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Wisconsin Capitol blocks pro-union website

By David Edwards
Tuesday, February 22, 2011 15:59 EDT
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The Democratic Party of Wisconsin spoke out forcefully Tuesday after it was discovered that the state Capitol had blocked a website that was attempting to organize those protesting Republican Gov. Scott Walker’s plan to strip unions of their rights.

Anyone trying to use the state Capitol’s Wi-Fi connection to access www.defendwisconsin.org Monday and early Tuesday received an error message.

University of Wisconsin-Madison Teacher Assistants created the website to share information with protesters and let them know where volunteers were needed. Democratic party officials claimed that it was available at the Capitol until at least last Friday.

“In a direct assault on the First Amendment, Scott Walker’s administration is blocking access in the Wisconsin Capitol to opposition websites,” Wisconsin Democratic Party press secretary Graeme Zielinski told CNN.

“It seems that we are entering a nightmare period in Wisconsin history in which Scott Walker is drawing all power unto himself, to the point that he feels comfortable blocking the First Amendment rights of protesters at the exact time they are exercising their First Amendment rights,” Wisconsin Democratic Party Chairman Michael Tate said in recorded audio message.

“This is undemocratic and it is un-American,” he added. “We have seen so many things without precedence from Scott Walker in recent weeks, including blowing up almost seven decades of labor peace.”

“We call on Walker to specifically renounce the practice of suppressing opposition websites. We call on him to explain fully how and why this is being done and we call on him to apologize for his administration’s attack on our fundamental principles.”

In a statement Tuesday, Walker’s spokesman, Cullen Werwie, called the claim a “lie.”

“The Department of Administration blocks all new websites shortly after they are created, until they go through a software approval program that unblocks them. Within 30 minutes of being notified this website was blocked, DOA circumvented the software and immediately made the website accessible,” the statement said.

“Well, that doesn’t explain why the website was fully accessible for the entire time it was up, up until they started blocking it on Friday,” Tate countered.

Former Capitol tech worker Sachen Chheda examined a screen image of the error said that the that blockage appeared to be intentional.

This video is from CNN, uploaded Feb. 22, 2011.

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David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
 
 
 
 
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  • Anonymous

    History won’t be kind to this dweeb no matter what the outcome is.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Lon-Warneke/1409625620 Lon Warneke

    What we’re witnessing here through these labor struggles, is the GOP’s effort, with the help of their plutocrats, to carry out the systematic removal of the middle class and its decedents…
    If they are allowed to succeed…and if you somehow think your kids and grandchildren will still have the life we’ve had up to this point…think again.

  • Anonymous

    Just watch and see if Walker starts growing a tiny mustache, … but only directly under his nose!

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/6EX2KJ7LSZMDCBZWCH62Q7CABY Sandra

    Who knows if it was blocked or not.

  • Guest

    So much for Freedom of Speech when the Neo-cons are in control.

  • Anonymous

    I wonder is Walker is familiar with the phrase “Run out of town on a rail”?

  • Praxman

    Phew!
    Only the middle classes?
    Well that’s a relief…

    (So how is this strategy working….marginalize and exploit all working people by telling them they are nothing without a resilient middle class? Hot damn…I just wanna run right out and support them poor folks, their maxed out credit cards and THEIR childrens’ opportunities for the future? Perhaps a new paradigm based on equality and dignity for all working people regardless of a fictitious corporate class apparatus that breeds self-entitlement on backs on other workers?)

  • http://twitter.com/Howieisright Howieisright

    Impeach the scumbag! Freeze assets and find who is pulling the strings.

  • Anonymous

    Freedom of speech for the right and NOBODY else???

  • Anonymous

    Scott Walker truly deserves to be called Hosni Walker. You’ve got to please your rich masters though so better stay in close contact with the Koch Bros.

    Thanks Rachael for getting this out: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/26315908/vp/41710135#41710135

    We tried really hard before the election to make voters aware of this but the out-of-state money drowned out all other discussions. Exactly what they had intended. Walker is one sick sob!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FONW6K3ZWV4BU4ZTCDCSZHHH6E Mick Jagger

    CENSORSHIP…EGYPT STYLE…YES I SAID IT JON STEWART! IF YOU DONT THINK PEOPLE WOULD GET SHOT IF THEY STORMED THE CAPITOL MUCH LONGER THEN YOU HAVEN’T READ US HISTORY.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FONW6K3ZWV4BU4ZTCDCSZHHH6E Mick Jagger

    We have had inflation since 1994. Thats when all items at the grocery store where still sold in the same size box, bag, can or bottle but the weight or size of the product inside has been decreased by 25-33%. On top of that, many of the foods and drinks have been ‘cut’ with fillers more and more like mono and diglycerides (fancy, tech word for lard) which are found in peanut butter, most breads and baked items, candy bars etc… Most people are too dim-witted to notice this slight of hand trick. We live in the land of scams.

  • Anonymous

    His last name is Walker; I thought it was Mubarak or Kadhafi…

    Wow, these billionaire-financed anti-American politicians are
    exactly like dictators!!!!

    POWER TO THE PEOPLE
    POWER TO THE PEOPLE, RIGHT ON!!!

  • Anonymous

    If this doesn’t send a clear message to the damn republican voters that this guy is the wrong guy for a politics I don’t know what will!! I think this jackass needs to take course in Constitutional Law! He doesn’t believe in America, Americans the Constitution or the Bill of Rights! He needs to be impeached and impeached now!!!!!! Obama it is time for you to get involved when he starts violating the right to free speech! Anonymous we need you in Wisconsin!!!!!!!! Walker this is America! Not the some third world country with a dictator!

  • Anonymous

    That depends on who writes it , Did you see where Reagan was our greatest president ever ?

  • Anonymous

    Unfortunately he can’t be impeached yet…I think he needs to be in office 12 (or is it 11?) months. But, we can impeach some of the state senate republicans that have been in office long enough. :)

  • Anonymous

    He should just pull the entire wireless plug. Why is the state providing free wi-fi? What’s next, free pay-per-view on the capital TVs?

  • Anonymous

    That’s true. The hopelessly stupid may win out in the end.

  • Anonymous

    I hope he becomes familiar not only with the phrase but with the actual, real-life experience.

  • Anonymous

    It’s what dictators do to hide what’s really going on from the citizenry and the rest of the world. I’m surprised this Kock brothers asskisser hasn’t ordered all TV and radio media banned from the capitol.

  • Anonymous

    So let me get this straight: The administration has a group that goes ALL OVER the net looking for BRAND NEW websites, and quarantines ALL of them? There are THOUSANDS that come out EVERY GODDAMNED DAY! And this LYING sack of SHIT wants to tell us that they monitor EVERY NEW WEBSITE? What a fucking bunch of CRAP. It should be shoved right back into the horse’s ass it came out of. Do these IDIOTS actually think that we are THAT stupid? Sorry, but that is SO obviously a lie that it’s just astonishing that it’s even CONTEMPLATED as an excuse. This asshole needs an attitude adjustment, and HARD.

    Sorry, governor, but that is NOT within your power. You, just like every COP in the country, have NEVER been given the power or authority to determine how, when, why, about what, or using what means WE THE PEOPLE can communicate with each other. This is nothing more than intimidation, and I suspect that a smart lawyer can take the gov to court and whip his ass. The fucker is infringing on people’s right of FREE SPEECH. That should get him a really good class action lawsuit. He is infringing on the people’s right to communicate, the FIRST GODDAMNED AMENDMENT.

    Come on, lawyers, do something RIGHT for a change. Go after Walker and stop his illegal actions in their tracks. Press charges, have his sorry ass hauled in to JAIL, where this TRAITOR belongs. And he and the rest of his SHIT EATING republican governors who are doing everything they can to hurt and destroy this country need to be taken outside for a little attitude adjustment by his fellow citizens who SHOULD be out boiling tar and gathering feathers. These SCUM BAGS are the very epitome of “enemies domestic”. Who could POSSIBLY do more damage than what these scum are doing?It’s these assholes who are turning us into Somalia. And they won’t rest until we ARE Somalia. And that is why we can’t let them keep at it. We HAVE to fight back with everything we have, or it’s curtains for us.

    Go, WI, and let’s spread this ALL OVER THE COUNTRY. It’s time we took OUR country back from the rich. Let them go buy someone ELSE’S country.

  • Anonymous

    Police State!

  • Anonymous

    Is Wisconsin’s governor named Mubarak or Gaddaffi?

    The U.S. has finally made it into the third world of banana republics.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_RT3XX4DFKZ2AD7JHO3D3PZ7G4M ChrisK

    Hitler dissolved Germany’s unions in 1933, what do you think about that teabagees.

  • Johnny Warbucks

    And this is where Egypt and Libya meet Wisconsin.

    Where is Anonymous? Are they too busy being spanked by Fred Phelps’ concubines?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_RT3XX4DFKZ2AD7JHO3D3PZ7G4M ChrisK

    IF I WERE A WISCONSIN NATIVE I WOULD BE RECALLING THOSE 8 REPUBLICAN SENATORS TODAY! GET THE SIGNATURES IN THE PROTEST LINES, PLAY HARDBALL! IF HE FIRES 1500 WORKERS THEN SHUT DOWN THE STATE, F HIM.

  • Johnny Warbucks

    They’d probably love that.

  • Johnny Warbucks

    No, no, no! This was an accident just like when they shut down those 84,000 websites the other day.

  • Johnny Warbucks

    Hail Hitler!

    They should also shut down the bathrooms, turn off the electricity, flood them, sick the bulls of Pamplona on them and if all that fails, then, pull a Qaddafi, have the Air Force bomb them. That takes care of the unemployment problem in WI, right?

  • Anonymous

    Time to install TOR and bypass that block.

  • Anonymous

    Problem is that according to WI law, he can’t be impeached until he’s been in office for a whole year. That is a STUPID law, and one that needs to be repealed IMMEDIATELY.

    And we KNOW who’s pulling the strings, it’s the Koch brothers. They financed his election to the point of theft, from what I have read. And they have plenty left to fuck up other elections in other states, too. Look at every “right to work” state, and you will find them behind the disasters that led those states there. And for the record, what that means is “you have the right to work for next to nothing while the rich profit from your labor dramatically”. Look at the wages, the benefit,s the living standards, and the school results from those states, and you will see them consistently on the BOTTOM of the heap. And the too damned rich want to make sure that we ALL end up living in Somalia, even if it’s within our own borders.

    BTW, these two miscreant’s father is the shit head who started up the John Birch society, so the nut doesn’t fall far from the tree. And one rotten tree can ruin the whole orchard. Why this country ALLOWS this kind of scum to even live within our country is beyond me. They should be shunned, and evicted for the sake of humanity, let alone THIS country’s survival.

  • Anonymous

    Freedom of speech is something they claim is sacred.

    But only for them, not for anyone critical of their tyranny.

  • Johnny Warbucks

    Obviously, the people who were trying to access it know.

  • Anonymous

    I know conservatives love to label Democrats and liberals as the “hate America” crowd, but seriously, these conservatives look like the “hate Americans” crowd. Their hatred of labor in general and labor unions in particular is pathological.

    Are they so blind that they cannot see that the middle class is what drives this economy and creates demand for goods and services, and as a consequence creates jobs? Why are they so hell-bent on turning the U.S.A. into a Third World country? They cut education off at the knees so we are guaranteed to fall behind other nations as a leader in science and technological innovation. They have denigrated any moral authority we may have had in the past, wasting who knows how many trillions on war, at least one of which was fought on the behalf of the oil and gas industry, racking up more and more debt we will have a harder and harder time to pay off. What drives this need to destroy the nation?

  • Anonymous

    I’ve read that there are 8 republican senators there who CAN be recalled. I would suggest that the petitions start flying around the capital building. There are how many tens of thousands there? And I’ll bet that every one of those folks would sign if you just handed them a pen. This is an opportunity that shouldn’t be let go to waste.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6PEBJ3SNXAU77HHNND2Z6V6KKE jules

    It’s for the employers that work there … because productivity would be severely infringed if internet access wasn’t available. Geez, you’d think you never worked anywhere before.

  • Anonymous

    You might not feel that way if it gets to the point you can’t afford it or can’t get it , or if they weaken regulations to the point you don’t know if it’s safe to eat .

  • Ma’at

    TeaBaggers. Let us be clear.. Your tyranny is going to be overthrown, by force if necessary. You are not on the side of history. You are not on the side of America. You are not on the side of humanity. Your numbers are few and your time is short.

  • Ma’at

    Fortunately, according to that self-same poll, that’s only 18%.

  • Anonymous

    Here is a song for the fight:

    “Call It Democracy”

    Padded with power here they come International loan sharks backed by the guns Of market hungry military profiteers Whose word is a swamp and whose brow is smeared With the blood of the poor

    Who rob life of its quality Who render rage a necessity By turning countries into labour camps Modern slavers in drag as champions of freedom

    Sinister cynical instrument Who makes the gun into a sacrament — The only response to the deification Of tyranny by so-called “developed” nations’ Idolatry of ideology

    North South East West Kill the best and buy the rest It’s just spend a buck to make a buck You don’t really give a flying fuck About the people in misery

    IMF dirty MF Takes away everything it can get Always making certain that there’s one thing left Keep them on the hook with insupportable debt

    See the paid-off local bottom feeders Passing themselves off as leaders Kiss the ladies shake hands with the fellows Open for business like a cheap bordello

    And they call it democracy And they call it democracy And they call it democracy And they call it democracy

    See the loaded eyes of the children too Trying to make the best of it the way kids do One day you’re going to rise from your habitual feast To find yourself staring down the throat of the beast They call the revolution

    IMF dirty MF Takes away everything it can get Always making certain that there’s one thing left Keep them on the hook with insupportable debt…..

    They Call It Democracy —Bruce Cockburn (pronounced Cooh-burn, don’t get stupid)

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/3ETFGMQ3B7VD4AAMILBBEVMCWE JasonA

    It is more than tea party folks. The entire criminal Republican party is a threat to the Nation and the middle class. These people must be destroyed.

  • samhoustonTX

    And he used the police to enforce it. Let’s see if Gov. Walker wants to go that far.

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous, where are you?

  • Anonymous

    Exactly the kind of action they always use to make people fearful of Obama. This is rich.

  • Anonymous

    Yes, that’s right. And thanks for the correction – recalled rather than impeached. Too much protesting and my mind is mush! :)

    Also, thank you world! Pizza orders pouring in from all over the world! I love you all!!! Regards to the protesters in other states (Indiana, Ohio, PA, TN). Hang in there! We need to win this class war.

    Oh, and while I’m thanking people, special thanks to Tom Morello, (formerly of Rage Against the Machine) for showing up in Madison.

    It has to start somewhere

    It has to start sometime

    What better place than here

    What better time than now

    All hell cant stop us now

    (Rage Against the Machine – Guerilla Radio)

  • Anonymous

    “Why is the state providing free wi-fi?”

    Why is the state disconnecting wifi that our tax dollars are paying for? That’s a much better question and would make you look less troll-like.

    Edit: And, to clarify, they are not disconnecting the wifi. They are blocking important sites where protesters organize. You’re probably all for that though, right?

  • Anonymous

    This is great. Liberal madness as their nice comfortable entitled world crashes down around them. I wonder if Obama knows that this own Federal Public Employee Unions do not have the right of collective bargaining on any issue at all. Probably not, he is a Boy-President.

  • Anonymous

    first they came for the liberals, then they went after the Latin immigrants,, then they went after women, after gays, after non Christians, and the final coup is the destruction of the unions, which St. Ronnie hit first, the air traffic controllers unions.

    little by little, dividing Americans to fight against each other while they steal all the money. and make us a certified banana republic.

    even lord Obama kisses the Corporate ring. what a sad excuse for a “free” country.

  • Anonymous

    I just heard on NPR that an outfit in UTAH is starting to organize a recall of Wisconsin’s DEMOCRATIC senators. You have to be in office for 1 year before you can be recalled in Wisconsin. That means EIGHT of the Republican senators are subject to immediate recall. It would only take 3 of them losing in a recall election to end their tyranny. What in the world are they waiting for???

  • Anonymous

    Now tell me again, all you pro-business libertarian types here, just so I can understand, how is this pro-business free enterprise, no union, no worker rights, worker benefit busting, Koch brothers libertarian financed bastard, different from Mubarak?

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/LEUDUVF5EGJZRZETF3KV53P7BQ Thomas

    Uh, that should be; “Run out of town with a rail up his ass”.

  • Anonymous

    I love Bruce Cockburn!

    Here’s one of my favorites

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7vCww3j2-w

    And here’s a live version of your song:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68zccrskOqQ

  • http://twitter.com/Howieisright Howieisright

    You honestly believe this only benefits the Koch’s? This benefits many corporate entities and is by no means singular.
    And yes that law should be abolished.

  • Anonymous

    Yes, yes. Doing the Iran Contra, I played that all the time.

    ….”If I had a rocket launcher, if I had a rocket launcher….so son of a bitch would die”……

  • Anonymous

    Just curious as to the CDeLoss? French.

  • http://twitter.com/Howieisright Howieisright

    Noam Chomsky claims to be a Libertarian too. Just saying!

  • Anonymous

    How can you tell when a Wisconsin Republican is lying, people?????

  • Anonymous

    Ha ha ha ha ha. It’s your world, Salad Shooter:

    How John Birch Society Extremism Never Dies: The Fortune Behind Scott Walker’s Union-Busting Campaign

    http://thinkprogress.org/author/Lee%20Fang

    Political Jiu-Jitsu coming right at you.

  • Anonymous

    Ever been asked ONE TIME in any of those polls? I never have in 55 years of living…..odd, that.

    Maybe they stand outside Fox studios and interview the audience leaving???

  • Anonymous

    No, of course not. But it’s the Koch’s who financed Walker’s run into the office so he could do as much damage as possible in as short a time as possible. And I think the republicans know they have to do as much damage as quickly as they can because they know that they will be out as soon as the next election comes along. Even they can’t be THAT stupid to think they can keep shitting on us and we’ll believe it’s the dems doing it. This is ALL on them, and they know that if they don’t do this crap soon, they will lose due to their own inaction. But they know that by fucking us, we will get rid of them, so they have to do it quick.

    I just hope that with this CLEAR AND OBVIOUS attack on working people, the rest of the country will FINALLY see who it is that has been fucking us for the last 30 years. And regardless of what letter is behind their name, they are all bought and paid for by scum like the Koch’s.

    We have to remove all private money from ALL elections in this country if we ever want to undo the damage these scum bags have and continue to do. Until that happens, we will be at the mercies of those who have shown time and time again that they have NO mercy for anyone or anything.

  • Anonymous

    Hey, Gov. Walker:

    Have a Koch and a smile.
    Things go better with Koch.
    Koch: They’re the real thing.
    Walker is a Kochsucker.
    Walker is a Kochhead.

  • Anonymous

    Hitler banned unions in May, 1933.

  • cannotvote

    he’she standing up!

  • Anonymous

    And you’re a racist bastard. And at least Obama can put together a sentence without embarrassing himself, something W still can’t do to this day. Go rot in your patch, you vegetable. God, what a moron.

  • Anonymous

    Not possible. ReslugliCONs are all about free speech, freedom, and stuff.

  • Guest

    Well said, Neoconhater!

  • Anonymous

    Where do you people get this crap? Chomsky is a self described socialist anarchist. There is nothing in anything Chomsky says beyond his anti-war stance that comports with anything Ron Paul says. And his reason for not supporting war is completely humanitarian whereas Paul’s reasoning is monetarily and isolationist based on his own particularly esoteric reading of the Constitution. Chomsky isn’t an isolationist; he believes we should be involved in the affairs of other countries for humanitarian purposes, he just doesn’t think that involvement should include bombing them back to the stone age. Here is Chomsky refuting any connection to American style libertarianism. Please read it carefully, so you don’t try to spread this lie again.

    “Man: What’s the difference between “libertarian” and “anarchist,” exactly?

    “Chomsky: There’s no difference, really. I think they’re the same thing. But you see, “libertarian” has a special meaning in the United States. The United States is off the spectrum of the main tradition in this respect: what’s called “libertarianism” here is unbridled capitalism. Now, that’s always been opposed in the European libertarian tradition, where every anarchist has been a socialist—because the point is, if you have unbridled capitalism, you have all kinds of authority: you have extreme authority.

    “If capital is privately controlled, then people are going to have to rent themselves in order to survive. Now, you can say, “they rent themselves freely, it’s a free contract”—but that’s a joke. If your choice is, “do what I tell you or starve,” that’s not a choice—it’s in fact what was commonly referred to as wage slavery in more civilized times, like the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, for example.

    “The American version of “libertarianism” is an aberration, though—nobody really takes it seriously. I mean, everybody knows that a society that worked by American libertarian principles would self-destruct in three seconds. The only reason people pretend to take it seriously is because you can use it as a weapon. Like, when somebody comes out in favor of a tax, you can say: “No, I’m a libertarian, I’m against that tax”—but of course, I’m still in favor of the government building roads, and having schools, and killing Libyans, and all that sort of stuff.”

    “Now, there are consistent libertarians, people like Murray Rothbard—and if you just read the world that they describe, it’s a world so full of hate that no human being would want to live in it.”

    And Chomsky thinks the US should be less hypocritical about how we relate to other countries in other words when we do exactly as the Egytpian government under Mubarak did in dealing with their demonstrators, the US shouldn’t pretend that we are a great bastion of Democracy.

    Now if you have another quote from Chomsky saying I am an (American) libertarian in the Ron Paul mode, I might look at the context, but I dare you to find one.

    http://www.distantocean.com/2008/04/chomsky-on-libe.html

  • lilyannerose

    WE ARE RUNNING VERY LOW ON WATER.
    Food and Beverage

    Water!!! Lots of it!! Gallon jugs preferred
    Fresh Vegetables (we love variety!)
    Fresh Fruits (Bananas, apples, oranges…and after variety, we love even more variety!)
    Pop (regular and diet, caffeinated and caffeine free)
    Fruit Juice
    Bread
    Rice Milk /Soy Milk / Almond Milk
    Sugar (packets)
    Supplies

    Hand Sanitizer
    Plastic-ware
    Paper Towels/Baby Wipes
    Cups – hot and cold, non-dixie brand (KOCH OWNED!)
    Socks
    Coffee Filters
    Heavy Large Garbage Bags
    Throat Drops (you may have heard that we’ve been yelling a lot)

    Click the donate button to buy water and supplies for the pro-union protesters occupying the Wisconsin state capital.

    Donations are not, to the best of my knowledge, tax deductible, and we at AMERICAblog won’t be taking a cut. 100% of the donations will go the protest organizers in Wisconsin. They will then buy the actual goods they need.

    You can make donations through americablog.com’s paypal, all monies will be used for the protesters.

    If inclined please post to other friendly sites!

  • basher72

    I can’t wait to see Governor Hitler tell 1500 state employees that they’re “laid off” because he didn’t get his way.

    He thinks things are wild in Madison now…

    He’s going to have to dress himself up as a cheese curd just to leave the state with his head.

    So, I wonder if all of those who thought it wise to vote Republican in this last election to “send a message” are having any buyers’ remorse.

  • basher72

    Maybe like a Wisconsin state employee (facing threat of layoff) who tried to browse to it?

  • basher72

    Walker will be the first politician in over 150 years to be tarred and feathered.

  • Anonymous

    Blocking internet sites….
    Mubarak did it
    Khadafi did it
    Now Walker does it.
    Seems kind of anti-democratic and un-American to me.

  • Anonymous

    He’s owned by the Kochroaches.

  • Anonymous

    Everyone that criticizes Obama is a racist. This administration, because of Jackasses like you, has set race relations back 20 years.

  • Mein Furor

    While I’m fully supportive of the protesters, I can’t help but feel that Wisconsiners were due to feel a bit of karmic pain for having voted Russ Feingold out of office. Not that him still being in office would have made any difference in the state government’s actions, but Wisconsin had to pay some kind of price for voting so poorly. It’s like they pulled the rug right out from under themselves.

  • dk504

    Scott Walker is the perfect little corpoRATe stooge. I’m sure he’s cheaper than a two bit whore, bend over scotty, bend bend over.

  • Anonymous

    If it was a democrat in office the solution would be to tax everyone to death. Same sh!t different pile

  • Ed Dominguez

    If he gets his way layoffs will still happen, but no union means the longest, most knowable will be first to go, most union contracts are two tier meaning new hires make less money so layoffs will happen from the top. Maybe every state workers goes and rehired at lower wages or same wage but no health care.

  • Anonymous

    It’s for the lobbyists so they can stay connected to each other as well as others who are in support positions to enable them to use their computers and email etc. anywhere in the capital.

  • Anonymous

    When you say something like that, all it does is make it clear you don’t know what in the god damned hell you’re talking about.

  • Anonymous

    Thanks.
    Sad but true! Big, big tyrants!

  • Anonymous

    Will republican teachers and cops FINALLY get that the people they’ve voted for their whole lives hate them, and want to kill them just to watch them die?

  • Anonymous

    I just tried that site and it’s down as of 9pm CST Tues. Maybe if someone can get Scott Walker by the lapels and start shaking him, the site will go back up. And by the way, Scott, I didn’t know about this site until you brought it publicity by shutting it down. Is that irony, Republican stupidity, or a little of both?

  • Anonymous

    The top 4 donors to the Democrats in the last election were the unions. By getting rid of the Unions they also get rid of the Democrats donors. That is called killing two birds with one stone.

  • Anonymous

    And drumsticks– there are lots of people banging on shit who could use better sticks– seriously. Somebody go to Guitar Center in Madison, get some of the cheap bulk drumsticks (about a buck a pair) and bring them to the center of the rotunda where the drummers are– thank you.

  • Anonymous

    You can’t cut taxes and spend without suffering the consequences. Gov. Mark Dayton, newly elected in Minnesota, campaign promise was to raise the taxes on the rich to help cut the Deficit. He was elected because he realized after years of low taxes and high spending by Tim Pawlenty, we would have to start paying. Not just by cutting programs, but even the rich will have to start paying something. What I like about Mark is, he is wealthy as is his whole family [Target stores] and he made no bones about it. He was willing to pay higher taxes so he could bring down the deficit in our state. We can’t keep up with the george bush spend spend spend and no taxes for the rich and corporations. We all know bush never had to worry about money growing up and apparently he thought he was still using his daddy’s credit cards. If we are going to play we have to pay. It’s that simple.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_D55WI4DCGD37XCUHNBH7IVC5HQ Hollow

    I don’t think anyone “let” him in there, for awhile now (2000?) I have believed we do not have fair elections at all. There is NO way 20% of the population can control the government. I don’t see it at all. I believe more people vote then is recorded and many of them are “lost”. The Fed hasn’t represented the people in a long time.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_D55WI4DCGD37XCUHNBH7IVC5HQ Hollow

    If they manage to do this bill in WI. Oh. In. and other states, I doubt very seriously we will have elections. The electorate will rebel! The only response to rebellion is martial law. With their cronies all installed in high level positions. I CAN NOT be the only one who sees this?! Please tell me I am not.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UJ4XRIA3A3E6MYGK755EGWLN4Q Dani A

    perhaps you miss the concept of a middle class. The middle class is the step stone to the upper class. It allows the poor to climb the latter to success, without a middle class, NO ONE becomes rich unless they were born rich or win the lottery.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_D55WI4DCGD37XCUHNBH7IVC5HQ Hollow

    I don’t believe that many did. If Koch can buy the Governor, Don’t you think they could buy the votes too?

  • http://sc-mom.myopenid.com/ sc_mom

    are we living in the Middle East ?

    d@mn… this is crazy sh#t…

  • Anonymous

    ThinkProgress is reporting that Koch Industries has opened a lobbying office in downtown Madison. According to their website, “Koch Industries not only helped elect Gov. Scott Walker (R-WI), but is the leading force orchestrating his union-busting campaign. Koch gave Walker over $43,000 in direct donations and its allies aired millions of dollars worth of attack ads against his Democratic opponent.”

    For those who still doubt it this is what libertarian teabagging has wrought. Now people can cry and complain about their movement being usurped but this is crap from the first it was orchestrated and financed by these types along with such Republican party stalwarts as Dick Army and others like Sharon Angle and Rick Parry who had toyed with seceding from the Union at least once every month or two for the last year or two.

    Some still want to pretend that the Democrats are the same or that the left/right paradigm is some worn out–but in far too many cases that I am familiar with the people who are saying this are generally Republicans who voted for Bush and still don’t know what to think about how that turned out. Tragically they continue to vote Republican and think that by pretending their are more than two major parties in America they can either demoralize Democats enough to prevent them from voting which they evidently did in Wisconsin or they think they can get the Democrats to vote for some third party which again seals the deal for Republicans.

    I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again. The Republicans and libertarians hate the working people of America. Whether one reads Ayn Rand or Friedman, or the kooks from the Austrian School, they all hate workers, If you are a worker don’t be swayed by the promises of freedom or other ridiculous claims. Such promises are a ruse, when you vote Republican you get screwed and when you vote teaparty you are voting Republican.

    Quote from http://thinkprogress.org

  • Guest

    So, does anyone still think fascism, fascists, fascismo, are too strong of words to describe the party of repugnants at this point!

  • Anonymous

    Wisconsin workers must refuse to negotiate with terrorists.

  • Anonymous

    YEAH! That is some passion. And I’m with ya’!

  • Anonymous

    “The Department of Administration blocks all new websites shortly after they are created, until they go through a software approval program that unblocks them. Within 30 minutes of being notified this website was blocked, DOA circumvented the software and immediately made the website accessible,” the statement said.

    I’ve never heard of this before, anywhere in the world. No government in the world, outside the most horrid tyrannies, “pre-approves” websites before they go up, in fact, there is no technical infrastructure to even do so.

    Could somebody explain, please?

  • lilyannerose

    The protestors are in need of funds for food, water and other supplies. americablog.com is taking donations through their paypal account, ALL donations are being processed and given directly to the protestors.

  • lilyannerose

    I was called once, when the pollster upon questioning found out I wasn’t a Republican he thanked me and hung up.

    Must have been looking for his quota.

  • lilyannerose

    So tell me something with all of these cuts to education that have transpired both in the now and in the last three and four decades, WTF is going to keep the lights on in 20-years, it looks like the agenda is to turn America into the Land of Dumb as Dirt.

  • http://twitter.com/Howieisright Howieisright

    From the horses mouth!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hOyv6Z2zxxo
    If anything he has been called now days a libertarian socialist. I know the difference in both of the stances of Ron Paul and Chomsky and all I said is Chomsky claims a Libertarian label. After all Chomsky’s 2008 pick was Hillery Clinton we all know how that would have played out.

  • Guest

    SCOTTY THE DICTATOR HAS GOT TO GO, SCOTTY THE DICTATOR HAS GOT TO GO, SCOTTY THE DICTATOR HAS GOT TO GO, SCOTTY THE DICTATOR HAS GOT TO GO, SCOTTY THE DICTATOR HAS GOT TO GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

    You’re doomed, Walker. The Teabag Bubbleheads that form your echo chamber will recite a litany of praise for your heroism in the struggle against evil…

    …the other 99% of the world will look at you and see a local yokel swaggering like a tinpot dictator on his own privatized banana plantation. Your fail is epic…and like a dumb animal in a tar pit, your struggling is only digging you in deeper. Enjoy your coming extinction, you two-bit dinosaur.

  • Anonymous

    First, this is a European journalist and the interview occurs in Europe; second, I don’t care what Chomsky has been “called,” I am only interested in how he classifies himself–I give him credit for being smart enough to understand and be able to articulate his own political position; third, Chomsky said in what I posted that he is a European libertarian not a Ron Paul American libertarian and he clearly explained why; fourth, I said I would change my position if you could find a quotation of Chomsky saying “I am an (American) libertarian in the Ron Paul mode”–he isn’t saying that in this clip. In fact, what he says in the clip is completely consistent with his earlier statement given he is in Europe, speaking to a European journalist, so the European definition of the word, “libertarian” would apply; finally, I not quite sure what your purpose was in bringing up Chomsky and telling me some bullshit about him being a libertarian. It is clear he isn’t, at least not in the way you are using this term, then you tell me he supported Hillary Clinton, which means you don’t believe the shit you are asking me to believe yourself. But you continue to make this specious argument none the less. What is that about? It doesn’t sound healthy or logically consistent whatever it is about!

    What part of my post didn’t you understand? What part of Chomsky’s statement in my first reply where he says ” ‘libertarian’ has a special meaning in the United States. The United States is off the spectrum of the main tradition in this respect: what’s called “libertarianism” here is unbridled capitalism. Now, that’s always been opposed in the European libertarian tradition, where every anarchist has been a socialist” don’t you get? Are you having trouble processing that or did you just not read it?

    Do you know how language works? Do you realize that two people can use the same word and mean two entirely different things by thier uses of that word? Or do you really not see the continuity between what Noam Chomsky says in the post I made and what he is saying to a European journalist on the train in this clip? Are you really so dense that you only understand language as some kind of word association game where if someone says a word that the word can only have one meaning and must mean the same thing as any other use of that word by anyone anywhere else? Do you understand the importance of context? Do you understand the difference between the use of the words “violent crime” in England which includes “noisy arguments” and the use of the words “violent crime” in American which only includes assault?

    I can’t believe that you actually wasted your time trying to play this game with me given what I had already posted from Chomsky–maybe this will help–yes he says he is a “libertarian” but he means something entirely different as noted in the original quotation than what Ron Paul means when he says he is a libertarian. Chomsky means he is a socialist anarchist, Ron Paul means he is an unbridled capitalist. What part of that is so difficult for you–one word, two entirely different meanings. It’s sort of like North Korea, calling themselves the “Democratic Republic of North Korea;” what do they mean by the word “Democratic” in their name? Do you actually believe that this is the same thing as the Democratic party in America? Must be, it’s the same word, right?

    Your post represents this same kind of completely meaningless or worse problematically and willfully ignorant word association game! Such crap should be beneath you!

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/HF6V37D6JRZC7LATOJY2EL2IZU Manny

    I agree with you about the inception and existence myth of the teepartee. However, the left/right paradigm is also a myth and must be relegated to the same status that Zeus and Thor occupy in our culture.

    This is class warfare, plain and simple. Up down, not left right.

  • Anonymous

    the last time i joined a union ..i thought i would be getting more … better health care and some well needed $$$$…so after a few mos of paying due…fees to the union i found that i was bring home less… well it was upsetting

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/HF6V37D6JRZC7LATOJY2EL2IZU Manny

    Democrats too I’m afraid. They won’t get a free pass this time because they allowed this swaggering bully to walk among us. Face it, they own it as much as the other guy.

  • morty62

    The state will suffer for his bad judgment if he’s successful. Not only will it lose qualified teachers, it will be unable to attract them from outside. Who wants to move to a state that has declared war on it’s own employees? The people have spoken and now must live with the outcome. Democracy is not always pretty.

  • Anonymous

    Evidently all this union busting crap is just a diversion, although a helpful diversion for the Republicans and their anti-union cohorts, according to one Harry Johnson responding at another site, buried deep in the bill eradicating the unions and collective bargaining is another more pertinent aspect for Koch Industries energy company arm.

    According to Mr. Johnson ” ‘commander in chief’ walker of Wisconsin has a provision in his bill to sell off state owned power plants to his cronies with no bid.”

    Now we see what might be the real payoff for the Koch Brothers; I wonder how many other states in this current circle jerk that we are seeing from Montana to Iowa and Ohio also have this same small print in their union busting bills?

  • Anonymous

    I rather like “tarred and feathered and run out of town on a rail.” It adds a whole new dimension.

  • http://laughingmuslim.blogspot.com/ Edward

    Walker should realize such tactics failed for Mubarak

  • http://twitter.com/MondoTechOrg Mondo

    “In a statement Tuesday, Walker’s spokesman, Cullen Werwie, called the claim a “lie.”

    “The Department of Administration blocks all new websites shortly after they are created, until they go through a software approval program that unblocks them.”

    Her statement is the real lie. It may be attributed to someone’s technical ignorance, but you don’t just magically block new websites “shortly after they are created”. This is in no way technically feasible, unless you automatically block access to all websites unless specifically allowed. This would be a nightmare for any admin to manage, so I highly doubt that this is what they are doing.

  • Anonymous

    I am an IT administrator and this is EXACTLY how it is done. There are firewall/proxy rules called “Blacklists” and “Whitelists”. Blacklists are used to block an individual website. Whitelists are for blocking everything and only allowing what is pertinent to your business. Hundreds of thousands of websites are created everyday. Quite a few are malicious or NSFW, trying to block every site individually on a daily basis would be the real nightmare.

    This is policy for most large business. They opened access to the website in a reasonable amount of time.

  • http://www.google.com/profiles/markwilt Mark

    Well, given the track record of the govt-sponsored public education system over the past couple of decades, it looks like the agenda of the public education system is doing an adequate job of dumbing down America all by itself….

  • http://www.google.com/profiles/markwilt Mark

    Here’s a simple question: Has anyone on this list actually read the proposed legislation? I think you’ll find that, given the current fiscal straits Wisc. is facing, the unions are being very unreasonable in this regard.

  • Anonymous

    “trying to block every site individually on a daily basis would be the real nightmare. ”

    Yes this is why you HAVE to default to allowing access, not denying it.

    This the state government we are talking about, not the build environment at your employer.

    You can’t use whitelist management in an open environment like a state capitol where you have hundreds of state workers doing research. Nobody would get anything done.

    If you were a smart IT administrator you would leave the public connections completely open and only use your white/black lists on the internal IT systems.

    Otherwise you are just using your office as a cheesy way to censor sites that you don’t like “Oh sorry I lost your request to whitelist that site, can you please resubmit it”

  • Anonymous

    Andy Fraley up there uses whitelist management, be glad you don’t work at his company. You apparently have to go begging to him to get internet access. I bet he gets a real power trip out of it.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WY6JGEA3FBWHCI2F2TWTRGKF5Y Fred

    Welcome to the United States of America, the latest addition to the Third World Nations.

  • Anonymous

    WJ has it right, you are a moron! I voted for Obama and have criticized him with no one calling me a racist. But then I didn’t question where he was born or if he was a closet Muslim. Nor do I call him a fascist, communist or nazi. Electing a black President has brought to the forefront every racist in this country. All of a sudden they have come out of the woodwork! It is these people who never let go of their hatred and allowed it to simmer until we elected a black man and their hatred has just boiled over.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QMPOO3PZFN7XV2XZKCGSXXR3WM Joe Somebody

    The Koch bros., being major energy industry people, will most certainly benefit from another clause in the bill (aside from destroying labor rights in their totality)… The clause where Walker can sell all 30 of Wisconsin’s power plants to private interests without bidding.

    There’s a reason Walker tried to jam this through without letting anyone read it. Killing unions is only part of what’s in there. Privatizing public utilities is another, and I’m guessing there’s more.. it’s a 177 page bill.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QMPOO3PZFN7XV2XZKCGSXXR3WM Joe Somebody

    The last revolution didn’t turn out so well for the slave owning class.

  • Anonymous

    That is crap. The Unions tried to compromise with the governor by giving up any pay raises. He said it was his way or the highway. The only thing they wanted to keep was their bargaining rights. It has nothing to do with finances it has to do with breaking those pesky unions! The Governor created this financial crisis so why do the tax payers have to fix it by working for less?

  • Anonymous

    This is the national and world road map of the Neocons and their tea bag tools if we don’t rip the mantle of power and authority from their hands soon. They represent an ubiquitous tyranny that must be stopped.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QMPOO3PZFN7XV2XZKCGSXXR3WM Joe Somebody

    Actually, all they need is a database of sites the proxy has seen, and any time a new site shows up in the proxy they can block and validate it.. They don’t need to cruse the web, just their own traffic list. Of course, that also means you need to be using their proxy.. not sure how/where in the packet chain they would sniff otherwise.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QMPOO3PZFN7XV2XZKCGSXXR3WM Joe Somebody

    More to the point, why is anyone in Utah getting involved with WI?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QMPOO3PZFN7XV2XZKCGSXXR3WM Joe Somebody

    It has nothing to do with “entitlement”.. but, being a right-wing trolling piece of shit, I don’t expect you to comprehend “people defending their rights” if those people are “mad liberals”.

    I’m guessing you, like Ann Coulter, think “freedom of speech” should be stripped from Liberals.. Apparently only Koch-suckers are allowed to talk in your little delusion. Perhaps because their mouths are full of Koch so nothing coherent actually can be heard.. just slurping.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QMPOO3PZFN7XV2XZKCGSXXR3WM Joe Somebody

    Here’s the thing about letting them blatantly show how tyrannical they are.. Yes, he’s a shit and this is a mess. But nothing fundamental would change, 100,000 people would not be marching on the Capital to make things better, we’d not be in for a decade or more of “no more right-wingers, period!” mentality in Wisconsin.. if this didn’t happen.

    Either way, I’m guessing a LOT of people will come out of the woodwork in 2012 for the elections, and I’m guessing it will be a landslide for Dems for the next 3 or 4 cycles at least. …. now they just have to get some real progressives to run, and things will get better! .. can you say Single Payer in Vermont and Wisconsin? :D

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QMPOO3PZFN7XV2XZKCGSXXR3WM Joe Somebody

    If I’m not mistaken, he can’t do anything to the unions until their current contract is up.. and by then he can be recalled.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QMPOO3PZFN7XV2XZKCGSXXR3WM Joe Somebody

    A democrat in office would not have spent $140 million in new spending to interest groups, and would not have signed a bunch of tax cuts for the rich their first few weeks in office. The “budget issue” is contrived, and not even close to the real point.

    They are looking to kill the unions, and sell off the power companies in no-bid deals (read: the Oil giants the Koch bros. will be buying up Wisconsin’s power companies if Walker gets his way).

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QMPOO3PZFN7XV2XZKCGSXXR3WM Joe Somebody

    left/right is not the same as D/R.. People can easily game a two party system, but your core beliefs about how our species should treat each other, that is rote definition.

    Feeding the poor, providing shelter and clothing.. medical care.. limiting how much people can steal/loot through corporations (the extreme being public ownership of corporations).. economically, that’s “left”. Ultimately ending class, everyone on relatively equal (at a minimum, equitable) footing. That’s “left”.

    The problem is that “right” types put a D behind their name and turn the entire political system in one direction.. to the “right”.. to pro-corporate and anti-human leanings. Profits over people. Individual wealth over national stability and overall prosperity. It works because people believe the lie that D means “left”.. the reality is, D means nothing; you have to look at the person. But that takes effort, and most people are lazy and vote “party ticket”, so corrupt people corrupt the political parties and we have what you see now.. a completely broken system rooted in a lie.

  • Anon 7777

    You are free to do as we say.
    You are free to read what we approve of.
    You are free to protest anywhere that is not public or private or property.
    You are free to say want you think as long as we agree with it
    You are free to vote for the candidates we choose for you.
    You are free to think what we tell you to think.

    Welcome to FREEDOM!

    Can we start the REVOLUTION NOW!

  • Anonymous

    You feel better now?

  • Anonymous

    Any place where I have worked where employees needed internet access to do their jobs they either had a hard line connection or the wireless had an access code. In neither case is it simply free to all comers – this opens the question of whether YOU have ever worked anywhere or are maybe just a student used to freebies…

    BTW only in a very small percentage of jobs is the lack of internet access going to “severly infringe” productivity.

  • Anonymous

    That might make a bit more sense…

  • Anonymous

    Yeah, pretty much…

    Seriously though, I do not see why the state is buying such huge internet access with taxpayer dollars that they can make it freely available to all comers. If they are providing it for work related purposes as proposed by other responders, then I see nothing wrong with blocking non-work related sites – my employer certainly blocks many non-work related internet sites (clearly not this one though – even if it is my lunch hour). They block music download sites, they block internet radio, they block on-line gaming, and I am sure that they would block any sites that were organizing boycotts of them.

  • Anonymous

    Yeah, he is a dictator, a Nazi, Hitler, Pol Pot, Stalin (oops sorry, you might actually like that one), Mubarak. I am sure that he has killed thousands and has thousands more locked up as political prisoners….

  • Anonymous

    I could touch on everyone of your points, but you have quite effectively proven you do not know what you are talking about. Here’s an analogy for you.

    These filters are like your email spam filter. It works quite well, but on occasion an email you were waiting for ends up in that spam folder. This site got caught in the filter by a computer. It was reported and and taken out within 30 minutes.

    This is no grand plan of censorship by the government, simply a computer issue that was resolved in a very reasonable amount of time.

  • Anonymous

    sounds like the Rethuglicans are taking lessons / following the lead of Khaddafi…

  • Anonymous

    I’ll bet that you called W things at least as bad as those “fascist, communist or nazi” names above. I wouldn’t doubt that on some occasion you dissed his religion (either doubting he had one or denigrating him as some “born again” redneck). Of course I don’t think that you question whether he was born in America, you just don’t like the silver spoon. I have never understood why all those who called W every thing in the book, despised him and clearly questioned his humanity get upset and assume “racism” whenever someone on the other side despises Obama. When people I know said bad things about W, I didn’t automatically assume that they hate him because he is white, I assume that they hate him because his political beliefs and party are different than theirs. Why can’t folks who can’t stand Obama’s leftist politics hate him for that?

  • http://twitter.com/MondoTechOrg Mondo

    If you are using a policy of deny all, allow only, then you sir are a masochist.

  • Anonymous

    Feel better now?

  • Anonymous

    He’s not Egyptian?… Oh, yeah, and he was freely elected by the citizens of his state – I almost forgot that minor point….

  • Anonymous

    …and Gov. Walker wants to give them that opportunity ;-)

  • je_proteste

    You need a new tag line. This one is already getting old.

  • Anonymous

    Great! We are in agreement. POWER TO THE PEOPLE!!!!
    Then why are you protesting the person trying to downsize the government….

  • Anonymous

    I think the only heat you will get is from people pointing out that the Democrats are often just as guilty as the Republicans in obeying their Corporate Citizen sponsors…

  • Anonymous

    Then why was the site initially accessible? That would imply, “allow all” as the default then the pertinent domain was manually added to the blacklist, then manually removed again…

  • Anonymous

    That actually matches my experiences. Polling companies (outside a few major ones) tend to get hired more often if they produce statistics that match what their employer likes to see.. so there is an incentive to fudge things a bit, including listing people unlikely to give the preferred answer as ‘did not pick up’

  • Anonymous

    Pal, I am a former teamster. The federal workers all accross this country do not have the right to engage in collective bargaining. Don’t you think Obama should know that before weighing in in Wisconsin?

  • Anonymous

    The government is the people. Unions built this country and made it the most successful middle class in the world. Until, of course, Reagan started tearing our country down, followed by Bush, Clinton, and Bush.
    Strange that Walker would be funded by billionaires in his run for governor if he is so for the people.
    Oh, the only people he is for is rich people; I get it now!
    Loved the punking of Walker today, showing his true allegiance to the multi-corporations.

    Look for the truth, you’ll be on our side.

  • Anonymous

    Yes, like thinking Austrian is a language and that there are 58 states, not knowing that Federal Workers do NOT have collective bargaining, etc…..If Bush did all of this you psychophants would have a field day!

  • Anonymous

    By the way, did I also mention that you are a vulgar idiot?

  • Johnny Warbucks

    Trying to save all the wear and tear on the old brain, I see.

  • Anonymous

    http://www.tinyurl.com/4clwfgx , Antone still willing to stand behind walkers plans? Anyone?

    Imagine that you could go back in time and watch the last of the dinosaurs fight over the the dwindling resources because they as megafauna lacked the ability to adapt…oh wait just look to Wisconsin…

  • Anonymous

    http://www.tinyurl.com/4clwfgx , Anyone still willing to stand behind walkers plans? Anyone?

  • Anonymous

    Imagine that you could go back in time to watch the dinosaurs fight over the dwindling resources because they as megafauna lacked the ability to adapt…then imagine what that would look like if it was transformed into a play being performed by a bad high school troupe.

    Ahh the beautiful age of transparency….

    …can still benefit from good old fashion stupidity:

    http://www.tinyurl.com/4clwfgx
    (http://skydancingblog.com/2011/02/23/wisconsin-wholely-owned-affilliate-of-koch-brothers-enterprises/)

    Anyone still willing to stand behind walker now? Anyone? I mean it’s O.k. to choose which side of the line to stand on, in fact it’s your right, but now that the dinosaur is in the room with us let’s not all shamble about and call a WAR a puppy .

  • http://twitter.com/MondoTechOrg Mondo

    You have me confused with the other guy.

  • Anonymous

    It is best to limit the effort spent replying to any goof who starts their spewing with “Hail Hitler”… BTW it is “Heil”, not “Hail”

  • Anonymous

    If folks wouldn’t post such childish rantings and such brilliant musings like “Koch-suckers” and “mouths are full of Koch” maybe I wouldn’t have to treat them like children…

  • je_proteste

    Non sequitur.

  • Anonymous

    The government is FOR the people. It consists of a small percentage OF the people. Less government means less taxes. Less taxes gives more money to the people to build the economy back up.

    As for unions… Unions were a great thing in the early days when human rights and working conditions were not regulated. In the modern day, they are no longer needed. Unions are nothing more than a business. They lookout for themselves first.

  • Pope Pisius

    Out of curiosity, does irony hurt?

  • Anonymous

    And assholes like you as followers….

  • Anonymous

    Well, I dropped an irony skillet on my foot once, so I would have to say “yes”.

  • Anonymous

    Yeah, I like that comic strip too…

  • je_proteste

    Albern.

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