As you may have noticed, there has been a rather steep decline in the number of blog posts from our studio over the course of the last year. Michelle and I were trapped in the living hell that is Ohio, and its excuse for a ‘justice’ system. I was warned by both friends and family that moving to Ohio would be dangerous – recent news articles on both mainstream news and the more reliable alternative news sites have borne this out over time. I was naturally reluctant to believe anywhere in our country could be as bad as they say, and moved there with Michelle with the best of intentions, with the naive thought that we could lie our lives relatively free from interference. After all, we are good, law-abiding people, and as such should have nothing to worry about (because isn’t that what they say?), but Ohio proved us wrong.
Ohio, it’s judges, prosecutors, cops, and lawyers are so corrupt, they make the caricatures of themselves on movies and television appear to be exactly that – caricatures. The real thing is SO much worse.
You know something is wrong when attorneys like Francis Marley tell you, “half of Seneca County is in jail”, and “once they (the cops) get your number, they do everything they can to keep you in the system.”
And, should you disagree with their habit of ignoring due process, and wiping their rears with the Constitution – if, say, for example, you demand the same level of professionalism or common courtesy you would expect ANYWHERE ELSE IN THE COUNTRY, from a clerk or other low-level public servant, well, they just lose it completely, and abuse their profession in order to soothe their suffering butt-holes, going so far as enlisting the aid of their double-digit IQ extortion squad.
Yes, the scars left from the hell that is Ohio were undeserved, and will likely never heal. I was affected permanently both physically and mentally from their abuse, and am looking for legal aid in finding true justice against these wanton criminals and abusers of the law. We were deeply affected financially by a region of the country so poor and lazy, that they have to resort to constant abuse and extortion of its citizens in order to make a buck. A good example of this is the fact that last winter, the town of Tiffin, Ohio refused to repair the pot-holes in its roads, and instead would station its revenue-generators (aka police) around the pot-holes to ticket anyone attempting to avoid damage to their vehicle.
Wow. What a wonderful place to visit! Said no person with a sense of justice, EVER.
Our experiences in Ohio have been so egregious, so damaging, and so insulting to our very being, that we will no longer exhibit in any gallery, nor attend any shows in that state. Frankly, we cannot be paid enough to enter an area with so little regard for freedom, for the basic principles upon which this country was founded, and such a CORRUPT legal system that it resembles something you would find in a poorly-written comic book. We take our freedoms, our rights, and our morals very seriously, and cannot abide the mockery that Ohio makes of them.
Naturally, recovery from such a devastating experience takes time. We have relocated our studio, with the hope that our new location will be more honest, and more accommodating of its citizens. It will be some time before we are back up and running at full speed – Ohio did its best to take every last thing from us, including our dignity, and rebuilding takes resources that are currently in short supply, but we will continue to bring works of functional art to the world for as long as we are able, despite the worst acts of abuse by greedy, corrupt, incompetent, moronic bullies such as Repp, and Keith Loreno, both of whom deserve fates far worse than I am willing to describe in a family-friendly website.
So, yes, we are working on the first redesign of our site in several years, and will be bringing new works and inspiration to our work in the future.
It just won’t be available in Ohio.