Can you tell I don't care for him? Or that I think he is a genuine, dyed-in-the-wool, bonafide stinker? I'm really trying hard not to beat around the bush about how I feel about him. A couple of links will tell the story better than I can.
www.thedenverchannel.com/news/20561214 and www.9news.com/news/article.aspx?storyid=122290&catid=473 and the ending of the whole damn thing is www.denverpost.com/breakingnews/ci_13269503.
Ok, if you don't want to read all the links, let me summarize them for you in pertinent quotes from each.
1st link: "The first horse that we're gonna kill is a beautiful gray stallion by the name of Independence,” Parker told the Greeley Tribune on Tuesday. "When we shoot him with one shot, make no mistake about it, it will be the first shot of the second American Revolution. You think I'm kidding? You just sit by and watch what happens.".
2nd link: " Parker has been in trouble with the law before. His criminal history includes charges of theft, forgery fraud and assault."
3rd link: Weld County Sheriffs seize horses. Yay. "Parker was a well-known figure in Denver in the early 1980s, described then as a Denver real-estate and securities "whiz" who briefly ran for U.S. senator for Colorado before running afoul of the law."
"In February 1982, he pleaded guilty to five federal fraud, perjury and tax charges and agreed to return at least $6 million to investors bilked in a gold-mine tax-shelter scheme. He spent five years in prison for mail fraud and tax evasion.Parker said that one reason he was living on the property east of Fort Lupton was to "get away from everyone, but obviously that didn't work."
Parker claimed that during his glory days in Denver, he actually was working for the CIA and that his run for the U.S. Senate was orchestrated by the CIA.
Parker said the flier about shooting the horses was only an attempt to call attention to his treatment at the hands of Weld County officials, who want him to clean up the property at Weld County Roads 8 and 35.
This morning, Parker said that although authorities had launched a "sneak attack" on the property, he was happy the horses would be cared for."
Couple three things about all this.
Thing #1: Tea Party listed at the bottom of the flyer. The party of Taxed Enough Already. 'k, carry on.
Thing #2: Stinker's little ally in all this starts a "Horse Rescue". Neither Stinker or his little buddy will allow accredited and legal rescues to take the horses, because they'd be stealing millions of dollars of horseflesh. Or these rescues, including the Arabian Horse Rescue, don't know how to handle Arabian stallions. So the brand spanking new rescue illegally takes many, many, many donations from well meaning and good hearted people across the state. Money that could have gone to the legitimate rescues. There's a recession going on, yanno. Donations are down all across the country.
And finally, Thing # 3: Who do you suppose paid for the care of the horses after they were seized? Aside from some donations that the Weld County Sheriff's department asked for, I think it was probably.... state and county tax dollars. From the Tea Party guy.
Who I saw at the Tea Party Tax Day Rally, handing out Tea Party information. Well, the very good thing was, I got to call him the liar, fraud and scammer that he really, truly is. Loudly, and with a bright red face. I was uncivil and unkind. I was bad mannered. And I might go to hell.
It was worth it.
So sayeth Little Ms. Bad Manners