Jack Thompson Faces SPAM Charges

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First Gov. Blagojevich and now this ... Why do all of these politicians have the mindset of a 5 year old?


Jul 20, 2008
lol this idiot just wont go away. at this point i dont even care if he does or doesnt because no one (including legitimate lawyers and politicians) takes him seriously anyway. so keep plugging away Jackie boy. you make for good fodder on a slow news day.


Sep 20, 2007
Perhaps Jack simply doesn't realize hes in America. Perhaps we should give him a one way ticket to Saudi Arabia where censorship and opressionruns ramped and outweigh all civil rights.


Dec 12, 2007
[citation][nom]The Schnoz[/nom]Hasn't he been disbarred already?[/citation]
Disbarred Florida attorney Jack Thompson...
Just because he's been disbarred from practicing law doesn't mean he can't send annoying, unsolicited emails about his position on the topic. It just beans he's not allowed to act as legal council for anybody in the court of law.

[citation][nom]NuclearShadow[/nom]...opression runs ramped...[/citation]
I do hope you mean "oppression" runs "rampant". I must say, it would be quite a feat if oppression could physically manifest itself and run on an inclined plane indefinitely.

All that aside, I think it's time somebody filed for legal action against Jackie boy here for spamming the legal system. How fitting that he should resurrect his spamming of the legal system as spamming the political system with useless crap such as this. Does he not realize that it technically is illegal to sell M-rated games to teens? Even if not really illegal, it's against most stores' policies to do so. Worse yet, it is more common for parents to be the ones who bought it for their kids while blatantly ignoring the ratings system that is in place for the same reason as "R" and "PG-13" ratings for movies.


Aug 18, 2008
Thompson won't stop, because he can't. He simply isn't right in the head, and doesn't know how to keep himself from bein' all crazy at people.

I'm actually torn between being amused and feeling sorry for the guy. Dude has issues.


Jan 30, 2006
Here's an email exchange I had with him, he never responded to my second message.....

----- Original Message -----
From: "Michael Hess"
Sent: Monday, July 25, 2005 11:56 PM
Subject: I have a comment about Grand Theft Auto. Nothing bad, just a comment.

I install wireless and dsl internet for families in the state of
Wyoming, and I pretty much mean the whole state, barely over a half
million people in the state.

I personally love video games, I owned the first Nintento in my town
in '86. I play violent ones and simple puzzle ones. My friends and I
love playing a game of Grand Theft Auto at parties and such. It's a
great release from everyday life. In no way would we consider carrying out anything we see, it's wrong and we were raised well enough to know it.

Now, why did I tell you I install Internet?

I have been in literally hundreds of homes and seen a very large
portion of those homes with kids under 16 playing these games.
Contrary to what you and others seem to think, this is the fault of
the parent, not the gaming or movie industries. Not once have I seen a parent say "Wow, that game's bad, stop playing it guys!" How many
underage kids play with dildos and watch XXX pornos? That's right, not many because parents know better than to let them (and having been a kid, I know the excuse "well they can't get their hands on that stuff" is all but useless). Seems to me we as a country need to stop wasting money on litigation and wasted resources over these issues, and educate the PARENTS. I must say, when my 3 year old starts trying to play these games, he will not be allowed to at my house, or anyone elses, until he's 15 or 16 and knows the difference between right and wrong.

Thanks for your time,

Michael Hess

-----Original Message-----
From: Jack Thompson [mailto:jackpeace@comcast.net]
Sent: Tuesday, July 26, 2005 3:33 AM
To: Michael Hess
Subject: Re: I have a comment about Grand Theft Auto. Nothing bad, just a comment.

Why the Hell do you think I'm trying to get the message out about the games?

My Response:

That's cool, getting the message out, but why attack the companies and industries involved? Granted they should do their part about rating the games properly, which I believe they do, but law suites against these companies is only hurting us, it makes complacent parents think the government will simply ban this stuff so they don't have to do anything. It feeds the problem.

Thanks for the response by the way, I expected a generic automated answer, good to know someone listens!

And then silence.....What an ass.


Since he is a politician i didn't think he could technically request his removal off email listings.. He must listen to the people doesn't he? If he can have him prosecuted can't he have any person that gets on his nerves about something he doesn't like politically prosecuted as well as long as they send an email..? Don't get me wrong though.. personally anti-video game activist bother the hell out of me..


Dec 15, 2005
In his defense, though, why couldn't Waddoups put Thompson's email in his blocked senders list?

(rant) And why the heck can't Tom fix all the technical problems on his website before putting more stupid advertisements on the front page? Ever since the new comment system was put in place I've had difficulty I have trouble logging in, problems with the cursor disappearing and browser lockups intermittently, regardless of what browser I use, and the problems are getting worse and worse. Safari, Chrome, Firefox--they all have the same problems. Strangely, IE8 seems to have problems the least frequently, and compatibility mode does not fix any of them. It's not my computer--I use several of them and it doesn't seem to make a difference. Ugh...sorry for the off topicedness it's just so dang frustrating I've been trying to post for several minutes on this thread and that stupid Poweredge advertisement that pops up instead of the home page got on my last nerve.(/rant)


Feb 17, 2006
I think Thompson is an idiot and don't understand his obsession with videogames. But, he is a citizen of the U.S. and I do think he has the right to state his case as much as he wants to our political representatives. Is he overdoing it? Probably, but I think he has the right to do so. How many people are "spamming" the inboxes of our representatives right now about the internet caps?


Jun 26, 2006
[citation][nom]WheelsOfConfusion[/nom]I'm actually torn between being amused and feeling sorry for the guy. Dude has issues.[/citation]

That sums him up for me at this point. This guy has got some serious holes in his personality that he's desperately trying to fill.


Jul 21, 2008
There really are two issues here. First is how much unwanted contact with a government official is permissible. It sounds like Jackie had many chances to get his voice heard. The unwanted graphical content is what the senator no longer wanted emailed to him. In all fairness, talking about the issues and being an annoying jerk are two different things. What concerns me about being able to spam a government official is it allows a minority to force "morality laws" upon the majority. It is not the government's job to raise your kids and wipe your butt.

The second issue is whether or not the government should have to police every aspect of everyone's life to make sure everyone is held to the same moral standards. Every additional oversight in people's lives removes some freedom. How much freedom do we currently have as compared to what the founders intended with the Declaration of Independence and the Bill of Rights?
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