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(BusinessWeek)   Major donors to Scott Walker's re-election campaign include a Vegas casino mogul, big players in the financial industry, and an NBA team owner. Very few actual Wisconsinites however   (businessweek.com) divider line 130
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2012-05-02 09:22:59 AM  
Well duh. This is no surprise to any Wisconsinite. It would be very interesting to see what would happen if he actually wins the recall.
 
2012-05-02 11:31:06 AM  
wasn't one of the main GOP talking points that the recall election was funded by out of state cash?
 
2012-05-02 01:10:40 PM  
I'm sure a lot of the recall money has been from outside the state as well. This is a big deal nationally so both parties will be fighting.
 
2012-05-02 01:43:33 PM  
Elections go better with Koch.
 
2012-05-02 01:56:47 PM  
My main take-away from this article is "Who the fark let Dick DeVos (former (Sc)Amway king and Father-in-law of very scary mercenary mogul Erik Prince) own an NBA team?" Isn't there some kind of "character and fitness" review for those guys like the one that kept Rush Limbaigh from buying the Rams?
 
2012-05-02 02:12:40 PM  
This reads like a Who's Who list of those whom I am boycotting.
 
2012-05-02 02:18:10 PM  

Weaver95: wasn't one of the main GOP talking points that the recall election was funded by out of state cash?


The same complaints that insist election fraud is rampant and the President wants to start a theocracy?

My theory is the GOP has become a collection of schizophrenic meta-prophets.
 
2012-05-02 02:19:10 PM  
His biggest donor was Diane M. Hendricks, founder of Beloit-based American Builders and Contractors Supply Co. Inc. Forbes estimates she's worth $2.8 billion

Huh. So that's where all the money in Beloit went. Always wondered about that.
 
2012-05-02 02:30:46 PM  

Weaver95: wasn't one of the main GOP talking points that the recall election was funded by out of state cash?


Yes indeed, a talking point repeated by the governor himself to reporters just before he ducked inside a high-dollar fundraiser being held in his honor in New York City.

Screw "The Force", Cognitive dissonance is clearly the greatest power in the universe
 
2012-05-02 02:37:52 PM  

Weaver95: wasn't one of the main GOP talking points that the recall election was funded by out of state cash?


shhhh
 
2012-05-02 02:41:11 PM  
Walker also has said it is beause of "Union thugs" that he cannot raise money in Wisconsin anymore.

Also the reason for the jobs loss in Wisconsin is because of the 100,000 + protesters last year on the Capitol grounds scaring businesses away.

derp derp derpity derp
 
2012-05-02 02:41:47 PM  
Well I definately remind my friends and family to stay away from the Venetian while in town
 
2012-05-02 02:41:59 PM  
Yeah, but I bet the campaign is falling all over themselves to paint the recall people as represented by "out of state interests". Russell Pearce pulled the same shiat in Az last fall, complaining that he was being drummed out of office by people from out of state, while taking money from all kinds of people primarily from out of state. Funny how they 'want' that to work, isn't it?
 
2012-05-02 02:42:07 PM  

Weaver95: wasn't one of the main GOP talking points that the recall election was funded by out of state cash?


BSABSVR
 
2012-05-02 02:45:47 PM  

kkinnison: Walker also has said it is beause of "Union thugs" that he cannot raise money in Wisconsin anymore.

Also the reason for the jobs loss in Wisconsin is because of the 100,000 + protesters last year on the Capitol grounds scaring businesses away.

derp derp derpity derp


but if out of state influence is bad, then shouldn't it be bad for Republicans as well as Democrats? or is out of state influence only bad when it's the Democrats?
 
2012-05-02 02:45:55 PM  
Founders, CEOs hand Wis. governor campaign cash

images2.wikia.nocookie.net
Approves
 
2012-05-02 02:46:14 PM  
Amazing this is legal, but it is.
 
2012-05-02 02:47:16 PM  

Nina Haagen Dazs: Well duh. This is no surprise to any Wisconsinite. It would be very interesting to see what would happen if he actually wins the recall.


I bet he does win. Based on what I've seen, the GOP out there has some easy ways of getting results they like, especially if the margin is thin.

"OMG, I found a whole bag of votes that all go to the guy I support!"
 
2012-05-02 02:47:24 PM  

tallguywithglasseson: His biggest donor was Diane M. Hendricks, founder of Beloit-based American Builders and Contractors Supply Co. Inc. Forbes estimates she's worth $2.8 billion

Huh. So that's where all the money in Beloit went. Always wondered about that.


Yeah, she owns a good chunk of that city and has the ear of pretty much whomever she wants. My bff worked at the restaurant she owns and had to serve all various GOP people.

/unsurprisingly, they're bad tippers.
 
2012-05-02 02:47:28 PM  

AntiNerd: Amazing this is legal, but it is.


I just don't get it tho - how come the Republicans scream themselves raw and blood about 'out of state money' then...take gobs of out of state money themselves? I mean...they DO know the internet exists, right?
 
2012-05-02 02:47:58 PM  
I totally get people being annoyed with Unions, I really, really do. What I don't get it it seems none of that anger is ever directed at CEOs in the same real way. No one really has a way of dealing with overpaid CEOs, because it is "private" money, even though we spend more money in the private markets than we do the public sector.

In the end, I wish everyone made more equitable, livable salaries. I don't believe we should have to force people to do it--but in reality we probably do. To see people as rich as the Koch Brothers rallying against Unions displays nothing more to me than greed. The loudest voices happen to be the richest voices. That, to me, is suspicious.

Fark Scott Walker. And if you make under 200 grand every year, fark you for selling out your peers by voting for the farking arseholes.
 
2012-05-02 02:49:57 PM  
I'm fine with anything that sucks the Koch machine dry.

(Wait. That came out bad.)

I'm OK with sucking the Koch...

(Damnit.)

I'm fine as long as it results in stripping Scott Walker of his...

(Hmm. This is going to work.)

I want to dry hump Wisconsin.

(Much better.)
 
2012-05-02 02:51:18 PM  

Weaver95: wasn't one of the main GOP talking points that the recall election was funded by out of state cash?


The statement is true in that Scott Walker's funding for the recall election is being funded by out of state cash.
 
2012-05-02 02:51:20 PM  

Weaver95: AntiNerd: Amazing this is legal, but it is.

I just don't get it tho - how come the Republicans scream themselves raw and blood about 'out of state money' then...take gobs of out of state money themselves? I mean...they DO know the internet exists, right?


You mean, beyond stroke material? (e.g., Hustler, Free Republic, Dead Negro Monthy)
 
2012-05-02 02:51:25 PM  
Man, with the kind of money that he can bring in and the rockstar "fark dem libruls!" appeal he has, he should be a shoo-in for VP candidate. It's almost too bad that whole John Doe thing is hanging over his head, otherwise Romney could take him from us and save us all.

/I don't actually think the John Doe thing is bad
//can't wait to see his ass frogmarched
 
2012-05-02 02:52:13 PM  

kkinnison: Walker also has said it is beause of "Union thugs" that he cannot raise money in Wisconsin anymore.

Also the reason for the jobs loss in Wisconsin is because of the 100,000 + protesters last year on the Capitol grounds scaring businesses away.


Yep, this is what my parents believe. Of course, they also believe that the Wisconsin economy is going great because of all the budget cuts, and that the unions forced everyone to sign the recall petition.

We avoid talking politics- it's like talking to someone on LSD.
 
2012-05-02 02:52:40 PM  
Judge Prosser might not be able to help Walker out with this recall election - he's currently bogged down in a nasty ethics investigation.
 
2012-05-02 02:52:47 PM  
The only friends Scott "Kochsucker" Walker has left are uber-riche out-of-staters?

My shocked face, let me show it to you...

lh5.ggpht.com

/Hot.
 
2012-05-02 02:52:49 PM  

kkinnison: Walker also has said it is beause of "Union thugs" that he cannot raise money in Wisconsin anymore.

Also the reason for the jobs loss in Wisconsin is because of the 100,000 + protesters last year on the Capitol grounds scaring businesses away.

derp derp derpity derp


Very important point that needs to be repeated Ad naseum in every discussion of WI politics. Walker ran on a platform of Job creation and said his attacks on public sector unions were necessary to balance the budget while giving "job creating" tax cuts to businesses.

Not only has he not created jobs but WI job Loss figures for the last year are THE WORST in the nation
 
2012-05-02 02:53:43 PM  

Magorn: kkinnison: Walker also has said it is beause of "Union thugs" that he cannot raise money in Wisconsin anymore.

Also the reason for the jobs loss in Wisconsin is because of the 100,000 + protesters last year on the Capitol grounds scaring businesses away.

derp derp derpity derp

Very important point that needs to be repeated Ad naseum in every discussion of WI politics. Walker ran on a platform of Job creation and said his attacks on public sector unions were necessary to balance the budget while giving "job creating" tax cuts to businesses.

Not only has he not created jobs but WI job Loss figures for the last year are THE WORST in the nation


but rich people and corporations made out well, right? because that's all that seems to matter to Walker.
 
2012-05-02 02:53:44 PM  

Weaver95: I just don't get it tho - how come the Republicans scream themselves raw and blood about 'out of state money' then...take gobs of out of state money themselves? I mean...they DO know the internet exists, right?


They are still trying to locate the correct entry tubes.
 
2012-05-02 02:53:50 PM  
When Scott Walker said 'Wisconsin is open for business', this is pretty much what he meant.
 
2012-05-02 02:55:19 PM  

bdub77: Weaver95: I just don't get it tho - how come the Republicans scream themselves raw and blood about 'out of state money' then...take gobs of out of state money themselves? I mean...they DO know the internet exists, right?

They are still trying to locate the correct entry tubes.


you can't go around saying 'out of state money is bad', then turn around and suck down gobs and gobs of out of state cash. sure, back in the day you might be able to keep that out of the papers for a while...but these days, you get caught being a hypocritical bastard, it's all over the internet inside of 20 min.

Does Walker just...not care?
 
2012-05-02 02:56:06 PM  

Weaver95: bdub77: Weaver95: I just don't get it tho - how come the Republicans scream themselves raw and blood about 'out of state money' then...take gobs of out of state money themselves? I mean...they DO know the internet exists, right?

They are still trying to locate the correct entry tubes.

you can't go around saying 'out of state money is bad', then turn around and suck down gobs and gobs of out of state cash. sure, back in the day you might be able to keep that out of the papers for a while...but these days, you get caught being a hypocritical bastard, it's all over the internet inside of 20 min.

Does Walker just...not care?


Since his supporters don't care, probably not.
 
2012-05-02 02:56:26 PM  

Magorn: Not only has he not created jobs but WI job Loss figures for the last year are THE WORST in the nation


This, this this this this. And it put it in perspective, it's not like other states also lost jobs and we were just the worst. WI is the only state to have had statistically significant job losses. Other states stayed the same or gained. We are THE ONLY STATE to have lost.

And don't let bullshiat "Wel unemployment is down!" arguments fool you. That's just because our labor force has been shrinking at an astronomical rate.
 
2012-05-02 02:56:36 PM  

Nina Haagen Dazs: Well duh. This is no surprise to any Wisconsinite. It would be very interesting to see what would happen if he actually wins the recall.


"If."

/it would likely require all sorts of shenanigans, like open ballot bags and a pallet of pre-filled ballots fresh from Kinko's FedEx Office, a la Ahmadinejad
//it would likely result in Walker's head on a pike
///depending on how big the margin of victory is if he "wins" the election, Wisconsinites might take the whole "Walker's head on a pike" thing literally
 
2012-05-02 02:57:55 PM  

Magorn: Not only has he not created jobs but WI job Loss figures for the last year are THE WORST in the nation


Not if you read the Walker banner ads that keep getting tossed around here at Fark that scream "IT'S WORKING!"

The ad does not elaborate on what "it" is or how it happens to be "working".
 
2012-05-02 02:58:01 PM  

Weaver95: Does Walker just...not care?


Nope. He will literally say ANYTHING to make himself look bad and the other side look good.
 
2012-05-02 02:58:24 PM  
I've always thought that if they could make ONE rule that would make a difference, it would be that you actually have to be able to vote for a candidate in order to donate to them.

silly me, American political cartels are alive and well, and taking lessons from the mexican druglords. They'd never allow a rule like that.
 
2012-05-02 02:58:47 PM  

Weaver95: bdub77: Weaver95: I just don't get it tho - how come the Republicans scream themselves raw and blood about 'out of state money' then...take gobs of out of state money themselves? I mean...they DO know the internet exists, right?

They are still trying to locate the correct entry tubes.

you can't go around saying 'out of state money is bad', then turn around and suck down gobs and gobs of out of state cash. sure, back in the day you might be able to keep that out of the papers for a while...but these days, you get caught being a hypocritical bastard, it's all over the internet inside of 20 min.

Does Walker just...not care?


No, he realizes just like Romney, it doesn't matter how bullshiat is on the airwaves, in fact, if it were just 2 defining masterworks of bullshiat it would be bad, but 200 and people are overwhelmed, get apathetic, and just go party line.

//bonus - they get peoplemorons to believe that the more crap people find, the more it's just attacks from the left despite, you know, being facts.
 
2012-05-02 02:59:14 PM  

King Something: ///depending on how big the margin of victory is if he "wins" the election, Wisconsinites might take the whole "Walker's head on a pike" thing literally


i2.kym-cdn.com
 
2012-05-02 03:00:22 PM  
He's just taking a page out of Elizabeth Warren's playbook.

/Her new campaign theme song is great...
 
2012-05-02 03:02:04 PM  

slayer199: I'm sure a lot of the recall money has been from outside the state as well. This is a big deal nationally so both parties will be fighting.


I've reported you to the moderators for submitting a comment in a politics tab thread that wasn't hyper-partisan whargarble. You should know better than that. Enjoy your vacation.
 
2012-05-02 03:02:58 PM  

leftteffticle: Weaver95: Does Walker just...not care?

Nope. He will literally say ANYTHING to make himself look bad and the other side look good.


but we can SEE the bullshiat! it's RIGHT THERE! we can page back through the history on google and SEE the pattern of lies!! you can't lie to people AND wave the truth under their noses at the same time. that just doesn't work
 
2012-05-02 03:03:35 PM  

soy_bomb: He's just taking a page out of Elizabeth Warren's playbook.

/Her new campaign theme song is great...


Please show me the part of the article where Warren lies about this or complains about the other side doing the very thing she is doing.

Otherwise, apples to grapefruits, and you're a retard.
 
2012-05-02 03:03:53 PM  

King Something: Nina Haagen Dazs: Well duh. This is no surprise to any Wisconsinite. It would be very interesting to see what would happen if he actually wins the recall.

"If."

/it would likely require all sorts of shenanigans, like open ballot bags and a pallet of pre-filled ballots fresh from Kinko's FedEx Office, a la Ahmadinejad
//it would likely result in Walker's head on a pike
///depending on how big the margin of victory is if he "wins" the election, Wisconsinites might take the whole "Walker's head on a pike" thing literally


So you truly believe that the only way the recall can lose is with massive fraud? I could see if you were worried about the millions of red neck mouth breathers in the state, but isn't delusional to think that your side is really so far ahead? Polls show that this is going to be a close election that could go either way.

And by the way, it's supposed to be delusional Republicans that are obsessed with imaginary voter fraud. Not Democrats/Progressives.
 
2012-05-02 03:05:36 PM  

Weaver95: you can't go around saying 'out of state money is bad', then turn around and suck down gobs and gobs of out of state cash. sure, back in the day you might be able to keep that out of the papers for a while...but these days, you get caught being a hypocritical bastard, it's all over the internet inside of 20 min.


Hey, it's not a problem if your voting base doesn't use the internet, right? Take that graphic that shows how the worse welfare recipients are red states, and the biggest spenders are blue. Honestly, how many people do you think know that kind of information. If you pick a random voter in Oklahoma and ask who gives the most money and who leeches it the most, do you honestly think they'll say "Well, I'm sure my state's right at the bottom of that list!"? Heck naw.

I guess what I'm saying is that internet connections are still overrated. Give it another 10-15 years before they're as common as phones and refrigerators in each household.
 
2012-05-02 03:06:00 PM  
Because we all know the recall is 100% staffed by in-staters and 100% funded by only those who live within the borders of Wisconsin.

/Fake outrage is fake.
 
2012-05-02 03:06:08 PM  

BigBooper: King Something: Nina Haagen Dazs: Well duh. This is no surprise to any Wisconsinite. It would be very interesting to see what would happen if he actually wins the recall.

"If."

/it would likely require all sorts of shenanigans, like open ballot bags and a pallet of pre-filled ballots fresh from Kinko's FedEx Office, a la Ahmadinejad
//it would likely result in Walker's head on a pike
///depending on how big the margin of victory is if he "wins" the election, Wisconsinites might take the whole "Walker's head on a pike" thing literally

So you truly believe that the only way the recall can lose is with massive fraud? I could see if you were worried about the millions of red neck mouth breathers in the state, but isn't delusional to think that your side is really so far ahead? Polls show that this is going to be a close election that could go either way.

And by the way, it's supposed to be delusional Republicans that are obsessed with imaginary voter fraud. Not Democrats/Progressives.


Except for the piles of evidence pointing to Republican voter fraud in Wisconsin...
 
2012-05-02 03:06:54 PM  

Weaver95: but we can SEE the bullshiat! it's RIGHT THERE! we can page back through the history on google and SEE the pattern of lies!! you can't lie to people AND wave the truth under their noses at the same time. that just doesn't work


And right now the GOP is clearly trying to see how many elections they can win despite that.
 
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