เล่นสล็อตออนไลน์ลุ้นรางวัลใหญ่
Scott Walker, Asshole of the Day for October 15, 2014
by TeaPartyCat (Follow @TeaPartyCat)
Voter ID laws sound like they are common sense attempts to keep the integrity of voting. However, they target an area in which there is almost no fraud at all...

Scott Walker, Asshole of the Day for October 15, 2014

by TeaPartyCat ()

Voter ID laws sound like they are common sense attempts to keep the integrity of voting. However, they target an area in which there is almost no fraud at all under non-Voter ID laws. And when I say almost no fraud, I mean no documented instances in the last two decades in which a close election would have swung based on that amount of fraud. None at all. And even Judge Posner, who once ruled in favor of Voter ID laws, has now come to the conclusion that Voter ID laws are not about fraud, but about eroding minority voting.

And yet Republicans persist in pushing these laws and defending them. Here’s Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker defending his law:

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker ® defended his state’s voter ID law during a gubernatorial debate against Democratic nominee Mary Burke on Friday, saying that the number of would-be fraudulent voters the law stops doesn’t matter.

“It doesn’t matter if there’s one, 100, or 1,000,” Walker said during the debate. His comments were flagged by Politico. “Amongst us, who would be that one person who would like to have our vote canceled out by a vote that was cast illegally?”

“It doesn’t matter if there’s one or 1000.” And if it’s only one, then I’m guessing zero doesn’t matter either. Because his argument is that if even one vote is canceled out, or one vote might be canceled, then that’s too much.

Of course the odds are that no votes are being canceled out. And the whole canceled out is just a weak argument anyways, based on a simplification of voting– the idea that if I vote one way and you vote the other, then our votes cancel out. Perhaps, but a fraudulent vote doesn’t cancel any one person’s vote; it is part of a large pool of votes. In a pool of 10,000 votes, one fraudulent vote cancels not one person’s vote, but everyone’s in a very tiny way– 1/9,999th.

Now maybe you say but any fraud is too much. But what’s the balance here? Because the GAO found that Voter ID laws cut the youth and minority vote by 2-3%. 2-3% of completely legitimate voters not getting to cast a vote versus 0.00001% of votes that might be in-person voter fraud that could be solved by Voter ID laws. Is that an acceptable balance? No. Not unless your real goal is to diminish voting by minorities and youth.

And it’s funny to that a guy like Walker who’s running for reelection to be saying that it doesn’t matter if this policy works or if its results come down to only one isolated vote. Would Walker say it doesn’t matter if his economic policies created one job, one thousand jobs, or one hundred thousand jobs? I think not.

And vote fraud is a crime, so let’s compare it to other crimes. What governor would defend a law that stopped only one crime from being committed while inconveniencing 2-3% of his state’s citizens? Why is voting special to Scott Walker, if not because he wants fewer minorities and youth to exercise their completely legitimate right to vote?

So, yes, Scott Walker it does matter whether it’s one or one hundred or one thousand. It matters because in the balance are completely legitimate votes that won’t be cast. And voting matters, so please stop pretending you care about voting if you’re making it hard for people to do it. So, for continuing to defend a law that does more harm than good by only focusing on the theoretical situation where it does good, Scott Walker is Asshole of the Day.

It is Scott Walker’s fourth time being named Asshole of the Day. His previous wins were for

Full story: Talking Points Memo.


Tweet
Share on Tumblr   
Is Scott Walker Asshole of the Day (again)?

image

Is Scott Walker asshole of the day for giving lobbyists more time to influence time and voters less?

Wielding his pen privately on a stack of 31 bills, Walker approved a number of elections bills Thursday, including the absentee voting measure and another one to give lobbyists more time to give campaign donations to state officials.

In the early-voting measure, Walker used his partial veto powers — the most powerful in the nation — to nix language restricting early voting hours in Milwaukee and other cities to 45 hours a week while leaving in place a provision to prohibit early voting on weekends.

Democrats and Milwaukee officials have decried those voting limits as the latest effort by the GOP to make it harder for minorities, veterans, the elderly and students to vote, saying it amounted to “fixing elections” rather than problems.

http://www.jsonline.com/news/statepolitics/scott-walker-signs-asbestos-lawsuit-bill-b99234687z1-252672541.html

If we ever wondered what a tool of the plutocrats Scott Walker was, this proves it. More time for money to vote, and less time for people to vote. That’s what this boils down to.

It’s not really much of a stretch to say what he’d really like is auctions, not elections:

Photo source: https://www.facebook.com/AmericanBridge


Tweet
Share on Tumblr   
Is Scott Walker Asshole of the Day (again)?

image

Is Scott Walker asshole of the day for saying that rejecting the Medicaid expansion will help people get jobs?

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker ® explained on Sunday that he had refused to accept $119 million in federal money to expand Medicaid health care services for the poorest residents of his state because he loved taxpayers.

“I don’t think the measure of success in government is how many people are dependent on government,” Walker told Fox News host Chris Wallace. “I want them to no longer be dependent because we empowered them to get good jobs, family-supporting careers in the private sector. And that’s part of our philosophy.”

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/02/23/scott-walker-i-rejected-medicaid-health-care-funds-because-i-love-the-taxpayers/

So he rejected federal money to get more people covered, claiming he empowered them to get jobs.

Which sounds great– except for his awful job creation record. He’s 37th in new private sector jobs:

Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel: Wisconsin is “37th In The Nation In Private-Sector Job Growth Under Walker." As a candidate in 2010, Walker promised to create 250,000 jobs in his first term. However, entering his fourth year in office, the Journal-Sentinel labeled the state’s job growth "anemic” and noted that the Governor is nearly 90,000 jobs short of his 250,000 job promise. [Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, 1/25/14]

and overall jobs in his state are paying less too:

Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel: In 2012, Wisconsin Private Sector Wages Fell 2.2%, Placing Wisconsin 44th Among All States. According to statistics from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Wisconsin private sector wages fell 2.2% in 2012. The Journal-Sentinel noted that the change ranked the state 44th out of 50, adding the “rate was double the drop in the national average”

So in conclusion he rejected money to help poor people get health insurance because he’s empowering them to get jobs that don’t exist and the ones that do pay less.

Photo source: http://walker.wi.gov/


Tweet
Share on Tumblr   
Scott Walker says the GOP should avoid “taking the bait” on social issues

Gov. Scott Walker is a 3-time Asshole of the Day (so far). And now he’s said this:

In an interview with PostTV, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker ® said Republicans should avoid “taking the bait” on divisive social issues. The comments were in response to controversial remarks about birth control from former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee. Walker said while part of Huckabee’s comments that referred to a “woman’s libido” were taken out of context, in general, Republicans would be better served by focusing on their economic messages.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2014/01/26/gov-walker-to-gop-avoid-taking-the-bait-on-social-issues/

This recalls Walker’s first time being named Asshole of the Day, when he signed a bill restricting women’s right to control their own bodies, and he did it in secret. You can read the whole post, which covers how a similar bill in Texas led to widespread protests, and, hoping to avoid another ugly showdown like he had over taking rights from unions, he just did it in secret.

image

So now he’s saying not to take the bait on social issues? What does he mean? We’re guessing he just means keep oppressing women, but do it in secret.


Tweet
Share on Tumblr   
2013 Asshole of the Year Finalists Announced. Time To Vote!

Since the site was started on May 4, 2013, we have chosen an Asshole of the Day 193 times, and had 138 different winners. That’s a lot of variety. But, even so, when it came time to pick the 2013 Asshole of the Year, a few bubbled to the top. Below we will describe the 10 finalists and why we chose them, and then we’ll ask you to vote on the winner. Voting will last through Saturday, January 4, and yes, you can vote more than once. We won’t even require ID.

The Finalists for 2013 Asshole of the Year

image

1. เล่นสล็อตออนไลน์ลุ้นรางวัลใหญ่Ted Cruz

Asshole of the Day co-founder TeaPartyCat nominated Ted Cruz, pointing out that no one was a bigger asshole during the government shutdown and the events leading up to it than Ted Cruz. Most notably, he gave a 20-hour faux filibuster in support of shutting the government down, and then during the shutdown he went to protests against the shutdown pretending it was Obama’s fault. And, as if proving the point, he went on ABC this week and claimed it wasn’t his shutdown nor his blunder, but Obama’s and Harry Reid’s. There’s more, so you should read the entire nomination and see why Ted Cruz was named Asshole of the Day 6 times, more than anyone else in 2013.

2. Rick Perry

Asshole of the Day co-founder TheDailyEdge nominated Rick Perry, citing his war on women and voting, as well as how he not only didn’t push for regulations to prevent another explosion like in West, Texas, but used the lack of regulations as a selling point for attracting new businesses. Yeah, that happened. Read the entire nomination for the full story of how Rick Perry was named Asshole of the Day 3 times in 2013.

3. Rick Santorum

Rick Santorum, in an appearance on Fox News, praised Nelson Mandela over the protestations of Bill O'Reilly, and then compared his own fight against Obamacare– the fight to deny tens of millions of people access to affordable healthcare– to Nelson Mandela’s fight against apartheid.

4. Ted Nugent

Ted Nugent says a lot of stupid, offensive things, but he took it to a new level when he said he could fix the “black problem” if they would put their heart and soul into being honest and law-abiding citizens and “buy alarm clocks”. He was also named Asshole of the Day 3 times in 2013.

5. Sarah Palin

Sarah Palin returned to the public eye this fall to promote her book on the War On Christmas. In on November interview, she said that African Americans can’t comprehend her definition of slavery, so stuck they are with the ones their ancestors experienced. It was the most-viewed post on the site in 2013. She later defended Asshole of the Day Phil Robertson for homophobic and racist comments he made, but it turns out she never actually read the comments. She was also named Asshole of the Day 3 times in 2013.

6. Scott Walker

Scott Walker was named Asshole of the Day 3 times in 2013. First, he so there could be no protests. Then he called denying gays the right to marry but not lose their job a “healthy balance”. And finally, he suggested people donate to his campaign for Christmas instead of buying their children toys.

7. Donald Trump

Donald Trump was named Asshole of the Day 4 times in 2013, which is no surprise since we defined the qualifications for being named Asshole of the Day on Trump. He had the usual scams and slanders, but the thing that really stood out was when he complained that Steve Jobs’ wife shouldn’t be able to date after 2 years because he left her billions. He must think leaving a wife money means she should never find happiness again. Hope Trump’s current and future wives are listening.

8. Rush Limbaugh

Rush Limbaugh continued to carry on like he always has, despite all the sponsors he lost in the wake of his awful tirade against Sandra Fluke. He was named Asshole of the Day 4 times in 2013, including one for claiming– get this– that it was an ACCIDENT that he called Sandra Fluke a slut, despite the fact that he continued to call her that for days at a time, along with plenty of other nasty, sexist things.

9. Pat Robertson

Pat Robertson was named Asshole of the Day 5 times in 2013, which tied him for 2nd with John Boehner. How did he do it? The same way he always has– by berating his own fans and blathering about his fear of gays and the modern world. Our favotire– when he claimed gays were spreading AIDS using special sharp rings to cut people when they shake hands. Yes, he really said that. Plenty more where that came from– read them all.

10. John Boehner

As I argued in the nomination for Ted Cruz, John Boehner did not relish his role as Speaker for the Assholes. But he did the job, and was named Asshole of the Day 5 times in 2013, which tied him for 2nd with Pat Robertson. But even if he didn’t seem to love being an asshole, he was, many times over, and he could have stopped or shortened many of the crises in 2013 (or since 2011) if he just called a vote. It was too much though when he complained that Obama’s policies aren’t helping people get jobs, when in fact he won’t call a vote on Obama’s jobs bill.

And Now It’s Time To Vote On Who Should Be The 2013 Asshole of the Year

As we said at the top of thispost, voting continues through Saturday, January 4, and you can vote more than once. So vote and then tell your friends to vote.

Voting for Asshole of the Year is now closed. Announcement coming shortly. Check back at the 2013 Asshole of the Year home page


Tweet
Share on Tumblr   
Asshole of the Day, December 2, 2013: Scott Walker
by TeaPartyCat (Follow @TeaPartyCat)
Gov. Scott Walker found the perfect Christmas gift for you to buy for your children this year– his reelection fund.
This is not a joke. In his latest fundraising...

Asshole of the Day, December 2, 2013: Scott Walker

by TeaPartyCat ()

Gov. Scott Walker found the perfect Christmas gift for you to buy for your children this year– his reelection fund.

This is not a joke. In his latest fundraising email, it says:

Instead of electronics or toys that will undoubtedly be outdated, broken, or lost by the next Holiday Season, help give your children the gift of a Wisconsin that we can all be proud of

And then he continues on to let you know that donations of “$5, $10 or $25” will help. The donation sentence and link is repeated twice. It’s all pretty amazing. Almost unbelievable, except that there it is– they’ve got the email, and you can read the whole thing.

He also mentions his two sons, Matt and Alex, in the letter. We can only hope the governor forgoes toys and electronics for them and lets his sons unwrap receipts for donations to his campaign, so then they too will know what an asshole he is.

No word yet on whether this asshole will take friendly fire from the War On Christmas team at Fox News– Sarah Palin and Bill O'Reilly.

It is Scott Walker’s third time being named Asshole of the Day. His previous wins were for signing a bill restricting the rights of women IN SECRET and claiming that giving gay citizens some rights but not all of the rights that other citizens enjoy is a “healthy balance”.

Full story: http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2013/12/02/3010341/scott-walker-christmas-present/


Tweet
Share on Tumblr   
Asshole of the Day, November 25, 2013: Scott Walker
by TeaPartyCat (Follow @TeaPartyCat)
Gov. Scott Walker is exploring a run for president in 2016, so he’s out there saying things and trying to sound presidential.
On Friday Gov. Walker was talking...

Asshole of the Day, November 25, 2013: Scott Walker

by TeaPartyCat ()

Gov. Scott Walker is exploring a run for president in 2016, so he’s out there saying things and trying to sound presidential.

On Friday Gov. Walker was talking about ENDA, the bill to ban workplace discrimination for sexual orientation. And while he was at it, he discussed Wisconsin’s ban on gay marriage:

Walker insisted that he had not looked at the Senate measure barring workplace discrimination, but said that Wisconsin had similar laws in place for years.

“They’ve worked quite effectively,” he explained. “We’re also a state that has a constitutional amendment that defines marriage as one man, one woman.”

“We’ve had no problem… limited problems with that,” Walker added. “At the same time, we have a constitutional amendment that defines marriage.”

“There’s a healthy balance there.”

A healthy balance? What exactly do you think is being balanced here, asshole?

Are you balancing the demand by citizens to get the same rights that everyone else gets against the desire of bigots to discriminate against gays and deny them rights?

And then you’re calling that a healthy balance?

Then what next, Gov. Walker? Are you going to balance the desire of minorities and poor people to vote against the desire of the others to limit voting only to those who are white, Christian and conservative? Maybe balance the desire of people to have freedom of religion against those who feel entitled to have a Christian theocracy? Or balance the desire of women to make their own health and reproductive choices against those who desire to control female sexuality?

Oh, right, we’ve seen how you balance all those. Well, at least you haven’t tried to balance the desire of African Americans to be free against the desires of others to own slaves.

So, no, Gov. Walker, you get no points for sounding reasonable by claiming a “healthy balance” between protecting gays and oppressing them. You just get named Asshole of the Day.

It is Scott Walker’s second time as Asshole of the Day. His previous win was for signing a bill restricting women’s reproductive rights IN SECRET.

Full story: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/11/24/scott-walker-same-sex-marriage-ban-is-part-of-a-healthy-balance-of-lgbt-rights/


Tweet
Share on Tumblr   
Is Scott Walker Asshole of the Day (again)?

image

Is Scott Walker asshole of the day for saying a ban on gay marriage is a “healthy balance” of LGBT rights?

Walker insisted that he had not looked at the Senate measure barring workplace discrimination, but said that Wisconsin had similar laws in place for years.

“They’ve worked quite effectively,” he explained. “We’re also a state that has a constitutional amendment that defines marriage as one man, one woman.”

“We’ve had no problems… limited problems with that,” Walker added. “At the same time, we have a constitutional amendment that defines marriage.”

“There’s a healthy balance there.”

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/11/24/scott-walker-same-sex-marriage-ban-is-part-of-a-healthy-balance-of-lgbt-rights/

A healthy balance? What exactly are you balancing, asshole? Because it sounds like you’re saying it’s a healthy balance between some citizens wanting the same rights as everyone else and on the other side the bigotry of those who want to deny them full rights as citizens. Balancing bigotry and rights is not healthy, and not something we need to be doing.

Photo source: http://walker.wi.gov/


Tweet
Share on Tumblr   
Asshole of the Day for July 6, 2013: Scott Walker
Remember last year when Republicans claimed there was no “War on Women”, even while they tried to force women in Virginia to have transvaginal ultrasounds and Rep. Darryl Issa held hearings on...

Asshole of the Day for July 6, 2013: Scott Walker

Remember last year when Republicans claimed there was no “War on Women”, even while they tried to force women in Virginia to have transvaginal ultrasounds and Rep. Darryl Issa held hearings on contraception in Washington, but only called men to testify? I’m sure Sandra Fluke does, because that’s why she was thrust into the limelight.

Well, the War On Women is back. First the House GOP passed a 20 week abortion ban. A futile gesture to be sure, what with the Senate unlikely to ever vote on it, and Obama certain to veto it.

But that little waste of time was just the first shot. In states where the GOP controls the legislature and governor’s mansion, the GOP has been going full speed in trying to roll back a woman’s right to abortion, and in some cases, even her right to birth control:

  • Ohio redefined “pregnancy” and “fetus”, which meant that not only were abortions restricted, but they also insist that a woman who is not pregnant be forced to get an ultrasound before she can get an IUD.
  • Texas is in the middle of forcing through its own abortion ban, which will close most of the abortion clinics in the state.
  • North Carolina got jealous of Texas and Ohio and tacked on an abortion ban to a bill banning Sharia law (with no sense of irony).

And there’s been no end of Assholes of the Day saying all sorts of crazy things when these bills hit the news:

  • Louie Gohmert wants women to carry brain-dead fetuses to term
  • Trent Franks raised money off comments trivializing women who get pregnant by rape
  • Jody Laubenberg claims rape kits prevent pregnancy 
  • David Dewhurst claims the Texas abortion ban is to protect the health of women, though it has no exception to save the life of the mother
  • Rick Perry says Wendy Davis’s experience as a teen mother should be the rule for all teens who get pregnant
  • John Kasich signed a law redefining “pregnancy” and “fetus”
  • Jim DeMint told Rachel Maddow that he knows women WANT to be forced to have ultrasounds

Women have been outraged, and begun protesting, most notably in Texas. The press hasn’t been good for Republicans, not that that has deterred them from pushing through their bills.

Gov. Scott Walker saw all this happening, so when the abortion ban in Wisconsin hit his desk, he sat on it until the Friday of July 4th weekend, and then signed it in secret. Not loud and proud, but in hiding. Only releasing a statement saying that it happened, as is required by law. What a coward!

And an asshole. The only surprise here is that it took so long for him to finally be named Asshole of the Day. It won’t be his last, we’re guessing.

Full story: http://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/scott-walker-quietly-signs-bill-requiring-ultrasounds-for-wisconsin-abortions.php


Tweet
Share on Tumblr