Tuesday, February 22, 2011

The Koch Brothers Can Go Shopping In Wisconsin - - Power Plants, Forests - - In A State Up For Sale

No fire in the fireplace, but a no-bid fire sale is coming.

Pants-on-Fire would see apropos.

Privatization? How about an entire takeover of common properties?

And as they have proven during Walker's campaign, the Koch Brothers have the checkbook.

Others will line up.

Wisconsin is open for business - -a going-out-of-business sale.


mimi torchia boothby watercolors said...

I appreciate your blogging but can find no news since Friday about recalling GOP senators. How is that going?

James Rowen said...

Recalls in WI must wait a year after an official takes office. So this is not an immediate issue or activity.

Anonymous said...

The dots are connecting themselves.

coal supply

power plants

minimum regulation

Bought and paid for.

The more public this becomes the less likely it will be successful.

rich said...


Does that include State Senators? My understanding was it did not. Or, if it does cover legislative officials, does the one-year run from date of election, or from date that official was first elected to office? It'd be a great tactical way to undercut Walker in a way he can't prevent, before he realizes what's up.

Jake formerly of the LP said...

Rich- James is incorrect in one way. You can recall your Senator if they're in an even-numbered district, since their term is over 2 years in. This includes Alberta Darling, Dan Kapanke, Randy Hopper (the most likely to get run), but check your Legis.Wisconsin.gov site to find out which Senator is yours.

You'll have to wait till 2012 to have Assembly members and Walker to be blown out (I'd recommend waiting until right after the GOP presidential primary in Feburary). But getting some GOP Senators facing the music this year would send the message, and could even up the next GOP power-grab known as redistricting.

Jake formerly of the LP said...

James is wrong on one count, you can recall your State Senator if they're in an even-numbered district. The most likely candidates would be Alberta Darling, Randy Hopper, and Dan Kapanke, but check the Legis.Wisconsin.gov site for more information.

James Rowen said...

Yes, I was focused on Walker. Shame on me.

Anonymous said...

Is there someplace to donate toward the Republican senate recalls? Plz share if so, Jim.

Anonymous said...

Speak about connecting the dots. Hmm, take a look what states are being threatened by union curtailment. They seem to ring the Great Lakes. Lets see a company that builds pipe lines and water - fresh water shortages world wide including Waukesha County, WI.