Hurricane Dobies - A Dangerous Dark Cloud Over Jackson


We have waited anxiously for the fire investigation report from the MSP and JPD criminal inv3estigation report on Joly's home fire on Pringle St. We got them and they are compelling beyond our wildest expectations. See narrative below for the crime of arson.

Go to the FOIA: MSP-Fire Investigation Unit Report - FOIA JPD Report

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.


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.


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 Marty Griffin.


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.


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 taxpayer funds.

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 unequivocally.

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 disturbing.

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 her home and her 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 investigators.

Allegedly, it has been reported that forensic analysis revealed gasoline residue on Joly's shoes and clothing.

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 her allegedly burning down her house and blaming it on a hate crime. Her perseverence in seeking justice and opposition to hate seems without equal.

And Derek Dobies is right in bed with the arsonist and "his" wife

Joly Receives Citizen Of The Year Award From The Jackson Citizen Patriot

A well orchestrated campaign by Dobies and his army of queers, in collusion with the worthless reporters and managers at the Citizen Patriot resulted in this shameful award.

Will that honor be withdrawn when the arson investigation is completed and the guilty party identified?

We have waited anxiously for the fire investigation and police reports from the MSP and Jackson Police Department on Joly's home fire on Pringle St.

We got them and they are compelling beyond our wildest expectations.

FOIA: MSP-Fire Investigation Unit Report - Joly: 22 mb pdf download

FOIA: Jackson Police Investigation Report - Joly: 2 mb pdf download

Two firemen were injured.

750.72 First degree arson.

Sec. 72.

(1) A person who willfully or maliciously burns, damages, or destroys by fire or explosive any of the following or its contents is guilty of first degree arson:

(a) A multiunit building or structure in which 1 or more units of the building are a dwelling, regardless of whether any of the units are occupied, unoccupied, or vacant at the time of the fire or explosion.

(b) Any building or structure or other real property if the fire or explosion results in physical injury to any individual.

(c) A mine.

(2) Subsection (1) applies regardless of whether the person owns the dwelling, building, structure, or mine or its contents.

(3) First degree arson is a felony punishable by imprisonment for life or any term of years or a fine of not more than $20,000.00 or 3 times the value of the property damaged or destroyed, whichever is greater, or both imprisonment and a fine.

750.73 Second degree arson.

Sec. 73.

(1) Except as provided in section 72, a person who willfully or maliciously burns, damages, or destroys by fire or explosive a dwelling, regardless of whether it is occupied, unoccupied, or vacant at the time of the fire or explosion, or its contents, is guilty of second degree arson.

(2) Subsection (1) applies regardless of whether the person owns the dwelling or its contents.

(3) Second degree arson is a felony punishable by imprisonment for not more than 20 years or a fine of not more than $20,000.00 or 3 times the value of the property damaged or destroyed, whichever is greater, or both imprisonment and a fine.

And lets not forget the three dogs which perished in the flames. In the statments to the Fire Insurance Investigator, she stated she locked the door behind her as she left and shortly thereafter she saw flames erupt.

How could the guilty party be so uncaring as to burn these dogs alive? Burning a house for political advantage is one thing, sacrificing pets on the alter of political expediency is a heinous crime. To the gallows.

One thing of interest is the length of time it is taking to bring charges against the perpetrator. The MSP report was available and discussed in September with the prosecutor. We can only speculate as to why the delay in issueing a warrant.

Could be that the prosecutor is preparing a case against the co-conspirators who may have aided the suspect in the commission of this crime?

Perhaps the powers that be in city hall have caused a delay in the investigation to prevent release of the damning information prior to the election on November 7th? Hopefully the truth will come out soon.

One wonders who would have benefitted from the publicity surrounding this alleged hate crime against a member of the gay community. The fact that this crime was executed not long before the election for mayor and one of the candidates was a champion of the the "Gay Agenda", an icon in the gay community and was able to muster an army of Gays to carry his message door to door throughout the city suggests the possibility of a conspiracy.

Joly seems to have hit the jackpot as a result of this alleged hate crime, paying off the land contract on her 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 fund raiser organizer. With the addition of the online fund raising 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 including killing family pets 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 mortgage 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 community 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 equally.

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 Arlene 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.

Click the link and go to the detailed information pages for more information on Derek Dobies history and failures
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