Here’s the infamous petition, for posterity.
This is, of course, satire. Some of the commenters may not have understood that, but it’s satire.
Nicole was not amused.
It’s just another ignorant prank. . .
Well, it’s a prank, all right, but it’s not ignorant. It’s based entirely on Nicole’s own words written on her own public blog that she then advertised on her own public Facebook page asking people to read.
What are simply hilarious are the comments though, both on the petition and on Nicole’s FB page.
First, the petition’s comments.
“Good Sense,” honey, it’s satire. You know, like the Onion.
And Richie Magner wins. Hands down. The best comment ever.
Funny stuff, huh? But not as funny as Nicole’s fan comments.
It’s not entirely their fault. Nicole naturally did not include a link so they don’t really know what it’s about. But god damn, these people are so quick to decide that a firing squad is in order. Without knowing the first thing about it, they assume that 1) “it’s fraud” and 2) that the petitioner is “collecting money.”
Could that be because they’re so used to Nicole doing exactly that?
These people are ridiculous.
Actually, the person who did this petition (and I have no idea who that might be) is clever as hell.
Notice how somebody asks what it’s about and Nicole just doesn’t bother answering? She doesn’t wanna talk about it. Wonder why?
And they top it off with the requisite Bible verses. “Consider it all joy.” Oh, Iggy, it is. It’s just delightful reading.
But here’s the deal, on a more serious note.
The lie here, the deception, comes from Nicole. I have a very credible, reliable anonymous source who went and visited with some of the “higher ups” (as Nicole calls them) at Kentucky Land Company and asked some questions. You know, investigative journalism. You go ask.
And here’s what the “higher ups” had to say.
There was no contract almost signed. There was no denial of any loan or deal. There simply wasn’t any land at all.
The “higher ups” had heard the rumor that the Nauglers were moving, but not from the Nauglers. They heard the rumor from somebody at the health department who asked for permission to go out and inspect the property when and if the Nauglers did, in fact, move. (I found that interesting, indeed.)
And that’s all the people at Kentucky Land Company know about any of this.
In addition, I have another reliable, credible anonymous source who tells me that there is a very limited amount of possible land across the state line that would fit Nicole’s 30-mile radius of the shop criteria. And that land happens to be prime farming land, horse-raising land. Good, maybe even incredible, pasture land. The sort of land where rich folks build beautiful horse farms.
Raw land, across the state line, meeting her criteria, doesn’t sell for twice what the Nauglers paid for their crappy property. It sells for orders of magnitude higher. Raw land sells for more than my whole farm with a house and barn and garage and fencing.
Kentucky Land Company is in Kentucky. Its counterpart (so-called “sister company”) across the state line is Indiana Land Company. So I looked on their website at what they have available in the area that meets Nicole’s criteria. A 33-acre plot? Nearly $80,000. A 20-acre place for $109,000. This is raw land. You get the idea. They currently have 28 acres of pretty shitty land (pun intended!) Imagine what twice that acreage would cost.
I have long wrestled with the whole issue of whether Nicole and Joe believe their own lies, whether they convince themselves that their alternative facts, their version of reality, is real. I have wanted to believe that they do, that they have looked at the world from such a weird place for so long that they are being as honest as they can be and it’s just all getting warped someplace.
But this is evidence that I have been very wrong.
Nicole knows what happened with Kentucky Land Company. She knows that they were not denied a loan based on harassment by “trolls.” She made the claim anyway, knowing it didn’t happen.
She didn’t convince herself it did. She knows it didn’t.
Why would anyone go ask KLC about this? I mean, why? After all, they aren’t getting anything done because Nicole has to write lots of shit explaining why they didn’t move.
Nicole told everyone to go ask.
So somebody did.