(#123) 30 April 2016, Vol.3, No.10 > PART V > ‘ARROGANCE OR STUPIDITY OR BOTH’…just ask Bob ‘The Malignant-Scarecrow’!
The POCAHONTAS CRIER
‘When the Righteous succeed the people rejoice,
But when the bad govern, men groan!’ – Proverbs 29:2
PART V > ‘ARROGANCE OR STUPIDITY OR BOTH’…just ask Bob ‘The Malignant-Scarecrow’?
When it comes to arrogance or stupidity or both – OR JUST A LACK OF BASIC COMMON SENSE – we’d like to tell you a short story about a wannabe-candidate for county prosecutor…none other than dear-ole Robert ‘Bob’ Martin and let you decide whether he is a ‘mental genius’ as he pretends, or is really just a ‘buffoon’ who lacks both ‘Self-control’ and ‘COMMON SENSE’ that we are all supposed to display in public let alone when trying to become the ‘chief-law-enforcement’ officer of the county as ‘Bob’ is pretending to become!
One would think, however, that ‘Bob’ would have learned a thing or two in his ersatz checkered-career and his personal ‘scrapes’ with law-enforcement officials over his alleged ‘anger-management-issues’ whereby he reportedly broke the nose of a former ‘girl-friend’, escaped a charge of ‘Battery’ against a fellow attorney after hitting the attorney in the chest with a near-full-can-of-beer and then punching him in the head on WVU property, and again escaping another criminal charge of ‘Obstructing an Officer’ while admittedly under-the-influence of alcohol!
IF ANYONE THINKS THAT PUBLIC OFFICIALS CAN ESCAPE PROSECUTION AND NOT BE CHARGED OR DEALT WITH AS HARSHLY AS APPLIED TO AN AVERAGE CITIZEN – THEN THINK AGAIN – PUBLIC OFFICIALS ARE PRIVILEGED CREATURES THAT CAN ESCAPE PROSECUTION COMPARED TO RANK & FILE CITIZENS WHO GET ‘THE BOOK’ THROWN AT THEM!
Just look at ‘Bob’ Martin, or remember Anthony ‘Tony’ Totano, also a former ‘assistant county prosecutor’ under the late Walt Weiford? Well Tony lost his license to practice law, was disbarred in an eighty-plus-page report by the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia – and charged with around 22 COUNTS OF FRAUD – AND would have to win all 22 counts in a court-of-law before he could again be reconsidered to practice law in West Virginia! But not so with ‘Bob’ Martin, he has been able to escape prosecution whenever he faults ‘impropriety and the appearance of impropriety’! Meanwhile, IF an average Citizen committed the same acts of commission & omission…they most likely would still be having ‘sunlight’ pumped into their cells! Such is the HYPOCRISY OF THE CURRENT ‘LEGAL SYSTEM’!
BUT HERE’S ‘BOBs’ SHORT STORY…
Just before ‘Bob’ Martin was ‘FIRED’ by the County Prosecutor, or as the Pokey-Times reported, ‘TERMINATED’, Martin showed up at the Marlinton Middle School FULLY ARMED and DISPLAYING a FIREARM STRAPPED TO HIS HIP…AT AN AFTER-SCHOOL EVENING SOCIAL EVENT IN A NON-EMERGENCY & OFF-THE-JOB SCENARIO!
At the time of his appearance, the SOCIAL-EVENT taking place in the Marlinton Middle-School gymnasium was a DANCE for Six & Seventh Graders!
Two girls at the dance decided to go to the Lady’s Room and left the gymnasium and went into the hallway to go to the laboratory when they confronted ‘Bob’ Martin in the middle of the hallway, hands on hips, fully displaying his FIREARM! Martin was dressed in civilian clothing, NOT IN A UNIFORM, straggly-hair down his back & chest (Martin only cuts his hair during an election cycle to try & look ‘normal’), otherwise he seems to portray himself as a ‘SCARECROW’ IN FROM THE CORNFIELD!
As would any knowledgeable child these days, the two girls rushed back into the gymnasium and told the teacher-chaperone in charge that, “THERE IS A CREEPY MAN IN THE HALLWAY WITH A GUN”!
Needless-to-say, the teacher-chaperone and her assistant-chaperones immediately ordered all the students to HIDE behind the bleachers in the gymnasium – and do so as quickly & quietly as possible – and fortunately ALL THE STUDENTS took shelter as ordered!
When the teacher-chaperone went to the hallway – WHAT DID SHE FIND? None other than ‘big-brave’ Bob-Martin still playing the role as a wannabe ‘tuff-guy’ and then Martin indicated that he was there to pick-up his step-daughter to go home!
Now the irony of this fiasco is that NO ONE IS ALLOWED TO BEAR-ARMS ON THE PREMISES OF ANY SCHOOL – unless it is a UNIFORMED LAW-ENFORCEMENT OFFICER ON OFFICIAL BUSINESS OR IN A STATE-OF-EMERGENCY! But not so in this scenario – ‘Bob’ Martin was there to pick-up a student to take home! Meanwhile ALL OTHER STUDENTS were scared out of their wits while ‘Bob’ Martin got to play ‘buffoon-of-the-day’ DRESSED LIKE A ‘SCARECROW’ IN FROM THE FIELD!
Take a look at this picture of ‘Bob’ as he ‘advises’ the THREE-STOOGES ON THE COUNTY COMMISSION! Now just imagine how you or your children would feel seeing such a sight – LET ALONE SOMEONE LIKE HIM IN A LOW-LIGHTED HALLWAY COWARDLY SHOWING HE HAD A FIREARM TO SIX & SEVENTH GRADE STUDENTS? And then ask yourself how much COMMON SENSE – or the LACK THEREOF – would it take to avoid such a ‘scary-scenario’?
Whenever law-enforcement officers enter school property in order to TEACH students Public Safety, Rescue and Emergency Situations, etc. – THEY ALWAYS COME DRESSED IN POLISHED UNIFORMS – BUT THEY NEVER WEAR NOR CARRY THEIR FIREARMS! Therefore we can only imagine what the Middle-School students thought when they saw a ‘SCARECROW’ IN THEIR HALLWAY SHOWING HE HAD A FIREARM!
Why would Martin do such a thing to Six & Seventh Grade students? You’ll have to ask him directly – but one thing is for sure, Martin SHOWED NO RESPECT FOR THE SCHOOL ENVIRONMENT, NO RESPECT FOR THE TEACHER-CHAPERONES, NO RESPECT FOR THE STUDENTS & NO RESPECT FOR
COMMON SENSE & DECENCY!
DO THE PEOPLE OF POCAHONTAS COUNTY REALLY NEED SOMEONE LIKE MARTIN IN ‘PUBLIC OFFICE’ AGAIN – LIVING OFF TAXPAYERS’ MONEY RISKING ‘IMPROPRIETY AND THE APPEARANCE OF IMPROPRIETY’ AND ENGAGED IN ‘MORAL TURPITUDE’?
THIS TIME AROUND WE HERE AT CRIER HQ –BELIEVE THAT WE CITIZENS CAN DO BETTER SINCE WE ALREADY HAVE EUGENE SIMMONS AS OUR CURRENT OPTION FOR COUNTY PROSECUTOR OF POCAHONTAS COUNTY INSTEAD OF RECYCLING SOMEONE LIKE MARTIN WITH SUCH A QUESTIONABLE CHECKERED-CAREER…and is in it to live off taxpayers’ money!
AND WE THINK THE SAME CAN BE SAID OF NOT VOTING FOR JERRY DALE…but instead…
VOTE FOR TROY McCOY for Sheriff!
A new face is always better than recycling someone like Dale who habitually may make the same mistakes all over again!
SO…LET’S JUST RE-ELECT EUGENE SIMMONS AS OUR COUNTY PROSECUTOR…AT LEAST HE IS CIVIL & ACTS LIKE A GENTLEMAN & DISPLAYS COMMON SENSE AS NEEDED!
ONE WAY OR ANOTHER…WE ALL REAP WHAT WE HAVE SOWN…& then some!
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