Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Waiting For Scott Walker To Say He's 'Not Unlike' Abe Lincoln

After all, both are/were Republicans.


And is he also even more 'not unlike' Scott Skiles, Scott Baio, and Scott Podsednick?


xoff said...

So was Fighting Bob LaFollette

Anonymous said...

They both had the intestinal fortitude to right the wrongs.

One saved the nation, the other the state.

I'd say it's a fair comparison to those who believe Wisconsin is God's country.

In fact, Scott Walker saved the state without one shot being fired. So he saved thousands of lives and thousands of jobs. That's two up on Abe.

Have at it libs. This is going to be good.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Interesting that he saved the state by driving it to the bottom of all the economic stats.

you really would destroy the country in order to say "eat it, libs!" wouldn't you?

Anonymous said...

he'll say it next year, when he's two score and seven years old.

Jake formerly of the LP said...

This has to be satire, right?

The only thing they have in common is that they're white guys from the Midwest

Anonymous said...

Walker has another one up on ol' Abe, he's not a flat lander.

Zombie, conservatives are not in the drivers seat, libs are. So, when you write, "eat it libs!" failure is of the lib making and you will reap what you've sown.

Wisconsin has positioned itself to be the most prosperous state in the nation of states not rich in natural gas (which will be the most powerful and prosperous in the next 10 years - bookmark this prophesy). Once outstanding OPEB liabilities affect borrowing rates for liberal states like Illinois, Michigan, and California, taxes or bankruptcy will make Wisconsin the shining state on a hill.

BTW - It's just a matter of time before Milwaukee will face the fate of Detroit. Don't worry, be happy Milwaukee is going to change for the better.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

"positioned itself" is weasel speak for "the things I predict are always just on the brink of happening, but never actually do"

Milwaukee will face the fate of Detroit.

In your most embarrassing wet dreams, maybe. Do you have evidence for that? Oh, I forget, evidence is for liberals.

I don't worry about Milwaukee changing for the better, because I know may people who live here and work to make it better. I see it every day. You should visit some time, like all the rest of the Governors, to see how nice it is. We would welcome even you, even if you insist on being anonymous!

So, when you write, "eat it libs!" failure is of the lib making and you will reap what you've sown.

Work on your reading comprehension. I expect better from 16 year olds.

Of course, considering your reading and writing skills, I guess I don't blame you for not wanting to pick an identifiable nym to sign to your scrawls.

Jake formerly of the LP said...

You might want to do research instead of repeat talking points. Both Wisconsin and the City of Milwaukee have fully-funded pensions, and never were anything like the shrinking Detroit or the unfunded Illinois.

In reality, the only danger Milwaukee faces is the fact that Walker and other WisGOP suburb trash keep cutting state aid to Wisconsin's economic capital without allowing the city to make up the difference.

You are not entitled to your own facts on these subjects.

Anonymous said...

"Do you have evidence for that?"

You would have to be able to read a financial statement - sorry.

"You should visit some time,"

I'm in Milwaukee daily. Crime sucks, poverty abounds, and the value of property is overshadowed by high property taxes to pay for social services and a really bad school system. I went to MPS. I was ripped off as you point out.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

You would have to be able to read a financial statement - sorry.

So, you don't have evidence then.

I've lived in Milwaukee for twenty years, and none of that is true.

My son went to MPS schools and is now fluent in two languages, as well as graduating from the highest rated high school in the State, and is attending one of the best private engineering schools in the country, starting in fall. One of his friends is at Harvard. Funny that they did that at a "really bad school system". Perhaps you didn't work up to your potential.

Anonymous said...

And I'll bet you live on the hioty toity east side because you're blind to the issues on 38th and Hampton, 12th and Clarke, or 91st and Silver Spring.

I grew up on the Northwest side.

I'm happy for your son. He has a dad who cares and did a good job overseeing his education. In MPS, as a system,that's the exception and not the rule.
Congratulations to you. With all sincerity we need more males to be there for the children they father

Anonymous said...

Jake, when you understand what OPEB liabilities are you might be more kinder to those who know what their talking about.

OPEB has nothing to do with pension plans. Other Post Employment Benefits.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

you're blind to the issues on 38th and Hampton, 12th and Clarke, or 91st and Silver Spring.

well, you're wrong on that also, because my professional work is often concerned with those exact areas.

Thanks for the other comments though.

Jake formerly of the LP said...

Lets just say I'm in the biz and know plenty. The City of Milwaukee and state of Wisconsin are as good as pretty much as any big city and state in the country when it comes to funded benefits.

Let me guess , you think we should fund OPEB 100% because every current worker could die or retire tomorrow. Sorry, kid but that shows that while you may be able to run a spreadsheet, you know zero about how they apply to the real world.

In fact, if I ddn't know better, Id swear you were Dale Koo-Koo-yenga, given your clueless takes.

Anonymous said...


You're really clueless.

OPEB forced ACT 10. Thanks to yes, Scott Walker, every level of Wisconsin government can deal with OPEB liabilities going forward because retirement benefits are not negotiable with the employee unions except police and firefighters. I double dog dare you to take away early retirement health care from Milwaukee cops and firefighters.

Now, Milwaukee could keep raising property taxes to the maximum every year or continue to keep shifting to fees (taxes) like Tom Barrett has done for years to avoid the word tax, but we see that's not working by the population shift out of Milwaukee. Eventually even the east side will be supporting the rest of Milwaukee - not. Right now outside contractors with the city aren't getting paid for 6 months as the city robs Peter to pay Paul.

Eventually, Milwaukee will be Detroit financially speaking unless social reforms take place.

Jake formerly of the LP said...

Ah yes, the whole "Social Security is bankrupt because it might not pay full benefits in 30 years" argument. Total corporate bunk. Take it elsewhere.

If Act 10 was designed to help OPEB, then why were shared revenues also cut, along with state taxes this year? Because Act 10 helps NOTHING on OPEB, other than reducing the power of unions and clearing the way for Michigan-style "Emergency managers" to sell off local assets to campaign contributors.

Honest Abe would never abuse working people to satisfy oligarchs like Walker has done, read the "labor is the equal, if not superior of, capital" line.

And lastly stop being an Anonymous wuss and OWN YOUR GREED. And waste someone else's time on this blog.