Note for the sensitive: swear words ahead. This post is Rated RRR for Republicanism, Raunch, and Racism. Also contains punchy writing brought on by dealing with Walker’s shit for 3 years.
We saw the docu-dump (that is nicknamed #WalkerDocs on twitter) released on Wednesday at 9AM.
The unofficial response from Scott Walker was the declaration of a “state of emergency” for Wisconsin due to impending snow – creating a super-serious situation that wasn’t so serious that it kept Scott Walker from jetting to D.C. right away.
Minoqua, Wisconsin as seen on Friday morning:
Photo lifted from Lakeland Times fbk. page
Walker then told the press that anybody who was making a big deal out of the newly released documents was a “naysayer” who wants bad things to happen to Wisconsin.
I see. It never occurred to me that anybody’s nattering negativity would destroy one of this great nation’s 50 states. *turning on a Sam Kinnison voice* BECAUSE THAT’S BULLSHIT!!!
I now turn to the most-discussed discoveries of the week’s docu-dump and number them in no particular order so as to put the reader under the hypnotic Buzzfeed branded and perfected listicle effect. Right this way…
Nattering nabobs, turn that frown upside down because only a silly sad Sally would worry about the crazy people who are abused and assaulted in our public facilities – right? No?
If you’ve no clue what the F that was about, go to PR Watch and read
Walker Staff on the Mentally Ill: “No One Cares about Crazy People”
Reince and Repeat
Oooo. Not good for Priebus that this comes out just as he’s attempting to silence the wingnuttier corners of his base in advance of the midterms.
Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker’s then-chief of staff, Thomas Nardelli is a shallow bigot. A real king of the assholes.
He shared a joke that reads, “I am a homosexual, and on top of that with a Mexican boyfriend. Oh, my God … Black, Jewish, disabled, gay with a Mexican boyfriend, drug addict, and HIV-positive!!! Say it isn’t so!!! I can handle being a black, disabled, one armed, drug-addicted, Jewish homosexual on a pacemaker who is HIV positive, bald, orphaned, unemployed, lives in a slum, and has a Mexican boyfriend, but please, Oh dear God, please don’t tell me I’m a Democrat.”
And Salon has this –
Scott Walker’s dopey defenders: Beltway hacks think racist emails are a snooze
Keywords: ALEC, blowjobs, prostitution
This next joke offends on several levels. A person gets the urge to pummel the cigar-chewing author in a dark alley over the W2 jab alone.
But it also reveals glimmers of truth about what this guy actually did and saw when he went with Tommy “Mistress in 72 Counties” Thompson to an ALEC convention in Nevada. What happens in Vegas usually stays in Vegas – unless you make a sordid joke about it and share it with the Scott Walkr Team Circa 2010.
Team Scott Walker Laughs and LAAAAAAGHS at Poor People
This one describes welfare recipients as
“mixed in color, unemployed, lazy, can’t speak English and have no frigging clue who the r [sic] Daddys [sic] are.”
The joke was sent to Kelly Rindfleisch who responded that the email was “hilarious” and “so true.”
More on that to be found over at Buzzfeed. (side-note and note to self for future reference: So THIS is how Wisconsin gets to Buzzfeed, the internet’s hottest site. Good – I mean sad – to know.)
County Time, Shmounty Time
Yes indeed. Plenty of county staff time was devoted to Walker’s 2010 gubernatorial campaign. Plennnnnty.
These gotta-shrink-your-social-safety-net-cuz-we-be-so-thrifty types spare no expense when their animal avarice for political power needs to take a bite out of a statewide election.
“Nearly all of the Davis campaign communication I’ve seen so far from Rindfleisch is dated during her work hours at County Exec’s office.”
Walker Called The Shots
I am seeing a lot of “had to know”. Hey you Nellies.
He knew and he DIRECTED the activities.
The “media strategy” involved running all communications through Fran McLaughlin, it involved the coordination of county staff with campaign staff and on county time, and it was orchestrated by Scott Walker himself.
McLaughlin was the Milwaukee County spokeswoman from 2007 – 2010 who would later be granted immunity in the John Doe investigation on May 31, 2012. Fran handed all questions to Tom Nardelli who then consulted with Scott Walker who was both county executive and candidate for governor.
[I have another thing to toss in here wherein he directs Archer the county staffer to confront a WPRI grand poo ba regarding a Neumann campaign statement – which will be inserted shortly.]
That’s Not Funty
Oh noz. The humanity and the profanity of it all.
That led to this:
(Prereq. for this joke is “Am I the turd?”)
Question: How do you spell destruction of evidence? Answer: A software program called ‘Delete Files Permanently’
Former Walker employee Darline Wink used a program to erase files from her computer a few days after she resigned. [page 8 of affidavit] That was after she got caught commenting on the net on county time. For those super new to the John Doe investigation, Wink is one of the Milwaukee County Team Scott Walker underlings who squealed info on others as part of the John Doe investigation in exchange for a plea deal.
“Get rid of the MD asap”
A doctor hired to work at the Behavioral Health Division of the Milwaukee County Health Complex had once modeled wearing a thong and this was discovered after she was hired. Then, apparently, the fact that she did the modeling meant she was axed.
Go to Isthmus for some more details on that one.
Go to Sisqo for a song about thongs.
Later Milwaukee County Executive turned Governor Walker would hire a former Hooters waitress turned communications professional who probably regrets letting some dude take pictures of her wearing sassy orange short shorts at a car show. Hmm.
I would hope that the doctor in question is talking to a lawyer about how she was screwed over as I type.
“If you come this Saturday I can show you how to cage”
If you were wondering what voter caging is, I direct you to this info. from the Brennan Center: “Voter caging is a notoriously unreliable means of calling the voter rolls into question and can lead to unwarranted purges or challenges of eligible citizens. When it is targeted at minority voters (as it often is, unfortunately), it is also illegal.”
You naysayers! Nothing to see in these emails. These people simply learn about how to purge votes on their weekends to have a good time. Also: Don’t worry about them trying to take away votes from minority voters. Have you seen their jokes? They ADORE minorities.
[I turned on the sarcasm there so I wouldn’t bust a gasket and pound my fist through my own computer monitor. GAHHHHHH.]
I direct you to “Emails Suggest Walker Aides Ran Illegal Vote-Purging Scheme” at The Progressive
Side note: Am I the only person who remembers that Waukesha of “found 14 thousand votes” fame and “we keep our 1995-era computer off the state system” fame is/was also in Milwaukee County? Yes? No?
12) Very funny (and brief) must-see: #WalkerDocs was entered into public testimony at a hearing on new Capitol building rules on Friday
If you haven’t had enough #WalkerDocs, go on to The Progressive to find more gems at “The Biggest Revelations from Scott Walker’s Really Bad Day”
This list will get much longer – so – anticipate seeing a constantly updated area filled with this sort of thing to appear top right of this blog.
Keep calm and Naysay On