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Sunday, February 17, 2019

Pamela Ramsey Taylor, the woman who made headlines in 2016 when she made a racist remark about then-First Lady Michelle Obama, pleaded guilty on Monday to defrauding the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The 57-year-old Clay County woman falsely registered for FEMA benefits that were meant for those who were impacted by the June 2016 floods that killed 20 people along the Elk River. She managed to snatch up more than $18,000, according to the Charleston Gazette-Mail. 'It will be refreshing to have a classy, beautiful, dignified First Lady in the White House. I'm tired of seeing a [sic] Ape in heels,' Taylor wrote after Donald Trump was elected as president. The racist post wasn't the first time Taylor, who had worked at the CCDC since the late '90s and became director in 2007, had seen trouble there. She was dismissed in 2002 after being accused of taking fundraising money, but then hired back again shortly after, according to a lawsuit deposition seen by the Gazette-Mail.

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'It will be refreshing to have a classy, beautiful, dignified First Lady in the White House. I'm tired of seeing a [sic] Ape in heels,' Taylor wrote after Donald Trump was elected as president.

Typical MAGAt.

#1 | Posted by reinheitsgebot at 2019-02-17 01:17 PM | Reply

Crickets again from the racist repug filth on this site.

#2 | Posted by reinheitsgebot at 2019-02-17 02:48 PM | Reply

A racist Trump supporter scamming the government? Have to give her credit, she's following his lead well.

#3 | Posted by johnny_hotsauce at 2019-02-17 02:49 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

It's not racist when a Republican does, or says something. It's just something you expect.

#4 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-02-17 02:50 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

You reap what you sow.

#5 | Posted by bored at 2019-02-17 04:05 PM | Reply

I love seeing Racist Feral Trumpers going to prison.

#6 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2019-02-17 04:42 PM | Reply

I love seeing Racist Feral Trumpers going to prison....Even when they're fake Nigerians!

#7 | Posted by Spork at 2019-02-17 05:27 PM | Reply

Tots and Pears to this piece of trash.

#8 | Posted by Nixon at 2019-02-18 08:29 AM | Reply

A 30 year sentence for defrauding the federal government for $18,000?

That seems excessive.

#9 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-02-18 10:43 AM | Reply

A 30 year sentence for defrauding the federal government for $18,000?

That seems excessive.

#10 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-02-18 10:43 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Defrauding the People for $18,000 seems excessive, but I guess we have different priorities.

#11 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2019-02-18 11:03 AM | Reply

Dr Jones,

In no way am I excusing this fraud.

I'm glad this person is being prosecuted and I think a prison sentence is warranted. I just think 30 years is WAY excessive. People talk about how we have an incarceration problem for non-violent crimes in this country. This is a prime example of that. A 30-year sentence for defrauding the government out of $18K.

#12 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-02-18 11:11 AM | Reply

#12 Its punitive damages to deter would-be-Pamelas from committing similar fraud.

The People are sick of being stolen from; this isn't a non-violent offense akin to selling marijuana.

#13 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2019-02-18 12:03 PM | Reply

#12 Its punitive damages to deter would-be-Pamelas from committing similar fraud.

I'd be willing to bet she had no idea what the prison sentence was for her commitment of fraud.

Your argument is akin to those who push the death penalty as a deterrence.

#14 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-02-18 12:28 PM | Reply

#14 That's my point. Now everyone knows you cheat the system, you rot in jail. That's what punitive damages are for.

The death sentence is a perfect punitive deterrent. The problem is that too many people are found wrongfully guilty. That doesn't mean the punishment of death doesn't keep people from commit crimes.

#15 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2019-02-18 12:39 PM | Reply

#15,

A 10-year jail sentence is plenty punitive for this kind of crime.

#16 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-02-18 01:18 PM | Reply

#16 | POSTED BY JEFFJ

I agree. But all duration will seem like a long time for such a little cash. Again, that's the point of punitive damages.

#17 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2019-02-18 01:25 PM | Reply

I've known of people who embezzled hundreds of thousands and not go to jail.

This sentence has to be politically motivated.

#18 | Posted by BillJohnson at 2019-02-18 09:33 PM | Reply

"I've known of people who embezzled hundreds of thousands and not go to jail."

Heck, you even voted for one!

#19 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-02-18 09:35 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

This sentence has to be politically motivated.
#18 | POSTED BY BILLJOHNSON

That's fine. I'm 100% in favor of punitive damages for fascist MAGAsses.

#20 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2019-02-18 09:36 PM | Reply

Snoofy,

And you didn't?

#21 | Posted by BillJohnson at 2019-02-18 09:46 PM | Reply

BillJohnson I think the sentence is politically motivated, but not in the way that you suggest.

It's politically motivated by the desire to punish the poor. Being poor is a civic sin in America.

Rich people, with rich people lawyers, we don't punish as much, because their lawyers are there to help reassure the judges -- who themselves are certainly not poor -- that rich people are simply better than poor people.

#22 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-02-18 09:53 PM | Reply

#16 Someone was sentenced to 5 years for casting a provisional ballot while on probation.
Theft while a public official should include a 10x amount fine.

#23 | Posted by bored at 2019-02-18 11:06 PM | Reply

"#16 Someone was sentenced to 5 years for casting a provisional ballot while on probation."

This sure seems like the very definition of a political prisoner.

#24 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-02-18 11:40 PM | Reply

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