April 25, 2011
Kapanke the brave!
Well, not-so-brave. Remember that Dan Kapanke, the subject of a recall petition, said his car window was smashed by protesters? Recall that he opted to cancel some appearances out of fear of the mob? Well, MJS concluded that protesters didn't touch Kapanke's car.
After national attention focused on threats to legislators, it turns out it was not true at all. Just like the $7.5 million in damage to the Capitol turned out to be a farce. Kapanke-the-brave was never in danger.
So a crack in a windshield scared him. Not since Ringier, when Mike Ellis charged that workers spat on his Mercedes, have we been so amused. If you have to make it up please be more careful!
RYAN'S FOLLY: I wonder if Paul Ryan has figured it out yet. I doubt it. Has he figured out that the GOP leaders let him step forward with a plan that has been described by nearly all who understand budgets as inaccurate and mean, and has been opposed by almost everyone! The Ryan plan will go the way of the Laffer Curve, so let's get on with serioius discussions. As for Paul Ryan, the GOP brain, well, too bad, so sad. Advice: Next time read it, Paul. And check the math!
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Lest we overlook the accomplishments of our great governor Scott the Walker, the MJS reports this morning that Walker is taking credit for 125 jobs created under the Doyle administration during December 2010. These involve Doyle and Curt Mfg near Eau Claire. The article (http://www.jsonline.com/watchdog/noquarter/120582079.html) cites that Curt Mfg is increasing building space and has committed to add up to 125 jobs by 2014. Heck, 2014 is 3 years away and it's only a commitment. By the way, what will those jobs pay and will they be long lived?
Got to hand it to Walker and his cabal and how they not only lie, they also steal and commit plagiarism.
Just wait until Walker unveils the Foley and Lardner scheme to commandeer Wisconsin local governmental units. "Oops!" Walker will undoubtedly remark. "I plum forgot about this one. No problem. I'm your governor and I only have Wisconsin on my mind. I am making Wisconsin a progressive state."
Ouch! Wake me up when the nightmares go away.
-Franz Fripplfrappl | Madison | April 25, 2011
A bunch of us got together downtown over the weekend to solve all the state's and nation's problems over a few cold ones. We agreed that the Republican plan for health care and Medicare is a rather simple one: Don't get sick. This is just like their solution to unemployment: Get a job. We patiently await their remedy to fix Social Security: Don't get old.
-Pietr Haikuu | Hurley | April 25, 2011
There you go Peitr, right on the mark. Skip the educational forums at the libraries. Just take that message to the street. They will get it.
After all, that is what Truman did in 1948 and he beat the odds. I always liked his line on the GOP and minimum wage. They are for the minimum wage, as minimum as they can get it! You get the drift.
The GOP is all for jobs. It is just payrolls they don't like!
-Griebnotz Doerkpfester | I Escaped, WI | April 25, 2011