Hurricane Dobies - A Dangerous Dark Cloud Over Jackson
Derek Dobies filed his final
pre-election campaign statement which shows over $40,000 in contributions and
another $5,000 as a late contribution from a union. Over $32,000
of that total was received from donors not living in the City of Jackson
nor Jackson County. Many were not even from Michigan and were summond through LBGTQ and leftist networks
to support the "progressive" candidate.
Also alarming were the near $13,000 contributions made by union PAC's and union political action funds.
Just this morning (11/2) Dobies stated on a WKHM interview: His new blue Ford F150 was stolen out of his
driveway last night. The police are looking for it.
I wonder if he reported it as a hate crime? Also wonder if he used some of those contributions to his
campaign for this personal use?
According to the latest campaign statements filed with the county, Sullivan, Frounfelker and Greer all paid Connor
Wood, Dobies campaign manager, consulting fees (to run their campaigns). Connor Wood is a commited Social Justice Warrior
(AntiFa) dedicated to destroying the freedoms and values we cherish as Americans.
It is unbelivable that alegedly conservative members of the council, Frounfelker and Greer would be in bed with Dobies
and his neo-fascist liberal cohorts.
The time to stop Dobies and his left wing ilk is on November 7th. Jackson does not need to become
a socialist trophy in the cultural wars raging in America today.
WHO EXACTLY IS DEREK DOBIES?
Derek Dobies is a typical aspiring liberal politician who has never
produced anything in his life but talk and more talk. He has never held a real job that
produced anything of value like the rest of the hard working residents of Jackson. Nor has he
provided any service to anyone which resulted in anything of value.
WHERE DID HE COME FROM?
Derek Dobies is originally from Brighton. After college, he entered
political arena and began his climb. He worked as a representative for John Dingell and made
his many liberal connections to low level political operatives. He worked for some state
legislators in Lansing and became close friends with our failed mayor and state representative
HOW DID HE END UP IN JACKSON?
Griffin who was again running for mayor brought Derek to Jackson
to run for a council seat, seeing the 6th ward as easy pickings. Even though Dobies ran a
red light while drunk and T-Boned a police car, he was neither prosecuted in the way a "lesser"
citizen would have been prosecuted and paid no restitution to the city for the over $3k damage
to the police car. Unproven, but we are convinced Griffen pulled strings for his "buddy"
Nonetheless, Dobies threw out a great ground game with donations from radical unions and Ann Arbor
leftists to beat Larry Lloyd, an upstanding long term resident and an Iraq war veteran.
Surprise. Now Derek, a devout leftist, has again secured the endorsement of the Huron Valley Labor
Federation AFL-CIO in his bid to unseat Mayor Jors and replace responsible local government with
his distorted vision of social justice.
Derek Dobies, a union employee of the AFI-CIO has again secured the endorsement of the Jackson Fire Fighters
Union IAFF Local 1306, part of the AFL-CIO. He is also endorsed by the Jackson Fraternal Order of Police.
Surprise. A vote for Dobies will put a union political employee across the bargaining table from his fellow
union members. Sounds like a good deal for Jackson which is already deeply in the hole due to union benefit
giveaways. I think not.
Dobies objective is to position himself for higher office through building alliances with leftists of every
stripe including labor unions. We will pay the price for his alliances.
DEREK'S OBJECTIVES: WIN AT ALL COST.
Dobies has two objectives: First is to facilitate his political career
at any cost to citizens and taxpayers.
Second is to subvert our mid Michigan moral and cultural values and replace them with the values
he learned from Lansing and Ann Arbor fringe liberals and leftist union organizers.
Derek Dobies is now running for mayor to further drag
the city into debt with endless proposals for spending taxpayer dollars. He also faced a
recall in the 6th ward to put a final end to his political career. He withdrew when he saw
the writing on the all: 645 signatures on recall petitions vs 745 votes last time he won the ward.
The voters had enough of you Derek.
This is all that Dobies is about:
A political career built on the graveyard of taxpayers and voters rights.
Derek Dobies has supported every ill advised
project and expenditure of city funds since he was elected. Never wanting for money,
Derek has little experience or incentive to be frugal with taxpayer funds.
Derek was a key member of the gang of five
who supported the illegal storm water tax and resisted settlement of the lawsuit resulting in
losses costing the city over a million dollars in payback and legal fees.
Derek has been the outspoken voice on city council advocating projects with little foreseeable
return on investment such as the several hundred thousands to be spent on the C.E. mosaic
mural enclosure in the new downtown park, another one million dollar plus expenditure of
The downtown mural building at the site of old Consumers headquarters:
"This project stands as a testament to what can happen when a community comes together to rebuild
their city and make a conscious effort to preserve a piece of art history," said Councilman Derek
Dobies in a press release.
A World Class Attraction? Symbol of Art history? In reality a commercial mosaic depicting the nuclear
power cycle abandoned by Consumers Power that is far from the kind of art that should be preserved at
enormous taxpayer and donor expense. Dobies investment of time is to secure political name recognition,
nothing to benefit the city or taxpayers.
Dobies Campaign Promises: A promise of misleading lies
Dobies has been a key supporter is the massive demolition program which has caused falling
property values and a desolate wasteland of vacant weed covered lots in some areas of the city,
principally in low-income and minority areas. A well considered application of demolitions
would be more appropriate but that is not part of the Burtch plan which Derek supports
The pattern developed by all these ill fated proposals by Dobies is obvious. The common thread
is getting articles in the paper and face time, not improving Jackson with concrete proposals
that benefit all the citizens.
This is not the kind of player Jackson needs to get back on track. His devious activities
aimed at benefiting a small segment of the population and himself in particular is very
Over the last six years, Derek Dobies has proven himself unfit to continue his term as 6th
ward councilman let alone to be elected mayor. Let the voters put this shameful bottom feeding
political hack and his carpet bag on the first bus out of town.
The technocratic conceit exemplified in Dobies actions has always been that his judgment should
supplant the will of the people. His methods, he assures himself, is always justified because
the end is noble and the opposition is never arguing in good faith. If they were, the technocrat
insists, there would be no opposition in the first place.
Chicago: Inducting 25 new Truman Political Partners
By Dave Solimini | 8.27.12 Vice President of Strategic Communications
Truman staff and community members from across the Midwest gathered in the Windy City on August 18th & 19th to welcome our newest class of Truman Partners. 25 rising political stars from Ohio,
Michigan (Dobies face time in the middle), Wisconsin, Indiana, Illinois, Nebraska and Missouri
assembled for a challenging weekend of training, policy simulations and communications exercises
designed to provide them with the key building blocks for national security leadership.
Classes and workshops included schools of thought in American national security debate and their
underlying roots in political philosophy and values, an introduction to US Military operations,
organization and culture taught by Veterans from the Truman community,
the psychology of fear in politics, communications and messaging techniques for national security debates, and a policy
simulation addressing Iran's nuclear program.
We are proud to welcome our newest class of Partners to the Truman community!
And the real Truman
Project is a progressive leftist organization dedicated to do the left's
bidding irrespective of the security of America
This kind of thinking vindicates so many otherwise indefensible ends, including subterfuge
and much worse. The technocrats among us today justify the lie because they believe
the end is virtuous. And perhaps it is. But what they do not understand is that no end
is justified by any and every means. In fact, a virtuous project can be made forever toxic
if its proponents adopt dishonest tactics in order to achieve it.
Dobies efforts to first pass the NDO with its persecution of those accused of discrimination
without benefit of due process followed by his vile actions in derailing
the referendum effort by citizens who wanted to vote on the issue and thus protect their constitutional
rights, speak loudly to his Neo-fascist liberal agenda combining corporate welfare with
suppression of the rights of citizens to exercise their voice at the ballot box.
Dobies and Consumers Energy are lining up a
replacement for Dobies in the 6th Wardand supporting the
re-election of lap dogs in the 3rd and 5th Wards.
Bart Hawley - JTV Jackson, in an interview with folks regarding the 76th NAACP Freedom Banquet Sunday
at 7:07 into the interview, remarked that Freddy Dancy and Arlene Robinson have received "hate mail".
It was not stated nor implied that the hate email was a consequence of their support for the NDO.
An FOIA to the city requesting copies of the hate mail referred to by Bart Hawley turned up nothing.
The NDO implication is clear in that is the only current issue that is drawing attention with the acusations
of "hate" speech.
Seems part of the agenda of the Dobies supporters is to spread false information regarding
the incidence of "hate" acts (hate mail/hate speech) within the city. Probably pay back for Dobies and his ilk
helping in getting Dancy elected to replace Kim Jaquish who refused to bow down to the Burtch agenda.
The Following Information Regarding The Fire On Pringle St. Is Based On Anonymous
Sources Posting On The
jacksonrecall website Tip Line
This information has been reported to MLive to pursue an investigation and produce an article.
Attemps to contact city officials for confirmation have gone unanswered.
The Fire On Pringle St. - A Hate Crime?
Shortly after the Pride Parade in Jackson, a fire broke out at one of the organizers homes.
Nikki Joly lost his home and his pets to this fire which was declared arson and which the LBGTQ
comunity and Derek Dobies quickly attributed to actions they felt were a hate crime. The August
11th fire is supposedly still under investigation after more than 2 months.
Beginning of Tipline Posting Information
Allegedly, a witness stated that Joly's clothing had been confiscated at the scene of the fire by
Allegedly, it has been reported that forensic analysis revealed gasoline residue on Joly's shoes and
Allegedly, it has also been reported that Joly was given a lie detector test and failed.
End of Tipline Posting Information
Allegedly, some city officials, both elected and appointed, are fully aware of the results of the
investigation at this time and are trying to prevent any information being released to the
public before the Equality Michigan Awards (Select Change Maker)
and the city election on November 7th.
How far will LBGTQ activists go to create the aura of hate crimes to support their agenda?
Perhaps Joly deserves this award for his allegedly burning down his house and blaming it on a hate crime.
His perseverence in seeking justice and opposition to hate seems without equal.
Joly seems to have hit the jackpot as a result of this alleged hate
crime, paying off the land contract on his burned out home and buying a new bigger place to live.
One of Dobies lap dogs, supporter and candidate
Colleen Sullivan, was instrumental in raising money for
these alleged victims of a hate crime at a local event and on line.
More than $20,000 was raised during the event and more money continues to come
in, said Colleen Sullivan, a fundraiser organizer. With the addition of the online
fundraising campaigns, Sullivan estimated more than $40,000 has been raised to far.
The final amount raised is unknown but appears to be over $100,000.00.
Could the arson have been an orchestrated staged hate crime to generate sympathy, make lots of money and help Dobies with publicity?
Only a thorough investigation by local police, the MSP and fire inspectors will turn up the real culprits.
No evidence at the Register of Deeds of a mortage on the new place. Must have been a cash deal.
The circumstances around the financial arrangements facilitating this new era for Joly needs
the full attention of the investigators.
It is way beyond time to take a plunger to city hall and clean out the crap. First the elected crap
and then the appointed crap.
In a further display of Dobies narcissism and arrogance,
without authorization from the council,
he sent this linked letter (Obtained through the FOIA process) to the Michigan Civil Rights Commission advocating
superseding the legislative prerogative and including sexual orientation and gender identity in the
Elliot-Larson Civil Rights Act, a position rejected by the legislature over and over.
This clear demonstration of his disdain for the legislative process and his arrogance in sending this
communication on a City of Jackson letter head and signing it as Vice-Mayor to carry weight is inexcusable
to those of use who cherish democratic institutions and the rule of law.
Under Michigan Campaign Finance Laws it is illegal for Dobies to have used city resources to create and
send this letter to the MCRC. His actions were clearly of a political nature intended to cement support among
the LBGTQ commuity in the upcoming election.
Derek Dobies posed with Jackson Police Chief Elmer Hitt at the Coffee With A Cop get together recently
He had one of his cohorts record a short piece than edit it to ad text alluding to his support for more police
on the streets. In the 6 years he has been on council, he did not offer up a resolution nor vote more funds for
police or increased patrols.
In true Dobies fashion of lies and deceit, he had this video crated to imply support for his campaign by
Chief Hitt. When brought to the attention of the council and city manager, it was quickly removed. Time to prosecute
Dobies for ethics violations. We are waiting Ms.Vunov.
Dobies again shows no respect for rules and laws. After all, they don't apply to the technocrat elitists
who feel they have a right to do as they wish.
Below is a Dobies Facebook posting advertising a Dobies campaign event disguised as a "listening session".
Since he is running for mayor he now needs a listening session since in the 6 years he was a councilman,
he never listened to anyone.
Use of public facilities for campaign events is strictly controlled by Michigan Campaign Finance Laws.
Can campaign signs be placed on public property or displayed in public buildings? No. Campaign signs
should not be placed on public owned or leased property. This extends to placing brochures in a public building.
Can a public facility be used for a candidate meet and greet or ballot question informational meeting? Yes.
Public facilities and resources can be used for public forums and public education on candidate elections
and ballot questions provided the public resources are not used to influence the outcome of the election
and views of all candidates and views of both supporters and opponents of a ballot question are treated
Derek Dobies ignores the rules when it suits him. The King Center meeting room where Dobies "listening session"
was held was plastered with "Dobies for Mayor" signs and tables were filled with handouts supporting Dobies.
Arlene Robinson endorsed Dobies publicly clearly establishing this meeting as a campaign event in violation of
state laws. No other candidates were present to promote themselves nor were an candidates or representatives
there to offer opposing views.
An FOIA to the city asking for records/applications for
Dobies use of the King Center turned up no
such documents. I wonder who let Dobies and Arelene and their support team into the city owned facility which normally requires
an approved application for holding an event.
But then again, arrogant Dobies feels that rules are for little people like you and I.