Posts Tagged ‘Paul Vescovo’

Oh, this is too much fun not to share with you! I always enjoy a daily laugh, and I was graciously given one by an anonymous commenter. I thought I might add some commentary to make it even more enjoyable.

This was a recent comment posted on the Paul Vescovo Jerry Nolte endorsement letter I posted yesterday.

First, the comment comes from (prepare yourself because it is so funny) Joe Schmoe and the email address given is (OMG this is where it’s like ROFLMButtO) Get it! LOL! Paul Vescovo is an Ass. Apparently, Pam Mason is popular among immature middle school students.

PV endorsed Ed Quick in 2010, thus Vescovo is a politician not a law enforcement officer.

Yep, no secret there. I believe Paul’s reasons were sound in doing what he did. I tend to avoid group-think as much as possible. But, you gotta love, the impeccably thought out logic here. Paul Vescovo supported one Democrat who certainly is not a conservative, therefore he’s not a law enforcement officer. Well, I often think we should teach logic better in this society. I give you exhibit A. There’s so much stuff I could add here (i.e. Pam Mason’s support of Bob Boydston, a Democrat), but I don’t really need to because, well, see previous statement about the need for logic.

His letter is full of errors.

BOOM! You really dropped the hammer there! Look at all those supporting details.

This web site supports a democrat – Sheila Ernzen and this site is controlled by an Atheist.

Oh, you got me there! I have NO credibility now. I should just give up. Yep, not shy about my support for Sheila. I welcome any new reader to go back and read all the reasons why.

As for the comment about being an Atheist, that’s a more complex discussion, one I tend to not have with people that anonymously post with an email like And you are not completely accurate. As the Thomas Jefferson quote above suggests, I questioned with boldness and came to a different conclusion than many. I’m not exactly a full-blown atheist. I would say that I am an agnostic that tends to lean towards atheism. No one knows the truth for sure. I’m proud of who I am and quite happy with my life and my perspective on the biggest choice we humans make. I have nothing against those that came to a different conclusion, and I actually enjoy listening to enlightened religious people discuss their faith. I’ll proudly stand with any person of faith as long as we have common interests and values. Sadly, it looks as if that may not be you. You sound quite angry, maybe reading your religious text closer and a good pastor could help you overcome that.

Keep it up loser Andrew, lol

Incredible closing argument! Here let me at least clean up the grammar for you.

Keep it up, loser. LOL!

To be totally fair, I doubt this is representative of all Pam Mason supporters. At least, I sure hope not. Of course, there was this whole unfortunate incident a while back.

I was recently contacted by and sat down with Clay County Sheriff Paul Vescovo. He shared with me some concerns about actions taken by the Clay County Commission.

On February 4, 2013 the Clay County Commission passed Resolution 2013-52 “establishing” the Clay County, MO Office of Emergency Management (OEM). Legally, the commission has not done anything wrong. As with any decision made by representatives, there is also a question of whether or not a decision is correct and appropriate for the citizens that these individuals represent.

Up until this point, the OEM has been under the responsibility of the Sheriff’s office. Former Clay County Sheriff, and Mason/Hurlbert crony, Bob Boydston had relocated the OEM within the Detention Center Building. Sherriff Vescovo’s concern is that Resolution 2013-52 has established the Emergency Operations Center in the same area as the “Clay County Sheriff’s Office Law Enforcement Training Center.” The training center itself was built with funding from the Law Enforcement Sales Tax. Sheriff Vescovo sees this move by the Commission as a usurpation of his authority. In a letter issued to all the commissioners and provided to me, he stated that any persons improperly accessing the Law Enforcement Training Center without his permission is liable to arrest and prosecution.

While the above worries me, I have some other concerns. Why do we need to move the Office of Emergency Management away from the Sheriff’s office in the first place? Is it just me, or does the idea that in an actual emergency it would be good to have the Office of Emergency Management under the control of the Sheriff’s office appeal to you? Platte County has their OEM under the Platte County Sheriff’s Deparment. Does the Clay County Commission actually think that a sheriff who helped set up police forces in Afghanistan is really that unqualified to deal with emergencies?

This reeks of typical Mason behavior. You see, Mason and Hurlbert have an axe to grind against Sheriff Vescovo because he does not drink their Kool-Aid. Mason, aided by Commissioner Ridgeway and Commissioner Owen will probably do everything she can to rub what little power she has in Sheriff Vescovo’s face.

I received a message today on Facebook asking if I had received the letter that was sent out by Charlie Mason attacking Paul Vescovo. I was able to get in touch with Mr. Vescovo who was kind enough to drop the letter by the house this afternoon. It was good to see him. It was not so good to see this letter.

You can read the letter here. Charlie Mason’s Attack Letter.

I’m sure the root of this letter is Pam Mason and Vic Hurlbert. For those that don’t know, Charlie Mason is Pam Mason’s father. Of course we know that Mason is now the current wife of our dear friend, Vic Hurlbert.

The letter is typical Mason/Hurlbert politicking, loose on facts, severely lacking on tact and character. It wouldn’t shock me for a second if Pam wrote the letter.

This all stems from the 2010 Presiding Commissioner’s race. Yes, it is a fact that Paul Vescovo donated money to Ed Quick. As I have covered before, Vescovo was not the only Republican/conservative to support Mr. Quick in that race. I myself voted for Quick.

What is disgusting and disappointing about this letter is that it dredges up the attack that Mason used on Quick back in 2010. This letter gives no context of Mr. Quick’s arrest which happened decades ago and was not a reflection upon his character in 2010. I never reported this, but I should have. I sat down with Mr. Quick a little bit before the election. The man teared up in front of me because his grandson had asked him if he was a criminal because he had seen the TV ad that Mason was running. What is hilarious, and it shows how little Mason/Hurlbert know about politics. They spent something like $75,000 on a race they would have probably won no matter what. People were angry at the democrats for a lot of things.

Do I agree wit Ed Quick’s politics? No. Would I have preferred Ed Quick to the chaos Pam Mason seems to bring with her. Yep.

The letter then goes on to attack Mr. Vescovo accusing him of being a RINO. Mr. Mason obviously doesn’t have a clue what this term means. It’s generally reserved for establishment politicians who have been in office so long they have lost sight of the principles they supposedly espouse. News flash, while Mr. Hurlbert and Mr. Mason have been running around playing politics and their silly games here in the county, Mr. Vescovo was off serving his country in Afghanistan between November 2009 to April 2011 as a police adviser.

Mr. Mason asks how can we trust Paul Vescovo? Frankly, I think it’s pretty simple. Mr. Boydston is friends with Pam Mason and Vic Hurlbert. Beyond that, anyone that has met Mr. Vescovo knows that the man exudes character and leadership. If you have received this letter, throw it away, it’s a waste of your time.

And by the way, one thing Mr. Vescovo shared with me today. He got a call from several Democrats asking for signs, and he was even leaving my house to go meet with someone. Sounds like the letter worked well.