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Newsjock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-03-11 11:07 PM
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$81,500/yr Walker appointee has little experience, two DUIs, lobbyist father
Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Just in his mid-20s, Brian Deschane has no college degree, very little management experience and two drunken-driving convictions.

Yet he has landed an $81,500-per-year job in Gov. Scott Walker's administration overseeing environmental and regulatory matters and dozens of employees at the Department of Commerce. Even though Walker says the state is broke and public employees are overpaid, Deschane already has earned a promotion and a 26% pay raise in just two months with the state.

How did Deschane score his plum assignment with the Walker team?

It's all in the family.

His father is Jerry Deschane, executive vice president and longtime lobbyist for the Madison-based Wisconsin Builders Association, which bet big on Walker during last year's governor's race.

Read more: http://www.jsonline.com/watchdog/noquarter/119159584.ht...
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Smarmie Doofus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-03-11 11:11 PM
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1. Not a surprise. That's how they want to staff public schools, too.
n/t
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Fearless Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 06:47 AM
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25. +1000
Ain't it the truth!
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demmiblue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 07:11 AM
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28. Yep. n/t
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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 12:54 PM
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49. Biology 101 - exactly what kind of mud was Adam made of?
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 01:01 PM
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50. Except for the salary part
They are endorsing the 22-22 Plan. Hire 22 year olds and pay them $22K a year.
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Smarmie Doofus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 02:56 PM
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62. People with connections aren't going to get 22K.....
no matter what their age.
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Divernan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 07:44 PM
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81. Lobbyists for Builders' Associations were the slimiest of all
The one who slithered around the halls of the Pennsylvania legislature was a notorious liar who was not the least bit embarrassed about knocking up a young secretary, then refusing to marry her and neglecting the son he fathered.

The Builders had a very well-financed lobby at both a national and state level - fought tooth and nail and with lots of bribes, oh, excuse me, campaign contributions, against passage of a statewide builders' code which forced them to hire state licensed electricians & plumbers, as opposed to having such work done by untrained migrant labor. And the members of the builders' associations were the guys who made fortunes putting up McMansions.
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-03-11 11:11 PM
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2. Brian needs to move back into Daddy's basement.
Please explain why Walker is not in jail?
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russspeakeasy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 10:11 AM
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34. Because he has friends with a lot of money and influence.
The same reason Rick Scott is not in jail. He stole enough
money from medicare and medicaid to hire the very best
lawyers.
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valerief Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 10:35 AM
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35. Prison is for people rounded up to do slave labor for corporations.
Walker's people don't work.
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iwishiwas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-03-11 11:22 PM
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3. 26% PAY RAISE!!
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Raschel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 12:15 AM
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13. Times are tough you know? They couldn't give him the 40% that they wanted to.
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Roy Rolling Donating Member (762 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 09:57 AM
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32. quote
he was "impressed by his strong resume"

"Strong?" As in " I smell a "strong" odor of alcohol and patronage?
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louslobbs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 04:49 PM
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74. lol, this just can't end well.
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bhikkhu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-03-11 11:27 PM
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4. Typical repug cronyism. n/t
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alp227 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-03-11 11:41 PM
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8. "Brownie, you're doing a heck of a job!" -- The Commandeerin' Chimp

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midnight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-03-11 11:33 PM
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5. I thought scott walker said these big salaries were adding to the deficit.
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roxiejules Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 12:16 PM
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42. Oh, look....Daddykins issued press release supporting Walker's budget cuts
http://www.wisbuild.org/site/publisher/files/Press%20Re...


Wisconsin Builders Association Supports Budget Adjustment Proposal
Statement by Wisconsin Builders Association Executive Vice President Jerry Deschane

The housing industry knows hard times. From its peak in 2005, the number of new homes being built in Wisconsin plummeted by 85%. Construction on new land development in Wisconsin has nearly ceased. One in four Wisconsin carpenters, equipment operators and other construction industry workers have lost their jobs. Wisconsin factories, which supply the nation with windows, doors, plumbing fixtures and more, have laid off thousands of workers. The housing industry has been especially hard-hit by the recession.

These laid off workers, and their struggling employers, are living with hard choices every day. Experts say the economic recovery has begun, but it will still be two years or more before construction employment in Wisconsin has returned to normal. In the meantime, we must continue to make hard choices.

With this as background, the Wisconsin housing industry applauds Governor Walker for his courage in making hard budget choices. Rather than add state employees to Wisconsin's high unemployment rolls, the governor has made the difficult decision to ask workers to share the cost of their benefits. It's a difficult choice, but mild compared to the choices being made by construction employers, workers, and their families.

As residents of Wisconsin, we are all in this together. Private and public workers, private and public employers, we are all facing the same difficult decisions. Builders, construction workers, and the factory workers who produce building components, have been struggling for two years. While benefit reductions are something no one cheers about, these private sector workers understand the pain that public sector workers feel, but also recognize that these painful decisions are necessary.

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roxiejules Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 12:45 PM
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47. Daddy also part of WI Roundtable that recommended this:
http://www.wiroundtable.org/summit / - check out who is on the Roundtable

http://www.wiroundtable.org/summit/Resources/Summit1_Co...


Remaking Commerce agency

As Gov.-elect Scott Walker and the Legislature consider how to get the most out of state economic
development efforts, one emerging answer is to dismantle Commerce and rebuild it along the lines of a
public-private partnership, a model followed in some states.

That approach may work, but it could leave programs in seven other state agencies essentially untouched.
Another option may be to relieve Commerce of its regulatory functions and make it a central
clearinghouse for programs now housed in other state agencies.



http://www.wiroundtable.org/summit/Resources/Summit1_Co...

Walker backs Commerce Dept. overhaul, state venture capital fund

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sulphurdunn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 02:37 PM
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61. Public private
partnership is code for opening the gates to the corporate barbarians so they can legally rape, pillage and burn the public.
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roxiejules Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 03:24 PM
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66. You nailed it
USA, Inc.
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TxVietVet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 06:27 PM
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79. Hard budget choices.... like hire my loser kid for $80K+26% raise
Edited on Mon Apr-04-11 06:32 PM by TxVietVet
yep, hard budget choices. Wanker makes lots of them. I'm telling ya'll, the conservanazis aren't crooked now, just wait until they've got control over it all. This is peanuts.
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louslobbs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 04:51 PM
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75. Only when they are paid to Democrats
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calimary Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-03-11 11:35 PM
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6. I'm so glad this is coming out.
Edited on Sun Apr-03-11 11:35 PM by calimary
muammar walker is a shit. Just total dismal stink-to-high-heaven shit. And the more people learn about the extent of it, the better for all the rest of us!
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eowyn_of_rohan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-03-11 11:35 PM
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7. This is what political patronage is all about
it has gone on for decades. My Dad fought this for years here in Wisconsin and it was usually a futile battle.It is nice to finally have it brought to light. Maybe the public will help stomp it out.
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alp227 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-03-11 11:41 PM
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9. Scott Walker has no degree either, so he can relate n/t
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madrchsod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-03-11 11:52 PM
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10. two drunk driving convictions?
just think...that`s just the times he was arrested not the times he was let go....
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valerief Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 10:35 AM
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36. In his world, it's ONLY two. nt
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jberryhill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 11:27 AM
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40. Oh, come now, you are not giving the guy credit for the many times he drove sober!

It's like when the cop pulled me over for speeding and I told him, "But officer, I went 30 in a 45 zone last week, so you owe me an extra 15 miles per hour."

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buddysmellgood Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 12:02 AM
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11. Hell of job Brownie
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Irritable Liberal Donating Member (72 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 12:02 AM
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12. I'm amazed
they were able to find someone so qualified for such a piddly salary considering how the economy is humming along and how few people are out there looking for work. I wonder how Wisconsin's teachers feel about that. They have a starting salary of $25,222 a year which increases by 21% over 10 years,

I can't recall seeing this level of tone-deaf arrogance in a politician before. i really hope he's digging his own grave.
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Irritable Liberal Donating Member (72 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 12:20 AM
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15. He'll have to run a couple of businesses
Edited on Mon Apr-04-11 12:24 AM by Irritable Liberal
into the ground first to qualify.
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MidwestTransplant Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 12:17 AM
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14. Hey once he is 35 he can run fro the Republican nom for President. He's got the right stuff.
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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 03:22 PM
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65. So, he's another coke-head, alcoholic frat boy without the frat. Word, MT. n/t
Edited on Mon Apr-04-11 03:23 PM by Mnemosyne
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progressoid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 12:45 AM
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16. Sounds like a future GOP Presidential candidate!
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Old and In the Way Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 12:54 AM
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17. This is exhibit A as to how to break government.
Hire incompetent people and watch it fail. But pay off your supporters while you do it. It's a win/win for the Republicans.
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JoePhilly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 07:16 AM
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29. Then claim that government can't do anything well.
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canetoad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 12:55 AM
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18. Here's his FB page
http://www.facebook.com/people/Brian-Deschane/594055059...

Got friends in high places, has young Brian.
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dbflah Donating Member (27 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 11:19 AM
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39. Facebook page
I see his name , but don't believe Mike Royko or his pal Slats would have anything to do with young Mr Deschane....
df
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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 03:26 PM
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67. Royko died in 1997, so that would make him a zombie friend. n/t
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Generic Other Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 04:42 PM
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70. Scott Walker is on his facebook page
Someone try and friend him!!
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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 05:16 PM
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77. This content is currently unavailable

The page you requested cannot be displayed right now. It may be temporarily unavailable, the link you clicked on may have expired, or you may not have permission to view this page.
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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 01:13 AM
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19. I'm sure Governor Walker and his staff conducted a very thorough search ...
... and found that Brian Deshane was the most qualified of Jerry Deschane's kids.

:dunce:
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roxiejules Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 02:03 PM
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59. Was Brian one of those "losers" who took out a mortgage he couldn't afford?
Additional job qualifications for Brian:


1) Lien filed for condo dues

2) Judgement issued for failure to pay drunk driving fine (even though he was given 11 months to pay it) 5/26/09

3) Foreclosure-civil judgement 7/21/10



via Comment @ 1:51 pm
http://www.jsonline.com/watchdog/noquarter/119159584.ht...

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drokhole Donating Member (759 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 01:23 AM
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20. Day after day, this country feels more and more like the plot of Idiocracy.
Edited on Mon Apr-04-11 01:25 AM by drokhole
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hobbit709 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 05:34 AM
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23. Idiocracy is a documentary.
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enuegii Donating Member (624 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 02:06 AM
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21. I think I see Walker's reasoning here:
You see, public employees make way too much money, much more than they are worth--ruining the country, in fact--so Walker, naturally, has to hire this unqualified, worthless piece of shit son of a friendly lobbyist in at eighty-plus grand per year to lure him away from the private sector that doesn't want him and pays more than the public sector that gets paid too much.

It's all about economics.

You'd know that, too, if you didn't go to college not to learn about such things like Walker didn't.

I probably need to go to bed.
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patrice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 10:02 PM
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91. lol!
:hi:
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barbtries Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 05:31 AM
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22. this is so corrupt
and so in your face. jeezus.
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demmiblue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 06:45 AM
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24. K&R
:kick:
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Darth_Kitten Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 06:55 AM
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26. Here's Daddykin's email...
jd@wibuilder.com <jd@wibuilder.com >

for what it's worth. :)
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rucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 06:58 AM
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27. This is a big reason why public unions formed in the first place.
As a way for the competent staff to screen out the cronies, and have a path to promotion that was based on merit.

Google "patronage system"
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StarsInHerHair Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 07:58 PM
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83. patronage system aka "Spoil System"...........dirty dealing Righties
that in your face attitude indicates they feel they are above the law..........they better be held to the laws of this Nation SOON
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patrice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 10:04 PM
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92. Yes!! Unions are also all about commitment to standards! nt
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deacon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 08:51 AM
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30. An hour long msm special is needed on the situation there. n/t
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 09:51 AM
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31. Grifters and their nepotism. Ackety too early in the a.m. for dis.
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Dappleganger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 09:59 AM
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33. Nepotism rules with republicons.
They only scream about it when a democrat is in charge, though. Sorry sacks of shite.
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ejpoeta Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 11:03 AM
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37. the most telling thing... they don't even TRY to hide it anymore. blatant
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radhika Donating Member (563 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 12:45 PM
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46. The In-Your-Face tone says it all n/t
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mahatmakanejeeves Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 11:07 AM
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38. He came with a recommendation from Monica Goodling.
Edited on Mon Apr-04-11 11:08 AM by mahatmakanejeeves
Just in case you've forgotten: Monica Goodling
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roxiejules Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 11:55 AM
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41. Cronyism rules private sector
Especially in the real estate/financial industry.



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benld74 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 12:28 PM
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43. And SO begins the Life of Brian,,,,
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femrap Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 12:40 PM
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44. K and R
May they all choke on their $$$$$$$$$$$ !!!!!!!!!!
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drm604 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 12:43 PM
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45. There are probably many more like this.
Mr. Deschane may be just the tip of the iceberg.
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Hubert Flottz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 12:48 PM
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48. "Wisconsin Builders Association"
Edited on Mon Apr-04-11 12:48 PM by Hubert Flottz
Now, who could, or would, be more against collective bargaining? If you don't know, I'll tell you...Madison-based, "Wisconsin Builders Association".

"It's all in the family."

The "Family" might be an apt metaphor for this union busting crew.
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roxiejules Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 01:23 PM
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51. View court record
Edited on Mon Apr-04-11 01:42 PM by roxiejules
Take a peek at the Wisconsin Circuit Court Access (WCCA) system:
http://wcca.wicourts.gov/index.xsl ;jsessionid=F0F260E230E420063B5FC60A8F
D492E7.render6

Dane County Case Number 2008CT001171 - must enter his name and case number

It appears he did jail time and had ignition interlock until 1/31/11

Possibility the fine is still owing, since it says "Active".
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PeaceNikki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 01:52 PM
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55. He definitely still owes $
$607 to be exact.
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roxiejules Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 02:08 PM
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60. Think he had a foreclosure too
per comment on jsonline:


1) Lien filed for condo dues

2) Judgement issued for failure to pay drunk driving fine (even though he was given 11 months to pay it) 5/26/09

3) Foreclosure-civil judgement 7/21/10

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firehorse Donating Member (547 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 01:30 PM
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52. I'd love to see a facebook campaign dedicating to firing him
So many more people are actually qualified for that job. What a disgrace.
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beac Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 01:40 PM
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53. Walker takes the phrase "NO SHAME" to a whole new level.
:mad:
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PeaceNikki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 01:44 PM
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54. Here's the most troublesome part:
"Hulsey noted that the recently approved law that made collective bargaining changes converts 37 top agency attorneys, communications officials and legislative liaisons from civil service positions to jobs appointed by the governor"

This is an example of the quality of candidates youre going to get, said Hulsey

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louslobbs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 04:48 PM
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73. Wow, I guess a lot of Republicon kids will be getting high paying government jobs with benefits paid
for by the good people of Wisconsin. Just how sick is this Walker guy? I know how sick the pubes are, but he and Rick Scott of Florida seem to have a more in depth and radical sickness. Can't there be a new law passed that says people running for positions of power must undergo psychological evaluation?
Lou
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freshwest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 01:54 PM
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56. Nepotism and cronyism wrapped into one? K & R for these crooks!
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freshwest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 01:57 PM
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57. This should be mailed to every working family in the state of Wisconsin making under $81K a year...
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Blue Owl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 01:59 PM
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58. WTF GOP POS
:wtf:
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liberal life Donating Member (187 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 04:51 PM
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76. exactly
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NICO9000 Donating Member (574 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 02:58 PM
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63. "...overseeing environmental and regulatory matters..."
Oh yeah, he definitely picked the right fox to protect the chicken coop - excuse me - environment...

:eyes:
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alterfurz Donating Member (723 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 07:36 PM
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80. well, with Walker eliminating all those pesky regulations...
...it won't take a college degree, management experience, or sobriety to oversee them. Young Master Brian is eminently qualified!
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ctsnowman Donating Member (58 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 03:02 PM
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64. No wonder they think ALL state workers are fat cats.
GEEEZZZZZZZZZe
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iwishiwas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 03:32 PM
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68. Walker has no shame.
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louslobbs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 04:42 PM
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69. Mid 20s, no college degree, no experience in management? You're hired to a job paying $81,500per yr
to oversee environmental and "regulatory" matters for which you probably have no experience in as well, and you will be overseeing dozens of employees (probably with actual experience and education way above yours)???????????and his father is a longtime lobbyist for a builders association that probably forces companies to use Koch building products? And these people are not crazy? This can't end well for this little punk with no experience in dealing with people, especially people who have experience in this field. How does he direct his 30,40, 50, 60 yr. old SUBORDINATES to do what they need to do, when he has no experience in how to do it? And as for regulations, how will he even understand them? During meetings, how will he explain how and why certain regulations are applied and when they should or should not be? This sounds like business as usual for whack job Dicktator Walker and his band of liars and law breaking thieves. This story will not end well.

If his father was the head of surgery at a local hospital, I suppose they would hire him to perform surgeries without the education and experience? Wouldn't want his uneducated, inexperienced ass touching me.

Lou
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caseymoz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 04:46 PM
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71. Government small enough to fit in a bathtub, big enough to sign my paycheck. nt

It's so consistent. Government in their eyes is only good for exploitation.
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rzemanfl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 04:48 PM
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72. The entire department should quit. That is the only way to deal
with these fuckers. No wait, they should take him out for drinks first and get it all on You Tube.
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TxVietVet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 06:25 PM
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78. The guy is a douche bag like Gov. Wanker.
The kid will go far. Rich conservanazi father can now buy him government positions. Just like Wanker, NO college degree. For a conservanazi's kid, he'll go far.

Like Bigbucks Doug always says, "We've got the best damned democracy money can buy."
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sarcasmo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 07:46 PM
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82. Corporations control the lobbyist who in turn control the politicians.
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L. Coyote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 08:21 PM
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84. REC # 186
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MasonJar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 08:28 PM
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85. Walker is pure slime.
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Marie Marie Donating Member (709 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 09:04 PM
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86. Just another example of a fine young Republican
pulling himself up by his own bootstraps. He seems more than qualified for this position and well worth the salary he is getting :sarcasm:
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TatonkaJames Donating Member (502 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 09:32 PM
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87. Just more proof why America is failing
People doing jobs they're not qualified for. It reached to the depths of our job market.
The recent problems with holes in planes ? Not only deregulation but people who are
either too tired from working two jobs or unqualified and don't give a darn. I've seen
this trend for the past three decades.
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patrice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 09:49 PM
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88. 1+++++ = Nailed it . . . Imagine!!! ALL of the money this costs! Not to mention the consequences of
consumers not getting what they need in goods and services.
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Octafish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 09:53 PM
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89. He sounds over qualified to work for an idiot like Walker.
A NAZI idiot, at that.
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Liberal_in_LA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 09:54 PM
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90. Can you imagine getting that loser assigned as your boss. article says he'll oversee dozens of
employees. I can imagine the ire of 40, 50 year old employees, lots of experience getting this young loser assigned to be their boss. omg.
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Unvanguard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 11:00 PM
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93. At least he isn't a union member! n/t
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mahatmakanejeeves Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 02:40 PM
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94. Best reply I've seen.
Comments for No degree, little experience pay off big page 106

pupdog - Apr 05, 2011 3:20 AM

This is theft from ALL of the Wisconsin citizenry, who deserved a highly qualified professional in that job.

A position with this description would normally be filled by someone with specific expertise, 10-15 years of experience, significant PROFESSIONAL management experience, and typically an advanced or professional degree.

In the public sector, under today's horrible employment conditions, there would be 500 applications, 100 qualified candidates, and a dozen "perfect" candidates for this description. That, of course, assumes that the position description ever saw the light of day.

This job was not a political appointment, where you have some license for some smelly hiring. It is a professional civil service post, directing the work of career professionals. Where is the job requisition? What were the stated qualifications? How was it advertised to the public? What other candidates were rejected, and what were their their credentials? What does the Wisconsin Department of Employee Relations have to say? What does the State Attorney General's office have to say?

It is time to investigate our newly Walker-appointed Secretary of the Department of Commerce, Paul Jadin (Paul.Jadin@wisconsin.gov ). Ultimately, the stink of this thing is his responsibility. Government is failing ALL of us at every level, and only a fool would think it's a republican or democratic thing. This case is particularly offensive. This is the worst of Chicago style.

By the way, check out Jadin's picture on his government departmental site. Let's just say... it fits.
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