Saturday, September 14, 2013
Updates, reviews, a little catching up and something to look forward to.
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.
Posted by matthew schauenburg at 9:31 AM