Posts for February, 2012
In recent history since before the 2011 Pro-Walker, steal from the poor and middle class to give to the rich welfare legislation state Senators, it was rightwing extremists who favored using the recall process for what could be viewed as non-illegal activity.
Tom Ament of the Milwaukee County Pension lynching by JS communications owned 620WGOP, Scott Walker, and the CRG bait and switch.
The failed CRG and rightwing extremist recall of Jim Doyle that only collected 1/5 the signatures needed.
George Petak for his tax increase vote for the Miller Park
All of these recalls were not based on malfeasance in office, put on policy choices.
This is what the WI state constitution says on Recalls:
SECTION 12. [Recall of elective officers.] The qualified electors of the state of any congressional, judicial or legislative district or of a county may petition for the recall of any incumbent elective officer after the first year of the term for which the incumbent was elected, by filing a petition with the filing officer with whom the nomination petition to the office in the primary is filed, demanding the recall of the incumbent.
There is nothing in the constitution that states what factors can be used to recall. So rightwing detractors who suddenly state that the recall should only be used for criminal activity are wrong. And in fact prove that they themselves have used the recall in the past for policy and partisan gain. Impeachment is used for criminal acts.
Maybe Scott "jon doe" Walker will get impeached, you have to ask yourself what type of man would knowingly allow let his subordinates get away with illegal activity or it could be gross incompetence on Walker’s part. I guess he'll still have supporters who swallowed the con and are now brainwashed into supporting him no matter what a scum bag schmoozing pretty boy we are now finding about him and his loyal henchman were doing in Milwaukee County government.
Who are the most likely people to have put in fraudulent recall signatures, the answer is Walker supporter’s there is little doubt in my mind that Pro-Walker zealots are the ones who are trying to delegitimize the recall by any means necessary which includes voter fraud on the recall petitions.
All red meat that pro-walker voter fraud criminals, feed the echo chamber of Milwaukee conservative extremist hate radio.
To me it shows again that right-wingers excel at having situational ethics and principles.
It’s okay for them the use the recall, but not okay for anyone else. It’s democracy for them when they use their constitutional rights, but anyone else it’s un-democratic!
"We cannot afford another story like this one. No one can give them any reason to do another story. That means no laptops, no websites, no time away during the work day, etc." Scott Walker admiting knowing of the secret network and illegal acvitivy to his aid Tim Russel on the taxpayer dime.
I wonder how fast will it will take for you guys to rationalize Walker's knowing of this activity and letting it happen until he thought they might get caught.
It must take a lot of power to have such focused short term amnesia and be able to lie to yoursevles on a daily basis to keep on supporting a criminal.
At a time when manufacturing is starved for skilled labor how did Scott Walker help private enterprise to create jobs in our state?
You know Tech schools like WCTC.
Simple, he cut Technical School budgets by 71$ million over two years.
Dan Clancy, President of the Wisconsin Technical College System made the following statement about the Governor’s 2011-13 Budget Bill:
“The Governor’s proposed $71.6 million in technical college aid cuts, combined with new property tax restrictions in the 2011-13 Budget Bill, are likely to curtail technical college services to employers and students across Wisconsin. This comes at a time when the need for these services has never been greater. The majority of new jobs created in Wisconsin in the next decade will require the skills earned through technical college degree and certificate programs. The ability of state employers to sustain new growth is dependent on their access to a skilled workforce. Thousands of displaced Wisconsin workers need retraining to succeed in the jobs being created in emerging and rapidly changing industries.”
Here’s a more localized point of view:
"We had to turn away a lot of students last year because we had filled Crosse. classes," said Lee Rasch, president of Western Technical College in La "We easily turned away a couple thousand students. The jobs are here, but we don't have the funding to increase capacity. If the goal (stated by Walker) is to create 250,000 jobs, these are the kinds of jobs we need." http://www.jsonline.com/news/education/117500538.html
We all know that private enterprise will not spend a dime on education in this state, because one of the way’s state’s compete in the regulated marketplace is by being able to supply skilled workers through the tech school system. This duty, this need which is quick to react to market place changes is supplied by the tech school system, which in turn is fed by the public education system which supplies the tech school system with students who should be prepared to learn without remedial education.
In a time when Master lock has returned to Milwaukee because at this time it could find the skilled labor to run the automated manufacturing lines, Scott Walker and his Republicans make deeps cut’s to the system that is supposed to supply the workers who are paid with living wages and benefits, to these companies?
I’m sure corporations loved the corporate welfare they got in the first emergency budget session, but that only goes so far. A tax write off only goes so far, people make the profits.
What good is a promise to balance the budget (Walker still couldn’t do that right by 143 million) in the short term, if it is going to hurt our state in the long term by having an unskilled labor force that will be a deterrent to companies wanting to manufacture in our state?
Edit: 2-15-12 " We all know that private enterprise will not spend a dime on education in this state..."
This statement was wrong. In fact private enterprise does build partnerships with local techincal college's to train the workers they need. I would like to thank Mucho for setting the record straight.
"We cannot afford another story like this one." ???"No one can give them any reason to do another story. That means no laptops, no websites, no time away during the work day, etc."
"We cannot afford another story like this one." …"No one can give them any reason to do another story. That means no laptops, no websites, no time away during the work day, etc." Scott Walker in an e-mail to Tim Russel.
So what does Scott Walker’s e-mail refer too?
Obviously, “them” refers to the media.
We know that he is not referring to his aids doing county work on county time; there would be no need for an e-mail such as this, because that is the expectation of the position. So we can put that down as fact.
We know that the 1st story he is referring too is the Diane Wink story where his close aid was caught posting pro-walker posts on the JS on county time which is a crime.
So we then have to ask ourselves what the second story is that can not be afforded?
He obviously knew there was another story out there that would be worth something to the media, why bring it up if there was nothing there in the first place?
Diane Wink we all know went to JS to post, did Walker know that she was using a laptop or was she doing this illegal activity at her work station? Why is Walker being so specific? Why would he care on what type of technology she would be using? He should have only cared about that she broke the law.
“No time away during the work day,” Walker is not referring too taking scheduled time off or sick days. So then what type of “time” he is referring too?
Let’s break it down more in regards to his e-mail and motives or non-motives:
1) Scott Walker trusted his close aids so much he had no idea that they were breaking the law and he is actually the victim.
2) Scott Walker is so incompetent that he had no idea what his aids were doing illegal campaign activities so close to him.
* 3) Scott Walker found out what was going on but instead of telling the DA, like they did with Kevin Kavanugh, he hoped it would go away. Which means that it is a cover up and Walker, by not doing his duty, is part of a conspiracy.
4) Scott Walker was intimately involved with his loyal aids using county tax payer dime to do campaign work.
* I'm betting on number 3. Could he really be that ambitious to do be directing said illegal activity? The optomist in me wants not to beleive #4.
I guess we’ll find out if Walker supporters who now only support Recall’s if there is malfeasance in office will use this new found principle to help recall him in the summer if he is charged with committing crimes as the Milwaukee County Executive.
"Each time more entities are allowed to deny contraceptive coverage, the religious beliefs of some are imposed on others, and gender equality is undermined," said Monica Hopkins, the ACLU's Idaho director.
Some may not like gender equality, but I think the idea of having “religious beliefs imposed on you against your will” just might. Just think if you are catholic and your boss is an evangelical dominionist who favors a theological take over of the USA and views the catholic church as evil and doesn’t want you to put ash on your forehead because if offends him. He suddenly does not want you to be able to get Viagra and reproduce and make more catholics. So he decides not to pay for it and removes it from your insurance. Whom am I kidding Christians wouldn’t do that to each other. Republicans and conservatives would never ever push something like this there the real patriots, protectors of the constitution right?
We all know the religious dominations hire people that are not of their religion or are but do not agree with the religious hierarchy in their non-religious based institution’s such as a charity or the hospital. We know that birth control is against their doctrine and find is morally reprehensible to be forced to provide birth control to women, while of course they are fine with providing Viagra for men.
Why should these religious institutions such as the Catholic Church dominated by men, have the legal right to force their morality on those whom disagree with their view on birth control? Why should the constitution be null and void for their employee’s, but in full effect for me?
These same men seemed to be fine protecting pedophile priests from legal action when they raped little boys! The Church has done all in their power to not have to pay up for the crimes, but birth control for women who do not agree with them in our country which allows “Freedom from Religion” as well, suddenly they care about their morality. What a joke!
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“Here's what that means: "A probe is inserted into the vagina, and then moved around until an ultrasound image is produced," for no medical reason. It's hard to see how that doesn't "constitute rape under state law."
Or how about Virginia, their rightwing extremists want to use legal force and against the will to make women have a penetrative vaginal sonogram before they get an abortion! If it’s against the women’s free will, which this is since she does not “get” to have a choice of not having the probe forced into her, then this action constitutes rape. It also forces doctors as well against their will to do a procedure that is not medically needed.
Let me simplify this, anytime someone take’s away your choice by putting something in an orifice of yours against your consent. It is rape.
I understand people are against abortion, but what Virginia is trying to do is going way way too far.
The first crusade with birth control is a failure: the majority of Americans approve of its use and that religious organizations should not be able to force their theology on their employee’s.
The second crusade against abortion is state sanctioned rape.
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