Not being ones to rest on their laurels, they actually managed to surpass themselves in their inanity.
This time, their blockbusting scoop was that a woman had a dream!
These trolls went through people's personal Facebook pages looking for something, anything, that they could use to demonize the people opposed to the mining bill. (Maybe the group should change their name to the McCarthy Institute of Wayward Stalkers.)
What they found was the Facebook page of Karen Tuerk, a staff member at the University of Wisconsin, who had stated that she had a dream that involved a tornado, Scott Walker and a knife.*
Nick Novak, the spokesman for the institute then tried to tie in this one random post about a dream and Ms. Tuerk's opposition to the mining bill, although he never does say why these two things would be in any way connected.
Well, not being a two bit hack like anyone at the MacIver Institute, I thought I'd do some real research and you wouldn't believe what I found!
Not only is Ms. Tuerk a self-admitted dreamer, she also eats food! Namely fish, just like the kind one might find at the Solidarity Fish Fry.
I also noticed that Ms. Tuerk was breathing air that evening. That can lead to only one conclusion - insert drama music please - she's a real person!
A couple of things should be noted here.
One, it's not surprising that Ms. Tuerk is opposed to the mining bill. Most Wisconsinites are, by more than a 2:1 ratio.
The other thing is that Novak is a blatant liar. In his post, he wrote:
MacIver News Service reached out to Tuerk to allow her to respond to her facebook [sic] post, but requests have gone unanswered.Novak did indeed try to contact Tuerk, but he did get an answer. Just not the one he wanted:
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Ms. Tuerk is an attractive, young woman. And here we have an obviously disturbed man who is stalking her on Facebook, knows where she works, knows what groups she belongs to and/or supports and then lies about her in order to try to make her change her behavior/attitude- signs of an obvious control freak.
I would strongly urge Ms. Tuerk to contact the police and file a report. There is no telling what someone like this might do.
I would also strongly urge Novak to seek out professional help before he gets into real trouble.
*I'm a little rusty on my Freudian interpretations of dreams, but with the presence of a tornado and the fact that Walker is from Colorado Springs, Colorado, I would say the obvious interpretation is that Walker is the Wicked Witch of the West.