UW Faculty Member and Mining Bill Opponent Dreams of Killing the Governor

MacIver News Service | March 7, 2013

A member of UW-Madison’s Geography Department has been on Facebook talking about her dream of “murdering Scott Walker with a knife to the gut.”

Karen Turek made that comment on Saturday on her personal Facebook page. She posted, “Last night I dreamed I saw a huge tornado tearing through Wisconsin and then I murdered Scott Walker with a knife to the gut. Hmm, what do you think that means?”

Tuerk registered in opposition to the mining bill during a public hearing with the Committee on Jobs, Economy, and Mining. She has also participated in protests against the mining legislation.

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Tuerk is associated, not only with “United in Defense of Water,” but also with Occupy Wisconsin which both oppose the mining bill, and she uses the United in Defense of Water logo as her Facebook profile picture.

MacIver News Service reached out to Tuerk to allow her to respond to her facebook post, but requests have gone unanswered.

The Senate passed the mining legislation last week, and it will be debated on the Assembly floor Thursday. If passed, it will then head to the governor’s desk for his signature.