It’s been a year now since I publicly broke ties with Kerodin and I figured a Year In Review post might be fun.
Because Sammy’s such a serious fuck-up this post is long with a lot of links to illustrate my points. If you’ve been a regular reader for the past year, you can either skip them or use them to refresh your memory. If you’re a newer reader, you might want to bookmark this post and read it a little at a time.
It’s been a team effort but if I were to go and include JC and George Patton’s posts about the same stuff in links, this would have to be a III part (see what I did there?) series.
So, what I’m going to do is lay it all out for you mostly using the links from my “Sam Kerodin’s House of Cards” page located under the picture of that pissed off RACcoon at the top of the site. JC Dodge also did the same thing HERE with his posts on the Kerodins. I also suggest that you go to George Patton’s site HERE and read his posts from the beginning.
Now you gotta understand that I had broken my ties months before but Sammy was just too fucking stupid to figure it out. In that time frame I got to talking with Jim Miller and JC Dodge from Mason Dixon Tactical who I had served with on the Board of Directors for the III Percent Society. While those little chats were going on I was also talking with WiscoDave. We started comparing notes and the 4 of us decided that we were tired of good Patriots being taken in by Kerodin’s scams and schemes and it was time to open some eyes. Right about that time, another Patriot came to us with some serious questions and ‘discrepancies’ concerning Sammy and the IIIPS and that’s how George Patton came to be involved.
Be right back, gonna shoot some 22LR.
Our main focus was wanting answers as to where all the money went that was solicited and collected by Kerodin for the citadel, III Arms, the short bus and the dojo that he was supposed to open once he moved out to Idaho but in order to do that we had to raise questions about his credibility.
All the links in this post will open in a separate tab because I’m cool about that shit.
I’m going to try to keep this all in order, but I may wander a bit and there may be duplicate links here and there although I’ll try to keep them to a minimum.
It was actually August 20th that I did the first post HERE but that was more of a rant than anything else. What tripped me out though was the overwhelming support in the 100+ comments I got in that one post. That showed me what the general population of the III thought of Kerodin.
On the 23rd after I had calmed down a bit, I did another post HERE outlining my grievances. It wasn’t pretty, trust me – but I have a reputation of leaving things in disarray so why should this be any different?
After that, it was time to get to work. Our first order of business was to discredit him using his ridiculous claims and his own words. This went on throughout the process and it seemed like a never ending job sometimes because there was just so. much. material.
While I’m thinking about it, if you think I spent hours and hours reading Sammy’s site for discrepancies, you’re out of your mind. Sammy was a huge help by thoughtfully providing me with a ‘search this blog’ box about 2/3 of the way down his sidebar. All I had to do was enter a key word and I’d have all the material and contradictions I needed at my fingertips. When I finally broke down and told JC Dodge how I was getting my material his reaction was “You gotta be shitting me!!! Really? That easy???” Well, yeah….. if you wanna know the easiest way to get something done, ask the Okie.
Back on subject: When you read Sammy’s writings one post at a time, most of his claims don’t seem to be all that outlandish – some folks out there have some major accomplishments in their lifetimes, but when you accumulate them it appears that Sammy’s lived about 12 very full lives.
We called bullshit on every damned one of them. Every fucking one from his bullshit about being a security consultant to being a kung fu/whatever/judy chop expert – just ask Wisco about the headlock he put Sammy in that he couldn’t get out of. Twice.
I’ll refer to Sam’s claims and bullshit stories a few times throughout this post but here’s a couple right out the gate dealing with his claim that he was a security consultant (which also got him an extortion conviction) before he decided he was a Patriot. We did that on August 27th HERE and August 28th HERE. But we figured out how Sammy managed to squeeze so many accomplishments into so little time:
On August 29th (I know, talk about a blitz, huh?) George Patton, who didn’t have a blog yet, did some digging and came up with a bunch of organizations and LLCs that the Kerodins formed and began asking questions about those HERE.
On or around the 30th of August, Kerodin announced that he was stepping down as the Supreme Most High Holy Commander of the III Percent Society at the end of the year and that general elections within the organization for a new god and board members would be held in December. My reaction is HERE. A reader’s reaction is HERE.
It turns out both me and Gary were wrong – by the time December rolled around there weren’t enough members left to run for anything.
Sammy wasn’t sweating it yet – until Jim Miller went public on September 2nd, HERE. The link in that post is dead, so you have to go HERE for that information. Now Jim was the gunsmith for III Arms, one of the things that we were seeking answers to. It turns out that Jim was a very cautious man and he recorded every damned conversation with Sam and saved every bit of documentation about III Arms. We’re talking several terabytes of documentation. Why? In case Sammy went after him. Smart man, Jim – Sammy has left him alone. Jim didn’t share with us all of his information, but he gave us enough to really bring Kerodin’s business practices into question. For instance, if Jim bought the CNC used to manufacture 7 1911s and 14 ARs (I think) and worked out of his own shop, what the hell happened to the rest of the money?
Jim accomplished what he set out to do – he cut ties with Sammy, he proved questionable business practices, cleared his name of any wrongdoing on III Arms’ part and he got some shit off his chest, so he said his goodbyes to the group on good terms and went his way. We’re all still in touch and he’s welcome in my home as long as he doesn’t try to smuggle in a cat.
Instead of answering questions from his investors about where the money went, Sam retaliated with some very weak personal attacks right about this time. Never once did he attempt to answer a single question – which would have given us no choice but to shut up. Instead, his main defense HERE was that we could not dig up a single solitary person that had ever been wronged by him.
I guess he forget about Angel. She posted about it on her blog HERE.
And here’s where it starts getting fun.
On September 14th, I posted an email HERE that Sam wrote the sheriff of Monroe county Florida and forwarded to me about a troll that was calling him names and being a meanie.
Yup, Sammy – the man that calls for the murder of all cops – called the cops. A snitch and a fucking hypocrite. What makes it even more of a head shaker is that just SIX weeks before Sammy ratted Firestone out, he posted a comment on Knuckledraggin I HERE. So that makes Sammy a douche class bitch, right?
On the 17th, Sammy posted his response to that HERE. He had to post something to explain his actions, after all, I had the email with headers to prove that it was actually sent. He couldn’t even claim that he thought about it, but decided in the end not to send it. He had to cop to it, but he tried to do it in a way that didn’t diminish his (ahem) manliness.
Sorry, Sammy. A snitch is a snitch is a bitch. If you’d voluntarily do it to somebody that was calling you names, what about when you’re threatened with prison?
This is right about the time readers started sending information as well as questions of their own.
One of those readers sent me a photo of Sammy’s house with a for sale sign still out front on the 23rd of September HERE that he had supposedly sold to finance his move from Maryland to Idaho. What the fuck? He said he had to use the money from the sale of his house to move across the country – matter of fact you can see in the screen shots, the closing of the house was what was supposedly delaying their departure.
Believe it or not, Nervous Holly and Sammy used this picture later in a court of law against me in an attempt to prove I was stalking them, never mind that they had vacated the house 6 months prior to posting that picture. It’s true, I’m a poor stalker.
It gets better – not only did Sammy and Nervous Holly not sell their house, it wasn’t theirs to sell according to George Patton HERE.
But that brought up a very important question: WHERE DID THEY GET THE MONEY TO MOVE?
It obviously wasn’t from the sale of their house, right?
Well, Sammy was a prolific fundraiser – for himself. He raised money for the citadel and III Arms, but he also raised money to outfit a short bus that he bought with all the latest and greatest comms gear so that the Patriot community would get an unfiltered report from ‘hotspots’ (one of Kerodin’s buzz words) like the Bundy Ranch incident.
He also solicited donations of equipment to outfit a dojo that he was going to open in St Maries Idaho (Spartan MMA) and as I understand it, the way it worked was he posted an Amazon wishlist and then his readers bought the items which were then shipped to him. I don’t know for sure – this was after I quit supporting him and I wasn’t reading his horseshit any more.
But that begs this question: Why did he have it shipped to Maryland when he was moving to Idaho in just a month or two? Why didn’t he just wait until he got there, or ship it there and have somebody pick it up for him to save him the hassle and expense of packing and moving it himself? I mean, when me and my wife moved to Tennessee it cost us 4000 bucks to move our furnishings (we rented by the way) for a 3 bedroom house and that was without storage fees. Moving across the country ain’t cheap.
Well, Angel provides an answer to that question HERE in the comments with this:
That seems to be backed up by a comment left for a reader a couple weeks ago in this post HERE.
Uh-oh. The shit’s getting deep, huh?
Photo by Jesse
The entire time we’re getting these questions together in an attempt to get some answers, we’re finding out more and more shit and some of it’s so comical I feel ashamed that I didn’t catch it before. Some of it I never even knew about though until we got started – like his martial arts page. You can read about what I had to say HERE. Be sure to watch the video. Fucking hilarious…
Fuck it, let’s take a break from the serious shit and have a laugh at Sammy’s expense. Remember what I said about how when you read his badassery claims over a period of time they don’t seem all that bad but when you gather them all up you can see them in a different light? Well, I collected a few for you HERE and HERE – see for yourself.
Keep in mind this is coming from a stubby li’l pot-bellied asthmatic.
Okay, fun and game time is over – time to get back to work.
Right about HERE on September 25th is where Sammy starts seriously confusing his lies and bullshit, this one about III Arms. .
Like I said earlier, instead of answering questions for his investors/victims, Sammy launched a series of personal attacks on all of us. One of them was against Jim Miller when he tried to claim that Jim had used inferior 1911 frames at III Arms without his or Nervous Holly’s knowledge. The screenshots from his blog, his own words, proved him to be a liar.
Moving right along, acting on information provided to us by a reader, on September 30th I posted exactly why Sam and Nervous Holly cannot be trusted. Apparently those that donated to his dojo allowed them to skip town on their debts HERE. This post was also used against me in court because it attempted to portray them as something they aren’t – you know, people that are irresponsible with other people’s money. Unfortunately for them, the judge agreed with me – it turns out that people do have a Right to know the reputation of those that are soliciting money. Imagine that.
Back in the post of 23 August I mentioned a ‘flowery letter’ that Holly sent out to all the III Arms investors when Jim got tired of Sammy and Nervous Holly’s bullshit and walked away from III Arms. Read the letter HERE for yourself and tell me that’s not the biggest crock of shit you’ve seen all day. I mean, talk about blowing smoke up your ass…
I’ve seen Jim’s resignation letter. You know what the straw that broke the camel’s back was? It was Sammy’s constant harping that anybody that draws a government check is the enemy. Jim just happens to work for the Veteran’s Administration.
The whole time this has been going on, Sammy has not answered one single question. Even worse, he’s still lying to his readers about how well the IIIPS is doing and how III Arms is fixin’ to re-burst onto the gun market – even though they didn’t (and still don’t) have a gunsmith with the proper license to manufacture firearms after Jim told him and Nervous Holly to jam an STI frame up their asses. That’s why I posted this HERE on October 26th. Nothing like using a reject to push your product, right?
On October 27th, I decided to fuck with Sammy and his supposed gun handling skills HERE.
I hit a gold mine with this post – it probably did more to show that Sammy was full of shit than any of ‘Badness That Is Kerodin’ posts that I put up.
Up til this point, the only way Kerodin responded was with accusations, smears and lies instead of answers. That suddenly changed.
In early October, Kerodin, using the faggy name of Courtland Grojean called JC Dodge’s superiors and posed as a reporter for a newspaper and accused JC Dodge of running a racist website and a paramilitary training center in an attempt to get him fired. That was nothing but a bitch move. JC was notified about it and was told by his department’s investigation arm that they found it to be unfounded and not too worry about it any more. Hell, they even gave him the name and non-existent paper ol’ Courtland worked for. Actually that was Kerodin’s undoing – the investigator’s couldn’t find the reporter’s name or newspaper in an online search. But let me tell you how seriously they took Kerodin’s tip – JC took that information, went to a different search engine and in 10 minutes traced it back to a fucking website that Kerodin owns. On November 11, JC posted everything he found and I linked it HERE.
That was a dumb fucking move on Sammy’s part. When he did that, he lost the respect of the Patriot movement’s largest and most respected blogger, Concerned American over at Western Rifle Shooter’s Association.
What was comical about the whole situation was that after JC’s post came out, Sammy posted on his own site that he ‘meant’ to be caught. Yeah, felons and ex-inmates always try to implicate themselves in crimes…
During the first week of November I was served with a restraining order and a civil lawsuit for $10,000 for ‘security expenses’ by Nervous Holly.
She was accusing me of stalking her because I was asking questions of Sammy. Actually you’d have to be a fucking idiot to not figure out that it was Sammy’s doing.
I hired an attorney and went to court on the 25th of November for the restraining order. I was told that the judge would give his decision on the 18th of December. Sammy and Nervous Holly’s story was so full of bullshit that he released it at noon on the 7th, eleven days early and I had the news that I won within an hour.
Sammy was successful in one thing though – my attorney told me that until I went to court for the lawsuit I had to keep my mouth shut about Sammy. In the meantime, Sammy was crowing that they won the restraining order and I had cried and begged for a plea and that I had ratted out one of the people that had supplied me with a picture of Spartan MMA that I posted. The one thing he didn’t post was a copy of the judge’s decision that plainly showed that Nervous Holly lost and why she lost. What the judge’s decision doesn’t show is any mention of a plea, nor did it mention a name of who I allegedly ratted out – it mentions that I admitted ‘a friend’ – unnamed – sent me that picture.
On the 13th of January 2016 I went to court for the civil lawsuit. For all his bluster, Sammy and Nervous Holly never showed up so I won by default and the judge dismissed the case with prejudice.
With that out of the way, the court cases were done. I could not wait to get home and post every gory detail. I had to sit back and keep my mouth shut and listen to him flat out fucking lie about how he won and now it was my turn to turn it around and rub his face in his own puppy shit.
You can read all about it HERE – including a scanned copy of the judge’s decision.
Sammy and Nervous Holly got to go suck monkey ass.
And then it was back to business as usual HERE with Sammy and his empty threats.
But he took it to a whole new level – because Angel had made her stance against Kerodin known he attacked her HERE. Her only crime was asking about the money she invested and when no answers were forthcoming, she asked questions. It’s also the post where he proves he’s the stalker. He identifies my workplace there with this picture and a nice little taunt.
And he accuses me of stalking…
On the 22nd of January, Angel posted about her experiences with the Kerodins titled ‘A Lesson Learned’. Angel is one of those people that Sammy says doesn’t exist – you know, somebody that can say he did them wrong unless she asks questions you don’t want to answer, then you just try to assassinate her character. I linked her post, so I’ll just send you straight over to her HERE.
In Jamuary, shit in Burns was happening. Remember the short bus I spoke of earlier?
Sammy solicited gear and something like $8500 to outfit it for occasions just like this. We started asking where the short bus was on January 19th HERE.
Apparently I wasn’t the only one that was asking questions. It seems like this was right about the time Lineman and Grandpa, two of his most ardent supporters, told him to fuck off because he told them the short bus wouldn’t be deployed due to an ‘executive decision’, him being the executive and that it was ‘staged’ on the other side of the Continental Divide.
He never answered any questions as to where the money and gear solicited for it went. And by the way, if you think the dollar amount for the gear couldn’t have been very much, he posted pictures of several thousand dollars of night vision equipment that he had already received for it.
On April 13th, I found out Sammy was selling garrotes HERE for (get this) 130 bucks. Yup, 2 dowels and a piece of wire for 130 dollars. Of course they had the III painted on so the cops could identify you faster, so that must be what accounted for that outrageous mark-up. When he posted that on FB, he caught so much shit about the price that he said it was to raise funds for the IIIPS trip to the RNC hotpsot in July. They still fucked with him.
Right around February Sammy started insulting my wife for no other reason than I was her husband. He expressed his thoughts about that sort of thing when he imagined it was happening to him.
Apparently he ain’t a real man in his own eyes.
I know what he was trying to do – get me to react. He wanted me to say or do something that he could have me arrested for. I ignored his ass. It was hard, but I did. I had to focus – I was about to retire from my job and move across the country.
I didn’t pay attention, but his readers did. They didn’t take kindly to that shit at all. It wasn’t apparent to me until Jay from Eatgrueldog turned me on to an independent traffic monitor and I checked his traffic. Right about the time he started insulting my wife, his stats nosedived. His readers left him in droves. The motherfucker committed blogger suicide. Here, see for yourself:
He went from 35,000 hits a month (that’s all?) to 2000. If you want to check for yourself, the link is HERE. What was very noticeable though was he really ramped up his attacks on her after I had moved 2700 miles away. Fucking coward. But if he thought dragging my wife into this was going to shut me the fuck up, he was dead wrong. All it did was strengthen my resolve.
On the 21st of April I moved to Tennessee. I had been broadcasting my intentions for months and months but didn’t give a date we we’re leaving because I knew Kerodin would notify every cop shop between here and there and tell them I was an armed drug smuggler and was driving a blue F-150. Matter of fact, we took our sweet ass time traveling across the States and all but a very few people thought we were still in California until I posted HERE that we had already arrived.
That pissed Sammy off. He called me a cunt. Heh.
On the 26th of April Kerodin starts to slip and show us just how far his mind is slipping. HERE we have a completely unsolicited rant.
But oh dear God we finally got him to admit that it what his income we hit – not the IIIPS, not III Arms, HIS.
And for the record, Tuff-Stuff never once challenged any of us to anything. Not once.
On the 10th of June, Li’l Red starts feeling froggy so I had to bitch-slap him again HERE.
And on July 30, the news was broke to the world HERE that there is no land for the citadel. The primary owner of the property is a woman named Rayda Yearout, a local land investor. With her being the primary owner, nothing gets built on that land unless she approves it.
What does this tell me? We have fucked up their little scheme so badly they had to borrow money against that property just to pay their fucking rent.
Okay, that’s the year in review. It’s been a little rough in spots, but it’s been fun. I’d be lying if I didn’t say it was.
This shit has really opened my eyes though. It’s shown me who the good people are – my wonderful and supportive wife, JC, Wisco, George Patton, Jim, Angel, Curtis, Matt, Peter, and countless other unnamed individuals for their help and support with these posts.
Gamegetter, Grandpa, Lineman… God bless you guys.
And then there’s all the folks that donated money towards an attorney when I went public with being served. Both Angel and CA did a fundraiser for me and when I asked them to shut it off because I had enough to cover the attorney costs, they refused. But I did not have to shell out one thin dime of my own money to defend myself. That sent a clear message to two people – me and Sammy. It showed me that everybody else thought I was doing the right thing and it showed Sammy what people think of him.
What about Sammy now? We’re still digging and we will bury his ass. You can count on it. We’re just doing it quietly now.
Him on the other hand, is still ranting and raving and trying to draw attention to himself. Here’s a good example of his mind right now – the same post on two of his blogs two days apart… and he’s linked himself to both of them. I’m not fucking kidding. But wait!!! After I finished this and scheduled it for posting, JC sent me an email saying that he’s posted it again!!! Three times on two blogs – the dude is obsessed. Let it go, Sammy. I’ve seen it. So have all 7 of your readers.
The link at the bottom of his posts is a page I had up about Mike Vanderboegh. When I wrote it I was firmly in Kerodin’s camp. After I broke ties with Sammy I apologized to Mike for all that I had written and said and showed him the page – he had already seen it. He told me he held no ill will against and that my apology was accepted. We exchanged emails a few times but that fell off as his health grew worse.
Anyways, in full disclosure and all that shit, the page he’s talking about can be found HERE. It’s not something I’m proud of, but I did write it and I’m sorry I did.
His son Matt, who now runs Sipsey Street Irregulars, told me that he had seen it and he wasn’t going to let Kerodin drive a wedge between us. Thank you, Matt. Grace and common sense run strong in that family.
From a reader:
Sammy. Mentally he’s a headcase. It makes perfect sense to him to write on one blog and then link to it on another in order to “legitimize” in his mind what is written. He self verifies what ever he needs to in order to feed his ego. He has a history of replying to his own posts and I seriously doubt that he is practicing a form of Socratic Method on his blogs.
I firmly believe that he is not stable. I don’t view him as a danger in a physical sense (though I would not take that for granted) But in his mind, in his world he is right and correct in all he does and says. I don’t think he is “gaming” anyone. Look at his response to Whitney when she commented on the wedding/KKK posts. It is very reminiscent of any self absorbed, yet intelligent, psychopath from any TV show or movie.
What is absolutely hilarious is this: Take a look at the sheer number of links in this post, every one of them questioning him about something. He has provided not one single answer – not to us and certainly not to his investors. We have shown his character and when the little bitch started acting out like a two year old, he showed it too.
What does he have on me? My wife is on disability, I’m an self admitted ex dope fiend and I don’t have a problem admitting my wrongdoings and publicly apologizing for them. That’s it. That’s all he’s got.
He doesn’t mention I’ve worked exactly 2 jobs in the past 35 years with only ten days of unemployment between them. My wife raised two boys by herself without a dime of welfare or state aid – no child support, either. Sometimes she worked 2 jobs. Knowing her, she’d be working now if she were able. Not me though – I enjoy sitting around collecting my pension.
Okay, check back about this time next year for ‘Year 2 in Review’.