They were standing on a corner in Tombstone, Arizona. It was such a fine sight to see.
Or, as it’s known in Breckinridge County, the Breckinridge County Courthouse.
This was the scene of the Great Shitgate Standoff on August 16, 2016.
On one side, standing for the evil “nuisance” State, was
Wyatt Earp the Judge, with his accomplice, Doc Holliday Jeremy “that idiot” Hinton of the Breckinridge County Health Department.
On the other side, standing up for “his right to compost his shit,” was
Ike Clanton Joe “I’ll dump my shit anyplace I like” Naugler.
They had come to this defining moment after years of sparring.
Note: some of these charges say “dismissed” because Joe quickly complied with the law, or because charges were rolled together into one.
And that’s just in Kentucky, spanning six years. Who knows how much is in Texas or Maine or elsewhere.
But clearly Joe “I will absolutely fling my shit” Naugler is no stranger to the evil devices of the State, his nemesis. In other words, this is not his first rodeo.
The current confrontation has been documented here numerous times over the past few months.
Throughout, Joe “nobody can tell me where to poop” Naugler has been adamant about his right to relieve himself as he pleases. Nothing illustrates this better than the little conversation he had and recorded with Jeremy “that idiot” Hinton from the Breckinridge County Health Department.
And it looks even better in print. So I transcribed it for you.
Joe: I’m just curious as to, beyond the complaints that are being made, what factual evidence have you acquired to instigate (incomprehensible) the claims that are in that paper.
Hinton: Like I said, other than the complaint, I have not been on your property.
Joe: Yeah, well, I know that
Hinton: on y’all’s Facebook post, there were pictures of the composting toilet, or what you call a composting toilet.
Hinton: The way you’re composting is not approved – is not an approved system in the state of Kentucky.
Joe: Well, we have looked at EPA, and we have looked at regulations, and we’ve had several other agencies investigate us, and everything is on the up and up. We, we composted through a bucket; we have several composting areas that we keep very, uh, lined with, uh, even EPA standards. We downloaded the PDF based off of EPA standards and we are following those to the letter.
Now, I’m cur – I know that you’ve gone on Ron’s property – we saw you – uh, did you take any test results from anything off of his property to confirm that our compost toilet is contaminating his property?
Hinton: No. The reason I was on his property was not for the toilet. That’s not the reason I was on his property. The reason I was on his property was for debris and trash and stuff that supposedly came from your property, and I was just there to look at that.
Joe: And you saw debris and trash?
Hinton: Well, there was some type – I don’t know if it was wet toilet paper that was (unclear) – there was something in that field of his. I don’t know if that came from his property or your property or what. I was there to look at that.
Joe: Yeah, yeah, so you’re saying one item that could have been a toilet paper, could have been. . .
Hinton: The letter you received is because of the way that human waste is being piled, or composted, or whatnot.
Hinton: (unclear) has some type of EPA guidelines, or something, that you’ve talked to them. If you’ve got all that documented, then I need copies of all that.
Joe: Well, we don’t need – we’re not gonna – we don’t need to prove a negative. I mean, if you’re coming at us and you’re trying to, to, show cause of something that we have done wrong, you need to prove that. You’re gonna need to prove all of that. And that’s what I’m saying. I’m requesting any documentation, any certified documentation, of how, because it’s very clear that, in the thing, we have a right to compost our waste. And the guidelines that are set forth, we are following it as best we can to the letter. And when I say ‘as best we can’, that – I’m not saying – we’re following it the way it’s supposed to be done. There is no contamination run-off, there is no sickness, there is no anything being caused, or to show cause from our compost.
This is direct harassment that we are documenting coming from some of the locals, who we have heavily documented, are gonna do this. Um, and, you’re just, as far as you and your agency, we’re gonna need proof of any of this.
Hinton: Okay. Like I said, basically you can look through all the-
Joe: I have. We have.
Hinton: (unclear) 902KAR (unclear) 085
Joe: We looked through all those yesterday, and we still fall in line with that. And like I said, you’ve sent us a piece of paper with your authority on it and your reputation without, again, like I’ve said, I’ve recorded this conversation here and admittedly, you’ve never been on our property, and the only thing you spotted on Ron’s property, after not doing any tests, because we read all these citations, we read ’em all, was that you saw what could have been toilet paper, or some kind of debris but it was only one piece or item.
Hinton: Okay. Like I said, we’ll just, we’ll let this go, and at the end of your notice, if you haven’t corrected the dumping of the solid, dumping of the human waste on the ground, then. . .
Joe: The human waste can be composted on the ground.
Hinton: Okay, we’ll let somebody else determine who’s right and who’s wrong.
Joe: Who, who’s going to determine that?
Hinton: Have a good day.
As you can see, Joe “I can so dump shit if I want” Naugler just did not give an inch. And Jeremy “that idiot” Hinton just refused to listen to Joe “It can so be composted” Naugler’s cogent arguments, and retreated swiftly to the safety of letting “somebody else” determine who is right and who is wrong.
But who is going to determine that?
Why, the evil statist Judge, that’s who.
So Joe “We did not contaminate” Naugler got a summons, way back in June. It has taken all this time, due to all sorts of legal wrangling and an illness, to get to the OK Corral. But here we
are were, on August 16.
Nicole “I will so breastfeed my baby right in court while he wears sunglasses” Naugler has assured us that they are in it for the long haul (did you like that little pun? Took me a while to come up with that one).
It’s a plot. It’s the evil statist Judge who is plotting with Jeremy “that idiot” Hinton to make an “example” of this poor family, the
Clantons Nauglers and make them “conform.”
Actually, the evil statist Judge didn’t do anything at all about any testing of any soil. You know why? Because Jeremy “that idiot” Hinton never accused them once of “contaminating” anything. What he said above, right to Joe “nobody is sick” Naugler, was that dumping shit on the ground in Kentucky is illegal. Period.
And I hate to inform Nicole “we don’t need no damn permit” Naugler, the permit wasn’t the issue. You can’t get a permit to commit robbery either. There is no permit available to do what they have been doing.
But they are gonna stand their ground. See? Right there. That’s what it says.
Nicole “I know my rights” Naugler is not backing down.
Can you feel the tension in the air? On a hot August morning, the air was electric in Breckinridge County. Who would win in this battle of
wills rights lunacy?
Would it be the evil statist Judge with his trusty sidekick, Jeremy “that idiot” Hinton?
Or would the intrepid Joe “we have read that and follow it to the letter” Naugler prevail in his stand against tyranny?
We were promised an update. We were so promised an update.
And I waited for the update.
And nothing happened.
Well, except a stupid picture of a little kid eating at Hardee’s during the Joe “I love our after-court dates” and Nicole “I always take the baby so sympathy” outing.
So what the hell. I’ll update.
Page 1. It’s a criminal offense, but because the evil statist Judge was feeling all nice and sweet, he allowed Joe “I absolutely can dump my shit” Naugler to sign a deferral agreement.
What does that mean?
It means that Joe “I cave in whenever I walk into a courtroom” Naugler has to be a good boy and follow all the rules that the evil statist Judge lays down in the document. He has to do this for a whole year. If he fucks up and makes a huge mistake and shits in a bucket and dumps it on the ground, the evil statist judge can have his sorry ass hauled right back into court and there will be hell to pay at that point.
And other than “be a good boy,” there were two requirements.
First, Joe “I know my rights” Naugler waived his constitutional right to a trial. I found this extremely funny.
Second, he cannot “hold” shit. I cannot imagine why he would want to “hold” shit, but nonetheless, he cannot do it.
He also cannot “stockpile” shit. That means, in evil statist courtroom language, he cannot compost it. He can’t make a big pile of it and let it rot.
And he can’t even “dispose” of shit without getting the approval of Jeremy “that idiot” Hinton.
That means one of two things:
They have to hope Jeremy “that idiot” Hinton will allow them to continue renting the porta-potty for the next year or they have to get an approved, actual, real septic tank complete with permit and inspection and all that stuff.
Just like the rest of us have to do.
And just like in Tombstone, Arizona, all those years ago, the Earps won.
It appears that about an hour after this post went up, Nicole “I never read the ‘tabloid’ blog” Naugler did a kind of rewrite/update/mishmash on her blog. Unlike her, I do not mind one bit if you click the linky and go over and read what she has to say. It’s just an amazing coincidence that she decided to update right at that time.
Basically, though, she’s trying to assert that all that happened at the Great Shitgate Showdown was that Jeremy “that idiot” Hinton gave her a form for a permit and she just has to fill it in and submit it and they’ll be back to shitting in buckets and dumping it on the ground.
I’ll believe that when I see it.
Oddly, she claims that “their attorney” (like they have an attorney on permanent retainer) gave them a copy of the supposed form for the permit “weeks ago.” Why, then, didn’t she just fill it in, if it’s so easy peasy, and submit it and then stick her tongue out at the whole world and trot off to shit legally in a bucket?
Oh, and she refers to the court deferment as a “souvenir.” That’s sort of like calling Mr. Hinton an “idiot” and the court a “nuisance.”
There was never a need for this to go to criminal court. . .
Well, she’s right about that. All they had to do was comply with the law in the first place, and do something about it all within the very generous length of time they were given, and they’d never have gone to court.
Nicole “freedom fighter” and Joe “OMG, let me sign before I have to go to jail” Naugler are their own worst enemies.