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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

First Tunisia, Then Egypt. Is Wisconsin Next?

Wisconsin’s knuckle-dragging governor, Scott Walker, wants to take Wisconsin back to the glory days of the early 1900s, before those commie labor unions ruined America. Working people don't have any “rights.” Those lowly peasants should be grateful they have a job.

Governor Teabag wants to balance the state’s budget on the backs of people who work for a living. He wants to eliminate state workers’ rights to bargain collectively. And he’s threatened to call in the National Guard if there’s a walkout.

Yesterday, thirteen thousand protesters descended on the state capitol to show their disagreement. The union-busting governor is downplaying the number of demonstrators as just a small percentage of Wisconsin’s population. Funny, they never spin it that way when forty teajobs gather on a street corner with their mis-spelled signs.

Even while the teabagging governor tries to shrug off the demonstrations, other Republicans are backtracking and making “adjustments” to the proposed law.

As one commenter says at the end of the linked article:

“The tea tard is limiting government with government intervention!”

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

You would have thought they would have learned from Herbert Hoover, never send troops against workers.


February 16, 2011 at 2:13 PM  
Blogger MRMacrum said...

Hey, I have my own Teabaggin governor to worry about. But I do like that last bit - "limiting government with government intervention". The tea baggers should pick that one up. It would look great on a sign, especially if government was spelled "gubermint".

@ Erik - Well Herbert Hoover was successful in chasing those loser WWl vets outta town. He set the bar for ill treatment of out vts so high, it seems every president since has been struggling to keep up.

February 16, 2011 at 6:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

" ......Yesterday, thirteen thousand protesters descended on the state capitol to show their disagreement......"

And nary a word on the network "news".

They should lose their license for NOT operating in the public interest as required.

February 16, 2011 at 7:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If I'm not mistaken it was that great 'murikkkan hero Douglas MacArthur led that "charge" that burned the shacks of those vets.

"I love the smell of burning Hoovervilles in the morning".

February 16, 2011 at 7:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anon 7:42 said:

"If I'm not mistaken it was that great 'murikkkan hero Douglas MacArthur led that "charge" that burned the shacks of those vets."

Yeah but it was Hoover who sent in the troops in the first place as he refused to talk to them. MacArthur and Patton took liberties and fired.

I'm also talking about Presidents like Hoover who also sent in troops and Pinkertons to any labor dispute.


February 16, 2011 at 8:33 PM  
Blogger Randal Graves said...

It's about time & I hope this spreads across the land. Us unionized state employees have been living large for too long. Why, just the other day, I didn't put my ham n' cheese on white bread, but *whole wheat*. Yeah.

February 17, 2011 at 7:20 AM  
Anonymous Jess said...

A curious thing is happening vis a vis the bagger contigent. Where in the hell are they, now that Walker is doing this in WI with the whole intrusion of big gubbmint? Dems that left the state are apparently in Illinois now. Some hotel that has a pub even, called the Tilted Kilt. Damn dems, not wanting to work and just get drunk on taxpayers money.

February 17, 2011 at 3:33 PM  
Anonymous Jolly Roger said...

I have been utterly furious at the refusal of the MSM to report the news. They seem to think that if they don't report it, we won't find out about it, and we'll just continue to eat whatever it is they're shoveling.

February 17, 2011 at 3:49 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Erik: Hoover is probably one of their heroes.

MRM: I didn't know that about Hoover, but it's not surprising.

Anonymous: The "media" is too busy with Lindsey Lohan's latest meltdown; they don't want to bore the public with any real news.

Randal: Whole wheat bread?? You're all fired.

Jess: You're right, all those baggers who were shouting "government takeover!" -- where are they now?

JR: The MSM doesn't report any real news, and then they wonder why millions of people go to foreign or alternative news sites instead.

February 17, 2011 at 4:13 PM  
Blogger Dave Dubya said...

Yeah, Where are the politicians saying, "We're all Cheeseheads now!"

February 18, 2011 at 11:10 AM  
Blogger Snave said...

This is just the excuse the right wingers have all been looking for...

- to get a genuine public bashing of public employees into the news

- to keep the bashing covered repeated and for a while, so Americans can see it night after night on the news, like they did with the tea party shouters at the town hall meetings, so that many among the public will get the idea that these askew views are the national norm

- to portray the Dems as being obstructionist and as sympathizing with things that are so horribly destructive to our society (things like unions and government)

- to use Wisconsin as a model of how "bad" things are when they are public rather than private (and things *will* get worse there as public employees move from Wisconsin, and as the state has trouble attracting quality new employees to work there in public sector jobs)... thus setting the stage for all kinds of propaganda designed to convince the public everything should be privatized so it can be run "better"

- to repeat all those above items over and over and over and over and over for the purpose of we-all-know-what

- getting their feet in the door for busting all kinds of unions all across America... to get them out of the public sector first, but also to work on eliminating them from the private sector

And this will help create jobs... how?

Seems to me there was lots of talk in the fall campaigns from the GOP about how they wanted to create jobs. Now they have this anti-unions thing going in Wisconsin, and there will be other similar battles soon in Ohio and a few other states.

Sounds to me like they are more interested in punishing people who have contributed to organization which have fought the GOP in the past than they are interested in creating jobs now.

They had eight years in which they royally screwed things up. Two years under the new guy, and they are totally pissed off because he got in their way by getting elected. So now that they have the House, everything they do will be designed to punish someone.

They are truly the Party of Punitive.

February 18, 2011 at 4:40 PM  

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