Our Opinion... Jonathon Glogau ... Pompous, Arrogant, and Tripping Over His Own Words
Glogau, the Assistant Attorney General, has boasted about his defense of the FWC in the past. Note to Mr. Glogau. A child can prevail in court if the other side does not have "due process."
Our case centers around whether or not the FWC can violate the Constitution by forcing us to waste the resource. The Kurd vs Mosaic provided us standing and now Glogau will actually have to prove "rationality."
Thank God For Judge Jackie Lee Fulford...
Thank God that we have a Judge that is seeking the truth! We know how powerful the FWC is and how they have intimidated many individuals and organizations if they dared to challenge FWC stupidity. It was Judge Sauls of the Bush-Gore decision that called FWC enforcement tactics "Nazi like." Judge Edwin Browning Jr. warned about the "mischief" of the FWC and the danger to the rights of the common citizen if other agencies obtain the power and lack of checks and balances like the FWC has. Judge Mc Clure stated that the FWC was treating fishermen like, "Indians in the old west." And Judge Fulford recognized that the FWC was attempting "to bind the hands and gag the mouths" of those that felt they have been wronged by the government. We applaud Judge Fulford's efforts to determine where the truth lies! We have NOTHING to hide. We have ALWAYS been truthful. If Judge Fulford digs, as she appears to be doing, she will find that the FWC is pretty close to pure evil.
“I want to watch the nets being used, and I want to see what the catch is,” the Judge stated at the close of our case on Thursday. Assistant Attorney General Glogau, adamantly protested the judge's request, though having no immediate response as to WHY the Judge should be prohibited from seeing the destructive nets in action. Judge Fulford gave the FWC until Tuesday to provide a legitimate reason as to WHY she shouldn't be allowed to go fishing in order to see for herself what is happening with the 2" mesh nets. The FWC / Attorney General's response on Tuesday should be very interesting... That is if they offer one at all.
The LAST thing Glogau and the FWC want is for the truth to get out. They might even go so far as to threaten Florida State University for wanting to test the effects of the 2" versus larger mesh nets. ;) I also KNOW they threatened a college in Mississippi simply providing factual, consititutional information to me a few years ago.
Judge Fulford Also Asked...
“Is the purpose of the rule to preserve the population or to stop gilling?” Let us answer this question for the pathetic Assistant Attorney General and the FWC... (Check the web-link in this story for the justification of "pathetic.")
"The sole purpose of the amendment is to protect certain types of marine life from unnecessary killing, overfishing and waste." (Florida Supreme Court 1993)
NOTE TO MR. GLOGAU... "Sole" means "ONLY."
We have testified since the 1990's that 90%+ of the fish caught in the mandated maximun 2" stretch mesh MFC/FWC nets are wasted... After seven years of attempting to get the FWC to test the nets and to prove their court claims that their net was "commercially viable," through the threat of an OPPAGA Investigation by The House of Representatives, we forced the FWC to test our claims of massive by-catch versus their claim of virtually no of by-catch. As ALWAYS, we proved that we were telling the truth and the FWC were quite simply... liars. The tests showed that the net THEY designed and mandated that we use (2" or less), had a 98% WASTE rate. On the other hand, the net we designed to catch fish had a 3% by-catch.
I was in the House of Representatives Sub Committee when Glogau claimed that we were "staging" pictures of nets full of juvenile fish. This was a shameful lie. It was so absurd, that the gallery of onlookers erupted with laughter at his claim. To me, that is defamation of character toward our entire industry. Mr. Glogau, your statements are so absurd that a grade school kid knows better...
Click Here Mr. Glogau! Let a 3rd grader show you what common sense is... The type that the FWC just doesn't seem to have.
Glogau... Pompous, Arrogant and Despicable...
Video 1: Delve into the utter stupidity of Glogau... The anti-due process and contradictions of the FWC. Remember, Glogau stated in the recent hearing that we could use smaller mesh. (Holes in the net.)
Click Here! Watch and Laugh at the Absurdity of Jonathon Glogau!
Glogau claimed that fishermen “should be careful what they wish for” in taking the position that the 2-inch net also is a gill net. "If that’s the argument they want to make then they can’t use that net either, because the amendment says no gill nets.”
To keep decorum on the site, I'll have to bite my tongue (so-to-speak) as to what I'd really like to print! This is a thinly veiled threat by Glogau to tell fishermen that the FWC will make the holes in nets even smaller - to INCREASE the by-catch to more than 98% as claimed by the FWC's own FWRI director, Gil McRae (Scroll to 2:36 of Video 1 in the web link above)...or claim they will lose ALL of their fishing privileges due to all nets being gill nets. We've heard it before... Pure stupidity. Bring it on Glogau! It is as if Glogau hasn't read the "sole purpose" of the Limited Net Fishing Amendment... Nor does Glogau appear to have read the Supreme Court decision in Millender, SC 85,880... Nor does he seem to care about "voter intent..." Nor the requirement that our nets be "commercially viable..." The videos on this site expose him for the mental giant he is. They show the pubic how he contradicts himself over and over in court.
Mr. Glogau, the ONLY reason you have prevailed in so many cases is because the MFC / FWC lied to the courts for years about the 2" nets commercial viability and the fact that we have never had the "due process" of other American Citizens since the FWC took over the resource... Despite Article IV, Section 9 of the Florida Constitution mandating that the commission establish "adequate due process."
It appears that we finally have standing due to a recent Supreme Court Case... So, Mr. Glogau, you now have to PROVE the rationality of these destructive nets. After getting your way for years due to the fact that we never had the due process to obtain an evidentiary hearing, this must be a shock to your ego...I understand your pouting about not getting your way in this court case because in the past the facts never mattered... But sooner or later, every man has to face facts. An hopefully, your day has finally arrived. ... And if it has, the environment, economy and citizens will rejoice. D.G.