The Time Line

Evidence is a wonderful thing.  When you have transcripts, voice mails, depositions, affidavits, old love letters and other forms of proof it provides a depth of insight which the disordered generally think they can ignore.  

NOTES:  If you find a broken link, or one which no longer exists, contact me so I can repost the exhibit.  I was told in early July 2018 by a journalist, who has reason to know, John is attempting to clean up his online presence.  See more at 

Morgan Gell was my first-born child from my first marriage, which took place when I was 17.  Her father, Richard L. Barteaux was a psychopath, as is Morgan.  Her husband, Jay, who frequently posts lies about me, is for disinformation hire.  One of his former employers, Van Hughes, now deceased, once told me he is good for research but not to trust his other assertions about competence.

Other People You Will Meet Here


Craig Franklin – See Website

     Melinda’s former husband.  


Dan O’Dowd – Craig’s boss at Green Hills Software, Inc., a drone contractor for the DOD.  

See Drone Free Zone  

                                        The Saga of John Fund and his friends


All of the individuals involved with John Fund and his co-conspirators Dick Cheney, and Karl Rove and included in this Time Line – Narrative, which is a little complex, as you will see.


1979 – John Fund gets his first job as a political operative working for Ed Crane and the

            Kochs to gain control of the Libertarian nomination for president.     

1981 – Summer –   Melinda Pillsbury-Foster and Janice Vargo take a trip to Northern

             California to visit family and see  friends from the Libertarian Party.  Stopping in Sacramento they meet John  Fund, who has promised them a tour of the Capitol. 

             John uses the occasion to ask Melinda to have her brother, Charles Arthur Pillsbury,  who was a Legislative Assistant and in law school at Davis, to get him a job.  Surprised, Melinda told him she would prefer he did not. 


            Melinda later learns from her brother John contacted him directly and told him he

            was her boy friend, which was untrue. 


1982 – John Fund begins an internship with Evans and Novak with money provided by a fundraiser put on by Melinda’s supporters in California.

Solvency Day 

  At this time, Melinda did not know Fund had been working for the Crane Machine to take the LP Nomination for President.  This information was withheld by Eric Garris and Justin Raimondo who admitted this in their newsletter for Anti War in 2006, when, according to Lew Rockwell, they accepted he would never pay them off for having covered for him.  Garris and Rockwell were both Crane supporters.  


1983 – John goes to work at Evans and Novak in Washington D. C., working part time writing for The Star. 


1984 – April – At the recommendation of Robert Novak Fund is hired at the Wall Street

            Journal as a deputy editorial features editor.


1985 – Fund named a member of the WSJ Editorial  Board.  He will remain so until 2001. 


1986 – October – Fund becomes an editorial page writer specializing in politics and 



1988 – Letter and Post card from Fund to Melinda


NOTE:  In 1988 Melinda is married to Craig Franklin and views John as an old friend. In the interim, 1988 – 1999, Melinda’s youngest daughter, who was admitted to Mt. Holyoke, ends up going to Hillsdale on John’s recommendation.  This was a questionable choice since Mt. Holyoke was far superior and cost the same.  John continually asks Melinda to have Ayn come see him when he is at Hillsdale speaking.  Ayn declines to do so.


Dates, information, and documents on Morgan will now appear. 


1991 – May 30 – Email Memo from Michael Cory to William Bartley regarding John Fund credit card records



January 22, 1998 – “Citation for Conservatorship,”  issued by the Superior Court of Santa 

                                  Barbara, Case No. 222783, Judge Thomas R. Adams, Dated January 22,

                                 1998, naming her as conservator for her disabled son, Arthur.  Melinda

                                  remains Arthur’s caretaker in 2018.


March 22, 1998 – Arthur Foster shoots himself through the palate into the brain due to 

                                emotional abuse by Craig Franklin who told him he did not want to be 

                               bothered with him two weeks earlier. 


March 28, 1998 – Morgan calls Melinda at the hospital and tells her she needs a heart

                              transplant, attempting to persuade her to turn off Arthur’s life support.  

                              This is a flat lie.  She was paid $10,000 to do this by Craig Franklin, who

                              made the payment as noted as ‘for her heart problem.’   He was well aware

                              Morgan had no such problem.  


                             This payment is mentioned in a conflict between Franklin and Morgan.

                             Franklin wanted to be repaid as Morgan was not able to ensure her brother

                             did not survive.   


July 5, 1998 – Letter to Scott Franklin from Melinda 

                          Melinda reminds Scott of his previous behavior which made it impossible to

                          trust him with the other children.  2018 – Scott is still in prison for hiring a

                          hitman to kill his estranged wife.   Information

September 1998 – Eugene Volokh, who Morgan has been dating for over two years, dumps


October 1998 – Morgan is on a trip to New York, London and Paris with Craig, her adopted 

                        father when on October 26th, she begins a sexual relationship with John Fund.

                       Melinda is in the hospital for a corneal transplant. 


January 25, 1999 – Note to attorney on disappearance of Franklin’s Will.


March 8, 1999 –  MORGAN – Record of Abortion

                              The abortion took place March 8, 1999 at Pacifica Women’s Health Care in

                              Los Angeles 


March 1999 –  “Ayn Declaration, 1999,”

                           Declaration by Melinda’s daughter, Ayn, which includes testimony of abuse

                           of Melinda by Franklin. 


NOTE:  A few documents are included from the divorce to show what was at stake for Craig and Dan O’Dowd and also to establish the ongoing cooperation between Craig and John Fund.

September 17, 1998 – Documents from law suit filed by Glenn Hightower against Dan 


Annexed hereto and marked as Exhibit 7, Nos a, b., c, d, and e, are true and exact copies of the originals in my possession of the following court documents: 

[a.] Glenn Hightowervs. Daniel O’Dowd, Case No. BS 053127, Superior Court of the State of California for the County of Los Angeles, September 17, 1998, DECLARATION OF WAYNE B. WEISMAN FILED BY APPLICANT GLENN HIGHTOWER IN SUPPORT OF APPLICATION FOR PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION”

[b.] “Glenn Hightowervs. Daniel O’Dowd, Case No. BS 053127, Superior Court of the State of California for the County of Los Angeles, HIGHTOWER’S OPPOSITION TO O’DOWD’S MOTION FOR ORDER DISSOLVING PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION, December 15, 1999, Filing Date September 2, 1998; [c.] Glenn Hightower vs. Daniel O’Dowd, Case No. BS 053127, Superior Court of the State of California for the County of Los Angeles, RESPONSE TO OBJECTION TO (PROPOSED FIRST MODIFIED INJUNCTION, December 15, 1999; September 17, 1998

[d.] “Glenn Hightowervs. Daniel O’Dowd, Case No. BS 053127, In the Court of Appeal of the State of California, Second Appellate District, REMITITUR,” Copy of original order, opinion or decision entered in the above-entitled cause of July 1, 1999 and that this order, opinion or decision has now become final, signed by Joseph A. Lane, Clerk, September 3, 1999. Opinion Hightower is likely to prevail if there is proof of unlawful action by O’Dowd.

[e.]AMERICAN ARBITRATION ASSOCIATION No. 72Y 180 0960 98,” a true and exact copy of the originals that are in my possession, which is a series of documents generated by the law suit filed by Hightower against Dan O’Dowd over O’Dowd’s exercise of their sudden death partnership agreement on January, 1998. Decision that unlawful action is not proved.  



January 25, 1999 – Note to attorney on disappearance of Franklin’s Will. 


March 1999 –  “Ayn Declaration, 1999,”

                           Declaration by Melinda’s daughter, Ayn, which includes testimony of abuse

                           of Melinda by Franklin. 

May 5, 1999 – Letter to Mr. Clark from Prudential Insurance

                          Craig continually stole my mail, or had it stolen and changed the address for 

                          bills to be received as a form of harassment.  Melinda was told this was

                          standard operating procedure for Misho Clients and the informant believed 

                          Misho instructed them in how to do this. 


August 16, 1999 – Divorce Judgment, August16,1999,” From the Superior Court of Santa 

                                 Barbara from of Melinda’s divorce from Craig Franklin, Case No. 222675. 

                                 Awarded stock, to be paid for by Franklin, she never received it.   


June 5, 1999 – Inventory of Property in House, ordered by the Court. Exhaustive inventory

                         itemizing all items in the marital house. 


June 1999 –  Declaration by Doug Greene 

                       Declaration itemizes lies told to Doug by Morgan. 


September, 1999 –  The Weasel Search Tape is made.  Morgan sends it to Melinda for safe

                                   keeping.  Melinda gives it to her attorney. 

                                   Melinda was not speaking to Morgan because she had discovered 

                                   Morgan was being paid $5,000 a month to slander and libel her by

                                   her then husband,  Craig Franklin. 

Morgan  left California supposedly to work for Matthew Earl Jones in

                                   New York.  She told Melinda this did not work out but there is no 

                                   evidence this was ever true.  The evidence leads to the conclusion 

                                   Morgan was having sex with Craig by September of 1998 after Eugene 

                                   dumped her and she lost her other value to Craig.  In NY she began a 

                                   sexual relationship with John Fund.  This was known to Craig because 

                                   Morgan was occupying another room from Craig’s and Fund answered 

                                   the phone in the morning when Craig was calling Morgan. 

By report from Morgan, the two men agree to cooperate to destroy

                                   Melinda’s credibility.  Subsequent events support this partial 




October 1999 – “Morgan Pillsbury – Franklin Transcript

                             Morgan calls and records Craig Franklin admitting to fraud during his

                             divorce from Melinda. Craig is in Georgia at the time, attending a libertarian

                            conference, Advocates for Self-Government.       

October 27, 1999  – 
Fax to the Wall Street Journal

                                  John refuses to answer Melinda’s questions.  Within 90 seconds this

                                  fax is headed to the WSJ central receiving point.  Melinda is later told it 

                                  was copied at least 5 times before hitting Fund’s desk.   


November 28, 1999 –  “Arthur Foster Medical Letters,” These document the permanence of 

                                the disabilities resulting from two major brain injuries.  


December 2000 – January 2001

                                 Phone Bill from NYC Apartment, Rivergate 

                                 John Fund calls one of his girl friends while staying with Morgan at 

                                 Melinda’s apartment in New York at the Rivergate on 34th Street.  

February 9, 2000 – 
Law suit – Pillsbury-Foster v GHS, Inc., Daniel O’Dowd, Jacqueline 

                                 Misho, and Does 1 – 100, Superior Court of the State of California, 

                                 County of Santa Barbara, Case No. 233136, 2nd Amended Complaint for 

                                 (1) Battery, (2) Fraud/Conspiracy to commit Fraud (3) Declaratory 

                                 Relief a true and exact copy of the original that is in my possession, which

                                 was filed by Porter against GHS and principals. 


July 22, 2000   –   JOHN FUND’S WOMEN – Diane Sykes


January 20, 2001 – John Fund’s calls to Diane Sykes from Melinda’s NY apartment



February 22, 2001 –  “Morgan Pillsbury Deposition,”in the matter of  Case No. 233136. 

                                 The suit was settled before Morgan could read the deposition and 

                                 certify it as true and accurate.  It was therefore illegal for it to be given 



February 30, 2001 – GREEN HILLS SOFTWARE  Power of Attorney–  presented as 

                                  providing Melinda with absolute protection.


March 1, 2001 – Green Hills Software Settlement Agreement  


May 23, 2001 –  Franklin Complaint  – Morgan Bankruptcy


May 24, 2001 – Loan Document: Morgan

                            Morgan was asked to go to Santa Barbara and meet Craig in the office of 

                            Jacqueline Misho, Craig’s attorney.  There, he demanded she sign a loan 

                            agreement for the money he had already paid her for assisting him to 

                            destroy Melinda.  

July 2001 – Morgan moves in with John at his apartment in Jersey City.  Against advice and objections from Melinda Morgan makes the Tape she made to prove to Melinda she was not lying, again, to John Connelly, who uses the contents to validate statements made in his article, published September 4, 2001 on Weasel Search, titled, 
“Sex, Lies, and the Tape:  The John Fund Story,” 


August 27, 2001 – Morgan Response to Craig’s suit on her bankruptcy 


September 2001 –  Carol Divine Molin – A Republican Woman Activist.  

                                Molin calls Melinda to tell her Morgan is in grave danger if she stays with

                                Fund.  We later discover she has a very brief fling with Fund and wants

                                this to be repeated.  No accounting for taste.   

September 4, 2001 – The WeaselSearch Tape is published along with the article Fund attempted to block.  Instead of appearing in Talk Magazine it appears only online at a site called WeaselSearch. Later, it will be hosted at AmericanPoliticalJournal until 2018.  


November 12, 2001 – Charges of  domestic violence in Jersey City, 2001

November 16, 2001 – Legal Correspondence and Expense, Talk Magazine


November 22, 2001 –  IM dialog between Matt Drudge and “John Fund,” actually Morgan 


November 27, 2001 – Morgan forwards John’s Star Wars Article to Melinda


December 4, 2001 –    Morgan’s rejection of coerced statement


December 5, 2001 –    John asks Morgan to pick up another Citibank card for him.


December 29, 2001  – Melinda’s Email to Fund cautioning him to start telling the truth


December 29, 2001 – Email from Morgan to Melinda


December 31, 2001 –   Email to Melinda from John


December 30, 2001 – Email from John Fund to Melinda responding to email from Melinda


January 4, 2002    –    Wedding arrangements 

                                       Melinda was not thrilled, but Morgan cannot be dissuaded.


January 13, 2002   –    JOHN FUND – Correspondence with Michele Davis 

                                       Michele was clearly in John’s sights, either as support and or as a 

                                        possible love interest. 


January 16, 2002 – Gene Gaudette and Sidney Blumenthal IM about beating out John Fund

                                    to get information to Lloyd Grove of the Washington Post.  


January 17, 2002    –   Correspondence with Michele Davis


Early 2002 –                Deposition by Manuel Klausner regarding the Blumenthal lawsuit

January 13, 2002 –  
John Fund Email exchange with Gail Heriot 

                                    Gail’s Face Book     Gail Heriot’s Website    Gail Heriot


January 16, 2002 –  Announcement wedding will not take place 


January 18, 2002 – Email from Gail Heriot to John Fund on the cancellation of the wedding.


January 19, 2002 –  Email to Morgan documenting gift of checks  


January 21, 2oo2 –   Email from Christine Reis Hall to John Fund, offering to provide, with

                                   her friend, Julie Currie, opposition research on Morgan and Melinda.                                           See link to understand this newly wedding Christian’s special 

                                   relationship with John.


January 24, 2002 – Notarized affidavit by Morgan, acquired by threats

January 24, 2002 – 
Handwritten undated letter to the Wall Street Journal


January 25, 2002 –Letter from Fidelity Investments


January 30, 2002 – Email from Lloyd Grove, also known as GroveL, stating Morgan had

                                   supplied him with a photo, which she had not done.  


February 21, 2002 – Police Report, 2002, New York


                                     E-mail message from the woman in question to Professor Gail Heriot of

                                     the   University of San Diego School of Law. 

                                    This email was likely sent to Herriot by Morgan, who never 

                                     mentioned her habits to Melinda  

March 7, 2002 – 
ARTICLE – In The Nation by Eric Alterman titled, “Back Into the Muck.”

                                   Names Melinda as having, “sent her daughter, Morgan, to look up Fund when she came to town. One thing led to another and the results appear to have been a live-in relationship and an abortion. This is strange enough for a Wall Street Journal editorial writer who, although very much a gentleman in person, penned some of the most vicious and irresponsible material about Clinton and the Democrats outside the columns of this magazine. (Fund is also a ghostwriter for Rush Limbaugh.”

                       Morgan had first gone to bed with Fund while on an extended trip with her adopted father, Melinda’s former husband, Craig Franklin on October 26, 1998. This is a measure of the kind of lies Fund tells routinely.  Melinda was in the hospital for a corneal transplant and knew nothing about Morgan’s activities of her whereabouts.  


May 14, 2002 – ARTICLE from the  Village Voice  by Cynthia Cotts, titled,  “John Fund:

                                   Hope of Freedom.” 

                                  Melinda was briefly in NY and accompanied Morgan to the interview with

                                  Cotts at a local restaurant.   

June 8, 2002 – goes up, paid for by Melinda to defend Morgan and

                            herself from Fund’s libels. Melinda did not understand how politically

                            necessary Fund, a political operative and not strictly a journalist was to

                            BushCo yet. 


June 23, 2002  –  SIDNEY BLUMENTHAL – Kiss off Email to Morgan


July 4, 2002 –  Email response from Alterman July 4, 2003

                           Having failed to contact Morgan or Melinda before writing a hit piece on her 

                           Alterman blows off the objections received.   


September 23, 2002 – RuthlessPeople as it appeared on this date. 


2002 –  John Fund Deposition, NY 


November 2002 – Morgan calls Melinda to ask about the identity of U-Day, wondering if it is

                       something like EBay.  She is assured this is a person and not a website. 


                       As it turns out, the job of subcontracting to keep Saddam Hussein in Iraq is 

                       being handled by Sidney Blumenthal for the Clintons.  This, and not payment

                       for speaking engagements, if most likely the source of their sudden affluence. 


                       Skeptical that even flat broke politicians like Bill and Hillary would commit 

                       what Melinda thinks must be treason, she sends the email on to her friend, Dr.

                       Dean Ahmad.  He confirms it originated in the Emirates and likely came 

                       through from Baghdad.


                       In the mean time Eric Buchanan, the husband of the couple Morgan was                                     staying  with came up with the idea of putting a keylogger on Uday’s computer 

                       using as a subject line, “Women without Veils.”  


                      Melinda clearly makes a mistake in thinking someone, supposedly a friend, 

                      working for the CIA will ensure she is protected when she blows the whistle.  


                       For the longer story buy a copy of GREED – The NeoConning of America.  


                       When John begs for support Cheney and Rove will have more reasons to



January 15, 2003 – Franklin Complaint Dismissal –   Morgan Bankruptcy


January 23, 2003 –  Answer and Verified Counterclaim of John H. Fund in
the case of Morgan Pillsbury v. John Fund, Citicorp Group and Jane Doe, Index
No. 121868/02 (N.Y. Sup. Ct.)


April 1, 2003 –  Letter to Group Professionals 

                            Threatening letter to the webmaster of, the site Melinda

                            put up to defend Morgan against John’s attacks. 


April 3, 2003 – Dan O’Dowd decides it is a good idea to give 100 orphans of veterans of the

                            War in Iraq $5,000 each for college.  

                            On the Website, Fallen Heroes – Last Wish Foundation his thinking is stated as, “While watching a network broadcast  showing the children of U.S. servicemembers who had been lost in the war in Iraq, Dan O’Dowd, CEO of Green Hills Software, Inc., realized that these children were shouldering the largest burden of the U.S. war effort. That is when the need for private action to provide for these children became clear to him.” 


April 7, 2003 –  Craig Franklin hands an enveloped copy of Morgan’s Deposition to Anne

                           Fisher, his then girl friend.  Anne, if asked, would testify it was a Green Hills

                           envelope with the postage paid by the company in advance.  


                           As they ate dinner Craig told Anne what the envelope contained.

April 8, 2003 – RuthlessPeople is down. 


April 9, 2003 – Last Wish Foundation is incorporated by Green Hills Software, Inc.


April 10, 2003 – Last Wish Foundation  – The foundation and its objectives are announced.


May 11, 2003 –  Email exchange Alterman and Morgan, Mother’s Day 2003

                            Melinda, who was in NY, actually wrote the email as Morgan was not

                          capable of doing so and relied on Melinda for providing literate


May 15, 2003 – Eric Alterman’s hit piece, “
Who Framed John Fund?” is published in

                          The  Nation.


May 16, 2003 – Letter via email from Gail Heriot, Fund’s occasional bedmate, to Gene

                            Gaudette, Editor of American Politics Journal.


June 21, 2003 – John Fund’s hit site on Morgan

                             This site was the work of 

                             Gail Heriot, who became John’s ‘girl friend’ and

                             occasional bedmate on January 18, 2002.

                             Copied on this site.

July 14, 2003 –  The Nation – Article by  
Eric Alterman and Mark Crispin Miller 

                          ‘Ugly Tactics  Make for Ugly People.’ New York City



July 22, 2003- Wendy MacElroy trades a hit piece on Morgan for a gig at Fox News.

                           Melinda had known Wendy since the 70s but neither she or Morgan

                           were called and interviewed before the articleFalse Rape Charges

                          Hurt Real Victims, was published. 

NOTE:  This notification appeared upon attempting to visit the link above.  

Try this:

                         Soon after this appeared Wendy McElroy was hired by Fox News, the

                         NeoCon MSM outlet.  


August 2003 – Statement from Eric Buchanan of Roswell, Georgia, on Fund’s abuse of Morgan.


August 30, 2003 – Incest Porn purchased by Craig Franklin and found in his trash by

                           Melinda’s PI and the bag containing these and other items was                                            brought  directly to her and opened as he watched.   

July 14 ,2003 – The Nation  – Article by 
Eric Alterman and Mark Crispin Miller

                        ‘Ugly Tactics Make for Ugly People’ – New York City 


October 6, 2003 – Declaration by Morgan Pillsbury alleging criminal fraud by Franklin.


2004 – Notes on Fund Deposition from Gary Fish to Morgan Pillsbury


June 11, 2004 – Letter to Elle Magazine from Melinda regarding cancelled article 

                             Katie Rosman asked for an exclusive and then stalled writing the

                          article until it was expedient for John.  This was likely arranged

                          through Eric  Alterman, who dated Katie, who he referred to as, “arm



August 27, 2004 – 
Letter regarding Elle Article from Jennifer Bambi, August 27, 2004

                              The decision has been made to not pursue the article.  


August 4, 2005 – JOHN FUND  – Letter to David Steinberger re: Mark Crispin Miller

                                  John Fund enlisted the assistance of Gail Heriot in a campaign of slander and libel based on evidence which was constructed from coerced declarations and evidence obtained through an exchange of favors with Green Hills Software, Inc.   The letter below is a continuation of this campaign which began in 2003, this time libeling Mark Crispin Miller, who challenged Eric Alterman in The Nation.  


October 18, 2005 – District Attorney, Morganthau letter to Gary Fish, atty. 

                                 Why did Morganthau ignore the law and cover for Fund, claiming

                                the  records, kept on his own desk, had been lost?

April 26, 2006   – 
John Fund vs The Truth by Justin Raimondo, Anti-War

                               Justin and Eric Garris waited to publish this material, some of it for

                               20 years hoping John would do something nice for him.  Lew

                               Rockwell told Melinda this the day the article came out.  


July 14, 2006 – Morgan drops the law suit against Fund, having drained Melinda dry of 

                            funds and emotionally assaulted and slandered her.  


2006 –                Letter from long time Libertarian who knew Fund in Sacramento


August 4, 2009 – Arthur Foster, Melinda’s son, is awarded Social Security Disability.  He has

                              been disabled since 1997 with Melinda as his sole caretaker.  


August 23, 2009 – Pillsbury-Foster Declaration I, 2009 – Declaration includes details of IRS

                             resolution, payment of refunds .  Promise to give me as my own separate

                             property any refunds I received by filing the complaint against the IRS and 

                             the statements of our children he said what I was doing could not work. 


August 27, 2009 –   “Morgan Pillsbury Gell AffidavitI, 2009,” Morgan’s recollections of

                             events during the period of the divorce, including others cooperating with

                             Craig to defraud Melinda.  Cases Nos. 222675 & 233136


August 29, 2009 – Declaration of Arthur Foster, 2009.  Statement from Arthur on the

                             manipulations by Craig which caused the suicide attempt.  


August 29, 2009 – Declaration by Morgan, 2009 II  Relates watching as Craig and his

                              attorney, Jacqueline Misho, stole the original Franklin Will so he could deny

                              having adopted the children; Statement from Ron Foster he is no longer

                              their father; Statement he will go to any lengths not to pay what is owed to 



September 30, 2009 – Letter from Office of the DA, NY  

December 4, 2009 –  Scott Franklin –  Possible plea deal in murder for hire case

March 15, 2010 – Letter from Anne Fisher, warning Craig may kill Melinda 

April 18, 2013 – Letter Received at MacPherson Corporate Headquarters for Melinda  

                             Charges of Indecent Exposure against Green Hills Attorney, John Douglas

June 16, 2014 – Melinda puts up this site, 

July 19, 2014 – Fund site is no longer available on the WayBackMachine.  URL leads HERE.


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