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Wed Mar 4, 2015, 12:29 AM

 

Does it surprise anyone here that Walker hasn't pushed death penalty legislation yet?

He's checked all of the other boxes. I honestly thought we'd see a push to enact the death penalty during his first term. It's curious they have been silent on this favorite piece of red meat for the base.

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Reply Does it surprise anyone here that Walker hasn't pushed death penalty legislation yet? (Original post)
Still In Wisconsin Mar 2015 OP
Jackpine Radical Mar 2015 #1
Still In Wisconsin Mar 2015 #2
Lefta Dissenter Mar 2015 #6
AllyCat Mar 2015 #10
Kalidurga Mar 2015 #3
midnight Mar 2015 #7
PeteSelman Mar 2015 #4
Lefta Dissenter Mar 2015 #5
ahlnord Mar 2015 #8
Kevin from WI Mar 2015 #9

Response to Still In Wisconsin (Original post)

Wed Mar 4, 2015, 12:31 AM

1. Yeah, it still sorta does surprise me.

Too busy fighting terrorists in the Capital Rotunda, I guess.

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Response to Jackpine Radical (Reply #1)

Wed Mar 4, 2015, 12:34 AM

2. Why just fight them when he could give them all lethal injections? N/T

 

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Response to Jackpine Radical (Reply #1)

Wed Mar 4, 2015, 12:43 AM

6. speaking of which

there have been a few more arrests in the last few days - related to the hearings, of course.

Let's play a game called "Guess the Race."

a) Two people were arrested, taken to a processing center on the east side, and released to walk back in the cold.

b) One person was arrested and taken to Dane County Jail.

Who's white? a) or b)

Who's not? a) or b)



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Response to Lefta Dissenter (Reply #6)

Thu Mar 5, 2015, 03:58 AM

10. This is a trick question, right?

Racist jerks

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Response to Still In Wisconsin (Original post)

Wed Mar 4, 2015, 12:36 AM

3. He has...

They just don't call it the death penalty. He has policies that can put people out on the streets, the life expectancy for homeless people is very low, around the age of 50. He advocates no insurance for the most vulnerable of people. He has policies that will lower wages for just about everyone except you know who. He calls protesters terrorists and that would mean militarizing the police even more if he has his way and that leads to more dead POC and poor people of any color. Almost all conservative policies are advocating death for anyone who isn't in the 1% or carrying water for them.

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Response to Kalidurga (Reply #3)

Wed Mar 4, 2015, 01:18 AM

7. Or we should all marry someone rich.

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Response to Still In Wisconsin (Original post)

Wed Mar 4, 2015, 12:39 AM

4. They want more bodies in the private prisons.

Think of it that way and it makes sense.

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Response to Still In Wisconsin (Original post)

Wed Mar 4, 2015, 12:40 AM

5. OK, I might be slow,

but I hadn't even thought of that. Shit. My evening was bad enough.

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Response to Still In Wisconsin (Original post)

Wed Mar 4, 2015, 01:32 AM

8. Good point

That is a good point. The return of the death penalty was one of the first things Tim Pawlenty pursued in his first term. It was shocking; he was obviously playing to a wider audience -- not the citizens of Minnesota! But Pawlenty had the ugly rape and murder of a sweet, blonde coed by a Mexican immigrant to use to justify calling for the death penalty. Nevertheless, his efforts failed. Perhaps Walker is waiting for a heinous crime in Wisconsin to give him an opportunity?

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Response to Still In Wisconsin (Original post)

Wed Mar 4, 2015, 05:59 AM

9. This is a fear that I haven't wanted to speak out loud

I am afraid that the mentioning of it on forums like these will somehow put it on their radar, and it will be the next thing they vote on. Clearly death, destruction and poverty are things that christian republicans adore and worship.

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