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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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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