Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Good News From Wisconsin: Free Speech Rights Defended

Special interests at play in the political arena. Money does indeed talk and what it buys is sometimes not good for this floundering dEmocratic Republic.

When a federal judge blocks an investigation into the possibility of illegal spending during a recall election it should raise some eyebrows, especially when the judge orders all the evidence gathered destroyed.

If you're thinking the name Koch figures into this somehow you'd be correct.

PR Watch - The federal judge who ordered a halt to Wisconsin's "John Doe" criminal investigation into spending during the 2011 and 2012 recall elections has regularly attended all-expenses paid "judicial junkets" funded by the Charles G. Koch Charitable Foundation, the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation, and other ideological and corporate interests.

On May 6, federal District Court Judge Rudolph Randa blocked an ongoing John Doe criminal probe into allegedly illegal coordination between nonprofit groups like WI Club for Growth, which spent $9.1 million on electoral ads during Wisconsin's recall elections, and the recall campaigns of Governor Scott Walker and state senators. ... WI Club for Growth director, Eric O'Keefe, a longtime compatriot of the Koch brothers, asked the federal court to stop the probe, alleging it violated their "free speech" rights.

Judge Randa sided with O'Keefe, and also ordered prosecutors to destroy all evidence gathered in the investigation... An analysis by the Center for Media and Democracy shows that Judge Randa attended privately-funded, all-expenses-paid judicial seminars put on by George Mason University in 2006, 2008, 2010 and 2012...

The George Mason University seminars are bankrolled by a long list of right-wing foundations, like Koch, Bradley, and the Searle Freedom Trust, as well as the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and corporations like BP, Exxon Mobil, and Dow Chemical. Many of these interests have long opposed limits on money in politics... (Link).

Lying Lester's eyebrows are definitely raised, along with the corners of his mouth (Lying Lester is smiling). When money talks and it's the money of the uNions or pRogressive sPecial interests, that is bad. In this case, however, we're talking about the money of the Libertarian Kochs, so what their money bought is good.

That would be the speech of the Koch Brothers, and YES, this probe DOES violate the Koch brother's free speech rights. Lying Lester thanks the ghost of Ayn Rand that there some judges who base their rulings on the Constitution instead of legislating from the bench.

Byline: This celebration of good news in Wisconsin was expertly composed by Lord Lying Lester: Man of Reason, an exceptional individual otherwise known as Lester Nation. Purveyor of calling out schmucks. LLIN-071.


  1. Moochie Obama made a appearance, as she squeezed her behind onto the stage Capitol Hill to rally support for school meal nutrition rules that Republicans are “pushing”
    Who in the hell made mooch the Queen of the US.?
    What I would like to know is, who hired her? and Why is she meddlingin the parents and local school systems business? She needs to worry about her family eating habits instead of everyone elses which like all good liberal, she does not do that job very well either. She is neither elected or an employee. Worry about your own kids behinds and stay out of others business.

    Her school lunch program will be as costly, and as productive as obamacare, and do nothing but cost taxpayers more for something people don't want. Try telling a child, sorry honey, all daddy can afford for dinner is a bowl of boiled broccoli, so eat your Kale and shut up!!.
    I am getting sick and tired of these people telling me how to raise MY kids. If she wants to eat that C R A P then lead by example and eat it yourself, along with your family. Don't force what you think is right on others, while you go on $million dollar vacations in Foreign countries, when America could be using those dollars. Besides that the American Tax payer who pays for those vacations that you take with your mama! And don’t forget it...

    Someone should tell that egotistical witch that she's not exactly the poster girl for healthy eating, and we don't need this pathetic adminiistration telling us what to eat!

    1. First Ladies are not elected. Georgie Bushie, being an ex-preznit himself should know this. Should Georgie Bushie's wife Laura have minded her own business, when, as First Lady she "was involved in issues of concern to children and women, both nationally and internationally"?

      Wikipedia notes that her major initiatives included education and women's health" and that "she is also credited with creating a national initiative called 'Ready to Read, Ready to Learn', which promotes reading at a young age". Also, "to promote American patriotic heritage in schools, she helped launch the National Anthem Project". And "in 2006, Bush and media executives worked together to provide a $500,000 grant for school libraries along the Gulf Coast which had been devastated by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita".

      Why didn't Georgie Bushie forbid his wife from doing these things because they accomplished nothing but to cost taxpayers more for something people don't want? Laura told parents how to raise their kids, in that she told them their kids should be working to read at an earlier age. Did Georgie refer to Laura as an "egotistical witch" when she did those things?

    2. Lester, much of the hatred for the current First Lady is due to her being BLACK (and a Democrat. But mostly because she's Black). Georgie Bushie never complained about tax money Laura bush's programs used OR asked who hired her, I guarantee it.

  2. Progressives are complaining about big donors are hypocritical. Think about George Soros, and then come back.

    1. Lying Lester agrees with himself on this point... although he must admit that if the pRogressive in question is for limiting political spending on both sides then that lIberal is not a hypocrite. Way wrong, however, as Lying Lester most definitely believes that "money = speech" and that spending should not be limited. And I smile when I think that the SCOTUS might soon make such a ruling. I smile because (as we all know) there is more money on the Conservative side.

  3. Michelle Obama makes kids eat "Healthy" as her own children eat Real food
    What a hypocrite.....must be nice to e part of the privileged political class.
    She should try staying home once in awhile and tend to her own children instead of pawning them off the grandmother all the time ...so she can be in the spotlight with 1%er actors holding stupid posters with a pouty face or on Television shows, telling us what acceptable and not acceptable
    ...by the way, What ever happened to Moochells vegetable garden??

  4. Sounds like a parenting issue, Parents vs. a dumb-ass Michelle Obama agenda.

  5. Lying Lester calls FAKE on the "Rational NationUSA" above. What happened to the space I use between "Nation" and "USA", huh, "Rational"... if that really is you. I mean that ironically, of course, as I know the commenter above is not me.

    I almost thought my going senile had kicked into overdrive when I saw the comment from "me" above where "I" complain about George Soros. I agreed with "myself" because I thought I left the comment using my other account and then forgot. But it was a faker all along.

    While Lying Lester does not agree with the politics of the First Family, he does not use insulting "nicknames" like "Moochell" to refer to Mrs. Obama. Shame on you fake RN.