Lying Liar Lied

Shooting the Truth.

Shooting the Truth.

Crooks and Liars tells us:

Last year, just as Scott Walker was getting his official pre-official presidential bid running at full speed, it was discovered that he wanted to do away with the Wisconsin Idea.

What is the Wisconsin Idea? Well, this:

First summed up by UW President Charles Van Hise in 1904, the Wisconsin Idea means that “the borders of the University are the borders of the state.” Van Hise declared that he would “never be content until the beneficent influence of the university reaches every family in the state” and this has long been the core philosophy of the UW System, which has worked hard over the decades to generate programs that serve people and communities all over the state.

Walker wanted to take that language out of the mission statement after more than a hundred years of it being held up as a national and international standard. He wanted to remove it because he didn’t believe in it. He wanted to use the entire university system as a way to deliver yet even more corporate welfare to his wealthy campaign donors.

When the people of Wisconsin learned of this unspeakable act, the outrage was instant and overwhelming and growing bigger every day.

Walker, not wanting to derail his campaign wagon, quickly distanced himself from this and said that it was merely a “drafting error.” Needless to say, no one believed him.

And with good reason: he’s a liar. He lied. It’s a long-ish email chain with replies to all and including copies of the previous emails on each reply. but here’s the thing: his office drafted, reviewed, and approved the new language that essentially strips UW from its heritage and prestigious past, and thus makes it easier for Walker to cripple the university, which he is doing.

It’s maddening, it should be a crime.

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10 Responses to Lying Liar Lied

  1. Bruce388 says:

    As far as I know Scotty’s not responsible for the poisoned water in Flint, Michigan. Now that he’s seen it done, though, look out, Racine.

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  2. That’ll teach that damn SCHOOL to give jobs to liberals…

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    • tengrain says:

      I don’t think he gave a rats patootie about the jobs, but he would like to destroy the Teacher’s Unions and of course outsource everything to the highest bidder.

      Rgds,

      TG

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      • well, that’s certainly true, but that wouldn’t explain wanting to trash The Wisconsin Idea. But now in Madison especially, UW faculty have started leaving the job, and leaving the State. Turdwaffle’s antipathy toward Madison and Milwaukee has a pretty clear track record….

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  3. M. Bouffant says:

    Is snotty Scotty term-limited yet? ‘Cause I’m betting he’ll drop off the national radar soon after he’s out of office, never to be heard from again. Well, hoping if not betting.

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    • tengrain says:

      I don’t know if WI has term limits? Bueller?

      Anyway, the Koch Brothers seemed to have turned on him so I wonder if he’ll be a toady/minion for another billionaire? Surely there is not a Think Tank waiting for Goofus?

      Rgds,

      TG

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      • No term limits. Thompson served four terms and only left to serve in dubya’s admin….

        Turdwaffle said he wasn’t going to run again when he started his Pres campaign. But that was before he discovered how unelectable he was nationwide, and the destruction of Wisconsin is going so WELL….

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  4. C Montgomery Burns says:

    One gets the impession, after watching and hearing Lil Scotty talk, that he may have wanted to get back at the university but the welfare and social security gutting is pure Koch.
    He does what he’s told to do and if some one he personally doesn’t like gets boned, well all the better.
    Even if those getting reamed are the same fools who voted for him.

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    • tengrain says:

      I read something earlier in the year that rural folks were shocked when the 4-H Clubs stopped most activities because the funding from the University dried up.

      They never previously connected the dots that stuff like the farm advisor program was through the University.

      Rgds,

      TG

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      • Jado says:

        F the “rural folk”. I hope all of their programs dry up and their kids all start meth labs, so the “rural” areas become the new “urban warfare” centers. I would like to see every single old white Walker voter cowering in his living room while methed-up zombie teenagers run wild over their farmlands with ATV-mounted shotguns, thrill-killing the cattle and doing donuts in the crops.

        Maybe then they will connect the dots. Probably not, but maybe they will have a tougher time getting to the ballot box if they have to navigate roaming bands of their own kids cos-playing Thunderdome for realsies.

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