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From experience, I know people are interested to hear me speak when they can. I really do appreciate this! So, I want to let everyone know I was invited to be on WAJR radio with morning hosts Kay Murray and Jim Stallings. They asked that I come on tomorrow, Friday, May 30, at around 9:05 AM (EDT). They read my post from Tuesday, Skull Surgeries Necessary, about Ryan needing more surgery and asked if they could talk to me about it. No word if they wish to discuss anything else, but with the parole hearing looming (July) I wouldn’t be surprised if they do.
This flagship station broadcasts out of Morgantown and reaches most of the state as well as deep into neighboring states. I’ll ask for an audio tape, but there is never a guarantee that I’ll get one… so set your alarm if you want to hear it live!
Do you remember Austin Vantrease’s mother, Gale, and her asinine, ill-conceived, and disastrous media campaign last year? What in the hell was she thinking? What way of thinking motivated her to personally contact newspapers, radio, and television stations to take to the airwaves to speak? It was nothing short of a blitzkrieg on citizens who really didn’t care much for her family in the first place.
As for me (after getting over the astonishment)… well… I just sat back as she brought heaps of negative attention to her inmate son (Austin Vantrease), while reminding people of Ryan. She did such a fine job of it that I declined interview requests until after the parole hearing.
Normally you don’t (ever) see that type of behavior from a violent felon’s camp.
I simply call this “Vantrease Propaganda”.
Turns out, Gale Vantrease’s foolish escapade only angered more people. I made sure to use nearly everything she said on air at last year’s parole hearing. It would only have been better if she would have typed a transcript for me.
I continue to assert — be it my opinion, yes — that the entire family seems morally and socially unintelligent; which is sometimes referred to as a low “Emotional IQ“. To me, they seem a bit dim-witted in other areas of intellect too, but I can only surmise from my experiences with them and hearing them speak (and scream at me, my daughter, and court deputies). Hey, I’ll leave it to you to make up your own mind on their brain capacity.
I still chuckle at their statements from the earlier years. Then how about the damning statement from his hack-attorney (ah, in my opinion)? It was like I was watching a personal live viewing of Dumb and Dumber! You know, like another sequel… Dumb and Dumber: We Just Ain’t Stoppin’ Gettin’ No Daggone Stupidier. I hear the release date was in 2 – 10 years (pun intended).
Anyway! I’m just being silly and juvenile now. Thank you for allowing me a little comedy relief to let off some steam. Sometimes being that way just seems to help me cope, albeit I usually do that in private. Hey, at least I didn’t resort to name-calling (not unlike my “Poopie Face” rant some time ago)… but I did think about it.No… seriously… I did. In fact, I completely deleted a paragraph about a certain mustache-donning father, not even fit for a low-budget 70’s porn movie. On second thought, maybe I was thinking of much younger and taller Ron Burgundy.
If you are in the mood for more craziness, then you should read the accounts of past statements by the Vantrease faction — these will open a separate browser tab/window — by clicking on the links to follow. As I recall, I didn’t hold back on sharing my thoughts! [I just read both again and I remembered correctly.]
- Austin Vantrease Parole Hearing (2012): My Account (Part 3). September 1, 2012
- Austin Vantrease Parole (2013): 2nd Attempt Denied. July 23, 2013
I can’t wait to see what they have up their sleeves this next go-around. It’s always entertaining, if not completely off-topic. Who knows, maybe they’ll try Austin’s sister, Andraya (“Andy”) Vantrease, this time? Seems they’re running out of options.
Austin Vantrease, criminally convicted of felonious Malicious Assault, is currently imprisoned at the St. Mary’s Correctional Center for the incarceration of “felons who have been convicted of severe crimes against man…”
In all seriousness, the people of Morgantown, WV have been so kind to my family. All those in the state of West Virginia have too, for that matter. They treat family as one of their own. It gives me great pleasure to personally update them, because I know how much they care and are interested in my boy.
I just hate it that their wonderful state was unwillingly associated with senseless violence. An act of brutality that they had nothing to do with. Truth is, I know it angers them immensely even though they realize they are not to blame. That rests squarely with the violent attackers, Jonathan May and Austin Vantrease (both of Newark, Delaware).
FOR SOME FUN… check out Ryan’s Facebook Fan Page for “Throwback Thursday” photos! I’ll see if I can find some oldies of myself to upload separately on my personal Facebook page too… if you need a laugh, that is.
Click here to listen to WAJR live at 9:05 AM (EDT) tomorrow, Friday May 30th.