Thompson on the Warpath Against Florida Bar President-Elect

September 30, 2009 -

No matter how much we try to avoid Jack, he just keeps doing things that make you raise your eyebrows, scratch your head and say "What?"

In an apparent case of pot vs. kettle, Jack Thompson has filed a complaint against Orlando City Attorney Maryanne Downs for making a disparaging remark about a judge on her personal blog, according to an item in the Orlando Sentinel. Downs also happens to be president-elect of the Florida Bar, the body that disbarred Thompson from practicing law last year.

According to the Sentinel:

According to Thompson, Downs linked to a column written by Orlando Sentinel talk-about-town columnist Scott Maxwell that was critical of Gov. Charlie Crist's judicial appointment of Michael Rudisill. On her blog, Downs described the column as "a thoughtful (and cogently written) story about another political hack being appointed to the bench by Governor Crist, possible because of the changes to our judicial nominating system back in 2001.”

Thompson has been known to blast anyone that remotely disagrees with him, including judges. His complaint against Downs was sent to the Florida Bar on Sept. 23.

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Re: Thompson on the Warpath Against Florida Bar ...

Here's worse news for JT:

JT announced that he's going to resume practicing law as of today, notwithstanding the whole "disbarment" thing.  According to Florida's lawyer-regulation rules, the unlicensed practice of law is punishable by up to five months in jail.  And according to the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003, JT would have at least a 13% chance of being raped--likely repeatedly--while there.

I know.  It's considered impolite to wish that someone gets brutally raped by a giant skinhead with hepatitis.  But really, it couldn't happen to a more deserving guy.

Re: Thompson on the Warpath Against Florida Bar ...

Wow, first Jack Thompson thread that is not reaching over 100 comments. Bad news for Jacko.

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Re: Thompson on the Warpath Against Florida Bar ...

Who?

Nightwng2000

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Re: Thompson on the Warpath Against Florida Bar ...

Misery loves company. 

Basically it seems that jackie is trying to claim that this blogged "insult" was as bad, if not worse than anything he ever did/said (remember this IS jackie, ie he did no wrong) so she should be pulled down while he is raised up as the whistleblower and protector of the name of the Bar.  Mind you, this is the same Bar which he publically posted several times that he hated and would defeat but nevermind. 

This is fairly bright and has potential except that this is jackie we are talking about.  The master of foot in mouth.

 

Re: Thompson on the Warpath Against Florida Bar ...

Can't we file suit against Jack for being a public nuncance?

Re: Thompson on the Warpath Against Florida Bar ...

JT is the enemy of sanity, freedom, and Mom's apple pie. Can he just go away now?

Re: Thompson on the Warpath Against Florida Bar ...

If you can't rise above the competition, pull them all down to your level. Eh Jacky?

Re: Thompson on the Warpath Against Florida Bar ...

Oh Jack what will you do next? Haha

Re: Thompson on the Warpath Against Florida Bar ...

He will go against Disney and sue them for promoting "gay culture" and "harmful material" to children (yes, I was talking about Jonas Brothers)

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Re: Thompson on the Warpath Against Florida Bar ...

Jack needs to calms the FUCK down! Seriously getting all worked up over a comment on a blog?

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Re: Thompson on the Warpath Against Florida Bar ...

You should see how worked up he got around here before he got banned, which, if I remember right, he contested was an illegal ban, eve nthough if he had a blog he'd be banning people left and right.

Re: Thompson on the Warpath Against Florida Bar ...

*browses*

"Huh, there have been some interesting stories lately.  I wonder if that supreme court case is over alre--GAH, THOMPSON?!  What's he doing on the front page again?!  He's worse than Trombe!"

Such was my initial reaction when I saw this story.  I love the image, and I guess some humor is needed, but honestly Jack has gone as far as he can possibly go by now and I'm ready to see him locked up.  So here's hoping he sticks to his October 1st promise and ends up being forcibly removed from the picture.

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Re: Thompson on the Warpath Against Florida Bar ...

Jack Thompson is the Sarah Palin of the gaming world.  Obviously an idiot, but the press can't get enough of him.

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Re: Thompson on the Warpath Against Florida Bar ...

I love this paragraph:

By contrast, my Bar Referee, Dava Tunis, never practiced law outside the public defender’s office and yet was placed on the bench by Jeb Bush after an unremarkable career.  She then was placed on a complex Bar disciplinary matter—mine—with no experience and no training as a Bar referee, and she butchered and then aborted the Rules of Civil Procedure because in her entire legal career she had no experience whatsoever with them.

 

It's where he makes it ALL about him.  God, his narcissism is transparent.

Re: Thompson on the Warpath Against Florida Bar ...

Just wait. He's not done, yet. His next move is to claim that the Bar can't investigate its own President-Elect and demand that the U.S. Congress therefore appoint a Special Counsel for that purpose.

Jack Thompson. Filing meritless Bar complaints since 1985.

Re: Thompson on the Warpath Against Florida Bar ...

I can imagine the Court office reading this.

"Oh look in the paper...Jack is in the news again." Then continue to reading it. A look of shock, amusement, and then loud obnoxious laughter shall fill the room for at least 5 minutes.

"Dear god...he is serious? Oh well this is going to be good."

Seriously though, she made a comment on an article on being well written and informative. As well as mentioned the word hack. Disparaging remarks how ever? Jack, the pot is calling your kettle. Psssst it is also black, mate.

He accused Judge Dava Tunis of bribery, corruption, anti-religious, anti-american, and conspiring to personally attack him. She didn't bat an eye and proceeded with his discipline hearing. Somehow I think Jack knows this won't fly and try to use his defeat as a stand saying something bizzare like : 

"I was disbarred for saying bad things at a Judge, and the Bar President got away with it even after I blew the whistle. I even blew the whistle on the video game industry on 60 minutes...(blah blah blah) -insert usual rhetoric-"

 

 

Re: Thompson on the Warpath Against Florida Bar ...

*Yawn* People still count this stuff as news?

Apart from this being about Thompson, how exactly does it relate to gaming in any way? What next, a story on his bowel movements?

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Re: Thompson on the Warpath Against Florida Bar ...

Actually, Game Politics usually has a story for when he speaks publicly.

Re: Thompson on the Warpath Against Florida Bar ...

Once again, an amazingly appropriate picture, this time from Calvin and Hobbes.

As for Thompson's actions, really, does this come as a surprise?  He does so love his smear campaigns.  I'd not be surprised to find out that his filing contained many inaccuracies and maybe even some gay porn.

Re: Thompson on the Warpath Against Florida Bar ...

"Thanks to Sortableturnip for the story"

 

Posted 09/29/09 at 02:33pm
sortableturnip: Jack Thompson files BAR complaint against Mayanne Downs, President-elect of the Florida Bar: http://tinyurl.com/yco5epf

Sortableturnip's Law: As an online discussion of video game violence grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Jack Thompson approaches 1

Re: Thompson on the Warpath Against Florida Bar ...

turnip, this was sent to me and they said it came from the shoutbox, but I never saw who sent it. Proper credit where due. Thanks.

Re: Thompson on the Warpath Against Florida Bar ...

Is anyone surprised any more? It's like JT is trying to get the high score of greatest hypocrite ever.

Re: Thompson on the Warpath Against Florida Bar ...

Actually, I see the glimmerings of a plan here, although it's probably giving JT too much credit.

He's trying to get a precedent set so he can use it to his advantage.

 

Re: Thompson on the Warpath Against Florida Bar ...

He has actually been doing this for a while.

There was another blog he was active on (till he got banned), I think it was called Jaablog or something.  Anyway,  there was another case there were a lawyer made dispariaging remarks about a judge and thompson stepped in to file a complaint in order to try to 'force' the bars hand and demonstrate that they were overstepping their authority, trampling 1st ammendment rights, and more importantly punishing him more then other people.

Re: Thompson on the Warpath Against Florida Bar ...

He filed a Bar complaint against President Bill Clinton. And Mark Gregaros (Michael Jackson's attorney). And David Boise (Al Gore's attorney in Bush v. Gore). And Miami Rumpole (even though he had no idea of the true identity or occupation of Miami Rumpole). And etc., etc., etc., etc. He's filed more Bar complaints in his lifetime than he's filed 1040s with the IRS.

 
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