Thursday, September 17, 2009


Dear readers:

I'm glad this blog has been a useful space to help spread truths, debunk lies, and express frustrations over the West Bend library controversy and related nonsense.

Unfortunately, real life has reared its sometimes ugly head, and I feel it necessary to close this blog down. Thankfully, I'm confident many of you will continue "wielding the sword of truth", as it were, even in this blog's absence.

I have created WISSUP-Uncensored, which I will continue to update with the latest posts from Ginny Maziarka, providing and open comment policy for you to discuss her rhetoric free from moderation.

And one never knows, I might pop up again...

Concerned West Bend Citizen

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Ginny Maziarka Verbally Rapes Us All

Like I said, it wouldn't take Ginny long to climb back up onto that "the library is run by porn-peddlers and the pinko-ALA" high-horse, attacking anyone with anything she can.

Continuing her idiotic criticism of Director Tyree's presence at an ACLU of Wisconsin event celebrating Banned Books Week, Ginny has posted a secondhand account of, and reaction to, one of Tyree's remarks.

According to Maria Hanrahan, Tyree noted how Terry Vrana made an idiot statement after one of the city council meetings, comparing the library to a porn shop. Apparently, Tyree quipped at tonight's event, referring to the fact that Vrana doesn't have a library card, that "he may be familiar with porn shops, but he's not familiar with the library."

An attempt at humor; perhaps it worked, perhaps it didn't. I wasn't in the room.

And neither was Ginny. Yet, that didn't keep her from asserting that such a statement not only slanders Vrana (which it doesn't), but that by saying such a thing, Tyree has "verbally rape[d]" the citizens of West Bend.


Is WBCFSL Fading Away?

As Ginny Maziarka's WISSUP blog continues to shift its focus to the daily FoxNews bullet points, and it's become clear that Ginny rarely follows up with what she's started, I've been wondering about how much further she can go with her open record requests and desire to rid the library of gay-affirming texts and anything that has a drawing of a penis in it.

Well, it seems that her "West Bend Citizens for Safe Libraries" (sic) organization might finally be fading into the distance. She hasn't updated the WBCFSL website in ages, hasn't released the promised timeline, and now the mentions of WBCFSL (and its email address) have been removed from the prominent positioning on her flagship WISSUP blog (replaced by links to and the Eagle Forum of Wisconsin).

Perhaps Ginny read today's paper and finally realized that she's lost the library battle. But, when we're dealing with Ginny, there's one thing for certain: she won't let us down!

Monday, September 14, 2009

An Open Records Request for Ginny Maziarka

It is no secret that Ginny Maziarka is a big fan of open records requests (ORR). She engages in broad fishing expeditions related to whatever her vendetta of the moment might be.

Recently, she's famously filed an ORR for all the email communications of the library board, all the financial reimbursements processed by the library, and who knows what else. Today, she posted the salaries of library employees, for no other apparent reason than because she can.

Ginny, apparently, is a firm believer in the power of open records requests to uncover truths, ensure transparency, and make certain that those who represent citizens are held to the utmost scrutiny.

I'd like to hold Ginny to the same standard. She claims to represent the majority of West Bend citizens. Her organization supposedly works on behalf of us all. So, she should make her self just as open to scrutiny as she holds other representatives of the people. While no law requires her to be open, fairness and justice should compel her to do so.

So, I hereby file the following open records request to Ginny Maziarka and the West Bend Citizens for Safe Libraries organization:

Please submit electronic copies of the following documents and communications, as related to the West Bend library controversy:
  1. All emails/written communication between Ginny Maziarka and Dan Kleinman (, PFOX, Mark Belling, Owen Robinson, and the Wisconsin Family Council.
  2. All other emails / written communication sent/received related to the library controversy
  3. Financial statements of all related income, donations, and expenditures.
Ginny, please feel free to explain why you shouldn't be held to a similar standard that you are holding others. You claim to represent the majority of the community. Start acting like it.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Why [Ginny Maziarka] is Stupid

Today, Ginna Maziarka re-posts some college kid's rant against his/her philosophy class. Of course, she tags it with references to Mark Peterson, an apparent criticism of the local philosophy prof.

My question is: why did Ginny suddenly decide to re-post something completely off topic and originally published on a random (and abandoned) blog in 2004?

Here's my guess:

Perhaps Ginny saw Mark's recent post about her (which also mentioned this lovely merchandise for sale). The post isn't hateful or defamatory. Still, Ginny got pissed, and decided to strike back against our local philosopher, thinking to herself, "philosophy is stupid!"

But, of course, Ginny isn't really capable of writing her own blog post explaining why philosophy is stupid, so, she Googled it.

The first result is from Jaköbishe Rants. But with its Euro-sounding name and mentions of feminism and "queerth" in the description, I'm sure she quickly clicked the left arrow on her browser to return to the search results.

The second result? Yep, our 2004 post from The Vented Truth.

I just wonder if Ginny read the comments; such foul language! Cuz, you know, if you link to something, then you're endorsing/sponsoring/responsible for its content.

Ginny, please correct me if I'm wrong. Otherwise, you're just being stupid.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Ginny Maziarka's Newest Profession: Forensic Accountant!

Ginny Maziarka wears many hats:

  • Officially, she's a medical transcriptionist for St. Joseph's Hospital in West Bend, WI.
  • Her Boots & Sabers profile indicates she has an interest in "Thumping liberal thugs"
  • On Twitter, she's a "Conservative Christian Activist - Wielding the sword of Truth"
But her latest tweet reveals she is reviewing (presumably) the library's budget documents. Apparently Ginny has a new feather in her hat: forensic accountant!

I wonder if her ability to analyze financial statements will be any better than her (in)ability to understand a code of ethics....

Ginny Maziarka Rarely Finishes What She Starts

Ginny Maziarka has this habit of failing to follow through on what she starts, preferring, it seems, to just keep the noise level up, but accomplishing little.

For example:
  • Ginny Maziarka files a complaint with the city attorney, asking for an ethics investigation into the mayor’s and an alderman’s handling of their book challenges. The request isn't properly notarized, and the city attorney tells her to re-submit properly for consideration. Ginny complains loudly, but doesn't take the extra 5 minutes to get her complaint notarized. Nothing ever happens.
  • Ever since she lost the Library Board battle, Ginny has been busy with burdening the taxpayers with multiple ORRs, and claimed in July to be amassing a timeline of "oppression" and "covert involvement" of outsiders related to the book challenges, and tweeted that it was "nearing completion". At least two months have passed since this was "nearing completion", and no timeline has been released.
  • Ginny's "future plans" state that "With the appointment of a new library board, WBCFSL will be presenting a revised letter of requests for policies, insisting that the citizens of the community be heard on this matter." Three months have passed since the new board's appointment, and no "revised letter" has been submitted.
  • Ginny tweets that "West Bend Citizens for Safe Libraries getting a NEW NAME". Nearly two weeks have passed, and no new name has materialized (although I have some suggestions).
  • And the granddaddy of them all: Ginny's original complaint centered on the lack of "balance" in the library's "Out of the Closet" reading guide. As the issue morphed to include more and more books, as well as supposed obscenities in books, the library sent Ginny notice that, after review with the city attorney, it was determined the nature of her original complaint has changed, and she should submit new reconsideration forms to start the process over again. At her "town meeting", Ginny states: "Since the library has asked us to begin again, we are going to begin again" (at timestamp 21:32 in this video). Later (timestamp 28:05), she tells attendees to "go the extra mile" and to "go to the library, pick up a form, fill it out." Then (timestamp 28:15), she admits that her petition won't be sufficient, and that "I can guarantee you you'll need a formal complaint form." Yet there was no new submissions of reconsideration forms were ever submitted to re-start the process. Instead there were petitions, parades, and countless shouting on her blog.
One wonders if Ginny will be able to follow up with her threat of having a referendum regarding her desire to block access to information.