"...As the Senate voted Wednesday night, cries of “Shame! Shame! Shame!” were audible in the chamber.
The people, by the hundreds, and then the thousands, had raced to the Capitol to let their representatives know what all the polls have confirmed: this legislation is opposed by the overwhelming majority of Wisconsinites. Its supporters — billionaire campaign contributors and Washington-based think tanks — may have won a round Wednesday night.
But it was a surprise attack rather than an honest win.
And it will inspire an appropriate response: Protests now, and the recall and removal of Republican senators in short order.
Some of the Republicans may think that “cooler heads will prevail.” They are wrong. The cool heads, the calm and rational Wisconsinites, will be busy in coming days: collecting signatures of recall petitions."
Capitol Times editiorial
March 10, 2011
"Here was a great guy, advocating all the things I believed in. He wanted less government and taxes, and was talking about repealing all these victimless crime laws that accumulated on the books. I have friends who smoke pot. I know many homosexuals. It's ridiculous to treat them as criminals—and here was someone running for president, saying just that."
David H. Koch
Speaking about Roger McBride the man who inspired him to understand that politicans like Scott Walker operate like prostitutes
at 3/09/2011 Posted by Sunny Badger
Connecting a lot of dots-Joseph Stalin Helped Fund Walker's Attack on Public Education -Koch Industries, Inc. -- Company History
Koch Industries, Inc., a diversified petrochemical company, is the second-largest privately held firm in the United States, trailing only Cargill. The bulk of Koch's revenue is derived from the transport of oil by pipeline, truck, and ship, but it also drills, refines, markets, and trades oil and gas products in the United States and around the world. In addition, the firm has substantial coal, chemical, and real estate interests, and raises many thousand head of cattle on ranches in Kansas, Montana, and Texas. About 80 percent of its multibillion-dollar assortment of assets is owned by two of the four sons of Fred C. Koch, founder of the company, while two other sons were bought out in 1983 after a bitter and continuing struggle among the brothers for money, corporate control, and pride. Traditionally a very secretive company, Koch has seen various lawsuits and investigations in the 1980s and 1990s pull away some of its veil.
Founder Battled Big Oil and Made Initial Fortune in the Soviet Union
The son of a Texas newspaperman, Fred C. Koch earned an engineering degree at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the 1920s. Koch invented a new and more efficient method for the thermal cracking of crude oil, the process by which oil is heated to effect a recombination of molecules yielding higher proportions of usable compounds, especially gasoline. With the dramatic growth in the use of the automobile in the first quarter of the 20th century, refiners were constantly trying to improve their cracking technology, and Fred Koch's innovation was apparently good enough to draw upon him the wrath of the major oil companies. Protective of their tight control over every aspect of the oil business, the majors began a series of lawsuits against Fred Koch that would last 20 years and involve over 40 separate cases, eventually being resolved in 1952 when Koch won a $1.5 million settlement. Then as now, the international oil business was in the hands of only a few firms, which meant that Fred Koch would encounter the same obstacles wherever oil was bought and sold.
In the late 1920s there was at least one country in the world where oil was not bought and sold, in the usual sense--the Soviet Union. The Soviets had been trying to take advantage of their immense oil reserves since gaining power in 1917, and under Joseph Stalin the drive to industrial efficiency was pursued with ruthless speed but without the benefit of Western technology. Fred Koch offered to build oil refineries in the Soviet Union that would be more efficient than those in the West. The young engineer's ideas were welcomed, and he was awarded a large contract to coincide with Stalin's first five-year plan, beginning in 1929. The contract called for construction of 15 refineries for an initial fee of $5 million, from which Koch and his partner, L. E. Winkler, are said to have netted a $500,000 profit. Koch's work in the Soviet Union necessitated sojourns in that country, offering the Texas farmboy an intimate look at the Soviet system while providing the cash he would later need in building his U.S. empire.
"Jackbooted government thugs are raising an army of undead beatniks to help them bind and shackle all white people. That's how reverse racism works, which is why we must enslave them befroe they enslave us. That is how the free market works."
2011 Nut-PAC Convention
North Hudson 2/29/2011
at 3/07/2011 Posted by Sunny Badger
Emma Lazarus Poem The New Colossus: Listen
It may be time to take that speed reading course you've thought about taking.
Why? Because time is running out if you plan on borrowing books from the state library system. One of the provisions of Scott Walker's "Budget Repair" bill is to eliminate Wisconsin's Interlibrary load program.
You can "READ" about it here:InterLibraryLoan.
But that's why you'll need that speed reading coarse, because who knows how long that there will be books in Wisconsin's libraries?
It's just one more element of the Scott Walker/Koch agenda to keep American voters stupid. I don't have to time or inclination to search, but I'm willing to bet somewhere out there in the vast wasteland of internut anti-knowledge, there's a rewritten version of Emma Lazarus's poem.
I'd imagine it being titled "The New Corporatist"
Coming soon to Wisconsin , (who knows maybe it's in the "budget repair bill), Scott Walker's proposal to erect a "Statue of Libertarianism" at every gateway to Wisconsin, next to the "open
for monkey business sign.
at 3/07/2011 Posted by Andy Rand
Koch Brothers are the Three Corner Hat Haberdashers at the heart of the Tea Party Movement.
The real story of Americans For (Billionaire) Prosperity
"They use Rednecks to do their dirty work for them"
100 Billion dollars can buy a lot of lies.
These guys founded the CATO institute.
This is the heart of the Beast.
This is a must listen.
at 3/07/2011 Posted by Thurston Howell III