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(CNN)   If the future of Wisconsin has truly come down to a match-up between pro-Trump and pro-Pence forces, can we all agree that the "nuke it from orbit" option is really all that remains?   (cnn.com) divider line
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2022-08-09 9:35:14 AM  
Always was ... since Iran-Contra days, anyway.
 
2022-08-09 9:42:16 AM  
Let them fight
 
2022-08-09 9:58:38 AM  
Let's the New Glarus brewery to Illinois before nuking from orbit, please.
 
2022-08-09 10:03:59 AM  
I dunno, it seems like people could just vote a straight Democratic ticket, but that's probably crazy talk - right Subby?
 
2022-08-09 10:14:08 AM  
But if we nuke Wisconsin, there won't be any more yummy Wisconsin-produced cheese.  And does no one care for the House on the Rock (which is first, the greatest tourist trap ever constructed, a place that would have brought a tear to the eye of P.T. Barnum himself; and second, was built not too far from Frank Lloyd Wright's beloved Taliesin just to get under Wright's skin)?
 
2022-08-09 10:36:21 AM  
There are Pro-Pence forces?
 
2022-08-09 10:38:19 AM  
Put a big bow on the state, ring Canada's doorbell and say, "here's the cheese plate you ordered".
 
2022-08-09 10:39:26 AM  

Xanadone: But if we nuke Wisconsin, there won't be any more yummy Wisconsin-produced cheese.


Thankfully, we'll still have this.

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2022-08-09 10:40:08 AM  
[That one Norm Macdonald image]
 
2022-08-09 10:40:29 AM  
Nuking would destroy Summerfest and Irish Fest so I am torn...
 
2022-08-09 10:40:45 AM  
Canada might be in the market for a dangly piece.  Offer it up to them before nuking.
 
2022-08-09 10:41:10 AM  

Fart_Machine: There are Pro-Pence forces?


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Seems about right.
 
2022-08-09 10:42:36 AM  

jiggitysmith: [That one Norm Macdonald image]


I knew this was somehow Frank Stallones fault.
 
2022-08-09 10:44:10 AM  

Farking Clown Shoes: I dunno, it seems like people could just vote a straight Democratic ticket, but that's probably crazy talk - right Subby?


guys we have to be bipartisan the national needs to heal
 
2022-08-09 10:44:35 AM  
Actually it will end up being Evers vs Republican. The only question now is will he face a Trumpy Endorsed Treason lover or Establishment following Pence Rethuglican.
 
2022-08-09 10:45:05 AM  

glassgrl: Nuking would destroy Summerfest and Irish Fest so I am torn...


why does wisconsin even need specific events for alcohol consumption?
 
2022-08-09 10:45:07 AM  
Wisconsin is just Great Value Michigan. It has no intrinsic worth.
 
2022-08-09 10:45:23 AM  
I think the Democratic incumbent is a major factor too...
 
2022-08-09 10:45:39 AM  
Is this one of those rare "yes" headlines?
 
2022-08-09 10:45:51 AM  

HeartBurnKid: Xanadone: But if we nuke Wisconsin, there won't be any more yummy Wisconsin-produced cheese.

Thankfully, we'll still have this.

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2022-08-09 10:47:02 AM  

Palined Parenthood: glassgrl: Nuking would destroy Summerfest and Irish Fest so I am torn...

why does wisconsin even need specific events for alcohol consumption?


Gives people an excuse to wear different outfits and hats.
 
2022-08-09 10:48:02 AM  

Palined Parenthood: glassgrl: Nuking would destroy Summerfest and Irish Fest so I am torn...

why does wisconsin even need specific events for alcohol consumption?


To be fair every event is a reason to drink in WI. I have tailgated at funerals there...
 
2022-08-09 10:49:01 AM  

Harry Freakstorm: Canada might be in the market for a dangly piece.  Offer it up to them before nuking.


You think Canada wants any part of our bs?
 
2022-08-09 10:50:56 AM  
Bears fans would agree with nuking Wisconsin from orbit without a reason.
 
2022-08-09 10:53:52 AM  
CSB: I know Sconnies have their faults, but I'd miss those friendly farmboys across the border in northern WI, who drink two cases of beer on a Friday night. Some of the most sociable dudes I've ever met.

I've met some really nasty folks down in the Milwaukee suburbs, though. Don't get way down there very often. Seems more like Chicagoland than the "ya hey dere" northwoods folks I know.
 
2022-08-09 10:54:37 AM  

bluorangefyre: Bears fans would agree with nuking Wisconsin from orbit without a reason.


Just nuke Lake Geneva, that'll take care of a whole bunch of F.I.B.'s
 
2022-08-09 10:56:10 AM  
Can we have a primary day thread, please? I'd like to post some MN voting info. Tanks.
 
2022-08-09 10:56:16 AM  

HeartBurnKid: Xanadone: But if we nuke Wisconsin, there won't be any more yummy Wisconsin-produced cheese.

Thankfully, we'll still have this.

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I'm sorry?

/posted 12 miles from Theresa, WI, home of Widmer's surrounded by dairy farms proudly displaying they supply Grande Cheese Company.
 
2022-08-09 10:57:11 AM  
I'm here now. Just make it painless.
 
2022-08-09 10:58:18 AM  

menschenfresser: CSB: I know Sconnies have their faults, but I'd miss those friendly farmboys across the border in northern WI, who drink two cases of beer on a Friday night. Some of the most sociable dudes I've ever met.

I've met some really nasty folks down in the Milwaukee suburbs, though. Don't get way down there very often. Seems more like Chicagoland than the "ya hey dere" northwoods folks I know.


Drunk farmboys + your Fark handle = Hmm
 
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2022-08-09 10:58:30 AM  
Well, I don't live there anymore but I'd like my family to get out first.
 
2022-08-09 10:59:33 AM  

Gaythiest Elitist: Wisconsin is just Great Value Michigan. It has no intrinsic worth.


Incorrect. You have the modern ideas of Unemployment Compensation, amongst other progressive ideals, being instituted in Wisconsin. Also Michigan, Wisconsin, and Minnesota were settled mostly by the same groups of German / Dutch / Finnish / Swedish / et al. immigrants. So the irony is that all three can be very similar politically many years even down to the derpy rural people.

The Wisconsin Idea, in United States History, also refers to a series of political reforms of the late 19th century and early 20th century whose strongest advocate was Robert M. La Follette, Sr., Wisconsin's governor (1901-1906) and senator (1906-1925). The Wisconsin Idea was created by the state's progressives to do away with monopolies, trusts, high cost of living, and predatory wealth, which they saw as the problem that must be solved or else "no advancement of human welfare or progress can take place".[1]

Reforms in labor rights were one of the major aspects of the Wisconsin Idea. The progressive worker's compensation program was first introduced by German immigrants, who were abundant in Wisconsin. The system was adopted from the existing system in Germany, which was based on the idea that the employer was obligated to take care of his employees and keep paying them as they grew old.[16] Many of the reforms were based on traditions and customs brought to the state by German immigrants. The emphasis on higher learning and well-funded universities stressed by the Wisconsin Idea was derived from the education system of Germany. Progressives also proposed the first state income taxes, as well as submitting the idea of a progressive tax. They also passed legislation prohibiting pollution and police brutality.[3]

The Wisconsin Idea would go on to set an example for other states in the United States. The progressive politicians of the time sought to emulate and ultimately transcend the states of the east coast in regards to labor laws. Wisconsin progressives wished to make Wisconsin into a benchmark for other Midwestern states to strive towards. Although many of the reforms went through in 1911, conservative opponents of the progressive party took control of Wisconsin in 1914, thus minimizing the magnitude and effects of the reforms.[17] The Wisconsin Idea would continue to be a revolutionary precedent for other universities, and its educational aspects are still relevant today. Robert La Follette, Sr. was the man who implemented much of this legislation, and he was among the earliest supporters of direct election of senators, which is now a national practice. These progressive politicians also helped pass the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Amendments to the American Constitution.

These proposed reforms, all of which were eventually adopted, included:
Primary elections, allowing the rank-and-file members of a political party to choose its nominees rather than caucuses usually dominated by political bosses.

Workers' compensation, allowing workers injured whilst working to receive a fixed payment in compensation for their injuries and related expenses rather than forcing them to go to court against their employers, which at the time was extremely difficult and had little realistic chance of success.

State regulation of railroads in addition to the federal regulation imposed by the Interstate Commerce Commission.

Direct election of United States Senators as opposed to the original method of their selection by the state legislatures, eventually ratified as the Seventeenth Amendment to the United States Constitution.

Progressive taxation, where the wealthier pay a higher rate of tax than the less-affluent, made possible on the federal level in part by the adoption of the Sixteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution.

Adoption of these reforms marked the high point of the Progressive Era.

The question I often ask is WTF went wrong. Then I remember 50 years of decoupling pay from productivity and telling people that it was because of (group) they were in trouble.
 
2022-08-09 11:01:09 AM  

bluorangefyre: Bears fans would agree with nuking Wisconsin from orbit without a reason.


Dere, dere.  We getta some timmie horton in dere and somma Molson why not.  Pretty soon, dey settle down.  Free health care, doncha know.  That should aboot do it for dem silly rages you get.  Start yer morning with a coupla real timbits and a double double anna end the ay wit' a Molson.  Maybe some hockey.  Can't be all ragey boot the guns and the babies now.
 
2022-08-09 11:10:29 AM  

jim32rr: menschenfresser: CSB: I know Sconnies have their faults, but I'd miss those friendly farmboys across the border in northern WI, who drink two cases of beer on a Friday night. Some of the most sociable dudes I've ever met.

I've met some really nasty folks down in the Milwaukee suburbs, though. Don't get way down there very often. Seems more like Chicagoland than the "ya hey dere" northwoods folks I know.

Drunk farmboys + your Fark handle = Hmm


Just guys bein' dudes, ya know
 
2022-08-09 11:10:46 AM  
Nuking stuff is always the best option.
 
2022-08-09 11:11:41 AM  

fiddlehead: Can we have a primary day thread, please? I'd like to post some MN voting info. Tanks.


Share it here for now.
 
2022-08-09 11:12:43 AM  
FTFA: "Hagedorn died in Februaryfrom kidney cancer"

First of all fark cancer.

Also FTFA: "called the incumbent's mitigation measures at the beginning of the pandemic an abomination

This is what an Abomination looks like.

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2022-08-09 11:15:46 AM  
Isn't the GQP leading candidate for WI AG the one that questioned why we allow disabled people to get help voting?
 
2022-08-09 11:16:16 AM  

aimtastic: Let's the New Glarus brewery to Illinois before nuking from orbit, please.


Have them put the recipies up in the web.

We dont have a lot of time.  Its brewing.  All you need is the recipies.
 
2022-08-09 11:17:14 AM  

Xanadone: But if we nuke Wisconsin, there won't be any more yummy Wisconsin-produced cheese.  And does no one care for the House on the Rock (which is first, the greatest tourist trap ever constructed, a place that would have brought a tear to the eye of P.T. Barnum himself; and second, was built not too far from Frank Lloyd Wright's beloved Taliesin just to get under Wright's skin)?


Do you want cheese in gillead?  Or do you want to save Our Democracy, and get cheese somewhere else?
 
2022-08-09 11:18:34 AM  
Just get Mandela Barnes over the finish line in front of RoJo and get Evers another term and you guys will be on a decent path forward. Also please send me some cheese curds
 
2022-08-09 11:21:16 AM  
If the future of Wisconsin has truly come down to a match-up between pro-trump and pro-Pence forces,

I read the header and and I saw  "feces". I think feces is a much better fit.
 
2022-08-09 11:30:31 AM  
Why do partisans in our country keep confusing land with people, and people with politics?

Wisconsin has done nothing wrong.  Nor has Texas, or Florida, or for the red's Illinois, California, or New York.  Every single state is of immense value to the country.  We need the space, the resources, the fertile soil.

As for the people.. the cultural differences between states are mostly cosmetic.  Wherever you go, you find Americans, for better or for worse... our idealists, our grifters, our sheeple, our oligarchs, and our bigots.

Which states are red vs. blue has more to do with the political class using laws & media indoctrination & voter apathy to lock themselves into power than it has to do with the state itself or the people in it.
 
2022-08-09 11:36:30 AM  
Okay, I'll post this here and then re-post in the primary thread.


MN peeps, it's primary day today! Polls are open until 8pm!

For the Southern MN peeps, there's a primary to fill Hagedorn's seat and a chance for Dems to pick up a vote in the US House. Jeff Ettinger is your best choice. Remember to vote for him on BOTH SIDES of the ballot!


For the Rochester MN peeps, there are a few notable elections:
These candidates are anti-"CRT", anti-"SEL", and anti-LGBT Repubs attempting to take over the school board:
Position 1: Rae Parker
Position 5: Kimberly Rishavy
Position 6: Elena Niehoff

Better choices (and incumbents in two cases), are:
Position 1: Justin Cook
Position 5: Jean Marvin
Position 6: Cathy Nathan


You can read more about their stances here: https://www.medcitybeat.com/news-blog/2022/primary-preview-rochester-school-board-candidates


And finally, Kindra Ramaker is your best choice for Olmsted County Commissioner in District 4. Steve Connelly has garnered a lot of anger in the community after cutting down a blue heron rookery (over 30 nests) on his property for a housing development, despite protests from neighbors and the DNR. More about that story here: https://www.mprnews.org/story/2022/03/30/in-rochester-unlikely-activists-rally-to-save-heron-nests


Vote and thank you for voting!
 
2022-08-09 11:38:00 AM  

Xanadone: But if we nuke Wisconsin, there won't be any more yummy Wisconsin-produced cheese.  And does no one care for the House on the Rock (which is first, the greatest tourist trap ever constructed, a place that would have brought a tear to the eye of P.T. Barnum himself; and second, was built not too far from Frank Lloyd Wright's beloved Taliesin just to get under Wright's skin)?


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Santa Fe, Nm had a beautiful opera house, it had an astounding view of the Sanger de Christi peaks.
The Tesuque tribe built a casino right in that view.
 
2022-08-09 11:39:58 AM  

eagles95: Just get Mandela Barnes over the finish line in front of RoJo and get Evers another term and you guys will be on a decent path forward. Also please send me some cheese curds


Come pick up the cheese curds.

We're working on getting the schoolteacher another term. Hopefully we will have enough voters show up and choose Barnes. Then we can shove #WrongJohnson out the door.

However we also need to keep the Trumpy Big Lie losers out of office in general. Too many of those losers running.
 
2022-08-09 11:44:17 AM  

SomeAmerican: Why do partisans in our country keep confusing land with people, and people with politics?

Wisconsin has done nothing wrong.  Nor has Texas, or Florida, or for the red's Illinois, California, or New York.  Every single state is of immense value to the country.  We need the space, the resources, the fertile soil.

As for the people.. the cultural differences between states are mostly cosmetic.  Wherever you go, you find Americans, for better or for worse... our idealists, our grifters, our sheeple, our oligarchs, and our bigots.

Which states are red vs. blue has more to do with the political class using laws & media indoctrination & voter apathy to lock themselves into power than it has to do with the state itself or the people in it.


Forget it, Jake. It's Farkdotcom.
 
2022-08-09 11:45:17 AM  
Wisconsin used to have some of the best schools in the nation. Then Scott Walker happened. Now a reliably logical and liberal population can barely think above bumper stickers. That's what Republicans want to happen to America.
 
2022-08-09 11:46:20 AM  

Maud Dib: Xanadone: But if we nuke Wisconsin, there won't be any more yummy Wisconsin-produced cheese.  And does no one care for the House on the Rock (which is first, the greatest tourist trap ever constructed, a place that would have brought a tear to the eye of P.T. Barnum himself; and second, was built not too far from Frank Lloyd Wright's beloved Taliesin just to get under Wright's skin)?

[Fark user image image 422x750]Santa Fe, Nm had a beautiful opera house, it had an astounding view of the Sanger de Christi peaks.
The Tesuque tribe built a casino right in that view.


Has.
 
2022-08-09 11:51:18 AM  

inglixthemad: eagles95: Just get Mandela Barnes over the finish line in front of RoJo and get Evers another term and you guys will be on a decent path forward. Also please send me some cheese curds

Come pick up the cheese curds.

We're working on getting the schoolteacher another term. Hopefully we will have enough voters show up and choose Barnes. Then we can shove #WrongJohnson out the door.

However we also need to keep the Trumpy Big Lie losers out of office in general. Too many of those losers running.


Agreed.

To really un-fark this place, though, is probably going to take some Federal anti-gerrymandering legislation. The stupid way we share revenue and the sad fact that the choices of 40% of the state's population is able to prevent Milwaukee city & county from raising their own revenue, Milwaukee's going to suffer for a while.
 
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