Sunday, March 13, 2011

How does Scott Walker think?

The Republican members of the Wisconsin Senate on Wednesday passed the budget repair bill without the Democrats, by stripping the fiscal elements out of the bill, which meant that they no longer needed a quorum, and could pass it without any Democrats present.

Now, weirdly, the taking away the union's right to collective bargaining was left in the bill that was passed. Which means one of two things: either Walker has been lying all this time by saying that collective bargaining was bankrupting the state, or the Senate just passed an unconstitutional bill and will now be spending more of the budget on defending it in court. I wonder which result Walker prefers?

Likely, neither one. See, Scott Walker believes that God talks to him personally; he claims to have actually heard the voice of Jesus telling him what to do, in the manner of delusional psychopaths throughout history. And you can almost believe that with his attempts to ass-rape the teachers. He's just judging them strictly.
1Not many of you should become teachers, my fellow believers, because you know that we who teach will be judged more strictly. 2 We all stumble in many ways. Anyone who is never at fault in what they say is perfect, able to keep their whole body in check. (James 3:1-2)
OK, admittedly, this isn't presented as a good thing, but a case of other people's unreasonable attitudes towards teachers. But there it is.
It is frightening that the highest executive in our state suffers from the delusion that God dictates his every move. Consider the personal and historic devastation inflicted by fanatics who think they are acting in the name of their deity. (Annie Laurie Gaylor, co-president of the Freedom From Religion Foundation)
(h/t Uzza)

Of course, this biblical perspective doesn't explain Walker cozying up to the Koch Brothers. Maybe he feels that the eye of the needle that will get them into Heaven is located somewhere in Wisconsin - he's just trying to save their immortal souls.

There's a certain cold-blooded logic to Walker setting himself up so that he can sell the Wisonsin power industry to the Koch brothers for two dollars per plant. After all, many of Winconsin's coal burning power plants require millions of dollars in upgrades to make them compliant with environmental regulations. Let the multi-billionaire Koch brothers pick up the tab.

Here it is, early March, and the average low temperature in northern Wisconsin has been hovering between 10 and 15 degrees Fahrenheit (remember, that page is updated daily - YMMV). The average temperature in the state drops to 5 degrees F in the winter; the lowest temperature ever recorded in the state was -55 degrees Fahrenheit, on February 4, 1996 at Couderay).

So if a couple of 80-year-old Social Security recipients freeze to death because they can't pay the newly-privatized energy bills? Hey, it's not the state's fault, right? (And it's that much less drain on that damned Social Security system that the Republicans can't seem to destroy. So that has to be another bonus right there! Right?)


Eric Graff said...

You call yourself a man? You gutless mini-Minnich. I can not wait to get my hands on your sorry fag. You got nothing…YOU GOT NUTTIN. Your like 7up: Never had it, never will. Almost makes me sorry for you, but I’ve been looking forward to this date to long to start getting all mushy on myself. You better bring your best shot Airfarce cuz I’m gonna clip your sorry-ass wings.

Nameless Cynic said...

See, folks? This is why he's banned. He's been throwing ignorant crap like this up once or twice a day. He's got some kind of weird rant up on his blog, where he claims... well, hell, I don't know what he's claiming, because the man just bores me to tears.

(You know, kind of like his wife is... nah, too easy... pretend I didn't say that...)

It looks like he's particularly upset about somebody else's poem that I put up several months ago. I mean, damn! If he's going to get all cranky about something, I wish it was something I wrote, you know?

He started raving like this a couple of weeks ago. He seems proud that he found me on Facebook (because that's real hard, with my name right there in the upper right corner). I came in a day or two later - I don't actually spend that much time on FB - to find three messages from him.

Because apparently he thinks (if you can call the ponderous creaking of his brain cells "thinking") that a) I bother to read his spewings of crap, and b) that Facebook doesn't make it a 3-click process to banish him behind the Wall of Shame.

But, you know, funny thing. Scrolling a little bit back on his blog, we find why Eric is losing his tiny mind.

Turns out, while he's spewing Fox "News" talking points, his wife is in a union. In fact, she's in AFSCME.

That's got to grate on his nerves just a little bit.

So, things are rough at home, and it can't be his fault. So he looks for someplace outside to redirect his rage. I wondered what was up.

So, he throws random threats into the ether and thinks, I guess, that it makes him a man.

That's... what? 1500 miles? He's threatening me from a distance it would take a medium-range ballistic missile to hit?

But, hey, if it makes his wife's day a little easier, takes a little pressure off her, sure. He can act like a kid hanging on the fence and yelling at passing cars. Really makes no difference in my life.

Her life is already fucked up enough, married to this winner.

Like I said, I don't even read 'em. It's got his name attached, I just click "delete." Which I'll just go back to doing again.

You're welcome, Ms Graff.

StevenK said...

So, the Eboy can't wait to get his hands on your cigarette (hey, just look at his third sentence)? Funny how these trolls operate these days...