I wasted a few minutes of my life last night listening to angry little Chad Haber insult about our soon-to-be-reëlected Attorney General Marty Jackley. In his recorded interview with SDPB, the Libertarian poseur defined irony by fretting that the purpose of the law is to "catch fraudulent snake-oil salesmen." Our neighbors who had to get the Attorney General to help them get refunds on fake raffle tickets that Haber sold them could tell us a bit about the snake oil Chad Haber sells.
Haber also made this galling statement: "Marty Jackley is a terrorist.... Stop the terrorism: vote for me."
Terrorist... as in using intimidation tactics to get what one wants? Is that like getting nose-to-nose with someone, pretending to know some deep dark secret about one's childhood, and then delivering an f-bomb laced threat?
Is that like using Senate campaign funds to create a video attacking a blogger who investigates your antics and issues a legal challenge of nominating petitions on which you and your wife Annette Bosworth committed perjury?
Is that like coaxing a $200K loan from a friend, then lawyering up to make it too costly for her to fight for her rightful repayment?
Or is that like this picture:
That's Chad Haber with local musician Oscar Batiz. Oscar is the former husband of LeAnn Batiz, one of the former employees whom Haber and Bosworth stiffed and attacked in the media. LeAnn divorced Oscar. LeAnn tells me Oscar isn't pleased with being divorced.
LeAnn tells me the truck in the photo is hers. She took it in for repairs last month. Oscar dropped by the shop before she returned and took the truck. Oscar sent LeAnn this grinning photo with the following caption:
Turns out you may be Getting reaquainted [sic] With an old friend since you will be spending time in the same place. wanna know more? call... [Oscar Batiz, text to LeAnn Batiz, fall 2014].
Unlike Chad Haber, I prefer not to get involved in divorces. I will only look at the photo and the text presented and suggest that the threatening, intimidating tone is pretty clear.
Unlike Chad Haber, I don't view words as mere tools that I can make to mean whatever I want to serve my immediate desires. Terrorist overstates Chad's manic attempts to bully others, just as it overstates any of AG Jackley's various sins in office.
But while Chad wheezes "Terrorist!" at the South Dakota Attorney General, he uses his own cheap intimidation tactics against anyone he sees fit. One can only imagine what Haber would do with the power the Attorney General if South Dakotans were foolish enough to vote him into that office.
Related: Chad Haber stands in violation of campaign finance law. As of close of business Thursday, the Secretary of State's office still had no pre-general campaign finance report on file for Haber's AG campaign. Pre-generals were due in Secretary Gant's office last Friday, October 24. Haber faces a Class 1 misdemeanor and $50-per-day late penalty. No wonder Haber lives in terror: he keeps doing dumb things could land him in jail (Class 1 misdemeanor can draw a year in the county jail and a $2,000 fine.)
Creepy. Halloween-Chainsaw-Massacre-Silence-of-the-Lambs kind of creepy.
How does South Dakota get one of this year's best candidates/campaigns - Weiland - and one of the worst - Haber/Bosworth - all in the same year?
Someone out there who watch the event had to have been laughing until he/she lost bladder control. LOL
South Dakota—Land of Infinite Variety.
Chad will probably be arrested the day after the election and Annette will be committed to a mental hospital. Something like they did to Shirley Schwab and Brandon Taliaferro. Cory you are on the wrong side. They are poking at the Republican Machine, not you. I hope you would interview both of them and ask them whatever you want and have anybody else ask them questions. I also think it would be in Annette's best interest to take her case to the media and show the public how ridiculous this case really is. It's not about perjury, it's about tampering with the health care system and the political machine.
If the pickup is titled in LeAnn's name, and only her name, it should be an easy task to get it back from her ex. Grand theft auto is a crime, even in SD.
Is it just me or do all of these creepy Halloweenies look like Rounds and Daugaard. Yikes! We are being overrun by zombies!
Haber has such a sterling record on giving advice. A "Magic 8 ball" is prolly more accurate and believable.
Tara - why do you consistently fail to understand that Bosworth broke the law? She doesn't even dispute the fact she broke the law - she merely tries to blame her former lawyer for advising her to do so.
Now we can see that Haber is also breaking the law by failing to file his campaign finance paperwork. This is hardly unexpected since Haber has never been very strong on the details, but it serves as just one more example of how Haber feels the laws don't apply to him and that he can do whatever he wants. When things start catching up to him, he blames everyone else, claims people are out to get him, or that those attempting to hold him accountable are corrupt and/or terrorists.
So yes Haber should be held accountable just as Bosworth should be held accountable. If you don't believe these laws should be enforced then you are suggesting you don't support support legislative authority. Are you suggesting these laws don't matter and that everyone should look the other way merely because Haber and Bosworth aren't fully on board with the South Dakota GOP?
How out of touch could you possibly be?
Tara, nothing like what anyone did to Brandon and Shirley. You insult innocent people with that comparison.
Craig, it's coming up on 10 a.m., and Haber is still in violation of SDCL 12-27-22. No pre-general campaign finance filing.
The law or intent of the law can be interpreted in many different ways. The SOS said it was against the law for Michael Myers to have Lora Hubbel as his running mate. Well the Federal Judge interpreted the law differently than the SOS and AG. Annette's lawyer must not have thought it was against the law to have her sign the petitions. I just think this is so petty when there are hundreds of millions of dollars SD has lost out on. Well if Mike Rounds wins, that tells me people are ok with corrupt politicians.
Tara, I was picked up for speeding today and issued a ticket. At first the officer gave me a warning but then I told him since I have been posting on this blog that I have been a target of the Republican Machine and they tampered with my speedometer. He then gave me a ticket and I know it is the machine behind all of this. Attorney General Haber once elected and sworn in will reverse this ticket.
Now I just need to put tape over these nail holes to keep the machine from watching me.
Tara, if Rounds wins, it will tell us that SOME people think that corruption is acceptable as long as it does not effect them directly.
Not everyone is going to vote for Rounds, I sure did not.
If the only choices I had was Rounds and Presler, Rounds would still not have received my vote.
Ms. Volesky, you commented that "Chad may be arrested and Annette will probably be committed to a mental hospital" and you may be right, but I hope young Dr. Bos is not committed to a mental hospital. I saw her on the commercials on PBS the other evening and she looked haggarder than she should. I think that Mr. Haber fellow is really dragging her down.
Annette is NOT going to be institutionalize anywhere, not prison/jail, not a mental health facility, not anywhere.
She is not a physical danger to herself or anyone else to warrant placement in a mental health facility. I
Adding some unnecessary "drama" to a comment.
Oops, meant to place a question mark "Adding some unnecessary "drama" to a comment?"
Someone had accused me of doing that, now I am returning the favor.
The "I" was a typing typo.
I wonder why Tara keeps bringing up Bosworth being institutionalized, does she know something we don't?
Why is Haber concealing his campaign reports Tara, is there a legal excuse for it?
Roger, we're about 20 minutes from closing time, and Haber's donors are still concealed. Even if Haber hasn't raised any money, I believe he is required to file and in violation of SDCL 12-27-22 if he doesn't. Tick, tock...
Haber will probably use the same excuse he did when failing to change his voter registration to Libertarian.
Tara: "The law or intent of the law can be interpreted in many different ways."
In some cases yes... but that doesn't appear to apply in Bosworth's case where she filed a false instrument, or in the case of someone failing to file campaign finance reports.
Keep trying Tara - you're going to have to do better than the "interpretation of law" argument if you want to be taken seriously.
Roger it's just a crazy group that loves to hype things up to the max to get sympathy and support whether that be financial or whatever. That's why I was joking above about the speeding ticket and covering nail holes on my walls so the machine wouldn't be spying on me.
Chad Haber didn't really tell us what he would do as AG. It was all about being terrorized by Jackley and Boz/Haber were the victims and in their case again not taking personal responsibility for their actions. That candidate presentation was bizarre!
That was a great story about the speeding ticket, be careful, Haber and Tara might take it seriously and you'll become their next cause.
You know as much as Chad boasted on KS00 about his fund raising abilities I figured we would see Chad Haber ads on TV and radio all day but there has been nothing but feel good memes on his face book page?
Annette's still bringing in the donations.
LeAnn ought to ditch the ex's last name.
AG candidate getting in the middle of a divorce. Definitely AG material. Its bothersome watching people I respected getting involved with these people. Ive come to the conclusion they are crazier then the doc. Everytime I see someone I know posting their crap I do my due diligence and warn them. Most are thankful for the warning. The ones that dont are so intent that the GOP in SD fall they dont care how its done. The writing is on the wall, its impossible to coalition build behind these people, they simply arent credible, and no amount of money or spin will change that.
I hope Bosworth doesn't waste her money on attorneys. She can win it straight up.
paying her attorney will be the best money she will ever spend
I do not think Bosworth feels comfortable enough to go before the court without an attorney, otherwise she would have not had any lawyers.
Oh, wait, maybe with all the advice she has received for free, she knows what to do, and not to do, that she does not need anyone to represent her?
Chad's wife raised $217K last quarter. Well, wait, to be precise, Base Connect raised $217K from gullible retirees out of state. $79K paid for those fundraising efforts. Her Florida treasurer (Watkins) got just under $20K. Her web consultant got another $20K. Annette bought herself a new Verizon phone for $521 and gave herself $3K for travel.
And lawyers? Oh, Tara, lawyers got about $63,700 of those campaign donations. The money those poor, deceived retirees thought they were spending to fight Barack Obama went to the pockets of two law firms, Beck Law of Sioux Falls ($13.7K paid out September 18) and Van Norman Law of Rapid City ($50K paid out August 21 and September 11).
The Bosworth campaign did not pay Brandon Taliaferro one penny for his lawyering. Whether he received payment from any other Bosworth checkbook remains to be seen.
The Bosworth campaign did not report any contributions to the Haber for AG campaign.
Bosworth still owes Ethan Crisp $2K, SSC of Florida $20.7K, Patrick Davis $25K, and Joel Arends $33K.
There is delusional and then there is rilly DELUSIONAL!
Sounds like after her lawyers and campaign staff took the majority of the money. That could have been put to better used if she would have had better advice. Maybe she'll know better next time not to do business with the Rounds camp.
Yeah, that's right, blame the Rounds camp, blame bad advisors, blame the great pumpkin, everyone is responsible for Bosworth's lawlessness but Bosworth.
Except she still is doing business with ppl related to rounds. Arends never completely stopped working for the doc. Sure they said no more campaign activities but I doubt that. My guess is Arends got paid by someone else as a quid pro quo for her muddying up the Senate primary.
Tara why wouldn't your gal pal Annette Bosworth pay Brandon Taliaferro of all people for his legal services? That poor guy has had to spend an incredible amount just to defend himself with what happened up in Brown County?
What about the others she owes money to? Ethan Crisp? Has Steve Hildebrand been paid yet?
What happened to personal responsibility?
Personal responsibility, Lynn, would mean using her skill to work hard, build a medical practice, and pay her own lawyer bills (which she wouldn't have in the first place if she had thought the laws applied to her just like everyone else). Personal responsibility would not be preying on vulnerable, faraway retirees to pay her lawyers.
I think as Cory has said Boz was a decoy Arends n Co thought they could control. It's actually kind of brilliant. Get someone unstable and promise them something like their med license not getting taken away. Then have them run as a tea party type hanging onto the guns god Nascar and religion in a bizarre and unreal way to make them look for a reasonable candidate like rounds. If they offered ravs the 2018 ag nom I am curious what they all offered her. Med license, medicare account restored, and what else? If she did it for the first two things they got a bargain.
I do believe she was a plant and didn't even know it. I would like to see her run against John Thune as an Independent or a Democrat. She needs to blow this whole scandal wide open. It would be good for people to hear the other side of the story. I thought Haber's interview with SDPB was brilliant. There are only a handful of people in SD that will sacrifice their reputations to run for office. I commend people like Bosworth, Howie, Haber, Weiland, Wismer, Myers, and Hubbel for fighting to uncover the cronyism and corruption that has infested this state.
Tara why stop at her running for Senate? Annette should run for President with her national fundraising. President Bosworth could blow the doors off corruption here in South Dakota and she could appoint Chad as US Attorney General, Mike Myers could have a cabinet position along with Lora Hubbel. Lee Stranahan could be Press Secretary
Annette Bosworth for President 2016
Hey Lynn, Bosworth raised money all over the nation from middle class people not big corporations and PAC money. That is quite impressive that she has a national following. I also find it quite interesting that she outraised Rounds and got national media attention. I would like to know who put up the money to take out Bosworth. Come on Cory, who financed this. She was a threat to the Republican party and they wanted to get rid of her, just like they did Lora Hubbel. Think about it people, what threat was Dr. Bosworth to the Democrat Party. I would think Rick Weiland would have loved to see Bosworth weaken Rounds. But that became impossible to do until Cory came to Round's rescue. Hopefully you didn't know what you were doing.
Tara now your saying Cory was paid to post articles about Annette Bosworth?
Lynn, I am questioning it because it just doesn't make sense why someone would spend hours and hours going through signatures and coming up with all kinds of stories when all Bosworth was doing was exposing Mike Rounds and helping Rick Weiland. Cory, you went after Bosworth for perjury, now why don't you go after Mike Rounds for perjury.
I will entertain the rhetorical question of why spend all that time going though signatures. The easy answer is that he runs a blog that makes money though selling advertising by driving page hits and views. My suspicion is that during the time of the Boz petition review the hits to the site were off the charts. The real reason though she is either unlikable or has screwed almost everyone in her life over. Those people all came together and worked together to comb though the petitions. If Boz was credible, likeable and hadnt screwed anyone over I doubt the petition challenge would of gained any traction. Trying to frame the petition review as anything other then that is pretty low, even for a politician. Cory is a lot of things but he has credibility and is honest. Any movement to try to unseat the SD GOP that does not have both those qualities will fail miserably. I posit that if Cory had the resources to challenge Boz's petitions in circuit court he would of won, and Boz would be in jail. Rounds submitted 7000 signatures, the likelihood that 5000 of them being false or misappropriated was minute. Plus, I witnessed Rounds signature circulators on multiple occasions, probably around 500 signatures in total and found them to be articulate and professional. Rounds did not start circulating petitions in December like Boz did, Rounds did not leave petitions unattended in his offices like Boz did. Im unaware of Rounds claiming to witness any signatures while he was in another country. Actually, at that time Boz had the money and lawyer to request Rounds petitions and go though them but they did not... wonder why?...
daleb, can't say your name, why are you scared? I think Cory needs to be subpoenaed and show why he thinks Annette Bosworth is a criminal. Bring it Cory. The Republican party loves you.
tara, have you been drinking? lol
Tara seems to be off on one of her conspiracy tangents, Bosworth a plant, Cory being paid off, Cory subpoenaed, what next?
Those comments aren't even logical
I doubt its even her posting. Most of the time Tara is pretty decent, but maybe she lets boz or haber post under her credentials. lol.
daleb. I think for myself. And yes I should be drinking, it's my birthday. Roger, why not subpoena Cory. What does he have to hide. Nail her Ass if he thinks she is evil.
Happy Birthday Tara, sincerely.
There is absolutely not legal reason to subpoena Cory, None! Cory has nothing to hide because he has nothing to hide. How would subpoenaing Cory serve Bosworth's case and who would subpoena him, the prosecution or the defense.
Cory is the last person Bosworth would want on the stand.
Bring it Democrats and take out the Boz. It will only help destroy the Democrat party. When are you going to figure out the Republicans love you, because they hate Dr. Boz too, just like you. You are on the same team. Sad deal.
What are you talking about? Bosworth has already been taken out, remember the primary a few months back?
Roger, I don't think you are sincere, but that's ok. Cory would be a great witness for Marty Jackley and the Republican party. He would help the Republican party destroy there biggest enemy, The Boz. So Democrats help Marty get the Boz's medical license taken away so she no longer will be able to take care of the poor.
Help Cory destroy this Woman so she will no longer be able to practice the Democratic ideals like taking care of the poor, the veterans, the seniors, the children. Get on the Republican bandwagon and take out the Good Doctor.
Cory is the number one witness to help the Republican party take out their number one threat, Dr. Annette Bosworth. Stand up to the plate Cory and help the Republican Party take her out. Bosworth is a nemesis to the Republican Party. They hate her because she makes them look bad by practicing Democrat principles like taking care of poor people.
Tara, whatcha drinking tonight? Sounds slurry.
What part is of this don't you understand?
Bosworth is not a candidate, she lost the election and only got 5.75% of the vote, the only relevance she has in the news is that she is facing felony charges. She has no one to blame for that except herself.
After Tuesday election, her husband will be irrelevant too, probably gaining a footnote in history by losing by the greatest margin in the history of South Dakota politics.
Cory is not going to be subpoenaed. What is going to tell the court, her dress size or that she is a fraud?
Quit making excuses Jerry. Heidelberger is a genius and it makes me sick he isn't heavily sought after by the Argus, KELO etc. That's what happens when you speak out. Cory is amazing but so is the Boz.
Bosworth is not a threat to the Republicans, Pressler is the threat they have.
Bosworth is a joke, plain and simple
Roger, Cory has so much information on her, he can take the Dr. down. So she takes care of the poor. I have a good Dr. friend that will stick up for her because he also takes care of the disenfranchised.
Check out these numbers, http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2014/10/29/upshot/obamacare-who-was-helped-most.html?abt=0002&abg=1&_r=1
first of all, cory cannot be subpoenaed, you of all people should know that, because in sd bloggers are considered journalists. you have annettes friend and attorney arends to thank for that. yes hes still working for her. seems like the right forgets what arends has done in the past and present for that matter. i dont get why people align themselves with them, it wont end well for anyone.
Is that what annettes big play is going to be, claim that since they cannot subpoena cory she cannot mount a defense. lol, that wont work, and its not even grounds for an appeal.
I would think Cory would be a great witness to testify against her. After all he uncovered all the evidence.
your fixation on cory borderlines on creepy. you keep forgetting it was a large group of people that combed over the petitions, probably a hundred or so people, motivated by being screwed over by annette in some cases, or just didnt like her for whatever reason. legally speaking, he did not uncover any evidence, he made several allegations, ironically annette and chad provided most of the evidence.
Tara finally got something right. Cory is amazing,amusing and kinda cute,too. The Boz,otoh,is a certified nutcase.
Chad and Annette have done this to themselves and have no one to blame but themselves. Many people have been hurt. Going back there are posts and posts documenting it all with some including the names of victims. Go and do the research. Contact those people if need be to verify yourself.
You have been the campaign manager for Mike Myers and Lora Hubbel this election season. It's been a long season of activism with emotions and energy going from high to low at times. After Tuesday take a break and just escape from it all and chill out. Absorb what has happened and reset your priorities. I have a feeling we all will.
It's hard for me to chill out. I will only chill if Rounds gets beat.
deleb, can you name half of the hundred people that combed over the petitions?
DaleB: Boz as decoy? No, I still can't accept that thesis. I don't think the SDGOP offered Boz anything. She entered the race on her and Chad's own initiative, as their next big fantasy scam. I am willing to go so far as to think that, seeing this crazy couple in the race, Joel Arends and Dan Lederman saw an opportunity to encourage them and use them to drive down Stace Nelson's numbers, out of pure personal spite to Nelson. But I don't think they offered or had to offer Channette anything.
Now let's go long on Tara's question: "I am questioning it because it just doesn't make sense why someone would spend hours and hours going through signatures and coming up with all kinds of stories when all Bosworth was doing was exposing Mike Rounds and helping Rick Weiland. Cory, you went after Bosworth for perjury, now why don't you go after Mike Rounds for perjury."
DaleB suggests one answer, that the Bosworth petition challenge drove blog traffic and helped me sell ads. The former is true: The week of the petition challenge was a record-setter, with almost 48,000 page views. (You readers are posting even better weeklies for me this month, thank you!) However, my ads don't draw revenue per click, and many of my readers have suggested that Bosworth coverage is a distraction from more substantive issues, which suggests Bosworth coverage wasn't great for my actual business model.
In a way, Tara is right: it doesn't make sense that someone would spend all those hours just to review a petition and take out one candidate who had no chance of winning. I could have invested my energies in other more productive ways to support my business model. I could have gotten more sleep and worked more hours at my day job to buy more groceries that week.
But I did not pursue Bosworth for blog hits. I did not pursue Bosworth out of political calculation on anyone's behalf. I pursued Bosworth because she deserved pursuing. She and her husband have hurt and exploited other people. They continue to hurt and exploit other people. That is wrong, and we should stop it.
I thought keeping Bosworth off the ballot would have served that end. My petition challenge failed. Dale is right about the court challenge: had I been operating on big resources from Team Rounds or other conspirators, I would have hired a lawyer myself and pushed the court challenge through before Rep. Hickey did, I would have pressed it to the end, and I would have won.
My petition challenge succeeded, however, in uncovering evidence that Bosworth and Haber had committed real crimes in her petition circulation. Bosworth's petition perjury is like Al Capone's tax evasion: it's not the worst of her sins, but it's the toehold prosecutors need to take her to court and start holding her accountable.
Tara, no subpoena is necessary to explain why I think Bosworth broke the law. I laid out my rationale and evidence for declaring her petition both invalid and perjurious in April, with subsequent expansion on the case with evidence from Bosworth herself and the damning Schlekeway precedent.
If the state requires me to testify to this evidence and rationale in person, the state may call me to court. I could testify to all of the above without violating any journalistic confidence and without providing Bosworth the chance to concoct some absurd argument that the journalist's shield prevents her from mounting an adequate defense. I could single-handedly make the case for perjury and put Bosworth out of our misery.
But the state won't subpoena me. It doesn't need me. The state's case stands perfectly well on the evidence gathered by DCI Agent Gortmaker without my reinforcement. Our petition challenge effort sparked the DCI's investigation (yes, do pat yourselves on the backs, friends!), but no challenge participant needs to participate in the trial to make the prosecution successful.
Chad and Annette are crooks and bullies, Tara. We need to hold them accountable. We need to stop them. We need to protect the community from their further predations. I have helped in that effort and will continue to do so. Smokescreen statements like yours distract from that effort. Please stop excusing Bosworth and Haber's crimes with absurd assertions of their politic fitness.
This thread makes me wonder why Mike Myers likes to surround himself with crazy.
Wow. Just Wow.
Hey Craig, my friends tell me I am crazy all the time.
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