What took them so long?
I really should be working on our annual 50 Most Loathsome Americans list (it’s pretty late, I’m aware), or preparing for court later (I was arrested for filming a cop) or at least shaving…or ironing my sport coat…or showering, but the National Review posted a hit piece on me yesterday, so I’m going take a few minutes this morning to respond. These are minutes I could use appreciating the fleeting natural wonder that is life. Instead, I’m going to waste them entirely, rooting through the shit-end of Wisconsin politics.
The author of “Meet Ian Murphy,” Christian Schneider, is a senior fellow at the “free market think-tank” Wisconsin Policy Research Institute. WPRI is based out of Milwaukee, and funded mainly by the Lynne and Harry Bradley Foundation. The Bradley foundation funds every fake grass roots, faux-freedom lovin’ front group around — including the Koch’s Americans for Prosperity. Harry Bradley, a dead old guy, cofounded the John Birch Society with Fred Koch. The Bircher HQ is in Appleton, Wisconsin:
I hardly feel “met”. His readers only know one thing about me; I once wrote something called “Fuck the Troops”. Of course, the real intention of this article wasn’t to profile this author. It was part of a coordinated smear. Schneider is amplifying the attack of former WSJ hack and current Milwaukee right-wing radio goon Charlie Sykes — who also has a side job with the Bradley Foundation. Even Sykes third wife, Janet Riordan, works for Bradley as Director of Community Programs (which sounds suspiciously like a –gasp!– Community Organizer!).
My recent trip to Wisconsin gave these creeps a chance to pounce — try to connect Walker’s Democratic opposition to someone who dared to say that killing people is wrong. Someone who dared use the word “fuck.” The Walker/”Koch” call will be brought up by Democrats during the coming recall election. This is WPRI/Bradley’s attempt to discredit all who do. And it might even work!
Anyway, WPRI/Bradley coordination with the Walker agenda runs deep, and you can read more about it here. I’m already pretty late. I have to go to court. Later.