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Carlos F. Lam: Would-Be Agent Provocateur, Proven Dipwad

Posted by Phoenix Woman on March 25, 2011

This will almost certainly be the funniest story you read today:

An Indiana deputy prosecutor and Republican activist resigned Thursday after the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism uncovered an email to Gov. Scott Walker in which he suggested a fake attack on the governor to discredit union protesters.

Carlos F. Lam submitted his resignation shortly before the Center published a story quoting his Feb. 19 email, which praised Walker for standing up to unions but went on to say that the chaos in Wisconsin presented “a good opportunity for what’s called a ‘false flag’ operation.”

“If you could employ an associate who pretends to be sympathetic to the unions’ cause to physically attack you (or even use a firearm against you), you could discredit the unions,” the email said.

“Currently, the media is painting the union protest as a democratic uprising and failing to mention the role of the DNC and umbrella union organizations in the protest. Employing a false flag operation would assist in undercutting any support that the media may be creating in favor of the unions. God bless, Carlos F. Lam.”

Donald Segretti, he’s not.

Bear in mind that this was three days before Walker would discuss, on the phone with the man he thought was “David Koch”, the possibility of having some of his people go out and cause trouble while pretending to be union members. And it would be nine days before some .22 caliber bullets oh-so-conveniently made themselves found when Walker needed additional pretexts to justify shutting down the Capitol Building.

Now, either Walker or one of his staff read Lam’s e-mail and got the ideas for both these stunts, or (and what I think is more likely) they didn’t have to be told by anyone to try and pull false-flag stunts — it’s just something that’s hardwired into all Republican operatives to attempt whenever the chips are down.

(Crossposted to Renaissance Post.)

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Things You Missed Last Night If You Get All Your News From Network TV

Posted by Phoenix Woman on March 12, 2011

— Have fun storming the castle! Or in this case, the Utah State Capitol. And well they should storm it:

Activists are storming the Utah State Capitol Building on the final night of the legislative session, furious over the Republicans’ passage of HB 477 which denies citizen access to legislative communications. Video and Pics below!

There are currently over 400 people charging up the stairs and surrounding the House and Senate chambers, chanting that either HB477 be repealed immediately or Governor Herbert be thrown from office. Democrats, Republicans, Liberals, Conservatives, Whites, Blacks, Straight, LGBT, Latinos, Christians, Atheists, Progressives and Teapartiers… they’re all together as one.

More on the vileness of HB477 is here.

Robert Greenwald takes on the Kochtopus:

With a net worth of 43 Billion the Kochs have already spent decades of their lives and over 324 Million of their wealth exerting their influence. The Kochs accomplish their goals by funding a massive array of right wing front groups, think tanks and tea party efforts. They largely operate outside of the public eye, and target their funding to infiltrate public opinion, the media, judicial decisions and legislation. Over three dozen organizations are funded by the brothers, and they spend additional money lobbying and backing conservative candidates. Everything the Kochs do is to fight for a country free from protections and any degree of a social safety net for working Americans.

You might recognize names of some of the organizations that the Koch brothers fund. Americans for Prosperity is their Tea Party effort. They fund the Cato Institute, the Heritage Foundation, the Reason Foundation, the Institute for Justice, the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, the Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies, the American Legislative Exchange Council, and many many more. Through their massive funding efforts, they have fought against health care and are fighting against protecting social security, as well as fighting efforts to halt climate change, and fighting against LGBT rights, Immigration rights, unemployment insurance, environmental protections, the rights of unions to organize and educational opportunity, just to name a few areas they focus on.

— People across the country are suffering from buyer’s remorse over their brand-new Republican governors and legislatures. Scott Walker’s tanking, and so is his lege. Rick Scott’s tanking. Even the media’s favorite fascist, Chris Christie, has taken a hit lately. Mitch Daniels did well in the CPAC straw poll, but he obviously fears getting Walker’s cooties.

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