TURN TURN TURN  3:33 pm February 22, 2011

Wisconsin Governor’s Google Results Not Looking Too Good These Days

by Jack Stuef

Issues.
WORLD UPDATE: It turns there are other things going on besides Sarah Palin being on Facebook! Libya is still on fire, literally in many places. Wisconsin is still on fire, figuratively speaking. God even wanted to get into the act, throwing an earthquake New Zealand’s way so it would catch on fire, very much literally. In turn, it seems people are angry at Col. Muammar al-Gaddafi, Gov. Scott Walker, and God. (Does God have a title? How about “Capt. God”? You’re welcome, God.)

All three of these guys are really into upending the social order, aren’t they? Whatever happened to pragmatic leadership? (Yes we just compared Scott Walker to both Gaddafi and God at the same time. You people with your “Wisconsin is Egypt” metaphors are so bush league.)

ON WISCONSIN!

New polling conducted for the AFL-CIO and shared with The Huffington Post shows Wisconsin voters siding with the state workers, unions and protestors by large majorities and expressing net disapproval of Republican Governor Scott Walker

But awful biased polling firm Rasmussen Reports also did a poll that said people support the governor.

Meanwhile, Gaddafi delivered a weird, rambling speech in a wizard costume saying he will stay put. We bet everyone living under that dictator enjoyed that! And New Zealand is trying to clean up its wreckage and bodies.

Yeah, that Palin thing is probably more important. Never mind. [uwtravis via Wonkette operative chascates/HuffPo]

 
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x111e7thst February 22, 2011 at 3:37 pm

Scott Walker is Gaddafi?

elviouslyqueer February 22, 2011 at 3:42 pm

Yes, except without the flak jacket, bad perm, and skin that looks like it's in dire need of a Pro-Activ chemical peel.

Crank_Tango February 22, 2011 at 3:58 pm

Also teh puffy…when did old muamarr get so damned puffy?

Negropolis February 22, 2011 at 11:13 pm

When he turned into an evil Sith Lord and succumbed to the deteriorating effects of the dark side of The Force.

SorosBot February 22, 2011 at 3:59 pm

He's also scheduled to give his own rambling statement refusing to listen to the people tonight.

nounverb911 February 22, 2011 at 3:48 pm

Well, Walker did threaten to send in the Wisconsin Army.

LionelHutzEsq February 22, 2011 at 3:56 pm

And Walker does have nightly dreams of being "bombed" by Ronald Reagan. If you get what I mean.

horsedreamer_1 February 22, 2011 at 4:49 pm

Sometimes, he changes it up, to ski-poling Reagan & the Iron Lady.

Terry February 22, 2011 at 4:21 pm

No, just a half-wit, needle dick, completely souless bastard.

lefty74 February 22, 2011 at 3:39 pm

The Koch Bros. Circus. Coming to your state soon.
Their elephants are bought and paid for and will perform for peanuts.

FlownOver February 22, 2011 at 4:17 pm

As will your public employees after the circus has moved on.

DoktorZoom February 22, 2011 at 3:40 pm

Scott Walker is Sues? That doesn't even make sense, tho it makes me feel bad for Sue.

nounverb911 February 22, 2011 at 3:45 pm

He's a boy named Sue.

Toomush_Infer February 22, 2011 at 3:57 pm

Sues everywhere…

DoktorZoom February 22, 2011 at 3:42 pm

Yes we just compared Scott Walker to both Gaddafi and God at the same time. You people with your “Wisconsin is Egypt” metaphors are so bush league.

Burning bush league, apparently.

el_donaldo February 22, 2011 at 3:43 pm

You're onto something with the fire thing. Tonight Scott Walker is apparently giving a fireside chat. The AFL-CIO will now ask Wisconsans whether or not they'd prefer to see Scott Walker, like Libya, also on fire, literally, in many places.

V572625694 February 22, 2011 at 4:39 pm

The correct term is "Wisconganders."

SorosBot February 22, 2011 at 5:25 pm

I thought it was "cheeseheads".

Negropolis February 22, 2011 at 11:33 pm

Hey, no fair. Us Michiganders earned that pejorative fair and square.

Tommmcatt February 22, 2011 at 3:43 pm

Didn't you get the memo? God's title is now officially "House Minority Leader Pelosi".

nounverb911 February 22, 2011 at 3:44 pm

And those responses are just from his wife. Imagine what the people who don't like him say.

Gorillionaire February 22, 2011 at 3:44 pm

I don't care what the google says, "Scott 4" is a fucking classic and is still one of my favorite rainy day albums. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scott_4

LouSmurf February 22, 2011 at 3:45 pm

Does this mean Glenn Beck was right about Google?

DoktorZoom February 22, 2011 at 3:53 pm

"GIenn Beck is" gets me almost the same list:

…an idiot
…crazy
…evil
…a racist

Radiotherapy February 22, 2011 at 3:58 pm

I get:
…child molester
…serial rapist
…murderer rapist
…christian huckster

DoktorZoom February 22, 2011 at 4:00 pm

Encouragingly, the top term for "Gaddafi is"?

"Gaddafi is next."

Lascauxcaveman February 22, 2011 at 4:05 pm

Oh yeah, I've played this game before.

DaRooster February 22, 2011 at 4:04 pm

… Santorum?

trampndirtdown February 22, 2011 at 10:07 pm

Colbert tried to help poor Rick out last night http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-v

Fare la Volpe February 22, 2011 at 4:19 pm
Radiotherapy February 22, 2011 at 5:36 pm

all of 'em are correct. after all she is a double nought russian spy keeping an eye on the american airspace, because that's where Putin is going to rear his head

LionelHutzEsq February 22, 2011 at 3:58 pm

Or it means that Scott Walker is a secrete communist Muslim who is endeavoring to bring chaos so that the new caliphate may take over the United States and place George Soros in his proper place as head Imam.

Dashboard_Jesus February 22, 2011 at 9:34 pm

I'm confuzed, isn't Soros head of the Jew cabal? I gets my Abrahamic religion conspiracy theories so mixed up these days!

LionelHutzEsq February 23, 2011 at 2:17 am

All conspiracies find solace in the empty spaces of Glenn's mind.

doloras February 22, 2011 at 3:45 pm

A Kiwi reports: Christchurch is a thousand kilometers away from me, but the inquiries after my safety from my geographically-ignorant North American friends are welcome and appreciated. The worst thing about the earthquake – apart from the dozens of dead people – is that Christchurch Cathedral has fallen down. It was pretty beautiful. Still, here's hoping they rebuild the city 10 times better than it was before, and hopefully get rid of the white supremacists and prostitute-killers while they're at it.

DoktorZoom February 22, 2011 at 3:55 pm

You got earthquakes and national health care, we got Scott Walker and tea partiers. Can I come live there?

doloras February 22, 2011 at 3:58 pm

The thing is, US Americans are notorious for moving here and then complaining that things aren't just like they are back in the States. And we have our own Scott Walker, he's called John Key.

Lascauxcaveman February 22, 2011 at 4:12 pm

Haha! Americans are like that everywhere they speak American, even with a funny accent.

Chet Kincaid February 22, 2011 at 4:30 pm

Tell me more! I've already read all the Canada brochures, but hadn't considered the Backwards Seasons Hemisphere…

doloras February 22, 2011 at 5:08 pm

Okay. Important things to remember:

- the indigenous people were not wiped out, and even have their own political party with seats in the legislature, so do NOT try to do "that funny war dance";
- on the subject, get a Maori pronunciation guide so you don't embarrass yourself with placenames such as Whakatane or Paekakariki;
- this country loves rugby and considers American football, with its layers of protective armour, huge platoons of players and frequent breaks, somewhat homosexual;
- books are very expensive and Kindles are not for public sale yet. Deal.
- the coffee shops only serve espresso. We put that muck you drip through filters out on the street for the dogs.

But take heart, there are some things in common. For example – we live in nightmare dread of Sarah Palin getting anywhere near the White House.

jim89048 February 22, 2011 at 4:36 pm

I think watching their poop swirl backwards in the bowl on the way down is what freaks them out the most.

Crank_Tango February 22, 2011 at 4:01 pm

Well it's not like we know what a thousand kilometers is anyway, is that a measurement of time or something? like an hour?

doloras February 22, 2011 at 4:22 pm

It's less than 12 parsecs.

NeedsWants February 22, 2011 at 5:08 pm

Someone's fishing for a proposal or two with that line.

the_problem_child February 22, 2011 at 4:01 pm

Glad you're safe.

I'm thinking there's a pretty big overlap between the white supremacists and the prostitute-killers. Just a hunch.

Dashboard_Jesus February 22, 2011 at 9:41 pm

one might think the white supremacists need the prostitutes alive, otherwise who'll have sex with them?

PristineODummy February 22, 2011 at 10:20 pm

That's only if you're, you know, into sex with the living. Geez.

DemmeFatale February 22, 2011 at 4:08 pm

My daughter spent some time in NZ a few months back, and was impressed by the beauty of both the landscape, and the hearts of the people.
As a Californian, I am acutely aware of the destructive power of earthquakes, and am glad you were far away.

Tommmcatt February 22, 2011 at 4:16 pm

Isn't Christchurch the city where those two teenage lesbians killed the one's mom, then later Peter Jackson made an awesome movie about it with Kate Winslet?

I realize the question is appros of nothing, but I am SO bored at work today.

doloras February 22, 2011 at 4:18 pm

Hah! Yes, yes it is. And one of those teenage girls ended up in Scotland where she's now an accomplished mystery novel writer. Trufax.

Should point out that the teenage girls denied being lesbians, but then they would, wouldn't they.

Nopantsmcgee February 22, 2011 at 4:47 pm

But the important this is, how far are you from Bag End?

doloras February 22, 2011 at 5:09 pm

SCREW HOBBITS AND SCREW PETER JACKSON.

Dashboard_Jesus February 22, 2011 at 9:42 pm

ouch, I was so looking forward to living in the Shire!

Chet Kincaid February 23, 2011 at 8:51 am

What's that about?

Nopantsmcgee February 23, 2011 at 10:38 am

Kiwi rage , I guess. Too much wool in their diet.

doloras February 23, 2011 at 5:16 pm

Peter Jackson is a union-busting asshole whose tactics in a recent pay dispute got the spokeswoman for the actor's union driven out of her house by roaring mobs carrying signs saying "PETER WE'LL WORK FOR FREE".

Barbara_i February 22, 2011 at 3:46 pm

What do we have to do to add:
Scott Walker makes the baby Jesus cry?

Sophist [APPLESAUCE] February 22, 2011 at 3:46 pm

Does God have a title?

Former Governor of Eden?

LionelHutzEsq February 22, 2011 at 3:59 pm

He quit half-way through his term also?

Sophist [APPLESAUCE] February 22, 2011 at 4:06 pm

Yeah, he quit after a labor dispute to write a book. Sold pretty well, If I remember correctly.

DoktorZoom February 22, 2011 at 4:07 pm

Way worse. He evicted his only constituents, then encouraged their kids to commit incest, and after a while, in a fit of pique, killed everyone in his district except for this one crazy coot on a boat. And yet he keeps getting re-elected.

Negropolis February 22, 2011 at 11:36 pm

So, this God fella's a Republican, I take it? Figures.

lulzmonger February 23, 2011 at 12:59 am

His unbeaten streak is due to his reliance on the "Cosmic-Chicago" election system: ONLY dead peoples' votes are counted.

Lascauxcaveman February 22, 2011 at 4:13 pm

I hope so. I'd hate to think that this is the best he could do.

deelzebub February 22, 2011 at 6:30 pm

What about Qaddafi? He's been the all-powerful dictator of Libya since 1969 and STILL can't make general. That's just fucking pathetiv./

DoktorZoom February 22, 2011 at 8:00 pm

Could a general in the Libyan army just go in and say, Look, son, I outrank you…

jim89048 February 22, 2011 at 4:39 pm

If Eden was so fucking great, where is it?

Sophist [APPLESAUCE] February 22, 2011 at 5:02 pm

You see that big patch of the middle east that's on fire right now? Somewhere in there.

LionelHutzEsq February 22, 2011 at 5:18 pm

I thought it was in Missouri.

Beowoof February 22, 2011 at 6:36 pm

Minnesota? Oh that's Eden Prairie

ShaveTheWhales February 22, 2011 at 11:43 pm

Joe, is that you?

starfanglednut February 23, 2011 at 4:06 am

Actually, there is somewhat of a consensus that eden was located in the great marshes of Iraq. Saddam Hussein, in a display of monstrous narcissism, drained them because the people living there annoyed him. The marshes are now making a comeback. If you have time to read teh article, you may find it interesting.

mayor_quimby February 22, 2011 at 10:39 pm

Don't we own that shit, as being part of Irokk, or am I too drunk??
I said, am I too drunk!!!???? Hah? Am I???

Negropolis February 22, 2011 at 11:37 pm

Missouri.

SorosBot February 22, 2011 at 3:47 pm

These polls mean nothing; giving the unions the shaft is the will of the people of Wisconsin, because the right-wing pundits say so. Enough of your liberally biased "facts."!

GOPCrusher February 22, 2011 at 4:34 pm

In related news, 137% of Faux Noise viewers support Scott Walker's attempt to grind the Teacher's Union under his bootheel.

HistoriCat February 22, 2011 at 5:18 pm

Your comment is LIKED by Lou Sarah and Goatsebeck.

Negropolis February 22, 2011 at 11:37 pm

FTW

PublicLuxury February 22, 2011 at 3:49 pm

Scott Walker's moving to New Zealand with Gaddafi? Get outta here?! Really?

LionelHutzEsq February 22, 2011 at 4:00 pm

Someone has to play Golem and Gandolf in the Hobbit.

BarryOPotter February 22, 2011 at 4:36 pm

This is news to me! Where are they registered? I hope M. Ganddolfi plans on changing his robes. One year for the Yule Ball, I wore robes like the ones he's been prancing about in, made my face look puffy…

problemwithcaring February 22, 2011 at 3:50 pm

Nate debunks Rasmussen poll.

Really, at this point, Nate needs a template for that article.

SorosBot February 22, 2011 at 4:01 pm

At this point, isn't saying "it's a Rasmussen poll" an automatic debunction?

hagajim February 22, 2011 at 4:38 pm

Man – old Nate kinda made Rassy look like the douche that he is…yikes.

mumbly_joe February 22, 2011 at 4:42 pm

The sad thing is, in an automated poll, it must be the easiest thing in the world to randomize questions to negate a potential framing bias, if you're concerned about that sort of thing. Not that Ras actually cares about offering any sort of explanation, but if you wanted to try to explain this away, you'd basically be forced to argue that the pollmakers were both lazy and stupid, and probably also ugly.

Gleem_McShineys February 22, 2011 at 7:11 pm

Rasmussen is
… lazy
… stupid
… ugly
… evil
… a douche
… a douchebag

PublicLuxury February 22, 2011 at 3:50 pm

Google is the Leader of the New World Order? Fuckin' A. Those computers got awful smart awful fast, doncha think?

nounverb911 February 22, 2011 at 4:27 pm

Just ask HAL 9000.

lulzmonger February 23, 2011 at 1:01 am

Are you Sarah Conner?
AFAF.

Texan_Bulldog February 22, 2011 at 3:52 pm

He's still no 'santorum' but this makes my heart glad.

LouSmurf February 22, 2011 at 3:56 pm

I disagree. Scott Walker is a giant, slippery pile of santorum.

buford2k10 February 22, 2011 at 4:24 pm

If you pass gas…do you still call it a fart? OR is it "excuse my santorum?"

jus_wonderin February 22, 2011 at 3:52 pm

Jack you must warn us when you ask the heavens to rain down the bolts of volts. Captain God! Lulz, oh the lulz.

HistoriCat February 22, 2011 at 5:23 pm

So is that Army Captain God or Navy Captain God? If it's Army, then I'm thinking he needs to try harder – should have made Colonel or at least Lt. Colonel by now. On the other hand, most Navy Captains believe they are God, so that would make sense.

EdFlintstone February 22, 2011 at 3:52 pm

Lou Sarah thinks Walker is awesome.

DoktorZoom February 22, 2011 at 4:10 pm

Amen!

jqheywood February 22, 2011 at 4:13 pm

T

samsuncle February 22, 2011 at 3:54 pm

Scott Walker is an addict. He snorts Koch.

Crank_Tango February 22, 2011 at 3:57 pm

I heard it doesn't make you an addict if you just rub it on your gums…

OneDollarJuana February 22, 2011 at 4:47 pm

Yeah, and Charlie Sheen thinks you can use crack "socially".

GOPCrusher February 22, 2011 at 5:24 pm

He was kidding when he made that statement on the DP show.

OneDollarJuana February 23, 2011 at 10:36 am

"Ha ha! Just kidding!"

"(not)"

Beowoof February 22, 2011 at 6:40 pm

Whose crack?

SorosBot February 22, 2011 at 4:15 pm

I heard he sucks Koch for money.

Grief_Lessons February 22, 2011 at 3:55 pm

God fares little better in the Google test. Current top four are "…is not great", "…is dead", "…is in the neurons", and "is an astronaut".

Well, the last one is kind of cool.

jus_wonderin February 22, 2011 at 3:59 pm

Google simply auto-suggests GoDaddy. How does Google know and what makes the Google go???

genxr February 22, 2011 at 4:31 pm

Search goes in, results come out. You can't explain it!

assistantatlas February 22, 2011 at 3:55 pm

I was really hoping for "Scott Walker is a Koch Whore."

DemmeFatale February 22, 2011 at 4:13 pm

That would make an awesome bumper sticker and/or sign!
(Is it already? I don't get out much.)

andrewdrinker February 22, 2011 at 3:58 pm

What does this mean for Charlie Sheen?

qwerty42 February 22, 2011 at 3:58 pm

Well it looks as though TPM has sent Eric Kleefeld in. Where is Our Wonkette? Shouldn't Wonkette have boots on the ground in Mad-town? Hey, in addition to everything else, it's a college town. In Wisconsin. Lots of beer and cheese. Jack? Riley? Arielle? Ken? Sara? It's either Madison or Tripoli, you choose.

Monsieur_Grumpe February 22, 2011 at 3:59 pm

I’ve read too many comment sections in MSM articles on this topic. I’m astounded that so many people think these unionized public workers are getting rich while the rest of the Wisconsineers are dumpster diving for their next meal. On guy claimed that union bus drivers make over $100,000 a year. I blame FOX news, God and my stupid neighbor.

“In fact, according to an analysis by USA Today, state employees earn about 5 percent less than comparable employees in the private sector, on average,”

SorosBot February 22, 2011 at 4:14 pm

There you go, denying their faith-based reality again; they're not gonna listen.

GOPCrusher February 22, 2011 at 4:40 pm

The longer this goes on, the zanier the Wingnut claims get. I've even seen claims that President Obama is personally directing the protests.

Cicada February 22, 2011 at 4:59 pm

Riley's molester claimed Obama is leading "anarchists" and public sector unions in an effort to intimidate Americans. Limbaugh is comparing Wisconsin teachers to the Muslim Brotherhood.

At some point people are going to realize these guys are fucking assholes who don't give two shits about anyone else, right? Right??

GOPCrusher February 22, 2011 at 5:27 pm

On last Sunday's Faux Noise Sunday, Scott Walker claimed that 75 percent of Americans understand that unions for government employees need to go away.

Cicada February 22, 2011 at 5:44 pm

Yeah, well I know for a fact that 110% of Americans think Scott Walker is a barely-sentient slime mold.

PristineODummy February 22, 2011 at 10:49 pm

Wingnut? WINGNUT? John BOEHNER said that today! "Keep your 'Chicago friends' out of Wisconsin," but I paraphrase. Anaconda I am still so fucking furious about the whole thing.

I'd love to believe John Boner is a wingnut, but I don't think he's sober enough to hold a thought.

QwertyToo February 22, 2011 at 6:30 pm

Actually in Madison there are bus drivers that make over $100,000 a year. It is the result of a hiring freeze that was supposed to save money, but the resulting overtime payments have cost more than it would have cost to hire new drivers at the base rate. Another Conservatard policy that ends up costing more in the end.

Monsieur_Grumpe February 22, 2011 at 7:23 pm

And really tired bus drivers.

PresBeeblebrox February 22, 2011 at 10:02 pm

My wingnut boss has been circulating emails sent to him by various Olds (I rue the day that Olds learned how to use email, not to mention the Facebook and the Twitters) which "prove", through random and largely irrelevant photos, that the protests are being taken over by Anarchists and Marxists. OK, this IS Madison, and there are surely some of each group there, but I don't think all those firefighters, cops, laborers, and operating engineers were members of either…

Radiotherapy February 22, 2011 at 3:59 pm

Yeah, but how many facebook friends does he have?

jus_wonderin February 22, 2011 at 4:07 pm

Wok Scalker?

MarcelleMarceau February 22, 2011 at 6:58 pm

Few, but check out his Lou Scott profile. Okay, I just made that up.

PresBeeblebrox February 22, 2011 at 10:11 pm

And how many Facebook sock puppet accounts does he have?

"John Scott liked I Stand With Scott Walker."

Toomush_Infer February 22, 2011 at 4:00 pm

I'm thinking I've seen that Gadaffi outfit before…..didn't Glen Beck wear that on his promo once….bet he got it half-priced….

meufchelou February 22, 2011 at 4:04 pm

When you google Ken you get worst person in the world. Congrats are in order, that's a valuable limited edition now!

Oblios_Cap February 22, 2011 at 4:04 pm

New polling conducted for the AFL-CIO and shared with The Huffington Post shows Wisconsin voters siding with the state workers, unions and protestors by large majorities and expressing net disapproval of Republican Governor Scott Walker.

Just when I'm ready to throw in the towel, I read something like us and, for a brief moment, allow myself to fell a glimmer of hope that America might actually be able to pull its collective heads out of its asses and use them to improve the lot of this country and its people.

Hey, I like lost causes and futile gestures.

GOPCrusher February 22, 2011 at 4:44 pm

I'm just waiting for the police and firefighters unions to come to the realization that they are next on the chopping block, and Wisconsin descends into total anarchy.

LionelHutzEsq February 22, 2011 at 4:06 pm

When will Walker learn that no one will take him seriously until he sends in the tanks and the goon squad. Until then, he is just Sarah Palin light.

4TheTurnstiles February 22, 2011 at 4:08 pm

It would have been easier if these reasonable Wisconsonians had gotten off their dairy-air and fucking voted last November. This is the hard way to refudiate peace-loving patriots.

Monsieur_Grumpe February 22, 2011 at 4:08 pm

It just gets better. Walker wants to sell off WI's power plants (privatize)with no bidding.
http://www.salon.com/technology/how_the_world_wor

DoktorZoom February 22, 2011 at 4:14 pm

Oh, goodie–that worked out so well in Russia…

GOPCrusher February 22, 2011 at 4:46 pm

Maybe Ken Lay and Jeff Skilling can get with them and help lay out a business plan.

Jerri February 22, 2011 at 6:17 pm

Jesus christ. I hated him so much less when he was just hell-bent on screwing our county government into oblivion. This smarmy, detestable chud is unfuckingreal.

I'm sorry that you are now all being subjected to this doorknob.

Radiotherapy February 22, 2011 at 6:29 pm

Two great lines off that page Monsieur,
the notorious libertarian Tea Party puppet masters, the Koch brothers.
and
Glenn Beck said something stupid about Jewish people, today. Just FYI. On his radio program, while discussing George Soros, Beck says Reform Judaism is "almost like" "radicalized Islam."

SorosBot February 22, 2011 at 7:08 pm

Well hey, he's almost right, in that you get a true statement if you replace either "reform" with "ultra-orthodox" or "radicalized" with "secularized".

Crank_Tango February 22, 2011 at 9:06 pm

both are askeerd a barbecue?

DashboardBuddha February 22, 2011 at 4:10 pm

Gaddafi says he'll "die a martyr".

See? And people say there's no common ground any more.

jus_wonderin February 22, 2011 at 4:16 pm

Martyrdom…with a double dose of dumb. Can I beat him with a stick? Please?

PristineODummy February 22, 2011 at 11:01 pm

Get in line.

nounverb911 February 22, 2011 at 4:30 pm

Just as long as GaDaffy does it hugging the Lockerbie bomber.

Beowoof February 22, 2011 at 6:46 pm

I am sure many in Libya would love to accommodate him and his sons.

PristineODummy February 22, 2011 at 11:02 pm

Is *that* what they're calling it these days? A commo date? Isn't that sweet?

PublicLuxury February 22, 2011 at 4:14 pm

Those Right-Wingers are so cute

yyyaz February 22, 2011 at 4:34 pm

Especially when stuffed and mounted over the fireplace of the log cabins we all will be building soon.

Beowoof February 22, 2011 at 6:46 pm

Sort of like a pit bull with lipstick.

Thurman Munster IV February 22, 2011 at 4:19 pm

In his first week as Guv, Walker turned down a $850m for high speed rail and away gave $117 m to reduce business taxes. And now this all out assault on state workers and unions. This guy has become serious contender in the La Ptomaine Gubernatorial Douchebag of the Century Awards. His acceptance speech, "I'd like to thank all the little people who helped me get where I am today. Look, you can see them squashed on the bottom of my boot heel."

Jerri February 22, 2011 at 6:19 pm

He wasn't even governor yet when he kicked all that high speed rail money out of state. He was just on deck.

Thurman Munster IV February 22, 2011 at 7:42 pm

Details, details. He's still a dick.

Jerri February 22, 2011 at 8:26 pm

Agreed.

Steverino247 February 22, 2011 at 4:23 pm

That's Leader God, to you.

yyyaz February 22, 2011 at 4:36 pm

Leder god works better for me.

kittenbomb February 22, 2011 at 4:23 pm

I’m no fan of Scott Walker. Now his uncle Johnny is a different story. That guy is great at parties.

CapnFatback February 22, 2011 at 4:26 pm

You think Google has a potty mouth, you should see what Old Man Lycos has to say about Scott Walker.

SorosBot February 22, 2011 at 4:28 pm

Now Indiana's Democrats have also gotten balls and gone to Illinois to prevent a vote on anti-union legislation; although it looks like their Republican Gov is more reasonable that Walker:
http://www.indystar.com/article/20110222/NEWS/110

hagajim February 22, 2011 at 4:33 pm

Sounds like a partay in ChiTown….maybe Idaho's Dems (all three of 'em) ought to do the same.

GOPCrusher February 22, 2011 at 4:53 pm

I just don't think the Republiklans/Tea Baggers understand what forces they may have put into motion. After three years of crippling unemployment, companies hoarding dollars, and the Republiklans voting "NO" on any measure to help ease the pain, the American worker may have finally gotten pushed to the point where they aren't going to take it anymore.
This is the kind of balls the Democrats should have started showing in 2008.

buffalorude February 22, 2011 at 5:40 pm

Lets hope it's not a passing fad.

drkptt February 22, 2011 at 4:29 pm

I'm jealous, Google says our Scott (Gov. Rick) is only a crook, idiot, and criminal. Just give him time.

hagajim February 22, 2011 at 4:32 pm

I agree – Scott Walker is all of those things the Google called him….now he just needs to make a weird, rambling speech in a wizard costume and all would be taken care of.

Come here a minute February 22, 2011 at 4:33 pm

Google SSL Beta? Jack, no "third parties" give a crap what you're searching on the Googles.

Troubledog February 22, 2011 at 6:43 pm

John Ashcroft just called and wants to know why you are searching for "palin kill killing muslim terror gays how-to"

Redhead February 22, 2011 at 4:35 pm

"Meanwhile, Gaddafi delivered a weird, rambling speech in a wizard costume saying he will stay put."

Since that worked out SO WELL and all for Muburak.

SorosBot February 22, 2011 at 4:41 pm

And will work very well for Walker.

OneDollarJuana February 22, 2011 at 4:44 pm

When I googled "Republicans are " I get:

Republicans are evil
Republicans are stupid
Republicans are idiots
Republicans are racist

OneDollarJuana February 22, 2011 at 4:51 pm

Why can't Governor Walker just hire some African mercenaries to quash the protests? It's what Qaddafi is doing.

HistoriCat February 22, 2011 at 5:37 pm

Brown-skinned people? I think not!

Now, maybe some Idaho skinheads …

Troubledog February 22, 2011 at 6:46 pm

For the professional African warrior on the go, it sounds like a really good break from the old business of slogging about with machetes:

"Reports from Tripoli described corpses left in the streets, burnt-out cars and shops, and armed mercenaries who looked as if they were from other parts of Africa. Residents were running out of food and water because they feel too threatened to leave their houses.

"Videos emerged on a filesharing website of mobs lynching two people who were understood to be mercenaries. Other film appeared of a demonstrator shot in the head by a sniper and of bodies torn apart, perhaps by artillery fire.

"Men in brand new Mitsubishi cars without licence plates are shooting at groups of people, three or four, wherever they see them gathering," said a resident of the Tripoli neighbourhood of Fashloum. "These are Gaddafi's death squads."
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/feb/22/muamm

ttommyunger February 22, 2011 at 4:54 pm

Plus, if you Google "Dickwad" Scott Walker's name pops up, also, too and as well as…

Extemporanus February 22, 2011 at 5:04 pm

scott walker iz in ur state, killing ur d00z

buffalorude February 22, 2011 at 5:43 pm

Searching "unions are" returns about the same amount of hate.

qwerty42 February 22, 2011 at 5:56 pm

A poster at TPM provided this link on the TeaHadis and Ohio … his comment:
This is regarding Ohio's SB 5, which is very similar to what's happening in Wisconsin. The comments section is especially telling. Notice how the administrator backpedals (and gets angrier) as he responds to tea partiers voicing their opposition to Ohio S Bill 5. You could tell he wasn't expecting much opposition.
The Teaparty guy stirred up a lot of police, firefighters and others with the post and they just got angrier as it went on.

Buckminster February 22, 2011 at 6:32 pm

Some fun stuff on these Scott Walker-hating sites.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y7e4bj5rrd8

QwertyToo February 22, 2011 at 6:34 pm

I'm surprised that Scott "Not The Governor" Walker didn't come up on that suggested list. http://host.madison.com/wsj/business/article_7ba5

Troubledog February 22, 2011 at 6:37 pm

Scott Walker was a man
Or maybe, he was a dragon man
Or maybe, he was just a dragon

PresBeeblebrox February 22, 2011 at 10:13 pm

I saw Gov. Douchenozzle on the news this evening. First, he reminds me of every jock in high school who hated me because I was a smart music nerd. I want to punch him in the nose; he is that smug and self-satisfied.

So he is taking this whole No Compromise position, basically going all in on this issue. Unlike Kasich, Corbett, and Daniels, he is not trying to bust unions with any finesse or even attempt to compromise – he is just saying Fuck You to the public unions. In the process, he has managed to alienate his own base -because sadly there is an overlap between union members and teatards – and stir the lefties out of their post- Chris Christie funk. Instead of fapping to photos of Barry while tearfully remembering Election Nite '08, now we lefties finally have something to be pissed off at.

Gov. Douche is nearing the point of no return. The Capitol building is filled with pissed off people, mass layoffs are about to begin, and yet he won't blink.

It's obviously time to dress like a wizard and go batshit insane on national teevee.

Beanball February 22, 2011 at 11:04 pm

The color rendition of your computer monitor sucks.

<Just trying to help out here.>

MinAgain February 22, 2011 at 11:06 pm

Indeed. When God is raining destruction down on a place called Christchurch, you know something ain't right with the world.

Negropolis February 22, 2011 at 11:49 pm

Meanwhile, across the Lake in Automobilia….

Republican-because-he-had-to-choose Governor Rick Snyder wants no trouble with the unions:

Snyder: Michigan is not Wisconsin

Michigan is not like Wisconsin, Gov. Rick Snyder said today as he expressed concern that bills described as anti-union now before the Republican-controlled Legislature could distract from his budget and tax reform agenda.

"We're two very different states," Snyder said at a news conference when asked if he thought protests in Michigan could reach the level of Wisconsin, where there has been a week of unrest and a legislative impasse over Gov. Scott Walker's plan to restrict the collective bargaining rights of state employees.

"I believe we should go through the collective bargaining process in terms of our discussion as we ask for concessions" from state employees in Michigan, Snyder said after addressing the Michigan Farm Bureau Lansing Legislative Seminar at the Lansing Center.

All kinds of Republicans are distancing themselves from this bastard.

In totally unrelated news, a very, very urban state senator, here, was attacked by a pitbull and fell into his snowblower:

State Sen. Bert Johnson is recovering at Henry Ford Hospital from injuries he sustained while fending off a pit bull attack in Highland Park on Monday.

Johnson was snow-blowing the driveway at his home when approached by the dog. He slipped while fending off an attack and his hand got stuck in the snow thrower, according to Andy Mutavdzija, Johnson's legislative director.

"It came at him and he tried to defend himself, and in doing so he lost his balance, fell and his hand was caught in the moving blades," Mutavdzija said, adding the incident took place at about 3:30 p.m.

Reached Tuesday afternoon, Johnson said he had never seen the dog before.

"There's a ban on pit bulls in the city," he said. "He was just sort of walking in my driveway. He surprised me more than anything."

The dog fled, Johnson said.

Johnson underwent surgery on his hand and is in good condition, Mutavdzija said.

SorosBot February 22, 2011 at 5:23 pm

Should we try learning some Elvish before going down there as well? What's the best way to protect against orc raids?

Chet Kincaid February 22, 2011 at 5:32 pm

Duly noted! I would observe, however, that continuously grappling with platoons of other men "bareback," as it were, seems rather more homoerotic than just hitting them and walking away. But whatever floats your boat!

Dashboard_Jesus February 22, 2011 at 9:39 pm

'considers American football somewhat homosexual' and 'the coffee shops only serve espresso'…well then count me in mate (what's that in Maori?)

PresBeeblebrox February 22, 2011 at 9:55 pm

So I guess a rugby team named, say, the Wellington Whakatanes is out of the question…meanwhile we have the Washington Redskins. Nice.

Also, ANZAC Day is a much more stirring holiday than Memorisl Day for me, because while we Murrikans were trying like shit o stay out of WWI, you Kiwis and Aussies fought honorably against the meat grinder of the Ottomans ..

Dashboard_Jesus February 22, 2011 at 9:43 pm

I'm pretty sure they'll have to shoot him first…

PristineODummy February 22, 2011 at 10:19 pm

You forget that it was the British who threw the ozzies and kiwis into that meat-grinder.

doloras February 23, 2011 at 5:17 pm

Well, we have the Waikato Chiefs. But I only support the Wellington Phoenix.

caitifty February 22, 2011 at 11:33 pm

Yeah, but there's a certain something to having your national memorial day for people who died in popular foreign wars celebrate a battle/theatre we lost badly, but still celebrate it because of how well our troops were supposed to have behaved under hideous conditions, both towards each other and towards the enemy. Beats 'We kicked ass' any day. Although the recent emergence of 'Aussie Aussie Aussie Oi Oi Oi' is at least as depressing as 'USA! USA! USA!' as a brainless piece of nationalism. Here's hoping our Kiwi cousins haven't come up with anything so hopelessly stupid just yet.

PristineODummy February 22, 2011 at 11:53 pm

Hmm. Good point. They certainly didn't behave half that well evacuating Malaya and Singapore during WW II. But yes, they did well in Gallipoli indeed, poor sad lads. Celebration, memorial, it's all the same thing I suppose. And WTH is this rise in provincialism and chauvinism all about anyway? Can't those gits just go knock their brains out playing ball, or something?

caitifty February 23, 2011 at 3:41 pm

If you read the primary sources from Gallipoli, they didn't exactly behave all that well there either – most of the legend seems to have come out of Bean's post-war myth making. But it's nice that the *idea* that standing by your mates in difficult times is a national characteristic, and one to be emulated if at all possible, and I think it's sometimes helpful. Particularly when you start talking about things like who should have healthcare.

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