The War on Joe the Plumber-Update

Thursday, December 18, 2008 \AM\.\Thu\.


Hail and Farewell Helen Jones-Kelly.  The Director of the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services who snooped on Joe Wurzelbacher resigns.


The War on Joe the Plumber-the Report

Friday, November 21, 2008 \AM\.\Fri\.


Ohio Inspector General Tom Charles has released his report on the snooping by various governmental agencies in Ohio against Joe the Plumber.

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The War on Joe the Plumber-Latest Developments

Monday, November 17, 2008 \PM\.\Mon\.


The Ohio legislature is considering legislation to protect Ohioans from the type of government snooping unleashed on Joe Wurzelbacher.  To their credit, the American Civil Liberties Union has called upon Governor Strickland and other Ohio officials to enact regulations to protect the private information of citizens on state databases.

The War on Joe the Plumber-Update

Friday, November 14, 2008 \PM\.\Fri\.


Previously I had posted about government snooping on Joe the Plumber here.  Ohio Inspector General Tom Charles has now reported that no fewer than six governmental agencies, including the office of the Attorney General of the State of Ohio, and the Ohio Department of Taxation, accessed state records on Joe Wurzelbacher.  The lesson is obvious:  ask an inconvenient question of President Obama and agencies that your tax dollars support will be used as a weapon against you.

Political Intimidation and Persecution

Monday, October 27, 2008 \AM\.\Mon\.

The recent personal attacks and invasive investigation of Joe the Plumbers personal life is a scary thing.  Joe the plumber represents the everyday American, striving to better his lot in society.  By sheer coincidence Joe the Plumber was able to ask an innocent question to the Democratic candidate for president that seemed to put Senator Obama on the spot.  Then all hell broke loose.

I can understand if the far left goes far in their vitriol when their candidate was put in an unsavory position, but when the mainstream media began to jump all over Joe the Plumber I actually got a bit concerned.  I’m all for the vetting of candidates and hard-nose journalism, but the vitriol and aggressive journalism being exerted upon the McCain campaign and their supporters is practically non-existent on the Obama camp.

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The War on Joe the Plumber

Monday, October 20, 2008 \AM\.\Mon\.

Since Joe Wurzelbacher asked a question of Senator Obama on October 11, 2008 which proved to be potentially damaging to the Obama campaign, the following has happened to Mr. Wurzelbacher:

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