KOCHBLOCKERS  12:15 pm August 9, 2011

Wisconsin Recall Voters Head To Polls To Kick Out Koch Overlords

by Kirsten Boyd Johnson

one of the pro-union hoodlumsThe hysterical right wing promised America a front row seat to fire, brimstone, rivers of blood, looting, rampaging, crying babies, sirens, thieves, chainsaws turning on by themselves, ski masks and eternal night in Wisconsin once these recall elections got under way, and probably if you drop enough acid and look very hard, all of those things are happening right behind this kindly hippie bagpipe player standing in the street in Madison last night, which is the “craziest” thing we have spotted so far. Or maybe that is just the fever dream of a Fox News editor who is wishing desperately to run footage of the crazy London riots behind Steve Doocy’s aneurism-inducing hate-froth about unions (which may yet “accidentally” happen, and if so, we called it first). Oh well, missed opportunity. Instead, here is the Netroots live coverage of the votes, which are seeking to recall six incumbent Republican state senators who voted for Scott Walker’s infamous pro-poverty union-busting bill.

Here is another fun photo diary of Wisconsin voters gathering on election eve.

Mother Jones has a piece on the GOTV effort that has been taking place in the lead-up to the recall votes:

Officials with the Democratic Party of Wisconsin (DPW), labor unions, and other left-leaning groups say they never anticipated such an outpouring of energy in an off-year election, in the dead of summer, and in mostly Republican-leaning districts. “We haven’t hit our volunteer numbers like this since the Obama campaign in 2008,” says Graeme Zielinski, a spokesman for the state Democratic Party.

The numbers tell the story. This past weekend, 8,234 people volunteered for the state Democratic Party to support the Democratic challengers in Tuesday’s recalls. Volunteers made contact with nearly 785,000 voters last weekend alone, according to the Dems’ estimates. All told, the party says total voter contacts have surpassed 2 million. We Are Wisconsin, the coalition of labor unions that’s been a powerful force in the recalls, said it knocked on nearly 200,000 doors over the weekend—40 doors a minute statewide—and deployed hundreds of volunteers. “To have mobilized so many ordinary citizens, many of whom have never been involved in politics, to stand up and take their government back from Scott Walker and his enablers in attacking Wisconsin’s working families is nothing short of astounding,” says Kelly Steele, a We Are Wisconsin spokesman.

No more free Koch-aine, suckas! [Dane101.com/ Mother Jones]

 
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Oblios_Cap August 9, 2011 at 12:16 pm

I thought the election wasn't until Thursday.

nounverb911 August 9, 2011 at 12:17 pm

Only for the republicans.

Guppy06 August 9, 2011 at 12:56 pm

Only if you're brown.

Don't forget to bring cash for the poll tax, too.

Ducksworthy August 9, 2011 at 1:09 pm

Think that may have pissed some folks off?

Lascauxcaveman August 9, 2011 at 1:25 pm

WOOOOLVERIIIINES BAAAAADGERRRRS!!!!!9!!!1!!!1!!!

GOPCrusher August 9, 2011 at 1:31 pm

They are estimating at least 80% voter turnout. Yeah, I'd say they pissed some folks off.

Guppy06 August 9, 2011 at 1:44 pm

Yeeeeaaaaah… I'll believe that 80% number after the dust settles.

It takes two stalled wars and a presidential election to break 60% in this country. And that's 60% of the asshats who bothered to register.

BerkeleyBear August 9, 2011 at 2:13 pm

Wisconsin is a high turnout state in Presidential contests (70% + in 04 and 08), and they have same day registration (or at least for general they do). So 80% is too high, but not by as much as you'd think based on national trends.

nounverb911 August 9, 2011 at 12:17 pm

Is the proposed new state motto "Eat Cheese or Die!" on the ballot too?

Indiepalin August 9, 2011 at 12:18 pm

Scott Walker could be the next Ronald Reagan. Remember that Reagan, a one-time union activist, was a Borax-pushing, carpet-munching thespian. But look what he did for the country.

nounverb911 August 9, 2011 at 12:20 pm

Reagan? Didn't he play second banana to a monkey once?

LouBristol August 9, 2011 at 12:27 pm

He learnt his shit-flinging from the best.

Guppy06 August 9, 2011 at 12:57 pm

No, that's Dick Cheney.

Limeylizzie August 9, 2011 at 1:09 pm

Reagan was a lesbian?

genxr August 9, 2011 at 1:38 pm

Strange things happen when the mind starts to go.

horsedreamer_1 August 9, 2011 at 2:19 pm

He & his namesake could pass for Sapphos.

Angry_Marmot August 9, 2011 at 5:45 pm

I believe the theatrical expression is "scenery chewing". A little carpet munching, with its trace elements of zinc replacing the heavy metal pollutants in our diet, might have restored his sanity and saved us all a world of grief.

PristinePantalones August 9, 2011 at 7:33 pm

What, exactly, did he do for the country? Other than starting this whole bullshit about "trickle-down," or as his Veep called it, "voodoo economics"?

baconzgood August 9, 2011 at 12:19 pm

(fingers crossed for democracy)

This comment is 100% snark free

nounverb911 August 9, 2011 at 12:22 pm

Who's version? (Also snark free, almost.)

baconzgood August 9, 2011 at 12:26 pm
HELisforHEL August 9, 2011 at 12:43 pm

I join you in this sentiment.

bagofmice August 9, 2011 at 12:56 pm

Don't you cross your fingers when you lie?

DaRooster August 9, 2011 at 1:22 pm

For luck… that you don't get caught lying.

MissusBarry August 9, 2011 at 12:57 pm

Cheers to that, Baconz.

fartknocker August 9, 2011 at 2:06 pm

I hope WI voters start a tidal wave of similar actions in this country. I have a few legislators here in Texas I would like to toss out.

Oh wait, I live in Texas – outside Austin and Lubbock no one gives a shit. Disregard.

fuflans August 9, 2011 at 12:22 pm

london calling!

Ansnarkist August 9, 2011 at 2:24 pm

And I was there too.

Oblios_Cap August 9, 2011 at 12:22 pm

They couldn't have picked a better thing to do on the anniversary of Jerry Garcia's passing than to vote those Koch-suckers outta office.

Geminisunmars August 9, 2011 at 12:24 pm

Yes. And, they couldn't have picked a better thing to do.

HobbesEvilTwin August 9, 2011 at 12:53 pm

oh shit. Now I has a sad.

I read somewhere that 77 per cent of all the mentally ill live in poverty. Actually, I'm more intrigued by the 23 per cent who are apparently doing quite well for themselves.
– Jerry Garcia

Ducksworthy August 9, 2011 at 1:12 pm

The 23% who are doing quite well are all in the Tea Party where insanity is less noticeable, or at least doesn't stand out so much.

Geminisunmars August 9, 2011 at 1:28 pm

They are not out on the streets — yet.

GOPCrusher August 9, 2011 at 1:33 pm

Haven't seen the latest Newsweek cover yet?

powersuit August 9, 2011 at 1:04 pm

Tonight we can all sing "He's gone" together

Chet Kincaid August 9, 2011 at 1:29 pm

How so? Can't seem to find any connection between Jerry Garcia and politics, or even social justice.

Oblios_Cap August 9, 2011 at 1:41 pm

Garcia's got his own Ben & Jerry's flavor, for god's sake!

Geminisunmars August 9, 2011 at 1:49 pm

And it is even tastier than 15 minutes of posthumous fame.

mavenmaven August 9, 2011 at 12:23 pm

You know this won't have a happy outcome. The Koch folks must have this rigged already. I'll be happy to be wrong.

Sue4466 August 9, 2011 at 12:29 pm

I'm guessing they have some plans to screw with the results to ensure the right results–i.e., the one that means no unions, no livable wages or working conditions for the poors, and continued corporate/Koch control of WI. Because that is freedom.

memzilla August 9, 2011 at 12:32 pm

You mean like, oh…. I don't know… "discovering" 15,000 "votes" just after Election Day?

glamourdammerung August 9, 2011 at 12:43 pm

I was thinking along similar lines.

horsedreamer_1 August 9, 2011 at 2:21 pm

Darling's counting on it.

Kathy Nickolaus, don't fail her now.

MissusBarry August 9, 2011 at 1:10 pm

Trying to remain positive. Of course the Kochs will try to pull something, but hoping the folks of Wisco are out in such numbers that the Koch-rigging doesn't begin to touch a resounding mandate for the rethugs to go fuck themselves with samurai swords. Rose colored glasses I wear.

memzilla August 9, 2011 at 12:23 pm

Let's put the "mad" in "Madison" and send these thieving Kochtards back to greasing their glory holes for their corporate masters, back into obscurity and shame, where they can't do any more damage to the poor and middle class. Then we'll see how much the Rethuglicans keep crowing about who sent whom a mandate about what, when.

NorthStarSpanx August 9, 2011 at 1:20 pm

Apparently, the free market is full of freedom crushing donors, Home Depot, Wholefoods, Murdoch publications, Sam's Club, Walmart, Target and now freakin homemaker's paradise Michael's are corporate sponsors of privacy stealing/women/union/immigration-hating legislation in every State.

Must we suffer poor quality toilet paper, sheet-rock, silk flowers and limit our sexting to make a stand for our freedoms?

Geminisunmars August 9, 2011 at 1:31 pm

Let's start a new corporation: Toilet Paper for Lefties. We'd be able to sell to all the progressives, as well as the left-handed Tea Partiers.

Biel_ze_Bubba August 9, 2011 at 2:42 pm

Print the faces of prominent teatards on it, and It'll sell like crazy.

Steverino247 August 9, 2011 at 12:24 pm

I want to see news reports of just how vicious badgers can be tonight on FOX.

On Wisconsin! Get yer butts out to the polls.

Sue4466 August 9, 2011 at 12:30 pm

Let's just hope honey badger gives a shit this time.

GOPCrusher August 9, 2011 at 1:34 pm

As of last night, they are estimating at least 80% voter turnout. Let's hope they are correct.

Angry_Marmot August 9, 2011 at 5:48 pm

Fox's headline will be "Fraud at Polls!"

jus_wonderin August 9, 2011 at 12:24 pm

Wow. Seems "Yes we can" is back!!

Guppy06 August 9, 2011 at 12:59 pm

With regards to Obama, I think it's time to change that to "No he won't."

BlueMonkeh August 9, 2011 at 1:39 pm

More like "Oh no he did-int!"

horsedreamer_1 August 9, 2011 at 3:10 pm

If he abided the Theory of the Unitary Executive as much as G-Dub, I think a public option, et. al., would have been pushed thru. But Barry chose to put himself at the mercy of the separation of powers & the desire of the Congressional (namely, Senate) Dems (not) to affect change.

BlueMonkeh August 9, 2011 at 1:19 pm

It almost feels like 2008 again, as in I'm thinking "oh sweet jeezus, please don't let this end badly."

nounverb911 August 9, 2011 at 12:24 pm

Happy 37th anniversary of Nixon resigning everyone!

jus_wonderin August 9, 2011 at 12:26 pm

Damn, I forgot to get a card. Where is my brain?

memzilla August 9, 2011 at 12:29 pm

For some reason, my employer at the time, after the Saturday Night Massacre, had a problem with my "Impeach The Cox Shucker" bumper sticker.

BlueMonkeh August 9, 2011 at 1:06 pm

+++ for the Archibald Cox reference

Lascauxcaveman August 9, 2011 at 1:32 pm

The dude could rock the righteous bow tie.

Like to see Ken Starr try to pull that shit off.

PristinePantalones August 9, 2011 at 7:38 pm

Those were all the rage back then. My favourite was "Fire the Cox-sacker."

Steverino247 August 9, 2011 at 1:17 pm

And don't forget how clueless Ben Stein, then one of his speechwriters, was about why Nixon was resigning.

Anybody who couldn't figure out why Nixon resigned is too fucking stupid have his political opinions published.

Chet Kincaid August 9, 2011 at 1:32 pm

He plays an intellectual on TV, and writes in praise of Creationism.

WhatTheHolyHeck August 9, 2011 at 1:35 pm

I just interviewed a job applicant who referenced Stein's "movie" in an attempt to curry favor with me.

. . .

I can't even.

Steverino247 August 9, 2011 at 1:39 pm

EPIC INTERVIEW FAIL

GOPCrusher August 9, 2011 at 2:45 pm

I have the same reaction when an applicant references their Facebook page when asked for a resume.

glamourdammerung August 9, 2011 at 1:26 pm

Remember back when the worst thing about Republicans was only being led by a highly intelligent sociopath?

DoktorThompson August 9, 2011 at 1:27 pm

"Richard Nixon has never been one of my favorite people anyway. For years I've regarded his existence as a monument to all the rancid genes and broken chromosomes that corrupt the possibilities of the American Dream; he was a foul caricature of himself, a man with no soul, no inner convictions, with the integrity of a hyena and the style of a poison toad. The Nixon I remembered was absolutely humorless; I couldn't imagine him laughing at anything except maybe a paraplegic who wanted to vote Democratic but couldn't quite reach the lever on the voting machine."

–Hunter S. Thompson, "Presenting: The Richard Nixon Doll (Overhauled 1968 Model)," Pageant, July 1968

PristinePantalones August 9, 2011 at 7:39 pm

Oh, Hunter, I LOVE when you talk dirty to me!

glamourdammerung August 9, 2011 at 1:31 pm

Still waiting to get a Democratic president to the left of Nixon. Also.

Swampgas_Man August 9, 2011 at 1:39 pm

Jimmy Carter was pretty left; that's why they destroyed him.

Come here a minute August 9, 2011 at 12:25 pm

Wisconsin voters gathering on election eve.

Republicans have been known to suppress voting by reducing the number of voting machines in Democratic-leaning areas, but the lines won't be that long.

freakishlywrong August 9, 2011 at 12:46 pm

Oh, I hope the lines are like I like my men. Veeeeeeeeeerry Long.

bagofmice August 9, 2011 at 12:58 pm

And thick?

Guppy06 August 9, 2011 at 1:00 pm

Frothy!

horsedreamer_1 August 9, 2011 at 2:22 pm

This is Wisconsin. Of course the voters will trend toward fat.

x111e7thst August 9, 2011 at 12:26 pm

Workers of the world unite.

Oblios_Cap August 9, 2011 at 12:31 pm

Someone ought to write a Manifesto!

nounverb911 August 9, 2011 at 12:32 pm

Groucho Marx?

memzilla August 9, 2011 at 12:36 pm

All Hail Marx and Lenin!

Biel_ze_Bubba August 9, 2011 at 2:49 pm

Here's the one you want: All Hail Marx and Lennon

memzilla August 9, 2011 at 3:39 pm

Because we need more schooling, for more students, for Morescience High School. And we're not afraid of it, are we?

Biel_ze_Bubba August 9, 2011 at 3:42 pm

Way ahead of their time.

Guppy06 August 9, 2011 at 1:02 pm

And yet there were three different presidential candidates on my '08 ballot whose party had "Socialist" in the name. And that's not even counting the Greens!

DahBoner August 9, 2011 at 1:07 pm

"Workers of the world unite."

I'm feeling a little Wobbly right now..

Oblios_Cap August 9, 2011 at 1:30 pm

har!

Lascauxcaveman August 9, 2011 at 1:38 pm

Is the little Wobbly enjoying it as much as you?

FNMA August 9, 2011 at 2:56 pm

You have nothing to lose but the Kochs.

Wait, let me re-phrase that…

WhatTheHeck August 9, 2011 at 12:26 pm

The peasants are revolting!
Finally!

Go peasants!

fuflans August 9, 2011 at 12:34 pm

seriously, i keep wondering when america is going to go all guns of brixton.

then i remember we are fat, diabetic and fox news watching.

MissusBarry August 9, 2011 at 1:24 pm

That's only in "real 'merka"…I know lots of folks who vote and dont require a mobility scooter to do it. And, who tote guns and support teachers/firefighters/cops…all those damn unionized public service jubs. Sorry for the optimism, but I just need so badly to believe the teatards are going to get bitch-slapped and maybe the tide can turn towards sanity.

Boredw/Gravitas August 9, 2011 at 1:01 pm

No, the right is revolting. The peasants are just reclaiming what they won through decades of effort.

Biel_ze_Bubba August 9, 2011 at 2:56 pm

"They certainly are!"

-Groucho

SayItWithWookies August 9, 2011 at 12:27 pm

Go Wisconsinites — give those bastards the thumping they deserve. I hope the Republicans' biggest achievement over the past year is to ensure that they never get elected to public office again. But of course I thought that was true after Dubya's fucking reign of error as well.

HELisforHEL August 9, 2011 at 12:47 pm

Seriously. I'm amazed that the entire republican party of idiots didn't jump off a cliff in shame after his reign of stupidity.

freakishlywrong August 9, 2011 at 1:14 pm

Assholes did what assholes do. Deny any responsibility for anything, double down on the the fucking crazy and blame the dusky. It's all they know. That and y'know, tax cuts.

Gleem_McShineys August 9, 2011 at 2:33 pm

jump off a cliff in shame

Unfortunately, the shameless never have an issue with raising the shame ceiling.

V572 Coif of Destiny August 9, 2011 at 12:50 pm

Katy Perry's dad Rick is hoping you're wrong!

GOPCrusher August 9, 2011 at 1:39 pm

Yeah I thought that too. Then started hearing say that the reason they got driven out was because they weren't far enough right, and I made the mistake of thinking they were slitting their own throats.
I underestimated the stupidity of the voting public.

Biel_ze_Bubba August 9, 2011 at 2:57 pm

Cut their taxes, and they'll follow you anywhere.

donner_froh August 9, 2011 at 12:28 pm

The Republicans are still running their voter suppression drive but without the rallies and cool signs.

Swampgas_Man August 9, 2011 at 1:40 pm

And fire-hoses.

smitallica August 9, 2011 at 12:28 pm

Pull out the Kochs!!!

See what I did there?

bagofmice August 9, 2011 at 1:01 pm

Now I do.

Guppy06 August 9, 2011 at 1:03 pm

Isn't that the Palin plan for fighting teen pregnancy?

Limeylizzie August 9, 2011 at 1:10 pm

That always makes me sad.

Chet Kincaid August 9, 2011 at 1:42 pm

Oh Lizzie, this new "Coupon Suzy" is competing with you for my erotic reverie time…
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PTiYmsf4wJQ&pl

I do have a "type", don't I?

Limeylizzie August 9, 2011 at 1:48 pm

Not kidding, we have identical bodies, I am not as blonde, but other than that…she could be my younger sister.

Chet Kincaid August 9, 2011 at 1:51 pm

OMG!

PristinePantalones August 9, 2011 at 7:58 pm

Um … excuse me, I must, ahem, repair to the small room.

bagofmice August 9, 2011 at 1:11 pm

Excuse me while I whip this out.

PristinePantalones August 9, 2011 at 7:58 pm

Yeah, I went there. First.

SayItWithWookies August 9, 2011 at 12:30 pm

And Warren Jeffs just got sentenced to life in prison — I hope today is a bad day for everyone who thinks The LORD gave them permission to visit horror and misery upon the innocent — like Scott Walker and his cronies.

ManchuCandidate August 9, 2011 at 12:31 pm

Scott Walker: My god, the drooling stinking ignorant fatass peasants are revolting!
Scott Walker's Ball Washer: Sir! Those are our supporters!

bagofmice August 9, 2011 at 1:02 pm

Doesn't make them any less revolting.

NorthStarSpanx August 9, 2011 at 1:22 pm

Revolting? Or Revolting!

SorosBot August 9, 2011 at 12:32 pm

According to FOX, those union thugs in Madison are rioting and destroying the city. They even showed footage of it; strangely enough the Wisconsinites all had English accents.

Rosie_Scenario August 9, 2011 at 12:38 pm

Yeah. Either that or the footage Fox used last time with palm trees.

bagofmice August 9, 2011 at 1:03 pm

Could you pick up the phone? It's London Calling.

Eve8Apples August 9, 2011 at 12:33 pm

Put on your steel toe work boots and kick their Kochs 'til they see stars.

jus_wonderin August 9, 2011 at 12:44 pm

Stars are pretty. How 'bout we settle for them seeing red!!

Mapmonger August 9, 2011 at 1:31 pm

Stars are pretty. How 'bout we settle for them seeing their withered manparts turned to jelly!!
/fixed

freakishlywrong August 9, 2011 at 12:35 pm

Maybe they should riot. That seems to be the only thing that gets covered by awful cable newz, as I've seen NOTHING about our beloved Wisco except on the commie, radical far left blogs. Show em' a little of that "union thug" we've heard so much about.

SorosBot August 9, 2011 at 12:45 pm

Yet a teabagger rally attended by dozens gets feverish coverage.

freakishlywrong August 9, 2011 at 12:58 pm

More feverish coverage than baggers. Yay! Librul media!

PristinePantalones August 9, 2011 at 8:01 pm

Hey, shit, the last such rally held by its de facto head, Jim DeMented, featured an awesome SEVENTY WHOLE teabagroids. Over 100,000 workers on the streets of Madison=not news. Fewer than 100 fatasses on the streets of the Nation's capital=REALREDHOTSIZZLINGNEWSLOVEFEST.

Lionel[redacted]Esq August 9, 2011 at 12:35 pm

It would be fun to be a fly on the wall at FOX news as they are preparing their reports for this evening explaining how ACORN and the New Black Panther Party beat up all the conservatives and stole the election. I'm sure computer graphics will help fill in for reality.

HELisforHEL August 9, 2011 at 12:48 pm

I suppose they better dust off that picture of Willie Horton again.

freakishlywrong August 9, 2011 at 12:57 pm

Depending on the outcome, Fux will or will not report on this story.

WhatTheHolyHeck August 9, 2011 at 1:40 pm

So long as their pie charts add up to significantly more or less than 100%, all will be right with the world.

GOPCrusher August 9, 2011 at 1:42 pm

Exit polls show that 137% supported retaining the Republiklans that were being recalled.

SmutBoffin August 9, 2011 at 12:36 pm

REMEMBER: No beer til you vote!

tihond August 9, 2011 at 12:37 pm

Wisconsin Talk Radio is blaming the London Riots on Wisconsin Liberals.

Respitetini August 9, 2011 at 12:53 pm

I'd love to think this was snark, but, no. It probably isn't.

tihond August 9, 2011 at 1:13 pm

Sadly, not snark.

horsedreamer_1 August 9, 2011 at 2:23 pm

Syke(s)!

PristinePantalones August 9, 2011 at 8:03 pm

I'm sorry, I just can't believe that. If I were to believe what you just said was NOT snark, I would not be able to hold reality in my brain simultaneously, and the resulting KER-POP would signify the end of Life, The Universe, and EVERYTHING.

glamourdammerung August 9, 2011 at 1:16 pm

Damned libtards and their intercontinental mind control beams.

bagofmice August 9, 2011 at 1:42 pm

Well, England has a cheesy history. They DO own Cheddar after all.

SexySmurf August 9, 2011 at 12:39 pm

"I consider it completely unimportant who in the party will vote, or how; but what is extraordinarily important is this—who will count the votes, and how."

–Scott Walker in a previous life.

WhatTheHolyHeck August 9, 2011 at 1:41 pm

Dude really needs to rock that stache. It would give him the dictatorial gravitas his current little weaselly face lacks.

metamarcisf August 9, 2011 at 12:39 pm

Governor Wanker needs to call up the National Guard in order to somehow stop the trainloads of illegal immigrants, gypsies and escapees from Joliet Prison from flooding polling places with their communist illicit votes and illegal opium. Godspeed!

Biel_ze_Bubba August 9, 2011 at 3:11 pm

Don't forget the fake Acorn voters … thousands of non-existent voters will be out in force.

PristinePantalones August 9, 2011 at 8:05 pm

That's "Hopium," to ya. See Hillaryis44.com.

Nopantsmcgee August 9, 2011 at 12:40 pm

Let the Koch slapping begin.

bagofmice August 9, 2011 at 1:05 pm

It stopped?

Slim_Pickins August 9, 2011 at 12:41 pm

Steve Douche can't even spell his own name. Why would he be correct about anything else?

comptoneffect August 9, 2011 at 12:42 pm

Judas H. Priests, who the hell chose the outfit for that bagpiper, Helen Keller on mescaline I’m guessing.

Mumbletypeg August 9, 2011 at 12:42 pm

ALT-TXT: One of the pro-union hoodlums

While bagpipes might double as a defense weapon if needed, the comic characters shown here seem to transcend the surrounding brouha, even if they're summoning Braveheart or whatnot in their own way.

"A kilt! A kilt! My kingdom for a kilt!"

Brav-O, trendsetters.

Oblios_Cap August 9, 2011 at 1:31 pm

kilt my landlord.
kilt my landlord.

genxr August 9, 2011 at 2:23 pm

Jokes on them. There's no such thing as Scotchtoberfest!

OkieDokieDog August 9, 2011 at 12:44 pm

A few weeks ago when I was in the mood to get some revenge on the pet troll, I followed his trail of slimey drool over to that Breitbart rag. Can't remember the exact story they were frothing over, but one of the "real American Patriots" was telling his fellow dimwits to boycott anything union made. I thought, Jeebus fucking Christ, how unAmerican can you be, you sorry assed jackwad? Yeah, keep buying that crap made in China and all the other crap that is made in sweatshops by child labor and sexually abused women all over the world – under American labels. That will really get your country back.

Good luck Wisconsin, I'm a'rootin' fer ya!

freakishlywrong August 9, 2011 at 12:55 pm

If something is union made, it may have been touched by a filthy librul. The rest, (the sensible stuff you mentioned), simply no longer matters to these rabid fools. (My apologies to rapid fools).

Ducksworthy August 9, 2011 at 1:18 pm

But you can still get quality prison made goods and made by USA prisoners. We haven't begun harvesting their organs yet, I don't think, but our new Chinese overlords are working on that.

metamarcisf August 9, 2011 at 12:44 pm

Picture the Sex Pistols as Cheeseheads

orygoon August 9, 2011 at 12:51 pm

TAKE BACK WISCONSIN! FEINGOLD FOR GOVERNOR, ALSO!

bagofmice August 9, 2011 at 12:53 pm

Does this mean we're going to lose Kortney?

Come here a minute August 9, 2011 at 1:27 pm

I was told we have nothing to lose but our chains.

bagofmice August 9, 2011 at 1:39 pm

Kinky.

Callyson August 9, 2011 at 1:50 pm

Not if she joins this organization:
EXOTIC DANCERS UNION http://www.bayswan.org/EDAunionLL.html

JerkCade August 9, 2011 at 2:24 pm

She was never really ours.

If you love Kortney, set her free . . .

EatsBabyDingos August 9, 2011 at 12:56 pm

"THE PEASANTS ARE REVOLTING!"

Gov Walker: "You can say that again."

DahBoner August 9, 2011 at 1:04 pm

Gov Talker: "THE BOURGEOIS PAY BETTER"

genxr August 9, 2011 at 2:22 pm

Don't get saucy with me, Bernaise.

Mumbletypeg August 9, 2011 at 12:58 pm

No snark – regarding the photo diary linked images —

Is there any reason to think Feingold might consider another run? or is such hope as doomed as Alan Grayson's tenure in office.

Ducksworthy August 9, 2011 at 1:20 pm

Grayson will be back. Have you seem the teabag goofus who replaced him? I think is name is Clayton Bigsby.

Guppy06 August 9, 2011 at 1:35 pm

Scuttlebutt around these parts is that he may end up fighting a popular police chief in the primary, depending on how this redistricting clusterfuck turns out.

HobbesEvilTwin August 9, 2011 at 12:59 pm

This is not good news for Scott Walker.

In the immortal words of Nelson Muntz:

HA HA!

DahBoner August 9, 2011 at 1:02 pm

"hippie bagpipe player"

I would tell him to get a haircut, but it looks like that guy already has a shaven head…

elviouslyqueer August 9, 2011 at 1:04 pm

Throw the bastards out!

Wait, this isn't the Sarah Palin thread?

bagofmice August 9, 2011 at 1:09 pm

Her family seems to be skilled at getting them out there.

Steverino247 August 9, 2011 at 1:24 pm

Only because the females are skilled at getting them IN there…

Callyson August 9, 2011 at 1:51 pm

Am compelled to respond with the ubiquitous, but accurate in this case, line…
All of 'em, Katie

Wilcoxyz August 9, 2011 at 1:06 pm

Dems vote Kochs out! Taiwanese erection video at 11.

Angry_Marmot August 9, 2011 at 5:52 pm

Flea erections or GTFO.

Goonemeritus August 9, 2011 at 1:12 pm

Wake up people this is a replay of Kristallnacht only instead of blood craze hooligans you have middle aged housefrau’s driving to polling stations in Subaru’s.

DustBowlBlues August 9, 2011 at 1:14 pm

Last night on the teevee that is permanently set to MSNBC (except for 7:00 M-F when it switches–as if by magic–to Current) told me that lots of out of state money had been given to the Cheese State Recalls and then went on to give names like the Kock Brothers.

Whew! I thought they were about to blow the whistle on DustBowlBlues and the $200 she sent to We Are Wisconsin.

GOPCrusher August 9, 2011 at 1:47 pm

I sent my money to Wisconsin. As opposed to the DNC, Wisconsin may actually do something good with my meager donation.

OC_Surf_Serf August 9, 2011 at 1:15 pm

THROW THE BUMS KOCHS OUT!

Gleem_McShineys August 9, 2011 at 3:02 pm

Rock out with your Kochs out!

glamourdammerung August 9, 2011 at 3:03 pm

Kick out the Kochs?!?!

DaRooster August 9, 2011 at 1:29 pm

(Headline Thursday Aug. 11, 2011)

15,820 More Wisconsin Votes Found Via Email

baconzgood August 9, 2011 at 1:30 pm

It's good mojo that I graduated to 118p on my earlier post.

freakishlywrong August 9, 2011 at 1:45 pm

Prepare to go MONTHS at p-119. ☺

baconzgood August 9, 2011 at 1:53 pm

From now on what your every write freak (no matter how bad of a pun) I shall fist it up.

baconzgood August 9, 2011 at 1:34 pm

OH. Baconz posted this on FB this morning

WI recall elections today….Let's hope we can finally start to take these anti-american Koch brother proxies out of office and put in officals that actually "Care" about "the people" they are "elected" to "represent". Get some of these Leftists in now. I'm sick of these ultra-right wing Rush Limburger types that have been running this country into the ground for the last 30 years.

BlueMonkeh August 9, 2011 at 1:40 pm

like

KotBR August 9, 2011 at 1:34 pm

Once these jokers are voted out, please don't send them east to Ohio.

We have our own Koch-cronies to deal with already.

arihaya August 9, 2011 at 1:35 pm

hahaha yeah i remember when that obese lady suddenly found 14,000 votes somewhere in her computer in Waukesha County

Steverino247 August 9, 2011 at 1:35 pm

Turn out is reported to be at or near the levels usually seen in Presidential elections. Good to know people are now paying attention. We'll see tonight whether they showed up to the polls fully awake or not.

And if you're old and voting, bring your damned glasses this time.

mumbly_joe August 9, 2011 at 1:37 pm

"Dammit, I accidentally voted for Pat Buchanan! And he's not even running!"

El Pinche August 9, 2011 at 1:44 pm

Go Wisco go. Stomp on those America hating shitbaggers.

Steverino247 August 9, 2011 at 1:50 pm

A little perspective here on why it's important to vote today if you're in one of the contested districts.

People actually died to secure the rights Walker and his cronies want to take away. All the private sector union jobs have already been sent overseas to places like China, so only the public sector union jobs remain. When those go, the middle class and the expertise that keeps the United States from becoming a really shitty place to live leaves for hundreds of years. Look at what happened to China when the Mandarins went away.

And speaking of China, those jobs we sent there are going to leave and go to Vietnam and from there to trained penguins in Antarctica who work without heat and gather their own fish once a Vietnamese middle class starts to appear. The God of Profit at any cost must be appeased.

Callyson August 9, 2011 at 1:54 pm
neiltheblaze August 9, 2011 at 1:57 pm

I wonder if that fat dumbbell who worked in Waukesha County is being allowed anywhere near this election.

baconzgood August 9, 2011 at 2:20 pm

Berry beetles? And he fuckin' bought that? At least the PENNDOT workers here will tell you the truth.

Baconz (TO PENNDOT WORKER WHILE STUCK AT A DEAD STOP 20 MIN LATE FOR WORK): So when you going to be done with this interchange that you've been working on for 3 months?

Worker: Shut up! It's too fucking hot to work. (exit worker to sit, drink a beer and smoke a cigar)

True story.

horsedreamer_1 August 9, 2011 at 2:26 pm

At least Randy Hopper will have sweet, sweet twenty-something lady to ease his pain.

littlebigdaddy August 9, 2011 at 2:41 pm

Today we are all cheap-beer-swilling, ice-fishing, seriously-misguided-in-sports-team-preference, cheeseheads!

HelmutNewton August 9, 2011 at 4:37 pm

No snark, but I've got a pretty good feeling about this. Doubtless, as others have said, the Koch Bros. will be pulling as many dirty tricks as they can. But unless they personally go to every Wisconsin GOP voters house with a big bag of Kochaine, I think we'll hear some good news tonight.

lochnessmonster August 9, 2011 at 5:18 pm

Correct me if I'm wrong but don't teevee ppl have to be in a union? Like SAG or something like it???

Steverino247 August 9, 2011 at 5:42 pm

From a friend of mine who lives in one of the contested districts:

"The senator from my district, Randy Hopper of Fond du Lac, should have had an easy reelection, but he has "family values" problems beyond the general discontent, and is perceived as vunerable. I went to the local community center to vote this morning and it was busier than I have ever seen it. In the primary the local school board snuck in a bond issue that had been turned down several times, and this time got it passed. None of that this time , the only question on the ballot was Hopper or King, and I doubt that many people used the write-in slot."

Passing bond issues? Sounds dangerously Democratic to me…

ttommyunger August 9, 2011 at 6:47 pm

How many times do you have to pass this shit around before the numbnuts public gets it right? Jeesh!

Dürers Rhino August 9, 2011 at 6:49 pm

*Dons cheerleader uniform*

"Block that Koch! Block that Koch!"

Limeylizzie August 9, 2011 at 1:58 pm

So, basically your type is short-waisted, big-bosomed and not very tall….we must never, ever meet.

DaRooster August 9, 2011 at 2:16 pm

Like Mrs. DaRooster… now if only she would get as vocally disgusted with morans as you… she is disgusted… just not as vocal.

Limeylizzie August 9, 2011 at 2:22 pm

She should be on the Wonkette, that way she can yell anonymously.

DaRooster August 9, 2011 at 2:46 pm

She sometimes makes the mistake of asking me,"So what's on Wonkette today?"… after about 3 minutes she says,"I can't listen about those assholes anymore."
I guess it is good therapy here… I haven't beaten up an asshole in quite some time… I don't go anywhere, due to fear of the sky falling, but hey…

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