SAD FACE  9:43 am August 10, 2011

Magic Wisconsin GOP Vote Finder County Makes Magic Happen Again

by Kirsten Boyd Johnson

that sux.Wisconsin’s recall elections ended in the death of …we don’t know, probably all of human dignity last night when Democrats managed to recapture only two of the three state senate seats needed to pour water on the flames of whiny hell demon Scott Walker’s 24/7 Koch-sucking pajama party in the capitol. The final defeat was handed down when GOP senator Alberta Darling held onto her seat after the final votes came in late from Waukesha County Clerk Kathy Nickolaus, the incompetent Republican lackey famous for “finding” 14,000 decisive votes in favor of Koch-backed candidate David Prosser in a tight Supreme Court race at the last minute. The extremely close vote count got a tip in Darling’s favor sometime around midnight when Nickolaus finally found another ink cartridge for her Koch Industries color vote printer put appearing spells on the rest of the necessary votes. The state Democratic chair temporarily found half a nut to raise hell about fraud before just going, “sorry for yelling so loud.”

From the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:

Wisconsin Democrats are backing off charges of vote-tampering in the 8th Senate District recall, less than 1-1/2 hours after they leveled those accusations.

“Though we believe that Sandy Pasch was able to battle Alberta Darling to a virtual tie, on her turf, we will not pursue questions of irregularities. Those heat-of-the-moment statements came in light of the uncertainties that arose from a recent election, known too well,” state party Chairman Mike Tate said in a prepared statement early Wednesday morning.

Late Tuesday night, party spokesman Graeme Zielinski had accused Waukesha County Kathy Nickolaus of manipulating the Menomonee Falls vote count as Pasch, a Democratic representative from Whitefish Bay, sought to oust  Darling, the River Hills Republican senator. When Zielinski spoke, all 10 Menomonee Falls wards in the district were still out, but they soon came in and swung the lead in the race to Darling.

If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, etc. [AP/ Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel]

 
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baconzgood August 10, 2011 at 9:46 am

"…we will not pursue questions of irregularities."

Democrats backing down? Who'da thunk it.

(coughing in hand)
"Iraq"

mumbly_joe August 10, 2011 at 10:25 am

2000 recount, 2004 irregularities, torture investigations, Public Option, Single Payer, Ending the Bush Tax Cuts, Clean Debt Ceiling bill, any legislation addressing climate change at all…

RavenRant August 10, 2011 at 10:33 pm

I'm picturing a scroll in your hands, unrolling across the room, out the door, to infinity.

Banelm August 11, 2011 at 8:09 pm

Near the end of that scroll is the last time the Democrats stood up for something… Which apparently was the Civil War??

RavenRant August 12, 2011 at 8:48 pm

On the wrong side, of course.

PuckStopsHere August 10, 2011 at 9:47 am

Of course the Democrats are "backing off" the charges. It's how we do. Maybe we can negotiate with them.

Jerry Fjord August 10, 2011 at 9:54 am

Dems won't accept anything less than giving up the two wins they actually had and perhaps any remaining collective bargaining rights. Your move, Scott Kocher…

kissawookiee August 10, 2011 at 10:24 am

Well, that plus turning themselves in for fraud, cuz they heard a 90-year-old Democratic voter in Whitefish Bay forgot to include his middle initial when he signed the roll.

horsedreamer_1 August 10, 2011 at 10:26 am

I don't live in Darling's district, & driving to my second job one day last week, around about 76th & Wells, I saw an Alberta Darling sign in a yard. Mind you, the property on which the sign rested is not in her district either. Far from it. I was tempted to phone in a report of attempted voter fraud, since I could only assume the householder planned on voting for Darling while not living in the Senator's district.

AJWjr. August 10, 2011 at 10:35 am

Well, they can still give up the two Dem recalls next week, in the spirit of fairness.

FlyOverGirl August 10, 2011 at 11:41 am

Or go for a good ol' round of Koch sucking.

FNMA August 10, 2011 at 9:47 am

Alberta Darling? You have to be fucking kidding. That's her porn name, right?

horsedreamer_1 August 10, 2011 at 10:00 am

Her husban's a doctor… A doctor of love.

baconzgood August 10, 2011 at 10:02 am

He's the one they call Dr. Feelgood
He's the one that'll make you feel all right

Ahhhhh SHIT! Now I got a shitty Motley Crew song in my head!!

SorosBot August 10, 2011 at 10:06 am

At least the Crue is good, unlike Kiss who's shitty song horsedreamer stuck in my head. And Dr. Feelgood is an awesome song.

baconzgood August 10, 2011 at 10:20 am

I'll admit that the Crew was the best hair band of the '80 (and Gunz & Roses)….Which is sorta like saying proudly "I'm the valedictorian of summer school"

PristinePantalones August 10, 2011 at 3:41 pm

Motley Crue? Aretha Franklin FTW!

Barb August 10, 2011 at 10:05 am

"Oh look, two non union plumbers showed up" (cue 70's porn music)

SorosBot August 10, 2011 at 10:16 am

Porn music? I would thing two plumbers showing us would cue a classic track of 8-bit beeps, and jumping on turtles to send their shells to destroy waves of walking giant mushroom thingies.

mumbly_joe August 10, 2011 at 10:21 am

Barb, S-Bot, let's be adults about this: why does it have to be one or the other? Why not both, at the same time?

Barb August 10, 2011 at 10:30 am

Check it out! Mario got the cock ring!

SorosBot August 10, 2011 at 10:47 am

There actually was a Mario porn movie, I think it was called Super Hornio Brothers; but I'm not going to look it up at work.

MissusBarry August 10, 2011 at 10:27 am

FTW. Also, here's something to get stuck in your head: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P9d2S-WSYAI&fe

Still haven't bothered to develop any HTML skills, lo siento.

Biel_ze_Bubba August 10, 2011 at 10:40 am

No skillz needed, really:
1. Paste in your link, post your message, then cllick on Edit.
2. You'll see your link is there twice, with some html voodoo mixed in.
3. Replace the second link (everything between > and < ) with the text you want to appear.
4. Save
5. Enjoy your newfound power and prestige.

poncho_pilot August 10, 2011 at 11:19 am

i can make that soundtrack for you if you'd like. if we're making an SMB porn.

hollywooddood August 10, 2011 at 10:27 am

I loved that movie.

poncho_pilot August 10, 2011 at 11:18 am

Starring: Alberta Darling and David Koch in…Special Erection.

RavenRant August 10, 2011 at 10:37 pm

This should become a real thing. See to it.

poncho_pilot August 11, 2011 at 2:29 pm

this photo is begging to be shopped:
http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcS4w5C_P-

SorosBot August 10, 2011 at 9:48 am

Um, why the fuck are you backing off? The woman's a blatant election cheater who already openly stole one Wisconsin Supreme Court seat; fight, dammit, and make sure this horrific enemy of democracy goes to jail where she belongs.

horsedreamer_1 August 10, 2011 at 10:01 am
powersuit August 10, 2011 at 11:07 am

I'm pretty sure this is Jim Sensenbrenner territory (he of the Clinton impeachment gang and an all-around hateful asshat)–in other words, deep, deep, unquestioning red–so the crap that certain people with less-than-above-board intentions could get away with in the name of "real, Christian America" there is huge.

horsedreamer_1 August 10, 2011 at 1:19 pm

& I've never seen Jimbo & Lou Dobbs in the same place, same time.

KenLayIsAlive August 10, 2011 at 12:08 pm

"why the fuck are you backing off?"

We're Democrats, that's why.

Monsieur_Grumpe August 10, 2011 at 9:48 am

Oh well, 2 out of 6 ain't bad right?

baconzgood August 10, 2011 at 10:03 am

Isn't that a Meatloaf song?

Ahhhhhh SHIT! NOW I got a shitty MEATLOAF! song in my head.

It's just not Baconz morning.

horsedreamer_1 August 10, 2011 at 10:28 am

His name is Robert Paulsen.

James Michael Curley August 10, 2011 at 11:51 am

"The pitcher glances over, winds up, and it's bunted, bunted down the third base line, the suicide squeeze is on! Here he comes. squeeze play, it's gonna be close! Heres the throw. heres the play at the plate. Holy cow, I think he's gonna make it!"

Best Hard Rock Performance by a New York Yankee Short Stop. Though a few ladies in the bleacher seats would award that to Derek Jeter these days.

horsedreamer_1 August 10, 2011 at 1:19 pm

I was always hoping Dashboard Confessional would cover that song. To redeem themselves.

Biel_ze_Bubba August 10, 2011 at 10:31 am

A clear mandate for the Wisconsin GOPtards to outlaw unions, pay teachers minimum wage, and institute a state income tax on all income under $40,000. Oh, and a 9-month waiting period for abortions.

Am I missing anything?

horsedreamer_1 August 10, 2011 at 10:43 am

Too many loopholes. Someone as blessed as the most recent addition to the Palin family could still qualify for an abortion (six pound premies's specialness be damned).

Callyson August 10, 2011 at 1:32 pm

Now that you mention it, that's a higher winning percentage than Democrats in Washington have been able to achieve…

elviouslyqueer August 10, 2011 at 9:49 am

You go, Darling. And take those tacky-ass shoes with you.

Plowmon August 10, 2011 at 9:49 am

Squeed: When urine squirts out your nose and ears.

EatsBabyDingos August 10, 2011 at 9:53 am

I thought it was Mexican squid. I had it in Zihuatenejo.

V572 Coif of Destiny August 10, 2011 at 10:47 am

La Casa Que Canta or GTFO

Plowmon August 10, 2011 at 9:56 am

Not so funny after the typo in the story is corrected…

Indiepalin August 10, 2011 at 9:51 am

When Michele Bachmann is erected plesident next year, she could do worse than name Kathy Nickolaus to the post of Attorney General. If, that is, Katherine Harris is still comatose in a Ft. Lauderdale Hospital.

freakishlywrong August 10, 2011 at 9:52 am

If you think this sucks, wait until the open cheating and election rigging that's going to go on in 2012.
It's pouring today, I'm just glad it's here and not Texas. I'm in a fucking funk. So tired of all this shit.

outragedcitizen August 10, 2011 at 10:38 am

Amen, brother. This shit sucks!

GOPCrusher August 10, 2011 at 12:41 pm

Yeah, after this, expect a full out war against the poor, the sick, the unemployed, etc.. Anyone that needs some kind of government assistance. The epic failure of the Wisconsinites to stem the tide will only empower Republiklans all across the nation.
We are truly, truly fucked.

EatsBabyDingos August 10, 2011 at 9:52 am

2/6ths is a Teabagger Super Majority.

Limeylizzie August 10, 2011 at 9:53 am

I wish I were still a 15 year-old skinhead, because I would beat the shit out of Kathy Nickolaus, much like I did to Janet Oliver ,outiside my high school after she said mean things about my best friend.

Plowmon August 10, 2011 at 10:00 am

And you can relive your misspent youth tonight, looks like the UK's on a wilding spree…

Limeylizzie August 10, 2011 at 10:22 am

Oh, I would have been one of those girls breaking windows and looting.

DashboardBuddha August 10, 2011 at 10:16 am

Just when I thought I couldn't be any more in love with you…

Limeylizzie August 10, 2011 at 10:21 am

I was a very angry teen!

Neilist_Returns August 10, 2011 at 10:43 am

"Very angry teens" and guns BELONG together.

Sort of like chocolate and peanut butter. Or bathos and some of the posters in here , , , ,

V572 Coif of Destiny August 10, 2011 at 10:50 am

Yes indeed, just think how much more enjoyable those events in London would've been if all participants had had American-style gun access!

glamourdammerung August 10, 2011 at 11:32 am

I thought angry teens trolled Wonkette, spanky.

DashboardBuddha August 10, 2011 at 10:50 am

Me too…problem was I didn't respond appropriately. My mom indoctrinated me with the belief it was better to walk away from a fight, so I did and swallowed a lot of humiliation and anger in the process. Now I'm an angry adult. I wonder if there's a connection?

Limeylizzie August 10, 2011 at 1:39 pm

You should have punched them, I did.

poncho_pilot August 10, 2011 at 11:35 am
Limeylizzie August 10, 2011 at 2:24 pm
fuflans August 10, 2011 at 11:29 am

i wish i had been a 15 year old skinhead.

though i did punch dan franklin in the nose when he made fun of my (handicapped) brother in the park.

Fare la Volpe August 10, 2011 at 12:28 pm

Nothing cooler than a girl willing to boot a Doc Marten up your ass.

Indiepalin August 10, 2011 at 1:00 pm

Were you the AntiChrist?

ifthethunderdontgetya August 10, 2011 at 9:53 am

Birds gotta fly, fish gotta swim, and Republicans gotta cheat.

P.S. Here's a 70s song to drive away the 80s that are bakin' baconz' brainz.

And here's the image that goes with it.
~

metamarcisf August 10, 2011 at 9:54 am

Why someone censor "Nickolaus finally found another printer cartridge for her Koch Industries color vote copy machine"? Tarzan no like. Cheetah no like. Palin doing meth on the Cornelia Marie again.

Tarzan, Cheetah & Palin, Attys at Law

KotBR August 10, 2011 at 9:55 am

Late Tuesday night, party spokesman Graeme Zielinski had accused Waukesha County Kathy Nickolaus of manipulating the Menomonee Falls vote count

Ultimately, he realized that he had to get back to helping his grandfather, Ray, in his take over of Callahan Auto Parts.

FakaktaSouth August 10, 2011 at 9:57 am

That bitch Kathy Nickolaus could have come out on the tv and LITERALLY pulled the exact number of votes the Kochs needed out of her ass and the Dems' only question would be "how'd she get em all up there?"
Derp. Derp. Derp.

Chillwaver August 10, 2011 at 9:58 am

Democrats will come back and win it all in tomorrow's election.

Mumbletypeg August 10, 2011 at 9:58 am

Maybe if Midwest Wonder-Mom had piloted her aircraft around the 8th district instead, trailing a conscience-pricking message behind it…
Actually, her sky-talker's last message would still apply to the slackadaisical non-voters in any case.

HobbesEvilTwin August 10, 2011 at 10:01 am

fake ballots come in, republicans win; no one can explain it.

Biel_ze_Bubba August 10, 2011 at 10:32 am

And never a miscommunication.

horsedreamer_1 August 10, 2011 at 11:28 am

It's a miracle!

Come here a minute August 10, 2011 at 10:03 am

Menomonee
Do doo do-do-do

Polythene_Pam August 10, 2011 at 1:14 pm

And, now, this song is stuck in my head (and that's not necessarily a bad thing) – thanx

proudgrampa August 10, 2011 at 10:03 am

Oh, Fuck Wisconsin:

Fuck, Wisconsin! Fuck, Wisconsin!
Grand old Badger State!
We, your idiot sons and daughters,
Can't get an election straight!
Fuck, Wisconsin! Fuck, Wisconsin!
Champion of the right,
"Backwards", our motto,
Dems, don't fight!

MNWICyborg August 10, 2011 at 12:14 pm

However being from WI, I would ask that you amend your punctuation to make it read "Oh Fuck, Wisconsin!"

PLEEEAAAASE???

Sue4466 August 10, 2011 at 10:06 am

If it'd gone the other way it would be meaningless, but these results are, of course, a referendum on Obama.

Much the same way the 2010 election was a repudiation of Obama and Democratic policies, but the 2008 election meant absolutely nothing, especially not legitimacy for Democratic governance.

freakishlywrong August 10, 2011 at 10:25 am

And that say this shit OUT LOUD. And it goes completely UN-CHALLENGED.

fuflans August 10, 2011 at 12:01 pm

EMPEACH NOBAMA!!?!?!?!!!!1!

horsedreamer_1 August 10, 2011 at 1:20 pm

Did somebody say empanadas? Ay, ahora tengo hambre.

horsedreamer_1 August 10, 2011 at 10:06 am

We at least got rid of the aptly-named Randy Hopper & the mouthy Dan Kopanke (who said, "I hope all the union workers in my district forget about the Election & sleep-in on Tuesday").

Darling would have been a great take-down, though, agreed.

Anyway, I'm just glad George Petak is still alive & kicking. He can console his fellow Republican losers.

ShaveTheWhales August 10, 2011 at 1:11 pm

The eighth is, I suppose, my ancestral district. I should be ashamed, but looking at the map of the district, I'd assume this was gerrymandered to be reliably Republican — two sort of average-suburban assembly districts plus AD-24 to tip the balance. It's actually pretty impressive that Pasche got 47% or whatever.

As for Clumsy Kathy, she's obviously incompetent, and quite possibly a cheater; but, unfortunately, it is all too easy to believe that MFalls would go 2:1 Repo.

horsedreamer_1 August 10, 2011 at 1:21 pm

This is Good News for Ernie von Schledorn!

donner_froh August 10, 2011 at 10:07 am

The Democrats fought GOP fraud in Florida in the 2000 presidential election and lost. No one minded the final results there–it only lead to eight years of war and economic charlatanry– so they had a precedent for giving up in Wisconsin.

DahBoner August 10, 2011 at 2:28 pm

"No one minded the final results there"

As one wise Republican told me at the time, "What difference could this make to you?"

//snort, snort

DustBowlBlues August 10, 2011 at 10:12 am

When I went to bed last night, the Democrats–I think a senator and ?–had already served her with a letter intending to ask for an investigation of her office. I also understand she was being watched by Dems. Maybe Darling beat the human being.

On to maintaining the two Democrats in the next recall elections in Wis.

BTW–Harry Reid's picks are Patty Murray, Max Baucus, and John Kerry. Why don't we just cave now and get it over.

I wish that Barry's lame crew would look at the Wisconsin races and realize what their "base" can do when they have something to fight for. I understand that, with the exception of one district, these were heavily Republitard districts. I'm fed up with hearing the Obama dummies say, "Where else are they going to go? To the Republicans?"

Yeah, that attitude really makes me want to get on the telephone and call people in the swing states and beg them to make up for the kind of dipshits who vote in my state. Or send some money so the Notso-Hopeys and brag about how many small donors they have. Let the fucking Wall Street bankers pay this time.

horsedreamer_1 August 10, 2011 at 10:31 am

The GOTV has to be maintained in Wirsch's district & Holperin's, especially the former's. At least, too, Holpey has crypto-Nazi home-schooler Kim Simac as his opponent; that should turn-away most independents.

mumbly_joe August 10, 2011 at 10:45 am

Why the everloving fuck is Max Baucus positioned to ;be appointed to sabotage every single fucking critical senate committee? What the hell sort of leverage does he have that that keeps happening?

KenLayIsAlive August 10, 2011 at 12:11 pm

He has photos of the one time Harry Reid ever had sexual relations.

mumbly_joe August 10, 2011 at 2:01 pm

Welp, the Republican stacked it with uberconservatives: John Kyl, Rob Portman, and Pat Toomey (Wingnut-PA).

Clearly this move for bipartisanship will work, unlike all the other ones where the Dems try to be centrist and the Republicans respond by tacking hard right, and will result in a reasonable proposal that will actually help the economy, and the Dow will go up 1,223 points.

And then, after Tom Friedman changes his underpants, he'll elect a centrist third party, on the Internet, that is somehow different from the Democrats under Obama, and this will be good for America, because Tom Friendman's hedge fund buddies thing so, and if anyone knows what's best for America, it's hedge fundies.

RavenRant August 10, 2011 at 10:53 pm

They should have skipped the middle men, and composed the Super Congress of hedge fundies.

Or ban the two houses of congress altogether, and put Lloyd Blankfein in charge.

ShaveTheWhales August 10, 2011 at 1:13 pm

Chairman of the Finance Committee, although I like KLIA's theory too. Also.

imissopus August 10, 2011 at 12:17 pm

Alan Simpson is apparently very upset Baucus was chosen, which makes me think it might actually be a good appointment.

sati_demise August 10, 2011 at 1:47 pm

you dont remember the health care debate and little Maxie screwing that up royal? gad, I dislike that fellow. Why does a man from a state with half a million people get such incredible power?

imissopus August 10, 2011 at 4:30 pm

Oh, I remember it well, and I don't like him any more than you do. But two things here: one is that Alan Simpson is complaining that Baucus will not be interested in making Social Security cuts (which is Simpson's bailiwick). If that's true, then perhaps there's hope that the committee will be able to hold the line on entitlement cuts. Second, as I wrote somewhere else around here yesterday, Baucus is chair of the Finance Committee. Any bill that has cuts written into it has to go through him anyway, and I think that's true of whatever this Super Committee comes up with. So you might as well put him on the SC and get his input from the very beginning and save some time later on (they are working under a tight deadline.)

And third, these guys haven't started working yet. Pelosi hasn't even named her three members. So I want to see what they come up with before I get worked up about it.

PristinePantalones August 10, 2011 at 3:58 pm

NEVER give up! NEVER surrender! We're fighting to make the world a *better* place for the weak, the sick, the disabled, the young, the elderly, the disenfranchised, the poor, the suffering. We must NEVER give up, no matter how many times we are beaten down, because we are the ONLY hope, the ONLY voice they have. No one else cares about these people. No one but you and me and whoever else is out there in this struggle, the fine people in Wisconsin who have worked day and night to ensure these results. We have so much less than the Koch brothers. For us, each GOTV call, each trip, each rally takes so much of our limited resources, and our energy.

C'mon, DustBowl! You know you're doing it for those in need.

Here's something that will keep your spirits up and amuse you. Alan Rickman does disgust SO well: http://movies.netflix.com/WiMovie/Galaxy_Quest/28

RavenRant August 10, 2011 at 10:57 pm

You are right. Snark only goes so far.

Never give up! More democrats and BETTER democrats, and then badger them mercilessly until they do what they promised to do.

I don't think last night was a loss. But I do think Kathy Nicklaus has got to go. They should have recalled her crooked/incompetent ass first.

PristinePantalones August 10, 2011 at 11:13 pm

Yup. One-legged ass-kickings all around, but it ain't over till it's over and we will NEVER settle for less than human rights for all. You're right about Nickolaus. She MUST go. Now, while we prepare to get Snotty Wanker OUT, we should also start a campaign to have her investigated and replaced with someone who doesn't continually and conveniently show up with "missing" votes.

And "badger" is so apposite in this case.

RavenRant August 10, 2011 at 11:27 pm

Hmmm… I'm funny when I'm not trying to be, (badger), and NOT funny when… Oh, well.

johnnyzhivago August 10, 2011 at 10:13 am

What a bunch of CheeseHeads!!!

Goonemeritus August 10, 2011 at 10:13 am

Politics is not sprint it’s a marathon. It’s a marathon that we Democrats consider through a fog of cigarette smoke while sitting on our chesterfields.

genxr August 10, 2011 at 10:25 am

A marathon is something you put off training for until the day of the race, then you lie there wheezing by the side of the road complaining about how unfair it is. I should know, I've run attempted a few.

horsedreamer_1 August 10, 2011 at 10:45 am

Today, we are all Cosmo Kramer in the AIDS Walk.

genxr August 10, 2011 at 11:56 am

"Hey, this guy isn't wearing a pin!"

PristinePantalones August 10, 2011 at 4:05 pm

I thought we were Simon Pegg in "Run, Fat Boy, Run." After all, he is in a deadly competition with a banker/stockbroker, right?

Am I in the wrong movie again?

PristinePantalones August 10, 2011 at 4:04 pm

It is. Which is why a long view, a strategical view, is so important. Those criticizing President Obama for failing to do this, that, or the other, don't acknowledge that, in the less than three years that he has held office, he has completely discredited the teabaggers, the Republican Party, and Fox News. Right now, the Republicans are seeing record disapproval percentages, something that did NOT happen until after 2010. Until 2009-2010, Fox News was considered a primary and most-trusted source of news.

The rest of us still need to step up our efforts, though. We must fight as if our lives depended upon it, because they do. The RWNJs are under no illusions about that. They fight every step of the way. We must do the same or else we will surely lose.

x111e7thst August 10, 2011 at 10:13 am

Fuck shit.

DashboardBuddha August 10, 2011 at 10:15 am

Well…you know what they say…where there's smoke there's a lying, cheating, democracy hating Kochsucking cunt.

Btw – I'm still alive, obviously. Either a. God said, "enough with the stupid prayers, dumbass", b. God has a plan for me (probably involves torture) or c. he doesn't exit.

comrad_darkness August 10, 2011 at 11:00 am

God doesn't exit. I like that.

Mort_Sinclair August 10, 2011 at 10:18 am

There comes a time when you really do have to say people get the government they deserve.

genxr August 10, 2011 at 10:23 am

The people have spoken. Will the last person left in civilized society please turn out the lights.

hagajim August 10, 2011 at 10:24 am

Oh where have you gone Katherine Harris….hmmmm?

horsedreamer_1 August 10, 2011 at 10:32 am

Sweden, prolly, since her husband is from there, & she can get socialist health-care. (She only served four years in the U.S. House, so her health-care for life might not have rolled over (didn't make the five year cut-off).)

fartknocker August 10, 2011 at 10:28 am

If I remember correctly, this is the same manipulative twat that blamed her last 14K voter error on a software glich using Microsoft Access on her county issued laptop.

I would have thought that things like voting results would be stored and secured on a more stable electronic platform.

In the words of Microsoft, "To the Cloud!"

baconzgood August 10, 2011 at 10:28 am

Votes go in, Republicans cheat…You can't explain it!

PristinePantalones August 10, 2011 at 4:07 pm

Well, maybe YOU can't, but I got Billo's explanation right heah.

hollywooddood August 10, 2011 at 10:29 am

The people also spoke when they elected President Obama. So I'd appreciate it if the teabaggers would shut the fuck up.

Limeylizzie August 10, 2011 at 10:42 am

Bless you for that.

GOPCrusher August 10, 2011 at 12:49 pm

Not according to the Republiklans/Tea Baggers. Obama was elected with illegal immigrant votes, and according to them, illegal immigrants aren't people.

Texan_Bulldog August 10, 2011 at 10:31 am

This is exactly how a Green Bay Packer game circa Brett Favre turns out. Green Bay is getting their gizzard cleaned, come back within 3 points in the last 2 minutes of the game and then Brett throws an interception RIGHT INTO THE hands of the other team.

Rinse, lather, repeat.

metamarcisf August 10, 2011 at 10:39 am

Right in their fucking hands…

PuckStopsHere August 10, 2011 at 10:40 am

I still say, "Fuck the Green Bay Packers!" Also.

horsedreamer_1 August 10, 2011 at 10:46 am

… with Reince Priebus as Corey Webster. (Finally, a GOOPER will have an excuse to wear black-face.)

Chet Kincaid August 10, 2011 at 10:49 am

Didn't he win a Super Bowl?

horsedreamer_1 August 10, 2011 at 10:59 am

& lost one. & had two of the greatest playoff fails, the six interception game against the Rams in the '01 Divisional round, & the '07 NFC Championship overtime loss. (All they needed in that second one was a field-goal, just drive thirty yards, at home, in sub-zero weather. It should have been our time.)

Chet Kincaid August 10, 2011 at 11:11 am

Quit crying in your fucking curds, for God's sake, you just won the god-damned Super Bowl!!

powersuit August 10, 2011 at 11:13 am

Yeah, but "Brent" broke their heart. They haz a sad. Forever.

horsedreamer_1 August 10, 2011 at 11:16 am

With a quarterback who knows how to protect the ball.

All hail the new king!

SorosBot August 10, 2011 at 11:04 am

Then he takes a picture of his penis and texts it to some random woman.

littlebigdaddy August 10, 2011 at 10:31 am

Sorry, I can't pay attention to any of this. Another blond girl has gone missing in Aruba.

horsedreamer_1 August 10, 2011 at 10:50 am

If she were identified as 25, not 35, I would suggest this missing woman is the same as the last one.

PristinePantalones August 10, 2011 at 4:08 pm

Maybe it's all the same blond girl, just being recycled endlessly through "Missing" posters as she grows up.

arihaya August 10, 2011 at 10:44 am

this is just another case of Waukeshit County being Waukeshit County

Guppy06 August 10, 2011 at 10:46 am

The way we gerrymander state legislative districts in this country, it's a miracle any seats changed hands at all.

DaSandman August 10, 2011 at 10:50 am

Well Dems, if you act like a pussy in life you will soon discover you spend most of your time bend over a barrel getting fucked.

Don't be hatin, i'm just sayin'

BklynIlluminati August 10, 2011 at 10:51 am

The last one standing in our Republic please remember to turn out the lights. This is only going to embolden the tea tards

GunToting[Redacted] August 10, 2011 at 1:25 pm

Only if those lights are incandescent, non-CFL bulbs, please.

rickmaci August 10, 2011 at 10:54 am

Niccolò Machiavelli wrote in The Prince, “Never do an enemy a small injury.” In other words, if you strike out at an opponent, make sure the blow is fatal. Machiavelli went on: “the injury that is to be done to a man ought to be of such a kind that one does not stand in fear of revenge.”

Once again the Dems fired and missed at the Rethugs and now must fear their revenge.

PuckStopsHere August 10, 2011 at 11:00 am

"Bring it on."

PristinePantalones August 10, 2011 at 4:10 pm

I do not fear their revenge. If they push too long and too hard, even the lowliest worm will turn.

comrad_darkness August 10, 2011 at 10:57 am

This last minute vote finding was happening in my state too last election. Now we have a useless teabagger. Republican machine in action.

glamourdammerung August 10, 2011 at 11:01 am

Of course they are backing off. After all, maybe the next time the Republicans will not cheat, right?

DahBoner August 10, 2011 at 2:25 pm

With all this evidence of Republican cheating, Democrats shouldn't jump to any conclusions…

Ducksworthy August 10, 2011 at 11:06 am

"whiny hell demon Scott Walker’s 24/7 Koch-sucking pajama party in the capitol" way to go KBJ

not that Dewey August 10, 2011 at 11:07 am

If it ain’t broke IN A WAY THAT REPUBLICANS CAN WHINE AND CRY ABOUT AND FIND SOME WAY TO BLAME ON THE BLACK PANTHERS, don’t fix it

ingloriousbytch August 10, 2011 at 11:15 am

The only thing I hate more than Republicans being assholes are Democrats being pussies.

PristinePantalones August 10, 2011 at 4:12 pm

Having known some glorious fighters among feline kind, I resent the term "pussies." Democrats are neither as soft, warm, and tasty (but NOT fattening) as the one thing deserving that sobriquet nor as tough, pointy-ended, and vicious as the other.

Let's just settle for slime mold. Spineless slime mold.

Steverino247 August 10, 2011 at 11:18 am

While I would have been overjoyed at the desired result, it needs to be said that recalling six Republicans in six districts drawn to keep Republicans in office was nearly impossible. The fact that two of them went down is pretty amazing to me. Since all politics is yokel, er, local, it needs to be remembered that people were being asked to replace someone not necessarily responsible for Scott Walker being an asshole. In effect, we're hitting senators who might be doing well locally instead of the Governor who's fucking everything up. That's a pretty hard sell. The recall of Walker will have different results, because everybody knows he's a clown.

So, Wisconsin, be sure to vote D next Tuesday (no sense losing what you gained) and get ready for the Walker recall.

Oh, and can the DOJ please investigate she-who-must-not-be-allowed-to-count-votes? Thanks.

horsedreamer_1 August 10, 2011 at 11:30 am

Aplauso! Aplauso!

comrad_darkness August 10, 2011 at 12:02 pm

Imagine if the Obama administration threatened the DOJ from that district to come up with a case or get fired. Imagine how the Righties would freak out when they didn't give a crap that Bush did the same.

Dems, bringing butter to a knife fight.

fuflans August 10, 2011 at 12:04 pm

yeah this 'recalling two repubs' part of the recall story seems to be overlooked.

Steverino247 August 10, 2011 at 12:18 pm

Indeed. We got two of them. One was the guy who had some "family values" issues come up, so he was toast next time around anyway. I view it like getting two RBI's against the best pitcher they have. Didn't win the game, but we came close and made them play harder.

Unfortunately, the message (watch your ass or you'll lose it all next time) is lost in the din of "They didn't recall three. So, nahner, nahner."

ShaveTheWhales August 10, 2011 at 1:30 pm

Actually, I wonder if this might not cause, e.g., lovely Alberta to think a little harder about the possible electoral consequences of her future votes. I mean, she did win — by about 1% — in 2008, when Wisky went for Bamz, so she's got a pretty R-leaning district, but this recall shows her edge is still pretty thin.

Ach, it's probably wishful thinking.

rahelio August 10, 2011 at 12:33 pm

Hope you didn't miss the NYTimes early this morning with the headline "At least 3 Republicans Hold Their Seats" and "Big Recall comes up short," and not "Two Republicans Upset in WI"

That liberal media sure does like shitting on liberals.

PristinePantalones August 10, 2011 at 4:13 pm

That sumbitch Eric Holder is too busy ordering raids on pot pharmacies to bother with something as minor as election cheating.

BarackMyWorld August 10, 2011 at 11:20 am

Now I'm not saying the Democrats are pussies, but isn't it interesting they're always getting screwed?

proudgrampa August 10, 2011 at 11:25 am

We Democrats are just too damn nice for our own good.

DahBoner August 10, 2011 at 2:23 pm

I'm just happy someone is getting screwed..

elviouslyqueer August 10, 2011 at 11:21 am

So, "How Fraud Gets Done?" is the new "How is Babby Formed?"

Andrew Drinker August 10, 2011 at 12:05 pm

Summary for those who don't want to read it all:

"Kathy Nickolaus is a felonious (treasonous?) party hack and the Wisconsin Democratic Party are a bunch of goddam pussies."

Gorillionaire August 10, 2011 at 12:07 pm

I predicted that this exact thing would happen. I would be proud of this except I am sure that many thousands of people actually paying attention predicted the same thing.

GOPCrusher August 10, 2011 at 12:53 pm

Sarah Palin?

Steverino247 August 10, 2011 at 12:19 pm

Oh, shit! I almost forgot! How did this affect Sarah Palin?

MLHencken August 10, 2011 at 12:22 pm

Brawny towels for everyone.

mavenmaven August 10, 2011 at 12:29 pm

Hooray for the two Dem winners! Hopefully WI is not Arizona.

GunToting[Redacted] August 10, 2011 at 12:45 pm

Accio VOTES!

GOPCrusher August 10, 2011 at 12:55 pm

I have to imagine that the state of Wisconsin has a U.S. Attorney that could investigate vote irregularities, even if the Wisconsin Dems don't call for it?

HelmutNewton August 10, 2011 at 1:23 pm

I'm sure Faux News will be all over this Kathy Nickolaus chick. Possible voter fraud! Right?

(crickets)

ttommyunger August 10, 2011 at 2:00 pm

Gosh, what a surprise….NOT!

102415 August 10, 2011 at 2:16 pm

Still, two out of three is not bad. Don't forget there was that one normal human Republican who might play nice for a consideration.
Apparently we just need to get rid of this Kathy Special Laptop thing and the the Walker thing in a few months. Nobody said it would be easy. Our Black Panthers were on vacation in France and our illegals got shipped to Georgia to dig onions at night in camo for cash and green cards .

DahBoner August 10, 2011 at 2:22 pm

It's the old "Give 'em enough rope to hang themselves" trick, again…

Soylent Green August 10, 2011 at 4:05 pm

Wait till the votes roll in on Aug 11th! Then we'll see who gets the last laugh! Yeah.

Suck My Balls August 10, 2011 at 7:39 pm

Shenanigans FTW!

Negropolis August 10, 2011 at 11:57 pm

I want to be angry as hell, and rail against Democrats for not doing more (even though they literally did everything they could, up there), but then I remember that we were running against Republicans in largely Republican districts, some of them straight-up farm country and I can't really complain with the results.

I'm looking at my state and imaging trying to run against some Republican state senators on their home turf, and I honestly can't think of any that we could defeat, so what Wisconsintes in those districts did, last night, was God's work as far as I'm concerned.

I'd have liked to seen the president roll in and camp out in Wisconsin for about a month knocking on doors and shit, but he's Barack Obama and that's just not how he rolls. He's a helluva campaigner. He's also one of the more flakey allies a guy can have.

horsedreamer_1 August 10, 2011 at 10:27 am

I'm a sucker for Poison.

Yours in unskinny bopping,

horsedreamer_1

SorosBot August 10, 2011 at 10:45 am

Sure it would be, if summer school was the greatest, most awesome genre of music ever made.

baconzgood August 10, 2011 at 10:30 am

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH. My friend in highschool was Bret Michaels cousin.

horsedreamer_1 August 10, 2011 at 10:41 am

Lancaster's finest.

Save for C.C. de Ville — greatest (rock) guitarist alive — who is from Brooklyn. Before it was cool. Before, even, They Might Be Giants had started Dial*a*Song from a Williamsburg flat back about 1987.

imissopus August 10, 2011 at 12:23 pm

My old boss's husband was in the music industry in L.A. in the 80s and the two of them used to hang out with Poison quite a bit. My understanding is there were mounds of coke and games of naked Twister at Brett's house with the band and their groupies.

baconzgood August 10, 2011 at 10:51 am

Nick didn't think so. When people in school found out he denied it more than Peter denied Christ.

horsedreamer_1 August 10, 2011 at 10:56 am

Someone could shoot clear thru their willy, just like that bloke in Arizona.

horsedreamer_1 August 10, 2011 at 11:15 am

For me, it's the overstaying his welcome, & his imperiousness during that time.

He wasn't that clutch. (Cough, 4th & 26 game, cough.)

MissusBarry August 10, 2011 at 11:21 am

That earned actual LOLing.

MissusBarry August 10, 2011 at 11:27 am

Thanks, Bubba!

horsedreamer_1 August 10, 2011 at 1:18 pm

Sounds like a Wonkette Meet-up during the Newell-Smith years.

GunToting[Redacted] August 10, 2011 at 1:18 pm

Even better, it was his girlfriend's PINK revolver. Talk about emasculating yourself with an emasculating object.

Texan_Bulldog August 10, 2011 at 1:35 pm

Not to mention coming out of retirement ala Groundhog Day!

DashboardBuddha August 10, 2011 at 1:58 pm

I should have. Even if I lost, better an ass-kicking that a lifetime of bitter thoughts.

Limeylizzie August 10, 2011 at 2:04 pm

If I hadn't had been such a wee scrapper I would have been bullied, I was short, bosomy, motherless and epileptic! I was bullied unmercifully until my brother taught me how to fight.

DashboardBuddha August 10, 2011 at 2:17 pm

I was a big kid. If I went medieval as I had every right to, I was a bully. If I walked away, I was a coward.

poncho_pilot August 10, 2011 at 3:07 pm

gotcha. had to ask, is all.

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