A False Flag and Now, a Former Prosecutor

Indiana Prosecutor Resigns over Walker E-mail

Wow. Yet another hard lesson that the internet is not anonymous.

Carlos Lam sent an e-mail from his private Hotmail account suggesting faking an attack on Walker to make the protesters look bad. He denied it initially, in the That is extreme, I would never say that! kind of way. He said someone hacked into his account. The detective asked for his internet service provider so they could check. He refused to give her the name. Um, he sure likes flags because this other one was red.

He came clean of course when he realized there was no getting around this one. Dang. I wonder if he knew he was screwed when the open-records settlement granted AP’s request for access to Walker’s e-mails.

If you have a really great career as a deputy prosecutor, you might want to be a little more careful. Especially in the age of computer forensics.

Yikes.


16 responses to “A False Flag and Now, a Former Prosecutor

  • lbwoodgate

    This is what Union buster’s use to do in the 1930’s. These type of thugs were also employed by other anti-social welfare programs back then.

    Recall the scene in “The Grapes of Wrath” where they were sent in to the camps of migrant workers in California and tried to stir problems up but were exposed and removed before the Sheriff’s dept. got there to bust up a “fight that was called in”?

  • Terrance H.

    Comparing the 1930s union busting attempts – which by all accounts was an assault on private unions – to the corrupt, power hungry public unions of today is ridiculous.

    The Grapes of Wrath is a fine book; I own a few copies. I recommend anything by Steinbeck, to be frank. But to you liberals, I suggest setting it aside for a bit and reading a biography on Franklin Delano Roosevelt, a liberal president who opposed public unions – and for good reason.

    In 1937, the U.S. Supreme Court affirmed the right of employers to fire striking employees. That was all mostly about private unions. See NLRB v. Mackay Radio & Telegraph Company.

    But you go right ahead, woodsy; I don’t want facts getting in the way of your infantile rant.

    • SpinnyLiberal

      It’s so trippy. I haven’t heard FDR mentioned by so many Conservatives as I have since the Wisconsin Protests. Before, it was usually, “the New Deal sucked.” Suddenly, because he was against public sector unions, he’s all the rage. 🙂

      • Terrance H.

        Spinny,

        It’s so trippy. I haven’t heard FDR mentioned by so many Conservatives as I have since the Wisconsin Protests. Before, it was usually, “the New Deal sucked.” Suddenly, because he was against public sector unions, he’s all the rage.

        Even Reagan raised taxes, shouts an indignant liberal.

        ‘Nuff said.

        The liberal loons are burning Governor Walker in effigy by making him out to be a modern day Jack Whitehead or something. It’s totally inconsistent with the facts, and wholly irresponsible. It’s that type of nonsense which allowed big union to effectively allocate taxpayer money – into their own bank account.

        Both the Left and Right want the government to work for the people, but the Left opposes all attempts to make it happen across the board. This a la carte mindset has plunged too many governments into the absolute abyss of economic ruin. If you want the government to run effectively, to work for the people, then quit opposing common sense measures to make it happen. Because much to the Left’s dismay, it cannot happen when big union, or big business for that matter, run the show.

        The most bizarre thing I’ve seen in a month is this attempt to compare Wisconsin to the 1930 union bashing, as if anything all that significant happened during that time. It’s another liberal attempt to sound cultured and educated.

        If you want to be so extreme as to compare the effort to restrict public union’s ability to collectively bargain to past union busting attempts, there are far better choices to choose from.

        Look up Morris Friedman and the Western Federation of Miners. Look up, as previously mentioned, Jack Whitehead, the “King of Strike Breakers.” Look up the Coal and Iron Police. Look up the Colorado Labor Wars. The Red Scares. And so on.

        The one thing you will find is that these were assaults on private unions, and generally totally unjustified. The purpose of private unions goes back to the Industrial Revolution when people – including women and children – worked in coal mines and manufacturing outlets, owned by those who didn’t give a damn about their health and safety.

        The historical mold of a union is something to be lauded; it’s noble. And justice in the workplace is something we should all fight for. But the grandstanding in Wisconsin is simply that: grandstanding. There is nothing noble or laudable about it. It’s an example of big union trying to prevent a common sense approach to government that will, as a side effect, drain their coffers. That’s it. Nothing more or less.

      • SpinnyLiberal

        Well, that’s your take on it. What Walker did was neither laudable or noble. The union granted the concessions to balance his budget, but his intent was to gut the union.

      • Terrance H.

        I don’t believe that. I’m sorry, but if that phone call to the phony Koch didn’t prove that Walker believes in what he is doing and for the reasons he says, then nothing does.

        The concessions were agreed to – for now. But what of when theyir contract expires? Then what? Will they strike if they don’t get their way? Can you imagine that? Public employees striking. Teachers, trash collectors, and so on. It would be a disaster. But it’ll never happen because government won’t let it; they’ll just keep paying ’em whatever they demand, sending the government further into the abyss.

      • SpinnyLiberal

        A murderer can believe in what he’s doing – that it’s for the best. It doesn’t make it right. Not making the comparison, just sayin’.

        Unions don’t always get what they want. Some strike, but a lot of times, it’s an exercise in a futility. The unions will make concessions they don’t want to make. It’s reality. The government doesn’t always lose. And the unions don’t always win.

      • Terrance H.

        Spinny,

        You said but his intent was to gut the union. And, clearly, that was not his intent, as the phone call – I believe – proves.

        When it comes to public unions, I think you’d be hard-pressed to discover very many times when the unions demands were not met exactly. Wasn’t there something in Wisconsin that took over a year to resolve? Something about the health insurance covering erectile dysfunction pills? That kind of nonsense is precisely the reason public unions should not be allowed to collectively bargain; their jobs are far to important. To risk a strike because of a squabble over whether some dude can get a woody is absurd.

      • SpinnyLiberal

        Come on, Terrance. What is a union without the ability to collectively bargain? That is what a union is all about – strength in numbers.

        ITA that the Viagra thing was ridiculous. Really, though, unions don’t always get what they want. It’s back and forth negotiation. If they did get everything they wanted, those benefits wouldn’t be “Cadillac” – more like “Rolls Royce.”

      • Terrance H.

        No, I won’t “come on.” Not unless you ask real nice, and sweet like.

        Anyway, the AFGE (American Federation of Government Employees) does not have collective bargaining rights. I know because my mother was the president the local chapter. And she’ll tell you without hesitation that the union served a purpose and had some power, despite the limitations on bargaining.

        Let’s keep in mind that the public workers in Wisconsin can still bargain for higher wages so they keep up with the rise of inflation.

        And some of the benefits are Cadillac, to say the least. The average teacher in Wisconsin makes $75,141 – if you include benefit packages. Now considering the abysmal job those teachers are doing, that’s a bit too much.

        In Madison, most public employees don’t pay a dime toward their own health insurance. Not one damn dime. Not even a deductible or co-pay. Period. That’s not Cadillac?

        Public unions don’t need to collectively bargain to insure they are paid fairly, to insure their workplace is safe, et cetera…There are elections, legal avenues, et cetera…that can be explored.

        The collective bargaining restrictions do not allow public unions to harass government anymore. And that’s a good thing.

      • SpinnyLiberal

        Then don’t come on because I ain’t sweet. Especially since I can’t sleep, but I’ll give it a shot soon.

        We’ve been down this road a hundred times. You know where I stand. I know where you stand. I still stand by my belief that what Walker did was neither laudable nor noble. It was dirty because it was selective.

      • Terrance H.

        Think that’s bad? I haven’t been to bed in nearly 24 hours, which is why I’m commenting like every single hour on so many different blogs. LOL. People are going to start thinking I’m a bot or something.

        Yes, yes. I know where you stand. Yadda. Yadda. Yadda.

        So is that whole yadda bit going to be our thing now?

        I hope so, ’cause I need a thing like that to perk me up after reading the news; the doom and gloom is too much. Hehe!

      • SpinnyLiberal

        24 hours? Dang I hope you ain’t tweakin’. 🙂 I just had Coke way too late.

        I hope you got some sleep. The news can depress even Pollyanna. It’s because we’re in the End Times, but we don’t know the day or the hour, yadda.

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