Wisconsin's Scott Walker recall workers face intimidation


30 Responses to “Wisconsin's Scott Walker recall workers face intimidation”

  1. Senor Schaffer says:

    At least they didn’t say it was filmed.

    unless phone cams started using celluloid.

  2. irksome says:

    When knuckle-dragging is outlawed, only outlaws will drag knuckles.

  3. wrybread says:

    It’d be a real shame if Fred Frisby’s phone number was made public so some internet-style justice could be exacted.

    A real shame.

    • EH says:

      As long as it’s someone else who risks doing it, right?

      • wrybread says:

        > As long as it’s someone else who risks doing it, right?

        I spent a good 20 minutes trying to find his phone number so I could post it… Came up blank though. So I guess your accusation would properly be “as long as someone with better research skills than you finds it”.

  4. CastanhasDoPara says:

    “people who think “democracy” includes threatening people who disagree with you.”

    There is no end to the supply of unthinking idiots out there. It reminds me of a tax day protest I was at years ago when this buffoon drives up, hangs out the window of his beater truck and bellowed “fuck you dumb kids! I didn’t fight in the war so you commie bastards could stand around and protest the greatest nation on the planet.” The answer he received was calm, peaceful and to the tune of “yeah, how dare we excercise the rights that so many fought and died for.  We’re sorry you don’t see it that way but you are entitled to your opinion.” He looked at us for a bewildered minute, couldn’t think of anything more to say and then drove off. Hopefully that makes one less idiot but there are a million more where that guy came from.

  5. Guest says:

    When democracy is a verb, those to whom is it a mere adjective can get quite pissed off.

  6. Nicholas Gates says:

    Just as a nitpicky correction here, it was on Blue Mound Road, not Bluemond Road (the WISN site had the typo).  Carry on, now, carry on.

  7. electronicnonsense says:

    There have also been a few reports of Walker supporters going to signature collectors and ripping up or scribbling on the petitions.  According to the law this is equivalent to destroying a voting ballot and is a felony.  As of right now I believe 2 people have been arrested for this.  I lived in Madison until last year and am seeing a lot of news about this in my Facebook stream.

    • cdh1971 says:

      Arrested for what? Free Speech? Welcome to Amerika, Komrad!!11!!!1!

      • Antinous / Moderator says:

        Destroying voter documents is free speech?

        • cdh1971 says:

          No….forgot I needed /s tag. 

          Thought the absurd comment with the troglodite spelling of America and Comrade with a ‘k’ was enough ;)

          forgot to say…claiming that defacing petitions is free speech, along with intimidating voters is just the sort of thing the extremist right-wing claims to be free speech.

  8. On a slightly side note.. the first arrest has been made in the investigation of Scott Walker’s wheeling and dealing while Gov and County Exec before that. This guy wanted his immunity deal to be kept private but clammed up one that was overruled. The fear around Scott Walker’s crew and the Koch Brothers money is palpable in Wisconsin.

  9. Steve Pan says:

    What happened to freedom of speach in this country!!!!! Liberal Obama Thug’s stifling my FIRST amendment rights!!!!!!!!

    • mccrum says:

      I have no idea what this meens or how it affects your rights.  Unless you meant to put this under the SOPA discussion, which is more about corporations stifling your First Amendment rights with the consent of the Legislative branch.

      You can speak all you want but you cannot disrupt a lawful assembly.  This is the very definition of disorderly conduct.

      (I’m using his extra “e” so he can have my “a,” keeping the universe in spelling balance.  No comment on that apostrophe up there in thugs, I cant help that.)

    • Spieguh says:

      Who let the troll in??????

    • wrybread says:

      If you’re joking, your spelling, punctuation and capitalization errors are pure genius, to say nothing of the way you’ve completely misinterpreted the article and made false appeals to the first amendment.

      But looking at your comment history I don’t think you’re joking.

  10. snagglepuss says:

    “There is nothing WRONG with America…That ignorant redneck pussies don’t think can’t be fixed by getting violent with law-abiding citizens who are trying to straighten it out, and then running away and playing the victim.”

    Wonder if Walker or the Grey Eminences the Koch Brothers will quietly pay this chickenshit goon’s legal bills. The mouthbreather brigade won’t take kindly to watching their bretheren put their asses on the line only to be left to twist in the wind by those who are egging them on.

  11. doggo says:

    I used to think I was an inordinately angry guy, ’til I started paying attention to politics. Republicans are the archetypal “angry white guy”, even when they’re not white. They cannot have a reasonable discussion about issues, they always get angry and start ranting and yelling.

    Depression. Alcoholism. Feelings of inferiority. I’m thinking conservatism should have an entry in the DSM-IV-TR.  

  12. Walter Guyll says:

    And then there’s this:

    “The signatures of Mickey Mouse and Adolf Hitler will be counted on recall petitions targeting Gov. Scott Walker as long as they are properly dated and include a Wisconsin
    address, the board charged with reviewing the petitions was told
    Tuesday.”Read more: http://www.wisn.com/politics/29987729/detail.html#ixzz1gXiqs0U5

    • Antinous / Moderator says:

      They don’t check every signature on petitions. They set a numerical threshold based on the assumption that a certain percentage of signatories will be false. This is true for all petitions, not just the ones that don’t cater to your political desires. I’ve coordinated voter registration drives and signature gathering. You might want to educate yourself on how US democracy works.

      • That_Anonymous_Coward says:

        ” how US democracy works.”
        And much like the commercial for children’s toys showing them being all cool and amazing… what you actually get is a crappy printed piece of cardboard that you have to imagine doing stuff and in the current economy it doubles as your new home.

  13. Nezrite says:

    Flawless. I work on Bluemound, and I grew up in Brookfield.  As a matter of fact, I think I gave a “thumbs-up” to these folks as I drove past the other day.

    I didn’t read the link (WISN’s editing is for crap and their “articles” give me headaches), but from what I see here, it seems like they workers got yelled at, not really threatened per se.  I saw the same sort of treatment when I signed petitions outside Outpost Foods in Wauwatosa a few weeks back – middle fingers a-waving and spittle a-flying – but thus far it hasn’t been any physical intimidation (if you discount the guy who got in line and scribbled all over a signed petition in West Bend).

    • millie fink says:

      Did you watch the video? I would easily call having my camera grabbed and shoved into my chest “physical intimidation.”

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