Email exchanges with former Democrat now Republican county commission candidate Carlos Rojos, mostly, prompted by my recent Devil’s.Advocate and FlaKey.Drivel posts. In the Devil’s Advocate post I said my experience has been that when someone I barely know tells me he will never lie to me and I can trust him, I can expect to have a bazooka shoved up my ass. Sloan
i do not own a bazooka.
Figure of speech Carlos, which you know. FYI, after posting yesterday’s FlaKey.Drivel, I just happened to run into someone who has been very active in Key West politics for a very long time. Very active. Very visible. Very concerned about Key West, its future. Not a developer’s acolyte. Very One Human Family, in my experience. This person said you are Cortex’s boy. If he said this, other people are hearing it, too, and lots of people will be hearing it because of who this person is and who he runs with. I hope you are not Cortex’s boy, Carlos. For your sake, for the Keys’ sake. What we need here are candidates and public officials who truly want to put the Keys and the ordinary Keys Joes and Janes first, for a change. Are you that kind of person, Carlos? I hope so, but so far I just don’t see it. I wrote yesterday about what you have shown me, so far. And I got clobbered pretty good yesterday evening by what could be described as a bazooka. It came at me straight out of the spirit, right into my body. Hit me in the rear, exited in the front, just below and to the right of my navel, where I had the MRSA sore for a few weeks, which had healed. Pretty spooky. Sloan
P.S. The fellow I mentioned in my first email to you this a.m. said word has it that you are Cortex’s boy. He did not flat say you are. My mistake.
I later received an email from Sam Kaufman, the text of which is included below, along with the text of my reply which pertained to you. Sam is my friend also, and my personal attorney. We ran some deep channels together since meeting in the spring of 2001.
Carlos and his family are friends of our family and he is a good person. That is what I know. I am neither a Republican or Democrat. He is new to politics and has not the background knowledge that you do. Of course he wants to win, that is the American way, no? My family is supporting Carlos.
You run not to win, in an unorthodox way. I appreciate the means being the focus rather than the ends. Too many focus only on the ends.
Hi, Sam. I appreciate your input. I imagine I will get similar from others.
I regret how it started off with Carlos and me, and maybe he wishes he had started off with me differently. So far, he strikes me as someone who says and does what he feels will gain him advantage, even if he shades the truth a bit. Like . . . a politician.
I was told by Jimmy Weekley yesterday, who is not yet campaigning for Heather because he’s been offered an advisory position with Hometown PAC, and he can’t do both without having a conflict, that Carlos is Cortex’s boy. If Jimmy told me this, it has to be getting around, even if it’s not true.
I told Carlos about this in an email this a.m., replying to his email to me about yesterday’s post, FlaKey.Drivel which I was truly reluctant to put up. Perhaps you can tututor Carlos some. He needs it, and I seriously doubt he’s going to get it from the Republican big whigs, or from the people he and I were with day before yesterday, one of whom is a pretty good friend of mine — Jim Hendrick.
I also sent Sam a p.s., clearing up what Jimmy Weekley had told me about you and Cortex.
JIMMY WEEKLY IS CORTEX’S BOY, SLOAN, AND YOU CAN TELL HIM I SAID THAT. I CHECKED MY ATTIC, UNDER BY BED, IN MY CAR, AND EVEN IN THE CRAWL SPACE UNDER MY HOUSE. I DO NOT HAVE A BAZOOKA. I AM ALSO VERY ANGRY THAT YOU CALL ME A LIAR, A DEMON, AND THAT I SMELL OF SULPHUR.
I STAND CORRECTED, SLOAN. YOU AND I ARE NOT ALIKE AFTERALL. MY BAD.
I have had many, many people angry at me over the years, Carlos. Some got over it, some didn’t. I told quite a few stories about that on my websites, and imagine I will tell more such stories. The work I do is not geared toward trying to make people like me, even though a few do like me, despite what I do, say, write, am, etc.
I was spiritually bazooka’d yesterday evening, and it left an exit wound, and perhaps even more than one. This happens frequently in my line of work: I get involved with someone, someones, and say or write something unexpected and unwelcome, and am attacked in such ways, and other ways. The people involved don’t know any of it is happening, or that they have anything to do with it, unless I tell them, and they then don’t believe it. Sometimes I tell, sometimes I don’t.
I’ve written about this phenomenon a few times at goodmnorningkeywest.com, and plenty about Melchizedek and their dealings with me, all to alert and/or inform readers about what my life is like, and what it might be like for them to have dealings with me, especially if they are public figures, who have no right to privacy. But then, neither does anyone in the Kingdom of God, where everything is totally transparent.
I don’t know who are Cortex’s boys, but I might find out as this campaign progresses. I am shown everything I need to know, when I need to know it, if I don’t already see it. I passed what Jimmy W. said about Cortex along for your information. I did not publish it generally, and I will not, absent clear indication from my spirit controllers to do so.
One thing about me, Carlos, is that I really will never knowingly lie to you, because if I do, I will get the living shit beat out of me by the Melchcizedek. If I mispeak unwittingly, I am corrected more gently and I fix it. Like I corrected this morning what Jimmy told me. Rest assured, if I am shown he is one of Cortex’s boys, you and he both will hear about it, and others too, I imagine.
I did not tell you something Jimmy told me, which I had already heard, which he said he was told to him personally by friends of Morgan. Morgan wants to run for Sonny’s seat as a stepping stone to running for Ron Saunders’ seat in the state legislature. Is this going to happen? I don’t know. Could it happen? Sure it could happen.
Morgan surprised all of Key West twice by beating Jimmy twice. You may not know this, because it was a good while ago that I last published it to goodmorningkeywest.com. In the summer of 1995 [actually 2005], in dreams, I was told Morgan would beat Jimmy, even though I did not yet know Morgan was even in the Mayor’s race. The way it was put was there would be no more weeklies, and a pastor was elected. I went online, read Key West Citizen, saw Morgan was running. Morgan was a pastor, so I knew he would beat Jimmy Weekley several months before it happened.
Jimmy nearly won the last mayoral without a run-off. Then Morgan and his machine got into gear and made an amazing comeback, despite my smearing him all over the Keys for being in bed with Mario. I was, frankly, astounded that Morgan beat Jimmy the second time. But then, I had been told, no more weeklies. Were I you, I would not be so flippant about Morgan entering the county commission race. I’m certainly not.
If Morgan get’s Sonny’s blessing, and Mario’s, then I imagine he he will get the nod and help of local Republican Chair Carey Goodman and her parents. And then the support of God only knows who and what else. If you get smeared with running with Jim Hendrick, who is a good friend of mine, and smeared with his very good friend Pritam Singh, it probably will not help you in this race.
Another thing about me, Carlos, is you can trust me to do what I say I will do, and you can trust what I say about my relationship with the Melchizedek, even if you don’t believe any of it. I will write a great deal in the ensuing months, leading up to Nov 3, about many things. Many rocks are going to be turned over and whatever is underneath allowed air to breath.
It won’t surprise me if I’m bumped off before it’s all over. But then, I wrote a few times on both websites that any candidate for public office who is not prepared to be bumped off does not have what it takes to do the job correctly. Somehow, Carlos, I don’t see you being prepared to do what might get you bumped off. And in that way, too, we aren’t much alike. The only living person I know who is anything like me is Sandy Downs. The only person I personally know, besides me, being put through the paces by Melchizedek, about which you asked me.
Welcome to God and politics, Carlos. I hope it turns out to suit you better than it has suited me. I imagine Sandy would second that, if she was in on our dialogue.
This is my last communication with you. Go play with heather. She needs you.
Very shortly after I sent the last email above to Carlos, the fellow who had told me about Morgan wanting to run for the county commission came by Sippin’ on his bicycle. I ran outside and caught him at the stoplight on Duval Street and told him what Jimmy Weekley had told me. He said Carlos came from out of nowhere and he may well be Cortex’s boy. He also said Morgan may now live in Commissioner Dixie Spehar’s district, and if that is so and he runs, it would be against Dixie. I reminded him of what I was told about Morgan last year by a fellow very involved in Key West politics, which he repeated only a couple of weeks ago: That Morgan receives a salary from a local church, which is receiving substantial contributions from a developer to funnel to Morgan. It is believed this developer is Cortex. My friend keeps saying this is known all over Key West. I don’t know if it is or isn’t, but, as I told the fellow last night, I tried last year to get the State Attorney to look into this rumor about Morgan, because if it is true, campaign contribution limits were being skirted. It would have been very easy for Mark Kohl to verify or debunk this rumor, but I received no reply and he did nothing as far as I know. Maybe I should not be surprised. Mark, too, is a Republican. He, too, is running for re-election.
As for me playing with Heather because she needs my help, I told the fellow on the bicycle last night that Heather would have been very hard for Carlos Rojos to beat, and she might be very tough for anyone to beat. She did a great job with FIRM, I said, and a lot of people were helped by it. The fellow nodded agreement, and said he had heard Carlos had told someone that the architecture business wasn’t too good right now and he needed more income and that was why he was running for the County Commission. The bicycle fellow added that he was hearing Commissioner Sonny McCoy is going to run again. If so, it will be him, Carlos, Heather and me running for that one office. I sort of hope Sonny does run. It will be fun watching him and Carlos and the Republicans bazooka it up leading to the Republican primary in August, while Heather, an unopposed Democrat, and I, non-affiliated, prepare for the general election in November.
Sloan Bashinsky, non-partisan county commission candidate
Political cartoon, er, advertisement, written, approved and borrowed, and paid for by me