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.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Ginny Maziarka's Statements on Homosexuality

Ginny Maziarka has make some startling statements about homosexuality, reeking of ignorance and intolerance. This list is a work in progress - please send me links to other comments.

Ginny Maziarka doesn't speak for me!

If you agree with this statement, get your gear here:

Brilliant work (especially the brown headline with red font), and all proceeds will be donated to the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Introducing WISSUP-Uncensored

Are you tired of Ginny Maziarka's censorship of your comments at WISSUP?

Me too.

That's why I created a new blog, WISSUP-Uncensored, where each of Ginny's posts will be linked to, with a brief introduction, providing and open comment policy for you to discuss her rhetoric free from moderation.

(I originally was going to republish each of her posts verbatim, but I -- reluctantly -- decided to honor her intellectual property rights to her tired, worn out, ignorant rants. So, all you have is the title and a link to the original)

Check it out! WISSUP-Uncensored

Ginny Maziarka Continues her Obama=Hitler Rant

This is really getting ridiculous.

Ginny Maziarka continues to insist that Obama=Hitler, despite any rational attempt to persuade her otherwise.

In today's post, a continuation of her diatribe against the President speaking to school children about -- GASP -- staying in school, each time the name "Obama" appears in her tired rant, she links to various Hitler Youth websites: the Wikipedia article, a random amateur history site, and

She tops it off with her oh-so-clever phrasing ", Obama's part", reminiscent of her childish re-naming of Maria Hanrahan's organization, the West Bend Parents For Free Speech, as West Bend Parents for Free Sex, um, I mean Free Speech (ooops, sorry 'bout that).

The ignorance of her rhetoric -- and her utter lack of understanding of history -- is astounding.

Citizens of West Bend: please think long and hard about whether you want such an individual to lead any movement meant to "protect" children or otherwise guide your child's education.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Someone has created, which links to this NPR article, which states:
Gay, lesbian and bisexual teens and young adults have one of the highest rates of suicide attempts — and some other health and mental health problems, including substance abuse. A new study suggests that parental acceptance, and even neutrality, with regard to a child's sexual orientation could have a big impact in reducing this rate.
Well done, whoever you are.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Who is More Like Hitler: Obama or Ginny Maziarka?

Sorry for again violating Godwin's Law, but Ginny Maziarka's continued insistence that Obama=Hitler is so amusing, I just can't help myself.

I think we need to take a hard look at this question: Who is more like Hitler: President Obama or Ginny Maziarka?

The evidence that Obama = Hitler is pretty convincing. Consider: they both have brown hair, two syllables in their first name, and are taller than 5'5" yet shorter than 6'5". If that isn't evidence enough, consider that both men celebrated Christmas, wear glasses, give flowers to their wives, and so on. Srsly, folks, you don't have to be a dining room table to make the connection.

But, indulge me, as we consider the possible similarities between Hitler and Ginny Maziarka.

Hitler, as you might recall if your teachers weren't prevented from mentioning the existence of gays in your history classes, persecuted gays throughout Nazi Germany. In the 1920s, before the rize of Hitler and the Nazis, gays enjoyed freedoms and liberties throughout Germany. But then Adolf showed up, who believed that homosexuality was "degenerate behavior" which posed a threat to the capacity of the state and the "masculine character" of the nation. Sound familiar?

Hitler's Nazis then launched its purge of homosexual clubs in Berlin, outlawed sex publications, and banned organized gay groups. The Nazis also publicly burned the library of the Institute of Sex Research, which contained pro-gay materials. Sound familiar?

The Nazis also denounced gay men as "enemies of the state" and charged with "corrupting" public morality and posing a threat to society. Sound familiar?

So, I ask you, who is more like Hitler? President Obama, who dares speak to kids about staying in school and wants to ensure all citizens have health coverage, or Ginny Maziarka, who wants to rid West Bend of anything gay-ish. I report, you decide.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Ginny Maziarka Equates Obama to Hitler (Yawn)

I think the bandwagon is leaning a little more to the right tonight, because Ginny is fully on board.

Her latest propaganda at WISSUP notes that the WB schools won't be showing the President's address to students next week. Whatevs.

But, in yet another beautiful example of Ginny's undecipherable and misleading tag spamming, she's labeled her post with the tag "Hitler".

So, let's ignore the fact that it's perfectly normal for a President to want to speak to school children. Hell, Bush-41 and Reagan both did it. And we can ignore the fact that the conservative propaganda that the President will talk about his health care plans and other items from his "socialist agenda" have been proven to be "pants-on-fire" lies. And we can ignore the fact the same people who think Obama is a socialist are equally misguided in thinking that Hitler was one (he instituted totalitariansim, and the closest the Nazi's under his leadership got to socialism was to guarantee social welfare for all Aryans, and Aryans alone).

What truly amazes me about Ginny's use of the "Hitler" tag is that she's finally figured out how to insert a comma between multiple tags. You go, girl!

Kevin Scheunemann Shares More of his Delightful Insights

Remember Kevin Scheunemann, the Libertarian (but not really Libertarian) Kewaskum Trustee and International Dairy Queen Drive-thru Champion who believes an "intolerant gay lobby" has been involved in the counter-movement to Ginny Maziarka's true anti-gay intolerance?

Well, heeeeeee's baaaaack!

Apparently he sent Ginny this message, which she's pasted to her blog, trying to compare Kewaskum's quick response to his request for a copy of an open records request, to how West Bend dealt with an actual open records request.

Seems that photocopying an existing file happens faster than library board members trying to decide if their personal email accounts are subject to open records laws. Hmmm...maybe apples and oranges are the same thing inside a DQ.

Anyway, Scheunemann can take his self-righteous "Kewaskum will always be better than West Bend" attitude and dip it in some chocolate for all I care. His opinion is more irrelevant than a DQ in December.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

To Ginny Maziarka, and other Zealots, Bigots and False Patriots

Thanks to Censorship-Free Libraries, we have these wonderful words from this year's Banned Book Week's poster, a manifesto against censorship:
To you zealots and bigots and false
patriots who live in fear of discourse.
You screamers and banners and burners
who would force books
off shelves in your brand name
of greater good.

You say you’re afraid for children,
innocents ripe for corruption
by perversion or sorcery on the page.
But sticks and stones do break
bones, and ignorance is no armor.
You do not speak for me,
and will not deny my kids magic
in favor of miracles.

You say you’re afraid for America,
the red, white and blue corroded
by terrorists, socialists, the sexually
confused. But we are a vast quilt
of patchwork cultures and multi-gendered
identities. You cannot speak for those
whose ancestors braved
different seas.

You say you’re afraid for God,
the living word eroded by Muhammed
and Darwin and Magdalene.
But the omnipotent sculptor of heaven
and earth designed intelligence.
Surely you dare not speak
for the father, who opens
his arms to all.

A word to the unwise.
Torch every book.
Char every page.
Burn every word to ash.
Ideas are incombustible.
And therein lies your real fear.

Download the full manifesto here. Find out more about Banned Books Week 2009 here.

Common Sense Citizens of Ginny's World

Ginny Maziarka has drawn attention to the new "grassroots" movement called "Common Sense Citizens of Washington County". Maybe this will be what she changes the name of her vendetta to; who knows, who cares.

But this is an amusing group.

First, their website, while literally just created yesterday, looks like it was designed in 1996. Love the pixelated graphics, off-center design, broken menu links, etc. C'mon, folks, even Ginny figured out how to use Google Sites to create a halfway decent looking web presence.

Then there's the male-centric focus of this group. Look at the officers: all men (and most with the name "Mike"). I'm sure they'll be thrilled with Ginny'

Lastly, I wonder how they're react to Ginny's decidedly anti-liberty focus. The group holds "Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness" as one of its core values, yet Ginny's vendetta are most certainly in opposition to that. It is only through the enjoyment of liberty and the pursuit of happiness can someone be free to embrace their sexual identity, seek out love, raise their children without interference, and so on.

Common Sense Citizens might want to think twice before adding Ginny to the mix.....unless they really need a webmaster (and can stomach some ALL CAPS and red text.)

// BTW, I wonder how "grass roots" this group really is, seeing that West Bend's representative, Steve Hutchins, sits on the city council. And since once of the goals of the group is to help "conservative individuals obtain and maintain political offices through fund raising and campaign assistance", I certainly hope Mr. Hutchins won't be abusing his power as an elected official to offer "campaign assistance" to others in the group.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Pick the new name for "West Bend Citizens For Safe Libraries"

Ginny Maziarka cackled tweeted today that her flagship "West Bend Citizens For Safe Libraries" is getting a "NEW NAME" (she would've used red font if Twitter had allowed).

So, while we all wait with bated breath, perhaps we should come up with our own suggestions.

Perhaps "West Benders Indulge Ginny's Overreaching Tactics" (W-BIGOT)?

Leave your suggestion in the comments below.