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My Beloved Milwaukee Brewers are out of contention and have begun selling off veteran players to

improve for the future by acquiring prospects.

I propose in one of the upcoming trades, the other team also takes Scott Walker. Say, Carlos Gomez and Scott Walker to the Twins for a Lieutenant Governor and two minor league pitchers. Then, the Twins can just release Walker and everyone's happy!
Posted by Still In Wisconsin | Sat Jul 25, 2015, 09:42 PM (6 replies)

Scott Walker, American Dictator in Waiting

Here's an excellent, thorough piece from Alternet that very accurately describes the Scott Walker we in Wisconsin have come to know, and who I sincerely hope the rest of America doesn't have to. This guy is very skilled in the highly toxic, divisive brand of politics he practices, and that makes him very dangerous. He started a club called "Jesus USA" when he was six years old that blended "patriotism" with his Baptist preacher father's fundamentalist religion. As we say in Wisconsin, uffda.


"Someday, a novelist with Wisconsin roots will tell the story of Walker’s engagement in squalid politics—and whether it carried him to the White House,”
Posted by Still In Wisconsin | Sat Jul 25, 2015, 12:02 PM (7 replies)

My teabagger in-laws just called to tell my wife and me that Walker had been proven innocent

by the Wisconsin Supreme Court. They said we should stop hating him now and can't understand why we aren't more supportive of him.

Oh let's see... I work for the UW System, we have kids in public school, we like clean water, ...

Posted by Still In Wisconsin | Thu Jul 16, 2015, 04:26 PM (11 replies)

All Wisconsin Badger fans: this will make you vomit for sure:

As we all know, Scott Walker, who for the past couple years has only been "exploring" the idea of running for President (cough cough) is now officially in the race. The Walker people have wasted no time in co-opting the UW's "W" sign that you make with your two thumbs and index fingers. It now stands for WALKER, not Wisconsin, got it? So when Corey Clement scores the first Badger touchdown this fall and does the "W" sign he's not saluting his teammates, fans, and University, he's saying "I'm all in for Scott Walker!"

Got it? Walker. Not Wisconsin.

Posted by Still In Wisconsin | Mon Jul 13, 2015, 06:11 PM (14 replies)

Badger fans: this will make you puke:

The Walker people have already co-opted the UW's "W" sign that you make with your two thumbs and index fingers. It now stands for WALKER, not Wisconsin, got it? So when Corey Clement scores the first Badger touchdown this fall and does the "W" sign he's not saluting his teammates, fans, and university, he's saying "I'm all in for Scott Walker!"

Got it? Walker. Not Wisconsin.

Posted by Still In Wisconsin | Mon Jul 13, 2015, 06:07 PM (3 replies)

Scott Walker starring in UNINTIMIDATED, a production of Koch Industries and the Bradley Foundation

SEE Scott Walker BRAVELY face down public school teachers carrying protest signs!

FEEL the excitement as he BOLDLY "takes on" his own constituents!

EXPERIENCE wave after wave of excitement as Scott Walker dismantles public K-12 education!

THRILL as the UNINTIMIDATED Scott Walker defeats and destroys the University of Wisconsin, something not even the FORMERLY undefeated Kentucky Wildcats could do!

All of this in the Scott Walker Show, now officially opening all across the country!
Posted by Still In Wisconsin | Mon Jul 13, 2015, 10:19 AM (2 replies)

Scott Walker throws both Fitzgerald and Vos under the bus over "Openrecordsgate"

This all after both Assembly Speaker Robin Vos and Senate Majority Leader Fitzgerald BOTH said they worked with Walker's office in coming up with these changes. I really think this guy is truly a sociopath. He doesn't care about ANYTHING but his own presidential ambitions and he's willing to hang probably the second and third most powerful Republicans in the state out to dry in his quest.

This is about to get really, really interesting!

This headline in the Madison paper today says it all:

Scott Walker: Open records changes 'a huge mistake' that 'didn't come from us'

From the article: Gov. Scott Walker pointed the finger at Republican lawmakers Friday on a widely criticized proposal to curtail Wisconsin's open records laws, calling it "a huge mistake" that didn't originate in his office.

"I think it was a mistake to even think about it in the budget, even though it didn't come from us," Walker told radio host Charlie Sykes on Friday.

Read more: http://host.madison.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/scott-walker-open-records-changes-a-huge-mistake-that-didn/article_1f25802b-535a-52e7-9111-ab6602c2beab.html#ixzz3fXFs1CoU

Posted by Still In Wisconsin | Fri Jul 10, 2015, 07:53 PM (6 replies)

Republicans backtrack on another eleventh hour provision hidden in the budget bill

This time they tried to change the makeup of the committee that oversees the Wisconsin Retirement System that covers all state employees and is generally regarded as the most financially sound of its kind in the nation. Walker wanted to change from the current system that ensures representation from private citizens and from members of the minority party to a simple system in which a ten member panel of political appointees with no requirement regarding party affiliation would have had total control. This would have given Walker the ability to raid the state pension fund to "balance" the budget any time he wants. Walker did just that when he was Milwaukee County Executive to balance his budget while he ran for Governor. The county employees later won a lawsuit and Milwaukee County had to pay back the money with 12% interest (after Walker was gone of course).

Anyway, after a swift and loud outcry from former and current state employees the provision was quickly pulled back. Same crap, different day.

More here from WPR:

Posted by Still In Wisconsin | Tue Jul 7, 2015, 09:45 PM (3 replies)

God help me... the new neighbors just dragged the stereo speakers out onto the porch...

and they're blasting REO Suckwagon full volume.
Posted by Still In Wisconsin | Sat Jun 27, 2015, 12:34 AM (28 replies)

With all of this destruction, how do Scott Walker and Republicans keep getting elected in Wisconsin?

My opinion is that it has been a combination of things. I've lived in Wisconsin for 48 of my fifty years so I feel like I've got a pretty good understanding of the people here.

I think the most obvious reasons are a massive funding advantage... as all know Scott Kevin Walker is the Koch's boy, and he is rewarded handsomely for doing their bidding. As far as the Legislature goes, they have a big money advantage there too (some Koch money, some Bradley foundation, some other).

But it's not only money. The R's won big in the Republican wave of 2010, and gerrymandered the hell out of the state. They even wrote many sitting Dems out of their own districts. Then, we have had (in my opinion) a comically inept State Democratic Party Chair, who believes that we can win by turning out Madison and Milwaukee and ignoring the rest of the state. We have also not exactly had awe-inspiring candidates on our side. I have no big problem with Tom Barret or Mary Burke, but they did nothing to excite the base or swing independents.

Finally, I think the Milwaukee area media is incredibly adept at whipping up the closet racists in the 'burbs into a frenzy about the brown President, and they flock to the polls in droves. I grew up in the Milwaukee suburbs, and there's this prevailing notion there that the City is full of lazy black people who exist for nothing more than to collect welfare and drink malt liquor from 40 ounce bottles on their front porches. Most suburbanites who feel this way are not open about it, but watch their reaction when their daughter asks to go to prom with a black kid. I know, because that black kid was my best friend growing up. Anyway, that's in my opinion where the huge margins Walker gets in Waukesha, Ozaukee, and Washington Counties come from.
Posted by Still In Wisconsin | Sat May 30, 2015, 10:47 AM (10 replies)
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