Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Just call him Road Kill Walker!!!

Imagine driving down the highway anywhere in Wisconsin and seeing rotting deer carcasses bloating in the searing summer heat. Bones bleached by the sun on the side of the road. 

This is not a dystopian scene snatched out of a novel, it’s Scott Walker’s latest budgetary horror inflicted on our state. 

Think those guys from “Airplane” can make a tourism ad around Walker's nauseating vision? Who knows, maybe a 21st century version of the Black Death can start right here in the Badger state.

WKOW broke this story, and they were promoting it all night before the 10 o'clock report:



Wow, spending cuts are one thing, but abandoning the care and upkeep of our state is a whole different animal...one I think you'll find twisted like a pretzel or flattened like a pancake in the middle of the road.

Really, Walker thought this was a good idea, one he could ride right into the White House:
The Official State Smell?
Governor Scott Walker doesn't want the state to pay to remove deer carcasses along state highways, which means counties could have to foot the bill. Last year the DNR removed nearly 24,000 deer carcasses from state highways across Wisconsin.

The Governor's proposed budget eliminates$700,000 a year for the DNR to remove the carcasses statewide. Under the proposal, responsibility for clearing the deer would fall to whatever government agency is in charge of the roadway. Or they may be left uncollected. The nonpartisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau cautions, "dead and decaying deer on the roadside are unsightly ad can dampen Wisconsin's reputation as a tourist destination."

3 comments:

Lou Kaye said...

Particularly after his last re-election, I'm probably one of few who wants to see what Walker's vision for Wisconsin looks like. Let it happen. I know it sounds counter-productive, but don't fix anything or try to stop him. It's his gig. Pile the deer carcasses around the "Open For Business" signs posted around Wisconsin. Show what Walker's Wisconsin is all about.

Democurmudgeon said...

I agree. While these guys are in power, lets see where they take us.

Kameshwari said...

Wisconsin has experienced periods of time when the deer were left rotting along the roadside. As a motorcyclist who lived in Central Wisconsin, the stench can become overwhelming.

I agree that a reasonable amount of Walker supporters will start to come unglued at his antics. On the other hand, there remain supporters who agree that things like cuts to education and highway maintenance is nothing but wasteful spending.

Go figure!