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I am an Ultra-Conservative, Alpha-Male, True Authentic Leader, Type "C" Personality, who is very active in my community; whether it is donating time, clothes or money for Project Concern or going to Common Council meetings and voicing my opinions. As a blogger, I intend to provide a different viewpoint "The way I see it!" on various world, national and local issues with a few helpful tips & tidbits sprinkled in.

Local Blogger Runs Into Trouble

Blogging, Liberals, Public Sector Unions, Chris Liebenthal

Some of you might recognize the user name “Capper” from the Now blogs and the Right View Wisconsin blog.


From the MJS


Blogger suspended 10 days for political work


Lefty blogger Chris Liebenthal was suspended for 10 days without pay earlier this year for using his county computer for personal purposes, recently obtained records show.


“It is clear that Mr. Liebenthal blatantly violated the Use of Technology Policy over the course of a year on numerous occasions and was in violation of the above Civil Service rules,” wrote Geri Lyday, interim director of the Department of Health and Human Services, earlier this year.


The suspension cost Liebenthal - a social worker and official with the county employees union - $2,051 in county pay, said Mark Stein, an interim DHHS administrator.


Liebenthal became the target of allies of then-County Executive Scott Walker, now the governor, after a Walker aide resigned for doing political activity during work hours.


Citizens for Responsible Government, a pro-Walker outfit, urged investigators to decide whether Liebenthal, a county worker, had been using his taxpayer-funded computer to post on any of his various blogs.


After seizing his work computer, prosecutors found he had engaged in political activity at work but decided not to file charges, saying it was more of a personnel issue.


Earlier this year, Lyday concluded that Liebenthal — who goes by the name Capper in his anti-Walker blogs— had broken two rules, one for wasting time at work and the other for doing personal activities during the work day. The original recommendation was for a 15-day suspension.


Lyday wrote that the blogger had not used his county equipment to post to his blogs.


"Mr. Liebenthal acknowledged that he did use his County computer for personal use but that all activity has ceased," Lyday wrote.


In March, Liebenthal agreed not to fight the matter and to affirm that “the charges are well founded” in exchange for the suspension being dropped to 10 days, according to records obtained by No Quarter.


 Liebenthal’s lawyer, Michael Maistelman, had no comment.


Incidentally, Maistelman also represents the Walker aide, Tim Russell, at the center of an ongoing John Doe investigation into possible political activity by county staffers.  The Walker aide who resigned for doing political work on county time, Darlene Wink, is also caught up in that criminal probe.




Milwaukee County employee Chris Liebenthal engages in “extensive political blogging” while on the taxpayers’ dime



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