Nancy Grace Should Report On 30-Year Social Security Scam In Portage County

Today NBC News picked up what is becoming one of the most bizarre and tangled Social Security scams in memory.

But I think Nancy Grace, who can give more punch and power to white trash criminals than anyone on television, should weigh in and make this story sizzle across the nation.  Given the intrigue from Portage County that very well may happen.

As posted here on September 6th I stated everyone loves a good mystery.  And this one, as for now, seems to be a real ‘who-done-it’.

Today NBC News picked up the story of the three who look like they each might be short one chromosome, and therefore almost as bright as an ear of corn.  One can only guess which one of these will snap first and start talking.

Marie Jost was last seen in 1982, and authorities believe that she is buried in the backyard of the Amherst home.  In addition one of her sons, Theodore, also has been missing for decades.  Police dogs have been brough in to sniff for dead remains in the backyard of the home where she lived.

Three people were arrested for cashing her social security checks for 30 years.  One of the three arrested is the daughter of the missing woman.

Clearly Charles Jost, Dolores Disher, And Ronald Disher have lots to answer for as the investigation continues.

The sheriff’s office began an investigation after receiving a call from a Social Security Administration official on Aug. 30 saying that benefit checks mailed to Marie Jost’s home were being cashed by an unknown person.

Investigators went to the home and were met by Charles Jost, who said his mother wasn’t home and was on a trip with her other son, Theodore, who also hasn’t been seen since the 1980s, according to court records.

A neighbor told an investigating deputy that he had lived in the neighborhood for the past 20 years and had never seen Marie Jost at the home in that time.

According to prosecutors, the three accused relatives had received $175,000 in Social Security benefits issued to Marie Jost, the mother of Charles and Dolores. Investigators said they found $9,000 in a fanny-pack in Marie Jost’s home and another $8,000 in a search of Disher’s home. 

To add spice to the story Ronald Disher seems to have gone stir-crazy after only a few weeks in jail.

Authorities say Ronald Disher punched another inmate at the Portage County Jail on September 8, just days after Disher was arrested in connection to a fraud investigation. He now faces a felony battery charge.

It should be noted that this guy also threatened a member of law enforcement when first being questioned.

Investigators also questioned Marie’s daughter and son-in-law, Ronald and Delores Disher at their Almond home. During the interview, Ronald pulled out a sharpened metal file and threatened the officers at the scene. He was later taken into custody.

One can only imagine how long it will be before Disher starts flinging feces at the walls in his attempt to fight the system.

This story is so perfect for Nancy Grace.

Does Mitt Romney Really Wonder Why Airplane Windows Do Not Open?

This story about Mitt Romney reminds me of the line about trees and pollution made by Ronald Reagan.  I place this post under the ‘bat-crap crazy’ category.

Romney’s wife, Ann, was in attendance, and the candidate spoke of the concern he had for her when her plane had to make an emergency landing Friday en route to Santa Monica because of an electrical  malfunction.

“I appreciate the fact that she is on the ground, safe and sound. And I don’t think she knows just how worried some of us were,” Romney said. “When you have a fire in an aircraft, there’s no place to go, exactly, there’s no — and you can’t find any oxygen from outside the aircraft to get in the aircraft, because the windows don’t open. I don’t know why they don’t do that. It’s a real problem. So it’s very dangerous.

Does the GOP genius have any idea how dangerous it might be for the windows to open?


BTW the line from Reagan was “”Trees cause more pollution than automobiles do.”

Mitt Romney’s Chauffeured-Horse Makes For The New Yorker Cover

I am having too much fun this election.  With under 1,000 hours until Election Day the merriment is picking up.  Does this cover not sum up the narrative for Mitt Romney?

Are Wisconsin Packer Fans All Of A Sudden Lovers Of Unions?

I must be honest and admit I did not hear about the loss the Green Bay Packers suffered until 5:30 A.M. today while listening to WGN radio.  You probably are not surprised there was a different perspective from the heart of Bear Country to the emotion that seems to be hanging over Green Bay.

I went for a walk and late dinner Monday night, and only glanced at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel website in the 4th quarter, where the Packers were leading.  That was enough for me, and I never thought about it until I heard all the  drama that unfolded as news this morning over the radio.

What I find most interesting about the loss is the grinding of teeth from Wisconsinites over the call from the replacement referees.  I certainly have no idea who was right, and what the final outcome should have been.  That is way over my head, and above my pay grade.

But I do understand it appears another game has been riddled with referee calls that leaves many in the state wishing for the unionized refs to get back on the field.

Unionized refs?

That can not be!

Unions are bad.  They waste time, cost society money, and consist of thugs!

Is that not what we have been told about state workers, teachers, and public employees for 20 months in this state?

There was clearly many a Packer fan who voted for Scott Walker in the recall, and had less than charitable things to say about the collective bargaining debate in the state.

But now there is a hue and cry for the unionized refs to again come to the rescue in the NFL to save the honor of Packer fans.

I know there is much dismay around the state over the Packer loss, so I will need to ask for your pardon as I snicker over the irony of it all.

But really, is there not a mixed message here?

Or should I just list this all under the heading of ‘misplaced priorities’?

Anyone wish to take a poll about collective bargaining agreements today?

Wisconsin Millionaire Mark Neumann Whining For Political Money

There is proof this morning that former Republican U.S. Senate candidate Mark Neumann has fired every one of his political consultants, and has decided once and for all to be a private citizen.

I write that as Neumann has made one of the biggest PR blunders of his entire career, and that is saying quite a lot.

In nothing but pure ballsy fashion Neumann, who has a reported net worth between $6 million and $18 million, sent out a mailing to contributors pleading for money to pay off existing bills from his primary loss to Tommy Thompson.

What is most embarrassing, and will come across with a thud that will only be overshadowed by the laughter that will follow is the millionaire has a comparatively measly $152,000 in leftover bills from his losing campaign.

Here is a free piece of advice for Mark Neumann, for Pete’s sake just write a check and pay the bills from your own account.  Why act like a desperate man for money when you have the means to pay your own way?

Take some of that conservative advice you were spouting on the campaign trail about individual responsibility and the national government, and turn it into a personal lesson.

Do not expect others to always be footing the bill.  Instead ante up and pay your own debts.

Again, Mark, I am not charging you for this nugget of advice, as I know you are in such fiscal strife, and I do not want to pile on.

If Neumann is not able to fund his own campaign, or pay his own debt without relying on others, pray tell what sage advice was he to offer the debt-ridden nation should he have been elected to the senate?