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END GAME: Nelson County Clerk's Call To Duty

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Sheriff OBryan
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Elaine, 

Surely you are aware of my Open Records investigation into my missing Election Officer Sheriff's Reports. 

I filed two of these Sheriff's Reports...about a year apart...2011 and 2012...at the end of that year's Election Day...signed and dated, just like I'm supposed to.  Each included brief details of my complaint, along with my email address, for future correspondence. 

But, officially, I've heard nothing...and dat' ain't right. 

Something must be broken. 

You will recall, I followed up on the first missing report...one that was specifically addressed to Secretary of State Trey Grayson...by confronting you, months later.  At that time, you seemed to brush off the importance of that document, indicating your near certainty that the Secretary never received the message. 

Say what? 

As I recall, you stated that I wasn't supposed to have written what I wrote...which I countered with...'where's it say I wasn't supposed to write what I wrote'?

[Hey, I'm trying to be easy to get along with, here...just sortin' thru the political bullsh!t in search of some pertinent facts!]

You promised that you could show me...something(?)...to support your position, but thus far, you've failed to deliver and I still haven't received any formal acknowledgement from either of my complaint(s).  From that, all that I can conclude is, someone has willfully interfered with official government communications...gotten caught...and is now attempting to cover their own tracks by simply ignoring the problem...and I'll have none of that! 

An Election Board can't bury a Sheriff's Report!  What good would that report be...if the next joker higher up in the political deck got to quietly squash it...unbeknownst to Higher-Ups and the General Public, alike...without fear of any repercussions?  No.  I'm afraid that when a Sheriff's Report turns up with a complaint written upon it...sumpin's gonna' happen...whether the home-town cronies, like it, or not! 

I suggested, quite some time ago, that the Secretary of State should be made aware of this situation, but you declined to contact her, suggesting instead that I, myself, contact the Secretary, not you, since I was the one filing the complaint. 

Not a problem. 

Since that sacred, but totally ineffective Sheriff's Report was being given all the respect of an outhouse corn cob...instead of being treated like the emergency flare that it was always intended to be...I opted to contact the Secretary of State via the State's hi-tech website...open 24/7 by 365...and again, I left a concise complaint against The Kentucky Standard for the political censorship of an Election Officer, along with my return email address...and was given assurances by that receiving computer that someone would be made aware of my submission...but there's been no human response. 

Apparently, that over-priced communcations system has failed, as well. 

Imagine that! 

Now I'm acutely aware that no one in Ky. Government is properly responding...which is regrettable, since I want...and intend to have...this matter properly resolved.  Inform the Election Board!  Whispering [and giggling] amongst yourselves...behind closed doors...dismissing my complaint...deciding to do nothing publicly in consideration of this matter, will not to be sufficient. 

It's as simple as this... 

I submitted my complaint upon a government form, properly signed and dated.  I will expect a proper reply, in kind.

...so just do your job and properly process those reports!  Then, let's just wait and see what happens when those reports are correctly handled! 

If you can get the Secretary of State to confirm your assertions that 'The State is not interested in hearing any of this' by jotting that simplistic statement down upon official State stationery...mebbe' putting the Kentucky State Seal upon it with the Governor's proud signature...I'd take that response as my prize.  But I will not abide by some clandestine decision...having been made by a [possibly] corrupt Election Board...to verbally reprimand me...in whispers...for attempting to use my report to disclose dirty deeds being done by the local newspaper...and then, have you expect me to go along with that decision...good ol' boy-style...quietly letting the matter die, and everyone off the hook, without getting any of it in writing! 

Let's keep it real here folks!  That ain't happenin'.  I was of sound mind and body when I wrote these offenders up...and this is not a drill.  This State has a serious problem when they knowingly allow the News Media to censor its Election Officers.  We are the watchdogs, over-seeing the entire voting process...and if The Media is going to censor me for eloquently speaking out on voting issues, you're gonna' be reading about it on my Sheriff's Report. 

So deal with it! 

Attorney General Jack Conway's man...the Unknown Enforcer...who assured me, on Election Day, at my precinct, that I wasn't supposed to have written what I wrote...is on the same hook as you. 

I sorta' miss the guy and didn't mind listening to him growl and grumble about what I wrote... 

[Intimidation...makes me smile, really] 

...but, to substantiate things, I just want my own copy of his rant...in writing. 

Perhaps you two could mount a coordinated effort towards clearing up this matter...if Conway's office will only surrender this spokesperson's name!  But, so far, Mister "X" appears to have gone into hiding...and The Attorney General's Office?  Well they ain't talkin'. 

Sadly, these days, "Playin' Dumb" is "The Standard Code of Conduct" for most of our representative government...evidently, because they do it so convincingly well. 

And, I'm still waiting for my copy of the Election Officer's Email list.  I know the list exists because that info is requested...in writing...before each meeting...in the attendance confirmation paperwork...so how 'bout forwarding me a copy of those names?  I may want to organize a union, or something. 

And...how in the hail did Lisa Tolliver go from being the Gnat-see newspaper editor, at the very center of this controversy...to being another well-paid, nay I say, over-paid State worker for the Transportation Cabinet...after the Governor had warned everybody of employee cutbacks...furloughs...and hiring freezes? 

Sumpin's fishy and I wanna' know who vouched for her. 

Please respond immediately with your latest informational update concerning my Open Records Investigation into these missing reports.  These emails are being publicly posted in The Readers Forums->Government Section of the KYStandard online...for the sake of full public disclosure...and appear to be drawing some interest... 

http://www.kystandard.com/forum/4031

...as a matter of Public Record. 

Who knows?  There may yet, still be, some hope left, for a Free Kentucky...a place where an Election Officer can be granted newspaper space for 700 unencumbered political words, without fear of censorship or reprisal. 

See you in the funny papers...

Joe O'Bryan
Election Officer Sheriff
Commonwealth of Kentucky.

 

Carbon Copied To These Folks...

attorney.general@ag.ky.gov; jboel@wave3.com; editor@NelsonCountyGazette.com; david.floyd@lrc.ky.gov; vdortch@wlky.com; elaine.filiatreau@ky.gov; fberkshire@kystandard.com; info@wbrtcountry.com; jimmy.higdon@lrc.ky.gov; sjohnson@fox41.com; jsizemore@kystandard.com; kimhuston@nceda.net; esking@hearst.com; learjg@bardstown.com; littleangels@bardstowncable.net; looseleafhollow@wildblue.net; lynn.zellen@ky.gov; mayor@bardstowncable.net; DonnaM@Bardstown.com; ncjudge@bardstown.com; nelsoncountybaptistchurch@gmail.com; nkennedy@chronicleonline.com; perry.clark@lrc.ky.gov; sreynolds@wave3.com; robertaugustine@yahoo.com; schmuckrsm@scnazarethky.org; shelleyjsn@aol.com; therant@whas11.com; tjdawson@bardstown.com; trey_grayson@hks.harvard.edu; Awalser@whas11.com; jwaters@freedomkentucky.com

Sheriff OBryan
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Kenticky...Advocate??? This One's For You!

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FROM MEINERS, TERRY A TO You

RE: Defraying The High Cost Of Funny Business vs. 700 Editorial Words

To Joe O'Bryan

Alrighty then.

From Joe O'Bryan
Subject: Defraying The High Cost Of Funny Business vs. 700 Editorial Words

ATTN: COUNTY CLERK
Elaine Filiatreau,

As part of my investigation into Censorship and my missing Election Officer Sheriff's Reports, I contacted the Feds to see if I couldn't get some contestant tickets, for some of us, to maybe get onto a new kinda' Government TV Reality Show.

You know...how 'bout we take a summer-time break from all this political bickering and in-fighting...maybe go spend some time with 'Big Brother'? We could relax...picnic...strip down to our skivvies...maybe visit ourselves a Holiday Water-Boardin' Theme Park, somewhere, or sumpin'?

Wouldn't that be lots and lots of fun?

According to the FCC contest rules, this Summer, they might be willing to publicly hear, and air, a seriously comedic grievance, or two, against this 1.8 billion dollar Mass Media Monster...uh...WHAS-TV-News-Radio, Courier-Journal, et al...if, a comic like me just submits an affidavit, or two.

Remember Citizens: Enter early and often. Many may enter. Few will win. Actual winnings may vary. Contest rules subject to change. Must be 18 years or older to play.

It's pretty simple.

To perform a stand-up comedy routine before a Nationally tuned-in Audience...mebbe' even...The President of the United States...concerning the seriousness of Censorship here in Kentucky, all I had to do was send a certified courtesy copy of the affidavit to them...WHAS-TV...letting them know that in order to nail a few hides to the wall down here in Bardstown, I'm going to have to start by "Rant"-ing...'jes a little bit...up there in Louisville, in their general direction.

No offense intended.

It's a bank shot...but a valid bank shot. They's guilty.

I'll bet Doug Proffit just wishes he'd posted some of my earlier emails...but, I reckon postin' jes' goes agin' the General Nature...of Political Censorship.

...and if the FCC themselves receive an original copy, two file copies, and confirmation proof that I've provided WHAS-TV with a said courtesy copy...in their Washington DC office, before the close of business day, July 1, 2013...TODAY!...I could win a free chance to testify before some kind of FCC Anti-Censorship Sub-committee...while you, my adoring Public...get to watch!

I'm beddin' down tonight...dreamin' about it.

I'd get to do the whole doggone un-cut, un-censored, un-edited comedy routine...'So Help Me God'...squealin' like a pig all the way...about what I personally know about mass media censorship and the myth of open, honest, transparent government, in Kentucky...as squeal't...straight outta' the mouth of a sworn 10+ year veteran State Election Officer.

...and, if'n you take a hard look at the affidavit copy I've left below...or ask WLKY-TV, WDRB-TV, or WAVE-TV3 altogether...they can ALL tell ya'...I've started squealin' like a pig to the Feds a bunch...already...on everybody!

Frankly, in this day and time, I'd be surprised if 'bout 4 differn't competing Multi-Billion-Dollar TV Station Managers, operatin' outta' The Greater Louisville area and wearing dark Gucci sun-glasses, hadn't done got mobbed-up tighter'n Tony Soprano...and have already placed 'Good Morning...WAKE UP!!!' calls to Publisher Sizemore, on her private tele, offerin' to take the old girl out for a lovely afternoon stretch-limo ride, all expenses paid, somewhere out over your more-remote, if not scenic, Corn Bread Mafia territory, here in the Tri-county Area, in order to...you know...uh..."discuss strategy"...and things.

'Cause o' her...I'm ready to start playin' FCC SmackDown in Kentucky...against the whole doggone lot of 'em...Today!

But here's the rub.

Let's not all get too excited about Samson takin' down Goliath, as bein' a fer' real sure thing...just yet.

I didn't fire off this noise-makin', Two-Day Express, Federal Emergency Freedom Flare...until Friday morning...one Tinymite Charge from a politically disgruntled poll-worker...secreted into the U.S. Mail...Barack Obama Bound outta' Bardstown...postmarked by 10:00am.

And today, if the airmail man is on time, the entire District of Columbia lights up and becomes a "hard target" for the delivery zone. The package hits the ground running and makes it to The Feds...Justice...In The Nick Of Time.

But, on the other hand, if the Postal Service fails to make delivery, by the close of Federal Business today, this could wind up being a Golden Opportunity Missed...lost...due to a bureaucratic timing technicality.

So...I guess, our collective Fates, pretty much, are in the hands of the U.S. Postal Service.

(Tell ME I don't have a sense of humor...What a nail-biter! - The Kentucky Humorist)

My only reason for informing you, County Clerk Filiatreau, of all these details, was to make sure you're aware...keep some your social calendar free, between now and August 31st, I think, for possible government hearings.

Don't worry Elaine. I've interrogated you before. You'll play to the audience, so well...in the viral videos.

And in closing, I'd like to take my best shot as adding just a little more insult-to-injury, by recovering some of my expenses...whether the FCC hears me, or not.

Since I began my Investigation, a couple of years ago back, I've racked up nearly 'bout $25 worth of receipts for photo-copies, certified stamps, printer ink and such...have you checked the prices on paper clips and rubber bands lately?...sheesh!...never meant to be so overzealous in my flagrant expenditures...but we're all living in Richie Farmer Times.

I figger The State is beholdin' to me, so far...a figger somewhere's in the amount of $24.78.

Do I hold onto my receipts and write 'em off on next year's taxes? Or can a po' homeless poll-worker find monetary reimbursement directly from the Election Board, on a month to month accounting basis?

Just askin'. Whichever way you wanna' do it.

Sheriff You-Know-Who...

PETITION TO DENY TV LICENSING RENEWAL
TO WHAS-TV

AFFIDAVIT OF JOSEPH ALLEN O'BRYAN, JR.
ELECTION OFFICER SHERIFF
COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY

I, Joe O'Bryan, swear or affirm:

1. That WHAS-TV has failed to serve in the best interests of the public, by withholding any media disclosure of my newspaper censorship, by the President of the Kentucky Press Association...a fact that can be proven by simple email review.

2. That WHAS-TV is merely a “Target of Opportunity” for the beginning of your investigation. While certainly being guilty of promoting less than “Transparent Government”, their Public Relations department will be quick to point out that other Louisville area stations have chosen to follow their lead...WLKY-32, WDRB-41, WAVE TV3, have all been aware as of late August 2010, but, it's still a secret to the general public.

Come on down to Bardstown Kentucky...Home of Stephen Foster...and, nationally known as “America's Most Beautiful Small Home Town”...and investigate some malfunctioning communications pipelines. The Corn-Brained Conspiracy To Silence. This story's got it all. Shady politicians, Yellow Journalism. U-Pick the social media...TV, Radio, Internet. Everything an FCC Boogey Man...or Woman...should find fairly interesting.

First, I got censored by the Publisher of The Kentucky Standard, the town newspaper, for following the President's orders...that's President Obama's orders, that I'm speaking of. Remember? In a JFK moment he called out for the best and the brightest to speak up, to guide America towards a better course, to let our voices be heard.

In 2007, '08, and '09, I published editorials in my town's newspaper...here in current “CORNBREAD MAFIA” territory, expressing the need for a Marijuana Reform Vote in order to end some of the abhorrent corruption. Just one essay per year...'bout 650 words. But a new editorial board and a new publisher in 2010 put a stop to all of that.

Why?

I'd informed a variety of hillbilly political figures, here in this State. But they [mostly] failed to respond. So, as an Election Officer, I cited this publisher on my “Official Election Officer Sheriff's Report”...a document so sacred that it must be signed and dated and turned in every Election Day eve, even if it's left blank. But I never heard anything back.

Strange.

So, next Election Officer's meeting, I inquired...the County Clerk gave me a verbal [whispered] reprimand, telling me that I knew I 'wasn't supposed to write THAT!'...and then, very next Election Day, the Attorney General's Man visited me at my precinct...took down my name and number and barked out that I 'wasn't supposed to write THAT!'...and when I asked either one or both of them to prove it, show me in writing where it says I'm not supposed to report that a sworn officer of this State is being politically censored, on my Sheriff's Report, and I'll say 'Uncle'...but until then.

She balked...and the Attorney General's Mystery Man is now MIA.

Now, I have doubts that my report ever left Bardstown. I think it got snuffed and have requested, repeatedly, under the Freedom of Information Act, to find out what paperwork made it into the Government's files...but nothing seems to be happening. Everybody's playing Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil...if'n you know what I mean.

Unfortunately, I correctly filed a formal written report and I [still] expect a formal written reply.

I contacted the Secretary of State, via the State's new high tech website...'cause nobody, to this day, will provide this Election Officer with the direct email address of that State Board of Elections Officer's Supervisor.

It's called...'culpable deniability'.

Anyway, their website accepted my submission and assured me that someone would read it...but...I never heard nothin'.

I've been pretty patient, but being told to “Hush!” from a [near] octogenarian County Clerk, with that being followed up by a visit from Special Agent Numb Nuts with the Attorney General's Office, anonymously confirming that I must “HUSH!”...ain't gonna' cut it! So, now I'm attempting to enlist Federal Forces in order to get some action.

Further Affiant saith not.

I SWEAR OR AFFIRM THAT THE ABOVE AND FOREGOING REPRESENTATIONS ARE TRUE AND CORRECT TO THE BEST OF MY INFORMATION, KNOWLEDGE, AND BELIEF.

Signed:_____________________________________ Dated: June____, 2013

STATE OF KENTUCKY
COUNTY OF NELSON

I, the undersigned Notary Public, do hereby affirm that Joseph Allen O'Bryan, Jr. personally appeared before me on the ___ day of June 2013, and signed the above Affidavit as his free and voluntary act and deed.

Signed:_____________________________________
NOTARY

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You may not be an idiot!

But you sound like one! No one is paying attention to you and your petty bitches!

Take a powder!

Carbon Copied To These Folks...

attorney.general@ag.ky.gov; jboel@wave3.com; editor@NelsonCountyGazette.com; david.floyd@lrc.ky.gov; vdortch@wlky.com; elaine.filiatreau@ky.gov; fberkshire@kystandard.com; info@wbrtcountry.com; jimmy.higdon@lrc.ky.gov; sjohnson@fox41.com; jsizemore@kystandard.com; kimhuston@nceda.net; esking@hearst.com; learjg@bardstown.com; littleangels@bardstowncable.net; looseleafhollow@wildblue.net; lynn.zellen@ky.gov; mayor@bardstowncable.net; DonnaM@Bardstown.com; ncjudge@bardstown.com; nelsoncountybaptistchurch@gmail.com; nkennedy@chronicleonline.com; perry.clark@lrc.ky.gov; sreynolds@wave3.com; robertaugustine@yahoo.com; schmuckrsm@scnazarethky.org; shelleyjsn@aol.com; therant@whas11.com; tjdawson@bardstown.com; trey_grayson@hks.harvard.edu; Awalser@whas11.com; jwaters@freedomkentucky.com
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