Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Joe the Teabagger Campaign Death Spiral Watch - Day 10: Tony Hopfinger on Hardball & Other Stuff

An analysis of Miller's dilemma and foolishness on MSNBC:

It appears that although the Municipality of Anchorage is OK with unlicensed thugs bullying and kidnapping the press inside their borders, the State of Alaska Department of Public Safety may not be. From the Alaska Dispatch, via The Immoral Minority:

The firm Drop Zone Security is apparently being investigated by the state Department of Public Safety in connection with its handling of a Joe Miller campaign event on Sunday where Drop Zone agents arrested and handcuffed Alaska Dispatch editor Tony Hopfinger.

The DPS case comes as public attention remains focused on questions surrounding the incident, including why Miller employed private security guards, some of whom were active-duty military, and what led to the physical confrontation that ended with Hopfinger's arrest.

Alaska Dispatch had called DPS Monday to find out whether Drop Zone was licensed as a security company by the state and whether Fulton, its owner, has a valid security guard license as would be required by the state.

Early Tuesday morning, Peters left a voicemail on a Dispatch reporter's phone saying the company did not have a security guard license.

A couple hours later, however, she said she couldn't say anything more about the company or the case because DPS had started an investigation based on numerous questions from reporters. And again, she won't say specifically that Drop Zone is the subject of the investigation.

Where is Miller campaigning today? His calendar is empty until this afternoon, when he begins an evening of events in Kodiak. He will be on KVOK radio for a half hour, then on to a town hall meeting followed by a meet-and-greet at the Kodiak Convention Center, from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m.

Then it is back to Anchorage, where he will be at a Thursday evening fundraiser/meet-and-greet in South Anchorage:

When: Thu, October 21, 5:30pm – 8:30pm

Where: 11500 Hawkins Lane Anchorage (map)

Description: Bon Fire~Smores~Hot Chocolate~Hot Dogs~ Fantastic Fun Night will take place outside so Dress Warmly Come out and get your picture taken with Joe Miller by a professional photographer for a donation of $25.00

Bring your friends for a wonderful evening of fun!!

Come hear Joe Miller speak and tell us where he stands on the issues that mean so much to us. Driving Directions: From Seward to O'malley take a right: from lake otis you would take a left onto Forrest Go straight on Forrest and stay to the right Turn right on Mona Turn left on Hawkins

The gate to the house is on the right a little ways down The road is a dead end so you can't go to far if you pass it and it is the only house that is gated.

No word yet on what unlicensed firm Joe will hire to guard that gate.


Anonymous said...

What is this picture crap? $25. for a pic w/Joe the teabag? Is he pulling a Palin?
And that place the deadzone/whatever, they are doing bail bonds, don't you need some sort of license to do that? They can't deny it the pics were all over the web...!
Everyday a new revelation about Joe the teabag who is NOT going to DC.

Anonymous said...

I looked online for Joe Miller's business license and could find none current. Perhaps I did not know how to work the State system, but a comment on Mudflats ( number 14 to the Rachel Wan Maddow Article) states that his license expired in 2005:
MyChildrenAreOffLimits says:
October 20, 2010 at 9:12 AM
Why isn’t anyone looking into Joe Miller’s expired business license for his law practice. It expired in 2005. You can see it at

Isn’t he currently practicing law? Maybe there’s a special business license fee for indigent attorneys?

Has anyone found a current license?