PHILADELPHIA: Protesters Disrupt Scott Walker’s Appearance At Local Eatery

Business Insider reports:

Presidential candidate and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) was heckled while participating in the time-honored tradition of grabbing a cheesesteak in Philadelphia on Tuesday. Photos of the event showed at least two protesters holding up rather lewd signs while Walker schmoozed at Geno’s Steaks, a cheesesteak joint famous for expecting its customers to order in English. The Associated Press reported that a campaign aide stood on a bench and tried to block the signs. It wasn’t clear why the protesters did not like Walker. However, one video showed a heckler shouting the name of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont), a Democratic presidential candidate.

(Tipped by JMG reader Ed)

  • Toasterlad

    LOL. Gotta love Philly. “Scott Walker Lives Inside My Butt” is gonna get some mileage.


      It certainly is catchy.

    • Rambie

      Sounds like a plot of a Southpark episode.

    • Hummm?

      Was this planted to give Scott Wlaker some press?

      • Jeffg166

        I don’t think so. People in Philadelphia will let someone they don’t like know. Republicans never fare well here. I think Bush the first got mooned on Broad Street by a group of women when his motorcade went pass them.

        • anne marie in philly

          you are damn spot on we will, YO! 90% of the city votes D. fuck the GOP and their teathuglican cousins!

    • Lumpy Gaga

      It’s making tracks — in my shorts.

  • LonelyLiberal

    The signs are a touch childish.

    Of course, that just means they’re on a level he can understand. Still.

    • SunsetGay

      I agree. Shouting loudly about anal sex is something more fitting for the likes of Bryan Fischer.

    • John30013

      Agreed. There are plenty of legitimate things to criticize Walker about. These signs just make the protesters look petty and juvenile (which, I’ll admit, are qualities Walker epitomizes).

      • Lumpy Gaga

        Walker’s beneath serious discussion. The signs are fine, and appropriate to the depth of the man. And had I been there, I’dda volunteered hold-up duty if the guys needed a break. (Tee-Hee – that sounds like “doody”.)

        I’m pretty sure I can hold a sign higher, standing on the ground, than any Walker frat-boy flunkie can obscure standing on a bench.

    • Lumpy Gaga

      The signs are a touch childish.

      No, no. The Pope is here in September

  • Well, these Values Voters guys certainly have a fixation on anal.

  • Michael Rush

    what’s not to not like about Scott Walker ?

    • Stubenville


    • Lumpy Gaga

      Whaddaya got?

  • MattM

    Funny but tacky.

  • Phil in Colorado

    Really not helping…….

    • i disagree. young voters are who pushed Obama to victory. humor like this is called in the parlance of the young “photobombing” and it can go viral. they may not know who all the candidates are, but they will laugh and point when people ask, ‘which candidate is that? oh, ButtBoi. hahahahahaha.’

  • David Walker

    He looks like he could use one of those red beanies the cardinals wear to cover their bald spot. Sorry, I mean crown.

    • John30013

      Yes! What is going on with Rethug candidates and bad hair? Walker, Jindal and especially Trump all need badly to see a stylist. (And as you can see from my avatar, I’m an expert on hair!)

      I suppose none of the good gay stylists want to help them out….

      • David Walker

        Maybe none of them trusts a gay man to do his hair. Or to touch him. He might catch the gay. But you’re right…no good gay hair stylist would touch any of them.


    (From Samwell – “What What In the Butt)

    • Octavio

      Reminds me of a proctologist I know who’s famous for saying, “Hemorrhoids are my bread and butter.”

  • bkmn

    How about something factual like:
    “Scott Walker cares about the Koch brothers not you” or
    “Scott Walker – good for his buddies, bad for you”

    • “Scott Walker Likes Koch”
      “Scott Walker and Two Kochs is Bad For America”
      “Scott Walker Takes Two Kochs”

      • AtticusP

        Scott Walker is a Koch Huckster.

      • Ragnar Lothbrok

        ” Scott Walker likes 2 Kochs in his butt “

      • Yeah But No

        Scott Walker
        Two Kochs
        Screwed U.S.

        Scott Walker and his two Kochs will fuck US over if given the chance.

    • wmforr

      “Scott Walker is a Koch Whore”

  • TampaZeke

    This is either a really bizarre Republican campaign strategy to paint Bernie Sanders’ supporters in a bad light or these two men are just stupid. Funny, if you’re into scatological humor, but stupid.

    • Scott Carpenter

      Whether it’s stupid or not depends on their goal. Would it have gotten wide coverage if they’d written something substantive and reasoned, like a missive on why his policy positions are less than optimal?
      This got covered – it got them noticed.

      • TampaZeke

        Getting yourself noticed is a very different thing than getting your point across. Trump is a master of getting attention with vacuous statements. I don’t really see how this demonstration was any more effective, for any other purpose than getting noticed, than writing something substantive and reasoned.

        • clay

          Trump seems to be getting his point across. It’s a stupid point, but he is communicating it, and in a forum that will put him in the debate, rather than in local ads on Iowa farm radio.

          • Lumpy Gaga

            I’d like to respond that what Trump’s offering has a short shelf life, but I’ve been proven wrong by the likes of Palin, Limbaugh, etc.

      • Pete N SFO

        It’s the “TRUMP Effect” and it’s here to stay. 🙁

    • clay

      Tens of thousands of Wisconsin protesters dressed as zombies, claiming Scott Walker needed brains– I’m not sure humorous and stupid necessarily go together.

      • TampaZeke

        That demonstration has a clear point and makes sense and does it with humor. I don’t think that “Walker sniffs his own poop” does any of that.

    • Gerry Fisher

      Great example of “protest, in and of itself and outside of any context, is always a good idea.” Ummm, no!

    • JCF

      Howard Stern fans?

  • Octavio

    I feel sad for the young man who is cursed with having Scott Walker up his butt. I hope there is a cure and he recovers soon. And I think it’s important that we know that Scott Walker smells his poop. That’s a serious health concern that affects all ‘Merikuns. Has Walker suffered any problems with listeria or salmonella after his cheesecake encounter?

    • GarySFBCN

      Walker learned his moves from a team of gerbil experts.
      It may be kind of fun.

      • Octavio

        The poor maligned gerbils. Will they ever be free of public shame and ridicule? 🙂

        • wmforr

          Well, they can commiserate with Richard Gere.

        • Lumpy Gaga

          Then they should stop trying to live inside my butt!

    • TexPlant

      got to be better than the fat jersey gov

      • Octavio


    • Lumpy Gaga

      Cheesecake encounters leave different medical afflictions.

      • Octavio

        I’d be concerned about the blood sugar spikes!

  • MDB

    BFD; Scott Walker shows up at Geno’s. Meanwhile,
    water is still wet.

  • ExGayTherapyKills

    I wonder if they will protest the Pope the same way when he comes to town.

    • Lumpy Gaga

      In my deepest black heart of hearts, I wish to spend the weekend going around with the following on a sandwich board:


      * LATIN MASS

      Alas, I do not want to end up in any specially built Pope-jails.

      • clay

        or in the specially built pope-hospitals– watch out for the rabid Catholic youth.

        • Lumpy Gaga

          They can be easily distracted by throwing a couple dead fetuses along the curbside. Gives you time to escape.

          Make them a part of your Popestock ’15 survival kit.

          • Stubenville

            I am so calling it Popestock ’15 (from my undisclosed location, far away from the unwashed masses.)

  • Jan Wesselius

    I just love protesters without a cause.

    • Lumpy Gaga

      I just love candidates without a conscience.

  • Gustav2

    Scott Walker cut in line at Geno’s to order a cheesesteak with American cheese and no onions. He’s not getting out of Philly alive.

    • ScottJL

      If Philly was smart they wouldn’t have let him in in the first place!

      • Lumpy Gaga

        Where is the Pope-fence when you need it???

    • He’s a douche, but everyone knows that Pat’s is THE Cheese Steak!

      • Lumpy Gaga

        True dat. Some tourist traps are actually very good, and this is one example.

        • clay

          Geno’s is (slightly) more the tourist trap than Pat’s. And Walker clearly did not want to experience the real Philadelphia or he would have gotten pork & greens.

      • Stubenville

        I go to place in Mount Airey, Dalessandro’s, which has great ratings from Yelp and Philadelphia Magazine and and no attitude,

    • LonelyLiberal


      First, I’m surprised he survived cutting in line at Geno’s.

  • pj

    walker is going to decompose slowly once people find out what he has done to wi in the last few years. and when that happens the kocks will cut him loose. the process has already started.

  • michael

    what’s worse than their “English only” policy & the ridiculous Freedom Fries it’s that they are owned now by a gay man. Geno’s dad died 8yrs ago but he continues the policy. A homocon I do believe

    • Octavio

      If true, it’s time that boy got sum special edjumacation!

      Also, frites de pommes de terre de la liberté are still a thing?

      • Speek ‘Murican you kommie.

      • I was surprised by that as well. I thought those days were long past.

    • clay

      At least he was able to learn to say “We’re asking people to order in English.” when a lawyer shows up.

  • He ordered American cheese and no onions. Apparently he’s not fond of the taste of Whiz in his mouth. Go figure.

    • LonelyLiberal

      The onions only compound the bitter flavor of his own eventual defeat.

    • Stubenville

      Hey, I live here and I order mine with provolone, mushrooms and onions. I don’t do “wit” (with Cheeze Wiz.)

      • I like provolone as well!

        • Lumpy Gaga

          “Sharp Provolone or DIE”

          — My Gasden flag

  • One of the CA 36,000+

    “It wasn’t clear why the protesters did not like Walker.”

    Where the fuck do you start…?!?!?

  • Gigi

    That was lame.

  • pablo

    The problem with this is that now the media will waste Sanders’ time with stupid questions about these protesters.

    • Lumpy Gaga

      I bet Sanders eschews cheesesteaks. Can you imagine trying to convince Bernie that this is a way he has to spend an afternoon?

      • Lumpy Gaga

        But go ahead, hand-wring over the signs.


  • bambinoitaliano

    He is the polyp that live inside someone’s butt. Unlike the frothy mix one can expel. This one need surgical procedure to snip off.

    • Off topic, but I just found out that my Anthem health insurance policy through the ACA covers preventative colonoscopy screenings at 100% with no waiting periods between procedures. The catch is, if they find something and snip it out, it’s no longer preventative and becomes a diagnostic procedure and thus incurs cost and
      co-insurance. That’s quite a lot going on in my butt. Anyone else have this experience?

      • Lumpy Gaga

        My initial visit to my randomly chosen shiny new Primary-care provider was FREE on the same basis.

        Of course, I’ve racked up $4k in out-of-pocket since January 1, based on his instructions, so he’s doing well by his hospital chain.

      • Mike in Texas

        The insurance I had before Medicare had the same policy. I thought I was getting a routine screening, but it showed I had some scarring and stricture from diverticulitis, so all of a sudden it wasn’t covered at full cost and went to deductible. In the end, it didn’t matter because the stricture required surgery, and that took me way beyond the out of pocket maximum. The odd thing is that I never had any symptoms of diverticulitis which is said to be super painful. The surgeon said that happens to about 1 out of 10. I probably would have been better off with the symptoms because it would have been detected much earlier on in the process.

  • JT
  • seant426

    “Scott Walker eats da poo poo!”

    • Lumpy Gaga

      Well, like I said, he also visited Pat’s Steaks.

  • Happy Dance

    Someone should be kind and tell him if you are bald on top you can’t wear long hair because it looks stupid….trust me…I’m bald on top. I know these things.

  • LovesIrony

    good, heckle the fucking homophobic bigot that would like to strip us of our right to visit our loved one in the hospital

    • Lumpy Gaga

      Or heckle the union-buster… the Koch whore… How much time ya got??

  • BobSF_94117

    Socialists are so vulgar.

    — The Dowager Countess

  • wmforr

    Would you call “Walker Sniffs his own Poop” a policy statement?

    • Lumpy Gaga

      He is unanimous in that.

  • Cousin Bleh

    So it’s a restaurant owned by descendants of immigrants but they discriminate against other immigrants.

    Are their steak sandwiches as delicious as the irony?

    • Stubenville

      No, they’re not.

      I suggest Dalessandro’s in Mt. Airey; off the tourist track and usually full of cops grabbing a quick bite.

  • Lumpy Gaga

    I thought something smelled not quite right.

  • JustSayin’

    Anyone surprised that Walker chooses a photo op at a business with a history of racial and gay discrimination?

    • Lumpy Gaga

      He also went across the street to Pat’s. Covering all bases, I guess.

      A centrist!!

  • Lumpy Gaga

    Passive-aggressive news coverage? A local TV station reported that Walker opted for American cheese on his sandwich “because he didn’t want to get Whiz on him”.

    I should say not.

    • KnownDonorDad

      Nobody beats the Whiz.

  • JD

    As much as I hate his crusade against public employee unions, I do admire the fact that he made Wisconsin the only state so far to have independent investigations of police brutality (it took a white kid’s death to do it, but still…).

    • Lumpy Gaga

      So the union buster reacts to police brutality when a white kid gets hurt, and we are supposed to react how, now?

      And doesn’t statewide oversight (not just in WI, but many many states) pretty much ensure that no cop who kills a n*gg*r is going to get any grief?

      c.f. Simi Valley

  • Queequeg

    The protest signs are rather odd.

  • rextrek1

    scotty wouldn’t be caught dead in that neighborhood if it wasn’t for elections…….he’s a no#1 DUFUS, and NO way in Hell I’d ever Vote GOP……..ever!

  • DesertSun59

    The Right is going to have a field day with those signs and it’s going to give Walker even MORE traction. He’s already the nominee.

    • Lumpy Gaga

      The Right Wing has a field day every day I’m not six feet under. I don’t feel particularly moved to do anything about that.

      • BaddogLtd

        I agree. I think the signs are creative and funny. Conservatives don’t handle satire and the comically surreal very well. Fuck ’em. I had a chuckle and Walker got the point.

  • Dicky

    How are Walker’s numbers to get into the first Republican debate? Could these “protesters” be plants to buffer his numbers for that?

  • Irish856

    I wonder if Scott knew he was supporting a Gay owned business

    Geno Vento is happily an Out Gay Man who is very supportive of the Gay community… especially the arts.
    Plus Scott did a photo op with him;_ylt=A0LEV7sdCrlVfEQAh58nnIlQ;_ylu=X3oDMTE0cTZrYzA3BGNvbG8DYmYxBHBvcwMxBHZ0aWQDRkZYVUk0MF8xBHNlYwNzcg–

    Scott is being laughed at all over Philly… he was really bad at being a good customer…
    He cut in front of the lunch crowd who gave him lip as only South Philly Folks can do…
    PLUS… he did not order properly… Yo go ta da window and you just say… Wiz Wit…Others around the world would say… May I have a cheese steak with cheese wiz and fried onions…. see how much easier it is to just say… Wiz Wit… the counter folks laugh at anything else… LOL
    PLUS… he walked across the street to Pat’s The original and made the same mistakes…
    PLUS… being the elitist that Scott is… he left his trash on the table for someone else to clean up

    Instead of gaining votes… he actually LOST votes

    • Lumpy Gaga

      Geno Vento is happily an Out Gay Man who is very supportive of the Gay community… especially the arts.

      Meaning what, exactly? He buys lots of tickets for shows and shit?

      • Irish856

        He gives financial support to the Gay Men’s Chorus, Film Festival and other community groups

        • Max_1

          Ian Reisner and Mati Weiderpass come to mind…

    • anne marie in philly

      yeah, geno vento is out, but his father joey was a racist asswipe. and his cheesesteaks suck too.

  • James

    What a waste. They could have put any number of damning facts about him on their signs, but they chose that?

    • BaddogLtd

      There’s been thousands of signs with damning facts held up at Walker events since he took office. Do you remember any of them? Me neither. I got a chuckle, Walker got the point. Good for the protestors.

      • James

        What was the point? That a couple of idiots were holding up stupid signs? This has accomplished nothing, unless the aim was to make themselves look stupid.

        • BaddogLtd

          Here’s something you can think about

  • Clungeflaps

    I love crass demonstrations, hopefully they will do more.

  • KQCA

    Not clear why the protesters didn’t like Walker?

    Take a few guesses; any of them will be correct.

  • BudClark

    Snot Wanker doesn’t sniff his own poop. He IS poop. Walking, talking, stinking poop in a cheap suit.

    • Max_1

      Snot Wanker…
      Gonna be using that now.

  • anne marie in philly

    first off, geno’s and pat’s cheesesteaks suck diseased donkey dick. only ignorant tourists eat there.

    second, walker ordered AMERICAN cheese – WRONG!!!!!

    third, look at that bald spot walker is sporting! NOT attractive!

    GTFOutta my hometown and don’t come back, shitstain!

  • sword

    Walker also demanded that his sandwich have ‘american’ cheese on it…not cheez-whiz or God-forbid…Swiss Cheese. As anyone from Wisconsin knows…Swiss Cheese is only made in Switzerland (think about it).

  • Jim

    It’s just what that cockeyed weasel diserves.

  • Those are the funniest protest signs I’ve ever seen. I’m laughing myself stupid over here.

  • Pat’s and Geno’s make the worst steaks in Philly. Why do tourists go there?
    Go to Jim’s Steaks on South Street. Or go to Tony Luke’s on Oregon especially for the roast pork and escarole sandwich.

  • Max_1

    It’s a train wreck in slooooow motion…

  • Sean Taylor

    I get the whole South Park motif, I get it. But this isn’t South Park. A wee bit of class would help their cause. Scott Walker lives in my butt, just gives his supporters justifiable cause to be even bigger asses than they already are. What does that do for ridding us of the scourge that is Scott Walker? Amusing yes. Effective, no.