Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Traitor Kraus Objects in Pre-Election Rant at KBOO, Election Fraud?

Well, Theresa Mitchell  aka "Glorious Leader" did warn us he was a Zionist Mossad Sleeper Agent up to no good.

As the Bored Meeting begins in earnest, Kraus scurries from Willamette Week to to post more EVIL LIES now the website appears to have a half-life longer than a rare heavy metal isotope.   Kraus expounds:

The Sad State of KBOO

August 6th, 2013
 (I had planned to release this earlier but the collapse of the website delayed my ability to post.)
 When application packets for the Board Of Directors were made available, it was a different KBOO.  KBOO last May had a divided board and an embattled but still working Executive Director.  At that time, I saw that with election of four new board members there was a chance of saving the Strategic Plan.  Careful negotiations with the unionized staff could create a better Employee Procedures Manual and a solid, reasonable union contract.  Allowing Lynn Fitch to continue her management, fundraising and outreach to more communities might have worked to stabilize the finances and bring new life and energy to the radio station.  
 In the short time since last May, many directors have left and through skillful manipulation been replaced by members loyal to the views of staff and the Keep KBOO as KBOO movement (KKK).  This activist board has removed the Executive Director from any management role and put the new board policies aside, essentially stopping implementation of the Strategic Plan it it’s tracks.  Now it’s a different ballgame and the combined effect of actions taken at the most recent board meetings make the upcoming elections moot.
 While KBOO needs a lot of help to change and grow, elections that can only seat four new directors have no chance of making any difference.  No dissident directors have terms of office that extend beyond the election.  The eight directors who will remain have shown total indifference to the input of directors in opposition.  Board members who disagree have quit the board to protect themselves from liability, or have been kicked off the board for speaking honestly to membership and the press.  In this moment not only do I feel that I would have no effective voice, but if I were to win and accept a seat on the board I would be complicit in actions that at the very least are improper, and potentially I’d be exposed to civil and criminal liability.  
 So today I object to the following:
 I object to the harassment of, defamation of, and removal of management authority from Lynn Fitch.  It’s rumored the board was asked in closed session for arbitration, not mediation.  Arbitration is a last ditch effort to come to an agreement before filing a lawsuit.  So far as I know not even the agreed on mediation has occurred.  
 I object to the board taking upon itself all management duties after taking them away from the Executive Director.  In very short order emergent situations of administration of bank accounts, crashing website, looming FCC license renewal, election management, and union negotiations have been handled poorly, if at all.  In fact board members at the end of the July 29th meeting spoke briefly about hiring a temporary ED to help them in the current workload.  It’s fiscally and organizationally incompetent to hire someone new to manage the station during all these emergent situations, while telling the existing, experienced manager who is still drawing a salary not to do her work.  I’ve watched this board schedule emergency meeting after emergency meeting to attempt to deal with the aftermath of their ill considered actions.  I was willing to serve on the board of directors, not to be a substitute manager for the corporation.  Clearly the burden of time now expected for serving on this board is unreasonable, and the emergencies present today did not need to occur.
 I object to the board relying on FMLA rules that don’t appear to apply to KBOO to silence ED Lynn Fitch from giving the board critical information relevant to an agenda item, then allowing staff member Ani Haines to interject her opinions at will during board deliberations at the same meeting.  Clearly the board welcomes some staff acting as if they have a seat on the board, but will go to any lengths to block input and advice from other staff.  
 I object to the board of directors refusing to look at relevant documents to an agenda item, then voting to affirm that the actions related to these documents was correct in every way.
 I object to the continuing cover up of what the real issue is regarding the firing of former engineer John Mackey.  It’s not hard from what’s in public record to reconstruct the sequence of events.  Conflict with other staff.  Eventual firing of Mackey during the time of the staff collective.  Threat of lawsuit over the firing.  Mackey being banned from the building, then running for the board and eventually winning a seat on the board.  Board President S.W. Conser (very close friend of staff especially Ani Haines) making an unauthorized request for confidential employee files from Sussman Shanks L.L.C. while the ED Lynn Fitch is out of the country.  Newly seated board member Mackey attempting to get agenda items on the agenda and failing, then mentioning in open session a potential issue with the FCC re the EAS system.  Next day the FCC visits KBOO and writes up a violation.  Next board meeting Mackey is removed as a director for actions "harmful to the corporation".
 I’ve looked and see no record that the FCC visit produced any more serious consequences than a warning form letter to do better record keeping.  So Mackey’s actions don’t seem to have generated any fines or serious liability, hardly an action harmful to the corporation that merits his removal.  I’d like to know the real reason why Mackey was silenced.  It clearly has to do with how the staff collective handled confidential employee matters and related documents during the time of the staff collective management.  Screw the $1500.  Who is being protected by this cover-up, and why?
 I object to the negotiations with the new staff union being handled by a board member who is a staff organizer for another powerful union.  Even if there is no intent to give the staff an unfair negotiating advantage, it’s critical for the negotiations after this much open conflict to be absolutely above board and have no appearance of corruption.  Would the staff agree to have management represent them in negotiations?  Of course not.  So why should the 5500 members of KBOO who are the employers agree to have their interests protected by a union man?  This is a no brainier, Timothy Welp needs to remove himself from the negotiating team.
 I object to the entire way the election process has been handled by the board.  No list of candidates was made public despite repeated requests by dissident candidates like myself.  At the same time, a meeting of the group KKK invited those candidates it wanted to vet to a private meeting and clearly had a list of all the candidates although this information was not made available to those KKK did not want to support.  So preferential treatment has already occurred in the election process even before ballots have been mailed.  This is called election fraud, who knows what else has occurred behind closed doors?
 I object to the lack of information given to board candidates.  As a board candidate I was never formally informed of the election date, and only asked to participate in a on air forum at a specific time only with two weeks notice, during a time I have other obligations.  I immediately responded with an objection to the timing and asked for an opportunity for a pre-recorded interview for air at the proposed time.  There was never any answer to my request.  I only found out the election date itself by attending a four hour board meeting in July, and hearing it mentioned in passing although I had asked repeatedly for this date for many weeks.  Then I was told this date was set way back in March.  The election packet was created in May, and distributed in June.  Is it too much trouble to inform candidates of the details of the election process when they apply to be candidates?
 I object to the continual distorted governance at KBOO that makes the Board Of Directors responsive to the directives of the staff, rather than the other way around.
 It’s sad to say, but at this time I don’t see any possibility of KBOO Community Radio avoiding lawsuits, investigation for possible election fraud, and due to the continuing deficit spending eventual bankruptcy.  
 The only way the elections in September could have any meaningful results other than to affirm the current policy of cover-up, cronyism, and incompetence would be if the entire board were to put themselves up for re-election at this same meeting.  I have no delusions that the current board would agree to this.  If a way can be found to force the regular annual meeting to become also a special membership meeting and have board member removal on the agenda, then there might be a chance for change at KBOO.  
 There might be a surprise development from outside forces intervening due to lawsuit or action by the Oregon Attorney General.  But I don’t see much chance of this affecting the election next month.
 Barring such developments, I don’t see much point in continuing to campaign for a seat on the Board of Directors of the KBOO Foundation.
 Ed Kraus

Well!  We don't know what to say to this except "well".  Or perhaps "welp".

But the issue of Election Fraud has the potential of many "interesting" blogs.  KBOO has a history of programmers covering "election fraud":

KBOO Election Fraud Conference Barbara Dudley
Series:      Community Events, in full, never aired
Subtitle:      WorkingFamilies party and fusion/IRV voting
Program Type:      Actuality (Uncut Material)
Featured Speakers/Commentators:      Barbara Dudley
Contributor:  [Contact Contributor]
Broadcast Restrictions:      For non-profit use only.

[Note: "" is Theresa Mitchell and Yaney McIver's foil hat associate Glen Owen, himself having a stormy history with KBOO, first being kicked out, then running for the board, then trying to sabotage the station in it's slightly more functional days.  ]

Glorious Leader herself shows an interest in Election Fraud:

Mult Co election being hacked to Smith?
Right now under our noses, the Multnomah County Elections is ...implying... that 150,000 ballots, which would deliver the election to (D) Merkly, are spoiled by "basement water"
Here is a cut-and-paste of my letter to

Dear Beverly & Crew:

I am Theresa Mtichell, public affairs volunteer broadcaster at KBOO Community Radio in Portland, OR. I noticed earlier today that Oregon is one of the few States that has yet to report more than 90% of its precincts. It would appear that 150,000 ballots, which would easily decide the Smith/Merkly Senate race in favor of (D) Merkly, have yet to be counted at the crucial Multnoma (liberal Portland) County elections division.

I called Multnomah County Elections at 2:05 PM to ask what had caused the delay in counting approximately 150,000 ballots.

I first talked to someone named Kathy, who could not give me her last name. When I asked more specifically what was delaying the counting of the ballots, she said "we're counting them."

"Counting them by hand?" I asked

She then transferred me to Eric Sample's (County supervisor's) voice mail.

I then called again immediately, and got a male voice. I identified myself as "Theresa Mitchell, KBOO Public Affairs" (forgive me). I asked why there was a delay in counting 150,000 ballots.

"Water got in the basement," he said.

"Water got on 150,000 ballots?"

He then transferred me without comment to Eric Sample's voice mail.

This station uses ES&S and has a few Diebold screens for handicap usage.

Frankly, I do not feel the procedure is going legitimately.

Thanks for your time

Theresa Mitchell
KBOO 503-231-8032

going down to the site 05.Nov.2008 16:33

theresa mitchell

I'm about to leave KBOO and go down to the Multnomah County Elections Division Office at SE 12th and Morrison. Stephen Conser will join me, with audio equipment.

Their witch-hunt, er, Election Fraud adventure is archived here:

Let's hope Glorious Leader shows the same due diligence with the upcoming KBOO elections!


-Merersa Titchell


  1. "Newly seated board member Mackey attempting to get agenda items on the agenda and failing, then mentioning in open session a potential issue with the FCC re the EAS system. Next day the FCC visits KBOO and writes up a violation."

    You know, KBOO seems repeatedly willing to fire people from the board for alerting governmental organizations in charge of regulating the station regarding problems at the station.

    This can't possibly be legal.

    1. ...and if I were going to challenge KBOO's relicensing, I would point to the Mackey thing as Exhibit A showing why the current "management" of KBOO should not be given a new license.

      Let's see how the FCC feels about firing someone from the board for alerting the FCC. I suspect the FCC would not look kindly at this. Besides, it would be hilarious to see KBOO's defense to the accusation:

      "No, really! When we "removed Mackey as a director for actions "harmful to the corporation", we meant that he was parking illegally outside the station! It never crossed our little minds to remove him just because he tipped you government pig bastards off about a problem at the station!"

    2. "This can't possibly be legal."

      It's not ethical, sure. And it reeks of hypocrisy in contrast to KBOO image of a progressive demanding accountability from government pro whistle blower image.

      But it might not technically be illegal because it wasn't an employee blowing the whistle. Being "fired" from the board isn't like firing staff. It's an unpaid elected position.

      This is very creepy and clever if you have the morality and spine of a wet noodle. Ani has an iron hold on staff and discourages anyone who might be trouble from staying long. Do we know of a PAID EMPLOYEE they've retaliated against for alerting the "gubmint"?

      Lynn Fitch might be the closest thing in a while. Especially after ITEM #12.

      There are probably other mechanisms the FCC or whoever can use to penalize KBOO for kicking off board members who tried to keep it legal. Especially since it robs them of "plausible deniability" when they try to explain they didn't know they were screwing up, except they kicked someone out for telling them they screwed up.

      But it won't be under the employee whistleblower laws, imo.

  2. So, was Ani holding court at the board table again?

  3. Chaos and ControlAugust 7, 2013 at 9:06 AM

    Comrade Ani has ALWAYS held court at every table! Doesn't matter what the meeting, she'll always keep the cadre in line!

  4. Doesn't look like anyone answered the agenda question at Facebook after 21 hours:

    Jabbara Edwards What is on the agenda?
    Like · Reply · 1 · 21 hours ago

  5. Someone published a link to this article on indy:

    But more horrifying is a comment trashing KBOO has been up for over 12 hours!
    KBOO 06.Aug.2013 20:36
    Drako link

    Can suck on my big 12" penis. So sick and tired of the fuck ups that run that piece of shit station.Fuck them.

    What is this? Free Speech? I thought we had those Indy Bees trained to squash treachery like this!

    (It will be hilarious and instructive if this comment remains while many civil, articulate criticisms have been deleted in the past)

    1. while I doubt his bragged about length; I too am amazed at the length of time this comment has slipped by the Indy Bees. Perhaps someone is currently trying to verify his claim?

    2. LMAO... maybe! Too funny.

    3. "Perhaps someone is currently trying to verify his claim?"

      The truth is a defense, Comrade!

    4. ...awww, Indy took the comment down.

      I guess some Indy drones felt inadequate, Comrades!

  6. KKK is still 48 strong!

    Just goes to show you a small group of complete nuts CAN make a difference!

  7. I'm loving how the new commitment to keep the website and archives updated is working out:


    1. They don't have the last meeting up yet?

    2. "They don't have the last meeting up yet?"

      Would you?

      I assume you mean from July 29th...

    3. "I'm loving how the new commitment to keep the website and archives updated is working out:"

      Amazing that KBOO apparently didn't have any board meetings between 4-23-2012 and 7-15-2013.

  8. Comrade Kraus spells out a compelling story. I will be sent to the re-education center in Happy Vally for thinking this! But, for about $10 Kraus can get a list of the members that will be available to all inner party candidates as well as the EVIL, strategic plan supporting, corporatizing candidates. This list allows Board candidates to contact members with their campaigning pleas and such. But Ani may be vying to take over and impersonate a manager at KBOO while Evil Fitch is licking her war wounds! "I object to the harassment of, defamation of, and removal of management authority from Lynn Fitch.", so the membership list may become more expensive for those not an elite cadre in the inner party or partying with the inner party! If Kraus starts a petition to members to call for an election of all Board seats due to gross negligence.. I might just become a KBOO member!

  9. Michael P showed me his photocopied list several weeks ago which he obtained for a $20 fee. Sure, no problem ... buy the list. KBOO wouldn't be so stupid as to violate bylaws and deny us the list.

    And then opposition candidates could send out 5500 pieces in the mail. I'd estimate this at costing about $4500 not including the huge amount of labor to hand transcribe the list (not given as a file) to make labels, and the time to assemble the mailing. (Candidates do not get KBOO's non profit mailing rates).

    And what could this accomplish? I've already figured out and other candidates aren't argue with the logic, that winning all four seats at the next election won't change a thing. And winning all four seats would be quite a trick, as the KKK crowd has been motivated and most likely more than half the frequent voters in KBOO's pathetic turnout.

    There's a lot going on behind the scenes, most of which I'm not entirely clear about or able to directly influence. That's what might or might not save KBOO from itself, not this ridiculous excuse for an election. But good news is that some people who have been initially knee jerk anti-Fitchites have begun to see that it's not what it originally seemed to be. I hope the KKK crowd led by our favorite characters has overplayed their hand.

    Otherwise, we're back to fighting over the corpse.

    1. "not including the huge amount of labor to hand transcribe the list (not given as a file)"

      LOL. Any bets that the Inner Party candidates get a nice, organized computer file of all the members?

      Inner Party! Next time you have to send a membership list to someone like Traitor Kraus, don't just give them a photocopy - adjust the copier to make it slightly out of focus, to make the names almost, but not quite, illegible.

      Eyestrain isn't good enough for opponents of the Inner Party, Comrades!

  10. Our favorite snooper is snooping. Time to see what they're up to that they're wondering if we know about yet....

    1. Anything embarrassing happen at the board meeting?

    2. Dunno yet. Reports are still sketchy.
      "Snoopers" usually are here for the obvious: report on the yellow blog. But they also can be watching to see if we're watching an unfolding drama, on FB, Indy, whatever. Only after it's confirmed bloggers/readers here are aware do these people start their "act".

      So just looks like a regular snooper tho.

    3. Speaking of snoops, Lisa Loving has been making these searches:

      7 Aug 18:52:08
      Save KBOO from Save KBOO

      7 Aug 18:52:18
      Save KBOO from Save KBOO: Search results for lisa
      7 Aug 18:53:32 (Exit Link)
      7 Aug 18:54:06 (Exit Link)
      7 Aug 18:55:13 (Download)
      7 Aug 18:56:03 (Exit Link)
      7 Aug 18:56:23 (Download)
      7 Aug 18:56:50 (Exit Link)
      7 Aug 18:57:52
      7 Aug 19:04:06 (Exit Link)
      7 Aug 19:08:26
      Save KBOO from Save KBOO: Comrade Lisa Loving Wants to Hack Blogspot 2, Outs Defector
      7 Aug 19:12:20
      Save KBOO from Save KBOO: Search results for lisa

      7 Aug 19:12:22
      Save KBOO from Save KBOO: Search results for lisa
      7 Aug 19:12:25
      Save KBOO from Save KBOO: Comrade Lisa Loving Wants to Hack Blogspot 2, Outs Defector

      7 Aug 19:12:34
      Save KBOO from Save KBOO: Search results for lisa
      7 Aug 19:12:37
      Save KBOO from Save KBOO: Search results for lisa
      7 Aug 19:12:43 (Exit Link)


      A friend of hers from Illinois left this comment 7 minutes later on this blog:

      AnonymousAugust 7, 2013 at 7:19 PM

      Based on the the amount attention given to Ms. Loving, it looks like someone has a major crush! The angst and longing of unrequited love oozing from every line is very reminiscent of a sexually frustrated teenager. Must be hell to have to sit at home imagining what it would be like to one day have a companion that isn't inflatable.

      What was that "Roger Rabbit said about people not knowing how Internets work?

    4. 20 to 1 it was her kid Jimmy, the one who visited the president.

      His(James Lichtenstein) facebook says he lives in Illinois:

      Lives in Galesburg, Illinois

      From Portland, Oregon

    5. Don't look now but our favorite snoop(NOT Lisa) is heading over to Ben's website....

    6. Still waiting for audio files from Tuesday to appear.

      But rumors have it that one discussion was the instability of the website. There was talk about abandoning it and going to a simplified generic site so streaming will work but no one will be able to post new content.

      If that happens, the only place to communicate with the membership will be here!

    7. "If that happens, the only place to communicate with the membership will be here!"

      Not true. At least for ppl with Facebook accounts:

      But control of who can participate will be tightened(you must have a Facebook account to communicate with KBOO? Really?). More importantly who can observe will be restricted. You have to login to view "others" posts.

      The Inner Party will be in hog heaven. Old members, not so much. New members won't know the difference.

      The thing that will drive people to this blog will be the inevitable abuse of limited communication. People will be blown off(has ANYONE answered the agenda question yet?). They get mad. They start Googling. Presto! SEO win.

      So in that way traffic will increase.

    8. ""

      Forgot to add

    9. "Still waiting for audio files from Tuesday to appear."

      They'll turn up eventually. Just be prepared to see some sacred cows slaughtered when they do. Don't worry, they'll be milked first.


    A member of community radio station KBOO FM’s board of directors says he was kicked off the board July 15 after talking to the media about the station’s recent financial and union troubles (“KBOO Coup,” WW, July 10, 2013). KBOO board president S.W. Conser confirms the board removed Hadrian Micciche; the minutes say Micciche was removed because of a June 20 email he sent to several media outlets (including WW) accusing three board members of wrongdoing. Micciche says a copy of WW’s recent story, which quoted him, was open and on the table when he walked into the meeting. “They were saying I was disloyal to KBOO by blowing the whistle,” Micciche says. “I mentioned whistle-blowing and somebody said, ‘It’s not whistle-blowing unless somebody did something wrong.’” In another update, Conser says that KBOO executive director Lynn Fitch remains in her position but is on leave after the death of her partner.

    1. "In another update, Conser says that KBOO executive director Lynn Fitch remains in her position but is on leave after the death of her partner. "

      Like how Conser wants to reassure ppl Fitch isn't fired...for talking to Willamette Week. He doesn't dare do that...unless he's stupider than we thought.

  12. Aaaaaand right on cue:

    Those are all valid objections.. Here is another concern..
    Submitted by [REDACTED] on Wed, 08/07/2013 - 8:04pm.

    I contemplated running for the board last year as well but I can't stand how board members who dissagree with the anarchist way of governing the station are treated. While there is tolerance for dissent as long as its done respectfully, there is no tolerance for compromise. KBOO culture has a blatant disregard for rules, laws, structure, conflicts of interest, accountability and money (which is apparently evil in all forms). This way of governing the station continues to put the foundation at risk. With that in mind, the #1 issue that I am concerned about right now is whether we will be able to keep our insurance, which I hear is expiring the end of September. As long as we are insured, I will continue put myself out there as a candidate. My next "battle" is to press for the renewal of this insurance ASAP.

    I hope this board and every candidate recognizes the risk that each individual board member assumes if that insurance does not get renewed. Especially when its only a matter of time before we get hit with another lawsuit. I have not heard this issue discussed publicly by this board in recent months. If this issue is being disregarded as I suspect, it really hammers home the concern that "Keep(ing) KBOO as KBOO" is going to kill KBOO.

    "If this issue is being disregarded as I suspect,"


    1. Comrade Red PantsAugust 7, 2013 at 8:39 PM

      Deep Breaths. Remember "curtain tech". For extra lulz check your email.
      It's hilarious trust me.:)

    2. Like does not understand the definition of the word "smear"?

      a : a viscous or sticky substance
      b : a spot made by or as if by an unctuous or adhesive substance
      : material smeared on a surface (as of a microscopic slide); also : a preparation made by smearing material on a surface
      : a usually unsubstantiated charge or accusation against a person or organization —often used attributively < smear campaign> < smear job>

      Someone get this person a dictionary for Christmas.

    3. >>>It's hilarious trust me.:)

      also redefines "tl;dr"

  13. "But control of who can participate will be tightened(you must have a Facebook account to communicate with KBOO? Really?)."

    That's just hilarious. If there is a truly evil tech company, it is Facebook. Facebook's whole business model is to collect every scrap of information they can find out about you (whether by fair means or foul), and then sell that information to large corporations (with a free copy going to the National Security Agency).

    Real revolutionaries and anarchists would stay a million miles away from Facebook, but since Facebook has the access controls the Inner Party wants, the Inner Party luvs Facebook.

    1. "Real revolutionaries and anarchists would stay a million miles away from Facebook, "

      This is a personal berserk button. Yes Facebook can be exploited networking for good causes, but raids? R U SERIOUS?

      "Let's hard core troll [whoever the fuck seems to be protected by the system] USING the same system, HERPY DERPY. Hey, why's a Party Van in my driveway?"

      Problem is not all radicals/anarchists are tech savvy.

      "but since Facebook has the access controls the Inner Party wants, the Inner Party luvs Facebook."

      The great thing is, they aren't too tech savvy either lol. Remember Kate Welch's post on Linda's wall about KKK?
      "Look what I did! Come see before I invite all our friends!"

      It's gone(or hidden). My question: WHY THE FUCK DIDN'T KATE JUST MESSAGE LINDA? Then no one would know.

      They are morons.

  14. Anyone have a link to the Aug 6 BoD meeting recording?
    I noticed that ministryoftruth ( doesn't have one up. The official Kboo link ( doesn't have it.

    Were any recordings made of the meeting?

  15. I was told a recording of the first hour at least was on it's way to SKFSK.

    1. One recording was received. It's crap quality. Techies are working on it, but hopes aren't high.
      Text reports are welcome, though the rumor is there were only 7(!) observers. We might be SOL.

    2. It's bad, but not as bad as we thought. Fucks sake, if there are only 7-8 ppl no reason the mic can't be placed not to pick up the peanut gallery. Some tweaking and dragging the volume way up and it'll be ready.

    3. "One recording was received. It's crap quality. Techies are working on it, but hopes aren't high."

      What happened? Did someone leave the mic too close to the
      Iron Rice Bowl?

    4. "What happened? Did someone leave the mic too close to the
      Iron Rice Bowl? "

      Sounds that way lol! But turned out not too horrible. See latest blog.

  16. "though the rumor is there were only 7(!) observers."

    Our strategy is working, Comrades!

    Our next meeting will be in Odell!