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I’m shocked… that she’s shocked.

Bloomberg talked to UW-Madison Political Science Professor Katherine Cramer Walsh (bold added):

Resentment in those [rural] areas helps explain support for Republican Governor Scott Walker’s push to restrict the collective bargaining rights of some unions, said Katherine Cramer Walsh of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She noticed the bitterness while doing research in 27 communities, where many residents work multiple jobs without benefits while local government employees have health coverage and pensions.

“I heard a lot of comments and conversations about the rural-urban divide in our state,” said Walsh, an associate professor of political science. “I was very struck by how resentful people in so-called outstate Wisconsin are of Madison and Milwaukee.”

Um… no shit?  It’s funny how unemployed and underemployed folks don’t want to be taxed to death to pay for cushy benefits for spoiled union workers.  Or sports stadiums.  Or economic development corporate welfare. Or urban mass-transit that they’ll never use.

For a lady who teaches about political psychology, it’s amazing how detached her perspective can be.

At least she bothered to go out among the plebs and learn something…

Tipping points and whatnot

Posted: February 20, 2011 by alexthechick in WTF Is Wrong With Wisconsin

I’ve been pondering wtf is wrong with Wisconsin and the more I think about it, the more I think that the fake physician’s excuses may be a tipping point in the war the public sector unions have declared on the taxpayer. Why? Because that’s a very concrete example of the fraud that goes on. Pretty much everyone has had to deal with the annoyance of having to get a physician’s excuse of a kid or for themselves. People know what it’s like to have to have to give an absence slip to your employer like your some little kid. People understand what a pain it is dealing with a puking kid and staying home from work or finding someone to take care of your kid and dealing with the doctor’s office so that you and your child don’t end up on the truancy list. Now here comes a group of teachers who are blatantly lying about being sick, acting like enormous spoiled brats, being thugs and committing fraud with the medical excuse slips that would get you or I fired. Yeah, that’s going to piss people off. A lot.

Has it been that long?

Posted: February 19, 2011 by aliceaitch in Edumakashun, WTF Is Wrong With Wisconsin

Has it really only been 78 years since the establishment of the first concentration camp?

Has it really only been seven weeks since Representative Gabrielle Giffords was shot?  Has it only been seven weeks since the left (with the exception of Pandagon, which of course blamed the shooting on Jared Loughner’s penis) blew up blaming Sarah Palin because her website had crosshairs on Representative Giffords’s district?

Has it really only been three weeks since at least 350 people died under Hosni Mubarak’s dictatorship?

Has it really only been two minutes since someone was sexually assaulted in America?

Are we really asking our students to learn history from ‘teachers’ who have so little sense of the gravity of historical events that they consider it A-OK to minimize death and torture and rape as compared to their paychecks?

Are we really asking our students to learn from ‘teachers’ who don’t understand irony well enough to recognize that they’re camping out in a building where legislation takes place – but the only people who aren’t there are the legislators?

Are we really asking our students to learn from teachers who don’t understand math well enough to recognize that 3.6 billion is a REALLY BIG NUMBER?

Hosni Walker pic from Conchscooter.  Which I’m certain sounds dirtier than it is.  Walk Like an Egyptian and Mubarak for Governor signs courtesy the AFL-CIO’s website.  Hangman picture via Althouse.  The capitol picture has been posted so many times I don’t recall where I found it.  Other pics screencapped from the GOP vid posted on Maggie’s Notebook, which Veeshir was kind enough to point out.

Idiots. The dome in Minnesota collapsed because of snow, and not for the first time. What kind of idiot builds a dome in fucking Minnesota that can’t handle snow? The same idiots who send Al Franken to the Senate I guess.

The Giants sucked for the first 20 years of my life so I needed to have secondary teams to root for in the playoffs (or even after early October when the Giants were mathematically eliminated every year of my life until I was in my 20s).

I liked the Dolphins and the Vikings (and Tampa, but that was an incipient hipster/ironic deal).

The Vikings made the playoffs every year because their division sucked and nobody wanted to play in Minnesota late in the year.

Bud Grant was a bastid, he would not allow all that wussy cold-weather gear no matter the weather.

So if the Vikes had a home game in the playoffs they won. It was that easy, nobody, but nobody, wanted to play there in December and January. One year they had to play a playoff game in LA (Rams) and it rained like hell and was cold (for southern CA), so the Vikes won that game too.

So what does a franchise that depends on crappy weather to win do? That’s right, build a domed stadium. And not just any domed stadium, but one with a crappy dome that can’t handle 15 inches of snow.

Idiots. And now I probably won’t get to see the Giants play them (wherever they end up playing) because the idiots in Minnesota built a dome that can’t handle snow.

WTF is wrong with Minnesota? Is it the proximity to Wisconsin?

Unbelievable vid below the fold

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“The Fucking Politics”

Posted: November 16, 2010 by aliceaitch in Moron of the Day, Win!, WTF Is Wrong With Wisconsin

We don’t censor out the word fuck around here, nosirree bob!

Bristol Palin will be running for vice president thirty years from now.  How do I know this?  Because she’s already engendering the foaming, slobbering ragefest that her mother brings out in lunatics.

According to the complaint, Cowan and his wife were watching “Dancing with the Stars” when Cowan jumped up and swore as Bristol Palin appeared, saying something about “the (expletive) politics.” Cowan was upset that a political figure’s daughter was on the show when he didn’t think she was a good dancer, the complaint states.

Cowan went upstairs for about 20 minutes and returned, demanding his pistols, which had been taken by his daughter about a month ago for safety reasons. He was carrying a single-shot shotgun, which he loaded and fired into the television.

And then he holed himself up for fifteen hours.  How awesome is the power of the Palin women that they can make men go off the deep end just by doing a waltz?