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radiationroom
February 23rd, 2011, 04:55 PM
Right now I'm listening to Stephanie Miller (http://www.stephaniemiller.com/) (courtesy of the 1480 KPHX (http://www.1480kphx.com/) webstream). Ms. Miller announced an interesting tidbit about Scott Walker's so-called budget repair bill.

According to Miller, Walker's proposed legislation would allow him to sell Wisconsin's co-op owned electric generator plants, no-bid, to whoever the Governor wants and whatever price the Governor wants to set.

In an interesting twist, apparently Koch Industries (who are reported to have contributed heavily to Walker's campaign) is running adverts in Wisconsin looking for engineers and managers experienced in electric generation. :Confused:

Now a question for Slippy.... Is the GOP voter base that stupid to vote against their own economic interests or are they just not paying attention?

IMO, this guy Walker is NOT conservative, he is a con man! Where the hell is the Reform Pary (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reform_Party_of_the_United_States_of_America) when we need them?!?

PS: THIS JUST IN Walker's people are blocking at least one website (http://www.cnn.com/2011/US/02/22/wisconsin.budget/index.html) that unions are using to organize protests from the public WiFi system in Madison. But I bet one can download plenty of porn in the Wisconsin state house!!! They wouldn't dare censor the PORN!!! :Mad: Evil! :Thumbdown: :Thumbdown:

radiationroom
February 23rd, 2011, 05:44 PM
Apparently Scott Walker got played. Allegedly a news editor from NYC posing as David Koch called Walker and got Walker to state a number of politically embarrassing things. I do not know yet if the 2nd voice has been authenticated as being Walker's, but Mother Jones has enough faith in it to upload the tape to their website and Stephanie Miller just aired an excerpt from it.

I think the SNL writer's can garner several weeks worth of material from it. Interesting times we live in.... :Coolio:

dwoz
February 23rd, 2011, 05:57 PM
One can only assume that the GOP thinks everyone is stupid.

The Wisconsin GOP just recently enacted a tax break for wealthy individuals and corporations, which amazingly enough, slashed tax revenues by oh, about the same amount as the "budget shortfall crisis" they're experiencing now.

Didn't even have the decency to give the tax cut to the same people that will be affected by the cuts.

The tea party complains that government is nothing but a wealth transfer mechanism throwing money at people who don't deserve it. Then the first thing they do, is create a massive transfer mechanism that throws money at people who don't deserve it.

The word "integrity" is somehow missing from the list of words I'd use to describe this bunch of thieves.

CloseToTheEdge
February 23rd, 2011, 06:19 PM
I think the GOP has proved that many people are stupid.

Bob Olhsson
February 23rd, 2011, 06:20 PM
The folks behind Reagan sold the Republican Party to Wall Street and hired Madison Avenue to sell their agenda. What's happening right now kind of figures because they've sunk the ship and this is probably their last chance to try and kill the unions before people finally wake up to their BS.

Burn em
February 23rd, 2011, 06:26 PM
Damn! I thought it was going to be a thread about this Scott Walker...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBMJ79ly3B4

:Sad:

PRobb
February 23rd, 2011, 06:30 PM
Is the GOP voter base that stupid to vote against their own economic interests or are they just not paying attention?


Yes, they are that stupid. Or, at least, that gullible.
The tea party has become the amazingly bizarre spectacle of a "populist" movement marching in the streets AGAINST their own best interests.

weedywet
February 23rd, 2011, 06:53 PM
The folks behind Reagan sold the Republican Party to Wall Street and hired Madison Avenue to sell their agenda. What's happening right now kind of figures because they've sunk the ship and this is probably their last chance to try and kill the unions before people finally wake up to their BS.

Exactly
Destroying the middle class is precisely the agenda.

radiationroom
February 23rd, 2011, 07:22 PM
Apparently Scott Walker got played.

Confirmed! Walker got punked bigtime! :lol: Journalist Ian Murphy, editor of the The Buffalo Beast (http://www.buffalobeast.com/) is the one who posed as David Koch and someone in Walker's office confirmed that it is indeed Walker's voice on the tape. :Thumbsup: :Thumbsup: :Coolio: :lol: :vuvu:

Apparently The Buffalo Beast (http://www.buffalobeast.com/)'s website has all of it including the audio, but of course the server is down right now. :Confused: :Roll eyes:

Thom Hartmann (http://www.thomhartmann.com/) just interviewed Ian Murphy and is on the story. :Coolio: :Thumbsup: :Thumbsup:

radiationroom
February 23rd, 2011, 07:31 PM
According to Miller, Walker's proposed legislation would allow him to sell Wisconsin's co-op owned electric generator plants, no-bid, to whoever the Governor wants and whatever price the Governor wants to set.

ALSO CONFIRMED! Thom Hartmann is discussing this with John Nichols of The Nation Magazine (http://www.thenation.com/). Nichols believes there may be criminal activities related to the Walker administration and an ethics investigation of Walker may be on the way, courtesy of (believe it or not) The Wisconsin Republican Party! Apparently a substantial number of Wisconsin Republicans in the state house want out of this legislation and an ethics probe of Walker is exactly the way to do it. :Thumbsup:

CloseToTheEdge
February 25th, 2011, 05:54 PM
This not just a Wisconson thing, either. There is big money out there trying to bust unions, kill social security and medicare, and drag us all back to the gilded age. It's just so fucking obvious what is happening that I can't believe so many people believe the lies put out there by billionaires like the Kochs and their minions in the GOP.

It's like fucking mass hysteria or something. :headpalm:

Mixerman
February 25th, 2011, 06:46 PM
Is it just me, or does Scott Walker appear to be a bona fide sociopath? I mean, I watch this guys press conferences every day, the Governors that were also going to attempt this in Ohio, Indiana, and Florida (among other states) have all backed off of this union busting agenda, but not Scott Walker. He stands up there defending a phone call in which he clearly reveals this has nothing to do with a budget shortfall, and everything to do with an ideological political agenda, and he doesn't flinch.

This agenda is dead in the water. Even if he sticks this out and eventually gets his union busting legislation into law in Wisconsin, I predict he will end up being recalled, voted out, and that legislation will be repealed. But no other state governor is even going to touch this one at this point, which means Scott Walker stands alone. In politics, that's the kiss of death.

Mixerman

eagan
February 26th, 2011, 09:40 AM
In Ohio, new boy John Kasich has been talking the same thing.

This is the same guy who, after previous gigs as a congressman and Fox News talking head, went to work for Lehman Brothers and talked the State of Ohio into handing over about a half billion dollars of Ohio state employee pension money to Lehman Brothers to invest, which they made disappear.

Now, he's out to erase the scourge of public employees having union representation causing the state financial problems.

You just can't make this shit up.


JLE