Welcome To The Year 2112

Hey, he’s only off by 97 years. But maybe this kind of math is what caused Wisconsin’s $2B deficit.

  • AndyinChicago

    It’s also the kind of math and knowledge of history you get when you defund public education and one of the greatest public universities in the country.

    • teeveedub

      Home schooling at its finest.

      • Brian in Valdosta

        Apparently the Hon. Scott Walker and Sara Palin went to school together.

        • Octavio

          They both like to say “irregardless” a whole bunch. πŸ™‚

          • oikos

            and intense and porpoises.

          • another_steve

            A thousand dead nuns turn in their graves every time someone utters the pseudo-word “irregardless.”

            After we conquer the theofascists we must go after the utterers of “irregardless.”

          • Rillion

            Irregardless of your opinion, I’ll keep using it and you’ll have to pry it out of my cold dead vocabulary.

          • People4Humanity

            There not going they’re, and that’s all their is to say about it.

          • Octavio

            And mispronouncing nuclear as “new-cu-ler” and Realtor as real-a-tor, among other horrid offenses. πŸ™‚

          • Tom G

            I hate supposably

          • Octavio

            There seemed to be a rash of replacing then with than and vice versa here on JMG. But it seems to have stopped. I thought it was just a bunch of typos caused by the flurry of sun spots, but I’m not sure. As I mentioned, it seems to have stopped. Not certain, though.

          • Let me ax you a question…..(Sure let me bury this hatchet in your voice box first.)

          • BobSF_94117

            Irregardless, irregardless, irregardless, irregardless, irregardless, irregardless, irregardless, irregardless, irregardless, irregardless, irregardless, irregardless, irregardless, irregardless, irregardless, irregardless, irregardless, irregardless, irregardless, irregardless, irregardless.

            Not that I really have anything particular against nuns.

          • canoebum

            It’s like fingernails being dragged across a chalkboard. Whenever I hear someone utter that “word”, I immediately tune out anything else they have to say(unless they’re someone I like, then I go all Sheldon Cooper on them and explain what is is they really wanted to say).

          • BobSF_94117

            It bothers me, too, but I like messing with nuns more…

          • Ginger Snap

            And “anyways.”

          • another_steve

            And let’s not even talk about the “its / it’s” thing, girl…

          • DumbHairyApe

            They have my ire regardless.

        • lymis

          Briefly. Palin kept dropping out halfway through.

      • delk

        College dropout!

        • Stephen Elliot Phillips

          yeah its what you get when you have people with no higher learning running the guvernmt

    • Lawerence Collins

      All great points. You just needed to add that lil Scooter Walker is a paid Koch and Menard puppet.

    • gaymex

      It is really a shame what has been done to their university system…Madison was looked upon as a model school and considered a center of progressive thought.

  • People4Humanity

    Math is HARD, y’all!

    • barracks9

      Bless his pignorant heart….

    • Steverino

      Dyscalculia combined with fiscal irresponsibility is a terrible thing.

      • David L. Caster

        In this case I think we can generalize the condition to innumeracy. Which, I suppose, is even worse. Criminy.

    • David L. Caster

      And this is only arithmetic we are talking about.

      • Octavio

        Find X.

        • Paula

          He left X in the back of the short bus that he used to take to school.

        • David L. Caster

          Now who was careless enough to lose that X? Don’t make me come over there with my algebra!

      • MDB

        Bbb..butt …Vernee-Bobb, theh cypherun’ izz tew harrd too unnerstan !! (Ah dun nevurr gotz passd theym thar flaysh karrdz, aenneehoo.)

    • DumbHairyApe

      A small clownish car, full of nutty republican politico wannabees, is headed west out of Washington D.C. at 12 miles per hour…

      • People4Humanity

        Why can’t they just go east?

        • DumbHairyApe

          1000x up vote if only I could!!!

  • HomerTh

    There were lots of Native Americans already living there when these illegal immigrants showed up. Also, Jamestown Rediscovery has an awesome website with videos of cute bearded archaeologists: http://historicjamestowne.org/

    • DumbHairyApe

      I read the tweet and my first thought was “Settlers? I think you mean land-thieves”. The real settlers came tens of thousands of years prior to that. So really Walker was off by a helluva lot more than 97 years!

      (Thanks for the link, but you’re the only cute bearded archeologist I need to see on the interweb!)

      • PTBoat

        Well, it can be argued that all people take land from each other by whatever method. It was certainly done by the Native Americans and it was something that the European settlers took advantage of in their alliances.

        • no, the original settlers did not “take” the land from any other humans. you certainly can argue, and i will, that they “took” it from a lot of animals who weren’t that happy about becoming food for people.

          but that’s a total apples and oranges situation you describe. the euro immigrants did some really horrible things to the other humans already living here as i’m sure you know. and they did it on purpose. b/c jeebus.

          but the land bridge immigrants were true “explorers” and they forced themselves on animals and plants only.

          • bzrd

            “Chica” you are correct but it was only a matter of time as stated before. Man was and is restless; it’s the grass is greener or maybe you have grass and I don’t.

          • PTBoat

            You’re forgetting each other. I agree with you about atrocities, but they are not an exclusively European horror. The idea of the noble, victimized native is insulting and naive, not to mention inaccurate. Human nature is, sadly, present in all of its forms across the full spectrum.

    • rusty57

      What Mr. DumbHairyApe said regarding your cute bearded self.

    • BobSF_94117

      By the time the English settlers arrived — over 100 years after Columbus — disease had wiped out millions of people.


    • bzrd

      Thanks for “mud and stud.”

    • Gene

      well…there WAS intermarriage with them. 15 generations ago, my ancestors were among this group of settlers (and the native population they soon intermarried with…well..those who did not die of the diseases they brought with them from England.)
      Walker should know that they were largely “gentlemen” (men unaccustomed to hard labor) who wanted to get rich quick, were looking for gold (none in the VA lowlands) and did not know how to survive. The rivers teamed with fish, the woods with game, and they neglected to do any real farming. By winter, tales of cannibalism were circulating.
      Oh yeahhh Walker…it was SUCH an accomplishment.

  • ScottJL

    it’s ok. he cut WI’s education budget so no one else will be able to figure out he is wrong..

  • geoffalnutt

    Soon, home schoolin’ will have ’em trooly beleevin’ Erth is flatt. Some axshuly do awlreddy.

    • GC

      The practice in various Abrahamic religions of praying facing the site of the Temple in Jerusalem, or the Holy Land in general, or Mecca, is a flat-earth concept.

      Preacher-turned-atheist Dan Barker related his visit to the Islamic Center in Queens in his book Godless:

      … I knew about the qibla wall … and I pointed east to the niche or alcove and whispered to Ali, “Is that the direction to Mecca?” He nodded his head. “But that’s not right,” I replied. I pointed my finger down at an angle into the earth and said, “That is the shortest distance to Mecca.” He didn’t smile…. so I whispered, “What do you expect when you invite an atheist?”
      I suppose it is possible that prayers are affected by gravity….

    • MDB

      Geoff….shuckkee darnn, yeww musst o’ dun gradiated frum thurd grayde jess lyke mee !!! (Ah waz wunderun ware evarwun ells wandurd off’ frum tha holler.)
      Guud fer yew, boi !!!

  • Ignorance is Expensive

    I think this is part of Walker’s “Stay In School” campaign for Wisconsin teens, also known as “Don’t Do As I Did, Do As I Clumsily Attempt to Articulate”.

  • TheManicMechanic

    2112! My favorite year in rock music.

    • OdieDenCo

      Bring on the priest of the temples of Syrinx

    • Polterguest

      I just queued it up on Spotify.

      • TheManicMechanic

        I’m seeing Rush in a couple weeks in VA.

        • Rush fan

          Finally, some people thinking like I was. When I saw the headline the first thing I thought of was, “Attention all planets of the solar federation – we have assumed control, we have assumed control, we have assumed control!” πŸ™‚

          My sister saw Rush last night and she sent me a clip of that very sentence, so that may have helped influence my assumption that the headline WAS referring to the GREATEST Rush album! πŸ™‚

  • Mike

    Maybe he heard the question wrong?

  • clay

    Virginia is Cuba? That should make Cruz and Rubio happy.

  • GayOldLady

    That’s the sort of math that most people can do in their head and he’s off by 97 years? And he wants to be POTUS? Yeah, and I want to be 25. He’s such a dumbass.

    • Bj Lincoln

      I would love to be 25 again as long as my son stays 34!!

  • bkmn

    Scott Walker is absolutely sure that this is what the Koch brothers told him.

    • Gustav2

      More likely one of his campaign staffers who can’t count or add to 270.

      • GreatLakeSailor

        TW = The Wifey, aka Tonette Walker

  • Ninja0980

    Sad to say but with all the gutting of public education, people will soon take stuff like this as facts, exactly as Republicans intended.

    • Nychta

      My current favorite irritant is the Flonase commercial where the announcer repeats “six is greater than one” several times, as if it’s come kind of math revelation.

  • Paula

    This is from Bush’s Fuzzy Math for Dummies.

    • ohbear1957

      It’s very Palin-esque.
      That’s not a compliment, Scott.

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  • Steve

    Perhaps it is his inability to do basic math that caused him to drop out of college. He added up the credits he acquired and the semesters he completed and it added up to enough. Besides being at least a semester short, it seems he also lacks about 34 credits. At about 16 credits a semester the math still does not ad up.

  • Michael Smith

    Why would his team say “it’s hard to believe”? I have always heard that phrase used in reference to an event you were alive for. Maybe Walker is an immortal vampire. It’s hard to believe that it’s been 948 years since the Norman Conquest.

    • lymis

      Maybe he’s a zombie. They’re always lacking for brains.

    • Michael Senesac

      YOUR’E RIGHT. He should be favoring “American Exceptionalism,” not considering it unbelievable.

      • Baby_Raptor

        He’s being honest for once. Don’t discourage him!

  • Octavio

    It’s 2112 and I still don’t have a flying car? WTF?

    • I know! The Jetson’s show lied to us! No robot maids, no flying cars, no foodaracacycle!

      • DumbHairyApe

        Wait, that was a cartoon?!? πŸ™

        • So “They” say…..

      • it’s just like how the Flintstones aren’t really history. my heart broke when i learned that.

      • Raising_Rlyeh

        They did/ are predicting correctly that we are going to make the surface of the earth uninhabitable by humans.

      • People4Humanity

        Foodarackacycle = OK, I had to Googleβ„’ that:

        • Ahh, the wonders of a foodaracacycle. But if you think about it, our grocery stores have turned into a endless wonderland of instant food, no cooking needed. Just belly up to their hot deli counter and order! To bad it all tastes like crap.

    • DumbHairyApe

      Come visit me in my Moon condo and you can have one of my flying cars.

    • Gustav2

      but you are welcome at my seaside condo in Tennessee.

    • oikos

      I’m still waiting for my own personal robot assistant. Promises were made and I’m not happy to have to still do my own laundry.

    • BaddogLtd

      I’m still waiting for my “Orgasmatron” http://editorial.designtaxi.com/news-woodyallenpredicts1210/6.jpeg

    • Judas Peckerwood

      We were promised jetpacks at the very least!

    • Paula

      I don’t want the flying car, I want the self driving cap. I want to be able to climb in set the controls and go to sleep.

      • Michael Senesac

        HAY, Gingrich promised us a colony on the moon.

        • Yeah, he made some pretty unbelievable promises to his first two wives too.

    • Baby_Raptor

      You’re more optimistic than I am. My first thought was “It’s 2112 and we haven’t nuked each other into oblivion yet?”

  • Duh-David

    In the next tweet, he will spell “potatoe.”

    • BaddogLtd

      You know what they say: “Haters gonna hate, waiters gonna wait, potatoes gonna potate.”

      • Nychta

        I think potatoes potentate.

        • BaddogLtd

          you might be right

  • LDinMN
    • For money for me to be elected!

    • Michael Senesac

      “LET’S GO SHOPPING” for voters with Uncle Koch’s credit card.

    • Six Pins Delores

      Him and his bestie Aaron trolling the mauls of America, so cute!

    • remake that with Walker’s face and “let’s go grifting!” and you’ve got a deal.

    • Gerry Fisher

      …with the boatload of money given to us illegally by the lobbyists.

  • Sam

    Now now everyone, he’s acting like a true Republican. He’s fudging the math so it looks right in his own mind and the mind of his billionaire supporters.

  • dcurlee

    He’s a republican so if he says it, it must be true. Or at least their dumbass followers will believe it

  • delk

    College dropout says maths are difficults.

  • bkmn

    Proving your stupidity is the first goal post for the GOP base.

  • DumbHairyApe

    Bad news: Walker can’t do math.
    Good news: He doesn’t have NEARLY as much Koch money as he thinks he does!

  • BaddogLtd
  • DumbHairyApe

    I know!!!! It feels like just yesterday!!

  • Mike Plass

    Ow, my brain.

  • Bj Lincoln

    What scares me is the GOP wants our kids to be this damn stupid and know those who follow them are that damn dumb.

  • Jude Newton

    Scott Walker’s next tweet: It’s hard to believe it has been 6003 years since the Earth formed.

    • lymis

      Yes, that IS hard to believe.

    • DumbHairyApe

      (Again.) I know!! It feels like just yesterday!

    • GreatLakeSailor

      Ken Ham will helpfully step in and correct Scotty pointing out that the Earth is “actually” 6008 years old.

  • scorpiomike

    sounds a bit like #NotMeantToBeAFactualStatement

  • JeffreyMGr

    not much harder to believe than most everything else that comes out of his mouth. equally as accurate

  • John

    And who uses or even needs math in the real world, that’s just one of those new-agey, pro-science liberal ideas like evolution and gravity and fire.

  • The tweet is signed “TW,” not “SW.” What does the T stand for?

  • Mister Don

    First Anglo settlers, ya mean, Scotty–St. Augustine much?

  • Steve

    A teabagger nitwit that failed grade school arithmetic, what a surprise. No, Mr. Walker, you are not smarter than a 5th grader.

  • John Ruff

    What a fucking idiot. I guess college diplomas really do matter these days.

  • LovesIrony

    stupid fuck

  • CB

    Another gotcha question!! What won’t you libruls stoop to?

  • William

    Walker and his friends seem like more of a Jonestown type of crowd.

  • BaddogLtd

    I’ll give Walker the benefit of the doubt and assume he was having a flashback to being stoned in the 70’s and playing air guitar to latest Rush album. http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/c/c9/Rush_2112.jpg

  • JoyZeeBoy

    What about the people who were already living there? You know, non-white NATIVES?

    • Rillion

      Whoseawhatsitnow? No idea what your talking about. – TW

  • GayOldLady

    And they’ve already corrected it.

    ‏”@ScottWalker 2h2 hours ago
    Twitter typo from Team Walker. Last post should have been 408 years. -TW”
    Twitter typo? What a lie, that was more like math brain fart. Damn, now we know what we have to look forward to from Scott Walker and his team.

    • Michael Senesac

      I DON’T UNDERSTAND. Why would his “team” need to post something like that anyway?

      • GayOldLady

        Because they’re stupid? No one really cares about the pilgrims anyway. What they should have said was, “We goofed on our subtraction” , which would have been the truth. I suppose they thought that calling it a “typo” made it seem less stupid.

        • Tor

          It’s likes to saying, “mistakes were made.”

      • GreatLakeSailor

        Iffin I was to go all George Lakoff on the situation, I’d say it was planned from the start – twitter wrong year -> gets noticed, Walker is on everybody’s mind -> “correct” the “typo” -> allsgood, Walker is still on everybody’s mind

      • Baby_Raptor

        Republicans cannot be wrong. Must lie about being wrong so as to appear perfect.

    • GreatLakeSailor

      Here, an’ I thought TW meant The Wifey, Tonette Walker.

    • TampaDink

      Perfectly understandable. Sometimes when I am trying to type “your story doesn’t seem likely” I end up typing “you are a lying sack of shit”. These things happen.

  • Elmo Buzz

    Scott Walker….George W. Bush without the Ivy League education

  • PeterC

    It is not his fault that he did not graduate from college. Some things are just too hard.

  • canoebum

    This guy is dirty. There’s a Federal indictment in his future. As my sweetie says, I can feel it in my nuggets.

  • Curieux Bleu

    Oh Scottie, You LIIEeeeeeeeeee !!!! just like the LYING LIE Telling LIAR that ye BEeeeeee! Get thee behind me Satan!! ( But not in THAT way!!)

  • stuckinthewoods

    Obviously there were already people in Virginia when the Europeans arrived – and the English were not the first Europeans. The Spanish tried a colony (even the French). Virginia was called “Ajacan”, it was in “North Florida”, the Chesapeake was “Bahia de Santa Maria”. They probably brought the first wave of European diseases. Here’s a nice link about the Spanish. Maybe Walker meant Cuba which is less off.

  • Native Americans were just hold their parking place.

  • joe ho
  • Mister Don

    No womenfolk for the first 12 years, things might have gotten a bit frisky among the boys after Lights Out!

  • StSean


  • Jim

    Walker’s right about one thing: that 505 number is indeed hard to believe–if you can do subtraction.

  • That’s right, Scott, it’s almost as believable as Pocahontas saving John Smith.

  • JCF

    Scott, you’re an idiot!

  • Raising_Rlyeh

    Please don’t let this man be President. I am more concerned now that he appears to be in the lead for possible GOP candidate. This man and his fellow republicans were very good at convincing people here in Wisconsin to vote against their best interests.