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Comment: Re:Guy saves you from becoming Illinois (Score 1) 16

by damn_registrars (#48211353) Attached to: The Kevlar Kandidate Gets Some Help
Milwaukee County extends well outside the borders of the city of Milwaukee. Notice he was not the mayor of Milwaukee; I have not heard of him ever making an attempt to run for that post. When one takes in the full county you get enough conservatives from the wealthy suburbs for a hard-core conservative such as Walker to win an election based on whipping the more economically fortunate voters into a frenzy.

What if (IF!) there was an imbalance, and the people of the state felt as though Milwaukee were sucking them dry, and Walker was merely leveling the playing field? Same behavior pattern as, say, Washington D.C. draining the rest of the country, in the vampire fashion?

That is quite an IF statement there. We already know that on the national level it does not parse out the way you want it to; the states with the highest ratio of (money back from the federal government) : (money paid to federal government in taxes) are all in the south where people are bitching that the federal government is holding them down.

Of course we all know that conservative capitalism depends on keeping some economic classes down as allowing everyone to prosper is bad for business. Setting up a deliberately crippling tax system to prevent people from climbing the socio-economic ladder is one way to do that. Making sure that quality education is only available to certain voting classes is another (that goes hand-in-hand with the previous).

Comment: Re:I don't understand (Score 1) 67

by damn_registrars (#48209517) Attached to: It's Official: Joe Biden's Son is a GOP Candidate

How many more repetitions of commitment are required to communicate this to you?

Repetition? I haven't seen you yet commit once to actually reading the text in its entirety. It is hard to repeat something you haven't yet said. I'm used to you moving the goal posts at will, which is why I am asking for a direct commitment from you beforehand to actually reading the full text.

I will read it with you, I will not read it for you. You haven't read it yet, but I'm willing to give you the benefit of the doubt that you just might yet read it. If going through it word-for-word will make a difference I will do that, but I will not accept your "skimming" of it.

Either commit to reading it in its entirety, or just stop talking about it and stop pretending to be knowledgeable on it.

Comment: Re:Guy saves you from becoming Illinois (Score 1) 16

by damn_registrars (#48209493) Attached to: The Kevlar Kandidate Gets Some Help

So, what is the Milwaukee reference metric which you feel he is required to meet

Just state it by name once is all. Acknowledge that the city - even though it rejected him mightily - exists. His snub of Milwaukee would be like President Lawnchair giving the state of the union and not mentioning any state south of the Mason-Dixon line. You know we would be talking secession (if not worse) if that happened.

Being as Walker just restructured the tax system to squeeze even more money out of the people who live in Milwaukee, he could at least be gracious enough to thank them for their contributions, even if he hates them deeply for not voting for him or supporting any of his ambitions.

Comment: Re:Wut? (Score 1) 16

by damn_registrars (#48209467) Attached to: The Kevlar Kandidate Gets Some Help
Oh, I see. Your strange spin on collective bargaining has caused you to confuse it for unconquerable job security.

Funny, I can think of a certain embodiment of randian conservative thought who is driving a company straight into the shitter with no consequences and no chance of ever losing his job (or golden parachute).

Comment: Re:Wut? (Score 1) 16

by damn_registrars (#48209009) Attached to: The Kevlar Kandidate Gets Some Help

Of course they are. What else can you do when someone is trying to murder you?

How can a union, as such, possibly be an object of murder?

Well, when a law is passed specifically to disband some unions, make it hard to form new ones, and reduce what few powers many existing ones still have, it is a pretty good step towards homicide (or union-cide, if you will).

All Walker did was enact some common-sense reforms, right?

No. They are sensible only for people who are above the median income. Everyone else was hurt by them, though some haven't realized it just yet.

Public sector unions are a mutiny awaiting their moment, or, in the case of Wisconsin, trying to have their way with taxpayers.

Really? The largest police forces in our country are unionized, as are the largest fire departments. I haven't seen any of them mutiny. They generally just want some decent protection and realize they can do better bargaining together than against each other.

there are right-to-work laws to keep them in check.

Wage suppression is not the answer. Wage suppression doesn't help anyone but those at the very top. Right-to-work laws have not produced better or more affordable products when used in manufacturing, it produces only slightly better returns for stockholders and top brass.

Comment: Re:I don't understand (Score 1) 67

by damn_registrars (#48208951) Attached to: It's Official: Joe Biden's Son is a GOP Candidate

No, no: are you willing to do an interactive read with me of this text? We can go back and forth in ~300 word chunks.

Only if we are going to start at the beginning and read every word. No "skimming", no other silliness. I don't think I can make you check your bias and hatred at the door before beginning it but if you will at least read every word that would be a huge improvement and we could have an actual discussion.

I'm willing to slog through the cess pool of Marx's thought. . .if you are.

I want you to commit to going through the entire text, starting over from the beginning of it.

Comment: Re:Guy saves you from becoming Illinois (Score 1) 16

by damn_registrars (#48208889) Attached to: The Kevlar Kandidate Gets Some Help

He literally goes out of his way to not even acknowledge the existence of the largest city in Wisconsin in his speeches.

As a rhetorical matter, how under the sun would you even prove that?

Maybe start with the very first speech he gave as governor , where he mentioned Milwaukee not once though poured praise on cities much smaller (and redder).

Comment: Who saved the day with another gun? (Score 1) 484

by damn_registrars (#48205813) Attached to: Shooting At Canadian Parliament
... a professional security agent who works for the government. If the shooter was letting as much lead fly as some have been saying, you would be delirious to think that an average Joe with a pistol would have been effective in this situation. We're not sure who the dead gunman is yet, but it seems quite likely he had a goal in mind.

Comment: Re:Guy saves you from becoming Illinois (Score 1) 16

by damn_registrars (#48202333) Attached to: The Kevlar Kandidate Gets Some Help
Walker didn't save Wisconsin from anything. Their economy is not nearly as good as your conservative spin would like to paint it to be. Employment numbers haven't been that bad there in a very very long time. If anything Walker is good at driving a wedge between two Wisconsins - the rural (and in some cases suburban or exurban) Wisconsin and the urban Wisconsin. He literally goes out of his way to not even acknowledge the existence of the largest city in Wisconsin in his speeches.

If the people of Milwaukee turn out the vote, his goose is cooked. If his supporters can pull off a stealth voter suppression run (hey, it almost worked in Ohio a few times) then he might be able to keep the mansion for another 4 years.

Comment: Re:I don't understand (Score 1) 67

by damn_registrars (#48202313) Attached to: It's Official: Joe Biden's Son is a GOP Candidate
I gave you a plan: start from page 1. Are you, or are you not, willing to start reading the text from its beginning? If you aren't willing to genuinely start reading the text from the start - rather than just "skimming" - then there is no purpose in going forward. I expect that if I treated the Bible or the Federalist Papers with such utter disregard you would not want to discuss them with me. While the Communist Manifesto is absolutely not my bible I don't see how you can possibly learn anything from it when you just randomly hop through it in your preferred method.

Are you, or are you not, willing to start reading it from the first word?

Comment: Re:Or maybe it's a really smart tactic. (Score 1) 16

by damn_registrars (#48200559) Attached to: The Kevlar Kandidate Gets Some Help

After all, the Dunning-Kruger effect may be at play here. The dumb ones will say "yep, fer sure, ab-so-lute-ly. You got my vote." Especially since they'll be assuming he's talking about opponents, not *gasp* them.

Certainly a possibility. It is a case of the bias of the current media, though. This kind of statement is on the same level as what got Howard Dean crucified by the media back in 2004, just of the opposite magnitude. If it had come from someone working for the democrats the media would already be screaming for their head and playing the funeral march for the candidate. Instead since it is a republican nobody cares.

It's politics. Any relation between it and real life is purely accidental.

Seems to be more true as time goes on.

Republicans

Journal: The Kevlar Kandidate Gets Some Help 16

Journal by damn_registrars
Scott Walker has been trying to get reelected, in spite of driving his state's economy straight into the shitter. If you are undecided as to whether or not his policies work, just compare his state to Minnesota. One state has seen meaningful economic recovery under a liberal governor, another state has been watching everything crumble under the leadership of a conservative governor. Walker is in need of some help, so the GOP

Comment: Re:Republican in a different sense than now (Score 1) 15

by damn_registrars (#48199055) Attached to: How the worm turns

I can agree with you that the Progressive Vichy GOP, and their Democrat compadres, all need to go.

So you didn't read my post at all then, did you?

Unions, especially public sector unions, amount to an enabler for the new Progressive aristocracy.

Bash the boogey-man, why not? No need to think about the matter when someone has already told you who the demon is.

What to do? Vote the bums out, say I.

So that what can happen? You want to place people in power who will drive us even further to the right. Your side has been given >90% of what they have demanded of the federal government, and you bitch endlessly about the last 10% while the other side are taking it up the rear without lubrication.

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