Instead of using her three minute speech to influence voters, Jones, "as fast as an auctioneer" chose to respond to an article by Violet Kiss which was published in Wednesday's Desert Messenger. (You'll notice Jones ignored the moderator's attempt to keep her speech to the allotted three minutes.)
Jones challenged voters to "Fact-check us."
So here are some facts about her stated claims:
FACT: Jones HAS sued the town at least TWICE
("Lawsuit" definition: A claim or dispute brought to a court of law for adjudication.)
FACT: June 27th is NOT this month.
FACT: Jones HAS refused to get a business license. Jones conducts business in two different trades without a current business license. One is for her A Fur Salon, advertised in her other business, The Desert Freedom Press.
FACT: Jones placed a copy of her cancelled check on a table between us and did NOT attempt to "hand a copy" to me. A cancelled check just shows her attempt at getting a business license for the dog grooming business.
FACT: Everyone knows she does "not need a license to give away a free newspaper." However, conducting business, soliciting for advertisements, etc. is a totally different issue than just "giving away a free paper". Quartzsite Town Code Article 8-2 states "It is unlawful for any person to carry on any trade calling, profession, occupation or business, specified in this article, without first having procured a license from the town to do so"
FACT: Jones stated she resides in BLM Long Term VISITOR Area (LTVA). However, once again, witnesses reported seeing her drive to Richard Oldham's compound north of I-10 (in District 2, not District 3) late last night.
FACT: BLM allows VISITORS to camp on 11,000 acres of dispersed camping area from Sept. 15 thru April 15 (7 months, not 8). Between April 16 and September 14, you may stay in an LTVA only 14 days in any 28-day period. After your 14th day of occupation at an LTVA, you MUST MOVE outside of a 25-mile radius of that LTVA. As Jones said, "This is within the absolute letter of the law."
FACT: Jones ended saying, "Stop by and see me; you know where to find me." Really?
According to BLM, there are total of three campers in all of that 11,000 acres and she's not one of them. So Mrs. Jones, where do you actually live? After all, you invited everyone to stop by and see you.
(The whole video of all the candidates' speeches should be available tomorrow)
"What comes out of you when you are squeezed is what is inside of you." ~ Wayne Dyer