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2012-02-27 10:00:47 AM
Wisconsin governor Scott Walker, Wisconsin governor, braces for recall election, proclaims controversial law is working

FTFM

Hire an editor, for Christ's sake.
 
2012-02-27 10:01:04 AM
Are you allowed to claim creadit for closing a budget "gap" you personally created only weeks before precisely so you'd have an excuse to bust the unions?
 
2012-02-27 10:01:10 AM
I wonder if the indictment will come down before or after the recall?
 
2012-02-27 10:01:16 AM
From the article...

What does getting bids for healthcare coverage have to do with universally ending collective bargaining rights for everyone but firemen and cops?

You whine about out of state money being used against you but you have no problem with taking it yourself, eh?
 
2012-02-27 10:04:54 AM
referendum and recall.... CHICKEN FARKER!


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BUGAAAACK!
 
2012-02-27 10:06:42 AM
As long as Wisconsin can get a settlement from mortgage banks every year, they can keep that budget balanced.
 
2012-02-27 10:07:02 AM
Strange how Walker's claims of outside influence match those of Ghaddaffi and the Syrian powers.
 
2012-02-27 10:08:34 AM

Satanic_Hamster: You whine about out of state money being used against you but you have no problem with taking it yourself, eh?


And he's the same smug bastard who whined when the dems went to illinois, yet has spent more time out of state raising money than any other WI governor in history. Hypocritical fark.
 
2012-02-27 10:09:29 AM
Yeah, the union law closed the budget gap, and the foreclosure settlement money went...

/really, fark this guy.
//waukesha co resident
 
2012-02-27 10:09:32 AM

LarryDan43: As long as Wisconsin can get steal a settlement from mortgage banks intended for it's victims every year, they can keep that budget balanced.


FTFY
 
2012-02-27 10:13:55 AM
It is working. Koch approves am I right?
 
2012-02-27 10:22:05 AM
FTA: Scott Walker, the Republican governor of Wisconsin who is battling an effort to recall him from office, told Yahoo News that his controversial law that ended many collective bargaining rights for public-sector employees and sparked protests from labor unions and their allies one year ago is accomplishing his goal.

It sure did accomplish a goal, Scotty: it galvanized a coaltion of people in the state of Wisconsin to go out and collect more than enough signatures to recall your douchbag ass. Now shaddup and go and suck some more Koch.
 
2012-02-27 10:23:36 AM
1. Cut billions in taxes for the uber-wealthy
2. Claim a crisis is brewing from billions in budget shortfall
3. Cut Union bargaining agreements to "make up the difference"
4. profit
 
2012-02-27 10:24:16 AM
He's gonna have to do a lot of chicken farking to catch up to this guy.

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2012-02-27 10:25:10 AM

chopit: Satanic_Hamster: You whine about out of state money being used against you but you have no problem with taking it yourself, eh?

And he's the same smug bastard who whined when the dems went to illinois, yet has spent more time out of state raising money than any other WI governor in history. Hypocritical fark.


Let's truly appreciate what a complete asshole this guy is:

"On the day the recall petitions were delivered, he gave a statement to reporters criticizing his opponents saying they were being funded by out-of-state money which had no business interfering in WI Politics. Where was he when he gave that statement? Raising money for his recall campaign at a fundraiser in NEW YORK CITY being thrown by the disgraced former CEO of AIG (new window)
 
2012-02-27 10:26:40 AM
Well, I suppose when hundreds of people quit working for the government, you no longer have to pay them.
 
2012-02-27 10:27:43 AM

Magorn: Are you allowed to claim creadit for closing a budget "gap" you personally created only weeks before precisely so you'd have an excuse to bust the unions?


Yes, if that is what he actually did.
Multi-year budgeting, how does that work?
 
2012-02-27 10:30:14 AM

LockeOak: Wisconsin governor Scott Walker, Wisconsin governor, braces for recall election, proclaims controversial law is working

FTFM

Hire an editor, for Christ's sake.


It's Yahoo News.

In case you haven't noticed, their writers are a bunch of yahoos.
 
2012-02-27 10:30:57 AM

Magorn: Are you allowed to claim creadit for closing a budget "gap" you personally created only weeks before precisely so you'd have an excuse to bust the unions?


Are you referring to the lie that Madow tried to get away with spreading? (new window)
 
2012-02-27 10:32:08 AM

badger-badger: Yeah, the union law closed the budget gap, and the foreclosure settlement money went...

/really, fark this guy.
//waukesha co resident


You give me hope for that county. Have you been able to get a coherent argument out of anybody there why they love him so much? I'm curious because I can't get any reason that isn't absurd on its face from his supporters. I mean Brookfield people seem to have money (the ones I know inherited it), so I can at least understand why they support a guy who farks the poor. Dousman, Ixonia, and Delafield seem to be lined with trailers and shanties from what I've seen, so I don't get how they can support the guy. New Berlin has a lot of manufacturing jobs, some of which must be unionized, or at least have some employees who have seen the benefits of a union first hand. I just don't get it.

Magorn: Are you allowed to claim creadit for closing a budget "gap" you personally created only weeks before precisely so you'd have an excuse to bust the unions?


Well, he's claiming it, so I guess you can. It resonates with the teabagger at work. When you ask him how that's legit when Walker came into office with a surplus, immediately squandered all of it, and more, on tax cuts for his donors, then took it out on working class people, he just repeats that Doyle left us with a deficit. Facts don't matter to his supporters.
 
2012-02-27 10:34:47 AM
Koch is a powerful drug.
 
2012-02-27 10:35:40 AM
I live in Ohio, and I can smell the Walker-fear from here. Dude clearly was not prepared at all for the backlash. I'm sure his handlers told him that he had a "mandate".
 
2012-02-27 10:38:14 AM
Trying to paint himself as the underdog. What a piece of human filth.
 
2012-02-27 10:40:13 AM

God's Hubris: 1. Cut billions in taxes for the uber-wealthy
2. Claim a crisis is brewing from billions in budget shortfall
3. Cut Union bargaining agreements to "make up the difference"
4. profit


I'd put 4 as "Get booted from office in a recall election", 5 as "Get high-paying 'consultant' job for Koch Industries", and 6 as "profit".
 
2012-02-27 10:41:58 AM
The budget is balanced when it is convenient to say it is balanced. But when a balanced budget means you'd have to adopt healthcare reforms, or is some of that sweet foreclosure settlement money comes your way, suddenly we have a deficit again.

Wisconsin needs to learn this lesson: Never, under any circumstances, let Republicans be in control of anything, at any level, for any amount of time. Ever. You just end up back here with another Walker and another Fitzgerald Crime Family doing the same things, setting the state back fiscally, ethically, socially, legally, and morally for a solid decade.
 
2012-02-27 10:44:41 AM

LouDobbsAwaaaay: The budget is balanced when it is convenient to say it is balanced. But when a balanced budget means you'd have to adopt healthcare reforms, or is some of that sweet foreclosure settlement money comes your way, suddenly we have a deficit again.

Wisconsin AMERICA needs to learn this lesson: Never, under any circumstances, let Republicans be in control of anything, at any level, for any amount of time. Ever. You just end up back here with another Walker and another Fitzgerald Crime Family doing the same things, setting the state back fiscally, ethically, socially, legally, and morally for a solid decade.


You weren't grand enough in your statement.
 
2012-02-27 10:48:33 AM
Frankly I hope this dude beats the recall. Maybe next time Wisconsinites will take their votes seriously instead of voting another teabagger into office. This shiat was predictable as the rising sun, yet thousands of cheeseheads whining about it.
 
2012-02-27 10:49:20 AM
Walker is absolutely right about the presidential race when he says the GOP conversation needs to be about the economy and the issues attached to it rather than "social" issues.

Crawling into a woman's uterus or trying to slap the gey out of people just makes you look stupid.

It's a shame he's too busy raking in the money he's going to need to fight off the recall because his voice is needed by Republicans.
 
2012-02-27 10:49:22 AM

tenpoundsofcheese: Magorn: Are you allowed to claim creadit for closing a budget "gap" you personally created only weeks before precisely so you'd have an excuse to bust the unions?

Are you referring to the lie that Madow tried to get away with spreading? (new window)


Politifactlie? Really?
 
2012-02-27 10:49:47 AM
Every time I see a picture of Walker, he looks all 'tarded. We flushed one turd down the toilet on the west side of the state, can't wait to do it again with this one in Madison.
 
2012-02-27 10:51:29 AM

AppleOptionEsc: Well, I suppose when hundreds of people quit working for the government, you no longer have to pay them.


Hundreds? Try almost 10,000. That's just those that retired, nearly twice the normal number of annual retirements. That doesn't include those that decided to seek work in the private sector, that emigrated from the state, or were in school to become a teacher and decided to change their major because they just didn't want to deal with this shiat.

All told, 9,933 public workers had retired by the end of June, a 93 percent increase from 5,133 in 2010. (new window)
 
2012-02-27 10:54:47 AM
Don't Troll Me Bro!
You give me hope for that county. Have you been able to get a coherent argument out of anybody there why they love him so much?

I'm fairly certain it's because Jesus.


Johnny Swank
Frankly I hope this dude beats the recall. Maybe next time Wisconsinites will take their votes seriously

The recall is 'next time'.

This shiat was predictable as the rising sun, yet thousands of cheeseheads whining about it.

People won't change. The problem is mass democracy. We cram millions of people into the same system, and expect any of them to know what the fark is going on.
 
2012-02-27 11:09:07 AM

Don't Troll Me Bro!: Dousman, Ixonia, and Delafield seem to be lined with trailers and shanties from what I've seen, so I don't get how they can support the guy. New Berlin has a lot of manufacturing jobs, some of which must be unionized, or at least have some employees who have seen the benefits of a union first hand. I just don't get it.


Those places bolded above are where white people go when they think Brookfield, the Falls and Pewaukee have too many minorities. And the manufacturing jobs in New Berlin are full of the old New Berlin people and people from the 'Stallis, not any of the newer money that's filtering into places far western 'burbs.
 
2012-02-27 11:13:55 AM

Satanic_Hamster: What does getting bids for healthcare coverage have to do with universally ending collective bargaining rights for everyone but firemen and cops?


WEA was giving the high hard one to great many districts in the state and if you tried to bid them you an automatic 30% rate hike. Not trying to say what Walker did was anything resembling right, but WEA now at least has to play ball.
 
2012-02-27 11:17:08 AM
Interesting. Walker reportedly won't challenge ANY recall signatures because his campaign "didn't have time" to review them. Even though they were granted an extension. I wonder if they just didn't find any significant number of signatures to challenge. I'm inclined to think more like Admiral Akbar, however.

Link (new window)
 
2012-02-27 11:21:58 AM
I suppose the Walker camp know that they can't realistically challenge enough signatures to halt the recall, and at this point it's in their best interest to get this thing over and done with. They know the Democrats haven't set on a candidate yet, and the longer this John Doe investigation stuff keeps trickling out, the worse Walker looks to voters.
 
2012-02-27 11:28:50 AM

Ken VeryBigLiar: Don't Troll Me Bro!: Dousman, Ixonia, and Delafield seem to be lined with trailers and shanties from what I've seen, so I don't get how they can support the guy. New Berlin has a lot of manufacturing jobs, some of which must be unionized, or at least have some employees who have seen the benefits of a union first hand. I just don't get it.

Those places bolded above are where white people go when they think Brookfield, the Falls and Pewaukee have too many minorities. And the manufacturing jobs in New Berlin are full of the old New Berlin people and people from the 'Stallis, not any of the newer money that's filtering into places far western 'burbs.


Ah, that makes a lot of sense. So, it's filled with racist white-flight people who can't stand living near dirty minorities and old people who want things to just go back to the way they were. That explains a lot about the ignorance and misplaced anger I see from people around there.
 
2012-02-27 11:28:59 AM
So they have as many recall signatures as number of votes cast against him in the last election. That is awesome!

Except that he won the last election...
 
2012-02-27 11:32:56 AM
My wife and I visited Milwaukee recently for a convention. Neat city. All the rundown industrial stuff is kind of creepy, but that's most of that entire region, really. The downtown area is still nice, around the theater where we were staying.

The cream brick everywhere really makes the place feel unique.

Oh, and f*ck Scott Walker.
 
2012-02-27 11:34:32 AM

Dr. Whoof: I live in Ohio, and I can smell the Walker-fear from here. Dude clearly was not prepared at all for the backlash. I'm sure his handlers told him that he had a "mandate".


Just like Kasich....a "mandate" about whatever reprehensible set of legislation he was defeated on. Now he has a "mandate" to get his ass kicked out of office.

My question to the Teabaggers and shills who support these terrible people, how come Ohio and Wisconsin, despite being two different states with different attributes, need to have pretty much the exact same legislation passed?
 
2012-02-27 11:34:54 AM
And yet, I have family and friends in WI who love the guy.

He finally stopped all that spending and stood up the big greedy unions.
 
2012-02-27 11:36:37 AM

Don't Troll Me Bro!: Ah, that makes a lot of sense. So, it's filled with racist white-flight people who can't stand living near dirty minorities and old people who want things to just go back to the way they were. That explains a lot about the ignorance and misplaced anger I see from people around there


Right, there's a TON of money in lake country right now (western HonkeySha County and into Jefferson County). In most of the western 'burbs you get the issue with the new people squeezing out the white trash that are now starting their own mini-slums; replete with heroin, weed and meth.
 
2012-02-27 11:37:36 AM

bikerific: And yet, I have family and friends in WI who love the guy.

He finally stopped all that spending and stood up the big greedy unions.


bikerific: And yet, I have family and friends in WI who love the guy.

He finally stopped all that spending and stood up the big greedy unions.


Problem is, some "conservatives" are so damn short sighted and stupid they can't think beyond retarded AM radio talking points.

We call it "Union Derangement Syndrome" and it's farking us all up.
 
2012-02-27 11:39:59 AM

andersoncouncil42: tenpoundsofcheese: Magorn: Are you allowed to claim creadit for closing a budget "gap" you personally created only weeks before precisely so you'd have an excuse to bust the unions?

Are you referring to the lie that Madow tried to get away with spreading? (new window)

Politifactlie? Really?


Much as I hate Walker, tenpoundsof cheese is more or less correct (new window). Walker didn't create the budget deficit. But his tax cuts DID make it worse, necessitating "emergency measures", a.k.a. "screw over the public employee unions".
 
2012-02-27 11:48:31 AM

trotsky: Dr. Whoof: I live in Ohio, and I can smell the Walker-fear from here. Dude clearly was not prepared at all for the backlash. I'm sure his handlers told him that he had a "mandate".

Just like Kasich....a "mandate" about whatever reprehensible set of legislation he was defeated on. Now he has a "mandate" to get his ass kicked out of office.

My question to the Teabaggers and shills who support these terrible people, how come Ohio and Wisconsin, despite being two different states with different attributes, need to have pretty much the exact same legislation passed?


Trial balloons, legislatively and judicially, for the next time there's a Republican in the White House; if they can get these proposals enshrined into law against the objections of the people of Ohio and Wisconsin and avoid having them overturned by the courts, they can probably force them in federally as well, especially since there's no possibility of a recall election or ballot referenda.
 
2012-02-27 11:49:34 AM

damonm: andersoncouncil42: tenpoundsofcheese: Magorn: Are you allowed to claim creadit for closing a budget "gap" you personally created only weeks before precisely so you'd have an excuse to bust the unions?

Are you referring to the lie that Madow tried to get away with spreading? (new window)

Politifactlie? Really?

Much as I hate Walker, tenpoundsof cheese is more or less correct (new window). Walker didn't create the budget deficit. But his tax cuts DID make it worse, necessitating "emergency measures", a.k.a. "screw over the public employee unions".


Right he may be, but the problem is with Walker and other idiots like Kasich is that they don't cut smartly. They cut with their sights firmly set on partisan politics. They decided, because of ALEC, to take advantage of a bad situation to further their extremist agenda. All they succeeded in doing was dividing their states along the mos partisan lines many have seen in decades.
 
2012-02-27 11:49:51 AM

Sid_6.7: My wife and I visited Milwaukee recently for a convention. Neat city. All the rundown industrial stuff is kind of creepy, but that's most of that entire region, really. The downtown area is still nice, around the theater where we were staying.

The cream brick everywhere really makes the place feel unique.


Don't kid yourself...despite the fancy facade of the historical restoration of where white people go, Milwaukee is a dirty shiat-hole.

But at least we have the Brewers!
 
2012-02-27 11:51:51 AM

WhiskeySticks: But at least we have the Brewers!


Now with 30% more Braun.
 
2012-02-27 11:54:24 AM

someonelse: WhiskeySticks: But at least we have the Brewers!

Now with 30% more Braun.


I've been trying to come up with a good fantasy baseball team name around the Ryan Braun thing, with little success...
 
2012-02-27 12:08:38 PM

cabbyman: So they have as many recall signatures as number of votes cast against him in the last election. That is awesome!

Except that he won the last election...


As Mike Tate said "Walker says that it doesn't matter because we only got 46% of the votes cast last election. Well, we've got the other 5% back at the office." [paraphrased, but you get the idea]

A lot of signatures weren't even turned into the GAB because of minor errors that would eliminate them. I can confirm that, because I processed many, many thousands of signatures. The most common error being the signor only put the day and month, but forgot to write the year. Many of them were mailed into an office by the signor, and they forgot to sign off as their own circulator, which invalidates the signature (and any other signatures on that page).

Don't kid yourself. This isn't just butthurt over losing an election. A lot of people that voted for him signed the recall petition. Tommy Thompson (R) won election to the governor's office 4 times in this state, without anything like this happening. I'll leave it up to you to figure out what the difference is between Walker and other R's that have held office in this state, because after all that's happened you either:

a) know damn well, and are a troll
b) are lying to yourself about the reasons in order to cling to some ideology
c) are farking retarded

Oh, and I'm not responding to you so much as I'm writing this for all the people who may actually read what you say and believe your intellectually disingenuous talking point.
 
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