Yesterday, we discussed the story local reporters are turning on their own to show themselves as hero's. The various papers editors, many of whom proudly endorsed scott walker, are now “disciplining” data entry persons who signed the recall petition.
I have said since the beginning, that “Verify the Recall” was never ever meant to “make sure the process was fair”. VTR was officially started to have a searchable database of people who signed the petition to allow them to be bullied, harassed and intimidated. The idea is to make sure no one ever wants to sign a recall petition again. Last night I had a discussion on Facebook with Ken Brown of the Racine "tea party". Here Mr. Brown lays out exactly how they plan to use VTR.
Ken Brown I am thrilled Jeff that every one of those petition signers name will be on the list. so in a year or 2 or 10 they decide to run for School Board, judge or whatever and try to PRETEND to be a “Conservative” we’ll be able to look up their names and call BullS**t on them. 6 of our 9 school Board members signed the recall 5 of our 15 Alderman signed it too! that Woman in the Hamilton district who signed her name falsely and then denied it afterward to a constituent.
Jeff Simpson Ken I have searched VTR and I can not find the names Paul Ryan or Tommy Thompson on the list and both of them claim to be conservative….how should we handle that?
Ken Brown No but you did find 29 judges….a few dozen newspaper folks who work for Gannett; a guy in Racine and Kenosha who single-handedly is accused of 60 or more fraudulent petition signatures, including minors, and deceased individuals. Also a School board member from Hamilton ashamed to print her own name correctly, and then deny her own fraud to a citizen she represents. But i expect as time goes on the next tough on crime” judge in Milwaukee or Waukesha, Racine or Kenosha will tremble a bit that someone will look up their name in the database. I have made a bookmark and I’ll be looking for every trustee, School Board, Alderman, Mayoral candidate etc.
Ken Brown LOL Jeff, As for the Mrs.” Kristense or rather “Kristensen”..it’s one thing to leave off a letter…but when challenged by the constituent in her district and then deny having signed…only to call back the next day and confess..tells me she was being fraudulent and deceptive. The DA can decide if it’s worth exploring further and whether to charge her. As for a School board supporting Walker Many of them do.. (In fact Mrs K. told the constituent that she DID support Walkers Act 10…before she confessed the next day to trying to recall him) . But those are my thoughts; Ke Brow :).
Jeff Simpson ken did you run to the DA when you saw her name misspelled according to you?
Ken Brown I did not..Belling did though…I heard him discuss the issue on the radio yesterday. in fact one person called in during th eshow..and I suspect it was in fact Mrs. “Kristense”. but the caller didn’t use that name in the call..I also believe Mark Belling suspected it was her as well..since he spent an inordinate amount of time with her on the line. He seldom does that unless he’s got a “Fish on”…like yesterday. I’m not sure if the podcast is still available but it was the 2nd hour I believe on Mondays show.
Ken Brown I did though report the fraud I found to the proper DA’s in Racine and Kenosha. If I find more I’ll report on it and if needed I’ll have it investigated by authorities. The GAB encouraged us to contact authorities in the counties where the fraud was suspected to have occurred.
The “tea party” now has plans to run to the VTR everytime anyone speaks up in public. Thus proving that Scott Walker did not only divide the state last year, he has divided our state for many years to come. Unfortunately, the newspapers in our state have played right into VTR’s plan.
The one flaw that the newspapers and “teahadists” have overlooked is, that everyone who signed the recall petitions are not far left liberals. There are many people who do not like the way that Scott Walker has divided our state by being so dishonest, there are others who think his demonizing of public workers was inexcusable, while there are others who know he is John Doe and do not want to people who would break the law like that to be our Governor.
Finally since I like to compare/contrast here we go.
While the “tea party” and their partners the editors of our papers in Wisconsin attack, “out” and “discipline” people who signed the recall petition, Here is someone we know for sure did NOT sign the recall petitions. Which according to Richard Roesgen, Scott Milfred, Kevin Corrado, John Smalley, Genia Lovett and Mark Treinen makes Dennis Petrie supremely qualified to be an objective reporter:
“When they opened the pick up truck they found a loaded .357 in the driver’s area of the truck, a rifle and ultimately an AR-15 assault rifle under a tree in the yard,” said Capt. Adams. (Sorry the news report has disappeared this morning but there were also two “stand with scott walker signs in Mr. Petrie’s yard along with a NO TRESPASSING sign).
O yea, this guy also did NOT sign a recall petition. I guess because his day job of being a consultant to BP oil kept him too busy. Those oil spills that devastate communities need lots of consulting work. If he ever gives up that gig, he can join any paper in the state and be an objective reporter.