Sunday, 13 March 2011

Pedophile priests, hockey coaches, and state senators

The people power movement in Wisconsin has moved on to the next stage -- recalling the state senators whose payments come from loyalties lie with corrupt billionaires and not their constituents.

When I saw this post from my virtual roomie, I thought she was already on the topic I wanted to address. In that she highlights the frustrations of prosecutors who want to go after child molesters but are hung up by statutes of limitations on the crimes, she is.

Let's have a look at one of those Wisconsin ReThugs touting those Family Values allatime and targetted by the recall effort.

Randy Hopper is a real piece of shit work.

Protesters were outside his house in Fond du Lac when his wife came out to tell them that the 45-year-old Hopper didn't live there anymore, but rather with his 25-year-old mistress in Madison.

The blogger reports that his maid -- ooh, he has a maid! -- signed the recall petition and suggested that his soon-to-be-ex-wife would probably also sign it. (The couple filed divorce papers last year.)

In addition to exposing the usual FV hypocrisy, this situation raises an interesting legal question of being a representative from one district while living in another.

But, wait, there's more. Like all FV creeps, he natters on about protecting children.

So, how is his record there?

Not good.
It was State Senator Hopper who arranged for the controversial testimony of businessman and Catholic Right ally, now U.S. Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI), opposing the Child Victims Act.

The bill, which would have extended the statute of limitations for victims of child sex abuse to file lawsuits against their attackers, was vigorously opposed by the Catholic Church and the insurance industry. Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel columnist Daniel Bice fingered Hopper as the recruiter who persuaded Johnson to help kill the bill.

Friend to the Vatican Taliban and the insurance industry? Check.

Crusader for Family Values and children? Not so much.

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