THE STALKING OF ANN ALTHOUSE

The Madison Roll Call

AFL-CIO, SEIU, other bussed in union thugs —present.

Leaders and members of Wisconsin AFSCME thugs —present.

Leaders and members of Wisconsin AFT & WEA thugs —present.

Elected Democrat lawless thugs —finally present.

Democrat party activists —present.

What about Code Pink? All anti-American criminals —present.

Or International ANSWER? All anti-American criminals —present.

Dane County Sheriff ready to enforce the law, protect the citizens?

—possibly not present.

Madison Police Dept. ready to serve? —Possibly not present.

The Stalking Began March 17th. (vulgarity altered by me)Read It Yourself:

Ann Althouse is a Professor of Law at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. Among her eclectic interests are blogging, photography, video and politics. Her husband is “New Media Meade.” What-do-you know? Ann Althouse became a player in the battle for Wisconsin. I became acquainted with the Althouse blog February 18th,, the day the fourteen cowards left their post. What does she do? She reports the truth in word and picture. These days I can’t afford to miss her Site.

Posted by Ann Althouse at 1:43 PM, March 17, 2011

Union thuggery against Althouse and Meade: “We will hang up wanted posters of you everywhere you like to go.”

“We will picket on public property as close to your house as we can every day. We will harrass the ever loving s**t out of you all the time. Campus is OCCUPIED. State street is OCCUPIED. The Square is OCCUPIED. Vilas, Schenk’s Corners, Atwood, Willy Street – Occupied, Occupied, Occupied, Occupied. Did you really think it was all about the Capitol? F**k the Capitol, we are the CITY… We have the numbers and we don’t back down from anyone. We all know each other. We all know each other. We know each other from Service Industry Night at the Orpheum, because we’re regulars at the same coffee shops, restaurants and bars, we know each other from the co-ops, we know each other because we’ve had a million jobs each (and we all worked at CapTel at least once), because we live in every sh**ty townie house in ever-changing groups of 2 – 7 people, because we are young and horny and sc**w each other incessantly, because we’re all on facebook, and because we aren’t anti-social, life-denying, world-sterilizing pieces of human garbage like the two of you. WE WILL F**K YOU UP. We will throw our baseballs in your lawn, you cranky old pieces of s**t, and then we will come get them back. What are you gonna do? Shoot us? Get Wausau Tea Patriots to form an ad hoc militia on your front lawn? That would be f**king HILAROUS to us. You could get to know the assholes on your side in real f**king life instead of sponging off the civil society we provide for you every single day you draw breath.”

The anonymous Stalker was quickly revealed as Jim Shankman of Madison, to Dan Riehl, writing at Big Government. More from Riehl later.

Get Set for the Next Chilling Threats from Shankman —“You are a Target.”

A Communication from Operation: Countertroll to Ann Althouse and “Meade”

Because of their extensive, lifelong, union freeloading (Althouse, the breadwinner of their pathetic, sexual-frustration driven “family” is an AAUP freeloader, a public sectorsecondary education freeloader, a University of Michigan freeloader, a University of Colorado freeloader and, most disgustingly to us, a University of Wisconsin Freeloader),their movement freeloading (they have greatly enhanced their reputation and socialcurrency both within her nauseating Tory brotherhood they represent and across theinternet by wandering around Madison lying about all they see) their repeated lies andgeneral commitment to irresponsible citizen-journalism (how dare they sneak around anongoing citizen protest movement taking pictures of trash minutes before ourvolunteers clean it), their false claims to have infiltrated the movement despite the factthat as a decentralized, participatory and democratic movement #wiunion cannot be“infiltrated” and indeed welcomes the attention of hostile outside observers, theirattempts to incite Tea Party Falangists to act on their sadistic and violent impulsesagainst fourth grade teachers and their students, and their desecration of the statue of Hans Christian Heg Ann Althouse and Meade are hereby put on notice.

NOTICE – YOUR CITY OF MADISON PRIVILEGES HAVE BEEN REVOKED.

MADISON IS A #WIUNION CITY AND WE ARE MADISON.

Did you really think this could go on forever? That you could sit on the steps of ourhouse, walk the streets of our city, lie about us to strangers, tell gun-toting rednecksfrom out of state and the Northwoods how depraved and deserving of punishment weare all while maintaining plausible deniability for any of the consequences that youractions might cause? Did you think you could f**k with HANS and get away with it? This isn’t a one way fight any more. We will take it from the internet right to 2114Chamberlain Avenue. Do you have any idea where you live? Let us spell it out for you.We understand that you like to eat on the square. You like the Baked Potato at the OldFashioned, do you? There were five of us in there last Tuesday. You like to eat atFresco? We’re in the Overture eating, serving, cooking, playing, and performing. Atleast twenty of us have worked for Food Fight. You like to f**k**g drink at FAIR TRADEdo you? At FAIR TRADE? You are citizen-BANNED from Fair Trade. We will Walker youstraight out of the place whenever you show up. We are at every coffee shop on State,open to close, all the time. We will hang up wanted posters of you everywhere you liketo go. We will picket on public property as close to your house as we can every day.We will harrass the ever loving s**t out of you all the time. Campus is OCCUPIED. Statestreet is OCCUPIED. The Square is OCCUPIED. Vilas, Schenk’s Corners, Atwood, WillyStreet – Occupied, Occupied, Occupied, Occupied. Did you really think it was all aboutthe Capitol? F**k the Capitol, we are the CITY.We are hard-drinking, weed-smoking, rude, obnoxious, auto-didactic, uppity f**k**gTOWNIES. We know you hate us. We know you hate us because we ruin yourimaginary, Men’s Magazine, UW Admission’s Pamphlet, Madison Magazine, Isthmus Artsvision of our City. You think that our town should be on perpetual vigil just in case youneed a little peace and quiet. You think we should go down quiet while Walkereconomically rapes us because you want to lead a f**k**g tour group? Sorry babe, notgonna happen. And because you couldn’t even show a modicum of fairness, integrity,or neutrality and because you had the iron f**k**g stones to try to pull this here, onOUR campus, in OUR city, in OUR state in OUR country (and that is about the onlyreason we have any grudging respect for you), now YOU are a target.

Dan Riehl wrote this incredible exchange at Big Government 3/19/2011.

Shankman Warns of ‘Serious’ WI Actions to Come, Denies Issuing Death Threat

The following quotes are taken from my email exchanges with Jim Shankman of Madison, Wisconsin, the individual who has admitted to writing a vicious screed directed at blogger Ann Althouse and her husband, Meade. All bold type used for emphasis is my choice for publication purposes. It was Meade who removed a “solidarity” shirt from a statue of Hans Christian Heg, (see video) an action that appears to have greatly upset Shankman.

“You don’t f**king touch Hans Christian. Ever.”

He has granted permission to publish our recent email correspondence. The full email trail will be posted below. When asked if he wrote a death threat directed to Republican Senators in Wisconsin, Shankman denied it. Some have expressed a feeling that there were stylistic similarities between it and the screed directed at Althouse. To the best of my knowledge, there is no evidence suggesting Jim Shankman wrote the death threat.

Shankman initially responded:

I did not post this email.  I have never authored a death threat against anyone as far as I can recall.  I was one of the people holding up peace signs when people had grothmann surrounded (I have pics of myself there).

He then followed up in a subsequent email.

I literally read that email for the first time now. I don’t even know which faction these are coming out of. Like I said, I am a relative moderate among the more militant types within the movement. I’m just not plugged into the industrial sabotage/beating up scabs community.

Along with acknowledging a more “militant” type of protester engaged on the union side of the issue in Madison, Shankman issued a warning of sorts as to what may yet develop as the Left works against the Wisconsin legislation.

What my message is is that people are getting ready for serious actions. Stuff that makes my letter to Althouse look like a childish prank, which in a sense it is. All of us are against SB11, and everyone is willing to go as far as their comfort zone allows to make sure it doesn’t happen. There are a lot of veterans and law enforcement officers at these rallies. People are hearing it said that 9/11 first responders are not real Americans and they aren’t ok with that. People are not down with threats coming out of the militia movement and private security types. I am personally not ok with anonymous threats from people who read lies about me on the internet. I really want both sides to take a look at how far this really has to go, and whether some of us who are serious about taking our country back regardless of their supposed political allegiances can agree to turn our efforts against the apparatus of big government, big media, and wall street before running around beating each other up in the streets.

While taking exception to some of how my initial post characterized him as potentially unambitious, Shankman mentioned his fondness for outdoor adventure and stated that he is currently mostly living off the land, while residing in a card board box in the attic of some friends. As for “making it mobile,” it’s unclear if Shankman intends to modify the cardboard box in some manner, or if he intends to pack it up, taking it along with him as he goes. On the other hand, I suppose one could simply pick up a new box when arriving in a new location and I’m not sure how said box, or mobile home/housing, might hold up to rain, or the often cold Wisconsin weather – depending upon the season, of course.

Also, the piece said that I “didn’t strike you as the type who would strike out for gold” like hans christian. I dunno, gold digging was crazy dangerous but I am really into outdoors adventure stuff and trying to live as much off the land as possible. Right now, i’m staying in a cardboard box structure that I put up in some friends’ attics, and I mean to make it mobile soon enough. When I was younger, I hopped trains around rural Iowa, slept in the graveyard of an unincorporated city, hitchiked(sic) to colorado, etc…

Shankman also elaborated on his preferred economic theory. The reference to Catholicism is particularly interesting in light of circulating speculation that his Mother may be Dr. Kimberly Shankman, Dean of the College at Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas. Last night, I was able to confirm a legal address for Jim Shankman that directly corresponds to the location of the college.

With regards to distributivism, it is very mainstream catholic theology.  You could ask James O’Keefe, who says he is personally inspired by G.K. Chesterton.  Chesterton is the main political philosopher of distributivism.  The last couple pages of What’s Wrong With the World are instructive here. Someone equated distributivism with liberation theology, which is not the case.  Distributivism is the stance that the church endorses AGAINST liberation theology, and you can see this in the theology of pope benedict during his disputes with the liberation theologians.

As for his views regarding violence, he offers the following. Below that, I will post the entire email exchange in the order received and sent. I gave him my email address when we spoke last night and he emailed this evening.

Every tactic I have used is directly out of :”the Citizen’s Guide to Lobbying your Government”. I recommend that the right be diligent in their exposes of their enemies and GET IN THE STREETS AND DEMO against them. I oppose physical violence because it is ineffective, boring, and unequal to the needs of the day. I do not carry weapons and I do not attack. The only position I have taken that can be reasonably conceived as pro violence was my statement that I am not RADICALLY nonviolent. I am REASONABLY nonviolent. I am nonviolent unless attacked. I advocate occupying spaces and making them defensible, updating your friends on best security practices, and keeping in close contact with people you trust.

Shankman initiated contact with this email this evening – subject header: communique from jim shankman:

mr riehl.

I read your piece and thought it was fair overall, although I have a few minor quibbles. First, the picture on the site was a picture of me and anna, I’d rather you used a picture of just me. Also, that pic was from when I’d been inside the capitol building for a few days and didn’t have time to shave. I am usually pretty clean-cut. There are recent pics of me – one with an “I support US UNCUT” sign by lady forward, that I feel would be more appropriate. I can send you any information you’d like.

Also, the piece said that I “didn’t strike you as the type who would strike out for gold” like hans christian. I dunno, gold digging was crazy dangerous but I am really into outdoors adventure stuff and trying to live as much off the land as possible. Right now, i’m staying in a cardboard box structure that I put up in some friends’ attics, and I mean to make it mobile soon enough. When I was younger, I hopped trains around rural Iowa, slept in the graveyard of an unincorporated city, hitchiked to colorado, etc…

With regards to distributivism, it is very mainstream catholic theology. You could ask James O’Keefe, who says he is personally inspired by G.K. Chesterton. Chesterton is the main political philosopher of distributivism. The last couple pages of What’s Wrong With the World are instructive here. Someone equated distributivism with liberation theology, which is not the case. Distributivism is the stance that the church endorses AGAINST liberation theology, and you can see this in the theology of pope benedict during his disputes with the liberation theologians.

And finally, as I believe you know, I do not advocate for big government, big business, big union, or big anything. I advocate for citizens lobbying their government to have their concerns known. Every tactic I have used is directly out of :”the Citizen’s Guide to Lobbying your Government”. I recommend that the right be diligent in their exposes of their enemies and GET IN THE STREETS AND DEMO against them. I oppose physical violence because it is ineffective, boring, and unequal to the needs of the day. I do not carry weapons and I do not attack. The only position I have taken that can be reasonably conceived as pro violence was my statement that I am not RADICALLY nonviolent. I am REASONABLY nonviolent. I am nonviolent unless attacked. I advocate occupying spaces and making them defensible, updating your friends on best security practices, and keeping in close contact with people you trust.

regards,
Jim Shankman

To which I responded:

Thanks for writing, Jim. As I don’t edit Big Government, I don’t do image selection. I only submit text. I appreciate your reaction in that sense. Obviously, given the issue at hand and our political differences, perhaps it was not always easy to strike the tone you may have most preferred. But I’m glad you more or less see the piece as fair. Having been reported on on a few occasions, one rarely does come away fully satisfied in my experience.

Best,

Dan

Replied Shankman:

Thank you.  Do you mind If I distribute our email exchanges unedited?

I did not, simply requesting reciprocity:

That’s fine, provided I may do the same with your approval. – Dan

Replied Shankman:

Of course, and you can post in full or in part anything from this address or the corresponding website whenever you want.

I then asked him about the death threats issued to the WI GOP Senators.

Jim – Some have speculated that you may have also penned the email referenced in the item below. They’ve felt there were stylistic similarities. For my part, I am making no assumptions. Would you care to comment on the issue? Was it, in fact, you? And if not, do you have a reaction to the email? I imagine you saw it in the press. Thank you Dan

To which he replied:

I did not post this email.  I have never authored a death threat against anyone as far as I can recall.  I was one of the people holding up peace signs when people had grothmann surrounded (I have pics of myself there).

To which I said:

Thank you. I assume you’d prefer to not identify them?

He then responded at length:

I literally read that email for the first time now.  I don’t even know which faction these are coming out of.  Like I said, I am a relative moderate among the more militant types within the movement.  I’m just not plugged into the industrial sabotage/beating up scabs community.  If you want to find out who originated it, I’d suggest trying to find out where in Madison it came from and who was around then.  But keep in mind, these threats have been coming from a bunch of different sources. What my message is is that people are getting ready for serious actions.  Stuff that makes my letter to Althouse look like a childish prank, which in a sense it is.  All of us are against SB11, and everyone is willing to go as far as their comfort zone allows to make sure it doesn’t happen.  There are a lot of veterans and law enforcement officers at these rallies.  People are hearing it said that 9/11 first responders are not real Americans and they aren’t ok with that.  People are not down with threats coming out of the militia movement and private security types.  I am personally not ok with anonymous threats from people who read lies about me on the internet.  I really want both sides to take a look at how far this really has to go, and whether some of us who are serious about taking our country back regardless of their supposed political allegiances can agree to turn our efforts against the apparatus of big government, big media, and wall street before running around beating each other up in the streets.

What I’m saying to the right is – there’s demos going on, get to them.  There are 50 state rallies against the Federal Reserve planned for march 28th by anonymous!  Its so easy to show these guys we aren’t going to take it any more.

I wrote:

Okay, thank you. Stay in touch. I’ll be writing this up. – Dan

I then followed up with a lingering question at 8:06 PM ET.

Would you care to comment as to what actions may yet be to come. You meantioned this: “What my message is is that people are getting ready for serious actions. Stuff that makes my letter to Althouse look like a childish prank, which in a sense it is. “

Shankman sent this at 8:14 PM ET.:

Another idea for a story on violence and the movement – look thru the wiseye footage during the assembly filibuster. On i believe the second night around 3am they started all talking about their gun collections (the assembly members, democrats and republicans) it was pretty weird stuff, one of the dems was talking about how he hasn’t been able to get a new hunting rifle since Winchester busted the union and moved its manufacturing overseas because they are apparently terrible now.

and yeah please forward me any questions or whatever. Most of my info is just on the internet a click away.

So, I emailed this at 8:21 PM ET and have yet to receive a response to my last question as regards any potentially ”serious actions” to come.

Ok, thank you, Jim. Be well.

Dan

Sunday, Althouse Posted This Compelling Video Summary

 March 20, 2011

What I think of the threat against me, blogging the protests, and how the recall elections can benefit the GOP.

My side of the conversation that I had on Ed Morissey’s radio show yesterday — video-recorded and edited:

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