Archive for category Carl Wimmer
While Herman Cain’s popularity among the most ignorant group of people (Republicans) on the planet (I call them Hobbits), and the rest of us were getting our panties all in a bunch over it, Rachel Maddow figured it out… PROOF she is the smartest political pundit in the world.
“But at this point in the campaign no one has figured out that this is not politics. This is art.”
- Still has no real campaign team, no state offices
- Claims his 999 plan came from bank teller on Chagrin Blvd in Pepper Pike, Ohio?
- 999 is also the tax structure of SimCity
- Sexual harassment settlement dated 9/99
- Chapter 9 of his book is called “45-A Special Number” (4+5=9)
- Compared himself to Black Walnut flavored Häagen-Dazs, for it’s ‘staying power,’ doesn’t exist anymore
- “Koch brother from another mother”
- Closed first GOP debate with a verse the Pokemon movie theme song
- The weird smile that follows his campaign managers smoking a cigarette
- The ‘He Carried Yellow Flowers’ Campaign video
- This Stossel punked HARD in this interview on abortion
Who’s been punked so far?
- Hobbits and Tea Baggers
- Koch Brothers
- Fox News
- Brewski/Rush Limbaugh
Reminds of the Punking Carl Wimmer did on Herriman Hobbits.
I can think of a few more:
…to be continued…
Should have known when we saw this.
How in God’s name does this man win elections?
Every time Carl Wimmer is at the Capitol, the town of Herriman is missing its idiot.
Rep. Carl Wimmer, R-Herriman, says Republicans should stick to their guns and demand spending cuts and a balanced budget — even if it means shutting down the federal government temporarily.
Seriously? Republicans asked for $60 billion in spending cuts. In the face of a $1.5 trillion dollar deficit. In what universe does that even come close to a balanced budget? In a three trillion dollar budget, that’s a rounding error.
“Right now, the federal government is $14 trillion in debt,” Wimmer said. “They’re spending one and a half trillion more than they bring in. We need to cut the deficit and pass the balanced budget. Anything short of that, then they are taking us into a train wreck.”
Any suggestions about how we’re going do that? Of course not. That would require the Mustache to think in something other than talking points. As yet there’s no evidence he’s able to do that.
BANG! BANG! BANG!
Loud raps shook a cozy home and brought the husband rushing to find two armed ICE officials standing gravely in his door frame with a picture of a woman. “Does this woman live here?” They briskly inquire. They go on to explain that the woman in the picture is registering stolen cars to his address. The husband quickly responds “no.” They request to come in and ask the rest of the household. When the wife looks at the picture and says “no.” The ICE officials verify the wife’s name and detain her for being in the country undocumented although she’s been married to a U.S. citizen since 2006 and applied for political asylum way before then. They deposited her into a white van carrying various others.
Since then this family has diligently been navigating a bureaucratic maze that finds them no closer to attaining asylum or citizenship for her than before. They endure ICE agents staking out their home. The wife endured a chemical burn from a monitoring device ICE has required her to wear around her ankle. Their son cries out in fear for his mother.
I hear people say being here in the U.S. undocumented is a legal violation. Well, our immigration system is a human rights violation.
Approximately 392,862 deportations have occurred within the past year. A record. More deportations than ever before. Can you even imagine the other stories out there? We were told about a few more this eve and are convicted to help.
Most undocumented workers create revenue through taxes for the U.S. Generating billions in revenue for the government. Most are going to through the process of attaining citizenship and pay thousands to navigate the paperwork by hiring an attorney. They can only hope the attorney doesn’t over charge them. They pay thousands to the U.S. government in form and application fees to get through the citizenship process. Not to mention the copies that need to be made for this process (475 pages in one packet) that needs to be duplicated and sent more than once. This process includes shipping fees and more. This social injustice is about economics. What would happen to our economy if mass deportations occurred?
We learned that the undocumented community will need toys during Christmas as well as clothing and food. A few of us have committed to learning the process to navigating the citizenship paperwork to provide a support to the community.
Let me know if you can provide assistance with this issue. It’s the most pressing human rights issue in Utah and YOU can help solve it by working together to call on the Federal Government to FIX this system and by volunteering your time to collect resources for these families. <3
The above is Utah family’s story that a few of us USJ members heard yesterday eve and again, we are convicted to help.
I’m no economist, but I can recognize silly economic philosophies when I see them. One that I keep running into is that of market fundamentalism, which in the current crazy climate, seems to be frequently rearing its head.
Market fundamentalism is the notion that the free market, unfettered by regulation or other interference, is the only way to go to solve all of our problems, economic or otherwise.
I actually didn’t realize they even had a name for it when I ran into Utah State Representative Carl Wimmer last year. At the time, he was successfully pushing his bill which was trying to make sure that Utahns wouldn’t benefit from federal health care reform legislation.
I was doing my first (and only) official lobbying at the state capitol building, when who did I somehow run into but Carl Wimmer, the guy who had put forth the bill we were complaining about (namely that the Utah legislature would have to approve implementation of federal health care reform – ha ha). He was kind enough to engage in a discussion that revealed his market fundamentalism, it went something like this:
Me: “So your website says you think deregulation of the health insurance market will solve our health care problems, is that right?”
CW: “Yes, and if we could just sell insurance across state lines, that would really help things.”
Me: “But what about my patients with preexisting conditions, don’t you think some regulation that mandates fair policies for them is necessary, otherwise they’re uninsurable!”
CW: “Well, no one ever died from lack of insurance, all they have to do is go to the ER and they’ll get care.”
Me: “Oh, yes they do die from lack of insurance, if they don’t get the preventive care they need, they may show up at the ER, but often they do so while dying. I’ve got a lady who only ever shows up at the ER, near death, luckily not yet dead, but she wouldn’t be showing up there if she’d come in for regular visits and labs and treatment, but she doesn’t show up for fear of the costs of these things.”
CW: “Well that’s the beauty of a market based solution, once we deregulate and sell insurance across state lines, some enterprising insurance executive is going to be the one to say to himself ‘I’ll tap into that huge pool of sick patients'”.
Me: “What insurance company executive would be dumb enough to try to insure patients who are already sick, if they could avoid it? Why offer an affordable policy to someone who may cost your business tens of thousands of dollars per year in medical care?”
CW: “Well, maybe you have a point on preexisting conditions.”
Me: Proceed to explain how the rest of HCR falls into place from that..blah blah blah.
CW: “Gotta go” gives speech, passes bill.
As you can see from above, it’s hard to defend this silly ideology, but it does provide a framework to give politicians policy ideas that can be quite deadly, if implemented.
What is quite frightening is that several figures who may soon be in control of future federal policy as potential US Senators have the same silly, deadly, ideology:
The bottom line is: I’m not an expert, so don’t give me the power in Washington to be making rules,” Paul said at a recent campaign stop in response to questions about April’s deadly mining explosion in West Virginia…”You live here, and you have to work in the mines. You’d try to make good rules to protect your people here. If you don’t, I’m thinking that no one will apply for those jobs.
To a market fundamentalist, the unfettered market will take care of things, if coal owners and local officials make sloppy rules that don’t really protect workers (as they did when thousands of miners per year died) then the market will ensure that less miners will apply for those jobs, and everything will be fine. If a few thousand die because they can’t find other jobs, it will be worth it, these fundamentalists might even consider them “defenders of liberty”.
QUESTION: You have been in support of onshore drilling in the United States as well as offshore drilling, are you rethinking that policy with what is going on in Louisiana?
ANGLE: No. I think that what happened in Louisiana was an accident. They’re cleaning it up. We need to go forward and talk about prevention and not about whether we keep it out all together. We know that lot of the problems that have been caused for us with foreign policy and even with our own gas prices here domestically going up is our dependence upon foreign oil.
We have oil reserves and petroleum reserves that we should tap into. And that’s a policy that we really need to look at as a nation. How do we deregulate enough to invite our industries to come back into the United States and quit outsourcing their business?
Of course, in the wake of a deadly and environmentally disastrous oil spill, where deregulation has been implicated as a causal factor, more deregulation is the answer when you’re a market fundamentalist.
But yeah — ultimately, we’ve got to transition out of the Social Security arrangement and go into more of a privatization.
The market will make for better retirements for everyone. It doesn’t make sense to have a retirement insurance plan that is independent from the all-knowing, never failing, free market. Why did we come up with this plan in the first place? Well, at least if we all had private retirement plans they’d be safer than some socialistic government scheme, since the market never falters.
Unfortunately, of course, this season has brought many other market fundamentalists out of the woodwork and near to power: Marco Rubio, Ken Buck, Christine O’Donnell, Jim Toomey, and Utah’s own Mike Lee to name a few.
I think that any fundamentalist ideology (if defined as strict adherence to principles even in the presence of contrary evidence) is inherently dangerous, and why humans hold to fundamentalist views is a very interesting discussion meriting another diary. I just hope these current market fundamentalists are exposed enough to be voted down by rational voters.
This just in hot off Facebook
“Yeah go ahead EMILY and DIANA… marginalize me as a ” HATER” that seems to be the M.O. of people who were just faced with an insurmountable argument.. “”the homosexual community takes from society. end of story. they are a parasitic gr…oup that care about nothing but themselves and how best they can manipulate and destroy our country. ” This is an example of hatred and bigotry.
” you will do the same with any law passed im sure. you will bend the rules and whine and march on Washington till you get it your way, regardless of what toll it takes on society.” This is an example of hatred and bigotry and a personal attack against Michael.
“that is a deterioration of our society, your kind are parasites. you add nothing, yet want everything. ” Hatred, bigotry and personal attacks.
“you are proof that Darwin and God are both right. I’m glad you cant procreate.” Hatred, bigotry and personal attacks.
“it is a degenerative act that at a primal level mankind has shunned. it is a non productive anomaly much like albino-ism, a freakish mutation with no redeeming qualities what so ever.” Hatred and bigotry
“yet when you hear Honesty you dismiss it and go back to your knitting circles to hear the same opinion as your own.” weird assumptions based on stereotypes that aren’t true I don’t knit–not sure about you, Shelley; and I remain engaged in conversation with people I don’t agree with).
” you wouldn’t walk one step in the shoes of a middle aged white heterosexual parent if it would cure cancer.” Um, I’m a middle-aged white heterosexual who is trying to become a parent–don’t know what level of empathy you feel I am lacking, unless you assume that if I were more like you I would hate gay people as well.
“truth be known I don’t Hate anyone.” I won’t speak for what is in your heart, but what is on the page is venomous hatred.
Those are the actual hateful comments you (Name removed by request*) made–I don’t have to try to marginalize you–your anti-gay rhetoric does it for you.
Now, tell me where the insurmountable argument is.See More
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*Against OneUtah policy, I have made an exception and removed the name of the person, at his request, who wrote all these hateful comments things. I did so because I truly believe this person regrets saying the things he said but only after discovering the level of responsibility that comes with publishing ANYTHING on the Internet.
So I’m driving through the Aves, when I spied this sweaty Mexican gardener wearing a dirty a Patrick Henry Caucus t-shirt. When I slammed on my brakes and backed up to check it out, he started to slunk away. It took some time to explain to him why I wanted to take his picture.
You can tell be the look on his face, he had no idea why I thought his t-shirt was so special. His English sucked. But eventually, he figured out I was a friendly, and he kindly posed for this picture.
I asked him why he was here. He said, “I just want to work.” I asked him if he knew Carl Wimmer. That’s when he gave me the Patrick Henry Caucus salute.
I asked him where he got the shirt. It looks pretty new. Finally, he said he found it in a trash can. I figure somebody’s wife isn’t totally in line with the hubby.
Carl Wimmer Censors Dissenting Voices
For he life of me I don’t know how he did that. He’s clearly on a need to know basis with Facebook. What’s the saying; something is “the Mother of invention?”
Any who, since Carl Wimmer censored me* ( Carl Wimmer is a Utah State Representative and staunch “defender of The Constitution) this is the only way I know how to respond to his last Facebook post.
I have to imagine to imagine, when Carl Wimmer joined the Utah Idiot Club (politician + Republican), no one told Carl Wimmer** about how the Internets and “tubes” work.
I wish I could see the look on his face when OneUtah.org pops up above his own campaign website in a “google” search sometime too soon for Carl Wimmer.
So Carl Wimmer, in the future, You will address the questions found herein.***
I don’t have an specific questions at the moment. Give me a minute to digest your latest:
If there has ever been a case where the death penalty needs to be swift and certain this is it! I pray the law I ran in 2008 which allows the death penalty in cases such as this is used and enforced. I am so angry about this case.
* Folk lore has it that Google weighs bolding letters more highly. ** The more times you say Carl Wimmer, the higher it ranks in Google. ***OneUtah.org is free, open and unmoderated. **** Google LOVES the words you use in image tags.
Thanks to pressure form OneUtah readers, Carl Wimmer has recanted his rookie move and, predictably, banned me from his Facebook page.