September 23, 2014

"If it weren't Wisconsin 2014, I would think that site was a parody trying to make the right wing look bad."

"However, the unfortunate truth is that Wisconsin Republicans and their supporters really are that lame."

61 comments:

Jack Wayne said...

No surprise here. Antagonism on one side creates antagonism on the other. Politics ain't beanbag.

Beta Rube said...

I wonder if the guy from Mozilla could be reached for comment?

EDH said...

"SHAME!"

"Shame?"

Shaming the shamers.

Anonymous said...

White people do not have shame -- and they have so much to be ashamed for. If white people had shame they would've killed themselves off a long time ago.

It is turtles all the way down...

traditionalguy said...

That was a funny parody. I liked the statement that all they wanted was to help voters go down to clear up their outstanding warrants, and "we will arrange for you to receive a free ride in a police car."

x said...

Sounds similar to the list published by the Prop 22 (or whatever) pro gays who tried to boycott supporters.

The Crack Emcee said...

Ann - from the link:

"Just the existence of the two websites might be enough to make some of the people who have legal troubles stay away from the polls."

<a href="http://themachoresponse.blogspot.com/“>Anybody still want to tell me, after the move to voter ID, the racists aren't back to the old voter suppression tricks they learned from ol' Jim Crow?</a>

Scott Walker's buddies - again.

MLK said to stay away from people like that.

Jesus Christ, Ann,...

The Crack Emcee said...

Can someone tell me, from looking at the html, why that link didn't work?

I don't get it,...

rehajm said...

My wager on the origin- A handful of lefties on the same email list as those Isthmus commentors.

rehajm said...

single quotes around the link, Crack...

rehajm said...

The website also looks like the letter I get three days before the election that's personalized with my name and voter affiliation, and most of my neighbors as well.

Courtesy of the boys down at the Union hall.

Nonapod said...

Crack, you used the wrong type of double quote to close out the URL.

Ann Althouse said...

Is it racist of the internet to reject the curly quotation mark?

The Crack Emcee said...

rehajm,

"single quotes around the link, Crack..."

[Slaps forehead]

Thank you,...

Roost on the Moon said...

Drive out the impure ones from the fatherland! Ridiculous.

Right now, this "militia" is lame and harmless, and Google Glass is still lame and harmless. But in ten or twenty years, when augmented reality is ubiquitous, weirdos like this will be able to check you against their database effortlessly, in public.

They could put a blue circle on you for "liberal." Wouldn't that be great?

Of course, by then, "conservatives" will be a minority. People could get little badges for RACIST, HOMOPHOBE, SCIENCE-DENIER, CHRISTIAN.

"Politics ain't beanbag", sure, but this kind of opinion policing is a fast-track to fascism.

Go ahead and normalize this thuggish behavior. See how well social conservatives are doing in ten years if these tactics catch on.

Practice tolerance, people! You're going to need it.

Anonymous said...

This is nothing new. Several commentators were bragging about how the use the recall list when hiring at their job.

The Republicans are very short on ideas so they have to go big on compiling lists of their enemies.

Mark said...

What is sad is how it gets things wrong.

I lists nearly a dozen $1.06 to $1.08 donations to various campaigns from my wife for a total that includes odd change [$13.62] - incorrect. Whoever collected that $10 somehow made a 36% profit on it, I should suggest she donate there more often lol.

Got her employer wrong too.

Not Wisconsin's best minds at work here updating McCarthy's list.

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MadisonMan said...

What Roost on the Moon said.

Unknown said...

"Bush and Hitler Comparisons"

Hysteria begets hysteria

Not entirely sure why this matters, given the propensity for the tactic in todays political environment

http://www.fec.gov/finance/disclosure/norindsea.shtml

https://www.opensecrets.org/overview/topindivs.php

http://thinkprogress.org/election/2012/07/19/543801/consumer-brands-conservative-attack-ads/

http://sunlightfoundation.com/blog/2013/06/24/1pct_of_the_1pct/

garage mahal said...

I pray that I meet one of these Walker brownshirt goons where I vote.

FullMoon said...

Haters of traditional marriage in California published a list of everyone supporting traditional marriage. Vehicles were damaged, people were fired. Homes were vandalized. All in the name of "love"

Curious George said...

"madisonfella said...
The Republicans are very short on ideas so they have to go big on compiling lists of their enemies."

"garage mahal said...
I pray that I meet one of these Walker brownshirt goons where I vote."

Has nothing to do with "The Republicans" Penguin. Funny, you tried to bail from this a few days ago and here you are back again.

Of course your idiotic friend garage never left. What a tough guy he is though.

The Crack Emcee said...

Ann Althouse,

"Is it racist of the internet to reject the curly quotation mark?"

I could make that argument - really - but think Silicon Valley's lack of interest in training and hiring blacks is the bigger issue.

I like how whites make light of their racism (here and elsewhere) and the death they cause but choose to do nothing about (someone's dying as I write this, Ann!):

It really buffs up the Nazi image to a nice sheen.

The Jews, wandering the streets, facing a hostile public that laughs and laughs at their plight. They die and it's ignored - by their countrymen. We have a prison-industrial complex for blacks, they had concentration camps.

And everybody knows their place - because whites remind us of it so often - with each snide, unforgiving, comment.

I seriously can see you guys, just based on your comments, burning people alive and walking away "happy" - because that's your pursuit, right?

Now whites do it s-l-o-w-e-r. No guilt because it LOOKS like there's no responsibility. Just like the Nazis did. Remember the end of the war? Nobody knew or did anything! Amazing!

I know - whites here, today, are nothing like the Germans.

The Germans try to redeem their humanity...



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garage mahal said...

Has nothing to do with "The Republicans"

The psychosis of a Walker supporter is a marvel to witness. Will you cry hysterically if Walker loses?

Curious George said...

"garage mahal said...
Has nothing to do with "The Republicans"

The psychosis of a Walker supporter is a marvel to witness."

Show me any evidence that the people behind this are connected to the WIGOP. Any.

Mark said...

Show me they aren't.

garage mahal said...

Show me any evidence that the people behind this are connected to the WIGOP. Any.

Then Walker and the WisGOP should denounce these tactics. Walker signed a law allowing poll watchers to be within 3 feet of voters. Why?

damikesc said...

Then Walker and the WisGOP should denounce these tactics

...that they had nothing to do with?

Can you explain why they should criticize somebody they have nothing to do with?

Some UW students voted more than once in elections. Burke hasn't criticized them at all. Should she be expected to?

Walker signed a law allowing poll watchers to be within 3 feet of voters. Why?

Because you can't watch from across the street very well...

garage mahal said...

..that they had nothing to do with?

You don't know that.

Mark said...

Unless these organizations open their books, they cannot demonstrate that they are independent of WI GOP.

Thus hearing Walker denounce them would go far, as these denials are without proof.

damikesc said...

You don't know that.

The lack of any evidence is enough for me. Feel free to provide evidence that they are aligned, since you are claiming that they are.

garage mahal said...

Maybe they are a group of rogue independents who want to harass Democrats and leave Republicans alone. That's probably the most likely.

Curious George said...

"arage mahal said...
Show me any evidence that the people behind this are connected to the WIGOP. Any.

Then Walker and the WisGOP should denounce these tactics. Walker signed a law allowing poll watchers to be within 3 feet of voters. Why?"

So you got nothing. But you're still running with it. Yeah, walker supporters are nuts. LOL

Then we have your partner in dumb,
"Mark said...
Unless these organizations open their books, they cannot demonstrate that they are independent of WI GOP.

Thus hearing Walker denounce them would go far, as these denials are without proof."

As far as anyone knows, except you two retards, its a knucklehead on facebook. Open therir books LOLOLOLOL

Mark said...

We know that Walker used the recall list when he un-nominated that UW Platteville student from the board of regents.

So yes, we know that Walker has this system (or the results of) in the past and his lack of statement suggests he still supports these tactics.

Curious George said...

"Mark said...
We know that Walker used the recall list when he un-nominated that UW Platteville student from the board of regents."

So yes, we know that Walker has this system (or the results of) in the past and his lack of statement suggests he still supports these tactics."

You know that? How? According to kid they asked him if he had signed it.

SO you make up shit, and then build your case off the bullshit. You. Penguin. Garage. That suggests something about Walker opponents.

garage mahal said...

According to kid they asked him if he had signed it.

So Walker screens every applicant for a job in the government whether or not they signed a recall petition against him. Heckuva guy.

damikesc said...

Maybe they are a group of rogue independents who want to harass Democrats and leave Republicans alone. That's probably the most likely.

Again, any evidence of any ties to the WIGOP would be lovely.

You bitched when people mentioned the connections between the asshole protestors at the Capitol and the WI Dem Party...

We know that Walker used the recall list when he un-nominated that UW Platteville student from the board of regents

Nice info.

Wish it was RELEVANT info, though.

So Walker screens every applicant for a job in the government whether or not they signed a recall petition against him. Heckuva guy.

Obama has who in his administration who isn't a supporter?

How many did Doyle have?

So yes, we know that Walker has this system (or the results of) in the past and his lack of statement suggests he still supports these tactics.

Burke hasn't said anything about it. Therefore, she supports it.

Curious George said...

"garage mahal said...
According to kid they asked him if he had signed it.

So Walker screens every applicant for a job in the government whether or not they signed a recall petition against him. Heckuva guy."

No he told a reporter he had. And he had told interviewers that he hadn't, and later said he "Forgot" that he had.

Anonymous said...

Blue Emu (aka Curious George) has been going on and on for months about how there was no nefarious intentions with the public posting the names and home addresses of everyone who signed the recall petitions, and he ridiculed many others for thinking otherwise. With that myth of his now destroyed he moves the goalposts by claiming that none of the people involved with these threats are even considered a "Republican".

Makes me wonder what color the sky is in his world.

damikesc said...

Blue Emu (aka Curious George) has been going on and on for months about how there was no nefarious intentions with the public posting the names and home addresses of everyone who signed the recall petitions, and he ridiculed many others for thinking otherwise. With that myth of his now destroyed he moves the goalposts by claiming that none of the people involved with these threats are even considered a "Republican".

Makes me wonder what color the sky is in his world.


Your views on the public listing of names who gave to the CA gay marriage proposition?

Drago said...

madisonfella: "Makes me wonder what color the sky is in his world."

It's a Prop 22/Mozilla world.

And you created it.

Anonymous said...

Again, any evidence of any ties to the WIGOP would be lovely.

"WIGOP" was never even mentioned until Emu brought it up. He has a history of misquoting others and beating up on the strawman instead of what was actually said.

Drago said...

madisonfella: "He has a history of misquoting others and beating up on the strawman instead of what was actually said."

LOL

Yes, this is from madisonfella.

The irony is too thick to cut with non-laser tools.

Drago said...

Crack: "I could make that argument - really - but think Silicon Valley's lack of interest in training and hiring blacks is the bigger issue."

Training just makes you look like you're actin' white.

And we know how the brothers and sisters respond to that sort of thing.

Drago said...

Besides crack, there are plenty of white, Indian and other Asians who don't require the training and can do the job already.

So, you know, you'll have to just lump it in liberal paradise land.

Curious George said...

"madisonfella said...
"WIGOP" was never even mentioned until Emu brought it up. He has a history of misquoting others and beating up on the strawman instead of what was actually said."

Who would "The Republican's" and "Walker" be referring to Penguin?

And the Blue Emu thing is just lame. I have been posting on Althouse for years under Curious George...longer than you have been posting as Purple Penguin and now madisonfella.

Anonymous said...

Your views on the public listing of names who gave to the CA gay marriage proposition?

If organizations are using that list to, among other things, intimidate citizens into not voting then my view is that it is a bad thing.

Are you in favor of such actions?

damikesc said...

The article in question mentioned the WIGOP.

If organizations are using that list to, among other things, intimidate citizens into not voting then my view is that it is a bad thing.

Are you in favor of such actions?


No.

Zero evidence exists of it happening in WI.

It has very publicly occurred in CA.

Anonymous said...

it is really cute how the Blue Emu is so damn sure that I'm this other woman who used to post here and yet he can't even get a simple thing like spelling her name right. Nice job there, Sherlock.

Obviously she made a huge impression on him, but this obsession of his is more than just a little creepy (which clearly is his intentions).

Curious George said...

"madisonfella said...
it is really cute how the Blue Emu is so damn sure that I'm this other woman who used to post here and yet he can't even get a simple thing like spelling her name right. Nice job there, Sherlock."

"Her" lol

Anonymous said...

The article in question mentioned the WIGOP

What article are you talking about? Because "WIGOP" doesn't appear in either the comments that Althouse linked to, nor the WSJ article that those comments linked to.

WIGOP didn't enter the convo until Emu tried to shift the goalposts by building his strawman.

Zero evidence exists of it happening in WI.

Uhm, the recall list was posted publicly. And Wisconsin Poll Watcher Militia is using that date in an effort to intimidate others from going to the polls and vote.

Do you have any evidence that suggests the entire thing is a hoax?





damikesc said...

What the professor linked to mentions them specifically.

Uhm, the recall list was posted publicly. And Wisconsin Poll Watcher Militia is using that date in an effort to intimidate others from going to the polls and vote.

They've done nothing. They mentioned an alleged plan to do something, but they've not done anything.

Do you have any evidence that suggests the entire thing is a hoax?

The evidence is Facebook posts.

Which is, literally, no evidence.

Drago said...

madisonfella: "If organizations are using that list to, among other things, intimidate citizens into not voting then my view is that it is a bad thing.

Are you in favor of such actions?"

madisonfella is asking if you would be in favor of any right wing groups potentially engaging in activity that the left wing groups have already perpetrated.

To which madisonfella uses the very very very soft "If"...for something that was already done.

David said...

Interesting.

Searched my somewhat uncommon last name to find that several people had signed the petition more than once.

Including my ex wife.

Busted!

Anonymous said...

David, there were different recall petitions for the different offices.

NotquiteunBuckley said...

"shift the goalposts by building his strawman"

This is written garbage and not a thing more.

What kind of ass would try and shift a *&%*(& goalpost by building a )*(&%^(^ straw*&^%man?

It's like I'm playing cards with my brother's kids or something.*
*BBT in Tombstone

The Crack Emcee said...

Drago,

"Training just makes you look like you're actin' white."

Studies have shown that's not a serious phenomena - even whites do it to educated people ("Revenge of the Nerds"? Why would they have to if whites weren't picking on them?)

Sorry, Drago, but blacks have made a fool of you again,...

The Crack Emcee said...

Not that it's hard to do,...

averagejoe said...

Hypocrite democrat party members who cheered when Joe the Plumber got audited and had his private financial history published and trumpeted by democrat party media, and cheered again when Sarah Palin's email account was hacked, and cheered some more when the CEO of Mozilla was pilloried and ex-communicated for supporting traditional marriage at the same time that liberal heroes Obama and Clinton avowed support for traditional marriage, are now crapping themselves because their tactics are being used against them. Shameless scumbag hypocrite democrats love to dish it out, but cry like fucking bitches when they get some back. This is the Pandora's box that unethical immoral democrat party leaders and their smug, dishonest and delusional followers have opened to the detriment of all.

Unknown said...

Even George Orwell said that the only cure for somebody dropping a bomb on your mother is to go and drop two bombs on his. Tit for tat, the eternal strategy that works. If you don't like it when people respond to your bad behavior with bad behavior, stop behaving badly. That means you.