"...I like they way they present their view even when I don't agree."
Lewis Medlock, Deliverance
"...fortuitously discovered in my recent wanderings - good stuff."
Zee, Road Sassy
"...entertaining and provocative. Just how I like it."
"...whew, wow, yowsa and yikes!" Jan Karlsbjerg
"Malignant." Tim Dailey
IS THE BIG PICTURE GETTING SO BIG... that it's becoming impossible to ignore?
Granted, Scatt Wanker's handlers at ALEC and the Koch organization have done a miraculous job (I'd even have to call it brilliant because I have no idea how they make it work unless there's cash payments involved) of propping up a candidate who has absolutely no viable reason to run for the Presidency, other than his own lust for power. In previous years, lust for power got you nowhere in and of itself (although let's face it, it's hard to run for President of the United States if you don't lust for power to some degree)... but Wanker's statements on any given subject are not only not Presidential, they have been fatuous at best and hysterically funny--in a very sick way-- at worst. Yet somehow... somehow... Scatt Wanker is in the forefront of nominees for Rethuglican nomination.
It's been an incredible smoke-and-mirrors operation from the beginning, ranging from "no comment" to "pay no attention to that man behind the curtain." Since Wanker obviously can't be trusted to speak without a script, he nearly always has a script (look what happens when he doesn't: Fake-David-Koch call, anyone? Or how 'bout comparing the protesters at the Wisconsin Capitol to ISIS terrorists? Or how forcing women considering abortion to undergo a vaginal probe is, according to Wanker, a "cool thing" because they get to be exposed to ultrasound technology). His handlers want to keep more of these fuckups from happening for obvious reasons, but there's no doubt that they've been brilliant at repairing the damage so far.
And when he's asked to step away from the script, it's "no comment" or "we're not talking about the past" or Wanker's favorite, "No questions." How he has been able to get away with this charade for so long is anybody's guess... but he's done it.
And now today, this "goggle-eyed homunculus" (there's no way you can truly call him a man) is poised to get his party's nomination for President of the United States. Apparently without answering any questions from anyone. ("How come your state's economy is in ruins and you're running for President?" "We're not talking about the past.")
There is a race on, and the race is to see if the rest of the country will find out the truth about Wanker before he gets the nomination (or, God help us all, ascends to the Presidency). Obviously there's something wrong with a candidate who refuses to take questions, because such a candidate is hiding something. What is Scatt Wanker hiding? Besides being a sociopath who is bereft of a single beneficial idea for the country--or, that matter, for Wisconsin--he doesn't want to start answering questions about his bed-buddy relationship with the Koch brothers and the American Legislative Rubber-Stamp Council (rubber-stamping the Koch agenda nationwide so the country can be recreated as a giant serfdom serving a handful of bloated corporate masters, such as Diane Hendricks--she of the famous "Divide-and-Conquer" video).
But there are signs that more people are catching on to the charade, and saying so publicly. We have blogged here before about former Waukesha Freeman editor Pete Kennedy and industrialist John Torinus losing their faith in Wanker. More recently, columnist Jessica McBride iterates 6 Reasons why more Wisconsinites are annoyed with Walker (that subject that cannot be broached in polite conversation!). Or how about the mighty Washington Post doing a piece on Wanker's maniacal assault on public education from K4 up through grad school (college dropout Wanker, off-script again: "Maybe it's time for faculty and staff to start thinking about teaching more classes and doing more work"--this from a corporate-welfare freeloader who has never worked a real job for a day in his life).
Another of the many, many topics Wanker does everything in his power to avoid is the inevitable comparison of third-world Wisconsin to its prosperous next-door neighboor Minnesota (governed by Democratic pragmatist Mark Dayton). As a matter of fact, Wanker has gone so far as to hint that Minnesota might want to emulate Wisconsin. War is peace, good is bad, wrong is right... classic Orwell, er I mean Wanker.
Wanker would be smarter to stay in Wisconsin, where there apparently are more droolers than there are in most other states (otherwise how would Scatt have been elected three times?). But no, he's got to traipse around Europe, the Middle East ("an important part of the world," the Wanker informs us... gee, I love it when he trots out that high-school diploma), and his beloved primary states of Iowa and New Hampshire, telling the citizens that America should avoid unnecessary "excursions" onto foreign soil.
Let's face it, folks. You've seen what rob-from-the-poor austerity measures have done in states like Kansas (where some public schools had to close early this year due to lack of funds), Indiana--and the flagship of them all, Scatt Wanker's Wississippi (or--as I like to put it due to the numerous parallels between Wanker's hell-on-earth and Enver Hoxha's Albania--Albonsin).
Many of us are counting on the rest of the country not to exhibit the knuckle-dragging anti-education bent so common in Wisconsin (I once had a billionaire industrialist here--who had barely graduated from high school--tell me that you couldn't believe anything Isaac Newton said because he had too much book learnin'! ). Certainly it is a sad commentary on the state of our nation if a majority of its citizens are willing to sell their birthright so that teachers, professors, and other professionals can be knocked down a peg or two.
If you want to sneer at educated professionals, take the time (unlike our führer) to go and get a college degree so you will know what getting a college degree is all about. (Alois, BS in meteorology with honors 1995, University of Wisconsin-Madison; school bus driver, Albonsin).
(Scatt Wanker, HS diploma (barely) from Delavan-Darien HS, Delavan, WI. Governor, State of Albonsin).
If you're not from Albonsin and want a pretty good accounting of how Scatt Wanker has gutted our state, look no further.
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