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Scott #Walker supporter committed voter fraud... a dozen times!

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Scott Walker's been salivating over imposing strict Voter ID laws in Wisconsin. But unfortunately for him, his photo ID law was ruled unconstitutional a few months ago. Altogether now: Awwww. The thing is, voter fraud is virtually non-existent, but ironically, it's Republican voters who seem to be the ones who commit voter fraud.

But now Scottie and company can do a Happy Dance, because finally! FINALLY! someone has been charged with multiple counts of voter fraud in Wisconsin!

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And that someone is-- say it with me-- a Republican Scott Walker supporter.

irony is not deadVia CBS:

A Wisconsin voter allegedly cast five ballots in the 2012 recall election that Gov. Scott Walker, R-Wis., survived, but the voter says he doesn't remember that day due to a temporary form of amnesia.

Robert Monroe, a 50-year-old health insurance executive, was charged last week with 13 felonies related to voter fraud, WisPolitics.com reported. Monroe was a supporter of Walker and Republican state Sen. Alberta Darling.

We have a winner!

But Mr. Fraudie McVotesALot had a perfectly legit excuse. Yes, Robert Monroe claimed amnesia was the real culprit. The dog ate his homework, too. And he also goes by the name Sgt. Schultz:

Oh, but I kid the serial voter. And by serial, I mean voting around a dozen times in five elections in 2011 and 2012.

So congratulations, Scott Walker! You found your voter fraud. And he's a big fan of yours, your kind of guy. Too bad he ignored your self-righteous indignation about following the law at the ballot box(es), all so he could keep his favorite governor in office.

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Dep't. of WTF: #Christie, George Will, Obama urinal cakes (!), Planned Parenthood edition

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Every so often I read a cluster(f***) of stories that simultaneously has me shaking my head, mumbling "no words..." and screaming WTF!?  Today is one of those times. There were more stories than I could list in the headline, so you get a bonus link. Suffice it to say, I need a Valium. Or at the very least, some Pepto Bismol with a chaser of Pinot.

Welcome to today's Moments of WTF. Let's start the show off with everyone's favorite fallen GOP star, Chris Christie:

I have complete faith and confidence in Scott,” Christie said, according to The Bergen Record, adding: “I believe he has great integrity.” (via TPM)

Seriously, Gov. War on Drugs? You have "complete faith and confidence" in this Scott?

Then again, look who's talking. Moving on to George Will's horrible rape column. Via Think Progress:

...Washington Post columnist George Will wrote a column claiming that being a rape victim is now a “coveted status” that college women seek out. Will argued that complaints of rape and sexual assualt on college campus were overblown. He also suggested that women claiming to be raped were “delusional.”

Pot. Kettle. Delusional. Speaking of which...

A George Will column about sexual assault, which received lots of criticism and caused one newspaper to drop the longtime syndicated conservative columnist, had all male editors, the Washington Post's Erik Wemple reported on Friday. (via TPM)

Par for the Republican course.

Next up: Faith And Freedom Conference Features Obama Urinal Cakes. You read that right. Far, far right:

Classy, guys, real classy. Remind us to point this out again the next time someone complains that we called GW Bush a chimp.

So are you ready for the Planned Parenthood link yet? I'll wait while you get something sharp with which to poke your eye out.

All set? Here we go, a field trip to WalkerWorld. You remember Walker, right? He's the guy Chris Christie has "complete faith and confidence" in. Via the Green Bay Press Gazette:

MADISON — Planned Parenthood will close its family planning health center in Fond du Lac on Sept. 25 after 36 years of service to the community.

It is the fifth Wisconsin Planned Parenthood health center to close due to state cuts in the last budget cycle, according to a Planned Parenthood news release. [...]

The centers provided birth control, cervical and breast cancer screenings, STD testing and treatment, Well Woman Exams, pregnancy testing, and HIV testing. None of the health centers provided abortions, the release said. The centers provided 18,848 health care services to 3,104 patients each year... Gov. Walker ended state funding for women who receive health care at Planned Parenthood. This, coupled with the governor’s rejection of federal funds to expand health care coverage and the drastic rollback of BadgerCare coverage, has increased the need for affordable health care options. These politically motivated actions will have a significant impact on women seeking affordable health care.”

What "great integrity" Scotty has, right Chris Christie? When you're done gagging and pledging donations to Democratic candidates, I'll resume.

Okay, here we go, today's final WTF Department entry. There are plenty more where these came from, but there's only so much we can take in one sitting. This story involves the always-and-ever-vile and thankfully-former Rep. Joe Walsh (R-IL). Need a refresher course on this asshat? Here you go, scroll your hearts out. Via HuffPo:

Former Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Illinois), the outspoken, tea party-backed congressman who was ousted in 2012 after just one term in Congress, went on a Twitter rampage Thursday evening after being kicked off his own radio program for using racial slurs on-air. [...]

Walsh, by his own account, used several epithets during a discussion on the Redskins' controversial name, including the n-word."

Please link over for the details. In fact, link over to all the stories, because a snippet does not the whole story tell.

And that concludes today's Department of WTF.

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Scott Walker, We Liberals Didn't Love Ye Well. Ciao.

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Great Scott.

The idiot parade of Republican gubernatorial RWNJ hijinks keeps getting more and more entertaining. Good thing we are at The Carnival. Check out Laffy's excellent early reporting on Walker's Fall from Gooberdom Grace.

John Dough Scott Walker has had one of the most infamous Republican runs in a governor's mansion in decades … you'll recall his greatest hits from Tea Party Asshat pressures this particular Wackadoo Decade, and he has only sprinted further and further away from sanity since the posse of Wisconsin state legislator Dems fled the State of Ick to make a point about Labor Unions. [Bravo then, and now, right?]

Republicans are doing what they do professionally these days, court Winger Conservatives. [Read Tea Party Loonacy.] Rick Perry of Texas has already equated homosexuality with alcoholism and had to Mea Culpa a Crawl back from that. Nexxxt: Scott Walker.

Up with Steve Kornacki featured a good roundtable on the promising developments on MSNBC.

He who survived a Recall election. But perhaps not as completely as he might have counted on. Hee hee.

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By Friday, the New York Times was reporting that prosecutors in Walker Land have evidence in hand that the Guv'nah was knee deep in a political campaign spending scandale of juicy proportions.

The documents made public on Thursday threatened to cloud the political prospects of Mr. Walker, who is seeking election to a second term this fall and is mentioned as a possible Republican presidential candidate in 2016. They provided a rare view of the inner workings of a far-flung network of conservative nonprofit groups that have come to play a decisive role in national and state elections, secretly moving hundreds of millions of dollars into campaigns by avoiding traditional political action committees, which typically face tougher disclosure requirements.

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It's always best when there are documents that threaten to 'cloud the political prospects' of any Teabagger dreaming about 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

Prosecutors say Mr. Walker and his aides violated Wisconsin donation limits and disclosure rules by supervising a blitz of political spending by other organizations that could accept unlimited secret donations, including money from corporations.

Allegations are being made by no less than five, FIVE county district attorneys in Wisconsin, focussing primarily on the piles of dirty dough dumped into Walker's 'recall' campaign. Liberals came tantalizingly close to kicking this self-absorbed Idjit of an excuse for a governor out of office -- but naturally the Big Money Goppers flooded the coffers for him.

Which may be the much-needed key.  O.J. finally went down for petty theft, after all. (Greed gets you in the end, egotistical power-tripping dudes.)

We liberals don't care how they go down, just that they get their just desserts ... and a one-way ticket out of politics. Happily, Sheldon Adelson has given Scotty some options.

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GO Wisconsin!

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Friday News... and Randy Newman too

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This was a surreal week. It was the week in which Glenn Beck admitted that we were right!

This was the week that saw Fox's Shepard Smith speak the truth about Iraq instead of simply repeating the neocons talking points.

It was the week in which right wing shill and apologist Mark Halperin called out Paul Bremmer for being the war monger that he is.

It was the week that saw Faux News Channel's Megyn Kelly emerge as the one who took on Dick Cheney!

Speaking of Dick and his evil spawn, Tina Dupuy wrote a great column explaining the big favor these two idiots are doing for the rest of us in being so public about their idiocy in a piece called "Bring us More Dick Cheney and Liz" and joined me on the show this morning to discuss it.

Are we, perhaps, emerging from Opposite World? I guess not, if Dick Cheney, Paul Bremmer, Paul Wolfowitz, Donald Rumsfeld, Condoleeza Rice, W and the other architects of our decade plus of war are still walking free and are given air time to spread their lies.

Yesterday was a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day for three governors - two Republican/one Democrat, two sitting/one former - all of whom have presidential aspirations that none of them will realize. Rachel Maddow did a great job of succinctly wrapping it all up in one neat little package for Scott Walker, Chris Christie, and Brian Schweitzer.

To wrap up each week, I conclude each Friday show with a trip into the past, digging into my old radio archives for a musical moment. Today, we went back to May 25, 1999 to the now-defunct Channel 103.1 in Los Angeles, when Randy Newman joined us in "Studio C" for an interview and performance.

A few notes... If you're a regular listener of this program and you are a small business owner, pay attention. I'm hoping to put together a page of blue-friendly businesses in an affiliate-type program. We'll promote your business in return for a commission on any sales that come through the site. If you're interested in discussing the possibilities, send me a note, and we'll talk!!

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And with that, we put another week into the archives... I'll be back Monday to kick off another action-packed week, radio or not!

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