A Texas woman continues to pursue a lawsuit she filed last December against George W. Bush alleging that the White House inhabitant sexually assaulted her.
Contacted by phone at her home in mid-July by this writer, plaintiff Margie Denise Schoedinger said I was one of the first media members to attempt to contact her about the case. In case you 're counting, that 's more than seven months after she filed the legal brief in a Fort Bend County court.
"I am still trying to prosecute [the lawsuit], " said Schoedinger, a 38-year-old African-American woman who lives in the Houston suburb of Missouri City. "I haven 't had a court date set, yet ....I want to get this matter settled and go on with my life. "
I must say at this point that I 've been a journalist for mostly mainstream publications for more than 20 years. In my time, I 've dealt with my fair share of crackpots, probably more than my fair share. I 've been around the block a few times and have survived so far.
But Schoedinger didn 't sound like the average crackpot. She sounded intelligent, articulate, soft-spoken, and yeah, even honest over the phone, for whatever that 's worth. I know many people who sound honest like a certain White House occupant at times are really not. But my point is that Schoedinger didn 't sound like she was on drugs, although being drugged by federal agents is part of her lawsuit.
Anyways, I could only unearth one U.S. mainstream newspaper that has mentioned the lawsuit - a December 2002 story by the Texas-based Fort Bend Star. And that paper even later ran a nasty letter by a reader recommending it fire the reporter for simply doing her job and covering the story.
Not even scandal sheets like the National Enquirer will report on this lawsuit, to my knowledge, although they cover the latest allegations about Clinton and other Democrats. Hell, I once read a story in one of those scandal sheets that said Clinton was dating a woman with three breasts. And they can 't find the space to mention a sexual assault lawsuit against our latest White House occupant?
If Schoedinger had filed a lawsuit against Clinton, do you think the story would be at least mentioned in every U.S. media outlet from Maine to Hawaii to Alaska to Florida? I 'd bet my mortgage on it. Can you say mainstream media double standard, once again?
Look at the way the national and local U.S. media has run with the sexual assault allegation against NBA star Kobe Bryant. The 19-year-old woman who alleges that Bryant assaulted her in June did not even go to the trouble and expense of filing a lawsuit. She just reported it to police, who actually arrested Bryant without filing any charges.
The story ran on the national news for numerous days. Bryant, who denied the charge in published reports, is not known as being politically active, and a Federal Elections Commission search did not reveal any contributions to political candidates. But his coach, Phil Jackson, has given money to several Democratic candidates, including Bill Bradley, who he played with in the NBA.
Could that link to Democrats, as well as Bryant 's African-American background, be why the mainstream media pounds this Bryant assault allegation into the ground before the facts are clear, and ignores allegations filed in a public court case against the Caucasian Republican Bush? More on that question later.
When I asked about the lack of media coverage, Schoedinger said she wasn 't seeking publicity. She did not even know about the Fort Bend Star story, although that article said the paper tried to contact her [funny, I had no problem reaching and speaking to Schoedinger on my first attempt]. She said she was surprised the case wasn 't covered more because "it is true ... ...People have to be accountable for what they do, and that 's why I 'm pursuing it. "
To be sure, Schoedinger 's accusations which include being drugged and assaulted numerous times by Bush and men purporting to be FBI agents - are bizarre enough and hard for the average, television-media-brainwashed drone to believe. But to those of us who search beyond our conventional media and go places relatively few dare, her story could be true. Who the hell besides Schoedinger and Bush and a few others really knows?
Strange things have occurred in human history, probably stranger than we can imagine. The U.S. government like most governments contains its share of evil bastards who would think nothing of doing more than assaults to people. These are people without consciences, without caring about any cosmic, karmic principle that you reap what you sow.
I 've learned about too many strange deaths and mind-control experiments and sex orgies that the CIA and other parties play around with to know that they occur. Each one I hear about makes me madder and more determined to do something to stop the madness. My contribution is to keep trying to expose these bastards ' evil deeds to the light of day, to side with the truth-and-justice seekers, even if we are sorely overmatched, even if we are laughed at and discredited in an attempt to divert attention from what 's really going on. Evil bastards hate the light they like to operate in the dark, behind the scenes.
One of my favorite movies is one that many critics raked over the coals as too shallow and corny and unbelievable to the point of making them vomit. But I don 't give a damn what such critics think. Amazing Grace and Chuck  starred former NBA player Alex English as a pro hoopster who quit and joined a protest by a Little League baseball player to rid the world of all nuclear weapons.
Many people believe that will never happen, especially now with Bush-Cheney in control, coming up with "smaller " nuclear weapons, space weapons and lies to develop and use them like the kind they told to justify killing some 10,000 innocent Iraqi civilians not to mention the war combatants on both sides - earlier this year. But that 's not the point. The point of movies like Amazing Grace and Chuck is to show us what a different way of life would be like and give us some ideas on how to begin the process of getting there. The point is to give us some hope.
Yes, with Ted Turner as an executive consultant, the movie was preachy. You may be laughing now, thinking, you tough-sounding, cussing, hard-ass reporter/writer enjoyed a sappy movie like that? I guess there still is that other Gemini side to me, a more optimistic side that likes to dream big, even if that dream seems unreachable. Like many people, I 'm not a simple, one-dimensional human being.
The movie had some good ideas on how to reach the masses to really make a dent namely through our modern-day gladiators who find their social consciences and really listen to what kids think. In real life, English is a cool guy who actually supports the views of his character on the issue of nuclear disarmament. When someone told his character ridding the world of such weapons was unrealistic, he didn 't try to overwhelm them with numbers and frightening scenarios. He simply said, "Maybe so, but wouldn 't it be nice? "
English 's character knew how to operate in the light, to disarm critics, to reach people. He also knew how to be tough, to stand up to the evil nuclear weapons barons. After personally threatening one, English 's plane was blown apart. But his spirit lived on and kept inspiring others to keep working towards the seemingly unreachable goal - just as the spirits of JFK and RFK and MLK and Wellstone and the others our real-life evil bastards assassinate live on in those of us who choose to keep remembering them and keep working for the principles for which they stood and fought.
As a freshman reporter for my junior college newspaper in 1978, I met a witness of the John F. Kennedy assassination who saw the president 's head explode a few feet in front of him. He was convinced Lee Harvey Oswald did not act alone. That meeting propelled me to an investigation that has yet to stop.
As a senior for my college paper in 1981, I took a phone call from a representative of a D.C. CIA watchdog organization. He said Steve Gorman, one of my college 's political science professors, worked for the CIA and used some of his students for such research. I didn 't hang up on him. By then, I had read too many books, interviewed too many people, thought too much on the topic of government skullduggery and conspiracy to not follow through here.
I confronted Gorman, who denied doing any work for the CIA or using his students, as expected. But I sensed an underlying uneasiness he was too casual, almost joking in his denial. Further research showed Gorman was a member of the Latin American Studies Association, which has ties to the CIA. He also had lived in and researched four Latin American countries Peru, Ecuador, British Honduras and Mexico - in which the CIA did its dirty work.
Still, I didn 't think I had enough for a story then. I pretty much forgot about it until a couple of years later when I read a short story on Gorman 's weird death.
He had been run over by a train in the middle of nowhere early one morning.
A bomb exploded in my mind, and they have yet to stop exploding.
So what does the above have to do with Schoedinger 's lawsuit against Bush? There is a method to my madness here. If you read through Schoedinger 's briefs on the surface without knowing much about how "intelligence " and other government agencies really work, you might laugh at her allegations that Bush was behind a campaign to harass her into committing suicide to cover up the sexual assaults he allegedly committed. But if you knew the level of harassment that Bush and his minions committed against, say, J.H. Hatfield, author of an explosive bio on Bush who supposedly committed suicide in 2001 shortly after the book 's publication, you might not laugh so loudly.
If I was to coldly do a just-the-facts news story on this lawsuit and not give you some personal anecdotes like the strange Gorman death that leads me to believe there might be more to this than meets the eye, you might not give this story much thought. You might just think, man, there are a lot of wackos out there. So I 'm breaking some of the rules I learned back in j-school and inserting my personal experiences and observations here. I 've never enjoyed writing those impersonal articles, anyways. This is more my style.
In her court petition, Schoedinger said police in Sugar Land, another Houston suburb where she said some assailants linked to Bush attempted to unsuccessfully abduct her from her car shortly before the 2000 election, refused to take a report or do anything about that incident. She filed a lawsuit against the Sugar Land department and said that in preparing its defense, Sugar Land police found out that she dated Bush as a minor. I didn 't get a chance to ask Schoedinger about that tie and didn 't meet her in person, but her driver 's license lists her as being 5-foot-8 and weighing 125 pounds, for what that 's worth.
The Fort Bend Star story quoted a Sugar Land police captain saying his department had no record of any complaints by Schoedinger. All he had to do was what I did go to the Fort Bend County Internet site and do a simple search on Schoedinger 's name in the area of civil court records. I found the lawsuit Schoedinger filed in December 2000 against Sugar Land police, and it even had numerous responses by the department 's attorneys in that case.
So someone in that department knew about Schoedinger.
Somebody is lying.
And something strange is going on here.
When I started asking Schoedinger about certain details on the case, such as alleged surveillance at her home and if she was still legally representing herself, she politely ended our conversation. "I need to see what has been written, " Schoedinger said. "I feel like it 's best for me to end our conversation. "
Obviously, she had learned to be careful about what she said and to whom she said it. I could understand her being leery about talking about her situation with a stranger over the phone.
But some media members besides me and the Fort Bend Star need to attempt to talk to Schoedinger and investigate this situation. Hello, Houston Chronicle? Hello, 60 Minutes? Hello, 20/20? Hello, Washington Post? Hell, hello, Geraldo Rivera and Jerry Springer?
Do your jobs. Please.
Remember how much you played up Monica Lewinsky 's blow jobs and Paula Jones ' sexual harassment lawsuit against Clinton in the 1990s, while ignoring or downplaying extramarital activities by the hypocritical Republicans who served on Clinton 's impeachment committee like Henry Hyde and Bob Barr? Remember how much you covered Gennifer Flowers ' affair allegations which did not even include a lawsuit against Clinton, while ignoring or downplaying affair allegations against more prominent Republicans like Newt Gingrich and Bush Jr.? [The GWB one was by a 39-year-old Texas woman, Tammy Phillips, a former stripper who was quoted in the National Enquirer in 2000 saying she had an affair with Bush that had ended in 1999. I have yet to track her down. There are just too many Republican mistresses and not enough hours in the day.]
Remember how much you covered Democrat Gary Condit and Chandra Levy, while ignoring or downplaying the allegations of extramarital affairs committed by Republicans Jeb Bush and Joe Scarborough, who even resigned from Congress and was rewarded with his own MSNBC show? Remember how you reporters staked out Democrat Gary Hart to catch him with a woman who was not his wife and end his presidential ambitions, and downplayed or ignored allegations of affairs committed by Republicans Reagan, Bush Sr. and others?
Quick now, has anyone heard of Randy Ankeney? He was a rising star in Colorado Republican circles until he was arrested in 2001 and accused of trying to have sex with a 13-year-old girl he met through the Internet. Police said he even warned the girl he 'd ruin her life if she told anyone. Does that sound familiar? That 's how many of these Republicans keep their affairs quiet they threaten a bunch of people. Another 17-year-old girl said Ankeney sexually assaulted her while working on a political campaign. Last year, he pleaded guilty to attempted sexual assault of a child.
What about Republican hypocrite John Fund, who was moved to the Wall Street Journal 's Internet magazine after reports came out that he impregnated the daughter of an old girlfriend and then the supposed anti-abortion-supporter looked the other way when she aborted his child? Does Republican Marty Glickman, one of those rabid dog conservative talk radio commentators in Florida who was arrested in 2001 and charged with giving drugs and money to underage girls in exchange for sex, ring a bell?
How about Parker J. Bena, a Virginia Republican activist who proudly cast one of his state 's electoral vote for Bush in 2000, being indicted for possessing child pornography in 2001? Anyone hear of Kevin T. Coan, a Republican director of the St. Louis Election
Board who was charged with trying to solicit sex from a 14-year-old girl in cyberspace? Or Virginia Republican activist Richard Delgaudio who was sentenced to two years probation in 2003 after pleading guilty to a child pornography charge?
Then there is Philip Giordano, the former Republican mayor of Waterbury, Conn., who was recently sentenced to 37 years in prison for soliciting sex with underaged girls and violating their civil rights. It 's more likely you 've heard of him since this case has received ample media coverage unlike most of the other sex stories involving Republicans. Another case that got some attention was Beverly Russell, a leader in the Republican-based Christian Coalition and Pat Robertson 's former presidential campaign who allegedly molested children-drowner Susan Smith.
Supposedly, it is relatively common among Religious Right nuts to read sexual material under the guise of knowing what 's in it so they can keep it from their children. Yeah, right, the f*cking hypocrites. Many Religious Rightists also believe a man can have sex with his wife anytime he pleases, whether she wants to or not. Some would call that rape, but I 'm sure these nuts have another word for it.
What about Bill Thomas, Bob Livingston, Dick Armey, Dan Burton, Charles Canady, J.C. Watts, Helen Chenoweth, Sue Myrick, Ken Calvert, John Peterson, Dan Crane, Donald Lukens, Jim Gilmore, Scott McInnis and Arlan Stangeland all Republican politicians accused of various sexual misdeeds? Most of these hypocrites attacked Clinton for his affairs and expressed outrage when people put a microscope on their private sexual lives.
For details on their cases, as well as some on various Democrats I 'm not by any means excusing Democrats, just pointing out the hypocrisy of many Republicans and mistaken belief of many people that mostly Democratic politicians commit affairs - go to Comedy on Tap 's excellent compilation at http://www.comedyontap.com/features/congress.html. Connie Cook Smith has also detailed other such Republicans, such as Katrina Leung, a California Republican fund-raiser who sold secrets to the Chinese while working as an FBI informant and reportedly had extramarital affairs with two FBI agents, on her blog at http://www.conniescomments.blogspot.com.
I 'm sure if you asked the average person who was most likely to have had an affair, [a] Democrat Gary Condit, or [b] Republican Sue Myrick, Condit would be the overwhelming choice. But the correct choice is [c] all of the above.
So c 'mon, mainstream media. At least make an effort to balance the scales.
Here 's your chance. I 'll even help you on finding Schoedinger 's contact information. Go to http://ccweb.co.fort-bend.tx.us/imgcache/CCCIVIL217038-1-7.pdf. Read all the way to the last page. Call her. Call Bush. Call the Sugar Land police. Call the FBI. Mention Schoedinger 's name and make them squirm some.
For the record, I contacted Bush 's media office and have yet to hear back. That 's fine. I don 't really want to speak to those lying bastards, anymore than they want to speak to me. I just want them out of the White House.
Media members, do your god-damn jobs, like you did when Clinton was legitimately in the White House.
Or are you too damn intimidated, too afraid of you and your family being harassed by CIA-Mafia spooks? [That 's a legitimate concern. Remember that classic line in War 's song, "Why Can 't We Be Friends? " I know you 're working for the CIA They wouldn 't have you in the Mafia. A lot of truth there.] Too afraid of losing your jobs and prestige and White House dinner invitations when Bush and Co. dry up your political sources? Too afraid of losing your jobs and prestige when the big Bush-supporting bosses upstairs come down hard on your ass for covering another Bush scandal? Or do you just not want to deal with all those hateful phone calls, emails and letters by conservatives who blindly believe Bush and Co. are the second coming of Christ, when they are really more like the anti-Christ?
Oh I know a few of you do your jobs. More of you are following the Iraqi war lies trail. That 's good. But get on these Republican sex scandals, as well. Show the American people that Republicans commit just about as many dirty sexual deeds as Democrats. Help get these Republican Religious Right hypocrites who chirp about morals, honor and dignity while their actions speak otherwise off their god-damn high horses.
Schoedinger 's allegations, which include possible assaults against Schoedinger 's husband while they were drugged and possibly losing a child Bush might have fathered, may turn out to be figments of an overactive imagination or exaggerated claims. But they need to be investigated and aired with the same zeal as the allegations against Clinton when he was in the White House. That is only fair.
Sure, I hope this story helps lead to Bush 's defeat in 2004. I 'd like to see anyone who committed a crime be brought to justice, but I 'd also like to see this case hurt Bush. I 'm open about my motives, unlike many conservatives who said they supported prying into Clinton 's private life because it was a matter of "justice. " Those were civil legal actions brought on by partisan Republican conservatives. Gimme a f*cking break.
I want to see Bush and Cheney fall because, if not, they will continue their idiotic, selfish plans to use the American military to dominate the world. It 's weird that many Americans can stomach a president lying about military matters and saying stupid things like "Bring 'em on, " although they end up causing more deaths, pain and suffering as the Iraqi quagmire is doing. But lying about having an extramarital affair? That 's another matter.
Anyways, the Schoedinger case is about more than a private alleged affair it 's about alleged crimes, cover-ups and harassment campaigns. Some say her story is typical of the treatment inflicted on CIA mind-controlled slaves, of which there are more than most people realize. Remember that Bush is a member of the secret order of Skull and Bones, an exclusive Yale-based club for the elite that practices weird, Satanic-like, sexual initiations and ceremonies. Such strange sexual ceremonies are used as blackmail to guarantee Skull and Boners do what the power elite wants [there are even rumors that Bush has had sexual relations with a male Skull and Boner], just as some elitists are alleged to commit unspeakable sexual trauma on their kids to assure obedience. Several books document these practices, including TranceFormation of America by Cathy O 'Brien and Mark Phillips [http://www.trance-formation.org].
The bottom line is that Schoedinger 's lawsuit deserves much more investigation than it 's received in the last few months. Maybe we need a liberal legal firm to represent Schoedinger, like the conservative Rutherford Institute supported Paula Jones. Hello, ACLU? Hello, NAACP? Schoedinger is also alleging race-based discrimination. Maybe then, it will get some national coverage.
If you can send a link to this story or this entire essay to your local or national media outlet or any other place you think might be interested in it, by all means, do it. The universe, the cosmic forces of good, will thank you. Yes, I operate from a spiritual perspective, as well as political. You have to when you do this kind of work. Even the most evil bastards have the potential to recognize somewhere inside them that I might, just might, be right about this metaphysical, reap-what-you-sow, karmic philosophy, and they might face dire consequences in their afterlives if they continue on their present courses. [Yes, I believe in God, just not the way most in organized religion do.]
Do I really think this Schoedinger case will help defeat Bush in 2004? With the ability to fix elections through electronic voting machines that leave no paper trails and other means, and the inability of many Americans to get news from more sources than TV, maybe not.
But like Alex English 's character said in Amazing Grace and Chuck, wouldn 't it be nice?
Jackson Thoreau is an American writer and co-author of We Will Not Get Over It: Restoring a Legitimate White House. The updated, 120,000-word electronic book can be downloaded on his Internet site at http://www.geocities.com/jacksonthor/ebook.html. Citizens for Legitimate Government has the earlier version at http://www.legitgov.org/we_will_not_get_over_it.html. Thoreau can be emailed at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. This article is copyright by Jackson Thoreau and originally published by opednews.com but permission is granted for reprint in print, email, blog, or web media so long as this credit is attached.