February 18, 2011

Scott Walker likened to Stalin... and to the Wicked Witch of the West.

Some analogies are more heavy-handed than others:

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I talked to the man who combined "SS" and Stalin in his denouncement of Walker:



And to the young woman with the "Release the Flying Monkeys" sign:



(The photo and videos were done at about 11:40 this morning, at the Wisconsin State Capitol.)

84 comments:

nrn312 said...

Fainting couch is on the right.

Lincolntf said...

They just can't help themselves when it comes to using Nazi imagery. It's in their blood.

Fen said...

"Democracy requires moral fortitude!" said the congress-critter hiding behind his Hooter girl.

LYNNDH said...

Since there is a de facto govt shut down, could the Governor say that then no state employee could be paid? No govt, no money?

galdosiana said...

One of my university colleagues just told me that if this bill passes, Walker will take away our weekends. We'll have to work all seven days of the week, because the governor obviously has no sympathy for public workers and he'll turn us into slaves of the state.

And he was serious.

MayBee said...

Keep in mind, Obama's fundraising arm is helping to support these people.

Joe said...

(The Crypto Jew)

Since there is a de facto govt shut down, could the Governor say that then no state employee could be paid? No govt, no money?

On what basis? As long as the budget says there’s money, there’s money…what government shut-down has occurred, at the state level? Sure the local schools might have this option, but you’d be hard-pressed to make the case at the statewide level.

madAsHell said...

I've always wondered about sheeple that carry signs...and now I know.

Bernie said...

Look at all the blue white people wearing red.

Must be some sort of cancer awareness campaign.

chickelit said...

Scott Walker likened to Stalin...

Yesterday it was Hitler. Why don't they compare him to FDR to complete the triumvirate?

Bob_R said...

I'll get you and your little dog too!

Paddy O said...

"One of my university colleagues just told me that if this bill passes, Walker will take away our weekends. We'll have to work all seven days of the week..."

Luxury. University folk will have it good. I heard that K-12 teachers will have sleep in a lake, then get out of the lake at six o'clock in the morning, clean the lake, eat a handful of hot gravel, work a twenty hour day at the school for a hundred dollars a month, come home, and then the governor will thrash them to sleep with a broken bottle, if they are lucky!

Joe said...

(The Crypto Jew)

One of my university colleagues just told me that if this bill passes, Walker will take away our weekends. We'll have to work all seven days of the week, because the governor obviously has no sympathy for public workers and he'll turn us into slaves of the state.

This person’s name and address, NOW! S/he has seen the “Sooper-Sekret” Plan, of the GOP…and must die!

Does your university colleague realize that, most likely, the university could compel work and attendance on weekends now, under certain circumstances? I’d imagine you are FLSA Exempt, so they don’t even have to offer over-time, but they could compel the Janitorial Staff to work on weekends, merely granting overtime and certain amount of rest in a certain amount of time…Your Boss has this power right now, is my point…it’s just the costs, 90% of the time, far outweigh any advantages.

Jason said...

Just start laying off state workers. Period. Guaranteed at least one Dem will be back within minutes.

chickelit said...

One of my university colleagues just told me that if this bill passes, Walker will take away our weekends.

I recall a seminar by the late Sir Derek Barton during which he praised his chinese postdocs for working day and night in his lab and subsisting only on rice. He was dead serious.

Paddy O said...

I also heard that next on the governors's agenda is a bill that would call up the National Guard and begin the process of invading the Polish neighborhoods of Chicago.

Fen said...

Re the libtard with the SS sign:

How does sending police out to round up the legislators invoke the spectre of "secret police"?

Joe said...

(The Crypto Jew)


Luxury. University folk will have it good. I heard that K-12 teachers will have sleep in a lake, then get out of the lake at six o'clock in the morning, clean the lake, eat a handful of hot gravel, work a twenty hour day at the school for a hundred dollars a month, come home, and then the governor will thrash them to sleep with a broken bottle, if they are lucky!


LUXURY…our kill us every night and sing “Glory, Glory ‘Alleluia” over our graves, every night.

Paddy O said...

I also heard from a friend of a friend who works in an office of a guy who once dated the governor's sister that tomorrow the governor is going to request funding from the legislature to build a huge drill. Then he is going to drill a nuclear warhead into the Earth's molten core and trigger volcanic eruptions worldwide, unless the unions pay him $1,000,000.

Abe said...

I'll give this to that Walker Nazi/Leninist dictator fella and his forced collectivization and extermination schemes, all the victims of his gulags and concentration camps sure are having themselves a nice winter day on the steps of his Politburo.

Maybe grab a coffee and brat later. Catch a movie. Shoah!

Bob_R said...

I don't get this "trying to ram the bill through" meme. I have not seen the bill, but is it some 1000 page tome that no one has read? Seems to me everyone has read it and knows exactly what is in it. They can have debate and propose amendments all they want if they'd just show up. Do they think anyone but the true believers is buying this?

Irene said...

Jesse Jackson arrives. TAA swoons.

madawaskan said...

OK this is driving me nuts.

The Wizard of OZ is antithetical to their cause.

It's been demonstrated over and over again that they have this maniacal believe in Obama- "The Wizard" giving them everything they need a heart, a brain...

Guess what?

Well hell I don't want to ruin the plot-I'll refrain from doing that for "the children".

Jason said...

"I don't get this "trying to ram the bill through" meme. I have not seen the bill, but is it some 1000 page tome that no one has read? Seems to me everyone has read it and knows exactly what is in it. They can have debate and propose amendments all they want if they'd just show up. Do they think anyone but the true believers is buying this?"

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A couple of years back, former Gov. Doyle introduced a budget repair bill that raised taxes over $1 billion. That was introduced and passed within 24 hours...of course, the Dems had the majority.

The hypocrisy is stunning.

madawaskan said...

Irene

Jesse Jackson arrives.

Seriously?

I was going to make a joke about him going to WI to negotiate the release of the self-holding hostages.

edutcher said...

Somewhere Lavrenti Beria and Reinhard Heydrich are laughing hysterically.

Please, Ann, please, please, please, tell me that idiot was a teacher.

WV "sawdit" How that jerk made the stick for his little sign.

Lincolntf said...

When you're reduced to calling in the race hustlers to boost your cause, you're pretty much done. ThoughI will say that Jesse Jackson attending a rally in a virtually all-white State is a new twist.

Original Mike said...

@Paddy O: Lake!?! When I was young, all we had was a puddle.

traditionalguy said...

What a perfect moment for Russ Feingold to arise from political death and lead the crowd out into Lake Mendota to drown. Now that would impress me. Otherwise, these smug teachers seem only to be wasting our time.

Jason said...

I dont ever recall Jesse Jackson protesting that Wisconsin has the worst racial achievment gap in the country. But its nice to know he's here for the teachers of MPS, one of the worst school districts in the state.

Henry said...

I don't remember Stalin ever having much trouble assembling a quorum.

pbAndj said...

Hillarious.

Althouse has previously highlighted how some media folks so-called 'lead the witness' when they're sussing out (aka shaping) responses from interviewees.

That last video puts response-shaping journos to shame.

Lem said...

I've heard of fast food but this microwave bad-guy is ridiculous.

Mr. Buford said...

Stalin and Hitler...well if either one had these folks showing up to protest in downtown Berlin or Moscow they would have in Hitler's case, turned the Gestapo, SiPo and Allgemeine-SS loose, and in Stalin's case, the NKVD and arrested the whole lot of them and thrown them into prison's never to be seen again; with the exception of the organizers who would have been the stars of show trials, before they were dealt with permanently.

They insult not only those they slander, but those that suffered and died under such truly ruthless dictators.

Again, they only damage their cause by such behavior.

gilesjb said...

Behold the teachbaggers and their teachbonics signs

roesch-voltaire said...

The continual Hitler stigma that Fox News throws out has clearly had a negative affect.

Synova said...

I can't bring myself to watch the videos.

NotYourTypicalNewYorker said...

When you find Jesse Jackson on your side of anything, something's wrong.

Obama and the dems are slowly marshaling their forces together against the taxpayers of this country.

Obama a uniter?....yeah.

Obama is poison, what a Trojan Horse.

Paul Zrimsek said...

This too shall pass. One day soon someone will introduce a tax-hike bill, and then the government will revert to being All Of Us, and anyone who doubts its absolute trustworthiness will revert to being a paranoid kook.

Joe said...

(The Crypto Jew)


The continual Hitler stigma that Fox News throws out has clearly had a negative affect.


You were struggling to make a point, weren’t you? And it’s “effect” not “affect.”

Lincolntf said...

Yeah, Roesch, it's all Fox News' fault when the mouth-breathing troglodytes in the Teachers Unions leave heaps of garbage and hateful literature everywhere they go. Damn you, Murdoch!

AJ Lynch said...

Madawaskan:
Yeah but I always loved that music that played when the flying monkeys were after Toto.

Clyde said...

"Scott Stalin"... Riiiiiight. Seriously, if Gov. Walker was anything like Stalin or Hitler, these bozos would be in concentration camps. I hope this guy isn't a history teacher, for his students' sake.

Lem said...

In the interest of diversity and social justice shouldn't someone be comparing Walker to Mussolini? What does Wisconsin have against Italians..

In the interest of fairness I think Mussolini has been underrepresented in these protests.

Not to mention Idi Amin.. I dont want to be accused of using the race card but when you think of all the big name dictators its always the white German and Russian one that are payed homage to.

They never mention the Asian Pol Pot.. these protesters are a bunch of racist ;)

Joe said...

(The Crypto Jew)





I see no People of Colour at these so-called “protest” I really question there authenticity….

Synova said...

"The continual Hitler stigma that Fox News throws out has clearly had a negative affect."

What does this mean? I don't watch television so maybe I'm just missing something.

And I did the "Hitler" thing with garage the other day, so the idea of Fox News as the source seems doubly irrational when the "effect" was obviously all about George Bush.

Irene said...

@madawaskan, Jackson energizes the crowd.

@traditional guy, here's "Feingold on empowering U.S. workers."

John said...

Didn't Milwaukee, as well as some other parts of Wisconsin used to have a lot of industrial base with good, union, manufacturing jobs?

Wonder what happened to all those jobs, huh?

Just curious.

John Henry

Steve Koch said...

I don't blame the guy for lumping all dictators together. He isn't a political science major, he just knows he hates dictators. The obvious question to ask him was why he thinks Walker is a dictator. Not even a swing and a miss, more like a called strike 3.

What was the point of interviewing the young teenager? Seemed like a waste of time.

TosaGuy said...

"I don't remember Stalin ever having much trouble assembling a quorum."

Henry is on fire today.

EDH said...

When you think of The Wizard of Oz's cast of villains, you most likely think of the flying monkeys and the Wicked Witch of the West...

Five Reasons The Greatest Movie Villain Ever is a 'Good' Witch

LL said...

Civility Month is over!

Irene said...

I wonder what the unions paid for the Jesse Jackson appearance?

Beta Rube said...

Odd that no one at the rally invokes Fidel when creating an image of brutal dictatorship with no workers rights and jails filled with journalists and dissidents.

Lem said...

I don't remember Stalin ever having much trouble assembling a quorum.

Lake Mendota (Gov Walkers Siberia) is thawing..

OMG.. the governor is going to drown the democrats, when he finds them.

wv flacif: the erection of dead tyrants at union rallies.

Wayne said...

Democrats and liberals generally haven't had to face reality because they've always had someone else pay their bills. As Maggie said, socialism is great until you run out of other people's money.

James said...

Didn't Milwaukee, as well as some other parts of Wisconsin used to have a lot of industrial base with good, union, manufacturing jobs?

Wonder what happened to all those jobs, huh?

Just curious.

John Henry


You'll need to ask Governor Squidward. As I pointed out the other day, Wisconsin now has more government employees than people in manufacturing jobs.

J said...

Still waiting for some of the tough guys of Tweekhouse to take on the cop or firefighter unions. One thing to kick the sh*t out of teacher nerds--another to call for laying off cops, or reducing their benefits.

AprilApple said...

Rats.

Michael said...

J: You will have to wait because that is not the subject at hand.

pbAndj said...

Are these folks representative of Madison's infamous (from the prof's perspective) libs who have annoyed Althouse into (re)action, as she "needles" back?

If so, Althouse seems to be easily annoyed.

To my mind, these folks are amusing, not annoying.

roesch-voltaire said...

Synova you can watch John Stewart's clip of the many times that Fox folks call up the Nazi, Hitler imagery to describe liberals etc to get my ironic comment. Actually I think the cheap shots reducing political opponents to commies, or Nazis simple reveals shallow, simplistic thought of many-- whether it be Beck, or one of my colleagues.

Michael said...

R-V: Fox presenters or guests on Fox programs? Not sure I have ever heard a Fox news person call someone a Nazi, but then I watch it directly and not via Stewart.

E Buzz said...

So, these are our vaunted teachers?

Is it really any surprise that we have stupid kids making it to universities where they still aren't taught basic math and english and can't think?

Just a massive fucking tragedy.

J said...

In fact it is the issue here, Mikestein. Your yokel pals here (clients?) routinely lump together all public employee unions--but ...some have a dim realization that includes cops. Then fear kicks in. Oh, except ...our boys-in-blue. Now, taking on the cop unions would require like courage and independence. So ain't gonna happen on Aynhouse. Much easier to bully schoolteachers, who are mostly female--so also has a appeal for ...the misogynist sort of hick conservative, like you, Mikestein.

madawaskan said...

Irene

Did you see the

Impeachment IS an Option sign next to Jackson?

How the flying monkey is that going to happen when the Republicans hold the majority in both the Wisconsin Senate and House?

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

AJ

I found this for you-

Wizard of Oz -Flying Monkeys

heh.

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Irene said...

@madawaskan, Thanks, haha!!!

Locally, the impeachment signs seem to be outnumbered by the recall signs.

My Facebook page is oozing.

Irene said...

Also, notice the bodyguard .

PatCA said...

Good teaching, Ann. I think she learned something.

J said...

Fox folks call up the Nazi, Hitler imagery to describe liberals etc to get my ironic comment.


That's how the Conservative media wins, R-VOltaire--call some schoolteachers fighting for their jobs "nazis", show some ugly signs, some nerdy looking protesters, flash Jesse Jackson in Hymietown, and have GlennBeck doing a voice over, nazis, or stalinists,atheists-- pretty soon tweekers and teabugs of the US are worked up into a froth.

Crimso said...

"When I was young, all we had was a puddle."

We used to DREAM of living in a puddle. It would've been a palace to us. (Apologies to Monty Python)

shoutingthomas said...

Oh, God, the imbecile J is back to yank on his pudd for a while.

Why don't you go jerk off at a porno site, nitwit?

J said...
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J said...

That's your MO, Shouting thomas, you filthy tweaking piece of shit. Yr a real tough guy, beating up schoolteachers, mostly fem.

You'd do well to stay offline, mormon terrorist. We got yr number, mierda

Chip Ahoy said...

I heard from a co-woker who heard it second cousin in another state who once drove through Wisconsin as fast as he could that he read on the internet that Walker intended to hire a guy to hire another guy to drive a buts up the protesters with a sign on iy that says:

HEY ALL ORGANIZE FOR AMERICA PEOPLE: FREE SANDWICHES IN HERE

Then when the bus is full of protesters instead of giving them free sandwiches the driver drives the bus over a cliff but right before the bus gets to the edge of the cliff the bus driver jumps out so he lives but all the protesters in the bus die. And then that bus driver goes and gets another bus and does the same thing again over and over. And that's why Walker is worse than Hitler's flying ass monkeys.

Original Mike said...

"Synova you can watch John Stewart's clip of the many times that Fox folks call up the Nazi, Hitler imagery to describe liberals etc to get my ironic comment."

I call bullshit. I don't know what editted piece Stewart might be showing, but I watch a lot of Fox and I can't think of a single instance of what you allege.

Michael said...

J: You, valley boy, are the hick.

madawaskan said...

Irene

Althouse has a Jesssssseeee!! thread up.

Man I can't make out the body guard.

I swear I had to look at the Don't Railroad sign twice.

I thought it said-

Donut Railroad!

Irene said...

@madawaskan, Excellent!

Look through the other photos on that page. My link originally went to the correct photo, but the arrangement has changed as the paper added more images. The bodyguard is wearing a fedora.

madawaskan said...

Irene

Thanks-it's like where's waldo.

Irene said...

madawaskan, you are welcome.

The bodyguard really doesn't blend in with the crowd, does he?

Very Chicago.

Trooper York said...

J said...
In fact it is the issue here, Mikestein. Your yokel pals here (clients?) routinely lump together all public employee unions--but ...some have a dim realization that includes cops. Then fear kicks in. Oh, except ...our boys-in-blue. Now, taking on the cop unions would require like courage and independence. So ain't gonna happen on Aynhouse. Much easier to bully schoolteachers, who are mostly female--so also has a appeal for ...the misogynist sort of hick conservative, like you, Mikestein."

I will be your huckleberry J.

Most cops I know are among the laziest people you can find. For everyone that is a hard charging crime fighter there are ten that are lazy douchenozzles. All of the guys I grew up with who became cops are already retired and most of them gamed the system to get bigger pensions. They have a tough job no doubt. As do fireman and sanitation workers. But the days of wine and roses are over. They will get their turn in the barrel soon enough.

Just so you know boyo!

dave in boca said...

Ann, you've got a box seat to the greatest show in the country. Hope you explained to the dude with the Stalin/SS comments that the SS were Stalin's personal guard that he selected for their great loyalty to communism....?