Did Governor Walker Get Punked?

Only a few short years after Sarah Palin got punked by a couple of radio hosts in Montreal, it appears that Governor Walker was next on the list. In 2008, Sarah Palin took a phone call she thought was France’s Prime Minister Nicolas Sarkozy, where she gushed and tried to sound intelligent. Little did she know, she was live on the air in Montreal with radio comedy duo “The Master Avengers”.

More than willing to follow in Palin’s footsteps, Mother Jones is publishing a telephone conversation between a guy identifying himself as right-wing Richie Rich financier “David Koch” who calls Governor Walker in Madison. Even while losing support from other Republican Governors throughout the country, Walker is more than willing to noodle around great ideas on his strategy to break the protests outside of his office. Amid rumors that the Capitol Police in Madison have begun to shut down wi-fi access in the capitol to prevent protesters (and consequently everybody else) access to left-wing websites, Walker brags about laying off as many state employees as quickly as he can.

Other bragging points include:

  • That statehouse GOPers were plotting to hold Democratic senators’ pay until they returned to vote on the controversial union-busting bill.
  • That Walker was looking to nail Dems on ethics violations if they took meals or lodging from union supporters.
  • That he’d take “Koch” up on this offer: “[O]nce you crush these bastards I’ll fly you out to Cali and really show you a good time.”

Radix malorum est cupiditas, 1 Timothy 6:10

My letter to Santa: Sexiest Teapot Ever…

Dear Santa:

This is what I want for Christmas.


And while I don’t need any more kitchen appliances, nor do I have any more counter space in my kitchen – in fact, I don’t even drink tea, hot or cold – but I have to have this particular teapot. Put it on your list and I promise I’ll be better behaved than I was last year. (Asking price is $179 US)

Thank you.

(And thank you snarfd and azrhey. For without you, I wouldn’t be nearly the shallow, materialist and pathetic twit that I am right now.)

Check out the designer’s video on how to fill it:

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