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Blogger arrested for sneaking into Thad Cochranís wifeís nursing home room
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Posted on 05/17/2014 10:53:24 PM PDT by chessplayer

If the allegations prove true – and the initial evidence seems pretty compelling – this will turn out to be yet another story of a blogger going off the rails and doing the wrong thing in pursuit of a story. According to recently breaking reports, blogger Clayton Thomas Kelly of Mississippi crossed all bounds of propriety by entering the nursing home room of the wife of Senator Thad Cochran (R-Mississippi) and photographing her for use in a political story.

A Pearl man who runs a political blog is accused of sneaking into a nursing home where U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran’s wife is bedridden and photographing her, then posting the image in a video political “hit piece” on the internet.

Madison Police arrested Clayton Thomas Kelly, 28, of Pearl on Friday night on a charge of exploitation of a vulnerable adult. He’s being held on a $100,000 bond.

The information still missing at the time of this posting is precisely which “local political blog” posted the information (with the Name of Cochran’s wife, I assume), since the local media didn’t have that detail until the next morning. The missing piece here – and this is purely speculation at this point – could be that the “local blog” in question was, in fact, Kelly’s blog. Since everyone seems to agree that the information had been posted there, and then removed, I suppose that’s possible. Of course, it would require a bit of luck on the part of McDaniel’s campaign manager to have just managed to catch the post on the blog between the time it was published and then pulled, but given the tendency of campaign workers to constantly monitor Google alerts for anything mentioning their opponent’s name, it’s not beyond the realm of the possible. (See Update below.)

If this claim about the phone message and its timing turns out to be true, it adds an entirely new element to the story, but we still need to hear from Sojourner, who isn’t commenting on it yet. If she did, in fact, know about this before the police released any details, including the identity of Cochran’s wife, somebody has some explaining to do and McDaniel will have to be on top of this immediately.

UPDATE: (Jazz) The local blogger reporting on this story is saying that the offending video / pictures were posted either “two weeks ago” or April 26th, depending who you ask, so if that’s the case, the McDaniel camp couldn’t have found it in the way I surmised. Curiouser and curiouser, to quote one fable.


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1 posted on 05/17/2014 10:53:24 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer

I’m not getting what the blogger wanted to do with Cochran’s information about his wife.

It’s despicable, but I dont’ get it.


2 posted on 05/17/2014 10:55:36 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: Jonty30

From another article about this, it seems that senator Cochran is living with another woman while his wife is in a nursing home. Could be the blogger wanted to expose the affair and publish a picture of his wife along with the article.


3 posted on 05/17/2014 11:09:43 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: chessplayer

Low-class effing fool.

I hope he does at least a little bit of time for this intrusion.


4 posted on 05/17/2014 11:15:21 PM PDT by Bobalu (What cannot be programmed cannot be physics)
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To: Vince Ferrer

Ah, if that’s the case I get it.

I do think it’s despicable he would invade her privacy like that. Giving such an expose wouldn’t have needed a picture.


5 posted on 05/17/2014 11:16:36 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: Vince Ferrer

I also think the senator is scum if he’s doing that to his wife.


6 posted on 05/17/2014 11:18:42 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: chessplayer

Since Cochrane is a Repub, what are the odds the “blogger” is a lefty?


7 posted on 05/17/2014 11:19:45 PM PDT by Little Pig (Vi Veri Veniversum Vivus Vici.)
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To: Little Pig

Pretty slim, as Cochran is the lefty in this primary.


8 posted on 05/17/2014 11:33:41 PM PDT by PAR35
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To: Little Pig

The blogger is conservative, the question is if this blogger is connected to his primary opponent.


9 posted on 05/17/2014 11:40:38 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: chessplayer

Authorities say a conservative Mississippi blogger 28-year-old Clayton Thomas Kelly

10 posted on 05/17/2014 11:41:15 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: kcvl

Exhibit A; Petty Officer Dumbbell; “He peeps while she sleeps”.


11 posted on 05/18/2014 12:05:46 AM PDT by lee martell
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To: Vince Ferrer; Little Pig; PAR35

The opponent in this primary race is Chris McDaniel, who has ties to the Tea Party. The blogger in question has stated support of McDaniel.

McDaniel has emphatically denied any association with the blogger. To my way of thinking, this is the last kind of publicity that any candidate would want for his campaign.

The blogger may or may not be a conservative but one thing he is definitely not is a gentleman.

Nor is he very smart.

In fact he’s the kind of guy you wish would go play for the other team.


12 posted on 05/18/2014 12:07:16 AM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: kcvl

Some claim he was Tea Party but given the way they throw that around, I don’t trust any media; even local news.

But he ain’t too bright, that’s fer sure.


13 posted on 05/18/2014 12:11:48 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Little Pig

His wife has been in this state for over fourteen years, incapacitated since early dementia started at 58. I don’t advocate what he did, but I can understand the healthy partner still needed to manage his life. I personally know of some couples where both are aware, after an onset of a chronic illness, that from this point forward, they won’t be able to full their spousal duties, and have given consent to the healthy spouse to discreetly go ahead. Every couple is different.


14 posted on 05/18/2014 12:14:26 AM PDT by lee martell
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To: F15Eagle

As was explained to me, wannabes and hangers-on gravitate to campaigns. They’re tolerated, because if you tell somebody to get lost, then you have an ex-hanger-on with a grudge against you, and nobody has time for that in the middle of a campaign. Sometimes they’re helpful, occasionally they’re a nuisance, and once in a while one of them has a bright idea to “help,” and something like this happens.


15 posted on 05/18/2014 12:20:07 AM PDT by balch3
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To: balch3

Yep, it’s a complicated world out there.


16 posted on 05/18/2014 12:21:53 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: PAR35

I dunno. This is the kind of thing “seminar Republicans” (I’ve been a Republican all my life, but...) who are really Dems in disguise do. This one’s even a twofer: He claims to associate with the Tea Party candidate, and so smears him with being sleazy, and at the same time “exposes” the Mainstream GOPe candidate as a two-timer.

This one’s really a case of “cui bono”, and only a lefty/Dem could benefit from this guy pulling a stunt like this.


17 posted on 05/18/2014 12:41:51 AM PDT by Little Pig (Vi Veri Veniversum Vivus Vici.)
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To: balch3

“...wannabes and hangers-on gravitate to campaigns....”
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The stupid blogger is not part of anyone’s campaign. And the only folks making use of his stupidity are the local supporters of the GOPe, RINOs and their Washington DC based supporters.


18 posted on 05/18/2014 12:57:44 AM PDT by House Atreides
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To: House Atreides

“...supporters of the GOPe, RINOs and their Washington DC based supporters.”
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An example of this is the above linked article itself...along with similar articles your friend Google will help you find. The thing they all seem to have in common is that they are spreading innuendo about the McDaniel campaign.

This has the smell of Rove and the NRSC all over it. They must not like some of the internals of some polling they’ve seen and are worried about the possibilities of their puppet Cochran not doing well.


19 posted on 05/18/2014 1:08:23 AM PDT by House Atreides
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To: lee martell

“...in sickness and in health, until death us do part.”

Cochran has a duty and an obligation to be faithful and constant to his wife until the end, no matter how long in coming. Married couples are of one body, mind, and soul, despite difficult circumstances. There is no “permission” to move on and commit adultery.

If true what the blogger did, it’s despicable. Equally despicable if Cochran has taken up with another woman — unfit for public service, if so.


20 posted on 05/18/2014 1:19:26 AM PDT by twister881
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To: lee martell
Every couple is different.

Some couples don't honor their vows. I cannot imagine abandoning my marriage when my husband needs me the most.

21 posted on 05/18/2014 2:21:27 AM PDT by BykrBayb (Wagglebee please come home we miss you! ~ √ě)
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To: lee martell
"His wife has been in this state for over fourteen years, incapacitated since early dementia started at 58. I don’t advocate what he did, but I can understand the healthy partner still needed to manage his life. I personally know of some couples where both are aware, after an onset of a chronic illness, that from this point forward, they won’t be able to full their spousal duties, and have given consent to the healthy spouse to discreetly go ahead. Every couple is different."

So the "For better or worse, in sickness and health" part is just a loose guideline and not a contract with our Creator?

22 posted on 05/18/2014 2:57:58 AM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah so shall it be again,")
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To: fella

The blogger wasn’t attacking the sickness or even the fact that Cochran had an affair. What he was attacking was the crony girlfriend (every story is leaving this out) lives with him, is a highly paid consultant that he took on several overseas fact finding (vacations) trips on the tax payer’s dime.

Secondly the news article is crap and a plant. The story was posted on several blogs and online news sites way before it broke in the paper the next morning. There was plenty of time for other camp to respond and Cochran knows it. He is the one trying to get political gain off of the idiot who took the picture.


23 posted on 05/18/2014 3:31:56 AM PDT by BushCountry (If you're wondering, "I got my screenname before GW was elected the first time.")
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To: chessplayer
I lived in Mississippi most all my life, and moved out to Texas in the past year to get a new job. I have friends in both the McDaniel Camp and the Cochran Camp, and this election has gotten particularily nasty. Cochran hasn't had to run for office since he first got elected Senator in 1978. He's from the same hometown my wife and father-in-law's from (Byram), and every time I've spoken with him he's been what I've always pictured a Southern Senator to be like (silver hair, courtly, a Gentleman, etc.).

However, Cochran has gotten entirely too comfortable being a dealmaker in the Senate. Despite the stereotype, Mississippi traditionally elects and re-elects Legislators who're superb at playing the "inside the Beltway" game- they "talk" conservative at home, but make deals behind the scenes to bring pork back to the State. John C. Stennis, James Eastland, Trent Lott, Roger Wicker, and Thad Cochran have all done it like that. While Mississippi produces skilled legislators, the State also has horrible Executive Leaders. Thad Cochran just isn't going to stick his neck out for anything unless he has political cover.

Now Chris McDaniel is the Tea Party alternative. My pro-McDaniel friends say he's the real deal, that he'll be a Mike Lee-Ted Cruz clone in the Senate. My pro-Cochran friends accuse him of using the Tea Party as a schtick, and that he's actually mealy-mouthed and doesn't actually take a stand on anything important.

What do I believe? No matter who wins, I hope both camps can come together, win the General Election in November, then fall in behind the REAL Leader of the Opposition to Barky the Dog-eater, MY Senator (and mostly likely President) Ted Cruz.

24 posted on 05/18/2014 5:06:05 AM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Ob)
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To: Jonty30

My only guess would be that the place where she was maybe was a Medicaid/Medicare facility? IOW he’s ‘rich’ and he has his momma on state aid or something?


25 posted on 05/18/2014 5:22:58 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: kcvl

Any idea what those numbers on the mug shot are about? I figure the column on the left might be inches, but that on the right?


26 posted on 05/18/2014 5:43:49 AM PDT by punchamullah
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To: lee martell

So much for “in sickness and in health, till death do we part. It is adultery anyway you look at it.


27 posted on 05/18/2014 6:11:37 AM PDT by Coldwater Creek
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To: lee martell

So much for “in sickness and in health, till death do we part. It is adultery anyway you look at it.


28 posted on 05/18/2014 6:12:43 AM PDT by Coldwater Creek
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To: punchamullah

on the right is inches on the left is centimeters but you have to add 100


29 posted on 05/18/2014 6:37:57 AM PDT by babble-on
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To: Little Pig

no, it’s a case of “stupid redneck” not cui bono. His goal was to dramatize the horror of Cochran’s affair and showing his poor wife in the hospital.


30 posted on 05/18/2014 6:39:48 AM PDT by babble-on
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To: lee martell

For better or for worse, in sickness and in health....


31 posted on 05/18/2014 6:43:34 AM PDT by Bigg Red (1 Pt 1: As he who called you is holy, be holy yourselves in every aspect of your conduct.)
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To: Gaffer
IOW he’s ‘rich’ and he has his momma on state aid or something?

If the senator and his wife have paid into social security what is wrong with using medicare when you need it?

Do you think there should be a means test for social security or disability?

32 posted on 05/18/2014 6:48:45 AM PDT by ladyjane
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To: House Atreides

“This has the smell of Rove and the NRSC all over it.”

You guys have a newly discovered disease “ROVE DERANGEMENT SYNDROME”.

It is a disease that formerly only afflicted democrats who hated a certain president but is now becoming an epidemic.


33 posted on 05/18/2014 7:10:46 AM PDT by staytrue
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To: Little Pig

kind of like Carter’s grandson at Romney’s fundraiser...
I am not sure about McDaniels, have heard him speak, but I AM sure that Cochrane is across the isle a lot more than he is home, er, that is voting the will of the folks of MissiSSippi.


34 posted on 05/18/2014 8:07:31 AM PDT by Boowhoknew
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To: ladyjane

Actually, I don’t think anything is wrong with it.

My ‘guess’ was from the perspective of an ‘agitprop’ disruptor, that’s all. I was only trying to step into the mind of a political blogger, that’s all.


35 posted on 05/18/2014 8:38:36 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: staytrue

...“This has the smell of Rove and the NRSC all over it.”

You guys have a newly discovered disease “ROVE DERANGEMENT SYNDROME”....
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“staytrue”, in response to your above comment, I’d say that YOU suffer from “ROVE WORSHIP SYNDROME”. I suspect you are either extremely GULLIBLE or are, in some capacity, on the payroll of some GOPe institution. Anyhow, I’ve copied (below the following line of asterisks) in its entirety a posting you made several days ago. That posting of yours clearly explains who and what you are and how YOU feel about those of us who are consistently constitutional conservatives.

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“I am GOPe and we want practical common sense solutions to today’s problems. Most of the time, these solutions tend toward conservatism but we listen to all proposals first and evaluate each on the merits.

The conservatives want conservative, dogmatic solutions that have worked in the past to rebuild America.

The conservative method is all fine and good, but you guys want to win with 51% or less and jam your theocratic dogmatic agenda down Americans throats without convincing them that it is right first.

This is why no one likes you. You tend toward being screaming bullies. And this is why you fail.”


36 posted on 05/18/2014 10:03:54 AM PDT by House Atreides
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To: chessplayer

Tea Party vice chairman arrested http://www.clarionledger.com/story/news/politics/2014/05/22/more-arrests-in-cochran-conspiracy/9440277/


37 posted on 05/22/2014 12:49:28 PM PDT by balch3
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