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2012-04-23 12:09:37 PM  
Also sobriety, but first in drunken snowmobiling.
 
2012-04-23 12:24:10 PM  
But, #1 in giant spiders.
 
2012-04-23 12:48:17 PM  
Time to revive a great Colonial American tradition...

i172.photobucket.com
 
2012-04-23 01:08:44 PM  

keylock71: Time to revive a great Colonial American tradition...

[i172.photobucket.com image 640x381]


Getting a ride to the liquor store?
 
2012-04-23 01:09:54 PM  
These "Libertarian" economic policies have never worked the way that their supporters say they work.

Lower Taxes for the Rich + remove social safety nets-> A Miracle Happens -> The economy booms!
 
2012-04-23 01:20:29 PM  
It's damn hard to get better free deep-fried cheese curds than you can get in Wisconsin, though. Damn hard.
 
2012-04-23 01:23:02 PM  

DirtyDeadGhostofEbenezerCooke: keylock71: Time to revive a great Colonial American tradition...

[i172.photobucket.com image 640x381]

Getting a ride to the liquor store?


Lol... If that's the ride, I think I'd rather walk.


Ride out on a Rail
 
2012-04-23 01:31:25 PM  
Walker will barely win the recall with Waukesha county having all sorts of "problems"

Book it, done.
 
2012-04-23 01:50:46 PM  
They're still number 1 in dickweed governors, though
 
2012-04-23 02:00:01 PM  
But number one in cross eyed, evil governors. For now.
 
2012-04-23 02:00:48 PM  
I thought the governor taking away the right of gay people to visit loved ones in the hospital would lead to thousands of jobs. What happened?
 
2012-04-23 02:02:10 PM  

TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: It's damn hard to get better free deep-fried cheese curds than you can get in Wisconsin, though. Damn hard.



Come to my neck of the woods. Our cheese curd is so good if you put a piece on top of your head your tongue will beat your brains out trying to get to it.

/Upstate NY
 
2012-04-23 02:02:36 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: They're still number 1 in dickweed governors, though


Time to take back the crown...

friskaliberal.files.wordpress.com

FREE BLAGO!
 
2012-04-23 02:03:25 PM  
"We're Wisconsin. If we're dead last in the country, something is wrong."

"We're Wisconsin",,, Ugh, that just sounds retarded, even if grammatically correct.
 
2012-04-23 02:05:14 PM  
This is what happens when you let the unions get too strong.
 
2012-04-23 02:05:50 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: They're still number 1 in dickweed governors, though


You mean governors that fix fiscal problems. He is so awful..
 
2012-04-23 02:05:59 PM  
Not enough tax breaks for job creators or is it still the evil unions fault?
 
2012-04-23 02:07:50 PM  

Citrate1007: Not enough tax breaks for job creators or is it still the evil unions fault?


Can't both be true?
 
2012-04-23 02:08:39 PM  
Any day now the Koch brothers will be opening factories and distribution centers in Wisconsin to put all those hard-working Americans to work. Because that's what happens when you cut taxes on the job creators--they create jobs!
 
2012-04-23 02:08:46 PM  

Britney Spear's Speculum: Walker will barely win the recall with Waukesha county having all sorts of "problems"

Book it, done.


That's a scary, yet probably true statement. What irks me are the commercials Walker's camp runs with teachers and small business owners praising his policies. It's as if they don't realize that his policies hurt them. Were they even paying attention once he stepped into office? I mean, it was a big hulabaloo, with marches on the capital, Democratic congresspeople sneaking off to Illinois to hide out, and everything. Just makes me shake my head.
 
2012-04-23 02:09:20 PM  

TIKIMAN87: MaudlinMutantMollusk: They're still number 1 in dickweed governors, though

You mean governors that fix fiscal problems. He is so awful..


Because the goal of government should be to balance the budget.
 
2012-04-23 02:10:12 PM  
Governor Walker makes me ashamed and I don't even live in Wisconsin. In Indiana we had the exact same issue come up (and our Democrats left the State as well). The difference was that we ALL called bullshiat here so the Republican Governor took it off the table.
 
2012-04-23 02:10:57 PM  

Cubs300: What irks me are the commercials Walker's camp runs with teachers and small business owners praising his policies. It's as if they don't realize that his policies hurt them.


When you're out of work, sometimes a little SuperPAC cash helps tide things over. It just takes a few hours of your time and you need to sign a performance waiver.
 
2012-04-23 02:11:18 PM  

what_now: But number one in cross eyed, uneducated, evil governors. For now.


WTF is with Walker and Brewer being a couple of the worst governors and neither has a degree. Is there some sort of correlation?

I don't want to sound like an elitist, but I would want the highest ranking official in my state to have at least a semblance of an education.
 
2012-04-23 02:11:40 PM  

JerseyTim: But, #1 in giant spiders.


+1, well done
 
2012-04-23 02:13:48 PM  

Britney Spear's Speculum: Walker will barely win the recall with Waukesha county having all sorts of "problems"

Book it, done.


nope, Waukesha cannot fire Nicholas so they are rerouting the votes to GAB in a run around her
 
2012-04-23 02:14:53 PM  

fenianfark: what_now: But number one in cross eyed, uneducated, evil governors. For now.

WTF is with Walker and Brewer being a couple of the worst governors and neither has a degree. Is there some sort of correlation?

I don't want to sound like an elitist, but I would want the highest ranking official in my state to have at least a semblance of an education.


To be fair, he has been recieving on-the-job training from ALEC since he took office. The Sith usually prefer direct mentorship over traditional institutionalized education.
 
2012-04-23 02:15:48 PM  

fenianfark: what_now: But number one in cross eyed, uneducated, evil governors. For now.

WTF is with Walker and Brewer being a couple of the worst governors and neither has a degree. Is there some sort of correlation?

I don't want to sound like an elitist, but I would want the highest ranking official in my state to have at least a semblance of an education been indoctrinated by Marxist liberal terrorists in "college".


WHATEVER LIB
 
2012-04-23 02:15:59 PM  

fenianfark: what_now: But number one in cross eyed, uneducated, evil governors. For now.

WTF is with Walker and Brewer being a couple of the worst governors and neither has a degree. Is there some sort of correlation?

I don't want to sound like an elitist, but I would want the highest ranking official in my state to have at least a semblance of an education.


I hate to burst your bubble, but Rick Scott has a law degree.
 
2012-04-23 02:19:05 PM  
Lets see:

Step one: have one of the biggest political tantrums in decades
Step two: Attack and threaten any business that might move to Wisconsin
Step three: Blame Walker for the effects of step three

Yep, Damn that Scott Walker!

/can we blame him for Wisconsin being cold?
 
2012-04-23 02:19:59 PM  
Wisconsin, Our innovation makes us first - our quality makes us last!
 
2012-04-23 02:20:12 PM  

Wendy's Chili: fenianfark: what_now: But number one in cross eyed, uneducated, evil governors. For now.

WTF is with Walker and Brewer being a couple of the worst governors and neither has a degree. Is there some sort of correlation?

I don't want to sound like an elitist, but I would want the highest ranking official in my state to have at least a semblance of an education.

I hate to burst your bubble, but Rick Scott has a law degree.


Worst-stupid and worst-evil.
 
2012-04-23 02:20:44 PM  

BigBooper: Lets see:

Step one: have one of the biggest political tantrums in decades
Step two: Attack and threaten any business that might move to Wisconsin
Step three: Blame Walker for the effects of step three

Yep, Damn that Scott Walker!

/can we blame him for Wisconsin being cold?


Swing and a miss...

Thanks for playing, Slugger.
 
2012-04-23 02:20:58 PM  

Wendy's Chili: fenianfark: what_now: But number one in cross eyed, uneducated, evil governors. For now.

WTF is with Walker and Brewer being a couple of the worst governors and neither has a degree. Is there some sort of correlation?

I don't want to sound like an elitist, but I would want the highest ranking official in my state to have at least a semblance of an education.

I hate to burst your bubble, but Rick Scott has a law degree.


I think I've found your problem.
 
2012-04-23 02:22:34 PM  

BigBooper: Step two: Attack and threaten any business that might move to Wisconsin


[citation will never be provided, because you are a liar]
 
2012-04-23 02:23:08 PM  
Step 1: Elect a bunch of dumbass teabaggers.
Step 2: Watch in shocked (Shocked I say!) amazement as they govern like a bunch of retarded spider monkeys

Wisconsin is getting everything they deserve. See also, Ohio, NC, Florida, etc. Maybe next time their voters will pull their thumb out of their asses and do some modicum of research into who they're electing. This shiat is predictable as the rising sun.
 
2012-04-23 02:23:24 PM  

BigBooper: Lets see:

Step one: have one of the biggest political tantrums in decades
Step two: Attack and threaten any business that might move to Wisconsin
Step three: Blame Walker for the effects of step three

Yep, Damn that Scott Walker!

/can we blame him for Wisconsin being cold?


You really are terrible at this. That wasn't even coherent.
 
2012-04-23 02:24:26 PM  

Johnny Swank: Step 1: Elect a bunch of dumbass teabaggers.
Step 2: Watch in shocked (Shocked I say!) amazement as they govern like a bunch of retarded spider monkeys

Wisconsin is getting everything they deserve. See also, Ohio, NC, Florida, etc. Maybe next time their voters will pull their thumb out of their asses and do some modicum of research into who they're electing. This shiat is predictable as the rising sun.


One hopes it may serve as a teaching moment for people who sit out elections.
 
2012-04-23 02:26:11 PM  
How did Wisconsin get the rap of being full of fat people? It's ranked the #25 state in obesity rate, which is, obviously, in the middle of the pack.

Source
 
2012-04-23 02:26:43 PM  

BigBooper: Yep, Damn that Scott Walker!


Only took one post to get on my piss-yellow trolls list. Thanks for being so efficient.
 
2012-04-23 02:27:40 PM  

Wendy's Chili: fenianfark: what_now: But number one in cross eyed, uneducated, evil governors. For now.

WTF is with Walker and Brewer being a couple of the worst governors and neither has a degree. Is there some sort of correlation?

I don't want to sound like an elitist, but I would want the highest ranking official in my state to have at least a semblance of an education.

I hate to burst your bubble, but Rick Scott has a law degree.


And counseled all his clients to plead insanity
Then worked in hair replacement, swindling the bald
Where very few are chosen, and fewer still are called
 
2012-04-23 02:28:10 PM  

SkittlesAreYum: How did Wisconsin get the rap of being full of fat people?


When your cuisine is based around beer, brats, beer, cheese, beer and breaded cheesy beer brats, people tend to assume the obvious.
 
2012-04-23 02:28:37 PM  

zedster: nope, Waukesha cannot fire Nicholas so they are rerouting the votes to GAB in a run around her


How can they not fire her? She's demonstrated for at least two elections now that she is criminally unfit for her job.
 
2012-04-23 02:28:58 PM  

SkittlesAreYum: How did Wisconsin get the rap of being full of fat people? It's ranked the #25 state in obesity rate, which is, obviously, in the middle of the pack.

Source


Maybe it's the cheese.
 
2012-04-23 02:28:58 PM  

LouDobbsAwaaaay: BigBooper: Step two: Attack and threaten any business that might move to Wisconsin

[citation will never be provided, because you are a liar]


So your saying that threats of boycotts, and even the organization of boycotts didn't happen?
Way to throw an easy pitch.

Link
Link: bahhh can't link to wall street journal
Link
 
2012-04-23 02:29:41 PM  

qorkfiend: Johnny Swank: Step 1: Elect a bunch of dumbass teabaggers.
Step 2: Watch in shocked (Shocked I say!) amazement as they govern like a bunch of retarded spider monkeys

Wisconsin is getting everything they deserve. See also, Ohio, NC, Florida, etc. Maybe next time their voters will pull their thumb out of their asses and do some modicum of research into who they're electing. This shiat is predictable as the rising sun.

One hopes it may serve as a teaching moment for people who sit out elections.


I surely hope so. Honestly, I doubt any of this nonsense gets better until a good portion of the baby boomers have the decency to die off.
 
2012-04-23 02:29:54 PM  

Johnny Swank: Step 1: Elect a bunch of dumbass teabaggers.
Step 2: Watch in shocked (Shocked I say!) amazement as they govern like a bunch of retarded spider monkeys

Wisconsin is getting everything they deserve. See also, Ohio, NC, Florida, etc. Maybe next time their voters will pull their thumb out of their asses and do some modicum of research into who they're electing. This shiat is predictable as the rising sun.


Last time I saw you go through that screed, you also hoped that Walker would win his recall. You're just a troll.
 
2012-04-23 02:30:19 PM  

IrateShadow: How can they not fire her? She's demonstrated for at least two elections now that she is criminally unfit for her job.


The Republican Party is all about meritocracy and personal responsibility.
 
2012-04-23 02:31:00 PM  
CSB time.

My girlfriend is a food scientist and had to visit one of her company's processing plants in Wisconsin. The plant is in the middle of nowhere and the only place to grab some breakfast is a truck-stop style diner.

So my girlfriend, at a somewhat average height and weight, decides to get some breakfast one morning at this diner. She sits down, and within a few minutes, someone asks her, "You aren't from here, are you?". "No, how did you know?", she asked. And he replied, "Because you could fit through that door. We like to fatten our women up so they can't leave the house."

She said she felt like Liz Lemon when she went to Cleveland.

/ "Are you a supermodel? Here, eat something!"
 
2012-04-23 02:31:09 PM  

BigBooper: So your saying that threats of boycotts, and even the organization of boycotts didn't happen?


Now I'm saying that you're retreating to a strawman because you can't back up your claim.

Liar.
 
2012-04-23 02:31:18 PM  

BigBooper: Lets see:

Step one: have one of the biggest political tantrums in decades
Step two: Attack and threaten any business that might move to Wisconsin
Step three: Blame Walker for the effects of step three

Yep, Damn that Scott Walker!

/can we blame him for Wisconsin being cold?



You are sooo bad at trolling. You've got to be more antagonistic towards particular individuals.

images4.fanpop.com

Next time work Obama Fartbongo into the equation.

0/10 troll attempt.
 
2012-04-23 02:31:33 PM  

Johnny Swank: Step 1: Elect a bunch of dumbass teabaggers.
Step 2: Watch in shocked (Shocked I say!) amazement as they govern like a bunch of retarded spider monkeys

Wisconsin is getting everything they deserve. See also, Ohio, NC, Florida, etc. Maybe next time their voters will pull their thumb out of their asses and do some modicum of research into who they're electing. This shiat is predictable as the rising sun.


Hey NOW! How dare you insult such leaders!

Spider Monkeys live in quite organized socieities and the poo throwing at least follows the established rules of decorum and constitution.

//Can't say the same for Wisconsin Republicans.
 
2012-04-23 02:35:58 PM  
Wisconsin is actually nowhere near #1 in obesity. CDC
 
2012-04-23 02:36:03 PM  

SkittlesAreYum: How did Wisconsin get the rap of being full of fat people? It's ranked the #25 state in obesity rate, which is, obviously, in the middle of the pack.

Source


Back in the '80s. my GF of the time and I went to a conference in Milwaukee. Born and raised in SoCal and a size 10, she said, "This is the first time in my life I've felt skinny."
 
2012-04-23 02:39:41 PM  
I got myself a good paying job in Wisconsin last year, but I'm from Illinois so I hold a large advantage over the locals.
 
2012-04-23 02:39:50 PM  
And Walker will likely still be governor after the recall election. I feel for you Wisconsin, but this is why you don't elect these people, They're snake-slippery.
 
2012-04-23 02:41:07 PM  
The great state of Wisconsin will not apologize for its cheese!
 
2012-04-23 02:41:18 PM  

SkittlesAreYum: How did Wisconsin get the rap of being full of fat people? It's ranked the #25 state in obesity rate, which is, obviously, in the middle of the pack.

Source


We were ahead of our time. Back in the 80s we were on top. Since then everyone else has caught up, and as you mentioned, half of them have passed us by.

/mmm, beeeeeer.....
//mmmm, cheeeeesseeeee.....
///mmmm, braaaaaaturst........
 
2012-04-23 02:41:24 PM  

Fish in a Barrel: Wisconsin is actually nowhere near #1 in obesity. CDC


Mississippi?

*reads*

Yup.
 
2012-04-23 02:41:53 PM  

culebra: And Walker will likely still be governor after the recall election. I feel for you Wisconsin, but this is why you don't elect these people, They're snake-slippery.


Unless he's done enough to get that board appointment at Koch Industries, then he might just step down voluntarily.
 
2012-04-23 02:42:11 PM  

Fish in a Barrel: Wisconsin is actually nowhere near #1 in obesity. CDC


Yeah WI kind of gets an undeserved reputation for that. The south leads the charge in obesity rates.
 
2012-04-23 02:43:47 PM  

LouDobbsAwaaaay: Fish in a Barrel: Wisconsin is actually nowhere near #1 in obesity. CDC

Yeah WI kind of gets an undeserved reputation for that. The south leads the charge in obesity rates.


Along with Texas. And no, they aren't a part of the South.
 
2012-04-23 02:44:02 PM  

GhostFish: SkittlesAreYum: How did Wisconsin get the rap of being full of fat people? It's ranked the #25 state in obesity rate, which is, obviously, in the middle of the pack.

Source

Maybe it's the cheese.


www.rachelleb.com
 
2012-04-23 02:45:09 PM  

IrateShadow: zedster: nope, Waukesha cannot fire Nicholas so they are rerouting the votes to GAB in a run around her

How can they not fire her? She's demonstrated for at least two elections now that she is criminally unfit for her job.


County clerks are an elected position in Wisconsin. It's stupid, I know.

They could, in theory, recall her, but since Democrats started using that part of the democratic process all of the hard right wingers in the suburban hellhole of Waukesha think it's evil. So instead, the Waukesha County Executive is just giving the responsibilities to somebody else until she can be ousted, which I believe is this November.
 
2012-04-23 02:45:28 PM  

Poopspasm: LouDobbsAwaaaay: Fish in a Barrel: Wisconsin is actually nowhere near #1 in obesity. CDC

Yeah WI kind of gets an undeserved reputation for that. The south leads the charge in obesity rates.

Along with Texas. And no, they aren't a part of the South.


They seem pretty southern to me. What's the difference?
 
2012-04-23 02:50:39 PM  

LarryDan43: culebra: And Walker will likely still be governor after the recall election. I feel for you Wisconsin, but this is why you don't elect these people, They're snake-slippery.

Unless he's done enough to get that board appointment at Koch Industries, then he might just step down voluntarily.


True enough. There's also the possibility of the John Doe investigation turning up something incriminating.
 
2012-04-23 02:51:16 PM  

LouDobbsAwaaaay: They seem pretty southern to me. What's the difference?


Dixie has something of a genteel pompousness, where Texas has more of a yee-haw megalomanical narcissism.
 
2012-04-23 02:51:41 PM  

LouDobbsAwaaaay: Johnny Swank: Step 1: Elect a bunch of dumbass teabaggers.
Step 2: Watch in shocked (Shocked I say!) amazement as they govern like a bunch of retarded spider monkeys

Wisconsin is getting everything they deserve. See also, Ohio, NC, Florida, etc. Maybe next time their voters will pull their thumb out of their asses and do some modicum of research into who they're electing. This shiat is predictable as the rising sun.

Last time I saw you go through that screed, you also hoped that Walker would win his recall. You're just a troll.


Hardly, although, again, Wisconsin is just harvesting the fruits of their votes. We've been through this before, but Walker winning the recall be a fine reminder to the good citizens to take their votes seriously. A good number of folks (IMO, I'm seriously not trolling) don't change their habits unless they've have their noses rubbed in their own shiat, figuratively speaking of course.

From the looks of things right now he's gonna beat the recall unless the Dems finally decide to get real and field a decent candidate. I dig Wisconsin, but this was a monumental fark up on their part to elect this clown.
 
2012-04-23 02:53:28 PM  

Poopspasm: LouDobbsAwaaaay: Fish in a Barrel: Wisconsin is actually nowhere near #1 in obesity. CDC

Yeah WI kind of gets an undeserved reputation for that. The south leads the charge in obesity rates.

Along with Texas. And no, they aren't a part of the South.


I consider them part of the South since they were one of the seven states to secede during "Secession winter" after Lincoln's election.
 
2012-04-23 02:53:29 PM  

Poopspasm: The great state of Wisconsin will not apologize for its cheese!


Nor should they. It's damn good cheese.
 
2012-04-23 02:54:14 PM  
As a resident of Houston, I am getting a kick out of these obesity comments.
 
2012-04-23 02:54:33 PM  
Meh, Walker owns the vote counters.

Although, a the one has some serious eyes on her now, and observers should be in the state for the recall just to make sure no hanky-panky, or even the appearance of hanky-panky, occurs with the ballots.

//And for fun
www.freewebs.com
One small step for a man, one giant- STOP POKING MEEEE!
 
2012-04-23 02:56:14 PM  

meat0918: Meh, Walker owns the vote counters.

Although, a the one has some serious eyes on her now, and observers should be in the state for the recall just to make sure no hanky-panky, or even the appearance of hanky-panky, occurs with the ballots.

//And for fun
[www.freewebs.com image 250x185]
One small step for a man, one giant- STOP POKING MEEEE!


Not like it matters. Since when has any hanky-panky or the appearance thereof been punished, or even rectified? It's nearly always fait accompli.
 
2012-04-23 02:57:17 PM  
Arkanaut

TIKIMAN87: MaudlinMutantMollusk: They're still number 1 in dickweed governors, though

You mean governors that fix fiscal problems. He is so awful..

Because the goal of government should be to balance the budget.


Umm, yes. At least have a balanced budget so our civilization doesnt collapse.

/did I just get trolled?
 
2012-04-23 02:58:07 PM  

Because People in power are Stupid: BigBooper: Lets see:

Step one: have one of the biggest political tantrums in decades
Step two: Attack and threaten any business that might move to Wisconsin
Step three: Blame Walker for the effects of step three

Yep, Damn that Scott Walker!

/can we blame him for Wisconsin being cold?


You are sooo bad at trolling. You've got to be more antagonistic towards particular individuals.

[images4.fanpop.com image 426x360]

Next time work Obama Fartbongo into the equation.

0/10 troll attempt.


My post may have been incoherent, but it wasn't an attempt at trolling.

Unions have organized and threatened boycotts of companies if they appeared to support Walker in any way. That includes small business who tried to stay neutral, and wouldn't post pro-union flyers, and businesses that were looking to move to Wisconsin. There is a toxic political atmosphere in Wisconsin, and much of that is fueled by national Union money as they attempt to not only make an example of Scott Walker, but the entire state of Wisconsin. It's obvious that many of the groups operating here couldn't give a rats ass about the state or the people in it. They are working to secure their own power base; in this state and nationally.

Is it no wonder that companies would avoid Wisconsin like the plague? And no, I don't blame Walker for what's going on here. I blame desperate union thugs who are hell bent on holding onto a system who's time has past. They are the ones who would sacrifice not only the people of Wisconsin, but Wisconsin Union members to maintain their power.

Perhaps this makes me an idiot in your mind, instead of a troll. So be it; I'm proud to ride the short bus!

/here's a depressing thought: my vote counts as much as yours
 
2012-04-23 02:59:02 PM  

derpdeederp: At least have a balanced budget so our civilization doesnt collapse.


o_O
 
2012-04-23 02:59:25 PM  

Fish in a Barrel: Wisconsin is actually nowhere near #1 in obesity. CDC


If it wasn't for the hipster stronghold of Madison, it would be.
 
2012-04-23 03:00:27 PM  

BigBooper: fueled by national Union money


"In all, Walker has raised $7.6 million in donations since he took office on Jan 3. Of these, $3.2 million, or about 42 percent, came from out of state."
 
2012-04-23 03:04:12 PM  

BigBooper: I'm proud to ride the short bus!

 
2012-04-23 03:05:03 PM  

BigBooper: Because People in power are Stupid: BigBooper: Lets see:

Step one: have one of the biggest political tantrums in decades
Step two: Attack and threaten any business that might move to Wisconsin
Step three: Blame Walker for the effects of step three

Yep, Damn that Scott Walker!

/can we blame him for Wisconsin being cold?


You are sooo bad at trolling. You've got to be more antagonistic towards particular individuals.

[images4.fanpop.com image 426x360]

Next time work Obama Fartbongo into the equation.

0/10 troll attempt.

My post may have been incoherent, but it wasn't an attempt at trolling.

Unions have organized and threatened boycotts of companies if they appeared to support Walker in any way. That includes small business who tried to stay neutral, and wouldn't post pro-union flyers, and businesses that were looking to move to Wisconsin. There is a toxic political atmosphere in Wisconsin, and much of that is fueled by national Union money as they attempt to not only make an example of Scott Walker, but the entire state of Wisconsin. It's obvious that many of the groups operating here couldn't give a rats ass about the state or the people in it. They are working to secure their own power base; in this state and nationally.

Is it no wonder that companies would avoid Wisconsin like the plague? And no, I don't blame Walker for what's going on here. I blame desperate union thugs who are hell bent on holding onto a system who's time has past. They are the ones who would sacrifice not only the people of Wisconsin, but Wisconsin Union members to maintain their power.

Perhaps this makes me an idiot in your mind, instead of a troll. So be it; I'm proud to ride the short bus!

/here's a depressing thought: my vote counts as much as yours


Thank God that Walker and his supporters never accept any of that tainted national money. They only accept donations from people in Wisconsin who care deeply about what is best fro the common people of Wisconsin, right? It;s not like Scott Walker is running all over the country raising funds from out of state groups or anything.
 
2012-04-23 03:05:52 PM  

BigBooper: Because People in power are Stupid: BigBooper: Lets see:

Step one: have one of the biggest political tantrums in decades
Step two: Attack and threaten any business that might move to Wisconsin
Step three: Blame Walker for the effects of step three

Yep, Damn that Scott Walker!

/can we blame him for Wisconsin being cold?


You are sooo bad at trolling. You've got to be more antagonistic towards particular individuals.

[images4.fanpop.com image 426x360]

Next time work Obama Fartbongo into the equation.

0/10 troll attempt.

My post may have been incoherent, but it wasn't an attempt at trolling.

Unions have organized and threatened boycotts of companies if they appeared to support Walker in any way. That includes small business who tried to stay neutral, and wouldn't post pro-union flyers, and businesses that were looking to move to Wisconsin. There is a toxic political atmosphere in Wisconsin, and much of that is fueled by national Union money as they attempt to not only make an example of Scott Walker, but the entire state of Wisconsin. It's obvious that many of the groups operating here couldn't give a rats ass about the state or the people in it. They are working to secure their own power base; in this state and nationally.

Is it no wonder that companies would avoid Wisconsin like the plague? And no, I don't blame Walker for what's going on here. I blame desperate union thugs who are hell bent on holding onto a system who's time has past. They are the ones who would sacrifice not only the people of Wisconsin, but Wisconsin Union members to maintain their power.

Perhaps this makes me an idiot in your mind, instead of a troll. So be it; I'm proud to ride the short bus!

/here's a depressing thought: my vote counts as much as yours


Yes, vilify the unions, that's what companies want.

They want you to forgo the protection and power collective bargaining grants the otherwise powerless worker.

Why is it, instead of people trying to get the same protections and benefits the union guys have, they direct their hate at unions, instead of the bosses with 100x-300x the salary Joe Blow is getting?

I have little problem with the boss getting a lot more than the guy working the line, as long as the guy on the line was getting pay commensurate with his productivity.

motherjones.com

This is not sustainable, and is the source of much of our woes, especially when you couple the easy availability of credit people were using to make up for the wage gap.
 
2012-04-23 03:06:49 PM  

BigBooper: Because People in power are Stupid: BigBooper: Lets see:

Step one: have one of the biggest political tantrums in decades
Step two: Attack and threaten any business that might move to Wisconsin
Step three: Blame Walker for the effects of step three

Yep, Damn that Scott Walker!

/can we blame him for Wisconsin being cold?


You are sooo bad at trolling. You've got to be more antagonistic towards particular individuals.

[images4.fanpop.com image 426x360]

Next time work Obama Fartbongo into the equation.

0/10 troll attempt.

My post may have been incoherent, but it wasn't an attempt at trolling.

Unions have organized and threatened boycotts of companies if they appeared to support Walker in any way. That includes small business who tried to stay neutral, and wouldn't post pro-union flyers, and businesses that were looking to move to Wisconsin. There is a toxic political atmosphere in Wisconsin, and much of that is fueled by national Union money as they attempt to not only make an example of Scott Walker, but the entire state of Wisconsin. It's obvious that many of the groups operating here couldn't give a rats ass about the state or the people in it. They are working to secure their own power base; in this state and nationally.

Is it no wonder that companies would avoid Wisconsin like the plague? And no, I don't blame Walker for what's going on here. I blame desperate union thugs who are hell bent on holding onto a system who's time has past. They are the ones who would sacrifice not only the people of Wisconsin, but Wisconsin Union members to maintain their power.

Perhaps this makes me an idiot in your mind, instead of a troll. So be it; I'm proud to ride the short bus!

/here's a depressing thought: my vote counts as much as yours


You know, you are an idiot. Even many moderate Republicans are sick of Walker. Only the moronic "stick it to the libs" contingent gives him support. He's really, really farked up Wisconsin. He's also divided the state so badly that it's splitting friends and family. Booting his ass out of office would begin the recovery.

/See folks, THIS is Union Derangement Syndrome in action. This idiot is willing to cut off his nose to spite his face just so he can "stick it to the libs".
 
2012-04-23 03:09:18 PM  

Fish in a Barrel: Wisconsin is actually nowhere near #1 in obesity. CDC


Except the headline doesn't say that they are #1 in obesity, just that they are last in skinny people. Average must be thicker than skinny becasue WI is #25.
 
2012-04-23 03:09:27 PM  

qorkfiend: BigBooper: fueled by national Union money

"In all, Walker has raised $7.6 million in donations since he took office on Jan 3. Of these, $3.2 million, or about 42 percent, came from out of state."


snerk. 3.2 million? The total money dumped into the state of Wisconsin by national union groups was estimated to be about 20 million last year. At least that much will be dumped into the state as the Unions try for Scott Walker's head this year.

And yes national groups on both sides will be running ads and spending money by the truck load this year. It's because both side know that if Walker is recalled, it will be a defining moment for the labor movement. The failure or success of the recall is either the beginning of the unions death throes, or it's rebirth.
 
2012-04-23 03:10:30 PM  

keylock71: BigBooper: Lets see:

Step one: have one of the biggest political tantrums in decades
Step two: Attack and threaten any business that might move to Wisconsin
Step three: Blame Walker for the effects of step three

Yep, Damn that Scott Walker!

/can we blame him for Wisconsin being cold?

Swing and a miss...

Thanks for playing, Slugger.


Facts have a conservative bias.
 
2012-04-23 03:10:42 PM  
This must be the fault of liberals
 
2012-04-23 03:12:15 PM  

BigBooper: qorkfiend: BigBooper: fueled by national Union money

"In all, Walker has raised $7.6 million in donations since he took office on Jan 3. Of these, $3.2 million, or about 42 percent, came from out of state."

snerk. 3.2 million? The total money dumped into the state of Wisconsin by national union groups was estimated to be about 20 million last year. At least that much will be dumped into the state as the Unions try for Scott Walker's head this year.

And yes national groups on both sides will be running ads and spending money by the truck load this year. It's because both side know that if Walker is recalled, it will be a defining moment for the labor movement. The failure or success of the recall is either the beginning of the unions death throes, or it's rebirth.


It's amusing to hear someone complain about out-of-state money when half of Walker's donations are from out-of-state.
 
2012-04-23 03:12:33 PM  

theorellior: SkittlesAreYum: How did Wisconsin get the rap of being full of fat people?

When your cuisine is based around beer, brats, beer, cheese, beer and breaded cheesy beer brats, people tend to assume the obvious.


Funny you should mention that.
I just found a recipe for Brats stuffed with onions and sauerkraut,WRAPPED IN BACON,,,then put in a bun and covered with more kraut,onions,and horseradish!...It's called THE TRIPLE BYPASS.
*with cheese curds as dessert*
It came from the Packer Fans Everywhere website recipe page.
Yes, I'm fat,why do you ask?
 
2012-04-23 03:14:15 PM  

beta_plus: keylock71: BigBooper: Lets see:

Step one: have one of the biggest political tantrums in decades
Step two: Attack and threaten any business that might move to Wisconsin
Step three: Blame Walker for the effects of step three

Yep, Damn that Scott Walker!

/can we blame him for Wisconsin being cold?

Swing and a miss...

Thanks for playing, Slugger.

Facts have a conservative bias.


If facts are a shiatty diarrhea dump and conservatives are toilet paper, than yes, facts needs conservatives.
 
2012-04-23 03:16:34 PM  

BigBooper: Because People in power are Stupid: BigBooper: Lets see:

Step one: have one of the biggest political tantrums in decades
Step two: Attack and threaten any business that might move to Wisconsin
Step three: Blame Walker for the effects of step three

Yep, Damn that Scott Walker!

/can we blame him for Wisconsin being cold?


You are sooo bad at trolling. You've got to be more antagonistic towards particular individuals.

[images4.fanpop.com image 426x360]

Next time work Obama Fartbongo into the equation.

0/10 troll attempt.

My post may have been incoherent, but it wasn't an attempt at trolling.

Unions have organized and threatened boycotts of companies if they appeared to support Walker in any way. That includes small business who tried to stay neutral, and wouldn't post pro-union flyers, and businesses that were looking to move to Wisconsin. There is a toxic political atmosphere in Wisconsin, and much of that is fueled by national Union money as they attempt to not only make an example of Scott Walker, but the entire state of Wisconsin. It's obvious that many of the groups operating here couldn't give a rats ass about the state or the people in it. They are working to secure their own power base; in this state and nationally.

Is it no wonder that companies would avoid Wisconsin like the plague? And no, I don't blame Walker for what's going on here. I blame desperate union thugs who are hell bent on holding onto a system who's time has past. They are the ones who would sacrifice not only the people of Wisconsin, but Wisconsin Union members to maintain their power.

Perhaps this makes me an idiot in your mind, instead of a troll. So be it; I'm proud to ride the short bus!

/here's a depressing thought: my vote counts as much as yours


None of that actually happened. You're lying. You seem to forget that some of us live in Wisconsin.
 
2012-04-23 03:17:08 PM  
It is kind of interesting how the far right has focused on passing legislation at a state level through groups like ALEC and "grassroots" Tea Party groups only to have many of their efforts blow up in their faces.Vaginal probes, stand your ground, death to unions, gays are evil, etc.

Why isn't their a party that has a ideology of personal freedom and financial security?
 
2012-04-23 03:18:11 PM  

trotsky: You know, you are an idiot. Even many moderate Republicans are sick of Walker. Only the moronic "stick it to the libs" contingent gives him support. He's really, really farked up Wisconsin. He's also divided the state so badly that it's splitting friends and family. Booting his ass out of office would begin the recovery.

/See folks, THIS is Union Derangement Syndrome in action. This idiot is willing to cut off his nose to spite his face just so he can "stick it to the libs".



Do you live in Wisconsin? Do you remember what eight years of governor Doyle was like?
Wisconsin is at a cross roads, we will either become another basket case state that slowly disintegrates financially like Illinois or Michigan, or we can work with businesses to bring jobs back to Wisconsin.

We can't all be either on government support or working for the government.
 
2012-04-23 03:20:21 PM  
Derp?
 
2012-04-23 03:23:06 PM  
This

BigBooper: trotsky: You know, you are an idiot. Even many moderate Republicans are sick of Walker. Only the moronic "stick it to the libs" contingent gives him support. He's really, really farked up Wisconsin. He's also divided the state so badly that it's splitting friends and family. Booting his ass out of office would begin the recovery.

/See folks, THIS is Union Derangement Syndrome in action. This idiot is willing to cut off his nose to spite his face just so he can "stick it to the libs".


Do you live in Wisconsin? Do you remember what eight years of governor Doyle was like?
Wisconsin is at a cross roads, we will either become another basket case state that slowly disintegrates financially like Illinois or Michigan, or we can work with businesses to bring jobs back to Wisconsin.

We can't all be either on government support or working for the government.

 
2012-04-23 03:23:19 PM  

anniesmom: I just found a recipe for Brats stuffed with onions and sauerkraut,WRAPPED IN BACON,,,then put in a bun and covered with more kraut,onions,and horseradish!...It's called THE TRIPLE BYPASS.
*with cheese curds as dessert*


i3.kym-cdn.com
 
2012-04-23 03:23:28 PM  

BigBooper: Do you remember what eight years of governor Doyle was like?


I remember he wasn't recalled by the voters in his state.
 
2012-04-23 03:24:48 PM  

BigBooper: trotsky: You know, you are an idiot. Even many moderate Republicans are sick of Walker. Only the moronic "stick it to the libs" contingent gives him support. He's really, really farked up Wisconsin. He's also divided the state so badly that it's splitting friends and family. Booting his ass out of office would begin the recovery.

/See folks, THIS is Union Derangement Syndrome in action. This idiot is willing to cut off his nose to spite his face just so he can "stick it to the libs".


Do you live in Wisconsin? Do you remember what eight years of governor Doyle was like?
Wisconsin is at a cross roads, we will either become another basket case state that slowly disintegrates financially like Illinois or Michigan, or we can work with businesses to bring jobs back to Wisconsin.

We can't all be either on government support or working for the government.


Oh, fark you and that stupid argument. No, we can't all be on Government support or working for the government, dipshiat. We also can't be selling off our goddamn public utilities to the Koch brothers or selling ourselves out the free market. There's a balance and Walker and his cronies are screwing the pooch. Why does Wisconsin and how many other states need to pass the same goddamn legislation? You know what attracts good companies? A good work force. When you cut everything to the bone, sell off the public utilities and make it so one group of billionaire donors get first choice, that will attract appx. zero jobs.
If you think Walker is doing Wisconsin any good, you are a sucker. Bringing jobs back to Wisconsin doesn't farking mean destroying the middle class so the Koch Industries can have a ready made underclass of minimum wage employees.

You are a farking idiot. Not just an idiot, a farking idiot. Go vote for Scooter. Maybe he'll contract with Koch Whorestm so you can get a knob job as a reward.
 
2012-04-23 03:26:07 PM  

BigBooper: trotsky: You know, you are an idiot. Even many moderate Republicans are sick of Walker. Only the moronic "stick it to the libs" contingent gives him support. He's really, really farked up Wisconsin. He's also divided the state so badly that it's splitting friends and family. Booting his ass out of office would begin the recovery.

/See folks, THIS is Union Derangement Syndrome in action. This idiot is willing to cut off his nose to spite his face just so he can "stick it to the libs".


Do you live in Wisconsin? Do you remember what eight years of governor Doyle was like?
Wisconsin is at a cross roads, we will either become another basket case state that slowly disintegrates financially like Illinois or Michigan, or we can work with businesses to bring jobs back to Wisconsin.

We can't all be either on government support or working for the government.


With that inane, "concerned" plea you just offered, you made one thing clear - the only basket case in this thread is you.
 
2012-04-23 03:28:33 PM  

adamgreeney: BigBooper: Because People in power are Stupid: BigBooper: Lets see:

Step one: have one of the biggest political tantrums in decades
Step two: Attack and threaten any business that might move to Wisconsin
Step three: Blame Walker for the effects of step three

Yep, Damn that Scott Walker!

/can we blame him for Wisconsin being cold?


You are sooo bad at trolling. You've got to be more antagonistic towards particular individuals.

[images4.fanpop.com image 426x360]

Next time work Obama Fartbongo into the equation.

0/10 troll attempt.

My post may have been incoherent, but it wasn't an attempt at trolling.

Unions have organized and threatened boycotts of companies if they appeared to support Walker in any way. That includes small business who tried to stay neutral, and wouldn't post pro-union flyers, and businesses that were looking to move to Wisconsin. There is a toxic political atmosphere in Wisconsin, and much of that is fueled by national Union money as they attempt to not only make an example of Scott Walker, but the entire state of Wisconsin. It's obvious that many of the groups operating here couldn't give a rats ass about the state or the people in it. They are working to secure their own power base; in this state and nationally.

Is it no wonder that companies would avoid Wisconsin like the plague? And no, I don't blame Walker for what's going on here. I blame desperate union thugs who are hell bent on holding onto a system who's time has past. They are the ones who would sacrifice not only the people of Wisconsin, but Wisconsin Union members to maintain their power.

Perhaps this makes me an idiot in your mind, instead of a troll. So be it; I'm proud to ride the short bus!

/here's a depressing thought: my vote counts as much as yours

None of that actually happened. You're lying. You seem to forget that some of us live in Wisconsin.


Naahh Aahhhh!! It's right here in black and white!

FW:FW:FW:FW:FW:FW:FW:FW:FW:FW:FW:FW:FW:FW:FW:FW:FW:FW:FW:FW:FW:FW:FW: F W:FW:FW:FW:FW:FW:FW:FW:FW:FW:FW:FW:FW:FW:FW:FW:FW:FW:FW:FW:FW:FW:FW:FW :FW:FW:FW:FW:FW:FW:FW:FW:FW:FW:FW:FW:FW:FW:FW: Unions have organized and threatened boycotts of companies if they appeared to support Walker THEN POOP ON YOUR HEAD!!
 
2012-04-23 03:29:58 PM  

derpdeederp: Arkanaut

TIKIMAN87: MaudlinMutantMollusk: They're still number 1 in dickweed governors, though

You mean governors that fix fiscal problems. He is so awful..

Because the goal of government should be to balance the budget.

Umm, yes. At least have a balanced budget so our civilization doesnt collapse.

/did I just get trolled?


Just Poed, I think.

Someone took a big, steaming Poe all over you.
 
2012-04-23 03:30:36 PM  
Wish our Illinois economy was as "bad" as Wisconsin's.
 
2012-04-23 03:30:48 PM  

Fish in a Barrel: Wisconsin is actually nowhere near #1 in obesity. CDC


pssshhh. Come play in the south, Wisconsin. You may have cheese, but you wanna play in the arena where we'd deep fat fry fat, you better bring a lot more than a f*cking sausage.
 
2012-04-23 03:33:32 PM  

Duke Phillips' Singing Bears: Fish in a Barrel: Wisconsin is actually nowhere near #1 in obesity. CDC

pssshhh. Come play in the south, Wisconsin. You may have cheese, but you wanna play in the arena where we'd deep fat fry fat, you better bring a lot more than a f*cking sausage.


At least we can still see our sausage.

/rimshot
 
2012-04-23 03:34:01 PM  

deeyablo: As a resident of Houston, I am getting a kick out of these obesity comments.


Don't pull a hammy, fatty. :-P
 
2012-04-23 03:34:57 PM  

trotsky: You are a farking idiot. Not just an idiot, a farking idiot.


I see you've been talking to my wife.
 
2012-04-23 03:38:00 PM  

CarnySaur: Fish in a Barrel: Wisconsin is actually nowhere near #1 in obesity. CDC

If it wasn't for the hipster stronghold of Madison, it would be.


Hey, with the way the suburban Milwaukee kids are doing H and the yokels are smoking meth, we'll be in the 12 in no time!
 
2012-04-23 03:38:14 PM  

Poopspasm: deeyablo: As a resident of Houston, I am getting a kick out of these obesity comments.

Don't pull a hammy, fatty. :-P


Mmmmm... ham....
 
2012-04-23 03:38:22 PM  

BigBooper: trotsky: You are a farking idiot. Not just an idiot, a farking idiot.

I see you've been talking to my wife.


Apparently your wife and I have something in common then.
 
2012-04-23 03:39:53 PM  

Ken VeryBigLiar: CarnySaur: Fish in a Barrel: Wisconsin is actually nowhere near #1 in obesity. CDC

If it wasn't for the hipster stronghold of Madison, it would be.

Hey, with the way the suburban Milwaukee kids are doing H and the yokels are smoking meth, we'll be in the 12 in no time!


If meth were the ticket to a skinny populace, Missouri would look like California... with more scabs and fewer teeth.
 
2012-04-23 03:40:15 PM  

Fish in a Barrel: Wisconsin is actually nowhere near #1 in obesity. CDC


You sound fat.

/I keed.
//Sorry, couldn't resist.
 
2012-04-23 03:40:38 PM  
I think I am going to have to vote for walker in the recall election, though I didn't vote for him the first time around...
 
2012-04-23 03:42:39 PM  

TIKIMAN87: You mean governors that fix fiscal problems. He is so awful..


as someone who lives here, I'd be curious what problems he fixed? the problem of schools having teachers? the poor having medical treatment? workers having job training? high speed rail between the 2 largest cities? women having rights? the problem of corporation not having enough tax breaks?

it wasn't the budget because that was fixed before he took office.
 
2012-04-23 03:44:49 PM  

LarryDan43: I got myself a good paying job in Wisconsin last year, but I'm from Illinois so I hold a large advantage over the locals.


The Wisconsinites I personally know blame all of their problems on "those jerks from Illinois."

Traffic is "those jerks from Illinois don't know how to drive."

Bad service at a restaurant "waitress must be from Illinois."

The reason Kenosha sucks now "Illinois folk moved in."

So I suppose if you don't blame another state for every single problem, you definitely have a large advantage.
 
2012-04-23 03:47:06 PM  

Summer Glau's Love Slave: Fish in a Barrel: Wisconsin is actually nowhere near #1 in obesity. CDC

You sound fat.

/I keed.
//Sorry, couldn't resist.


Given my diet, lifestyle and exercise habits, I likely would be if not for an unnaturally high metabolism. I've got to fix some of those habits before I hit 40 and blow up like a diabeetus-filled balloon.
 
Bf+
2012-04-23 03:49:32 PM  

HotWingConspiracy: I thought the governor taking away the right of gay people to visit loved ones in the hospital would lead to thousands of jobs. What happened?


I know, right?
I swore his turn down the pre-allocated $810 million in federal money for train manufacturing would have been the shot in the arm Milwaukee was looking for.
 
2012-04-23 03:52:16 PM  

Bf+: HotWingConspiracy: I thought the governor taking away the right of gay people to visit loved ones in the hospital would lead to thousands of jobs. What happened?

I know, right?
I swore his turn down the pre-allocated $810 million in federal money for train manufacturing would have been the shot in the arm Milwaukee was looking for.


What you gotta understand is that he didn't mean jobs, as in "jobs where people get paid to make stuff", he meant job, as in "I've got a job when I leave office, so long suckers".
 
2012-04-23 03:59:48 PM  

qorkfiend: Bf+: HotWingConspiracy: I thought the governor taking away the right of gay people to visit loved ones in the hospital would lead to thousands of jobs. What happened?

I know, right?
I swore his turn down the pre-allocated $810 million in federal money for train manufacturing would have been the shot in the arm Milwaukee was looking for.

What you gotta understand is that he didn't mean jobs, as in "jobs where people get paid to make stuff", he meant job, as in "I've got a job when I leave office, so long suckers".


Now I may be a revisionist, but in my world Obama cancelled those funds before Walker even took office. If you have a picture of him ripping up the check, I'd love to see it.
 
2012-04-23 04:05:19 PM  

Forgot_my_password_again: TIKIMAN87: You mean governors that fix fiscal problems. He is so awful..

as someone who lives here, I'd be curious what problems he fixed? the problem of schools having teachers? the poor having medical treatment? workers having job training? high speed rail between the 2 largest cities? women having rights? the problem of corporation not having enough tax breaks?


Unfortunately today's GOP does in-fact see all those things you mentioned as problems.
 
2012-04-23 04:14:49 PM  

BigBooper: qorkfiend: Bf+: HotWingConspiracy: I thought the governor taking away the right of gay people to visit loved ones in the hospital would lead to thousands of jobs. What happened?

I know, right?
I swore his turn down the pre-allocated $810 million in federal money for train manufacturing would have been the shot in the arm Milwaukee was looking for.

What you gotta understand is that he didn't mean jobs, as in "jobs where people get paid to make stuff", he meant job, as in "I've got a job when I leave office, so long suckers".

Now I may be a revisionist, but in my world Obama cancelled those funds before Walker even took office. If you have a picture of him ripping up the check, I'd love to see it.


Man, it must suck to be wrong in your own fantasy world.
 
2012-04-23 04:19:08 PM  

keylock71: Time to revive a great Colonial American tradition...

[i172.photobucket.com image 640x381]


Messin' with Sasqwatch?
 
2012-04-23 04:25:46 PM  

BigBooper: qorkfiend: Bf+: HotWingConspiracy: I thought the governor taking away the right of gay people to visit loved ones in the hospital would lead to thousands of jobs. What happened?

I know, right?
I swore his turn down the pre-allocated $810 million in federal money for train manufacturing would have been the shot in the arm Milwaukee was looking for.

What you gotta understand is that he didn't mean jobs, as in "jobs where people get paid to make stuff", he meant job, as in "I've got a job when I leave office, so long suckers".

Now I may be a revisionist, but in my world Obama cancelled those funds before Walker even took office. If you have a picture of him ripping up the check, I'd love to see it.




I can understand all the confusion about trains in Wisconsin because Governor Walker has blotched more then one of those.

For starters -- the federal high-speed rail way (which Republicans have thoroughly denounced)((I'd love to see Eisenhower talk them into an Interstate now and days)) was blocked for funding by Governor Walker and State legislature.

The other issue -- was a state contract to repair and refit older trainings. Governor Walker cancelled the contract so Wisconsonites have older/shiattier trains and STILL have to pay out on the contract.

Wisconsin blows. Ha ha!
 
2012-04-23 04:36:02 PM  

kungfu jesus with a side of lime: I think I am going to have to vote for walker in the recall election, though I didn't vote for him the first time around...


Why?
 
2012-04-23 04:39:07 PM  

LouDobbsAwaaaay: Forgot_my_password_again: TIKIMAN87: You mean governors that fix fiscal problems. He is so awful..

as someone who lives here, I'd be curious what problems he fixed? the problem of schools having teachers? the poor having medical treatment? workers having job training? high speed rail between the 2 largest cities? women having rights? the problem of corporation not having enough tax breaks?

Unfortunately today's GOP does in-fact see all those things you mentioned as problems.


Hopefully you will soon have a Democratic governor and he can raise your taxes a sufficient amount to cover all these items.
 
2012-04-23 04:48:54 PM  

HellRaisingHoosier: For starters -- the federal high-speed rail way (which Republicans have thoroughly denounced)((I'd love to see Eisenhower talk them into an Interstate now and days)) was blocked for funding by Governor Walker and State legislature.


It was mostly blocked because about 10 people would have used it everyday and the station downtown in Milwaukee would have been a total cluster (not to mention that outside of the airport there are about 5 cabs in Milwaukee). It would be nice for a weekend but for everyday commuting? Not so much
 
2012-04-23 04:51:51 PM  
Deer sausage and delicious cheese. I love you Wisconsin.

Your governor, not so much.
 
2012-04-23 04:59:45 PM  

Ken VeryBigLiar: It was mostly blocked because about 10 people would have used it everyday and the station downtown in Milwaukee would have been a total cluster (not to mention that outside of the airport there are about 5 cabs in Milwaukee). It would be nice for a weekend but for everyday commuting? Not so much


So ... you've clearly never ridden the Hiawatha on a weekday.
 
2012-04-23 05:02:50 PM  

Cat Food Sandwiches: Hopefully you will soon have a Democratic governor and he can raise your taxes a sufficient amount to cover all these items.


I have no problem paying additional taxes for those things.

But then again, I'm not a greedy douchebag republican who puts his wallet ahead of his community, state and nation.
 
2012-04-23 05:09:57 PM  

snarfyboy: Ken VeryBigLiar: It was mostly blocked because about 10 people would have used it everyday and the station downtown in Milwaukee would have been a total cluster (not to mention that outside of the airport there are about 5 cabs in Milwaukee). It would be nice for a weekend but for everyday commuting? Not so much

So ... you've clearly never ridden the Hiawatha on a weekday.


So, you've met the Waukesha County "luxury SUV and an S-Class sedan in the driveway" crowd. The Hiwatha is totally different animal.
 
2012-04-23 05:28:01 PM  

Ken VeryBigLiar: So, you've met the Waukesha County "luxury SUV and an S-Class sedan in the driveway" crowd. The Hiwatha is totally different animal.


I fail to see Waukesha's fear of public transit is an indicator of the use of high speed rail for the rest of the people on the corridor. The fact remains that the Hiawatha is a highly used train and one of the few profitable routes that Amtrak still operates. Far more then 10 people would use a high speed train to Chicago, Waukesha notwithstanding. The extension to Madison is debatable, but the Hiawatha is certainly a well used train.

And this doesn't even touch the fact that the high speed rail would have been used for freight as well. Bringing freight through the state would have brought factories and distribution hubs on the corridor. Now those rails are going around Wisconsin instead, so places like the Quad cities are likely to see some new jobs.
 
2012-04-23 05:37:59 PM  

TIKIMAN87: MaudlinMutantMollusk: They're still number 1 in dickweed governors, though

You mean governors that fix fiscal problems. He is so awful..


Minnesota has an even larger surplus and didn't have to have to take revenge on unions to do it.

Your argument is invalid.
 
2012-04-23 05:46:42 PM  

snarfyboy: Ken VeryBigLiar: So, you've met the Waukesha County "luxury SUV and an S-Class sedan in the driveway" crowd. The Hiwatha is totally different animal.

I fail to see Waukesha's fear of public transit is an indicator of the use of high speed rail for the rest of the people on the corridor. The fact remains that the Hiawatha is a highly used train and one of the few profitable routes that Amtrak still operates. Far more then 10 people would use a high speed train to Chicago, Waukesha notwithstanding. The extension to Madison is debatable, but the Hiawatha is certainly a well used train.

And this doesn't even touch the fact that the high speed rail would have been used for freight as well. Bringing freight through the state would have brought factories and distribution hubs on the corridor. Now those rails are going around Wisconsin instead, so places like the Quad cities are likely to see some new jobs.


The idea behind the Madison extension was that from there, it would eventually be extended out to Minnesota. That would create a whole new corridor from Chicago to Minneapolis. Which does make sense.

Of course, now that route will just be run through our southern neighbors, taking away jobs that were looking to exploit the railroad.

/Only legitimate criticism I heard was why Madison and not the Fox Valley. Not that I care either way
 
2012-04-23 05:47:36 PM  

derpdeederp: Arkanaut

TIKIMAN87: MaudlinMutantMollusk: They're still number 1 in dickweed governors, though

You mean governors that fix fiscal problems. He is so awful..

Because the goal of government should be to balance the budget.

Umm, yes. At least have a balanced budget so our civilization doesnt collapse.

/did I just get trolled?


I would contend that balancing a budget is not the reason government exists.

/you didn't get trolled
//it was more of a "WHOOSH" sound
 
2012-04-23 05:53:14 PM  

TheBlackrose: The idea behind the Madison extension was that from there, it would eventually be extended out to Minnesota. That would create a whole new corridor from Chicago to Minneapolis. Which does make sense.


Agreed. I was only talking about how useful a Milwaukee - Madison high speed rail would be for passenger traffic. In the long run, high speed rail from Minneapolis - Chicago would probably fare pretty well.

Especially if it stopped in the Dells. That place is 90% Chicago already.
 
MFL
2012-04-23 05:58:07 PM  
Forgot_my_password_again
But then again, I'm not a greedy douchebag republican who puts his wallet ahead of his community, state and nation.

No you're just a naive little democrat who has been fooled to think they are being patriotic by letting the politicians treat tax dollars like a gambling addict at Ceasars Palace with unlimited cash.

You are what we call an enabler.
 
2012-04-23 05:58:31 PM  

Mrtraveler01: TIKIMAN87: MaudlinMutantMollusk: They're still number 1 in dickweed governors, though

You mean governors that fix fiscal problems. He is so awful..

Minnesota has an even larger surplus and didn't have to have to take revenge on unions to do it.

Your argument is invalid.


1. I live in MN and there is no surplus.

2. There was no revenge on unions. It's the fact that public union workers take tax payer money for their own wages and huge benefits. Public unions are a plague on the economy.
 
2012-04-23 05:59:50 PM  

kungfu jesus with a side of lime: I think I am going to have to vote for walker in the recall election, though I didn't vote for him the first time around...


U B Trolling.
 
2012-04-23 06:01:00 PM  

HotWingConspiracy: I thought the governor taking away the right of gay people to visit loved ones in the hospital would lead to thousands of jobs. What happened?


The gay unions stepped in, they're against right to work laws. Walker's currently working on making sure the gays lose their collective bargaining, thus creating new opportunities for people to work in the gay field.
 
2012-04-23 06:06:56 PM  

snarfyboy: I fail to see Waukesha's fear of public transit is an indicator of the use of high speed rail for the rest of the people on the corridor. The fact remains that the Hiawatha is a highly used train and one of the few profitable routes that Amtrak still operates. Far more then 10 people would use a high speed train to Chicago, Waukesha notwithstanding. The extension to Madison is debatable, but the Hiawatha is certainly a well used train.

And this doesn't even touch the fact that the high speed rail would have been used for freight as well. Bringing freight through the state would have brought factories and distribution hubs on the corridor. Now those rails are going around Wisconsin instead, so places like the Quad cities are likely to see some new jobs.


I agree with the Chicago part of the line being useful and profitable; if only for the increased traffic and tolls. The Milwaukee to Madison end was also to be just a bigger part of the whole picture but when we're stagnant for jobs and 94 east of Jefferson County to the Illinois state line is at a point where only an eastern European could take pride in it, the train becomes a secondary concern. Would it be nice someday when we're not deluding ourselves into thinking we're some blue-collar manufacturing state as the Republicans would have us believe? Sure, but in 2010 (and now) was a bad time to be thinking that far out when there were bigger and badder concerns on our plates.

/As for a stop in the Dells, it would get used by the imported workers but the FIB's won't walk ten feet further than they have to there.
//Former yokel from up that way
 
MFL
2012-04-23 06:14:34 PM  
TIKIMAN87
1. I live in MN and there is no surplus.

2. There was no revenge on unions. It's the fact that public union workers take tax payer money for their own wages and huge benefits. Public unions are a plague on the economy.


I resent that.

I live in Illinois and we are proudly pro-public union and I dare you to find a more ethical and efficiently run state.
 
2012-04-23 06:17:54 PM  

TIKIMAN87: Mrtraveler01: TIKIMAN87: MaudlinMutantMollusk: They're still number 1 in dickweed governors, though

You mean governors that fix fiscal problems. He is so awful..

Minnesota has an even larger surplus and didn't have to have to take revenge on unions to do it.

Your argument is invalid.

1. I live in MN and there is no surplus.

2. There was no revenge on unions. It's the fact that public union workers take tax payer money for their own wages and huge benefits. Public unions are a plague on the economy.


Your're right, it is a disgrace that PUBLIC workers are paid with PUBLICLY raised funds such as taxes. Those assholes whould work for free.
 
2012-04-23 06:22:28 PM  

JerseyTim: But, #1 in giant spiders.


Did you know Bill Rebane twice ran for governor of Wisconsin as a Reform Party candidate? Hell, he'd probably have been better at it than Gov. Wonk-eye McMouthbreather.
 
2012-04-23 06:25:50 PM  

HellRaisingHoosier: Governor Walker makes me ashamed and I don't even live in Wisconsin. In Indiana we had the exact same issue come up (and our Democrats left the State as well). The difference was that we ALL called bullshiat here so the Republican Governor took it off the table.


I remember that. My righteous cousin and I debated as to which Gov. handled the same problem better. I said the Indiana Gov. for listening to his constituents. He (my cousin) thought Walker was sticking to his principles like a martyr or something. Finally he said, "We'll see how this plays out in the long run." The lame old "GWBush History Will Judge Me" argument. The argument is basically a surrender without giving in to any of the discussion points.
/spoiler alert: I win. (or do I have to wait for the recall?)
 
2012-04-23 06:27:47 PM  
 
2012-04-23 06:36:15 PM  

TIKIMAN87: public union workers take tax payer money for their own wages and huge benefits.


Public workers do this regardless if they're in a Union or not.

Do you really not know what a public worker is? Or what the "Public" in public worker means?

Either way your argument looks silly.
 
2012-04-23 06:47:19 PM  

Philip Francis Queeg: GhostFish: SkittlesAreYum: How did Wisconsin get the rap of being full of fat people? It's ranked the #25 state in obesity rate, which is, obviously, in the middle of the pack.

Source

Maybe it's the cheese.


That is the old cheese castle. The new Mars Cheese Castle looks like a castle. I live about 20 minutes from it...

I sound like/am a fat Wisconsinite.
 
2012-04-23 06:57:03 PM  
BigBooper
Now I may be a revisionist, but in my world Obama cancelled those funds before Walker even took office. If you have a picture of him ripping up the check, I'd love to see it.

i689.photobucket.com
 
2012-04-23 06:57:04 PM  

CarnySaur: Fish in a Barrel: Wisconsin is actually nowhere near #1 in obesity. CDC

If it wasn't for the hipster stronghold of Madison, it would be.


Piffle.

cdn2-b.examiner.com
Burger-topped Ian's pizza.

www.madisondining.com
Poutine at Cooper's Tavern.


Scrambler at Mickey's Dairy Bar.
(file is too large because the Scrambler is just that big)
 
2012-04-23 07:08:32 PM  

BigBooper: Now I may be a revisionist, but in my world Obama cancelled those funds before Walker even took office. If you have a picture of him ripping up the check, I'd love to see it.


They were cancelled about 3 months after Walker's election and repeated attempts by Ray LaHood to get the project back online. It might not have been a masterstroke of an idea, but the plan was doomed with Walker's election.
 
2012-04-23 07:18:20 PM  
TIKIMAN87-

1. I live in MN and there is no surplus.-

2. There was no revenge on unions. It's the fact that public union workers take tax payer money for their own wages and huge benefits. Public unions are a plague on the economy.



Sorry both of these are lies- MN now has a surplus, the last two economic forecasts have improved and we have a large enough surplus to begin paying back the funds the state borrowed from schools.

There are no huge union issues in MN. True everyone hates the teachers union president but there is still a party called Democratic Farm and Labor- and it is still a fairly popular party in MN.

Your two overt statements are both untrue but your implication that you are an a$$ hat troll is very true. Keep up the incendiary and false rhetoric, if you keep working you will one day reach the level of average troll.
 
2012-04-23 07:23:26 PM  
Tikitroll-

Sorry I shouldn't take the bait but... just so you know- the original post is about WI and Scott Walker- please remember that Scott Walker is a lifer as a public employee. He ran for his first office at 22. He has been a public employee pretty much ever since. He does get really good benefits and is paid on tax payer money. I believe He has been doing the whole public service thing for about 19 years.

and I love adding this part "just saying"
 
2012-04-23 09:43:52 PM  

fenianfark: what_now: But number one in cross eyed, uneducated, evil governors. For now.

WTF is with Walker and Brewer being a couple of the worst governors and neither has a degree. Is there some sort of correlation?

I don't want to sound like an elitist, but I would want the highest ranking official in my state to have at least a semblance of an education.


I'm not sure that there's a correlation between not having a degree and being an ignorant asshole governor-I've known many people without degrees who were highly intelligent people. And on the flip side, I've met a couple of people who had degrees and were imbeciles.

The common threads between Walker and Brewer though seem to be a complete lack of regard for anyone but themselves as welll as a complete lack of empathy. Both are little better than sociopaths.
 
2012-04-23 09:49:22 PM  

cmb53208: Both are little better than sociopaths.


I thought that was a requirement to be a committee chair in the Assembly these days.

Slightly off topic: Saw Michelle Litjens on Gousha's show; looks like Wisconsin has a Michelle Bachmann clone to go with Kleefisch the Palin knockoff.

/God, these suburban bible thumpers make me miss a lecherous, drunken hillbilly like Tommy
 
2012-04-23 09:58:15 PM  

LouDobbsAwaaaay: Poopspasm: LouDobbsAwaaaay: Fish in a Barrel: Wisconsin is actually nowhere near #1 in obesity. CDC

Yeah WI kind of gets an undeserved reputation for that. The south leads the charge in obesity rates.

Along with Texas. And no, they aren't a part of the South.

They seem pretty southern to me. What's the difference?


There's a difference between the south and Texas: Texas has all the pomposity, self-importance, and narcissm of New York City with more guns and ridiculously big pick-ups with duallys in place of taxicabs.

Comparing Wisconsin to the south though (I spent the first half of my life in the Carolinas) I can say without reservation that the bigotry I saw in Waukesha and Ozaukee Counties was worse than anything I saw in the south: I knew people in those counties who would schedule vacations based on whether or not they'd run into any black people (they of course used more harsh terminology).
 
2012-04-23 10:11:50 PM  

Ken VeryBigLiar:
Hey, with the way the suburban Milwaukee kids are doing H and the yokels are smoking meth, we'll be in the 12 in no time!


What's fun is hearing the personal responsibility crowd out in Brookfield and Mequon make excuses for their little snowflakes when they go into the 'hood to score heroin (or into Madison to get shiatfaced at a frat party); according to them it's everyone's fault but the snowflake. But the black dude who drives to his job in the industrial park with expired plates? Lock him up!!! He's probably a gang member!!

I live in Madison, where even the luxury SUV's and Beemers have Recall Walker stickers, so you can imagine how much I love those folks
 
2012-04-23 10:26:33 PM  

cmb53208: What's fun is hearing the personal responsibility crowd out in Brookfield and Mequon make excuses for their little snowflakes when they go into the 'hood to score heroin (or into Madison to get shiatfaced at a frat party); according to them it's everyone's fault but the snowflake. But the black dude who drives to his job in the industrial park with expired plates? Lock him up!!! He's probably a gang member!!


Some of them are dealing out there, though the truly gifted ones are taking mom and dad's credit card and buying prepaid Visa/MC's with them, cashing them out and getting their fix. Ten years ago all they were getting was weed, a bit of coke and housewives getting a little tipsy on pills and wine. Now even the smaller departments in Waukesha County can support a full-time metro detective for undercover work.
 
2012-04-24 06:02:11 AM  

Philip Francis Queeg: GhostFish: SkittlesAreYum: How did Wisconsin get the rap of being full of fat people? It's ranked the #25 state in obesity rate, which is, obviously, in the middle of the pack.

Source

Maybe it's the cheese.

[www.rachelleb.com image 600x400]


#1 in motherfarking Cheese Castles!!!! Suck on that commies!
 
2012-04-24 06:26:01 AM  

someonelse: [www.madisondining.com image 300x177]
Poutine at Cooper's Tavern.


That's not poutine. That's just fries with gravy. Poutine has cheese curds

How the hell can a restaurant in Wisconsin serve Poutine w/o cheese curds?

The minds boggles!

/Hungry now.
//Cheese is good.
///Want to drive to WI just to go to that Castle place.
 
2012-04-24 10:48:17 AM  
"The corporations took the money, but didn't create the jobs."

Who could have predicted that?
 
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