Dolores and Ronald Disher, Accused In Social Security Scam Saga, Plead Not Gulity

Question of what bone fragments found on filthy property might reveal still  is unknown.  Court records show talk of  murder and burying a body were discussed in jail from one of the accused.

The saga continues

The husband and wife accused of fraudulently cashing her mother’s Social Security checks have both pled not guilty. Both appeared before judge Thomas Flugar this afternoon with their attorneys.

Dolores and Ronald Disher face charges of forgery, mail fraud, and theft by false representation for allegedly taking Marie Jost’s government checks since about 1980, totalling over 175-thousand dollars.

Both defendants said nothing in court except to correct Dolore’s name spelling and the city of her address on the complaint.

Both Dolores and Ronald Disher will have a pretrial conference at 11:00 a.m. December 10th. Ronald Disher will also be in court October 29th for a preliminary hearing on a separate charge of battery to an inmate.

Court records show that Ronald Disher told another inmate at the Portage County Jail that his wife killed Marie Jost years ago and they buried her body. Disher denies saying that to an inmate. So far, there’s no known whereabouts for 101-year-old Marie Jost or her other son Theodore, who hasn’t been seen in at least ten years.

Portage County deputies and the Wisconsin Crime Lab are finished examining the Jost property, which was described as filthy and what you would find at the home of a hoarder.

Investigators are continuing to sort through paper documents recovered at the site and some bone fragments have been sent to a crime lab and anthropologist outside of Wisconsin since no in-state facility is capable of processing the evidence. Prosecutor Veronica Isherwood says they won’t know the results of the bone fragment tests for some time, because it will depend on how big of a backlog that facility has.

There Is A Reason Wisconsin Voters Feel Bombarded By Political Ads

Because we are!

I can honestly say over the past 12 months I have not met one confused voter, the voter that was unable to decide who they were going to vote for in the presidential election.  James and I always ponder about who these undecided voters really are, and I usually remark they are more interested in creating drama and attention to themselves rather than any real deep-seated uncertainty about who they will cast a ballot for.

There is just no way after reading the newspapers, watching the news, and having political discussions since 2008 that anyone can be confused about which party they belong to, or which candidate they will support.

This is not, after all, about whether taupe or beige color gets painted on the office walls.  The differences between the political parties are rather stark, and the candidates are very different.  Ask a member of the Tea Party, and if they are honest will even inform you there is a color difference in candidates.

Which leads me to the truly astonishing amount of money that has been thrown into the presidential campaigns for television ads.  Wasted money, I argue, since the ads are so pathetic and meaningless.  Even if one thought an ad might convey a message about an issue, how much can be understood in 30 seconds between the Culvers’ ad and the one for a new Ford truck.

By the end, the campaigns and independent groups will have spent about $1.1 billion on television advertising this year, with $750 million already allocated in the handful of states likely to determine the outcome of the contest – Colorado, Florida, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Virginia and Wisconsin, the Kantar-Campaign Media Analysis Group estimates.

Florida tops the list, with more than $150 million spent by both sides so far.

At least some voters tuned out long ago. In interviews last week, many cited the negativity and lack of specifics in the commercials; others said they had already decided which candidate to support and didn’t need to be persuaded.

Pizza Hut Should Keep Hands In Grease, Forget Politics

There are likely to be no more than 16 questions asked during the presidential debate tomorrow night.  More likely, given the dynamics of the contest and perhaps longer answers no more than 12 questions are likely to be posed, according to those who follow such things.

As such, time is precious in the debate, and with large hefty issues hanging over the nation there seems little reason to steal time for throw away questions.

But that is exactly what Pizza Hut was trying to make happen.

Pizza Hut had dared anyone to stand and ask the presidential candidates the ‘Sausage or Pepperoni?’ question during debate.  Pizza Hut “had offered a pie a week
for 30 years or a check for $15,600 to anyone who posed the question.”

That is so sophomoric, and after the public backlash such an idea should receive, it was shelved.

Pizza Hut should stick to the greasy pizza it makes, and keep their hands out of politics.