Sunday, October 18, 2009

Let the Good Times Roll!

I had asked my correspondents in Oregon to send me a list of e-mail addresses for people and organizations that could be described as Jody Vaughan's "peers". That is a rather broad category, but in this case broadness is not such a bad thing.

I got the requested list in the body of an e-mail. I copied and pasted this into a text file, and from the text file I generated a PDF. Then I sent a quick reply to my correspondent, as follows:

Wow!! Thank you, thank you. What a list!

In case it is convenient for you, I have attached a PDF
version of the list, which can be sent to all kinds of people
who want to join the campaign.

The time to begin this is NOW, in order to generate a groundswell
and possibly catch the attention of some reporter with a 'nose for
news'. By the time Nov 2 rolls around, the kettle should be on the
boil (hopefully!). The more people who know about this, the better. So put the word out to EVERYBODY by every creative method that occurs to you.

By the way, our deputy persecutor's new name is SHEFONG.

That is catchy enough that it will catch on people's tongues,
and they will babble it about! Whatever it takes to instill in the
public mind the similarity between JV and the unspeakable Mike
Nifong. (I'm guessing that Deschutes County is full of Libertarian
types who hate Nifong with a vengeance!)

So let's make Shefong a popular word all over Bend and
Deschutes County! ;)

More later.

I should explain to blog readers what this e-mail refers to. Here is the plan. Letters of protest, and support for Kevin Driscoll, should be sent to the prosecuting attorney, Jody Vaughan, a.k.a. Shefong, at the following address:

Furthermore, when you dispatch these messages, be sure to CC copies of your mail to the addresses of Shefong's "peers", in the list which I provide in PDF format here:

That way, we have many guests at the barbecue, and a wonderful style of transparency inflicted on a public official in the execution of its duties. Oh, and something else that peers are good for: peer pressure!

I think you can see the ingenuity of this plan. When you compose your message, please give thought to the tone. Task yourself to sound adult, dignified and "proper", while at the same time making it clear that you mean business! Remind Shefong, tactfully yet with an undertone of sly sarcasm, of the integrity which is due to her office, and express confidence that she will betray neither the public trust nor the standards of the legal profession as a whole.

While you are doing all of this, bear in mind the circumstances of the case which I have shared or may subsequently share in my blog posts, and let your knowledge of such particulars inform your rhetoric.

Finally, in order that it won't be lost on Shefong that the admiring eyes of the world are upon her, you should cause her to understand that you are writing from England, Germany, Australia, Canada, Japan, or what-have-you.

And whatever you do, don't forget that CC list!!!

All right, if you consider yourself an MRA, now is the time to walk your talk! But in this case, your necessary "walk" turns out to be, in fact, "talk"—by which I mean that you should "let your fingers do the walking" upon your keyboard in order to make the "talk" which is actually the "walk" that you will be walking by talking! So as you see, talk itself can sometimes be your walk!

Go forth and conquer!

Thank you.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Not found / Error 404" at link ...

1:07 AM  
Anonymous Cannon's Canon said...

the link doesn't work as encoded, but you can find the document after removing a fragment from the address.

i am drafting my email now. keep up the good work.

5:42 AM  
Blogger Fidelbogen said...


I have fixed the faulty link. It works now.

5:51 AM  
Blogger The Archivist said...

You know, SHEFONG, NIFONG....not much difference. And this case seems to be going down the same path. Thanks for the link. I'm going to post another link over if you don't mind.

E. Steven Berkimer

7:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Shefong". Brilliant.

2:10 AM  

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