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Feb

23

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Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker answers his master’s call

David Koch”: We’ll back you any way we can. What we were thinking about the crowd was, uh, was planting some troublemakers.

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker: You know, well, the only problem with that—because we thought about that…

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WHAT YOU ARE ABOUT TO WITNESS IS REAL. NO NAMES HAVE BEEN CHANGED TO PROTECT THE INNOCENT. THERE ARE NO INNOCENT.
-MURPHY

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“He’s just hard-lined—will not talk, will not communicate, will not return phone calls.”
-Wisconsin state Sen. Tim Carpenter (D) on Gov. Walker (source)

Carpenter’s quote made me wonder: who could get through to Gov. Walker? Well, what do we know about Walker and his proposed union-busting, no-bid budget “repair” bill? The obvious candidate was David Koch.

I first called at 11:30 am CST, and eventually got through to a young, male receptionist who, upon hearing the magic name Koch, immediately transferred me to Executive Assistant Governor Dorothy Moore.

“We’ve met before, Dorothy,” I nudged. “I really need to talk to Scott—Governor Walker.” She said that, yes, she thought she had met Koch, and that the name was “familiar.” But she insisted that Walker was detained in a meeting and couldn’t get away. She asked about the nature of my call. I balked, “I just needed to speak with the Governor. He knows what this is about,” I said. She told me to call back at noon, and she’d have a better idea of when he would be free.

I called at noon and was quickly transferred to Moore, who then transferred me to Walker’s Chief of Staff Keith Gilkes. He was “expecting my call.”

“David!” he said with an audible smile.

I politely said hello, not knowing how friendly Gilkes and Koch may be. He was eager to help. “I was really hoping to talk directly to Scott,” I said. He said that could be arranged and that I should just leave my number. I explained to Gilkes, “My goddamn maid, Maria, put my phone in the washer. I’d have her deported, but she works for next to nothing.” Gilkes found this amusing. “I’m calling from the VOID—with the VOID, or whatever it’s called. You know, the Snype!”

“Gotcha,” Gilkes said. “Let me check the schedule here…OK, there’s an opening at 2 o’clock Central Standard Time. Just call this same number and we’ll put you through.”

Could it really be that easy? Yes. What follows is a rushed, abridged transcript of my—I mean, David Koch’s conversation with Gov. Walker. Listen to the whole call here:

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Walker: Hi; this is Scott Walker.

Koch: Scott! David Koch. How are you?

Walker: Hey, David! I’m good. And yourself?

Koch: I’m very well. I’m a little disheartened by the situation there, but, uh, what’s the latest?

Walker: Well, we’re actually hanging pretty tough. I mean—you know, amazingly there’s a much smaller group of protesters—almost all of whom are in from other states today. The State Assembly is taking the bill up—getting it all the way to the last point it can be at where it’s unamendable. But they’re waiting to pass it until the Senate’s—the Senate Democrats, excuse me, the assembly Democrats have about a hundred amendments they’re going through. The state Senate still has the 14 members missing but what they’re doing today is bringing up all sorts of other non-fiscal items, many of which are things members in the Democratic side care about. And each day we’re going to ratchet it up a little bit…. The Senate majority leader had a great plan he told about this morning—he told the Senate Democrats about and he’s going to announce it later today, and that is: The Senate organization committee is going to meet and pass a rule that says if you don’t show up for two consecutive days on a session day—in the state Senate, the Senate chief clerk—it’s a little procedural thing here, but—can actually have your payroll stopped from being automatically deducted—

Koch: Beautiful.

Walker: —into your checking account and instead—you still get a check, but the check has to be personally picked up and he’s instructing them—which we just loved—to lock them in their desk on the floor of the state Senate.

Koch: Now you’re not talking to any of these Democrat bastards, are you?

Walker: Ah, I—there’s one guy that’s actually voted with me on a bunch of things I called on Saturday for about 45 minutes, mainly to tell him that while I appreciate his friendship and he’s worked with us on other things, to tell him I wasn’t going to budge.

Koch: Goddamn right!

Walker: …his name is Tim Cullen—

Koch: All right, I’ll have to give that man a call.

Walker: Well, actually, in his case I wouldn’t call him and I’ll tell you why: he’s pretty reasonable but he’s not one of us…

Koch: Now who can we get to budge on this collective bargaining?

Walker: …I think the paycheck will have an impact…secondly, one of the things we’re looking at next…we’re still waiting on an opinion to see if the unions have been paying to put these guys up out of state. We think there’s at minimum an ethics violation if not an outright felony.

Koch: Well, they’re probably putting hobos in suits.

Walker: Yeah.

Koch: That’s what we do. Sometimes.

Walker: I mean paying for the senators to be put up. I know they’re paying for these guy—I mean, people can pay for protesters to come in and that’s not an ethics code, but, I mean, literally if the unions are paying the 14 senators—their food, their lodging, anything like that…[*** Important regarding his later acceptance of a Koch offer to “show him a good time.” ***]

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Walker: …I’ve got layoff notices ready…

Koch: Beautiful; beautiful. Gotta crush that union.

Walker: [bragging about how he doesn't budge]…I would be willing to sit down and talk to him, the assembly Democrat leader, plus the other two Republican leaders—talk, not negotiate and listen to what they have to say if they will in turn—but I’ll only do it if all 14 of them will come back and sit down in the state assembly…legally, we believe, once they’ve gone into session, they don’t physically have to be there. If they’re actually in session for that day, and they take a recess, the 19 Senate Republicans could then go into action and they’d have quorum…so we’re double checking that. If you heard I was going to talk to them that’s the only reason why. We’d only do it if they came back to the capital with all 14 of them…

Koch: Bring a baseball bat. That’s what I’d do.

Walker: I have one in my office; you’d be happy with that. I have a slugger with my name on it.

Koch: Beautiful.

Walker: [union-bashing...]

Koch: Beautiful.

Walker: So this is ground zero, there’s no doubt about it. [Talks about a “great” NYT piece of “objective journalism.” Talks about how most private blue-collar workers have turned against public, unionized workers.]…So I went through and called a handful, a dozen or so lawmakers I worry about each day and said, “Everyone, we should get that story printed out and send it to anyone giving you grief.”

Koch: Goddamn right! We, uh, we sent, uh, Andrew Breitbart down there.

Walker:Yeah.

Koch: Yeah.

Walker: Good stuff.

Koch: He’s our man, you know.

Walker: [blah about his press conferences, attacking Obama, and all the great press he's getting.] Brian [Sadoval], the new Governor of Nevada, called me the last night he said—he was out in the Lincoln Day Circuit in the last two weekends and he was kidding me, he said, “Scott, don’t come to Nevada because I’d be afraid you beat me running for governor.” That’s all they want to talk about is what are you doing to help the governor of Wisconsin. I talk to Kasich every day—John’s gotta stand firm in Ohio. I think we could do the same thing with Vic Scott in Florida. I think, uh, Snyder—if he got a little more support—probably could do that in Michigan. You start going down the list there’s a lot of us new governors that got elected to do something big.

Koch: You’re the first domino.

Walker: Yep. This is our moment.

Koch: Now what else could we do for you down there?

Walker: Well the biggest thing would be—and your guy on the ground [Americans For Prosperity president Tim Phillips] is probably seeing this [stuff about all the people protesting, and some of them flip him off].

[Abrupt end of first recording, and start of second.]

Walker: [Bullshit about doing the right thing and getting flipped off by “union bulls,” and the decreasing number of protesters. Or some such.]

Koch: We’ll back you any way we can. What we were thinking about the crowd was, uh, was planting some troublemakers.

Walker: You know, well, the only problem with that —because we thought about that. The problem—the, my only gut reaction to that is right now the lawmakers I’ve talked to have just completely had it with them, the public is not really fond of this…[explains that planting troublemakers may not work.] My only fear would be if there’s a ruckus caused is that maybe the governor has to settle to solve all these problems…[something about '60s liberals.]…Let ‘em protest all they want…Sooner or later the media stops finding it interesting.

Koch: Well, not the liberal bastards on MSNBC.

Walker: Oh yeah, but who watches that? I went on “Morning Joe” this morning. I like it because I just like being combative with those guys, but, uh. You know they’re off the deep end.

Koch: Joe—Joe’s a good guy. He’s one of us.

Walker: Yeah, he’s all right. He was fair to me…[bashes NY Senator Chuck Schumer, who was also on the program.]

Koch: Beautiful; beautiful. You gotta love that Mika Brzezinski; she’s a real piece of ass.

Walker: Oh yeah. [story about when he hung out with human pig Jim Sensenbrenner at some D.C. function and he was sitting next to Brzezinski and her father, and their guest was David Axelrod. He introduced himself.]

Koch: That son of a bitch!

Walker: Yeah no kidding huh?…

Koch: Well, good; good. Good catching up with ya’.

Walker: This is an exciting time [blah, blah, blah, Super Bowl reference followed by an odd story of pulling out a picture of Ronald Reagan and explaining to his staff the plan to crush the union the same way Reagan fired the air traffic controllers]…that was the first crack in the Berlin Wall because the Communists then knew Reagan wasn’t a pushover. [Blah, blah, blah. He's exactly like Reagan. Won't shut up about how awesome he is.]

Koch: [Laughs] Well, I tell you what, Scott: once you crush these bastards I’ll fly you out to Cali and really show you a good time.

Walker: All right, that would be outstanding. [*** Ethical violation much? ***] Thanks for all the support…it’s all about getting our freedoms back…

Koch: Absolutely. And, you know, we have a little bit of a vested interest as well. [Laughs]

Walker: [Blah] Thanks a million!

Koch: Bye-bye!

Walker: Bye.

***

So there you have it, kids. Government isn’t for the people. It’s for the people with money. You want to be heard? Too fucking bad. You want to collectively bargain? You can’t afford a seat at the table. You may have built that table. But it’s not yours.  It belongs to the Kochs and the oligarch class. It’s guarded by Republicans like Walker, and his Democratic counterparts across that ever-narrowing aisle that is corporate rule, so that the ever-widening gap between the haves and the have-nots can swallow all the power in the world. These are known knowns, and now we just know them a little more.

But money isn’t always power. The protesters in Cairo and Madison have taught us this—reminded us of this. They can’t buy a muzzle big enough to silence us all. Share the news. Do not retreat; ReTweet.

The revolution keeps spinning. Try not to get too dizzy.

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  • CraneStation

    Just listened to this and tweeted. Amazing.

  • dong

    AMAZING

  • dong

    I predict a lot of sandwiches in your future Murphy.

  • http://jscottg.wordpress.com Hunger Tallest Palin

    Standing O.

  • Buffalo Rude

    Almost as good as the Ottawa Mayor sting. You should have asked to sleep with Walker’s wife.

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  • kmb

    Holy shit. That was truly amazing. Good work, Beast! I hope this goes viral.

  • Deborah Dougherty

    Amazing…thanks for posting this to the FB 540,000 – I called local TV stations – have posted to my own site…

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  • ZangoRango

    LOL, they are ALL bought and paid for!

    http://www.privacy-resources.at.tc

  • Colleen

    Walker is a bigger idiot than I had even suspected.

  • http://liberaldefenderoffreedom.blogspot.com/ mikeformArlington

    Great job guy! Hopefully this story blows up and you become rich and famous beyond your wildest dreams. lol

    Seriously though, it’s great to catch these dirt bags at what they are up to.

  • Andrew

    Is there a site from which I can download the call as an MP3 or another useful format?

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  • http://www.superhaters.com Nick Marino

    NICE! I love the moments when you throw in the stuff like “that bastard!” or “that son of a bitch!” and Walker does a polite chuckle on the end other end like “hehe yeah.”

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  • Van

    Hahaha. I’m not gay but I love you.

  • Mitch

    wow, too bad he did not say anything too incriminating, though… i mean, they could say he was simply responding to your prompting on some of those answers…

  • Juli

    This is great! I love you! As of this moment, Walker’s office isn’t even trying to bluff a denial. So glad you exposed him as the puppet of the rich he is–no principles, just greed, ego and an eagerness to bend over for the wealthy.

  • JustAnotherAnon

    “Im as mad hell – and i´m not gonna take it anymore!”

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  • Cheese Headed

    Unbelievable. I’m blown away by the outright hatred this man has for hard working middle class people. If you don’t make enough money to donate millions to Scott Walker, you are worthless in his mind.

  • CheddarHead

    This is fantastic! Thanks for doing this.

  • sowhat

    Everything I read I could’ve heard on TV. So what? Are you even sure you were talking to Walker? Maybe YOU got punked!

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  • mike

    You should be ashamed – or arrested

  • hoss

    Officer of the Wisconsin National Gaurd resign your commissions

  • Spence

    When are ya gonna call Obama as George Soros?

  • Brian

    Fucking awesome, you guys.

  • Dash Riprock

    @Mitch: I beg to differ. Listen to the full audio, He said plenty of incriminating stuff, and Murphy wasn’t leading him at all! Occasionally grunting “Beautiful!” can hardly be construed as “leading” Walker into anything.
    He said the most incriminating stuff–references to plans to take union-busting nationwide, snarky remarks about how 60,000 protesters in a state of a couple million didn’t mean squat–”if they keep hearing that it’s good for the economy, they’ll believe it”–etc. etc.–all out of his own little brain.
    Murphy: now you can walk around saying “Woodward and Bernstein? Yeah, I fucked ‘em!”
    Excellent, excellent work.

  • Mrtin

    Walker is the best and he should be president. hed be better than the circus monkey we got in there now. Walker Rocks!!!

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  • RJDJ

    You know, just as a clue, this is probably not going to be received very well by Walker. In an environment where there is a lot of negotiation that has to take place and a lot of decisions that have to be made, infuriating and humiliating the other side is unfathomably stupid. The Democrats had power. They screwed it up. Republicans now have a mandate. They don’t have to negotiate at all.

    Honestly the Unions deserve anything they get now.

  • George

    Great work!!! Who will “Koch” call next?? Someone at Fox News??? Would love to see another one of these ASAP.

  • Suzanne

    From Madison, WI
    Thank you

  • NonUnionGirlSC

    You, sir, are a schmuck. Personally I think we need more people with the stones Walker has. Some of us are SICK TO DEATH of Union bullying.

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  • Blue Shark

    A Big Brass Pair Baby!
    Well Done.

  • Beast Blaster

    @Dash Riprock: “He said the most incriminating stuff–references to plans to take union-busting nationwide, snarky remarks about how 60,000 protesters in a state of a couple million didn’t mean squat–”if they keep hearing that it’s good for the economy, they’ll believe it”–etc. etc…”

    Incriminating? What a laugh!

    References to union busting? Yep. Unions need a good busting – especially after the budget busting that they’ve been allowed to get away with for decades – which is now unsustainable (that’s a word you should appreciate). But we’re not talking just any union here, we’re talking about a public employee union – which literally translates to: the machine versus the people. Public employees work for the taxpayer (not the other way around), and when the taxpayer says “enough,” then enough it is. Walker is merely acting on that reality.

    60,000 protesters? OK, we’ll just go with that as factual. Even so, 60,000 (public employees) does not outweigh the interests of the 1.1+ million taxpayers/employers who voted for Mr. Walker to do exactly what he is doing. Essentially, in this case, considering all the facts, your roughly 5.3% does not amount to “squat.”

    Incriminating? Hardly. A laughable, childish attempt at investigative journalism? Most definitely. Mr. Walker conducted himself in a most professional manner, and said little which he hasn’t already said in public.

    Looks like the Beast has had an extraordinary WMD moment.

    As a side note, I know that certain of the less intelligent nit-pickers here and elsewhere will key in on the one comment made by Mr. Walker that could be considered even remotely “incriminating.” It would be his response to the suggestion of planting “trouble makers,” where he said that “we thought of that.” What the nit-pickers will fail to acknowledge, or even to comprehend, is the fact that all successful strategy sessions – for anything whatsoever – will include all potential options – even the worst of the worst. It is only from that point, where even the bad options have been discussed, that you begin to identify the best options. The only difference between a murderer and everyone else, is that the murderer acted on his/her murderous thoughts.

    You’re welcome.

  • Christine

    Ian Murphy is a JERK! This isn’t reporting with honesty & dignity, it’s a 1st grader’s prank.

  • Jack Hammer

    As Journalist for a major media outlet, I find this ruse to be completely repugnant and ethically reprehensible! Whilst my colleagues and I have been working diligently to report solid political information to the public, we are burdened by the despicable “chumbolone,” Ian Murphy and his ill-timed attempt at humor. What an absolute disgrace and undermine to our profession and the entire political process!

  • http://www.BobsBlitz.com Natalie Dylan

    “All right, that would be outstanding. [*** Ethical violation much? ***] ”

    Uh, get over yourself. It’s called having a conversation. Did you expect him to answer, “Oh, no – you can’t fly me out there.”

    Soft.

  • Kathleen

    Brilliantly played, friend. Walker is a complete whore. He’s Koch’s bitch, bought & paid for, and if there was any doubt about that, this call cinches it.

    The people complaining about the unions don’t seem to get that the reason union employees get good salaries and benefits is BECAUSE THE UNIONS DO A GOOD JOB. And if you’re jealous of the salaries and benefits union workers receive, organize your own damn workplace and maybe you will get somewhere yourself. Otherwise, STFU.

    Solidarity!

  • http://PolitrixAndTings.com Politrix & Tings

    EXCELLENT WORK SIR MURPHY !! Your Pulitzer Prize has been ordered and is in the mail !! GREAT JOB exposing this scheme of Gov. Walker as the power grab that it is and NOTHING to do with the budget. Just as the Bush Administration used 9/11 as the justification to fulfill the agenda they had ALL ALONG to oust Sadam and install a puppet regime in his place, Republicans nationwide are using this Financial Crisis that THEY CREATED as justification to to fulfill agenda of busting up unions, ending abortion, and other things right outta their playbook. Maybe this will FINALLY WAKE PEOPLE THE HELL UP !! EXCELLENT JOB !! The nation owes you a debt of gratitude !!

  • MaK

    Awesome Get! My only regret is that you didn’t get him to agree to sell you (David Koch) a couple utility plants on the cheap under that provision of his bill that allows a Walker appointee to sell off public utilities for no goddamn reason, on a no-bid basis, at any price he decides.

    Maybe next time.

  • Diana

    This just goes to show you how DUMB AND STUPID Scott Walker really is!! Does he really think that he can trick and BULLY the Dem. Senators like that and pass this bill? Talking about being a BULLY that is ABUSING HIS SO CALLED POWER, by just bullying his way through everything!! That’s right Scot Walker Just Continue To BULLY EVERYONE The Way You Are, So That The Children Can Continue To Bully Other Children To Death And Let Them Get Away With It Just Like YOU ARE!! SCOTT WALKER YOU ARE JUST A BULLY AND YOU NEED TO STEP DOWN OUT OF OFFICE!! AWE POOR SCOTT WALKER CAN’T GET HIS WAY SO NOW HE HAS TO BULLY EVERYONE JUST TO GET HIS WAY, WHAA- WHAA !!

  • Lem

    Two sociopaths lying to each other on some phony phone call. ZZZZZZZZ.
    Zero new information at all. The guy held the line and came out very professional sounding, despite weird unethical baiting. It’s an “ethical violation” to kinda-sorta not reject a future, hypothetical vague invitation by a billionaire?
    This b.s. doesn’t help the cause– AT ALL.

  • Jo

    Too funny,have tried this site all day, no luck. Been busy? Love the movie reviews,always to the point and on the money.

  • Big Deal

    You got nothing of value. Enjoy your 3 seconds in the spotlight. I’m amazed they referred to you as a “reporter”. pfft

    When ARE you going to call Obama as Soros?

  • Leam

    Screw you guys. This is a typical liberal move. Walker didn’t do or say anything in this conversation that at all waivers from his stance to the mainstream media. You guys are real jag off’s. I respect Gov. Walker and the fact he has held his ground. This is simple economics, this needs to pass.

  • mary

    Thank you for letting everyone see that the emperor indeed has no clothes and what’s underneath isn’t pretty.

  • Timothy Michael

    So, some schmo with a website calls the governor and pretends to be an adult. Truthfully, I’m sick of lefties running the country into the ground.

    And I’m also tired of politicians. Hope both of you douche bags disappear from public view soon.

  • Bruce

    Great work Koch! This Walker is as stupid as it gets! He should be forced to resign because of his comments! That fat cat Chris Christy in that dump of a state they call NJ should also follow his lead and do the same!

  • john

    The only reason the pensions of the teachers are dragging down the state budget is because they were invested in the same mortgage driven wall street scams that have destroyed the US economy. And those scams existed because of decades of killing all regulations for corporations (and banks), regulations that were created in the 1930′s after our melt down then. Republicans and Democrats are equally responsible.

    Guess what? We’re broke! It’s not hard to understand. Walker is standing up for the taxpayers.

    Childish prank that misses the whole problem. Lets look at the disease (the banking sector) not the symptoms (everybody’s broke). Divide and conquer is the name of the game and you are still falling for it.

  • Purzycki4

    I smell a Pulitzer. This is amazing work. How in the world did you keep it together long enough?!

  • Rob

    Great…go get em…maybe, just maybe, the people have finally had enough…

  • R.T. Koenig

    While I can’t applaud your tactics, I do commend you for exposing the governor and his true motives. He just wants to be on TV with Bill O’Reilly and party in Cali with the Koch Bros.

  • AAR

    Kudos, job well done. I LOVE YOU ALL, YOU ARE MY HEROS. AWESOME

  • Greyson

    So all you’ve proven is that Scott Walker says in private exactly what he says in press conferences?!?! How dull! I expected prostitutes and water boarding and illegal payoffs and stuff!!!! Lame! Go do it again and get some dirt this time!!!!!

  • Ardiva

    You done good. Caught bastard Walker lying to Wisconsin people.

  • Donna Conroy

    You’re great!!!!!

  • Chico

    Great work, Walker was sucking your ass the whole call.

  • Ex-UnionPrez

    I was a union President at one time. Here is how this works!
    1. The union elects a Democrat for Governor.
    2. The Governor plays footsie and gives them a contract that the state can’t live with.
    3. The taxpayers are burdened with a contract they would love to have but can’t afford.
    4. The state tries to modify the contract – the Union refuses and tells the state to go ahead with the threatened layoff knowing the state can’t do it without costing the state in unemployment benefits.
    5. The news media and liberal obstructionists are played by the Unions like a fiddle. The BEAST has just be tuned up for a concert.
    What good does this site serve the public?

  • Undrprsr

    Well the crap i heard was from the puke impersonating Koch. So for all the shit you tried YOU FAILED(the bat in his office is obviuosly a gift from a baseball team NOT ONE HE BRIOUGHT IN FOR PROTECTION)When will you lame bastards on the marxist left quit trying to blame,push on conservatives the TACTICS YOU USE. JUST ABSOLUTE PUKES YOU ARE!

  • Phil

    HA HA HA

    Typical liberal media. Gotta platy gotcha and try to get the interviewee to let loose.

    BUT, IT DIDN’T WORK.

    The Gov maintained his professionalism and appreciation for and commitment to civil discourse. The phone call shows that the governor says the same thing in private as he does in public and the lengths that others will go to disrupt the civil debate Wisconsin is having.

    Try again.

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  • Me

    No, 62, this will never get a Pulitzer…. But I’m proud of the beast nonetheless….

  • Me

    No 70, you so obviously aren’t a former union prez…. Identify yourself if you are

  • meowomon

    Congratulations on the prank of the decade. People wake up and realize that corporations are running this country. Am I the only one who saw Robocop?

  • Anteprepro

    Corporations are graet! Pretending to be Koch and successfully getting an interview with a political figure that way makes you worse than Hitler! Unions are obviously a vast conspiracy and Walker is a hero for his stubborn refusal to negotiate on the matter of unions being the devil on Earth.

    Also: librul librul librul librul troll Obama librul librul librul

    Do I have the jist of the complaints to this article down?

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  • Tony Page

    Awesome. Just awesome.
    The indignant wing-nut teabaggers here make me laugh. Here’s a question for them though: David Koch isn’t from Wisconsin. Not a constituent. Why would Walker spend 20 minutes of his “valuable” time reporting his “progress” like a subservient employee if he was anything more than a Koch-puppet?

  • N

    I think this call was really a missed opportunity. If the pranker had just mentioned the selling power plants at any price thing inside the budget bill and had gotten Walker to talk about it, Walker could be facing some serious ethical charges and not just a bad PR day.

  • http://www.sighedeffects.com Adam Baum

    DarthFurious Says:
    “No it isn’t. This has nothing to do with the quality of any particular union’s representational or bargaining skills. The reason that STATE union employees have livable wages and benefits is because municipal, state and federal govts. all have to follow the law. Even labor laws. ”

    Uh. Pardon me… but labor laws exist because of unions. It was the Unions and protesters that gave us just about every labor law we have to day: fair work conditions, benefits, right to strike, fair wages, etc… (I don’t necessarily disagree with the rest of your comment, but I felt this was a point that could not be avoided.)

    Ex-UnionPrez Says:
    “5. The news media and liberal obstructionists are played by the Unions like a fiddle”

    I’m not contesting this, but look at how the Reactionary elements are played by the wealthiest in the nation? How is the Tea Party Movement any different from the Gaddafi and Mubarak supporters that take to the streets to support their reign?

  • http://none Andy

    Seriously? What a dirt bag you are for prank calling in the first place. I don’t think anyone stooped low enough to ever call Jim Doyle – but had they I’m sure it’d have been much worse.

    All politicians are crooks to some extent – they have to be funded. I don’t see any glaring problems here.

    What I do see is my tax dollars going to waste! A bunch of crooked doctors writing false medical notes for public employees – yes this is what I pay for – my state senators to run away! Wimps! What a bunch of wimps the whole group of Union supporters are.

    Keep up this up and business owners like me who fund these shenanigans will be gone to another state – then have fun with the no tax revenue to do nothing with.

  • MacD65

    I saw Ronald Reagan was mentioned on the MSNBC show tonight. Scott Walker had a catered Reagan Birthday Party at the Gov. Mansion this year. The least expensive car in the lot belonged to the caterer.

  • http://FACTNET@YAHOO.COM David Pike

    “Thanks a million!” literally! We all have watched enough cop shows to where when dealing or listening to a political phone call everyone automatically speaks as if they may be listened to and would never step on there johnsons on the phone. They speak protectively and this is a prime example… Our Governor has watched a lot of TV! LMAO!

    But that’s exactly what he was probably thinking about in tyhis conversation. Not the fact that it wasn’t real and it wasn’t Koch he was speaking to but the fact that it WAS him speaking to him and was testing to see if he would or could be a liability over the phone so Scott held the line perfectly and showed his boss that he knew how to communicate on unsecured phone lines…

    Exciting espionage shit huh? But while these men play their clandestine games for entertainment they are destroying the country and giving it over to the corporate elite where soon, even the self made businessman, will be a slave to the machine…

  • liberals suck

    Pathetic kid prank. The beast sucks no wonder I never heard of it before until today. Stupid way to get in the public eye I think but even a toddler can get on the internet these days. Hope old age takes you down

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  • Joe Mamma

    Wow, a politician who actually sticks to what he says. I like this Walker guy.

  • Nice try

    I read the entire conversation and must say, you’ve got nothing. You swung for the fence and struck out.

  • purejuice

    i love you. don’t stop.

  • up scope

    I thought you had some dirt on the man. This is nothing. All you did was give him reason to strengthen his resolve. (But kudos on getting through).

    Where did Walker commit an ethics violation? By saying the words “all right”? He hasn’t done anything yet. This is really much ado about nothing.

    I’m disappointed from all the hype this was getting. Some people get too excited too easily.

  • TerriKH

    Murphy,

    Well played sir, well played. You are an American hero and a true Patriot. I salute you. ‘Viral’ would be a misunderestimation. ☺

  • Dman

    All I got was, herp derp.

    Move along folks, nothing to see her. Other than a childish prank.

  • http://123.com Brian

    after the slugger comment you put down Walker: [union-bashing...] in your article. I encourage people to listen to this from part one at 8:10 to 8:40 which this whole thing is about in 30 seconds. I don’t see it at union-bashing

  • Kevlar

    Nice to see at least both parties are symmetrical. Does anyone think a Democrat also wouldn’t take a call from George Soros? This is why the founders wanted limited government. The more the government does the greater the corruption will be. Federal, state, and local government try to do to much. The bigger the government the smaller the citizen!

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  • koch

    you think this is funny? like this is some kind of morning radio show joke?

  • Lance

    Actually, this is sophomoric. Period. People say things to look good in other people’s eyes under certain conditions. This is nothing but BS. I just had to see this stupid website for myself. Nothing productive here, folks. Just another pussy behind a keyboard who most likely could not take care of himself if the SHTF. What a crock! :O)

  • Not too smart

    I would think that you could be in line for an identity theft lawsuit by David Koch. You should be careful who you f### with. Remember, they DO have a lot of cash….

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  • Sandra

    I was there on Wed. and marched with thousands of Wisconsin workers, I met one person from out of state. Walker is so out of touch. Thank you to all who support workers rights, to all who continue to demonstrate and stand up to those who would take our jobs, insurance, money and rights.

  • Lady from WI

    You are my hero! Thanks for exposing Walker’s ties to Randolph and Mortimer Duke..I mean the Koch brothers! Trading Places movie keeps playing in head for some reason! Oh yeah, the little people getting screwed by narcissistic rich old duffs!

  • Ashley B

    HaHa!The part of the call where ‘Koch’ says to Walker “they’re probably putting hobos in suits” is one of the funniest things I’ve heard

    Great investigative journalism! Thank you

  • Nick Bond

    Wonderful job, Ian. I don’t suppose you’d consider running for President?

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  • ps from Lady from WI

    For all the Winthorpes and Billie Ray Valentines of WI ~ had to say one more “thanks” for sticking your neck out for us little guys! As for all you hostiles ~ watch the movie Trading Spaces. You could use a laugh! May even help your constipation.

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  • freedomlover

    I see the pathetic union haters still think they’re in the right instead of wrong. Why are you still bashing unions and/or defending Walker’s behavior? Are you hoping the Koch brothers’ billions trickle down to you? Or have you already sold out to them?

    I had a bad feeling about Walker, but I didn’t know he was THIS bad!

  • http://anglophonic.com Erik Kolacek

    I find it fucking HILARIOUS and also utterly disingenuous for anyone…least of all ANONYMOUS, the biggest coward of all…to criticize this site for making a prank call and calling bullshit on Walker.

    “Koch Whore?” Dude. More like “C*ck-sucking Koch whore.”

    Walker is a union-busting scumbag, and what you Teabaggers can’t seem to get through your self-hating minds is that you’ve been gamed. You’ve voted against your own interests, you’ve been had by the corporations, you are being ass-raped by their puppets, and now…OH NOES…a website has caught Walker red-handed, doing what we all knew he was already doing.

    This is what happens when you start playing with live ammo, you fuckwits. People with nothing left to lose sneak up behind your bunker and SHOOT YOU.

    Sorry…I mean “metaphorically speaking.”

    Get used to it, GOP. You brought this shit on yourselves.

  • wow

    this is really great journalism. manipulating your subjects and coaxing them to say things is a great way to get stories. liberals freak out about how fox news is so biased. take a look in the freaking mirror.

  • Me

    This is a total crock of s%&t! Everything negative that was said was by the man calling. And he was LYING about who he was. That alone should bring charges against him for assuming someone elses identity. My only dissatification is that the governor didn’t rebuke him on the constant times he used the Lord’s name in vane. If you don’t like what’s going on then vote people in you do like. It’s called a representative democracy. They are the ones in power and should be able to pass the laws they want. That’s what Obama did and I personally don’t like what he’s done. But I have to live with it. And btw, I am a card carrying member of the Teamsters. I didn’t want to be. But I wasn’t given a choice when I was hired where I work. Some democracy when I wasn’t given a choice on whether or not to have to pay 2,000 dollars a year to an organization I politically disagree with in order to work with the company I was hired.

  • lkharter

    you have performed a WONDERFUL service to your country -

    thank you.

    Anchorage, AK.

  • Seriously

    You still bloggin in mommy’s basement you lying phoney?

  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Identity_theft Scott W.

    Identity theft is a form of fraud or cheating of another person’s identity in which someone pretends to be someone else by assuming that person’s identity, typically in order to access resources or obtain credit and other benefits in that person’s name.

  • Seriously

    Saw you on MSNBC. LOL, You sounded as articulate there too. Which is to say, that as long as tards like you are around, Real Americans are safe.

    I guess you don’t understand the complexity of of WHY we are going to utterly destroy the PUBLIC SECTOR union grip on politicians and taxpayers little fella.

  • From Michigan

    Thanks for exposing this governor for what he really is…. a jerk!!!!!

  • Sheila

    OMG!! Wisconsin owes you…HUGE!!! I love you Ian Murphy!! You sir, are a freaking GENIUS!!

  • James

    Honestly, it sounds like the Governor is doing the right thing. I am glad to see someone in government doing something other than pulling the wool over peoples eyes. The unions have already run GM into the ground now lets get them out of our government so it doesn’t end up the same way. Its about time we have some elected officials who are not afraid to use there powers for the greater good.

  • http://digg.com novenator

    Thank you 1000 times for doing this! It was a genius angle, and got some well deserved national attention.

    Remember, if the interview requests are overwhelming you, get one of your friends to handle the media so you can focus on the story. Delegate!

  • Notamark

    Great work! I wish I could listen to the audio, but big brother shut it down. YouTube counters stopped at 500. It’s scary how easily they do that. We need to TAKE ACTION now! Peaceful protests work!! I’ll be there!

  • From Michigan

    I just check both “videos” on YouTube and they worked for me. Both of them are well beyond 500 views.

  • JohnM

    Geeeenyus! Unlike the anon trolls who got to this thread late.

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  • Hamr

    Awesome. Now I can troll conservative blogs by finding comments they’ve made about their own ‘journalists’ and paste them with the names “O’Keefe” and “Breitbart” replaced with “Murphy”.

    The ensuing cognitively-dissonant meltdowns should be glorious.

  • http://glpiggy.net Chuck

    Murphy’s transcript of this prank call is wildly misleading.

    He glosses over several passages which would exonerate Walker and show that he’s not money hungry nor trying to fill the pockets of his fat cat benefactor.

    In the transcript, Murphy posts:

    Koch: Absolutely. And, you know, we have a little bit of a vested interest as well. [Laughs]

    Walker: [Blah] Thanks a million!

    Murphy Blah’s over this

    Walker: Well that’s just it. We’re going to get the world moving here because it’s the right thing to do.

    Walker is doing this “because it’s the right thing to do” not because he’s trying to pad someone’s pocket or nudge the vested interests.

    Then Murphy characterizes the exchange about Mika Brzeznski where he says something about her being a piece of ass. He shows in his transcript that Walker says “Oh yeah” after that, but if you listen to the tape you realize that Walker said “oh yeah” before the comment about the piece of ass, and that Walker is talking over “piece of ass” and doesn’t hear it said.

    Just another attempt to malign Walker.

    Also, Walker says that he doesn’t want to touch private unions, but Murphy doesn’t say anything about that.

    Murphy, this was pretty lame on your part. Walker turns out to be a man of principle; he’s not saying anything to you that he hasn’t said in public. He’s doing this for what he believes are the right reasons; not to pad the pockets of Koch Industries.

  • Bill Murphy

    That was absolutely brilliant!! Not a prank. An expose of the slime that the republicans practice every minute of every day. And, the repub hired trolls (you know who you are) that post their paid for “opinions”, you people tickle my balls. hehehe.

  • Megafuckindittos, libs

    45. Beast Blaster Says:

    [all that needs to be said]

    THAT.

    You silly libs are cute, getting all excited about Scott Walker basically repeating what he said to the press already, and confirming that he doesn’t know David Koch’s phone number, voice, or manner of speaking at all – which sorta puts this “prank” in the right perspective.

    You can have this one, kiddies. It’s cute. Really. *giggles*

  • http://aol.com David Chowes

    ‘Ho,’ ‘Ho,’ ‘Ho’………….>

    Both the most tragic political story about American politics and the funniest!

  • Craig A

    The whole nation is watching this, and from where we sit, Walker is the fool.

    Nice work, Ian!

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  • Roxie

    The truest way to expose someone is just to let them keep talking- they expose themselves for what they really are….when they have their guard down and are being honest about what their real agenda is.

    Yes, the nation is definitely watching and waiting, for the livelihoods of millions of middle-class Americans are at stake if this domino should fall…

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  • http://www.alrotundo.com al rotundo

    you guys may have just saved the world for democracy

  • Frank Provasek

    Short version

    Fake Koch: Good boy.

    Walker: Anything else, Sir?

  • Lowfreq13

    “I Started a Joke…”

    Presumably you started out to play a joke but you guys have done American working people a great service by turning a prank phone call into serious investigative journalism. We Liberals have always known he was doing the bidding of big money interests in the GOP and now all doubt has been removed. Their evil plan has been exposed for all the world to see. WELL DONE!!!

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  • Boss Tweed

    You can hear the contempt in Walker’s voice for “blue collar types”. What an elitist – he’s a tool of filthy-rich bastards like the Koch brothers. As long as they’re taken care of, everyone else can go to hell.

  • Mark Z Smith

    Glad to know that 99% of Wisc. government workers get benefits that are paid for by the rest of the workers of Wisc. where they do not get the same benefits according to the Wall Street Journal. Again, the middle class get screwed by the unions. Look at what they did to Detroit. Too bad the reporter can not be on the level and do some real reporting. The reported did not help anyone’s cause but to create mistrust including the creditability of the press.

  • J. C. Adams

    Ian — you did a masterful job. And great piece of reportage and exposure of a really obnoxious Republican creep. I just bookmarked your site. I had never heard of you folks before — except that I find that Matt Taibbi is one of your founders. Now I know why you are so good! – jcadams – berkeley, ca

    PS- I hope you really aren’t in Buffalo. No offence but that’s kind of a nasty place with all that snow and gray skies. If so, you deserve better.

  • Nancy

    Thank you for doing this. It’s the light that needed shed.

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  • Sue Jansing

    Thank you, Ian.

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  • Big Deal

    You are deifying a moron who made a prank call and got NOTHING but what the guy was already saying in public?
    If murphy is your “hero” I’d say you have low expectations.

    What is Howard Stern to you? Christ? He makes lots of prank calls too.

    sad

  • ethelbeth

    thanks so much for the real fireside chat. It illuminates so much. Walker says he will not allow it to be a distraction , but and as we know- you can’t un-ring the bell-

  • saywhat

    The worst part is that some in the “media” are calling this clown a journalist.
    No real journalist would make such an ethical breach as to impersonate somebody to gain access and then record the conversation, and publish it.

    Ian Murphy is just another liberal tool.

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  • Thanks from Monroe Wisconsin

    Thanks from all us lazy, liberal, egalitarian, bums in Monroe, WI — thanks for exposing this guy…proving what we’ve been saying all along — this guy is a PUPPET !!! I don’t think his supporters realize they are pawns — what to they have to gain by bringing down the middle class — don’t they realize they’re the next target ??? Soon we’ll all be singing, “Another day older and deeper in debt , Saint Peter don’t you call me ’cause I can’t go
    I owe my soul to the company store” !!!!

  • http://mywebspace.wisc.edu/tgardner/web/aascience thomasjasen

    Can you imagine what these dicks have to say about the ongoing extermination of black people in this country. But we don’t have to imagine do we. Just back track all the politicians and businesspeople who unwittingly say things publicly that they think everyone agrees with so they plead innocent moments when busted saying racist remarks.

    http://www.lsc.wisc.edu

  • From Michigan

    Reading some of the comments here, it’s easy to see who watches Fox “News”.

  • http://Yahoo Packer nation

    I saw Walker come out for his press conference, looking like he had just stepped in a pile of fresh cow manure. Your investigative reporting is appreciated.

  • OY Veh

    Funny how dipshit rethuglicans are angry with unionized workers. Instead of working together to lift us all up, they want to bring us all down to the same miserable, powerless, desperate level. Fuck that. Rethugs are worthless, brainless syccophants – and we’ll save them from themselves if we have to.

    We’re not going to allow you to turn this country into a theocractic idiotocracy. Even if they win this round, they will lose elections. Middle class people are abandoning rethugs over this. Well done!

  • CaliBoGrove

    Best fake Koch deal ever!

  • From Michigan

    Voters remorse is a serious problem for the person they feel that way about. Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker will find this out first hand.

  • http://nobrain.dk Ginny

    Reading some of the anti union troll comments above.

    Remember when President Obama won the election? Remember how the GOP obstructed every fucking thing they could?

    Yeah, well pay back’s a bitch. Just because you win an election doesn’t mean you become a dictator. Republicans hoodwinked poor people into voting for them. Not sure that’s going to happen again in Wisconsin.

  • Registered Independent

    It’s clearly more than just a “prank”. I’m not an elephant or a donkey, I just want good people w/good ideas in office.

    The unions did not ruin our economy. It was ruined by the upper 1-2%, the wealthiest Americans, who are too damned greedy. They aren’t content owning 90% of the USA’s wealth, they want all of it.

    This “prank” is a work of genius and it speaks volumes about the GOP, the bag of shit Governor and their apologists. Everybody trying to downplay it is only trying to reconcile their own conscience.

    It wasn’t the govt or the middle class that destroyed the USA. It was the wealthiest people and their greed. This is obvious…

  • http://BluePlanetAlmanac.com Michael Austin

    Ian Murphy, you’re a clever man, and I thank you mightily for this!

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  • Registered Independent

    PS: Most Americans have more in common with a union worker than a billionaire or a millionaire. You might want to remember this while you choke down the swill from the $100M men who never got a college degree: Sean Hannity (former bartender & construction worker), Glenn Beck, and Rush Limbaugh.

    Why do you suppose these relatively untalented men command over $100M? Is it because they excel at manipulating people dumber than themselves? That’s what is looks like from where I sit. Wake up.

  • kate

    Thanks guys!
    Here are some questions, my friends and I used when we were 10…

    1) Do you have Prince Albert in a can?

    2) Is your refrigerator running?

  • charley

    All I want to say is thank you guy!

  • Winifred

    This is a thing of beauty. Yea and verily shall this go into the record books as one of the greatest phone pranks of all time. Even better than the Woz getting the Vatican back in the day.

    Go you. I’m so proud of y’all right now.

  • T. Barr

    IAN, THANK YOU!!! THANK YOU!!! THANKYOU!!!

    FANTASTIC JOB!!! I AM OVER WHELMED WITH GRATITITUDE!

    YOUR ARE THE BEST PATRIOT EVER!!! YOU, SINGLE HANDEDLY MAY HAVE CHANGED THE COURSE OF HISTORY BY EXPOSING A REPUBLICAN PLOT TO DESYROY THE “AMERICAN DREAM!”

    GOD BLESS YOU!!!

  • Michael

    I’m a pretty committed political centrist who first heard (and deeply appreciated) this story on The Daily Show.

    Frankly, though, after reviewing the full audio (which is more accurate than the typed transcript), I’m little disappointed. It doesn’t play out nearly as badly for the Gov. as I’d hoped. Sure, he’s considered playing a procedural trick on the Dems. Not surprised there. On the “crowd plants” thing: he seems to entertain the idea but has several good reasons for not implementing it. Jon Stewart made that decision (to not use plants in the protesters) sound coldly self-serving, but in the fact the Gov sounds much more human and gives several reasons.

    One thing that must be remembered here is that a Gov that would talk so freely and for so long to a caller feels that he is in the presence of great power–in other words, you can tell that the Gov has deference for Koch. So when he says things like “ok” or sounds semi-approving of some dirty tactics, I think he’s really just being polite to someone he really doesn’t want to piss off.

    Finally, the “piece of ass” comment”–that was actually uttered by the prank caller AFTER the Gov starting speaking (not before)–so I don’t actually think the Gov even responded to that part of the comment (though he was accused of doing so by Greta Van Sustren on Fox News, so they apparently had no problem grilling him about this incident).

    Long story short, as someone who tries very hard to remain objective, I’d have to say Bravo to the prank caller–brilliant, sir–but I think that the “dirt” on the Gov was exaggerated somewhat in the media. But yes–hearing the Gov. candidly discussing the possibility of using underhanded tactics is good stuff.

    My Two Cents. Thanks!

  • Michael

    One more thing–I was surprised that at least two or three times the prank caller insinuates that the Gov has unsavory motives–for instance, reminding the Gov that Koch is “invested” in the outcome of this battle–and the Gov says more than once basically “yeah, well it’s the right thing to do.” In my opinion the Gov’s response there, especially to a very powerful man who essentially asking for a *different* response, seems to indicate that he genuinely and deeply believes in the cause he’s fighting for (whether or not he’s on the right side of the issue is of course an entirely different matter).

  • anon

    Walker Owned :)

  • TMac

    Please to provide the link to where the governor said in public that he had considered sending provocateurs into the protestors… If you cannot report that, then this article did indeed publish something new. SUbsequently, I cannot but suspect that the posters on this board that keep repeating “he said nothing he hasn’t already said publicly” to be dupes form Porter Novelli.

  • Dave

    Interesting call. Certainly got the goods on Walker. Hey just a couple of questions though. If Walker is so close to Koch, er in his back pocket, why didn’t Walker recognize it was not him? Did you change your voice or something? Otherwise it seems as though Walker has never spoken to his right hand man before. I find that a bit odd. Also, too bad Walker didn’t reveal anything new for a great GotYa sound bite. Going to try again. Maybe someone who could do Koch’s voice just right. Then we will really have something.

  • Ted Bulbotz

    “Jack Hammer Says:

    As Journalist for a major media outlet, I find this ruse to be completely repugnant and ethically reprehensible! Whilst my colleagues and I have been working diligently to report solid political information to the public, we are burdened by the despicable “chumbolone,” Ian Murphy and his ill-timed attempt at humor. What an absolute disgrace and undermine to our profession and the entire political process!”

    TRANSLATION: I GOBBLE KOCH!!!!

    Keep up the great work, Beast

  • http://bit.ly/fUnNae Jim Goad

    When you talk about the big money, it’s true that Walker had $9.1 million in campaign contributions compared to $5.5 million for his Democratic rival. But when I looked at the number of INDIVIDUAL contributors, Walker got over three times… as many, whereas numerically, the Demo actually had more “institutions” contributing than Walker did. A much larger percentage of Walker’s monetary haul was from individuals vis-a-vis institutions compared to the Democrat. And Walker got less money OVERALL from institutions than the Democrat did.

    http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=WI&y=2010&f=G

    Look at the top institutional contributors…Walker had, in this order, finance, government, and general business. Barrett had lawyers, government, and finance. So it looks like “big money” was on both sides, but the individual contributors preferred Walker. Doesn’t sound too undemocratic or rigged by “big money” to me.

    Walker got MORE money, but that seems due to the fact that more individuals wanted him. The true “big money,” the institutions, gave more to the Democrat…unless I’m missing something. Unlike Rachel Maddow, I allow that possibility.

    I don’t like Democrats or Republicans. If, after looking at the numbers, I thought Walker was bought out and the other guy had a grass-roots campaign, I would have said so. But the “sold out to big money” theory doesn’t seem supported by the facts in this case.

    Also: 7 out of the 10 wealthiest members of Congress are Democrats: http://bit.ly/gxmcXO

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  • http://.com Jacko

    Your website is retarded.

  • DND

    First, this was unethical in itself. What you call his “ethical” violation is not even true. He is speaking of the unions putting up the senators for their political support and not doing their job. Your false person offered him a visit to California after this was finished, not to pay him to come out for doing something in particular for him. There is no violation of interest in this.
    Secondly, nothing he says indicates that he is doing anything other than what he says he is doing.
    I may not agree with everything that is in this bill, but I do disagree with how the Union and the Senators are reacting to it. The big losers in this are the students that miss school because teachers have left their classrooms. I say this, being a school teacher myself, because we need to show that we do care more about our teaching than we do about our “jobs.” Schools are set up for the students, not for the politicians.
    Finally, having been a member of the teacher’s union I can honestly say they haven’t done much for me in my decades of teaching. About the only thing I’ve seen them do is reach out a political arm to try and stop the progression of teaching methods when it interfered with their political power and the amount of money they would receive.
    We need to start taking away some of the political power of these huge organizations. It has to start somewhere.

  • Impressed!

    Bravo Ian! Simply masterful . . . you caught the incredulous jerk lying to his constituency, if not the nation. Walker is an embarrassment.

    What would it take for the voters of Wisconsin to recall or impeach Walker? Even if the votes aren’t there, the voters deserve another chance to vote, now that they know what a dishonest sleezebag they elected.

  • Patrick Robbins

    Thank you so much for doing this—for the idea and the balls. I’m a little disappointed that you weren’t able to get more, that it seemed you weren’t quite sure how to make a few more comments that would have, say, directly linked the Koch brothers’ energy interests with Walker’s sell-off of Wisconsin’s publicly owned power plants, but I guess you can’t have everything.

    You may be interested to know that a protest against the Koch brothers lobbying group that set up shop in Madison just about a block away from the Capitol (and just two weeks before Walker was elected) is scheduled for today at 4:00 p.m. I predict many more such protests to come.

    Again, thanks!

  • http://- DaDa

    In New York, giving only a fictitious name does not constitute false impersonation. Under New York law, criminal impersonation is committed when an individual “[i]mpersonates another and does an act in such assumed character with intent to obtain a benefit or to injure or defraud another” (N.Y. Penal Law § 190.25 [McKinney 1996]). In other words, it is illegal to impersonate a real person, but not a fictitious one. Thus, if Carol forges Ann’s name on checks made out to Ann so that Carol can cash the checks, Carol could be guilty of false impersonation — but only if Ann is a real person. Such laws are designed to protect innocent people from the losses they may incur owing to the wrongful acts of others and to restore any loss of dignity and reputation they may have suffered as a result of impersonation

    Read more: http://www.answers.com/topic/impersonation#ixzz1EtVN5NIp

  • BlueJade

    Thank you for what you did.

  • http://www.whatnowtoons.com what now toons

    I love what you did with this call to Scott Walker, I was so impressed that i made it the topic of my weekly left of center political cartoon series.
    It’s up now
    http://www.whatnowtoons.com

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  • Dennis

    The fact of the matter is that Walker handled a “rich old coot” rather well, (placate the money-bags while not really saying much of anything). In fact he was a bit self depricating as he pointed out that this was nothing as big as Reagan’s shutting down of PATCO. I do so hope Mr Murphy is sued for fraud as this is an open and shut case. As far as the complete lack of respect and basic lawlessness of this little fraud, of course, you will be the first against the wall when the revolution comes. I will then laugh myself silly. Hey, if you are sued, you can write a rambling personal monograph from prison a la Hitler and make tons of money. Sounds like a plan!

  • Bernard Guerrero

    Good stuff! I’m heartened to see that he’s sincerely hanging tough and aiming to crush the unions ala Reagan & PATCO or Thatcher and the coal-mining clowns. Good work, Scott!

  • Josh Brown

    I absolutely love that you did this! I am a union member myself and we need alot more people going after this scum on the Right! They lie about and spin every issue they can and for some crazy reason American people believe it and vote these clowns in. We need to start to put in Democrats with a SPINE who are more on the Progressive end of things and destroy the Silver Spoons of this country. By SILVER SPOONS I mean the Republican Party!

  • blip

    Man, I can’t believe he bought this. I mean, I’m all against Walker’s agenda, but I can’t believe he fell for such an under-developed ruse… All Murphy kept saying is “beautiful” and he sounded just like a college kid playing a prank. Sorry, Murphy, but you ain’t got the voice or material for it.
    Still, very enlightning…

  • http://mdanke@frontiernet.net modantel

    Ian, you are the BEST!! – We love you in Wisconsin!! – Those with negative opinions, are simply jealous – that they didn’t get the applause and notoriety for this fantastic exposure of the corruption in our government – and the level of those with power – are willing to stoop – to maintain that power! Gov Walker keeps throwing the work “democracy” out there, but doesn’t know what it means when it’s applied to him and his dictatorial method of governing.

  • anteprepro

    Gotta love the conservatards are split between saying “meh, just a prank phone call, big deal” and those seriously entertaining the idea of Ian Murphy getting hit with legal charges for fraud for this.

    This is a very childish/CRIMINAL deed which can be best described as “of no consequence”/”serious fucking business!”.

    Obviously, they must not have gotten a fax of the talking points for this issue yet.

  • Pa

    Let the truth be told. Our country is up for sale to the highest bidder. What moral standing do we have in this world?

  • Growup

    Lying is lying no matter what you are trying to prove.

  • http://www.billyandhoward.com Slicer

    Protip for servants: When your master calls you to get a report, make sure it’s actually your master.

    The More You Know!

  • yabecoo

    Way to go Gov. Walker. Keep up the good fight. If Obama can have his puppet masters from SEIU and AFL-CIO over for daily strategy meetings take all the call from your allies you want. The Beast is a bunch of chikenshit cunts anyway.

  • anteprepro

    “Lying is lying no matter what you are trying to prove.”

    Spoken like a clever middle schooler who thinks he knows how the world works by having watched a particularly large number of Disney movies.

  • blip

    “The Beast is a bunch of chikenshit cunts anyway”
    Everybody leaving a comment is a chickenshit cunt, dumbass.

  • http://glpiggy.net Chuck

    You libs’ threshold for “good job” is about as elevated as a Special Olympics high jump bar.

    Walker demurred Murphy’s entrapment on the “vested interest” dig – which is central to you guys’ argument that Walker is in the pocket of big business.

    He said “well that’s just it. We’re going to get the world moving here because it’s the right thing to do.”

    So you may not agree with Walker, but he doesn’t seem to be in this for the money for himself or his benefactors. He’s doing this on principle, but libs don’t agree with his principles so they try to make his politics seem nefarious.

    Also, you must remember that the Koch’s are more than financial backers (they gave a total of about $100k to Walker through a pack called Koch Industries PAC – some secret cabal); they are ideological lamplights for the right. They are respected in that regard.

    http://glpiggy.net/2011/02/24/shitty-fake-koch-ian-murphys-lameness/

  • anteprepro

    I must have missed the memo where Obama refused to talk to Republican politicians and was adamant about not negotiating with them on legislation. Given all the right-wing whining here bringing up Obama as a supposedly suitable comparison to Walker, Wisconsin Ranger, that is. I mean, the alternative is to believe that right-wingers just mindlessly rail against Obama for no good reason. And we all know that couldn’t possibly be the case!

  • Marshi Anthony

    Unions help to create a middleclass. Without a middleclass you have the rich and the poor. No in between. Then you get legalized slavery. The rich pay you what they want to pay you. Take it or leave. Isn’t this bad for the economy. Less disposal income means less consumer spending, which means less jobs which translate to less revenue to states. Sounds like a bad plan to me considering we need more jobs.

  • Sadie

    I think the caller was leading the conversation. The Gov. didn’t say anything incriminating nor damning. As for Unions — why do people in them think a company OWES them something? Your job is service to that company – period. How can a union demand a specific % of a raise? or ‘x’ amount for a pension? IN this day and age, many companies can’t sustain that sort of drain. Think about it…if you owned a company, would you want to deal with a union ? Unions are becoming a bygone era of the 50′s and 60′s.

  • Sadie

    at Marshi… You get paid for what you are worth. Have a marketable skill or a desirable expertise, the world’s your oyster. Supply and demand… part of what makes America’s capitalistic charm unique !

  • VAinWI

    THANK YOU!

  • http://glpiggy.net Chuck

    You libs’ threshold for “good job” is about as elevated as a Special Olympics high jump bar.

    Walker demurred Murphy’s entrapment on the “vested interest” dig – which is central to you guys’ argument that Walker is in the pocket of big business.

    He said “well that’s just it. We’re going to get the world moving here because it’s the right thing to do.”

    So you may not agree with Walker, but he doesn’t seem to be in this for the money for himself or his benefactors. He’s doing this on principle, but libs don’t agree with his principles so they try to make his politics seem nefarious.

    Also, you must remember that the Koch’s are more than financial backers (they gave a total of about $100k to Walker through a pack called Koch Industries PAC – some secret cabal); they are ideological lamplights for the right. They are respected in that regard.

  • Dread Pirate Roberts

    Criminal impersonation is a crime in NY. You IDIOT Murphy!! I hope you go to jail! Maybe some good liberal in jail will bend you over.

  • Vickie Everest

    You are a liberal loon. Your hate spew is like wallering in pig feces. You sir are not a journalist. You are more like a liar. My hope is that people see you for who you are. And turn their heads away from your spewed hatred. People are finally waking up to liberal ideology and saying “No thanks” I will pray for you sir.

  • Dread Pirate Roberts

    Get a real job Murphy!! Your opinion sucks, you azz smells and you you need a fraakin bath!

  • anteprepro

    at Sadie: yeah, fuck Unions! Workers aren’t OWED anything for their work, and sure as hell shouldn’t be getting benefits, or vacation time, or health insurance if the noble Corporation feels that it doesn’t really feel like giving it. The workers will get the rights that the enlightened,infallible and totally altruistic Corporation feels that the workers should have, and if they don’t like it, they can always unemploy themselves and search desperately for a job for people that are less oppressive. The very idea of protecting the rights of workers is soooo 1920′s. And obviously, if you have a marketable talent, you can get any job you want and be immune to exploitation! God knows people with unique talents that don’t rely on anyone else for their success are virtually bursting from the rafters in our country! It’s why are politicians are genius self-made men and the poor are all undeserving ne’erdowells who just didn’t have the talent or the energy to make something of themselves. God Bless Capitalism!!!

  • Dread Pirate Roberts

    I just heard the conversation, and this asshole left out the important part!! LOL @ this fake journalist!!

  • Dread Pirate Roberts

    God Bless Capitalism!!! Bust all unions! They will have you believe that if we don’t give the unions, free medical, free retirement, that the middle class will fold!! You dumb muther effers!!!! LMAO

  • Tecla Loup

    Having been a Beast fan for quite some time, I’ve been constantly giggling ever since I heard this yesterday afternoon! And congrats on your interview last evening on MSNBC, not to mention the quotes on Maddow and Ed. Keep up the good work.

  • anteprepro

    Yeah, if we don’t give the workers in unions medical care or pensions, obviously they’ll still live. Buncha whiners. Also: fuck weekends, the minimum wage, anti-child labor laws, and unemployment benefits. Librul morons roflolcopters. The middle class will still exist, even without those things! And the corporations will be much happier, making for a better economy! A win-win!

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  • Most Concerning

    I am just curious about walker discussing an ongoing investigation with a private citizen who does not even live in the state. Is this legal? Is this an impeachable offense? If they are investigating who paid for the exile of the State Senators..is this something he should be talking about… he is basically making accusations and presumptions of guilt. Does he have probable cause…he or the DA for this investigation…or is it an intemidation tactic? Wow…what a moron.

  • Warfdude

    This was very interesting and extemely enlightening, but what you did is identity theft… you are going to do jail time beast. I can’t imagine someone with the deep pockets like David Koch standing by and letting you use his name in this way.

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  • anteprepro

    Identity theft? I must have missed the part of the conversation where Ian asked Walker to put some charges on Koch’s credit card.

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  • Marshi Anthony

    to Sadie, If Capitalism works, then why are we taxpayers subsudizing rich businesses and corporation. Does capitalism involve taking from the mass (taxpayers) and giving to the rich. Does capitalism involve buying a politician to get breaks favors. Or make more money. Capitalism doesn’t seem to really work in US it’s just sounds good.

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  • http://kennethmarkhoover.com Kenneth Mark Hoover

    That was hilarious. What started out as a prank phone call ended up ripping the scab off Walker and how he toddles to the command of Koch.

    Excellent work!

  • Dennis

    to Marshi..I always liked the joke, The difference between capitalism and socialism is that in capitalism, man takes advantage of his fellow man and in socialism, it is the other way around. Funny and true, but the only hope is capitalism with a moral society because capitalism is the only hope for progress, production, and freedom. Governments enslave and do not produce, unions enlsave and don’t produce, period. The only hitch is the old moral society which doesnt exist anymore, as typified my Mr Murphy.

  • Sadie

    to Marshi – Sure capitalism works in the US. Taxpayers wind up subsidizing companies such as the car makers because the unions were squeezing every freakin’ dime out of the companies. The car guys couldn’t keep increasing the price of the cars to keep up with what they had to pay workers and profits plummeted–while the ‘competition’ was doing fine. In govt unions, and in this case, the only recourse is to raise taxes or make concessions as a whole — but since the union is digging in, the irony is that that rather than everyone tighten their belts and keeping everyone’s job (which for many can’t be even found in these lean times), lay offs will be inevitable for some of those people. So the all for one and one for all Union rhetoric just sounds good to the union bosses.

  • Heather, Wisconsin

    THIS WAS SO FUCKING AWESOME!!!!!! Good for you! It’s about time he is exposed for what he is. An egotistical bastard!!! For all of you that think the union workers don’t pay their fair share. We’ll be laughing right back at you when your business closes because no one is buying from your store. Here on the west side of the state we’ll be buying from Minnesota and Iowa!!! On the southern side, Illinois baby!!

  • Heather, Wisconsin

    @Sadie, ya, that’s why they can afford to give their workers a $4,000 bonus this year. Bottom line is that the middle class pays the big business’ salaries!!!!!! You are so stupid that you need to stop talking!!

  • Sadie

    Darth Furious… Look bud, someone has crawled up your butt and died. Sorry you have to spew so much hate and fowl language to strangers. Chill out.

  • John Campbell

    Amazing. What’s alleged to be Gov. Walker having an ethical issue is actually Murphy et al showing no ethics, morals, principles, not surprisingly a liar.

    Walker tries to carry on a conversation with someone who is lying about who he is. Walker tries to be respectful and not cause a problem with the caller who falsely is impersonating Koch.

    So what dose Walker say when placed between a rock and hard place for how to get along? “………….. it’s all about getting our freedoms back…”

    Bottom line is even this alleged transcript is openly riddled with extra commentary in an attempt to condemn Walker. Well, it failed. Walker did a good job at keeping an alleged supporter happy without having to comment nor commit to anything of the baited trap that was thrown at him. Actions speak for themselves and that goes both ways.Next time you might consider trying something that at least has some effort at integrity.

    By the way, I didn’t miss the little snide regarding people with “money”. The jealousy thing coupled with the rest of it shows for itself. Typical leftist trash. Never anything handled on the basis of it’s merit. Always jealousy and the idea that somehow anything that doesn’t go the leftist way isn’t “fair”. Next you’ll be telling us all about our ‘needs’ and making yourself the arbiter of what people ‘need’.

  • BobBerkeley

    I was born, raised and have lived in California–Northern California and Southern California–all my life. NO ONE in this state calls it “Cali”! Not workers, not farmers, not dopers, not surfers, not porn stars, and–at the bottom of the gene sink–not billionaires. When you said, “I’ll fly you out to Cali,” that would have alerted anyone that the call was bogus. That fact that “Cali” dropped right through Walker’s brain pan shows that all he knows about America is his dickhead ideology.

  • Sadie

    Hey…for all you peeps spewing hate and revenge, get the dang chip off your shoulder. What makes this country great is that we have a choice… change jobs, go to school, and stop pointing fingers and pushing blame. One of the most successful (and biggest philanthropist) is Bill Gates… he didn’t finish college.

  • Ozinator

    Sadie, you’re nuts.

    Bravo Murphy…well done.

  • J. Waxham

    Great point 224, no one in your state calls it “Cali”. Is Walker from Cali? Would he know if this bozo was making a “cali” faux pas? I think not. BTW, you’re all porn stars out there.

  • Rob, embarrassed Wisconsinite

    This guy is a joke. Makes me embarrassed to be from Wisconsin. Sad to see all you need to be governor is be well spoken and look decent in a suit. This guy is a lunatic.

  • Rob, embarrassed Wisconsinite

    223. The guy is the governor, I think he as other ways of “not causing a problem with” the Koch-impersonator. The fact is Walker is on record saying he isn’t on friendly terms with the Koch brothers, so why is he talking to him at all? Not even mentioning that he is chatting pretty candidly with him about things. I’m from here and there is no way I could personally talk to the governor by calling the Capital and asking for him. I’m not a billionaire who throws huge sums of money at Republican campaigns and concerns.

    Listen to the recording, it will tell you what the transcript doesn’t without the commentary. I suppose first you have to know what you are talking about to understand what is being done here. If this was just about balancing a budget, why is the union busting even a concern? Why is that the Republican stumbling block if this is only about immediate dollars and cents? This doesn’t even get into the no-bid contract for private companies to build and run Wisconsin’s power plants that is thrown in with this budget bill. This is criminal.

  • http://glpiggy.net Chuck

    @229. The Kochs are leading lights of the conservative/Libertarian movement. A Republican talking to a Koch would be like a Democrat talking to Bill Clinton. “What? Bill Clinton wants to talk to me?”

    The Kochs donated $100,000 or so to Walker’s campaign, but the donate to about every free market minded politician out there.

    *Public* union busting is being considered here because unions will continue to push for more government and more pay. Once this budget crisis is over, unionized government workers will start saying “oh, I see you have a surplus, gimme more.” Plus, it is objectively wrong for government workers to fight for money from the giant pool of taxpayer dollars. They are in the unique position of being able to strike and agitate for money that belongs to the people – not some corporation who can make the choice whether to cooperate with workers or not. If these workers’ “employers” – the taxpayers – don’t like their raw deal, they can’t just go out of business. They must pay their taxes or suffer the consequences.

    And on top of that, public unions creates a vicious cycle where union dues go to finance politicians who maintain the very cycle by which they extract money from the state budget.

    Assuming you’re a liberal, how do you respond to the fact that FDR opposed public unionization?

  • Marshi Anthony

    Sadie I know many may not agree however, I’d rather loan you money(bailout) than to give you money(unemployment benefits) at least i have a chance at getting it back. And it costs me less and provides more money in the economy. Smart move to me.

  • joe conservative

    Exposing nothing but yourself – typical commie hit piece!

  • Tom

    You should be prosecuted for interferring with a government offical while acting in his offical capacity. I will write down all your sponsors nsames and never buy anything from them..if I have any orders ( or my friends) will will cancel them.
    I strongly disagree with what you did and it is to late to apologize.
    I won;t be following you blog…..I been a silent long enough.

  • Tom

    And I am going to run a virus scan after visiting your website and clean out all “tracking cookies’ as I think you website is not safe.

  • Becky

    Thanks Ian Murphy! We need more ppl like you!

  • Kadius Suidak

    oops another duplicate post, wow my finger just slipped, ha ha ha

    Thanks for setting the record straight, now all of America knows that liberals will stoop, (even though thought impossible from the level they already have sunk to) ever lower to do anything.

    Your prankster lied, so what credibility does that leave you with…zero.

    And now you will be sued by a billionaire for using his name for financial gain…I love it.

    Oh yes, you advertise on your web site and you have an idiot who seems to have put out an email expressing the hits you would get, oh for all the fun.

    It is illegal if you:
    1.) Do it to defraud people for money.
    2.) Do it to access someone’s bank account
    3.) Do it to impersonate law enforcement
    4.) Do it to pretend to be a member of a licensed profession and give advice. (It’s illegal to pretend to be a doctor and answer questions on Yahoo Answers.)
    5.) Pretend to be a minor and hit on other minors. (If you are not a minor)
    6.) Damage the reputation of the person you impersonate or the people whose photos you use.
    7.) Violate the copyright of the photos you use
    8.) Sign an agreement as part of the account application that promises you won’t do this.

    Better call the leftist liberal Nazi lawyers association, don’t worry in New York City it’s a local call.

    Oh its number 6 for now, oh happy day when the liberal idiots fall away!

    kadius suidak

    Email address, get real, do you have hackers on the payroll too?

    All of the above statements are my opinion and do not represent any other person’s thoughts implied or not implied. The reader has the responsibility to die and if liberal at a faster rate than the average person in a New York City ally way.

  • Kadius Suidak

    liberals love being treated rudely, is that true why yes it is…another duplicate post, ha ha ha ha ha

    Thanks for setting the record straight, now all of America knows that liberals will stoop, (even though thought impossible from the level they already have sunk to) ever lower to do anything.

    Your prankster lied, so what credibility does that leave you with…zero.

    And now you will be sued by a billionaire for using his name for financial gain…I love it.

    Oh yes, you advertise on your web site and you have an idiot who seems to have put out an email expressing the hits you would get, oh for all the fun.

    It is illegal if you:
    1.) Do it to defraud people for money.
    2.) Do it to access someone’s bank account
    3.) Do it to impersonate law enforcement
    4.) Do it to pretend to be a member of a licensed profession and give advice. (It’s illegal to pretend to be a doctor and answer questions on Yahoo Answers.)
    5.) Pretend to be a minor and hit on other minors. (If you are not a minor)
    6.) Damage the reputation of the person you impersonate or the people whose photos you use.
    7.) Violate the copyright of the photos you use
    8.) Sign an agreement as part of the account application that promises you won’t do this.

    Better call the leftist liberal Nazi lawyers association, don’t worry in New York City it’s a local call.

    Oh its number 6 for now, oh happy day when the liberal idiots fall away!

    kadius suidak

    Email address, get real, do you have hackers on the payroll too?

    All of the above statements are my opinion and do not represent any other person’s thoughts implied or not implied. The reader has the responsibility to die and if liberal at a faster rate than the average person in a New York City ally way.

  • UnionMan

    Poetry. Democracy will cull out these bastards.

  • Kadius Suidak

    snappy is dead

  • http://www.bitmeintheass.com Angel

    Very funny!!!

  • Momaflippen

    This is what we are teaching our kids? How to be unethical? It is ok as long as it makes you “journalist?”
    Feel good about yourself. Americans wonder way we can not trust each other, this is why.
    You are the responsible person to report the truth not make up a lie to force a lie. Did you ever think that
    Walker is playing you? And your Oh so sneaky lie?

  • Norl Hodnett

    Excellent – Awesome – we need more like you, many more.

  • Red

    Excellent work. The right-wing crybabies are squealing about how this was an ‘underhanded’ tactic.
    Bullshit. There is absolutely no obligation to ‘fight fair’, especially when there is such a vast disparity in power.
    These assholes use the same pseudo-logic to claim that blowing people up from afar with a predator drone is somehow a more humane and less cowardly way of conducting warfare than suicide bombs.

  • Norl Hodnett

    To Clarify my earlier post: it was not in response to the comments from Momadippen – it was intended to praise the excellent work of Mr. Murphy, thank you for your great work in unmasking the Nazi, we hear about the dictators in the middle east however, the replubicans are no better.

  • Norl Hodnett

    I say Bravo – fight fire with fire, an eye for an eye, the GOP can dish it out but cannot take it, use whatever it takes to beat them at
    their own game, Expose the tactics of those lying, cheating, double talking, money grabbing Right wing puppets of the rich.

  • Murphy, Wisconsin

    since when is collective bargaining a right, Me and many other private workers dont have collective bargaining. We dont make the terms of our
    employment, our employers do. If we don’t like the terms of the employment opportunity then we just have to move the on and find some other
    job cause there are plenty of other people seeking the job and would be willing to take it. state workers are afraid of losing their jobs that is why
    they’re freaking out. Many people would love the opportunity to work for the state, great pay, great salary, and great hours. All this bill is doing is
    fixing the budget and flushing out the state workers that don’t really want their jobs because if they really wanted their jobs they would be doing
    them instead of walking around the capital holding up signs and chanting, “kill the bill”. they think they’re making a statement, well thats precisely
    it, they’re saying they dont really care about their jobs because any private employer would fire these protesters in an instant because he/she
    doesnt have the time and money to put up with that shit. the private employer has to think about getting things done fast and efficiently and its
    about time the government starts doing that too.

  • Anteprepro

    “BAAAAWW! If I don’t have collective bargaining, NO ONE CAN!!”

    Wisconsin Murphy sure lorves to let employers have absolute control over their sla…umm…indentured s…eh…employees.
    And he’s apparently found out that Walker is just cutting jobs now! Fantastic news! I guess all this union-busting noise was an elaborate ruse!
    And, of course, protesting is simply unforgivable. I mean, really now…(Pay no attention to Tea Party behind the curtain!)

  • colombe loef

    Koch…hmm, I think Walker was on to this. Would never hold in court.

  • whatev

    Best little gotcha expose since Planned Parenthood was caught giving advice on how to skirt those ridiculous statutory rape laws.

  • MarcellusShale

    Congratulations! If your goal was to prove that Walker is actually doing EXACTLY what he promised to do,……you did an OUTSTANDING job! Nice article about “sucking off soldiers”, by the way. Who do you think secured your rights to print whatever you want and call it journalism? Enjoy your self proclaimed fame.

  • John Puma

    Our “economic system” is proudly and unabashedly based on individual greed.

    If one is too lazy, stupid or self-hating to NOT find oneself a union job then one is simply un-America.

    That is, to the extent that 1) a union will get you better pay, work conditions and benefits for the same work,
    i.e. the greed “ethic,” and 2) our “economic system” has been conflated with the governmental system by
    the hyper-greedy and their authority-licking puppets, i.e. it is un-American to question the “economic system.”

    If you don’t run on greed and have to hold your nose to function in the “economic system,” then strengthen
    the unions so that more people can actually realize the much-publicized (see hyper-greedy, above) potential
    of living in this country, in spite of the jerk-wad “economic system.”

    (Thanks for the call to Gov. S. Muammar Walker )

  • 7o4

    The State of Wisconsin thanks you my friend. At least the ones without shit for brains.
    Walker needs to take his Koch outta the working man’s budget hole.
    I’ll buy you a beer when the ethics board bitch slaps this dolt straight to Cali.

  • Anteprepro

    “Nice article about “sucking off soldiers”, by the way. Who do you think secured your rights to print whatever you want and call it journalism?”

    So the message is: Never, ever write a joke that might slightly pertain to soldiers at all. Because they gave us the freedom to make jokes.

    The conservative brain is such a marvel. Such a paradox; working entirely because of its total lack of function.

  • MarcellusShale

    “working entirely because of its total lack of function”

    Similar to Unionized Public Employees…..

  • brenda

    You’re brilliant and thoroughly enjoyed your conversation w/Governor Walker! What an ass he is !!!
    from a socialist Californian

  • Jima

    Great conversation. Too bad 20% of the dialogue was edited out of the print version.
    Walker clearly has a plan and commitment to take out the public sector unions.
    You ought to be afraid. He is no dummy, he is serious and has a serious plan.

    Much more serious than pontificating, name-calling, and misrepresentation, because
    it sounds like his plan has expectations and contingincies to deal with those issues.

    Unlike the reactionary unions who are just bussing in outsiders, and generally alienating
    rank and file private sector workers.

    Great interview.

  • John Furner

    The latest news is about Army Generals brainwashing Congressional Plutocrat idiots to fund the war in Afghanistan, just like the did for Viet Nam! And the news media does not have a clue as to how it is accomplished. It is simple as to why perpetual war will continue to kill our young troops (very few generals are on the front lines).

    Mega-defense corporations own congress and Army generals.

    Every Army general will eventually retire after 20 years and are still young enough for a second career with a mega-corporation (their resumes to mega-corporations tell them so).

    If you are a mega-defense corporation and want to sell your products to a war effort, just tell a congressional plutocrat to vote for the procurement or suffer no funding. Although mega-corporations are funding republicans at about a 90% level, the other 10% funds democrats to vote for the procurement and other bills.

    It is strictly about profit and NOT about the despicable deaths of our troops and the 100s of thousands of innocent civilians. This is the state of our National Security think tanks.

    Do you think that they could have eradicated Al Qaeda years ago, but didn’t to keep their “dreams” alive? I do!

    From the Revolutionary war to the end of the Gulf war– 2,757,196 American combat troops have died for our Democracy and NOT for the amoral, greedy, and despicable Plutocracy. In other words, this is a monumental sacrifice of precious life, if we allow our Democracy to perish into a greedy corporate-run plutocratic government. We are about to cross over into a fully functional Plutocracy…shame on us…shame on our country!

    We HAVE crossed over into a fully functional Plutocracy. And the FBI should be behind the scenes in MI to ensure the KOCH BASTARDS DON’T BUY OFF THE INDEPENDENT ETHICS COMMITTEE!

    The jackass media could help save our democracy (msnbc tries) but BILLIONS IN ADS IS JUST TOO IMPORTANT!

    Regards,

    John

  • Anteprepro

    “working entirely because of its total lack of function”
    “Similar to Unionized Public Employees….”

    Hi-larious! Also: citation needed.

  • http://www.whatnowtoons.com what now toons

    Caught your interview on Randi Rhodes, Right on man! You did great with this Scott Walker prank!
    I write & draw a weekly left
    of center political cartoon, and this week it’s your event.
    it’s up now on my site http://www.whatnow toons.com
    Randi also put it on her home page.

  • Murphy, Wisconsin

    @Anteprepro—i never said protesting was unforgivable? but i know that most private workers wouldnt put up with it
    when they know they can hire someone else who would stop bitchin and just do the job. and private employers dont ever have
    “absolute control” over their employees (or as you call them “slaves”) they have the right to leave whenever they want
    if they dont like the terms of employment. and yes he is trying to weaken the union because its the power of the union that
    controls the money and the cost of things.

  • http://www.pieman.org aron pieman kay

    congrats to the buffaalo beast for facilitating an electronic pieman of pharoah scott rot walker…thereby fucking up the repukelicans

  • http://www.gimeweb.com/ Bennie Walton

    In this fake Koch and Walker piece you hardly had to say anything and Walker just spilled all like he was reporting to a boss, so we do know who one of his bosses is at least. What is so sad though is that there are plenty of non-union people who believe that these concession or even the destruction of the Unions aren’t going to hurt them, all the while they don’t understand they have already been hurt a great deal by the weakening and destruction of many private unions. Case in point, where are the jobs and the work — not in America. Another case in point where are the wages — mostly stagnant and in many parts of the country declining. Unions set the standards for labor in many ways. They got a little bit too arrogant and too big for their britches in some respect, but labor took the high road because of unions.

  • http://www.pieman.org aron pieman kay

    congrats to the buffaalo beast for facilitating an electronic pieing of pharoah scott rot walker…thereby fucking up the repukelicans

    Posted on February 24th, 2011 at 9:44 pm

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  • http://www.gimeweb.com/ Bennie Walton

    Sorry for the long lines, I thought was going to a word wrap once submitted.

  • Jay

    This post and the subsequent comments are disgraceful and sick. You are truly demented.

  • Kate

    This is a little too convenient. I find it hard to believe that Scott Walker would launch into a diatribe without any sort of introduction, even though I completely agree that he’s an idiot and an evil opponent of American worker’s rights. It’s scripted and contrived, and sounds like part of the propaganda machine. Who paid you off Buffalo Beast?

    • http://nanobotswillenslaveusall.wordpress.com/ Josh Bunting

      Kate, you know the Governor admitted that it’s his voice on the audio, right?

  • Happy

    Great work! Thank you from Wisconsin!!

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  • http://www.aol.com Beastie Boy

    Murphy …you now opened up a new idea. Go do the same to Obama.

  • Anteprepro

    Paranoid much, Kate? Brush up on all of the comments saying how everything that Walker says is “No big deal” and call back in the morning.
    As for Mr. Wisconsin Murphy: A day off the job to “bitch” about legislation that takes away collective bargaining rights is very serious business, I see.
    The unions control the cost of payment for employees. They defend the employees. Without them, business can freely race for the bottom in regards
    to payment and benefits and everyone else can do fuck-all about it. You can go somewhere else, but if there is no union to argue on your behalf,
    what’s to stop that new place from pulling the same douchebaggery? We’ve been to that place before.
    To attempt to lower prices at the expense of workers’ salaries is the most assbackwards logic I’ve ever experienced.
    Which is amazing, considering I’ve heard the opinions of other Republicans.

  • Anteprepro

    Beastie Boy, one question: Why? Give one good reason why he should “do the same to Obama”. Doing the same to Obama has been
    brought up four or so times so far, and none with any justification at all.

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  • Kate

    Antepropro: Yeah, maybe I am paranoid. With good reason. The media is a manipulative monopoly and Buffalo Beast isn’t immune to dollar signs. To be clear, I am fully on the side of Unions and worker’s rights, but in my experience, the powers that be are able to almost immediately squash any outlash against them in order to control the “popular opiniion.” So, yeah, paranoid, or skeptical, or cynical. Call it what you will. I’d like to think this was all an innocent prank that caught one of the “powers” off-guard, but trusting media is not in my repertoire. This is all too convenient and plays into the Tea Party’s gig to get the uninformed population on their side. If it wasn’t, this audio would not be accessible to any of us at this point. People – everyone, thinking or not thinking – all people deserve truth, and that is all I want. But in this age, where is it, really? I don’t trust everything I read, see, hear, and no one should. Unfortunately, many do, and that is what the media empire counts on. Buffalo Beast, prove yourself, or I’m not buying this. It sounds like a nice paycheck to me.

  • Amy

    Love this….brilliant, timely, and much appreciated by a teacher whose state is pushing the same agenda.

  • Kate

    Antepropro: Yeah, maybe I am paranoid. With good reason. The media is a manipulative monopoly and Buffalo Beast isn’t immune to dollar signs.
    To be clear, I am fully on the side of Unions and worker’s rights, but in my experience, the powers that be are able to almost immediately squash
    any outlash against them in order to control the “popular opiniion.” So, yeah, paranoid, or skeptical, or cynical. Call it what you will. I’d like to think
    this was all an innocent prank that caught one of the “powers” off-guard, but trusting media is not in my repertoire. This is all too convenient and
    plays into the Tea Party’s gig to get the uninformed population on their side. If it wasn’t, this audio would not be accessible to any of us at this
    point. People – everyone, thinking or not thinking – all people deserve truth, and that is all I want. But in this age, where is it, really? I don’t trust
    everything I read, see, hear, and no one should. Unfortunately, many do, and that is what the media empire counts on. Buffalo Beast, prove
    yourself, or I’m not buying this. It sounds like a nice paycheck to me.

  • Terry in Alaska

    The government should investigate these comments made by Walker. It sure sounded to me like he subvertingly asked Koch for $1M in return for his work once it was finished., i.e., killing the Public Employee’s Union in Wisconson. After all Murphy (impersonating Koch) had already thrown out there that once this ordeal was over, Koch would have to bring Walker out to CA and do somethig really nice for him. At that point Walker gleefully said “ya” and then said something about “thanks a million”.

    We had a similar situation in the Alaska Legislature whereby a State Legislator put his hand out in a very discret manner, by making comments about money without asking for it directly. It was all recorded and part of an FBI sting involving oilman Bill Allen. It was known amoung legislators that Bill Allen handedout money for favors , however in this case the FBI was already deal making with Allen who was cooperating with the FBI in order to keep his own hide out of prison. To make a long story short, 4 Alaska legislators are currently serving time in prison for solicitating and accepting bribes from Bill Allen.

    Just my opinion but I think there is some ammo there. At the very least Walker should resign over the many unethical statements he made.

  • Jess

    I don’t even know you, but this made me want to kiss you on the fucking mouth.
    LOVE that you were able to do this, AMAZING work!

  • carlito

    This is great and too bad this hasn’t been shared with Amy Goodman, KPFK.org. She also is on satellite TV, worldwide. This is red meat for her.
    She can really give this Serious exposure…and reach lots of people. They are anti-war, pro union, they back up Wicki-leaks, etc. This is
    truth to the bone….can not run for the REAL DEAL….Keep up the good Work Randi!!!They key is for the Attorney General to dig her heels in
    and make a move—-sooner than LATER!!!

  • Anteprepro

    Alright, Kate, you make a good point. But don’t be too distrustful of The Beast. They have a few similar pranks under their belt, they’re not
    mainstream media, and they’re not outright lying because apparently Walker’s office has acknowledged that this event did in fact occur.

    And, noting the fact that you needed to retype your comment, because some prick upthread decided to warp this page by adding a giant line
    of slashes, I must say the following:
    Fuck you Kadius Suidak.

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  • Paul Mike

    This recording strongly reinforces my support for Gov. Walker and his initiative to limit collective bargaining rights of some State employees. Thanks for all you do!

  • LC

    You ROCK!!!! It would be awesome if you could come to a rally in Madison, WI!!

  • Jeremiah Lewis

    Why can’t I hear the audio from Walker’s end of the line? Is he suing or something?

  • diane

    I really don’t think this is anything.
    He says in private exactly what he says in public.
    This type of trashy journalism is why people hate reporters!
    Stay out of Wisconsin and let us fight our own battles!
    We don’t need scummy stuff like this!

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  • Kate

    Anteprepro, Thanks for your response. I would like to be more trustful and more hopeful. I’d like to think the People have a shot at gaining some
    power through this situation. Wouldn’t that be refreshing? And, I’d like to believe that independent media, like the Buffalo Beast, exists and is
    immune to the control center of our society. And all of that is my hope. I hear you, and I’m in.
    Josh Bunting, I do know that the walker’s people admitted it’s his voice. But that just plays into the skepticism… if they’re willing to admit it, and
    don’t try to stop it, then doesn’t that suggest that perhaps they’re “ok” with the messages being out there? Experience proves that denial and
    obfuscation is the game if something gets out that our politico doesn’t want out… think about it. People really need to stop buying bullsh*t for
    free.

    • http://nanobotswillenslaveusall.wordpress.com/ Josh Bunting

      So if he admits it’s him, that raises suspicion. If he didn’t admit it was him, that would probably raise even more suspicion. Nice to have it both ways.

      Sure, I think he’s probably OK with most of what he said (he’s an ideologue, after all) and is confident the questionable things would be glossed over or forgotten about with the ongoing news cycle. I don’t quite see how that means that we were paid off or whatever you’re suggesting. It’s kind of insulting to insinuate that only people with money could have come up with something like this story.

  • Jason

    Great job getting him to pretty much say the same things privately that he is saying publicly. You deserve an Emmy!!!!

  • Josh

    I just finished readying Murphy’s “Fuck the Troops” article. I hope to find myself drinking next to you in a bar one night so I can invite some of the rapists and sodomites over to show you a good time. It would be unfortunatel if you were in a car accident on the way home but the world would be a better place for it. You are a repugnant human being.

    Josh

  • Anteprepro

    Tossing out death threats and rape threats because you’re offended. Yeah, you’re the epitome of class, Josh.

    We’ve got a few enthusiastic Kochsuckers out here, tonight.

  • Tra

    The main thing I keeping thinking about this past few weeks is a scary awful movie I saw a few years ago: Idiocracy. OMG, it is coming true! Watch it and wonder how they knew…

    Maybe this can help: http://usu­ncut.org/

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  • Kate

    Josh, if those threats were aimed at me, then I think you’re just plain naive.
    As I’ve implied, if not made crystal clear, I support the Buffalo Beast and am just skeptical, based on experience. Attacking me is counterproductive.
    I side with the People, not with the politics.

  • Proud Liberal

    Phenomenal job. I think by all of the negative responses on here, you can tell that you really touched a nerve. Be proud of the work you’ve done.

  • Nadda

    I truly hope the people responsible are brought up on charges. Impersonation and fraud are illegal everywhere as far as i know.
    It’s amazing what you can get people to say when they have no idea their being recorded. Try recording some Liberal Democrat under the same circumstances
    and see what they say.
    What’s more disgusting is this entire web site. Ive never seen so much smut and garbage in one place, except when Obama was
    sworn in.

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  • Brian

    In a 20 minute phone call, you guys told us more about Scott Walker than the entire national press corps managed to do for an entire Wisconsin election campaign and everyone who ever covered any of his press conferences. Kudos, and the professional, respectable journalists who covered the ramblings of an illiterate moron while he led the country into an endless and unwinnable war in Iraq can get stuffed

    They suck at their jobs, and you outperformed all of them combined all by yourself.

    The Emperor has no clothes indeed when it comes to this Governor.

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  • Antilib

    Wow, I wonder if David Koch will TRY TO LEGALLY go after Ian Larry Murphy for what seems to be an attempted identity theft, and possibly even attempting to arrange bribery of an elected official. It’s truly funny how when this sort of thing happens to a liberal, the media is in uproar, but when a conservative is on the receiving end, the media is curiously silent about the setup. Hm, kind of makes a smart person wonder, I guess.
    For the record, it is my belief that no person in office is free of stain. The tactics that the unions have used and continue to use to his day are even worse. Say I want a job, in my home state, but it’s gotten infiltrated by union thuggery? I HAVE to join the union, or ELSE… How is that any better than declining an idea that may pop up in someones head. It’s better than bringing kids along that don’t know why they are their, or another networks blatant animal abuse in the sake of humor and support of the cause.
    I can only hope that David Koch decides to purchase whatever businesses that Mr. Ian Larry Murphy eventually works at, and reassigns Mr. Murphy to a new position of Latrine Polisher, if necessary, repeatedly as I expect Mr. Murphy wou quit frequently.

    First and only post here, don’t bother to reply.

    Cheers.

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  • Jennifer Howell

    THANK YOU! I don’t know if we’ll win in Wisconsin, but you sure helped keep people’s spirits up and long enough to get the Indiana governor to back down! If our Senate Republicans can hold out past Walker’s pathetic threats, I think we’ll be okay.

    You also really saved our ass. I read on The Huffington Post that the Senate Democrats might have fallen for Walker’s “compromise” had you not got him on tape saying he was laying a trap.

    That was awesome. You’re a hero.

    Thank You!

  • http://thepigmancometh.com/ Porky D

    We already knew that this was what was going down, but it sure is nice to hear it from the horse himself.

  • http://glpiggy.net Chuck

    None of the liberals on here have anything of substance to add. I challenge a liberal to answer this question: how do you feel about the fact
    that FDR opposed pubic employee unions? Also, why do you think he opposed them?

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  • MBee

    You people are disgusting. You’re all high fiving this hypocritical dumb arse for trying a dirty underhanded trick…geee…you should be so proud! The Left is nothing but a bunch of sneaky jerks. Too bad for you you didn’t get anything worth gloating about. That’s because Governor Walker is a decent, honest man.
    Grow up.

  • thissiteblowsgoats

    See my name, enough said, and this goes for the editor

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  • rick

    way to go! you got what we needed to hear, i knew it was all about him, and his political future. hes looking for the big leagues(washington).

  • http://AATRADESCTR1.BRAVENET.NET REGINA LATHAN

    i AM A COLLEGE STUDENT OF WISCONSIN AND IT IS QUITE AMAZING THAT WE ARE CURRENT STUDYING LEGAL ISSUES. I REALLY LIKE YOU!

    I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW IF OR WHERE I CAN GET A COPY OF THE BILL THAT SCOTT WALKER IS PROPOSING?
    I WOULD LIKE TO HOST A FORUM SO THAT THE BILL CAN BE EXPLAINED TO MANY PEOPLE WHO REALLY DO NOT UNDERSTAND WHAT COLLECTIVE BARGAINING IS AND WHY IT IS SO SIGNIFICANT TO THE UNIONS RIGHT NOW.
    I AM NOT INTERESTED IN DEM OR REPS STATUS–
    I BELIEVE AN INFORMATION FORUM FOR LAY PEOPLE MIGHT GIVE THEM A CHANCE TO MAKE UP THEIR OWN MINDS “FOR OR AGAINST” THE BILL–
    GIVE THEM THE INFORMATION IN THEIR OWN HANDS — MAKE IT PUBLIC
    CAN YOU HELP? AWESOME ARTICLE!

  • http://fairsharetaxes.org PeteG2

    Any solution to the deficits, budget shortfalls, and tax reform misses the mark unless it addresses this shameful fact: Billionaire Warren Buffett pays 12% total (federal, state, local, corporate) taxes on $8 billion annual investment gains while a single minimum wage worker pays 41% total taxes on her $14,500 annual salary (http://fairsharetaxes.org). The recent tax deal amounts to $74,000 to each top 2% household compared to $5200 for an average bottom 98% household, and as the piece points out higher taxes for the working poor.

    The favored tax treatment for wealthy investors started by Reagan 30 years ago led to the share of the nation’s wealth held by the top 1% of households jumping from 22 to 40%. It also led (under principles you learned in the first week of Econ 101) to investment bubbles, and thus our last two recessions (in which everyone – except the rich who benefited from investor tax breaks – risks losing their jobs, homes and pensions) and thus a 25% drop in our GDP growth over 30 years (compared to the 30 prior years with 50% max tax rate).

    See http://fairsharetaxes.org/ProposedReform.aspx for a truly fair, very simple, economy-fixing, nation-saving, comprehensive tax reform proposal, that would slash the deficit and save middle-class households thousands of dollars each year.

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  • http://gwhunta.wordpress.com/ Wade Roberts

    Thank you for exposing the unethical class warfare being waged against the poor and middle class.
    As a victim of the widespread and rampant corruption of our political process and a former State of MI employee,
    I’ve blogged for years trying to expose the total disregard and disdain of government for human rights.
    Again many thanks for the courage and ingenuity of your activism.

    http://gwhunta.wordpress.com/defining-characteristics-of-a-fascist-state-number-13-rampant-cronyism-and-corruption/

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  • Floridian

    Walker has nuts! F*&^ the unions, bunch of lazy people who want something for nothing. Instead of working hard and producing they want to work a job where they get paid more than they are worth with incredible retirement package all funded by everyday tax payers who are willing work hard. Unions suck!

  • Floridian

    Oh poor Wade is a victim of losing his free hand outs, oh the humanity of the rest of country for not being able to afford to support his lazy
    anymore. waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

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  • Anteprepro

    Shorter Floridian: Workers’ rights are for bums!

  • Claudia Eck

    Ok I just want to say I….I ….I think I love you!

  • http://likethehours.wordpress.com/ devin

    Wow, I have no idea what to say except thank you, sincerely, and with money too, but for right now just an awestruck thanks from me and the millions of other people who assholes like this are waging war against.

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  • Georgia Woycke

    This was beautiful. Hung Scott with his own words. congratulations!

  • erinl

    A HUGE thank you from Wisconsin! My husband taught school for 32 years and NEVER missed a day! We are frightened that Walker-Koch Brothers are going to
    take his hard-earned pension!

    I also served in the military – and think that your “F— the troops” article was written by someone who never served in the military and is ignorant.
    However – YOU have the right to express your views and never have your patriotism questioned !
    The real patriot has tolerance for the views of others.
    American patriotism is not based on holding certain views and opinion – but tolerance of expression of all views!

  • +Don Revie

    WOW! Let’s see Hosni Walker wriggle out of this one .. tied himself up with his own words!

  • Poopsie

    More, more, more!!! Help us get Walker out of office.

  • SG

    Ya know. I guess you deserve some praise for placing this call and posting it because it was very enlightening. But the next time you try this stunt with a high profile politician in a heated and important situation try not to be so stupid. Yes, you were stupid – and you blew a grand opportunity! If you had an understanding of ethics violations, labor laws and how politicians get busted you would have played this much better and this clown would be on his way to being indicted. Good Job..Dick!

  • Marti

    BRAVO! You really did a job on the governor! You showed him for exactly what he is, a puppet for his contributors. Koch Whore, no better way to describe Walker! BRAVO, WELL DONE, KUDOS!!!!!!!

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  • Monica

    Ian, you are real scum of the earth.

  • JJ

    there’s a sucker born every minute.

  • Anteprepro

    “Ian, you are real scum of the earth”

    Here we go again, with a conservatard acting like this both doesn’t reflect poorly on Walker at all and is serious fucking business
    that Ian should be ashamed of.

    Grow a brain before you decide to abuse the eyeballs of innocent onlookers with your frustrated, reflexive slamming of your forehead
    against the keyboard.

  • Mel Neuhaus

    PRANKS FOR THE MEMORIES: FOOLIN’ SOME OF THE PEOPLE…YET ANOTHER “PHONE PAS”
    TRANSCRIPT RETRIEVED FROM GOVERNOR SCOTT WALKER’S OFFICE

    (INTERCOM BUZZES; GOVERNOR SCOTT WALKER flicks switch)

    WALKER: Yes?
    VOICE: Scott – this is Abe – Abe Lincoln.
    WALKER: (excited) YES, Mr. President
    VOICE: As a founding member of the Republican Party, I just wanted to call and tell you what a great job you’re doing.
    WALKER: Why…thank you, Mr. President. This is such an honor that you would…
    VOICE: Now don’t start carryin’ on like some TWILIGHT-giggly high school girl…How’s it going today?
    WALKER: Great! I’m talking to all the other Governors of our race…err Party – and we’ve agreed to all work together.
    VOICE: That’s just fine. And that’ll fit right in with the repeal of my emancipation thing. What a mistake that was!
    WALKER: I’m so glad you agree.
    VOICE: Sure – WHAT was I thinking? Besides – once you get through – everyone’ll be a slave. It’s a great idea! I want you to know how pleased I am…In fact, I’d like you to call Brother Haley and tell him “The HELL with it – put that sucker on those license plates!”
    WALKER: (WRITES feverishly) I’m making a note of that now.
    VOICE: I don’t want you to get too full of yourself, but, we’ve been talkin’, and have decided that if you pull this off, we’re going to remove my picture off certain currency…and replace it with you.
    WALKER: ME?!! OMG – You’re my BFF!!!! Me on the five dollar bill!
    VOICE: Well,…we were thinking more of the penny. I mean, after all, when you get through, folks’ll have no need for anything else higher. We’re even thinkin’ of changing the name “cent” to “the Walker.” ’cause, let’s face it, that’s all that Americans are going to be able to afford to do – no cars, no busses, trains…EVERYONE’LL be a Walker!
    WALKER: (writing) Walker – no cents!
    VOICE: How you dealin’ with rabble rousers?
    WALKER: Well, there are a few as you might suspect, but…
    VOICE: You know what I’d do – split ‘em like rails. That’s how I got started.
    WALKER: I have a rail-splitter in my office…
    VOICE: THAT’S what I’m talkin’ about! You know, I was playing golf with someone you might have heard of – Ronald Reagan.
    Walker SCREECHES like a teenage rock fan.
    VOICE: Stop squealin’ like a bee-otch and listen! We were discussing the this whole kiboodle – and decided that if you succeed, he’d like to star you in a remake of…
    WALKER (at fever pitch): KNUTE ROCKNE – ALL AMERICAN…!!!!!
    VOICE; Well, CATTLE QUEEN OF MONTANA…What’d I tell you about getting’ ahead of yourself?!
    WALKER: Excuse my indulgence, Mr. President.
    VOICE: How’s the weather out there?
    WALKER: Bitter cold. They’re freezing their collective bargaining butts off!
    VOICE: (CHUCKLES) Good, good.
    WALKER: In fact, even I’m wearing a thermal Union suit.
    VOICE: A WHAT???!!! What kind of suit? Watch what you’re sayin’, boy! Remember the trouble that got me into!
    WALKER: Oh, I’m so sorry, Mr. President.
    VOICE: Look, Scott. Keep on what you’re doin’, and, once this thing blows over – I’m gonna fly you out here and show you a real good time. Some fine home cookin’, a bunch of hoochy-kootchy girls, and then, for a finale…
    WALKER: …a night at the theater?
    VOICE: You REALLY need to start readin’ up on your history, son. Hey – gotta go. Keep at it, slugger!
    WALKER Yes, Mr. President. (HANGS UP; STARES into space dreamy-eyed; INTERCOM BUZZES; WALKER flicks switch). Yes?
    WALKER AIDE: Yosemite Sam on line 2.

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  • John

    All the people crying foul over the ethical violations…

    I have to say, I would rather hear this conversation unethically than be ethical and ignorant. Politicians do not deserve privacy if it would cover things up like this.

    That said, you can be sure there were more than a few in that crowd who voted for Walker and are now having serious buyers remorse. Too bad for them.

  • Dan Par

    Ian, did you really write an article that says fuck our troops and that it’s great that 4000 of them were killed?
    Tell me it ain’t so ole beastie boy!!

  • catie

    Ian, while your article “Fuck the Troops” was disgusting, it did open the door to show that there are people like you out there who are glad my husband is injured and that 2/3 of our wedding party now lies in Arlington National Cemetery. I hope that when you die, I can dance on your grave and say “Boo Fucking Who” to your loved ones, that is if you have any. There are so many who don’t believe that there are those out there like you who feel the way you do, but I know there are far more of you than what you and your pondscum friends want known. Please come out of the closet more often and show yourselves for the pigs that you are.

  • Andy

    Ian, I have an idea for your next prank. Get one of our Wisconsin Senators to lend their registered vehicle to someone with some resemblance to them and have them make the drive back to Madison. The state poopers won’t know the difference. See how long it takes them to show up at the house. Film what happens as they try to intimidate the impersonator into coming to the Capital.

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  • Tom Thomas

    Just curious… ever heard of… Billionaires like George Soros and Peter Lewis? How about David Gelbaum? B. Obama and J. Kerry both won most of the wealthiest ‘counties’ in the country. So Liberals are not short of “RICH” people supporting their cause. So I find it funny why Liberals are so up in arms about a wealthy person helping a Republican politician. No politician can win any election without support from wealthy donors looking out for their own interests. Seems no different. The Unions are looking out for themselves over the average non-union taxpayer.

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  • Anteprepro

    For all people bitching and moaning about Ian Murphy’s “Fuck the Troops” article, I’ll let his article speak for itself:

    “What service are they providing? I don’t remember ordering 300,000 dead Iraqis—although I was doing a lot of heavy narcotics back in ‘03. Our soldiers are not providing a service to the country, they’re providing a service to a criminal administration and their oil company cronies. When a mafia don orders a hit, is the assassin absolved of personal responsibility when it’s carried out? Of course not. What if the hit man was fooled into service? We’d all say, “Tough shit, you dumb Guido,” then lock him up and throw away the key.

    As a society, we need to discard our blind deference to military service. There’s nothing admirable about volunteering to murder people. There’s nothing admirable about being rooked by obvious propaganda. There’s nothing admirable about doing what you’re told if what you’re told to do is terrible….

    George Washington warned that the biggest threat to the young United States was in keeping and deploying standing armies. An overextended military is a drain on any nation—eventually it will break. It also pisses off the people your army is standing on. We’ll never heed this warning and break the cycle of violence, so long as military service is so reflexively praised.

    People want to be respected. And in a country with an abysmal education system and disappearing economic opportunities, they seek respect wherever they can find it—as street corner toughs or as government-sanctioned thugs. It beats McDonald’s. But this kind of victim-of-circumstance-sympathy for the troops turns them into automatons, neither deserving of praise or damnation. Disregarding the Stop Loss back door draft travesty, they had a choice….

    Instead of blowing the troops every chance we get, to prove our patriotism and insulate ourselves against attacks from the right, liberals should grow a pair and start dishing the damnation.

    How despicable must a military campaign be before Americans turn on their beloved troops? After chiding the “War on Toddlers” as fool-headed and pointlessly barbaric, would Keith Olbermann still thank the troops for their service? After the “Great Grandmother Slaughter of 2010,” will the press remove the fat military cock from its mouth? Following “Operation Murder Fluffy Kittens,” will the left finally nix the “honored service” crap? No. No, they won’t.

    Condemning the “troops”—a term coined during the Gulf War—is almost unthinkable. And it won’t win you any awards. “Troops” are a monolithic entity, a cohesive group of pride-inspiring order-takers. Whereas an individual soldier is accountable for his or her actions, the “troops” are too abstract to blame. For Americans, there are only bad apples, never bad orchards.

    But what kind of world would we rather live in: one where fools are admired for being fooled and murderers are extolled for murdering, or one where we have the capacity to step back and say, “I don’t care who told you to do what and why; you’re still an asshole!” Personally, I’d rather live in a world where people who act like retards are treated like retards: executed in Texas.

    Americans fear the truth. It’s the slipperiest slope of all. Once we start extending responsibility beyond those who gave orders to those who took them, it won’t be long before we’re blaming ourselves. And we can’t have that.

    Well, guess what, kids? The Iraq debacle is a pointless bloodbath—and every time you applaud those who “bravely” fill that tub, you’re soaking in it.”

    Fuck off, all of you wankers, whining about how mean Ian Murphy is for pointing out that all participants in the cesspool of meaningless violence that is Iraq are worthy of knee-jerk praise.

    The conservative dregs prove themselves ever more mindless and reactionary, across the nation, every hour of every day, every time a word comes from their mouth or everytime they put a pen to page.

  • Dan Par

    Ian, So you actually did write Fuck Our Troops and who cares about 4000 dead rubes. Well hell I do!
    I thought you were a smart guy with strong opinions but man your a hate pusher a Publicity Whore.
    Yea “Ian Publicity Whore”

  • Dan Par

    Anteprepro use your brain think for yourself don’t quote or let Ian the publicity whore do the thinking for you. Those troops however misguided are still our brothers and sisters.
    Don’t believe Ian’s hate and stupidity it’s not the troops it’s the power crazed politicians and self-importants like Ian that incite all the hate and cause the bloodbaths.

  • Anteprepro

    I quoted the article because he gives GODDAMN REASONS why he wrote the article. They are indeed our brothers and sisters, they do indeed deserve sympathy, but they do not, however, deserve special esteem for putting themselves in harms way. Why? Because they are doing it, however misguided or simply unfortunate they may be, to further an unjust war where the “opposing side” is suffering MUCH MORE than our troops are. Publicity whore? God knows most people here never heard about him until today, and even that was just a matter of luck.

    Fuck off.

  • Dubs

    Shotty journalism at best, inability to comprehend state law at worst. Terrible call, even worse article. I tend to side with the union on this one but these types of articles make me change my mind.

  • Anteprepro

    “. I tend to side with the union on this one but these types of articles make me change my mind.”

    Either a liar or a possessor of a SHODDY mind.
    Note: I’m not criticizing people criticizing the “journalism” at hand. I find debate about that acceptable. The idea that you would change your mind AGAINST the unions due to this is simply mind-shatteringly stupid and beyond anything with a passing resemblance to reason. That is why I reach this conclusion.

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  • demz taters

    What a pathetic spectacle to see working class Americans lecturing us that we should be appropriately meek and grateful to our benevolent employers, who apparently provide jobs out of pure altruism. Just pay no attention to the fact that 80 percent of the economic gain over the past 30 years has gone to the top 1 percent. To say anything about it is just ingratitude.

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  • BlackSunshine84

    I listened to it and several times, the Koch impersonator tried to entrap him, but he never said anything wrong. “Koch” offered Walker his support and Walker thanked him. “Koch” offered to show him a good time in Cali when he’s free and Walker thanked him. “Koch” offered to plant fake protesters in with the union protesters and Walker said no. Where is the incriminating evidence?

  • Iam Ataxpayer

    I have listened to this recording 3 times … even with the obvious entrapment attempts… there is nothing here. In fact it just shows how honest and upfront Gov Walker is. The governor made excellent points and stayed on track. Even with the multiple attempts by the liar interviewer to trap him. Why not use your efforts to expose the AWOL coward WI senate democrats who are trampling on the democratic process and shirking their duties for the 4.5M Wisconsin citizens that elected them

    Additionally this video is being put all over the internet as an actual interview with Gov Walker and Koch including his picture. NO reference to it being fake posed by Mr Murphy. That my friend is the most unethical piece; I will pray for you as you are in need.
    Enjou your few minutes of fame as in the end

  • Anteprepro

    To those not getting the impact:
    “At the start of the call, Walker eagerly reports on all he is doing: First, he tells the fake Koch brother about a plan to change Senate rules on pay to reel-in the out-of state Democratic senators who are holding out to protect collective bargaining. The new rule would force the Senators to pick up their paychecks in person. This rule was passed in a partisan vote in the Senate yesterday — a move that went unnoticed by the mainstream press. The fake Koch asks Walker how they might get others in Senate to vote to stop collective bargaining. Walker responds that he’s involved the Justice Department in investigating whether the union is paying the absent Democratic senators to remain out of state, or providing them with food, shelter, etc., saying it would be an ethics violation or potentially a felony. Wisconsin legislators are well aware of these rules and have already stated they are using their own money while they are out of state.
    But the Governor also explains how he is going to lay off thousands of Wisconsin workers as a tactic to get the Democrats to cooperate: “So, we’re trying about four or five different angles. Each day we crank up a little bit more pressure. The other thing is I’ve got layoff notices ready, we put out the at-risk notices, we’ll announce Thursday, they’ll go out early next week and we’ll probably get five to six thousand state workers will get at-risk notices for layoffs. We might
 ratchet that up a little bit too.”
    The move has been called “despicable” and “ruthless ” and “sickening.” But most importantly, if Walker is choosing to lay off workers as a political tactic when he wasn’t otherwise planning to do so, then it is not just morally repugnant, but legally questionable. State and federal contract and labor law has protections against this type of abusive behavior and inappropriate quid pro quo.”

    http://www.businessinsider.com/why-a-reporters-prank-call-to-david-koch-is-no-laughing-matter-2011-2#ixzz1F5Ab8Joa

    Oh, and Iam Ataxpayer: I’m sooo impressed. As if we haven’t heard people throw self-entitled tantrums because they feel a right to dictate what the government does due to the fact that they didn’t lie to the IRS.

  • Rick A.

    We must remember that the people of Wisconsin voted Walker into office.The vast majority of republicans are middle class;many of whom think they’re actually upper class and they vote that way.These people(middle class conservatives) want everyone else to make sacrifices and at the same time are delusional enough to expect tax cuts! I suggest that the public workers go back to work and give the Wisconsin taxpayer what they pay for and deserve,i.e.don’t educate their kids,take your time answering fire alarms etc.

  • Dan Par

    Anteprepo do you work for Ian publicity whore or are you actually Ian publicity whore?
    Don’t take it so personally Im sure your a decent person in your own misguided way

  • Anteprepro

    No, I’m just a regular guy who can’t stand seeing when people miss the point so incredibly and do so with such confidence. Speaking of which, just FYI, the term “Ian publicity whore” fails to be accurate or clever.

  • pingouincache

    Thank you, Ian. Thank you.

  • George Logan

    Thank you so much for your work. This conversation is exactly how I imagined it would be and proves everything I thought about these corporate fascists and their lackey politicos. To see behind the smoke and mirrors and witness that they ARE SCUMBAGS, for real, gives me faith that we can stop them. I hate to ask this question cause I am in no way advocating this action but: Do you think that this Governor, Scott Walker, might be assassinated? He has certainly painted a big target on his back with a sign that says “shoot me! I am evil incarnate!” Some crazy liberal is bound to drop by the walmart and buy some ammo. Don’t you think? He must be getting scared, huh…

  • Anteprepro

    Hah. He may be a giant douche, but he’s hardly worse than any other Republican. It’s just an indication of how hardheaded, numbskulled and amoral the American conservative is. So, not only do I think violence is unwarranted here, but I also think it is doubtful. Hell, even if there were violence, I doubt Walker would back down. The moral cowardice of these people always in constant battle with how prolifically thick they are.

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  • may

    What a bit shame? I think you should have waited and to speak to all of those governors who he mentioned and then get all of them with there pants down, including Chriis Christy of NJ, then you could have put them in the area of the Washington monument for all to see. Anyway you did an excellent job I most certainly was pleased with it. I would now like to see the NAACP and others join the folks in Wisconsin and this will very much stop them in the other states.

  • D

    All of you calling this irresponsible journalism might want to think about other in-depth methods which revealed other scandals – Watergate, anyone?

    Look, I was a little torn on this and still kind of am, but if it wasn’t for the actions of journalists of all levels doing investigations like this, there’s a lot we wouldn’t know today that we take for granted. Should we not pursue cases just because it might hurt someone’s feelings? Sometimes the public knowledge is more important than walking on eggshells. Politicians are playing dirty – sometimes you gotta fight fire with fire.

    Also to anti-unionists: remember that they already AGREED to take the pay cuts and benefit cuts. It’s the collective bargaining rights that they’re fighting for. Stop letting the right-wingers turn you against other workers – have you forgotten Wall Street? They’re getting away with murder; why the fuck are we targeting unions now? I admit some abuse the system, but shouldn’t we be making the bigger cuts first, like, oh I don’t know, DEFENSE spending? You’re missing the point. The anger is misdirected against other workers. They want you to be angry at others like yourselves while the big n’ rich keep on ripping you off… – an opinion from someone who doesn’t know everything

  • E Scott Frogelman

    fucking almost four hundred responses, jesus. i’ve been reading you fucks for a few years, and doubt if you ever sold that many issues while they were still in print. i think that this best proves that like all politicians, walker is a long winded dim-wit, delivering what sound like talking points to a pretty unconvincing “koch” in murphy. He barely says anything to prod the conversation along, yet walker manages to talk for 20 minutes! leave it to a dipshit politician to be so self-aggrandizing as to think that one of his billionaire keepers has nothing better to do than listen to him spout off about a bunch of stuff that wouldn’t, nay, couldn’t be news to koch. perhaps some of those funds will dry up? no matter, there is an endless army behind him ready to take the reigns… er… have his reigns taken.

  • E Scott Frogelman

    oh yeah, OF COURSE the fuck the troops article is dredged up. haha, these motherfuckers think they’re really terrifying and original… “if i get my hands on you, you faggot. we’re gonna turn you into our faggot bitch! that’ll teach you! faggot!”

    PS: I love you, Murphy.

  • Bob

    Ian Murphy, you are the most disgusting human being there is.

  • Bob

    Murphy, you ooze hate

  • reynolds

    ian murphy is my hero. fuck the troops.

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  • Fuck You

    Fuck you, you union scum. Communist piles of shit.

  • Lock

    Oh my. Ian, from the looks, your gut check has made some people nauseous. GREAT!
    Well done. May you keep on.

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  • mia

    Thank you Ian Murphy, from the bottom of my heart! ❣ (Trust me, I don’t give out accolades unless I feel they are truly deserved.) You’ve exposed the absolute group think of a wide swatch of America who will only believe what they want to from people that they believe they can trust. How anyone can believe anything that comes out of the mouth of Republicans, conservatives, libertarians and whatever they think they are is beyond me. Power to the people in this country from an old white babyboomer hippie female and once upom a time a union member!

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  • Bob

    mia Says:

    Thank you Ian Murphy, from the bottom of my heart! ❣ (Trust me, I don’t give out accolades unless I feel they are truly deserved.) You’ve exposed the absolute group think of a wide swatch of America who will only believe what they want to from people that they believe they can trust. How anyone can believe anything that comes out of the mouth of Republicans, conservatives, libertarians and whatever they think they are is beyond me. Power to the people in this country from an old white babyboomer hippie female and once upom a time a union member!

    To Mia, re: above – have you ever heard of George Soros? he is the multi-billionaire scum who made his fortune betting against the US currency and silver markets. He made his fortune at the expense of the US economy. He is a “private” man, continuing his wretched way of making money as a – hold on now, I’m going to use a term hated by you capitalism hating lefties – “hedge fund manager”. He supports, to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars, numerous left wing organizations and “causes” (all lefties need a cause to appear sincere). It works to Mr. Soros’ benefit if he can continue to make billions betting against the system that makes him rich, and you unwitting hordes of fools continue to follow him off a cliff by waging war against the taxpayer and private sector wealth creation. He is a believer in the Cloward-Priven theory, that has as it’s goal the destruction of the capitalism through an overwhelming, and fatal, demand on public assistance. The private (productive) sector funds public assistance through tax revenues, thereby providing its sole support. By creating this destructive demand for assistance, the hordes will bankrupt the system. Mr. Soros, on the other hand, has accumulated billions in cash, resources and commodities. He will be the go to guy when the world economic system collapses, and you loons on the left will have aided and abetted his fatal power grab by continuing to make unreasonable demands on an over stressed system.

  • Anteprepro

    Bob: Hangwringing over Soros and mentioning “Cloward-Priven theory” as if it is a policy that somebody in their right mind would use in the present day? Outing yourself as a Beck-drone, eh?

    Very nice to see a right-winger all up in arms about someone being disgustingly wealthy through less than admirable means, and all that, but it’s a shame that they’re so very selective about who actually draws their ire. Though if Bob genuinely believes in his paranoid screed that Soros thinks it a good idea to tank the American economy (and thus the WORLD economy), that might be an excuse. But right-wingers always tend to have a cute bias in who they decide to be paranoid about as well, so I shouldn’t give him too much credit.

  • DemonHunterW

    I had been at the rally for 2 days and it was amazing how this had influenced the protest. Not just the level of insight we got on Walker but the influence on the protestors. I had to say 25% of signs or more had something related to this call. Without this call I dont think most people knew about them incuding myself. They really could of not had a better last name to satire. SAtire is me being nice. Youve seen the signs. Thanks Ian Murphy this really has helped.

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  • rebelde

    Another clown of neoliberals reaganomics policies fall down out the levels of minimal intelligence.
    Like Murphy`s say , there are not idiot proof things, idiots have a lot of resources to do all wrong!!!

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  • bobbyb826

    fuck the troops

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  • Kate

    Scott Walker is nothing more and nothing less than a pawn for the conservative movement to set a precedent to eliminate rights for American workers, and by extension, American people. He is probably getting richer off these antics and will walk away to a comfortable life. In his wake, he’ll leave an open door for future cuts that deny basic rights and benefits to people who work their asses off for good – education, health care, protective services – they’re all under the knife for the conservative movement. This situation is disgusting and makes me sick. Power to the people. We must stand up for our rights and our dignity and outlast the ignorant conservatives who can’t see past their own pocketbooks.

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  • Anteprepro

    info: You are an abject moron and, as such, are an superb example of the intellectual caliber of modern day conservatives. Keep at the “if ur not wit us ur agin us” paranoid tripe, and with the laughable birther nonsense so that we can see just how great the teabaggers are at understanding the world they live in. To say that they live in a bubble is to speak unfairly of bubbles.

  • Her Mitt

    Do not overlook the fact that the real issues, at least for the Kochs, are Wisconsin’s power plants. Union busting is more of a side.

  • JoBlow

    I think some miss a bigger issue – regardless of any incriminating discourse. Walker has strongly opposed taking calls from many groups, yet finds time for his billionaire buddy by lunch.

    This just goes to show that ‘democracy’ is meaningless.
    Money outweighs all.

    Great place we live in.

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  • leftfreak

    Wisconsin state union thugs retirement system owns $5.5 million in Georgia Pacific corporate bonds – a Koch owned company! Your welcome!

  • Mrethiopian

    His suggestion that he simply dismissed the idea of planting aggravators in the crowd of peaceful demonstrators, is bunk based on his own words when punked by the master. At the start of the second tape his rational “gut reaction” then was that “planting troublemakers MAY NOT WORK and could cause more work for him”

    btw- “it’s all about getting our freedoms back” Mr. Walker could you please elaborate what freedoms will you gain by kneecapping union bargaining and selling out this country to the highest bidder?

    http://www.recalltherepublican8.com/

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    Ha this is great. Love it love it love it. Blogged, tweeted, etc. GM

  • Harishkumar Singh

    Scott Walker a cretin who doesn’t get his salt lick. Why when Bill Clinton reversed the federal debt to 0 we got George Bush the Kalhari Bushman
    who screwed all of us and then gave all the money to the retarded financial whizes. Why does he not say at least once that Obabma got a bad deal from him. And now go after teachers. Give tax breaks to big companies who have manged to get a big return for wall street by selling hard working american households. Now Chris Christie the fat fart from NJ wants to hold evaluations for teachers what about evaluations for the big financial wizards who play with the life long earnings of hard working folks. The republicans dont want regulations for for big biz whose rapacious greed spares nobody and to account for their unaccountability Chris Christie ans Ben Walker will now seek Teachers and not big business and big financial retards with whom they are in bed all the time .

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  • Sue Stiles

    I have had a righteous, arrogant, cynical, loud and obtuse demeanor to any mention of the tea party and it’s harmless agenda, moral motivation, patriotic promotion, reclaim the country, give us back our voice in D.C., what a pile of pooh.And to add insult to injury; 95% of the front-line-fakes and fools being elected are as gullible, nim-witted, clueless and convinced they got the juice as that wussie walker! CHECK IT OUT GOV. SCOTT! Golisano, FJS III AND DANNY W. own your sorry ass. And be sure of one thing, da boys from 8th ave and jersey have no time for this crap. The cry for transparency is loud, you must be kidding if you think we don’t see right through ya. ya musta confused us with some bodyelse. FLA IS MY STATE BOYS; so in the words of SNOOP DOGGIE DOGG…..we can handle this like gentlemen or we can get into some gangsta shit……………have it your way…..biatch SS

  • Sue Stiles

    oh, i forgot to mention the website monroerising.com; 08/30/10 declared that i was a “political assassin, a hired gun”, i take that as a compliment of the highest magnitude. to slander me at every opportunity, threaten my family and friends, attempt to send me to the same cell of disgrace as eric massa, WOW. lil ole me, why fellas how you do go on in the public view, but not one of you idiots is sure of a single thing when it comes to me……..ahhhhh. ACCEPT MODESTLY, SURRENDER GRACEFULLY marcus aurelius shucks i bet i could get a job in marco island or maybe fisher island…..oops my family has already got homes there. tommy g. wanna come for cocktails at the condo in the keys? na we have a strict policy in regards to new money ostentation and vulgar displays of greedy greaseball government, try texas, if dick cheney will take your call..maybe if you ask nice ian m. can hook you up. lol

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  • qpq

    Walker and Koch do not need to have an audio of their tactics on audio for the world to hear, whether this is real or not, no one would need to actually hear this to know what they are doing. If you stop watching broadcast TV and reading nonsense you will have time to research and find out the truth about elite America. You need to educate yourselves and learn the truth and accept it. These people are ONLY out for themselves. Only a revolution, starting with the people, as evidenced in history, will change this. Just remember there are more of us than them. The good they do covers up for all the corrupt and bad they do. The ONLY reason why they do good is because they benefit in some way. Koch, Bill and Melinda Gates etc. are covering their dirty tracks. Stop wasting your time and start to research people like Howard Zinn and Noam Chomsky. Educate yourselves!

  • Sue Stiles

    qpq, what a spectrum of passion you display; but more impressive is your own denial of the viable options we have to consider in our collective- objective. It’s not rugby, it’s polo. It’s not blackjack, it’s baccarat. It’s not gin, it’s contract bridge. If there is to be any chance of putting these traitors out of action; it’s through savy, strategy,serendipity and the occasionally needed slap in the face only the media mavericks like ian can bring to the forefront. If you want to be lethal in your attack slither don’t scream, to be heard in an arguement whisper, never yell. And if you are in a dynamic with unknown alliances; listen, don’t talk. And my own rule, If you declare yourself to be the smartest of all those pesent, you have completely removed all doubts for everyone on who the dumbest one is. and you may quote me if you wish.SS I DESIRE TO SEE IN THIS COUNTRY THE DECENT MEN STRONG AND THE STRONG MEN DECENT, AND UNTIL WE GET THAT COMBINATION IN PRETTY GOOD SHAPE WE ARE NOT GOING TO BE BY ANY MEANS AS SUCCESSFUL AS WE SHOULD BE. Theodore Roosevelt

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  • Sue Stiles

    you don’t really think we will allow you to buy off your guilt, then make another billion on the cancer facility you built, that will treat 1000′s of sick suffering people that got sick because of your sub-terrainian drilling that will make the whole damn country a love canal toxic dump?shut uuuuuup.

    or we can talk about bp and silica and claims process fraud in FLA. or maybe you prefer treason and a trial to take back what you really stole, our dignity, trust, quality of life, and have so completely disgraced America you should be tried and executed for treason. BP OBAMA’S KATRINA? KISS MY ASS, IT WAS KOCH’S CHECK.CHENEY AND DA GENERAL WONT BE HAPPY TILL YOU GUYS TAKE IT ALL. do you mind if i call you adolf when we are alone?

  • Sue Stiles

    Well thanks for the affirmation of my credability. and i would like a 15 minute advance notice of your arrival; i like to freshen my lipstick before i have guests.

  • Sue Stiles

    After a brief consideration of the threat; albeit an empty one, i have a few finite facts i want to put on the table. 1st. My family is not in the loop or aware of my intentions, information, location, agenda and they will not be in the future; at anytime for any reason. PERIOD. My position in regards to the blatant and bully bullshit behind this warning is…..If you were a legitimate threat A. you no longer are, B. you wouldn’t have warned me and put the rest of the world on alert C. if it is a legitimate threat, i will take my chances, you are clearly not to bright. So be thoughtful in your choices, don’t miscalculate my preperation prior to my making these posted comments, be sure i will go where i am least expected and finally i will not cease and desist. In fact the reinforcement and confirmation of accuracy you have gifted to me in such a widespread and generous manor will in fact expedite and simplify my aspiration emensely. My deepest gratitude. (i told you that they were idiots, OMG). regards SS quote of the day….CASUALLY CONSIDERED, THERE IS NO APPRECIABLE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A SWINDLER AND A PHILANTHROPIST; EACH IS ON THE LOOKOUT FOR “good things to do”. EMERSON. ps I forgot to mention that my additional activity on the 5th of march was as always with an objective…I know who you are and where you live too. ss

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  • Garth

    Scott Walker said absolutely nothing wrong. He repeatedly says the right thing and stays true to the idea that this IS for the public and what he thinks is the right thing to do. The David Koch impersonator keeps setting the bait for Walker to take, but Walker is much more moral and “the people” oriented than that. I don’t see how the Union Supporters are celebrating this. This phone call is a victory for the Conservatives who want to take this country back and return it to the great place it once was and will again be.

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  • Al Zamora

    KEEP UP FIGHTING FOR THE WORKING MAN AND WOMAN!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Union Lover

    Anyone who is against unions should immediately leave this Union. The one many of our ancestors fought to preserve over a hundred tears ago, the United of States of America.

  • Sue Stiles

    Quote of the day, THERE IS ONLY ONE THING WORSE THAN INJUSTICE, AND THAT IS JUSTICE WITHOUT A SWORD IN HER HAND. WHEN RIGHT IS NOT MIGHT, IT IS EVIL. oscar wilde and of lesser fame, DON’T WRITE A CHECK WITH YOUR MOUTH IF YOUR ASS CAN’T CASH IT. H.J. W. jr. (he also suggested i learn to cook in case i wasn’t a hot piece of ass in my old age) regards SS

  • Sue Stiles

    what’s the buzz

  • http://www.337design.com/ Mull

    I won’t let anyone go without a good explanation.

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  • Sue Stiles

    Qoute of the day: IF ONE TELLS THE TRUTH,ONE IS SURE, SOONER OR LATER, TO BE FOUND OUT. oscar wilde…….Regards SS

  • Sue Stiles

    TEA PARTY TOP TEN SONGS 1. What A Fool Believes. Doobie Brothers. 2. Lawyers, Guns and Money. Warren Zevon. 3. Bad Boys, theme from cops. Inner Circle. 4. Signed, Sealed, Delivered. Stevie Wonder. 5. Smackwater Jack. Carole King 6. Dirty Work. Steely Dan. 7. Satisfaction. The Rolling Stones 8. Evil Ways. Santana. 9. You’re No Good. Linda Rondstaht……AND THE LAST BUT NOT LEAST SONG……10. AINT THAT A SHAME. FATS DOMINOE

  • Anteprepro

    It helps when they’re actual songs. Impressive that even making up your own titles you could only manage 8. I expect better from a man named Poo Piles. Work on your act.

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  • Sue Stiles

    I don’t think the average citizen has a clue about the function of government, i am pretty informed and i don’t. But alot of people are able to understand the art of the deal, the reality of the rip off and who has the power over people by pimpin’ ‘em,playin’ ‘em, and payin’ ‘em. I have compiled a translation-type reference of eubonic-tea party terms. The terminology, followed by an example, with a tea party translation. I intend no form of disrespect to the urban community or it’s citizens; in fact we would be well served if auntie doris got to wisconsin, “mamma don’t take no mess!” t.p. translation-the blatant un-democratic procedure of the governor and the GOP is not acceptable and some asswhoopin is imminent. Here we go………1.”dude got made cheese, he got that punk on the grind, he just roll thru get that stack, tell him what da fuck he gonna do and bounce.” translation “David Koch has bought the process of elected officials being elected, now they are openly bought. He runs the states of the governments he owns at his discression………..2.”Dat dumb bitch ain’t shit. she a hood rat rollin’ thru the block like she got juice; ain’t nuttin cept a chicken-head. Dat stupid fool thinks she on top. she ain’t nuttin but dat playa’s bottom”.translation-what do you think of sarah palin, a “bottom” is the head -ho in the stable of a pimp. She is the most loyal to her enslavement by greed. 3. “Dude got no need to play with these punk -ass fools, he gonna let this shit go for a minute, then bah-dah, they need to check themslf 4 they wreck themself, they gonna be punkd’ jammed up for real, and that’s good for they trifelin, shiestey, lyin’,sorry ass.” translation-what will the president due when he has these tea party traitors tried by due process for treason against AMERICA. regards SS, quote of the day, Joan Crawford in a meeting with Pepsi-Co, “DON’T FUCK WITH ME FELLAS!” in reaction to the attempt to force her out and into silence.

  • Sue Stiles

    I am not a racist. In fact for the last 22 years I have been a grassroots, hands-on, in the streets, in the hearts, in the thoughts and prayers of over a hundred urban youth in crisis; otherwise labeled gangs. Prior to posting this comment I asked some of the people I know well in the urban area where I am how they perceived my comment. Not one of these individuals was offended or thought I had violated the boundaries that prevent our country from having a genuine communication. If I have in anyway offended you or anyone I had no intent to do so, and I sincerely offer my apology. Unless of course you are a offended tea party patriot; in the event that I offended any member of that faction, well clearly I meant to do just that. SS

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