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And so it begins (again)

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After a month and plus hiatus, due to technical difficulties, distractions, and detractions, I am humbled to proclaim scribblesabit back in business.  The management thanks your patience.

In honor of today’s historic occasion of having collected over one million signatures to recall Gov. Scott Walker — more than twice the amount necessary — in only 60 days, not to mention four additional Republican state senators, most notably majority leader Scott Fitzgerald, I am reposting the video below.

There is no greater weapon than irony.


Posted by on January 17, 2012 in Recall Walker, Wisconsin


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From Brown Bag to Dirtbag, Karma’s a bitch!

Do You Recall…?

It’s worth recollecting that Scott Walker became the County Executive of Milwaukee County eight years ago thanks to a recall election after then incumbent, Tom Ament, retired after a scandal over county pension funds.  Before that, Walker was still in the State Assembly.  Interestingly (re: incestuously), he won that seat after yet another “special election” — in this case to none other than the son of Tom Lament.  Walker deliberately moved to Wauwatosa to establish residence after an Assembly seat opened up there in 1993.  At the time, Scott was only 25 years old, selling warranties for IBM.  (He’d already dropped out of Marquette University).  He would go on to pitch his hat in the gubernatorial ring in 2006, but decided to back down (lack of cash; he was not then bankrolled by the Koch brothers) and deferred to Mark Green who then ran as the Republican candidate (unsuccessfully).  That was only four years after becoming county exec. of Milwaukee.  Now he’s governor, and he obviously has his eyes cast on national prizes.  (Remember the prank call wherein he happily confides his belief in this being his Reagan moment?  See excerpt below.)  The point I’m trying to establish is that not unlike being a true Teabagger who ran as a brown bagger Republican, Walker is a career politician blatantly masquerading as an average citizen who just happened to heed the call of duty. Read the rest of this entry »


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