Thursday, February 03, 2022

Running For Re-Election, Mocker Commissioner JEREMIAH RAY BLOCKER Joins Douglas Law Firm

Commissioner JEREMIAH RAY BLOCKER (R-Ponte Vedra) has had quite a year. 

  • Facing an electorate fed up with clearcutting, wetland-filling, wildlife-killing, fraudfeasing foreign-funded devious developers and their political prostitutes, BLOCKER melted down today.  His opponent is Merrill Paul Roland, who has shown increasingly impressive vote totals since the 1990s.  "This is not my first rodeo," Mr. Roland says.
  • BLOCKER's wife, clearly the brains of the outfit, is a newly-appointed County Court Judge, appointed by tedious Trump-loving Florida Governor RONALD DION DeSANTIS. 
  • BLOCKER is hauling in the campaign cash, including telltale contributions from the likes of Sheriff DAVID SHOAR, who legally changed his name from "HOAR" in 1994. 
  • BLOCKER is most noted for his getting St. Johns County sued for his refusal to allow a routine proclamation for LGBTQIA+ Pride Month last year, not even presenting it to fellow Commissioners.
  • Is BLOCKER a mendacious mocker, perhaps off his rocker?

Commissioner JEREMIAH RAY BLOCKER's unhinged unprofessional, unAmerican attacks on me earlier today require empathy, both for what he said during the meeting, and afterwards.  

BLOCKER suffers from PTSD, sequelae of combat in Iraq, where he was a decorated war hero.

My dad was a WWII combat vet, who suffered nightmares for decades, finally telling me about them when I was an adult.  I feel BLOCKER's pain.

Now BLOCKER has gone from being an impecunious solo practioner to a partner in the Dougas law firm, owned by the son of Taylor Douglas, a realtor and former Putnam County Sheriff. The firm represents government entties, including the Putnam County School Board and City of St.  Augustine Beach. BLOCKER is also a Major in the Florida National Guard.  

BLOCKER went ape today when I objected to his co-worker, GARY BRIAN DAVENPORT, the top lawyer in the Florida National Guard, representing local zoning applicants, accusing me of being anti-military, whining and talking to a uniformed SJSO officer, saying I was a "disbarred lawyer" and mocking me for not having the "balls to serve in the military."  Oh, really? 

I asked BLOCKER if he knew why I was disbarred (standing up for worker rights).  He didn't care, preferring the sort of cheap shots that cheap politicians prefer. 

I told BLOCKER that I had rheumatic fever and arthritis, and thus ineligible for military service.  (Before age 13, I had planned to apply to Annapolis, the U,S. Naval Academy).  

Is BLOCKER utterly without empathy, an empty suit with no class, not unlike Richard Milhous Nixon, but without Nixon's charm?

Mocker BLOCKER seemed off his rocker, and demanded Commissioners discuss rules on "civility" -- which is at best facetious for a Trumper -- to try to punish me for First Amendment protected activity about Major Gary Brian Davenport, whom he claims is not his boss in the Florida National Guard.  When I asked when Davenport ceased to be his boss, he would not answer.  

I said we should have a conversation, like men would do.

Like other Dull Republican Southern corporate lawyers, his voice went up several octaves when faced with dissent, adopting a mocking girlish laugh.  He sounded like he was a Section 8 in need of therapy.

In the words of former Indiana National Guardsman J. Danforth Quayle, "I wear [BLOCKER's] scorn as a badge of. honor "

At one stage, I was conversing with Commissioner Christian Whitehurst and Blocker coached, "he's out of order, Chris."  I pointed out that BLOCKER had just violated the Sunshine law by attempting to giver orders to a fellow Commissioner.

I pity BLOCKER -- what a waste of a good education.  

Pray for Commissioners BLOCKER and WHITEHURST to be tolerant of dissent here in the putative "Free State of Florida," where several successive Commissioners (like JAY MORRIS) were manipulates by Sheriff DAVID SHOAR and other developer whores to attempt to chill, coerce and intimidate my free speech rights.

I told both jejune junior Commissioners the same thing: "I forgive you. My religion teachers forgiveness."

Here is his Douglas law firm bio:  

Jeremiah was born and raised in Ocala, Florida, and is a sixth-generation Floridian. Public service is important to his family with his father, uncle, and all four brothers having served as combat veterans in the Armed Forces.

He is a graduate of the University of Florida, where he obtained a degree in History. While attending college, he participated in the Army ROTC program, commissioning as a Second Lieutenant upon graduation.

As a veteran, Jeremiah served as an Army officer for over 13 years, both on active duty and in the reserves. A veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Jeremiah commanded a Military Police company. In addition to his Army service, Jeremiah served as a Judge Advocate General officer in the Air Force Reserve in the position of Staff Judge Advocate for Homestead Air Reserve Base, Florida. He continues his military service in the Florida Army National Guard as a Judge Advocate General officer with the rank of Major.

As a decorated combat veteran, some major awards Jeremiah has received include: Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal with two oak leaf devices, Air Force Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Air Force Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal, and the Combat Action Badge.

Jeremiah attended law school in Jacksonville, Florida, and graduated from the Florida Coastal School of Law. After passing the Florida Bar, Jeremiah continued his legal studies at the University of Miami School of Law in Coral Gables, earning a Master of Law in Real Property Development.

In addition to a law degree, Jeremiah has a graduate degree in Business Entrepreneurship from the University of Florida and a graduate degree in Military History from Norwich University in Vermont.

Before transitioning into private practice, Jeremiah served as a state prosecutor in Jacksonville, Florida, and later in the Seventh Judicial Circuit.  Today, as a partner in Douglas Law Firm, Jeremiah concentrates on assisting small businesses and veterans.


Areas of Practice

  • Civil Litigation
  • Criminal Litigation
  • Real Estate and Land Use


  • University of Florida Warrington College of Business, Gainesville, Florida
    • S.E. in Entrepreneurship - 2017


  • University of Miami School of Law, Coral Gables, Florida
    • L.M. in Land Use & Development - 2015


  • Florida Coastal School of Law, Jacksonville, Florida
    • D. – 2012


  • Norwich University, Northfield, Vermont
    • A. in Military History summa cum laude – 2005


  • University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
    • A. with a Major in History - 2003

Honors and Awards

  • The United States Air Force Judge Advocate Lowry Award for Leadership
  • Florida Super Lawyers Magazine as a “Rising Star”
  • Augustine Record 40 Under 40, Young Local Government Official Award
  • Ocala Magazine 40 Under 40

Community Activities

  • Augustine Inns of Court
  • Johns County Bar Association
  • Jacksonville Bar Association
  • American Legion
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars
  • Military Officer Association of America
  • Knights of Columbus

Public Service

  • Veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom
  • Service in the United States Army, 2002 – 2013
  • Air Force Officer, 2014-2019
  • Florida Army National Guard Officer, 2019-Present


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