Jack Thompson Threatens to "Proceed" Against Utah Attorney General

March 30, 2009 -

In the fallout from his latest, apparently unsuccessful attempt to legislate video games in Utah, disbarred Miami attorney Jack Thompson has issued a vague legal threat to Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff. The popular Republican is serving his third term as Utah's top law enforcement officer.

On Friday the Salt Lake Tribune reported that Shurtleff had expressed concerns about the legality of HB 353, the Thompson-conceived video game bill which was vetoed by Gov. Jon Huntsman last week.

Thompson, clearly, was not thrilled with the news. He referred to Shurtleff as "dead meat" in the header of an e-mail forwarded to GamePolitics later on Friday.

A Sunday e-mail from Thompson to Salt Lake Tribune reporter Robert Gehrke (and cc:'d to GP) threatens to "proceed" against Shurtleff if the A.G. doesn't move against major retailers for what Thompson claims is "the distribution of pornography to minors in violation of state law." By way of defining porn, Thompson attached links to strip club and hooker scenes from Grand Theft Auto IV. However, while certainly not intended for younger buyers, GTA IV has not been declared obscene in any U.S. jurisdiction.

Oh, and there's a deadline for Shurtleff to act: 5:00 P.M. today.

As GamePolitics has previously reported, Thompson called for Shurtleff's impeachment in 2007 when the A.G. suggested that a piece of Thompson-authored video game legislation then before the Utah House was unconstitutional.

GamePolitics has requested comment on Thompson's threat from Rep. Mike Morley, the sponsor of HB 353, as well as from Gayle Ruzicka, the politically-powerful Thompson ally who heads the ultra-conservative Utah Eagle Forum. We have also asked Shurtleff's office to comment. We'll post any comments that we receive.

UPDATE: Apparently unable to wait for his own 5:00 P.M. deadline, Thompson has written to Utah's Obscenity and Pornography Complaints Ombudsman... Except that the person he addressed his letter to is a law enforcement director in Utah A.G.'s Office. The "porn czar" position was eliminated in 2003 for budgetary reasons - which may be an indication of how serious Thompson is about all of this.

UPDATE 2: Rep. Morley has commented to GamePolitics on Thompson's threat to "proceed" against Shurtleff: "I know nothing about that."

Hit the jump for Thompson's Sunday letter to Shurtleff, the "dead meat" e-mail and the new letter to the porn ombudsman:

 

Subject: Fw: Robert, I am proceeding against Shurtleff Monday if he does not act on the below...

 
----- Original Message -----
From: Jack Thompson
To: xxxxx@sltrib.com
Cc: xxxxx@utah.gov
Sent: Sunday, March 29, 2009 7:52 AM
Subject: Robert, I am proceeding against Shurtleff Monday if he does not act on the below...

 

As he is knowingly allowing the distribution of pornography to minors in violation of state law:
 
John B. Thompson, J.D.

March 27, 2009

The Honorable Mark Shurtleff, Attorney General, State of Utah
Utah State Capitol Complex

Salt Lake City, Utah  Via Fax to 801-xxx-xxxx

Re:   Sale of Grand Theft Auto IV to Underage Kids in Utah

Dear Attorney General Shurtleff:

I wrote you a letter on March 6 proving to you, beyond any shadow of a doubt, that major Utah retailers such as Best Buy, Target, and Wal-Mart are selling in their brick and mortar stores and via the Internet the pornographic Grand Theft Auto IV game to minors in your state in criminal violation of Utah’s Sexual Material Harmul to Minors Law.

You did nothing upon learning of this ongoing criminal activity.  Your failure to prosecute these criminal acts constitutes an impeachable offense in your state, as you are in knowing breach of your oath of office to enforce the laws of your state, in this instance laws to protect children.

Let me be clear:  Either you prosecute these retailers for this criminal activity, or I shall take the necessary legal action to secure a court order requiring you to do so.  You have until five o’clock pm this coming Monday to act or tell me that you will act to faithfully discharge your oath of office as Attorney General in these specific regards.  

Here are two links to streaming videos that display just some of the pornographic content in Grand Theft Auto IV, which “game” is being sold to minors throughout Utah in violation of criminal laws that the people of Utah passed and demand that you enforce.  

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lNOdsrI068w
 
http://boinkology.com/2008/04/29/the-ladies-of-liberty-city/

Warm personal regards, Jack Thompson

Copy:  Senator Dayton, Representative Morley, Lt. Gov. Herbert, Gov. Huntsman
            Gayle Ruzicka, Alan Osmond
            Media

-----------BELOW: "Dead Meat" Letter from Friday, March 27th -------------------

From: Jack Thompson
Sent: Friday, March 27, 2009 1:05 PM
To: dennis McCauley
Subject: I love to play hardball, and that is what Shurtleff (Dead Meat) has asked for

John B. Thompson, J.D.

March 27, 2009

The Honorable Mark Shurtleff, Attorney General, State of Utah
Utah State Capitol Complex
Salt Lake City, Utah  Via Fax to

Re:   Sale of Grand Theft Auto IV to Underage Kids in Utah

Dear Attorney General Shurtleff:

I wrote you a letter on March 6 proving to you, beyond any shadow of a doubt, that major Utah retailers such as Best Buy, Target, and Wal-Mart are selling in their brick and mortar stores and via the Internet the pornographic Grand Theft Auto IV game to minors in your state in criminal violation of Utah’s Sexual Material Harmul to Minors Law.

You did nothing upon learning of this ongoing criminal activity.  Your failure to prosecute these criminal acts constitutes an impeachable offense in your state, as you are in knowing breach of your oath of office to enforce the laws of your state, in this instance laws to protect children.

Let me be clear:  Either you prosecute these retailers for this criminal activity, or I shall take the necessary legal action to secure a court order requiring you to do so.  You have until five o’clock pm this coming Monday to act or tell me that you will act to faithfully discharge your oath of office as Attorney General in these specific regards.  

Here are two links to streaming videos that display just some of the pornographic content in Grand Theft Auto IV, which “game” is being sold to minors throughout Utah in violation of criminal laws that the people of Utah passed and demand that you enforce.  

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lNOdsrI068w
 
http://boinkology.com/2008/04/29/the-ladies-of-liberty-city/

Warm personal regards, Jack Thompson

Copy:  Senator Dayton, Representative Morley, Lt. Gov. Herbert, Gov. Huntsman
            Gayle Ruzicka, Alan Osmond
            Media

--------------------------LETTER TO UTAH's PORN OMBUDSMAN: Mar. 30----------------------

Ken Wallentine
Obscenity and Pornography Complaints Ombudsman
Utah State Capitol Complex

Salt Lake City, Utah  Via Fax to 801-xxx-xxxx

Re:   Sale of Sexual Material Harmful to Minors—Grand Theft Auto IV—in Utah
 
Dear Mr. Wallentine:

It was a great pleasure meeting you outside Gary Herbert’s office about two months ago.  I was with Gayle Ruzicka, Karen Clark, and Alan and Suzanne Osmond to discuss HB 353 with Lt. Gov. Herbert.  I particularly enjoyed learning that we both have a dear friend in Lt. Col. Dave Grossman, who heartily endorsed HB 353, in light of the movie and video game retailers’ fraudulent activities.

As you know, the bill was overwhelmingly passed by both houses, only to see Gov. Huntsman veto it.  Mr. Huntsman either has no understanding whatsoever of the bill or he doesn’t care to know.  His explanation that the movie and video game industries would take their age ratings off the movies and games was an utterly absurd statement, as that cannot be done by virtue of binding contractual obligations they have.  The Governor was sold a bill of goods which he bought, for whatever reason.  As a result, we can look forward to more false advertising by major retail concerns such as Best Buy.

Be that as it may, Utah’s obscenity/pornography/sexual material harmful to minors statutes are still on the books.  Gov. Huntsman hasn’t managed to void them—yet.

Thus, I write you regarding those constitutional laws, as I am told you are Utah’s Obscenity and Pornography Complaints Ombudsman.  If you are not, please get this letter to him/her quickly.

Nearly a month ago, I informed A.G. Shurtleff in writing that all video game retailers are openly selling Grand Theft Auto IV to 17-year-olds in Utah.  They are doing this both on-line and in their brick and mortar stores.  Why the video game industry thinks it can sell indecent material to 17-year-olds just because they have a “Mature” rating system that  uses 17 years as the demarcation line when the law makes it 18 is beyond me, but the ways of the video game industry are inexplicable to most normal folks.  A 17-year-old is a minor, as you know, and yet someone of that age can walk into Wal-Mart, show a driver’s license indicating he is 17, and walk out with this indecent, pornographic game.

This particular game clearly constitutes sexual material harmful to minors, and its sale to anyone under 18 is a criminal act.  If you doubt that, please click on the below two links and see for yourself.  I believe most juries in Utah would find this material to be obscene under Miller v. California for sale to adults, let alone children.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lNOdsrI068w
 
http://boinkology.com/2008/04/29/the-ladies-of-liberty-city/

I don’t know if Mr. Shurtleff is looking the other way from this ongoing criminal activity because of his cozy relationship with the video game industry, which has included not only the payment of campaign contributions from the Entertainment Software Association to him as well as his doing PSA’s with the ESRB, which were really unreported in-kind campaign contributions by the industry to him during his re-election cycle.  Regardless of the reason, his failure to enforce these criminal laws has to stop.  This failure is a violation of his oath of office and constitutes an impeachable offense.

Please advise at your earliest convenience that the Attorney General has either begun a prosecution of those individuals selling GTA IV to minors or that he has sent out a letter statewide, through all major media, that this practice must stop immediately.  If he does not do either of those things, then I shall proceed in the fashion I must to see to it that Mr. Shurtleff starts doing his job in this regard.

Children are more important than keeping a scofflaw industry happy in Utah.

Warm personal regards, Jack Thompson

Copy:  Senator Dayton, Representative Morley, Lt. Gov. Herbert, Gov. Huntsman
            Gayle Ruzicka, Alan Osmond
            Media

 


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Re: Jack Thompson Threatens to "Proceed" Against Utah Attorney

One more thought: Thompson shouldn't call himself a conservative since he has very liberal interpretations of cause and effect and pornography.

Geaux Saints, Geaux Tigers, Geaux Hornets, Jack Thompson can geaux chase a chupacabra.

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Re: Jack Thompson Threatens to "Proceed" Against Utah Attorney

He'll pick whatever politic wing that suits his purposes. He has incited that Obama and McCain would be used by him, and yet he'll bash Obama and all liberals on his Conservative column, however he'll promote liberals and Obama views on here.

Funny thing is he declared the Republic party dead and incompetent in the early ninties :P

Opportunist is a good way of describing his true political values :)

Re: Jack Thompson Threatens to "Proceed" Against Utah Attorney

Opportunist is a good way of describing his true political values :)

Agreed.  Whereas clueless, greedy, self-serving, rude, obnoxious, and generally annoying is closer to the reality.  I honestly could see him trying to (or at least make sounds about trying to) sue his god is he/it did something that jackie did not like. 

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That's what I would Describe JT everyday

Watching JT on GP is just like watching an episode of Jerry springer only as funny as the fights

America has just became its own version of the Jerry Springer Show after a bizarre moment in Florida involving a carnival worker.

Re: Jack Thompson Threatens to "Proceed" Against Utah Attorney

Just goes to the old adage.  "The best defense is a strong offense" and jackie is defiantly offensive.

Re: Jack Thompson Threatens to "Proceed" Against Utah ...

My think is that Jack Thompson already knows he was defeated again and now the only thing he have to express his anger is just acting like the ravaging lunatic he has always been.

I really hope this is the last time this madman tries to interfire with persons lifes. I hope that in the future more people understand the kind of man Jack really is.

 

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I'm getting confused.  First Jack tries to get a law put in plade that will bring legal action against retailers if they say that they will uphold the ESRBs 17 and up M rating.  Now he is opposed to the 17 and up M rating.  So does he want it enforced not?

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No; He just wants to rid the world of "Murder Simulators".

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Just a thought but....

in the picture, the face on Jack, seems like he just found out his son is pregnant, and that he just "shat" himself.

 

Re: Just a thought but....

You noticed that, too, huh? I've also thought it was taken right after the news of his disbarment broke ("Disbarred?! Wadaya mean, "disbarred?"").

Re: Jack Thompson Threatens to "Proceed" Against Utah ...

I think there is really something emotionally wrecked about Thompson, his actions really are child-like in response. Either someone is with him or against him and as soon as he doesn't get his way then he lashes out, no matter the facts or situation. It's all or nothing with him: any level of objective 'pornographic' content should be outlawed, all games are teaching people to kill and any protests or against his work results in legal threats and moral outrage.

I have sympathy for him, maybe he's had harsh times in the playground or somewhere during childhood, but he's physically a fully grown adult and needs to take responsibility, rather than constantly screaming at everyone around him. He can't go on like this forever.

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At the end of the day, Jack is still responsible for his actions, and for that he deserves absolutely no pity.

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heres the funny thing about this. none of the stuff showed porn in it what so ever (wellmaybe the car bit if you go by motions). in my book. for somthing to be pornographic, it has to A, HAve a topless or nude females, B (optional) nude males,  C, show in detail what is going on aka close up of all the "bad stuff" in jacks world.

GTA has none of that at all.

The strippers are clothed, gratned it be in thongs and very small nipple cover tops, but  is still coverd. none of them are ever nude or topless.

The hookers you can pic up just move into your lap and you can only tell whats going on if you bother to move the camera, but once again. not detail what so ever.

LAstly the Sex one can get during the date is never seen  it's heard but never seen. and you see that on TV shows, movies, any thing pretty much pg-13 (and same rated for tv) and up pretty much

so yes, It is very very Mature content but it  is not ADULT or PORN.

 also is'nt it illegal for jack to practice law at all?

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This is probably the most pathetic I have ever seen Jack.  He runs his mouth, with press releases, deadlines, and threats out the ass.  He so desperately wants to pretend to be relevant and have the games inudstry and people who play games to fear for their 1st Amendment rights. 

He issues an ominous-sounding threat against the Utah AG and then contact one of his subordinates, addressed to a government position that has not existed in six years?  Pathetic.

Did Jack really think nobody would research his letters and look them up?

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Jack's defintion of pornography really makes me laugh. Those scenes he cited would probably be rated PG-13 in a movie. You can't see anything with the hookers and the strippers have bikinis and thongs on to cover their private areas. There's nothing even close to pornographic in GTAIV, the game is rated M for Mature and if your under 17 an adult has to be with you durring the purchase. In fact the retailers he cited also have the best enforcement policies according to the FCC. I honestly think the only thing that will stop Jack from acting like this if he ends in jail or sued for a lot of money and one or both will probably happen within the next year or so.

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Apparently you missed the whole part about him linking to videos on YouTube, which doesn't carry ANYTHING pornographic. That pretty much puts the nail in the coffin right there.

Except that this is Jack we're talking about, so...

Saying that Jack Thompson is impotent is an insult to impotent men everywhere. They've got a whole assortment of drugs that can cure their condition; Jack, however...

Re: Jack Thompson Threatens to "Proceed" Against Utah Attorney

Eureka!

Jack's just a very misguided fan of 30 Rock. He think's Tracy Jordan is real and he really did invent a porn video game. That explains it all.

Well, most of it.

You've gotta give me at least some.

Saying that Jack Thompson is impotent is an insult to impotent men everywhere. They've got a whole assortment of drugs that can cure their condition; Jack, however...

Re: Jack Thompson Threatens to "Proceed" Against Utah Attorney

All the 'porn games' were early Atari games and PC games :P Those are actually pretty dirty lol

And not even in 8-bit graphics either! :D (What are those pixels doing....err whoa....is that tetris block humping that one that looks sort of like a brick woman?)

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Oh boy, did Jack Thompson forget that he's no longer a lawyer and he can't bring a lawsuit to the Attorney General?

"threatens to "proceed" against Shurtleff if the A.G. doesn't move against major retailers for what Thompson claims is "the distribution of pornography to minors in violation of state law." By way of defining porn, Thompson attached links to strip club and hooker scenes from Grand Theft Auto IV. However, while certainly not intended for younger buyers, GTA IV has not been declared obscene in any U.S. jurisdiction."

That game isn't pornographic, it may have some hookers and strip club.  But they don't have any penetration sex or anything you seen in Porno.  That game is rated Mature not Everyone or E10.  Did this guy forget the ESRB is there for purpose unless JT think they're part of the conspiracy to corrupt the children.

"beyond any shadow of a doubt, that major Utah retailers such as Best Buy, Target, and Wal-Mart are selling in their brick and mortar stores and via the Internet the pornographic Grand Theft Auto IV game to minors in your state in criminal violation of Utah’s Sexual Material Harmul to Minors Law."

Jack, you jackass.  I never seen those store selling something beyond mature rated game.  They're not allowed to carry AO rated game because they are considered pornographic.  I never seen Target, Wal-mart, or Best Buy carry any AO rated games.  They'll never do that.  If a child wants to buy GTA4, they need a parent to buy it.  If a parent buy the game, whose's fault is that?  So Jack does that mean unrated DVDs and music with explicit lyrics are evil also.  Are you going after those also.

"Let me be clear:  Either you prosecute these retailers for this criminal activity, or I shall take the necessary legal action to secure a court order requiring you to do so.  You have until five o’clock pm this coming Monday to act or tell me that you will act to faithfully discharge your oath of office as Attorney General in these specific regards."

That pushing it too far.  You don't have the right to order anybody around.  If the US supreme Court finds out you're using threat.  Kiss that appeal good bye, Jackie-chan (not the movie star, but using Japanese honorific ).

"As you know, the bill was overwhelmingly passed by both houses, only to see Gov. Huntsman veto it.  Mr. Huntsman either has no understanding whatsoever of the bill or he doesn’t care to know.  His explanation that the movie and video game industries would take their age ratings off the movies and games was an utterly absurd statement, as that cannot be done by virtue of binding contractual obligations they have.  The Governor was sold a bill of goods which he bought, for whatever reason.  As a result, we can look forward to more false advertising by major retail concerns such as Best Buy".
 

More conspiracy theories Jack.  Good luck trying to convince them with your so-called "evidence".

"don’t know if Mr. Shurtleff is looking the other way from this ongoing criminal activity because of his cozy relationship with the video game industry, which has included not only the payment of campaign contributions from the Entertainment Software Association to him as well as his doing PSA’s with the ESRB, which were really unreported in-kind campaign contributions by the industry to him during his re-election cycle.  Regardless of the reason, his failure to enforce these criminal laws has to stop.  This failure is a violation of his oath of office and constitutes an impeachable offense."

Adding more conspiracy Theory huh.  Keep going Jack.  No one will take this.

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Just a sidenote.  the -chan honorific refers to a female.  If he were japanese he would be jackie-san (technically he would be senpai.  Even if we dont like him he is older than most, hense considered senior).

Then again if jackie were japanese he would also have likely been tossed into an active volcano or feed to a nameless giant radioactive lizard to protect the public.  jackie does not understand the concept behind honor so would not do well in most other countries.  On second thought I wonder how much postage it would be to ship him off somewhere.. maybe Greenland.

Re: Jack Thompson Threatens to "Proceed" Against Utah ...

Hehe here I go again, the chan name suffixe can be used in a honorific way with women and girls but only if they are younger than you are. Otherwise san still applies. Chan can still be used with men and boys that are closed friends and family but usually, kun will be used instead. As for Senpai, that is used with "seniors" but only with senior colleagues. Like senior students in school or co-workers that have been there longer than you have.

I'll admit I'm not the best ressource when it comes to japanese though. I'll ask when I'm in Tokyo this summer ;)

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I'm sorry to tell you name suffixe denoting respect in Japanese. Well, it is but i'ts mostly used with close family and friends, to people you want to demonstrate some affection. Otherwise it's san or sama (sama being even more honorific so I don't recommend it with Thompson).

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When I said Jackie-chan.  I used it as a humor.  I used this in another article (Don't remember where).  When I said that first time, a picture of JT doing a Kung-Fu kick was another person reply for my humor.  You need to know when I'm using humor or not.

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I think it was used more in sarcasim. :P

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I'd go with Baka-Jack, has a good ring to it.

Also reminds me of Crackerjacks, which I'm assuming is where he found his law degree.

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That game is rated Mature not Everyone or E10.  Did this guy forget the ESRB is there for purpose unless JT think they're part of the conspiracy to corrupt the children.

Actually.....I think he does, it wouldn't surprise me in the least.

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Surprise you? It's been his entire argument from day 1.

Saying that Jack Thompson is impotent is an insult to impotent men everywhere. They've got a whole assortment of drugs that can cure their condition; Jack, however...

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Nothing Thompson does surprises me.

Re: Jack Thompson Threatens to "Proceed" Against Utah Attorney

Keep going Jack Thompson. I'm sure you'll redeem yourself that way ;)
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Think that's bad?  He actually wrote a letter to Barack Obama requesting that violent video games are to be banned.

http://blogs.popzara.com/index.php/item/716

 

What is a game?(throws wine glass on the floor and it breaks to pieces) A miserable little pile of secrets.

What is a game?(throws wine glass on the floor and it breaks to pieces) A miserable little pile of secrets.

Re: Jack Thompson Threatens to "Proceed" Against Utah ...

"What is a game?(throws wine glass on the floor and it breaks to pieces) A miserable little pile of secrets."

But enough talk. Have at you!

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Barack Obama may be ignoring JT as we speak(I think he already knowed what happen because He's a Competent Lawyer to and the fact that JT got told by the US marshalls to stop making Terroristic threats)

Watching JT on GP is just like watching an episode of Jerry springer only as funny as the fights

America has just became its own version of the Jerry Springer Show after a bizarre moment in Florida involving a carnival worker.

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""I know nothing about that.""

Ah.  The Sargent Schultz approach.  Good move.  Deny everything.

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If worse comes to worst, he can try what the white collars here did in the past. "I don't recall."

Re: Jack Thompson Threatens to "Proceed" Against Utah Attorney

Is there not enough evidence that JT is mentally incompetant yet? At the very least is there not enough evidence that he's harassing innocent people? He isn't exercising his freedom of speech - he's trying to terrorize people.

I will not buy securom games. http://www.wolvenmoon.com/sharedfiles/message1.jpg and http://www.wolvenmoon.com/sharedfiles/message2.jpg

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That's why he was disbarred.  Terrorizing people unrelated to his cases, harrassment of female employees of "opposing" law firms, lying to courts, unprofessional conduct, etc all added up to this disgraceful punishment. 

The only things left is for someone to be bothered to sue him directly.  He already has had federal marshalls visit his home- and he cannot enter his local courthouse unless escorted by security.

The Eagle Forum, a bonafide extremist hate group, has enabled this latest streak of nonsense- it takes a group of scum to assist a scumbag.

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I take it that that place would give even the Mos Esly (yes, I know I severly misspelt that) Cantina a bad name huh?

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So lemme get this straight: Jack-O sends a letter complaining about A.G. Shurtleff to an individual in a particular official capacity but, in fact, that official capacity no longer exists and hasn't existed for some time. Moreover, the individual to whom Jack sends his letter complaining about A.G. Shurtleff is, in fact, a subordinate of A.G. Shurtleff. Am I understanding this all correctly? And before I fall out of my chair and wet my pants laughing?

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So wait, the person he sent that letter to has no real authority, and the Attorney General happens to sign this person's paychecks?

Just when you thought Thompson's I.Q. couldn't get lower.......

And as an added bonus, the Price is Right's losing horn: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ytCEuuW2_A

Geaux Saints, Geaux Tigers, Geaux Hornets, Jack Thompson can geaux chase a chupacabra.

Geaux Saints, Geaux Tigers, Geaux Pelicans. Solidarity for the Saints = No retreat, no surrender. 2013 = Saints' revenge on the NFL. Even through the darkest days, this fire burns always.

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I don't know whether it's funny or sad that I can easily alter Jack's messages to criminalize religion instead of GTA4, and actually make a better point despite it being satire

岩「…Where do masochists go when they die?」

岩「…I can see why Hasselbeck's worried about fake guns killing fake people. afterall, she's a fake journalist on a fake news channel」

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John B. Thompson, J.D.

 

Ahh.  Must suck to lose that Esq., huh, Jack?

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But what's J.D., then? Justice Degree? Which would of course be utterly useless to mention, with the disbarment and all...

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Juris Doctor degree. But Vanderbilt U must be should be kicking themselves in the behind for bringing such an embarrassment to the law world. You'd think they'd be handing out degrees to anyone like they are Westwood College.

GameSnooper

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Bat.Shit.Insane.

Re: Jack Thompson Threatens to "Proceed" Against Utah ...

Didn't freerepublic call him Batjack or Moon-batjack for this reason alone? :P

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Well said.

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With enemies like this, who needs friends. 

Re: Jack Thompson Threatens to "Proceed" Against Utah Attorney

Loser loses again. Really, what is new with this douche?

 

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. . Wisdom begins in wonder. - Socrates . .

Re: Jack Thompson Threatens to "Proceed" Against Utah Attorney

"His explanation that the movie and video game industries would take their age ratings off the movies and games was an utterly absurd statement, as that cannot be done by virtue of binding contractual obligations they have."

Really? Seriously? Am I living in another United States than this guy? Maybe I'm stupid, but I'm pretty sure there's no contractual obligations there. Please, somebody correct me on this before I try to figure out what country he's living in.

Re: Jack Thompson Threatens to "Proceed" Against Utah Attorney

Wonderland I guess, along with Mickael Jackson...

 
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quiknkoldMarvel just made my nips hard10/22/2014 - 9:50pm
Andrew EisenMarvel also shows it understands that once it leaks, it's out there and went ahead and officially released the trailer. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tmeOjFno6Do10/22/2014 - 9:36pm
E. Zachary KnightMarvel's response is the best.10/22/2014 - 9:31pm
Andrew EisenI'll be streaming some games tonight at 8p PST in preparation for Saturday's marathon. twitch.tv/andreweisen10/22/2014 - 9:30pm
Adam802http://www.cbsnews.com/news/3d-video-games-surprising-concern/10/22/2014 - 9:16pm
MaskedPixelanteI'm not sure how to feel about Ultron's mouth. I'm sure he has one in the comics, but this is getting dangerously close to Transformers "Optimus has a defined mouth and it looks super weird" territory for me.10/22/2014 - 8:49pm
Andrew EisenMarvel on the leaked Avengers 2 trailer: https://twitter.com/Marvel/status/52507165630662656010/22/2014 - 8:09pm
E. Zachary KnightI squeed like a little girl when I watched the leaked Avengers Age of Ultron trailer. So much awesome.10/22/2014 - 6:47pm
quiknkoldI have a problem with games that use a digit for sequals when clearly they can be called something else. Five Nights at Freddy's 2? Nonono. Its "Another Five Nights at Freddy's" or "Five Nights Week 2"10/22/2014 - 5:30pm
E. Zachary KnightExtra Credits has come out against GamerGate. https://www.facebook.com/ExtraCredits/posts/86104175727438610/22/2014 - 5:28pm
E. Zachary Knightis it really that hard to answer a question, that to me seems fairly straight forward? I ask, because I have asked a specific question now 3 times without an actual answer in the wastebook thread.10/22/2014 - 5:20pm
Andrew EisenFive Nights at Freddy's 2! Yay! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lVPONdZBh6s10/22/2014 - 5:07pm
Matthew Wilsonyou guys know he doesnt work for ea anymore?10/22/2014 - 5:02pm
WymorenceYou forgot having to open Unity through Origin too. :p10/22/2014 - 4:37pm
MaskedPixelanteUnity will now be licensed out half finished, with remaining tools to be sold back to you for 10-15 dollars a piece.10/22/2014 - 3:23pm
E. Zachary KnightNot a big fan of this news, but Unity3D's CEO is stepping down and John Riccitiello steps up. http://gamasutra.com/view/news/228384/Helgason_steps_down_as_Unity_CEO_and_John_Riccitiello_steps_up.php10/22/2014 - 3:06pm
MaskedPixelanteIt's probably extremism.10/22/2014 - 12:07pm
Matthew Wilsonthat being said, they are more likely to blame religious extremists than games.10/22/2014 - 12:01pm
Matthew Wilsonlets just hope they dont try to blame video games.10/22/2014 - 12:00pm
MaskedPixelanteOh joy, Ottawa's on lockdown, this is going to be a fun couple of days...10/22/2014 - 11:56am
 

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