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My Dog Is Smarter Than The Average Scott Walker Supporter

I want to see "Now Hiring" signs in front of businesses, not these gigantic "We Stand With Walker" eyesores...

 

A couple of weeks ago some funny guy stole my "recall Walker" yard sign right off my front lawn and replaced it with a "I Stand With Walker" abomination. Real funny! They are lucky that I don't believe in violence or guns otherwise the new "castle doctrine" law could have gotten them seriously wounded...

...Anyway, cooler heads prevailed and I tossed it in my back yard and leaned it up against the my kids' sandbox as I decided what to do with it - which was when my dog Burnie noticed it.

Burnie is quite old; he occasionally loses teeth when he eats, he gets lost in the corner of the front room and he shakes in fear when he is not sitting on my chest and purring like a cat, but he is still my dear little boy and he is a hell of a lot smarter than the average Scott Walker supporter...

Which is precisely why after only a few sniffs of the blue eyesore, he proceeded to defecate, then urinate on it. Burnie knows what's up! Burnie knows that:

  • Using a divide and conquer strategy among people of your own state is not the sign of a good leadership
  • More than $815,000 was cut from kids' school district this year
  • The computer lab has disappeared in my kids' school
  • Despite promising to create 10,000 new businesses, WI has lost 4,338 businesses since Walker has implemented his policies.

Burnie  knows what's up - Why? Because he doesn't listen to Charlie Sykes or Mark Behling or Vikki McKenna or any of those other right-wing nut jobs who scream at you on 620 or 1130.

Burnie (and I) are independent thinkers who don't like to get told how and what to think by conservative talk show hosts. We don't like getting lied to - we don't like living in fear of minorities and the rise of women - we don't like coveting what our state employee neighbors have (better benefit packages) - and we don't like the idea of letting teachers becoming the scapegoats for a total economic collapse and then raping the education funds to give tax breaks to corporations who don't hire more employees, but instead go out and order 32 square foot "We Stand With Dip Sh@T" signs and place them right in front of my face as I drive to and from work.

Why don't these business owners place those gigantic signs in their own private residential yards instead of on their business property? Chances are that 50% of their employees would love to take a cue from Burnie and defecate on that sign in front of their work place.

And now apartment complexes that house hundreds of renters have these enormous signs on their property as well. Does that mean that all of those people who live their have to stand with Walker or agree with their landlord? Does a landlord have the right to enforce his opinion onto others?

By this logic, my bank, which still owns my home for another 24 years can come into my yard, stake down a "We Stand With Walker" sign in front of my  picture window, flip me off, and walk away without answering to anybody. And by the same logic, my credit union, which still owns my care for a few more months can walk into my driveway, rip off my "Recall Walker' bumper sticker and replace it with a "Walker is working" bumper sticker - which we all know is a bunch of bunk.

Now I DO NOT condone stealing someone's pro-Walker sign and setting it on fire in the street, but I do recommend letting your dog make their mark wherever they see fit. After all, when a dog smells someone else's crap, they feel the need to do so themselves...

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Anne O'Boyle May 21, 2012 at 10:44 PM
Oh, "Lowering the Bar" the way Scott Walker and his Koch Brothers have? Spending all his time out-of-state-fund raising? Cutting teacher salaries, INCREASING class size, cutting benefits for the elderly, the sick, the disabled, the poor? Placing Wisconsin LAST in the 50 States for job creation? Funny, how he's fraudently mangled the numbers once more, EVERYONE I KNOW is either OUT of work, or knows someone who is OUT of work...and the few Walker employees who HAD integrity, either JUMPED from his burning, sinking ship, or have LEFT the Repulican Party to vote DEMOCRAT! So typically cowardly, working behind closed doors...turning back YEARS of Civil Rights for women, workers and making this state a mockery-we shall see
thomas l. ralston May 22, 2012 at 04:19 AM
Dear Mr. C.D. about the facts I cited, it's like my teachers used to say, "you can look it up." Give up Rush, Mark and Charlie for awhile and find out if I'm lying. If you get into the habit of tracking down information for yourself, maybe you wont feel the need to have right wing pundits feed you their version of the "facts." To Greg, we should keep Walker because you claim Barret is a puppet for the unions? What is your take on all the money the Kochs have sent Walker? If Walker gets money from them, does that make him a puppet? Walker ran on a jobs platform. Instead we got a gutting of public education, destruction of healthcare and elimination of legal recourse when women are not paid equally for equal work. Businesses failing, lower sales tax receipts, couple that with tax cuts for the wealhty, corporate tax give aways and only wrist slaps to serial polluters then yes, Barret is a better choice. When you have human fecal matter in your drinking water or air so filthy you can't exercise in it, who you going to hold responsible? When that amount of damage is done, think it can be fixed without the bill being paid by tax dollars, your tax dollars? Lastly, all this could be an academic arguement. Walker is the only governor who has a legal defense fund. Are you prepared for his possible indictment? Think he'll be doing time? The people granted immunity is up to 12. Remember, rats always squeal when trapped. Stay tuned.
Jason Patzfahl May 22, 2012 at 12:16 PM
It's called "satire"... and it's more fun to write than a typical opinion piece - but how you feel about the title of my blog is how most liberals and state employees feel about the entire Walker agenda.
Greg May 22, 2012 at 05:37 PM
You know nothing, and yet you tell others to "look it up" or "track down information" "When you have human fecal matter in your drinking water"??? We do, have you heard of MMSD? Or raw sewage dumping? "elimination of legal recourse when women are not paid equally for equal work"??? Another great talking point, but WRONG. Women still have recourse. Excessive punitive damages have been removed. The rats have been trapped for 2 years, they ain't squealing. "To Greg, we should keep Walker because you claim Barret is a puppet for the unions? What is your take on all the money the Kochs have sent Walker?" My take is, money well spent on a good cause, Walker was elected to a 4 year term and the recall is total B.S. Lastly, Walker ran on a platform of ballancing the budget too. He did that.
A Teacher May 22, 2012 at 10:32 PM
Steve, do you seriously think that teachers work 6-7 hours a day??? What, are you nuts??? I left for work at 6:45 this morning and I just got home at 5:00. I have approximately 3-4 hours of work in my backpack that I need to finish before I go to bed tonight. Also, I love how you depict us as all as lazy and incompetent. Obviously, if we want to earn a good salary, we must be incompetent and lazy! I love my job and I feel that I earn a fair salary but I am sick and tired of being told that, because I was formerly in a union, I must be incompetent and lazy. I'm sure that laziness is behind the fact that I have a BA, two MAs and I speak three languages. All lazy people have dual Master's degrees and are trilingual. I'm sure you have those qualifications, Steve, and I'm sure you're positively BRILLANT!!! Oh, and I'm sure that you work harder and you work longer hours than any teacher around. I know that just because of the fact that you're not a teacher. How about not judging people unless you know them. Yes, I would like collective bargaining back because it forces the school district to treat teachers fairly. It means that I will have some opportunities in the next 25 years of my career to increase my salary. Right now, I have no opportunities for advancement. It means that I am entitled to be compensated for additional assignments. Right now, my district can add extra work days, hours, anything for no pay. Teachers deserve to be treated like professionals.
CowDung May 22, 2012 at 11:09 PM
Thomas: Isn't it customary for the person making claims and presenting them as facts to provide the proof to back up their statements? I don't want to waste my time looking for supporting evidence that doesn't actually exist.
thomas l. ralston May 23, 2012 at 03:05 PM
Dear Mr. C.W. or Greg, tell you what, I will direct you to the sources of my statements if you will go there and then post on this blog what was reported. I will give you the exact article posted by JSOnline concerning the sales tax figures. The business closures will take awhile longer as I have to wait for somebody else to provide the figures, but rest assured they are on the way. All you have to do is swear or affirm, you will relay to the audience what proof I directed you to. So how about it do we have a deal?
CowDung May 23, 2012 at 03:41 PM
What are you talking about Thomas? Can't you just post a link here for all to see?
CowDung May 23, 2012 at 03:41 PM
...and 'C.D.' would be the more fitting initials to use when addressing me.
Bewildered May 23, 2012 at 04:17 PM
Wow, is Thomas full of himself.....or what?
Greg May 23, 2012 at 04:48 PM
OK, Thomas. But what about the other issues, that I pointed out to you? Do you concede to the "audience" that you were Wrong? If not, I can not take you seriously, as it is not of good character to make accusations then only be willing to back part of them. I did not challenge your sales tax info, but I will be glad to look at it along with any confirmation of your many other bogus claims.
thomas l. ralston May 24, 2012 at 03:08 AM
Dear Bewildered, is having facts for the discussion a reason to imply that "someone is full of themself?" Take a look some of the other blog posters. They state facts. Does that mean you think the same of them too? When I first posted on this I asked if Walker supporters could deal with facts without the snark and name calling. Only a couple of you have answered. The rest went silent. Apparently real facts bother them. I said there is real evidence that things are worst under Walker. Instead of wanting the truth, it's back to the same old spin it, to win it. So I will ask again and I need a yes or no answer. Will any of you repeat what the tax numbers or business closures show on this blog? It wont make you a liberal loser to be part of being a provider of honest facts. Any of you have the courage to stand up for the truth?
Steve ® May 24, 2012 at 03:39 AM
My comment was directed at Jason. I usually work 15 hours a day and actually produce jobs, products and revenue. Your fellow teachers have not put a good face on the profession this past year and your union has ripped our taxpayers off for billions. You bet we are a little mad. But you'll keep on teaching because it is what you love and what you invested all those pieces of paper into. Enjoy the 3 months off, I have to only guess that is why you have an extra work load at this time. But next time you get a janitor fired or call in sick with fake doctor notes don't expect much sympathy.
CowDung May 24, 2012 at 05:27 PM
I think the 'full of himself' comment was more due to your lack of facts for the discussion. Rather than posting links that support your claims, you come back with 'look it up yourself', and requests for us to 'swear or affirm' that we saw the 'proof' that you say you will provide. Why is it so difficult to just post a link to whatever proof you have that your statements are indeed factual?
thomas l. ralston May 25, 2012 at 02:41 AM
Dear C.D., I posed a simple yes or no question. To answer a question, with a question is quite rude. So my final statement to you is this, revel in your self imposed ignorance. And since I dont think you're in the 1% that you blindly support, enjoy what they are going to inflict on you and yours. Of course, when you look for scapegoats to blame, as you surely will, pose yourself in the nearest mirror.
Greg May 25, 2012 at 02:55 AM
Here is something that shows who the real sheep are, facts are not part of the equation, get in lock-step already. Alinsky summarized it this way: “Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it…. [T]here is no point to tactics unless one has a target upon which to center the attacks.” He held that the organizer’s task was to cultivate in people’s hearts a negative, visceral emotional response to the face of the enemy. “The organizer who forgets the significance of personal identification,” said Alinsky, “will attempt to answer all objections on the basis of logic and merit. With few exceptions this is a futile procedure.”
CowDung May 25, 2012 at 07:49 PM
Sorry if it is rude, but I really don't understand what you are trying to accomplish with your 'swear and affirm' comment. What kind of proof are you intending to provide for us that require us to secretly view it and post back here stating that we saw the proof? I'm not going to agree to do anything unless I understand why you are asking me to do it. Please just post links to news articles or the like that support the claims that you are making that some of us are not accepting as true.
CowDung May 25, 2012 at 07:53 PM
...we are not trying to 'revel in self imposed ignorance', we just don't want to waste our time trying to find evidence that we don't believe exists.
Greg May 25, 2012 at 07:57 PM
CD, Please post a picture of you posing. That would be 99% hilarious.
Ken May 30, 2012 at 09:07 PM
Ha ha , this is so funny. The corporate state will love this. Working-class people who are all working-class are bickering. I noticed none of you are angry with the corporate elite that is sitting on trillions of dollars that they swindled the American people out of conservative, moderate, and liberal. Wow, this is unreal. If some of you would read works by independent thinkers and actually learn the reality of what is taking place in America, I bet you would see how you are being played. You are like the people who followed Jim Jones, you are so supportive of Scott Walker, it's cult like. We are all "serf". Why don't you Walker supporters question what he makes a year, his pension plans. If our state is having budget problems, tell the elected officials to take a pay-cut for the good of the state. If you think teachers and others' make so much money, perhaps you should of became one. Romney lies, Walker lies, Obama lies and all the rest of them. Have you noticed the people stay in the same rut years and years. For example, watch an old episode of Archie Bunker and notice what they are gripping about. You will think he was living in the year of 2012. If we are in a budget crisis then why ate we giving big business tax-breaks that does not really create any more jobs? We cannot afford it according to the government. We are fighting against the wrong people, working-class people. Unions does have their priorities mixed-up but so does the government and big business.
CowDung May 30, 2012 at 09:28 PM
Ken: Elected officials are subject to the contribution requirements under Act 10 just like all the other public employees... http://etf.wi.gov/news/Budget_Repair_Bill_Whats_New.pdf You may want to read up a bit about the tax breaks for jobs creation. If a business doesn't create a job, they aren't eligible for the job creation tax break...
Ken May 30, 2012 at 10:53 PM
Sure they can fix it up like they are creating jobs to get the tax breaks. Poor people are not the only dishonest one's. Business know the loop-holes well. Everything thing you read does not make it so. Do a cost analysis on the tax -break they get compared to the expense they pay out for low-paying jobs. They come out ahead because they sure aren't doing for the commonwealth. I see you defend public officials but most people refuse to defend public workers. None of the public workers is getting rich. The poorer your community is concerning the working-class affects all of us. People died for labor rights. Corporations is about profit and that is the bottom line. People need to recognize that money and profit is not everything. Wonder if some natural event came like nothing humans ever seen before, what would money do? Money would be rendered worthless. If we keep on bickering and not caring about people, we are doomed in the end. So-called job creators do not care about you or me, republican, democrat, or other. Everyone knows it's about the man, "Scott Walker". He is not good for Wisconsin. He is selfish and arrogant. If you want someone who shares you values at least vote for someone who is partially honest about it. Cowdung, I will read your the link you sent. I am not saying you are not right but we all need to critical think when we are reading different things. I am sick of unvalidated arguments by people who listen to whatever is being thrown by both parties.
CowDung May 31, 2012 at 01:50 PM
People still have labor rights. Private sector unions have not been affected in the least by Walker's policies. The public sector employees do not work for profit based entities. Your worries about the 'evil' corporations oppressing workers in the name of profit don't apply to the public sector.
HKM June 13, 2012 at 01:57 PM
I am a former MPS employee. 100 kids is absolutely untrue, however, the average class size in the high school I worked in was 40. The PE classes (including swimming) were at 50 and during summer school there was one Algebra class they capped at 60. I am not lying...this is the absolute truth. Students were literally sitting on the floor and out the door in the hallway. It was disgusting and unsafe.
HKM June 13, 2012 at 02:02 PM
Check your facts. The number of people going into college to study to be a teacher has dropped dramatically. Why would anyone in their right mind go to school to get a job that makes them the pariah of Wisconsin? I am 100% sure of MY facts.
HKM June 13, 2012 at 02:10 PM
Teachers are required to have a master's degree in their area of expertise, not whatever they want. Basket weaving? Really? Paying for education is part of the equation. Pay for performance? How? If we enact that for teachers, we need to enact it for others. I would like pay for performance for my dentist. If I go there 2 times a year, and try to follow his directions and I still get a cavity, I am not going to pay. After all, it is his fault. I would also like pay for performance for my weather man. If he tells me it isn't going to rain and I play an outdoor party and it rains...he gets no paycheck that week!! Pay for performance...right! It is obvious by reading some of these posts that the lowering of our children's IQ is a direct result of the types of parents that are out there...not the types of educators teaching them!
Randy1949 June 13, 2012 at 03:41 PM
@CowDung -- We've just had a reminder that any labor 'right' given by law -- minimum wage, forty hour week, workman's comp -- can be rescinded by a legislature bent on doing so. How many people used to take paid holidays, vacation, and sick leave for granted? Private sector workers are 'protected' until our lawmakers decide they're not.
Greg June 13, 2012 at 03:54 PM
What was the reminder?
Randy1949 June 13, 2012 at 03:58 PM
@CowDung -- the reminder was the repeal of one fifty year old law and one from 2009. They can do anything they please, both here and at the national level. All you have to do is say that it 'kills jobs' and costs money.
Greg June 13, 2012 at 04:06 PM
And the net effect was??? Fear is not a rational reason to keep bad laws on the books.

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