February 16, 2011

Protesting Gov. Scott Walker's union-busting budget at the Wisconsin Capitol today.

I had to work, but Meade made it up to the Capitol and got some great stills and video.

"Bust corps. not unions":

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"Dick move, Scotty!"

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"Hosni + Hitler = Dictator Scott Walker":

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"We have not learned the simple art of living together as brothers":

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Abandoned placards, stuck in the snow, including a depiction of Scott Walker, lynched:

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114 comments:

chickelit said...

Thousands!!

Browndog said...

"Many of the hundreds of Madison East High School students didn’t know why their teachers brought them to the union protests at the Wisconsin Capitol Tuesday. But they knew they were just happy to be out of class. See this raw video from today’s government union rally in opposition to Governor Scott Walker’s budget."
-Breitbart (w/video)

Indoctrinate much?

What say other "educators"...

Yes, I'm speaking to one in particular.

Maguro said...

Kind of hard to be impressed by a protest that doesn't feature giant papier-mache puppets.

Trooper York said...

I just hope the quail is big enough.

I don't want Meade to get caught in a riot.

mesquito said...

Indeed, maguro. And the Uncle Sam in a skull mask walking around on stilts.

Pogo said...

"We demand free ponies!
You prooommmised
!"


(H/T Freems)

AprilApple said...

Whatever happened to "shared sacrifice"?

Our children can sacrifice, the tax payer can sacrifice; but the holier-than-thou State employed Union worker? Perish the thought.

ironrailsironweights said...

The Circle of Life:

At age 5 success is not messing in your pants.

At age 10 success is having friends.

At age 16 success is having a driver's license.

At age 20 success is having sex.

At age 50 success is having money.

At age 60 success is having sex.

At age 70 success is having a driver's license.

At age 75 success is having friends.

At age 90 success is not messing in your pants.


Peter

chickelit said...

@Peter: Joni Mitchell wrote a famous song around that very theme.

Synova said...

Bust corps (corporations?) not unions.

Groovy.

That goose? If you cut it open you can get all the gold eggs out all at once.

For reals.

mesquito said...

If you cut it open you can get all the gold eggs out all at once.

Heh. I'm stealing that.

rhhardin said...

The teachers have nicer cars than I do.

garage mahal said...

Thousands!!

30k. Not too bad.

I finally found the mysterious and mythical Sasquatchian SEIU thug creatures here

Hide the children!

JAL said...

Love the educational value of the sign help out of the car window in the second shot.

chickelit said...

30k. Not too bad.

A ways south of six figures but not bad. Not bad.

JAL said...

And the veterans (background of the second shot) served so the Unions wouldn't have to sacrifice.

?

Hoosier Daddy said...

I'm not aware of many corporations that pay an annual salary and provide summers off.

Coketown said...

Dick move, Scotty. Don't you know unions are sacrosanct? (Say the people in the Honda. I'm sure the UAW is thinking, "Hey! Don't forget about us!)

Coketown said...

Hosni+Hitler=Dictator Scott Walker? I guess Civility Bullshit has completely bypassed Madison.

Amartel said...

Tools.

Michael said...

30,000!! I would have guessed more than a million looking at these pictures. I suppose Madison will fall after all.

Amartel said...

Thousands and thousands of useless tools.

TosaGuy said...
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TosaGuy said...

"And the veterans (background of the second shot) served so the Unions wouldn't have to sacrifice."

This one didn't.

Can you imagine the state of our military if it was unionized?

Amartel said...

And as usual the tools brought their Hitler posters. They pretend they don't like him but he occupies their thoughts, constantly. Wonder why.

knox said...

"We have not learned the simple art of living together as brothers"

... brothers who expect their brothers to fork over money so they can retire earlier... to a plusher pension... after working fewer years... for more money. That's brotherly love.*

*And if you resist, well, you're Hitler.

Dust Bunny Queen said...

@Peter: Joni Mitchell wrote a famous song around that very theme.

Without the poopy pants.

k*thy said...

Maguro, there was also a Satute of Liberty and an Uncle Sam on stilts.

and provide summers off.
Those I know, also don't get paid in the summer.

Hoosier Daddy said...

Hosni+Hitler=Dictator Scott Walker? I guess Civility Bullshit has completely bypassed Madison.

It didn't bypass Madison or other liberal compounds as much as it never boarded the train.

Make no mistake, when liberals are demanding for civility they really are telling you to STFU.

garage mahal said...

And as usual the tools brought their Hitler posters.

Conservative plants! But I repeat.

madeleine said...

Notice the abandoned sign that says, "I am the future. I *neen* quality teachers."

Chip S. said...

"I neen quality teachers"

Is that some Wisconsin in-joke?

I never saw a photo of your governor before, but I've gotta say I don't think I've ever seen anywho who looks less Hitlerish in a Hit-stache.

Dust Bunny Queen said...

Love the multi colored sign in the bottom picture.

"I am the future. I neen quality teachers"

I should think so!! We should immediately fire the incompetents who taught this person how to spell and get some quality teachers.

Palladian said...

I wonder if they used school supplies to make the posters?

"I neen quality teachers"??

You sure do, sweetie, and you obviously haven't had any up to this point.

The lynched Walker poster could be a recycled poster from a Madison anti-Bush protest. The figure is wearing a "W" shirt, and they simply could have blocked out the G-E-O-R-G-E before and the B-U-S-H after the Walker part.

k*thy said...

I saw two Hitler signs and really could have done without them. Not sure what people were thinking. Very disappointing.

The Imperial Walkers were pretty good - the signs and the scaled models.

Indigo Red said...

In the last photo there's a colorful sign that says, "I AM THE FUTURE // I NEEN QUALITY TEACHERS".

'NEEN'? Forget the future, we neen quality teachers now.

Synova said...

Oh cute!

We get to do Hitler pictures and depictions of violent lynchings again?

Hoosier Daddy said...

"I neen quality teachers"

Is that some Wisconsin in-joke?


Maybe its the accent.

Palladian said...

"We get to do Hitler pictures and depictions of violent lynchings again?"

Not "we", Synova. "They".

Hoosier Daddy said...

I saw two Hitler signs and really could have done without them. Not sure what people were thinking.

We're talking about liberals. Not thinking is their trademark.

Dust Bunny Queen said...

Not thinking is their trademark.

Good thing they aren't teaching young impressionable children....oh......nevermind.

madawaskan said...

Jay Nordinger has a post up at NRO=

The Thugs Come Out in Wisconsin

Many of the letters from Wisconsin today have to do with violence: threats against Governor Walker and members of his administration, the increases in their security details, their worries about their spouses and children, and so on. I have heard from people closely connected to the threatened individuals. Their letters are hard to take.

The last few days have made quite clear that, if you cross the public-employee unions, you run risks: and not merely political risks (which are nothing).

********************

Have you guys heard any local reporting about this?

garage mahal said...

We get to do Hitler pictures and depictions of violent lynchings again?

Where would they ever get that from?

Also

James said...

The Joint Finance Committee was called back into session about 20 minutes ago. The bill will come out of committee tonight and go first to the Senate where the Republicans have a very slim majority. Later tomorrow the Assembly will vote.

These union folks are just wasting their time; the bill will pass unchanged tomorrow.

madawaskan said...
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Coketown said...

Go easy on the "I neen quality teachers" placard. It's perfectly demonstrative of what unionized labor produces; the kids can't spell, but look at the craftsmanship! It's what happens when seventh graders read at a third grade level, but teachers still insist we need more art classes.

"Invest" and believe in our students, and who knows! Maybe next time that placard of Walker being lynched will be made out of licorice rope and macaroni shells instead of boring old poster-board and markers.

Shanna said...

I seriously want to know what NEEN is about. Please tell me that's not just a mistake. Who can't spell need?

It is easy to get off work for protests when you....just don't go to work. And lie to your boss.

Synova said...

Ah, But garage. That was *wrong*.

It's the hypocrisy you know. Either it's okay to use hyperbolic political imagery or it's not.

Of course, all of us knew that the sudden outrage at the inexcusable disrespect of the President was a lie, but making the other guys live up to their own rules is allowed anyway.

PaulV said...

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madawaskan said...

Look at this footage-they went inside the Capitol to protest because it was too cold outside.

It sounds like they have "the children" doing some of the chanting for them.

Video

Maguro said...

On the positive side, Hitler was a big choo-choo supporter, so maybe there's still hope for garage's 59mph bullet train to Milwaukee.

madawaskan said...

Oh btw the peaceful ones are chanting-

"KILL the bill".

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Did anyone break the news to garage about Florida's governor rejecting the federal boondoggle for Florida plan?

I love the smell of dead choo-choos in the morning.

Hoosier Daddy said...

It's the hypocrisy you know. Either it's okay to use hyperbolic political imagery or it's not.

Another thing liberals lack is a sense of irony so hypocrisy doesnt really faze them. That's why liberals get so incensed over Hitler images on Obama but think its perfectly ok to compare him to Bush.

Fred4Pres said...

Hitler signs!

Oh, against a Republican. Well that is perfectly civil then.

Synova said...

Bush/Hitler Images : Obviously a full-time pass-time for a multitude of people. And so clever, too.

Clinton/Hitler Images : A few Hitler pictures of Hillary, likely not during her husband's presidency. None to speak of, of Bill.

Reagan/Hitler Images : Essentially gets you pictures of Hitler

Ford/Hitler Images : Pictures of Hitler

Carter/Hitler Images : This one is actually interesting because it has one picture of Pres. Carter, Carter from Hogan's Heroes doing his Hitler impression, and bizarrely, a "Wanted Dead or Alive" poster of Bush.

Nixon/Hitler Images : At least one political cartoon equating the two, but still most pictures are either of Hitler or of Bush.

This, Garage, is what one would call a "You Did it First" Fail.

Mark O said...

Well, hell. Bush is like Hitler; Obama not so much. He's like, well, stupid.

Mary said...

It's the nice weather that brings the libs out.

Wait until it turns again.

(Doubt they can dress for the conditions, much less budget for them.)

MadisonMan said...

Look at this footage-they went inside the Capitol to protest because it was too cold outside.

It was warm today.

Maguro said...

Give Walker a few months to get in touch with his inner Fuhrer, then send Cedarford out to tell him that the Madison-Milwaukee rail line is the final solution to Wisconsin's transit problem.

I bet the project is back on the next day.

MadisonMan said...

btw -- the signs are stuck in the snow because it's illegal to take sticks into the Capitol.

Henry said...

Before the protest, I was unsure. After, not so much.

madawaskan said...

It was warm today.

Dude that's all relative...

What's Wisconsin's idea of warm?

Hell I guess they went inside to hear themselves better; liberals are strangely attracted to echoes.

edutcher said...

I like the sign that said, "Next time Vote".

Hmmm...

I thought stuffing ballot boxes was a big union thing.

PS Given that Stalin and Mao made Adolf look like a piker, wonder why no pics of them.

PPS Watch your six, Mr Meade. Some of those people aren't civilized.

vnjagvet said...

From looking at the pics and video, I doubt if this demonstration will change many minds.

k*thy said...

We're talking about liberals. Not thinking is their trademark.

You're right, those two weren't thinking.

alan markus said...

Mostly white folks and an occasional mispelled sign. How is this different from a Tea Party rally?

MadisonMan said...

What's Wisconsin's idea of warm?

In mid-February after a long winter? Mid-30s.

Unless it's really windy. Then is has to be low 40s.

Today's high? 44. That's 13 degrees above normal. That's like a high in the mid-90s in July.

wv: nonartic. See? Even blogger agrees!

k*thy said...

These union folks are just wasting their time; the bill will pass unchanged tomorrow

Wrong on the first, right on the second.

garage mahal said...

Did anyone break the news to garage about Florida's governor rejecting the federal boondoggle for Florida plan?

This may come as shock, but I could care less if the Republican crook governor turned down HSR funds. Who could trust him with money? What's next, call me a poopy face? Pull my hair?

This is one reason I was for HSR in Wisconsin:

Total new business and job growth projections include:
-- In Los Angeles, up to $7.6 billion per year in new business, including $4.3 billion per year in Gross Regional Product (GRP)
growth and up to 55,000 jobs. -- In Chicago, up to $6.1 billion per year in new business, including up to $3.6 billion per year in GRP
growth and up to 42,000 jobs. -- In Orlando, up to $2.9 billion per year in new business, including up to $1.7 billion per year in GRP
growth and up to 27,500 jobs. -- In Albany, up to $2.5 billion per year in new business, including up to $1.4 billion per year in GRP
growth and up to 21,000 jobs.


Which is why Republicans are against it of course. New business development in large cities that don't vote for them? No thanks!

madawaskan said...

Madisonman

wv: nonartic. See? Even blogger agrees!

Wow-that was really weird. Ha!

Dude that's freezin' in these here parts.

Though I remember when I lived in Canada- 40 degrees that's practically party weather!

Although it usually meant mud every where.

k*thy said...

Synova - The collective Hitler hyperbole makes us all look bad. No one's winning there.

MadisonMan said...

Although it usually meant mud every where.


That and melting 'dog dirt' as my Mom called it.

Hate the spring thaw, but it's a very necessary evil.

Big Mike said...

"Bust corps. not unions."

That's the trouble with public sector unions -- it used to be the case that at least some of the union members would realize that if the corporation failed then they'd have no jobs. But the public sector unions assume that the state can never go broke.

Scott Walker is trying to tell them that they're wrong.

Lotsa luck with that, Scotty.
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Oh, BTW, I really like that touch of civility, depicting Scott Walker as a lynch mob victim. I guess that goes with the union members having "not learned the simple art of living together as brothers"

Big Mike said...

Yes, garage, I also read a projection that high speed rail will run on unicorn farts.

It's a magical form of methane, you see.

No, really. I read a projection!!!

galdosiana said...

The TA Union is staging a walk-out for all its members tomorrow. They've been plastering us with emails regarding the protests for the past several days and tonight they just sent us one urging us to cancel our classes tomorrow and to encourage our students to come with us to protest at the capitol.

WEAC is also urging ALL K-12 teachers in the whole state to call in tomorrow and Friday and to go to the capitol, if possible. Madison's public school district is considering canceling classes for the rest of the week.

...Seems like a roundabout way to get the private sector's support. But then, it doesn't really seem like they care all that much about it anyway, considering that the union has declared Walker's moves to be wholly unsupported by WI voters. (Funny, considering he just won a majority of votes. I guess when they say Wisconsin, they really mean Madison.)

AJ Lynch said...

Damn Garage, if your GDP estimates for HSR are accurate, why don't we spend even more money and put HSR tracks on every street in the country?

Shanna said...

Today's high? 44. That's 13 degrees above normal. That's like a high in the mid-90s in July.

So you are saying mid-90s is warm for July? And 30 is warm for February. Very strange.

It was 70 or so today. Gorgeous, but a little more sun would have been nice. (Yesterday was perfect)

Big Mike said...

No, k*thy, the losers are the people on the left side of center who are still at least nominally sane.

Because I'm going to treat them as being no different from the Scott Walker = Hosni + Hitler sign carriers, and the people who think lynching their governor is cool, and poltroons like garage.

They don't like it? Too bad. It seems to me that the Tea Party did a better job of shedding the crazies than the professional agitators are doing. When the union protesters reach the sanity and civility level of the Tea Partiers, then we can talk.

madawaskan said...

garage

What's next, call me a poopy face? Pull my hair?

In light of the fact that last thread we dueled you called me a paraplegic porn watcher-which I think is making fun of the disabled or mere projection on your part I'm contemplating calling you a-

poutine lover.

Which is why Republicans are against it of course. New business development in large cities that don't vote for them? No thanks!

How about this garage-the budget is about to have the US exploring new Debt Frontiers and Republicans are simply against spending on shiny ponies that may or may not win the future.


Japan did a similar investment in 'infrastructure" and their economy flatlined for twenty years.

Heck let's go to a more recent example of government spending being a failure when it comes to creating jobs.

Remember when the Obama administration promised that the 800 billion investment would keep unemployment below 8%?

What happened to that?

MadisonMan said...

...and now school is closed tomorrow in Madison. Again.

Not a fan.

madawaskan said...

Madisonman

That and melting 'dog dirt' as my Mom called it.

Ha!


I think the differential might be consistency.

Hard to tell though -so you gotta leave your Sorels outside.

chickelit said...

@madawaskan

Poutine looks kinda good. I'm surprised meade isn't into that potato dish yet.

AJ Lynch said...

Mad Man:

a 2nd protest day?

Damn - pushing the envelope IMO. The public will soon say let's start firing teachers. And Hollywood can make a movie about it and call it the The Replacements.

Synova said...

"Synova - The collective Hitler hyperbole makes us all look bad. No one's winning there."

I'm a "political discourse should be raucous" sort of person, pretty much. Bush as Hitler was stupid but I'm pretty sure I never had a fainting spell over it. (The racist stuff directed at Condi and others was different.) Bush as Hitler. Bush as the Joker. Clearly hyperbole but worth pushing back.

Obama as Hitler. Obama as the Joker. And suddenly, quite suddenly, it's outright EVIL to be so disrespectful of the office of the president. Someone might be provoked to violence!

No, I don't suppose anyone *wins*, but it is sure hella funny to watch the ladies clutch their pearls.

bandmeeting said...

I'm pretty sure the "Hitler" in the Hosni plus Hitler is not the real dude. It looks like a model.

Synova said...

I suggest protesting on Saturday.

Why not?

The reporters work on Saturdays and the protests will be covered.

But you know... Saturday... expecting a union member to do something on their own time...

garage mahal said...

Yes, garage, I also read a projection that high speed rail will run on unicorn farts.

The old "unicorn fart" defense. Man that one just never gets old. But sorry I'm more inclined to go with Forbes in this case, they seemed to go a little more in depth than "choo choo! boondoggle! unicorn farts!"

Steven said...

Private Sector Unionism, 1911: The mass of exploited workers organized against a handful of spoiled, lazy aristocrats who live off their sweat.

Public Sector Unionism, 2011: A handful of spoiled, lazy bureaucrats organized to live off the sweat of the mass of exploited workers.

madawaskan said...

Chickelit-I wanted him to ruminate on that for awhile, heh.

Ghee here's something else for him to chew on-so to speak:


The Japanese Experience

[...]Between 1992 and 2000, Japan implemented 10 separate spending stimulus packages in which public infrastructure investment was a major component. Excluding the 2000 program, for which final costs are not yet available, addtional spending on the infrastructure com ponent alone amounted to 30.4 trillion yen, or $254 billion at the current exchange rate.
Cutting spending seems not to have deterred prosperity in most of the European countries that have done so since 1990, while the relative prosperity of the Japanese has been on the decline as government spending has advanced. After peaking at 86 percent of U.S. income in 1991 and 1992, Japanese income continually fell behind the U.S., and by 2000, Japan's per capita gross national income had fallen to 73.7 percent of that of the U.S. despite the increased spending stimulus in Japan during the 1990s and into the 2000s. This decline in relative performance reflects the fact that the Japanese economy grew at an annual rate of only 0.6 percent between 1992 and 2007. In 1991, only the United States, Austria, and Switzerland had higher per cap ita incomes than Japan. By 2006 (the most recent OECD numbers), Japan's per capita income was surpassed by Austria, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Holland, Switzerland, Sweden, and the U.S.
Conclusion
Although the benefits of a costly, infrastructure-focused stimulus package based on massive government spending may be intuitively attractive, past evidence suggests that the impact of government spending programs that are intended to encourage economic growth is very modest and unlikely to enhance recovery or deter recession. As noted above, the Japanese government implemented such a program during the 1990s, and the consequence was two decades of economic stagnation. Less ambitious infrastructure stimulus pro grams have been implemented in the United States over the past few decades, and numerous independent and government studies have concluded that these programs had little impact on economic activity or jobs.

[heritage.org]

Rialby said...

Waiting for the mainstream media to cover a crowd of protesters comparing an elected official to Hitler. Oh, it'll be all over the news tonight right? It must be on Google News at least right? Cause of the "new civility" Barack asked for? Let me check. Be right back.

Nope. Crickets.

Calypso Facto said...

...and now school is closed tomorrow in Madison. Again.

One day, childish and petulant. Two days, flat out wrong. Three days, voucher vote next week please.

Steven said...

What the sick-out is trying to prove: "We teachers are vital, you should give in to our demands."

What the sick-out is actually proving: "We need to get rid of teachers' collective bargaining rights so that it's easy to impose contracts where we can fire them if they ever try stunts like this again."

Methadras said...

Once again, proof that leftards and their co-conspirators in public employee unions are parasites.

Steven said...

("You can't fire them all?" you say? Maybe not. If you just fire the senior-most 10%, though, it will have a remarkable effect on what happens next time such an action is proposed.)

Maguro said...

But sorry I'm more inclined to go with Forbes in this case, they seemed to go a little more in depth than "choo choo! boondoggle! unicorn farts!"

Yiu mean you're more inclined to go with the US Conference of Mayors - i.e., a bunch of local politicians looking for a handout.

Forbes made no judgement as to the accuracy of the Mayors' claims, they were just reporting that the claims were made.

kimsch said...

My ten-year-old was part of the School District's Black History Month celebration tonight. Each school in the district presented some sort of program, one kindergarten, five elementary schools, two middle schools, and the high school.

It was a nice program but there was one sour spot. The principal of one of the elementary schools listed (and kids held up photos/images of) several blacks who made a difference, Crispus Atticus, Harriet Tubman, W.E.B. DuBois, Thurgood Marshall, MLK, Malcolm X, he also noted a Black Panther who had been killed, Al Sharpton, Barry "Change we can believe in", Michelle, and someone he called his good friend who was "up in Wisconsin supporting the workers in their struggles." I didn't get the guy's name, but I felt that was totally inappropriate for this program.

Dust Bunny Queen said...

the signs are stuck in the snow because it's illegal to take sticks into the Capitol.

@ MM

You know...there is a really good joke in there somewhere.

shiloh said...

All these new Republican governors appear to be working in Obama's favor for 2012 ie WI, MI, OH, PA, FL, VA, NJ, etc. plus of course Reps in control of the House as boehner can't catch a clue.

Again, how did Obama get soooo damn lucky ?!? Rhetorical question.

>

Let's recap, shall we:

Green Bay wins the Super Bowl!

WI beats #1 OSU in basketball.

Natives are restless in Madison.

and the whole world is watching! ;)

Indeed, as Egypt and America are the same in many respects, eh as income inequality continues to grow soon the serfs/peons will rise up against the feudal warlords ~ or not.

As always, America survives despite itself!

and so it goes ...

>

Did I mention boehner can't catch a clue as be careful what you wish for.

carry on

Pogo said...

Public employees must surely detect that the glory days of endlessly passing on all expenses and demands to the citizens have reached an end.

MadisonMan said...

I suggest protesting on Saturday.


The bill will have been debated and passed by then. Because, you know, it's so vital that we do this right now.

MadisonMan said...

Calypso, you're about a day ahead of me.

jr565 said...

"Bust corps. not union." That makes sense. Because your union will pay you great wages absent that corporation to provide you a job.
Somebody fire that guy.

kent said...

...and now school is closed tomorrow in Madison. Again.

"FOR THE CHILDRENNNNNNNNNNN -- !!!"

dick said...

Garage,

Check the Zombietime website for all the Hitler placards with Bush on them - and that went on for 8 years of protests by all the "progressives" like Code Pink and ANSWER and ACORN and the CPUSA. That is where the Hitler images started.

kent said...
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kent said...

Yup. Literally thousands of "Bush = Hitler," "Conservatives = Nazis,"
"[Incitement of Violence] Against [Any Conservative You Can Possibly Name]" pics, spanning virtually an entire decade.

And not a single one of which any baldly and unapologetically hypocritical leftard hereabouts has ever condemned, nor ever will.

Always remember: "IOKIYAD!!!"

Don't Tread 2012 said...

It warms the heart, seeing all the civility from left.

Aren't they wonderful people????

wv - herauger

He usually shows at 2 AM

harkin said...

That doesnt look like Hitler, looks more like an Al Gore pic mustached and pasted on a nazi flag

k*thy said...

No, I don't suppose anyone *wins*, but it is sure hella funny to watch the ladies clutch their pearls.

Yeah, that goes both ways.

Original Mike said...

Ahh, Hitler makes his appearance. I guess he drove up from Crawford.

DADvocate said...

It's nice to see people fight for their right to be lazy and over-paid, especially when the money to pay them is taken from others under threat of imprisonment.

Hifi said...

I'm curious where the media is in calling out the Unions for their hate speech and violent rhetoric. C'mon hypocrats stop the hypocrisy.

Hifi said...

I'm curious where the media is in calling out the Unions for their hate speech and violent rhetoric. C'mon hypocrats stop the hypocrisy.

rhhardin said...

Rush had the Hitler pic on his desk during the whole 2/17 show, and held it up twice for the dittocam in the first hour monologue, once cropped and once full to show the thugs holding it.

He's found a good place to find zingers on the proper occasion.