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Scott Walker (R-WI) – ‘GOP Moron of the Day’

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In April 2010, Scott Walker and his staff realized they had a potential problem on their hands that would require them to quietly fire a woman who appeared to be completely competent at her job.

The issue was that she had what they perceived to be a “checkered” past: She used to be a thong model.

The revelation was contained in an email exchange between Walker, who was then Milwaukee county executive and is now Wisconsin’s Republican governor, and Thomas Nardelli, who at the time was his chief of staff. On Wednesday, the Wisconsin Court of Appeals released more than 27,000 (TWENTY SEVEN THOUSAND!) pages of documents that were part of the now-closed secret “John Doe” investigation into Walker’s time as county executive.

So far, SIX of his former aides and associates have been CONVICTED in connection with the case.

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Walker learned about the problematic former thong model on April 5, 2010, when Nardelli emailed him about a woman who was hired as a doctor at the Milwaukee County Behavioral Health Division, which provides treatment for mental illness, substance use disorders and intellectual disabilities.

Nardelli said that the medical director had “failed to Google or MySpace” her, and it was “recently discovered that she has a checkered past and has done some modeling work.”

“It isn’t pornographic,” wrote Nardelli, “but it is quite suggestive (I’m told – I don’t know her name). He [sic] apparently models thongs and wasn’t forthright in sharing that with staff prior to her hire as an hourly paid MD at [Behavioral Health Division].”

He added that Behavioral Health Division leadership was looking at how to “release her without much fanfare” because John Chianelli, who was then the director of the division, was “concerned about having her on staff and subsequently having her Googled by staff only to learn of her ‘other life’ out side of her medical work. Apparently she’s competent, but even the Medical Director is dismayed that she has a varied life style outside of her medical profession.”

In response, Walker replied, “Get rid of the MD asap.”

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/02/19/scott-walker-thong_n_4817327.html

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February 20, 2014 Posted by | GOP morons | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Governor Scott Walker (R-WI) – ‘GOP Moron of the Day’

Via: Think Progress

Earlier this year, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker became one of the many GOP governors to sign a law disenfranchising voters who do not have a photo ID – law that disproportionately affects elderly voters, young voters, students, minorities and low-income voters. Having disenfranchised tens of thousands of Wisconsin voters.

Walker is now making it harder for many of these voters to obtain the ID they need to regain their right to participate in the next election:

Gov. Scott Walker’s administration is working on finalizing a plan to close as many as 10 offices where people can obtain driver’s licenses in order to expand hours elsewhere and come into compliance with new requirements that voters show photo IDs at the polls.

One Democratic lawmaker said Friday it appeared the decisions were based on politics, with the department targeting offices for CLOSURE in DEMOCRATIC areas and EXPANDING HOURS for those in REPUBLICAN districts.

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[…] Rep. Andy Jorgensen, D-Fort Atkinson, called on the state Department of Transportation to reconsider its plants to close the Fort Atkinson DMV center. The department plans to expand by four hours a week the hours of a center about 30 minutes away in Watertown. […]

“What the heck is going on here?” Jorgensen said. “Is politics at play here?”

{Absolutely Brilliant!}

http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2011/07/25/277592/walker-closes-dmvs/

July 26, 2011 Posted by | 2012, GOP morons, Scott Walker | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Scott Walker – ‘GOP Moron of the Day’

Via: Bllomberg Business Week

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‘Wis. gov starts state worker recognition program’

After pushing to take away most of their collective bargaining rights, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is now proposing a program to recognize the hard work and dedication of state employees.

Walker announced the creation of the State Employee Recognition Program on Monday. He says it will honor state workers who go the extra mile in their service.

Walker says he is starting the program to “highlight the most outstanding employees with public recognition.”

http://www.businessweek.com/ap/financialnews/D9MVG3AO0.htm

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photoshopped?

No doubt, but it speaks to Walker’s hypocrisy.

 

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May 8, 2011 Posted by | GOP morons, Scott Walker | , , , , | Leave a comment

‘Republican/teabagger/libertarian Party’ solution for the City bus problem

PRIVATIZATION!

related wordpress blog:

https://seattle98.wordpress.com/2011/04/06/city-buses-out-of-service-hopefully-not-out-of-hope/

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In case you missed it, Fuck the Poor People, PRIVATIZATION!

 

April 6, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

City buses – Out of Service – hopefully not, Out of Hope

via: Huffington Post

Peggy Schulz was fed up. In March, after being unemployed for nearly TWO YEARS, she performed an experiment: She went to a job-search website, limited the search to the Milwaukee area and typed in a simple term: “bus line.”

The results displayed what had long been plaguing her. Job posting after job posting featured similar caveats:

“this is not on a bus line”

“need reliable transportation not on bus line”

“positions are NOT on a bus line”

“our client that is not located on a bus line is interested in having you work …”

“Here it was in black and white,” she later recalled with a bitter laugh. “It’s been very frustrating to look through the want ads, look online, think about places I could work and realize, ‘Nope, can’t get there on the bus.'”

Schulz is 53. She has years of experience as a legal secretary. But she does not own a car.

Over the last decade, as Milwaukee County has inflicted relentless cuts to public transit, she has watched her primary means of transportation decay. After she was laid off in June 2009, a pattern emerged: She’d find what seemed like the perfect job opportunity, only to discover that bus service cuts had rendered it inaccessible.

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Schulz, for her part, got the job. But it didn’t turn out to be all she had hoped. Now, she wants to look around for other work, but she dreads diving back into that process. That’s assuming she stays in Milwaukee.

“I might have to go to, I don’t know, Chicago, maybe? Canada?” she said in an email. “Any suggestions?”

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/04/05/milwaukee-budget-cuts_n_844551.html

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/04/05/us-inequality-infographic_n_845042.html#s261411&title=Wage_Inequality

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Walker, who in recent months has championed a high-profile effort to strip unions of collective bargaining rights, was Milwaukee county executive before becoming governor. Elected in 2002 and serving until the end of last year, he presided over the bulk of the transit cuts.

related wordpress blog:

https://seattle98.wordpress.com/2011/04/05/scott-walker-donor%e2%80%99s-26-year-old-college-dropout-son/

April 6, 2011 Posted by | deficit reduction, Uncategorized | , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Scott Walker – Donor’s 26-Year-Old College Dropout Son

via: Think Progress

Since taking office in January, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) has stripped public workers of their collective bargaining rights, proposed wage cuts to local government employees, and insisted that his “STATE is BROKE” and that its public workers are overpaid.

But Walker applies a different standard to himself.

Today, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reveals that Walker is using state funds to pay more than $81,500 a year to the 26-year-old son of a major campaign donor with no college degree and two drunken-driving convictions.

 The anti-union law Walker signed last month also included provisions that would convert more than THIRTY-SEVEN civil service positions into political appointees CHOSEN chosen by the GOVERNOR.

http://thinkprogress.org/

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– 26-year old

– college dropout

– two (2) drunken-driving CONVICTIONS

– $81,500, plus, plus

In  summary, it simply proves what they say,

“It’s not what you know, it’s who you blow”

April 5, 2011 Posted by | GOP morons, Scott Walker | , , , , , , | 2 Comments