Messages of the Day — Cobra Kai Season 4, Jeff Ward and IL-16

“Extreme situations require extreme measures.”

“Now the real pain begins.”

In the aftermath of the Capitol Riots on January 6th, I shared the back story of how I became a fan of the Cobra Kai series on Netflix, thanks to Red State blog’s Managing Editor Jennifer Van Laar.

So with season 4 of Cobra Kai wrapping production at the end of May, Netflix released the following tweets revealing what fans of the show had already figured would be a part of the 4th season, set to drop this fall — the return of Terry Silver (played by Thomas Ian Griffith), the main sadistic bad guy from Karate Kid, Part III in 1989 (but set in fall, 1985).

Two episodes of season 3 gave the back story of how Sensei John Kreese and Silver (nicknamed “Twig”) first met in Vietnam, and how Silver became indebted to Kreese for life.

In recognition of Cobra Kai‘s first major Emmy nomination, Best Comedy(?) Series last week and its parallels with recent events in the IL-16 Republican primary race, here is Silver’s reintroduction.

The Quick-Silver rules to teach a new generation of students of Cobra Kai.

From the desk of John Lopez: The Terry Silver character may have been introduced into the IL-16 Republican primary race in the past week in the form of Jeff Ward, who had his conviction of misdemeanor domestic battery overturned by the Illinois Appellate Court, 2nd District on July 9.

I used the backdrop of Ward’s overturning of the conviction in this article from last Wednesday.

Yesterday, Mr. Ward paid McHenry County Blog a visit, and posted this comment in last Wednesday’s article mid afternoon on Sunday concerning both IL-16 Republican candidate Catalina Lauf and former Kane County State’s Attorney, and now Metra Board Member Joe McMahon (R, Geneva):

Jeff Ward
Catalina Lauf

“First, I don’t give a flying [EXPLETIVE, DELETED] about what anyone thinks about me and I never will. If you don’t like me then get off your fat asses and build a base a reputation to compete with And the fact that some of you [EXPLETIVE, DELETED] can only manage to throw bombs at me anonymously says it all.

“And yes! I will succeed in a suit against Lauf because that Shaw Media column in question, which has been removed from the Net, made it VERY clear that I was going to appeal.

“And when you consider my track record in beating law enforcement, had I been in her shoes, I wouldn’t have said a [EXPLETIVE, DELETED] word until I knew it was gonna stick.

“She’ll simply settle any lawsuit because she has an IQ of 12 and I could destroy her on the stand pro se – which is generally how I proceeded with the appeal.

“I shoulda been an attorney!

“As far as my congenial persona, I’m sure you can understand what they’d do to me if I didn’t command fear because you’ve seen what’s they’ve done to me in spite of the fact that I am feared. How many journalist sue a state’s attorney and win.

“Joe McMahon is back in private practice, isn’t he? At least I’m will to take chances.

“What have some of you [EXPLETIVE, DELETED] done? Posted comments on a blog.

“Lastly, I appreciate the people here who’ve seen the truth.

“Jeff Ward”

Comment from Jeff Ward, 7/18/21, 2:21PM CDT


Ward is correct the Shaw Media story from June of 2018 was removed. I also confirm the Daily Herald story about Ward’s conviction was removed last Monday, though the headline still on the Net (but excludes Ward’s name).

Shortly after Noon CDT on Sunday, Ward posted this tweet directed at both Lauf and me:

So Ward states his targets, in this order are:

  • City of Geneva
  • Kane County State’s Attorney Office
  • Catalina Lauf

Knowing Jeff Ward, I know he usually follows through on his planned actions, and I will be watching the Kane County courts portal for new Causes of Action in the coming weeks from Ward.

And if Ward really does file suits, I see the Terry Silver character playing out in 2021, just as he will on Cobra Kai season 4 this fall (set in spring, 2019).


Messages of the Day — Cobra Kai Season 4, Jeff Ward and IL-16 — 15 Comments

  1. Great. Another vulgar loudmouth in politics.

    He’s never actually done anything in life, according to his own bio on his website.

  2. Any discussion of their personalities aside, it’s hard to see a path forward for Ward against Lauf for her commenting publicly on published news and on what is public record.

    Doubly so for two parties that are themselves public personalities.

    His public statements at the time that he would appeal simply have no bearing.

    He seems to be offended by the lack of probity and goodwill shown towards him in her implications about his character, yet feels no compunction to extend those courtesies to anyone else.


  3. Twitter simply proves who the twits are.

    Live by the tweet, die by the tweet.

    I don’t think this will hurt Lauf’s chances at a currently non-existent candidacy, nor would it Impact her prospects for Fox & Friends.


  4. I’d like to see the seven figure damages he is suing for.

    Damages to his reputation.

    Hardly, looks like a lot of free publicity.

    Lauf doesn’t seem serious about running, she looks like she just wants a political war chest to play power broker.

  5. I don’t know who this Jeff Ward person is, but, IMO – based on his response to Ms. Lauf, he is NOT a stable psychological individual. He obviously appears to be a suffering soul. He apparently has major issues.

    Wow….scary to know this guy is walking around.

  6. Though I’m glad he won his case against the Geneva Police Department.

    The police – FAR TOO OFTEN – gleefully and aggressively attack public figures for the advancement of their own personal careers.


    It saddens me they do this all the time.

    I wish they were as aggressive to violent criminals.

  7. I think you left out in his ‘targets’, his plans to invade Poland.

  8. What is that old saying, A man who is his own lawyer has a fool for a client?

  9. Cobra Kai? Really, Mr. Lopez. Time to get away from the boob tube.

  10. Cosyntex, “boob tube”?

    These episodes are watched on the phone.

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