BROTHER ROY EXUM REPORTS ON TRAINER BOYZ JIMMY MCCONNELL – PAST ACT REINTRODUCED IN THE SENATE – THE “AMERICAN PUBLIC” LEADS FIGHT AGAINST THE ANIMAL CRUELTY OF “BIG LICK” TENNESSEE WALKING HORSE IN MIDDLE TENNESSEE

NASHVILLE, TN – On March 27, 2015,  the Tennessee Supreme Court told Mr. Charlie Haynes, barn help for Jimmy McConnell,  that just because he got kicked in the head by a horse , and Mr. McConnell had his Horse Vet sew up Mr. Haynes head,  that Mr. Haynes didn’t dot all the i’s and t’s necessary to have his day in Court. (The Horse “A Bruce Pearl” was formerly shown by Lea McGartland, wife of Mr. Mike McGartland.)

As said by Charles Dickens character “Mr. Bumble”,  “The law is an ass – a idiot”.

SENIOR TRAIINER BOYZ MR. JIMMY MCCONNELL

JIMMY MCCONNELL, SORE BIG LICK HORSE TRAINER

JIMMY MCCONNELL, SORE BIG LICK HORSE TRAINER

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JIMMY MCCONNELL UP ON "WATCH IT NOW" AT UT HOMECOMING FOOTBALL GAME.

JIMMY MCCONNELL UP ON “WATCH IT NOW” AT UT HOMECOMING FOOTBALL GAME.

Brother Roy Exum will tell you all about it in his column below.

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REINTRODUCTION OF THE PAST ACT – 114TH SESSION OF CONGRESS

Now to Capitol Hill in  Washington, DC,  the 2015 version of the PAST ACT (Prevent All Soring Tactics) was introduced yesterday by U. S. Senators Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) and Mark Warner (D-VA).  Neither Ayotte or Warner were effective in the 2014 lame duck session on getting a Floor Vote for the measure.   Senator Ayotte from New Hampshire runs for cover whenever Majority Leader Senator McConnell’s shadow enters the room. She can’t cross him for love, God or more money than the Humane Society is going to contribute to her campaign. Senator Warner from Virginia barely got re-elected and simply didn’t have the stroke necessary when the Democrats were iin power, much less now they are in the minority.

Senator Warner’s appearance on the bill is strictly ornamental.

U. S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), an ardent “Big Lick” Supporter since 1988, number one priority will will be too see that the PAST ACT is absolutely grave yard dead. The PAST ACT has NO CHANCE of becoming law as long as Senator Mitch McConnell is  the U. S. Senate Majority Leader.

SENATOR MITCH MCCONNELL (R-KY)

SENATOR MITCH MCCONNELL (R-KY)

It’s nice that the PAST ACT is on the board, but the real fight for welfare of “The Horses” is now in the hands of the American Public.

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The fact is the Humane Society of the United States is presently being investigated by the U. S. House Ethics Committee. The investigation is centered around the PAST ACT. Until the investigation is concluded, any association with the organization hurts much more than it helps the cause of the “The Horses’.

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And the fact is, that for whatever reason, Humane Society CEO Mr. Wayne Pacelle didn’t go to the wall for the PAST ACT once he realized the possibility of his organization being investigated, and other Humane Society fund raising efforts possibly adversely affected.

HSUS CEO WAYNE PACELLE

THE HUMANE SOCIETY OF THE UNITED STATES CEO MR.  WAYNE PACELLE

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ILeft To Right) HSUS CEO Wayne PACELLE, CONSTANCE (CONNIE) HARRIMAN-WHITFIELD, CONGRESSMAN ED WHITFIELD (R-KY)

And it didn’t help the Humane Society’s credibility when it attempted a last minute publicity stunt to blame an “Unidentified Republican” for the PAST ACT’s failure, when the real blame was Mr. Pacelle did not go all out to persuade U. S. Senator Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV)   to bring the matter to a Floor Vote (with 60 Senators co-sponsoring) as set out in this email which is an Exhibit in the Congressional investigation.

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Mr. Pacelle’s failure looked even worse when on  April 16, 2015, U. S. Senator Harry Reid appeared on the Rachel Maddow Show and flat said he would be able to get a Floor Vote on the nomination of Loretta Lynch despite his being in the minority. Mr. Reid threatened Mr. McConnell with parliamentary maneuvers, but lame duck U.S. Senate Majority Leader  Harry Reid didn’t lift a finger to give the PAST ACT a floor vote in November 2014.

Mr. Reid was simply not willing to do any “Parliamentary Maneuvering” on behalf of the PAST ACT.

U. S. SENATE MAJORITY LEADER HARRY REID (D-VA)

U. S. SENATE MAJORITY LEADER HARRY REID (D-VA)

http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/harry-reid-says-he-can-force-vote-loretta-lynch-nomination

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Sen. Harry Reid threatens to force vote on Loretta Lynch nomination

UPDATED 

If the long-delayed Senate vote on the nomination of  Loretta Lynch  for attorney general is not held soon, Senate Minority Leader  Harry Reid  says he will use parliamentary rules to force a vote.

We’ve put up with this for too long. And we’re going to need to have a vote on her very soon that’s created by [Senate Majority Leader] Mitch McConnell, or I’ll create one,“ Reid said in an interview with msnbc’s Rachel Maddow, airing Thursday night at 9 p.m. Eastern. “I can still do that. I know parliamentary procedure around here and we’re going to put up with this for a little while longer but not much.”

“Absolutely I’m going to force a vote. If we don’t get something done soon, I will force a vote.”
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Lynch’s nomination has been held up in part by a stalled anti-human trafficking bill, which contains abortion provisions unacceptable to many Democrats but that Republicans insist on passing before they proceed to a vote on the attorney general-designate. However, a Justice Department official told msnbc that the debate is now focused solely on the language of the bill, and that the department is hopeful that the delay  ““ already  twice as long  as the last seven attorneys general combined ““  will be over by the end of next week.

“The irony here is that Republicans begged POTUS in good faith not to confirm her in the lame duck,” the official said, referring to the period after the November midterm elections but before Republicans took majority control of the Senate. “And now they once again are putting politics ahead of what is good for the country.”

But a vote could come sooner than expected if Reid, who has the option of moving to an executive session to consider the Lynch nomination, forces a cloture vote. Such a vote would require only a simple majority.

“Absolutely I’m going to force a vote. If we don’t get something done soon, I will force a vote,” Reid said, adding that he had spoken with several Republican colleagues about the possibility.

RELATED:  Loretta Lynch secures majority support in Senate

Reid referred to the procedural trick again later Thursday in an objection on the Senate floor, after McConnell reiterated his plan to pass the trafficking bill before considering Lynch’s nomination.

“We’re not going to treat the current majority as poorly as the Republican minority treated us when we were in the majority, and I’m not going to object to the majority leader’s consent today,” Reid said.  “However, I want everyone to know, I’m going to serve notice right now that Miss Lynch’s nomination will not remain in purgatory forever. So I withdraw my objection.”

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The best chance the PAST ACT  has, FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY,  and to keep the flame alive, is for Representative Ted Yoho (R-FL) to sponsor it along with Representative  Steve Cohen (D-TN).

And the American Horse Council  be the lead organization.

The PAST ACT also has no chance of passage as long as U.S. Representative John Boehner is House Speaker.

Representative Yoho,  according to Congressman Whitfield’s wife Connie, hates the Humane Society,   so if he will sponsor it, he removes the Humane Society “Taint” from the bill.

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To pass thisin the House we need at least 50 more Republican co-sponsors.  Sadly, HSUS is anathema to the majority of them. This is the delicate tightrope we walk”. “With  Republicans, Ed and I emphasize that it is an industry-backed bill (AVMA, AAEP. AHC, etc) we don’t even mention animals welfare groups  though they do appear on our list of supporters.  (Congressman Ted) Yoho told Congressman Whitfield and me that  the HSUS is evil because, ˜They want to give ALL animals the exact same rights as humans have. He HATES HSUS. Connie Harriman-Whitfield   Oct.19, 2013

Nephew Eugene says the best chance in making the case for the eventual passage of the  PAST ACT is the present fight being waged by the American People   for “The Horses” against the Animal Cruelty of the  “Big Lick” Tennessee Walking Horse in the Southern States of Alabama, Mississippi, North Caroline and Tennessee where it is presently concentrated.

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Nephew Eugene says the PAST ACT has about as much chance of passage in 2015, as he and Randolph do of making the 4 X 100 U. S. Olympic Team for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio De Janeiro,  Brazil.

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And so it goes, out here in the hills and hollows near Theta in Northern Maury County, Tennessee.

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 BROTHER ROY EXUM  – “WHO IS THIS BARBARIAN”

http://www.chattanoogan.com/2015/4/28/299159/Roy-Exum-Who-Is-This-Barbarian.aspx

Roy Exum: Who Is This Barbarian?

Tuesday, April 28, 2015 – by Roy Exum
Roy Exum
Roy Exum

, as the very first stop.

According to documents, Charlie Haynes, a horse groom at Formac Stables was doing God only knows what to a horse named A Bruce Pearl when Bruce, the animal, kicked Charlie, the groom, in the head. The bloody Haynes approached the stable owner, asking for time off to seek medical attention, and the man-in-charge refused the request, instead summoning the stable’s veterinarian with his box of horse sutures.

My goodness, who among us wants to be held down in a horse barn while a veterinarian horse-sutures our head? The state of Tennessee is quite clear that for a veterinarian to treat a human is unethical and will be treated as “unprofessional conduct,” according to the state’s Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners.

The veterinary group specifies it is also unacceptable for a vet to give a human any drugs, under any conditions, so did it hurt Charlie when he got horse-sutured? Further, the state’s “Good Samaritan Law” would not apply, since Charlie went back to work after the stable owner denied his request to seek medical help.

I contend forcing an employee to be horse-sutured is absolutely abuse by an authority figure. It is medical abuse, veterinary abuse (the stable vet knew it was wrong), common-sense abuse, hygiene abuse, and I don’t think horses like A Bruce Pearl enjoyed the show either. I also believe the stable owner, by not allowing Charlie to see a competent doctor and be treated for head trauma, i.e. concussion or cranial bleed, should be arrested for whatever laws were obviously broken.

After the groom returned to work, he complained of “splitting headaches,” which he attributed to the care that was given. The stable owner finally had enough, told Charlie he had too big a mouth for telling people he was horse-sutured, and fired the groom. That, to me, is further abuse by an authority figure.

My guess is some lawyer got with Charlie, they filed common-law and statutory whistleblowing claims, and then lawyers argued whether Haynes should have gone outside Formac Stables to blow his whistle or that he did the right thing by going to the highest authority in the Formac Stables chain. Who really cares in light of what really transpired? I think we have a clear case of abuse to a human being by a serial animal abuser.

Not only was Charlie Haynes obviously denied medical attention, he was literally forced to get stitched up by the vet by the domineering stable owner. My goodness, who is this barbarian who runs Formac Stables? It is very puzzling that Charlie Haynes’ name is on a number of legal descriptions of the case but nowhere in the legal briefs could one find out the real name of the man simply known as “stable owner.”

Then, in a fateful way, “the sun shined” and, oh mercy, the revelation is too twisted for color TV! The owner of Formac Stables is a known horse abuser who has a bloodline that is beyond compare. Jimmy McConnell, who once ran afoul of the federal Horse Protection Act with an aptly-named horse named “Up For Parole,” is the man who denied an employee proper medical attention and had his veterinarian “stitch Charlie up like a horse.” And Jimmy is the brother of the most notorious horse abuser in modern United States history ““ Jackie McConnell.

Jimmy has almost as much history as a cheater in the “Big Lick” that Jackie did before an undercover tape of him savagely beating a horse was seen on network TV.  For instance, Jimmy was suspended by the USDA from New Years Day 1994 to April of 1995 by the USDA. The NHSC cited Jimmy and he was suspended: 11-29 to 12-12- 2004, 03-03 to -3-16-2004, and 09-06 to 09-19-2005. All three were for scar rules.

Need more? SHOW inspectors cited Jimmy and suspended him for 11-22 to 12/05-2011, 09-05 to 09-18-2011, 12-13 to 12-26-2011, and 05-09 to 05-22-2011. All SHOW infractions were for unilateral sores. There was a suspension by NHSC between 11-26 to 12-09-2001 for a unilateral sore, and a suspension by NHSC between 06-23 to 07-06-1999 on a horse named Cash’s Dreamboat. All together Jimmy McConnell was order to pay a total of $400 in fines.

What a sweetheart! Jimmy steered clear of Jackie when his brother pleaded guilty in Chattanooga. Ironically, I got an email from a reader over the weekend that said, in part, “I was on the Eastern District of Tennessee Federal Grand Jury when the Jackie McConnell horse soring /beating evidence was brought before us. The mood of this Grand Jury Room was the same as if it was child abuse or any other form of abuse of human life. We all wanted to know if there was anything else we could do above indicting him. Some very good  suggestions were offered up in private conversations!”

In the recent Supreme Court case, one of Jimmy’s lawyers was Mike McGartland, the Texas attorney who actually once sued the USDA over mandatory penalties and, for what it’s worth, he is the owner of the horse that kicked Charlie Haynes in the skull, A Bruce Pearl!

I’m telling you, nobody alive can make this stuff up. But if ever there was a correlation between animal abuse and human abuse, an afternoon visit with Jimmy McConnell ““ Jackie’s brother ““ might be a good place to start. My goodness, he ordered horse sutures for Charlie Haynes!

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Jimmy McConnell and his winning horse, A Bruce Pearl, stand in the winner's circle at a horse show after the horse kicked his groom in the head and McConnell then fired the guy.
Jimmy McConnell and his winning horse, A Bruce Pearl, stand in the winner’s circle at a horse show after the horse kicked his groom in the head and McConnell then fired the guy.

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  1. Your analysis seems in-depth to me … how many people spend the time/effort to understand the political corruption/indifference/timidity which allows the continuing abuse of more horses? The only hope is that the younger generation will not follow these horrible practices with the TWH!

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