Walker Recall

According to news reports there are more than one million signatures on a petition to recall Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker.  Walker is the poster-boy for Republican overreach following the 2010 elections.  The question now becomes how this recall effort frames other Republican overreach from those elected in 2010 and what it means in the 2012 election.

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  1. Lets hope the door doesn’t hit him in the ass on the way out of the gov’s mansion.

  2. Dr Dooty

    Here’s a truly heartwarming story about the bond formed between a little
    > 5-year-old girl and some construction workers that will make you believe that we all can make a difference when we give a child the gift of our time
    >
    > A young family moved into a house, next to a vacant lot. One day, a Construction crew turned up to start building a house on the empty lot.
    >
    > The young family’s 5-year-old daughter naturally took an interest in all the activity going on next door and spent much of each day observing the workers.
    >
    > Eventually the construction crew, all of them “gems-in-the-rough,” more or
    > less, adopted her as a kind of project mascot. They chatted with her, let her sit with them while they had coffee and lunch breaks, and gave her little jobs to do here and there to make her feel important.
    >
    > At the end of the first week, they even presented her with a pay envelope containing ten dollars. The little girl took this home to her mother who suggested that she take her ten dollars “pay” she’d received to the bank the next day to start a savings account.
    >
    > When the girl and her mom got to the bank, t he teller was equally impressed and asked the little girl how she had come by her very own pay check at such a young age. The little girl proudly replied, “I worked last week with a real construction crew building the new house next door to us.”
    >
    > “Oh my goodness gracious,” said the teller, “and will you be working on the house again this week, too?”
    >
    > The little girl replied, “I will, if those assholes at Home Depot ever
    > deliver the f____ sheet rock…”
    >
    >
    > Kind of brings a tear to the eye – doesn’t it?

  3. TempeBev

    Good one, Dr. Doots!

  4. Dog's Eye View

    Just cannot deal with a post with that ugly mug up at the top. A live polar bear or even dead raccoon would be more appealing.

    Soooo interesting about the Iowa caucus “results.” It was apparent weeks ago that Romney might not have won, at all.

  5. Dr Dooty

    Rick Good Hair Perry to have a Presser at 11am eastern speculation is that he will drop out of the race. Been fun asshole.

  6. Dog's Eye View

    Cribbed this from Balloon Juice, but many villages in Texas are saying: welcome back.

  7. Dog's Eye View

    Were you watching with tears in your eyes, Doots?

    Of despair. “That asshat is headed back this way…”

    I am thinking that every time a conservative runs President Obama down (like Perry just did, imagine that), an Obama voter steels his or her spine and thinks “November cannot come soon enough.”

    And Romney is not even believable on how failed Obama is.

  8. Dr Dooty

    tears of joy would be the only tears I have.

  9. Some serious ass snow falling right now, can barely see out the window, very cool.

  10. TempeBev

    And now there are four . . . Manny, Moe, Jack, and Dufus. Is there a running count total on how many times Willard says “I am a successful man?” This is a really piss-pour selection of candidates. Maybe Perry should have stayed in.

  11. Dr Dooty

    next time that steer enters the hotel he will be headed for the kitchen and will be cooked and served FOR dinner.

  12. Dog's Eye View

    Good morning. We have a smattering of snow on the ground. Ice glazed snow; not much — the grass peeks through. Kinda cold, wet, grey and icy out there.

    Staying inside with coffee and a fire. Snow’s one thing; ice is another.

    What do you think SC primary results will be?

    I’m rooting for a long, expensive, drawn out battle that leaves everyone, Republicans included, with a sour stomach.

  13. Morning Dog,

    It’s a balmy 17 degrees here in Rochester, I think Newt is going to win in SC, based on some stories I saw yesterday it seems Mitt is in trouble nationally. Frankly I think it would be just grand if Newt wins the nomination, what a gift to us Dems!

  14. Dog's Eye View

    Yeah, I’m hoping for a Newt win too.

    I see South Carolina has been up to its down-home hospitality again. Fake CNN email chain about Newt demanding ex-wife Marianne have an abortion during their extra-marital affair.

    http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2012/01/20/fake-cnn-email-used-as-dirty-trick-in-south-carolina/

    You don’t see this stuff in Democratic circles (at least, not on the personal life stuff), do you?

  15. Dog's Eye View

    re the Champion Steer:

    I am hoping he has romance in his future. That and starring in some commercials, and nights under starry skies.

    He doesn’t look happy in the lobby.

    • dnd

      Sra Dog,
      Unfortunately for the steer, romance is not in his future. Artificial insemination is the way it’s done these days. If you think he looks unhappy now, just wait until they extract bull semen.

  16. Dog's Eye View

    Poor critter. Give a steer a break.

    Guardian article on Lana Del Rey. I like her voice; had never heard of her until Saturday Night Live a while back. (The music was good; the show itself that night: yuck.)

    Devising the persona of a “gangster Nancy Sinatra.” Works for me. I’d say “jaded” more than “gangster”, though.

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2012/jan/21/lana-del-rey-pop

  17. TempeBev

    Now they’ve all won with one exception – Ron.

  18. I’m wondering who’s more thrilled with the size of Newt’s victory, Newt or the White House?

  19. Dog's Eye View

    Snowing lightly here.

    Newt’s “victory.” I woke up sad and tired. Probably an ugliness overload from watching SC primary coverage, and the speeches.

    Southern Republicans are still in a pre-Civil Rights mindset. The old confederacy never died; it’s been underground, biding its time.

    It’s so tiresome that we have to refight this, again and again and again. Reactionary America is back in full throat.

    Still, I think of how “The Help” had staying power, weeks and weeks and weeks after it was released.

    No going back, but 2012 is going to take a lot of work.

    And we can outwork them. Feet on the ground, canvassing and connecting.

    Against email chains and innuendo.

  20. TempeBev

    Joe Paterno has passed.

  21. Dog's Eye View

    I wonder if that will be a mercy for him, his family, and his supporters (Penn State community and elsewhere).

    I wonder if in some ways it will make the eventual trial/trials easier, because the prosecutors won’t be dragging a seriously ill beloved coach through the wrangling. There are still plenty of the living who protected Penn’s football program over children being molested.

  22. Breaking News Alert
    The New York Times
    Sunday, January 22, 2012 — 2:19 PM EST
    —–

    Gabrielle Giffords Will Step Down From Congress, a Year After She Was Shot
    Representative Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona said Sunday that she would step down this week from Congress, an announcement that comes about a year after she shooting attack that left 6 people dead and 13 wounded — including Ms. Giffords. “I have more work to do on my recovery so to do what is best for Arizona I will step down this week,” she said in a statement.

  23. Dog's Eye View

    Watched video twice. Very well done.

    Time and intensive therapy can be a great healer. I hope Giffords has a future in elective politics, if it’s what she chooses.

    Mostly, hope she recovers to the full extent it’s possible, and has a fulfilling life.

    Walnuts McCain just won his fifth term in 2010. Seat up in 2016; Walnuts will be an even more codgerly 80 years old then.

    Shame that Kyl’s GOP replacement might have an easier ride than expected.

    Any good Democrats with a fighting chance for Kyl’s Senate seat?

  24. Dr Dooty

    someone said Joe Paterno died today in a hospital and the doctors are gonna tell the family Monday.

  25. Dog's Eye View

    This is interesting, from NYTimes on Giffords resignation:

    “The remainder of Ms. Giffords’s term will be filled by the winner of a special election, to be held on a date determined by Gov. Jan Brewer, a Republican. In November, the district will be redrawn in a way that further favors Democrats, which may scare away some Republicans.”

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/23/us/politics/gabrielle-giffords-says-shes-leaving-the-house.html?hp

    1) How wasteful to have a special election in late spring/early summer when there’s a fresh (presidential!) election in November. Realize it’s the Arizona constitution, but it would make so much more sense to allow the Democratic party to appoint a placeholder for the remaining term.

    Because, as it stands, Jared Loughner and his gun overturned the will of the 2010 voters and shortened the term for a seat that Democrats won.

    I wish there were some discretion allowed here. To me, it makes a huge difference whether your congresscritter resigns 2 months into a new term, or after half is completed.

    2) Interesting about the district being redrawn. Wonder if that’s to consolidate Democratic/minority voters and make other districts more amenable to Republicans.

    Anyway, I admire Giffords’ honesty in turning all her efforts to recovery.

  26. TempeBev

    I’m sorry Gabby resigned, but it was very obvious that she wasn’t ready to return to the House. I sincerely hope she will recover enough through her PT to be able to run again and give ’em hell in DC.

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