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Remember the 250,000 jobs Scott Walker was going to give Wisconsin with his union busting anti-worker bills? Turns out he lost nearly 16,000 jobs instead. OOPS!I'm sure it'll all trickle down soon!
“Epizootics!” is the new ten-minute short film/music video recently premiered by avant-garde musical mastermind Scott Walker, a track from his forthcoming album “Bish Bosch.” Walker has accomplished the near impossible, showcasing an album that’s more ambitious, experimental and surreal than anything he’s created before. This first taste from his upcoming album is filled with dramatic artistry and shows promise that “Bish Bosch” will be considered one of the most thought-provoking albums released in years.
For those not familiar with Scott Walker’s work, Walker has been described as one of the greatest living avant-garde artists, with hardly any other American musician having had greater influence upon rock music, while at the same time remaining almost completely unknown to his countrymen. Walker grew up in Texas, New York City and Southern California, but he became a celebrity in England during the mid-1960s as part of the Walker Brothers band. The Walker Brothers was a vocal trio, which wed soaring vocal harmonies, lush soundtrack arrangements and a patently somber worldview into a uniquely theatrical package.
Scott Walker’s voice has been described as perhaps the most beautiful male non-soul voice of that era, and an increasingly free-thinking “Beat” attitude was at the core of the group’s appeal. Although the Walker Brothers became huge in Europe, Scott Walker’s eccentricity cast a dark cloud over the band’s public image. Scott began to write increasingly complicated interlaced music, and its sense of bleakness was intensified by his mix of translated Jacques Brel tunes with distinctly arty and pained original numbers. By 1969, his works were failing to appear on music charts at all.
An increasingly elusive Scott Walker slowly withdrew from public view. His voice began to lose some of its former pop-music sense of majesty, a reflection of his new interest in the experimental synth-driven avant-garde, which he helped revolutionize to major critical success, but only minor public attention. Walker seemed to vanish, while artists as diverse as David Bowie, Brian Eno, Julian Cope, Bryan Ferry, Ultravox and Marc Almond became fiercely ardent supporters of his unique body of work, citing him as a primary influence on their careers. Gale Harold (the actor in “Queer as Folk”) served as an Associate Producer, along with David Bowie as Executive Producer, of the acclaimed 2006 documentary about the influential artistic vision of Walker’s experimental musical work, “Scott Walker: 30th Century Man.”
This piece includes a number of photographs, the short film/music video and the documentary, “Scott Walker: 30th Century Man.”
http://disembedded.wordpress.com/2012/11/22/musical-poetry-of-the-dark-unconscious-scott-walkers-epizootics/“Epizootics!” is the new ten-minute short film/music video recently... more
This part is funny. She tried to plead "no contest," but the judge wouldn't let her and changed the plea to "guilty."
From the article:
"Kelly Rindfleisch, 43, served as Walker's deputy chief of staff in Milwaukee County in 2010 and spent much of her time at her taxpayer-funded job doing campaign work for Brett Davis, a Republican state representative who was then running for lieutenant governor, as well as Walker, her criminal complaint said. Rindfleisch, whose desk was about 25 feet away from Walker's office, frequently used a secret wireless Internet system to communicate with Davis, Walker campaign staffers and other campaign workers, according to the complaint.
Walker had been subpoenaed to appear as a witness in Rindfleisch's case, first by prosecutors, then by the defense. Her plea agreement spares him from taking the witness stand and testifying in open court.
Rindfleisch may be called as a witness in the trial of another former top Walker aide, Tim Russell, who is accused of embezzling more than $20,000 from veterans and their families. Russell's trial is scheduled to begin in early December.
Another former Walker aide, Darlene Wink, has pleaded guilty to a charge related to the John Doe investigation into Walker's former aides and associates. The investigation has already led to charges for six people. Former Walker appointee Kevin Kavanaugh has been on trial in Milwaukee this week.
Read more: http://host.madison.com/news/local/crime_and_courts/ex-walker-aide-kelly-rindfleisch-pleads-guilty-to-misconduct/article_480c0288-13d9-11e2-8762-001a4bcf887a.html#ixzz296IjMQNzThis part is funny. She tried to plead "no contest," but the judge... more
Who made the Stew's weekly list of winners and losers?
This week saw the overturning of Scott Walker’s attempt to bust the unions, a portion of the NDAA was stuck down, and the comedy cavalcade known as the annual Values Voters Summit took to the stage. Plus Mittens determined what to render unto Caesar...
http://veracitystew.com/?p=42729Who made the Stew's weekly list of winners and losers? This week saw the... more
This just happened in the last few minutes. Just a few details so far.
http://occupyforaccountability.org/sites/default/files/u6/Scott_Walker_Gov_Wis_022211.jpgThis just happened in the last few minutes. Just a few details so far.... more
By Jo Piazza / current.com / @jopiazza
As a public service, we're happy to round up the first 24 hours of the Romney-Ryan media melee so you wouldn't have to.
Despite issuing his long-anticipated vice presidential announcement on a lazy Saturday morning, Mitt Romney managed to keep the media and political punditry terribly busy and agitated during the first 24 hours of game changing following the official declaration that Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) would be his No. 2.
Sen. John McCain offered high praise for Ryan on Fox News on Sunday morning.
"I am convinced that he will bring the kinds of ideas and thoughts that he's been pursuing in the House and a very important position that he's held," McCain said, calling Ryan a bold selection, not unsimilar to McCain's selection of Sarah Palin as his running mate in the 2008 election.
Let's maybe not talk about how that one turned out.
Robert Reich, professor of public policy at UC Berkeley, noted in his Huffington Post column that the Ryan pick is nothing like the Palin pick.
"Paul Ryan is the reverse of Sarah Palin," Reich wrote. "She was all right-wing flash without much substance. He's all right-wing substance without much flash."
But the Sunday morning talk shows had the pundits and campaign surrogates in a high-speed spin cycle.
Speaking on CBS's "Face the Nation" on Sunday morning, Barack Obama's deputy campaign manager, Stephanie Cutter, agreed that Ryan was a big, bold move, in a different way.
"I definitely think he's a big, bold choice because it really does say something about Mitt Romney," Cutter told CBS News correspondent Nancy Cordes. "But I don't think that's the prescription the American people are looking for. We'd love to have a substantive debate. As of yesterday, Mitt Romney put some substance on the table. We'd love to talk about it."
Esquire columnist Charles Pierce exhorted in his Saturday column that Mitt may have been bullied into being bold.
"In his decision to make Paul Ryan, the zombie-eyed granny-starver from Wisconsin, his running mate, Romney finally surrendered the tattered remnants of his soul not only to the extreme base of his party, but also to extremist economic policies and to an extremist view of the country he seeks to lead," Pierce wrote.
Two big Republican names from Ryan's home state of Wisconsin made their appearance on "Meet the Press" with David Gregory on Sunday morning.
Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus and Wisconsin's Gov. Scott Walker both attempted to defend the Ryan selection by ducking and weaving around questions about how Romney himself has tried to distance himself from Ryan's controversial, safety-net-destroying budget.
"I think that what it shows the American people is that Mitt Romney has the leadership and courage to present to the American people a real contrast and a real debate in this country," Priebus said, adding that, put together, the pair makes the ultimate comeback team. He neglected to explain exactly where they were coming back from.By Jo Piazza / current.com / @jopiazza As a public service, we're happy to round... more
By David Edwards
Monday, June 11, 2012 13:13 EDT
The chairman of presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s national steering committee on Monday defended the candidate’s “wisdom” that state and local government needed to “cut back” on teachers, firefighters and police.
“Let me respond as a taxpayer, not as a representative of the Romney campaign,” former New Hampshire Gov. John Sununu (R) told MSNBC’s Chris Jansing. “There are municipalities, there are states where there is flight of population. And as the population goes down, you need fewer teachers.”
“If there’s movement to the suburbs, those teachers and policeman are needed somewhere,” Jansing noted.
“If there’s fewer kids in the classroom, the taxpayers really do want to hear that there will be fewer teachers,” Sununu insisted. “Absolutely.”
“I think this is a real issue and people ought to stop jumping on it as a gaffe and understand that there’s wisdom in the comment,” he added.
At a campaign stop in Iowa on Friday, Romney had blasted President Barack Obama’s call to hire more teachers, firefighters and police.
“He wants to add more to government,” the former Massachusetts governor charged. “He wants another stimulus. He wants to hire more government workers. He says we need more firemen, more policeman, more teachers.”
“Did he not get the message of Wisconsin? The American people did! It’s time for us to cut back on government!”
But on Monday, Romney adviser Bay Buchanan said that Obama was the one to blame for job losses in the public sector.
“He says 450,000 local and government state workers have been laid off, Buchanan told CNN’s Soledad O’Brien. “Why do you think they’re being laid off, Mr. President? Do you not understand when the economy is suffering, when we are having the situation we’re having today with this slow, slow, almost no growth in the country sometimes, that he is impacting? His policies are impacting what’s going on in the state and local.”
“If Barack Obama could just do half the kind of job that Mitt Romney did [as governor of] Massachusetts, this country would be thriving.”
A 2009 report by the National Commission on Teaching & America’s Future predicted about a third of the nation’s teachers would retire by 2013, leaving drastic shortages of experienced instructors.
Watch this video from MSNBC’s Jansing & Co., broadcast June 11, 2012.
"Sadly I think being a 'Chairman' means you have to agree!!!"By David Edwards Monday, June 11, 2012 13:13 EDT The chairman of presumptive... more
From an experiment born in the Liberal Age of Enlightenment to a trickle-down nation of compliant Serfs and lying, greed-centered Lords. It's official. Unfettered money has made the American government an appendage of the affairs of billionaires. We face the same threat to freedom as our founders. Revolution anyone?From an experiment born in the Liberal Age of Enlightenment to a trickle-down nation... more
It's a 'glass half full' with a side of silver lining kind of thing...
http://veracitystew.com/?p=37039It's a 'glass half full' with a side of silver lining kind of thing...... more
Funded by out of state millionaires and billionaires - Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker prevailed in Tuesday night's recall election. It means that things really are as bad as we think they are - and the Roberts Supreme Court really has handed over our democracy to the highest bidders - giant corporations, foreign governments, and the likes of the Koch brothers.Funded by out of state millionaires and billionaires - Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker... more
Beginning with the Southern Strategy average Americans began making a bargain with the Devil: We’ll give up more and more leverage and power in exchange for swipes at our enemy du jour. Hippies. Blacks. Gays. Hispanics. When we finally looked around to see how expensive this bargain had become in our reduced wages, benefits, and overall standard of living the Devil returns with a new bargain...
http://veracitystew.com/?p=36957Beginning with the Southern Strategy average Americans began making a bargain with the... more
The GOP win in the Wisconsin recall vote spells big trouble for the small money Democrats in the presidential election.The GOP win in the Wisconsin recall vote spells big trouble for the small money... more
WAUKESHA, Wis. — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) survived a furious campaign seeking his recall on Tuesday, emerging as the victor in a bitter fight over state budgets and collective bargaining rights.
Walker prevailed over Democratic challenger Tom Barrett, the mayor of Milwaukee, in the closely-watched campaign that stemmed from a fight in early 2011, when Walker drove a controversial bill stripping public employee unions of their collective bargaining rights through Wisconsin's legislature. Walker won with 53 percent of the vote while Barrett received 46 percent, a slightly larger margin than when the two ran against one another in 2010.
Walker told a raucous crowd at his election night party that his survival was an affirmation of political "courage."
"Tonight, we tell Wisconsin, we tell our country and we tell people all across the globe that voters really do want leaders who stand up and make the tough decisions," he said.
Walker's win served as a symbolic victory for a generation of reform-minded conservatives; the crowd at Walker's Waukesha election night party let out a large cheer when a local NBC affiliate showed the projection of Walker's victory.
Conversely, the outcome in Wisconsin was a galling disappointments to Democrats and labor groups that had vowed to seek the Republican governor's ouster over the collective bargaining law. Tens of millions of dollars flowed into the state both in support and opposition of Walker, reflecting the high stakes in the race.
http://nbcpolitics.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/06/05/12074595-walker-emerges-victorious-in-wisconsin-recall?liteWAUKESHA, Wis. — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) survived a furious campaign... more
Wisconsin results look better for Obama than for Romney
The above article tells us that there may be just an itty bitty bit of sunshine peeking through the darkness, after Wisconsin's Ignoramus Pool, leaped, bounced and hopped to the polls to merily vote for their darling boy Walker. Scott Walker, is a disaster for Wisconsin and an abysmal bleakness for America but it doesn’t seem to matter to the Super Pac's who threw money around like there's no tomorrow to retain Walker’s gubernatorial seat (thank ‘YOU’ to the 5 Republican Judges on the SCOTUS for making this a reality) proving once again that MONEY TALKS AND TRUTH TAKES A WALK!
Wisconsin results look better for Obama than for Romney
WASHINGTON — Looking ahead to November, the Wisconsin recall election — triggered by GOP Gov. Scott Walker busting state worker unions — leaves President Barack Obama in better shape than Mitt Romney.
Wisconsin is one of 10 battleground states, and exit polls of Wisconsin voters show Obama at 54 percent to 42 percent for Romney — even though Walker survived the challenge.
It is not an inconsistent finding, given the peculiar nature of a recall election. Some 60 percent of Wisconsin voters said a recall was only appropriate when a public official was accused of some kind of official misconduct. Walker’s recall was triggered when he led the drive to grind down the collective bargaining rights of state government employees — a major policy difference, not a personal failing.
That resistance to the use of the recall tool suggests why some voters in Wisconsin were comfortable in casting a ballot for a Republican with roots in the Tea Party movement and turning around and saying in November they could vote for Democrat Obama.
No one is predicting that Obama can repeat in 2012 his 2008 blowout in the Badger State, when he beat GOP rival Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) by 14 points. But Obama also has history on his side — the last Republican who won Wisconsin was Ronald Reagan, in 1984.
The exit polls are upbeat for Obama; some 45 percent said he could improve the economy better than Romney and an important voter group — middle class voters said Obama could help them better. http://www.suntimes.com/news/sweet/13002226-452/wisconsin-results-look-better-for-obama-than-for-romney.html
Scott Walker's "Win" is not a "Win" for the people, it's a (bought) "Win" for the Koch Brothers and their Wealthy Corporate Ilk. It's a very sad day for our Republic. thinkingblue
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hkd3O62oBSAWisconsin results look better for Obama than for Romney... more
Voters in Wisconsin headed to the polls today for the recall election of Gov. Scott Walker. The race has gained national attention and deepened the political divide between progressives and conservatives.
Live updates on the Wisconsin recall election. All times PST.Voters in Wisconsin headed to the polls today for the recall election of Gov. Scott... more
A bitterly divided electorate. A long tradition of political experiments. The most expensive campaign in state history. And national repercussions, no matter the outcome. Welcome to Wisconsin, where voters are preparing for Tuesday's contentious recall election of embattled Republican Gov. Scott Walker. Jeffrey Brown reports.
- Gov. Walker and his recall challenger, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett
- Charlie Sykes, conservative talk radio host on Milwaukee station WTMJ and author of numerous books, most recently "A Nation of Moochers: America's Addiction to Getting Something for Nothing" and fellow at the Wisconsin Public Research Institute (a Koch-funded think tank)
- A public school teacher and a superintendent
- Ruth Conniff, political editor of "The Progressive" magazine
- Charles Franklin, pollster and visiting professor at Marquette Law School
"I found this video very interesting and worth sharing here at Current as well as msjnews.net... Many people have heard of the reasons for the Recall and a lot about the Koch Brothers... I myself have never even been to Wisconsin, so I really Appreciate PBS laying out an understandable video from both perspectives... I do hope you folks will check out this video and leave your thoughts and views, Thanks..." =)
"I also Appreciate PBS taking the time to add closed caption!!!" =)A bitterly divided electorate. A long tradition of political experiments. The most... more
"Walker, who is 44, is dominating his Democratic rival, 58-year-old Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, in the money race thanks in large part to donors from outside the state. As of campaign filings released on May 29, Walker had raised $30.5 million, with about two-thirds of that total coming from donors outside Wisconsin. "
The Koch Brothers and other Rethuglican scum are spending like the Marquis de Sade at a SM convention to keep this babbling fool in office.
It's up to the Wisconsin people to get off their butts, forget about the Doom and gloom reports and VOTE him out
Wisconsin you got your recall election do something with it.
Watch this fool in action:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WBnSv3a6Nh4&feature=youtu.be"Walker, who is 44, is dominating his Democratic rival, 58-year-old Milwaukee... more
"Scott Walker's closest political aide has just been named in Milwaukee County Circuit Court Monday as the source of damaging revelations that undermine Walker's claim that he has cooperated with the John Doe criminal corruption probe into his current and former administrations.
"The shocking revelation that Scott Walker’s closest aide sought to damage Walker on the eve of Tuesday’s historic recall election indicated that Russell was cooperating with a prosecution against Walker himself."
http://veracitystew.com/?p=36883Perfect timing! ------------ "Scott Walker's closest political aide has... more
True Blue Talk’s live progressive weekly webcast highlights the top news stories and headlines of the week. The True Blue panel takes on the Scott Walker Recall, Romney Round-Up, Jobs, and Dubya’s return to the White House. Plus, the week’s headlines and top topics, and your Moment of Clarity with Lee Camp.
http://veracitystew.com/?p=36881True Blue Talk’s live progressive weekly webcast highlights the top news stories... more
We are with you in spirit and win, lose or draw we fight on until we root all all the bought politicians.
"Good Luck Folks in Wisconsin, there is soo much riding on the votes cast tomorrow, Please be sure to Help whomever needs a ride to Vote whatever Help you can give!!!"We are with you in spirit and win, lose or draw we fight on until we root all all the... more