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Buffalo Beast tricks Wisc. Gov. Walker into taking call from fake ‘David Koch’

By Stephen C. Webster
Wednesday, February 23, 2011 11:20 EDT
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Governor’s official phone line goes down: ‘The number you dialed is not a working number’

Update: Walker’s office says call was real

Second update (at bottom): Watchdog calls for probe on possible ethics violation

Prepare for prankgate.

Wisconsin’s newly elected Republican Governor wasted no time in taking the fight to public sector unions, but union supporters and the alternative press have spared no expense firing back.

But now, a hay-maker has been thrown.

An alternative paper in Buffalo, New York, which prides itself on being about as beastly as the subjects they cover, managed to trick Governor Scott Walker into taking a call from their editor posing as tea party tycoon David Koch.

The transcript isn’t pretty. It’s also unclear whether it was real, but efforts to contact Walker’s office proved futile Wednesday morning. While the governor’s official phone line — at (608) 266-1212 — was returning busy signals for a time, it had reverted to an automated error message by 11 am EST.

“The number you dialed is not a working number. Please check the number and dial again.”

While the Buffalo Beast‘s website went down almost immediately after their story was posted, likely due to a torrent of web traffic, bloggers far and wide seized upon the story and were sharing bits of the text by Wednesday morning.

A few highlights included the alleged governor warning the phony oil baron that Wisconsin House Rep. Tim Cullen, a Democrat who’s voted with Republicans on numerous issues, was “not one of us;” Walker supposedly commenting that he’s “got the layoff notices ready” and bragging that he’s got a baseball bat with his name on it; and accepting an offer to be flown out to California for “a good time.”

The call also allegedly reveals that Wisconsin Republicans are planning to hold Democrats’ paychecks hostage by changing the rules to end direct deposit, placing their printed checks in their desks on the floor of the senate, forcing them to physically come in to pick them up.

The voice alleged to be Walker also said he was trying to find ways to prosecute Wisconsin Democrats on ethical violations if they accepted favors from union organizers.

Moments later in the call recording, Walker allegedly accepts an offer for similar favors from the fake Koch.

Charles and David Koch, two key financiers of the Republican tea parties, were also major financiers of Walker’s bid for the Wisconsin governor’s office. Their political action committee gave Walker roughly $100,000 in campaign contributions during the 2010 election, according to campaign finance records highlighted by Mother Jones.

The contributions came from the same source — Koch Industries PAC — and though through two channels which were both legal under current campaign finance law.

About $43,000 worth of PAC monies went directly to Walker’s campaign, while the Republican Governors Association (RGA) sent $65,000 from the PAC to Walker. Wisconsin’s governor also received help from the RGA by way of a $3.4 million ad buy on television and direct mail attacks against his political opponent, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett.

As if the connection weren’t clear enough, the Koch brothers front group Americans for Prosperity produced a website called standwithwalker.com, encouraging people to support elimination of labor union rights.

If the call is indeed real, it would not be the first time a prominent politician got pranked over the phone. Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin took a prank call in Nov. 2008 from a Canadian comedian pretending to be the president of France, Nicholas Sarkozy.

Update: Walker’s office says call was real

Gov. Walker’s spokesman, Cullen Werwie, issued the following statement hours after the Beast went to press:

“The Governor takes many calls everyday. Throughout this call the Governor maintained his appreciation for and commitment to civil discourse. He continued to say that the budget repair bill is about the budget. The phone call shows that the Governor says the same thing in private as he does in public and the lengths that others will go to disrupt the civil debate Wisconsin is having.”

Second update: Watchdog calls for probe on possible ethics violation

The non-profit Public Campaign Action Fund said Wednesday that Governor Walker’s revealing conversation with a gonzo journalist pretending to be one of his wealthy financiers could constitute an ethics violation and breach of campaign law.

“In a call with who he thought to be billionaire political donor David Koch, Gov. Walker may have broken campaign finance and ethics laws,” a group spokesman said, according to a media advisory. “If he did, he should resign.

“If you didn’t believe it before, you have to now—this fight isn’t about the budget, it’s about favors for corporate special interests. If Wisconsin law forbids coordination with political donors similar to federal law, Gov. Scott Walker is not just in political trouble, but in legal hot water.”

The group said it was consulting with experts on whether or not to file an official complaint.

This audio was published to YouTube on Feb. 23, 2011 by TheBeastvideos.

Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster is the senior editor of Raw Story, and is based out of Austin, Texas. He previously worked as the associate editor of The Lone Star Iconoclast in Crawford, Texas, where he covered state politics and the peace movement’s resurgence at the start of the Iraq war. Webster has also contributed to publications such as True/Slant, Austin Monthly, The Dallas Business Journal, The Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Weekly, The News Connection and others. Follow him on Twitter at @StephenCWebster.
 
 
 
 
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  • Anonymous

    It’s been confirmed. Per @DavidCornDC, from what I know. http://twitter.com/#!/DavidCornDC/status/40446315750096896

  • Anonymous

    Pack your bags Walker your train is here, the tar is hot and feathers are freshly plucked.

  • Anonymous

    Got the Guv by the u kno whats. Now it’s squeezing time!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    baba booey!

    Republican’s brains are centered on removing the most rights in the least amount of time so they can land that cush corporate job. NONE of them have the brain power to realize when they’re being pranked.

    But once they land that cush job, they’ll be the first to fall in the next revolution between the People and the corporations.

    I think I’m going to call him tomorrow, pretend to be David Koch and tell him he was an idiot for falling for the fake Koch.

  • gypski®

    This information is evidence of a conspiracy by the governor through outside interests that gave him financial backing. Recall his ass or demand he resign. Don’t stop protesting. Take back your government from the Koch Bros and their criminal cronies.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TRCGTVH7SXIVAQMN6VHRMIG6ZM john wilson

    Too late to jump out the window Gov., the people just caught you in bed with Koch. Guess what? The Gov was on his stomach!

  • https://twitter.com/DrMatthew Dr. Matt

    Teabaggers will still find a way to defend this douche bag.

  • YeaSayer

    He’s toast. He even quipped that he considered “planting some troublemakers” among the protesters.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VQWPH3VNR5NTXMH6DFPLENMXAE Dane

    If this conversation happened, Wisconsin voters have lost their representation.

    It’s unconscionable that goofball Walker would converse like this with his billionaire puppet-master.

    Serious trouble for Wisconsin. A huge red flag for the rest of the United States.

  • Anonymous

    Tea baggers are like pig’s rallying for the slaughterhouse.

  • Anonymous

    Remember that Blagojevich guy in Indiana? The FBI went after him for talking politics on the phone. What will the do with this overt corruption? Nothing!

    Let me point out; trading a new hospital for a Senate seat is called politics and accepting a free party trip is corruption. It really is just this simple.

    And while I have to believe there are good people working in the FBI, some real lowlifes get to go after innocents with impunity. Two innocent anthrax suspects, one of which committed suicide under the pressure. This fish is obviously rotten from the head down.

    Please clean up FBI management, go after Con Agra for hiring illegals and treat Wall Street suspects as blacks. I must be crazy for holding such ideas.

  • Anonymous

    You’ve been punked!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KLF5SUA5RDYXG54WWF5SHMVRAI X

    I wish I could have written a few questions or talking points.

  • Anonymous

    Time for the State of Wisconsin to cut this loser from the payroll. Walker’s next stop, Fux News. He’ll gladly take the wingnut welfare.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Verite-Laide-lImbecile/100000472938032 Vérité Laide l’Imbécile

    It is time to admit to ourselves as a nation that we have lost the ability to elect representatives that actually represent the interests of the majority of citizens. Until all campaign contributions are made illegal, including from oneself, our nation will continue to be run by the proxies of large corporate contributors like the Koch brothers.

    Tax and Jail the Rich for 2012!

  • Anonymous

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

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

  • Anonymous

    Spin this, tories. Come on. Give it a shot.

  • Anonymous

    And, don’t forget that News Corp (Fox News) gave $1 million to the RGA, which helped fund Walker’s campaign, too.

    Fox and Koch. Bringing corporate fascism to your neighborhood soon.

  • Anonymous

    This guy was going to be the “new” RayGun!!!! Well, he has the direct “Red Faced” phone to the “Crank Yankers.”

  • Anonymous

    I hope Maddow has this phone-dude on her show tonight.

  • Anonymous

    Most revealing comment was that he “thought of planting some troublemakers” among the protesters but decided it could backfire. Is the provocateur tactic growing stale? It worked pretty well at the G20 summit in Toronto, but I think people are catching on.

    Based on this audio recording alone it’s safe to say that the American political system is completely broken, and in need of a massive overhaul. This shouldn’t be surprising as the Constitution was written hundreds of years ago in a pre-capitalist society. Dictatorships known as corporations now run the United States and other countries. Human beings are merely “human resources”.

    Politicians need to be eliminated as a concept and replaced by delegates under conditions of direct democracy. The corporate form must also be abolished or democratized. Anything short of this and our species is probably doomed.

  • Anonymous

    That Blagojevich guy was the gov of Illinois. And he was tried and found not guilty on 23 counts and guilty on only one.

  • Anonymous

    The next thing will be a placed sign on his back that reads: “Kick Me Real Hard, I Like It.”

  • Praxman

    Impersonating one of the Kochs and publicly humiliating him and his puppet?

    Not a place I would wish on anyone….

    Interested parties should download the audio ASAP because somehow I think ‘pull down’ notices will be issued by scary scary looking lawyers giving press conferences outside of federal court buildings by the end of this business day and just in time for the dinner news, which will prohibit most of the ‘private’ conversation’s content from being disclosed under legal threat, while the press debates the propriety of ambush journalism, the criminal merits of impersonation and why unions are bad.

    Hopefully I’m wrong (please be wrong!) and Dave will take it all in stride and laugh along with us.
    But I wouldn’t lay odds on it….not with these guys.

  • Anonymous

    Score one for “They’re Too Stupid To Get Away With It.”

  • Anonymous

    OK, defend this one corporatists. Buehler,….Buehler….Buehler….anybody?…anybody?….crickets chirping.

  • Anonymous

    wow, too bad he did not say anything too incriminating, though… i mean, they could say he was simply responding to your prompting on some of those answers…

  • Anonymous

    Also…….. look who got asked “hard” questions at a university :

    PHILADELPHIA — Newt Gingrich’s speech at the University of Pennsylvania on Tuesday quickly took a turn for the dramatic when the first student to question him brought up his admitted extramarital affair and accused him of being “hypocritical” for espousing moral values.

    http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0211/50021.html

  • Anonymous

    I LOVE this!! Thank you computer savvy friends.

  • samhoustonTX

    Gov. Walker was Koch-suckered.

  • Sunshine1970

    …BWAHAHAH!
    Brilliant. Pure awesome. I read this earlier today and had a good laugh.

  • Anonymous

    Apparently walker really likes kock.

  • Anonymous

    Stunning conversation! Governor of Wisconsin dutifully and eagerly reporting to the REAL boss of his state.

    Gov. Walker is a thug. A crowbar-enforcer creep. A knee-capper sycophant doing the Koch brothers dirty work.

    Combine this bit of reality with the defiant statements made by an Ind. Official who advocates using “live ammunition” against protesters and you see the place where Christian-Evangelistic Teabag/GOP Goober lawmaker thugs REALLY LIVE.

    Christian-Evangelistic Teabag/GOP Goober lawmakers don’t want to govern. They want to RULE.

  • http://www.zazzle.com/fierylocks FieryLocks

    Or, “Tea Bag Me In My Stupid Pie Hole”

  • Anonymous

    Not exactly. This country was founded as a reaction AGAINST unfettered capitalism. It was the East India Trading Company, the largest trading corporation in the world, that went to Parliment and got themselves an exemption from taxes and a tariff put on goods from the Americas, even for us to sell to ourselves. It was this unbridled corruption that drove the businessmen in these at the time colonies to say it’s time to end this. It brought about the Boston Tea Party (the REAL ONE) and cost the East India company a huge amount of money. Unfettered capitalism is the problem, it ALWAYS is.

  • Anonymous

    It would almost be funny if it weren’t so serious. He wants to Chile-ize Wisconsin, handing publicly owned utilities and industries over to the Koch Brothers for peanuts and no bid contracts, where they can hire and fire at will (allegedly they are already doing so). Getting rid of unions allows them to treat each person singly and without the support of others in similar positions.

    The stench of fascism is REALLY in the air.

  • Anonymous

    Wait a minute. You people aren’t trying to suggest that the Koch brothers contributed $43,125 to influence policy? Why, that’s so undemocratic!

  • Anonymous

    Given the severity of this new revelation regarding Gov. Walker, it now falls upon the spin-meisters at Fox and Clear Channel to make this OK.

    And that’s the point isn’t it. All of the Christian-Evangelical Teabag/GOP Bat-Crap-Crazy Pro-Corporate Fascist ideology finds safe harbor at Fox – Always!

    Seriously, turn of Fox. All of it. Our country depends on it.

  • Ma’at

    Pity they have to wait a year to recall him. Tha’ts alright. They’ll get at least 6 of the 8 Rethug Senators they can recall.

  • Anonymous

    Old scotty boy is the lowest of low. He was elected under false pretenses and is a tool of the john birchers, koch bros. I feel so sorry for the Wisconsinites as they are stuck with this piece of crap for at least a year. I applaud the guys at Buffalo Beast that did this! I hope this goes viral and all in Wisconsin react by protesting even more. This guy thinks he is soooo tough and what a giant ego!!!! I bet he wouldn’t be talking tough if he was surrounded[ with out security] by Union guys like the teamsters, steelworkers etc. I think it is past due for the politicians to hear the roar of the Unions! It is way past due for the republicans to feel the force of the people!

  • Anonymous

    Well, there are differing definitions of when “capitalism” actually began. Obviously “it” didn’t occur at a single moment in time. Nevertheless, it would be wrong to suggest that the American government was conceived as a check against moneyed interests. In fact Madison stated that a primary goal of government was to “protect the minority of the opulent against the majority”, while John Jay stated that the “people who own the country aught to govern it”. The primary fear was direct democracy and the “leveling” or egalitarian results this might entail.

    Hopefully we are reaching the point where we understand that egalitarianism is not antithetical to freedom, but the exact opposite — people are much happier and much more empowered in more equal societies.

  • Anonymous

    Do you really think he has any?

  • dula

    This makes that piece of shit fake ACORN pimp, James O’Keefe look like the snot nosed coward that he is.

  • Anonymous

    Brilliant! I love it!

  • Anonymous

    I don’t know – he could have been on his back with his legs up…

  • Anonymous

    And notice his reply. No answer, and an immediate put down of the questioner. The fat fuck’s hypocrisy is, like always, astonishing in it’s depth. He cheated on his first wife and divorced her while she was in the hospital, then cheated on his second wife with the woman who is now his THIRD wife. He was cheating while he was impeaching the president for EXACTLY the same thing.

    So God has forgiven him? Good, God doesn’t have to live with this asshole trying to out moralize everyone else and he certainly doesn’t have to deal with the consequences of this idiot actually getting back into an office somewhere. God Don’t Vote.

  • Anonymous

    Speaking of Fux news, didn’t management announce a no-tolerance policy for on-air errors? They just reversed the numbers in a poll showing that a majority of Americans supported the WI protesters.

  • Anonymous

    He speaks of ethics violations, and he himself shows how completely unethical he is in working with a plutocratic pig to establish state anti union laws. This is a great piece of work, James O’Keefe eat your heart out.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_J2BKVG44GLNRGIAYKD7UO4O27E Arthur Young

    I remember a time when there were News Reporters that were called Muck Rakers, they were investigative reporters who risked the ire and threats of both major Parties. When I was a kid I would read Jack Anderson’s column in The Philadelphia Bulletin and he was not alone in exposing the bologna that was going on then, well now thanks to numerous mergers, buy outs, litigation, and also thanks to all the Deregulation starting in 1980 we now have Representatives that are interchangeable cogs in a machine that mirrors their benefactors ( Corporations ) . I would love to see all these politicians, and the entire system that nourishes their arrogance and avarice punk’d….I imagine very few would be left standing . The way it stands now, if you get rid of some of the rotten apples….there are plenty more waiting for a chance to pull the political slot machines !

  • Anonymous

    Too late – the news is out.

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/ZIIRJENPZTIPRDKHQLZWPQIXZA virgo47tp

    OMG when did this happen? Try 1787.

  • H.P. Loathecraft

    Prostrate with his pants down.

  • H.P. Loathecraft

    Naturally. At least in their minds.

    be·lief   
    [bih-leef] Show IPA
    –noun
    1.
    something believed; an opinion or conviction: a belief that the earth is flat.
    http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/belief

  • Anonymous

    Trust me Walker would love that. No really.

  • H.P. Loathecraft

    But it should help stir the opposition to new decibel levels.

  • H.P. Loathecraft

    Yes(men)

  • H.P. Loathecraft

    And that is what it boils down to. Demand publicly financed elections.

  • Anonymous

    Out of his own mouth, he is condemned. Look at that face. Would you let this man into a house with children in it?

  • Anonymous

    I think this will be sufficient for the Koch brothers to cut him off the teat. They don’t pay for stupid.

  • Anonymous

    You should go to the Ohio Tea Party site. Some teabagger was raving and ranting about how the public employee unions are crooks and thugs, and the teabaggers who happen to be members of those unions were ripping him several new assholes, the last time I looked. Might have shut the site down by now. I’ll see if I can dig it up. It is to LOL.

  • kiboshki

    Can Walker be impeached for this? This is effectively a sting, isn’t it, except that it was carried out by someone more effective at real law enforcement than the FBI.

    When do the proceedings start?

  • kiboshki

    On his knees, it seemed to me. With a mouthful.

  • Monkei

    This story cannot be found on either MSNBC or CNN’s webpages. I didn’t even bother to look at Fox. This shows you all you need to know about the national media. You would think this would be news. But, again, nowhere to be found. I can only wish for the days when our news outlets are once again free to put out news, without having to be balanced or without the over seeing of their corporate masters and lords.

  • Anonymous

    A) Brilliant job by the guy pretending to be Koch. B) Scott Walker is about a dumb son of a bitch for falling for it.

    The actor says, “we gotta crush this union” and the motherfucker agrees. He’s gotta go right now.

  • Ignatzfattis

    Beautiful.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IPV6LRYFLBF6AYBLXYMS6L3XGQ chris

    Andrea Mitchell Greenspan talked to some Repug about it a while ago.

  • ProgressiveInNewYork

    TO: GOV WALKER

    As Tony Bennett sang,

    “I WANNA BE AROUND
    TO PICK UP THE PIECES
    WHEN SOMEBODY BREAKS YOUR HEART”

    Coming soon, the heartbreak of politics.

  • Ignatzfattis

    No -I’M the real David Koch!Walker isn’t gonna trust the phone anymore -Mr. Koch is gonna have to come in person if he wants to touch base with his Puppet.

  • Monkei

    His reply was one that he has formulated over time, fully expecting the question at some point. He side stepped with political speak of the future, blah blah blah … he is total bullshit and only the dimmest of wits doesn’t see that.

  • Anonymous

    Walker cannot defend this… He should answer to the people not corporatists. Spin until your dizzy asshole.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IPV6LRYFLBF6AYBLXYMS6L3XGQ chris

    ever heard of Citizens United?

  • Anonymous

    That’s because Teabaggers are nothing more than groopies who do anything to get into bed with idol.

  • Anonymous

    I think he was bending over.

  • Anonymous

    proud to be from Buffalo……great job Ian Murphy! Gov. “wanker” should step down now…..

  • Anonymous

    like chickens voting for col.sanders

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IPV6LRYFLBF6AYBLXYMS6L3XGQ chris

    Larson pointed to a portion of the roughly 20-minute call in which the governor talked about getting the senate Democrats back to the state by promising to hold negotiations, only to quickly pass the anti-union legislation while a quorum was reached.

    Nice

  • Anonymous

    Ya just know, somehow, some way, Buffalo Beast will be publicly trashed for this, and the national Dems will even scold the Beast. Because, the national Dems don’t like anyone who will fight back.

    I love you Beast

  • bonkerslite

    Then I don’t understand why they invest in Republicans in the first place. Well, the losses on teh stoopid must be balanced out by the investment in craven evil.

  • overdoneputaforkinit

    Whoa, it’s like David Koch is his boss he’s reporting to.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KJJ4KEVT2Z5RDHTIRGJOUWL2EA Paul M

    I thought that post of john wilson was funny, but YOURS beat him out!

  • Ignatzfattis

    Walker sure is a brown-nosing Windbag when he’s on the phone with his Boss!

    We’ve all known Middle Management guys like this at work reporting back to the Big Boss about his progress in screwing over the employees he oversees -what a typical Sneaky Ass-Kissing Middle Management Backstabber!

  • Anonymous

    OK, let’s send this EVERYWHERE!
    Send it to everyone you know, including your local paper and radio stations!

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/KSIB2PGTAXFCPCMQ74NRZ4UUJM Beerman

    Complete awesomeness. Nip this shit in Wisconsin in the ass and it will be a huge victory against union busting.

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/KSIB2PGTAXFCPCMQ74NRZ4UUJM Beerman

    MSNBC reporting this now. Just hitting the MSM. WOOHOOO!!!!

  • Anonymous

    I can’t believe how unbelievably stupid this Walker guy is. As more and more news is released about this jerk I have to come to the conclusion that the people of WI. have got to wake up and recall him next January when the recall can be done. I also think that the 7 or 8 Rethuglican Senators are on the way to recall too. I don’t think that even the tea-baggers that supported so many of these radicals both nationally and in the states can be comfortable with the way the “10″ election turned out. One can only hope.

  • Ignatzfattis

    He sure was a Gleeful Windbag talking to his Boss!

  • Ignatzfattis

    Exactly -this was REAL -the actor hardly said anything, and Walker just spewed and spewed.

  • Anonymous

    Thank you! It’s always gratifying when people appreciate my subtlety. Not to mention delicacy.

  • Anonymous

    Walker is a Kochsucker and has blown it. Yahoo!

  • Anonymous

    Ever heard of the New Deal?

  • http://www.republithugs.com gfm975

    What a worm Walker is… he’s no one of us… meaning a human being… he’s a RepubliTHUG.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TRCGTVH7SXIVAQMN6VHRMIG6ZM john wilson

    I seldom ever post on an article twice, but this one is just toooo funny to let it slide. If Gov. Walker needs a new gig when he gets impeached or recalled he has Faux News, or perhaps a new adventure show . Lets call it Walker ,Wisconsin Stranger. Theme , lets see about “NEVER TALK TO STRANGERS”. If the Gov had remembered to authenticate with the secret squirrel code that the Koch brothers said for him to use this would never have happened. You know the code where they say “HI! good buddy” and he replies “got KY?”.

  • Anonymous

    Teh lulz!

  • Anonymous

    What do you know – Walker is a Koch whore after all!

  • Anonymous

    During this call, there is ample evidence of intent of criminal conspiracy (between Walker, or Gov. Mubarrak of Wisconsin, and the person he mistook for Koch).

    Had we a real democrat in the White House, say President Kennedy, he would now be sending a Justice Dept. team to Wisconsin. Doubt that AG Holder, the defender of Chiquita’s murderers and assassins of protesters and union organizers, will be doing anything honest and requiring testicles (wouldn’t want Wall Street annoyed at him or his bud Obama).

    Nope, haven’t had an authentic democrat in the White House for many decades.

    (Wonder if, when Hillary Clinton — former member of Wal-Mart’s board of directors, and Michelle Obama, former member of Wal-Mart’s board of directors, compare notes on those BoD meetings when they get together???)

  • Anonymous

    Oh please…where’s the “smoking gun” here? Walker didn’t take any of the bait by the pranker. He showed he was the same in private as in public. And if anyone here actually had a clue and thought about this, if he was so close to Koch, doesn’t it stand to reason he would actually recognize his voice and know him on some personal level? God you people are losers. Grow the fuck up.

  • Anonymous

    ditto! And something else which should burn the butt of every red-blood Amurican, Dick(less) Cheney’s godson, DJ Gribbin IV, worked on and off for Koch Energy and Koch Industries when he wasn’t Bush’s chief counsel at the Department of Transportation, where he was attempting to implement his lifelong love and agenda, turning America’s roads into toll roads and privatizing all toll roads.

    Leading up to the first Bush/Cheney presidential election, ole DJ Gribbin was the national field director for the Christian Coalition, bring into the fold all those good Christians to vote for warmongering and Wall Street banksters.

    Mission accomplished……(also, isn’t George W. Bush’s sister supposed to be married to a Koch family relative?????)

  • Anonymous

    Negative, the feebs of the FBI, and that Fitzpatrick clown, went after him immediately after he pulled the state’s business with Bank of America.

    That’s the way it works.

    People who know nothing can be made to believe anything.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IPV6LRYFLBF6AYBLXYMS6L3XGQ chris

    Fox News parrot. We’ll see how it shakes out. Now back to Beck’s organ for you. Walker is a Koch Bros. shill

  • Anonymous

    Oopsey! Wisconsin has this little thing called a law about any evidence obtained using recorded phone calls:

    “Wisconsin is currently a one-party state though recent attempts in the legislature there have attempted, unsuccessfully so far, to change it to two-party. Even so, any evidence gathered by a one-party consensual recording is inadmissible except in murder or drug cases, as they say.

    The Wisconsin Stats 885.365 Recorded telephone conversation (1) states “Evidence obtained as the result of the use of voice recording equipment for recording of telephone conversations, by way of interception of a communication or in any other number, shall be totally inadmissible in the court of this state in civil actions, except as provided by 968.28 to 968.37.” Exceptions are it the party is informed before the recording is informed at the time that the conversation is being recorded and that any evidence thereby obtained may be used in a court of law or such recording is made through a recorder connector proved by the telecommunications utility as defined in WI Stats 968.28 – 968.37 (which is the stat for court ordered wiretaps) which automatically produces a distinctive recorder tone that is repeated at intervals of approximately 15 seconds. Fire department or law enforcement agencies are exempt as are court ordered wire tapes.

    Also a recording on the phone made from a out of state call or made to an out of state party, has to have the party informed of the recording and his consent or the tone on line, every 15 seconds, or a consent in writing before the recording is started.

    Needless to say this does not allow a person not a party to the conversation to record any part of the conversation without the parties to the conversation being informed the third party is recording the conversation.”

    So much for this lame “watch dog” nonsense.

  • Anonymous

    lol, walker has shown his true lack of intelligence.

  • Anonymous

    keep telling yourself that, but that will do little to quiet the voices.

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/3NVQSZZC5IM66JEOCSFJUV7FCE Jacques G

    Dear Wisconsin, Dear American workers.
    It is time to destroy the TEA party and the CONS. This phone call tells it all. “It’s not about the budget, it’s about the unions.” The TEA Party is just Al Qaeda, American style; terrorize, demonize, destroy and take away from the Middle class.

  • Anonymous

    OK, for the few but regular Southerner bashers: who elected Walker, Palin, Bachman, etc. And Rush, O’Reilly, Hannity, and Beck aren’t from Dixie. We live in a country with a corrupt political system and a large number of morons elect whores who are nothing but mercenaries engaging in class warfare. It’s going on nation-wide.

  • http://twitter.com/aipfan aipfan

    The Ethics Investigation request is complete crap, and Raw Story shouldn’t even give credence to it.

  • Rickster Rickster

    what a dumbass

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/3NVQSZZC5IM66JEOCSFJUV7FCE Jacques G

    They already tried that here in California at our Tuesday support rally. It backfired. The people drove the TEAdiots away, they found out we are united in this.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BI3HF6T6V7UUMFIG4GPSWIACMM David

    Play with fire and you get burnt. Unionism is the only tool that hard workers have to keep from being taken advantage of by people like the Koch brothers and Gov. Walker.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VQWPH3VNR5NTXMH6DFPLENMXAE Dane

    The rule of law doesn’t apply to the wealthy elite, the SCOTUS, or the court of public opinion.

  • Rickster Rickster

    i love the stench of republican flop sweat in the morning.

  • Anonymous

    Oopsey! Teabaggers have this way of being morons!

  • Anonymous

    The smoking gun is that we will all suffer big time if the repubs destroy our country. Only the rich will benefit from them. Are you rich?

    Anyone who votes for the repubs and is not rich, is a total fool.

  • Anonymous

    Which church does this goober attend ?

    Anybody know ?

  • http://twitter.com/mataliandy mataliandy

    Coordination under Wisconsin law is likely to occur when:

    o A communication or activity takes place at the request or
    suggestion of the candidate or agents of the candidate;

    o In the absence of a direct request or suggestion from the
    candidate, the cooperation, consultation or coordination is such
    that the candidate or his agents can exercise control or
    influence over the organization’s communication or activity; or

    o Where there has been substantial discussion or negotiation
    between the candidate and the organization over a
    communication’s:

    1. content;
    2. timing;
    3. location, mode, or intended audience (e.g., newspaper or
    radio advertisement); or
    4. “volume” (e.g., number of copies of printed materials or
    frequency of media spots)
    and that substantial discussion or negotiation is such that the
    candidate and the organization emerge as partners or joint
    venturers in the expenditure. The candidate and
    organization need not be equal partners.

     An organization that finances or sponsors coordinated activity is deemed
    to have made an in-kind contribution to the candidate with whom it
    coordinated in the amount of the expenditure.

    See “Keep Our North Strong PAC, Findings of Fact & Conclusions,” Government
    Accountability Board (June 22, 2009); Elections Board letter to Susan Armacost
    and William S. Reid (El. Bd. Op. 00-02) (June 21, 2000) affirmed by the G.A.B.
    on March 26, 2008; and, Wisconsin Coalition for Voter Participation, Inc. v. State

  • Anonymous

    So now that we have an admission of guilt, he must be arrested and tried, and when found guilty be given at least a decade in genpop and a public flogging

    That should be the minimum sentence for any elected official who sells out the people

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IPV6LRYFLBF6AYBLXYMS6L3XGQ chris
  • Anonymous

    The fake tea party bull shit protest is over…it was all about racism and crying around about a black man being president and misdirected anger about 8 years of Bush and still not having Christianity as our state sponsored national religion. Oh and also about making sure the rich corporate elite paid less taxes. This protest is for real and actually about something not made up by Fake Entertainment News. The sleeping giant has awoke.

  • Anonymous

    Reality Check: Due to Rise in Stock Market Prices, there is Not the Short Fall on Employee Pension Funds as Some Would Have You to Believe! Plus Wisconsin Employee Pension Fund One of the Healthiest in the Nation – http://tinyurl.com/4znswbg

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UAYWWQ6PIS523OZNUGILXEGOPU Patty

    Walker is finished. Either way he is screwed. They will either recall him or vote his ass out. But don’t worry. I’m sure some Rightie ‘Think tank’ or a lobbyist frim will hire the jerk. Hey, maybe he will pull a Palin and land a gig on Faux News.

  • Anonymous

    I am now hearing that when Walker was at Marquette University he ran for student president, committed voter fraud and stole all the school papers so he would not be exposed. He left college shortly after. So did he get expelled or quit? Either way his GPA was too low for him to graduate.

    I find it extremely ironic that yesterday he got his voter ID bill passed, making Wisconsin the most RESTRICTIVE state to vote in. I guess he wrote the book on voter fraud and knows all tricks. There is no other legitimate reason Wisconsin needs to make voting more restrictive, except that Scott Walker committed voter fraud and knows how easy it is. If he did it once he surely would do it again, and probably did.

  • Anonymous

    He’s going to weasel his way out of it…. they always do.

  • Anonymous

    Actually they already have paid for stupid.

  • Anonymous

    Right ON!!!!!!! Karma is a b*tch and I hope it bites him.

  • Ignatzfattis

    Your obvious attempt at downplaying really disasterous news for your side won’t work here -we’ve listened to the recordings -we know what we heard, it’s bad, and confirms so much of what we already suspected.If what Walker said in these recordings is acceptable politics to you, you should move to a Third World country.Everyone should listen to these recordings. Don’t listen to manipulators like Heyitzme.

  • Anonymous

    He is.

  • Anonymous

    Ya, no doubt! He O’Keefed his ass!

  • Ignatzfattis

    Sorry buddy -the Court of Public Opinion does not require that evidence of corruption be legally obtained.

  • ProgressiveInNewYork

    I would LOVE to see a sea of protesters ALL WITH A KOCH MASK ON SAYING

    I’M THE REAL DAVID KOCH!

  • ProgressiveInNewYork

    I think I threw up a little
    …in my mouth

  • Anonymous

    I never understood why Andrea “Dragon Lady” Mitchell was able to report about DC politics knowing what a conflict of interest she had by being married to All In Greenbacks.

  • Ed Dominguez

    Take the son of a bitch down!

  • Anonymous

    He is without a doubt the Michael Scott of the real world.

  • Anonymous

    Church Of Satan, same as the Cock Bros.

  • Anonymous

    F you, troll.

  • Anonymous

    Damn straight.

  • Anonymous

    That means you thought he had some intelligence. This twerp couldn’t change a flat tire. Or get stuck paper out of a printer. Or flush a toilet. Or “cook” a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. I could go on but I don’t think it’s necessary.

  • Anonymous

    When you do.

  • ProgressiveInNewYork

    unfortunately the legislature, both houses, is republican controlled.

  • Anonymous

    Ever heard of STFU?

  • Anonymous

    He suck it loooong time.

  • Anonymous

    Yes they do.

  • Anonymous

    Real people out in Wisconsin,do you see and understand what is taking place all over the United States of America???These teabagger/republicans beyond a doubt want to destroy the working men,and WOMEN.The key word here is WOMAN.I have a wife that worked as hard as I did in a factory and we are not about to let some half baked nut job teapartier/republican destroy our part of the American dream.What are they going to insist repealing next,the child labor laws.Don’t laugh this assault is real.The key here is the working woman,I as a husband find this assault despicable,disgusting,and a threat to the American way of life!!!!

  • PeterGrfx

    Not at all “the same in private as in public.” In public he says it’s about the budget, not about busting unions, but in a phone call he thought private – and in a published interview with George Will – he admitted it’s all about destroying public worker unions – even to the point of admitting he considered “dirty tricks” to sabotage the protests, like sending a fake SEIU member to do something stupid at the protest.

  • PeterGrfx

    A shill not only in his union-busting, but in a little-known part of the budget bill that would allow the state to sell off power plants, or contract out for their management, without going through competitive bidding. Koch Bros. stand to profit from that arrangement.

  • Anonymous

    I just wish stupidity was a very painful experience.However,in this case everything was premeditated,so in this case it should be EXTREMELY painful!

  • Anonymous

    Walker has been exposed, perhaps fatally, as a total dick head loser puppet of the power elite.

  • Anonymous

    Every teabagger in this country are nothing more than whores for the republican party.

  • Anonymous

    Someone should totally coordinate that….

  • http://www.rawstory.com/ hounddogg

    nice find…

  • http://twitter.com/honorablelordk Karim Walker

    sucker…

  • Anonymous

    OK, I’ve been waiting for an hour for some righties to comment on this, saying it’s not so bad, or that the phone call shows he’s got real guts or something. Just for the record, this is new so they have not gotten their talking points from the Koch’s yet. I’m waiting to hear from you folks on the right – please tell us how this governors behavior is OK.

  • Anonymous

    Hey Governor, I think you ought to wipe that koch off your face.

  • Pelu Maad

    “Conservatives” are real Koch SUCKERS.

  • Anonymous

    LOL…Walker’s going down….

  • http://itsrobertsfault.blogspot.com/ LiberalTexasDemocrat

    Proving the Republican party aka economic royalists are attempting to realize their decades long dream of destroying the middle class and the working wage earner, along with his union representation in the workplace, in favor of the investor/gambler class of the entitled wealthy and their wall street speculators.

  • http://itsrobertsfault.blogspot.com/ LiberalTexasDemocrat

    Proving the Republican party aka economic royalists are attempting to realize their decades long dream of destroying the middle class and the working wage earner along with his union representation in the workplace, in favor of the investor/gambler class of the entitled wealthy and their wall street speculators.

  • Anonymous

    Aaaah, Scott Walker, following in the grand tradition of other College Young Republicans like Karl Rove, Ralph Reed and Grover Norquist, and so many other Republicans groomed for “public service.” BWAHAHAHA. Public service?? More like servicing the oligarchs like the Koch brothers, or servicing the Wall Street banksters who almost crashed the U.S. and world economies in 2008, the last year of Bush’s and Cheney’s “public service.” BWAHAHAHA. Sorry, every time I think of “public service” in the context of today’s corporate-owned Republican Party, I just break down laughing…or crying.

  • Anonymous

    bush’s sister is married to a koch.

    http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Robert_P._“Bobby”_Koch

  • kiboshki

    doh! That’s right.
    How silly of me to wish for non-partisanship and integrity among politicians. ;-)

  • Anonymous

    like turkeys marching to save thanksgiving

  • tbl92666

    They have made posts to that effect on other boards. Along with the usual repeated lies — unions are bad, public workers are lazy, everyone has to tighten their belts, etc., ad nauseum.

  • Anonymous

    The FDA has already decided coke is bad for our health and well being. We need a ninety percent tax on all cokes, kochs.

  • jimbo92107

    “Crush that union.”

    Walker said nothing to deny that statement.

  • Guest

    In an age that has seen an industry (Wall Street) fleece an entire nation, bring a world economy to it’s knees, have a change of administration and NO INVESTIGATIONS (“Let’s not look back”) and NO ONE GOES TO JAIL??

    I hardly see this going anywhere, especially when the media is wholly corporately owned and for the most part we live in a Criminal (Torturing) State that has forgotten that we used to be a nation of laws.

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

    THEY SHOULS BE REFERRED TO AS TEABAGEES

  • Anonymous

    Why not have our leaders and representatives wear a transmitting device that makes all their conversations and activities related to government public information. Do they have something to hide?

  • Anonymous

    Busted.

    http://www.RepublicansAreADisease.com

    Now time to resign Walker you jerk.

    Helping billionaires if fine, as long as it involves screwing working families. Jerk.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Anne-Garcia/1045034130 Anne Garcia

    If I were Scott Walker I wouldn’t be getting into any sedans with a Koch.

  • WaStConcerned

    RECALL!!!! IMPEACH!!!! Get the SOB out!!!!!!! NOW!!!!!

    If we allow the states to do this, we sign our own contract to be a true third world country – what he does to the union wages and rights will become the new normal for the non-union works also…..

    BE AWARE – BE AFRAID…….

  • Anonymous

    Blind Boy Fuller–now there’s a picture you don’t see too often these days.

    I love his “Pistol Slappin’ Blues” with Sonny Terry on harp–classic! “Step it Up and Go” is a great tune as well!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZDBCUTOR7XW24NTIF7XEHLJ34Q Oz

    “Beautiful” lololol

    And so much for the governor’s “strategy” in luring the Dems back to the Capitol.

    Chalk this one up to Stupid is as Stupid Does.

    Mucho Kudo to Ian Murphy.

  • Anonymous

    I am not going to repeat the circumstances of the trumped up charges of Gov. Don Siegelman. Just remember that they shackled him, ran him off to jail, and we hardly ever heard from again……

    WHERE ARE THE MARSHALLS? Haul this tory off to prison, immediately.

  • Anonymous

    What laws and how. I dont like the guy, dont get me wrong, but your lead up didnt deliver the punch at the end. Ethics violations? Like the same as parking your car overnight in the senate parking lot…or something with more meat on it?

  • Anonymous

    Gov. Walker is a perfect example of the Peter Principal!

    he is a prick but that not what PP is …….

  • bob915

    Jeebus Keeryste

  • bob915

    I’m watching Cenk Uger right now on MSNBC…..he is blowing this dude’s door off. Talking about Koch’s checks sent to him, all the tactics for union busting, nothing to do with budget items. This guy is fucking burnt toast

  • Anonymous

    THANK YOU!!! Yes, lets drag Siegelman back out of the closet – as an example of . . . .justice?

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

    Go after this bastard. The state attorneys he appointed said the people are the enemy and since they are political opponents live ammunition should be used on them to quell the protests. This traitors should be arrested and locked up.

  • Anonymous

    Still waiting, righties . . . some opposing opinions?

  • Anonymous

    The problem lies in the fact that he Walker will singlehandedly have the power to sell off the state owned power utilities on a no bid contract. It just so happened that Koch Industries opened an office today right down the street from Walker for their 5 – 7 lobbyists. Now if there was collusion between Koch Industries and Walker to give the Bid to Koch in return for the campaign donations I believe hat is illegal.

  • Anonymous

    Justice my ass. Republicans can’t be prosecuted. Bankers too. Welcome to Amerika.

  • Anonymous

    Wow, funny stuff. Where is the “gotcha” on the gov? did not see anything remotely newsworthy other than wasting his time during a crisis. What is next Buffalo Beast- putting a kick me sign on Obama? I love people getting punked, Stern is the master, but doesn’t Walker have enough on his plate now than silly disruptions?

  • Anonymous

    Hey, you’re here also!

  • Johnny Warbucks

    Today is that cold day in hell we’ve been hearing about for so long. It is a cold day in hell indeed when the darkest, more dangerous and revolting forces on the US landscape are brought down by a good old fashion prank. Praise The Beast! A new force has been added to Anonymous, WikiLeaks and the Yes Men.

    As for Walker, kick the bastard out. Blagojevich needs a pal. He’s feeling lonely in that jail sail.

  • Anonymous

    Ha ha ha ha ha. I’m speechless.

  • Anonymous

    I’m not a lawyer but I really hope that there are some Federal implications here and that, that God damned Holder does his fu(king job and goes after some of theses bastards with the FULL force of the law. I call Bullsh!t on this Bi-partisan be a nice guy crap and lets start perp walking some of these Rethuglican jerks off to the greybar hotel.

  • Anonymous

    ………then the states have to pass the “Employee Free Choice Act.” Wheeee-Haaaah!

  • Johnny Warbucks

    Define “illegal” in the Corporate United States of Amnesia circa 2011

  • Johnny Warbucks

    Legal as in taking bribes

  • http://johnharvey.us/ SgtCedar

    Just because it is illegal doesn’t mean they will not do it. Walker fired the county guards and hired Wackenhut guards even after the council voted his proposal down. The real question is what did Milwaukee do about it, apparently nothing. Who is going to stop him if he slaughters the state bird?

    This little prank proves he things Koch will give him a blank check.

  • Anonymous

    So, you admit he was punked, did illegal things and basically he is a pile of shit. But yet, the “law” erases all that!!!! And…..you went along with letting the “not-so” supreme court “pick” a president in 2001. You are an asswipe.

  • Anonymous

    From the story:

    “[T]his fight isn’t about the budget, it’s about favors for corporate special interests. If Wisconsin law forbids coordination with political donors similar to federal law, Gov. Scott Walker is not just in political trouble, but in legal hot water.”

    “The group said it was consulting with experts on whether or not to file an official complaint.”

    The problem with this is that if collusion is a crime and the call represents collusion then there is a possible crime but simply having someone agreeing to something, as the trial of former Illinois governor, Rod Blagojevich, who was eventually only convicted of 1 of 24 charges, (although I think they are going to retry him on the other charges) shows such charges are extremely hard to prove and hard to get juries to convict.

  • http://johnharvey.us/ SgtCedar

    They would not hesitate to take him out if he becomes an embarrassment. He’d just be another business loss if they do not get their way.

  • Anonymous

    “injustice for all”

  • K7KTR

    My Grand-pa used to say, “If you don’t like my Gate then don’t Swing on it!” I used to make $2.65 an hour Union Wage in 1974, Damn, Where would we be NOW without Unions. Homes in 1974 were $38,000 today they list for $235,000. These Big Idiot’s have their pockets lined. Try paying all your bills on Minimum Wage and the Interest the Banks charge as they also Cut their deals. To think that someone like this might Move on to run for the President in the Future scares the Hell out of me.. Reagan would Spit on him.

  • http://johnharvey.us/ SgtCedar

    Back to the 1890s. Did you ever read the history of the Haymarket Riot? It was a riot, but a police riot not a labor riot.

  • Anonymous

    The ignorant voters of Wisconsin may have inadvertently bought the farm so to speak as it relates to their future energy costs, or they may have actually believed all that garbage about privatized energy being cheaper. Having seen how such experiments turn out where I live I can say the residents will see at least a 20 percent across the board increase in energy costs almost immediately after the Kosh Brothers take over the plants. And they can expect at least another 10-15 percent increase after the first year, when such increases can be better justified with the utility boards who regulate the costs in most states.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TF72KWIG5DGSPE3ZXDK6FX4KTQ Robert Burned

    Right-wingers don’t really have opinions. They have cries that they utter on cue, which is something else entirely.

  • YeaSayer

    …just like he’s prosecuting the war criminals exposed by Wikileaks. Cough. It’s more likely Holder will prosecute the journalist, Ian Murphy, for identity theft.

  • http://johnharvey.us/ SgtCedar

    No one said it would hold up as evidence in a court. It does expose a lot of corruption and hypocrisy though. What is a governor doing telling all his secrets to someone he thinks is an out of state billionaire? Awfully chummy conversation.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NVKAE5H6DBXJ6SO7MAHH4YUL3A CD

    I doubt the Kochroaches will like this much light being shown on them. Being billionaires, don’t they have enough money already so that they could leave us poor folks alone to try to fight for our day to day lives? Guess money doesn’t buy them EVERYTHING, so, they’ll just keep on trying. Assholes.

  • Anonymous

    Maybe, but after he left, I’d sure as hell count the silverware.

  • Anonymous

    There is a law in WI that says that you can’t impeach the governor until he’s been in office for a year. Now, it doesn’t say anything I know about having him LOCKED UP in the pen for being a criminal. If he gets locked up for breaking the law, I doubt they would let this law stand until he got out. I’m sure there is SOME way to remove a sold out scum sucking traitor.

  • Anonymous

    Things go better with Koch.
    Have a Koch and a smile.
    Walker=Kochsucker.
    Walker is owned by Kochroaches.

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/PSKROFVS7E4PVTI2CEPLFWEJII John

    The unions and the Democrats HAVE to beat this guy. This guy is bad news but he is dirty and plays dirty. Time for the Dems and the unions to shit or get off the pot. This guy has dirt and a stupid mouth. They have to dig it out and go with whatever they find. If they don’t start playing this game the way the Reich Wingers play it they are finished. I can’t believe they’re gonna let this grifter in a suit take them down. Time to play hard ball with the Nazi’s.

  • Anonymous

    Story just made the CBS Radio newscast. Light on content but acknowledged the call happened for what it’s worth.

  • risa bear

    Cruddy governor called out.

  • Anonymous

    I sere. Only democrats get THAT kind of treatment, right? Like when the Whitewater hearings were going on over a land deal that was not only done with for over a decade and had NOTHING to do with the presidency at all? And the impeachment over sexual issues, when THREE of the right wing SCUM BAGS involved were ALSO FUCKING AROUND ON THEIR WIVES? May I remind you that ALL THREE LEFT OFFICE as a result.

    If you can’t trust your elected officials to be HONEST and do something OTHER than sell your state’s resources to the closest billionaire, then you don’t have ANY representation, do you? And it’s pretty fucking clear that this is EXACTLY what’s gong on here. What the hell would YOU call it when a billionaire paid money to put you in office, and the first thing you do is to sell out your state’s power plants to the very SAME scum bag without even allowing anyone else to bid. And just WHY is the governor selling off things that aren’t hurting the state, and in fact, help keep energy prices DOWN for the CITIZENS of the state? You DO realize that what this means is that the governor can turn around and lease those plants to the Koch brothers, and do so for a dollar a year? How does that benefit the CITIZENS of the state AT ALL? It’s a goddamned giveaway of the PUBLIC infrastructure to those who ALREADY have WAY too much. Their actions prove that time and time again. What is going on is THEFT, graft and corruption. BOTH the Koch brothers AND the governor should be going to jail. I have NO doubt that the Koch brothers are behind a HUGE amount of the problems this country is having. And they are putting these SHIT HEADED and totally sold out governors up to all this bullshit. They are fomenting revolt, and I hope it comes back to kick them squarely in the ass. I want JAIL TIME for ALL of these traitors.

  • Anonymous

    The reason why he was so willing to trust that it was Koch is because he wanted to curry favor to the big man behind the republicans. Hopeing he could talk Koch into supporting him more into other things. This guy put a hole in his boat so big that he’s sinking. As some have said, he could be in some big legal trouble, and he just became a governor weeks ago. If I was him, I would resign quickly, because the longer he is in this position the easier it may be for something else to come out that will put the last nail into his political career and possibly him going to prison.

  • Anonymous

    Are you sure it’s Fuller? I’ve only ever seen the one pic of him, and that’s not it. I don’t think he got as old as this gentleman is in this pic, he died pretty young. I’m not saying it’s not, I’ve just been looking at that pic for a while, now, and wondering who it was. Maybe Pelu will enlighten us.

    I grew up listening to those guys, my fave was Mississippi John Hurt. I still have every record I could find of him, including the 1928 recordings and a couple of British recordings (!) that were actually done in the Library of Congress. Funny how Americans didn’t put that out, when it’s OUR heritage as a nation.

    I also really got into Reverend Gary Davis, Skip James, Leadbelly, and Blind Lemon Jefferson. I learned how to play by stealing their stuff off of those records. I still love that stuff.

  • Anonymous

    Of course this call was real. Walker sounded like Koch’s employee. “one of us”
    Morning Joe, “one of us” … get it?

  • Anonymous

    Okay, I just did an image search, and that IS Fuller. No need to castigate me, I’ve already flailed myself for my ignorance.

    I’ll have to find some more of his stuff. I always liked it, but I had a hard time finding much of it when I was buying lots of music. Anywho, thanks for the info, and the reminder of a great player.

  • Anonymous

    Hello, Allfacts! Long time no see.

    You’re right, of course. Funny how there are ethics charges flying all over whenever a democrat sneezes, but a republican governor sells out his state to billionaires, and there is no problem there. But look who it is that is STILL in the DOJ, for the most part. W appointees. And we all know what THEY are worth. Not that Obama’s choices are any better, that is for sure. We need to get rid of ALL private money in politics. THEN we might get something to change.

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

    The last I heard, Walker was on his knees, facing away from Koch, trying to atone for his stupidity. He was then seen turning around, still on his knees, cleaning a certain part of Koch’s anatomy with his tongue.

  • Anonymous

    This guy isn’t smart enough to realize he could be in trouble, so I don’t think he’ll step down. I really don’t think he will bail because he believes the Koch brothers with their billions will cover his DUMB a$$. Remember this jerk is NOT the sharpest knife in the drawer. My main problem, of course is; if a federal or state law has been violated that the prick is prosecuted. I am so sick and tired of the law coming after ordinary people and letting the big shots slip by.

  • Anonymous

    Hey back, Denny. They forget their Patron Saint Ronnie Raygun was not just in a UNION he the the PRESIDENT!

  • Anonymous

    The helped pay for Rand Paul along with Karlotta Rove.

  • http://www.rawstory.com/ hounddogg
  • Guest

    We need more of this sort of thing. Just awesome.

  • Anonymous

    I’ve been listening this thing pretty much all day, admittedly on left wing radio. But I believe that Federal law has been broken by Walker. If that is the case then Holder is required to prosecute, of course I don’t intend to be holding my breath waiting for that to happen.

  • Anonymous

    Doesn’t really matter – the content has already been pubilcized. This idiot is ruined.

  • Anonymous

    I kind of hate to say this on ethical grounds, but I’d love for more Republicans and Teacrackpots to play with fire more often.

  • Anonymous

    JaDF loves the fragrance of plumerias any time and wishes he were back in Hawai’i.

  • Anonymous

    Ring ring

    Prankster: Hi this is Koch.

    Scalia: Hey you don’t have to call. You know I’ll Rule in your favor once I see your name on it.

    Clarence: Me too.

    Prankster: Who was that in the background?

    Scalia: The houseboy.

    Prankster: I was just calling cause I got a little kickback for you. It’s a free trip, hotel, all expense paid.

    Scalia: Sounds good. Will you spring for the house boy too?

    Prankster: Sure sure.

    Scalia covering the phone yelling across the room: Hey Clarence we got a freebee.

    Clarence: Koch brothers?

    Scalia: You know it.

    Scalia talks through the phone: Can’t wait to see you Mr. Koch.

  • Anonymous

    We will never solve our problems here in the U.S. until we get the money out of politics….that’s the real crisis in America today, because it has caused all the other problems. Why the hell the rich think the 98% will continue to let them wag the dog is just crazy. A change is gonna come, and I’m not talking the phone “Hope & Change” so many of us bought into with Obama.

  • Anonymous

    Wow! Fascinating. It was definitely real; that’s not acting.

  • Anonymous

    The players you mention here are all good. I have some of it. Davis, Jefferson and James’s “Devil Got My Woman” is a classic. My personal favorites are Blind Blake, Blind Boy Fuller, Blind Willie Johnson, Bukka White, and Son House, but my two favorites beyond Robert Johnson, and Charlie Patton, are Tommy McClennen, if you can find the 2 CD Bluebird Recordings 1939-1942, get those, they are clear and clean, even better than the Robert Johnson recordings on Columbia, and he’s killer, but my favorite blues player of that era is Blind Willie McTell, I think his Yazoo CD “Blind Willie McTelll: The Early Years (1927-1933)” is his best; it kicks ass all the way through. He played a 12 strong with a slide. He had a young sounding silky voice with a great natural vibrato that is amazing–”Broke Down Engine Blues,” “Statesboro Blues” “Momma Tain’t Long For Day” and “Southern Can is Mine,” are all spectacular.

    But for the most part I’m partial to Chicago Blues from Elmore James and all that great Chess stuff–one of my all-time favorites is Sonny Boy Williamson, especially his first record for Chess, “Down and Out Blues” incredible! All those Chess “Real Folk Blues” records are great too!

  • Anonymous

    How about this for a time line. Two cave men were looking at the sky at night. One says, “Wow.” The other one says: “How would you like to talk to the One that made all that?” The first says, “Sure.” The other one says: “It will cost you a hand full of fire wood.”

  • Anonymous

    And this famous speech he gave:

    “This is Ronald Reagan speaking to you from Hollywood. You know me as a motion picture actor but tonight I’m just a citizen pretty concerned about the national election next month and more than a little impatient with those promises the Republicans made before they got control of Congress a couple years ago.

    I remember listening to the radio on election night in 1946. Joseph Martin, the Republican Speaker of the House, said very solemnly, and I quote, “We Republicans intend to work for a real increase in income for everybody by encouraging more production and lower prices without impairing wages or working conditions”, unquote. Remember that promise: a real increase in income for everybody. But what actually happened?

    The profits of corporations have doubled, while workers’ wages have increased by only one-quarter. In other words, profits have gone up four times as much as wages, and the small increase workers did receive was more than eaten up by rising prices, which have also bored into their savings. For example, here is an Associate Press Dispatch I read the other day about Smith L. Carpenter, a craftsman in Union Springs, New York. It seems that Mr. Carpenter retired some years ago thinking he had enough money saved up that he could live out his last years without having to worry. But he didn’t figure on this Republican inflation, which ate up all of his savings, and so he’s gone back to work. The reason this is news, is Mr. Carpenter is 91 years old.

    Now, take as a contrast the Standard Oil Company of New Jersey, which reported a net profit of $210 million after taxes for the first half of 1948; an increase of 70% in one year. In other words, high prices have not been caused by higher wages, but by bigger and bigger profits.

    The Republican promises sounded pretty good in 1946, but what has happened since then, since the 80th Congress took over? Prices have climbed to the highest level in history, although the death of the OPA was supposed to bring prices down through “the natural process of free competition”. Labor has been handcuffed with the vicious Taft-Hartley law. Social Security benefits have been snatched away from almost a million workers by the Gearhart bill. Fair employment practices, which had worked so well during war time, have been abandoned. Veterans’ pleas for low cost homes have been ignored, and many people are still living in made-over chicken coops and garages.

  • Anonymous

    I’m there on 6 different ISP’s within the hour.

  • Anonymous

    “Speaking of Fux news, didn’t management announce a no-tolerance policy for on-air errors?”

    Never believe liars.
    Drug addicts also are unreliable when it comes to telling the truth.
    Rush Limbaugh is a prime example.
    If you have a big enough bag of pills (aka hillbilly heroin) you could probably get him to say anything.

  • Anonymous

    Man, you have GREAT taste! McTell was a really interesting guy, wasn’t he? I got my first taste of him on a Biograph record of 1949 songs. I redid one with a band of mine, decades ago, called “Don’t forget it”. It works really well as a bluegrass tune.

    Sonny Boy is a personal fave, I do several of his tunes, and NO ONE plays a more soulful harp line. Howlin’ Wolf (his brother in law) said that he was afraid to hang out with Sonny, it was too dangerous. Apparently all his songs were pretty autobiographical. Check out “Don’t start me talkin’” for some funny lyrics and a great harp line, too.

    Every person you mentioned is a master of the art. And don’t forget others that only got to record a tune or two, people like Charlie Jordan, and his tune “Keep it clean”. Wonderful guitar part, and funny lyrics as well. Or Peg Leg Howell, who only recorded a few tunes, but got “rediscovered” during the late 50′s and got some gigs before he died. Or Furry Lewis, who had some of the fastest guitar parts around. And then, on the newer side, J B Lenoir, a personal favorite of John Mayall that I only recently saw a PBS special on. There are hundreds of them.

    One of the greatest things I’ve ever seen is YouTube. There is footage up there of people that you thought NEVER got filmed. Mississippi John, Rev Gary, Skip, almost everyone. I even found some great film of Django playing, and it’s fascinating to watch him play with just those two fingers. He really knew the fretboard. Where all this film and video has been hiding, I don’t know, but it’s WONDERFUL to see my old heroes almost in the flesh, playing and ALIVE.

    Did you ever see the doc “Who killed Robert Johnson”? Pretty fascinating, and again, it was Brit who did it and found out who it was. Shame it couldn’t have been one of US. Oh, well.

  • piltdown

    They pay people to be stupid.

    But they won’t keep paying the incompetent.

  • piltdown

    It would be funnier than Guy Fawkes masks.

  • piltdown

    That’s the market!

    But hey, don’t worry. We don’t need any laws, people can just vote with their wallets!

  • Anonymous

    Your remarks are dead on as far as WI. is concerned however you have to remember that this bullshit was repeated in OH, IN, FL, NJ, TN, AL, and more states that I can’t name here. My hope is that there is enough focus on this jerk that people in the other states wake up to what the bastards are trying to do to us and take action.

  • Anonymous

    Since when did laws apply to reslugliCONs?

    Things go better with Koch.
    Have a Koch and a smile.

  • Anonymous

    Between republicans calling for live ammunition to be used on protesters, and this nut-job saying he is going to send thugs into the crowd (an old republican trick btw), I’m getting confused what country this is anymore.

  • Anonymous

    How did this guy get elected? He should be impeached and jailed after that tirade with “Koch”. America is becoming more stupid.

  • Anonymous

    I’m actually surprised he did not recognize Kock’s voice on the phone. I’m sure he gets regular calls with instructions and orders from those two psychopaths.

  • Anonymous

    I said earlier that I believe that laws were broken, well i just heard on the Ed Show that Jon Nichols heard that the AG of WI. is opening an investigation of Walker and hopefully charges will be filed. If the bastard did violate the law and is found guilty maybe the state won’t have to wait for a recall. We can only hope that this comes to pass.

  • Anonymous

    … unfettered capitalism , turns into what I call cannibal capitalism , the snake that eats itself , can’t end well for anyone , even the snake .

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/KSIB2PGTAXFCPCMQ74NRZ4UUJM Beerman

    TAKE THE BITCH DOWN!

  • maritimer

    Walker, you are finished you worthless empty suit. Irhal! (Get out)

  • maritimer

    They do, as long as it doesn’t expose them. This will, however.

  • maritimer

    They invest in Republicans because Republicans don’t give a damn about people; it’s all about profits. Risk vs. Reward.

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

    You honestly think that he was elected fairly!? If Koch can buy the state government, don’t you think he can buy the votes for him too? With all those people protesting this, all those people who are signing the petitions to have the 8 repubs recalled… You REALLY think we have a fair election system where this PUTZ got elected “fairly”?? You’re kidding right, please tell me you do not believe that elections are fair!

  • tsuki

    I don’t think they have gotten their talking points yet.

    Republicons are great schemers, and they execute their strategies well. They plod, plod, plod, plod. But they cannot turn on a dime. Something like this takes time to work out an acceptable meme they can feed the Morning Joes.

  • Anonymous

    I’ve never seen this doc on Robert Johnson. I have heard of it, but I have never saw it. Youtube has loads of old Blues and Jazz videos. They have everybody from Son House and Bukka White to John Coltrane and Thelonious Monk. Sonny Boy is one of the best of the bunch for sure: “Don’t Start Me Talkin’ ” is on “Down and Out Blues” along with a couple of my other favorites “Fattenin’ Frogs For Snakes” and “Your Funeral And My Trial.” I also like a song by Sonny Boy that Van Morrison did on his first live album, “Keep Your Hand Outta My Pocket”

    I’m goin’ down to Roses
    Stop at Fannie Mae’s
    Gonna tell Fanny what I heard
    Her boyfriend say

    Don’t start me talkin’
    I’ll tell everything I know
    I’m gonna break up this signifyin’
    Awww somebody’s got to go!

    Great lyrics and one of the greatest harp players who ever lived!

    The Brits were really responsible for saving a lot of this music I think. Except or a few banks like Paul Butterfield and Canned Heat where I first heard of Tommy McClennen on a song called “Whiskey Headed Women” and a few others, it was really the Brits who managed to save a lot of this. I always liked John Mayall’s “The Death of J.B. Lenoir” on the third Bluesbreaker’s album with Mick Taylor. I have the L.B. Lenoir CD from the Martin Scorsese collection that accompanied his PBS Special “The Blues.” It has “Eisenhower Blues” and “Mama, Talk To Your Daughter.” I think Mayall liked him because they both had naturally high voices. I have a Columbia collection on 2 records that had some of the other tunes, Peg Leg Howell, I always like that name, and a friend of mine used to have some Furry Lewis records. I liked Mississippi Fred McDowell. I haven’t hear that McTell tune. It’s available on a CD called “Regal Country Blues.” It’s also on a Biograph collection called “A-Z Blues.” Maybe I’ll pick it up. I had no idea Amazon carried 38 CDs by him. It’s amazing isn’t it?

  • Guest

    Can you imagine if a liberal governor (I know, I know) had done something similar? It would be front page news of every paper in the U.S. tomorrow, and broadcast nonstop on the TeeVee. This will somehow blow over, I predict. Hope I’m wrong.

  • Anonymous

    I thought Republicans preferred taking Koch in airport restrooms.

  • dk504

    He may have broken laws and ethics violations?? Cha!! Ya’ think? Just look at that mug, it screams, ‘I’m a DUMBASS, I’M THE KOCKS BITCH’. What a fucking idiot.
    Does Wisconsin have impeachment laws? I mean tick toc people, what’s taking so long?

  • Anonymous

    And once you are into the blues, it’s not that big of a leap, kind of a sideways jog, really, into the wonderful world of Cajun and Zydeco. Dougie Kershaw and Clifton Chenier. I would do some Chenier, but I don’t speak French, and don’t want to take the chance I’m insulting someone or another. Love the grooves, though.

    And from there, it’s just a small leap musically to get into South African music. The feels and grooves in lots of the township music are just classic. The Mohatella Queens are particularly fun, and there’s lots of them on youtube. I had a period where I listened to it a LOT, and really found it infectious. And of course, early reggae can’t be beat. Don’t care for it since it went rap, but Desmond Decker, Jimmy Cliff, Bob & Peter, all those guys. And in so many ways, all this music is related, which is why it’s all so great. Real music from real people singing about what matters to them. How much better can it get than that?

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/VF5TWQZPIDBE3E272U33HDR5ZA os

    First this dipshit royally pisses off thousands of Republicant public union members along with instantly becoming the mortal enemie of every Democrat in the state. Now everyone else will abandon him as a crook and an unelectable moron.
    Want to bet he never resigns to salvage his career. An unprecedented statewide strike may be necessary. Seriously exactly like Egypt.

  • Anonymous

    Well at least we got rid of one moron.
    Dang there alot of them left
    That reporter deserves a medal for exposing this governer for what he really is
    Koch whore
    So Koch didn’t get the tax payers power plants did you, you scum

  • Anonymous

    You know — that’s exactly what I meant, except you said it better. Thanks.

  • Anonymous

    There ya go and Bush loves him’sum Kock. His nickname when he was the (I swear to god) cheerleader for the baseball team was ‘LIPS’. That’s the freakin’ truth. I keep tellin’ ya’ ALL republicans, GAY … the closet self loathing kind. That’s why they loathe everything else.

  • Anonymous

    Maybe this Walker can be retired so he can go play golf with Mubarak in Saudi Arabia or Dubai.

  • Anonymous

    Walker did not at all sound like he was a Governor.
    He sounded like an employee kissing his boss’s ass.

  • Anonymous

    Interestin­gly the telephone discussion turns to the national agenda of the corporate and financial elites of globalisat­ion and multi-nati­onal corporate entities. The various points made by Walker, which included coordinati­ng the various state legislator­s and governors to work to the establishm­ent of a cohesive economic neo-libera­l doctrine and the implementa­tion thereof beyond the present NAFTA, CAFTA, GATT and WTO landscape. Such doctrine is driven by agenda of neo-libera­l economic practice and adherence to the free market ideology religion.

    Luckily, we have history to look to. The I.M.F. and the World Bank have positions on these subjects, and the implementa­tion of austerity programs and neo-libera­l privatizat­ion of public properties­. Look to South America, South Africa, Russia, and the many others where this was implemente­d. The results are not what these sycophants of power have purported. (The Shock Doctrine by Naomi Klein is an interestin­g take on this.)

    Such programs, are now contemplat­ed in full, nearly the whole of government is on board, from corporate ceo, to the Fed, to the president, to governor, to lowly state assembly person (plus the cacophony of corporate media, think tanks, pundits, and lobbyist spokespeop­le). The question is how radically and quickly one wishes to implement the agenda and to what extent is the confidence in the endeavour. One could think this is a moment where the action was taken too soon, but the game is still on and the results may not be that clear for some time.

  • Anonymous

    He is a bastard!

  • Anonymous

    Nice headline about possible corruption, but talk about burying the lead(because there really is not much of a story). So the Public Campaign Action Fund thinks that the Walker “getting punked” call was scandalous? they are hardly non partisan and Walker did not say much if anything he would not stand by publicly. After 3 hours of watching MSNBC trying to hang the guy, I still don’t see the hubbub.

  • http://twitter.com/Saklani Saklani

    I would move to Wisconsin just so I could vote to get rid of this guy.

  • Anonymous

    Comment from comet67 paid for by KochPAC.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ODHDTSN5TFE24TZS22LJWXHO6I Rash Lameballs

    In Wisconsin you cannot repeal the Gov. until he’s been in office for 1 year. But they can start repealing all the R state senators there,and I think they should start that right away. If those R senators thought they might lose their jobs,they may not be so fast to back this bill.

  • Anonymous

    I AM A CITIZEN OF WISCONSIN AND I AM EXTREMELY WORRIED THAT THE WALKERS BILL WHICH HE WOULD NOT ALLOW ANYONE TO READ BEFORE HE DEMANDED HIS REPUBLICAN MAJORITY PASS IT, INSTALLS WALKER AS A VIRTUAL DICTATOR.

    IT GIVES WALKER THE LEGAL RIGHT TO SELL OUR STATE OWNED UTILITIES AND POWER PLANTS FOR ANY PRICE WALKER NAMES. NO ONE IS ALLOWED TO OVERSEE OR QUESTION HIS DECISION. HE IS ALSO INSTALLING HIMSELF AS VIRTUAL HEAD OF THE UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN BECAUSE HE GETS TO APPOINT THE MAJORITY OF THE NEW BOARD. IN SHORT IF THAT BILL PASSES, WALKER CAN SELL OFF THE UNIVERSITY AND THE STATE TO WHO HE WILLS AT WHAT PRICE HE DEEMS

    THAT IS A DICTATORSHIP. (HELP ME GET THIS OUT PLEASE)

  • Anonymous

    But the Feds were so pissed they are retrying him on them all RIGHT NOW!

  • BrainRagYell

    Of course, if this were a Democrat in the same position, caught saying the same things, then they’d be to be hanged by the neck until dead though, right?

  • http://www.tommyjonestheband.com RantingTommy

    It’s not really about north vs south anyway

    it’s about urban vs rural

    Ohio and Wisconsin have just as high of a % of rednecks as Alabama and South Carolina

  • http://www.tommyjonestheband.com RantingTommy

    that wasnt an error, that was a deliberate lie

  • Anonymous

    Obama breaks the law all the time. So did Bush, so did Clinton (some more openly than others, however).

    The average American commits three felonies a day (see http://www.threefeloniesaday.com/).

    As laws become more numerous, cumbersome, idiotic, and impossible to enforce, selective prosecution results, and enemies of the state are the first to hear the dreaded midnight knock on the door.

    Wisconsin either goes broke or defunds the teachers unions’ primo package. Retire at 55? $100k in benefits for nine months? 3/5 incompetent in math, 2/3 incompetent in reading? Any private business would have fired the useless teachers long ago and opened up the market to anyone who could do the job right. Even homeschoolers soar above Wisconsin’s standards, and they don’t get $10k per year per student like the public schools do.

  • Anonymous

    I know – I’m just mocking them.

  • http://harry-canary.myopenid.com/ Harry Canary

    You support a governor who is in the pay of a billionaire and supports that billionaire against his own citizens? You support selling off power plants and infrastructure that the people invested in on a no bid basis to cronies? You are even scummier than I thought. The economic problem in this country is not unions. They were busted 15 years ago. If they were the problem the economy would be booming right now. It is not tax cuts to spur investment either. We have had 30 years of that and the economy is worse than ever. High pay for teacher is not the problem, they are not overpaid. We pulled 800 billion dollars out of thin air under the little bush boy to maintain exorbitant bankster salaries. Pensions, social security and working peoples salaries could be maintained the same way. If not then the bankster thing needs to have the plug pulled immediately and a bunch of them jailed.

    The biggest problem in our economy is that there are too many salesboys and too much marketeering trash being carried by too few working people. There is a larger part of the cost of goods in markup, packaging and sales commissions than in producing it. No economy can function that way. Time to get the salesboy trash under control.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OJ7X4WKOH54GOTXIEOKFE3RXT4 Winnie Gillis

    “We’re rich Republicans, we don’t need no _ _ _ _ laws!”

  • http://harry-canary.myopenid.com/ Harry Canary

    You are a typicla salesboy. As Dilbert said last Sunday, a professional liar.

  • Anonymous

    Sounds like the Koch brothers are paying you to post for them.
    Just look at the transfer of wealth in the prior 10 years and anyone can see just who are the deadbeats.

    You know better , but you wish to brain wash others into believe this BS.

    The top 2 percent receive over $850 billion in tax cuts and many other welfare programs and now they want to cut the middle class programs and raise taxes on them to pay for it.

    EXXON profits up 55%
    http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=102×4591834

    Halliburton: $61M Overcharge?
    http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2003/12/12/politics/main588216.shtml

    Corporate welfare costs us 3+ times more than welfare for the poor.
    http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=389×9297759

    Corporate Welfare
    http://www.ourfuture.org/corporate-welfare

    GE, Exxon Paid No U.S. Income Taxes in ’09
    GE Capital Lost Money, Exxon’s Tax Dollars Went Overseas
    http://abcnews.go.com/Business/Tax/ge-exxon-paid-us-income-taxes-09/story?id=10300167

  • Anonymous

    Like all other republican criminals there will be not prosecution for Walker.
    Sounds like Walker is related to the George Walker Bush family.

  • Anonymous

    This is a clear violation of law under deprivation of rights .Where are the AGs ,and if they wont prosecute where are the lawyers with the set to file a mandamus ?

  • http://harry-canary.myopenid.com/ Harry Canary

    Yeah walker has a lot on his plate, let’s see, cutting workers wages, handing off payoffs to his cronies and masters, screing up state government so it does not work, raising taxes on workers so he can cut it on rich businessboys. Maybe it would be better if there were more calls tying up his time so he dows not do as much damage.

  • DesertSun59

    Fabrications and exaggerations presented to you by someone who lifted that directly from a conversation between Rush and Beck.

    1. “Retire at 55? $100k in benefits for nine months?” <– Exceptions to the rule are not a trend, nor are they policy. Anyone who thinks an exception is a rule needs to be on meds.

    2. "3/5 incompetent in math" 2/3 incompetent in reading?" <– From a report in WI from 2009: With 5 percent of the state’s 2009 graduates taking the SAT college admissions test, scores jumped seven points in reading, four in math, and five in writing from last year. Nationally, the critical reading and writing scores both dropped one point from 2008; the math score held constant for the third year.

    3. "Even homeschoolers soar above Wisconsin's standards" <– From The Nation's Report Card, National Center for Education Statistics, March 2010: a) 78 percent of Wisconsin public school eighth-graders scored "at or above Basic in NAEP reading," compared to 74 percent nationwide. b) 34 percent of Wisconsin public school eighth-graders scored "at or above Proficient in NAEP reading," compared to 30 percent nationwide. c) 22 percent of Wisconsin public school eighth-graders scored "below Basic," compared to 26 percent nationwide. d) Wisconsin public school eighth-graders' average score was 266, compared to 262 nationwide.

    All evidence shows that the teachers are doing an outstanding job in WI. But the Right needs an uneducated population to provide corporate slaves and ill-advised voters.

    It is clear and evident that the Right has at its foundation disinformation, propaganda and LIES. This is their modus operandi. They are not about truth, honesty or facts. The live in a world all their own. THEY are the enemies here, not teachers. The Right thrives on a population that is stupid and will allow corporate masters to rule over them like taskmasters. They long for the culture that led to what happened in Germany in the late 30s. They salivate over it. Indeed, until that job is completed, they themselves will not rest.

  • Anonymous

    Did you not read my first sentence? I never said I thought it was a fair election!!!!?????

  • http://www.tommyjonestheband.com RantingTommy

    in other words, you’re a moron

  • Rush Goofbaugh

    Best protest sign at Madison…. a picture of megalomaniac scotty aka…”Der fuhrer” above the words “Koch Sucker” The laughter was almost uncontrollable.

  • Anonymous

    I think it is spreading and I love it! This has finally interrupted sleeping Americans!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Matthew-Brown/1411884210 Matthew Brown

    Jeez, listen to Scott just “reporting” to the guy posing as Koch.

    “Yes sir, no sir, of course sir.”

    Isn’t he supposed to be a governor?

  • Anonymous

    We have to do what we can, because the repubs have the votes. Help me out here. How did not voting last November punish the Dems? All it did was punish “we the people”.

    Anyone who is not rich (billionaire) and votes for the repubs, is a total fool!

  • Anonymous

    Someone should do this with Obama or any of the Neo Cons behind 9/11.

  • Anonymous

    They never paid for Rand Paul.

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/BATQTRSD53GBBRKC2ZELNTTE5I Hardy

    How many people died in the last Koch mine explosion? Did everybody forget???

  • Anonymous

    Randalida is OWNED by the Chamber or Commerce via Karl Rove. You people need to do your homework.
    Which isn’t easy the way you have BOMBED web sights to the point that the FACTS are buried. Now go watch FOX & be told how to think.

  • Anonymous

    The figures I cited are actually US Dept of Education stats from 2008.

    But the stats you cite make my point — they are dismal! So are most of the other 49 states with monopoly “teacher” unions, to which you compare Wisconsin’s dismal figures.

    I’ve been teaching for 41 years, and for $10,000 per student per year I could give Wisconsin parents a lot better deal. Why not break the monopoly and let every family choose their own school, their own teachers, and give them $10k per child per year and let the real educators compete for their business?

    You speak in shibboleths instead of rational pathways. Who the hell cares about Rush Whatsisname, the big warmonger? You state facts, thank you, but you draw the wrong conclusion. The Wisconsin teachers union is most famous out here for demanding free taxpayer funded Viagra for its retirees! What a hoot! Did teaching all those outstanding kids somehow diminish their libido?

    Taxpayers all over the country are tired of being fleeced. They are not “right” or “left” along some fictitious unidimensional line, they are just plain mad and they’re exercising their democratic (actually, their representative republic) rights. And I applaud them.

    thanks for your note.

  • Anonymous

    This “Grifter” should be cut off from all public duties in any state. His alligance is only to the Fraternities of the rich, not to the people of Wisconsin and that goes for any and all Republicans who have been given orders by the “Grand Wizard” of the “cellpool” of the rich, their grand scheme is to mold this country to mirror ther squallor of MEXICO !! Or perhaps you might enjoy the South Pacific and the “sweat shops” that Tom DeLay, Jack Abramoff and Ralph Reed have provided for YOU AMERICA. This is the world that Cheap Lips Walker AND the Republican party who has future PLANS for YOU, especially for all the dumb asses who VOTED THEM IN OFFICE, their corporations own the food supplies, from farm to grocery stores, soon Monsanto will have proprietary seeds exculsively to price the remaining family farms into bankruptcy, then our water, who will decide who will receive the water we need necessary for life itself, Corporations, and one word from the Ivory towers upon which people like Walker will be executing the orders who will PAY for the clear, bacteria free water and WHO will get the Africa Grade brown, brinnie with a PH factor unhealthy for consumption by any living soul. THIS WHAT YOU WANT? These mutated by wealth will see that you get what they demand YOU PAY FOR, No mandated price, it’s, it will be what the market will bear. I’m afraid even George Soros will be denied, you see they DON’T LIKE HIM! GESTAPO BECK ANNOUNCEE OF FUXX NUZZ HAS SAID SO. Rock on America, you better burn up calories now, you will get used to not having any soon after the plunge into the “Dark Ages,# 2.”

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

    Sounds like a Koch-n-Bush story, to me.

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

    I wonder if they will put a Koch-Block on his phone now.. a phonephalactic to keep the Koch out of his ear.

  • http://harry-canary.myopenid.com/ Harry Canary

    We should do it with ronnie paul, alan greenspan and any of the other libertaricons sucking at the government teat.

  • Anonymous

    The prince of arrogance rides an ass of ignorance.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JETED5IFXLBHDCPATGS3JUS5HU Dip Stick

    This SOB Walker should be arrested for conspiracy to commit a terrorist act. It doesn’t matter that he wasn’t actually talking to a Koch brother. He thought he was and was planning on “placing troublemak­ers in the crowd” on Wisconsin’­s dime, to de-legitim­ize the protesters­. This is a crime. This man is a criminal. The only recourse is removal from office immediatel­y for conduct unbecoming an elected official, and he should count himself very lucky if he doesn’t go to prison for a very long time.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JETED5IFXLBHDCPATGS3JUS5HU Dip Stick

    Oh yeah, we should preemptively remove from office anybody who received campaign funds from the Koch brothers. This is evidence of a conspiracy by the Koch brothers to subvert our form of government. The Koch brothers should be arrested for treason and sedition.

  • Anonymous

    Hey, it’s just proof that the TeaBag party is at this point completely exploited and sold out to the upper .5% of the population who own more and more wealth and who are calling the shots. You gotta be a moron to believe that the Tea Party is grass roots anymore. This also hurts Ron Paul as far as I’m concern as he is no friend of unions… Government Dismantling for the good of the Corporation. This wack job Koch Monarchy with their Ayn Rand rhetoric, false patriotism b.s. now own the “Livertarian” Tea Party. Corporatist DEVO at every turn. Are We not Men? We are Corporation. We spill Oil into the ocean. We run the store. Outsource to the third world for cheap (slave) labor. Destroy domestic Industrial Base. Smash unions. Turn the U.S. into a lawless 3rd World country for lower wages, well, law upheld by Corporations. Maybe the bright side is we’ll be importing and exporting less… Take some pills to help really believe that WalMart is real democracy in action. Welcome to McDonald’s may I take your order please?

  • http://twitter.com/rmurbach1961 R. Murbach

    >>>Take back your government from the Koch Bros and their criminal cronies.<<<

    And then give it back to that megalomaniac George Soros and his band of world government extremists!

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