Monday, July 06, 2015

Lakeland Times "Attempted Murder of Honest Government"

Our View: The Wisconsin Republican Party: Corruption, cronyism, and sleaze

"Attempted Murder of Honest Government". Lakeland Times, way up in the Badgered State's northland Nails It on the Rulercon's attack on Democracy!

EXCERPT: "As it stands, the Thursday night, pre-holiday attempt to eviscerate the state’s open records laws is a political calamity for the Republicans — there’s no way this outrage won’t damage the GOP brand — but unless it’s pulled from the budget it will become a policy travesty that will do far more harm to the very foundation of democracy.

Rulercons & the Public's Rights

Nothing good happens after midnight. That goes double for the attempted imposition of government secrecy by the Rulercons. On the eve of our Declaration of Independence from a tyrant, last Thursday in the wee hours all 16 Republicans on the Badgered State's Joint Finance Committee voted to eviscerate the public's open records law and gag current and former legislative aids from discussing who is drafting our laws. Though NONE will take credit for introducing this garbage!

The corrupt Wrong Way Walker and his minions didn't like that We The People found out that Gogebic Taconite wrote the new mining law that ripped a deep hole in our environmental standards. Alberta the Darling of Fox Hills didn't like it that the public was informed that profiteers were writing Wisconsin's Vulture School expansion bill. Robin Vos despises citizens knowing that he's the public chair of the fascist American Legislative Exchange Council (fALEC) that screws the public by global corporations secretly writing and voting on laws that are brought to the Badgered State and imposed on its citizens.

This is just one more salvo in the Republican Party’s war on the public, our Public K12 Schools, Public Tech Colleges, Public Transportation, Public Employees, Public Parks and Lands, Public Universities and now the Public’s right to know. These people are no longer Public Servants, they're private servants, they don’t believe in representative democracy, you know, our Republic. These Slow-Motion Terrorists are working on behalf of their private master's interests to wage war on the public. In light of which, the word “public” no longer fits in the name Republican Party. Since they’re all about power and control, let’s call them what they are Rulers!

Thankfully, the good people of Wisconsin, both the left and right recognized this assault on representative democracy and revolted! And as with their outrageous attack on the Wisconsin Idea, these Rulercons blinked and pulled back their blitz on our freedom and our Republic. But make no mistake, they all voted for this garbage and it shows exactly who they are. Traitors!

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Confederate Conflagration

I've disdained this racist rag for along time. It especially pisses me off when I see in Wisconsin. It's time is long past.

Friday, June 26, 2015

SCOTUS Abides!

Congratulations to ALL the loved and loving across our land!

Friday, June 12, 2015

Invest In Education, Not Prisoners

To the editor,

Gov. Scott Walker's 2015-'17 budget has proposed significant cuts to the University of Wisconsin System and K-12 public education while recommending $1.25 billion annually to the Department of Corrections.

Wisconsin continues to lead the states in the Midwest with the highest number of incarcerated prisoners as well as leading the nation with the highest rate for incarcerating African-Americans and Native Americans.

Wisconsin's total number of prisoners - more than 22,000 - remains twice as high as the total incarcerated in Minnesota. Wisconsin's cost per prisoner is $52,833 per year.

This is in sharp contrast to educating a student at UW-Madison for approximately $20,000 per year including tuition, housing and meals.

Recently, the Legislature's Joint Finance Committee approved an additional $5 million to expand the state's prison population by 500 inmates over the next two years.

We need to drastically lower the prison population, not increase it. This is a bipartisan issue and even conservative Grover Norquist has recommended reforms to reduce prison costs.

One organization that has been leading the effort for prison reform in Wisconsin is WISDOM. This group consists of representatives from more than 160 congregations of 19 different religious traditions throughout the state. 

They have been promoting the 11 x 15 campaign to reduce Wisconsin's prison population to 11,000 by the end of 2015.

WISDOM recommends treatment instead of incarceration for nonviolent offenders. We need the legislature and Department of Corrections administration to take the steps necessary to begin a comprehensive overhaul of our prison system.

Citizens should take action and contact Walker and their respective legislative members to work toward reform in Wisconsin's prisons.

Jim Hansen


Friday, June 05, 2015

GOPsters conduct UW Putsch!

Don't look now, but the Republicons just took over the UW system through Wrong Way Walker appointments and now the removal of tenure. The Koch Ho educational and research agenda will now unfold. Those not on board with the New Wiscossippi Idea will be shown the door. 

First Commandment: Thou shalt not mention, let alone teach or research, climate change.
Second Commandment: Thou shalt not sift, neither shall thee winnow.
Third Commandment: The border of the university shall be determined by the corporate board room

Friday, May 29, 2015

Republicons Closing in on Goal of 100% @$$holery!

Well here's today's Daily Outrage for your Badgered State.

In their incessant attacks on education, teachers, workers, unions, the middle class, etc, the Republicons have always promoted the myth of a vast swath of "Bad Teachers" that must be found out and routed. Well now they've decided to make that myth a reality! Under Republicon Rule your Badgered State is set to become The ONLY State in the Nation to allow people to get a license to teach without even having a bachelors degree. Hell They Don't Even have to have a HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA! Drop Out, Kiss @$$ and Ca$h In!

Well boys, we gonna out Mississippi Mississippi! We've been racing for four years now, are we at the bottom yet? Could we plummet any further? It looks like I'm going to have to encourage my children who are in their 20's to leave the Badgered State so that my grandchildren can grow in a state that values it's citizens and therefore educating the children.

Which leads me to the following thought. Wiscossippi's Republicon Party has achieved a remarkable goal. Their elected officials and party GOPeratives are are now almost 100% Asshole!

A recent article in the Atlantic Monthly used the following definition:  “The asshole (1) allows himself to enjoy special advantages and does so systematically; (2) does this out of an entrenched sense of entitlement; and (3) is immunized by his sense of entitlement against the complaints of other people.”

Sounds like all the GOPsters I know, especially Wrong Way Walker. In fact I challenge anyone to name a current prominent Republicon who is NOT an Asshole. Good Luck With THAT!

Republicons are genius' at their craft of craftiness. Imagine if we could harness that genius for good! What I'm wondering is whether there might be a way to take whatever method they use and reverse engineer it. Imagine of you could find a way to create an organization almost completely devoid of Assholes, or even fine tune it to have just enough useful Assholes, but no more! 

How do they do it? Is it a recruitment process they use? Do they effectively screen out non-Assholes? Might they're be something about the way they've built their organization that makes Assholes self-select for membership? Could it be a combination of these or is it something else. Figure it out and you could win a Nobel Peace Prize!