From the beginning of the Wisconsin uprising and my hunger strike against the un-American regime of Scott Walker in which my life was saved at the last minute court order against Scott Walkers BRB, Act 10. Through the protests of 2011 as an activist and organizer and forward into a hopefully brighter future for Wisconsin and America. This is the accounts of one citizens fight for democracy, justice and freedom.
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I bet you thought that I had forgotten you all out there. I have not, I've just been doing some very hands on work and have not found much time in recent months to do any serious catching up with all you fine folks. Well all you fine folks AND the agents of Scott Walker who monitor the writings of myself and many other bloggers.
Many would say Walker's spending millions of dollars annually to maintain an intelligence gathering network who spy on and report on the legal activities of the citizens of the badger state is immoral and another massive Walker waste of tax money. I will just say that I try to take it as an encouraging sign that I am progressing as a blogger and becoming a more effective person.
What have I been doing the last few months instead of blogging you may wonder? Well I have been trying to better monitor my health after the big cardiac scare of last year. And I am happy to report that things are stabilized and all is looking good for me in that category. I have also been doing some volunteer work with a fabulous project called Tiny Home in Madison. It is very exciting and is doing some very serious, permanent good in helping the homeless work their way back into security and society. And of course doing my usual to monitor and bring down the Walker regime.
Speaking of the Walker regime, one of his tea party extremist cronies, one J.B. Van Hollen is, much like Walker, exploring the limits of tax payer money, the legal system and morality. Van Hollen is the Attorney General for Wisconsin. He was placed in office without tea party support even though he does officially represent that soon to be short lived party. Rather he was placed intentionally in office by the Koch brothers themselves (just like Walker) to pre-load certain state offices so that those two East Coast extremists could attempt to take over Wisconsin and run it from their New Jersey mansions.
As many of you know the Solidarity Sing Along has been singing truth to power or if you prefer, addressing grievances and voicing the peoples case, to the Walker regime daily since early 2011. The Walker regime does not believe in listening to the voters of Wisconsin. Well only a very small handful of millionaires and billionaires to be more precise. As a matter of fact Walker and those who signed on with his master plan can not stand the voters, do not want to hear them, do not want to see them......ever! Especially in the Capitol building where they "work".
And so attempt after illegal attempt is made to shut down the daily Solidarity Sing Along. Nearly 700 unlawful arrests have been made so far. And just as many citations have been issued by Walker's palace guard. The former officers of the Capitol Police & Security force. Nearly 700 arrests and citations and nearly 700 citations thrown out either by the District Attorney's office or by the courts themselves. You can read all about it in the new book being released titled "Unintimidated" coming out very soon. We took the title of Walker's book for our own since we are obviously the ones bravely facing danger while he skulks through the tunnels beneath the Capitol like the rat that he is.
Furious that they can not buy off or intimidate the legal system into breaking the law, the Walker crony Van Hollen has a new intimidation tactic. Just as illegal and immorally based as all his other failed schemes. His new tactic is an old tea party one, designed to terrorize and intimidate the decent, working folk of Wisconsin. If you are arrested now at the Sing Along then Van Hollen will release to the world your name, address, work address, home and work phone numbers, your drivers license number and your Social Security number.
This latest illegal scheme employed by the person who is supposed to be our state's top legal watchdog, was put into action yesterday, Friday the 13th of September. The fact that it was Friday the 13th is coincidental, the fact that it was a Friday was very intentional. This is because taking action or controlling the media so that major and breaking news stories that will cast a negative light on the tea party or Walker's regime are always released late on Friday when few people are watching the news usually works well for them. By Monday the story will be "old and of no relevant concern" so it will not be reported then.
Another big Sing Along related story that you perhaps haven't heard was also released late yesterday afternoon. Damon Terrell an outstanding U.W. student and a critic of the Walker regime was brutally arrested in front of hundreds of onlookers (and fortunately dozens of cameras) two weeks ago during the Sing Along. Instead of approaching him and asking him to stop singing or be arrested, Walker's palace guard approached the young student from behind unseen and was then grabbed by the neck by three officers and slammed to the ground to the shock of all there.
He was then held for the maximum possible three days while they tried to figure out what to charge him with. No charges were filed as he did nothing wrong and was released on a signature bond of $0.00 but with the condition that he remain away from the Capitol building. Can you say gross violation of constitutional rights?
Yesterday after a yelling match on Thursday with Chief Erwin who is the political appointee given the top position with the Capitol Police by Walker, the D.A. stepped away from the whole illegal mess and left it to Erwin to try and come up with a charge by the end of the month. The D.A. would file no state or local charges against Damon but told Erwin to go ahead and try and find a charge, any charge at all, that would stick. Erwin was given until the end of this month to do that. Or in other words the D.A. punted and then Erwin could only hopelessly fumble that punt. We will wait and see if he can recover the ball.
It will take a year or two for this to go through the court system but the false arrest and brutal treatment of this innocent university student is going to cost Wisconsin millions of tax dollar thanks to Herr Walker and his goose stepping cronies. That plus the appx. $150,000 a month Walker spends on surveillance of Wisconsin citizens. That plus the potential for a class action lawsuit by the Solidarity Sing Along members which could potentially reach the 8 or 9 figure mark.
And now add to that the millions in penalties for the people who have had their Social Security numbers and other information released. This is covered by federal law which Walker and his buddies intentionally broke when they decided to release that information. Every single person, and their are dozens and counting so far, who had their info released will by federal law have to change Social Security numbers and other items all at tax payer expense because of "fiscally responsible and law abiding" Scott Walker.
Of course tax dollars and numbers mean nothing to guvaderp Walker. The guy who said he promised 250,000 jobs during his first tenure is now coming up about 210,000 short of that goal but doesn't care. He said Wisconsin was running financially in the black when our state debt is now the largest in history but he doesn't care. He claims in a new commercial that he once did create some new jobs but the period in time when those jobs were created was under the last governor, Jim Doyle a democrat, but Walker's lobbying buddies at W.M.C who made the ad care as little about honesty as Walker.
Of course Walker has an iron clad defense for those times when he is called out. That defense is he "doesnt pay any attention to details in the budget" Like the case where he just intentionally awarded half a million dollars to some friends of his which nearly cost Wisconsin another $28,000,000 in federal money.
Such a thought filled governor we have. In various different interviews and stories Walker has denied knowing that the group he gave the money to was affiliated with his party, was staffed with known criminals and knotzies, had lied about being a non-profit group and ad nauseum.
Ummmm hey guvaderp!
Remember the zealots, terrorists and extremists of the tea party do not believe in math, science, education or even the basic tenants of accountancy and you can see why. But even given that, the tea party is splitting with Walker and if he is to stand any chance of re-election next year it is going to take much more than the record $200,000,000 in out of state money that bought him the office in the first place.
Speaking of numbers here is another one for all you folks out there:
That is the tentative date set for the next big rally in Madison to kick off the election year and to start to mobilize and energize folks for the reclaiming of Wisconsin. I am very pleasantly surprised by the strength and amount of support flooding in for this event already and my own enthusiasm is growing proportionately. It is exciting to be trying to schedule all these speakers, performers, celebrities and such and I am really hoping for another massive, massive turnout like we are used to from 2011 and 2012.
You may ask why that date? Because that would be the day, a few years ago, when the tea party would have held their "tax day" rally at the Capitol. Back before I cancelled the last one on them which they couldn't do anything about. Since they are nearly powerless without massive out of state financial support Since they are falling apart and fading into history I thought it would be a great date for our rally.
Because you see, unlike those extremists, we have unity and solidarity. We are rational and thinking people concerned with the now as well as the future. We have our own voice and we empower ourselves. We are not the unthinking minions of a corporate agenda. We have survived one day longer and we are now one day stronger. We are the people and our voice will be heard! We shall not be moved, bullied, intimidated or terrorized in any way into abandoning our freedom, our constitution or our beloved state of Wisconsin.
Thank you for reading folks. I will try to get another post out for you within the next week or two. Most likely I will be calling out Chuck from Sparta for the last time one way or another. This will also be an open letter to those who have tentatively sided on the far right politically because they are unaware of whats really happening because they either pay no attention at all to current events or even worse....they get it from a heavily biased source. Until then folks take care.
Hello again dear readers, many of you remember my blog of two weeks ago which presented the list of members of the domestic terrorists groups in Wisconsin known as "knot my wisconsin" or gnatsies/nazis. Also the members of "operation burn notice" and the names of the right wing extremist politicians who (quite possibly) committed felonies themselves by supporting the felonious activities of those two groups.
As this particular blog is on a google owned site, the "knots, nazi, gnatsie" blog was removed due to a technical violation of google policy. No big deal, actually it was a good thing as it gave me a good excuse to expand my blogging. Although I won't list them here I now operate nine blogs and a new webpage. All of which carry the list of felony (election fraud, voter fraud and many things much worse) members of these terrorist groups.
In addition many other bloggers from Wisconsin and across the United States and possibly beyond have picked up the list of terrorists and have published it as well. In other words the list is not going away and these terrorists well neither be forgiven or forgotten. As a matter of fact a new webpage is being constructed right now which will not only carry the list, but update it regularly as the perpetrators (and traitors) move, carry out new criminal activities and such.
I am also pleased to announce that lawyers are now involved in investigating their activity and are receiving mountains of documented evidence against the terrorists which will hopefully lead to criminal charges against the perpetrators. Hopefully (but don't hold your breath) the investigation will carry over to the politicians on the far right fringe who not only endorsed these illegal activities, but encouraged them not only to continue their actions but to expand upon them as well.
A citizen action group has also contacted the FBI and Department of Homeland Security about these matters and has initiated a petition seeking to persuade those government agencies to become involved as well. Certainly some intersting times, to say the least, here in the badger state.
Below is a link which will take you to one of the blogs carrying "the list"
Twenty two months since it all began. Feels more like twenty two years. So much has happened since the uprising against the fraudulently (and now it seems, illegally) elected, psychopathic governor of Wisconsin first started coming together.
300+ blog entries
28 days on hunger strike
30 pounds of muscle and organ weight lost
2 cardiac arrests
150,000 people encircling the Capitol building.
9 elections in Wisconsin since this began
Over 100 death threats
3 physical assaults against me, none effective
17 nations not including the U.S. that covered the hunger strike (that I know of)
100's of television, radio, magazine and newspaper interviews
1 major motion picture documentary I may be a small part of
1 former Wisconsin right wing fanatic legislator we had arrested
3 we had recalled from office
1 non-Wisconsin conservative extremist's legislators career I helped ruin along with
1 multi-million dollar lobbying firm
500+ and still going strong, Solidarity SingAlongs
2 Koch brothers who started it all
1 Tea Party subverted and turned into a short lived neo-con extremist movement
All this and so much more has happened since everything began in the winter of early 2011. My head spins whenever I start to even begin thinking about it all. The Wisconsin that I live in now bears little resemblance to the Wisconsin that I grew up in. The face I look at in the mirror every morning looks mostly the same as the one from 22 months ago, but the person inside is very, very different. It would be impossible for me to put into words all that has changed with me since Scott Walker dropped his bomb on Wisconsin. It would be impossible for me to put into words how much I have changed physically, mentally and emotionally, how much Wisconsin has changed as well as millions of her citizens here at ground zero Madison, and across the entire badger state.
We have been tormented and battered, marched in the bitterest winter winds and slept in the snow. We have been lied to, threatened and arrested. We have been released without charges and supported by people the world over. We have stood around the Capitol in the blazing summer sun and crept through the halls of that same building at night, lifting advance copies of legislation and revealing evil plans. We have fought and fought and fought until we were too weak to even breath it seemed, and yet still somehow we continued on. And every bit of it has made us stronger, smarter and more effective.
I am much harder and crueler than I ever was before. I am also, at the same time, much more compassionate and thoughtful. I sometimes have trouble picturing exactly who and what I am now as opposed to when all of this started. I look basically the same but I am much different. I am no longer the person who started writing this little blog back in the winter of 2011. And that is one of the reasons why I must lay this project to rest now. It has served its purpose, to inform people everywhere of the struggle here at ground zero. To tell them the day to day struggles of myself and many others in the fight to save Wisconsin and the spirit of democracy, fairness and justice. It has served its purpose and now its time has come, and besides, the person who used to write it no longer really exists anymore.
This collective "we" which I belong to is still going strong, stronger than ever as a matter of plain and simple fact. We may have not achieved all of our goals but we are also not giving up the fight nor the momentum which we have built either. We helped elect our nations first African-American president to a second term and broken the back of the radical and extremist neo-conservative movement in America. We helped achieve health care and a better quality of life for more than three hundred million people in the last election. We also lost one crucial state senate seat to the hundreds of millions of dollars that flowed into Wisconsin from out of state and even outside our national borders.
Some would say that we have only fought to a draw, that we are back at square one, exactly where we were twenty two months ago. But that is not true, there will be only a bare trickle now, of out of state money, flowing into Wisconsin. The ALEC-loyal members of the Wisconsin GOTea legislature know now that they have been and can be defeated again. They know that the national tide has turned and that they will not be able to bully and push around the majority of citizens anymore. The entire dynamic is different, it has changed irrevocably. And we the people are still here. We are all changed now, we are much more fearsome foe's to those that oppose the will of the people than we were not two years ago.
Some may say that the most important thing though has not changed, that Scott Walker is still here. And yes it is true, for now at least. Scott Walker is still the governor of the great state of Wisconsin. Wisconsin the state that created the majority of the campaign finance laws. The state that prided itself since the year 1848 on clean and representational elections and government. And that now appears to be what will cause the undoing of Scott Walker, what will lead to the emancipation of our great state. Here are a few more numbers for you to contemplate:
50,000+ recall volunteers
1,000,000 signatures on the recall ballots
$180,000,000.00 mostly from out of state, that barely kept Scott Walker in office.....for now.
???? How many hundreds of thousand of dollars or more transferred to Walkers legal defense fund.
We lost phase one which was the recall election against Scott Walker. But many said that we would never get anywhere close to the recall and in the end it was a narrow margin that was only possible due to the literal tons and tons of cash that was desperately poured into our election. And like I said, that was only phase one, there is more. We had a back up, a plan B, a phase two to our effort. We have the John Doe investigation that only yesterday in a court of law in the city of Milwaukee named Scott Walker as the ring leader in a felony criminal enterprise that was his becoming the governor of Wisconsin.
The dragnet has drawn in and ensnared not just Walker, but also the fraudsters that he recruited for his campaign. The forgers and the liars, the thieves, embezzlers and child molesters and endless perverted types with which he surrounded himself and created his criminal enterprise. Even as those people have been brought to trial and are now being sentenced we are also learning that nearly $100,000,000.00 is missing from the states coffers, disappeared without a trace under Scott Walkers watch.
Soon, I am very certain, this temporary state on insanity which the psychopathic Walker has inflicted upon the good people of Wisconsin will end. Walker will meet justice and those that supported him will begin to make their claims that they are innocent, that they were lied to and duped and that they never had any idea of what was really happening all along. They will in the end, try to blame those of us that fought Walker and his regime and say that we never told them what was really happening, that they never had fair warning. They can say what they want for in the end we will win and we will write this chapter in the history of the badger state.
Normalcy and decency, fairness and transparent, representational government and clean and fair elections will return to Wisconsin. The false Norman Rockwell, conservative image of a yesterday that never was will not return because it never existed. The real Wisconsin built the hard way on generations of toil and struggle, of decency, hard work and dedication to the human spirit, that which we had and then lost under Walker, that is what was and will be returned. And thus as I close this posting and likewise this chapter not only of my life and recent struggles but of the Wisconsin Movement as well, thus the future begins. . . .
Thank you my sisters and brothers united in our toil and struggle, thank you one and all. To the thousands which I met and worked with and the millions more that I have shared this solidarity with.....thank you. And although this blog is coming to an end you will still hear from me from time to time in my new writing project called WisconsinVictorious. You see the new me is already looking towards a new future.
And the future begins, our future, us, we, Wisconsin!
Now as always and without end.....solidarity forever!
This post is running simultaneously on the old blog HungryGuyMadison and the new one, WisconsinVictorious.
Actually more tired than lazy, it has been a really long day on the campaign trail. Here are two things that all good citizens of voting age in Wisconsin need to be aware of. I am so thankful I didn't have to write this out myself tonight. They are even related matters and deserving of your attention as they both pertain to next weeks election. Here is the first one
A write-in Demn against fake human being Alberta Darling
This post in running simultaneously on the old site HungryGuyMadison as well as on the new page WisconsinVictorious.
As many of my readers know I have been keeping myself quite busy lately working on supporting three different Assembly races here in Wisconsin. In the 49th District I support the Democratic candidate Carol Beals and I would like to take a moment to thank her for running an energetic and clean, good old fashioned campaign like the kind Wisconsin used to have.
Her opponent Travis Tranel who is the ALEC/Tea party candidate has been running a rather dirty, mud slinging attack campaign, the kind we hate to see in Wisconsin. Not having a political background of his own even though he is the incumbent, he is using slander, lies and misinformation as the basis for his campaign.
I suppose he can't very well proudly run as the rubber stamp candidate for out of state special interests, so he is resorting to typical GOTea playground bully tactics. That is not very fair in my opinion, and not good public relations for somebody seeking election to office but it is what it is.
It is also not very fair of Tranel to refuse to make himself accessible to voters and constituents. After all the citizens of the district would like some questions answered in regards to the issues before casting their vote next week.
It seems very unfair or unsporting of Tranel to distance himself from the tea baggers who got him into office in the first place, I know I would be upset about that and would want to discuss things with him. But Tranels websites do not allow for people to communicate with him or leave messages. His campaign e-mail box is full and does not accept any more incoming mail. His home phone is unlisted and his office phone goes unanswered. So I am going to help the baggers get in touch with their boy wonder.
Also unfair is Tranels intentionally releasing and mass mailing the home phone number of Carol Beals to the violent and radical supporters that he has on the extremist right. You can imagine the amount of harassment and abuse Carol and her family (even her grandchildren) have suffered because of this.
With all of this unfairness going on in the election I decided to do something about it. So I dug through some Republican Party of Wisconsin online files that I should not have been able to access, and I came up with Travis Tranels secured and unlisted home phone number.
It only seems fair to make the candidate available for questions from his constituents. And also turnabout is fair play, and I am all about fair play. So if you have questions or comments for Travis Tranel please feel free to call him at608-744-8774.
This post is running simultaneously on the old blog "hungryguymadison" as well as on the new "WisconsinVictorious"
Travis Tranel is more than just your incumbent Representative for the 49th District; he is abnormal in that he is twenty-some years old. He is also normal in that, as a late-teenager/twenty some year old, he seems to believe he knows everything. From top to bottom, big to small, Travis Tranel seems to feel that he knows it all. One of the big things that he knows is that when all is said and done, Wisconsinite’s are just too plain dumb to legislate, to govern themselves. He has proven this time and again on the Assembly floor by refusing to listen to any other Representatives from Wisconsin.
He does however listen to rich fat-cats from the East Coast, most notably New Jersey. Travis knows that these people are smarter than you and I, and for that reason (along with the campaign donations that is) he is helping them in taking over Wisconsin government, to rule over us.
You see Travis has a 99.7% record in the Assembly, of voting for each and every single piece of legislation sent to him by the fat-cat group known as ALEC. ALEC writes the laws that they want to see govern our lives here in Wisconsin, and then they send them to people like Travis who rubber stamp them into the law of the land. Now the folks in ALEC are a little wiser and more patient than Travis Tranel, which is why they don’t send all of their legislation in one big bulk folder to be voted on immediately. ALEC knows that too much change too fast will cause people to worry. So they send step 1 legislation to Minnesota and the step 2 legislation to Wisconsin and step 3 to say….Illinois.
That way a law gets passed in Minnesota and nothing very radical changes right away. And the folks in Minnesota get to see the step 2 laws being phased in, in Wisconsin and step 3 in the other state. Then a year or two later ALEC will push the step 2 and 3 laws in Minnesota where people have already seen these new laws in other states and they don’t flinch too much because everything has been slowly introduced and the change is spread out over time.
But once those 3 levels of laws are passed everything changes radically, they just introduce the radical new laws in bite sized chunks to keep folks from panicking. Until all the new laws are in place and working together as they were intended that is, and then folks start to panic, after it is already too late and the damage is being done.
“The War on Women” is something we have all heard lots about lately. And the laws concerning wage equality, birth control, abortion, rape that is spreading across the entire nation are coming from ALEC. And they are being introduced slowly, “phased in” as it were, because ALEC knows that if ALL the legislation was introduced ALL at once and ALL at the same time that people would panic and try to stop those laws. Especially the laws you have been hearing about so very much lately that deal with rape, incest, pedophilia and abortion.
Now let’s look a few years down the road if you will, good men of Wisconsin, and let’s see what could happen in our lives if rubber stamp Travis has his way and our laws all radically change. Let’s say that you are married, happily so as many of you are, and you have children. One boy and one girl and a happy little home that you all live in. A charming little picture of your typical, happy Wisconsin family. Now let’s say that one day you go off to work and sometime in the afternoon a police officer shows up to where you work. You get called aside and are told that something tragic happened at home while you were away at work. Some criminal low-life broke into your home and raped your wife. How would you feel? What would be the first thing that comes into your mind when you think about something horrible like this possibly happening? More than likely, you think about protecting your wife and family.
Now for the sake of argument, and I know this is no fun to think about-but we must because wishing does not make things go away, let’s say that the rapist got your wife pregnant during his cowardly and criminal attack. If ALEC and Travis “I’m more radical than Scott Walker” Tranel have their way, you and your wife’s problems would just be starting. This is because if all the ALEC laws are passed you would have to worry about:
The criminal, the rapist would have as much say as you or your wife when it comes to dealing not only with the pregnancy, but what medical care she can receive if it were to have a possible influence on the pregnancy.
The criminal could take you to court and legally demand, and win a verdict, that you and your wife have to deal with that nine month pregnancy, knowing all the time that the criminals child of rape was growing inside.
You would have to deal with the cost of the pregnancy, along with everything else that you would have to deal with, after some mad dog rapists breaks into your home and attacks your wife.
You would have to deal with the cost of the delivery and making your home ready for a new and unwanted baby, one that is a child of rape.
The rapist could take you to court if he felt you weren’t raising HIS child the way that he wants. He could make you pay not only the cost of raising his child, but for special schooling and activities that he, the rapist, feels that HIS child is entitled to.
How would you feel about this child of rape? Could you unconditionally love the child as your own? Would you and your wife be able to deal with the daily reminder of the tragedy that occurred which brought about the child?
How would your own children respond to this new child? How would you explain to them why this new child must be accepted into your home?
How would you feel about the criminal, the rapist, having visitation rights? Being able to come into your home on a regular basis and judge the care you are giving to HIS child?
How would you feel if the rapist belonged to another race or culture, and felt that you need to relocate your family to live closer to say a big city, where the rapist and his immediate family live? That way the rapist could breathe easy knowing that HIS child was being raised (by you) in the way he wants.
What if the rapist decided that he did not agree with your religion? He would have the right to take you to court and say that HIS child should be raised Southern Baptist, or Unitarian. What if the rapist wanted HIS child raised as an Orthodox Jew or perhaps Muslim or Atheist? How would you feel about things then?
What if the rapist broke into your home while you were away at work and your wife wasn’t home but somebody else was? Somebody like your sister or your very own daughter. What if your mother was visiting that day when the rapist broke in? How would you feel about things then?
These are all terrible questions and terrible thoughts. Wishing will not make the possibility of these things happening in the future go away! Only “manning up” and voting out ALEC can fix the problem and prevent these situations from happening to Wisconsin citizens in the future. And who better than Wisconsinites to decide what Wisconsin’s future should be? Regardless of what rubber stamp Travis and his ALEC buddies think.
There are many MEN out there who are brave, proud and strong. Men like that are not afraid of a women being paid a fair wage for fair work. They are not afraid of a woman being able to make up her own mind and choose what she knows is best for her. A strong man is confident that he can fairly compete on a level playing field with anyone.
Some men are not so brave or proud or strong. They feel they need every little advantage and dirty trick in the world to tip the scales in favor of them. They are not confident that they can stand on their own, that they can compete with women, that they can handle a fair and level playing field. Those “men” will be voting for Travis Tranel on November 6th.