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So, it is finally over.  Two and half million people voted and governor, Scott Walker becomes the first governor to survive a recall.  Fifty-three percent of the vote goes to Walker.  Walker raised over 30 million dollars to win.  Barrett only raised 4 million.  You know what?  How many programs could have been saved with 34 million dollars?  It is ridiculous.  Don’t raise my taxes, but I will give you $500,000 so that you can win a campaign.  The world has gone crazy.

Do you realize that you can’t win a major political office without money?  Also, why does no one have a problem with the inherent conflict of interest?  Governor Scott Walker received over $500,000 from Diane Hendricks of Beloit, Wisconsin.  Are you telling me that he is not obliged to keep her happy?  At least a little?  I am not blaming Walker for this, I am blaming the system.  I want to be President of the United States, and I think I would make a damn good one, but I can’t.  I do not have the money, nor the connections to money to make it happen.

I am glad the recall is over.  As I wrote in a previous blog, I was against the recall.  We are still a divided state, heck a divided country, but I think there needs to be more stringent guidelines for recalls beyond disagreement.  Besides, I am not convinced that Tom Barrett would have done a better job.  There, I said it.

PS – I did vote, but not for whom you might think.

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A couple of days ago, my five-year-old son and my wife were admiring their respective uvulas.  As a matter of fact, they called me over to ask what that “punching bag” at the back of the mouth was called.  I told them it was their uvula.  I am hoping that my son will refer to this object using the correct term, rather than “the penis hanging down from inside mommy’s mouth”.  True story.  And I have no more to say on the matter.  I’m just sayin’ …

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So, let me begin this blog by stating that I am not a fan of Wisconsin governor, Scott Walker.  However, I have not signed any recall petitions.  I am actually against the recall.  This is how it should work: You do your research, you decide who is the best candidate, and then you vote.  If your candidate loses, then you support whomever is in office (support and agreement are not the same thing) and you move on.  Will I vote in the recall election?  I haven’t decided.

If you voted for Scott Walker, and now you are upset, whose fault is that?  Did you do your research?  Or did you just vote party line?  Well then, you made your bed, now lie in it.  If you didn’t vote for Scott Walker, what is the basis of the recall?  Is it because you didn’t get your way?  Childish.  I do not like this precedent.  But then …

Less than two weeks ago, the Equal Pay Enforcement Act was repealed, signed by Scott Walker.  The purpose of the law was to provide anyone who has been discriminated against to plead their case in circuit court rather than federal.  It also provided stronger enforcement mechanisms for violations of pay and workplace discrimination.

I have no idea why anyone would be against mechanisms to help prevent employers from discrimination.  Between Wisconsin’s Castle Doctrine (We too had a recent shooting.  The castle law allowed the shooter to kill within the law.  The victim was also a young black man), concealed carry, loss of bargaining rights, major education funding cuts, and now the repeal of equal pay enforcement act, maybe the recall isn’t such a bad idea.
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I don’t know if I’d call it a war on women, but it does appear as if the Republican party has shot a cannon across the bow.  I mean, it’s not like the War on Christmas (He wrote sarcastically).  I’m just sayin …

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