+++ UPDATE October 9th, 2014: Read the newly released
and also confirms our reporting +++
+++UPDATE October 25, 2014:
Yes, it's the Palin-clan again! This time, not just Sarah, but almost all of them: Sarah, Todd, Track, Bristol,Willow - even Tripp! Well, at least poor Tripp was there at well, having to watch the adults behaving badly, showing him what a good role model isn't.
So what is this all about? Well, the story about the "big Alaska brawl of 2014" is already making the rounds, and the well-informed Alaska journalist and blogger Amanda Coyne published a pretty detailed report on her blog:
Hell hath no fury like a Palin family visit: Just when I was about to give up on them, the Gods of gossip came visiting this week, and as they’ve done in the past, they beckoned me to look towards Wasilla, towards the fortress of Our Lady of the North, the woman who was almost a heartbeat away from the presidency, whose family had a dramatic weekend, Wasilla style! As many of us have read, Bristol Palin was visited by a Floridian stalker on Sunday who somehow ended up on the family’s balcony. The stalker currently sits in jail.
That’s pretty dramatic. But that’s the least of it. The night before, Saturday, was a doozy. The details are a little sketchy, but there’s enough of them, from enough different sources, that a story emerges, a story that according to the gossip Gods, looks kind of like this: There’s some sort of Iron Dog/snowmachine party in Anchorage. A nice, mellow party, until the Palin’s show up. There’s beer, of course, and maybe other things.
Which is all fine, but just about the time when some people might have had one too many, a Track Palin stumbles out of a stretch Hummer, and immediately spots an ex-boyfriend of Willow’s. Track isn’t happy with this guy, the story goes. There’s words, and more. The owner of the house gets involved, and he probably wished he hadn’t. At this point, he’s up against nearly the whole Palin tribe: Palin women screaming. Palin men thumping their chests. Word is that Bristol has a particularly strong right hook, which she employed repeatedly, and it’s something to hear when Sarah screams, “Don’t you know who I am!” And it was particularly wonderful when someone in the crowd screamed back, “This isn’t some damned Hillbilly reality show!” No, it’s what happens when the former First Family of Alaska comes knocking.
As people were leaving in a cab, Track was seen on the street, shirtless, flipping people off, with Sarah right behind him, and Todd somewhere in the foreground, tending to his bloody nose.
Note: Amanda Coyne is also the author of the excellent book "Crude Awakening: Money, Mavericks, and Mayhem in Alaska", together with Tony Hopfinger, the editor of the Alaska Dispatch.
While we cannot confirm every detail that Amanda Coyne mentioned in this report, we can confirm through an incredibly well informed source with direct knowledge of these events that this incident indeed took place, last Saturday, close to Anchorage, Alaska. We can confirm further details as well.
We obtained this information at a very early point, but we waited to publish it, because we wanted to see first if anyone who had attended the party reached out to the media.
We were told that this incident happened at a party of an Iron Dog winner called Chris, who we believe to be Chris Olds, as they is no other Iron Dog winner with this first name, At the party, Bristol and Willow wore their big sunglasses and behaved like little Hollywood starlets, and according to our well informed source, they both got totally drunk. The situation continued get worse, and it got to the point where Bristol started a fight with the host Chris, and Bristol punched him repeatedly. Amanda Coyne alludes to this, when she said: "Word is that Bristol has a particularly strong right hook, which she employed repeatedly."
Bristol's little son Tripp was with them at the party, and therefore was forced to watch the whole disaster.
Just like Amanda Coyne mentioned, the fact that Willow's ex-boyfriend (apparently a guy called "Corey") attended the party, started the whole chain of events. Bristol and Willow, the famous mean girls from Wasilla, started to harass him all night in such a bad way that Chris, the host of the party, was forced to intervene - which prompted drunk Bristol to throw several punches at him.
Even after Chris asked Bristol to leave, she continued to punch him several times.
Apart from that, what we were told is that Track also got into a fight, and Todd almost started fighting. But Todd must have jumped in as well...otherwise, Todd's "bloody nose" that Amanda Coyne mentioned in her report would be difficult to explain.
According to our source, Bristol wanted Todd to start fighting the host Chris as well, but we don't know whether this attempt to get her father involved was successful.
As I said at the beginning, Sarah was there the whole time, but her exact involvement is not known by our source.
And little Tripp had to watch the adults behaving badly.
Then the police were called. We don't know about charges being filed.
I think Alaskans will think twice in the future when it comes to inviting the Palin-clan to parties again. The other guests were simply shocked about the behavior of the members of Alaska's former "first family."
Well, maybe that's what Sarah Palin means when she says that people should "go rogue", I don't know.
Just imagine that this could have been the "first" or "second" family of the USA!
Last night, the Alaska based blogger, Gryphen at the Immoral Minority was given an update on the situation by Jennifer Castro of the Anchorage Police Department.
Hi Griffin ,
What I am able to share with you at this time is the following:
On Saturday, September 6, 2014 just before midnight Anchorage police responded to a report of a verbal and physical altercation taking place between multiple subjects outside of a residence located on the 900 block of Harbor Circle . A preliminary investigation by police revealed that a party had been taking place at a nearby residence and a fight had broken out between multiple subjects outside of the residence. None of the involved parties wanted to press charges at the time of the incident and no arrests were made. Alcohol was believed to have been a factor in the incident. Some of the Palin family members were in attendance at the party.
This case is still pending, therefore, I’m unable to provide any further details or information in the police reports at this time.
APD Communications Director
IMPORTANT SECOND UPDATE:
We just talked to another source with excellent knowledge of this incident, and now many more details have become clear. We also have to correct a few of the claims we previously reported, when everything was still quite sketchy. However, we can safely say that things still just look as bad for the Palin-family as they did at the beginning, perhaps even worse. The source we talked to is well known to us, and absolutely credible.
The party was not at Chris Olds's house. This was a wrong assumption, but now we have the full facts and do not need to "take guesses" any more. It was the birthday party for former Iron Dog winner Marc McKenna, the party for his 40th birthday. However, the party did not take place at his house, but at the house of another couple who hosted the birthday party for him in Anchorage. An old interview with Marc McKenna can be found here. There were about 100 people at the party.
Marc McKenna invited Sarah and Todd, but not the rest of the family, so he was quite surprised when the whole gang showed up.
Another thing which we have to correct is the claim that Tripp witnessed the fight. The truth is that Tripp was in the limousine outside the house, apparently asleep, while the brawl happened. When the fight started outside of the house, the limo driver then drove down the block with Tripp, so that Tripp did not have to see the ugly scenes which were unfolding.
So while Bristol and the rest of the family are partying, Tripp is left in a car with a driver that he does not know. I think that his father might have something to say about that.
The fight originally started after Bristol, with her sunglasses still on at about 11.00 pm and visibly drunk, approached the host (the owner of the house, not Marc McKenna) and "complained" to him that some people at the party "want to have a go at Willow." The host then tried to assure Bristol that this was not the case, but Bristol had none of it and started to punch the host in the face. The host then held up his hands in defence, and push her back slightly, and drunk Bristol then fell to the floor, and her dress was "up" about her waist. The host did not hit Bristol, but just defended himself.
Bristol then started shouting for Todd. He came over, and watched the situation. At this point, he did not intervene.
The host tried again to calm Bristol down, but she continued punching out at him. So then the host carried Bristol out of the house and demanded that every member of the Palin-family should leave the party. Then everything kicked off, Todd got angry, Track ripped his shirt off and got angry, the fighting started again, and Todd at the end was left with a bloody nose. All this happened outside of the house.
Sarah was there at the party as well when it all happened.
Then the police arrived and told all guests to leave and go home.
Track was totally "out of it", and was walking on the street, "flipping everyone the bird" who was leaving.
Fun fact: There was a band hired for the party, and they kept on playing during the whole fight!
Marc McKenna was very upset that his party was ruined, and so was everybody else. Lots of expensive food was wasted.
This story has also been discussed on local radio stations this morning extensively, our source from Alaska told us.
If we were the host, we would certainly bring charges, and when we asked our source, he said that he thinks that this is a possibility, and would not rule it out.
By the way, our source says that it is rather unlikely that there is cell phone video, as he did not see anybody taking pictures or video.
These are the real facts, not exaggerations, assumptions or hyperbole.
There is certainly more to come. This story is not over yet.
The Alaskan journalist and blogger Amanda Coyne, who originally broke the story, just published a new post with further details, and her research fully confirms our latest reporting, and she also has more embarrassing details:
A note to readers about the Palin family brawl
I wrote about the Saturday-night Palin family brawl in my Loose Lips column—my version of a gossip column–hoping that some other news source, preferably a local news source, would pick it up, and run with it. I’m a one-woman show here. I’m the writer, the editor, and the business manager, and I’m trying to cover the state’s political races. As I write this, I’m at a health care conference in Girdwood, trying to learn as much as I can about why healthcare costs are so astronomically high in Alaska, when they have appeared to be declining elsewhere. (Expect a post on that later). All this is to say that I have little time to track down the details of the brawl. And even if I did, I’d probably pass. I spent many years covering Palin. It’s a rabbit hole every time.
But I thought I should update, because people seem to really want to know. Frankly, I would too if I were them, and weren’t at a health care conference, etc… So, here it goes: What I have heard since, without much trying, and what I knew then, is that the cops were called after the brawl. It’s confirmed that the Palins, all of them, were involved in some way involved in a fight at a house in Anchorage were a party was going it. Bristol’s son, Tripp was at the party. I have confirmed from multiple sources that Bristol punched someone repeatedly, and that charges might be filed. I spoke to a source yesterday who witnessed part of it. She said that some in the crowd were trying to restrain Sarah, who was clawing to get involved in the fight, which had moved to the cul-de-sac outside of the house. She was also screaming loudly. She wore platform high-tops with the American flag on them, and Bristol wore big, round shades. As I reported, Track was at some point in the night, shirtless.
The whole family arrived in a stretch Hummer limo, and had to be told to leave the house.
That’s what I know. Stay tuned, no doubt, for more.
Finally, the Alaska Dispatch News, Alaska's biggest newspaper, published a report about the incident, which again confirms what Amanda Coyne and we have already been saying, and adds even more details.
Witnesses, APD confirm Palin family was present at Anchorage party that turned violentAccording to her Facebook Kimberley Vranckaert-Trujillo works for the Anchorage Police Department. It would seem that even cops in Anchorage are fed up with Sarah's fibs.
Blogger Amanda Coyne reported Wednesday that the Palins were at the center of the fight. Coyne cites anonymous sources who described a shirtless Track Palin, Bristol Palin throwing punches and former Gov. Sarah Palin screaming during the melee. The reports have been widely re-circulated on national sites, including Wonkette and Gawker.
Neighbor Charles Fryer attended the party, which he described as a joint birthday party for four people, including Todd Palin. He said Sarah Palin was at the party.
Fryer said the party was “basically peaceable” until the fight occurred around 11 p.m. He heard commotion in front of the house and stepped outside to check it out.
He described the fight as a dog pile “just like you see in a football game.”
Fryer didn’t know who was involved. “I’m too old to fool with that stuff,” he said.
On her Facebook page, Sarah Palin posted that she was traveling on Saturday.
One commenter, Kimberley Vranckaert-Trujillo, claimed to be a witness to the incident, writing in the post thread: “Interesting....pretty sure you were not traveling and you and family were on the Southside causing chaos. Saw it happen. Don't fib.”
The Palin family could not be reached for comment.
The wonderful Amanda Coyne has now spoken to several witnesses, and some of them have spoken on the record, which enabled her to finally provide a pretty complete picture of what happened last Saturday evening at the party in Anchorage, the now already infamous "Palin brawl." The details are truly shocking.
We are pleased that her findings fall in line very with our own reporting and that many of our own facts, obtained through an excellent source, have been confirmed.
We are also grateful that finally the "sins" of Sarah and her famous family are not swept under the rug in Alaska any more, as it was usually the case in the past.
From what we hear from Alaska, we can safely say that the Palins are pretty much "done" there now. This also includes the "Iron Dog" crowd, with many members present at the party. No more favours for Todd!
We knew already yesterday that the party was at the house of Korey and Alisha Klingenmeyer, the "host couple" which we mentioned above, but we held back with this information because they already had enough to deal with at this point.
Amanda Coyne's investigation also proved that Sarah Palin was there on the scene as well, and Sarah behaved very badly, together with the rest of her family members (apart from little Tripp, who was sleeping in the stretch hummer limousine).
We were also told that Sarah had at least one altercation with another person.
What Amanda Coyne does not say is that the police did break up the party and told everyone to go home. However, this was confirmed by our eye-witness.
We got the name of Willow's former boyfriend wrong. Our first source (we had two sources from Alaska, one in the original report, one in the second update), got the name of the ex-boyfriend mixed-up, and said he was called something like "Corey." However, the real name of the ex-boyfriend who was at this party, as Amanda Coyne explains, is Conner Cleary.
Here is Amanda Coyne's new report about the #palinbrawl:
Eyewitness comes forward on ‘Palin brawl’
Eric Thompson was having fun with friends and his wife at a party in South Anchorage on Saturday night. Thompson, who is 56 years old, was the designated driver for the evening, so he wasn’t drinking. But that was okay with him. He was among friends. It was a birthday party for twins Matt and Marc McKenna, who own McKenna Bros Paving, for whom he works as a project supervisor. Marc is an Iron Dog snow machine racer. Other snow machine racers were said to have been there also.
The party was at Korey Klingenmeyer’s house, who is the office manger at McKenna Bros. According to Thompson, Klingenmeyer is a very large, muscular guy, “super easy going, and super friendly.”
Most of the party was outside. A live band was playing. People were dancing. Thompson noticed two girls wearing sunglasses walking with an unusual amount of confidence around the yard. He only noticed them because of the sunglasses. That was odd, because it was at night. His wife told him it was Bristol and Willow Palin. “Does she think she’s Marilyn Monroe?” he said to his wife about Bristol.
Todd and Sarah were there also. Todd races in the Iron Dog. According to another witness, Palin wore platform high-tops with the American flag emblazoned on them. Track Palin was there and so was Bristol’s son, Tripp.
They had all pulled up earlier in the evening in a stretch Hummer limo. It was also Todd’s 50th birthday.
He, along with the McKenna brothers and Klingenmeyer’s son, who was also celebrating a birthday, were brought in front of the band. Everyone sang Happy Birthday.
It wasn’t long after that things started going horribly wrong, according to Thompson and a handful of others interviewed for this story. Screams erupted. Profanities spewed. Fists flew. The Anchorage Police Department was called. The APD released a statement on Thursday, confirming that multiple people were involved in the fight. “However, at the time of the incident, none of the involved parties wanted to press charges and no arrests were made. However, the case is still an active investigation and is being reviewed by APD and the Municipal Prosecutors Office. Alcohol was believed to have been a factor in the incident. Some of the Palin family members were in attendance at the party,” the statement said.
As I had reported a few days ago, multiple accounts say that it started when Track confronted Willow’s former boyfriend, Conner Cleary, who was there with his father Steve and his mother Melissa. Thompson didn’t see this part, but other witnesses, who didn’t want to be named, say that Conner and Track fought on the front yard. Steve tried to break it up. Todd jumped into the mix and began to choke Steve.
After that ended, Conner, Steve, and Melissa Cleary huddled together close to Thompson, who spotted Bristol and Willow from a distance, walking straight towards them with purpose.
“They were on a b-line, coming straight at Melissa,” Thompson said.
The owner of the house, Klingenmeyer, was trying to head them off at the pass. He approached them and told them to leave. Bristol, according to Thompson and other witnesses, planted her feet, “stood straight up, brought her arm back and cold-cocked him right in the face,” Thompson said.
And then she did it again, about six more times, before he pushed her away, and she fell, and Todd appeared.
“I was thoroughly amazed at the restraint Korey showed. He’s a total gentlemen,” Thompson said.
Another melee. This time Sarah got involved and began to scream profanities at everyone. One source, who didn’t want to be named, said that she was “nearly crawling on top of people,” trying to get into the scrum.
As these things go, that also broke up, and the Palins were asked again to leave. They piled into the Hummer, but not until Track stood out in front of the house, inexplicably with his shirt off, his middle finger raised at those who were also leaving.
Then the cops came, and took statements from about 10 people, including Thompson. It’s unclear who called them. Thompson thought it was the Palins.
“It was a really nice, mellow party,” Thompson said. “Then it turned into the Jerry Springer show.”
Sarah Palin herself hasn't said a word about this incident in public so far. She is way too busy with commenting on President Obama's perceived misdeeds on facebook, as usual. Her own misdeeds have never interested her very much.
"Good Morning America" today broadcast a good report about the "brawl", with Eric Thompson as a witness on the record:
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It does appear that we do have really bad news!
The eye-witness for ABC News has been fired from his job for talking to the media!
Elizabeth Applegate, Senior Producer at Entertainment Tonight (ET), just tweeted that she spoke to the witness Eric Thompson, who appeared in the ABC News clip mentioned above, and that Eric told her that he has been fired from his job for talking to the media!
Screenshot of her tweets:
We assume that this information is true, although we ourselves haven't verified it.
According to his LinkedIn, Eric Thompson works as a Projects Supervisor at McKenna Brothers Paving - screenshot:
This is even more shocking in light of the fact that the party was organized for the owners of this company, Marc and Matt McKenna!
Here is their facebook page - let them know what you think!
Screenshot of Eric Thompson from the interview with ABC News:
If this is true, which is extremely likely, it would be another huge scandal.
We got more background information from a source in Alaska regarding the relationship between the Palin-family and the McKenna family!
They are very close. They both have got "cabins" very close to each other (these pretty large weekend houses, for which Sarah Palin in the past was not keen to pay property tax), they both know each other closely for a very long time and they are big "snow-machine buddies."
Also, don't forget, it was the McKennas who invited Sarah and Todd to the party.
So it is apparent that the firing of Eric Thompson was most likely, if not certainly a case of retaliation.
Now there is something which we have overlooked at the beginning - in Amanda Coyne's latest update, she wrote:
"The party was at Korey Klingenmeyer’s house,
who is the office manger at McKenna Bros."
So it could be very well the case that the firing of Eric Thompson is a "warning shot" for Korey Klingenmeyer, who was punched repeatedly by Bristol, so that he is not going to file charges against her. It appears to me that they try to shut him up.
The company McKenna Brothers Paving have also started to delete all the critical comments about the firing from their facebook page. Clearly they do not want to be "disturbed" in whatever they are doing.
(h/t "Got a life")
The "Alaska Dispatch News", Alaska's biggest newspaper, reports that Eric Thompson has now retained legal counsel:
After Thompson’s interviews, senior producer for "Entertainment Tonight" Elizabeth Applegate tweeted that Thompson told her he had been fired from his job because of the interview with ABC News.
Thompson had retained legal counsel on Friday. Attorney Kevin Fitzgerald said he “can’t confirm or deny” that Thompson was fired from his position at McKenna Bros. Paving.
The owners of McKenna Bros. Paving could not be reached for comment Friday afternoon.
Sarah Palin could not be reached for comment Friday. She has not addressed the incident publicly, although she made a public appearance on the Fox News’ “Hannity” on Thursday as reports of the fight circulated and had posted to the Sarah Palin Channel on Friday morning.
In further news, Amanda Coyne published a story about this incident as a co-writer with "The New York Times."
The article in "The Guardian" is also very good.
"Talking Points Memo" published three posts about the incident and did a really good job. The last one is called: "Palin Clan Fight Club: The TPM Investigation"
The rule appears to be:
There is so much information out there now, that some people are starting to get confused.
Here is a very short overview:
The party happened at the house of Korey Klingenmeyer. He is an employee with McKenna Brothers Paving.
The witness Eric Thompson, who is now fired, was also an employee with McKenna Brothers Paving.
The party was for the 40th birthday of the owners of the company, Matt & Marc McKenna.
The guy who was punched by Bristol Palin was Korey Klingenmeyer.
We believe that the firing of Eric Thompson is also supposed to be a warning to Korey Klingenmeyer, who has a well-paid job there at the company, in order to prevent him to file charges against Bristol.
The name of Willow's ex-boyfriend, who was harassed by Bristol and Willow, is Connor Cleary.
CNN finally broadcast an excellent report about this incident, interviewing Amanda Coyne:
Our great reader "HopeforAmerica" made an excellent find - a picture of Sarah Palin together with Matt McKenna, one of the owners of "McKenna Brothers Paving", who now fired Eric Thompson:
They look very cozy together, do they!
And what a nice shiny car...!
Here are Marc & Matt McKenna together, the owners of McKenna Brothers Paving, who fired Eric Thompson, after he talked to ABC News:
OK, definitely the last update of this post, and a really good conclusion, I think. :-)
Here is the letter by John McCain which we all would like to see:
Another update! Scott Conroy from RealClearPolitics tweeted new information, this time the "Palin-side" of the story, as he calls it. However, the details still do not sound very good for the Palins! Scott Conroy spoke to a source "close to the Palins," and yes, the Palins were all involved in the brawl, and yes, Sarah Palin was there as well.
Also, Track was left with "four cracked ribs"...!
Unsurprisingly, the Palins apparently claim that the others started it, in particular Willow's ex-boyfriend Connor Cleary. I am sure he will have something to say to that!
The confirmed fact that Sarah Palin took an early flight from Houston and was definitely involved in the brawl is particularly damning, because the right-wingers so far refused to believed it, despite the fact that all other sources had previously confirmed this. Several media outlets, including the Alaska Dispatch News and CNN, noted that Sarah Palin sent out a very deceptive facebook message on Monday, September 8, saying the she was "traveling yesterday" and therefore wished Todd a Happy Birthday via facebook. However, in reality, she was there "on the ground" during his birthday, on Saturday, 6 September, when the brawl happened.
In addition, Sarah Palin hasn't uttered a word about the brawl in public so far, despite the fact that she even had a TV appearance on Hannity after the brawl.
Quite strange behaviour, if you really were the "victim." In contrast, it appears that Sarah hoped that the whole affair would simply "blow over" - which of course it didn't.
Also, if they are truly "victims", why don't they press charges?
Scott Conroy is also the co-author of the 2009 bestselling book "Sarah from Alaska."
EDIT: Scott Conroy now also published a post on RealClearPolitics about this, confirming that the new talking point for the Palins will be that they were the victims! It took them only one week to figure this out, and there is still no official statement or ANY word directly from one of the Palins involved.
Here are some of Scott Conroy's tweets:
FINALLY - SEPTEMBER 14, 2014:
The Alaskan blog "Mudflats"just posted a new witness report about the "Palin brawl", with further interesting details, also confirming many facts which were already known, including our own reporting (see our ""Second Important Update" above). It comes as no surprise that the "Palin-side" of the story, reported by Scott Conroy (see our update 15), was again not confirmed. No independent witness has so far confirmed the version that the Palins now apparently want the world to believe.
The Palins arrived at the party, but not just Sarah and Todd who were the only actual invitees from the clan – the whole fan-damnily and some other tagalong friends from Wasilla turned up in a stretch Hummer limo. Because, of course they did. The party was an adult and relaxed event, with most guests at least in their 30s. Reports have come in that Track got into a fight with an ex-boyfriend of Willow’s. But according to my source, the initial fight started when Track and his buddy were aggressively pursuing… how shall I put this… “romantic relations” with some female guests. They were allegedly explicit and crude in their depictions of what they’d like to do with and to the ladies, expressing a desire to “bend them over on the lawn,” according to my source. Apparently the lawn was large enough to include places one could be “bent over.”+++
As Track and his companion were wooing the ladies with honeyed words, certain individuals took exception to it – namely the husbands of the women in question, whose presence right there with their wives the whole time was no deterrant to our confident and ambitious Casanovas from the Mat-Su.
Track did not fare well in the ensuing confrontation with the spouse. The irate husband punched Track with the full force of his annoyance, and the young Palin ended up “spread eagle lying on the grass.” You could say someone did end up bent over on the lawn, but not in the way he first envisioned.
Track’s buddies then got involved in the fracas to defend the honor of their fallen comrade, others followed, and soon Bristol Palin began to punch the host in the face for reasons we do not fully understand. Repeatedly. Then Todd showed up and joined the scrum, ending up with a bloody nose out of the deal. Did I mention that it happened to be his 50th birthday? He probably won’t forget the big 5-Ohhhh.
Then Sarah shrieked, “Don’t you know who I am?” and other such things making clear the importance of the Palins, and the lack of importance of the non-Palins to whom she was speaking. She then apparently tried to fling herself on top of the giant dog pile into the middle of the melée.
If there’s one thing the Palin’s have learned from the last six years it’s that the darned media is ruthless, and every little thing you do is scrutinized, so you keep your nose clean, and walk on eggshells. Oh, and “keep the children out of it.” Don’t forget that one.
After tiring of being punched in the face, our host informed the Palins it was time for them to go home. Bristol’s young son Tripp was apparently sleeping in the back of the Hummer limo at the time, blissfully unaware of intoxicated mommy’s raging fists of fury.
The fight ended up involving about 20 people, but eventually the police arrived, and the marauders piled into their limo and headed north to the wild lands from whence they came. But not before Track ripped his shirt off and stood in the road giving the one finger salute to departing guests. Ok, I kind of loved that part.
“Alcohol may have been a factor,” said the police report filed later.
Read the follow-up:
Marc and Matt McKenna, give Eric Thompson his job back! You made your fortune with money from the taxpayer, receiving large public contracts for your paving company, now do not fire Eric Thompson for exercising his constitutional rights!
Websites who linked to this post:
New York Magazine
New York Post
ABC local news (various websites)
Little Green Footballs
Crooks & Liars
Edge on the Net
Daily Telegraph Australia
Mock Paper Scissors
Ring of Fire
Crooks & Liars (again)