Don the Dingo: Phill Kline's Special Prosecutor Linked to Antiabortion Terrorism
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Fri Dec 29, 2006 at 11:50:39 PM EST
Photobucket - Video and Image HostingDetermined to make his few remaining days as Attorney General count in his campaign against the routine provision of abortion care in Kansas, Phill Kline has finally revealed his true agenda by revealing the true faces of his allies.

This week, Kline named Wichita attorney Don McKinney (pictured left, at an antiabortion protest) as a special prosecutor to continue a seemingly endless investigation of Wichita physician George Tiller. Kline says that because McKinney is a nominal Democrat, he "will remove this investigation from a highly charged political process," as if that clears his appointee of obvious conflict of interest. Kline's incoming successor says that McKinney will not keep his new job for long, but studying the true face of Don McKinney reveals a great deal about both Phill Kline and the degenerated state of today's Republican Party.

Kline's new special prosecutor joins Operation Rescue protests in front of Dr. Tiller's clinic. McKinney freely admits to years of close association with a prominent operative of an antiabortion terror group, the Army of God.  And the Attorney General of Kansas has vested this denizen of the far-right fringe with the full investigational authority of the state.

[Photo: Maggot]

Operation Rescue's Man of the Year lost his final bid to prosecute Dr. George Tiller when a court ruled that Kline lacked legal authority to file charges in Sedgwick County over the objections of District Attorney Nina Foulston. Kline, who soon will lose his office to Democrat Paul Morrison, angrily responded that he wouldn't stop his efforts until "justice is served."  Unfortunately, Kline's idea of serving justice is making a special prosecutor of Don McKinney.

Kline announced Wednesday that he had named Wichita attorney Don McKinney as special prosecutor, saying the appointment would remove Tiller's case "from a highly charged political process." Kline, a Republican, noted that McKinney, like Morrison, is a Democrat.

But McKinney was the leader of a Democrats for Kline group during Kline's unsuccessful re-election campaign and is viewed as a strong anti-abortion activist.

Don "the Dingo" McKinney is a strong anti-abortion activist in the same sense that Genghis Khan was a pretty fair cavalry officer. McKinney not only has demonstrated with Operation Rescue at Dr. Tiller's Wichita clinic, but was a close associate and admirer of the late Paul "the Jackal" deParrie -- an Army of God veteran who publicly endorsed the murders of abortion-providing doctors in general, and the 1993 attempted murder of Dr. Tiller by Army of God "Prisoner of Christ" Shelley Shannon in particular.

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Paul deParrie, as pictured on the cover of Abortion Abolitionist, published by Neal Horsley.

Photobucket - Video and Image HostingdeParrie (right) -- an Army of God Hero of the Faith, editor-in-chief of Life Advocate magazine and seminal author of the original "Nuremberg" campaign that spawned Neal Horsley's infamous Nuremberg Files -- died last spring at the age of 56.

Photobucket - Video and Image HostingAnother Army of God Hero of the Faith and Operation Rescue ally, Robert Ferguson (left) -- who said of James Kopp's 1998 murder of Dr. Barnett Slepian, "Justifiable homicide is a legitimate spiritual practice ..." -- left a memorial to deParrie on the Operation Rescue Web site. Ferguson's contribution to deParrie's memory was closely followed by a personal tribute from Don McKinney.

Paul was the real deal. A true Christian warrior. He was a great "leader" in the purest sense: unlike many pro-life "leaders", Paul didn't try to build a worldly organization with himself at the top of the pyramid, ordering underlings into battle. Paul "the Jackal" deParrie had little interest in fundraising or building his own kingdom. ... Like Christ, Paul was a real "leader" in that he went first, he led the way into battle, he didn't exercise authority over others or lord it over anyone -he just did the work himself and inspired us all as an example, like Christ, of servanthood, bravery, and self sacrifice. Matt. 20:24-26.

Back in 1991, the Wichita Rescue Movement kicked off the Summer of Mercy with some rescues at local clinics, one of which included the arrest of Rich Mulliins. Shortly thereafter, the "first wave" hit Wichita with Joe Scheidler and the PLAN convention. One of the first guys I met was a round, hairy character with a dark beret, carrying a lot of cameras. He told me he was a reporter for "Life Advocate."` He was extremely knowledgeable about the issues and tactics. We hit it off immediately and went to municipal court together to help some Christians who had been arrested.

I am honored to say that Paul was my friend. Over the years, we consulted frequently on legal issues and spiritual concerns.
For the ten year reunion of the Summer of Mercy, Paul and Bonnie stayed in our home, and my family was blessed by their spirit, humor, and intelligence. Paul called us last week, just a few days before he departed for his heavenly home. When we heard the news of his parting, we were staggered.

Paul can't be replaced. He was the best that pro-life has to offer. ... Without him, many favorable court decisions would never have been obtained. We are each going to have to step up our own efforts to fill the gap in the wall left by Paul's passing.
And there was one other thing about Paul that contantly (sic) amazed me: he and I almost always agreed about everything -- from church issues to pro-life controversys (sic) to legal tactics. He was a true brother. I can't wait to see him again.

Donald "the Dingo" McKinney

In Wichita, home to both Dr. Tiller's practice and Operation Rescue, McKinney is well-known as a member of what the watchdog group Maggot Punks characterize as Fanatical Fundy Freaks. Thanks to the Maggot Punks, McKinney's enthusiastic participation in Operation Rescue activities is a matter of public record.

Don McKinney puts the Homo into Homophobe

As the old adage goes, a fool and his money are soon parted. Some fool(s) parted with at least $5,000 to buy Troy his new accrlyic (sic) signs for the side of this "trash truck". It had been driving around with nothing on its sides for months. Now that it has its pictures it is primed to ram any business or home that it wants.
[W]e went down to WHCS [Dr. Tiller's Women's Health Care Services clinic] today to watch the "celebration" planned by Troy Newman ...

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"Nope, no license plate here."

The trash trucks continue to violate laws. The new one does not have a license tag on its rear bumper as required by state law. Its license plate is on the front dashboard covered with paper. Troy Newman says he can get away with this because "we have a pro-life attorney general".  We will email Phil Kline and let you know what he has to say about all of this.

The Maggot Punks go on to observe the bizarre behavior of Don McKinney as TV news crews gather at the scene.

They are using the definition of "objective" provided by Bill O'Reilly from ... FOX news. Presenting two sides to the story means presenting George Bush's side and Rush Limbaugh's side.

NBC affiliate KSNW, on the other hand, made an effort to document an opposing viewpoint. Dig Doug Deeper (DDD) was interviewed. During the interview, homosexuality obsessed, cult leader, Don McKinney attempted to disrupt the interview by putting himself between the camera and DDD and asking "How is the queer rights movement going?"
After that Don got on the phone and pretended to talk to someone.

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"Talking to his pretend friend (his phone wasn't even turned on)."

Mr Zero handed his camera off to Annie Sprinkles and asked her to take a picture of Don and himself together. In true professional, cult leader fashion, Don rabbit eared Mr Zero.

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"Wow! Talk about a professional, grown up, cult leading lawyer!"

Don was then overheard telling a reporter of the Wichita Eagle that he was filing a lawsuit against someone. When asked who it was he was planning on suing, he replied "I'm thinking about throwing you in there too; the Maggot Punks."

Don was asked over 20 times what he was alleging the Maggot Punks did never answered. He instead decided to focus on homosexuality and sodomy. Just for fun, DDD asked him about starting a house church. He said "I thought you already had one. The church of homosexuality. The church of sodomy."

Cheryl Sullenger, an Operation Rescue operative who served two years in prison for conspiring to bomb a clinic in 1987, spoke to the Wichita Eagle this week about Don McKinney's appointment as special prosecutor.

Cheryl Sullenger, spokeswoman for the anti-abortion group Operation Rescue, said that within the last year she's seen McKinney outside Tiller's clinic "praying for the babies," walking up and down the sidewalk. "He has a constitutional right to do that."

His opposition to abortion shouldn't disqualify him, she said. "I think you can have personal views on things and still conduct yourself professionally, and I think Mr. McKinney would do that."

About McKinney's protest activities with Operation Rescue, Sullenger continued, "I think it gives him a unique perspective when it comes to prosecuting this man. You don't have to be neutral to do your job."

As a convicted conspirator in anti-abortion terrorism and yet another member of the Paul deParrie fan club, Sullenger has her own unique perspective on the value of neutrality.

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[Photo: Operation Rescue]

The Eagle also quotes Steve Joseph, a longtime Wichita lawyer, as saying that "in terms of the legal community, Don is politically and socially on the far-right fringe" . . . a place where McKinney has plenty of dubious company.

Frame it as he will, the Attorney General of Kansas has vested an overt associate of Operation Rescue, and of at least one member of the Army of God, with the full law enforcement power of the state.

[All Don McKinney photos through the courtesy and dedication of the Maggot Punks]

In an interview with the Associated Press, Paul Morrison sets a new tone.

Morrison, who unseated Republican Phill Kline after the roughest political contest in at least a generation, says he will focus on reorganizing the office he'll inherit. He contends Kline made the office too political and sees much work to do.
"The office is going to go from having a highly political leader who is seldom there and who has spent a lot of time, I think, on a political agenda, to a more hands-on lawyer who is very interested in public policy issues that the attorney general's office is responsible for," he said. "They'll see a lot of me, and I'll be in court a fair amount as well."

Kline said Friday he wouldn't respond to Morrison's criticisms.
It's difficult to imagine Morrison getting the same national notoriety Kline has seen. The Republican's work on crime and other issues was frequently overshadowed by his conservative politics - no more so than in his final weeks in office.

Kline attempted to launch a criminal case against Wichita abortion provider George Tiller, alleging that the doctor performed illegal late-term abortions.
Abortion opponents have said repeatedly they don't trust Morrison to investigate Tiller aggressively and believe his election means there'll be no criminal case. Kline said the Democrat had demonstrated "an entire lack of objectivity."

But Morrison dismissed such talk: "We'll assess that case, just like we do any other case, and if there's been a violation of the law, I assure you I'll pursue it."

by moiv on Sat Dec 30, 2006 at 12:02:30 AM EST

people in Kansas are tired of being a laughingstock. That's why Morrison beat Kline. That's why they elected new Board of Education members to overturn that crazy Intelligent Design decision.

Meanwhile, Morrison, the current Attorney General of Kansas, has doubts that this filing is legitimate. I have confidence he'll take care of it.
( online biology masters degree , online network degree and online entrepreneurship degree ) Will these people ever stop?  Besides giving money to PP to defend themselves against self-righteous lunatics like this, what is there to do?  I understand the concept of hoisting one on his own petard - it's the specific steps that elude me.  He's in office now, has said he won't run again, so what do we do?  If a sane person is elected D.A. when he's gone, can the new D.A. drop all the charges that haven't been adjudicated?  And when does his term end?

by walikchris on Mon May 11, 2009 at 11:50:32 PM EST

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