The apple does fall far from the tree.
My apple fell off a CLIFF when it fell from the tree.
Going through photos from the rallies earlier this year, and I found a great one of Jenna. :)
Despite cutting funding to technical colleges by 30% and stripping college faculty of their collective bargaining rights, Scott Walker tried to speak at a celebration commemorating 100 years of technical education in Wisconsin. Here’s how he was received.This is about the most satisfying thing I’ve seen this week.
This is awesome, he’ll never be able to make a public appearance for the rest of his political career.
This is my state. How did I not know about this?
Two children were given $250 citations at the Wisconsin state capitol building after holding signs outside of a designated demonstration zone Sunday morning.
The unidentified boys were told they were “breaking an administration code” by demonstrating on the first floor of the capitol building in Madison.
After the boys, ages 11 and 13, told the officer they would not comply with the law, a man who identified himself as an attorney instructed the boys to “hold their sign up…and make them (the police) cite you for having it…not over the edge.”
Two adults who were identified by capitol police as the parents of the children said they would not demand the boys remove the signs. A man identified in the video as the father said the boys were exercising “their freedom of speech.”
An eyewitness at the capitol said the children were issued $250 citations a short time later.
Don’t forget my friend, aka Batman, who also got a citation. There are a number of people who have gotten citations for having signs of the first floor. We are planning on flooding the courtroom with support on their court date, and ActBlue is raising money for legal fees to challenge this shutdown of free speech.
I’m actually going to post this before I shower.
“¡Huelga general!”=General strike!
Word clouds of Scott Walker’s budget speech and the actual budget bill.
In an interview with Fox News’ Megyn Kelly moments ago, State Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald (R-WI), one of Walker’s closest allies in the legislature, confirmed the true political motive of Walker’s anti-union push. Fitzgerald explained that “this battle” is about eliminating unions so that “the money is not there” for the labor movement. Specifically, he said that the destruction of unions will make it “much more difficult” for President Obama to win reelection in Wisconsin…
Foot? Meet mouth.
JUST. FUCK EVERYTHING. GOD DAMN IT.
See!? It’s all politics.
They removed the “budget-repair” part. The reason the Democrats left the state to begin with is because Wisconsin’s upper chamber can’t pass any fiscal bills without 3/5 of the members present, according to Senate rules. With the Democrats missing, Republicans lacked that 3/5 quorum, and couldn’t hold a vote. So, they simply stripped all fiscal provisions from the bill, eliminating the need for a 3/5 quorum, and passed it that way. What makes this extraordinarily slimy is that Governor Walker has insisted from the beginning that the bill’s purpose was to fix the state’s fiscal situation. Now, he and the Wisconsin GOP are implicitly admitting what everyone’s known all along: the bill wasn’t about fixing the budget. It was actually about busting up the unions. Good luck spinning the PR, Walker. You’ve done a bang-up job so far. source
In case you were wondering exactly how Scott Walker made a mockery of democracy today.
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