Tuesday, March 18, 2014

The 2013 Annual Shiitake Awards Show is now online!

The 2013 Annual Shiitake Awards Show has arrived. After a few complaints there were too many choices, this year's awards show was leaner and meaner. The host was meaner, but not quite as leaner.

This year, the show was narrowed to seven categories, with three choices. So this year, you are truly seeing the worst of the worst.

I love my new Logo, by the way. This year, I plan on sending certificates to each of the "winners." I will update everyone on how that turns out.

Monday, January 6, 2014

The 2013 Shiitake Awards has arrived! Voting ends January 31, 2014

Voting for the 2013 Annual Shiitake Awards show has officially begun. YOU CAN CLICK HERE to listen to the 2013 Shiitake Awards Selection Show.

Voting begins now, just click on the following link to go to SurveyMonkey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/R3K98V5

Below is a full list of the candidates and the reason for their selection. Many are nominated but few make it to the finals. This year, a selection committee narrowed total candidates to three per category. I hope this will make voting easier and more fun.

Which of the following is the DUMBEST NEW LAW of 2013?   

  1. H.R.2642: Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013, Sec. 4037: This amendment to the Food Stamp bill was created by the diaper-wearing David Vitter. If it passes, will deny Registered Citizens food stamps for life, and states cannot opt out of the provision
  2. Miami Ordinance moves to remove homeless Registrants from Pottinger Homeless Protection Act: Miami has petitioned the court to exclude registrants from a 1998 decision which granted protections against police abuse of the homeless and in assistance for finding permanent housing.
  3. Montana SB 113: If passed, this bill would have allowed past allegations, even false allegations, to be used against you in court. This would have violated due process. Thankfully, it died in standing committee

2. Which of the following politicians deserves the WORST POLITICO award for 2013?

Which of the following politicians deserves the WORST POLITICO award for 2013?   

  1. Bradford Co FL Sheriff Gordon Smith: Posted red signs in the yards of “sexual predators” in his community, and posed for pictures in an Abu Ghraib-like fashion. 
  2. FL judge Migna Sanchez-Llorens: Judge Sanchez-Lliorens refused to release a man wrongfully incarcerated for 25 years, despite the jury recommendation for immediate release.
  3. Laura Ahearn, Parents for Megan’s Law: Cites vigilante attack site Evil Unveiled as a relevant source when attacking a critic of her work of harassing registrants in her community.

Which of the following journalists deserve the award for WORST NEWS MUTT of the year 2013?

  1. Sally Kestin and Dana Williams, FL Sun Sentinel: After reading their fearmongering headline “Sexual Predators Unleashed” in the Sun Slantinel, which declared 500 or so registered citizens not civilly committed reoffended over a 14 year period, FloriDUH pols have created a series of stupid bills. This article, of course, was written in response to the Cherish Perrywinkle case.
  2. Maxine Bernstein, The Oregonian: What better way to unveil the new version of The Oregonian than to declare your state a “per capita” sex offender haven? Especially given your proverbial “haven” is a county the size of Vermont with a population of 7,000 people. Furthermore, she insisted on sticking with the premise of the article after being given the facts by activists.
  3. Jeanne Sager, Café Mom writer: Sager suggested that a woman who lost custody of her kid to a (falsely accused) registered citizen should kidnap the child and go into hiding. She ignored the fact that the woman was declared unfit by a judge and that the registrant is most likely innocent of his initial crime.

Say what? Which of the following quotes is the DUMBEST QUOTE of 2013?

  1. Bruce M. Ferg, US Attorney (AZ), on prosecuting a 10 year old kid as a sex offender: "My opinion is this is the best thing that could've happened to the kid..."It is not vague to say, 'If you do this kind of activity, we don't care what age you are, you are liable for prosecution.' "
  2. Lauren Book, victim industry advocate: "In so many instances these individuals should never ever be allowed out for a second chance, they're ticking time bombs, it’s not a question if they re-offend, it's a question of when they re-offend."
  3. Jefferson Co. AL Randy Christian on registration during a disaster: "We hold them accountable every day of the year and when they come in to register we let them know there will be no excuses, not even a disaster. We take a no excuses approach with those guys. We think that that's necessary and think it's the right thing to do. And that's just the way we're going to handle it. Listen if they, even if they go to a shelter, we notify the people in the shelter just like we would notify a community when one moves in."

Which of the following candidates most deserves the "EVERYDAY ZEROES 2013" award? This is the category for everyday citizens and wannabe vigilantes.   

  1. Bubba the Love Sponge: Long time controversial Florida shock jock follows example of fellow Shiitake nominee Sheriff Gordan and posts self-made red “predator” signs at the homes of registrants just before halloween in a publicity stunt.
  2. Meg Lanker-Simons: The University of Wyoming Feminist/ Politial Blogger who created a fake account and threatened to rape herself in lame attempt to garner attention for her blog
  3. Sara Ylen of Michigan: She falsely accused a man for rape over a decade ago, gaining fame and fortune in the process. This year, she was finally arrested for making another false allegation.

HOLY SHIITAKES is the category for the dumbest sex offender/ Registered Citizen related story of the year. Which story most deserves this award?

  1. Kevin Alan Tussy’s Google Glass Facial Recognition App --- Aside from teaching people how to circumvent the Google Glass ban on facial scanners, Tussy is using registrants to justify violation the ethics code to sell his face scanners and to try to make millions.
  2. Registrant arrested for having one bullet in his car --- Nicholas Elizondo can’t catch a break. First, the guy served time for a crime he most assuredly didn't commit after being prosecuted by one of the chief proponents of the Satanic Ritual Abuse panic in Bakersfield. Then, the guy has been ridiculed for winning custody of his child after the mother was proven to be an unfit parent. Now, the guy was arrested, and his child taken away, because cops say they found a single bullet in his car.
  3. NC Registrant arrested for attending church ---- Lincoln County officials say Bandy attended worship services Nov. 24 and last Sunday at New Vision Ministries in Lincolnton. Investigators say Bandy also attended Sunday school. Deputies say that put Bandy within 300 feet of the church’s day care and Sunday school classes for children. He was arrested Wednesday and released on $5,000 bond.

The ICBS NATIONAL CHUMPionship is the category for worst state of the year. Which of the following states do you feel is the worst state of 2013?  

  1. FLORIDA --- FloriDUH has won three of first five Shiitake Awards. In the wake of the Cherish Perrywinkle case and the subsequent Sun-Slantinel article sounding the alarm about "sexual predators" who dodged civil commitment and later reoffended, FloriDUH is already looking to pass a barrage of knee jerk laws. In addition, Miami just removed registrants from a homeless rights protection bill.
  2. NEW YORK --- Suffolk County gave registration verification powers to the non-profit group Parents For Megan's Law and founder Laura Ahearn, at a cost of $1.2 Million a year.
  3. ALABAMA --- Two politicians try each year (failing, thankfully) to pass two bad bills. Kurt Wallace seeks to pass anti-clustering laws, and Steve Hurst wants to pass a mandatory surgical castration bill for all Registrants with victims age 12 or younger.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

2012 Shiitake Awards Show: Mayan Apocalypse Edition


The 2012 Shiitake Award show is here. So we survived the Mayan Apocalypse... or did we? Well, at the least, we survived another year of terrible laws, vigilantes, and brown journalism. So who were the worst of the worst at exploiting sex offenders for personal gain? Tune in to find out.

This video is an entertaining yet educational look at those who exploit sex offender laws and those affected by them, spotlighting politicians, bad laws, celebrity advocates, and even everyday citizens pushing harmful agendas.

The video itself was created by Derek W. Logue of Once Fallen Productions, a non-profit organization specializing in education and referral services for America's "Registered Sex Offenders".. For more on this award show, visit http://shiitakeawards.blogspot.com/

The previously copyrighted items are property of their respective owners, and no copyright infringement intended.

Resident Evil and any imagery, screen shots, and music used from the series is (c) Capcom.

The song "Asshole" is (c) Living Colour and MRI. To buy a copy, go here: http://www.amazon.com/Asshole/dp/B002...

The CBS College football theme is (c) CBS. They, of course, have no affiliation with the ICBS Nat'l CHUMP-ionship.

My use of this material does not imply any of these entities are any part of Once Fallen Productions or vice-versa.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Vote now for the 2012 Annual Shiitake Awards!

At long last, voting for the 2012 Shiitake Awards is here!

Click here to vote:


Below is a summary of the nominees of the 2012 Shiitake Awards. This is a banner year for stupidity, so vote now before the Mayan apocalypse begins LOL:

Q1: Who is the worst media mutt of 2012? Which news media representative exemplifies the worst the journalism field has to offer, going beyond mere yellow journalism and into "brown journalism"?

  1. Chelsea Hoffman (Huff Post, Gawker): Blowhard reporter for Gawker and Huff Post with a penchant for stat twisting and stubbornness in the face of facts, in addition to upselling the importance of her works
  2. Chris O'Donnell (Fox 29 Philly): His story helped to get a registrant fired from his job as a Vendor at a Phillies game. This is more foul than the balls hit during the game, and O'Donnell's article strikes out with us.
  3. Ned Hibbert (Fox 26 Houston): His story on parks being "magnets" for registrants living nearby lacked the "attraction" to readers, but not to us.
  4. Phil Elmore (WND): Elmore's inflated statistics is only matched by the size of his mangina, as he reminds us all men are potential predators, including him. Plus his advice was extrapolated from the Cold War era.
  5. Sharon Silver (Proactive Parenting/ Circle of Moms): This Silver's reporting is tarnished when she automatically assumes a man asking questions to a group of boys is grooming them and a predator, makes a big scene, then writes about it.
  6. Chelsea Schilling (WND): Schilling is barely worth two bits, much less a shilling, when she proclaimed children are "raped, sodomized on Facebook" and Facebook was a "predator's playground."
  7. Samantha Manning (KFOX-14): Any reporter who professes a law was intentionally confusing when written by a state legislator but then claims registrants are exploiting loopholes and allowing "sexual predators " to "slip unknowingly into communities" deserves an award. A Shiitake award.
  8. Brian Bishop (WCYB 5 Virginia): Bishop should be flogged for harassing a homeless registrant for parking his RV in a Walmart parking lot, despite later admitting the law stated it was legal
  9. Abbie Alford (Fox 23 Tulsa): Abbie's second appearance in the Shiitakes, this time she heckled a man for FTR in true junior high fashion
  10. Ryan Luby (KETV 7 Omaha): Ran a three-part story on the vigilante troll-site Evil-Unveiled, despite protests from the many victims of the hate group. Watch his future story on the kinder, gentler KKK at 11.
  11. John Turchin (South FL Local 10) Take the T off his last name and you get an accurate depiction of a reporter disguising propaganda' ad for the AWA posing as an actual news story.
  12. Alan English, Sean Moores, & Kyle Martin: The three Augusta Chronicle Stooges are nyuk-nyuking it up after writing a fluff piece failing to differentiate between general and specific recidivism, then attacking and censoring opposing viewpoints.
  13. Anna Canzano (KATU Portland OR): she is sounding the alarm over the fact Oregon only lists so-called "high-risk" offenders, something that isn't news at all, since Oregonians have known for years the registry only lists Tier 3 offenders. D'oh! add that to the news promo practically stolen from the Bill Blathers radio show, you have the makings of a Shiitake winner

Q2: Which is the Dumbest News Outlet of 2012? This category is for media outlets who go above and beyond in exploiting poorly-created sex offender news stories for ratings on a consistent basis.

  1. KATU of Portland, OR: KATU has Anna Canzano in the current awards, but their incessant focus on residency laws and trying to force the closure and transfer of rehabilitation programs for registrants gives KATU a special place at this year's awards show.
  2. New York Post: The infamous news rag known for their outrageous front page graphics should be equally known for their shoddy reporting, as they reported NYC was facing a "perv storm" of homeles registrants, caused primarily of social ostracism and discrimination. Such as being called "pervs" by the media
  3. Dothan Eagle: Should be called the D'oh!than Eagle after allowing hate speech to be placed in their newspapers, especially when the guest writer is quoting Bible scripture to justify suicide and murder.
  4. Q13Fox WA: A catchy headline is all it takes sometimes, like assuming everyone on the list is "the worst of the worst" and they are "closer than you might think."


Q3. Who is the worst politico of 2012? All pols pander but some out-pander the rest.

  1. Sheriff Alan Norman of Cleveland County, NC: wants to make registrants pay $242 per year so he can feed his Krispy Kreme addiction. Oops, I mean harass the registrants in his community. Considering most registrants are unemployed, I doubt they can buy donuts for themselves, much less for Stormin' Norman.
  2. NM Gov. Suzanna Martinez: She's an ex-prosecutor who "specialized" in sex crimes cases and is fluent in myths and lies, and has tried unsuccessfully to bully her state into AWA compliance.
  3. Greg Smith, KS Senator: Up for re-election this year, Smith exploits his personal tragedy, a' la Walsh, into a budding political career. He pushed Kansas into AWA compliance and supporting Caylee's Law
  4. Indiana Federal Judge Judge Tanya Walton Pratt: Upholds a blanket ban against registrants' internet use based on "governmental interest" despite most rulings stating the opposite
  5. Colorado Republican Doug Lamborn: He supports the coal industry; he accuses an opponent of "disseminating CP" when the opponent shows a pic of a child bathing in dirty water, despite the pic not being graphic
  6. Tony Rackauckas, Orange County California D.A.: Trying to use sex offender park bans to further his political career, while deflecting the victims of police brutality under his watch. Look for a big for state AG in the near future.
  7. Debra Young Maggart, TN Rep: Drafted a civil forfeiture law on the basis that "Sex offenders are usually very clever people. They're very manipulative people and so they're always looking for a way for whatever law we put in place"
  8. Paula Stitz, AR registry consultant: Former small town cop fired for ethics violations, then gets promoted to work on Arky's state registry, like a bad fairy tale.
  9. Bobby Jindal, Louisiana Governor: Making yet another appearance in the Shiitake Awards, Jindal is livid over a federal court decision that struck down a pet project of his-- banning former offenders from using social networking sites, vowing to fight all the way to the Supreme Court, as well as a spot on this year's awards show.

Q4. Which quote is the Dumbest Quote of 2012? Some people say the dumbest things, but there is dumb, dumberer and dumberest. Which is the dumberest of all?

  1. "This country is based on vigilantism" -- Patrick Drum, violent vigilante "hero" of Pt Angeles Washington who murdered two registrants
  2. "Too often, sex offenders are portrayed sympathetically while the victims are forgotten. What are we telling the victims that are still out there and alive when we keep giving [sex offenders] second and third chances?" -- Linda Walker, Surviving Parents' Coalition, and Dru Sjodin's mom
  3. "The public has the right to know these people were dangerous, probably still are dangerous, or can be dangerous in the future to young children. Children don't really have a means to protect themselves. By having a means to access information that is out there about crimes these people commit is paramount to keep their children safe." -- Richard Ferrucci, "Senior Investigator" at the Oneida Co NY District Attorney's Office
  4. “When these people are out of compliance they are hunting your kids and your grandkids to sexually assault them,” -- Shelby Co. OH Sheriff John Lenhart
  5. “They do not want us to find them and that is part of the problem why they move around so much,” -- Det. Cori Steiner of the Shelby County OH Sheriff’s Office
  6. “They play huge games with the system. They know how many days to live in a certain spot before they have to tell Ohio that they’ve moved.” -- Bill Taylor, senior inspector for the U.S. Marshals Service.
  7. "when sex offenders feel they have escaped the eye of local law enforcement, they begin searching for victims. They could spend as much as three to five years gaining the trust of a neighboring family." -- Tiffany Kemp, program director for Shelby County OH Victim Services

Q5. Who is the "Everyday Zeroes Award" winner for 2012? This category is for everyday citizens who exploit registrants for fifteen minutes of fame.

  1. Emily Miner of Oswego, NY: She is circulating a petition to have a 9-year-old-kid kicked out of school, proclaiming him a sexual predator. Maybe we can petition to get her a Shiitake?
  2. Savannah Deitrich, KY: A teen who drank at a party and had sex, claimed rape, and created a blog to shame her attackers, all in direct violation of a court order. Well, the Shiitakes also runs a blog exposing people, what a coincidence!
  3. Brandon Benhamin Mau, Ft. Collins, CO: This man is a career criminal arrested for kidnapping and attacking a man with a knife, mistaking him for a sex offender. Ever notice how many here physically attacking registrants are people with lengthy records?
  4. Brian Oei, Trumbull, CT: Puts the bull in Trumbull, as he was caught harassing a registrant via Twitter and posting personal info about his victim online, then ran as he was exposed
  5. Laurie Ann Martinez of Folsom, CA: Went all out to falsely accuse a man of rape including getting a friend to punch her in the face. She could use a Shiitake Award for that, it is made of iron.

Q6. Which Politico/ Celebrity advocate made the Hardest Fall of 2012? This category is for the biggest scandals of the year

  1. James Thomas, AL rep: The 69-year-old Thomas was charged with having sexual contact with a 17-year-old honor student in his office at Wilcox-Central High School in Camden in November 2010.
  2. The victim, now a 19-year-old college student, testified that Thomas kissed her and forced her to touch his "private parts."
  3. Carlos Bustamante, Orange Co., CA: Specifically, prosecutors have charged Bustamante, who was arrested at 4:30 p.m. Monday by D.A. investigators, with 12 felonies and four misdemeanors, including: Six felony counts of false imprisonment, three of assault with the intent to commit a sexual offense, and one count each of stalking, attempted sexual battery by restraint, and grand theft by false pretense, and one misdemeanor count each of battery, assault, sexual battery, and attempted sexual battery with a sentencing enhancement allegation for committing the offenses as a result of sexual compulsion and for the purpose of sexual gratification, according to a District Attorney's Office news release. He voted to the Santa Ana Park Ban prior to his arrest.
  4. Secret Service Colombian Prostitute Scandal: Considering the current stance on so-called sex trafficking, I would have thought this would have been a bigger story. But there's nothing to see here. Move along.
  5. Jose Manuel Santiago, Pennsylvania police officer: Crooked cop claimed an evil spirit caused him to sleep with a 14-yr-old girl

Q7. Holy Shiitakes! What is the craziest sex-related story of 2012?

1. Parents claim V-Tech's "Catch-Me-Kitty Toy" is saying, "catch me, rape me". Methinks the parents need a Miracle Ear than can differentiate between race and rape.

2. Kit-Kat pulls Aussie ad over Pedobear costume scare. Gimme a break!

3. Fiction writer Jennifer Chase censors one side of debate after asking if double-murderer Patrick Drum is a "hero" for murdering two registrants. If you don't like the answers, don't ask.

4. Lance Armstrong blames his doping scandal on a sex offender: I've heard excuses for sex crimes, but I've never heard a person use a registrant as an excuse to take steroids. The man's crime? Indecent exposure. That means he was the right man to expose the truth.

5. Church Mutual Insurance forces churches to weed out registrants for 'liability' reasons: Big Insurance companies tried forcing small churches to target registrants and limit or ban them or they will drop the coverage.

6. Girl lies about rape, RSO still held on $150,000 bond: So this girl lies, claiming this homeless registrant raped her. Then she took it back and now says he only told her he wanted to fuck her. So he's being held on a $150,000 bond on the basis of a statement from someone who admitted to lying.

7. The Michael Arena Retrial: This man has been in 13 years on the basis of a girl's rape accusation she later recanted, and the misrepresentation of the accuracy of the Abel Screening Test. A false accusation plus a false test plus 13 years equals a Shiitake nod. Free the guy already!

8. Alex Anzalone, Ohio State Buckeyes linebacker prospect finds dumbest excuse EVER to decommit: by freaking out over getting a picture taken with a registrant, unknowingly of course, who attended a free Buckeyes football event. Anzalone should be flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct.

9. West Virginia forces man convicted in 1976 of ADULTERY to register: At least the man is suing the state. The law was abolished in the 1980s, yet this man was forced to register for cheating on his wife. Take me home, to the place, I belong West Virginia, take me home (then register)

10. Madison County (AL) Operation Spring Cleaning: "One by one, the cars stopped in front of a house, the deputies spilling out of their cars and taking their positions - two on the left side of the house, four on the right, another in a black SUV that held K-9 Rambo and two others who approached the front door.Some were in the foliage green, Army-like uniforms of the sheriff's SWAT team, others in the gray uniforms of the sheriff's reserve volunteers and one, Deputy Johnny Daversa, in the all black K-9 uniform." My mind envisions the Keystone cops or the jokes about how many cops does it take to screw in a light bulb

11. White van canvasses the neighborhood, searching for lost puppy. Sound the alarm in 3..2..1..": So some guy in Boston who owns a white van was looking for a puppy. So what was the guy REALLY doing? He was... LOOKING FOR HIS LOST DOG! Moral of the story, if you are a man who loses a dog, let the mutt stay lost. But it was enough of a scare to hit the news media.

12. WA Man freed after 9 years after daughter admits she lied about abuse: Only she was not charged, of course. The girl got her idea from a friend who got her stepdad sent to prison.

13. Stray bullet wounds Minneapolis police officer during hunt for sex offender: Deputies harass registrant, go to house, get scared by dogs and start shooting, one officer hit by friendly fire, officer gets Shiitake Award.

14. Neighbors think suspicious van’s driver is on sex offender registry in Chesterfield, VA: Its a story about a "suspicious white van" in a place called CHESTERfield. Oh, geez. The van looks lost, doesn't approach anyone but sets off the panic button.

15. The Great Wall of Des Moines: Des Moines spend a million bucks to build a fence so zoo-goers cannot see a halfway house where a couple of registrants are staying with other low-risk registrants. Does NBC still do those Fleecing of America segments?

16. Grove mother may go to prison for marrying sex offender, prosecutor said: A Grove woman on probation for having her children with her when she was arrested for public intoxication could be sent to prison after marrying a convicted sex offender — a likely probation violation, a prosecutor said. So you can't even marry a registrant in Jokelahoma.

17. Miami Commission Sues State Over Sex Offenders in Bookville II: Like a bad sequel, this scenario stars Ron Book and homeless Miami Sex Offenders. Longtime Shiitakes voters knew the first show was bad and this was the most unanticipated sequel of the decade, as the city sues the state to keep registrants out of housing in Miami.

18. Man can't see his daughter for reporting CP on the internet (England): A man who informed police when he found child abuse images on his computer has not been allowed to be alone with his daughter for four months. Cheerio and all that rot! The bloody wankers in Jolly ol' England are a bit tipsy with their sex register as well!
Q8. Which is the dumbest law of 2012? It need not pass to be nominated

1. California's Prop 35: will turn consenting adults (like prostitutes and Johns) into sex offenders, then force them to register internet passwords

2. Oswego, NY city council bans registrants from driving taxis: Obviously influenced by Robert Deniro's Taxi Driver movie. From the 1970s. But didn't the cabbie save the teen hooker in that film?

3. PA law to take earned pensions from registrants: Last year was the Caylee Anthony Law" this year it is the "Jerry Sandusky" law

4. Senate Bill 3258 IL, Bike trail bans: Bike trails in Harrisburg and Eldorado are now designated as off-limits to persons on the Illinois Sex Offender Registry thanks to a new law, Senate Bill 3258, passed this spring and signed by the governor June 22.

5. LA Facebook status disclosure law: Jindal's backdoor law to get registrants off Facebook is rather clever, get facebook to do your dirty work for you

6. NJ attempts re-issuing residency restrictions: Defeated by the NJ Supreme Court, the legislators, like Jindals, are try-trying again

7. LA Library Ban. Gov. Jindal strikes again

8. CT to make masturbating in prison a sex offense: Anything to make more registrants huh?

9. Illinois SB3579 makes participation in any activities involving children a sex crime

10. Louisiana HB 839: Banning registrants from driving tow trucks, lest they molest cars too

11. Virtual Predator Panic: NY Atty Gen wants to ban RSOs from Online Games

12. Illinois HB 4670: Allows registrants to repay the annoual $100 registry fee at the rate of one dollar per hour, far less than minimum wage

13: Missouri HR 83: Removes sex offenders as a class from Constitutional protections against Ex Post Facto laws

14. Tennessee HB 3398: Civil forfeiture law turns registrants into $$$

15: Nebraska LB 797: The Kissing Crime -- Kissing considered a sex crime

16. Kansas SB 39: Residency Restrictions -- Here especially because Kansas once passed a moratorium against residency restrictions
Q9. Which is the worst state of 2012? (The "ICBS National CHUMPionship")

1. California: Prop 35, Carlos Bustamante scandal, OC Park Bans

2. Washington: The vigilante capital of the US, where a string of vigilantes targeting registrants has run rampant

3. Louisiana: Bobby Jindal, library and internet bans defying court orders

4. Kansas: AWA compliance, trying to pass residency laws after moratorium was passed

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

The 2011 Shiitake Awards has arrived!

At long last... The 2011 Shiitake Awards show has arrived! Has your favorite candidate won? Tune in to find out!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Monday, November 28, 2011

Voting NOW taking place for the 2011 Shiitake Awards!


Follow this link to vote via Survey Monkey:


With this, nominations for 2011 are now officially CLOSED. Voting will continue until December 31, 2011.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Shiitake 2011 special award: Nominate dumbest compliance operation name

Now that the US Marshals have jurisdiction over compliance checks, they have abused the privilege. They also love making stupid names for their various Gestapo operations. This award will be for the dumbest operation name. Feel free to send in your nomination today!

Nominees so far:

1. Ector Co., TX's Registration, Enforcement, Apprehension and Prosecution team, or REAP team: They should put the E at the end, seeing as how these laws are RAPE-ing the Constitution.

2. West Pennsylvania's "Operation Grand Slam:" Why name an operation after a Denny's breakfast? Hell, if you want an accurate operation name tying in food and cops, how about Operation Dunkin' Donuts instead?

3. GA's "Operation Storm Troupers": If you immediately thought Star Wars and Darth Vader, my mind was on a more real evil dictator who had Storm Troopers and the Luftwaffe.

4. SC's "Operation AWOL": Are registrants in the army now? I wouldn't fight for this country. Or is the point of the operation to encourage non-compliance? Maybe they'll be hiding in the Denny's ordering the Grand Slam.

5. LA's "Operation Summertime Blues": At least in this case the pigs admit they are a bunch of downers.

6. TX's "Operation Chester": Forgetting the fact that TX has over 4000 kids on the registry, it is an intentional slight by a small time hick sheriff's office.

7. MO's "Operation LASER" (local Agencies Supervise and Enforce Registrations): I opt for Local OFFICERS Supervise and Enforce Registration Stupidity, or "LOSERS."

8. IL's "Operation TALON": I'm not sure what the "talon" stands for but buzzards have talons. Just a thought.

9. TX's "Operation Fury": So just to check on residences, the US Gestapo resorts to violent actions. They as well have named it "Operation Blitzkreig."

10. SC's "Operation Surefire": This compliance check is a surefire way to look like the goons you are. Idiots.

11. KS's "Operation Tornado — Tracking Offender Registration Notification And Deterrence Operation": What a fitting depiction on how this harassment destroys families and lives. 

12.  NV's "Operation Trick-or-Treat III": Like any sequel, the trick is to NOT to make lame-assed sequels. Will there be a tired T-or-T IV with the same stupid plot as the first three?

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Nominate Dumbest RSO Law 2011

Another year, another barrage of stupid legislation. This is the thread to nominate the Dumbest RSO Laws award for 2011. You have until November 30, 2011 to nominate. Post your nominee in the comments section and I will list all current nominees here.


http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-klwlXPs0XXA/TfN8tIHe17I/AAAAAAAABK8/YUexL6QVuvs/s1600/dont-mess-with-texas.gif Texas Law allows Department of Family and Protective Services allows caseworkers to add your name to the sex offender registry without a trial: 

This law is so messed up, State Rep. John Zerwas, R-Katy, had to propose a bill, HB 1194, which would allow suspected abusers greater due process to challenge their inclusion in the registry. Before a name goes into the database, Zerwas wants the accused to be properly notified, have a copy of the record and access to swift appeal to a state administrative hearing judge.

Even the exonerated were added to the list.

Missouri's Hallowed Grounds Act will ban sex offenders from burial in national cemetaries:

The "Hallowed Grounds Act," introduced by Republican Rep. Vicky Hartzler, would prohibit an individual who is classified as a Tier III sex offender under the Sex Offender Registration Act from being buried at a veterans or national cemetery. A Tier III sex offender is one whose offenses against a child might include the crimes of aggravated sexual abuse or abusive sexual contact."While veterans guilty of capital crimes have justly been denied burial in our national cemeteries, veterans guilty of sexual abuse of children are still entitled to these honors," Hartzler said. "Allowing these offenders to rest in fields of honor is an insult to America's military heroes. Furthermore, it is an outrage to the victims and their families."

 AL HB 378, Alabama's SORNA Act:
  • Registered sex offenders who are homeless are required to check in once a week.
  • Those who do day labor must provide local law enforcement with details about where and when they will be working each day.
  • Sex offenders will have to pay a $10 fee every time they register. That same fee will also be charged for every move.
  • A travel permit is required through local law enforcement if a sex offender plans to be away from their residence for more than three days or if they plan to travel outside the area.
  • Those sex offenders who have been classified as sexual predators or convicted of sexually violent crimes will be required to wear a Global Positioning System (GPS) for 10 years, at their own expense.
  • Some youthful offenders and juveniles, those charged with more serious sex crimes, will have to register for a lifetime instead of 10 years.
Missouri's Amy Hestir Student Protection Act: "Under a new Missouri law, teachers who "friend" a current or former student on Facebook could soon run afoul of state codes...The new law states that teachers "cannot establish, maintain or use a work-related website unless it is available to school administrators and the child's legal custodian, physical custodian, or legal guardian." The legislation also bans teachers from using "a nonwork-related website that allows exclusive access with a current or former student."  I understand why you'd want to discourage parent-teacher sexual relationships but this law takes it too far by implying that any time treachers and students talk its for sex.

 Florida's HB 251, the "Walk in Their Shoes Act" (a.k.a. the Lauren Book Act): The Shiitake Awards just wouldn't be the same without some representation from Florida, would it? This is the Lauren Book law. What makes this bill dangerous is that this bill allows prior convictions or accusations to be admitted as evidence in trial, which all but guarantees a former offender will not get a fair trial. It also denies access to evidence in child porn accusations, which will bar defense attorneys from presenting adequate defense.

Nominees for Holy Shiitakes Award 2011

This is the catch-all site for shiitake that does not fall into the other categories. This is the thread to nominate the Holy Shiitakes award for 2011. You have until November 30, 2011 to nominate. Post your nominee in the comments section and I will list all current nominees here.

http://media.komonews.com/images/101202_video_girl_barbie.jpgVideo Pornographer Barbie: Usually, in any story involving Barbie, she's the air-headed bimbo. Not this time. The REAL airheads are the FBI agents who sent out worries this toy will be used by child pornographers to spy on kids or make CP. I wonder if these same keystone cops were responsible for the pedobear scare in last year's awards show. Mattel took it one step further by making Kidnapping Ken, complete with rusty van, a puppy, a trenchcoat, and candy. Okay I made up Kidnapping Ken but the FBI made up shit too.


evan-emory-studioEvan Emory gets 60 days for silly YouTube video: Evan Emory will spend 60 days in jail and two years on probation. Emory posted a video online that made it appear that he was singing a sexually explicit song to first-graders. The story goes like this-- this guy got permission to film first graders while he sings a child friendly song. Then he edited the video to make it look like he sang a sexually explicit song to the kids (which he didn't). It may have been in poor taste but it isn't criminal considering there have been similar videos out there. At least he doesn't have to register as part of a plea. Instead, the prosecutor should be in jail for wasting our time on this story.

Ector County TX fires woman for marrying a sex offender: An Odessa woman is suing the county after she lost her job. The reason she was fired? She married a man on the public registry. Though she worked as a juvenile probation officer, her husband had absolutely no contact with the teens. They fired her on association alone. Now she's suing the county; in the suit, Shirley Raymond is seeking $90,000 in lost income and benefits, $750,000 in future loss of income and $1.5 million for mental anguish, pain and suffering, in addition to reinstatement to her job. I hope she wins. That's Texass "justice" for you.


Carole Markin sues Match.com, claiming she was raped by a sex offender: Carole Markin is the "Jane Doe" in the Match.com alleged rape case. Markin's identity was revealed by Markin herself; in grand fashion, she sent out a press release where she calls herself "the Erin Brockovich of internet dating." Though she claimed she was not suing for money, she was gaining publicity for her story. Was it a coincidence she had a series of books about bad dating experiences? Match dot com caved in to her wishes, and is now using facial recognition software to delete members who look like sex offenders. Well if nothing else, she may get one award for her game-- a Shiitake Award.


 Karen Spears Zacharias outs registrant for commenting on her blog, thinks seeking help for her issues is "creepy:" Who is Karen? Allegedly a Christian author who boasts about being on, among other places, the 700 Club. She also writes books, one of them being a book about how fear kills faith. I agree, fear and faith are rather incompatible. I wonder if Jesus recently changed his laws to exclude reformed registrants, since Karen decided to out some guy who posted a few comments on her blog after someone pointed out he is a sex offender, and she decided to humiliate the guy by creating a blog post about him, "Sex Offender targets Christian women." From her own mouth: "Tonight I received a disturbing email from a blog visitor that has stopped me in my tracks. This reader was writing to advise me that one of the people in this blog community is a registered sex offender. As proof they sent me the link to the registration.
All this just makes me sick to my stomach. It makes me want to shut down this blog and all my other online activity and tell you all that if you want to read my writings, then buy my books... Here is the warning, in part, that I received and I’m putting out there for others to consider:- He uses flattery to establish an emotional connection with women online (classic grooming)- He acts as an advocate for women’s issues- He offers prayers for the slightest thing." She then asks her readers if she should post it up for all the world to see. She then goes on the defensive when confronted on her attack. Christianity has a word for that-- HYPOCRITE.


 Barbara Farris's proposed sex offender gulag: Barbie is the consummate desperate attention whore, a person with a mile long, and she's been represented here already (she's up for repeating in the "Everyday Zeroes"), but her scheme to run a "sex offender camp" in Sorrento, FL has pissed off both RSO activists and people on the other side alike.

Her new scam is called "Sex Offender Solutions," SOS, a mockery of SOSEN, as well as a knock on Randy Young, a guy who has run a sex offender housing and real estate in South Florida the past few years. She will humiliate you and demand $45 for an "application."


Idaho Republicans protest the reading of a sex offender bill: Midway through the afternoon, House Minority Leader Representative John Rusche (D-Lewiston) asked for a full reading of a 29-page Senate Bill dealing with sex offender registration.  Immediately, many chairs emptied on the floor.  After a few pages, Republicans started speaking out. "Mr. Speaker, I protest this," Representative JoAn Wood (R-Rigby) said from her seat on the floor.  "I feel sorry for the clerk to have to read this.  And not only that, I feel sorry for those of us that have to sit and hear this." Wood said she didn't think bill language involving descriptions of sex crimes should be read on the House floor.  She said it was more tolerable in it's one legally-required reading in committee. "Even though it is the law, I think it's inappropriate that it be read fully, in its entirety, and I would ask unanimous consent that we cease from reading the bill further.  Thank you Mr. Speaker," Representative Stephen Hartgen (R-Twin Falls) said. Democrats kept quiet, and the clerk stopped reading.  The bill passed.  Rusche said he did not object to stopping the bill reading because he understood the concerns. -- They SHOULD be apologizing to those who are forced to live under their latest law.