Tuesday, 28 July 2015
About That First Amendment
There has been a lot of confusion about some events at the July Linn County Central Committee Meeting
There was a motion concerning the LCRCC Webmaster
Claims have ranged from
They are trying to limit Mr Knox First Amendment Rights and his Freedom of speech
To a claim made by the Co Chair on the First District GOP Facebook Page that
We were trying to remove him from the organization.
There is not one bit of Truth in any of these charges.
Now those who were not at the meeting and got their information second hand do have an excuse if they were misled
Those however who WERE at the meeting and were able to hear the Motion made by Steve West have NO excuse
If they continue to claim that Mr West said anything but what he actually said they will be in fact Lying
I am going to upload the audio File of the meeting here and give the Time Mark were Mr West made his motion and now NO ONE will have any excuses if they distort what he actually said
July 2015 LCRCC Meeting
If you go to 1:32:40 you can hear Mr West's Motion for yourself
You can hear there is NO portion of it which calls for his removal from the Linn County Central Committee
You can hear that Mr West was making his motion because he felt that it was wrong for someone with Editorial Control over the LCRCC Website and Social Media and was an Official Representative of a Candidate to be making any negative remarks about another Candidate.
You will also hear Mr West say quite clearly that Mr Knox had every right to post whatever he wanted to on his own websites, just not on the LCRCC Websites and Not as a Webmaster or Social Admin,.
That ought to take care of any lingering misreprsentations that anyone was trying to "silence" Mr Knox
The Motion did NOT in any way call for James Knox to be silenced; it called for him to be relieved of the ability to speak on behalf of the LCRCC via official digital communication.
There was some other misunderstanding. One of our members later thanked Mr Knox for his post and claimed we needed the Truth about the candidates
Jim, thanks for your response. I welcome your
inputs, even if they are unflattering or negative in
regard to a candidate or issue I support
We need to be aware of the "WHOLE" truth, and not
just the parts we like. We need to go and
"Do our homework"
to rebut the charges, statemetns, or
positions we believe are unwarranted or just
plain wrong. We should not be lazy in our defense
or pursuit of the truth and you are a catalyst in this cause
What the gentleman over looks is that the major offense was the Conflict of Interests,
In fact as Mr West stated if the motion had passed Mr Knox could have posted what he wanted to his hearts content
As it stands he CANNOT post as he did the other day
He is ON NOTICE which you may find at Time Mark 1:41
The Chair is ON RECORD as stating that
Mr Knox was Ordered to Remove the Offending Post
Mr Knox was REBUKED for Posting the Offending Post
Mr Knox was ORDERED to NOT REPEAT any such post.
Note the people who made and supported the Motion Tuesday Night
Are NOT responsible for that outcome
The CHAIR is
And if Mr Knox offends again?
I for one am interested in seeing what the consequences might be
So it would appear that all the claims that the motion was meant to silence Mr Knox was false
The claim that the motion was meant to remove Mr Knox from the organization was false
However there WAS an incident where someone DID use their power to silence someone
Mr Knox made Mocking references to one of our Committee Members on the Official LCRCC Facebook Page
AND when he tried to respond he found Mr Knox had him BLOCKED
The gentleman tried to join the page multiple times so he could defend himself but every attempt was rejected
Interesting the James Knox can falsely claim others tried to silence him when they did not
While at the same time silencing someone else
In the words of Ted Cruz
“It Is Very Interesting To See Those Who Profess To Believe In Free Speech Are The Ones Afraid Of Speech”
Monday, 27 July 2015
Is This All They Have?
James Knox and a few of his posse were sniggering over on the Official Linn County GOP Discussion Fascebook Page about the above the other day.
Here is their exchange
Daniel Kauffman's WINO Group
Whig in Name ONLY...could not be closer to the truth as they are drunk in their power..or lack thereof.
Yes I spent about 5 or 10 minutes experimenting with changing the name of that Facebook Page
And I used Whig Club
BTW In particular, the Whigs supported the supremacy of Congress over the Presidency
So one wonders if they prefer the supremacy of the President over Congress?
Or is it a case of never attribute to Malice that whihch can be explained by Ingorance.
I will confess when earlier in that same day Mr Knox expressed that he was filled with Christian Love and held no animosity and was praying for all his detractors
I believed that about as much as I believe that the Ayatollah Ali Khamenei: wants Peace and would NEVER conceive of bulding a nuclear device
I mean behind James Knox's protestations of forgiveness and Christian charity I seemed to hear a faint "Death to Dan Kauffman"
So that day I went to sleep with in the words of W C Fields, "The Calm Confidence of a Christian holding Four Aces" that by the time I awoke and finished work and was able to go online the TRUE Moral Character of James Knox would resurface.
And of course I was not dissppointed
I gazed upon the Litany on the LCRCC Facebook Fan page
Yes I thought THERE is the REAL James Knox
Then there was
July 22 at 10:09pm · Like ·
I think that is supposed to be Gestapo
But let's give Matt an A for effort, he tries so hard
Mr Ahart thought the entire thing was so funny that one wonders if he has a posterior left
July 22 at 11:01pm · Like ·
But does anyone notice what is missing?
When I make a claim about someone I can specify why I make it and give details.
For instance if I say the Chair Cindy Golding has violated the County Constitution,
I can specify that the Body gave instructions for a debt to be paid and she refused to sign the checks. That is a matter of public Record.
If I say the Chair Cindy Golding is in Breach of the By Laws
I can point out that there is a check; a piece of physical evidence that she used to make a payment that does NOT have at that time Treasurers signature
THAT is a Breach of our By Laws
If I claim that James Knox has abused his powers of Webmaster and Admin for the LCRCC,
I can point to the FACT that Mr Knox used the LCRCC Facebook Page to defame a Local Republican Business and FORMER very good donator to the Central Committee
I can Point out the FACT that Mr Knox made disparaging remarks about a candidate on a site over which he has editorial control and the FACT that he is also representing another Candidate which constitutes a Conflict of Interest and a Breach of Ethics
Now there IS one thing Mr Knox and I agree on
July 22 at 10:54am · Like
Screen shots and you can't make this stuff up LOL
SO since he has shared a screen shot of ME let me share a screen shot of Mr Knox from the Billings Gazette in Montana
It seem James was commenting on the Gazette under assumed names and this time forgot he was Nancy L and signed his real name
Friday, 24 July 2015
Before The Chrysanthemum Throne
The other night there was a confrontation on the subject of Ethics at the Linn
County Central Committee.
One side maintianed that if a person had Editorial Control over the LCRCC
Website and ALL Social Media and he ALSO was an Official Representative of
It was an Ethical Breech for him to use his position to make disparaging
comments about another Canidate on the Official Linn County Central
Committee Discusion Board
The other sie held--- You know I am not really sure.--Maybe their
contention is James Knox gets to do anything he wishes to without any
That WOULD be in Keeping with all the other ethical violations he has
committed in the past.
Since then he and his buddies have been gloating and sniggering over at the
LCRCC Facebook Discussion Page.
It seems those who don't agree with them and the Executive Committee are\
Not Real Republicans
They even have that penned to the top of the page so viewers won't miss it
Of course as I recall our Chair Brett Mason decided once to claim I was a
Socialist and because he did not know of any Linn County Socialist Party
He put online directions to the Democratic Central Committee meetings
But I will leave all that Juvenile simpering to them
Because the Hot Issues From Linn County has an
Extradinary Announcement to Make
We had 3 that is THREE count them visits the other day from
The Imperial Enclave in Tokyo!
I am honored.
So let us set aside the stomach souring image of the LCRCC Webmaster
James Knox and his Mistress the County Chair Cincy Golding
And take a look at just what caught the attention of the Imperial Court?
IP Name - IP Address 188.8.131.52
Date 20 Jul '15, Mon, 05:17:37 Net Speed Cable/DSL
ISP Open Computer Network Browser Firefox 3
Continent Asia Operating System Windows 8.1
Country Japan Screen Resolution 1920x1080
State / Region Tokyo Screen Color 24 Bit (16.7M)
We can use the IP Address to find the Location
IP Address 184.108.40.206
At this URL Whois
Enter Domain Name or IP Address:
That will take you to a page where you can have
the location on Google orYahoo Map and
And what post WERE they interested in?
Well they did go to the Main Page
But they also went directly to these two posts
Where Did My First Amendment Go?
Will The Real Base Please Stand Up
I wonder what Steve Scheffler would think if he
know that an article about him and his Purity Tests
was being perused in the
Japanese Imperial Palace?
I wonder what our Fan of Jemes Knox David Ahart would think about them
reading the outrageous claim that NO ONE not Scheffler back then or Ahart
now has the right to decide who gets to be a Republican
Thursday, 23 July 2015
Only Real Republicans Need Apply
Well we saw what they THINK on the Officail LCRCC Discsusion Page
Now it seems they have taken their Philosophy into ACTION
I believe in the Republican platform. Thus I want to help Republicans get elected. So I join the local County Central Committee to represent my precinct. I got elected as a precinct representative. The Facebook admin who is not an elected representative, but rather an associate member, chooses to block me from commenting on the page that is supposed to be the official page for the Linn County GOP, yet makes personal attacks about me on that page. I hope someone can let someone know who can do something about it.
Quite some time ago I noticed that if I disagreed with Mr Knox my comments disspeared so I decided commenting there was a waste of time
Seems I was not the only one he selectively edits LOL
When No Man Pursueth
Mr Knox was ebullient this morning he was quite Vocal
I heard I get the opportunity to post another day. This is simply wonderful and I am sure you are just as pleased as I am!!! Or are you?
Touching but not that accurate.
Our James was not at the meeting last night so he had to get his account second hand
And possibly it was past the Bedtime for some of his friends.
I recall there was a time I too had to be in bed by 8:30 on a school night so I
figure that might explain why some of them are in such a hurry to leave at that time?
The TRUTH is despite the outraged outbursts of the other side that NOTHING
was done that if passed would have prevented Mr Knox from posting
anything he wished to.
As a matter of fact since Steve West's Motion was narrowly defeated
NOW there are limits on his posting ability.
Let me explain.
Some feel that Party Officials should be absolutely NEUTRAL in Public.
Further some feel that it is an Ethical Violation for someone who has
editorial control of the LCRCC Website and Social Media to say something
Negative about a Candidate,
Even further some feel it is even MORE Unethical if that person is ALSO one of the
Officlal Represntatives of another Candidate.
As Mr Knox is.
I noticed that one of our body took up for Mr Knox I found it amusing that
THEY represnt the Same Candidate as Mr Knox, while the Representative of the
Candidate that was slighted did not Agree with them,
I suppose your view on this subject depends on whether YOUR Candidate has
Aided or Slighted
Exactly the situation that Neutrality by Party Officials is meant to avoid,
Now the voting itself was interesting
Steve West by the way is one of the LCRCC's Oldest and most Distinguished
Members. He helped his Father Campaign for Eisenhower in 1952 and
became a member of the LCRCC.
So he has been around for a while and did not show up in the last year or so
and decide he already knew everything
His Motion was to Remove Mr Knox as Webmaster and as Admin for any
LCRCC Social Media Websites.
A vote of NO would reject the Motion a vote of YES would affirm the motion
There were 17 NOs 17 Yes's and ONE Sanction
The Sanction Ballot was discarded so there being a tie of the Ballots counted
the Motion Failed
I take note that there were actually 18 votes against Mr Knox
In any case if James had been removed as Webmaster and Social Media
Admin there would have been NO Ethical Barrier for him to Post anything he
As it stands he has been informed to NOT repeat the behavior of that posting
Our James also spoke movingly of his Christian Love for all who do not agree
Know this I pray daily for each of you. For it is my hearts
true desire for all of us to work
together in one unified effort. I pray all of you can someday
let your misguided anger go
and work to always get the Republican cause elevated not
your personal propaganda
that in reality limits any effective efforts you could possibly
have in Linn County, Iowa or
in your own life. I pray you will experience the unlimited love
of my Lord Jesus Christ and
with His love in your heart you can serve unconditionally.
Like I said Touching isn't it?
But before I got home from work?
Our James had Already reverted to form and shown his TRUE Character.
Daniel Kauffman's WINO Group
Whig in Name ONLY...could not be closer to the truth as they are drunk in their power..or lack thereof.
Yes he went right from Christian Love to
You are Fascists
Why am I not surprised?
Looks like we are also Ghestspo I figure that is meant
to be Gestapo,. Matt must be a little tired due to staying over his bedtime last night
Liberals often call Conservatives Nazis or Fascist when they cannot debate
on the field of ideas. It is the Internet equivalent of BAD DOG,
Most don't even know what the words mean.
When I stated that IMO James Knox acted Unethically by slighting an
oppnent of his candidate on a website over which he has editorial control
I was specific about what he had DONE,
When I have stated that the Chair Cindy Golding refused to sign checks that
the body had voted to be paid
I was specific about what she had DONE
Mr Knox and Mr McNeil are just shooing off their mouths.
But I will have to admit THIS took the Cake
Let me pull out what caught my eye
3 hrs · Like ·
Wednesday, 22 July 2015
Creative Book Keeping
There is always a temptation to put your best foot forward when making a report
BUT when one is trying to find out just how an event DID
And possibly determine how to do it better in the Future
REAL figures are required.
A Claim was made by the Chair Cindy Golding that a figure of $423 was what the LCRCC CLEARED on the Chili Cook Off at the Linn County Fair
According to the Treasurers Report and answers by the Treasurer when his report was given this does not appear to be the case.
The amounts of $60 before the Fair and $363 during the Fair which add up to $423 were listed in the Treasurers Report as Total Receipts.
Expenses were $150 for the Building the Chili Cook Off took place in.
$39.42 Expenses reimbursed to Brenda Hart.
And there was a $48.62 Printing cost which was expensed to the Office Budget
The Chair informed the Committee that the $48.62 Printing Costs were applied to the Office Budget because that is how we had approved such expenses in the Budget Adopted
If a Good Faith Effort is being expended to determine exactly how effective our Event was ALL expenses created by having the event must be considered.
Therefore it is evident
That $60 + $363 - $150 - $48.62 - $39.42 = $184.96
Is closer to the real number
Someone did mention that we ALSO brought in $183.74 from a Straw Poll which was part of the Fair Event
Which gives us
$184.96 + $183.74 - $280 = $88.70
If we are going to include EVERYTHING then we must also include the Cost for the Booth
So we end up with a Profit of $88.70
The Fair can also be considered not as a Fund Raiser in which it was pretty limited but as Community Outreach
In that it was not too bad
The Tickets were I believe $5 each?
So at the Fair we sold tickets to $363 divided by $5 about 72 people plus the people who might have talked to Lindsey Graham etc
It is though clear that the Claim made by the Chair Cindy Golding that we CLEARED $423 is
As I understand that the Audit shows that instead of making close to $200 on the Christmas Party we in fact Lost about $200
And considering that we were originally told that the total Receipts for the Fair was what we had Cleared
Due in large part by hiding expenses in other Depts
I am wondering about the Validity of the Claim that the Lincoln Dinner ADDED $1880 to our Treasury.
I think I will be asking our Treasurer Robin Tucker about these matters
When/If I get what I think are solid figures,
I will report them here.
Monday, 20 July 2015
A Word From The Defense
We have word from Our Webmaster
Relating his view on everything.
To paraphrase Kipling it goes like
Help for a Patriot Sullied
A Snow White Spirit Hurt
Help for Our Webmaster's Name
Sore Trampled in the Dirt
From Alburnett to Walker
Oh Listen to My Song
Our Honorable Gentleman
Has Suffered Grevious Wrong
His Noble Name Was Mentioned
Oh the Burning Black Disgrace
By a Misinformed Blogger
In a Political Ethics Case.
Or as it appears on His Facebook Wall and about 10 others he placed it on
Joe Stutler, Paul Pelletier, Matthew O'Neal and 5 others like this.
Actually for my part Hate is maybe a little over the Top,
Intense Dislike is more to the point
There ARE people for which hate might fit however
There is a young woman in Montana, who at one time was the President of the Montana Young Republicans, and who ran afoul of Mr Knox where upon he organized a
Denial of Service Attack on her Emails and Facebook accounts
One of his Associates however turned out to be able to distinguish between right and wrong
and recognized unethical behaviour so they made a screen shot of Mr Knox's instructions
You may look at it here and ask yourselves if he has the character of someone you wish
representing the LCRCC
Now that is the story of someone from Montana who might actually Hate our Webmaster
There is someone else from New Mexico who might also have a grudge.
Steve Brewer, of Rio Rancho, N.M., said he has tried since December to get about $1,900 from Knox for work he performed as the New Mexico manager for Knox's computer business, KBS Computer Solutions Inc.
New Mexico law requires that pay for a discharged employee be paid within five days of discharge if the wages are a fixed amount.
The law also requires an employer to get written permission from an employee to make deductions from an employee's check, even if the employee is at fault for damages. The only time an employer can make a deduction without written approval is if there was an overpayment
As for the State of Iowa, I am certain the local business that Mr Knox slandered on the LCRCC Facebook Page and his own
And that he put on quite a few other people's Facebook Page including a Congressman's might not be pleased with him.
I understand they were intending to sue him and the Chair Cindy Golding, but ran into a slight hitch.
It seems to make a case it is helpful to be able to show damages and their business is UP.
And then in addition there is his minor offence of trying to Vote Illegally.
Now a claim WAS made that Mr Knox voted ACCIDENTLY
Which of course was AFTER he ACCIDENTLY hid a ballot under the table so he could use it.
Then most recently, we see his abuse of his position of Webmaster which gives him editorial control over all LCRCC Websites and Social Media to make negative remarks about a Candidate running against the one he represents.
As for his claim that those who disagree with these ethical lapses are
"a small faction who have been ineffective for years"
That is just an example of someone shooting their mouth off about things they really don't know anything about
He seems to think nothing ever got done before he showed up LOL
The Chair before the present one and the Committee went from nothing.
I mean we had to take up a collection to HAVE money to pay for the room
WE had an attendence about what it is now
We went from that to attendences at meetings of sometimes 200 people and when Steve Armstrong stepped down there was over 20K in the bank
Since then attendence and the Treasury has shrunk
Can anyone who has been around through all the changes in this Century really claim that the Committee is better off since Cindy Golding took the Chair?
But James will spout off his nonsense.
What I find amusing right now is him patting himself on the back about his Webmastering
I don't know about the rest of you, but I just got my August Meeting announcement and here I thought it was July?
I see we have a August Agenda too!
Hope he is doing a better job with the Websites of other Counties than he is ours.
When Tact May Not Work
There are some people who have to have things Spelled Out for them.
In my post the other day Conflict of Interest
I relayed the Story of how the Linn County Central Commitee Webmaster
Mr James Knox, someone who has full editorial control over all Linn County
Central Committee Websites had abused his position and made derogatory r
remarks about one of the Presidential Candidates.,
To make matters worse he is the Official Representative of another Campain
in this area
MOST people realise that the Party and Party Officials at all levels including
the County should maintian a neutral position
This type of think does not seem to occur naturally to Mr Knox
So maybe it should be explained to him at the next
Central Committee Meeting?
I am thinking that a motion would be in order
something along the lines of
Moved: The Linn County Central Committee prohibits
ANY negative comment directed at a Republican
Candidate on ANY Linn County Central Committee
Website or Social Media. Violations of this Order will
result in the termination of Posting Privileges until
after the Election and if committed by a
Representative of a Campaign the Secretary will
send a Letter of Complaint to the State Chair of the
In other words you can say anything you want about a Democratic Candidate
Or one of Another Party.
But regarding Republican Candidates confine your remarks to how Great
You think your Canidate is and as for the other ones?
Friday, 17 July 2015
THREAT TO IOWA CAUCUS, WORSENS
The Following is How this article appears on the
Iowa Live Website
LINN COUNTY REPUBLICAN CENTRAL COMMITTEE'S THREAT TO IOWA CAUCUS, WORSENS
Greetings, Republican Party of Iowa (RPI) Officials, and all—
Website http://www.iowalive.net/linncothreatstoiowa.htm , posted on 5-15-15, alerted you to Linn County Republican Central Committee’s (LCRCC) fatal threat to Iowa’s first in the nation caucus. Two months has passed and the threat has substantially worsened, on your watch. Your dithering is not working. The following tables show why. Posturing to promote Ron Corbett for Governor and Cindi Golding for Legislator take precedence over first in the nation caucus. The LCRCC will be a national embarrassment to itself and to Iowa. Is this what you want?
LCRCC FAILURES AND EVIDENCE
SOURCES OF LCRCC DYSFUNCTION ARE OBVIOUS
4 PEOPLE CONTRIBUTE 80% OF LCRCC DYSFUNCTION . Source: Iowalive 7-17-15
DESCRIPTION--Executives in Yellow
% CONTRIBUTED TO LCRCC DYSFUNCTION
All Other Contributors
Anyone claiming to have better numbers than those herein is asked to provide them!
Iowalive A growing network of volunteer citizens and professionals for improving Iowa
Conflict of Interest
Ethics Lie wounded
The other day Mr James Knox the Official Linn County Republican Central Committee Webmaster one of three people who have editorial control over the LCRCC websites posted the following on his personal Facebook Wall.
GOP again Xxxxxx ahs flipped. Such ashame too
cause he does have many good things he has done
Of course that was AFTER he posted this
|Seriously another Xxxxxx flipflop. I like this guy but he is not the candidate many of you proclaim him to be. There is only ONE who ahs done all he said he would, has never flipped and flopped, been consistent on every conservative or constitutional point and has stood completely alone to do the right thing! |
The Candidate's Name has been Redacted from the above statements.
Now SOME might be tempted to say that derogatgory remarks about a Republican Candiate by a Central Committee Official who has Editorial Contral over ALL LCRCC Websites COULD be Considered
Some might even venture to say that if that person was ALSO an Official Representative of another Campaign
Their Actions had the appearance of a Conflict of Interest and were even more
But this is not the only time Mr Knox has engaged in such behavior on the LCRCC websites and his own.
Ethical Behaviour does not seem to be a matter of great concern to him.
We have seen this before.
The Republican Party is supposed to stand for Personal Responisibility
We are supposed to believe that there should be consequences for an individuals Actions.
But like when Mr Knox slandered a local business on the LCRCC Facebook page and his own
Or like when he was caught trying to accidently vote (after he accidently hid a ballot he had gotten ahold of under his table)
There will probably be NO Consequences for this Unethical Behavior
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