Friday, February 11, 2011

Oh, Wisconsin!

My home state pride in Wisconsin has slipped again. First they stupidly vote out Sen. Russ Feingold, a true progressive hero and a voice of sanity in the Senate.

Then they elect a crazy man as Governor whose first job is to throw away billions in government money and Wisconsin's chance to have high speed rail connecting it's largest cities with the rest of the country.

Now: Crazy man woke up and decided to roll back worker's rights about a century.

Putting the National Guard on call to quell any possible unrest his decision may cause, new Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has decided to strip collective bargaining rights from almost all state employees, including (and especially) teachers.

Taking a cue from despots and tyrants everywhere, he is already threatening physical action by armed forces if there is any public unrest over his decision which he hopes to ram through the Republican-controlled state legislature.

I hope you're happy, Wisconsin. You get what you vote for and right now you got a tin-pot dictator who wants to destroy a century of labor progress and turn Wisconsin into a worker's hell, especially if you work for the state.

My one hope - massive and immediate strikes by all concerned. Shut the fucking state down and show the power of labor. Just do it, Wisconsin! Just do it! Kill, Bucky, kill! (Obvious Mario Bava reference, eh?)


Memphis said...

I was told that 15,000 showed up at the capital monday to protest and the Madison teachers are having a "sick-out"since Tue.shutting the schools down.Sure wish i'd invested in that rubber bullet factory years ago.Gotta stop them violent education types!!!

gomonkeygo said...

Maybe twice that yesterday and I don't know how many today. Middleton-Cross Plains school district had to close; students left to join the protest, too.

Did you hear that the Dem Senators fled the state to stop the vote? Couldn't stop laughing about that one.

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