Thursday, January 15, 2015

What Were They Thinking?

File this one under the category of 'what were they thinking?'

Joe Morrissey: A human train wreck that Virginia voters support — and deserve
The good voters of Virginia have spoken Thanks to them, the Virginia legislature begins its 2015 session Wednesday with a jailbird on the House floor.
Not just your routine run of the mill jailbird, but a child abuser
Fightin’ Joe Morrissey, a Democrat-turned-independent, won back his Henrico district seat Tuesday night, just as he had to report back to his jail cell.
Notice how he's not a democrat any more, but an 'independent.' Wanna guess which way he votes?
Morrissey, in case you haven’t been following his crazy saga, is the Virginia delegate who entered an Alford plea last month to a misdemeanor charge of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

Investigators said the 57-year-old legislator was having sex with a 17-year-old receptionist at his law firm, had nude pictures of her on his phone and allegedly showed them to a pal of his. She’s now 18 and pregnant. A prosecutor said Morrissey is “perhaps” the father. The bachelor already has three other kids by three different women.
Class act.
In an Alford plea, a defendant doesn’t have to admit wrongdoing but does admit that there is enough evidence for a conviction. The court treats it as a guilty plea. Morrissey was sentenced to 12 months in jail with six months suspended. But he’s got a work-release arrangement that let him practice law and campaign by day and serve his time at night.
Probably a democrat judge. If his case came before me he'd get one helluva lot more than that. You can go here for the sickening details of the case, if you've got the stomach for it. Here's a snippet.

This guy getting elected not only makes a laughingstock of the voters in his district, but of the entire Virginia legislature.
The other Virginia delegates are now stuck. Some have pledged to find a way, at the start of business on Wednesday, to get rid of Morrissey.

And for good reason. This guy is a human train wreck. He’s faced disbarment, his law license has been suspended and revoked, he’s been in jail before for a courthouse fistfight, was charged in another fight, then capitalized on it with his “fighter” campaign, decorating ads and his office with boxing gloves.

When he was indicted in this sex scandal last summer, he said the charges were untrue...
"I did not tell a lie."

"I did not have sex with that woman."

"I did not have sex with that child."

Morrissey is also the bozo who brought an AK-47 to the floor of Virginia's General Assembly during a debate on gun control (need I say that he opposes the Second Amendment?).
On January 17 (2013), state Delegate Joe Morrissey (D – Henrico) brought an AK-47 assault-style rifle to the floor of the General Assembly to dramatize his push for a ban on assault weapons. But 20 years earlier, his lack of gun control made headlines when he lost an Uzi assault-style rifle and a high-capacity Tec-9 pistol.
He also has no clue when it comes to firearms safety.
“When he pulled the weapon out with the bolt closed and the magazine inserted and his thumb on the trigger, we were all a little shocked,” Delegate Todd Gilbert, (R -15th District) said. “So I asked the Speaker to instruct him to please take his thumb out of the trigger guard with a weapon no one was quite sure was unloaded.”

Some wondered if he could even be in possession of any kind of firearm, since he was previously charged with five felonies while serving as Richmond’s Commonwealth’s Attorney back in the early ‘90s, including bribery and  perjury. But he wasn’t convicted on those charges.

And some members recalled the headlines about Morrissey losing the Uzi and Tec-9, firearms that he had borrowed from the state forensics lab.

“Quite frankly I was a victim,” Del. Morrissey, (D) 7th District, told CBS-6 Wednesday when he was asked about the missing-weapons case. “... somebody actually stole them..."
Oh my aching back. This clown was a victim ... because he left the firearms in his car for extended periods of time. What a loon.
Newspaper reports at the time quoted sources saying Morrissey was known for leaving the weapons in a bag in his car and that they had disappeared months before they were reported missing.
Yeah, right...

Sadly, we get the government - and politicians - that we deserve.


Old NFO said...

11 more months, and I'm outta this clown circus...

Well Seasoned Fool said...

A credit to his profession. And his profession police's themselves.

CenTexTim said...

NFO - you can run, but you can't hide. The clowns are everywhere.

WSF - he's a member of the oldest profession...