September 26, 2014 4:31 pm -

troll-face-holding-gun-shoot-kill-you-trolling[su_right_ad]This is not the smartest way to try weaseling your way out of a situation involving online criminal conspiracy.

That’s right: online criminal conspiracy.

Yesterday, the anonymous owner of the Facebook “Wisconsin Poll Watcher Militia” abruptly announced that the whole thing was supposedly a hoax:

The owner of the Facebook page that announced the “Wisconsin Poll Watcher Militia” recently changed the name of the page to “You’ve Been Trolled By Journalists With Zero Credibility” and has filled the page with posts describing how he created the page as a way to “troll liberals.”

The appearance of the Facebook page last week prompted a report at PoliticsUSA describing their efforts to organize Wisconsin conservatives to monitor the political activities of supposed felons. That in turn prompted news stories in the Madison Capital Times and elsewhere describing the “militia” and its activities, which included a supposed training session last Saturday.

Early this week, however, the page—originally a “Justice for Wisconsin” Facebook site—changed its content to make clear there was no militia, though it still claimed to be organizing poll-watching activities directed at Democrats.

Several posts made it clear that the “militia” was “fictional” and, indeed, just a one-person operation intended to spark liberal ire. …

Really? If that’s the case, that would make the owner of the page more a liar than a hoaxer. And given at least one exchange posted from Facebook onto Twitter over a week ago, it looks like the page was attracting armed fans ready to confront those awful dem’crat voters who were plenty more zealous than the page’s critics or detractors:


[su_r_sky_ad]Whoops! That’s going to leave a mark:

Andrea Kaminski, executive director of the League of Women Voters of Wisconsin, told the Guardian that such an exchange constitutes conspiracy to commit a felony – voter intimidation. “They call themselves a militia, although who knows, it could be two guys with nothing better to do sitting in their basement,” Kaminski stated in a phone interview. Still, she said, “whether anybody will go to the polls or not, they’re already committing a crime because conspiring to commit a crime is a felony.”

And you really have to wonder about the timing of the “we’re just a hoax to make the liberal media look bad derp yadda derp” claim given coincidental event such as this

Voting-rights advocates have asked Wisconsin’s attorney general to investigate a Facebook group that purported to call for armed individuals to confront voters at the polls in November.

… and this:

“We’re aware of the website, and we understand that law enforcement is looking into it,” [Reid] Magney [public information officer for the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board] told TPM.

Translation: a certain “troll” had better retain a criminal defense attorney, and fast. Voter intimidation and conspiracy to commit it during a federal election cycle are both federal felonies.

‘Nuff said

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

46 responses to Facing Conspiracy Evidence, Criminal Probe, ‘Voter Militia’ Suddenly Claims It Was A Hoax

  1. Anomaly 100 September 26th, 2014 at 4:34 pm

    And yet they still claim they will only target Democrats. That by the way, is against the law.

    • dave-dr-gonzo September 26th, 2014 at 4:43 pm

      While I doubt that the perpetrator(s) will end up in what was euphemistically referred to in the film masterpiece ‘Office Space’ as “pound-[you]-in-the-ass prison!!!!”, one can always hope… though I don’t necessarily endorse the “pound-[you]-in-the-ass” part … or not…

      • Anomaly 100 September 26th, 2014 at 4:45 pm

        These guys always get out of this sort of thing and who knows how many have possibly opted out of voting because of their intimidation.

        They deserve a prison pounding for sure.

        • M D Reese September 26th, 2014 at 5:14 pm

          They deserve prison, and the loss of their right to vote.

          • Carla Akins September 26th, 2014 at 5:19 pm

            Ah, irony. I love it.

          • tracey marie September 26th, 2014 at 5:31 pm

            just like Dinesh…no voting for the next 3 elections…all that money he spent is now wasted

          • Carla Akins September 26th, 2014 at 6:01 pm

            It’s delicious.

          • M D Reese September 26th, 2014 at 10:59 pm

            I hope that he screws up and ends up in real jail. Who knows–if he keeps up his whining in public, the judge may decide to revisit his slap on the wrist.

          • tiredoftea September 26th, 2014 at 5:53 pm

            That’s presuming that they actually used it!

      • M D Reese September 26th, 2014 at 5:13 pm

        I’m really tired of the obsession with butt sex as well. I don’t wish rape on anyone. Prison should not be an automatic license to rape, nor should it be a death sentence via STDs. If people are puzzled by that, imagine that your brother/father/favorite uncle is in jail awaiting trial for check kiting. Would you be OK with it if they were raped the whole time they are there and come out of it with HIV/AIDS?

        • M D Reese September 26th, 2014 at 5:15 pm

          I just realized that there are probably two generations out there that don’t know what check kiting is.

          • Carla Akins September 26th, 2014 at 5:18 pm

            Sucks doesn’t it. 🙂

          • M D Reese September 26th, 2014 at 10:57 pm

            Actually. I’d rather be at this end of my life rather than just starting out. I got to see the planet when there were only 2 billion people on it. There are now over 7 billion and no end in sight.

          • tiredoftea September 26th, 2014 at 5:29 pm

            Or, checks.

          • M D Reese September 26th, 2014 at 10:56 pm

            Or how to balance their account.

        • stardreamer42 September 29th, 2014 at 7:10 pm

          The idea that prison rape is okay because the victim “deserves it” is effectively the same as the claim that it’s okay to rape a woman in a short skirt because she was “asking for it”. Both are examples of rape culture in action.

          • M D Reese October 1st, 2014 at 8:55 pm

            Exactly. And we need to cut it out!

  2. Teddy Simon September 26th, 2014 at 4:44 pm

    Well guess what , the charges are no hoax

  3. StoneyCurtisll September 26th, 2014 at 4:58 pm

    And when I said I “have a bomb” sarcastically at the TSA check point while trying to board a plane…
    It was only a hoax..

    I never said that..(at an airport or anywhere)
    But I thought it would make a good example of how these ‘Wisconsin poll watchers” work)

    • tracey marie September 26th, 2014 at 5:00 pm

      lol, I love the way you qualified your perfect example

      • StoneyCurtisll September 26th, 2014 at 5:01 pm

        Thank you..
        And I like your avatar..
        Cool little terrier..:)

        • tracey marie September 26th, 2014 at 9:51 pm

          she just had her first ocean swim and boat ride

  4. arc99 September 26th, 2014 at 5:00 pm

    Let the owner of the Facebook page continue with his hoaxes “intended to spark liberal ire”. We liberals will continue to demonstrate that this is one excellent example where government is the solution, as we report his a$$ to local law enforcement.

  5. mea_mark September 26th, 2014 at 5:02 pm

    An investigation should at least reveal who is behind it. I sure would like to know.

    • tracey marie September 26th, 2014 at 5:04 pm

      I do not think it is a hoax… should see the montgomery county Texas problems

      • StoneyCurtisll September 26th, 2014 at 5:08 pm

        At the very least…
        They were trying to scare people away from the polls…(through intimidation)
        They are just short of wearing white hoods and and showing up brandishing weapons at polling places.

        • tracey marie September 26th, 2014 at 5:28 pm

          in Montgomery county they do wear the clothes if not the hood, seriously.

          • StoneyCurtisll September 26th, 2014 at 5:34 pm

            I believe it…;)

        • Thomas Milligan September 27th, 2014 at 9:25 am

          More like “just short of wearing brown shirts” I would say.

    • Anomaly 100 September 26th, 2014 at 5:06 pm

      Just look at the image. That’s Scott Walker.

      • StoneyCurtisll September 26th, 2014 at 5:09 pm

        Looks like Koch brother to me…;)

        • Anomaly 100 September 26th, 2014 at 5:25 pm

          Same diff:-)

        • Judith_Priest October 8th, 2014 at 9:53 am

          Scott Walker is a highly-paid Koch *SERVANT* …

  6. Guy Lauten September 26th, 2014 at 5:17 pm

    It’s going to real amusing to this guy when he gets locked up. All it will take is ONE idiot with a gun showing up to “protect” the vote and this guy’s ass is grass. Then if that fool were to do something so thoughtless as to say they are part of a “Militia”, this criminal conspirator may as well throw himself on the mercy – if there is any mercy for idiots who openly call for armed insurrection.
    We’re going to need more popcorn, I fear.

    • tracey marie September 26th, 2014 at 5:29 pm

      these wanna be tough guys are trying to start a race war, it is unnerving

      • Guy Lauten September 26th, 2014 at 5:32 pm

        Yeah, i know, but hang in there. When it comes down to it they are scared little boys who are hiding behind their surrogate dicks. Like all bullies they back down when confronted. Here… Wussy Wussy Wussy.

        • tracey marie September 26th, 2014 at 6:05 pm

          that is great, what kind of man threatens force against mothers

        • Judith_Priest October 8th, 2014 at 9:52 am

          Remember: tens of thousands of people showed up, peaceful and unarmed, for Occupy. They were gassed and beaten, but … thousands showed, and they kept on coming, despite slander and lies in the press about their “violence” and their “filthiness” and “rapes” and “murders” (local PDs began logging EVERY incident of Skid Row violence, anything within a mile of Occupy, as “Occupy-related”, being the good little RWers that they are).

          For each of these RW “Events” touted on FB, e.g. “The Final American Revolution” and “Operation American Spring”, the Right has been lucky to get 50 people.

  7. tiredoftea September 26th, 2014 at 5:54 pm

    Another fringe rightie with a backbone!

  8. BillTheCat45 September 26th, 2014 at 6:34 pm

    Man I hope the guy gets slammed by charges and tossed in a cement cell. HAHA LIBTURDS DERP

  9. searambler September 26th, 2014 at 8:09 pm

    Wisconsin voters should flood their local police departments with calls and emails voicing concern for their safety at the polls in November because of this information. Don’t let this get swept under the rug, Wisconsinites! Teach this moron that words have consequences…..

  10. majii September 26th, 2014 at 8:46 pm

    an accurate description of this group in a novel would read: “And when Sallie turned the kitchen light on, the cockroaches scattered into the dark corners of the room.”

  11. Foundryman September 26th, 2014 at 9:01 pm

    It’s funny how some think they can say anything they want anonymously with impunity on the internet, until they get caught. then they play the dumbass rightwing nut card.
    Just another average “real American” having some fun….He may soon know the address to Leavenworth.

  12. StoneyCurtisll September 26th, 2014 at 9:22 pm

    Whats so Funny bout Peace Love and Understanding?

  13. rg9rts September 27th, 2014 at 7:19 am

    Sounds like a graduate of the RNC how to cheat course.

  14. Denise October 6th, 2014 at 10:11 pm

    I want to know why idiots like this get away with this, but black citizens, unarmed,protesting, are attacked. the messages is all to clear: white people who are armed and dangerous, not to mention, can terrorize people, but unarmed, black citizens, protesting, have their civil rights violated. gased, beaten, and terrorized by law enforcement. that is quite backwards