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Ohio state snooper who targeted Joe the Plumber gets new government job

By Michelle Malkin  •  January 27, 2011 11:27 AM

In November 2008, the Ohio state inspector general concluded that Helen Jones-Kelley, then-director of the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, had no legitimate reasons to check state computer systems for confidential information on Joe Wurzelbacher — the citizen who audaciously called out Barack Obama’s wealth redistribution agenda in a viral campaign trail exchange […]

Ohio taxpayers paying to defend government snoops

By Michelle Malkin  •  November 18, 2009 09:27 AM

I’d be burning the phone lines right now if I were an Ohio taxpayer: Ohio taxpayers are right in the middle of the civil rights lawsuit that Samuel Joseph — “Joe the Plumber” — Wurzelbacher has filed against three former state employees, charging that they illegally accessed his confidential information through state databases. Ohio Attorney […]

Not even a wrist slap for snoop who violated Joe the Plumber’s privacy

By Michelle Malkin  •  October 15, 2009 10:48 AM

Ho hum. Government contractor abuses access to citizen’s confidential info. Left shrugs. Privacy invader gets a slap on the wrist. Crickets chirp: A year ago tonight, “Joe the Plumber” entered America’s political consciousness. Republican Sen. John McCain’s mention of the Toledo-area man during a presidential debate ultimately led to the downfall of an Ohio cabinet […]

Crikey: Labor Secy nominee Solis's husband finally pays up 16-year-old tax liens; Update: Senate session postponed

By Michelle Malkin  •  February 5, 2009 01:54 PM

DOH’bama strikes again.

In defense of Joe

By Michelle Malkin  •  January 14, 2009 07:23 PM

Bill Whittle responds to criticism of PJTV and Joe the Plumber. More here. *** Update: JD Johannes has an update on his initial reaction to JTP: I hope this never gets lost in the translation: Joe is wonderful when he is relating the story of regular working people in a dire situation. As a child-less […]

JTP in Sderot: “Do you think this is normal, the way you cover this conflict…?”

By Michelle Malkin  •  January 11, 2009 09:47 PM

“He also observed and reported from the house where a Kassam landed on Sunday afternoon.”

“Is that an airplane or a helicopter?”

By Michelle Malkin  •  January 11, 2009 11:51 AM

“Professional” question of the morning.

Who’s afraid of Joe the Journalist?

By Michelle Malkin  •  January 9, 2009 08:38 AM

My syndicated column today looks at the MSM sneering over Joe Wurzelbacher’s trip to Israel sponsored by PJTV, recounts how The Fraternal Order of the Professional Journalist has squandered its own credibility, and exposes how liberal media elites have attempted to shut out conservatives from membership in the journalism club by redefining their craft based […]

Joe the Plumber heads to Israel

By Michelle Malkin  •  January 7, 2009 12:52 PM

Joe The Plumber will cover the Gaza conflict for PJTV. He’ll be there for 10 days. Stay safe, Joe! Joe the Plumber is taking on a new job. The Ohio man, who became famous during the U.S. presidential campaign after asking Barack Obama about his tax plan, is heading to Israel as a war correspondent […]

Ohio snooper who targeted Joe the Plumber resigns

By Michelle Malkin  •  December 17, 2008 08:37 PM

Heads finally roll.

Whistleblower exposes the Joe the Plumber snoopers’ cover-up

By Michelle Malkin  •  December 5, 2008 07:12 AM

“Dictated word for word.”

Inspector general: Joe The Plumber’s records improperly plundered

By Michelle Malkin  •  November 20, 2008 02:15 PM


Unhinged update: SF radio host who threatened Joe The Plumber fired

By Michelle Malkin  •  November 12, 2008 11:01 AM

“F__G__D__Joe the G__D__M__F__plumber! I want M__F Joe the plumber dead.”

Ohio governor downplays snooper’s blatant misuse of office

By Michelle Malkin  •  November 10, 2008 04:47 PM

“No reason to believe…”

Ohio government snooper put on leave for plumbing Plumber’s records

By Michelle Malkin  •  November 7, 2008 05:49 PM

Well, it sure took them long enough, didn’t it? Via Dayton Daily News (which you’ll notice fails to mention that Jones-Kelley is a max contributor to Obama’s campaign): Helen Jones-Kelley, director of the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services and former head of that department in Montgomery County, has been placed on paid administrative […]

Data mining for the DNC, but not for national security

By Michelle Malkin  •  November 6, 2008 01:48 AM

Can the Democrats’ “Do As I Say, Not As I Do” file get any bigger? Thanks to Jeff Poor at the Business and Media Institute, we now know that the Democratic National Committee is employing the very data mining techniques to build its party base that Democrat leaders have assailed when used by the Bush […]

Where in the world

By Michelle Malkin  •  November 2, 2008 10:31 PM

“F__G__D__Joe the G__D__M__F__plumber! I want M__F Joe the plumber dead.”

New report: Ohio employee was ordered to snoop on Joe The Plumber

By Michelle Malkin  •  October 31, 2008 11:07 PM

It keeps getting uglier. The Columbus Dispatch is reporting tonight that an Ohio state employee is contradicting her superiors; the worker says she was ordered to rummage through Joe The Plumber’s records — and she stated the blindingly obvious truth that such searches had never been done before simply because a citizen had come to […]

Plundering the plumber’s records

By Michelle Malkin  •  October 31, 2008 10:19 AM

Photoshop: David Lunde My syndicated column today spotlights the silence of the left-wing privacy champions who care more about protecting suspected terrorists than Barack Obama’s critics. Earlier this week, I contacted the national ACLU office in New York twice for comment about the raid of Joe The Plumber’s records. No reply. After my filing deadline […]

Tito the Builder brings down the house

By Michelle Malkin  •  October 31, 2008 12:55 AM

Fresh air.

Late-night links

By Michelle Malkin  •  October 29, 2008 11:34 PM

Effigies, voter fraud, and Ohio’s snoopers.

Finally: A newspaper condemns Ohio’s snoopers

By Michelle Malkin  •  October 29, 2008 09:58 AM

Chilling effect.

Toledo police clerk charged in Joe The Plumber snooping case; Update: Snooper was doing a favor for a reporter; Joe may sue

By Michelle Malkin  •  October 28, 2008 04:49 PM

Scroll for updates… Photoshop: David Lunde Just in: The Toledo Police Department confirms that one of its records clerks has been charged with performing an unlawful search of Joe The Plumber’s records. That makes two Ohio government employees identified in the snooping case. (Obama donor Helen Jones-Kelly, director of the Ohio Department of Job and […]

“Yes, we are related — we’re American!”

By Michelle Malkin  •  October 28, 2008 11:24 AM


Ohio official who snooped Joe the Plumber’s records is an Obama donor

By Michelle Malkin  •  October 28, 2008 09:32 AM

Of course. I ask again: Will the privacy champions come to Joe the Plumber’s defense? *** More: Ohio’s inspector general is investigating… Ohio’s inspector general is investigating why a state agency director approved checking the state child-support computer system for information on “Joe the Plumber.” Helen Jones-Kelly, director of the Ohio Department of Job and […]

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