Scott Walker

Who’s Unintimidated? A Tale of Two Books

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I participate as often as I can in the Solidarity Sing Along, which has been singing songs of protest at the Wisconsin State Capitol every weekday from noon to 1 since March 11, 2011 (toward the end of that little uprising we had going on at the time). And many of you are no doubt more »

You’ve Protested at the Capital, Signed the Recall Papers, Now Get Out There and Vote


Recall Walker day, June 5th is rapidly approaching. On this day people in Wisconsin can collectively stand up and put a stop to Walker’s anti-worker, anti-woman, anti-union, anti-environment agenda. We can show the state and country that people in Wisconsin still believe in the “Wisconsin way” of fair play, open government and progressive values. People more »

Watch Scott Walker. Learn how not to create jobs.

Wisconsin Speedy Lawmaking

Before I cut to a great quote from Michael Silverstein’s must-read post “Wisconsin: A Case Study In The Politics Of How Not To Create Jobs”, let’s review two facts: *Wisconsin lost more jobs than any other state in the United States in the last 12 months. *Scott Walker promised creation of 250,000 jobs and 10,000 more »

$$ Voting Made Easy: Empowering the 99%

Voting with your dollars

I’m about to buy a lawn mower, but I don’t want my money used to attack Wisconsin workers and families. There are several lists of companies to avoid when making purchasing decisions, such as companies led by people who gave big donations directly to the Walker campaign. Buying local is usually a wise decision, but more »

Scott Walker is a “whack job”?

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from urban dictionary – whack job: A crazy person It seems Governor Scott Walker got called a “whack job” in an AP article by Scott Bauer entitled, “Wisconsin Republicans hope crossover voting affects recalls”. Apparently Bauer and Vos were discussing the possibility that folks might vote for the progressive Republican Arthur Kohl-Riggs on May 8th more »

Fitting. Old nemesis AP dubs candidate Arthur Kohl-Riggs an “agitator”.

Arthur Kohl-Riggs for Governor of Wisconsin

An Associated Press story written by Todd Richmond last week was headlined, “Political agitator gets enough signatures to challenge Wisconsin governor in recall”. The story first appeared in the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Later it would appear in numerous Wisconsin news outlets without an author’s name and with the title “Agitator gets enough names to challenge more »

Show Me What Solidarity Looks Like

Political life in the United States has become so noxious and hostile that extreme partisan polarization, name-calling, smears, and schoolyard taunts have become commonplace. Thanks in large part to our collective addiction to the miraculous medium of television, our attention spans rarely amount to more than a minute and a half. We expect every issue more »

Givin’ Mitt Shitt in Fitchburg, Wisconsin

Woman holds a sign above her head which says "Think outside my box" at a protest of Mitt Romney at a Scott Walker call center in Fitchburg, Wisconsin March 31, 2012.

Approximately 250 people assembled outside of Walker’s laughably named “Victory Center” in Fitchburg to give Mitt Romney some heck Saturday March 31st. Romney was visiting to do a few of his robocalls live and to stump for his presidential primary in Wisconsin. The protesters were a mix of people who held signs like “Keep your more »

Walker visits the “ATM of politics”, makes a withdrawal, gets protested, and I call the protest organizer.

palm beach protest

Scott Walker hit the jackpot when he visited Palm Beach, a community that one Palm Beach city council member called “the ATM of American Politics”. Walker got $200,000 in pledges at a private luncheon, but he also made a public appearance at the local City Council meeting to brown nose praise the government for cutting public more »

Money in Walker’s campaign coffers can be used to fight John Doe investigation

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Something smells rotten in Wisconsin. Consider if you will that a politician in Wisconsin can raise unlimited funds while opponents ready his recall. Then consider that any of those campaign funds can be transferred to defend the aforementioned crook against allegations of “a violation of either campaign finance laws or prohibited elections practices”. Scott Walker more »

Wisconsin’s sustained job loss streak is “a little bit inexplicable”. Time for a new Walker TV ad.

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On Thursday a jobs report for Wisconsin will be released. Is Scott Walker a little nervous? Yesterday this article came out from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Wisconsin missing out on U.S. jobs gains 6-month losing streak raises stakes for upcoming January report “Frankly, it’s a little bit inexplicable to us,” said Mike Klonsinski, chief operating more »

Scott Walker. About those jobs…

badgerstat Wisconsin jobs unemployment Scott Walker

Scott Walker never promised you a rose garden. He promised 250,000 jobs for Wisconsin – the equivalent of full employment. That’s right. Scott Walker promised that my state would achieve zero unemployment by 2014 Regarding that promise, the non-partisan organization Badgerstat announced, “Through December 2011, the state’s job growth is below the pace needed to more »

Scott Walker’s Soup Lines

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The only good result of enduring many, expensive commercials – bought by the wealthy who don’t even live here – is that we know Walker has apparently had practice so that he can help serve our citizens soup on the poverty lines that have already begun for many in the state of Wisconsin. These soup more »

Marquette Poll: Scott Walker slips, John Doe impact mixed. Rankings on Tammy, Tommy, and the Kathleens

house of cards

Note: An interview on this poll was conducted with Charles Franklin by Mike Gousha at Marquette University 2/22. Watch online HERE. We have a 2nd poll of Wisconsinites from Marquette University. Again, Charles Franklin is the poll expert behind the results. This is the most important news: “Governor Walker’s favorability rating slipped in February to more »