Gov. Walker: Thanksgiving a Time to Reflect on Neighborly State

"People in Wisconsin really do look out for each other," Gov. Scott Walker shares in his weekly radio address.

Every Thursday, Gov. Scott Walker delivers a weekly radio address. This week’s address was given Wednesday and is titled Thanksgiving.

The state has partnered with the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association to produce and distribute brief radio address once a week.  Audio files and a written transcript of this radio address can be accessed on http://www.wi-broadcasters.org and http://walker.wi.gov/section.asp?linkid=1761&locid=177.  To download an mp3 file you can visit http://walker.wi.gov/section.asp?linkid=1761&locid=177, right click the radio address link and click “save link as.”

Here is the transcript from this Thursday’s radio address:

Hi. I'm Scott Walker.

A tornado hit Merrill earlier this year. The next day I came to survey the damage. Homes were destroyed and trees were thrown all over the place.

As we pulled in to one of the neighborhoods, I couldn’t help but notice that pickup trucks everywhere. The sheriff informed me that many family members and friends had come to help clean up.

Walking around, I talked to folks and soon realized there were also plenty of people who didn't know any of the homeowners but were there to help. One guy came up from Wausau just because he heard it on the news.

I found that this attitude was similar in other parts of the state when I made similar visits during the past eleven months. People in Wisconsin really do look out for each other.

This Thanksgiving, I am truly thankful for a wonderful family and outstanding friends. But I'm just as thankful to live in a state where neighbors selflessly help neighbors.

From our family to yours, Happy Thanksgiving...and oh by the way Go Pack Go! 

Pamela November 28, 2011 at 07:50 PM
@Linda Motely, God love ya for being the spelling police, but who do you really think you are? Stop spewng your lies about my children!!!!. YOU do not know MY children!!!
Lyle Ruble November 28, 2011 at 08:22 PM
@Pamela...The difference may be semantic or generational. Unlike what you have said you were taught; I was taught to respect others, treat them with courtesy, and withhold judgement until such time as judgement can be made objectively. I was also taught to respect the position such as teachers and others whose positions required respect. As far as questioning authority, this is where we probably differ the most. In my culture it is appropriate to question, especially authority when authority appears to be overreaching or disseminating questionable information. Questioning does not mean disrespect but validates veracity or rejects it.
CowDung November 28, 2011 at 08:41 PM
Education can provide more opportunities, motivate young people, and keep America's economy strong--but unfortunately, some educations are better than others in that regard...
Steve November 28, 2011 at 09:11 PM
Craig - It makes you proud that finally someone stands with the rest of us. My business has doubled if not tripped every year. I heavily invest back into it which creates more money moving around and more employment whether that be direct or subcontracted. Any bit that stays behind instead of going to a public union is helpful. Lyle- Not into that hippie stuff, remember, evil capitalist conservative business owner who also has a background in mining. No drum circles here with intense :)
Brad Keen November 07, 2012 at 11:43 PM
Please see these State of Wisconsin Documents. I have scanned and uploaded them. Help us please. This man will kill us. Police have been here 31 times! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s3Lgu9VZZus http://www.scribd.com/doc/111803229/Trevor-Report http://www.scribd.com/doc/111913239/Retstraining-Order http://www.scribd.com/doc/111909385/Letter-to-Sheriff http://www.scribd.com/doc/111909369/Letter-to-Jon-Seifert http://www.scribd.com/doc/111805937/Affidavit http://www.scribd.com/doc/111804289/Krisik-Report http://www.scribd.com/doc/111803683/Balow-Report-Kircher All of these documents will be posted on this FACEBOOK PAGE: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Stop-Corruption-in-Pepin-County-Wisconsin/377008915715572 All 11 Videos of the threats and harassment. The police do not arrest this man, he is friends with the one cop in town. http://www.youtube.com/user/Missisippiification/videos This man has fired shotgun slugs near our home after screaming at my wife from across the road. He was not charged with disorderly or threats. Pepin County District Attouney goes hunting with his Uncle... 31 times the police have been here and he stalks my wife daily. This is small town madness. Please Help us before blood is shed in Pepin County Wisconsin


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