Thursday, March 09, 2023


ROY ALAIMO, JR. (appointed by DeSANTIS term up 2024)
$ARAH ARNOLD (appointed by DeSANTIS, she then used HUTSON keiretsu money and won closed Republican Primary in 2022, term up 2026), 
CHRI$TIAN (sic) WHITEHUR$T, (supported by developer-Senator HUTSON, term up 2024)
a/k/a "The Three Stooges" or "Three Little Pigs"

Like TRUMP, TRAVIS JAMES HUTSON loves the uneducated. 
Neither ARNOLD nor WHITEHURST are college-educated.
Manchurian candidates without critical thinking skills?
Pals of HUTSON.
Uneducated, unsophisticated, uncouth and unkind.
The kind of people you don't want in public office.

Owner of one of the fastest-growing real estate firms in the Nation, conflicted Developer-Senator 
TRAVIS JAMES HUTSON with newly elected cat's paw Commissioner, now Commission Chairman 
 CHRI$TIAN WHITEHUR$T and conflicted Republican Executive Committee Chair and DeSANTIS appointee as Clerk of Courts and Comptroller BRANDON J. PATTY, on election night 2020.

Senator-developer TRAVIS JAMES HUTSON is "blessed" to have financed with dark money campaign contributions the "regulatory capture" of St. Johns County Commissioners like DeSANTIS appointee SARAH ARNOLD and current Commission Chairman CHRISTIAN WHITEHURST.
Was developer-Senator HUTSON "born on third base and thinks he hit a triple," in the words of the late Texas Governor Ann Richards about George W. Bush?  

Above is HUTSON with two of his estimable pals: Clerk of Courts BRANDON J. PATTY and St. Johns County Commission Chairman CHRISTIAN WHITEHURST. Below is HUTSON with another porcine prostitute, HUNTER SINCLAIR CONRAD.
County Administrator HUNTER SINCLAIR CONRAD, then a candidate for Clerk of Courts and Comptroller, with Senator-developer TRAVIS JAMES HUTSON in 2016.  Developers, Sheriff DAVID SHOAR and their keiretsu contributed to CONRAD"s 2016, campaign, including $8000 "intended as a bribe" from PENN CREDIT CORP. and its owner, DONALD DONAGHER, JR, as alleged in a 2019 federal criminal indictment in Chicago.  

Our putative once-local newspaper, owned by GANNETT, never reported that CONRAD was "Clerk E," an unindicted co-conspirator in a federal criminal indictment for bribery, although GANNETT's Palm Beach Post reported that the Palm Beach County Clerk of Courts was one of the clerks receiving alleged bribes.  St. Johns County residents did not know this when, on November 19, 2019, County Commissioners fired County Administrator MICHAEL DAVID WANCHICK, and named CONRAD the County Administrator Ad Interim.  Without a background investigation, national search or even bothering to consider any other candidates, Jim Crow County Commissioners hired CONRAD, who did not meet the minimum eligibility requirements for the position.  CONRAD is the privileged son of the pastor of a Baptist megachurch.  With his position as County Administrator renewed March 7, 2023 by vote of craven County Commissioners, CONRAD now has a sinecure until 2026.

More on CONRAD:

Like all of the world's kleptocrats, HUTSON needs kakistocrats to help him do his dirty work.

Does he have three on St. Johns County Commission-- ROY ALAIMO, JR., SARAH ARNOLD and CHRISTIAN WHITEHURST, part of a small secretive group of arachnid apparatchiks, sometimes called (or calling themselves) the "rat pack?"

They're more like the "Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight," as demonstrated by their self-defeating pattern of contempt for democracy and our republican form of government.

Their pal JEREMIAH RAY BLOCKER managed to get elected Commissioner, be a reliable developer toady, but offend LGBTQ people by blocking a Pride Proclamation, leading to his loss to Krista Keating-Joseph in the August 23, 2022 closed Republican Primary.
Recent DeSANTIS Commission appointee ROY ALAIMO, JR. was so maladroit that he doubled down on BLOCKER's blockage the Pride Proclamation. BLOCKER never publicly discussed his reasons. But ideological ally, ROY ALAIMO, JR. as REC Chair, sent an anti-Gay fundraising e-mail angry at the Pride Proclamation lawsuit, brandishing animus in another fundraising letter at the idea that any Democrat should ever serve on any local government board. 

We shall call them "The Three Stooges."

ROY ALAIMO, JR., then Republican Executive Committee Chair, with State Representative and former County Commissioner CYNDI STATEVENSON, recently kicked to the curb by Senator-developer HUTSON, who has endorsed TOM LEEK.  

ALAIMO is a vituperative right-wing partisan who sent hateful fundraising letters excoriating "The Left" and "Gays" over a simple request for a Pride Proclamation, ALAIMO was subject of a no confidence vote in the REC, but two days later, Governor RONALD DION DeSANTIS named his former District aide to a seat on County Commission, where he can use his long experience as a developer puppet on the Planning and Zoning Agency to help developers destroy what we know and love in St. Johns County.  Notice the resemblance between ALAIMO's face and a hog? This pompous parvenu recently listed his ex parte meetings with developers taking place in the office of DOUGLAS NELSON BURNETT, owner of St. Johns Law Group, one of two understudies of the late corrupt developer lawyer GEORGE MORRIS McCLURE.  I told Commissioners it us an appearance of improperly for a Commissioner to make a pilgrimage to a corporate law firm's office for a meeting.

You can't put lipstick on this pig.  Like my grandmother would say, "some people want to be somebody -- anybody!"  ALAIMO is such a slavish devotee of St. Johns County's deforestation machine that he actually praised a developer for successful capitalism, in voting for a project. What a ninny.

ALAIMO has never explained the business of his putative business, listed by Governor DeSANTIS's press release appointing ALAIMO to County Commission.  It was founded shortly before DeSANTIS appointed him. 


Commissioner Sarah S. Arnold


Speaking of hogs, there's haughty, heartless, hypocritical Vice Chair of County Commission SARAH ARNOLD.  No college education.  No significant work experience.  No sign of learning of scholarship.  In the words of Gertrude Stein, "There's no "there' there." 

Ornery ARNOLD's campaign manager was controversial former Alachua County Republican Chair, devious Dark Money ogre WILLIAM STAFFORD JONES.

She's a Know Nothing.  

Nothing on her Commissioner's page -- no background at all.  

Boy Governor RONALD DION DeSANTIS named this superficial Stepford Wife to St. Johns County Commission, at the recommendation of HUTSON, corporations and their attorneys.  No sense having Commissioners with a lick of sense when TRAVIS HUTSON and his cronies are busy clearcutting our forests, killing our wildlife, and building shoddy tract homes.  In the words of as Sesame of a 1971 Sesame Street song, "A pig is a pig is a pig."

From this blog:

Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Who Gave St. Johns County Commissioner SARAH ARNOLD $177,300.00, and why??

  • SARAH ARNOLD is the preferred candidate of a pack of secretive dark money PACs, real state developers, lawyers, liquor, gambling and   industrial interests, who have contributed $177,300.00?   So what do the wealthy and those who serve them see in SARAH ARNOLD, who:
  • has little education or work experience?
  • wrote an insulting letter to a respected local environmentalist opposed to SilverLeaf?
  • refused to meet or speak with SilverLeaf opponents as a newly appointed Commissioner?  (County staff refused to share her contact information or to help arrange a meeting with constituents, while she was busily meeting with developer DAVID HUTSON and SilverLeaf lawyers). 
  • THEN cast her very first vote as a County Commissioner on December 21, 2021 -- a Christmas present for a generous devious developer, corrupt State Senator TRAVIS HUTSON & FAMILY?

You tell me.

Tuesday, April 12, 2022


"Money is the mother's milk of politics." 
-- Jesse Marvin Unruh, California State Treasurer, 1975-1987 

My late mentor. United States Department of Labor Chief Administrative Law Judge Nahum Litt (1979-1995), advised me: 
"Always ask yourself, 'Cui bono?'  ('Who benefits?')"

Commissioner Sarah S. ArnoldQ: Who's donating to developer puppet SARAH ARNOLD's County Commission campaign?  

A: Rich people, including some who want to mulct and euchre the taxpayers and voters to support a 15% sales tax to reduce developers' responsibility for impact fees and property taxes, which four out of five Commissioners support (Paul Waldron, dissenting), that's who.

  • Developer DAVID HUTSON and five other family members, including conflicted, controversial State Senator TRAVIS HUTSON, a developer who uses his Senatorial position to advance his family's real estate development interests. 
  • Also contributing: Senator TRAVIS HUTSON's father, wife, brothers and other family members and their companies, located at Hartley Rd. address, Nature Walk Parkway address  and Woodmont Investments address on  University Blvd. 
  • Other real estate developers, including dodgy LLCs whose funding source might be foreign. 
  • Political Action Committees with unknown funding sources.
  • Lobbyists, whom backward St. Johns County Commission does not require to register.
  • Attorneys for the rich and powerful. 
  • Alcohol interests. 
  • Republican St. Johns County Commissioners. 
  • Flagler Hospital Board Chair, a former St. Augustine City Commissioner, who once demanded city fund a SLAPP suit against Historic City News editor Michael Gold.
  • The School Board's longtime lawyer, name partner in a 100-year old corporate law firm that bears the surname of St. Augustine's current Mayor and former state representative, whose father and grandfather served in the state legislature before him.  
  • RANDALL RINGHAVER, a half-billioniaire who was in the room and paid $50,000 to hear Presidential candidagte WILLARD MITT ROMNEY's pompous 2012 peroration about "the 47%" and whose RING POWER CORPORATION is being sued for its subjecting a Navy veteran to an intentional race discrimination and a racially hostirle working environment by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). (Case later settled.)

These are the rich and powerful Dull Republican donors funding SARAH ARNOLD's campaign for St. Johns County Commissioner in the wake of her appointment to the Second District County Commission seat (vacated by Hastings farmer Jeb Smith, when he resigned to head the Florida Farm Bureau).

Our sweet Ophelia,... - Sarah Arnold for County Commission | Facebook

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Whitehurst family crest -- does the creature at the center vaguely resemble the Looney Tunes' cartoon character, The Tasmanian Devil?

ARNOLD's special friend is Commission Chairman CHRISTIAN WHITEURST,  with a face that's never been lived in, pie-faced, insecure developer cat's paw, also not college educated, with no significant life experience or signs of humility, who spoke before he ran for office to our County Commission in January 2020 opposing a national search for a newCounty Administrator, reading from a prepared text that if we hired an outsider, they might not know the difference between Hastings and Ponte Vedra.   He's a cat's paw for his pals, HUTSON and CONRAD.

WHITEHURST is most noted for his provincial Babbit-like biases and KKK-adjacent prejudices, including threatening and interrupting public. comment speakers, holding secret negotiations for a three year contract with his pal, County Administrator HUNTER SINCLAIR CONRAD, and making prejudiced remarks about "the kind of people" who receive HUD Section 8 housing vouchers, not wanting them in his county, and opposing creation of a Public Housing Agency, subject of my Fair Housing Act complaint to HUD,

From this blog:

Monday, January 23, 2023

St. Johns County Commission Chair Christian WHITEHURST Cries, "Danger, Danger!" re: Proposed St. Johns County PHA (WJXT)

Lost In Space Danger GIF - Lost In Space Danger Robot GIFs

It happened in America, on the day after we honored the birthday of Rev. Dr.  Martin Luther King, Jr.

St. Johns County Commission Chairman CHRISTIAN WHITEHURST figuratively flailed his arms as he pronounced "DANGER, DANGER" if Commissioners adopt a Public Housing Authority (PHA) in the midst of an affordable housing crisis.  St. Johns County, Florida is one of the few counties without a PHA. 

Like the fictional space-exploring Robinson family's robot on the 1960s television show"Lost in Space," CHRISTIAN WHITEHURST figuratively flailed his arms.  




CHRISTIAN WHITEHURST (a/k/a CHRISTIAN WHITE HOOD), indulged bigotry with open, notorious hostility against poor people.

CHRISTIAN WHITEHURST never matriculated.  Two of five Commissioners did not go to college.

CHRISTIAN WHITEHURST is exactly the sort of uneducated, classist, no-class tabula rasa that the Ruling Classes want in a politician -- other-directed, narrow-minded nuisance.

WHITEHURST said he did not want "those kind of people" in his County who receive HUD Section 8 Housing vouchers. Some 65% of the people receiving HUD Section 8 housing vouchers are Black or Hispanic. That makes St. Johns County likely to lose in the event HUD and USDOJ investigate.  

WHITEHURST appealed to hatred.  

There's no excusing his venality. 

As Senator Robert Kennedy said in 1967, "it is not enough to allow dissent, We must demand it, for there is much to dissent from."

CHRISTIAN WHITEHURST has a sordid record of ignorance about constitutional rights, leading to my sending him a cease and desist letter on January 10, 2023, here.

In 1968, when Dr. King was murdered in Memphis, Senator Robert Kennedy said in the Indianapolis ghetto: 

"What we need in the United States is not division; what we need in the United States is not hatred; what we need in the United States is not violence or lawlessness; but love and wisdom, and compassion toward one another, and a feeling of justice toward those who still suffer within our country, whether they be white or they be black.  So I shall ask you tonight to return home, to say a prayer for the family of Martin Luther King, that's true, but more importantly to say a prayer for our own country, which all of us love--a prayer for understanding and that compassion of which I spoke.

We can do well in this country. We will have difficult times; we've had difficult times in the past; we will have difficult times in the future. It is not the end of violence; it is not the end of lawlessness; it is not the end of disorder.

But the vast majority of white people and the vast majority of black people in this country want to live together, want to improve the quality of our life, and want justice for all human beings who abide in our land."

Ugly, stark and raw, WHITEHURST's outrageous outburst was like a throwback to Alabama Governor George Corley Wallace, a rebarbative racist who ran as a third-party candidate in 1968, helping elect corrupt Republican President Richard Milhous Nixon.  Like the Dixiecrats in 1948, Wallace drew substantial support in Florida, including winning 41.4% of the vote in St. Johns County in 1968 -- a plurality of the 11,310 voters at the time -- more than either Nixon (34.31) or Hubert Horatio Humphrey (24.3%).

In Lincoln's words, "we must disenthrall ourselves." We must appeal to the "better angels of [WHITEHURST's] nature." 

We must demand that Commissioners in the three-vote majority move to reconsider the Commission's racist vote.  Otherwise, we must have a civil, criminal and administrative investigation of St. Johns County for violations of the Fair Housing Act and 1871 Civil Rights Act (Ku Klux Klan Act).

Never again should St. Johns County elect such an uneducated bumptious bigot to public office.

Developers and their cat's paws are a stench in the nostrils of our Nation.

Former County Commission Chairman Ben Rich, Sr. told Folio Weekly in 2008 that St. Johns County is "one of the last bastions of the Ku Klux Klan."  

Dr. King said St. Johns County is one of "the most lawless" places in America. 

The effrontery of CHRISTIAN WHITEHURST (a/k/a CHRISTIAN WHITE HOOD), makes me ashamed of our County's louche leadership,

Enough flummery, dupery and nincompoopery.

We in the reality-based community expect better. 

Last year, I was the first to file to run for St. Johns County Commission in 2024.  


Anonymous said...

Put a Democrat in there every once in a while for Christ sakes. It's a one party, right wing police state for Christ sakes. Have some decency, some class, some ethics, some anything! By God these people are gonna burn in hell.

Anonymous said...

And hell bent on not having one Democrat left in the whole entire state or county. Also, people who aren't religious they don't want here. If you have been convicted of a crime they don't want you here. If you are gay, they don't want you here. And if you are black, it's ok if you are here if you vote GOP. Otherwise, they don't want minorities here. They figure the price increases on everything to be a good thing and helping them accomplish their goals. They want Florida to be a Republican California.

Anonymous said...

"I've been attacked by the far left" - 100% V.A Blocker 😂