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Gossip, Gingrich, and the GOP

After recently becoming one of the faces of the GOP, I decided to Google search my name...

Lets clear the air, it's getting a little thick.

After recently becoming one of the faces of the GOP, if you will, as one of the organizers of the successful Celebrate Walker Rally, I knew I was subjecting myself to controversy and, certainly, allowing myself to be a target for criticism of the left. Realizing this, and knowing their typical antics, I decided to Google search my name.

I've been involved in politics for quite some time now, heading both national and state organizations, naturally, of a conservative origin. And, with a background in media, including regular editorial columns, I was not surprised a bit that the first three pages of search results led to the expected websites, with the remaining highlights being the three other Noelle Lorraines (if you can believe that), including the one who actually lives in the same small town that I do. But then came the new, obscure results from off in left field.

I can't believe that the liberals can't make up something a little more interesting than what I found on the first link I clicked. The assailant, a man who hides behind the keyboard with the pseudo name 'happytransplant1'. This person announces on the Tosa Town Square (which, in my opinion, is nothing more than a gossip tabloid) that I am the founder of Smart Girl Politics (SGP). He claims to have found my SGP page when conducting his own 'research' for the Celebrate Walker Rally.

According to my definition, research should return accurate results. But to be precise, I am not the founder of SGP, a national non-partisan woman’s organization, whose mission statement is engaging, empowering, and educating other conservative females. My role with this 501C(3), is state coordinator for Wisconsin, so the first inaccurate words out of happytransplant1's cyber-mouth were erroneous – by a long shot. Anything else he would have to say – from this point forward was nothing but a joke to me, even before I read it. Normally, I respect other people's opinions, even if they are polar opposites of my own. But this guy was a gag from the word go. To no surprise, I literally laughed out loud as I read on.

“On there (SGP, I assume), a supporter wrote why she is willing to 'forgive' Newt for his dalliances... Southern girls accept that Christian men will screw around outside their marriage, in fact, they expect no less. They admittedly stay married because of financial security, and reputation. Oh, and religion. So much for smart girl politics.”

Okay Mr. happytransplant1, I've got some news for you: No place on my SGP page does it say anything about condoning infidelity, gold digging, reputation or religion. Nor does it mention a word about Newt Gingrich for that matter. And another thing, although I am the first Midwestern-born generation in a long line of deep-Southern lineage, I am not Southern.

And one more thing, if you think you know my moral make-up, you'd throw out the real fact that I was married to a man with family money – a partnership that proved to me that money cannot buy love, or happiness. I left it all behind, including child support, for my one shot at happiness. If I thought philandering was okay in exchange for financial security, I wouldn’t be busting my butt as a single mom to make ends meet. And for the record, to insinuate religion is a free pass to cheat is the most ludicrous statement I’ve ever heard – and quite the oxymoron, too.

Do I want to be married? Absolutely – one day, to the right man for me. At the end of the day, don’t most people want a metaphorical white picket fence? I sure do, but certainly not at the cost of turning a blind eye to infidelity, with the implication that political affiliation is the umbrella of acceptance. Next time someone chooses to research me, with the MO of throwing political stones, I hope they actually follow through with the investigation. I am all over the web, you don’t have to look very hard for very long to find real facts about me and my lifestyle.

As far as my stand on certain heated issues, I've decided to save the opposition some time; here’s my point-of-view....

I am pro-life, and pro death penalty. A position some may consider hypocritical, nonetheless, it is my stand. I don’t feel it's OK to take the life of the unborn – and personally, I find partial birth abortion particularly horrifying. What could possibly be a reason to kill a baby that may be able to live outside the womb on its own? Unlike the pro-choicers who says first trimester fetuses aren’t even a human yet, they can't possibly suggest the same for babies that can thrive on their own.

Conversely, I do not think it's wrong to take the life of a murderer. If an adult chooses to commit cold-blooded homicide, is caught, and convicted in the court of law, I personally feel it is justified to execute him by way of lethal injection. And I’ll go further into the realm of extreme: I think using the humane lethal injection for someone who has killed another person violently is letting them off the hook easy.

If I had my way, they would suffer like their victim – only three-fold. If it were my loved one, I’d offer to flip the metaphorical switch. I think most people would. I present a scenario to the naysayers: it is your child they found savage raped and beaten to death by the riverbank. Do you still want to protect the killer and be humane? I don’t think anyone should compare an innocent child to a cold-blooded killer, in particular, when talking about taking their life for whatever reason it may be.

Another hot button: Do I think the rich should take care of the lower class? Maybe. But only by creating jobs within the successful companies that led them to great wealth, certainly not by taking care of lazy people who want to sit on their butts, without a job, while they feed their face with food stamp purchased groceries.

Most likely, these people who use the system to not earn an honest living, have a litter of children. Case in point, during the foreclosure slump, some friends and I bought some investment properties to fix and sell once the market improved. In the interim, the homes would be rented out to cover the overhead. I'll never forget when one of the renters who had four kids to every bedroom of the three-bedroom property, told one of my partners the newborn in her arms was her new “paycheck.” I swear that is the honest-to-goodness truth of the matter. A new baby, a new paycheck?

I'd say that’s manipulating the system to live off the one-percent. I think we should allow the rich to create jobs to allow individuals like this mother of too many to get off their backsides and earn a real paycheck, rather than letting her give birth to another child who is most likely a burden beyond the paycheck the kid is worth to her. We are doing an injustice to the nation by allowing entitlements to go beyond those who use them as a temporary, emergency relief. But that’s just my opinion.

Sure, I could go on-and-on with where I stand and why, but I wont. I believe I gave the lefty bloggers enough material for a few days. What next? I can only imagine. But at least they have a few intimate facts to work with now. As for happytransplant1, some things can't be bought, like me, for example. Get your facts straight, because there many more where I come from, and knowing the opposition is one's best weapon.

Oh, one more thing, never underestimate a Smart Girl.

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Emily January 31, 2012 at 09:49 PM
Noelle, you are indeed a Smart Girl!
Noelle Lorraine January 31, 2012 at 10:16 PM
Thanks Emily- and the same certainly applies to you my dear!
Grant Guess January 31, 2012 at 10:47 PM
This article tells me much about you. Hope that one day you find that picket fence.
Noelle Lorraine January 31, 2012 at 11:13 PM
Me too!
Stephanie Purvis February 01, 2012 at 01:06 AM
I'm sure your followers would like to know you participate in cyber-bullying tactics against those who made legitimate comments on your previous opinion piece. Thanks for voting for me in the "Who is the dumbest liberal female facebook troll," a poll created by the likes of those who create pages about burning petitions. Obviously your comrades in arms if you knew the poll even existed. Keeping it classy.
Noelle Lorraine February 01, 2012 at 01:46 AM
Mmmmm... Classy. What would you know about that Stephanie? It wasn't me who put your name on that poll. I'd be more upset that my name was on it if I were you, not so much with who voted for me or not. Either way, I am classy , so with that, I extend my apologies of I offended you or hurt your feeling by casting my vote for you.
Stephanie Purvis February 01, 2012 at 02:29 AM
"Normally, I respect other people's opinions, even if they are polar opposites of my own" Think about it.
Noelle Lorraine February 01, 2012 at 03:44 AM
I still do not see what me choosing your name in a multiple choice poll- one I did not create- has to do with it. I simply cast a vote. You know, something like I did when we elected walker, the same thing Wisconsin residents are going to do in even higher poll numbers this time around. I thought about it. I respect your opinion. Respect mine.
Tracy Janecek February 01, 2012 at 12:59 PM
I thought about it and I don't too much care for your stalking every Wisconsin Conservative Political page on Facebook and actually naming people. GO AWAY!
Santo Ingrilli February 01, 2012 at 03:37 PM
Liberals like Stephanie are so used to getting their way in Wisconsin and now that the "people" finally won back their government, people like Stephanie are mad. She posts on lefty Facebook pages that she fears for her life and then attacks every pro Walker page on Facebook. Can't have it both ways Stephanie. Your assumption that we are all part of some vast right wing conspiracy is comical. Fact is you guys have overplayed your hand. I am already hearing grumblings about what an epic mistake it was to recall Walker during a Presidential election year and without a solid candidate to run against him. There is a reason none of your big guns will run against Walker, it is because they know they would lose.......
Stephanie Purvis February 01, 2012 at 07:45 PM
This has nothing to do with politics, this is personal. If you want to argue about that I'm all for it. If I am wrong I can admit it. This is about cyber-bullying, and cowing people into silence. The kind of tactics people like you employ are the reasons vulnerable people take their lives. I've given some of you the benefit of the doubt, and have even reached out to say we are all neighbors, all Wisconsinites who care about our state. But then you show your true colors and vote in a poll like this. Open your eyes and admit it when you're wrong.
Santo Ingrilli February 01, 2012 at 08:57 PM
My eyes are wide open. I admit they were shut for years. sure I knew there was some corruption is public unions and of course with organized labor comes organized thuggery. What I didn't realize was just how deep teh rabbit hole goes. THe last year has certainly been an eye opener for me and if you were being honest with yourself Stephanie you would see it too. Sometimes we have had to lower ourselves to the union standards in order to protect our own but we never strong armed entire villages or cussed out a 14 year old girl. We haven't cost the State $100,000's of dollars to pick up after our mess. We didn't break laws by writing fake sick notes. We didn't spill beer over the head of elected officials, nor did we send death threat messages to individual members of our State Senate. You guys did all that and you have the audacity to call us out for our behavior?? That is a joke and you know it...lol
RicanPrincess February 02, 2012 at 12:12 AM
Cyber bullying tactics... I almost sprayed my monitor with coffee. Really, Purvis? Really. What about you and the people that you associate with on FB? The "We can't stand Icki Vicki" page? All you do there is bullying. You call it joking. Well, the poll you mentioned is a joke too. Imagine that! But you and your ilk call people who go on that page "thin skinned"...really? After your friends threaten people who post with all kinds of things, only for posting a differing political opinion? And to cap it, you then ban people so they cannot have opposing views anymore. Oh, yeah. Cyber bullying. Tell me another joke.
Randy1949 February 02, 2012 at 03:31 AM
Good lord! Is this the Patch or a middle-school homeroom?
Tracy Janecek February 02, 2012 at 03:43 AM
And you see, instead of turning a blind eye to satire, you'd rather chastise and demand that something be done because "You don't like it". Somewhere, there's a fine line in the 1st Amendment rights, but you aren't the one that can cast that judgement as you are biased. We can't have a gathering in a park to celebrate somebody we admire for doing a job not many people could without your side screaming and hollering about getting the ACLU involved... Please Purvis, the attention you give our side could be used for more constructive things. Quit stalking our side as you don't even make an attempt to absorb anything! Yeah, you are seeing a different conservative side in a lot of us. We're done talking with our votes. It's our turn to be boisterous and attract attention. Conservatives have been sitting on their hands for far too long.
Say What? February 02, 2012 at 04:08 AM
Randy, It's a bunch of middle school girls going on here. I do love the near permanence of the internet, as their embarrassments will live on forever. It used to be different when you could just bully someone in the bathroom, locker room, or on the play ground. You know, very little repercussions down the road for being an awful person.
Bob McBride February 02, 2012 at 04:18 AM
It's kinda entertaining actually.
James R Hoffa February 02, 2012 at 04:25 AM
@Randy1949 - What are you talking about - this is par for the course here on Patch. Flame wars are pretty much the standard around here. You've been around long enough to know that :-)
Randy1949 February 02, 2012 at 04:31 AM
In that case . . . ALL UR BASE R OURS!!
Say What? February 02, 2012 at 04:38 AM
@randy, WURD! And as for the author: using the defense "I didn't create the situation but I helped perpetrate it, so don't blame me!" isn't a really good excuse. It, honestly, isn't even a mediocre excuse. Good luck with the reasoning!
Meg Duffey February 02, 2012 at 01:44 PM
Damn Right, Stand Right, Cause you are Right!!
$$andSense February 04, 2012 at 01:18 AM
Cat fight, alpha female style.Just like my alpha boss. She is a gonna' be right no matter what the facts are.
$$andSense February 04, 2012 at 02:06 AM
If you are directing your comment at me, then you have never crossed swords with my wife who is far more conservative than I am. If I am the target of your comment, then you don't know what a conservative is even about.She would bury you, as a very lady like attorney that she is, without having to crow about about her gender or bragging about the power she holds over child abusers and wife beaters that she puts in the slammer. You want more? Cross the line where she works and you will get a taste of what a true conservative female with no need to crow what her business is all about.
Say What? February 04, 2012 at 02:38 AM
Dear me, Why would anyone want to try and sleep with a "decent and self-respecting girl". All that work for what?!, Maybe some really crazy missionary? Sounds boring.
Don Niederfrank February 04, 2012 at 03:23 PM
Noelle, From a moderate/liberal male re. original article--you sound reasonable, thoughtful and open to dialogue. I often tell my liberal friends conservatives like you and others do exist. Sometimes they believe me. :-)
Lisa Kaminski February 09, 2012 at 03:10 PM
Excuse me, Noelle, but I find your stances to be particularly unsympathetic here. There are certainly many clear-minded conservatives in this country, but I don't believe that's what you're representing here. You are making cruel assumptions about the un- and underemployed people of this nation and their use of government assistance programs like SNAP, the Suplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (food stamps is an outmoded term, mind you). I think it takes a lot of audacity to claim that so many people are abusing the system to care for themselves and their "litters of children" without a smidge of evidence other than your own created convictions. I think you need to have some sympathy for those that fall on hard times and need some help other than the trickle down economics that you seemingly promote (and you don't have to look far to find out that way of thinking isn't the most effective). Not everyone is looking for something for nothing, Noelle. People that use government assistance aren't necessarily lazy or stupid, but rather are mostly victims of tough times and circumstances that are beyond them. I want you think and do some research before you write such harsh, unapologetic criticism. I know this a blog, and there are little requirements as such (I know as a former Patch employee), but please try to do your homework, take care to abide by some journalistic standard, and not be so cruel.
Craig February 09, 2012 at 10:43 PM
Actually, she writes the blog so what is the problem? If she isn't Noelle Lorraine, then you have an issue.
Craig February 10, 2012 at 01:19 AM
Okay, I understand your point of view. She has been getting a lot of heat; (to say the least) on this blog and her others, for her opinion. Obviously being an opinion piece, it would be one sided.

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