Per the request of a newcomer, the following is a recap of the history of the joeyisalittlekid blog.
The namesake of the blog is Joseph (Joey) G. Dauben. Several years ago Joey left the job he had as a reporter with a newspaper in Ellis County, TX to begin independently “reporting” on local events and politics. As time went on, Joey’s news “publications” became more gossip than objective news reporting. Joey considered his gossip to be “exposure” of those he thought were unworthy of their elected or hired government positions. In the process of “reporting” the rampant “corruption” Joey found in this corner of the world, innocent people were hurt by the gossip, ½ truths and stuff Joey just made up. The counties covered by Joey are made up of small rural communities. It seems everybody knew somebody that had become a target of Joey’s.
Joey had a habit of deleting comments and blocking his dissenters. People that knew the truth of a matter and wanted to set the story straight could not be heard on Joey’s web sites. Joey either ignored or attacked people that attempted give him facts or set him on the right path. This blog was started to provide a forum for local folks that had something to say about Joey and what he was “reporting”. The blog name comes from Joey’s tendency to behave like a spoiled little kid.
So, everything was rocking along nicely. We had our say regarding local politics and everything Joey was writing. Then in the winter of 2011, the bottom fell out of Joey’s world. Joey was arrested in Navarro County for sexual offenses. A short time later, Joey was charged in Ellis County for publishing identifying information on a man without his permission. All of Joey’s IT equipment, cameras, phones and web sites were seized. Joey claimed the charges in both counties were a result of a conspiracy against him and retaliation for the “corruption” he had “exposed”.
In the summer of 2012, with Joey in jail his girlfriend, Presley Crowe, hooked up with Bill Windsor through her association with American Mothers Political Party (AMPP). Bill agreed to include Joey’s story of corruption in the Lawless America movie. Presley was filmed by Bill outside the Ellis County jail. Joey’s parents jumped on the Lawless America train too. Joey’s dad even painted his wheelie Blazer with the Lawless America logo. We were fascinated by Presley’s and the Daubens’ belief that Bill’s attention to Joey’s story would “expose the corruption” in Joey’s cases and help set Joey free. Then we started to pay closer attention to what Bill was doing and saying. At the same time, Presley was complaining about this blog to Bill on Joey’s behalf.
Bill Windsor and Joey’s supporters maintain that this blog was started out of “hate” for Joey. Not true. While there were and are some people that may “hate” Joey, most of the people following Joey from this blog thought Joey meant well but was sorely misguided. In the fall of 2012, one contributor got into a disagreement with another contributor in a late night rant. It got really ugly and personal. Someone was offended, reported the blog for being a “hate” blog and that blog was shut down. This blog, with the same name was started in its place.
In early 2013, just as Joey was going to trial in Navarro County, Bill had a falling out with AMPP. Presley’s video testimony was taken off YouTube. Thanks to Presley’s advertisement and her complaints to Bill about this blog, AMPP and several other of Bill’s dissenters found this blog – then we had contributors from around the country. It was around this time that Bill began to refer to any one posting on this blog as a “Joey”. As Joey’s legal issues were disposed, Bill kept our interest, I think, because he is a lot like Joey, only older and much more fascinating with a larger stage, his plan to “take back our country” and all of the law suits. Our attention to Bill brought with it an awareness and interest in reform groups, groups with plans to take over the country and the people that make up the groups. Bill complains about the on-going conversation regarding his activities and his connection to others that want to “take back our country”. But as the newcomer pointed out, Bill actually directs people to this blog. And now, we have international contributors.
That about wraps it up. For anyone that wonders whatever happed to Joey, Google is your friend. And there is plenty of time, Joey is not going anywhere for the next 15 to 30 years.