Sunday, September 27, 2009

Did Milwaukee County Sponsor The AFP Tea Party Rally?

Here is a post that I wrote at Milwaukee County First. It does raise some interesting questions:

It has come to our attention recently that the logo for the Milwaukee County Parks appeared on at least one of the banners at the Americans For Prosperity-sponsored Tea Party Rally, which was held at the lake front on September 19th.

This is evidenced by a photo reprinted here, with full permission of the photographer:

AFP Milw Co Banner

AFP banner with Milw. Co. Parks logo far left center.

The fact that the Parks logo appears on the banner could very well lead on to think that Milwaukee County endorsed and/or sponsored this event, which would not be legal. It is bad enough that we had two County elected officials there, especially with the violence, but if someone authorized the illegal endorsement of a political event, that needs to be addressed.

I have sent out emails of inquiry to County Executive Scott Walker, Parks Director Sue Black and to Americans for Prosperity to find out if the use of the logo was authorized and if so, who authorized it. If it was not authorized, it will be interesting to see what actions Milwaukee County will take to correct the misperception that someone from the County actually endorsed a political event such as this.

At the site which is the source of the photo, a commenter claims that it is required by the county parks to have their logo displayed. On the surface, it causes doubt. What if some group like the KKK or other blatantly outrageous group wanted to have an event at a park. Would the County really want any association with it? However, in the interest of fairness, we will look into this claim as well.

I will keep the reader informed as I receive their responses, hopefully in a timely fashion.


  1. Ha...I can't wait to hear what you find out!

  2. Does Milwaukee County First pay for the use of the Milwaukee County parks logo on it's brochure? You are a political group and you are doing the very same thing yourself. I wonder if that's legal. I'll have to give the parks department and Scott Walker a call.

  3. Crapper, I saw your meltdown over at Badger Blogger, and I thought I'd come to say good bye to you!!!

    You know what your problem is Crappy? You, like many government paid libs, are emotionally disturbed.
    We'll miss you and your flunkadelic style.
    Union yes!!!
    Bye Crapper.
    Get help sissy boy.

  4. Sorry gus/mickey, I am not going anywhere. Glad to see you got your sticky all caps button fixed.

  5. Yes Crapper, i can turn my capslock on or off, but you remain emotionally disturbed.
    You're a fucking Union rep for Social Workers.
    That is hilarious.
    You're a flunky craptard. You're a government dependant flunky.
    That is funny.
    Sorry about you getting shitcanned over at BadgerBlogger.
    Stay in touch sissy boy.
    Beloit Rd.