Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Our Boy Hero... Part 3!

Just another little addition to the Wikipedia Saga currently underway in Heckman's little mind. Back on the 15th of May, Matt left a comment here under the 'Upgrades' subject, using a computer with the IP address of 129.33.19.254. A comment was made on June 16th defending Matt (assumingly it was Matt defending himself) from the same IP.

On July 3rd, the Wikipedia article concerning the Reading Eagle was edited by someone at that same IP address to include the following statement:

"Only reliable sources like Dan Rather are allowed here. We at wikipedia are american traitors, communists, and love terrorists"

As we can see, Matt has obviously become tired of tossing around his conspiracy theories on Berks County, and has now decided to try and stick it to the people at Wikipedia. Too bad he couldn't come up with something better than the statement above, even more unfortunate for our boy hero, Wiki monitors their pages well enough to have snuffed this little prank out in short order.

You fail again Matthew, how sad for you.

Saturday, July 01, 2006

Our Boy Hero... Part 2

Here is a comment made on Mr. Heckman's site concerning the Wilkipedia posting for Mayor McMahon.

"There has been entry in the Tom McMahon entry on Wikipedia by the following IP Address.

24.115.1.48

This IP address is one of many that belong to Jim Keller local democrat party hack, and owner of the What Matt Won't Post blog has been adding to the propaganda which as been recently corrected to includes the facts without smear."

What Matthew failed to mention, is that there was no "entry" made into the system, in fact, it was a removal of information. Then again, Matt may not be able to tell the difference between adding and removing information from a story, since he usually likes to add his own brand of lies to any story.

Matt is just upset also that this little tidbit (added by someone at the IP of 209.92.185.200) was removed:

"In March 2006, McMahon came under some heat after a drug abuser attempted to rob a grocery store owner where the owner fought back and shot the drug abuser. McMahon took the side of the drug abuser and demanded charges be filed against the store owner despite McMahon's constant remarks about citizens taking a stand against crime in cases like this. This has since given him silly and not-to-clever nicknames, used online by a small number of bloggers who have little else to do, such as Mayor "Inner Child" McMahon, as constantly mentioned on the blog of right-wing conspiracy theorist Matt Heckman, who posts his rants at http://berksparighthook.blogspot.com/"

Someone at the IP 72.78.160.187 has been consistently trying to add smear to the post, which is being erased immediately by the Wilkipedia vandalbot, since they have been failing to remember this little stipulation when editing entries on the site "Content must not violate any copyright and must be based on verifiable sources." Note the words 'verifiable sources'. If you take the time to look through the history of the edits, you will see that quite a few of the changes made today were not verifiable, and were in fact personal attacks and smear tactics by Matthew and his friends.

It is also nice to see that Grand Mofo Wizard (208.62.125.146) has come out of hiding after all of this time. He did leave a message here on this site, but quite frankly I did not feel the need to burden all of you with reading it, since I am not Jim Keller, and he accused me of being him.

Finally, you will note that Matt has also joined the fray in editing Mayor McMahon's entry, to no avail. He did make sure to create an account there so that no one could find out his IP address, but for the record at least one of those IP addresses is 129.33.19.254 which he used in a post of his own back on June 23rd. (Since Matt loves to throw around IP addresses lately, I figured what the hell, might as well let you all know a few of theirs so you can be on the lookout for them). Matt's edits are in red...

"In March 2006, McMahon came under some heat after a drug abuser attempted to rob a grocery store owner where the owner fought back and shot the drug abuser. McMahon took the side of the drug abuser and demanded charges be filed against the store owner despide McMahon's constant remarks about citizens taking a stand against crime in cases like this. This has since given him nicknames such as Mayor "Inner Child" McMahon as constantly mentioned on the blog of Berks County Conservative Matt Heckman http://berksparighthook.blogspot.com

Currently Mayor McMahon has been critized by Stefan Kosikowski a local democracy advocate involving the Mayor's pick and choose policy involving the laws of The City of Reading. The following comes from Mr. Kosikowski's site detailing the matter."

You can view this at http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Tom_McMahon&diff=prev&oldid=61410514

Here also is a his 2nd little attempt at editing the entry after he created an account there...:

"On June 30, 2006 local conservative Matt Heckman exposed a relationship between The Reading Eagle Company and the McMahon administration when a Reading Eagle Staffer got caught spreading the McMahon administration's propaganda on Wikipedia. The Reading Eagle has been suspected of this for quite sometime since they proudly endorsed Tom McMahon before the Primary when the political parties decide who their nominee will be. Something that the newspaper never did in its entire 150+ year history. You can find the story here."

This one you can view at http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Tom_McMahon&diff=61611011&oldid=61576109

Sorry Matt, no conspiracy exists, no propaganda machine is out there. The lies and smear of you and your buddies will never be allowed to see the light of day, unless of course you can provide Wilkipedia with verifiable proof to support any of your claims... but like most of your other rants, no proof exists...

Thursday, June 15, 2006

We're Back!

Well, it's been a while. I would like to say I have some sort of stellar story to tell everyone about my life on the run, or my whirlwind tour of the globe. Sadly, this is not the case. My life has just been too chaotic and too busy to worry about the blogosphere.

But the time has come for me to return. I read something today that just makes me want to sit down and type, and here it is:

"All these loopholes will do is open the door to scandals by school boards attempting to raise taxes ignoring the will of the people. I predict School District like Wilson will resort to paid vandalism, deliberate neglect on school property to justify the emergency loopholes to get what they want to continue to fund their Jocks first, and Education Second policy. In the long run this will be more regressive then our current system is."

Yes. Our boy hero is back at it again. While I agree with Mr. Heckman that the "so-called" Property Tax Reform that was passed is a pathetic joke, I would not go so far as to say that the loopholes will lead to "scandal". They will lead to districts being able to raise taxes to their hearts desires without needing to deal with the public, legally. The fact that Matt apparently thinks that school board meet under the cover of darkness and plan to steal from him just because they can is just crazy. These boards hold monthly meetings. They hold multiple meetings yearly to discuss the budget. The public has the right, and is offered the time to voice their opinions (hopefully in a informed and intelligent manner, which is often not the case). If they do not like the behavior of the board, they have asay in who is on it as election time.

Matt believes that the school will start to pay people to vandalize things. This shows the depth of his paranoid delusions. I hope he seeks help, or that his family helps to get him the counseling he needs to manage these apparent issues.

I do although agree, this plan is regressive. It may save senior citizens a dollar a day (maybe two a the max), but in the end it will cost the rest of us out here a whole lot more. School districts will likely raise taxes to the maximum allowed every year to help to build and pad their fund balances to that they will not need to put it to a vote in the years they need a large increase for whatever reason that the loopholes will not cover.

I look forward to feedback on the plan here, on Matt's blog, and on the Eagle blog. It is nice to see that everyone seems to see this plan for what it is. A hoax to help the incumbents keep their jobs. Let's vote them all out and show them we won't take their pathetic plan as a solution to a broken system.

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Our Boy Hero...

For all of you interested in a good laugh, check out what apparently Maggie Blom has to say about Matt over on the Reading Eagle Blogs, here is a quote taken from http://www.readingeagle.com/blog/letters/archives/2006/05/outraged_with_b.html#comments:

Maggie, Maggie Blom, Margaret Blom I'm the same person, I do have the right to stick my nose in the political issues of PA. because I own a home there. But as I said I didn't do this to endorse Brightbill, I didn't even know who the heck he was until a couple of weeks ago. You really must read Matt Heckmans blog, it so far fetched and a total fabricated lie, I wouldn't be surprised if Matt Heckman is actually Mike Folmer. I have no idea what he is talking about with my IP address, and a Daryl living in my home. All I can say is I'm very happy I refused his interview, he made that entire blog story up. I found it so out there, I actually sent it to all my friends so we could laugh our self silly. You are a real class act Matt....HA!!! And that nutty story about the cat, you should be writing for MAD Magazine.
Mags
I though I'd sign off today as Mags, hope that doesn't confuse you too much.
Posted by: Maggie Blom at May 16, 2006 03:26 PM


Now of course, we have no way of knowing if the post is really from Maggie, just as we have no way of knowing if any of the information on Matt's website really came from Mags. What we do know it that Matt is up to his old tricks again, and this time it's not Stefan or Jim in his crosshairs. Too bad Matt never has any credible evidence to back up his claims. As he and his brother said about the RAM Industries story, don't you think if this was true the media and press would be all over it by now?

Monday, May 15, 2006

Matt Does It Again

While I am no fan of "Chip" Brightbill, I can not simply let Matt slip on another one his accuse without proof actions again. If he has any morals, he would remove the post until there are arrests made or formal charges brought against Brightbill, as I was kind enough to do for him. All of the information he has available on his site is not supported by any facts besides those he claims to have. And it is quite easy to create a yahoo address that appears to be from someone else. Exactly what proof do we have that the email is real, heck I can make something that looks like that on my own computer.

Check it out here, and please http://www.berksparighthook.blogspot.com/ the article title is David Chip Brightbil Exposed... Feel free to comment here if Matt refuses to post them! I also invite anyone and everyone to make Senator Brightbill aware of what Matt has accused him of on his site. Maybe Matt will learn after a few more letters from attorneys.

Sunday, May 07, 2006

Upgrades!

This site has instituted a few upgrades to better serve its readers! First, all comment will now go through the HaloScan service. This will make it much easier to moderate comments and help in finding out who is posting as multiple people from a single IP. While I am aware that IPs can be faked, this will help in those cases where people are not technically savvy enough to do this sort of thing.

There are few other changes that have been made to make this a better experience for everyone. Be on the look out for more original content about Berks and the world in general, viewed from a perspective much different than our friends over at the Berks Right Wing nutjob something or other website.

Another Side to the Story

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Friday, May 05, 2006

Direct From RAM

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