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Hypocrisy: Thy Name is Wisconsin

Joel "Ribeye" Kleefisch

Joel “Ribeye” Kleefisch

Page #23 of Scott Walker’s Book, “Unintimidated, A Governor’s Story and a Nation’s Challenge”

“As conservatives, we believe that as many decisions as possible should be pushed down to the local level. This is not only a matter of efficiency, it is fundamental to our freedoms.”

From the Merriam-Webster Dictionary:

hy·poc·ri·sy

noun \hi-ˈpä-krə-sē also hī-\ the behavior of people who do things that they tell other people not to do : behavior that does not agree with what someone claims to believe or feel

According to the quote above from Governor General Walker’s fable book he believes that decisions should be made at the “local level” to protect our “freedoms.” If that is the case then why did Walker just sign into law a bill that takes away all local government control when it comes to bow hunting within city limits?

A bill signed Thursday by Gov. Scott Walker will allow bow hunting within city limits.
Hunters would have to be at least 100 yards from any building when hunting within city limits.Rhinelander Alderperson Alex Young says the law will erase Rhinelander’s city hunt ordinances the city had on the books, like background checks on people hunting in the city.

“Those restrictions we used to have are off and anybody who has a hunting license can come in and bow hunt,” Young said. “The only thing that you are really allowed to restrict is the distance from neighboring houses.”

You read that right. First they take over our national forests, then they took over our state parks, now we cannot even have a respite from animal killing WITHIN our own cities. This means that essentially any bow killer with a license can come into our cities and impale deer and other wildlife as long as they are 100 yards from a building. Is it the goal of this regime to eliminate any and all safe havens for wildlife in this state? Mark my words this is just the first step. Next they will be demanding that local governments allow recreational trapping within our cities. So much for the “local decisions” and being against “big government” that the Teahadists always preach.

While we are on the topic of hypocrisy it should be noted that the “author” of the bill that allowed bow killing in our cities is none other than Joel “Ribeye” Kleefisch. Not only was old Ribeye the “author” and chief cheerleader of this bill, he was also a big supporter of the wolf kill bill that now allows state sanctioned animal fighting in our woods. It also appears that old Ribeye has a brand new title to add to his disgusting resume: convicted wildlife law violator and maybe poacher.

From the Cognitive Dissidence blog:

Meanwhile, crazy Joel Kleefisch, Blinky’s tubby hubby, paid a $243 fine earlier this year after pleading guilty to failure to register wildlife he slaughtered in the unit of kill.

Another one of those “rule of law” Conservatives in action. The citation is below:

State of Wisconsin vs. Joel M Kleefisch

Waukesha County Case Number 2013FO000038

Filing Date
Case Type
Case Status
01-23-2013
Non-Traffic Ordinance Violation
Closed
Defendant Date of Birth
Address
06-1971
WREDACTED

Charge(s)
Count No.
Statute
Description
Severity
Disposition
1
NR10.106(2)
Fail/Register Deer or Bear in Unit of Kill
Forf. U
Guilty Due to No Contest Plea
Defendant Owes the Court: $ 0.00
Responsible Official
Prosecuting Agency
Prosecuting Attorney
Defense Attorney
Binn, Martin
District Attorney

Defendant
Defendant Name
Date of Birth
Sex
Race 1
Kleefisch, Joel M
06-1971
Male
Caucasian
Address
Address Updated On
WREDACTED
01-09-2013
JUSTIS ID
Finger Print ID

Citations
Total Receivables
Court Assessments
Adjustments 3
Paid to the Court
Probation/Other Agency Amount 4
Balance Due to Court
Due Date 5
$ 243.00
$ 0.00
$ 243.00
$ 0.00
$ 0.00

Looks like another example of a drunk with power Wisconsin Teahadist flaunting the rules. Don’t forget this guy is a member of the State Assembly “Committee on Natural Resources and Sporting Heritage.” This guy MAKES the rules like the one he violated. I am also surprised that the DNR actually cited Ribeye for his violation. Of course it did take almost a year for it to be made public.

People like Walker and Kleefisch have long been at the teat of the taxpayer yet pretend to be for “small government” and “rule of law.” At every turn their actions defy their claims and against their own interests, a large number of Wisconsin residents continue to support these hypocrites. Thus is the nature of Wisconsin after 2010. Do we want every inch of our state to be a killing field for recreational killers? People like Kleefisch and Walker have taken dog fighting from the underground dregs of our society and made it a state sanctioned “sport” in our woods. People like Walker and Kleefisch have moved the sport killing of wildlife right into our backyards and state parks. Do we want blatant law violators and hypocrites making rules that impact our wildlife and wild lands? Shame on you Wisconsin if you do.

 

 

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It’s Time To Wake Up Wisconsin

Joel “Ribeye” Kleefisch

In today’s edition of the Wisconsin State Journal published a damning article linking political appointees of Gov. Scott Walker and allies like wolf kill bill “author” Joel “Ribeye” Kleefisch to a possible “pay for play” scandal where serious environmental violations of campaign donors were ignored by the Wisconsin DNR. From the article:

“A top political appointee at the state Department of Natural Resources chose not to send a complaint against an Oconomowoc waste hauler to the Department of Justice for prosecution despite findings by agency staff that the company was treating fields with so much human waste from septic tanks it risked poisoning nearby wells, DNR records show.”

“At a second meeting, on Dec. 20, Kleefisch — who also received $100 in campaign donations from Herr and whose wife Rebecca received $2,250 from the Herr family during her campaign for lieutenant governor — challenged Gunderson to reconsider the citations the DNR was weighing against Herr.”

“In the age of the DNR/Wisconsin Governor being pro-business, why is the DNR giving Herr 5 citations and why can’t 2 or 3 be taken away as a show of good faith?” Joel Kleefisch asked, according to Bolha’s notes of the meeting. He also reportedly asked that the fine be reduced. Kleefisch didn’t respond to a request for comment.”

It sure looks like old “Ribeye” and Walker’s political appointees have “Stepped” in a pile of it this time. This incident along with a drastically lower number of citations being issued by the DNR for environmental violations sure make it seem like something stinks at the DNR.

Unfortunately too much damage may have already been done but we can begin to change this on June 5th by voting Walker and his cronies out of office. Opening all of our public lands up to the hunting and trapping of our wildlife? Passing legislation making it easier to develop wetlands? Allowing an open killing season on a species that numbers less than 800? Pushing to have open pit mining that would pollute vast areas of fresh water that residents of this state depend on? What more evidence do we need that this guy, his administration, and his allies are hell bent on destroying what is left of our environment? Maybe the first clue should have been the appointment of real estate developer, Cathy Stepp, as head of the DNR.

It’s time to wake up Wisconsin and send a message that this war on our environment and wildlife will not be tolerated anymore. Walker and his cronies need to be recalled on June 5th, and his allies like “Ribeye” and the other wolf kill bill “authors” need to be voted out this fall.

Read the entire Wisconsin State Journal article here:

DNR appointee resolved massive waste violation internally instead of referring case to DOJ

 
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Posted by on May 6, 2012 in Wisconsin Insanity

 

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