I just heard it on WPR. The caller said she is disabled. She really resents the WEDC program when she is getting less and less support from Wisconsin government, She asked "Why don't the people who want loans from WEDC have to pee in a cup?"
I heard that. My cup runneth over. I completely relate to the bitterness this person feels.
Remarkable...just after Chuck Todd pointed out that Rand Pul was hypocritical to complain about being compared to and being questioned about his father while attacking Hillary for things that Bill Clnton did as president, Rand Paul launched an ad hominem attack on Hillary holding her responsible for rapes and murders committed by Islamic extremists.
Turnabout is fair play...Then howzabout "Rand Paul is friends with the Ku Klux Klan and has agreed that black people shouldn't have the same rights as white people."
Or maybe from the right: "Rand Paul is a cut-and-run coward who supported Saddam Hussain."
or something like "You know Rand Paul said that his father was the most important person in his life so it's not surprising that he would adopt the racist beliefs his father published in his newsletter. Like
"Given the inefficiencies of what DC laughingly calls the criminal justice system, I think we can safely assume that 95 percent of the black males in that city are semi-criminal or entirely criminal."
more below Rand Paul's toupee
"We are constantly told that it is evil to be afraid of black men, it is hardly irrational."
After the Los Angeles riots, one article in a newsletter claimed, "Order was only restored in L.A. when it came time for the blacks to pick up their welfare checks."
One referred to Martin Luther King Jr. as "the world-class philanderer who beat up his paramours" and who "seduced underage girls and boys."
Another referred to Barbara Jordan, a civil rights activist and congresswoman as "Barbara Morondon," the "archetypical half-educated victimologist."
Sgt. Frank Kaminski glared at the buzzing speaker then put the morning paper down and strolled down to the locked cage door of the police evidence room. March Madness was in full evidence as the sergeant had his Bucky Badger hat, red sweater with a huge W, and On Wisconsin pennant.
"Cubby, I told you I didn't have anything for you about no..." bellowed Kaminski, as he swung open he upper half door at the counter door. He was surprised to find not the junior reporter Cubby O'Brien but instead a tall bespectacled man wearing a hat and trench coat putting a gavel in his pocket.
"What can i do for you Mr..uhhh..." stammered the sergeant.
"Inspector...Inspector Halogen," replied the man wearing a grey fedora with weary resignation. "Bring me the calibration files for an alcohol breath analyzer serial number 221B. Seems somebody is challenging a breath test and it made it all the way to the Supreme Court"
The sergeant looked momentarily confused then said "Here Inspector, I calibrated it myself on the 29th of last month as you can see. Everything in perfect specification."
The inspector glanced at the report and said "Maybe so but it's inadmissable as evidence. Looks like he's gonna walk."
How did the inspector know?
Since it was 2015 there was no leap year and hence the date of the 29th of February on the report invalidated the report as evidence.
Then thirty seconds later...
short one but this takes the cake
Throw the book at him! Maximum term consecutive sentences. What do you want to bet he's a supporter of the Voter ID law? Wouldn't have worked against him. But I gotta prove I'm not a fraud. Robert Monroe you are today's Worst Person in the World
As per the latest quarterly jobs report Wisconsin tied Iowa for last place in private sector growth among midwestern states.
Among its peer states in the Midwest, Wisconsin tied with Iowa for last place. Both states created private-sector jobs at 1.16%. Michigan and Indiana led that group of states with 2.02% and 1.64% growth, respectively
The report further stated that the increase of private sector jobs over the past year from 9/13 - 9/14 was only 27,000 jobs. The Walker Administration immediately declared "But-but-but- look at the most recent month totals:".
Separately, the administration of Gov. Scott Walker on Thursday morning released the state's latest monthly data, which showed that Wisconsin's unemployment rate continued to decline — falling to a preliminary 4.8% in February from 5% in January. In the worst months of the last recession, the state jobless rate peaked at 9.2% in 2009 and 2010.
"Wow, Walker's right."
The state's unemployment rate has tracked a parallel decline in the national unemployment rate, which fell to 5.5% in February from 5.7% in January and a peak of 10% at the worst point in the last downturn.
The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development on Thursday also said the state added "a statistically significant" 13,600 private sector jobs from January to February.
, said the news media. A number of the readers said "Yeah but look at what else this reporter wrote about monthly totals."
Economists consider Thursday's job creation figures, known as the Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages, to be the most credible and comprehensive available. The census report breaks out data for the nation as a whole as well as each of the 50 states. It tracks the economy in rolling 12-month increments, measured every three months.
"Remember last time Walker said that he and his economic plan would be vindicated as the monthly totals indicated? That was after the bad jobs report that came out before the election."
The quarterly data are based on a census of 96% of the nation's employers in the public and private sectors. That makes the figures far more reliable than monthly jobs data, which are based on a sample of only about 3% of employers, leaving monthly estimates prone to large margins of error.
The accuracy of quarterly reports is so superior to the monthly figures that the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics uses the quarterly data retroactively to clean up all the inherent inaccuracies of the monthly data — a massive overhaul of all state and national data that the Bureau of Labor Statistics can afford to undertake only once a year.
said the readers.
"Oh yeah..." said the media. "But that was last election. Who cares what the job numbers are in Wisconsin. There are bigger fish to fry in New Hampshires."
So the news media couldn't be bothered to put 2 and 2 together and nobody in the rest of the country was aware that Walker's economic policies were a failure. But they did know that he posed with a Reagan bible.
I can't believe the Ramones have all died. I wish I could say that i was among the first to discover them. First time I heard them I was going to DeVry in Phoenix from 80-83. Great music scene in Phoenix. Everybody was tired of the Floyd/Yes/ELP vomit that was so appealing 5 years before. MTV was starting but didn't play the Ramones. My roommate liked the Ramones and George Thorogood who I hadn't heard of either. I never got to see the Ramones. I don't think they played in Phoenix the whole time I was there. I saw Elvis Costello, the Stray Cats, and lots of Phoenix punk bands. The band I remember best was the Urge. They even asked for requests from the audience.
Long Live the Ramones
see story below the Brazilian
Maybe this atheism deal ain't all its cracked up to be. I gotta start going to church oriented social activities more often.
I sure miss Frank
I was driving to my girlfriends house last September. It was a hot late afternoon and there were University of Wisconsin students hanging around in downtown Madison. I stopped at a red light where there were a lot of students hanging out on the corner. I was in the slow lane right next to them. I noticed a heavy set young man dressed in a UW T shirt and shorts drop a handful of change right next to my car. He proceeded to step into the curb area, turned his back to me and bent over to pick up his change.
His shorts were pulled way down and I could see a white quivery butt that reminded me of a jello-ey full moon. I could tell by the way he kept waving it around in my window and the laughter from the people around him that it was an intentional mooning. Immediately I lowered my window, reached out and dropped a quarter in his ass crack. The laughter then turned to hysterical howls. He stood back up and looked at me just as the light turned green. I grinned, winked at him, and sped away.
True story - really happened.
I apologize to Daily Kos for expressing a wish of ugly death to Dick Cheney. Altough I was unaware of the rule against it, that is no excuse to violate the posting rules so I was justifiable prevented from posting till I acknowledged my mistake and agreed not to behave that way in the future. Although Dick Cheney is a horrific person who has displayed cowardice, cruelty, and is personally responsible for implementing policies which resulted in the deaths and misery of millions of people inluding thousands of Americans which drove my desire that he suffer, I should have been a bigger person and supressed my rage that a massive injustice has once again been perpetrated upon us all. I was merely pandering to my own ugly rage. It is better to let sleeping dogs lie. Thinking in an ugly way can lead to behaving in an ugly way.
For example, when the police were acquitted after beating Rodney King it would have had a much more positive impact if those who disagreed with the verdict had quietly expressed their disappointment in measured tones instead of rioting. If that had happened the police might have realized that they committed a horrific crime against an undeserving victim and changed their behavior, instead of engendering a feeling of impunity within the police department to the injustice. What good is it to express opposition to injustice and the people who create, and promote it, if it means we sacrifice our politesse.
I will instead purse my lips in a frown and remember that if I can't say something in measured tones it is better to remain silent. After all it worked so well for the civil rights movement.
Game theory does not work in the real world. If you behave in a decent way to someone and they take advantage it is far more effective to rationally express disappointment with their behavior instead of inflicting a punishment on them in the hope that they will realize if they do it again then they will suffer worse. I will instead take heed to the philosophy of Jesus and "turn the other cheek" and lead by example. It has been shown to work throughout history in the 2000 years since his death whereas "the payback's a mother" has never been shown to be effective anywhere.
What was I thinking?
Ding Dong - Duke is dead.
yeah it's a short diary off topic and all but hey, Mercer 78 Duke 71