A fascinating item was brought to my attention this week.
It seems that Rick Hill, GOP candidate for Governor, was a business partner with Tom Daubert in some sort of venture. Daubert is the medical marijuana provider who recently pled guilty to federal charges.
And it gets better. The company that Hill and Daubert founded was called….ready? “Mature Leisure.” Bwahahahahaaaaa!
I know this all sounds bizarre, but I’m not making it up. Posted here are Mature Leisure, Inc.’s articles of incorporation, which were filed with the Secretary of State back in the day, and have now been sent to me by a sharp tipster who gets kudos.
Daubert, by the way, is the subject of the excellent new movie entitled “Code of the West” which details the unnecessary prosecution of Daubert and the heavy-handed law enforcement tactics brought into Montana by the U.S. Justice Department.
Daubert worked hard to lobby for the sick, and has paid for it with a suspended jail sentence thanks to a bunch of federal prosecutors who never got laid in college, weren’t cool enough to smoke pot, and so are permanently angry about it.
The question now is, why was Rick Hill in business with Daubert?
Mature Leisure. Hmmm. That has a certain ring to it, like maybe pot or porn. Was Rick Hill a pot smoker or pot grower, or perhaps a porn peddler? Is there some other form of “mature leisure” that he indulges in, or attempted to sell to the masses? Perhaps a swingers’ club or an S&M lounge?
Or is there a perfectly reasonable and mundane explanation for this business venture, as I would suspect there ought to be? Hard to imagine they would have registered a marijuana growing company with the State of Montana in the 1990s.
But what about the mere fact that Hill was once associating closely with somebody whom he now believes (you can be sure) to be a criminal of the first order? What does Hill have to say about that? For that matter, what do Jeff Essmann and the other anti-cannabis crusaders think? I’m sure Montanafesto will want to weigh in here.
Finally, perhaps a more salient point for purposes of this important election: The company appears to have been capitalized with a significant investment, but went belly-up. Add this to Rick Hill’s portfolio of other questionable enterprises, including losing his money (and that of his investors) in a ponzi scheme.