Walker's Wisconsin – Sportsmen Grant canceled WHY?

Right decision – wrong reason

Gov. Scott Walker late Thursday Sept. 4 canceled a controversial $500,000 grant to a sportsmen’s group with little training experience but close ties to GOP politicians. Of course, this is good but somewhat out of character for the Governor who defines himself as a rogue charmer in his book, “Unintimidated” . He is the ghost author of the work with no college education so the book was written by the former speech writer for George W. Bush Marc Thiessen.

The truth of most of what Walker has to say is usually hidden about thirty feet away and down the hall from any actual statement he makes, like the secret email network used in his campaign for governor. Like this statement announcing the cancellation of a controversial grant to “Wisconsin Sportsmen” by DNR Secretary Cathy Stepp:

“We also agreed that it is essential for any organization that receives financial support from the state to have the trust of the public in its capabilities to produce concrete results. Even though United Sportsmen of Wisconsin Foundation Inc. did and does still meet the statutory criteria established by the Legislature for the grant award, the governor asked me to not finalize the grant award. I will honor this request and fully support this decision,” Stepp said
By Paul A. Smith and Jason Stein of the Journal Sentinel Sept. 5, 2013

The Journal Sentinel implied the decision to cancel was related to the investigative reporting into the arrest history of President of the “United Sportsmen” group – Andy Pantzlaff when they reported:

“The decision was announced only hours after the Journal Sentinel asked state officials about a 2005 case in which the president of the United Sportsmen of Wisconsin Foundation Inc. was cited for hunting with an improper license.”

The real and present reason for the cancellation of the grant

The Journal Sentinel did not cover the vote fraud that occurred statewide in the Senate Recall election. For some reason the established press automatically files any allegations regarding election tampering in the “conspiracy theory” file, but the fraudulent mailings of the “Wisconsin Sportsmen” organization was documented by the “lesser” county and regional newspapers of the state. So in all likelihood, Mr. Unintimidated did not cancel the grant out of fear of repercussions from a ticket received by the “Sportsmen” president, but by the organization’s involvement with the allegations for vote fraud.

UnitedSportsmenWI

FakeAbsenteeApplications

The United Sportsmen group is connected to the fruadulant mailing

Their mailer was sent out, with misleading dates, not long after that. That page also points to website at http://www.unitedsportsmenwi.com. That site has just one, very rudimentary page, and a check of the domain ownership reveals that the domain was established on June 29, 2011. It’s privately registered, so the owner of it is unknown. Brad Blog Brad Friedman on 8/6/2011, 7:35am PT

The fraudulent mailings were delivered to voters throughout the state and were reported and documented:

The real track record of “United Sportsmen”

When Charles Shultz received an absentee ballot application form on Thursday, July 28, 2011 with a request to mail it in two days after the Senate District 10 recall election, he thought something was fishy.

The mailer, sent by conservative advocacy group Americans For Prosperity (AFP) to his North Hudson home, included directions to mail the application to Madison instead of his village clerk.

Hudson Patch Posted by Micheal Foley , August 02, 2011 at 04:15 PM

Crawford County is NOT Free of the Koch Bros. Tentacles

From the Crawford County Independent – Thursday, August 4, 2011
by Erin Martin

Robocall, repeat surveys,and confusing absentee ballot applications are all part of the new politics as Wisconsin heads toward an unprecedented eight recall elections in the next two weeks. What to do? You might try to ignore them all and follow your commons sense.

Rolling Ground Resident Displays Fraudulent Mailing
Lamar Janes holds the suspicious absentee ballot application received by his wife on Saturday. Neither Janes nor his wife Lynda Shaller are members of American For Prosperity as the accompanying letter states. The application he’s holding states clearly absentee ballots must be submitted to “city clerks” by August 11. However, absentee ballots cannot be submitted after the election, which is scheduled for this Tuesday, August 9.

Walker’s motive is to stay thirty feet away from the Sportsmen group

The Journal Sentinel will find the truth thirty Andyfeet down the hall from the ticket received by Andy Pantzlaff (pictured right) for illegal hunting. Mr. Unintimidated would not cancel the grant for misdemeanor but he may very well want to remain down the hall and thirty feet away from an investigation of a felony for vote fraud.






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