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Ladies and gentlemen, Aaron. Rodgers.

That is all.
Posted by Still In Wisconsin | Mon Sep 28, 2015, 09:06 PM (4 replies)

You all do know why the Republicans are looking so ridiculous in their huge debates don't you?

It's the sheer number of candidates on the stage. See, they are uncomfortable mass debating in front of the cameras.

Sorry, couldn't stop myself.
Posted by Still In Wisconsin | Fri Sep 18, 2015, 09:19 PM (7 replies)

I propose we play a game of Scott Walker debate bingo.

In addition to the free space in the center we could have the following phrases... when Scott says one of these phrases you check off that square on your card:

unintimidated
hard working taxpayers
big and bold
big government
special interests
union bosses
right to work
Harley
Tonette
protesters
death threats
on day one
laser focus
repeal obamacare
ISIS
Hillary
Ronald Reagan
tested
it's working
jobs
didn't back down
gut like a deer
uniter
bald spot

On edit: how could I have forgotten "wreak havoc?" That might be his #1 response!

Feel free to add your own.
Posted by Still In Wisconsin | Wed Sep 16, 2015, 09:26 AM (6 replies)

Damn, but I still really, really like Metallica.

They never ever get old for me.
Posted by Still In Wisconsin | Mon Sep 7, 2015, 07:50 PM (0 replies)

"Cutting Losses, Kochs to Sell Scott Walker" - Borowitz (New Yorker)

Excellent satire that probably has more basis in reality than Scutt would like to believe:

According to a Koch associate, “Ignorance has always been a part of Scott’s appeal, but that Canada thing was just too much.”

After their plan to sell him was announced, the Kochs immediately pulled Walker off the campaign trail for fear that he might say something that would further reduce his dwindling market value.


The rest at: http://www.newyorker.com/humor/borowitz-report/cutting-losses-kochs-to-sell-scott-walker
Posted by Still In Wisconsin | Tue Sep 1, 2015, 12:51 PM (3 replies)

Paul Fanlund (Madison Cap Times "The incredible shrinking candidacy of Scott Walker"

It's an excellent and hope-affirming read. From the column:

Walker’s free fall is certainly not all Trump’s doing. Walker’s performance at the Cleveland debate had journalists scrambling for a thesaurus to find variations on “dull,” “bland” and “boring.”

For Walker, the hard truth is not only that he lacks the gravitas to back up his preferred tone of bravado, but also that he seems to lack the, um, intellectual agility needed to hold up under a presidential spotlight.

In mid-July, I interviewed Axelrod to preview his appearance for a charity fundraiser in Madison and asked him about Walker. His words then sound prescient: “Presidential politics is like pole-vaulting,” he said. “Each time you clear a bar, it gets raised. The scrutiny becomes more intense as you go on. The glib answers you can get by with early don’t work later. Your record is evaluated by a much harsher standard. We’ll see how he fares.” Axelrod spoke a bit more colorfully at the Orpheum Theater fundraiser in describing the vulnerability of an underqualified politician seeking higher office: “The higher a monkey climbs a pole, the more you can see his ass.”

It is still early, but we’re seeing plenty.



Take five minutes and read the rest at: http://host.madison.com/opinion/columnists/paul-fanlund-the-incredible-shrinking-candidacy-of-scott-walker/article_76279f13-22de-59d7-a8c2-cbbf4aa7a61f.html
Posted by Still In Wisconsin | Mon Aug 31, 2015, 06:56 PM (1 replies)

Scott Walker just comes right out and says it: (paraphrasing) Almost all Muslims are radicals.

Repost because I put it in the wrong forum the first time...

From the Milwaukee Paper:

Scott Walker: There's a 'handful of reasonable, moderate followers of Islam'

When speaking about radical Islamic terrorism at a campaign stop Friday, Gov. Scott Walker noted that there are a "handful of reasonable and moderate followers of Islam."

His comments at a VFW Post in Derry, New Hampshire, triggered a quick response from a Muslim advocacy organization, which called on him to apologize.


More at: http://www.jsonline.com/news/statepolitics/scott-walker-theres-a-handful-of-reasonable-moderate-followers-of-islam-b99562110z1-322588681.html
Posted by Still In Wisconsin | Sat Aug 22, 2015, 04:22 PM (0 replies)

Scott Walker just comes right out and says it: (paraphrasing) Almost all Muslims are radicals.

From the Milwaukee paper:

Scott Walker: There's a 'handful of reasonable, moderate followers of Islam'

When speaking about radical Islamic terrorism at a campaign stop Friday, Gov. Scott Walker noted that there are a "handful of reasonable and moderate followers of Islam."

His comments at a VFW Post in Derry, New Hampshire, triggered a quick response from a Muslim advocacy organization, which called on him to apologize.


More at: http://www.jsonline.com/news/statepolitics/scott-walker-theres-a-handful-of-reasonable-moderate-followers-of-islam-b99562110z1-322588681.html

Posted by Still In Wisconsin | Sat Aug 22, 2015, 01:28 PM (6 replies)

Floppity flippity flop goes Walker- this time on birthright citizenship.

Walker says he's not taking stand on birthright citizenship

The Wisconsin governor said in a CNBC interview Friday that he wouldn't take a stand "one way or the other" on the Constitutional guarantee of birthright citizenship. Walker's statement comes after he gave mixed answers on the issue earlier in the week, including saying that the U.S. should "absolutely" end birthright citizenship.


More at : http://lacrossetribune.com/news/local/state-and-regional/walker-says-he-s-not-taking-stand-on-birthright-citizenship/article_49f533d2-1b77-5d4b-8bbb-4e9bf15e10ce.html
Posted by Still In Wisconsin | Fri Aug 21, 2015, 04:32 PM (1 replies)

How do you spell schadenfreude? MJS: "GOP leaders dispute Scott Walker's account of union battle"

Enjoy this delicious tidbit from the Miwaukee Urinal Sentinel:

"There were a lot of people in my party, particularly in the legislative branch, who said, 'You know it's nice to be in the majority, that means we've got a bigger office and more staff and nice titles but I don't know that we really want to do all that much more.'

"They said, 'It's kind of safe here, if we have to push some of the big, bold reforms you're talking about, there might be some push-back. And some of us in safe seats might actually have some challenges.' You know what? We said, 'Never mind. We got elected for a reason. We didn't get elected for a title .... We got elected to do something.'"

But Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester) said Republicans in that house never balked over the controversial proposal to all but end collective bargaining for most of the state's public workers, known as Act 10.

"That was not my recollection," Vos said. "I wasn't in every meeting but on the Assembly side, I never met anybody (in leadership) who wasn't on board from day one."


Read more at: http://www.jsonline.com/news/statepolitics/gop-leaders-dispute-scott-walkers-account-of-union-battle-b99561565z1-322531831.html
Posted by Still In Wisconsin | Fri Aug 21, 2015, 04:23 PM (1 replies)
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