Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Brett Favre, MVP vs Scott Walker, MVP

It was reported this morning that Brett Favre is again saying that he is going to hang up his cleats and retire for good this time. For obvious reasons, there are many skeptics, especially here in Packerland. This will be Favre's third or fourth time filling out the retirement papers, so many people, justifiably, think that he might be just pulling a stunt to avoid training camp again this year.

I won't go into speculating whether this is the real thing this time or not. But if it is, I would like to think that most people will be able to get past their bitterness and remember Favre for the sixteen wonderful years he gave Packer fans.

I know that I will always remember the two Superbowls, all the play off games, the records that Favre broke time and time again, and the fact that he was named Most Valuable Player three times.

In response to the Favre news, Scott Walker reminds us that he is also a MVP in this most ironic of tweets:

It does not take a lot of hard research to find a myriad of instances of Walker changing his mind about something in relatively short order, since I have written about his flip flopping on many occasions. But to refresh the reader's memory, let me offer these as just a few examples:
  • Most recently, his flip flop on smoking. Despite the fact that years ago, he ordered no smoking in or around county buildings, and the fact that just days ago, he said that it was too soon to look at repealing the recently enacted smoking ban, he is now for repealing it, after his primary opponent, Mark Neumann, stated that he would repeal it, if he could.
  • Regarding the Second Amendment, Walker now claims to be for concealed carry, even though as a state legislator, he continuously voted against it.
  • Walker "had concerns" about Arizona's immigration law, that is until he received a lot of flak about it from other conservatives. Then, within twenty-four hours, during what was supposedly a non-campaign related bike ride, he decided he liked the Arizona law.
  • Candidate Walker said that he thought late night sessions in the state legislature was a bad idea, even though state legislator Walker actually voted to approve the late night sessions.
  • Then there is most famous flip flopping track record, where he has taken, at the time of this writing, approximately 681,243.7 different positions on the use of stimulus dollars, depending on what day of the week it was, if there was and "R" in the month, and who he happened to be talking to at that particular moment.
Of course, in Walker's case the V in his MVP does not stand for Valuable. It stands for Vacillating.


  1. Regarding the alleged flip-flop of Walker about smoking bans...do you not understand the difference between a publicly-owned building and a privately-owned building/business?

  2. The issue isn't whether any of the topics are good or bad, right or wrong. The issue is that you can never be sure where Walker stands on any given issue since he is constantly flip-flopping depending on which way the political winds blow. You can't trust someone like that.

  3. The issue IS whether common sense will prevail. The smoking ban is just one example. On THAT issue, Scott Walker is the clear winner!
    It only took 2 1/2 months to show that the ban is a job and business killer, and lost revenue for the state. I don't think anyone knew that unless they looked at other states tanking because of a ban. Now that they do know, would Doyle repeal it? NO!

  4. Wow, Marlene, you're two months late and several facts short. Are you aware that Walker passed a smoking ban on and around all county buildings years before the state ban was in place? Even to this day, he has his private security guards out there calling the cops on citizens who smoke within 30 feet of the door to a county building.

  5. Capper, Wow do you have a comprehension problem. You chastise Marlene but you bring up "Despite the fact that years ago, he ordered no smoking in or around county buildings," Guess what that is public property, She brought up businesses, Private property. Two separate issues, not a flip flop. The government has the right to set policy on public property but not on private. Article 1 section 13 of the state constitution.

    The property of no person shall be taken for public use without just compensation therefor.

  6. A) No one is taking anyone's property, so knock off the hyperbolic rhetoric.

    B) There have been laws limiting what people can do, even in their own homes, for generations. For example, you couldn't legally grow marijuana or have a meth kitchen in your business or your home.

    Your argument is invalid and insipid.

  7. Smokers have to pay for those public buildings, too. What makes some people think that counts for nothing, and that they're entitled to take our money and then treat us like dirt? Speaking of which, out of all the hundreds of billions of dollars in extra taxes that those Nazis have stolen from us, not one cent of it has gone to protect our rights or to to further our interests. It's all gone into the pockets of our enemies, to spread lies and defamations against us, and to bribe others to support more taxes on us. That is called slavery! That's taxation without representation!