Daily Archives: August 20, 2008

>Wednesday Weirdness Update:Turns out, Bigfoot was just a rubber gorilla suit

>As the ‘evidence’ thawed, the claim began to unravel as a giant hoax

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By Juanita Cousins

ATLANTA – Turns out Bigfoot was just a rubber suit. Two researchers on a quest to prove the existence of Bigfoot say that the carcass encased in a block of ice — handed over to them for an undisclosed sum by two men who claimed to have found it — was slowly thawed out, and discovered to be a rubber gorilla outfit.

The revelation comes just days after a much ballyhooed news conference held in California that proclaimed the remains of the creature, found in the North Georgia mountains, were the legendary man-ape.

Steve Kulls, executive director of squatchdetective.com and host of Squatchdetective Radio, says in a posting on a Web site run by Bigfoot researcher Tom Biscardi that as the “evidence” was thawed, the claim began to unravel as a giant hoax.

First, the hair sample was burned and “melted into a ball uncharacteristic of hair,” Kulls said in the posting.

The thawing process was sped up and the exposed head was found to be “unusually hollow in one small section.” An hour of thawing later and the feet were exposed — and they were found to be made of rubber.

Matt Whitton, an officer who has been on medical leave from the Clayton County Police Department, and Rick Dyer, a former Georgia corrections officer, announced the find in early July on YouTube videos and a Web site.

“Everyone who has talked down to us is going to eat their words,” Whitton said at the time.

On Tuesday, Clayton County Police Chief Jeff Turner said he has not spoken to Whitton but processed paperwork to fire him.

“Once he perpetrated a fraud, that goes into his credibility and integrity,” Turner said. “He has violated the duty of a police officer.”

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Wednesday Weirdness Update:Turns out, Bigfoot was just a rubber gorilla suit

As the ‘evidence’ thawed, the claim began to unravel as a giant hoax

By Juanita Cousins

ATLANTA – Turns out Bigfoot was just a rubber suit. Two researchers on a quest to prove the existence of Bigfoot say that the carcass encased in a block of ice — handed over to them for an undisclosed sum by two men who claimed to have found it — was slowly thawed out, and discovered to be a rubber gorilla outfit.

The revelation comes just days after a much ballyhooed news conference held in California that proclaimed the remains of the creature, found in the North Georgia mountains, were the legendary man-ape.

Steve Kulls, executive director of squatchdetective.com and host of Squatchdetective Radio, says in a posting on a Web site run by Bigfoot researcher Tom Biscardi that as the “evidence” was thawed, the claim began to unravel as a giant hoax.

First, the hair sample was burned and “melted into a ball uncharacteristic of hair,” Kulls said in the posting.

The thawing process was sped up and the exposed head was found to be “unusually hollow in one small section.” An hour of thawing later and the feet were exposed — and they were found to be made of rubber.

Matt Whitton, an officer who has been on medical leave from the Clayton County Police Department, and Rick Dyer, a former Georgia corrections officer, announced the find in early July on YouTube videos and a Web site.

“Everyone who has talked down to us is going to eat their words,” Whitton said at the time.

On Tuesday, Clayton County Police Chief Jeff Turner said he has not spoken to Whitton but processed paperwork to fire him.

“Once he perpetrated a fraud, that goes into his credibility and integrity,” Turner said. “He has violated the duty of a police officer.”

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>Middletown Republican again completely Misrepresents the facts with his letter

>I usually take a look at the “Letters” section of the online newspaper Atlantic Highlands Herald each day to see what area residents are talking about. The Herald is quite often used by both the Middletown GOP and Democrats to express their opinions about the latest issues in town and as the campaign season heats up more and more false reteric gets thrown around by the Middletown Republicans.

Case in point; This moring when I logged on to the sight a letter was posted a few days ago that was written by one Michale Vitkansas

Vitkansas is a Monmouth County Republican Committeeman who also happens to have been appointed to sit on the Middletown Community Affairs Council by the Republican controlled Township Committee. Vitkansas’s point behind his letter is to try and score a few partisen point against Patrica Walsh, who happens to be one of the Democrats running for a seat on the Township Committee this year.

Vitkansas attacks her for being a member of the Middletown Board of Education for the past number of years and tries to argue in his letter that it is solely Walsh’s fault as to why taxes in Middletown have been raised so much over the past few years.

Like so many in the Republican party, when Vitkansas can’t rely on the truth to attack an opponent he relies on completely false and misleading allegations.
So this morning when logged on the the AHH to check out the “Letters”, I was pleasantly please to see a very rapid response by  Paul Jansen. Jansen set the record straight.
Jansen correctly stated in his letter that Walsh is just 1 of 9 members of the BOE, and that the residents of Middletown have to approve of the budget before any tax increases are allowed. So to hold Walsh directly responsible for the increase in school taxes is a completely false allegation. 
   

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Middletown Republican again completely Misrepresents the facts with his letter

I usually take a look at the “Letters” section of the online newspaper Atlantic Highlands Herald each day to see what area residents are talking about. The Herald is quite often used by both the Middletown GOP and Democrats to express their opinions about the latest issues in town and as the campaign season heats up more and more false reteric gets thrown around by the Middletown Republicans.

Case in point; This moring when I logged on to the sight a letter was posted a few days ago that was written by one Michale Vitkansas

Vitkansas is a Monmouth County Republican Committeeman who also happens to have been appointed to sit on the Middletown Community Affairs Council by the Republican controlled Township Committee. Vitkansas’s point behind his letter is to try and score a few partisen point against Patrica Walsh, who happens to be one of the Democrats running for a seat on the Township Committee this year.

Vitkansas attacks her for being a member of the Middletown Board of Education for the past number of years and tries to argue in his letter that it is solely Walsh’s fault as to why taxes in Middletown have been raised so much over the past few years.

Like so many in the Republican party, when Vitkansas can’t rely on the truth to attack an opponent he relies on completely false and misleading allegations.
So this morning when logged on the the AHH to check out the “Letters”, I was pleasantly please to see a very rapid response by  Paul Jansen. Jansen set the record straight.
Jansen correctly stated in his letter that Walsh is just 1 of 9 members of the BOE, and that the residents of Middletown have to approve of the budget before any tax increases are allowed. So to hold Walsh directly responsible for the increase in school taxes is a completely false allegation. 
   

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>Please forgive me for speaking to Freeholder D’Amico

>It seems as though Mr. Gallagher over at MoreMonmouthMisinformation and his anonymous buddy over at the Voice of Disinformation are a little upset with me for checking out their false statements about Amy Mallet and John D’Amico the other day. I am sorry that I upset them so!

Please forgive me for talking to Freeholder D’Amico personnally about this rather than leave it to a couple of Monmouth County Republican hacks that rely on rumor and innuendo to attack and defame people that they do not agree with politically.

Like true members of the GOP, when they are confronted with the truth but do not like what you have heard, the insults and name calling start to fly. It shows their true partisan colors.

There are no rumors floating around the Hall Of Records in Freehold that Democrats have not heard of already. Many times I have heard Freeholder McMorrow speak about the silliness that goes on in the hallways outside her office.

So, if I chose to believe Freeholder D’Amico’s word rather than some anonymous blogger or partisan GOP County Committee person, that’s my choice and I’m sticking to it.

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Please forgive me for speaking to Freeholder D’Amico

It seems as though Mr. Gallagher over at MoreMonmouthMisinformation and his anonymous buddy over at the Voice of Disinformation are a little upset with me for checking out their false statements about Amy Mallet and John D’Amico the other day. I am sorry that I upset them so!

Please forgive me for talking to Freeholder D’Amico personnally about this rather than leave it to a couple of Monmouth County Republican hacks that rely on rumor and innuendo to attack and defame people that they do not agree with politically.

Like true members of the GOP, when they are confronted with the truth but do not like what you have heard, the insults and name calling start to fly. It shows their true partisan colors.

There are no rumors floating around the Hall Of Records in Freehold that Democrats have not heard of already. Many times I have heard Freeholder McMorrow speak about the silliness that goes on in the hallways outside her office.

So, if I chose to believe Freeholder D’Amico’s word rather than some anonymous blogger or partisan GOP County Committee person, that’s my choice and I’m sticking to it.

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Obama and veep choice to campaign on Saturday


The Associated Press is reporting that Barack Obama will be campaigning with his Veep choice on Saturday when both will appear together in front of the former state Capitol in Illinois where Abraham Lincoln once served.

So if this bit of information is true we should know who will be Obama’s running mate shortly.

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