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Kathy “Purple Penguin” Weppner

10 Oct

Step 1: See what appears to be regurgitated, unvetted nonsense likely spreading rampant through the fascist blogosphere in order to assail the imminent destruction of ‘Murrka by n0bummer and the Alinskyite cadres. 

Step 2: Not being privy to the rampant dementia infecting the idiot fasict blogosphere, Google it and find who’s talking about it. 

Step 3: Be a curious and intelligent person, and try to get to the truth

Step 4: Find out that the whole fascist outrage is not only false, but damningly critical of an attempt to make kids feel comfortable in the classroom. In other words: based on evil. 


Weppner Disavows 912 Blight Exploitation Strategy

22 Jul

Last week, I posted about 912 activist and Kathy Weppner volunteer  Laura Yingling’s search for pictures of blight that she could “use against Brian Higgins on Twitter and Facebook”. 

Evidently, Weppner is not completely shameless! She sent the following, and Yingling forwarded it to her Glenn Beck fan site. 

Well, to be specific, Weppner didn’t instruct Yingling to tell her dummy battalion to not take pictures of blight to use against Congressman Higgins – she merely asked Yingling to make it clear that Weppner didn’t ask for it and isn’t part of Weppner’s “campaign plans”. 

You see, Weppner is too busy running a “dignified” campaign on “issues” like universal firearms access and scrubbing all evidence of her pre-2014 internet existence

Kathy Weppner: Solving All the Problems

28 May

Below is a speech that was given by an ostensibly serious candidate for Congress. She jolts between a plethora of issues, and puffs herself as having a “really good reputation” and that she’s “reading everything”. Her selling point is that Buffalo needs a “loud” and “strong” voice in Washington. 

She also hits Congressman Higgins for not being in Buffalo enough. (What?!) 

Brian Higgins’ power is not here in Buffalo. He should be here listening to us; no town hall meetings on any issues, he doesn’t want to hear from us. And then he goes there and comes back as fast as possible, and then doesn’t listen to us at all. He should be staying in Washington and getting things done for us. That’s where his power is. And that is what I’ll do. 

I quite literally don’t get the logic. She complains that Higgins isn’t here enough, and in literally the next sentence complains that he should stay in Washington. 

Of course, Higgins holds “Congress on your Corner” events all the time, and has a district office and even a phone number and email address for anyone who wants to voice their opinion

Maybe he’s not listening to shrill tea party types because their ideas are shit. 

Check out this read, as Kathy Weppner records a campaign message, but posts it to her husband’s YouTube account, and omits the federally mandated campaign disclaimer. Watch as she starts out by honoring our fallen soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines, but then uses their sacrifice for electioneering purposes. 

 That’s ok, I guess. 

On Memorial Day, she was literally campaigning on the graves of the fallen. 

How To Not Be A Birther, By Kathy Weppner

26 Mar

This past weekend, the Buffalo News’ Jerry Zremski brought WNY a wonderful expose on Ms. Weppner’s colorful history, and she responded on her campaign website, complaining about “yellow journalism”

In both, Weppner downplayed any interest she had in the birther movement. 

Zremski writes

Weppner took a keen interest in the “birther” movement, which raised questions about whether Obama was born in the United States and, therefore, eligible to be president.

Weppner hosted Orly Taitz, one of the founders of the movement, on her radio show, and questioned the credibility of Obama’s birth certificate both on that show and on a 2010 Blog Talk Radio appearance in which Weppner said: “What Obama’s campaign has put out is not a birth certificate.”

Weppner was referring to a short-form birth certificate issued by the Hawaii Department of Health and released by Obama’s campaign in 2007. Obama later asked Hawaii for a copy of a longer version of his birth certificate and then posted it to the White House website in 2011 in hopes of quelling the controversy over his qualifications.

Asked about her involvement in the birther movement and whether she still believes that Obama may not have been born in America, Weppner wrote: “That question has already been decided.”

She also wrote: “I believe, at that time, Mr. Obama’s submission of a ‘short-form’ birth certificate was a topic of conversation nationally as there were many lawsuits attempting to see his long-form birth certificate. I found it interesting that there was such resistance to produce this when it should have been simple. Mr. Obama Is our President.”

In her online rant, Weppner addresses the matter thusly

Q1)  You have repeatedly questioned Barack Obama’s eligibility for the presidency. For example, in a 2010 Blog Talk Radio appearance, you said: “What Obama’s campaign has put out is not a birth certificate.” Do you still believe that Obama may not have been born in the U.S. and therefore may not be eligible to be president? 

A1 Kathy Weppner response: “I believe, at that time, Mr. Obama’s submission of a “short form” birth certificate was a topic of conversation nationally as there were many lawsuits attempting to see his long form birth certificate.  I found it interesting that there was such resistance to produce this when it should have been simple.  Mr. Obama Is our President”                                                                                               

Q2 NEWS follow up: Jerry Zremski wrote:
2) Your answer to my question about President Obama’s birth certificate is inadequate. Yes, Mr. Obama is our president — but do you believe he was born in the United States?
Kathy Weppner response: That question has already been decided. I raised three kids that took an oath under this president. Our family’s willingness to sacrifice for this country is clear period.   

Weppner analysis of the NEWS article published:  Please note from  the questions asked by the NEWS that: I was never asked about my involvement in “the birther movement as Mr. Zremski claims. Nor did I ever claim to be a birther.  I am not  exactly sure  what the “birther movement” means or who is in  it”?  What constitutes membership? 

She also complained that this online radio show had “deceived” her, and “ambush[ed] her with controversy”. It was all an extended version of, ‘I read it in a chain email or at some right-wing freakshow of a website, and didn’t really look into whether any of it was true, because it sounded true and jibed with my already hard-wired prejudices’ 

Weppner is not sure what the “birther movement” is? She was never asked about her “involvement” in it? She never claimed to be a birther? 

On January 19, 2010, Congressional candidate Kathy Weppner (R-Cuckooland) appeared on “Reality Check Radio” on an internet streaming service. The show, at the time, was all about the birther movement and questions surrounding President Obama’s eligibility to hold Presidential office.

It was the fad at the time. A right-wing xenophobe’s hula hoop. 

What Weppner likely didn’t realize was that the show existed to debunk birtherism


Immediately upon getting on the phone, Weppner was asked about her involvement in the birther movement, and she replied,

One of the reasons why I have always been stuck on the eligibility issue is that my husband is a clinical chief of an OB-GYN department, and very early on when the issue  came up, I said, “can you explain to me what a birth certificate is supposed to have on it if you go to a hospital and deliver a baby?” And very early on I came to understand that what Obama’s camp had put out was not a birth certificate.

…the thing about eligibility is, and I think there are three different issues with Barack Obama’s eligibility, and #1 is that the founding fathers said you have to be a “natural-born citizen” and Orly Taitz has done a lot of work in going back and researching what that meant when they wrote that, and that meant that you have to be born in the United States, and you have to born of parents who are citizens, and both of your parents had to be citizens. That certainly is not the case…

…if you go to Orly Taitz’s … and I’ll spell her name for you … she is not only a dental surgeon, but she’s a lawyer. She was from Russia, she has a beautiful accent, and she has taken up the cause of just wanting the President to prove his eligibility.  And remember the hundred lawsuits that have been filed would all go away if he authorized the Hawaiian hospital where he says he was born to release his records. Because when a woman goes to the hospital – like he said his mother did, there is a file that’s created for mom and baby.  After the baby’s born, there’s a piece of paper that has the delivering doctor, that has the signature of the doctor on it, it has the hospital name, the time of birth, and it’s the official document that the hospital puts together that says, “this baby was born here with these witnesses, and here was the doctor.” So that is the proof that you’re born where you say you’re born, and that is absolutely the document that could make all of this go away.  Instead, they’re spending over a million dollars defending lawsuits all over the place, just release the document and it goes away.

Does that sound like someone who isn’t really quite sure what birtherism is? Or that she was just curious or interested in a passing topic of conversation? Or does this sound like someone who was as well-versed on Taitz’s wild conspiratorial nonsense as Taitz herself? The host accused Weppner of being misinformed, 

…I’m really, I’m not misinformed. If people wanna go on Orly Taitz’s website. They – all of this documents are fully there, they state all of the…lemme put it this way, R.C., one judge – just one judge – to order discovery, okay, just discovery, to produce the documents, it all goes away, and it’s settled. Why hasn’t that happened?

The host explains that, in order for a judge to order discovery, there has to be a case.  

…you have to have standing, right? And nobody has had standing. All of the judges have said, “you don’t have standing, you don’t have standing, you don’t have standing”.

The host of the show argues about the validity of the short-form certificate, and that the hospital record is irrelevant. 

…no, they’re legal documents…the hospital birth certificates are sent to the municipality and they certify that the information on it is correct, and you have a legal document. But the municipality is the one, I mean, they pick them up at my husband’s hospital once a week – all the birth certificates of all the births that have happened in this township, and then they take them and they send them to the state.”

 …but it’s not the hospital birth certificate. That’s all they want, because it’s proof that he was born there. If he was born in Hawaii, you only needed one relative to present to – and it’s all in Orly Taitz’s – what what was going on in Hawaii at the time – you only needed one relative to come in and say, “I witnessed the birth at home, and he was born here”, and they would give you a birth certificate that looks exactly like Obama’s. And you had up to a year to produce the child.

 …I’m serious, this…you have to go, and you have to read Orly Taitz’s documents.

The host brings up at this point that he won’t go on Taitz’s website because Google says it contains malware.  Weppner – who doesn’t really know much about this whole “birther” thing, replies, 

I’ve gone there many times, I’ve never had a problem.

She changes it up a bit from there when a caller asks Kathy the sources she consults for this eligibility issue.

I actually call the people involved and I interview them. Orly Taitz was on my show for two hours. I’ve called Nathan Deal, anybody that has actually had a lawsuit, if I’m going to talk about it, I’m going to go online to get information, but then I call them, because I want it right from them.

Let me tell you what I do during the week, ok. I read the Wall Street Journal every day, I’ll read the New York Times, I watch Washington Journal, I watch C-Span, the hearings, because I find the hearings, you get all the information instead of just a snippet of it here and there, and anything that I’m gonna talk about, I usually have maybe an inch stack of stuff that goes into the studio with me.

While Weppner now denies knowing much about this whole birther matter, back in 2010 it was all-consuming for her. 

Here’s what I find is very interesting, okay. I’m a real common sense person. So, as I’m gathering information, I look at the list of things that the candidate Barack Obama said that he was going to release after the election, as well as Michelle Obama. They said that all of their documents would be forthcoming. All of the law school records, all of his college records, and everything would be released after the election. None of it has been released.

When asked if she has a source for that,

You know what, I’ll find this soundbite, and play ‘em on my show on Saturday. I watched him on television say that.,,I will research that and find the soundbite. Because even Michelle said that all of her college records would be released, because they were interested in what her senior thesis was of something, and they would ask her and she said she’d release it after the election.

But here’s the thing. Remember when  President Bush was running, they looked at his college records, he was a C student, they looked at Al Gore’s, he, y’know, he was a C student. They always look at college records. To have no records released about a candidate, to me, y’know, when the Founding Fathers made the press totally have free speech, freedom of the press, they knew that would protect us. Having journalists digging for answers,  having journalists digging things up and being in competition with each other, would protect the American people. Nobody did that this election.

Don’t you remember when Bill Clinton released his medical records, they found out that he had V.D.?! I mean, all of the records are released. We don’t even have Obama’s medical records released. It’s standard operating procedure that a candidate…”

To clear things up – the Obamas didn’t make promises about releasing school or medical records. Bush never released his college records (although somebody did leak them). Neither did Al Gore. Whatever information exists about that came from their autobiographies.  Bill Clinton didn’t have V.D., and he never released his medical records. Michelle Obama did release her thesis in 2008, but The President’s is gone

By this time, the topic had strayed from “eligibility”, and a caller asked Weppner why she needs all of this other documentation.  Weppner claims entitlement to see, 

documents that prove who you are, where you’ve been, what you’ve done, and what you’ve accomplished…

So, if Clinton had VD that’s important to the American public?

No. What I’m saying is if you’re going to be in the public, and you’re going to seek the highest public office, your life kinda becomes an open book.

That must be why we have all of Bush’s National Guard documentation.  Oh, wait. 

When asked to delineate public versus private information, Weppner responded: 

College records? Law school records? Come on. That’s basic.

What’s in the law school record, that has to do with eligibility? 

That he took these classes with these professors, and – oh yeah – the professors remember him being there. That he did what he said he has done, and that he is who he says he is, and that he was born where he says he was born, and just scrutiny of who he was – that didn’t happen this election at all.

When asked to cite independent sources for her assertion regarding Hawaiian law, Ms. Weppner brought up Orly Taitz’s website and lawsuit, and promptly hung up. 

That, ladies and gentlemen, is how you prove that you’re totally unconcerned and not involved in the birther / Obama eligibility movement. 

April Fools’ 2010 “Clarence to buy Buffalo”: Is Hartzell Behind it?

4 Nov

On April 1, 2010, some cretin sent a fax to various media outlets purporting to be from Clarence Town Supervisor Scott Bylewski. The fax was, to put it mildly, an April Fools’ prank gone awry. It looked to be a press release announcing that the town of Clarence had purchased the City of Buffalo, was asking the city to be emptied and turned into a park.

It was obnoxious, mean-spirited, racist, and totally unfunny. It made the whole town look bad.

The person who sent it faxed a follow-up apology the next day. But who sent it? Here, watch the Channel 2 report from 2010:

Something there caught my eye. The phone number under Bylewski’s name. Bylewski can’t be reached at 741-0149.

That’s pretty damning evidence that the offensive April Fools’ letter from 2010 was sent out by current Republican supervisor candidate David Hartzell. It’s also his business’ phone number.

Here’s what the prank letter said:

Town of Clarence completes record setting purchase of the City of Buffalo, New York and kindly asks all city residents to leave.

Clarence Supervisor Scott Bylewski is proud to announce that the town of Clarence has completed the purchase of the City of Buffalo from cash-strapped New York State for two hundred and thirty one million dollars.” It’s a win-win for all involved” said Governor David Patterson, “Clarence gets to expand their park system and we get rid of a cash-sucking rat hole of a city”. When asked if Clarence could afford the purchase, Town Clerk Nancy Metzger said “two hundred and thirty one million dollars…that’s chump change. In fact, I have an envelope in my desk for that I use for lunch money for the office staff that has more than that in it”. Metzger indicated that the town would pay for Buffalo ‘in cash’, adding that the sum would be most likely paid in tens and twenties. “We have a ton of cash left over from last Wednesday nights traffic court” she continued “that Judge Schmedrick is a real bastard.” The town plans on converting the City of Buffalo into the largest park in New York. “We will give the people two weeks to leave” added Bylewski, “and after all the people leave, we plan on importing some deer, turkey and other wild stuff from Clarence to give the city that homey, suburban, Clarence kind of feel. While we want all the residents to leave, Pano can stay. After all, every park needs a good place to eat. We plan on turning the City of Buffalo into the biggest park in New York…bigger than central park, but without the crime.” When asked where he plans on sending all the current residents of the city, Bylewski suggested Eden. “Its kind of rural down there, plus there are jobs at the kazoo factory.”

Bylewski continued “after all the people leave, we may open the gates of the zoo and let the animals out. We can create a giant jungle safari, just like they have in Canada.”

As with any major purchase, new personnel assignments will have to be made.

Bylewski said that current Highway Supervisor Ted Donner will move over to the position of top cop. “Ted has that young Clint Eastwood thing going” said Bylewski, “if we let his hair grow and give him an allowance to buy some of those mini cigars that Clint loved in his spaghetti westerns, he will fit in. The new commissioner of parks will be Karen Jurek. No one knows trees like the Jureks” added Bylewski, “Karen can grow mold on a rock.” I plan on appointing Clarence resident Reese Graber as the new mayor. He’s been the unofficial mayor of Clarence for years, why not make it official?”

Lastly, “we planning on inviting Jose to say and live on the West Side in his current apartment. All of our high school kids know Jose,” adds Bylewski, “and we need someone who is good at selling dimes bags without getting jumped. Every time that Forest Buhler’s Day Off runs on the Movie Channel, I get barraged by complains that our aging hippies and high school kids have to drive all the way to the west side to buy a bag. One of the results of the master plan, updated in 2006, was that we lack a reliable source of weed in Clarence. I tried to take the Town Controller, Myron Goldman, and teach him to deal, but he kept getting beaten up. Plus, Jose will make Clarence diversified and politically correct, as we have exactly zero Puerto Ricans at this time. Now, out kids can drive from Clarence to…Clarence! to buy a bag. Progress…it’s a beautiful thing”

Let me tell you what I think.

I don’t know for sure if Hartzell sent that prank letter, but someone using his phone number did, and did so well over a year before there was a political race for supervisor. It’s not funny – it’s offensive. Whoever wrote it is a sick and twisted individual.

After Channel 2 aired its story, an apology was delivered reading as follows:

To the people of the Great State of New York, The City of Buffalo, The Town of Clarence, and The Honorable Scott Bylewski,

I am truly sorry for the e-mail that I wrote on April 1st. It was not meant to disparage, but simply to amuse. Obviously, it did not, and for that I am humbly and deeply sorry for any consternation, discomfort, or hard feelings that my letter may have caused. My sincerest apology to any of the hard working Clarence Town Employees that I may have offended. That was not my aim, and if I have caused you any grief, I am very, very sorry.

I also want to apologize to the good folks in Buffalo. Buffalo has had an amazing rebound over the last 20+ years and it is your hard work that has brought it back.

Lastly, the letter was not meant to be racist, and I apologize to any people of color that I have offended.

We all make mistakes, and I am no exception. I humbly beg your forgiveness as we head into the Easter holidays. I hope you will find it in your hearts to forgive me for this terrible lack of judgment.

It’s my opinion, based on the poor attempt at humor, the neanderthal thinking, and the phone number match, that Hartzell likely sent the letter. Anyone who would concoct such nonsense is unfit for public office; is unfit to represent the town.

Hey, What About Clarence?

2 Nov

About a month ago, I wrote this post, which included the text of an email that Republican Clarence Town Councilmember Bernie Kolber sent to the town’s Republican committee. Former clown and current Republican supervisor candidate David Hartzell had called the cops on Kolber the day after the September primary, accusing Kolber of stealing campaign signs. Hartzell even called the cops.

Well, Hartzell got a “see me” from the town Republicans, and sent this along:

Kolber’s reply is below, and I might be wrong, but I don’t think he’s happy with his fellow Republican.

Dear Republican Committee Members,

This year, the election for Supervisor is not about absurd 35% tax increases and ice rinks, with everything else being a distraction according to Mr. Hartzell, but it is about something much more basic, ethics, integrity, and the truth. These are areas in which Mr. Hartzell is devoid and substantively lacking in character. It is like the Wizard of Oz, pay no attention to the man behind the curtain.

After his antics with the State police, I have asked for the return of my donation to his campaign, but still have yet to receive it.

I have reviewed the Email that hartzell sent on October 3rd, to which I want to comment. I held off immediately afterward so that Dan Michnik could enjoy his daughter’s wedding without distractions. I have discussed this with Danm already. I have filed a FOIL request with the NYS Troopers, but am still awaiting a response. I am requesting all statements, witnesses, and information relating to said accusations. I have the copies of my cell phone records showing Dan’s phone call to me on September 15, at 10:02 PM.

My contact at the State Police has informed us that Mr. Hartzell knew immediately that it was my truck. The State Police did not want to get involved and deemed it to be petty. Mr. Hartzell repeatedly demanded that they take his complaint and that they take it to the District Attorney. He did not relent until they took his complaint. A fellow Committee member is aware of this firsthand and took it on his own to call many of the Executive Committee members.

As for Mr. Hartzell’s Email explaination, which I have copied and reprinted below for your use, I will cite the following that question the very basic truthfulness of his comments and make them illogical.

1) Mr. Hartzell states that 2 people were standing in their parking lot and saw me take down the sign.

If I was taking down this sign and they were watching me why would they have not said something then? I saw no one out that night aside from passing traffic. it takes about 5-6 minutes for me to take down a 4×4 sign and place it in my truck. That would allow plenty of time for them to approach me. In addition, I had my 4 way flashers on. They should have noticed me right away.

Thet then said that they gave chase. I THEN STOPPED TO TAKE DOWN ANOTHER SIGN ??????? This is completely illogical. If someone is chasing me down the road, would I stop to take down another sign? It is absurd and a complete lie.

2) When the friend approached the pickup truck to ask the owner what was going on, the owner was unwilling to talk and sped away at a high rate of speed

Why would they not have approached me the first time. No one approached me. No one said a word to me because there was no one out that night. Another complete lie. Again, 4 way flashers on, unlikely that I sped away as I then went to the next sign location on Stahley where one of my signs was. Remember, I was only doing what we do after every election, AND doing it after getting the approval from Dan Michnik.

We have a candidate for Supervisor who screwed up, even according to Ralph Mohr with his “pay to play” letter if it wasn’t illegal it certainly was not in good judgement. Rather than admitting his “screw up” and taking the high road he hangs up on the reporter calling and stupidly tries to shift the blame for his own poor judgement. He illegally threatens a vendor in the IDA in political retribution. Then he blames me for taking his signs down likely in an attempt to shift the scrutiny off of his own stupidity. These are the TRUE ISSUES. Don’t be blinded.

I am asking the Clarence Republican Committee, and the Erie County Republican Committee to initiate a complete investigation into this incident. In addition, I am asking that no Committee funds be allocated to any Town Candidate until this investigation is complete.

I still am a diehard Republican. However, There is something that supercedes politics and R’s and D’s, and that is integrity. It is time that the Clarence Republican Committee sees that “the emperor has no clothes on”. WE in no way have a quality or qualified candidate in this race. I have already told Chairman Michnik that my name is not to be used in any way with Mr. Hartzells. I cannot speak for him, but I suggest that you ask Bob Geiger this as well.

Thanks for your time,

B. Kolber

Now, the other issue I should bring up is Hartzell’s continued lie about the budget. There is no “proposal” to raise taxes 35%. There is no effort underway to ram an $8 million ice rink down the taxpayers’ throats.

Hartzell is another Republican lying liar.  The actual numbers show the TAX RATE DECREASING– not increasing.  What Hartzell is trying to do is use an extreme worst case projection included in last year’s budget and lie to taxpayers, calling it a “proposal”.  Either Hartzell is stupid, or he assumes voters are –  a good financial planner would know better.  He continues to say it even though the ACTUAL numbers fly against his statements.  He is basically desperate and throwing anything to see if it sticks.  This tactic is deplorable and continues a trend of him not knowing or caring what the facts are:

(1)    See his attorney “pay for play” or “selling the job” letter where he clearly states that we will have a new Town Attorney even though the Town Attorney is appointed by the Town Board.  When Channel 2 called Hartzell about his prospective corruption, he hung up on them.

(2)    Hartzell politicized the IDA without explanation or justification. He is unfit for elected office.

(3)    Hartzell doesn’t know the facts, or else he can’t count.  At the candidates’ forum last week, he said the town has three fire districts, just like similarly situated towns throughout America. He researched it! Problem for Hartzell is, the town has 5 fire protection districts within one fire district.  Hartzell also lied about the Wegmans proposal, claiming that the town didn’t want Wegmans. That’s a load of bull. Finally, Hartzell endorsed Bylewski via LinkedIn, and then lied at the forum, saying he only did so when Bylewski was a councilman, not supervisor.

(4)    Hartzell claims that the town “needlessly” spent money on renovating the Town Hall.  Well, yeah, except of course for the asbestos abatement, the seats that crumbled to the touch, and the bathrooms walls that had become so soft you could move them with only a little pressure. Hartzell would go all Barbrady on that.

(5)    Hartzell claims that Bylewski’s office in Town Hall was renovated. Yes, it was painted. And Scott moved his desk. SCANDAL!11!!!!

(6)   Hartzell claims the Highway budget was raided by almost $800,000.  Where the heck is this from?  There is no transfer of monies from Highway to General funds.  The General fund subsidizes the Highway fund to the tune of $2 MILLION (adding the transfers from the 2009 budget up to and including the 2012 Preliminary Budget)!

(7)  While General Fund appropriations have increased, the tax rate is actually decreasing, and Clarence continues to grow with a greater demand for services.  Town spending is less than inflation, and we still are paying for additional services due to growth.  Our growth exceeds new construction which basically exceeds inflation which exceeds spending.  Hartzell evidently thinks you can get something for nothing.

(8)    Finally, Hartzell questions Bylewski’s leadership.  To see Bylewski’s leadership in action, look at the town’s quality of life, the way town government handled all manmade and natural disasters thrown at us, and the fact that Clarence enjoys a 93% townwide rate of satisfaction with town government.

Hartzell and the truth – they go together like oil and water. Don’t believe his desperate, pathetic lies. Vote Bylewski, Geiger, and Kolber on November 8th.


County Government: What a Treasure!

1 Nov

1. Did you see the story about Barbara Miller-Williams sending her county legislature staff out to do personal errands for her? Did you see that she didn’t deny it, but instead suggested that those workers were doing it – apparently without remuneration – on their own time?! Did you see that she treats legislative staff like a personal bank of servants? Did you see the accusation of sexism and colorism? What nobility we have running County Government! No wonder she gets along so swimmingly with the Duke of Cobblestone Lane.

2. Tom Precious picks up again on the real central issue in this year’s County Executive race. No, silly – it’s not roads or clinics or schools or regionalism or planning or Medicaid or mandates. It’s fundraising! Poloncarz has raised $10,000 per day over the past couple of weeks, which means his campaign is gaining momentum, while Collins remains largely self-funded.  Also don’t forget that the Democrats’ get out the vote effort is less dependent on spending money that the Republicans’.

Sexist Pig

29 Oct


Not that his sexist porkery should really come as a surprise.

From 9 – 12 It's WBEN HateRadio 930

9 Dec

The homophobic Washington Times has been engaging in a Beckian witch hunt against Obama’s openly gay safe schools czar, Kevin Jennings.  Most recently, it published an opinion piece that started out with a disclaimer, because it’s not that often that a major metro daily discusses fisting on its OpEd page.  The Washington Times is incensed over an incident that happened in Boston almost a solid decade ago.

Now, let’s stop for a second.

There is no debate or question over two very important facts, going forward:

1. Kevin Jennings never taught 14 year-old kids about “fisting”; and

2. Kevin Jennings had no idea that “fisting” would be a topic of discussion at the 2000 conference at Tufts sponsored by the organization he led.

Most of the “facts” that the Washington Times and others rely upon are predictably false.  So now we turn to Tom Bauerle’s continuing descent into birther wingnut madness, which has now devolved into patent homophobia.

I was exiting a parking ramp today when my satellite radio cut out, so I switched to WBEN. There was Tom Bauerle predictably ranting about something that’s easy for cretins to rant about – the 100 year-old pedophile who is being released to a halfway house.  A topic like that is gold to a lazy, uninspired hate talker like Bauerle, because it provides him with a platform to repeat the ways in which the pedophile should be executed.  Yeah, the “pedophiles are bad” hour with Tom.

But then he said something quite odd. He said that the pedophile is qualified for a high-level appointment in the Obama White House.


Bauerle cited today’s Washington Times OpEd to draw the parallel.  But in 2000, Kevin Jennings was head of the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network which held a conference at Tufts about issues specifically related to the gay experience in America.

One of the workshops, titled “What They Didn’t Tell You About Queer Sex and Sexuality in Health Class: Workshop for Youth Only, Ages 14-21,” was run by two Massachusetts state Department of Education staffers and a state DoE consultant.

Basically, during the workshop, students asked a lot of very explicit questions about sex, and received explicit answers.

Jennings himself was not present for that workshop, nor was he the one giving the answers that had Bauerle so in a tizzy – questions about fisting. But Bauerle called Jennings a “pervert”, and equated him with a pedophiliac serial child molester. Bauerle feigned being disturbed about bringing this topic up at 11:00 am on the publicly owned airwaves. It was particularly lame when Bauerle made a gerbil joke to his producer before going to a commercial break.

Bauerle took his sweet time describing what fisting is over and over again, and equated the talk held at the 2000 conference to the brutal, criminal, physical rape by an old man of a 4 and 7 year-old girl.

I recorded a portion of the show, and literally the few minutes I recorded sum up what Bauerle repeatedly claimed over and over again. He was like a broken record.

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But here’s the thing. A discussion about an explicit sexual act in response to a conference attendee’s question at a workshop for gay sexuality is not the same as raping two pre-teen girls.  Kevin Jennings did not rape any underage kids. He did not fist any underage kids.  He did not order or condone anyone raping or fisting any underage kids.  For Bauerle to equate something that happened at a conference to the rape of two little girls isn’t just disingenuous, isn’t just insane, it’s deliberately provocative, designed to create or reinforce an animus against gay people in a large conservative audience.

Gay people are not pedophiles; pedophiles are not the same as gay people. Pedophiles are not the same as consenting gay men who engage in sexual activities you may not choose to engage in, or to like, or to understand.

It wasn’t News Talk 930 this morning during the mulleted one’s show – it was Hate Talk 930. As with his disgusting seditious talk back in the summertime, Bauerle has taken his influence, and fed his audience ignorant half-truths, designed to inflame. He wants his audience to hate all the things he hates, and in his sick, twisted world, Obama coddles pedophiles. Or something.

Someone get Bauerle fitted for a pair of clown shoes, because he’s gone off the deep end, and frankly I think the Bauerle advertiser boycott should be taken up by our friends at Outcome Buffalo and PinkBflo.

Bauerle gets on the air every day and declares jihad against anything and everything, parroting dumb shit he read on Alex Jones’ site or WorldNetDaily.com. He mainstreams misinformation and stupidity.  He has a right to say whatever he wants.  We have a right to demand better on the public airwaves in this community.

Boycott Bauerle’s advertisers. Listen to locally owned stations like WECK 1230.