Friday, March 20, 2015

WWWalker's Profiteers over Seniors & Disabled Wisconsinites Policy

She Looks Scared, She SHOULD BE!
Wrong Way Walker's Morally Bankrupt Budget puts insurance Profiteers before the Badgered State's seniors and disabled citizens and this is the best and most concise discussion I've seen yet of this ONE budget issue out MANY! This man has no conscience and no shame.

EXCERPT: The Redesign Committee worked for several years, formed subcommittees focused on certain issues, and held many stakeholder meetings. Family Care was born as a result. It was in Governor Thompson’s 1999-2001 budget proposal, the product of several years of study and the development of consensus among stakeholders.

But when you are Scott Walker, who needs consensus?

Walker’s redesign proposal would eliminate some important aspects of the program. First, it would eliminate the IRIS ( I Respect, I Self-direct) program, which allows participants to self-manage their own budget for their care, providing the widest latitude to create an individual program within a budget. Second, it would replace the Managed Care Organizations that operate in various districts to run the program. It would restrict participation in Family Care only to those MCOS that can operate on a statewide basis. This is NONE of the current MCOs. To operate statewide, an MCO would have to have significant capital, the kind that only large insurance programs have.Third, it transfers oversight of the MCOs to the Office of the Commissioner of Insurance instead of the Division of Health Services. Fourth, it provides a means to eliminate the current Aging and Disability Resource Centers that provide help on a local basis to seniors and disabled individuals, by allowing this service to be contracted out. There are numerous other changes proposed that are too many to go into here.

You might ask, why the changes? Well, when you are Scott Walker, why not? He must have a good reason. Like, providing big business for out of state insurance companies and putting Wisconsin MCOs out of business. Reducing the size of government by eliminating the ADRCs. Or something like that. But definitely not improving services for elderly and disabled people. That is nowhere in this equation, or else he would have had them at the table in making the decision.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Wrong Way Walker Budget Hearing Tomorrow

The joint finance committee has scheduled a hearing (part of a series) on The Badgered State's 2015-2017 tomorrow March 20th at Alverno College, 3400 South 43rd Street in Milwaukee from 10:00 AM until 5:00 PM. 

If you can be there, BE THERE!
If you can call your Representatives, CALL!

Budgets are moral documents since they reflect the priorities and values of those who draft and impose them. Yes, regrettably I must now use the word "impose" in the Wisconsin under the Great Divider and Gerrymandered Republicon Rule. But Scott Walker's budget proposal was crafted with one person in mind, Scott Walker with his fantasy tilting at presidential windmills.

WWWalker has placed even the radical Republicon Middlemen in our state legislature in a very difficult position with his selfish budget priorities which have NOTHING to do with the priorities of the people of Wisconsin who he hopes to abandon next year. I believe many of our so-called "Representatives" are quietly angry with the Gubnah for not consulting them and putting them in the position of defending this deeply selfish and immoral budget, but they barely dare speak of it for they are the party of Lock-Step Fealty. However, if they get enough push back from the people who will be here long after Walker, they may start to fear for their futures as career politicians and modify the dastardliness of this budget mess!

Budget Bottom Line: Wrong Way Walker created this $2.2B deficit with tax breaks in previous budgets for the wealthy that failed (as always) to spur the economy as advertised and now he's Whacking Wisconsin's Seniors, Students, Scientists, the Disabled, Workers, Parks, Citizen Boards, Healthcare and Our Environment to fix the problem he conveniently and intentionally created.

WWWalker is putting Wisconsin's Heritage and Values on his Chopping Block because he's not a bold leader, he's the Great Divider, he's not a Good Governor, he's a Bad Butcher!

Friday, March 13, 2015

Does the Anti-Labor Taft-Hartley Act Violate the 1st Amendment?

If Republicons realyy believed in Freedom and Choice as they proclaim they would work to repeal Taft-Hartley. But of course they only believe only in money, power and the MEtocray! Repealing the Republicon Anti-Labor Taft-Hartley Act would be a tall order anytime as it would surely be blocked by the GOPstructionist filibastards in the Senate. But could it be challenged on it's Constitutionality, specifically the First Amendment right to assemble?

First Amendment: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

Surely I'm not the first person to think of this, but a quick search on the Googles did not yield any results for court challenges on these grounds. Taft-Hartley requires that the benefits bargained for by a Union are also applied to those workers who refuse to join the union. It further requires that the Union represent non-union workers if they have grievances such as a wrongful termination and if the non-union employee loses the case he/she can sue the Union for not representing them effectively. In other words, the members of the union are Forced to Associate with those who've refused to reciprocate by associating with (joining) the union. That's absurd! UNFAIR!

I'm certainly not a legal scholar, but it would seem to me that if an individual has a constitutional/legal right to not join an organization. Then the opposite should be the case as well, the members of such organizations should not have to be forced to associate/assemble with those who refuse to join. It's Only Fair. What other organization is held to the ridiculous standard? If I refuse to join a gym can I demand to used the facilities? Of course NOT! No Free-Riders. It's time to challenge this law in Court!

Getting rid of the freeloaders and their undo rights under TH would take a lot of the teeth out of RTW4Le$$ laws that have nothing to do with promoting Freedom. Their purpose is to undermine the incentives to join a union, ultimately weaken them and lower pay, benefits and worker protections on behalf of the Rulers, their Corporate Sponsors. You want the benefits of union membership, join! If not you get squat!

The Right to Assemble and Freedom of Association are used interchangeably and considered a fundamental right shared by all modern democracies.

EXCERPT 1 from While the United States Constitution's First Amendment identifies the rights to assemble and to petition the government, the text of the First Amendment does not make specific mention of a right to association. Nevertheless, the United States Supreme Court held in NAACP v. Alabama that the freedom of association is an essential part of the Freedom of Speech because, in many cases, people can engage in effective speech only when they join with others.

EXCERPT 2: The organization of labor was commonly resisted during the 19th century, with even relatively liberal countries such as the United Kingdom banning it for various periods (in the UK's case, between 1820 and 1824).[6]
In the international labour movement, the freedom of association is a right identified under international labour standards as the right of workers to organize and collectively bargain. Freedom of association, in this sense, is recognized as a fundamental human right by a number of documents including the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and International Labor Organization Convention C87 and Convention C98 – two of the eight fundamental, core international labour standards. 'Freedom of association' can also refer to legal bans on private contracts negotiated between a private employer and their employees requiring workers at a particular workplace to join a union as a term and condition of employment. Supporters of this sort of private freedom of association claim that the right to join a union incorporates a right not to join a union. In the United States, the term 'right to work' is more common for this type of law. (Bold added)

What's good for the Goose is good for the Gander!

Oh and by the way, this article demonstrates why two of the supposed pillars of the GOPster Right-to-Work for Less laws, specifically that non-union members in non-RTW4Le$$ are forced to pay union dues and that that their money in used to support political causes they may not agree with, are just plain LIES!

I am not now, nor have I ever been a union member, I don't work in that type of field. But I recognize the value of unions to healthy and equitable society, the common good and the general welfare. Unfortunately, so do our overlords.


Monday, March 09, 2015

Scott Walker to Eliminate Freedom & Choice for the Disabled

In his disaster of a budget Gubnah Scott Walker moved to eliminate IRIS! No, not ISIS, that would require Wrong Way Walker to know where Syria is. IRIS is a state program that provides support for nearly 16,000 developmentally disabled, physically disabled or frail elderly citizens of The Badgered State who are financially eligible and have long-term care needs, helping them remain in the community and avoid institutionalization. Under the IRIS program these people get to manage their own care. They get to set their own priorities with the amount of funding they are provided. They get to hire, train and fire their own care providers, people that may perform personal care and hygiene services, cooking, cleaning, nursing. This gives them the freedom and choice (things the Republicons purport to believe in) to manage their own lives.

Under the budget, IRIS will be eliminated and people all over the state are in a panic because they depend on these services to keep them out of much more expensive institutions like nursing homes and no one seems to know exactly what will replace IRIS. It appears that the replacement program may use a managed care model, you know like an HMO and that insurance companies may be put in charge. That means the these neighbors of ours will lose their freedom to chose and direct their lives as those decisions will be made by others like case managers and bean counters. They may not be able to continue to see the doctors that they have chosen and worked with for years. Furthermore the people in our state who are working to provide these services to the disabled will lose their jobs.

Scott Walker's budget is horrible for Wisconsin and it's citizens and the elimination of IRIS is just one of the many reasons why!

Your opportunity to give your Gerrymandered "Representatives" Vos and Wanggaard an earful is coming.

Burlington Council Chambers
224 E. Jefferson Street, Burlington
Monday, March 23, 3 p.m.-4 p.m.

Community State Bank
925 15th Avenue, Union Grove
Monday, March 23, 5 p.m.-6 p.m.

Mount Pleasant Village Hall
8811 Campus Drive, Mount Pleasant
Monday, March 23, 7 p.m.-8 p.m.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Bus Info for Saturday Capitol RTW4less Protest

If you've protested at the Capitol, Wrong Way Walker thinks you're a Terrorist! Seriously? How many Dairylanders were beheaded with Cow Bells!?

In The Great Divider's twisted world view peacefully standing up for what is right and fair makes you a Vicious Enemy, a Member of Local WIISIS #1!

Scott Walker is as laughable as they come, but also as Seriously Dangerous a Narcissistic Bully as there ever was who is scapegoating more of our neighbors and destroying the heritage of our once great state. That's not polite people. We need to Stand Up to this Bully and his Corporate Shill Game!

Here is information on how you can hitch a ride to the Capitol this Saturday and Stand Up!


Trust TMJ4 & Their Minister of GOPropaganda?

It's long past time to boycott WTMJ radio and ESPECIALLY it's TV affiliate TMJ4 for their promotion and enabling of the insidious manipulation that has helped to delude and divide the Beleaguered Badgered State. When Corporate Representative and fALEC tool Scott Fitzgerald wants to announce his Blitz Gesetz, his surprise assault, his on ALL of Wisconsin's Working People, where does he go? To the State Minister of GOPropaganda himself, Charlie Sykes, the apparatchik and the media mouth piece of the State Republicon Party.


What a patent absurdity! If you are a middle class person and you consume the dreck that issues forth from this sewer, you're sleeping with the enemy. How can any thinking person trust a media outlet that displays not only such a total imbalance in it's output, but incessantly promotes a Decepticon like Charlie Sykes both on the radio and on TV? Nope, trust is earned and TMJ has totally failed in that regard.

Talk Radio? Bullshit. Charlie Sykes and is ilk are Propagandists, pure and simple. Joseph Goebbels would be proud of good ole Charlie:

“The most brilliant propagandist technique will yield no success unless one fundamental principle is borne in mind constantly - it must confine itself to a few points and repeat them over and over.” - Goebbels

“It would not be impossible to prove with sufficient repetition and a psychological understanding of the people concerned that a square is in fact a circle. They are mere words, and words can be molded until they clothe ideas and disguise.” - Goebbels

Sykes spews his propaganda day in and day out, stroking the egos of the indoctrinants of the Cult of Con in the WOW Counties (Waukesha, Ozaukee & Washington) the ring of white flight fire that surrounds one of the poorest and most segregated cities in Murica. He tells them how upstanding they are, praises their morality and righteousness and congratulates them on their great achievement of being born white and middle class and yet despite all odds rising to the lofty status of being white and middle class!

Having gently patted their heads thus, he then pounds their brains with simplistic messages, half truths and scapegoating, molding them until they exclaim "I'm a dyed in the wool conservative!" whatever the hell that is. Stained is more like it.

If you Stand with this Propagandist, you'll Fall for Anything!

Monday, February 23, 2015

Cram the Capitol! - 7 Reasons Why We Need to Gather at Our House Again

The RTW4lessssssssss Blitz Gesetz (Lightning Law) has sparked the move to Gather Again at The Badgered State's Capitol building (Our House!) this Tuesday and Wednesday. I want to explain why I believe we should go and Stand en mass!

Disclosure: I am not now, nor have I ever been a public employee or a union member. However I know that all of us benefit directly and/or indirectly from good public servants and workers who are treated fairly and compensated through pay and benefits that allow them to live and raise a family in a solid and secure manner, meeting their needs for decent food, clothing, shelter, healthcare, education, retirement and the pursuit of happiness. I will come back to this later.

Reason to Stand #1: Walker's Belligerent Budget. Wrong Way Walker, his disgusting budget priorities and his conceit that he has what it takes to be a decent president for all Americans is the primary reason that we need to show Wisconsin and the Nation what an Asshole Scott Walker and his enablers in the Gerrymandered, fALEC enthralled Republicon Ruled body that passes for "representatives" of The People in this current perversion of the American "Republic" are. 150 years of our proud heritage are being swept away in the blink of an eye by this corrupt, fundamentalist, southern baptist, interloper from Iowa who wants to turn us into Wiscossippi. His current budget provides the worst values that he's expressed yet! Anything "Public" is under attack by these people!

Four years ago it was Greedy Teachers that were public enemy number one. This time it's the good and learned folks at our great UW-System that are the Enemy Du Jour for the Great Divider. His "Heroship" needs an enemy to scapegoat for the disgruntled GOPster masses, so that he can Divide and Conquer.

Budgets are moral documents, setting priorities for what and who matters and what and who do not in the eyes of the crafters. I'm not going to go into details, if your're paying attention it isn't necessary, if you're not, you won't see this and/or you're the problem. I don't have the time or the patience to address the depth and breadth of the depravity that Walker's immorality is going to impose on us. Yes I said "going to". These people are assholes. They only care about three things, money, power and themselves, they are Money-God Worshipers. They WILL impose their Rule upon us all for the time being.

They don't give a rat's ass about what half the people of Wisconsin want or believe. They won by a couple percentage points and to them that's the Key to their Kingdom. They will do what they are going to do regardless. But it is critical that we Stand.

Please note that: "Go Big, Go Bold" is Shillful Ignorance at best. Walker fears to show his face in Public anywhere in the Badgered State and has done nothing that isn't straight out of the playbook of his Corporate Sponsors!

Reason to Stand #2: This is NOT Who We Are! Like most of you, I was always very proud to be from Wisconsin.

I was proud to be a Wisco Kid you see
We were the Laboratory of Democracy
With goodwill, progress, a government clean and pure
But Corrupticons have come to Rule
With Felons and Cronies in a big Cesspool
And I don feel like I'm from here anymore

I believed I lived in a special state with a great heritage, forged by a people with vision and a shared sense of fair play and goodwill. Those illusions have been shattered in the last four years and the last four weeks. I realize that, at present, so many of my neighbors can't tell a "Rascal" from a Hole in the Ground. People of goodwill do not shove their radical agenda down their neighbor's throats. In the Wisconsin that I grew up in that would be considered impolite. There is nothing Civil about how these Assholes have Behaved or what they've done with their Divide & Conquer tactics!

The very Wisconsin Idea has been attacked, Intentionally, along with our UW System, our K12 education system, our seniors, our disabled neighbors, our land, our parks, our water, our air, our scientists, and our workers.This is NOT who we are or who we should be!

Reason to Stand #3: It's Fun and Wonderful! If you were there in 2011, you know what I mean! And you know that the bullshit GOPropaganda about tons of "thugs" from out of state was just that, BULLSHIT! In their world Koch$ucking for out-of-state Dollars is the Murican Way! But a very few real people from elsewhere coming to support their Brothers is anathema and must be exploited for PR with FuxSnooze Palm Trees.

If you missed it, now's your chance to feel the experience. Standing shoulder to shoulder with your neighbors in peaceful common cause for what is Just and what is Right is a profoundly uplifting experience! Bring a cowbell, tambourine, a trumpet, a drum, step in time and chant Ho Hey Ho, Scott Walker's a Corporate Ho!    He totally is.

Reason to Stand #4: The only thing Evil needs to succeed is for Good Folks to do Nothing:
Scott Walker and his WisconRepublicons are Bullies. And Bullies need to be stood up to. If you stay at home and sit on your hands, you'll have no basis for any gestures you might feel appropriate for those in the driver's seat.

Reason to Stand #5: The Great Divider is a Great Mistake, a Drafting Error in the Utmost. Wrong Way Walker will go down with Senator Joseph McCarthy (R-WI) as one of the two greatest mistakes ever to arise from the land between Lake Michigan and the Mississippi. It's just a matter of time. We're gonna regret the stage they've set, Them chickens ain't back home roostin' yet, Now's the time to show that you knew that before . . .

Reason to Stand #6: They are Obviously Not Unintimidated: The GOPsters are feverishly trying to ram this bill through as fast as they can, before the public has time to react and before protesters can gather and make a scene. Also, the word is that legislators need to bring their IDs to get into Our Building, so it appears they plan to act Illegally and Lock Us Out like the the Chicken $hit Weasels that they are!

Reason to Stand #7: Right To Work For Less is Wrong for Wisconsin: Billionaire Bitch and Malignant Money Machine Mogul Diane Hendricks didn't fawn over Scotty because she was afraid someone would Make Her Join a Union. No, she wants mo money and mo power and guess who the Koch Ho is going to let her extract it from!

Folks from private sector labor unions from across Wisconsin came to our Capitol in early 2011 and supported the public teachers and employees when they were under attack. Now it's time we have their back.

Furthermore, this Chicken$hit not only excluded the unions of police and fire professionals from Act 10 in 2011, because he feared their wrath, he also just negotiated a 17% raise for the State (Imperial) Troopers Union for the current 2015 budget. I'm sure they deserve it! But are we to believe this is supposed to be fair because they haven't had a raise since 2009!? Whilst we whack all other workers and everything else that is true and dear to folks who bleed Red & White, Green & Gold!

Come to the Capitol! Come and Stand. Come and show who we are and what we should be and who they are what they should NOT be! STAND in opposition to their rudeness. STAND against their radical Un-Wisconsin and Un-American Corporate Written Agenda and Tactics. STAND against their Twisted "Values". STAND against the Money-God Worshiping Piggies. STAND for the Wisconsin you've known and Loved. STAND against Freedumb & Demockery.


Saturday, February 21, 2015

Rally at OUR Capitol Building!

The word is that legislators are being told to bring their IDs to get entrance to our Capitol Building. It appears that that these bastards intend to lock The People out of The People's House while they impose a law written in secret by global corporations to rule us. UNINTIMIDATED MY ASS!

These People are God Damned Traitors and it's about time we start treating them as such!

Freedumb & Demockery!

Yours Truly,
CorpSerf #: IMNFD1-OURNFD12

RTWFL - Billionaire Ca$hing in on Shill Game!

Billionaire Bitch Diane Hendricks is practically ready to Suck the Shill's cock to get Right-to-Work for Less (see video) in Wisconsin. Is $he afraid that someone is going to make her join a union?

Hell no! 

$he has given millions of dollars to the A$$hole Wrong Way Walker and his Republicon dingle berries as principle for her investment and it's Paying Off this Plutocrat. Follow the Money.

$he wants More Money and More Power. And guess who she's going to take it from!

fALEC, the fascist American Legislative Exchange Council. Sticking it to The People!

You can take the whole damn state and shove it right up yourrrrrr
Gonna regret the stage you've set
Them chickens ain't back home roostin' yet
And I don't feel like I'm from here anymore.

Why do we need to pay and elect "representatives" when global corporations are writing our in secret to rule us all?

Freedumb & Demockery!

Yours Truly,

Sean Cranley​ - CorpSerf ID IMNFD1-OURFD2