To all supporters of Dr. Shaun Bobbi Kelehan of Marshall, Texas

To all supporters of Dr. Shaun Bobbi Kelehan of Marshall, Texas

By George Smith — 12/08/2020

I’ve never said this licensed physician was not a good doctor. I believe, know and have said he is a sexual predator, that he stepped over the strict boundaries of doctor-patient demeanor and took advantage of a male patient, a friend of mine, administered drugs to him and sexually assaulted him in 2017.

This is not a he-said, he-said situation. Kelehan admitted to administering drugs to knock his friend, his patient out, in order to have nonconsensual sexual contact with him on two occasions…one time in which Trey Wood of Marshall remembered and another time that Wood had no idea the sexual contact occurred.

Yes, Trey has issues, just as we all do. His faults are glaring, humongous even.  An addict and alcoholic, Trey is a former resident of the Texas penal system; he is the first to admit his screwed up a big part of his life, losing the faith of family members and many friends by his obnoxious, aberrant and self-destructive behavior.

But, no one, Trey included, deserves to be drugged and sexually assaulted by anyone, much less a respected citizen and acclaimed member of the medical community.

If Trey were named Becky, age 19 (not 46), a blonde cheerleader (not a 250-pound hulk with a shaved head). and the encounter was heterosexual, not homosexual, and could be proven, who would not support “Becky” in her complaint?

Trey followed the steps to get justice for the injustice he endured. He filed an official complaint; that complaint was investigated; evidence was collected; charges were filed; a grand jury convened…and nothing. Despite firm evidence – audio and video tape confessions from Kelehan, plus an apology for his actions and promising it would never happen again, the grand jury no billed the doctor.

Whoa! How could have happen? The special prosecutor did not play the recordings for the grand jury; he recommended the complaint be no billed. For the most part, that’s how grand juries work: I know, I served on one in Marshall in the mic 1980s, even serving as foreman. What the prosecutor wants in pending cases … usually happens. End of story.

After all this, Trey was despondent, suicidal. A friend called the Austin, Texas police (where Trey is now a resident) and they found him in his car in a wooded area; he was put into a detox unit and then he later went to a rehab facility.

He found Alcoholics Anonymous, bought into the 12-Step Plan, sobered up and has stayed clean for two years. In his sobriety, he had a revelation: Past demons are supposed to be exorcised.  Trey knew he had been wronged and the legal system failed to protect him.

He contacted the Texas Medical Board and laid out his story. A long investigation ensued and the board issued a temporary ruling in October which prohibited Kelehan from having any contact or writing prescriptions with male patients, no visiting any patients outside his clinics, no telemedicine sessions and his physician assistants could not see male patients.

The board is expected to issue a final ruling on the case after the first of the year.

If you are having problems with his case, stop thinking about Trey and focus on ‘Becky”.

“Trey” is “Becky”. “We’ are could be “Becky”.

Trey deserves justice, the same justice Becky would get. We all deserve justice.


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Pfizer’s Vaccine Offers Strong Protection After First Dose


December 7, 2020 – Weekly report for the past 7 days: 38 new cases, 2 fatalities…

Total Positive Cases – 1,273

Total Fatalities – 46

Total Recoveries – 1165

Total Active Cases – 62

Probable Cases – 666

Probable Recoveries – 504

Probable Actives – 162

On Thursday, December 3rd, we dipped below 15% COVID patient hospitalizations and have remained below 15% through yesterday. You’ll recall that if we remained over 15% COVID hospitalizations for over 7 days our businesses would have to reduce capacity from 75% down to 50% plus elective surgeries would be eliminated. This is for our Region G which includes 19 of our neighboring counties. The good news is that our businesses can continue on as they have been. We, however, must continue to be wise and do our best to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Thanks for all your past efforts, let’s keep it up Harrison County!



Analysis: COVID-19 vaccines are coming to Texas, along with a ranking of who’s most essential (J. Harris: Good article from good free Texas newspaper)

FDA gives emergency approval to first at-home combination COVID-19 + flu test

J. Harris: Personal comment: 


What is a twit?  How about “a silly annoying person or either sex, a  fool, who’s silly as well as  stupid and of deceptively low intelligence. A TWIT IS the kind of person that makes a retarded chimp look smart.” 

The governor of South Dakota, KRISTI NOEM, is a TWIT. 

I bring this up because I am old and not likely to be around when this ignorant, pathologically ambitious woman eventually runs for President of the United States. If you are still alive when she runs, please oppose her. She,in her arrogance and stupidity, has been responsible for hundredS, if not thousands of preventable deaths from Covid-19. (Think Political and Motorcycle Rallies)

I know South Dakota well and have hunted all over the state and visited virtually every little town in the beautiful countryside with my late father in law, Bob Swift. The people are friendly, generous, intelligent and hardworking, almost to a fault. Then and now, I feel at home with South Dakota folks; in many ways they remind me of Texans. I almost settled there.

Please read the following editorial opinion for the New York Times, even if you dislike the politics of the paper: 

Death Came for the Dakotas


1. Symptoms and Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 Among Children — Utah and Wisconsin, March–May 2020 (Pediatrics) Among 58 households, 188 contacts were enrolled (120 adults; 68 children). Secondary infection rates for adults (30%) and children (28%) were similar. Among households with potential for transmission from children, child-to-adult transmission may have occurred in 2 of 10 (20%), and child-to-child transmission may have occurred in 1 of 6 (17%). Children and adults had similar secondary infection rates, but children generally had less frequent and severe symptoms. In two states early in the pandemic, we observed possible transmission from children in approximately one-fifth of households with potential to observe such transmission patterns.

2. Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 Outbreak Related to a Nightclub, Germany, 2020

We report an outbreak of coronavirus disease with 74 cases related to a nightclub in Germany in March 2020. Staff members were particularly affected (attack rate 56%) and likely caused sustained viral transmission after an event at the club. This outbreak illustrates the potential for superspreader events and corroborates current club closures.

(J. Harris: An incentive to avoid seasonal parties this year?)

John Travolta tested negative for coronavirus last night. Turns out it was just Saturday night fever.

I saw an ad for burial plots and thought to myself that’s the last thing I need


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