If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(Talking Points Memo)   Wake up. Time to die   (talkingpointsmemo.com) divider line 156
    More: Followup  
•       •       •

10821 clicks; posted to Politics » on 18 Feb 2012 at 2:28 AM (2 years ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



156 Comments   (+0 »)
   
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

Archived thread

First | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | » | Last | Show all
 
2012-02-18 11:17:39 AM  
What the hell is going on in here?
 
2012-02-18 11:37:24 AM  

Soup4Bonnie: What the hell is going on in here?


Don't ask me. I'm lost.
 
2012-02-18 11:40:39 AM  

indylaw: MeinRS6: Or where ever it is that libtards run off to when democracy slaps them in their stupid fat faces.

My poor benighted fellow, we live in a republic, not a democracy.


Oh, thanks for that. My post really indicated that I was confused on that issue.

/rolls eyes
//you've got nuthin'

Every time a governor is elected in Wisconsin there are enough people that voted for the other guy to get the signatures and start the recall process. So will libs think it is some great thing if a Dem won a regular election and then the Repubs started a recall? Of course not!

Liberals in Wisconsin are sore losers that only accept election results when the Dem wins. Anything else is "a violation of our rights" and other such nonsense. I've got news for you - people can see you for what you really are - sore losers and anti-democratic thugs(Naturally, at this point, I want to point out that the US is a republic). And people resent your anti-democratic ways and are tired of your loserdom. That's probably why Walker will win this waste of time and money recall that libs have engaged in.
 
2012-02-18 11:45:00 AM  

Soup4Bonnie: What the hell is going on in here?


Nothing the God of biomechanics wouldn't let you into heaven for.
 
2012-02-18 11:45:55 AM  
What are you guys gonna do if he doesnt get recalled?
Send sympathy cards to the unions?
Voters there dont give 2 shiats what you think.
 
2012-02-18 12:17:50 PM  

indylaw: Are you suggesting that Tatsuma trolls but does not roll on Shabbos?


I do not roll on Shabbat, no. Which ended about 30 minutes ago here in Jerusalem
 
2012-02-18 12:18:16 PM  

DrippinBalls: It's Wisconsin, who cares? Tell 'em to shut the f**k up, keep sending cheese and to stop the whining.



United we stand ... and all that jazz

If we let that shiat happen in Wisconsin it could happen in other States. Indiana Republicans got knocked down a couple pegs when they tried it. Then again, our State police refused to be the personal army of the Governor.
 
2012-02-18 12:20:16 PM  
No more extra time to review signatures, some of which are obviously bogus but we're going to accept them anyway.

You already spent 30 million dollars on the state senator recall election and failed, miserably. 30 million dollars. For. Nothing. This is from the people constantly whining about various social ills and how it's not fair...

30 million dollars. Imagine the things you could have done with that to help people and you wasted it because protecting the money laundering operation for liberal politicians was more important to you than helping anyone. You could have donated it to medical research because there are plenty of operations out there working on shoe string budgets, and they might be the ones to cure a disease, but the money laundering operation was more important. You could have used it to fund Planned Parenthood instead of acting like a bunch of thugs when you went after Komen, an organization dedicated to curing breast cancer, because they dared even consider not paying their protection money to Planned Parenthood.

I can think of dozens and dozens and dozens of things you could have done with 30 million dollars but none of them are as important to you as the protection of your money laundering and vote buying scheme involving public sector unions. That's fine I suppose. It's your money.

But you can quit pretending like you occupy some high moral ground against those nasty evil Republicans/Conservatives, because you most certainly don't.
 
2012-02-18 12:21:47 PM  

violentsalvation: I saw them in... late 2000 I think. They were good, opened for Godsmack and STP.


i saw them in 2004, they were the third to last act in a festival. they easily upstaged the second to last act (Staind, who were just completely flat), and gave the headliner, Velvet Revolver, a run for their money.
 
2012-02-18 12:29:53 PM  

wedun: Perfect idea for troll alt persona

Location: Somewhere in the south or midwest

Description: self identified conservative democrat who is really unhappy with where obama is taking the country.

All your posts will parrot right wing talking points with thinly veiled racism/misogyny



Yes. He could call himself McC ... um, SantorumDemocrat or RomneyDemocrat, depending. He'll be remembered forever.

/ .................. forever
 
2012-02-18 12:36:43 PM  

randomjsa: You already spent 30 million dollars on the state senator recall election and failed, miserably. 30 million dollars. For. Nothing.



Some things you've forgotten:

Democrats didn't regain a majority but they picked up two seats which changed the balance of power to a certain extent. Not the preferred outcome, but hardly "nothing". Republicans also mounted recall efforts against Democrats, losing in every instance. Republicans put up a few of their own people as fake Democratic challengers, thus forcing primary elections and needlessly driving up the cost to Wisconsin taxpayers.

So that'll be enough tongue-clucking from you over this, young lady.
 
2012-02-18 12:38:45 PM  

randomjsa: No more extra time to review signatures, some of which are obviously bogus but we're going to accept them anyway.

You already spent 30 million dollars on the state senator recall election and failed, miserably. 30 million dollars. For. Nothing. This is from the people constantly whining about various social ills and how it's not fair...

30 million dollars. Imagine the things you could have done with that to help people and you wasted it because protecting the money laundering operation for liberal politicians was more important to you than helping anyone. You could have donated it to medical research because there are plenty of operations out there working on shoe string budgets, and they might be the ones to cure a disease, but the money laundering operation was more important. You could have used it to fund Planned Parenthood instead of acting like a bunch of thugs when you went after Komen, an organization dedicated to curing breast cancer, because they dared even consider not paying their protection money to Planned Parenthood.

I can think of dozens and dozens and dozens of things you could have done with 30 million dollars but none of them are as important to you as the protection of your money laundering and vote buying scheme involving public sector unions. That's fine I suppose. It's your money.

But you can quit pretending like you occupy some high moral ground against those nasty evil Republicans/Conservatives, because you most certainly don't.


Yeah, I guess we could have spent that 30 million paying down our state budget shortfall, but then Walker would have to give the 26 million he is taking from underwater homeowners and just give it directly to Koch Industries. That would be pretty embarassing to him, so we figured it will work out better for him this way. And do not forget, there are 4 senators facing possible recall this time around, and all we have to do is win 1 or 2 of those and then Walker's dream is done. I personally think Walker will lose the recall election, he is about as popular with the general public as a turd in a punchbowl at this point.
 
2012-02-18 12:55:49 PM  

Bear151556: randomjsa: No more extra time to review signatures, some of which are obviously bogus but we're going to accept them anyway.

You already spent 30 million dollars on the state senator recall election and failed, miserably. 30 million dollars. For. Nothing. This is from the people constantly whining about various social ills and how it's not fair...

30 million dollars. Imagine the things you could have done with that to help people and you wasted it because protecting the money laundering operation for liberal politicians was more important to you than helping anyone. You could have donated it to medical research because there are plenty of operations out there working on shoe string budgets, and they might be the ones to cure a disease, but the money laundering operation was more important. You could have used it to fund Planned Parenthood instead of acting like a bunch of thugs when you went after Komen, an organization dedicated to curing breast cancer, because they dared even consider not paying their protection money to Planned Parenthood.

I can think of dozens and dozens and dozens of things you could have done with 30 million dollars but none of them are as important to you as the protection of your money laundering and vote buying scheme involving public sector unions. That's fine I suppose. It's your money.

But you can quit pretending like you occupy some high moral ground against those nasty evil Republicans/Conservatives, because you most certainly don't.

Yeah, I guess we could have spent that 30 million paying down our state budget shortfall, but then Walker would have to give the 26 million he is taking from underwater homeowners and just give it directly to Koch Industries. That would be pretty embarassing to him, so we figured it will work out better for him this way. And do not forget, there are 4 senators facing possible recall this time around, and all we have to do is win 1 or 2 of those and then Walker's dream is done. I personally think Walk ...


This! Also how is did Wisconsin fail the recall on senators? We didn't recall all of them but we got a few of them. Walker is a douchebag. He keeps saying we are in debt, as we cut budgets on healthcare, and education, but like as you said takes money from the mortgage crisis payout, because we are still broke. Walker took out about 300 million dollars of the education system, and we lost teachers for it. I know I am a college student, and we lost two teachers, and had to combine classes together. It is really farking confusing to be in a painting class when there is a drawing class being taught at the same time by the same teacher. Also he farked over high speed rail that went from the twin cities through Wisconsin, and then through Chicago. I swear he has to be doing all these things not, because he wants to be governor, so he can get a lot of money from rich people outside of Wisconsin.

/Still wondering if he will get arrested for fraud like his former aides.
 
2012-02-18 01:02:05 PM  

MeinRS6: One can only hope that after the libtards lose this total abuse of the process and waste of time and money recall that they will all move to Illinois in protest.

Or where ever it is that libtards run off to when democracy slaps them in their stupid fat faces.


Would you care to put your money where your mouth is on the outcome of this recall?
 
2012-02-18 01:13:48 PM  
What a failed recall might look like:

However, the Democrats' submission of over a million signatures was nearly twice the required threshold of just over 540,000, or 25 percent of the total number of voters in the 2010 gubernatorial election. As a result, the Walker campaign would need to disqualify nearly half of the signatures in play here - a rate that is very far above their current tally.
 
2012-02-18 01:16:00 PM  

Weaver95: Walker is NOT going to be happy about this.


Anyone care to put Walker's face in the Downfall parody?
 
2012-02-18 01:18:16 PM  

Hobodeluxe: MeinRS6: One can only hope that after the libtards lose this total abuse of the process and waste of time and money recall that they will all move to Illinois in protest.

Or where ever it is that libtards run off to when democracy slaps them in their stupid fat faces.

Would you care to put your money where your mouth is on the outcome of this recall?


Why? Would that really prove anything?

I'll predict this though - it will be fairly close. This isn't going to be some lib landslide, despite what they say around the drum circle or in the mob trashing public property.
 
2012-02-18 01:39:47 PM  

randomjsa: No more extra time to review signatures, some of which are obviously bogus but we're going to accept them anyway.

You already spent 30 million dollars on the state senator recall election and failed, miserably. 30 million dollars. For. Nothing. This is from the people constantly whining about various social ills and how it's not fair...

30 million dollars. Imagine the things you could have done with that to help people and you wasted it because protecting the money laundering operation for liberal politicians was more important to you than helping anyone. You could have donated it to medical research because there are plenty of operations out there working on shoe string budgets, and they might be the ones to cure a disease, but the money laundering operation was more important. You could have used it to fund Planned Parenthood instead of acting like a bunch of thugs when you went after Komen, an organization dedicated to curing breast cancer, because they dared even consider not paying their protection money to Planned Parenthood.

I can think of dozens and dozens and dozens of things you could have done with 30 million dollars but none of them are as important to you as the protection of your money laundering and vote buying scheme involving public sector unions. That's fine I suppose. It's your money.

But you can quit pretending like you occupy some high moral ground against those nasty evil Republicans/Conservatives, because you most certainly don't.


media.comicvine.com
 
2012-02-18 01:41:42 PM  

GAT_00: violentsalvation: GAT_00: Is someone dropping plates?

On your ass.

I'm actually listening to them for the first time in like forever. I blame the booze, my general mood, and this thread.


Their newer stuff is actually pretty nice. They're one of the few nineties metal bands that has actually grown musically as time has gone by.
 
2012-02-18 01:46:05 PM  

MeinRS6: Hobodeluxe: MeinRS6: One can only hope that after the libtards lose this total abuse of the process and waste of time and money recall that they will all move to Illinois in protest.

Or where ever it is that libtards run off to when democracy slaps them in their stupid fat faces.

Would you care to put your money where your mouth is on the outcome of this recall?

Why? Would that really prove anything?

I'll predict this though - it will be fairly close. This isn't going to be some lib landslide, despite what they say around the drum circle or in the mob trashing public property.


It may not be a landslide, but Walker should feel very uncomfortable. Two Republican state senators were already successfully recalled and none of the Dems lost their recall tries. Walker won by just 5 points in 2010 in a year where the GOP was enjoying a massive wave of support nationwide and it is pretty darned clear that wave has ebbed in a big way.
 
2012-02-18 01:50:01 PM  

Tatsuma: indylaw: Are you suggesting that Tatsuma trolls but does not roll on Shabbos?

I do not roll on Shabbat, no. Which ended about 30 minutes ago here in Jerusalem


Rad. Wouldn't have expected you in this thread either way. Are you like Beetlejuice?
 
2012-02-18 01:50:33 PM  
Walker won by over 120,000 votes. That's not an insignificant amount.

The political landscape will be a little different for the recall, but the truth is that A LOT of people in Wisconsin like what Walker has done. That's true no matter how many fat bongo players the Dems can stuff inside the capital building.

Can the libs tell enough lies to cut that margin down to inside 20,000 votes? Maybe.
 
2012-02-18 01:58:00 PM  

indylaw: Rad. Wouldn't have expected you in this thread either way. Are you like Beetlejuice?


Now that you remind me, I do wear a pin-stripped bekishe...
 
2012-02-18 01:58:49 PM  

Tatsuma: pin-stripped


did beetlejuice drink a shiatton of vodka and post on the internet? because I'm there.
 
2012-02-18 02:00:56 PM  

Tatsuma: Tatsuma: pin-stripped

did beetlejuice drink a shiatton of vodka and post on the internet? because I'm there.


Dude you spelled vodak wrong.
 
2012-02-18 02:04:11 PM  

Tatsuma: did beetlejuice drink a shiatton of vodka and post on the internet? because I'm there.


Man, that Beetlejuice sequel just sounds worse and worse...
 
2012-02-18 02:05:17 PM  
I'd like to remind everyone that the pundits like Hannity,Beck and Limbaugh and Olbermann , and Maddow don't currently reside or do their shows from the locales of their most fervent fans.

Being at a distance means a disconnect. It also means lack of accountability when they're wrong.

Olbermann and Maddow do some research into context before comment, whereas Beck and Hannity and Limbaugh don't. They simply break the world into two groups, and play on that.

Let the people of Wisconsin decide for themselves whether the Gov. Needs a push out the door.
 
2012-02-18 02:06:47 PM  

IMDWalrus: Man, that Beetlejuice sequel just sounds worse and worse...


that got a genuine laugh out of me.

indylaw: Dude you spelled vodak wrong.


i know i know

that shiat is horrible sorry
 
2012-02-18 02:12:04 PM  

quatchi: LOL. This thread can't decide whether it wants to be a Bladerunner, PWEI or Disturbed thread.


Why can't it be all of the above?

/And yes, Walker does seem to be a gold-plated, weapons-grade, Koch-sucker.
 
2012-02-18 03:01:52 PM  

Unhip1: I'd like to remind everyone that the pundits like Hannity,Beck and Limbaugh and Olbermann , and Maddow don't currently reside or do their shows from the locales of their most fervent fans.

Being at a distance means a disconnect. It also means lack of accountability when they're wrong.

Olbermann and Maddow do some research into context before comment, whereas Beck and Hannity and Limbaugh don't. They simply break the world into two groups, and play on that.

Let the people of Wisconsin decide for themselves whether the Gov. Needs a push out the door.


So.... Both sides are bad?
 
2012-02-18 03:17:57 PM  

Weaver95: abb3w: Weaver95:
he'd go to his state level courts first tho, wouldn't he? which, of course, are (literally!) in his back pocket...


How big are his pants?
 
2012-02-18 04:11:32 PM  

MeinRS6: One can only hope that after the libtards lose this total abuse of the process and waste of time and money recall that they will all move to Illinois in protest.

Or where ever it is that libtards run off to when democracy slaps them in their stupid fat faces.


You sound concerned.
 
2012-02-18 04:15:22 PM  

MeinRS6: indylaw: MeinRS6: Or where ever it is that libtards run off to when democracy slaps them in their stupid fat faces.

My poor benighted fellow, we live in a republic, not a democracy.

Oh, thanks for that. My post really indicated that I was confused on that issue.


Not that it's hard for you to get confused in the first place...
 
2012-02-18 04:16:27 PM  
I wouldn't say concerned.

But I will get a good laugh out of it when the libs lose on their latest anti-democratic scam that they are running here.
 
2012-02-18 04:16:34 PM  

randomjsa: No more extra time to review signatures, some of which are obviously bogus but we're going to accept them anyway.

You already spent 30 million dollars on the state senator recall election and failed, miserably. 30 million dollars. For. Nothing. This is from the people constantly whining about various social ills and how it's not fair...


What's the balance now? One seat? When it was four beforehand?

I say it worked.
 
2012-02-18 04:20:17 PM  

MeinRS6: I wouldn't say concerned.

But I will get a good laugh out of it when the libs lose on their latest anti-democratic scam that they are running here.


I love how you call the voters' right to voice grievances against a sitting executive "anti-democratic." Next you're going to tell us how Ohio voters voting down a similar anti-union bill that Kasich approved of was "totalitarian" and "despotic."
 
2012-02-18 04:21:53 PM  

MeinRS6: Walker won by over 120,000 votes. That's not an insignificant amount.

The political landscape will be a little different for the recall, but the truth is that A LOT of people in Wisconsin like what Walker has done. That's true no matter how many fat bongo players the Dems can stuff inside the capital building.

Can the libs tell enough lies to cut that margin down to inside 20,000 votes? Maybe.


Considering there were a MILLION signatures for a recall, I'd say that's more than a "maybe."
 
2012-02-18 04:28:26 PM  

Rwa2play: MeinRS6: I wouldn't say concerned.

But I will get a good laugh out of it when the libs lose on their latest anti-democratic scam that they are running here.

I love how you call the voters' right to voice grievances against a sitting executive "anti-democratic." Next you're going to tell us how Ohio voters voting down a similar anti-union bill that Kasich approved of was "totalitarian" and "despotic."


You continue to miss the point - on purpose.

Having a recall election because the guy who won is carrying out his campaign promises that you don't like is not the way the system is supposed to work. If everyone behaved like this, then no politician could ever serve out a term without someone starting a recall election on them or starting impeachment proceedings. Libs are upset that they aren't getting their way because the voters voted libs out of office, so now libs are trying this. It just as bad or worse as when they ran away because they were going to lose a vote in the state house. I hope they pay a big price for behaving like the spoiled children they are.
 
2012-02-18 04:30:46 PM  

Rwa2play: MeinRS6: Walker won by over 120,000 votes. That's not an insignificant amount.

The political landscape will be a little different for the recall, but the truth is that A LOT of people in Wisconsin like what Walker has done. That's true no matter how many fat bongo players the Dems can stuff inside the capital building.

Can the libs tell enough lies to cut that margin down to inside 20,000 votes? Maybe.

Considering there were a MILLION signatures for a recall, I'd say that's more than a "maybe."


The guy that Walker beat in 2010 got over million votes, so you are missing the point yet again.

And don't forget that a bunch of those signatures are fake.
 
2012-02-18 04:56:32 PM  

Weaver95: I don't think Walker can delay the recall election any more, can he?


www.recallscottwalker.com
 
2012-02-18 05:14:46 PM  
demonfaerie
how is did Wisconsin fail the recall on senators? We didn't recall all of them but we got a few of them

Because the goal was to retake the senate. That goal was missed. Missing goals = failure.
 
2012-02-18 06:38:07 PM  

MeinRS6: Rwa2play: MeinRS6: I wouldn't say concerned.

But I will get a good laugh out of it when the libs lose on their latest anti-democratic scam that they are running here.

I love how you call the voters' right to voice grievances against a sitting executive "anti-democratic." Next you're going to tell us how Ohio voters voting down a similar anti-union bill that Kasich approved of was "totalitarian" and "despotic."

You continue to miss the point - on purpose.

Having a recall election because the guy who won is carrying out his campaign promises that you don't like is not the way the system is supposed to work. If everyone behaved like this, then no politician could ever serve out a term without someone starting a recall election on them or starting impeachment proceedings. Libs are upset that they aren't getting their way because the voters voted libs out of office, so now libs are trying this. It just as bad or worse as when they ran away because they were going to lose a vote in the state house. I hope they pay a big price for behaving like the spoiled children they are.


Actually sir, this is exactly how the recall system is supposed to work. If a person is elected to office, he or she is responsible to the persons who elected him. Walker was not made King, he was elected governor. If the people do not feel that they are being represented by their elected officials, the recall process allows a second chance to get it right before anymore damage can be done.

In Gov.Walker's case he has had many chances to get his act together. When he first proposed the budget, the democratic members of our senate fled the state in a successful effort to get more time for discussion on the topic. Walker and Co. pressed on, The leaders of the gov. employee unions then stated that they were willing to accept paying more for their benefits. Yet again they refused to budge. then we had the recall elections for 6 of the republican senators and three of the democrats. All the democrats won, and the republicans lost 2 seats, which should have told Walker that perhaps he was in the wrong. But he continues to this day to show that unless you are a big business owner, he does not represent you. The majority of us here in Wisconsin are not big business owners, and therefore he does not represent us.
 
2012-02-18 06:45:31 PM  

Bear151556: blah blah blah....libs aren't getting their way because they were voted out of office by the people....


That's all you had to say.
 
2012-02-18 06:47:55 PM  
Holden: You're in office when you're served with a recall petition --
Leon: a recall petition? What's that?
Holden: You know what a half-million people who hate you enough to sign a document to that effect means?
Leon: Sure.
Holden: Same thing.
 
2012-02-18 06:52:25 PM  

MeinRS6: Bear151556: blah blah blah....libs aren't getting their way because they were voted out of office by the people....

That's all you had to say.


Yep, gotta use little words when I talk to you, sorry I forgot.
 
2012-02-18 07:12:32 PM  

MeinRS6: Having a recall election because the guy who won is carrying out his campaign promises that you don't like is not the way the system is supposed to work.


Given that Wisconsin law allows for a recall election procedure, I'd say that that's precisely how the system is supposed to work. It matters not one wit to the law whether the officer to be recalled actually fulfilled campaign promises (which is debatable in Scott Walker's case). If the recall law allowed recall only in situations of malfeasance or fraud as determined by a competent tribunal, you'd have a point. But all Wisconsin law requires is a requisite number of signatures attached to a petition for recall.

Your talk about "the system" is bullshiat, because "the system" explicitly creates the process which you claim is not part of the system.
 
2012-02-18 08:34:16 PM  

RanDomino: demonfaerie
how is did Wisconsin fail the recall on senators? We didn't recall all of them but we got a few of them

Because the goal was to retake the senate. That goal was missed. Missing goals = failure.


No that was just one of the goals behind the recall. Yes we wanted to take back the senate, but another reason for the recall that even just seat was taken back that meant the entire thing about removing bargaining rights for government employees that does not include senators, firefighters, and police officers was a stupid idea. He did not say he was going to do that when he was running if he did he would of lost. My concern is when the recall happens if the democrats can find someone that isn't fail. There isn't really any good politicians anymore since we farked over Feingold.
 
2012-02-18 08:43:25 PM  
i279.photobucket.com
 
2012-02-18 09:07:28 PM  
Yes, we only tied the record for most simultaneous successful recalls in state legislature history instead of setting it outright. What a failure we are.

Hell, we can take another crack at that record while we're ousting Walker. And it's only going to take one of those to succeed in order to flip the state senate.

You worry about your taxpayer dollars. This is how we want to spend ours.
 
2012-02-19 01:10:24 AM  
demonfaerie
another reason for the recall that even just seat was taken back

wat


Gosling
setting it outright.

That was not the goal.
 
Displayed 50 of 156 comments

First | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | » | Last | Show all

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »
On Twitter





In Other Media


  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.

Report