Jack Thompson Criticized by Utah Senate Website over E-mail Flap

In our previous story GamePolitics broke the news that Utah Senate President Michael Waddoups (R) threatened to have anti-game activist Jack Thompson prosecuted if Thompson did not stop sending him e-mail.

In a remarkable development, a website run by Utah Senate Republicans has publicly taken Thompson to task over the issue:

Jack Thompson sends a lot of Email.

At 6:00 a.m. on Easter Sunday he sent another Email message to a group of contacts and highlighted a picture that, if not legally pornographic, was certainly offensive.

President Waddoups was on the recipient list. He sent a polite but direct request back to Mr. Thompson:

    OK, I’ve had enough. Please remove me from your Email list.

Jack Thompson wrote back:

    Sir, did you look at the material being sold to minors in Utah that I sent you?

President Waddoups responded with a second request to be removed:

    Yes, I read them all and I got the picture. No more please.

Well . . . a few days went by with no relief. This morning Michael Waddoups – probably a little bugged – sent a third request to be removed from Thompson’s Email list…

    I asked you before to remove me from your mailing list. I supported your bill but because of the harassment will not again. If I am not removed I will turn you over to the AG for legal action.

So Jack Thompson issued a press release… Jack Thompson might be right. He might be totally, completely, dead-on right on his video game issue. He might not (smart people can disagree). Either way, this behavior doesn’t help his cause.

GP: It’s not clear who edits the Utah Senate blog, but there is an offer to post the original e-mails if readers request them.

UPDATE: In order to provide some context to this story, in the comments section I’ve posted the (NSFW) GTA IV screenshot that apparently pushed Sen. Waddoups over the edge. It’s clearly not pornographic although it is racy.

UPDATE 2: The Utah Senate Site has posted the series of e-mails between Sen. Waddoups and Thompson.

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  1. lumi says:

    I don’t know if you’re agreeing or disagreeing with me, but you basically just stated my entire case, quite succinctly 🙂

  2. lumi says:

    "So if the bill was on the verge of being an incredible success and they suddenly yanked it, I’d agree that would be odd…but since it was already circling the bowl…"

    It unanimously passed in both houses, it was only vetoed by the governor.  That’s the sort of thing that is easily re-introduced in the next session if they actually give a damn about it.

  3. Shadow D. Darkman says:

    He actually is! Hahahahahahahaha! Go there and you will see why I want him back here. He is so fucking funny!


  4. TBoneTony says:

    John Bruce Thompson is like a End of Level Boss monster who is almost dead.

    And even then, he has resorted to fireing off as many bombs as possible to kill everyone before he dies. (In a typical end of level Boss way)

    I can tell you, while many of us gamers can only laugh at the pointless antics he keeps doing, there will be many politicians who will want to send this guy to jail now.

  5. Cecil475 says:

    Just goes to show that Jack’s behaviour, not ‘those nasty gamers’ are the ones behind Jack losing support amoung his allies.

    I would love for the Utah Eagle Fourm to start seeing Jack like the NIMF saw him and wand to distance themselves from him as fast as they can.

     – Warren Lewis

    R.i.P GamePolitics 2005-2016

  6. PHOENIXZERO says:

    Yeah Jack, this will help you in your Supereme Court appeal, doing one of the many things again that you were found guilty of…….

  7. lumi says:

    Apples and oranges.  Jack isn’t being considered for anything; his legislation is.  Jack could be caught in bed with a goat the day after it’s submitted to the Senate, and that fact wouldn’t actually change the content of the bill he proposed.

    Either it was good before they knew he was a nutcase, and now they don’t want to support it for reasons unrelated to its actual content, or it was always bad from the start and they supported it for political reasons despite knowing it was bad, but those reasons are no longer so appealing since they know he’s a nutcase.

  8. lumi says:

    Again, it doesn’t matter if he’s a lunatic, or whether or not they realized he’s a lunatic, if the legislation he came up with was sound.  Wanting to disassociate themselves from him is all well and good, but it still does not have anything to do with the legislature.  They can say, "we want nothing more to do with you because you don’t know how to conduct yourself" and still back a bill that he happened to produce because the bill itself is sound.

    Saying they’re dropping support for his bill because they don’t like him is disingenuous or proof of an uninformed decision.  They can choose their poison, but either way, they screwed something up.

  9. Avalongod says:

    As one note (and I know I’m only repeating what’s been said before)…we can all learn from this as well.  E-mailing politicians can be a powerful way to get a message out.  But we must be sure to keep our messages to politicians or others formal, cordial and succinct.  One polite message is fine…a flurry of rants communicates crazy.  Otherwise it is too easy for politicians to paint gamers with the same strokes as JT. 

  10. E. Zachary Knight says:

    Just a couple of weeks ago in an episode of Bones, the FBI agent Booth was given a lap dance by a bikini clad stripper. Granted you didn’t actually see the lap, but you saw both the stripper and agent Booth from waste up while Bones watched and commented on it. Does that count?

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  11. Avalongod says:

    Actually I think there’s some validity to this premise.  I doubt that they’re all of a sudden running out to buy GTA IV for their kids, but I do think they’ve realized that they were bamboozled a bit by a zealot.  That has obviously poured a bucket of ice water on their enthusiasm for this issue, at least temporarily.

    I don’t find anything hypocritical per se in Waddoup’s position.  He’s apparently being harrassed by JT and that has led him to rethink his involvement with JT and his issues.  I think that’s reasonable.  Politicians aren’t going to want to be associated with someone who’s clearly a lunatic.


  12. JDKJ says:

    @lumi (sorry, something ran afoul in the "reply" attempt):

    That’s an oversimplified take on the matter, I think. Let’s say, por arguendo, that Jack-O was discovered consuming child pornography and criminally charged accordingly. You really think that the Legislature should, under this hypothetical scenario, continue to support legislation drafted by him and which addresses itself to the issue of child pornography? Would you also think that a proposed Cabinet member’s failure to pay income tax shouldn’t be an issue raised during their confirmation process or isn’t a good basis (stated or unstated) to withdraw their nomination or to decline the nomination?

  13. JustChris says:

    He probably does. This is Jack’s biggest character flaw. He thinks he needs enemies to justify a meaning for his sorry life. This isn’t some superhero movie.


  14. ChrowX says:

    If I remember correctly, Jack’s email shenanigans are what got him into trouble before. Countless people who spoke out agaisnt him received his constant shit-storm of emails and he then criticized them when they spoke out against the inane and moronic things he kept sending.

    This is just Jack sticking to what few guns he has left. If he can’t prance around courtrooms and TV news programs, he settles back into mass emailing everyone who has so much as looked at him. He’s just very bad at being a troll, is what it seems like. In real life, he’s quiet, well-spoken, and polite as many of you who have met him have attested to. Once he gets on the internet, he turns into the incendiary jerk-off who created the term pixelante and insists that GTA is sold to minors, though no evidence exists.

  15. jadedcritic says:

    That’s pretty suggestive, but in all honesty, I find myself wondering if I haven’t seen worse on network TV. Jack will be Jack I suppose, he can’t send this stuff to the Supremes anymore so now he’s started sending it to senators.  Ah well, these days, Jack’s shenanigan’s serve a valuable service.  Everything’s so messed up all the time, it’s good to have something to laugh at.  Shine on, you crazy diamond.

  16. Zerodash says:

    I wonder if Jack keeps an enemy list?  At this point, since everyone who disagrees with him (or just gets annoyed by him) is part of the gay conspiracy, Jack will need excel or an entire access database to keep track of them all.

  17. Leet Gamer Jargon says:

    9 times out of 10? They’re behind him.

    Although, I’m sure even they have a limit. We just need to see how much they can take…which, with JT on their side, probably won’t take long.


    Game on, brothers and sisters.

  18. vellocet says:

    I’d be curious what Gayle and Co over at the Eagle Forum think of Jack’s behaviour. Are they standing behind him or distancing themselves?

  19. Mattie says:

    And still, even if he geoes to jail, gets fined or what have you, Jack will believe he’s doing no wrong. I only hope that this will lead to a psych exam of some kind.

  20. Rodrigo Ybáñez García says:

    I can see Thompson is already losing all the self-control he left, and this series of desperate missives are a proof of this finished career and his character.

    Utah somehow could be his last chance to really acomplish something, even if his bill didn´t was passed as law the way he wanted, but again, his own selfishness and arrogance has earned him more enemies, ironically, as the same way he once stated about wishing God to send him more enemies.

    Well, at least, in that part he is very succesfull.

    He can claim the name of God a thousand times, but nothing will stop his own destruction by his own arrogance. Not God, not Gayle Ruckza (whatever it spells), not even the Supreme Court.

    Jack Thompson´s crusade is about to finish. He has no allies and the only ones who could back him up now they just keep quit themselves, hoping that the madman from Miami just dissapears for once and forever. But he won´t be quiet. He is still yelling like the damn child he has always been.

    He is a disgrace for his own kind. Not even far right conservatives would be on his side. He is a danger, a menace. An uninstable person who believes his own rights are believes weights even more than the rights of everyone.

    What´s next? How long until he commits some kind of crime? A hate crime? Libel? Slander? The part of the mails attacking the senator was hillarious. Thousand of dollars from game industry? LOL

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  21. JDKJ says:

    Did anyone else notice that when Jack-O’s e-mail is read between the lines, it appears that the Utah Eagle Forum’s Vice-President wrote Jack and chided him for sending his e-mail with the attached "pornography" on Easter Sunday? To which Jack responds by claiming that Gargoyle Ruzicka don’t know the difference between doo-doo and peanut butter? And that he’ll send his "pornography" on any day he damn well pleases? It appears the love affair between Jack-O and the Eagle Forum has soured. Which means he ain’t got no more Utah hood pass. And no more Freedom Festival Awards in his future. Serves his dumb ass right.   

  22. potatojones83 says:

    I don’t know about jailtime, but I’m sure another hefty fine is heading his way. I guess he felt paying the Florida Bar 43k in legal fees after getting disbarred wasn’t enough.

    Course they could fine him and give him some jailtime, I guess. If that happened it probably would’t be more than a month behind bars.

  23. potatojones83 says:

    We could give him the benefit of the doubt on playing GTA IV, though given his past track record and the fact that he is willing to lie to a United States Judge, I’m not inclined to.

    However, we do know he was running around crowing about all the horrible things that happen in Bully, trying to get it declared a public nusicance, all before the game’s release so we know he never played that before going on that particular crysade. He also threatened Midway after the player-created JT fighter in Mortal Kombat (forgot which one, Armageddeon was it?) without knowing anything about the create-a-fighter tool so I find it hard to believe he played that one too before trying to slap down a lawsuit.

    As far as I’m concerened he is either lying because he is a misinformed hypocrite, or he is lying to try and further his own twisted agenda…or maybe even a combonation of the two.

  24. PHX Corp says:

    More like Give JT 1 wk at the rate he’s Doing in utah

    Watching JT on GP is just like watching an episode of Jerry springer only as funny as the fights

  25. gamadaya says:

    I think it’s pretty inevitable that JT will end up in jail at some point. The question is when. At his current rate, I’d say in the next 10 years, since everything he does is getting more and more illegal. And can you believe the content of his emails? This idiot really thinks that he’s on a mission from God. He’s literally insane. 


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  26. DavCube says:

    Ugh, again Thompson equates ‘sexual content’ with pornography.


  27. J.Alpha.Gamma says:

    Yet another round of proof that there is no line Jack Thompson will not cross to get his way. He’s desecrated fallen loved ones by chasing school shooters, and now he’s coming ever closer to breaking federal laws via email spam.

    The only two things that can contain Jack Thompson are a padded cell and a straightjacket.

    Here’s to hoping he gets those things before he snaps and tries to murder someone.

  28. Andrew Eisen says:

    A fine point.  I don’t know.  Perhaps he’s lying about playing the games too.  Hard to say.

    We do know that he’s at least seen portions of the game (and still lies about them).  Pretty sure he owns a copy of GTA IV too.


    Andrew Eisen

  29. TheEggplant says:

    He said he was going to play the game when he managed to call into Talk of the Nation right after GTA 4’s release.


    That with the photo, captioned "evidence", seem to indicate that he has at least obtained a copy of one GTA game.

    ——————————————————————————————————————————— Hookers and Ice Cream aren’t free. http://www.escapistmagazine.com/articles/view/comics/stolen-pixels/5137-Stolen-Pixels-12-T

  30. Torven says:

    You know, this time he actaully gave the idea of Shurtleff taking bribes as a statement of fact rather than his opinion.  I would love to see him get nailed for that one.

  31. Liekos says:

    I guess I’m more inclined to believe he’s never played it and is lying/clueless/overreacting about the content, than he has played it and is lying about the content.

    The former could be understsandable, we’ve seen it happen with Cooper Lawrence trying to talk about something she had no idea about (Mass Effect).

    The latter is just plain duplicitous.

    Of course, either are perfectly within JT’s realm of normal behavior.  Out of curiosity, why do you believe him when he says he’s played it?  If he had, then wouldn’t he be guilting of training himself to murder people?

  32. HelpHelpImBeingRepressed says:

    It’s interesting to note that in the e-mails he chastises Gayle.  Public confrontation like that is not Biblical, so Jack’s continual claims of being a persecuted Christian continue to get weaker.

  33. Andrew Eisen says:

    Why do you think Thompson’s never played GTA?  He’s said on multiple occasions that he had.

    The reason he’s incorrect about the contents of the game isn’t because he hasn’t played them and doesn’t know what he’s talking about, it’s because he’s lying about them in an attempt to justify his position and actions.


    Andrew Eisen

  34. Liekos says:

    Thompson states in the 4/14 mail:


    "Koppel asked her if she had actually listened to 2 Live Crew’s album, since she was defending it.  She said ‘No.’.  That was the end of the debate, and the national audience knew who to believe"


    But Thompson has never played GTA.  He’s his own worst enemy incriminating himself.

  35. Mattie says:

    He was bitching about how he only sent 11 emails, but yet again JT misses the point. It doesn’t matter how many you send but weather or not you listen when they tell you to knock off the crap.

  36. Avalongod says:

    I thought he might be since he refered to the Utah Senate and then said "We continue to get E-mails,…"  Naturally, could have been a miscommunication.

  37. Wormdundee says:

     He’s not at ground zero, I assume he’s posting comments from the Utah State Senate website.

    Actually PHX, could you post a link to that particular page, I couldn’t find it.

  38. Avalongod says:

    Oh wow, you’re actually at ground zero?  Do you work for the Utah Senate?  It really sounds like this guy has got some kind of impulse control problem.  I wonder if he might actually be a semi-rational guy once on some meds or something.  I don’t know how any sane person could think that spamming a legistlative body could advance their cause.

  39. TheEggplant says:

    Considering how much legislation lawmakers have to sift through they usually rely on a summery written by their aids. The realization that a particular bill was drafted by a nutbar is probably the flash needed to second guess previous support.

    ——————————————————————————————————————————— Hookers and Ice Cream aren’t free. http://www.escapistmagazine.com/articles/view/comics/stolen-pixels/5137-Stolen-Pixels-12-T

  40. PHX Corp says:

    And the Utah senate is still getting more emails from the quack

    We continue to receive his Email: five yesterday and four today, as of noon.


    Watching JT on GP is just like watching an episode of Jerry springer only as funny as the fights

  41. vellocet says:

    I guess the point is that the legislation was NOT sound.  They took it on the work of JT and the Eagle forum, but now they’ve realized that they took the wrong advice from the wrong person.

    The point is, they wanted to "protect the children".  And JT took it upon himself to use his "professional" history of being on television and writing books and whatnot to lend credibility to the bill.  Waddoup looked past the whole fact that he was disbarred, is a lunatic, etc.  And now he’s discovering that he’d made a huge mistake in using JT to help push his own agenda.


  42. PHX Corp says:

    Jackie-poo just Commented on the Utah senate website(same Moronic retoric as on the SLT)

    He’s Claiming to have sent at least 11 emails to the senate president

    Watching JT on GP is just like watching an episode of Jerry springer only as funny as the fights

  43. Avalongod says:

    I’d guess that there’s a combination of factors….the bill failed which is going to sour some enthusiasm.  I think there was some negative (or at least mixed) coverage coming out about it with a reasonable number of folks, and not just gamers, critical of it.  JT being JT was probably just one more element of a piece of legistlation that didn’t go the way folks had hoped.  It probably makes it easier for them to cut their losses, to distance themselves from a sponsor/creater who clearly is irrational.

    So if the bill was on the verge of being an incredible success and they suddenly yanked it, I’d agree that would be odd…but since it was already circling the bowl…

  44. djnforce9 says:

    Actually there is a kissing scene. Roman kisses Mallorie during his wedding. I seriously doubt Jack Thompson could use that though since "kissing the bride" is a very normal action to occur during a wedding ceremony.

  45. hellfire7885 says:

    Actaully, they’ve likely see nthe legislation for what it is, another thinly veiled attempt by Thompson to get developers who make M rated games so buried in lawsuits that it becomes impracticaly for them to go above a T rating.

  46. Zerodash says:

    Good thing there are no kissing scenes in GTA4, or else Jack might be sending out releases about the "full blown intercourse" in the game.

  47. TBoneTony says:

    Lets try Caliafornia then, besides Yee could be JT’s only best friend on this issue of Protecting Children from Violent Videogames.

  48. TBoneTony says:

    I would like to wish it was true, but because of the Eagle Forum showing their own signs of crazyness, I would not be surprized if they started going to the shopping malls and shooting everyone then claim that it was the Violent Videogames they were trying to destroy that made them do this.

    I think that senario is more likely but in the end, I don’t want to see either of those things happening.

  49. lizardinmycoffee says:

    I think it would just be easier for him to keep a friends list. It will be a lot shorter and he can cross off those that are "bought off by the video game industry!"

  50. Zerodash says:

    Remember that the instant David Walsh distanced himself from Jack, he went nuts and sent out all kinds of libelous accusations.  I would love to see him do this to the Eagle Forum…

  51. HarmlessBunny says:

    Ah don’t worry, he’ll try to insult us eventually. I’ve already been personally threatened by him with lawsuits twice 😀

  52. ezbiker555 says:

    Calling me a pothead was not cool. Oh yeah, I still haven’t dropped it despite him calling me that a few weeks ago on that other site.


  53. Ryno says:

    The sad or fun thing about it is that knowing Jack’s past antics we can’t completely rule him out as the actual poster. He believe’s we’re so far beneath contempt that he doesn’t need to be civil to us because we’re subhuman filth. So yeah, I believe it could be him, especially if he’s tired and worked up. I mean, on his "good" days he’s not much better than that.

    Saying that Jack Thompson is impotent is an insult to impotent men everywhere. They’ve got a whole assortment of drugs that can cure their condition; Jack, however…

  54. JDKJ says:

    I’m inclined to agree with you. That penny don’t ring true. The poster’s trying just a little too hard to emulate Jack-O.

  55. Andrew Eisen says:

    Thompson’s always resorted to grade school level insults and while he’s not above a few typos, he at least writes in coherent sentences.  I really don’t think that’s him.


    Andrew Eisen

  56. PHX Corp says:

    looking at it JT now has the mentilty of a child whith the name calling and Threats

    Watching JT on GP is just like watching an episode of Jerry springer only as funny as the fights

  57. Shadow D. Darkman says:

    Agreed, that’s why I try to enforce that rule as best a regular member can. I don’t like it, but it’s for the greater good. It sucks Grindelwald died in 1997. I could have sprung him.


  58. Baruch_S says:

    But we can at least try to keep Jack off Dennis’ back. If people start posting Jack’s contact info all over this website, Jack is going to have another reason to harass/threaten Dennis. We know nothing it going to come of the threats, but it at least would save Dennis the nuisance and maybe save another fax machine from a cruel death.

  59. Shadow D. Darkman says:

    True, it’s pointless, but it beats Weatherlight getting banned, right?

    Not that he would, but with some admins these days, referring to getting in trouble on sites with admins and mods as getting banned is pretty common, or so I hear.


  60. lumi says:

    Call me an optimist, but I’m not big on the "it’s wrong, but it’ll never change so why bother pointing out that it’s wrong" standpoint.

  61. lumi says:

    Because it would be nice if the stigma of political failure were attached to this sort of legislature itself, not just to Jack.  See today’s article about him trying the exact same thing in Louisiana now.

  62. Sigma 7 says:

     "They’re changing their stance on a piece of legislation based on outside factors that don’t actually have any impact on the legislation."

    A law in this style is meant to legislate morality, and as such, it’s probably a bad idea to support that type of law coming from a person showing flagarent disrespect for laws or behaves immorally.  Even if its hypocritical, it’s not much of an issue.

    It can either be self-preservation (i.e. not recommended to stay with that person), or a sudden eye opener (e.g. realizing that his harassment is solely a form of cherrypicking from games to make them look bad), and the representative doesn’t know that yet. That’s why it’s not as much of an issue.

  63. Balance says:

    Oh, I quite agree. I just prefer to assume ineptitude before iniquity. Hanlon’s Razor helps keep me from becoming too paranoid, like a certain disbarred attorney.

  64. lumi says:

    I also think it’s wildly unlikely, but even if you’re right, that still means that they didn’t do their due diligence in the first place.

  65. lumi says:

    Which doesn’t change the fact that supporting his bill, and then not supporting his bill because they don’t like his behavior, is hypocritical.  They’re changing their stance on a piece of legislation based on outside factors that don’t actually have any impact on the legislation.

  66. lumi says:

    It’s hypocritical because the content of the bill is completely separate from Thompson’s behavior.  He could be the biggest jackass on the face of the earth, but if he comes up with valid legislation, the Senate would be obligated to grit their teeth and put up with him.  Saying that they’re going to withdraw support because he’s being…well, being Jack Thompson, indicates that either 1) they’re withdrawing their support of a bill they feel is valid as punitive measure, which does a disservice to the people they’re supposed to represent, or 2) they initially supported the bill for political reasons, regardless of its validity, and they now find its sacrifice an acceptable cost to take punitive measures against Thompson.

    I obviously believe it’s totally bogus legislation, but I honestly can’t figure out if the boneheads in Utah realize that and are just being petty now, or if they were being campaign opportunists in the beginning and have simply run out of patience for something they’ve known all along to be a sham.

  67. lumi says:

    There’s nothing naive about saying what is right.  I’m not saying I’m surprised by this; I’m saying that at least now, by the Senate President’s own words, they didn’t do what they should have.  It’s the difference between ignoring a crime you know someone committed because everyone just knows, and trying to ignore it when he was caught in the act in the middle of a packed football stadium.  Some bells are a little too big to be un-rung.

    Is this one of them?  Probably not, but it’s still pretty bad that he would even say that, let alone say it in print, because of the implications if anyone bothered to think about it for a moment.

  68. The Hangd Man says:

    Jack’s theme song should be Lit’s "My Own Worst Enemy", nice opening riff and highly appropriate for what he’s been doing. Alternately I’d also suggest Mike Curb Congregation’s "Burning Bridges".


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  69. GTCv Deimos says:

    While I think both arguements are completely fair and valid… why are you looking the gift horse in the mouth? Seriously, this was bullet dodged… all cuz… DU-DADA-DAH, Jack Thompson is Jack Thompson’s worst enemy.

  70. JDKJ says:

    No, there’s nothing inherently naive in saying what’s right. It’s the attempt to hold Whazzup to that standard and the expectation that Whazzup would actually do the right thing (i.e., conduct somedue diligence regarding Thompson and his Bill, exercise his own judgement, and not blindly bend to Gargoyle Ruzicka’s will) which smacks of naivity. It just don’t play like that in the real world of Utah politics. 

  71. Balance says:

    A third alternative is conceivable. It’s possible that Thompson’s behavior since the vote on the bill has made him/them aware of the character of the man behind the bill, and given his abusive and deceptive behavior, no longer trust the premise on which the bill was based. In other words, they may finally be considering the source, and therefore reconsidering the issue.

    Yeah, I know it’s wildly unlikely, but I do make some effort to give people the benefit of the doubt. Either way, it means they’re likely sick of this issue and don’t want to hear anything more about it–which is good news for us.

  72. JDKJ says:


    I believe you’re beginning to exhibit more than a fair share of naivity about how politics really works in practice. Jack Thompson was pushed unto the Legislature by the all-powerful Gargoyle Ruzicka, who many in the Legislature don’t dare oppose. As such, what "due diligence" was there to be done? Like what? There was any possibiliy of passing on Thompson and his whack-ass Bill after conducting due diligence? There wasn’t any such option. And to think there was is naive.

  73. BearDogg-X says:

    Exactly. Thompson should be feel lucky that the Utah politicians even listened to him since he is not and never was a resident of Utah. They don’t have to listen to anything he says if they don’t want to.

    Geaux Saints, Geaux Tigers, Geaux Hornets, Jack Thompson can geaux chase a chupacabra.

    Proud supporter of the New Orleans Saints, LSU, 1st Amendment; Real American; Hound of Justice; Even through the darkest days, this fire burns always

    Saints(3-4), LSU(7-0)

  74. Icehawk says:

    I’m hurt.   I mean to be insulted by jackie.. Wait I am a gamer isnt it my duty and/or honor to be insulted by jackie?  Guess I am bigtime now.  Wait that was not jackie?  Oh well, back to my games then. 

  75. HarmlessBunny says:

    …Now under my email "AchtungSpitfire@live.ca" (yes, I am AchtungSpitfire :P) Jack and I have conversed a couple of times. I know within a reasonable doubt that is him. Unless he is drugged up or drunk. Yes he can resort to pety insults and real nasty attitudes, but this isn’t him.

  76. Andrew Eisen says:

    I’m a bit doubtful that’s him.  Granted, Thompson is no paragon of impeccable spelling and good grammar but I’ve never seen a communication from him riddled with that many typos.


    Andrew Eisen

  77. PHX Corp says:

    Asshole Just insulted us again I’m going to post the moron’s retoric so you guys can DiscomBobulate it(and my point about less talk more of just go away)

    @Nightwrong: Has’nt a facist dictator like dennis and the ECA have trouble sleeping at night, cowards like them and the devil himself better be ready.

    @Kureigu, Lay off the pills son, Does your boss know you should be working sweetie?

    @Icehawk: Dont flatter yourself mr.immature im sure you got your comeback from a video game…So sad that you cant comprehend a theasarus or a dictionary.

    @Achtung, Go play "GTA4" and get good at it son, Im sure the world’ll be a better place without you and your fascist gaming nature, I dont think your shouldnt be playing with "facts" that your pudding-like brain can take, The FBI and the NSA are helping me look into the matter of the website and the nature of HB353, Im warning you sweetie, Your boss should know your not suppossed to be slacking off

    two words F’in moron

    Watching JT on GP is just like watching an episode of Jerry springer only as funny as the fights

  78. ezbiker555 says:

    I mean half the time, I’m shocked with what he gets away with. Im seriously offended by that picture.

  79. Ryno says:

    Telling someone not to post Jack’s contact info here is a bit like closing the barn door after the horse ran out, stole your car and wife, and is living happily off your stolen bank info on a tropical island.

    I agree that we shouldn’t do it, but given how readily available he makes it, it’s kind of becoming Dennis’ personal finger in the dike.


    Saying that Jack Thompson is impotent is an insult to impotent men everywhere. They’ve got a whole assortment of drugs that can cure their condition; Jack, however…

  80. Shadow D. Darkman says:


    Don’t post his e-mail address. If the wrong people see that, there will be spam in his inbox the size of Jupiter. We don’t want that here.


  81. Weatherlight says:

    ROFL, amendmentone(at)***

    Does anyone else see the irony in this email address?


    AE: No posting JT’s contact info please.

  82. Cecil475 says:

    "AE: No posting JT’s contact info please."

    I don’t condone it either, and he always sends out his contact info, even on thosepress releases he always seems to send out. If I wanted to contack Jack Thompson, I know how to find that information, but seriously, why bother? You arn’t going to trade intellegent diolouge with him. People have been trying for years. Kinda like calling in to that Eagle forum show where both the host and Jack keep cutting the caller off becuase he or she has an opposing view, and then calling the caller evil afterwards for opposing THEIR bill. A real waste of time. How do you counter these people when the other side doesen’t want to hear it?

    And it might be funny that his email address starts out with amendmentone, but you have to realize that Thompson does believe in the first amendment, but only for himself and anyone that agrees with him, untill they start disagreeing with him, then it no longer applies.

     – Warren Lewis

    Edit – I wanted to re-word my reply.

    R.i.P GamePolitics 2005-2016

  83. Leet Gamer Jargon says:

    lol Yeah, but I don’t know exactly when. I just chose a number. :/


    Game on, brothers and sisters.

  84. Ryno says:

    GP is the only site that I’ve ever seen which redacts Jack’s personal info. All other sites leave it there, probably because Jack makes it public in the text of the submissions since he craves the attention they bring him. It’s probably one of the few things that still keeps him going; it makes him feel even more like Jesus.

    Saying that Jack Thompson is impotent is an insult to impotent men everywhere. They’ve got a whole assortment of drugs that can cure their condition; Jack, however…

  85. Mattie says:

    You’d think he wouldn’t do shit like this because of the amount of harrasssment he most likely already gets.

  86. lizardinmycoffee says:

    The Utah State Senate should really have redacted Jack Thompson’s phone number, cell phone number, home address and e-mail address out of that e-mail string that they posted…

    It just leaves an open door for the less…mature of the gamers to contact him repeatedly. Then he’ll go on and on about harrassment and such…

  87. black manta says:

    I think actually that’s why he does it.  We all know how much of a narcissist he is.  He probably does it knowing full well that someone will contact him and threaten and/or harrass him.  He knows he’s too tempting of a target, and he then can use those calls as further proof of the "conspiracy" that’s going on in his own mind.

  88. Zerodash says:

    Wow Jack, now your true nature is thrust even more into the public view!  This time from official government sources.  Good luck getting any new allies!

  89. Chaplain99 says:

    Whoa whoa!  What’s up with the text on the last page!?  The font is clearer, leading me to believe that it is not a photocopy, but a transcript.  Why the discrepancy?

    "HEY! LISTEN!"

  90. PHOENIXZERO says:

    I just checked in IE and could see the broken images, it seems you have two there. One being misslinked from file:///C:/Users/Dennis/AppData/Local/Temp/moz-screenshot.jpg whatever that’s supposed to be and doesn’t show up for obvious reasons, heh. The other http://www.gamepolitics.com/images/nico-lapdance.jpg just gives a 404 message. Wrong location maybe?

  91. Leet Gamer Jargon says:

    I hope nobody minds this, but….



    Game on, brothers and sisters.

  92. Fredrick2003 says:

    What?  I don’t remember this being in the game at all…

    Not a GTA fan, but I liked GTAIV, possibly because it deviated from the original formula so much, like non Resident Evil fans loved RE4.

  93. gamepolitics says:

    To bring some context to the latest JT drama, here’s the NSFW pic that got Sen. Waddoups upset. While clearly not pornographic, it’s a bit racy for GP’s front page:


  94. Defenestrator says:

    You have to go to the strip club and go back to have a private dance and pay for 3 dances to get this.  This means you have to watch blocky nearly naked girls for about 5 minutes before you get to this.

    Not that I did this, or anything. 

  95. 1AgainstTheWorld says:

    Just when I was having a crappy week, along comes Johnny Brucie to make everything brighter as only he can.  I love you, Jack, don’t ever change.

  96. PHX Corp says:

    If he goes back to Louisiana then they are going to reject the video game law and kick him out

    Watching JT on GP is just like watching an episode of Jerry springer only as funny as the fights

  97. black manta says:

    Just a couple of observations after having read Jack’s emails:

    1) It looks like Jack’s about to alienate another ally here in Gayle Ruzicka.  They may be as extremeist as he is, but I think even she would start to tire of Jack’s histrionics after reading this.  It sounds as if she was trying to advcate tact to Jack in not emailing Waddoups on Easter Sunday, which would have been sound advice.  But as we all know, tact has never been and never will be Jack’s strong suit.  Also, questioning a supposed ally’s integrity and loyalty isn’t going to do much good for him either.  Something tells me Jack’s going to soon lose his gig as contributing writer to Human Events real soon if he hasn’t already.

    2)  What’s with his latest threat of him going back to Louisiana to work with the legislators there?  Didn’t he already get his ass handed to him there?  IIRC, he left in a huff and took his ball and went home when things didn’t go his way.  Then again, I’ve noticed Jack has what seems to be and almost amnesiac memory when it comes to embarrassing details that don’t translate to him ans anything other than him being "right" or "winning" (or it also could either be selective memory or just willful ignorance.  Any of the three is likely with him.)  What would make him think he’d be any more successful this time anyway? Especially now that the legislature and politicians there are now wise to him.  Does he really think anything would have changed?  Normally I’d be inclined to take Jack’s threats with a grain of salt.  But we all doubted him when he said he was drafting a bill in Utah and look at what just happened.  Incidentally, funny how Morley said Thompson, while a contributor, was not the sole author of the bill.  Yet here Thompson is taking full credit for it  Typical.  Anyway, Dennis, could you please follow-up on Jack’s claims about going back to Louisiana?

  98. Magic says:

    So Jack Thompson issued a press release… Jack Thompson might be right. He might be totally, completely, dead-on right on his video game issue. He might not (smart people can disagree). Either way, this behavior doesn’t help his cause.

    This is so, so true. I learned it many years ago – it doesn’t matter what you believe or what you champion, it’s how you act that can make the difference.

    Both of his careers (As an attorney and now as … a disbarred attorney) are a very slow train crash, just like Star Wars Galaxies. Some day it’ll eventually end – at least we hope.

  99. TK n Happy Ness says:

    Please have him arrested and locked up where he can’t run his mouth anymore except to his cellmate when he is forced to be a prison bitch.

    When Jack Thompson runs his mouth, does anyone really care what he has to say anymore?

  100. Leet Gamer Jargon says:

    Jack Thompson: being able to turn everyone against him since 1988.


    Game on, brothers and sisters.

  101. mdo7 says:




    Now people know who Jack Thompson is.  I hope they can do their research on who this guy is and they can find out what he is.  Maybe Utah will ask us more about this guy.  Hell, I want the senate and Attorney General to go to GP and ask us about JT.  Maybe they can find out more about him.

  102. JDKJ says:

    Why is withdrawing his support in the face of Thompson’s constant e-mail harrassment hypocritical? Who said that he has to either tolerate that nonsense or risk being accused of hypocrisy? Why can’t he reasonably say that Thompson’s harrasment was a hidden cost of his support which he’s now unwilling to bear? Sounds entirely reasonable to me.  

  103. DarkSaber says:

    Well, the bill DID come from the king of petty…


    I LIKE the fence. I get 2 groups to laugh at then.

  104. Bennett Beeny says:

    Senate President Michael Waddoups wrote: "I supported your bill but because of the harassment will not again. "

    Erm… let me be the first to shout HYPOCRITE!

    Waddoups either supports the bill or he doesn’t.  Email spam from the bill’s writer should not change his opinion on the bill.  If it does, he’s a hypocrite.  It just shows how petty-minded those who supported this stupid bill are.

  105. nightwng2000 says:

    "I was on 60 Minutes."

    "We’re in the US Supreme Court."

    "I received an award."

    "I was on the Utah Senate blog… um… wait… that’s not a good thing, is it?  Hmmm… maybe I can spin it that way."


    NW2K Software

    Nightwng2000 has also updated his MySpace page: http://www.myspace.com/nightwing2000 Nightwng2000 is now admin to the group "Parents For Education, Not Legislation" on MySpace as http://groups.myspace.com/pfenl

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