Now that Scott Walker has survived the recall, how about telling the truth?
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As always, excellent questions, Ed. If only our major Wisconsin newspapers would start doing their job and start asking those same questions!
-CM | Brookfield, WI | June 12, 2012
I have the perfect job for Walker. He would be great at making license plates. Maybe we could get a new vanity plate: Veni, vidi, vici. Ego amo prisonam.
-Pietr Haiku | Hurley, Wis | June 12, 2012
I notice that the Religious Right has largely morphed into the Tea Party, probably to facilitate and minimize the blowback from doing greed, envy and bearing false witness since You Know Who is watching.
-nonheroicvet | Disgusted, WI | June 12, 2012
In 4 years Obama has created more jobs than Bush did in eight years as president. Any claim to job creation from Walker had best be due to his policies and no one else's. Any job without benefits and a family supporting income is not a job, it's an indentured servitude.
PS Even the manufacturer of the optical scanner voting machines used in Wisconsin admits they do on occasion tally votes wrong. Good thing our municipal clerks check the scanners tally against a sample of paper ballots. Or do they?
-Dole O'Mite | Waukesha County | June 12, 2012
OK OK. Everyone knows how your side feels, and FEEL is the operative word here, about Walker etc. NOW. What are you going to do? What has been tried so far has failed.
In response to one of your previous posts a letter writer said that there are leaders and speakers out there, but no one knows about them except the usual FightingBob Fest groupies. OK, fine. What are they doing? Are any of them running for the 99 assembly seats up for grabs this fall? How about the State Senate?
Let me suggest that your readers know how you feel. Why not start profiling these folks if they are running for office? I am sure they could use some free press. Invite them to submit 500 words on why they are running, what they see as the problem and/or solution, etc.
-Griebnotz Doerkpfester | (Really Glad) I Escaped, WI. | June 13, 2012
Dear Dole O Mite: Nope. Municipal clerks do not run the electronic paper trail and compare it to anything. We learned that when participating in the Kloppenburg recount in our county.
In fact, in once instance, in one ward, the election clerk put the tape in the voting machine in the morning but forgot to check that it was installed correctly. So many weeks later, we learned that the tape did not record a single vote!
Then the county clerk pulled the computer chip from the sealed bag to compare with the tallied results. Oops! She did not have the software needed to decode the information on the chip. We wasted a good part of two days trying to get the "correct" vote from that polling place. Eventually the company sent the software via e-mail, but some kind of glitch still prevented us from getting the results recorded on the chip to match the machine tally on election day.
To this day, I wonder about the vote count in that election.
But if the vote is not close enough to require a recount, none of the election results will be verified. And even a recount does not not mean a hand-counted tally. Sad, but true.
-Linda Wyeth | Curtiss, WI 54422 | June 14, 2012
Stop beating the same old drum, Ed. The Walker "spin" will now go on till the next election. We can't out-spend him, and we won't defeat him next time if all we campaign on is his dishonesty and corporate ties. Barrett lost because he had no record of accomplishment and no ideas to inspire. Perhaps some time in the wilderness will do the Democrats some good. The next Fest should focus on what we as progessives must become to reclaim the trust of the majority in our state.
-Jim Cieslak | Franklin, WI | June 15, 2012