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Let’s say you’ve got a school board.
And you’ve got some people on that school board that - I dunno - like Nazi stuff.
And lets say you think that’s unacceptable.
Well, sometimes dreams really do come true. Sometimes, those people can be kicked to the curb. Like Stephen Winkler.
Tonight, they booted this dirtbag out of his job and away from any say in a child’s development. Which means, it can happen anywhere, if parents have enough.
No matter where you live.
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SAUGUS, SANTA CLARITA (KABC) — A Saugus school board member accused of being a Nazi was forced to respond to those allegations at a public forum Thursday night.
“I am not a Nazi,” Stephen Winkler said at the forum.
Despite his insistence, all four of his colleagues on the Saugus Union School Board voted to censure him.
A YouTube user account created in 2007 named “Stephen Winkler” “favorited” a video of the anthem of the Third Reich.
The user commented, “It’ my favorite song, I play it all day long, everyday.”
Its one of several Nazi-themed videos “favorited,” along with videos showing children riding around on small animals. Winkler insists he’s been hacked.
“I’m guilty of being very negligent with the Internet,” said Winkler.
The board investigated that and doesn’t buy it.
Board member Dave Bryce asked Winkler if he’s ever filed a police report.
“I went to the sheriff’s station and there was no deputy to take a report,” said Winkler.
When asked why he didn’t change his password or close his account, Winkler said, “I wasn’t aware this was going on.”
Winkler did admit to a recent post on Twitter in which he said, “A spirit of national socialism is encouraged by an effete core of impudent snobs, who characterize themselves as teachers of Saugus Union.”
Parents at the forum called on Winkler to step down.
“Tonight, I received quite specific orders from the Lord Jehovah to continue his battle right until the end,” said Winkler.
Parents warned him he doesn’t know what he’s up against.
“What you think is God on your side, you have not been up against the parents of the Saugus district,” parent Jackie McDougal told Winkler.
A recall petition is under way, and every single board member is asking him to resign.
On his Facebook page, Winkler showcases his love of Richard Nixon.
“Mr. Winkler is going to follow his example not to resign from the Saugus Union School board,” Winkler said to the parents.
STORY: School board member denies Nazi comments
I told Winkler that at the end of the day, Nixon did resign and asked him why he doesn’t resign too.
“Well, he was forced to resign,” Winkler replied. “Richard Nixon talked about the silent majority, and I believe there is a silent majority out there that will support me.”
School board members say there may be another way to get Winkler off the board. For the last three months, they’ve been investigating charges that Winkler lied about his address on several legal documents and doesn’t even live in the Saugus district. If that’s true, they may be able to force him vacate his seat.
Looks like this happened.
Thanks for the waste of time and money, you greasy obstructionist huckster.
Time will be as unkind to you as you have been to Democracy.
WASHINGTON — In a rebuke to House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) has released the full transcript of a key interview with an IRS employee at the heart of the agency’s scandal.
The 200-page transcript sheds additional light on the decision by the IRS to screen out tea party groups applying for tax-exempt status during the months and years leading up to the 2012 elections.
Republican and Democratic committee staffers interviewed IRS official John Shafer on June 6 about the agency’s decision to scrutinize a tea party group’s application for tax-exempt 501(c)(4) status. Shafer, who identified himself as “a conservative Republican” and said he’d worked for the IRS since 1992, said that he and a fellow screener initially flagged a tea party group and continued to do so with subsequent applications in order to maintain consistency in the process.
Throughout much of the interview, Shafer describes the mundane bureaucratic challenges of dealing with incoming applications for nonprofit status. He said his team flagged the first tea party application because it appeared to be a high-profile case, and he wanted to make sure all high-profile cases received similar attention.
“What I’m talking here is that if we end up with four applications coming into the group that are pretty similar, and we assign them to four different agents, we don’t want four different determinations,” he said. “It’s just not good business. It’s not good customer service.”
Asked plainly, “do you have any reason to believe that anyone in the White House was involved in the decision to screen Tea Party cases?” Shafer replied, “I have no reason to believe that.”
“Do you have any reason to believe that anyone in the White House was involved in the decisions to centralize the review of Tea Party cases?” he was asked. “I have no reason to believe that,” he replied.
Asked if he had “ever communicated with [then IRS] Commissioner Shulman about the screening of Tea Party cases?” he replied, “I have not.”
Interviewers also asked Shafer if he told his screeners to specifically pull Tea Party cases.
“Again, I was not asking them for those kind of cases,” he said. “[I]f I would have directed them to pull our Tea Party cases, little Susie’s Tea Party would have been pulled and it wasn’t.”
I’ll start by saying, somebody get this kid help as of yesterday.
So…Remember Senator flake? The Arizona Senator that’s part of the “Gang of Eight” deciding the fate of 11 million immigrants that also has a son that posted he believes Mexicans are the scum of the earth?
You know, the guy who voted against reasonable gun reform after promising people he wouldn’t? That guy?
Well, here’s that kid on youtube faking his own suicide with a real gun (per Addicting Info: http://bit.ly/17W2l4V).
Yeah. Let’s let THIS guy be in charge of the fate of people that aren’t part of his family. Let’s let this guy make decisions about guns. He seems to be doing a bang-up job on his home turf.
Not fun to watch, assuming the video is still up.
Screen cap’d because it’s only a matter of time before this stupidity is pulled.
But something weird is going on with the Flake family… and Jeff Flake is one of 100 people in the Senate who get to shape the kind of country we live in.
And that creeps the living hell out of me.
P.S. GET THIS KID HELP AS OF YESTERDAY.
Palin returns. House has something to say about that. #Tcot #P2 #FoxNews
A thought about Snowden from one of the friends of my Facebook page. Agreeing with much of this, especially that last sentence.
“Snowden’s latest leak about the G8 Summit proves to me that it’s just about leaking, not about fighting the man or informing Americans that they’re being spied upon. What does the average joe care if MI-6 spied upon the other nations of the G8 Summit?
How does that impact anyone’s life in the slightest? It doesn’t, but leaking this DOES disclose methods and systems which aid and abet our nation’s competitors and enemies, as does last week’s leak that the US has been hacking China non-stop for a decade.
Big deal! They do it to us every day, and I have an acquaintance that does the exact same thing in reverse. Why is that news? Why does America need to know that?
Prism is one thing, but each successive leak pushes me closer and closer to Dick Cheney’s suspicion that this Snowden guy is a Chinese spy. I mean, if you’re worried about freedom of speech and autocratic governments, why run to f***ing China?
And you KNOW how much I hate Dick Cheney, so that’s saying something.”
- Friend of the page, On Facebook
GOP rep admits to watching “preemie-porn.”
Seriously… “I’ve seen fetuses masturbate” would be completely laughable if it weren’t attached to a bill that continues the GOP’s war on women.
So whether he’s into “not-a-child-yet pornography” or just a dimwit, this clown from Texas (shock!) needs to be gone.
Or at least, kept at least 500 feet from schools and maternity wards. What a creep.
One half of my family came here four generations ago.
The other half, three.
Nobody has asked for my papers, my birth certificate or anything.
I am fortunate to have born into this country from immigrants who were welcomed here and have always had access to the American Dream.
I am the American Way.
Why would I deny that to others?
“It takes a good guy with a gun to stop a bad guy with a gun.”
Yeah, see that’s why my taxes pay for cops. Actual, ideally well-trained individuals that want to shut a bad guy down with as little collateral damage as possible.
Or soldiers! Or the national guard. I mean, there are tons of places you can be what society considers “A good guy with a gun.”
Let me share something that will make you sad if you believe that first sentence: With 99.9% certainty, I can say there is very little chance you will ever, ever save the day drawing your gun on a “bad guy.” (*caveats for the rare moments it happens.)
You will never be the hero in a story like that unless it’s just you day dreaming as you are shooting tin cans off a fence or targets at a range. You’re never going to get a badge from the NRA that lauds your courage under pressure.
This is why there are so many more stories about mass-shootings and people accidentally getting shot than a person who happened to have a gun and happened to stop a crime.
And you know that.
So stop boring us with that justifications. You know in your heart you’ll never be that guy who pulls out a gun to save the day. You’re not the Lone Ranger. You’re not Dirty Harry. You’re not John McClane.
You’re just a guy who likes guns and that’s more important to you than anything, including the possibility that mentally ill or dangerous people could kill a lot of people with the same gun you love to hold and look at dreamily.
So just own that.
You might never be a hero, but at least you won’t be delusional and you won’t be lying to yourself anymore.
Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there.
That includes you, Senator Rob Portman, who accepted your child and chose to back marriage equity upon finding out his son was gay. Would have been nice if it happened through empathy toward others, but still. Happy Father’s Day.
But not you, John Boehner, who stated he wouldn’t. I hope today you get the gift of your children coming out of the closet as they hand you a rainbow tie and a copy of George Takei’s book.
Apparently a bunch of trolls attacked a page defending Senator John Morse for the below post, because it offended their sensibilities. Somebody actually affected by gun violence had the temerity to speak up about it.
And all the little sad gun nuts cried.
You can read more at;
Read more here: http://www.peakdems.org/2013/06/6-month-anniversary-sandy-hook/
So how do you complain and get them back to facebook? By complaining to facebook enmasse as follows:
First, go here:
2) Click OTHER
3) Link the NRA into the URL before you complain. Use this: https://www.facebook.com/NationalRifleAssociation
4) Finally in the box, write:
Facebook censored a post from https://www.facebook.com/AWholeLotOfPeopleForJohnMorse because trolls attacked the page. This is wrong. This violates nothing other than the sensitive feelings of people who who only care about their guns.
STOP BANNING PEOPLE AND CENSORING PEOPLE BECAUSE OF THE WORK OF TROLLS.
- (Your Name here)
(Note: You can use your own words, of course.)