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(CNN)   Abraham Lincoln throws his hat into the Wisconsin recall election   (ireport.cnn.com) divider line 29
    More: Strange, Abraham Lincoln, recall election, Wisconsin State Assembly, University of Wisconsin, hats, Journal Sentinel  
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2012-05-08 08:24:45 AM  
Did that whole story need to be in 72 point bold font?
 
2012-05-08 08:59:10 AM  
Will I have to write him in or will he b eon the ballot?
 
2012-05-08 09:03:21 AM  
Arthur Kohl-Riggs is a freaking ancient story by intarweb standards. Way to be on the ball, CNN.

/am likely going to cross over and cast one for him today
//many libby mcliberals are planning on doing that
//would be epic to see Scottie go down in the primary
 
2012-05-08 09:08:24 AM  

gameshowhost: Arthur Kohl-Riggs is a freaking ancient story by intarweb standards. Way to be on the ball, CNN.

/am likely going to cross over and cast one for him today
//many libby mcliberals are planning on doing that
//would be epic to see Scottie go down in the primary


That would be pretty awesome. But if he survives I think he will win if Falk gets the nomination.
 
Bf+
2012-05-08 10:38:29 AM  
If you're going to reference ancient news, at least post a link to his hilarious commercial
"I don't always run for Governor, but when I do, I run Republican!"
 
2012-05-08 10:40:53 AM  
During an interview in La Crosse, Kohl-Riggs pointed out that Gov. Walker is using "millions of dollars of intentionally misleading and divisive advertising to perpetrate false arguments." At last count, Walker has brought in over $25 million for his campaign, with approximately a reported two-thirds coming from outside the state according to the Milwaukee Journal.

Teen Lincoln has a point.

www.clone-high.com

/Hot, oblig.
 
2012-05-08 10:41:20 AM  

antidisestablishmentarianism: Will I have to write him in or will he b eon the ballot?


He is on the ballot, i voted for him. :)
 
2012-05-08 10:41:29 AM  
So Wisconsin will be rid of another vampire threat?
 
2012-05-08 10:43:44 AM  

gameshowhost: //many libby mcliberals are planning on doing that
//would be epic to see Scottie go down in the primary



Sounds like a plan.
Unfortunately, I vote in Waukesha... Its not like my vote has counted in the last decade.
/at least Kathy is no longer in charge of the counting and not running for re-election
//just her deputy... who was doing it before...
 
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2012-05-08 10:44:51 AM  
FTFA: "In February of 2011, he captured Rep. Joel Kleefisch [R] from Oconomowoc in a YouTube video, voting for absent members of the Assembly on a controversial voter ID law. Later, a law was passed prohibiting the public from filming the proceedings in the Capitol."

Problem solved.
 
2012-05-08 10:56:32 AM  
I just voted, and actually voted for him. I'm confident that Barrett will win the primary anyway, and he'll get my vote in the actual election. But I'd like to see scooter's challenger get a lot of votes and send him a bit of a message.

And can anybody here tell me why Kleefisch isn't on the ballot? I'd like to see her get curbstomped.
 
2012-05-08 10:57:45 AM  
This guy did a Reddit AMA a while back. Kind of acted like a douche.
 
2012-05-08 10:58:32 AM  

SirGeorgeBurkelwitzIII: And can anybody here tell me why Kleefisch isn't on the ballot? I'd like to see her get curbstomped.


I was surprised she wasn't.
 
2012-05-08 10:58:43 AM  

downstairs: Did that whole story need to be in 72 point bold font?


CNN's demographic is 80 year old idiots. It's the only thing that could explain why Wolf Blitzer is still on the air.
 
2012-05-08 11:00:54 AM  

Craptastic: Reddit AMA


Craptastic: douche


woah you don't say
 
2012-05-08 11:01:31 AM  

SirGeorgeBurkelwitzIII: And can anybody here tell me why Kleefisch isn't on the ballot? I'd like to see her get curbstomped.


I don't think she has a challenger.
 
2012-05-08 11:07:01 AM  

gameshowhost: Arthur Kohl-Riggs is a freaking ancient story by intarweb standards. Way to be on the ball, CNN.

/am likely going to cross over and cast one for him today
//many libby mcliberals are planning on doing that
//would be epic to see Scottie go down in the primary


I wish I could but I'm in Fitzgerald's district and they have a fake Dem running against his opposition. It sucks you can only choose one party to vote for in the primary, it'd be much more interesting if it were open season on all the candidates.

Of course it would be interesting if everyone crossed sides and voted for the fake [insert party here] candidate.
 
2012-05-08 11:08:35 AM  

SirGeorgeBurkelwitzIII: I just voted, and actually voted for him. I'm confident that Barrett will win the primary anyway, and he'll get my vote in the actual election. But I'd like to see scooter's challenger get a lot of votes and send him a bit of a message.

And can anybody here tell me why Kleefisch isn't on the ballot? I'd like to see her get curbstomped.


Is she the woman who made that disgustingly condescending commercial explaining how unions are evil and the whole reason their state was going broke? Or am I thinking of someone else?
 
2012-05-08 11:11:26 AM  
I want the recall election to be so close that they have to do a recount. Then the rest of the country can watch Wisconsin freak out. It will at least make for better political news than Obama and Romneys stance on butter side up or butter side down.
 
2012-05-08 11:11:37 AM  

Nishu: Is she the woman who made that disgustingly condescending commercial explaining how unions are evil and the whole reason their state was going broke? Or am I thinking of someone else?


That's the one.
 
2012-05-08 11:11:49 AM  

someonelse: SirGeorgeBurkelwitzIII: And can anybody here tell me why Kleefisch isn't on the ballot? I'd like to see her get curbstomped.

I was surprised she wasn't.


I'm assuming there is no one running against her in the Republican Primary. Unfortunately, it's another reason to vote in the Democrat primary because there's a fake Dem there too. Mahlon Mitchell is the actual Democrat to vote for in that election.
 
2012-05-08 11:16:55 AM  

antidisestablishmentarianism: Nishu: Is she the woman who made that disgustingly condescending commercial explaining how unions are evil and the whole reason their state was going broke? Or am I thinking of someone else?

That's the one.


It's a violation of my religious principles to speak ill of another human being. I'll just say that I won't be inviting her over for tea and cake and leave it at that.
 
2012-05-08 11:32:53 AM  
Just for the epic lulz (as well as humiliating Walker and his "supporters"), I would've voted for this guy.

/not in Wisconsin sadly
//but the thought of trolling Walker is too epic to be ignored
///So vote for this guy...FOR THE LULZ!
 
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2012-05-08 11:36:06 AM  

Nishu: SirGeorgeBurkelwitzIII: I just voted, and actually voted for him. I'm confident that Barrett will win the primary anyway, and he'll get my vote in the actual election. But I'd like to see scooter's challenger get a lot of votes and send him a bit of a message.

And can anybody here tell me why Kleefisch isn't on the ballot? I'd like to see her get curbstomped.

Is she the woman who made that disgustingly condescending commercial explaining how unions are evil and the whole reason their state was going broke? Or am I thinking of someone else?



Yup-- That's her.
The same woman who received $2,250 from the Herr Environmental, whose husband (who also received campaign donations from Herr) met with Walker's DNR appointee Cathy Stepp and her executive assistant, Scott Gunderson (also received campaign donations from Herr) to discuss throwing out penalties from what was said to be "among the worst" violations the DNR has ever seen. You know, rather than referring the case to the DOJ, like they normally would.

Wisconsin... open for "business."
 
2012-05-08 11:38:49 AM  

cycoivan: someonelse: SirGeorgeBurkelwitzIII: And can anybody here tell me why Kleefisch isn't on the ballot? I'd like to see her get curbstomped.

I was surprised she wasn't.

I'm assuming there is no one running against her in the Republican Primary. Unfortunately, it's another reason to vote in the Democrat primary because there's a fake Dem there too. Mahlon Mitchell is the actual Democrat to vote for in that election.


For some reason, I thought she'd still be on the ballot. It will be interesting to see results come in this evening.
 
2012-05-08 11:57:28 AM  
Bf+: The same woman who received $2,250 from the Herr Environmental, whose husband (who also received campaign donations from Herr) met with Walker's DNR appointee Cathy Stepp and her executive assistant, Scott Gunderson (also received campaign donations from Herr) to discuss throwing out penalties from what was said to be "among the worst" violations the DNR has ever seen. You know, rather than referring the case to the DOJ, like they normally would.

Wisconsin... open for "business."/i>


But hey, they got fined $4,300... the minimum for their offenses and it wasn't referred to the DOJ per state guidelines where the fines could be substanitally higher.
 
2012-05-08 02:32:57 PM  
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2012-05-08 03:18:43 PM  

SirGeorgeBurkelwitzIII: I just voted, and actually voted for him. I'm confident that Barrett will win the primary anyway, and he'll get my vote in the actual election. But I'd like to see scooter's challenger get a lot of votes and send him a bit of a message.

And can anybody here tell me why Kleefisch isn't on the ballot? I'd like to see her get curbstomped.


If she didn't have any registered challengers there was no reason. Even a write-in campaign needs to have the person officially entered into the race; reason being that if someone writes in say "John Smith" there is no way to know which John Smith it is unless a specific person named John Smith is officially running.
 
2012-05-08 04:34:58 PM  

Don't Troll Me Bro!: SirGeorgeBurkelwitzIII: I just voted, and actually voted for him. I'm confident that Barrett will win the primary anyway, and he'll get my vote in the actual election. But I'd like to see scooter's challenger get a lot of votes and send him a bit of a message.

And can anybody here tell me why Kleefisch isn't on the ballot? I'd like to see her get curbstomped.

If she didn't have any registered challengers there was no reason. Even a write-in campaign needs to have the person officially entered into the race; reason being that if someone writes in say "John Smith" there is no way to know which John Smith it is unless a specific person named John Smith is officially running.


Thank you, I appreciate the explanation.
 
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