Jack Thompson Threatens Entire Utah Legislature with Prosecution

It has been more than a month since Gov. Jon Huntsman vetoed Jack Thompson’s video game bill, but the disbarred attorney continues to wage an e-mail war with various Utah government officials. In his latest and most bizarre salvo, Thompson has threatened to have the entire Utah legislature – all 104 House and Senate members – prosecuted by the F.B.I. for violating his civil rights.

GamePolitics readers will recall that in April State Senate President Michael Waddoups asked Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff (another favorite target of Thompson’s vitriol) to look into prosecuting Thompson for alleged spam. The Senate President was offended by an Easter morning e-mail from Thompson which included a screenshot of a pair of strippers giving GTA IV protagonist Nico Bellic a lap dance. Last week Thompson wrote to the F.B.I.’s Salt Lake City Field Office seeking the prosecution of Waddoups for supposedly infringing on his right to petition the government.

An e-mail circulated by Thompson on Sunday indicates that a second legislator, Rep. Curtis Oda, apparently took objection to the anti-game activist’s messages (we haven’t seen Oda’s e-mail to Thompson). Thompson responded with his threat to prosecute the Utah legislature:

If I get one more threat of criminal prosecution for sending you all proof, as I have, that pornographic video games are being sold to children in Utah because of the willful refusal of your Attorney General to enforce your state’s pornography laws, then I will add ALL of you to the sworn criminal complaint now in the hands of the FBI in Salt Lake City.  You will be identified as co-conspirators to violate 18 USC 241 and 242…

Maybe the real problem here is that Utah, as a recent study proves, leads the nation in consumption of on-line porn.  Maybe some among you are into this stuff, and you feel threatened…

I’m not going to put up with it.  I’ve taken down some of the largest pornographers in the world.  Taking down your legislature will be a piece of cake by comparison.

GP: This year’s near-success marked Thompson’s third attempt at game legislation in the Utah legislature. However, following the disbarred attorney’s spectacular display of bridge burning following Gov. Huntsman’s veto, we don’t advise holding your breath waiting for a fourth Thompson appearance in the Beehive State.

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193 comments

  1. J.Alpha.Gamma says:

    And when the two threats collide near the center, the massive amounts of energy will result in a black hole that will destroy the earth…

    But that’s entirely improbable.

     

    </badhadroncolliderjoke>

  2. J.Alpha.Gamma says:

    You’re right.

    It should be:

     

    X[12X(X+4000)] to X.

     

    Simply put, my wager is your wager multiplied by twelve times your wager multiplied by the sum of your wager and 4000.

  3. Neeneko says:

    There can still be restrictions/protocols, but even if they were unconsitutionally restricting his right to petition his government, since Utah is not HIS government, he would not have standings to complain.

  4. Leet Gamer Jargon says:

    Ah, alrighty then. Proceed.

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    Game on, brothers and sisters.

  5. shaoron says:

    i think it’s longer than that…

    with his level of INSANITY does ANYONE, save from the men from the white jacket company,  want to touch him at all!?

  6. Adamas Draconis says:

    Yeah, I can see the issue if our JT ever hangs out under the Southern Cross.

    Hunting the shadows of the troubled dreams.

  7. J.Alpha.Gamma says:

    But he didn’t name it, meaning he only knew it existed, but didn’t actually research it to get the actual numbers, or even the name of the study and any parties involved. That, or he did research it but didn’t want to run the risk of someone picking it apart and disproving it.

    Either way, he’s not telling the whole truth on the matter. He’s only threatening retribution for DARING to prick his ego. As he has done many times before, to varying degrees of (negative) success.

    I’m just sittingback and awaiting the inevitable crack when Jack’s last shred of sanity goes.

  8. BearDogg-X says:

    They made a real-life "Vagtastic Voyage"?(Superbad reference)

    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)

  9. Leet Gamer Jargon says:

    I don’t really understand: does this mean that he can post whatever the hell he wants, or does this reinforce the notion that he could be tried for harassment?

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    Game on, brothers and sisters.

  10. JDKJ says:

    In Jack’s version there’d be no opponents. He’d just whup his own ass with a variety of punches to his own face.

  11. Leet Gamer Jargon says:

    Huh. Wonder if JT has a bus pass….

    XD

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    Game on, brothers and sisters.

  12. Kincyr says:

    not to mention that bangbus operates in his hometown

    岩「…Where do masochists go when they die?」

  13. Defenestrator says:

    While your statement is certainly true, I should point out that Jack has not taken any of them down.

    Howard Stern — making $100 million a year on Sirius

    Norm Kent — still active as a lawyer

    Tew & Cardenas — still active as a law firm

    Blank Rome — still a very successful and large law firm

    2 Live Crew — verdict was overturned.  They use $100 bills to light cigars.

    Take Two — still a large firm (though the recession has hurt them)

    RockStar — made the largest selling game last year

    The Florida Bar — still not wiped off the face of the earth

    The SCOFLA — currently not in a bombed out building (figuratively)

    The entire Utah State Government — LOL.  Just when you think you have a good definition for "full retard," Jack Thompson trumps it.

     

  14. Neeneko says:

    I was wondering if someone was going to point that out.   The right to peition only applies to one’s own government, and Utah is not his government.

  15. Krono says:

    Name at least one person who Jack Thompson has taken down who was a Pornographer.

    In Jack’s world, anyone and everyone that gets in his way is a pornographer. I’d say his disbarrment trial adequately demonstrated this.

    -Gray17

  16. axiomatic says:

    Oh Jack… your righteous indignation entertains me so. Keep it up pal, the internet needs things to write about.

  17. JDKJ says:

    Not to say that legally they can’t, but there is a serious issue of appearances with the Utah Legislature and/or the Utah Attorney General taking legal action to block Thompson’s continued harrassment. After all, it was the Legislature who willingly got into bed with him in the first place. Their hands aren’t exactly clean. Beside, as a matter of poetic justice, it serves them right. They’re only getting what they deserve for being criminally stupid.

  18. TBoneTony says:

    And it’s a shame that where I live in Australia, there is a Jack Thompson who is a well known Aussie film star.

    Hope that Jack Thompson (from America) never comes to Australia to join his ”buddy” Michael Atkinson.

    Because the name Jack Thompson in Australia by the Baby Boomer Generation is well respected. While the Jack Thompson in America is well hated (and currently amused) by Generation X and Y.

  19. SimonBob says:

    Knowing Jack, he’ll start writing requests for it to become green on paper airplanes, then threaten to sue it (along with clouds, birds, and sunshine) when it doesn’t submit to his demands.  I think he’d sue his own pants if the cuffs started fraying.


    The Mammon Philosophy

  20. DavCube says:

    "I’ve taken down some of the largest pornographers in the world. Taking down your legislature will be a piece of cake by comparison."

    ……..

    *bursts out laughing*

    Seriously, i have no other response for something like this. Period. The End. The man seriously lives in his own fantasy world. He’s done nothing of the sort. Plus i’m pretty sure taking down 100-someodd people would be harder than one or two here or there, mmyes?

  21. TBoneTony says:

    I find this statement to be the biggest bluff

     


    "I’m not going to put up with it.  I’ve taken down some of the largest pornographers in the world.  Taking down your legislature will be a piece of cake by comparison.
    "

     

    Like since when?

    Name at least one person who Jack Thompson has taken down who was a Pornographer.

    Like, I see this as nothing more than a bluff from Jack, and seriously anyone who has played Grand Theft Auto will know that the game contains no porn at all.

    Also you need to be able to at least seen porn to understand what porn really is.

    Like I can tell from my own childhood experience.

    I was 13 when I saw Titanic and that scene where Rose stripped herself naked in front of Jack and layed her body on the couch for Jack to paint her, I originally thought that was porn.

    I found out later that a Hollywood nudity and even sex scenes in a movie were not really porn at all, because they were simulated.

     

    Only when there is a full depicted genetalia that is sexually active or when it shows in detail that someone is mass******, or when there is full dipiction of penertration between sexual organs that there are classified as Pornography.

     

    And believe me, I have seen porn because of adult Anime and Manga (Hentai) so I feel I can safely tell what is porn and what is not.

     

    I know other people can tell the difference from their experiences of what they have seen.

     

    I don’t think Jack Thompson, someone who claims to have taken on so many Pornographers ever has taken the time to at least understand what Pornography is. Like this is from the same man who’s only excuse of not playing Grand Theft Auto IV was because… "I don’t have enough time, I have a life you know."

     

    Like I think it is time for Jack to spend some time behind bars to be honest, or else he will only kill himself faster if he goes on like this.

     

  22. lumi says:

    In all seriousness, at what point can he be declared a public nuisance?  At what point can he be locked up, or issued a general restraining order preventing him from wasting the time of politicians with his BS?

    I just don’t like humoring him anymore, at all.

  23. PHX Corp says:

    I would say not long now, more likely a few weeks

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

  24. JDKJ says:

    If I can remember correctly my American Government classes, the right to petition the government vests only in those who are subject to the government. Jack’s not a citizen of Utah, elected officials of that State do not represent him. Jack has no right to petition them for redress of anything and they have no obligation to hear his petitions.

  25. GoodRobotUs says:

    He really is living in a completely different world to the rest of the planet, isn’t he?

    ‘I’ve taken down some of the largest pornographers in the world"?

    Maybe in ThompsonLand this is true, but it sure ain’t true here in reality, Thompson can’t even take down organisatins that he himself alone has dubbed ‘pornographic’.

    He really has lost it totally, I’m genuinely worried that my joke about him wandering the streets of Florida with a gun, ‘doing Gods work’, might become a terrifying reality, after all, he certainly seems to think that the ends justify any means he can dream up, and that’s frighteningly close to the attitude of spree-shooters.

  26. PHX Corp says:

    three words aboiut the article: what the F***

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

  27. Azhrarn says:

    To be fair Charax, that would be an insult to tabloid rags everywhere.

    Atleast they can contain the occasional interesting story.

    I’m surprised he doesn’t have an actual weekly newsletter by now though, given the regularity with which he sends all those emails and the number of people they are sent too.

     

  28. nightwng2000 says:

    Even if a unanimous proclomation ordering that the binary digits 0 and 1 were converted to 0 = H and 1 = A and, erasing every other piece of data on every single form of data storage, temporary AND permanent, and even somehow erasing every bit of biological data storage (brains) all over the planet….

    It would STILL only be a microscopic fraction of the needed storage space to fill up to represent the true level of "HA"s necessary to express how I truly feel about the Traitor John Bruce’s continued "efforts" in this issue.

    Nightwng2000

    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

  29. JDKJ says:

    All-Time, Undisputed, Perfect Record, Won All His Fights by KOs, Heavyweight Champion of the Crazy World. And certainly destined to retire his belt undefeated.

  30. Murdats says:

    yeah, seems vivid, naughty america, hussler, penthouse, playboy, brazzers and the numerous other big names in porn are still alive and well, as is their constitutional right.

  31. Thomas Riordan says:

    Let’s have a moment of silence for the one casualty in this war.  But then again the fax machine may well have commited suicide.  More investigation is needed before we can declare that a victory for Jack.

  32. Conster says:

    Wait… he’s threatening to sue people for threatening to sue him? Wonder if they’ll threaten to sue him for this…

  33. konrad_arflane says:

    To be fair, that study actually exists, I believe. It had its day in the blogosphere a couple months back.

    It’s worth noting, however, that it measured internet porn subscriptions, not internet porn consumption. It is possible that Utah residents are just really bad at tracking down the free stuff.

  34. Aliasalpha says:

    Ahhh and to think I was feeling a bit down today, he always knows how to put a smile on my face does our Jack.

    Enough ambition to fill an ocean, enough ability to fill a thimble… halfway

  35. jdecamp says:

    Just when it was too quiet on the Miami front, does JT come out of the woodwork and go all batshit crazy on us. I can’t wait to see how this plays out.

  36. BearDogg-X says:

    Who has he beaten when all he’s done since 1990 is a big pile of nothing.

    Pathetic. Thompson is the perfect example of what happens to a person when they do not practice what they preach about growing up and getting a life.

    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)

  37. Arell says:

    Huh.  It’s almost like he wants politicians to stop associating themselves with him.  What legislator in their right mind would want to back one of his bills after this?

  38. Yellowchposticks says:

    "I’ve taken down some of the largest pornographers in the world."

    The internet doesn’t think so

  39. CMiner says:

    While this is certainly on a bigger scale than most of his threats, its still just as unjustified, irrational, empty and friggin insane as the rest.  Let’s see how many threats he has made to ‘take down group X’ we can remember.. and then compare that to the list of ‘Group X’s that have actually been taken down..

    Judge Tunis – Still practicing judgery

    Florida Bar – Still up and running

    Take Two – Still up and running (even though he claims their stock trouble as caused soley by his actions)

    Game Politics – More popular than ever

    Penny Arcade – Ditto

    ECA – Still up and running

    Fax machines – One casualty

     

    I know I’m forgetting some, there are just so many threats, from petty, small time ‘cease and desist’  demands to larger, crazy-guy-on-the-street-corner-with-a-tin-foil-hat conspiracy theory take down threats, and not a single one of them has he followed through with.  The only thing that surprises me still with JT is that -anyone- would take him seriously.

  40. J.Alpha.Gamma says:

    "Maybe the real problem here is that Utah, as a recent study proves, leads the nation in consumption of on-line porn."

    Or maybe the real problem here is that unnamed anonymous studies, as a recent study proves, are among the first clues that the speaker is lying or spewing bullcrap. This may explain why none of the Utah legislature are willing to listen to Jack Thompson ramble. Unlike much of the gaming community, who have this morbid fascination with watching Jack Thompson self-destruct.

    On that note, please do prosecute the Utah legislature, Mr. Thompson. We’re quite anxious to see how that plays out for you.

     

    (He loses, twelve to one.)

  41. Thomas Riordan says:

    No one can beat Jack in the crazy department.  Even a guy who bathes in feces, lives with 9000 cats, eats human flesh, thinks Hillary is sexy and tries to bite off his own face is more sane than Jack Thompson.  But I guess Jack needs to win at something once in awhile so he wins at crazy.

  42. hellfire7885 says:

    If I renember from my government classes, the right to petition the government does NOT mean one can spam them with emails. Thaqt would be harassment, which is continued unwanted attention, and since Utah oviously wants no more of his "help", then this is harassment.


  43. Charax says:

    "An e-mail circulated by Thompson on Sunday"

    "Thompson on Sunday" sounds like the worst weekly tabloid rag ever

  44. Adamas Draconis says:

    Don’t insult the Joker man! That’s my idol!

    Hunting the shadows of the troubled dreams.

  45. shaoron says:

    didn’t he already went pass that a couple years ago?

    i thought he’s already "Heath Leadger Joker" insane? (minus the "seriousness")

  46. Lurker1 says:

    I think Jack Thompson should start playing videogames that allow him to have superpowers, since the ones he is trying to use in the real world aren’t working.

  47. pantear says:

    He didn’t add the girl scouts for failure to deliver thin mints. They failed to deliver samosa.

    And blowfish puff themselves for a reason: imminent threat. JT buff himselves for imaginary threats.

  48. jadedcritic says:

    I’m starting to wonder if he has some sort of bizarre "you threatened me" button. I mean he was basically fine until someone dared to suggest that they don’t want to read his email. I vaguely wonder if he has any capacity to evaluate the seriousness of the threat?  I mean, did he add the girl scouts as a defendant for failing to deliver sufficient quantities of thin mints?

    I have this odd, mental picture of those blowfish that puff themselves up for no readily apparent reason.

    Ah well, whatever the reason, he gave me a laugh in the morning, made it easier to go to work. Shine on, you crazy diamond.

  49. duncan_922 says:

    He was only getting the attention of the poligamist-inbreds in Utah…  And then now he even burned that bridge!  He was inconsequential when he was a lawyer, he’s even more inconsequential now.  He’s not coverage (at least any serious coverage) worthy…  This is just here to generate net traffic.  

  50. nighstalker160 says:

    We have to remember that Jack basically defines everything he doesn’t like as "pornography" so in his twisted mind he may have, in fact, taken down pornographers if he’s ever won a case.

    That being said…WTF!?

  51. nighstalker160 says:

    He could try to bring a FEDERAL CIVIL RIGHTS claim. You don’t need to be a resident of a state for that state to infringe upon your Constitutional rights.

    But if he’s going to base it on "petitioning my government" then he would have a problem of the State of Utah not being HIS government.

    But a free speech claim would at least be logical (stupid…but logical)

  52. Shadow D. Darkman says:

    WHO YA GONNA CALL!?!?!?

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    "The sun will always rise tomorrow. We can only live for today, and hope more days will come." -Unknown

  53. Maxpower says:

    Those are both pretty bad, however his worst act thus far IMHO is the time he harassed a forum community (I think it was a Metal Gear Solid forum, but I can’t remember) after on of it’s members committed suicide. That was terrible.

     

    "It could have been, should have been worse than you would ever know"

  54. guyveroz says:

    Wow…. I’m actually surprised no body has made a Ghostbusters reference here yet…

    Unfanthomable, unphanthomable… It’s Thompson we’re talking about here since when have facts ever mattered to him?

  55. Adamas Draconis says:

    Its phantom wrath! Get out! I’ll hold it off! *Starts throwing cream pies at the Phantom Wrath*(Sorry, it’s 3 am and I’m loopy)

    Hunting the shadows of the troubled dreams.

  56. Adamas Draconis says:

    *wheels in the popcorn cart and a portable soda fountain* There, all we need for our Jackass entertainment.

    Hunting the shadows of the troubled dreams.

  57. J.Alpha.Gamma says:

    Beginning?

    Jack’s been on that track since the Janet Reno incident in 1989(?). His disbarment only made him pick up steam in double-doses.

  58. Ryno says:

    Yeah, I think "unphantomable" makes an odd sort of sense when it comes to Jack.

     

    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…

  59. Ryno says:

    The chance that the FBI will ignore his request is 100%, since he can’t in any way make a claim that the Utah government was infringing on the civil rights of a Florida resident.

    I’ll go with the 50-50 for whether they dig a little deeper into Jack’s activities and possibly pay him another visit.

     

    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…

  60. Father Time says:

    I honestly can’t think of an answer.

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    Debates are like merry go rounds. Two people take their positions then they go through the same points over and over and over again. Then when it’s over they have the same positions they started in.

  61. TK n Happy Ness says:

    This is Jack Thompson we’re talking about here. He doesn’t know how to be a competent lawyer, and he can’t spell either.

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

  62. BearDogg-X says:

    Yeah, it should be "unfathomable".

    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)

  63. JDorfman says:

    What ever happened with Quack Thompson’s SCotUS appeal to get his law license back?  Have they officially turned him down yet?

  64. Aliasalpha says:

    This quote from Lano & Woodley seems somehow appropriate:

    "If all the village idiots, in all the villages, left their villages, and formed their own village – OF IDIOTS – in that village, YOU would be the village idiot"

  65. shaoron says:

    I’m not going to put up with it. I’ve taken down some of the largest pornographers in the world. Taking down your legislature will be a piece of cake by comparison.

     

    wait.. the only person you’ve taken down is yourself… so does that mean you’re a pornographer!?

  66. PHX Corp says:

    Sombody tell waddups to get the TSG presents: worlds dumbest crew ready to make fun of Thompson

    I wonder if TSG would make fun of politians and Lawyers next(sarcasm)

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

  67. Aurontsubaki says:

    Jack, jack, jack…get a hold of yourself, you are now beginning your self-destruction. The FBI have bigger fish to fry. Time to bring out Judge Grady.

    What we got here is failure to communicate!

  68. mdo7 says:

     

    Please Don’t feel sorry for him, this guy is crazy.  This guy is a reincarnation of Mccarthy when that guy claim communist has taking over the US.  JT to me isn’t even a human being.  He won’t admit that he has a disability.  He view the world like video game has caused everything.

     

     

     

    mikedo2007

  69. urutapu says:

    He’s like one of those small dogs that barks at you when you stop petting it.

    That is not how you make people like you

  70. 1AgainstTheWorld says:

    Anytime I start to feel bad for him I just think of him backing out of the charity deal he made with Penny Arcade, or making fun of GamerDad after his heart attack, and then I’m cured of any sympathy.

    There is no cure for Jack’s mental condition though.  He needs to be put in a happy white jacket so he can give himself a big snuggly huggly all day long.

  71. TK n Happy Ness says:

    Jack, the FBI has more important things to worry about than some psychotic ex-attorney. Nice try, but you again fail miserably.

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

  72. BearDogg-X says:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ytCEuuW2_A

    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)

  73. Father Time says:

    Well logic and Jack don’t always mix too well.

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    Debates are like merry go rounds. Two people take their positions then they go through the same points over and over and over again. Then when it’s over they have the same positions they started in.

  74. BearDogg-X says:

    Thompson would get 4 Whammies in 4 Spins.

    And 3 Double Whammies in 3 Spins on the revival Press Your Luck show called Whammy!

    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)

  75. Matt says:

    Next thing he will be saying that he wont just stop at the House and Senate members and he is going to sue EVERYONE in Utah.

     

    and then…THE WORLD

  76. Father Time says:

    … He’s lost it ladies and gentlemen, Jacky has finally lost it.

    The man was mentally evaluated and they couldn’t pick up on his ego and his persecution complex.

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    Debates are like merry go rounds. Two people take their positions then they go through the same points over and over and over again. Then when it’s over they have the same positions they started in.

  77. hellfire7885 says:

    Um, actually, he… really has identified everyone on a forum as trolls. Back when GP was on Livejournal, anyone and everyone who disagreed with him was labelled a troll.


  78. JustChris says:

    He just doesn’t get that there’s such a thing as appearing TOO selfless for a cause. He’s like a forum idiot who identifies everyone that disagrees with him as trolls, regarless of what a troll really is. If you can’t join ’em, beat ’em…but Jack sucks at both so the future remains bleak for him.

    And can someone please verify that Jack Thompson has indeed taken down some of the largest pornographers in the world? That is the first time I see him brag about such an accomplishment (which I have never recalled).

  79. CK20XX says:

    *jawdrops like Wile E. Coyote*

    I… I…

    …I give up.  What is one supposed to say to that other than "Who wants popcorn?"

    Eugh, I’m sorry, I have nothing to contribute, yet I’m commenting anyway.  It’s just… holy crackers… I can’t even finish a sentence when I read this.

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    "They were retarded hairless pink bunnies, all of them. Except Shigeru Myamoto and… well, the good ones were just too /rare/ to be worth bothering about." – Mason Hornblower on the extinction of the human race

  80. Mr. Stodern says:

    Maybe the real problem here is that Utah, as a recent study proves, leads the nation in consumption of online porn.

    Actually, that would be me.

    Well, glad to see Jack’s still crazy. We’d all be in serious trouble if he wasn’t.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Hehehe. Not.

  81. BearDogg-X says:

    Well, the Utah Attorney General investigated and found that GTAIV was NOT porn, so his e-mails were pointless and didn’t prove anything….other than Thompson is a pimple on the ass of society.

    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)

  82. Wormdundee says:

    If GTAIV IS porn, then he has sent unsolicited pornographic emails to members of the legislature. I think it’s quite logical for him to be sued for harassment over this, especially after requests to stop.

    If GTAIV ISN’T porn, then his email was pointless and didn’t prove anything.

    The ‘largest pornographers’ line has been discussed to death so I’ll leave that be.

    Man, am I glad for another one of these stories. I was just thinking a couple days ago that it’s been quite a while since JT has done anything egregiously insane and now we have this. I have to say, this brought a big smile to my face during my lunch break. Thanks for brightening my day JT!

  83. Sai says:

     Hopefully other states will take note of this behavior and not sponser his ridiculous bills.

  84. Azhrarn says:

    I think it’s safe to say plenty of people feel sorry for Thompson, and wish he’d get some medical treatment for his fairly obvious mental condition. But we’re also quite amused by his crazy antics.

  85. Mr. Manguy says:

    If I get one more threat of criminal prosecution for sending you all proof, as I have, that pornographic video games are being sold to children in Utah because of the willful refusal of your Attorney General to enforce your state’s pornography laws, then I will add ALL of you to the sworn criminal complaint now in the hands of the FBI in Salt Lake City.  You will be identified as co-conspirators to violate 18 USC 241 and 242…

    Who else but Thompson?!

  86. PHX Corp says:

    What is the chance for the FBI to just ignore him or worse arrest him

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

  87. Biffbiffley says:

    That’s probably exactly what he’d do.

    I just have to ask, am I the only video game player who actually is sorry for Thompson?

     

    The guy obviously has a mental illness if he seriously beleives in all this consperacy theorie BS he continously spouts, not to mention his bleif he was acting a sBatman the the like.

     

    Its just pathetically sad to see someone like this.

  88. Maxpower says:

    "I’ve taken down some of the largest pornographers in the world."

    Maybe he’s referring to himself? He did send gay porn to a judge once. Also his is the only career

    he managed to put an end to. So I guess, in some twisted logical sense, he’s right.

     

    "It could have been, should have been worse than you would ever know"

  89. mdo7 says:

     

    If I get one more threat of criminal prosecution for sending you all proof, as I have, that pornographic video games are being sold to children in Utah because of the willful refusal of your Attorney General to enforce your state’s pornography laws, then I will add ALL of you to the sworn criminal complaint now in the hands of the FBI in Salt Lake City.  You will be identified as co-conspirators to violate 18 USC 241 and 242…

    uh, JT.  You were the one that was sending innappropriate video of GTA4 to some of the people in Utah’s legislation people.  uh, GTA 4 does not equal pornography.  Also, all the video game have ESRB rating on them.  I think most parent would know what’s M-rated games mean.  All game retailer don’t sell games to children unless they are 17 or older or they have a parent buying the questionable game for them.  What part of M-rated game don’t you understand, Jack(ass).  oh, so you’re going to turn them over to the FBI.  The Utah senate has not committed any crimes of sort, you are.  Why would you turn them over to the FBI, if that same FBI was the one that released the report on video game doesn’t equal school shooting.  Didn’t Jack Thompson add the FBI to his conspiracy list and claim the video game industry paid them to make up the video game, as I recalled?  I think I recalled this article.

    http://www.gamepolitics.com/2008/04/10/jt-fbi-lol

    I’ve taken down some of the largest pornographers in the world.  Taking down your legislature will be a piece of cake by comparison.

    Really, Jack.  You took down pornographers.  I never heard that before.  Could you back that up with good evidence (not your so-called "evidence")?  You think you can take down Utah’s legislature, you’re going to be label anachrist if you take them down.  Good luck trying to do that, ooh I’m so scared (sarcasm). 

    mikedo2007

  90. C. Aaron Browbowski Jr. says:

    this is all too priceless… he finally snapped poor bastard!

    Jesus Jack Jones Thompson loves you, so die for him instead or the other way around so he can sue your ass back to the stoneage (oooh upgrade!)

  91. jadedcritic says:

    Here’s a peculiar thought, and I’ll apologize in advance, because this isn’t going to make any sense unless you’ve read Hitchiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. What do you suppose would happen if someone put Jack Thompson into the Total Perspective Vortex?  (and are we even allowed to say that, he might think we’re threatening him with an imaginary device powered by a piece of cake.)

  92. JDKJ says:

    If the Utah Legislature didn’t have enough dignity to not allow a crazed moralist to draft their legislation for them, then it doesn’t immediately follow that they’d have enough dignity to not allow the crazed moralist to call them out publicly.

  93. NotSoHardcoreGamer says:

    Oh, throw the book at him already!

    I don’t care if the government and lobbyists of Utah got in bed with him and shamefully came out with the political form of an STD and a loud, obsessed, obnoxious jilted lover.

    Even they have more dignity than to allow a crazed moralist call them out publicly like that.

    The only reason Jack Boy gets to go on and on like this, no matter how mentally, legally and politically impotent and incompetent he is, is because most people who’ve been burned dealing with him do nothing in response to his antics.

    Jack Boy has proved himself long past amusing.  Since he hasn’t learned from his disbarment, failed appeal, and failed campaign in Utah, the legislature of Utah should again teach him that actions have consequences.

    Utah, throw the book at him!

  94. shaoron says:

    wrong!

    he should be suing the entire world… especially Japan (kinda obvious why), Switzerland, the Artic and Antartica (bacause they remain neutral and doesn’t help him, so they must be in the conspiracy as well!)

  95. SimonBob says:

    Just Utah?  I’m disappointed.  He should be going after the entire western US.  And maybe British Columbia, too.  Perhaps he’s saving his first continental lawsuit for Europe, though.


    The Mammon Philosophy

  96. shaoron says:

    we could make fun of him the whole day…

    but he does that so much better, we couldn’t add anything else to it!

  97. guyveroz says:

    He was forcably retired but I doubt he will ever have enough…. he’s like that annoying punch clown in Day of the Tentacle the more you knock him down the more annoying he gets… but you just wanna keep on knocking him down… until you get that damned scaple then the fun really starts

  98. Alevan says:

    … Yeah. Like it’ll be okay to sue all of Utah because they didn’t like the evidence you put forth to them and they won’t be disturbed if it’s mildly pornographic at all! Yeah! That is SOOO logical!

    This man has lost it. Truly. No joke or sarcastic retort could even compare to the failure and stupidity of it all. Jack Thompson can’t get worse, and yet he proves me wrong all the time.

    Someone needs to retire. I think he’s had enough.

    Amy Levandoski

  99. JustChris says:

    I think his funniest threat is calling the Secret Service on some of his opposition. As if the Secret Service’s protection is inclusive beyond important government officials.

  100. Cattleprod says:

    Exaclty! If JDKJ doesn’t want to read about something, that’s 100% conclusive proof NO ONE wants to read about it. Ignore the apparent popularity of Thompson articles and your own journalistic instincts and ONLY post articles that JDKJ permits you to.

  101. Krono says:

    It is when he’s threatening it for the entire legislature of a state. That’s the kind of thing we want floating around publicly. Helps get politicians to stop giving him so much as the time of day as word gets out of how poorly he plays the political game.

    -Gray17

  102. JDKJ says:

    Cm’on, GP. Jack Thompson threatening FBI prosecution is not news. That’s up there with: "Jack Thompson Wakes Up, Scratches Nuts, Makes Coffee."

  103. Ryno says:

    Sweet Zombie Jesus! I know I demanded that Jack make a reply a week ago (albeit to the complete and utter failure of the LA law) but I can’t believe he actually responded to my request. I wonder what else I can get him to do…

    Otherwise, just about everything has already been said here.

     

    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…

  104. Dan says:

    "Largest pornographers in the world?"

    Who? He’s not referring to Howard Stern, is he?

    —— Ago. Perceptum. Teneo.

  105. mdo7 says:

     

    Co-conspirators? Yes Jack. I’m sure all 104 members of the legislature met in a secluded basement somewhere and made malicious plans by candlelight to prevent you from petitioning the government…

     

    That’s what I thought Jack was thinking about when he said he wants to charge Utah’s Legislature with conspiracy.  You won the internet for me, wish I could have come up with that.

     

    mikedo2007

  106. Shoehorn Oplenty says:

    "If I get one more threat of criminal prosecution for sending you all proof, as I have, that pornographic video games are being sold to children in Utah because of the willful refusal of your Attorney General to enforce your state’s pornography laws,"

    How does the man not understand? If GTA and the other games he hates ACTUALLY pornographic then he would have a case, but none of them are! Being a little risque, or rude, or even tasteless and gratuitous does not make something pornographic. I believe he doesn’t understand the use of the word pornographic as an adjective as opposed to it’s legal definition.

    "then I will add ALL of you to the sworn criminal complaint now in the hands of the FBI in Salt Lake City.  You will be identified as co-conspirators to violate 18 USC 241 and 242…"

    Co-conspirators? Yes Jack. I’m sure all 104 members of the legislature met in a secluded basement somewhere and made malicious plans by candlelight to prevent you from petitioning the government… The funny thing though, is that they did not stop him from petitioning him. They listened to his petition and found them without merit. If I were an American citizen and sent a bunch of e-mails to my government saying "I think all the black people should be shot or thrown out of our state" and they refused to do it, could I prosecute them for not allowing me to petition? It’s an extreme example I know, but the principal is the same. Not listening to and blocking your petition is not the same as listening to it, deciding it is garbage and not acting on it. The right to petition the government does not equal the right to tell the government what to do and expect them to obey.

    "Maybe the real problem here is that Utah, as a recent study proves, leads the nation in consumption of on-line porn.  Maybe some among you are into this stuff, and you feel threatened…"

    Jack Thompson making juvenile threats? Say it ain’t so! Never mind the fact that on-line porn has no connection to violent video games…

    "I’m not going to put up with it."

    You’re going to have to.

    "I’ve taken down some of the largest pornographers in the world."

    Just who are these pornographers he is referring to? I know he got 2 Live Crew taken off the shelves temporarily in one state and the fact that you can still buy the song rules these guys out. He managed to get Howard Stern fined, but he is still in business and probably making even more money nowadays. I honestly can’t think of anyone else who he actually managed to get any kind of action against. Is he serious in thinking that a rap group and a foul mouthed DJ are "some of the largest pornographers in the world"? Although now that i think of it, Howard stern is pretty tall, maybe that’s what he means?

    "Taking down your legislature will be a piece of cake by comparison."

    Yeah Jack, just like taking down the Florida Bar was. Um…

  107. Father Time says:

    No no no it’s hidden in the game somewhere, as well as the guns that make it a Columbine simulator.

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  108. hellfire7885 says:

    Yup, the sex that was said to be in Bully but the developers never put it there.


  109. JustChris says:

    got a 2 Live Crew album banned

    And 2 Live Crew can be seen as somewhat of a martyr.

    Rap music has gotten 100 times raunchier in its content since 2 Live Crew. Where has Jackie-boy been?

  110. Father Time says:

    And laugh at.

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  111. Zero Beat says:

    Jack Thompson: The only Pokemans that Magikarp feels sorry for.

     

    "That’s not ironic. That’s justice."

  112. zel says:

    IIRC the Secret Service was initially formed to fight counterfieting money/checks, financial fraud and such. Later they expanded to include protecting gov’t officials.

    http://www.secretservice.gov/mission.shtml

    why the heck he would get them involved in anything s beyond me… :p

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  113. Zero Beat says:

    Throwing a rock at a beehive is not a good idea.  This is illustrated in an AFV clip.

     

    "That’s not ironic. That’s justice."

  114. PHX Corp says:

    Thompson awalys acts like a baby, who throws his baby bottle across the room

    Beehive state, more like Beesting state after he gets screwed

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

  115. VeteranFootman says:

    This IS completely off the wall. He thinks can take on the ENTIRE Utah Legislature by himself.

  116. Papa Midnight says:

    I will no longer comment on Jack Thompson articles. The guy is an idiot begging for attention that is undeserved and considering his status as a disbarred attorney, no longer holds credibility and is no longer worth wasting time on. Unless he does something off the wall, its not worth comment.

    —-
    Papa Midnight
    http://www.thesupersoldiers.com

  117. Adamas Draconis says:

    I dare say he’s gone past batshit and gone into the realms of bugfuck.

    Hunting the shadows of the troubled dreams.

  118. C. Aaron Browbowski Jr. says:

    it’s all too priceless, entertainment at it’s highest value… even better then the 2008 e3 trailer park!

    Jesus Jack Jones Thompson loves you, so die for him instead or the other way around so he can sue your ass back to the stoneage (oooh upgrade!)

  119. Austin_Lewis says:

    HAHAHAAHAHAHAH!

    This is priceless.  I mean, I said he was batshit crazy before… but goddamn.  This is just… I don’t know.  This is crazier than anything I’ve seen in quite a while.

    Astoundingly funny, though.

  120. JDKJ says:

    Technically and despite Jack’s telling of the tale, he didn’t get anything in that case. He couldn’t have because he wasn’t a named plaintiff in that case. He merely filed an amicus curae brief in support of the plaintiff’s side of the matter.

  121. Saxy says:

    It doesn’t make any sense at all! It’s like a Japanese movie, except those usually make more sense at the end… Jack’s just getting worse.

  122. metroidprimegmr says:

    Wait… pineapple, you say???

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    Jack Thompson: future Good Burger employee of the month

  123. Vake Xeacons says:

    Hasn’t he always been nuts? This is Typical Thompson. Someone doesn’t live up to HIS expectations, sue them. That’s his answer for everything (he Was a lawyer). He loves to turn on people who considered him an ally. And his flip-flopping is his favorite pastime.

    JT: Look at this porno in our "kids’" video games!

    Utah: Yes, we know. Quit sending us this porno.

    JT: It’s not porno! I’m just letting you know.

     

    (sings) "If I sprain my ankle, while I’m robbin’ your place,

    If I hurt my knuckles, when I punch you in the face,

    (chorus)

    I’m gonna SUE! SUE!

    Yes, I’m gonna SUE!

    SUE! SUE!

    That’s right, I’m gonna sue YOU!"

    -Weird Al, "I’m gonna sue"

    Straight Outta Lynwood

  124. GoodRobotUs says:

    Well, that’s it, pack your bags everyone, he’s finally gone irrevocably Pineapple.

    "Stop telling me off for sending you unsolicited images from Mature rated products!"

    Especially ironic since he threatened to sue GamePolitics for ‘harassing him’ with notification Emails, despite the fact that the service was automated and he couldn’t figure out how to turn it off 😉

    If I started sending people stills of the more gruesome scenes in Saw, I’d probably get into trouble as well….

  125. Saxy says:

    I had to stop reading there, that was hilarious!

    Name ONE pornographer he’s taken down. I can’t think of any.

  126. Saxy says:

    Ugh… I hate it when we compare magikarp to Thompson…

    You see, I’m a magikarp, and I find those comments discriminatory.

    At least MY species can flail properly. This guy has trouble doing that much.

  127. Andrew Eisen says:

    If I’m remembering right, he got a court to rule that one of 2 Live Crew’s albums was obscene but it was overturned.

     

    Andrew Eisen

  128. Mechadon says:

    When he says "I’ve taken down some of the largest pornographers in the world." I’m assuming he’s making that up. But just to be certian, is any part of that statement true? Has he had any part in taking down any pornographers in his career?

  129. 1AgainstTheWorld says:

    Didn’t he at one point get the son to go buy a copy of the "pornographic" GTA IV?

    I’m seriously, at this point I have no idea where Jack is going with his Master Plan.  So many unexpected twists.

  130. Zerodash says:

    Jack probably has one of the biggest porn collections in his entire time zone.  The man is clearly obsessed with sex and porn, not to mention his specific interest in gay pronography. 

    ***

    AE: Leave his family out of it please.

  131. Titantim says:

    "I’ve taken down some of the largest pornographers in the world"

     

    Just wait until he find’s his sons porn collection under the bed just like every other normal boy in this world.

  132. Neeneko says:

    Some days I hope that other anti-game activists will look at JT and ask themselves ‘my god, is this what we have become?’

  133. Leet Gamer Jargon says:

    Flailing! Like a Magikarp. Or a Feebas…a really ugly Feebas.

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    Game on, brothers and sisters.

  134. black manta says:

    Ah, I’ve been waiting for the latest piece of Jack Thompson insanity.  At this point since he’s pretty much defanged and neutered, it’s amusing to see him flail about like this.

    Heh, yeah, Jack.  You and what army?

  135. fozzy360 says:

    I LOL’d when I read the headline.

     

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  136. Roh02 says:

    ???

    BWUAHAHAHAHA HAAAHAAAAHAAAHAAAA HAAAR HAAARH HAAR HAHAHAAAAA *deep breath* HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA ahem *cough cough sigh* phew sorry about that

  137. wintermute says:

    Let him take this to the FBI, the full legislature, let the FBI laugh in his face, then let the Utah legislature take him to court over his SPAM and anything else they can put him through the wringer for.

    The more he gets taken to court for his crap, and the more he loses publicly in court, the quicker his credibility takes a nose dive.

  138. Zerodash says:

    At this point, Jack is still getting the attention of politicians.  His behavior MUST be documented and recorded so any future politician or news outlet can learn the truth about him easily and quickly.  It’s the only way to make sure those fools in power know to stay away from him and his ideals.

    Also, the longer Jack remains the unofficial mascot of the anti-games movement, the more irrelevant and stupid that entire group looks. 

    It’s how you win a culture war.

  139. duncan_922 says:

    Why in the name of Hell is this guy still getting coverage????   There’s a guy in the corner next to the strip mall with a sign that say "Doomsday is here!", but he doesn’t get covered…  Why Jack Thompson, he’s as inconsequential as a bum with a sign…  And then they get on a high horse when others "suggest" that they just cover Jack Thompson to generate traffic…  Yeah right!

  140. Zerodash says:

    Exactly which of these mega-pornographers has Jack taken down?  I don’t seem to remember him actually winning any victory over any pornographer.

    Also, isn’t this kind of threat, along with his refusal to cease with the emails to the Utah Legislature, enough to get his ass arrested?

  141. Rodrigo Ybáñez García says:

    +1

    We need MOAR embarassing details…

    Also, I love this line:

    I’ve taken down some of the largest pornographers in the world.

    Yeah, right. I remember when I defeated Darth Vader Jr. in a Mortal Kombat Tournament the last time I time traveled with my (now ex) girlfriend Princess Zelda. Good times, indeed.

    The cynical side of videogames (spanish only): http://thelostlevel.blogspot.com/ My DeviantArt Page (aka DeviantCensorship): http://www.darkknightstrikes.deviantart.com/

  142. JDKJ says:

    Riddle me this: If Jack Thompson can easily take down both some of the largest pornographers in the world and entire State Legislatures, how come he can’t manage to accomplish the relatively easier task of regaining his license to practice law?

  143. Vordus says:

     You have to remember that Jack Thompson’s idea of Porn is a particularly wide-ranging concept, including such concepts as mild violence and the sexualisation of music. By ‘taking down the biggest pornographers’ he means that he convinced the FCC to fine a couple of radio Shock Jocks, and got a 2 Live Crew album banned temporarily in Florida, not that he’s taken down any actual pornographers.

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