Escape Wisconsin: Senators flee, teachers flu
I've spent a lot of time in Wisconsin. Growing up in Chicago, we always thought of Wisconsin as Chicago's summer resort, which it is. And even though I now live in St. Louis, my family still goes up to Door County, Wisconsin, for an annual week of vacation. The land of cheese, bratwurst, beer, and natural air conditioning is so popular as a vacation spot, Illinois' neighbor to the north even has a tourism bumper-sticker campaign with the slogan, "Escape to Wisconsin."
Well, some Wisconsin state senators have changed that slogan to "Escape Wisconsin"! Fourteen Democrat senators have fled south to Illinois in order to avoid voting--kinda what they were elected to do, as I recall. They packed their toiletries, baked their bratwurst buns in haste, and made their exodus so as not to have to vote on a bill they didn't like and to keep the Rethugs from having a quorum.
You see, Rethug Governor Scott Walker (aka Walker, Taxes Stranger) is trying to do the taxpayers a favor by cutting the budget. To do that, he expects well-paid public employee union members to feel a little of the pinch that the rest of us are feeling.
WELL, this is ANATHEMA to the libs! When you combine Big Government with Big Labor, you're going to get a Big Stink! So LOTS of protesters this past week! Teachers are calling in "sick" to join the Million Marxist Marathon in Madison. Some sympatico doctors are even writing excuse notes for them!
And the DUmmies are there in spirit, if not out of their basements. This is a big "Solidarity" cause DU jour for the DUmmies. Romantic notions of Joe Hill and the Wobblies dance through their nostalgic noggins.
Dozens of Wisconsin-themed threads to choose from these last days. We'll go with this THREAD, "Democratic Senators Walk Out As Protests Begin," and this THREAD, "Group of doctors here signing notes for absent teachers- this is what solidarity looks like," as well as a few posts from other threads besides.
So let us now "Escape to Wisconsin," where the DUmmie remarx are in Bolshevik Red, while the commentary of your humble guest correspondent, Charles Henrickson, wondering if a Wisconsin Badger could beat a Li'l Beaver, is in the [brackets]:
Democratic Senators Walk Out As Protests Begin
[The Walker Walkout.]
Would that prevent a quorum from forming?
[Would that prevent a forum from quarreling?]
suppose Willy Nelson will send these guys T-shirts,bandannas, and a case of whiskey like he did the Texas dems?
[Whiskey-onsin Dems can get all weed-weed up.]
it doesn't do anything as far as results go. It does show solidarity, though.
[It does show stupidity, though.]
I called congressmen Hoyer's, congressman Weiner's offices and e-mailed the president and asked why are they not supporting the unions. I told the president he should be on a plane to Wis and support the unions.
["Bill Daley, get Air Force One ready on the tarmac NOW! DUmmie southernyankeebelle just sent me an e-mail, and I've got to get to Wisconsin PRONTO!"]
This is the line in the sand.
[This is some loons in the snow.]
Time to get hungry for a general strike
[Bring down The MAN! Speak truth to POWER!! Workers of the World, UNITE!!!]
I've heard Walker has language in the bill to do away with BadgerCare
[If he gets rid of BeaverCare, even DUmmie FUnnies will hit the streets!]
A source tells NBC15 News that all 14 members of the State Senate are meeting at an out-of-state location to avoid the Senate reaching quorum. The reason they have left the state is because the Senate has the power to issue a Call of The House, which would send the Wisconsin State Patrol to bring absent Senators in.
[Escape to Illinois!]
I have this incredible urge to go to Rockford. I wanna hang out with the cool kids.
Makes my patriotic little liberal heart proud.
[To see people not doing their job.]
This is only the begining...ending all entitlements is their end game, as well as reducing government by getting rid of the Dept's of Education and Energy.
Want to make a stand. Stop buying anything for 1 day.
[Not One D*mn Bratwurst!]
The Flee-a-buster must continue
[The Flee Circus.]
Scott Walker Limerick:
Scott Walker cannot any longer a recall resist
And the governorship can no longer be possessed
Tho once a good fellow
Already he is the devil
Now his head is spinning as we call the exorcist
Scott Walker started a feeding frenzy
when he let the rich raid the state treasury
"Take all you please
it's like government cheese
God blesses you as we starve the beastly"
[This limerick-writing repeater
Is such a poetical cheater:
He won't take the time
To make his lines rhyme
And disregards rhythm and meter!]
Defiant Wisconsin Democrats Say Running Away Is Democracy, Too.
Walker should be recalled or horse whipped.
[Well, make up your mind!]
My allegience is to political power, not process. The important thing is to smash one's enemy and to effectively wield political power, not uphold some ludicrous notion of "fairness."
[Thank you, Marxiavelli.]
Wisconsin senators living day-to-day south of border
[I'm picturing these fourteen state senators on the run, hiding out in barns in northern Illinois, sneaking pies off a farm wife's window ledge.]
Some senators left Wisconsin with little more than the clothes on their backs. Others came to Illinois equipped with an Urban Essentials pack. . . .
[The Run Away Packers.]
clothes, toiletries, cell phones, smart phones — Facebook and Twitter ready.
[Homeless, yet Bobbolinked!]
the 14 Wisconsin Democrats have gone into survival mode in Illinois, doing small loads of laundry and eating "whatever we can get our hands on."
[But think of poor Mrs. Schmidlap, with no cherry pie for her family!]
Doing their own LAUNDRY? They must truly be suffering! How dreadful.
[These valiant souls have to rub snow on the streaks in their underwear and then beat them on the rocks. Such are the hardships of these Heroes of Democracy. Although I understand there's now an "Underwear Railroad," secretly shipping boxes of Tide to an undisclosed location outside DeKalb.]
Group of doctors here signing notes for absent teachers- this is what solidarity looks like
[This is what DUplicity looks like.]
Please excuse _____ ______ from school today, he/she has a severe case of Walker Syndrome.
I am bursting with cheesy pride that the world is seeing what I have been lucky to know my whole life.
[Doctors and teachers with no compunctions about lying! Ain't it grand?]
Solidarity looks like two professionals getting together to perpetrate a lie? Who knew?
[LOUSY FREEPER TROLL!!!]
I am emotionally compromised. I'm nearly ready to vomit in my waste can here. My heart is racing abnormally and my blood pressure is up. . . . I have TOXIC SHOCK SYNDROME.
[benburch checks in.]
When you relax your sphincters, does it feel pleasant?
[Enquiring minds want to know, ben.]
the kids get an extra week of xbox... Its a win win.... I alwayz thinked the hole going to skool thing was a little over blown....
their hearts are definitely in the right place, even if their methods may account to fraud and malpractice.
[Picky, picky, picky. . . .]
this is the taxpayers getting ripped off for every hour of sick leave paid.
[Yes, but it's for a good cause!]
[STICK IT to those lousy taxpayers!]