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

(News 8000 La Crosse)   Walker supported by governor. Meanwhile, Carl still won't stay in the house, Daryl is still a badass, and T-Dog doesn't have a lot to say   (news8000.com) divider line 59
    More: Obvious, programming tool, Nikki Haley, governors, pushback  
•       •       •

1148 clicks; posted to Politics » on 23 May 2012 at 10:06 PM (2 years ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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

Archived thread

First | « | 1 | 2 | » | Last | Show all
 
2012-05-23 08:29:14 PM
Dear Wisconsin,

You know you're in trouble when South Carolina is telling you how to govern.

Kisses,
-Minnesota

PS: Jesse Ventura doesn't seem so bad now, huh?
 
2012-05-23 08:50:27 PM
Gawddamit Carl!! You've killed enough!
 
2012-05-23 08:51:12 PM
MICHONNE!
 
2012-05-23 08:55:24 PM
I would ask who Lori supports but she probably changes her position every couple of episodes.
 
2012-05-23 09:37:15 PM
Thank you Governor. At least somebody supports me.
 
2012-05-23 10:15:19 PM
Duuude. NEWS8000!!!!

www.accesshollywood.com
 
2012-05-23 10:16:39 PM
24.media.tumblr.com
 
2012-05-23 10:17:48 PM

OtherLittleGuy: MICHONNE!


Is lame.
 
2012-05-23 10:20:59 PM
Walker is soon to be a twitcher.
 
2012-05-23 10:30:27 PM
The joke's on her; arriving at Mitchell and dealing with construction all the way to 894 just to make an appearance in Waukesha County is more of a waste than just having her tape a message. And at this point, is there any advantage so sending in someone from either side to talk? The respective bases aren't moving and from what I've seen there are about five undecided people left in the state.
 
2012-05-23 10:32:49 PM
Godfrey says Haley agreed because Walker's fight is about more than Wisconsin. He says the recall is about a courageous governor who carries out his promises regardless of the pushback.

I wonder if the GOP would feel the same way about a Democratic politician who lied, cheated and otherwise ignored the will of the voters to push a radical left wing agenda? do you think they'd call that person 'courageous'?
 
2012-05-23 10:36:48 PM
Seriously, when do I get to watch season 3?
 
2012-05-23 10:41:54 PM
Ed Finnerty:

Dear Wisconsin,

You know you're in trouble when South Carolina is telling you how to govern.

Kisses,
-Minnesota

PS: Jesse Ventura doesn't seem so bad now, huh?


Do you really have to rub it in?
 
2012-05-23 11:04:08 PM

Ken VeryBigLiar: The joke's on her; arriving at Mitchell and dealing with construction all the way to 894 just to make an appearance in Waukesha County is more of a waste than just having her tape a message. And at this point, is there any advantage so sending in someone from either side to talk? The respective bases aren't moving and from what I've seen there are about five undecided people left in the state.


Takes balls for a Republican to stump in Waukesha.
 
2012-05-23 11:12:40 PM
Today I was chatting with a coworker about Walker. She supports him and I asked why. She gave the "collective bargaining" answer and justified it because she had a teacher who sucked in high school. I said "so because you had a crappy teacher, the rest should suffer?" She replies with: "well, no that's not right..."

Then I told her everything else that he's done in this state, the other awful bills that he's passed that we're overshadowed by the union stuff and she was absolutely shellshocked. She asked if I made it all up and untold her to google it, that it was absolutely true. She began sputtering about "how can none of this be public? Why don't we hear about this?" She was horrified, yet still supports Walker. This is how the VAST majority of his supporters are. They are willing to fark over this entire state in spite. I was disgusted by the conversation.

/cool story bro...
 
2012-05-23 11:13:25 PM
So Scottie has moved on from the "out of state interests taking over Wisconsin politics" talking point now? He really was hammering that one as he toured the country soliciting donations, and the rubes were buying it. He must be evolving, maybe he learned how to tie his shoes now.
 
2012-05-23 11:25:46 PM
Hurray for early voting. I've already gotten to cast my vote against Walker. Let's see if the rest of my generation is willing to pull their heads out of their asses and get to work on that.
 
2012-05-23 11:38:27 PM

SirGeorgeBurkelwitzIII: Then I told her everything else that he's done in this state, the other awful bills that he's passed that we're overshadowed by the union stuff and she was absolutely shellshocked. She asked if I made it all up and untold her to google it, that it was absolutely true. She began sputtering about "how can none of this be public? Why don't we hear about this?" She was horrified, yet still supports Walker. This is how the VAST majority of his supporters are. They are willing to fark over this entire state in spite. I was disgusted by the conversation.


I'd take from that conversation that his supporters are mostly ignorant and partisan, not that they're spiteful. They support him without really knowing anything about him - he's on their "team", so he must be in the right.

It's very hard to educate them on exactly how unbelievably awful and corrupt Walker is, because they dismiss any attempts as "the other side" trying to trick them.
 
2012-05-23 11:43:32 PM

ongbok: [24.media.tumblr.com image 460x670]




Would like a word about 7 seasons.
 
2012-05-23 11:52:40 PM

Gunther: SirGeorgeBurkelwitzIII: Then I told her everything else that he's done in this state, the other awful bills that he's passed that we're overshadowed by the union stuff and she was absolutely shellshocked. She asked if I made it all up and untold her to google it, that it was absolutely true. She began sputtering about "how can none of this be public? Why don't we hear about this?" She was horrified, yet still supports Walker. This is how the VAST majority of his supporters are. They are willing to fark over this entire state in spite. I was disgusted by the conversation.

I'd take from that conversation that his supporters are mostly ignorant and partisan, not that they're spiteful. They support him without really knowing anything about him - he's on their "team", so he must be in the right.

It's very hard to educate them on exactly how unbelievably awful and corrupt Walker is, because they dismiss any attempts as "the other side" trying to trick them.


I worded that very very poorly... What I meant was that the only reason she really supports Walker is out of spite for her former teacher/teachers as a whole.
 
2012-05-24 12:01:30 AM
3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-05-24 12:17:25 AM
I thought it hilarious when Dale was pleading for someone to side with him he goes to everyone but T-dog.

The writers even forgot about him. Part of me thinks that he's not in the show and he's just a guy who shows up on set and they're too nervous to ask him to leave.
 
2012-05-24 12:25:08 AM
So Governor of South Carolina Nikki (actual name Namrata) Haley came to Waukesha County to personally endorse Scott Walker. Bless her heart.

I grew up in South Carolina and came to Wisconsin in 1991. And just comparing where I went to school to its equivalent in Wisconsin makes getting rid of Walker even more vital: now in school at yes a late age, I'm having to take pre-reqs that weren't even offered at my school in SC yet were offered at the smallest podunk school up here in Wisconsin. So does Namrata want Wisconsin to have the same shiatty schools?

Nikki Haley is not known as an intellectual heavyweight, in fact I'm surprised she was able to fly from CAE to MKE without getting lost changing planes in Atlanta. The idea that anyone should take this woman seriously is farking absurd
 
2012-05-24 12:34:01 AM
Good job, subby.
 
2012-05-24 01:02:40 AM
img521.imageshack.us
 
2012-05-24 02:54:12 AM

cmb53208: So Governor of South Carolina Nikki (actual name Namrata) Haley came to Waukesha County to personally endorse Scott Walker. Bless her heart.

I grew up in South Carolina and came to Wisconsin in 1991. And just comparing where I went to school to its equivalent in Wisconsin makes getting rid of Walker even more vital: now in school at yes a late age, I'm having to take pre-reqs that weren't even offered at my school in SC yet were offered at the smallest podunk school up here in Wisconsin. So does Namrata want Wisconsin to have the same shiatty schools?

Nikki Haley is not known as an intellectual heavyweight, in fact I'm surprised she was able to fly from CAE to MKE without getting lost changing planes in Atlanta. The idea that anyone should take this woman seriously is farking absurd


Why, yes.They do really want to fark with education and destroy the good public schools like they have been destroying the ones in the South. If you consider that Walker is basically a stooge for the Kochs, those farkers have been pimping their "privatize all public schools" bullshiat to anyone who'll listen, through their involvement with right-wing organizations like ALEC and the Cato institute.

They've also farked with public education other states such as Florida: Link

They even got BIll Gates suckered in

The Kochs backed Tea Party candidates in a frigging local school board election in Wake County, North Carolina, effectively re-segregating their public schools: Link

The Koch-funded Cato institute essays on privatizing education:

Public Schools: Make Them Private

School vouchers

Private Education is Good for the Poor

You are right, Nikki Haley is as stupid as Walker, but she is nothing, and will likely be a one-term governor. The men behind the curtain pulling the strings are the ones to be concerned about, as their end game is pretty farking clear.
 
2012-05-24 05:41:42 AM
Walker's campaign is covering her expenses.

Hope the Kochs put her up at a nice hotel at least.

/LOL, actually had to google to find out that the headline was a Walking Dead reference.
//I'm so unhip it's amazing my bum doesn't just fall right off.
 
2012-05-24 05:44:54 AM
How are Herschel and Rick holding up?

Awesome headline,subby.
 
2012-05-24 08:40:18 AM

Ken VeryBigLiar: The joke's on her; arriving at Mitchell and dealing with construction all the way to 894 just to make an appearance in Waukesha County is more of a waste than just having her tape a message. And at this point, is there any advantage so sending in someone from either side to talk? The respective bases aren't moving and from what I've seen there are about five undecided people left in the state.


truly. i read that when all is said and done, this will likely be the highest-cost-per-voter election ever because all of these millions of dollars are being spent to convince, like you said, approximately 5 people.
 
2012-05-24 08:40:53 AM
Wisconsin graduation rate (currently) ~80% in the top 3

South Carolina ~55% in the bottom 3.

Yep, these are the people you WANT to listen to for why your "gut the public schools" governor is the way to go.
 
2012-05-24 08:42:39 AM

Weaver95: Godfrey says Haley agreed because Walker's fight is about more than Wisconsin. He says the recall is about a courageous governor who carries out his promises regardless of the pushback.

I wonder if the GOP would feel the same way about a Democratic politician who lied, cheated and otherwise ignored the will of the voters to push a radical left wing agenda? do you think they'd call that person 'courageous'?


well considering they've gone absolutely coocoobananas farknuts cray cray to the pants-shiatting extreme over a moderate president who governs from somewhere approx .05mm to the left of center, i'm going to go with... no.
 
2012-05-24 08:45:11 AM

SirGeorgeBurkelwitzIII: "how can none of this be public? Why don't we hear about this?"


that's the most depressing statement i've ever heard, and hard for me to believe. is it my "77 square mile liberal bubble from reality" kicking in, does the rest of the state really not know about this shiat?
 
2012-05-24 09:19:14 AM

leftteffticle: SirGeorgeBurkelwitzIII: "how can none of this be public? Why don't we hear about this?"

that's the most depressing statement i've ever heard, and hard for me to believe. is it my "77 square mile liberal bubble from reality" kicking in, does the rest of the state really not know about this shiat?


Nope, from what I've gathered, no one really does know about anything he's done other than taking away collective bargaining rights. Like I said, she actually thought I was making stuff up at first. It's pathetic, but if Walker's propaganda machine wasn't so damn effective, I don't think he'd have a chance in hell. This is what we've gotten from people blindly voting republican without questioning anything they hear.
 
2012-05-24 09:25:57 AM
Hows the jobs thing going Wisconsin?
 
2012-05-24 09:26:16 AM
Sad thing is, Walker will probably win. He's got not only all that Kock money, but he's also got the support of the RNC. The DNC on the other hand, has decided to sit on its hands, last I heard.
 
2012-05-24 09:27:10 AM
24.media.tumblr.com

/oblig
 
2012-05-24 09:29:31 AM

Citrate1007: Hows the jobs thing going Wisconsin?


shiatty. Or if you listen to Walker, still shiatty but less shiatty than what other people are saying.

But the good news is that w/in 3 years no manufacturing or agriculture industry (or their captains) in WI will have to pay any income tax, which will surely result in prosperity and jobs for all*.

*all does not include anyone outside of the upper class.
 
2012-05-24 09:35:30 AM

SirGeorgeBurkelwitzIII: leftteffticle: SirGeorgeBurkelwitzIII: "how can none of this be public? Why don't we hear about this?"

that's the most depressing statement i've ever heard, and hard for me to believe. is it my "77 square mile liberal bubble from reality" kicking in, does the rest of the state really not know about this shiat?

Nope, from what I've gathered, no one really does know about anything he's done other than taking away collective bargaining rights. Like I said, she actually thought I was making stuff up at first. It's pathetic, but if Walker's propaganda machine wasn't so damn effective, I don't think he'd have a chance in hell. This is what we've gotten from people blindly voting republican without questioning anything they hear.


Goddamnit.

Well, I've already resigned myself that the farktards in my state that brought us the gay marriage ban and Sen. Ron Johnson are more than likely going to give us Walker pt II -- Electric farkthelibsevenharderboogaloo.

I'll just console myself to know that soon I will be able to laaaaugh and laaaaugh and laaaaugh when their "good christian Eagle scout principled man" gets dragged off to jail on campaign fraud charges...

/well, that is until it sinks in that then we're left with Lt. Gov Tea Party Barbie to lead us...
//actually "Barbie" is too good for that coont, she's more like the cheap knock-off Barbie immitation that you get at Walgreens for $3. You know, the kind that is made out of hollow plastic whose head eventually melts and caves in because you leave her in the sun. Yeah.
 
2012-05-24 09:43:25 AM

Weaver95: I wonder if the GOP would feel the same way about a Democratic politician who lied, cheated and otherwise ignored the will of the voters to push a radical left wing agenda? do you think they'd call that person 'courageous'?


No we call him Obama.

Oh and "the will of the people"? Walker is ahead in all the latest polls 4 to 9%. All indications are that in the recall Walker is going to have about the same margin of victory that he had in the general election. So wouldn't it be more accurate to say Walker ignored the will of the minority?
 
2012-05-24 09:56:56 AM

BigBooper: Weaver95: I wonder if the GOP would feel the same way about a Democratic politician who lied, cheated and otherwise ignored the will of the voters to push a radical left wing agenda? do you think they'd call that person 'courageous'?

No we call him Obama.

Oh and "the will of the people"? Walker is ahead in all the latest polls 4 to 9%. All indications are that in the recall Walker is going to have about the same margin of victory that he had in the general election. So wouldn't it be more accurate to say Walker ignored the will of the minority?


Well, first of all, Walker didn't tell anyone when he was campaigning what he was going to do, besides create 250,000 jobs.. if he had straight up said "I'm gonna kill public collective bargaining" or even hinted at it, who knows what the results would have been. Additionally, voter turnout in 2010 was 30% so he's catering to the will of the 52% of the 30%. Not exactly a resounding mandate, but alas..

Second of all, the most recent poll shows him neck and neck w/ Barrett... and shows Barrett ahead w/ independents (basically the only people left to court in the state).

Third of all, so, around the time of the primary, Marquette released a poll showing Barrett 1 pt up over Walker. Then a few weeks later, they released a poll showing Walker up 6pts. Did so much change in 2 weeks? No, they just polled a more conservative and older sample.

But for serious, the polls are fairly useless... and neither side should be getting all giddy about the results. This state is about a close to 50/50 as you can get and the election is going to reflect that. The results are going to be painfully close, it will all just depend on who can get more people out to the polls.
 
2012-05-24 09:57:20 AM

Weaver95: Godfrey says Haley agreed because Walker's fight is about more than Wisconsin. He says the recall is about a courageous governor who carries out his promises regardless of the pushback.

I wonder if the GOP would feel the same way about a Democratic politician who lied, cheated and otherwise ignored the will of the voters to push a radical left wing agenda? do you think they'd call that person 'courageous'?


I am a Wisconsin voter and Walker didn't ignore my will.

When Walker wins you'll see that this "will of the people" that keeps getting mentioned is the loud complaining of the minority of Wisconsin residents.

Then, finally, the recall proponents will need to drop it as Walker can't be recalled again...
 
2012-05-24 10:15:01 AM
If Wisconsin wants to join southern Red States in their race to the bottom, let them. As far as Walker goes, there are countless instances of corruption that are worthy of his removal. He want's the focus to stay on the union issue so people forget how crooked he is.
 
2012-05-24 10:18:02 AM

leftteffticle: Well, I've already resigned myself that the farktards in my state that brought us the gay marriage ban and Sen. Ron Johnson are more than likely going to give us Walker pt II -- Electric farkthelibsevenharderboogaloo.

I'll just console myself to know that soon I will be able to laaaaugh and laaaaugh and laaaaugh when their "good christian Eagle scout principled man" gets dragged off to jail on campaign fraud charges...


They've been trying to get people to turn on him but so far they've all fallen on their swords for the guy. Unless one of the big fish turns state's evidence all they can do is circle him. At worst I bet he gets some sort of slap on the wrist he can pay for out of petty cash.

I'm waiting for everyone to realize Johnson was just out to enrich himself and get some gubmint contracts for him and his father-in-law's businesses. God, I miss the drunken lecherous Republicans we used to have around here, at least they drank dark liquor.
 
2012-05-24 10:29:45 AM

Ken VeryBigLiar: They've been trying to get people to turn on him but so far they've all fallen on their swords for the guy. Unless one of the big fish turns state's evidence all they can do is circle him. At worst I bet he gets some sort of slap on the wrist he can pay for out of petty cash.


I dunno man, it sounds like both Wink and Reindfleish saw the jail-time writing on the wall and are squealing. Wink's sentencing already got delayed because there was more information she can/will give. Plus, these people expected big time rewards when Walker was elected (Reindfleish particularly, the chats that were released between her and another Walker folk were particularly sad, she thought she was SET) and appear to have been thrown under the bus.

Plus, he's lawyered up and lawyered up hard.... which may very well mean that he's going to be able to worm his way out of whatever comes his way, but also means that he is more than a bit concerned. Even Chuck Chvala says he's farked, and Chuck Chvala knows a few things about being farked like this.
 
2012-05-24 10:31:15 AM

Ken VeryBigLiar: I'm waiting for everyone to realize Johnson was just out to enrich himself and get some gubmint contracts for him and his father-in-law's businesses. God, I miss the drunken lecherous Republicans we used to have around here, at least they drank dark liquor.


Seriously, when even _I_ miss Tommy Thompson, things have gone very wrong.
 
2012-05-24 10:38:00 AM

leftteffticle: Citrate1007: Hows the jobs thing going Wisconsin?

shiatty. Or if you listen to Walker, still shiatty but less shiatty than what other people are saying.

But the good news is that w/in 3 years no manufacturing or agriculture industry (or their captains) in WI will have to pay any income tax, which will surely result in prosperity and jobs for all*.

*all does not include anyone outside of the upper class.


He keeps changing his results of jobs creations. I swear like last week he said that we gained like 23,000 jobs, and that those numbers from earlier were wrong. Yesterday I saw an ad that said we gained 30,000 jobs. I am so confused, because that doesn't make sense at all. Also I know there is some projected jobs coming in Wisconsin, but those are not even set in stone. I think he is using that to his advantage.
 
2012-05-24 10:54:24 AM

demonfaerie: leftteffticle: Citrate1007: Hows the jobs thing going Wisconsin?

shiatty. Or if you listen to Walker, still shiatty but less shiatty than what other people are saying.

But the good news is that w/in 3 years no manufacturing or agriculture industry (or their captains) in WI will have to pay any income tax, which will surely result in prosperity and jobs for all*.

*all does not include anyone outside of the upper class.

He keeps changing his results of jobs creations. I swear like last week he said that we gained like 23,000 jobs, and that those numbers from earlier were wrong. Yesterday I saw an ad that said we gained 30,000 jobs. I am so confused, because that doesn't make sense at all. Also I know there is some projected jobs coming in Wisconsin, but those are not even set in stone. I think he is using that to his advantage.


Oh definitely. He's doing a few things to be confusing/sketchy..

Basically there are 2 measures of employment that the Bureau of Labor Stats uses.. one is a survey of 3.5% of businesses in the state and that's the number they release as their "official number". This method is not without issues (hence the numbers are often rather significantly revised after some time), but is the standard that is used both within states and to compare on a nation-wide level. This number is the number used to determine that WI was the only state to have statistically significant job loss last year.

The other measure of employment is done as a survey of residents in the state and simply asks "do you have a job?". This measure generally results in far more rosy numbers, but is problematic because it doesn't take in to account the significant number of people who live in border areas of the state (ie. Racine, Kenosha, Janesville, Beloit, LaCrosse, etc) and commute across state lines for work... so essentially it measures how many people have jobs, but not that they're in the state. I believe this is where the +30,000 number is coming from, but I'm not positive.

And then there's the +23,000 number that Walker is touting. This is coming from a survey done with a larger sample of employers in WI (which is theoretically more accurate) and also using BLS numbers that won't be released until mid-June (after the recall election). This is sketchy for a few reasons... one, while it may be so that WI did add jobs, since none of the other states release these numbers it's impossible to compare performance (so while there may be more jobs here, there may have been MORE more jobs in other places). The other reason that it's sketchy is that Walker had state agencies compile these numbers to be released now, rather than release them at the standard time... he SAYS this has nothing to do with his campaign and only to do with ensuring a pro-business climate in WI, but that's pretty much complete and utter bullshiat.
 
2012-05-24 11:02:27 AM

leftteffticle:

Third of all, so, around the time of the primary, Marquette released a poll showing Barrett 1 pt up over Walker. Then a few weeks later, they released a poll showing Walker up 6pts. Did so much change in 2 weeks? No, they just polled a more conservative and older sample.

But for serious, the polls are fairly useless... and neither side should be getting all giddy about the results. This state is about a close to 50/50 as you can get and the election is going to reflect that. The results are going to be painfully close, it will all just depend on who can get more people out to the polls.


There isn't a damn thing that changed over two weeks, Marquette simply left out more numbers in the (608), (715), and (414) area codes and replaced them with more numbers from the (262) and (920) area codes. In the case of land lines, it also makes it easier to leave out the Democrat strongholds in those areas.
 
2012-05-24 11:06:15 AM

leftteffticle: I dunno man, it sounds like both Wink and Reindfleish saw the jail-time writing on the wall and are squealing. Wink's sentencing already got delayed because there was more information she can/will give. Plus, these people expected big time rewards when Walker was elected (Reindfleish particularly, the chats that were released between her and another Walker folk were particularly sad, she thought she was SET) and appear to have been thrown under the bus.

Plus, he's lawyered up and lawyered up hard.... which may very well mean that he's going to be able to worm his way out of whatever comes his way, but also means that he is more than a bit concerned. Even Chuck Chvala says he's farked, and Chuck Chvala knows a few things about being farked like this.


The word out here was the delay was so the prosecutors could hold the jail time over them to make them talk but they weren't getting too far. I imagine Walker promised quite a few people from the county offices a cushy Madison gig that never panned out.
 
2012-05-24 11:22:12 AM

Ken VeryBigLiar: The word out here was the delay was so the prosecutors could hold the jail time over them to make them talk but they weren't getting too far. I imagine Walker promised quite a few people from the county offices a cushy Madison gig that never panned out.


Huh, that's interesting. I have heard that while she still publicly says she supports Walker there's very little chance that Wink will back down on talking, since if she cooperates she'll get 2 misdemeanors and no jail time and if she doesn't it could be PMITA prison for her. Who knows with these clowns, I'm just disappointed it won't all be resolved before the recall and that most of the state will take Walker at his word that he's not involved.
 
Displayed 50 of 59 comments

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

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »






Report