June 5, 2013

"Conservatives are nearly extinct in Dane County government. Those who do remain face a bleak future with no likelihood of regaining power."

Headline and subtitle in my local newspaper this morning.

Here's the article.
Former Supervisor David Blaska (brother of former board chair Michael) remembers thinking the county was making a permanent turn to the right in 1994, when he was first elected. Conservatives had a three-seat majority on the board, Dane County was represented by Republican Congressman Scott Klug and that November, then-Gov. Tommy Thompson would carry Dane County (along with 70 of the other 71 counties) in a landslide re-election....

What does the firm progressive control mean for Dane County residents? The major difference is that county government will be free to spend on capital projects to improve services and stimulate the economy....

However, progressive power won’t bring nearly the changes it might have in the pre-Walker era. The property tax limits that Republicans have put in place limit the ability of local governments to engage in ambitious spending programs.
So, with the check on taxing imposed from the state level, we feel free to indulge our liberal fantasies as we vote locally. Is that what happened?

104 comments:

SteveR said...

"Nearly extinct"? Like dinosaurs are nearly extinct?

MadisonMan said...

That was not in your local paper. That was in the screaming liberal insert to the local paper.

George Grady said...

Like dinosaurs are nearly extinct

Exactly like that. The only reason dinosaurs aren't extinct is because they stopped being dinosaurs. For a conservative to survive in Dane County politics, they'd have to stop being conservative.

Mark said...

David Blaska. I thought we stopped giving him the limelight 20 years ago.

I guess living on a generous public pension gives him nothing to do but try to grab the mic.

Mark said...

David Blaska. I thought we stopped giving him the limelight 20 years ago.

I guess living on a generous public pension gives him nothing to do but try to grab the mic.

AprilApple said...

Here in COLO, we have democrat party rule/one party rule.
This is just an observation but I notice that road projects are messy and take forever now.

Back when the highly competent and well liked Governor Bill Owens was at the helm, massive and needed infrastructure improvements like I-25's T-REX road/bridge project started and completed on-time and under-budget. It was a mess, but it was amazing how efficient and effective the mess was contained.
On-time and under-budget meant a lot to commuters.

Anyway - Now with democrats holding all power in the state, including the governorship, all the major road projects I see are long sloppy and sluggish. Things are moving soooo slow. I suppose it's because Gov. Ritter(D) who was an incompetent party hack and failure, ushered in government unions. Now we enjoy institutionalized government inefficiency.

Peter said...

Is it more difficult for a Liberal to live in a conservative-majority area than for a conservative to live in a Liberal-majority area?

I think it's far easier.

It's easier socially because so many Liberals view their politics as a moral imperative; thus, anyone who disagrees must be either evil or deluded. I just don't see the same level of emotional/moral involvement on the other side. Which surely makes social interaction difficult for conservatives living in Liberal strongholds.

And it's easier because the essence of most conservatism (excluding perhaps social conservatism) is to promote a small, unobtrusive government. Thus, if you're a Liberal living in a conservative-majority area your neighbors are unlikely to use government to force you do do something (or prevent you from doing something). Whereas Liberals promote a larger, more activist view of government.

IMHO

AprilApple said...

The democrat party IRS spent 50 million tax payer dollars on a big party for 2 years, in celebration of their lord and king.

Of course democrats at the local level need more of you money for their "infrastructure" projects. *wink*

Mitchell the Bat said...

The solution is to raise real estate values.

edutcher said...

Sounds like concern trolling.

Jay Retread said...

And as Ann can testify to, Dane County is a great place to live and the economy is booming.

Take that you Althouse Hillbillies!

n.n said...

Dane County is enjoying the benefits of perpetual childhood. This is only possible when parents, or guardians (e.g. government), continue to indulge their children and dependents, respectively.

with the check on taxing

Increased taxes would be especially burdensome on the middle class, which has less capital than the upper class, and is less subsidized than the lower class. The Right gains its authority from the middle class, while the Left gains its authority from the lower class. The rise of the Left in America implies a diminishing middle class.

BDNYC said...

The major difference is that county government will be free to spend on capital projects to improve services and stimulate the economy

Objective.

Sorun said...

If conservatives have something to say in Dane County, they should put their views in chalk on State Street like the homeless do.

James said...

The major difference is that county government will be free to spend on capital projects to improve services and stimulate the economy....

Really? County government can stimulate the economy? Its as if no one has learned anything from the past six years. And where will the government get the money to stimulate the economy from? Its not like they can print it.

Perhaps Dane County wants to follow Chicago with its "public/private partnerships" which is essentially a fancy name for giveaway to insiders and cronies.

edutcher said...

Jay Retread said...

And as Ann can testify to, Dane County is a great place to live and the economy is booming.

No place else in the country can, that's for sure.

gerry said...

In some places, voters are really pissed.

bagoh20 said...

" county government will be free to spend on capital projects to improve services and stimulate the economy...."

I just don't know what we would do with our money if we didn't have Humanities and Political Science grads to spend and invest our money wisely. I bet in college they learned a lot about economics, business investment and efficiency, creating new products and methods and learning the realities of financial analysis and smart risk taking. We are so lucky to have them. Otherwise we might be so foolish as to spend our money doing the things that made us successful taxpayers in the first place. That would be stupid. The last thing we need is more successful taxpayers, when there are so many government jobs to do.

edutcher said...

n.n said...

The Right gains its authority from the middle class, while the Left gains its authority from the lower class. The rise of the Left in America implies a diminishing middle class.

Gee, I wonder who's been arranging that the last 5 years?

Dust Bunny Queen said...

The rise of the Left in America implies a diminishing middle class.

Extremely important observation. The vanished middle class of African Americans, caused by liberal policies, is just a preview of what America will is becoming now and will be in the future.

It is deliberate.

Colonel Angus said...

And as Ann can testify to, Dane County is a great place to live and the economy is booming.

Something you typically find in affluent predominately white communities.

bagoh20 said...

"And as Ann can testify to, Dane County is a great place to live and the economy is booming.".

Yea, so shut up and enjoy your lucky station here in the plantation house, or we'll send you out in the field with your cousins.

Illuninati said...

Althouse said:
"So, with the check on taxing imposed from the state level, we feel free to indulge our liberal fantasies as we vote locally. Is that what happened?"

I think you give the Democrat voters too much credit. Probably very few of them have enough insight to even consider your view.

Michael Haz said...

The major difference is that county government will be free to spend on capital projects to improve services and stimulate the economy...

Oh totally yes! Just like decades of profligate spending by the Milwaukee County Board totally pulled Milwaukee's economic bacon out of the fire and made the City of Milwaukee the economic paradise that it has become.

NotquiteunBuckley said...

The dead mob attorney's law degree is like the weed spread over the bodies of the buddies of the terrorists in Boston September 11th of 2011.

Law degrees and their users have been creating and celebrating negative externalities in ways that demand taxes and fines on all lawyers, law schools, law firms, paralegals, cops, judges, and all administrative staff in any corporation or entity that deals law.

Dane County is included in this.

Seeing Red said...

Hmmm, I wonder if these will have any affect on the liberal paradise of Dane County in the future? Both ViaMeadia:

When people think of Sonoma County’s beautiful and lucrative wine country, they likely think of endless vineyards, rolling hills and the wealthy elite there to enjoy it. They probably don’t think of miles and miles of decrepit roads with potholes so many and massive that bikers and drivers can barely avoid accidents. But as Reuters reports, that’s the condition of California’s twelfth-wealthiest county, whose public employee pension costs are so immense that there’s no money left to provide residents with the most basic and essential social services: ....

and


MOOCs are attracting resistance from professors across the country. In early May San Diego State’s philosophy department wrote an open letter to Harvard professor Michael Sandel, complaining that soon enough MOOCs like his popular online course on justice “will replace professors, dismantle departments, and provide a diminished education for students in public universities.” The Duke faculty recently voted against the school’s participation in a for-credit online education consortium, for similar reasons. And last Thursday, 57 Harvard professors called on the Dean to allow for greater faculty oversight of the HarvardX MOOC platform, which they claim was built without their involvement....

Seeing Red said...

If Dane County wants to spend more money on projects to benefit their community, why don't they just raise taxes?

Why should the rest of the state have to pay?

AJ Lynch said...

Well I assume they could consider enacting or increasing other forms of taxes to pay for their librul programs?

elkh1 said...

As long as my taxes are not raised, who cares who feeds at the trough?

Our son-of-a-bitch is still a son-of-a-bitch, not better, not worse than theirs. Politicians' goal is to enrich themselves and their cronies, no more, no less. Anyone thinks a politician works for them, for the country should have their head checked.

David said...

Yes it's what happened.

Apparently the theory that they can't spend the money if you don't give it to them works after all.

Except for the federales, who (so far) can just borrow to spend.

KenK said...

Life's pretty sweet if you have a tenured/unionized position with the university or the US gov/state/city/county/ or school district. The crony operation and some of their off-shoots like unions,activist groups, etc. do okay in college towns too. And bonus points to East Lansing, Austin, or Madison if you're the state capitol too. But if you're say a non gov or gov related mundane wage slave (i.e. in a private sector, non-unionized, etc.) life ain't so good. Just sayin'. Keep some perspective dude.
Inner party, out party, and proles, just like Orwell predicted.

Chip S. said...

Conservatives are nearly extinct in Dane County?

Sounds like the EPA should shut the place down.

David said...

The point is that liberal Madison can't raise spending as much as they profess to want to because of taxing limits imposed by the state.

Althouse is guessing that if those limits were removed, you would probably see more conservatives elected in Dane County, because the liberals could turn their fantasies into reality by increasing taxes.

Sounds like a pretty good guess to me.

Better to have them marching in the streets than raising taxes. The marching makes them feel better too.

Renee said...

Welcome to Massachusetts

campy said...

"Conservatives are nearly extinct in Dane County government. Those who do remain face a bleak future with no likelihood of regaining power.

Substitute "the US" for "Dane County" and the story is just as true.

Marshal said...

What does the firm progressive control mean for Dane County residents? The major difference is that county government will be free to spend on capital projects to improve services and stimulate the economy....

Even the progressives understand their only goal is spending as much money as possible.

KenK said...

I don't know about Dane co. or Madison but in Ann Arbor we follow the French model. The city is for the well-off and/or university related elites. The proles and the lumpen we import from Ypsilanti and the other banilieus as needed. No prole street sweepers, parking enforcement officers, food service types, or pink collar drones could possible afford to live by the Arboretum or in Burns Park. This is a feature, not a bug in our progressive socially engineered whitopia.

Marshal said...

So, with the check on taxing imposed from the state level, we feel free to indulge our liberal fantasies as we vote locally. Is that what happened?

Yes, and this is why we need a few full state examples of unchecked leftism. Let the left run California, Michigan, and Illinois into the ground without any interference. Every time a conservative is elected in those states the left and the media blame conservatives for every ill 20 years before and after. Let them die as an example to the rest of the country.

ricpic said...

Property tax limits! Unconscionable selfishness!!

Smash conservatives into the ground!!! Then smash the ground!!!!

FORWARD!!!!!

KenK said...

Progressive enclaves need, no, REQUIRE high taxes. That's what keeps them safely progressive and white, although the right sort of NAM can get by sometimes. Those employed or parasitic to the Cathedral can always bitch and agitate for a COLA. The proles and private sector wage slaves, not so much.

El Pollo Raylan said...

The decline of The Capital Times the "lone progressive voice" is an ironic foil to this story. I've followed their decline since...oh, 1977 or so. Once the dominant voice in Madison (OK it's been a long time), they are now reduced to being an advertising insert. Something's not adding up there.

LarsPorsena said...


Blogger Colonel Angus said...

And as Ann can testify to, Dane County is a great place to live and the economy is booming.

Something you typically find in affluent predominately white communities.

6/5/13, 9:58 AM
__________________________________

Something you find when the state capital and university are in the same city. See Columbus Oh or Austin TX for example.

As long as the rubes in the hinterland keep pumping their tax dollars in to Madison, the area will 'boom'.

See how Washington DC is 'booming'.

Pogo said...

Leftism spews from Madison chimneys, its papers and even its sidewalks.

It creates a suffocating smug that shrouds the entire city, reducing visibility so they cannot even see what they are doing. They begin to see imaginary things like a "multiplier effect" and "bike sharing."

The lack of sunlight inevitably produces rot. In a generation or two, things collapse of their own weight, and they fight like dogs over the remaining scraps (e.g., Detroit, Philadelphia, St. Louis, Chicago, and most of California).

El Pollo Raylan said...

See how Washington DC is 'booming'.

Excellent point. Madison is just Washington, DC writ smaller.

KenK said...

At least you have a local paper. The Ann Arbor News went on-line only some time ago. [Two weekly coupon stuffers doesn't count as a newspaper, IMHO.]

Just asking but does Dane county or Madison have an income tax? That's a really great way to fleece the proles we bus in from Ypsilanti. They don't get to vote on it either, which is a plus. A city income tax is the next holy grail of the Ann Arbor branch of Cathedral.

Pogo said...

The thick smug of Madison eventually kills off all independent thought, and conservatives leave for better climes.

Social libertarians, being thick-headed, stick around in hopes that pot is legalized, even though all other freedoms are quashed.

Sam L. said...

Now they can go broke faster.

Michael Haz said...

Dane County has one of the highest median property tax rates in America. Dane County is ranked 61st of the 3,143 counties in the US, according to information on this website.

Waukesha County, where I live isn't much better. It is ranked 70th of the 3,143 counties.

Sevier County, TN, where I expect to relocate in the next year or two ranks 2,476th. It's level of public services is barely different than in Dane or Waukesha Counties. The property taxes on my $375,000 home there are about $1,300 per year and ther is no state income tax.

Michael Haz said...

Of course, conservatives run eastern Tennessee and there's no Citizen Dave or Mayor Paul or Pink Dress Guy or Solidarity Singers or any other such folks. And the County and State politicians actually like NOT raising taxes.

So there's that.

Henry said...

What does the firm progressive control mean for Dane County residents? The major difference is that county government will be free to spend on capital projects to improve services and stimulate the economy....

Everyone will be issued government bootstraps which they must pull.

cassandra lite said...

"The major difference is that county government will be free to spend on capital projects to improve services and stimulate the economy...."

Damn conservatives. They just never want to stimulate the economy.

garage mahal said...

Sevier County, TN, where I expect to relocate in the next year or two ranks 2,476th.

Dude, you voted to bring Tennessee, or Alabama, or Mississippi to Wisconsin and now you want to leave? Gee thanks. Although you will no doubt find better work prospects in just about any state than Wisconsin.

2+2= Jesus, mountaintop removal, and Dog the Bounty Hunter.

Yeeehaa!

Seeing Red said...

If there are taxing limits, add on user fees.

Make everyone have a Madison City Sticker for their cars, raise speeding tickets, etc.

Seeing Red said...

Here we go again, via Insty:

OUTRAGE – Capitol Police to Tea Party: Show Us Your Websites or Forget Your Rally

Titus said...

Why is the job outlook so crappy in Wiscnsin.

Isn't it like somewhere between 45-48 in job growth over the past few years?

Titus said...

Where are those 500,000 jobs!

Seeing Red said...

Look at what the Feds are doing to Virginia, as well!

Methadras said...

AprilApple said...

Here in COLO, we have democrat party rule/one party rule.


Same in California. Republicans in Sacramento are just furniture at this point.

X said...

welcome back eelpout

Seeing Red said...

What did Iowa offer Facebook that WI didn't?

chuck said...

Conservatives are nearly extinct in Dane County Government

The university is the fungus in the petri dish, and it isn't just WI. Places like Austin also have ideologically sterile regions surrounding the university environs. No doubt an Alexander Fleming could isolate the noxious "mould juice" that kills competing ideas.

El Pollo Raylan said...

Why is the job outlook so crappy in Wiscnsin.

Wisconsin doesn't even want real jobs--look at the opposition to taconite mining in northern Wisconsin. Madison wants more pink collar jobs and a new GEF-IV building to house a thousand new Julias.

garage mahal said...

Next on the JFC job creation agenda today is state mandated forced ultrasounds for the pregnant wimmin seeking an abortion. The referral list doesn't even mandate that it be a licensed medical provider, and yes, a transvaginal probe may be required.

Spread 'em wide ladies.

Welcome to your new state, Wisconsin!

garage mahal said...

Wisconsin doesn't even want real jobs--look at the opposition to taconite mining in northern Wisconsin.

What opposition? The mining company wrote the bill that passed! They start drilling bore samples this weekend. Althouse & Meade enjoy Copper State Falls Park, I would recommend a visit soon before that is trashed too.

El Pollo Raylan said...

They start drilling bore samples this weekend.

Hooray!

AprilApple said...

garbage - Ultrasounds do not require a lady spread her legs.

so garbage - do you agree with Gosnellian(D) late term abortion?

garage mahal said...

Hooray

Easy to say when you live a deep blue state. You'd never move back to this fast-becoming dump of a state.

gadfly said...

Jay Retread said...
And as Ann can testify to, Dane County is a great place to live and the economy is booming.

Take that you Althouse Hillbillies!


As a bonafide hillbilly, I have to agree that my time spent in in Madison were good ... and I rate Madison as the best place where I have ever lived.

On the other hand, even with Scott Walker's best efforts, Wisconsin continues to rank very high among the tax-happy states, beginning with exorbitant property taxes - with Dane and Milwaukee counties leading the charge.

El Pollo Raylan said...

@garage: Perusal of online links to the Penokee mining saga returns only horror stories of future sludge-spewing rape of virgin lands. Do you really think that is what will happen? Does your side ever tame the hyperbole?

El Pollo Raylan said...

Easy to say when you live a deep blue state. You'd never move back to this fast-becoming dump of a state.

I have to admit that Haz's idea of moving to eastern Tennessee sounds like a good idea. I had my chance several years ago but muffed it.

garage mahal said...

Do you really think that is what will happen?

Read the bill and tell me what you think will happen. I suspect you don't care either way though.

El Pollo Raylan said...

@garage: In a nutshell, you fail to understand and appreciate the difference between the words conservation and preservation. Look them up. It is well worth your time. You are completely stuck on preservation.

garage mahal said...

@garage: In a nutshell, you fail to understand and appreciate the difference between the words conservation and preservation

You have no idea what mining activities are even proposed or what is allowed. So why bother?

bagoh20 said...

Most of Madison's money is not created in Madison. It comes from outside, so taxation there is irrelevant to the local economy. That's the way it is in surviving places with high taxes. They have something else that fuels the economy and keeps people there despite the extra cost. They don't need to be competitive on taxation, anymore than a teenager has to be careful with their money. It will always be replaced by other people doing the hard work.

Examples: California because of the incredible natural landscape and weather, and perceived openness.

NY because of NYC with it's ... whatever that NYC thing is that gets people to pay thousands a month for a jail cell of an apartment.

Places like Detroit or Cleveland with high taxes and no offsetting advantage crumble under the weight. of it.

damikesc said...

And as Ann can testify to, Dane County is a great place to live and the economy is booming.

Take that you Althouse Hillbillies!


Also so overwhelmingly white that the city goes nearly invisible in a bad snow storm.

El Pollo Raylan said...

@garage: I've been interested in the environmental and health risks of taconite mining for a very long time--since the days when Reserve Mining used to dump raw tailings into Lake Superior. My father did what little he could to alert people to what was happening beneath the surface (i.e., underwater). After lengthy litigation the process stopped. I'd be interested to know how environmental rape was written into the WI bill.

There was a major study from the U of M just released on health effects of taconite mining. You can read it yourself <a href="http://taconiteworkers.umn.edu/resources/documents/CommunityMeetingPresentation12APR13.pdf>here</a>

The key findings are:

• Spouses are not at risk
• Therefore, community not likely at risk
• There is some dust related lung disease in workers, probably from silica
• Currently occupational exposure levels are safe
• Historical exposures were likely higher
• Historical measurements get sparse as we go back in time

Things can and do change over time, including the alleged despoilment of natural resources.

garage mahal said...

Most of Madison's money is not created in Madison. It comes from outside, so taxation there is irrelevant to the local economy.

Sorry, but you [like Pollo] don't know what you're talking about either.

El Pollo Raylan said...

The link: here

El Pollo Raylan said...

@bagoh20: Garage will argue that good-paid state workers contribute more than their share of tax revenues. He would also argue that you can open a cat farm, feed skinned cat carcasses to the rats, and the rats to the cats and get the cat skins for nothing. ref

bagoh20 said...

I'm just about resigned to not leaving California as I have threatened. Even though, my company has to charge 5% higher prices to offset the higher cost of taxes, regulations, and real estate, the majority of my people want to stay here for the weather and just out of inertia.

I'm currently deciding whether to put in an offer on a bigger building locally or keep looking for an out. Once I buy a building, we are stuck here for better or worse.

Being at a 5% disadvantage across the board to our competition is huge, but so is moving 50,000 square feet of heavy equipment and a couple hundred lives. I think I'm stuck here. Gotta make a decision in the next 24 hours. I feel like a sucker staying here. Staying could be fatal, but I don't think I have a choice.

If California was run by classic liberals (modern conservatives), like it once was, it could be the perfect place to live and work, again without sacrificing anything.

garage mahal said...

Pollo
I'm more interested in your knowledge of the Penokees mine. Do you even know where on the map it is located? Let's start there.

El Pollo Raylan said...

Pollo
I'm more interested in your knowledge of the Penokees mine. Do you even know where on the map it is located? Let's start there.


Yes. You'll have to do better than that. Post a link to the bill--the part that legalizes the environmental rape.

Drago said...

El Pollo: "Post a link to the bill--the part that legalizes the environmental rape."

LOL

El Pollo asked garage to post a link.

El probably wants a relevant and on topic link.

LOL

From garage.

'nuff said.

bagoh20 said...

Wisconsin state government and the University of Wisconsin–Madison remain the two largest Madison employers.

UW-M brings in the money created outside the city. Much of the tax base comes from that money, and much of the remainder from taxes collected from outside the city. Even most of the industry (high tech) in Madison is there because of the University, which is funded by outside money, and is high paid so it's resistant to tax damage.

Take away the University and government with their pipelines of outside money and you have a poor white Detroit neighborhood on a lake.

It's perfectly fine and respectable that this is what Madison does for a living. It just means that local tax rates don't matter much to it's prosperity, which is nice.

garage mahal said...

Take away the University and government with their pipelines of outside money and you have a poor white Detroit neighborhood on a lake.

Stick to Cali dude. The UW system generates thousands of businesses and jobs around the state.


Annual Impact on the Wisconsin Economy:

 $12.4 Billion in total impact on the Wisconsin economy
 $9.6 Billion economic impact from UW-Madison operations
and spending of faculty, staff, students, and visitors
 $2.1 Billion economic impact from out-of-state monies
 $1 Billion in research & development expenditures
 $2 Billion economic impact from UW-connected startups
 $862 Million economic impact from UW-affiliated organizations
 128,146 Wisconsin jobs created and supported
 $614 Million in tax revenue generated

bagoh20 said...

Garage, that just makes my point. The University brings in the money. Without it there is no industry. The tax rates would kill the place dead without the University. Like I said, nothing wrong with that, but to claim the tax rates support the economy is backwards.

Alex said...

Wherever there is one-party DemoRAT rule, the streets teem with filth. Just going into downtown Seattle earlier this week I notice all the vagrants and bums. What a disgusting city.

bagoh20 said...

Remember, all that tax money generated by statewide industry which is supported by the University system goes through Madison as the capital. It's a great gig.

Alex said...

Basically Madison, WI is a one-trick pony. You better pray that university never has a downturn.

Alex said...

Drill, baby, drill!

Jay said...

garage mahal said...
he UW system generates thousands of businesses and jobs around the state.



Says.. the University of Wisconsin.

You're a fucking idiot.

garage mahal said...

Post a link to the bill--the part that legalizes the environmental rape.

That's the bill was all about, if it weren't, there would be no need to change existing Wisconsin environmental laws. The bill was written stating there would be environmental damage to minimize lawsuits later. And there is nothing the state, the DNR, or citizens can do about it.

The tribes will have a say though, they aren't like teachers you can push around.

Alex said...

garage - we wouldn't have a modern civilization without extensive mining of metals and fossil fuels. But go ahead, keep up the cultural suicide you fool.

President-Mom-Jeans said...

Ah, I see Bitchtits has given up his sockpuppetry for the moment. I knew we weren't done with the turd that won't flush even after your little rant.

Have a nice "vacation" from the blog fat boy?

President-Mom-Jeans said...

Did your other online personas also fail to make it past high school and were left by their wives?

Tough to keep up with all your personas.

garage mahal said...

Tough to keep up with all your personas.

Yea I seen you mouth foamy morons going on about that. You think I give an actual fuck what you think, and would try to hide my screen name for you? After commenting here for 6 years? You're even dumber than I thought.

President-Mom-Jeans said...



garage mahal said...
In a rich bit of irony, your comments have been parody all along.

In a rich bit of irony, you didn't know all along that this account has already been a parody of sorts. Meaning, under this moniker I never ever give a fuck. It's "separate" from me, even if you did know who I am I still wouldn't give a fuck.


Alright Bitchtits, I will use your words. It's tough to keep up with your "monikers."



President-Mom-Jeans said...

So tell use more about how all along you made up a parody of an overweight loser whose wife fled him taking custody of the child?

Was this a subtle ploy to engender sympathy with how pathetic you are when you consistently be ignorant and uniformed?

Some really interesting choices you made with that "moniker."

WWs the part about being too stupid to go to college a subtle ploy to explain why you consistently spoud inconsistent and retarded lefty talking point constantly?

Inquiring minds want to know, enlighten us o bitchtits.

Rusty said...

garage mahal said...
Post a link to the bill--the part that legalizes the environmental rape.

That's the bill was all about, if it weren't, there would be no need to change existing Wisconsin environmental laws

You have no idea what you're talking about, but by god somebody's going to pay!

What's your fishing rod made out of?

Inga said...

Droolers and mouth foamers, Meth, PMJ and Jay, the trio.

Nice to see you back Garage!:)

El Pollo Raylan said...

@Garage: That linked report convinced me that the solutions to Wisconsin's woes is to simply double the size of UW-Madison. Now,good faculty are getting harder to poach, so I think they should start by doubling the size of the administrative and support staff. The talent will follow when they see how cushy things are. Madison's clout will grow even more.

A potential downside would be the cost of living and perhaps more urban sprawl, but that good be checked by halting new building permits in the surrounding communities. Current Madisonians will go for it because their property values will easily rise enough to offset rising taxes. It's win-win. This also accelerate gentrification of any remaining neighborhoods which need it.

Tell me why that isn't a seriously good proposal.

Nathan Alexander said...

garage mahal doesn't need to post no stinkin' links!

In liberal land, the Truth is anything that supports the liberal cause. So naturally, mining companies wrote the bill, it's going to poison the environment, and the economy sucks because a Republican is in charge.

Whereas you don't need to concern yourself about all the environmental hazardous materials used to make hybrid vehicles or solar cells, much less how much taxpayer money has been shoveled into failing democrat-crony green boondoggles, and Obama's 7.5% misrepresented unemployment (real unemployment is MUCH higher) is still better than Bush's 4.7% unemployment, because...because...McChimphitlerhalliburton doesn't talk good and GOP are racists engaged in a war on women!
And Bush is to blame for the economic downturn because he didn't veto the Democrat policy bills that Obama voted for as a Senator!

Liberal logic, isn't.

Steve Koch said...

Universities are going to be hit quite hard financially by computerized instruction over the internet that radically reduces the need for expensive campuses and faculty. Traditional education is just way too expensive, inefficient, inconvenient, and inflexible so it is extremely vulnerable to creative destruction (which is happening already).

Employers mostly don't look for Renaissance guys and gals, they mostly look for people with very specific accredited skills and experience. This means that general purpose educations are much less important than specific sets of courses that will allow a student to get a job. Every so often people will have to take some more courses to earn a new accreditation that will enable them to get a job in a changing economy. These people are not going to quit their jobs and go to a university, they will take the courses they need online over the internet.

Universities are going to shrink radically in size and influence.

ken in sc said...

I like garage mahal's moniker. I usually don't agree with his comments, but he has a cool name.