McHenry Democrats Air Dirty Laundry in Court – Part 3

According to the suit filed by Kerri Barber and Katherine Dickerson, Nancy Zettler, internet publisher and now the Democratic candidate running against Republican State Senator Karen McConnaughay,  thought the two had a conflict of interest because their company, Heroic Media, volunteered for 14th Congressional District primary candidate Jim Walz.

Loren Underwood

But, the brief continues by pointing out that Zettler did not reveal she was working for an opposing candidate, Loren Underwood, who eventually the race.

“In September 2017,” the text continued, “a local unitarian church invited Mr. Walz to speak to the
congregation as part of his campaign.

“Defendant[Michael] Bisset and Defendant [Paula] Yensen attend the unitarian church Mr. Walz

“As Mr. Walz entered the church, Defendant Yensen stepped in front of him and yelled that he should not work with the Plaintiffs.”

“Following Mr. Walz’ visit to the church, Defendant Bisset and Defendant Zahorik told a colleague of the Plaintiffs that Defendant Barber was ‘ungrateful’, ‘a terrible candidate’ when she previously ran for office, that the Plaintiff’s work was ‘hurting the party’, and that comments from Plaintiff Barber seeking greater transparency in the party were ‘divisive’ and personally offensive.

“For the sake of Mr. Walz’s campaign, and in an attempt to prevent the situation from escalating, Plaintiff Barber sent Defendant Bissett an email offering to talk about what made her ‘ungrateful.’

Mike Bissett

“During the call, Defendant Bisset accused Plaintiff Barber of posting on the Internet confidential party information provided to Plaintiff Barber by her husband, who served on the McHenry County Democratic Board and as a District Chair.

‘Plaintiff Barber denied this accusation as she had not posted confidential information on the Internet.

“Defendant Bisset (sic0 demanded she make a formal apology before the entire party.

“Plaintiff Barber refused.

“Instead, she offered to speak before the party about the need for progressive and centrist Democrats to work together.

“Defendant Bisset agreed, and Plaintiff Barber spoke before the party on that topic.

Kristina Zahorik

“Following the meeting, Defendant Bisset and Defendant Zahorik both approached Mr. Walz and stated that Plaintiff Barber lied to them and encouraged him to ‘fire” the Plaintiffs.

“Ms. Underwood formally entered the race following Ms. Barber’s speech.

“Defendant Zettler publicly stated to Democratic Party members that Plaintiff Barber previously called Ms. Underwood a Republican, that Plaintiff Barber had been speaking against Ms.
Underwood, and that Plaintiff Barber could not be trusted.

“Following this incident, upon information and belief, the Defendants began a ‘whisper campaign’ against the Plaintiffs.

“Due to the ‘whisper campaign’ Plaintiffs lost a contract Ruth Scifo. an accountant they sought to hire.

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Tomorrow, Kerri Barber’s husband gets brought into the suit.

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McHenry Democrats Air Dirty Laundry in Court – Part 3 — 1 Comment

  1. My mama used to say, everything you hear might best be filtered according to the lens through which each participant is understanding and or informing others, of whatever is or seems to be happening.

    Or to put this more simply, “Everything can be understood according to what lens or window you are viewing through,” (Todo depende del cristal con que se mira)…

    Ah, but yours truly reveals some of his immigrant roots.

    Oh, oh… oh dear.

    See here.

    I reckon very few of us are of the indigenous variety of American, or North American.

    So… we all entered these lands in violation of some laws, whether we pretended to honor them at first or just came in guns a-blazin.

    Now, does this last comment mark me as Liberal?

    Not so fast, my gentle readers.

    Just sayin’.

    When I was down and out during and after the separation from my “Democrat” wife, the divorce from the same, the betrayal by my “Democrat” colleague and fellow union local board member Diana Quesada, who in lieu of discussing with the rest of the board or membership her differences with me, decided to falsely accuse me to her very close contact, the Director of the Elgin Mental Heath Center, a politically promoted MBA who had NO PSYCHIATRY/PSYCHOLOGY OR MEDICAL SCIENCES background (a first in our knowledge of EMHC history) not a single Democrat or Liberal, not even my fellow Bernie folk, “the Progressives,” not a single breathing soul of them cared to come check on me, find out why I was not making the meeting, why my telephone was not in service, whether I was sick or why I was missing in action.

    Although I viewed myself as a committed McHenry County Democrat, I was left to whatever fate had in store for me… which included being so sick & crippled that I was crawling from my bed to the bathroom, I was in constant pain due to military service-connected injuries, and at the precise time I was being wrongfully terminated from State of Illinois service (I had at all times kept my state job carefully separate from my after-hours political life), the wife who avowed herself a life-long Democrat chose to not only divorce me, but to pretend to do it amicably so that she could continue to both abuse me emotionally and fleece me of my family’s wealth and curry favour with my father and my siblings.

    In other words, I was completely cut off from any Democrats including so-called Progressives.

    Why the latter implication?

    One living caddy corner to me had promised she would do a welfare check on me, & said visit never happened.

    She could have dialed the authorities if she was indisposed.


    Complete alienation and what seems to be abandonment.


    Maybe so.

    Maybe Kane County Democrat Diana Quesada, who boasted privately to Don Moore, James LeFebvre, and myself that she “had a rich Republican boyfriend who treated her like a princess” (her husband whom she had married on his death-bead was not even one year cold in the ground), maybe she “pulled some strings,” placed that strategic phone call or email, God knows.

    All I know is I began to come into clear understanding of what is the difference between “talking that talk” and “walking that walk.”

    Ah, one more thing I feel is worthy mention.

    Chairman Bissett scolded me via social media for “liking’ the profile of candidate Patrick Kenneally.

    I replied that my only motivation was to be able to receive more info on this person so I could better understand him.

    But apparently the County Dems are run in a fashion like the Stalinist Communists.

    No expression allowed but what the Leader allows you.

    This is what my tuppence would pay for, this bit of opinion I am sharing.

    Forgive me if the eloquence of my posting bores anyone.

    God bless America, and God bless McHenry County and all its denizens and citizens, both Donkey lovers and Elephant Lovers alike. Independents too.


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