Or from the desk of Joseph McCarthy i can not keep them straight these days!
We have written recently of the ill advised attack on the UW School for Workers, by Representative Steve Nass (and/or) his spokesperson Mike Mikalsen. They censored a little art show that was being planned by the UW school for Workers and threatened them with pulling their funding.
The School for Workers, thanks to such free publicity, Found a new venue and had a very successful show.
The two headed Nasselsen monster, proving they do not have enough to do and acting like the bullies that they are decided to keep up the attack.
Mikalsen, who believes in the heavy hand of big government, decided to sic the Capitol police on Mr. Konopacki!
State Assemblyman Steve Nass (R-La Grange) filed a formal criminal complaint Thursday against Madison political cartoonist Mike Konopacki for “misuse” of Nass’s official letterhead in a gag press release inadvertently published by the Capital Times on Saturday, February 25.
“We notified the Capitol Police the Monday after it was released,” said Nass’s chief of staff, Mike Mikalsen. “We wanted to see if there was any type of statute violated. They’ve been investigating ever since.”
Mikalsen said the police investigation included consultation with the Dane County District Attorney who “did find something” described as a “potential felony.” Mikalsen said investigating officer Dave Davis contacted him on Thursday and asked if Nass wanted to go forward with a formal complaint on “misuse of letterhead.” The complaint was filed on the same day.
Mikalsen didn’t know what statute is at issue.
We all know that the Capitol Police have more important things to focus on!!!
While Mikalsen claims to be a head researcher for Representative Steve nASS, research is not his strong suit, so let us at BB help!
THE FIRST AMENDEMENT:
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
I know that is a little too much information for the current batch of republicans, but here it is translated so even the Republican caucus can read it:
In Hustler Magazine, Inc. v. Falwell, 485 U.S. 46 (1988), the United States Supreme Court held, in a unanimous 8–0 decision (Justice Anthony Kennedy took no part in the consideration or decision of the case), that the First Amendment’s free-speech guarantee prohibits awarding damages to public figures to compensate for emotional distress intentionally inflicted upon them.
Thus, Hustler magazine’s parody of Jerry Falwell was deemed to be within the law, because the Court found that reasonable people would not have interpreted the parody to contain factual claims, leading to a reversal of the jury verdict in favor of Falwell, who had previously been awarded $150,000 in damages by a lower court.
Let’s Hope that this ridiculous moment spells the end of Nass/mikalsen the same way it did their predecessor Joe McCarthy:
Mr. Nass and Mr. Mikalsen: “Have you no shame?”