree with you on the Scherer comments because they have been openly working the blogs but which commets were by Sharp?

I would hope that your post was not just a ploy for planting poisonous seeds?

If you know of specific comments posted by Sharp or his supporters please provide that information; otherwise, it is best to not make undocumented charges in public venues.

3/14/2008 10:56 AM  
Anonymous A Hawk said...

Is there a fine buy the Missouri Ethics Commission for claiming a false endorsement on literature?

The Star and Gone Mild seem to have missed the story but Supposed-Democratic Candidate for Jackson County Sheriff, John Bullard listed Congressman Cleaver as endorsing his candidacy, but there is one problem.

Cleaver did not make the endorsement.

Dan ignored this problem and now the vultures are coming home to roost. Check out Tony's Kansas City. Tony actually DID call Cleaver's office and Dan just lied about calling or whatever he was told by Cleaver's office because it was an embarrassment to Dan.

This is not the first ethical problem that Bullard has exhibited. The Star managed to overlook the fact that John Bullard was removed from the county courthouse by security at 8:30 the night before the opening of the candidate filing period. Now Bullard had fragrantly and knowingly (he was warned) listed Congressman Cleaver as having endorsed his candidacy when the Congressman did not do so.

Bullard dos not have the integrity to be Jackson County Sheriff!

3/14/2008 9:58 PM  
Blogger Dan said...

Now, Hawk, why do you go and jump to false conclusions? You claim that I lied, and your accusation is utterly and completely false. False.

I said that I called his office. I did. I said that I left a detailed message. I did. I said I haven't heard back. I haven't.

You owe me an apology.

Now, I have no idea whether Tony did talk to someone, or if this is another of his "jokes", but I know that my integrity is not on the line. Yours may be, but mine isn't.

3/14/2008 10:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dan this has been a topic of conversation at several Democratic events tonight. Be careful.

3/14/2008 10:20 PM  
Anonymous Dan The Truthful said...

Dan is an arrogant ass. Dan cares not.

3/14/2008 10:58 PM  
Blogger Michael said...

I was there when the doors opened for the 1st day of filing. It wasn't Bullard that cheated, it was Krahenbuhl and Sharp. No one was forcably removed. Scherer was waiting outside, then Bullard, then Mauer, then me. They opened the door, we went in and upstairs only to find Krahenbuhl and Sharp calmly sitting on the bench. This is 1st person, not hearsay. Scherer was so mad he didn't even stay to file.

If you want to know who the real Democrats are in this, you just have to read how they responded to the Democratic Party questionaire on the issues. Bullard and Mauer are the only two candidates that supported collective bargaining, with no waffling. They are also the only two that I have noticed being actually active in the Democratic Party in the last 16 years I have been paying close attention, or the previous 12 years before that where my attention was not as close.

Now for the 2nd hand and opinion part and it is 2nd hand not 13th hand and from more than one source. Bullard was told he could not wait inside at about 8:00 pm. He was openly sitting on the bench in plain site. He went outside and waited there the rest of the night.

Of the candidates Bullard has the best real law enforcement credentials, has strong leadership qualities and is a very organized and honest person. he is also a true Democrat that taken positions consistant with the values of the Democratic Party.

Mike Mauer is also a true Democrat. His credentials in law enforcement are not as strong as Bullards, but his history of working for the party is better. He is also more fun to have a drink with.

I think Bullard is by far the best choice, but I could live with Mauer. The others are all Republicans, just like Phillips was. If you doubt that Phillips was a Republican, I have a nice picture of him with his arm around Dick Cheney's shoulder, smiling like a big dog.

Now which one arrested Mary Ann to get this debate going?

3/15/2008 1:00 AM  
Anonymous Just the facts Ma'am said...

Please do not TRY to pull Mike Sharp into this food fight.

It appears, Mike Sharp just put some thought into the process of filing his candidacy -- but he did not break the rules. The use of one's brain should not be confused with an unfair advantage.

Sharp was smart enough to use another door rather than line up with the other candidates out front. The door which Sharp used was open to anyone with county business, including all political candidates.

It was documented by the news media that Sharp did not enter the building before the deadline of 7:00 AM. It is because Mike Sharp followed the rules that those records existed for the reporters to review. Reporters checked the courthouse records, and unlike Krahenbuhl, Sharp signed in with security at 7:01.

Because Krahenbuhl somehow got in line first, Mike will still be second on the ballot; however, he did not throw a fit. Mike sat down and and continued followed the rules. Not a bad trait for a future sheriff to exhibit, in my opinion.

Let's be perfectly clear, any of the other candidates could have used the same door and signed in after 7 AM, just like Sharp did. Instead, they chose to line up at another door and that slowed their entrance into the building by a few minutes. Actually the "play of the day" goes to Gary Scherer who managed to gain some earned media out of the situation.

The county should change this system of candidate filing because the current system obviously invites controversy. The state uses a different system that places the names of all first-day-filing candidates into a lottery to determine how the names appear on the ballot. It makes more sense and eliminates the "drama."

3/15/2008 9:10 AM  
Blogger Dan said...

Anonymous 10:20 - Be careful? Now what in the hell is that supposed to mean? Is somebody threatening me for backing Bullard?

Michael - thanks for the report. I wasn't there.

Just the facts - I agree that the system is screwed up, and I hope they come up with something a little more dignified and fair for all concerned.

3/15/2008 9:25 AM  
Blogger Michael said...

After reading the candidates responses in the newsletter archive at I need to correct myself. Sharp also answered that he supports collective bargaining.

Krahenbuhl and Sharp have shown they will ignore the rules to get an advantage. We definatly don't need a sheriff with that sort of character flaw.

Just because Sharp got a buddy to open up another door for him doesn't mean he was playing by the rules.

3/15/2008 9:26 AM  
Blogger Dan said...

As an aside, I have to wonder how many voters thinking about the Sheriff's race are going to be doing their research at Gone Mild, in a thread about Gilligan's Island . . .

3/15/2008 9:31 AM  
Blogger Michael said...

I will agree with just the facts on one point. The system needs to be changed. One year I made the mistake of being at the garage door, when the buddy door that year was the West door.

To stop the games, all that is needed is for everyone filing on the same day to have their ballot position determined by lottery. Some cities in Jackson County already do it this way. I believe that the State of Missouri also uses this method.

3/15/2008 9:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Micheal why do you insist that a buddy opened a door? It is that kind of argument that makes a comment look biased.

If a "buddy" opened a door, would there be a record of a candidate signing in? That seems to be what happened in Special K's case but not Sharp. If you sneak in you do not sign in.

If the guy signed in, then security was there and the door was open for all.

I think we all agree on changing the system. The county legislature should change the filing method if the clerk cannot do so on her own.

3/15/2008 10:34 AM  
Blogger Politico said...

Do I know it was a buddy for certain, no. Do I know how I have seen it work in the past, yes. If you want to help someone out in line, you have them fill out the sheet beforehand and scan them beforehand, so that at 7:00 they can go up with no delay.

The present sheriff or someone he picks, decides who is on duty. This is not a dig at Phillips ( who admit I have no use for), many sheriffs before him have played games in this area. Add this to the temptation of others on duty to do a favor for someone who might end up being their boss and you have a potential for abuse.

That is why I agree with you that the system needs changed.

One candidate went in the garage door, the rest of us went in the East door where we had been lined up for hours. Someone had to decide to open up the garage door. The time it takes from the garage door is longer. None of the candidates already seated seemed winded or sweaty from running up the stairs.

From this I would maintain there are logically 2 possibilities.

1. Someones watch was off.
2. Someone got to be scanned and filled out the sign in early.

3/15/2008 11:11 AM  
Blogger craig said...

Theresa Garza-Ruiz mentioned the lottery system at the last legislative meeting and Grounds backed her up.

3/15/2008 8:16 PM  
Anonymous monsignor hudson said...

It is time.

Time for a man to stop protecting the man whose friends he knows.

And perhaps owes.

Bullard has betrayed a trust. A most public trust. A trust we put in him to tell us what he knows to be true.

It's a public trust of public candidacy.

And the Cleaver endorsement was a fallacy.

3/16/2008 10:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you're going to read joke blogs, at least be smart enough not to believe them, Hudson..

3/19/2008 7:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Political, you did not see the sigh in sheet that I saw. Sharp signed in with Dutch Newman and Sanders secretary came down and took them both up. Sharp signed for both, he and Newman, and that was at 6:52A.M. Now quit spreading these rummors and get your facts right.

4/11/2008 6:37 AM  
Blogger Politico said...

"Sharp signed for both, he and Newman, and that was at 6:52A.M. Now quit spreading these rummors and get your facts right"

LOL anon-e-mouse, you just proved my point. Someone got scanned and signed in early. 6:52 is 8 minutes before anyone was suppose to be allowed in. I spread no false rumors little creature of the shadows. I will be happy to repeat all my posts under oath in public.

4/11/2008 8:52 AM  

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