A Wisconsin brewery that says it’s fed up with “anti-science,” “Tucker Carlson-watching zombies” is funding a series of lawsuits against school boards that do not follow Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines on COVID-19. So far, the Minocqua Brewing Company’s Super PAC has helped parents sue two school districts and says it plans on “suing every school board in Wisconsin that doesn’t follow CDC guidelines to protect the spread of COVID in schools.”
In a Facebook post Sunday, brewery owner and Super PAC founder Kirk Bangstad answered a question that he said he was asked in “every interview” he did with news outlets last week: “Why is a brewery funding this lawsuit?”
“Our Super PAC should NOT be funding these lawsuits,” Bangstad wrote. “We always thought that our government, the teacher’s union, the ACLU, the hospitals, the nurse’s unions, or any other number of progressive groups or ‘academies of smart people who understand stuff’ should be stepping up to block the alt-right, anti-science, and anti-history nonsense that has overcome school boards across our state. Wisconsin communities have exploded with the Delta variant because many school districts have dropped all forms of COVID mitigation that were in place last year due to the shrieking hordes of Tucker Carlson-watching zombies separated from their cerebrums and driven only by their lizard brains.”
“YouTube epidemiology degrees”
The first of the planned lawsuits was filed against the Waukesha school district “[b]ecause we met the plaintiffs in Waukesha first. It’s really as simple as that,” Bangstad wrote. “Our goal all along was to bring a class-action lawsuit against all school districts in Wisconsin that weren’t protecting kids, teachers, and communities, but we had to start somewhere. We hope that this Waukesha suit is accepted as a class action to cover the entire Federal Eastern Judicial District of Wisconsin, and we plan to file another suit in the Western District next week that will hopefully scoop up all the school districts #upnorth.”
Bangstad wrote that there is one high school “where we’ve heard that anyone daring to protect kids and staff from COVID are being railroaded by folks who still have delusions that Trump won the election and who recently got their YouTube epidemiology degrees in ‘how masks cause carbon dioxide poisoning.'”
The Super PAC wasn’t founded specifically for suing school boards. Bangstad wrote in an appeal for donations that he objects to corporations being “able to influence politics through the use of ‘dark money.'” But that is allowed under US law, and “[s]ince the Minocqua Brewing Company is a corporation, and since I think my Republican representation in the Northwoods is poisonous for the people that live here, I’m creating a Super PAC to help defeat these people in 2022,” he wrote. Bangstad lost a race for a state assembly seat last year.
The Minocqua Brewing Company is committing 5 percent of its profits to the Super PAC, he also wrote. The pandemic had a big impact on his restaurant-and-brewery business, so Bangstad says he sold his building and is now selling so-called “progressive beers” at retailers. His offerings include an “inoffensi