February 28, 2011

SNOWLIDARITY!

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(At the Wisconsin Capitol today.)

38 comments:

E.M. Davis said...

And look! It's slowly melting away!

Trooper York said...

Is that a Polish Snowman?

peter hoh said...

Not so sublime.

Sorry for the pun. I spent the afternoon playing with dry ice along with a room full of first graders.

edutcher said...

Looks like he knows the unions lost.

Class factotum said...

is there anything to the claim that Walker is having the windows of the Capitol building welded shut? I wouldn't think the unions would need to get affidavits from witnesses - couldn't they just take photos of the new welds?

Quayle said...

Aren't the lefties wonderful!

Cute, pithy, and yet deeply serious at the same time.

Shanna said...

Is that thing possessed? What's with the red eyes?

Creepiest snowman ever!

DADvocate said...

I always knew those guys were a bunch of flakes.

MadisonMan said...

I've seen that welding-shut thing twice, but nothing that's shall we say trustworthy. Could just be a rumor.

It is a whole heckuva lot harder to get into the Capitol today, which I am not a fan of. If people want to demonstrate in the Capitol, I say let them. The Government shall make no law abridging the freedom of Speech. Restricting speech to someplace other than the seat of Government certainly seems like a lawsuit waiting to be decided against those who would abridge where speech can take place.

TosaGuy said...

That's why all those protestors were white! They were made of snow!

E.M. Davis said...

Does Walker know some non-union welders we're not aware of?

Fen said...

If people want to demonstrate in the Capitol, I say let them. The Government shall make no law abridging the freedom of Speech.

Cool. We'll be holding our demonstrations on the Senate floor. And inside the Dem offices.

Michael said...

MM: "Restricting speech to someplace other than the seat of Government certainly seems like a lawsuit waiting to be decided against those who would abridge where speech can take place."

Would generally agree, but at what point does the free speech of the few infringe on the work needed to be done for the many? I don't believe demonstrations are allowed in the Capitol building in DC.

Fen said...

is there anything to the claim that Walker is having the windows of the Capitol building welded shut?

Dont know. But I'm hearing claims that one of the 14 fleebaggers was scooped up in a vice squad raid. There were underage sex workers involved.

TosaGuy said...

There will be no abidgement of the freedom of speech, but the privilege of bringing a crockpot into the capitol will be severely curtailed.

AJ Lynch said...

In Pennsylvania, he'd be what they call a phantom employee who never went to work but was put on the state payroll by some bigwig.

Fen said...

Yah. I bet the fleebagging 14 are already registered to vote in Chicago.

MadisonMan said...

but at what point does the free speech of the few infringe on the work needed to be done for the many?

I don't see that work is not getting done. The Assembly passed the so-called Budget Repair Bill last week, didn't they?

@TosaGuy, I have heard that bringing food into the Capitol is being squashed, which I have no problem with. I think that's the genesis of the welding window shut story -- so people can't pass food in. (The whole welding things sounds too bizarre to be true to me).

EDH said...

Actuarially speaking, a snowman's pension cost would be considerably less.

TosaGuy said...

The protestors should get a choice of what they want to hear on the capitol PA system for the entire evening.

Rush Limbaugh or Vuvuzelas.

Triangle Man said...

but the privilege of bringing a crockpot into the capitol will be severely curtailed.

If money is speech, then certainly warm gloppy food must be speech too!

MadisonMan said...

You can bring a crockpot, you just can't call it a Hot Dish -- that's too Minnesota.

TosaGuy said...

MM,

I'm having lots of fun with this as you can tell.

But on the serious side, basic strategy and tactics state that you provide your opponent an opportunity to leave the field and then make conditions such he embraces that option. Otherwise, you corner him and he becomes twice as dangerous.

I also suspect the after action review of this entire circus will include rules that will severely limit what can be brought into the capitol.

Calypso Facto said...

Actuarially speaking, a snowman's pension cost would be considerably less.

Looking at a high near 40 tomorrow, I'd take a cash settlement if I were he.

TosaGuy said...

This former Minnesotan bakes his hotdish in corningware, never in a crockpot. Crockpots are for roasts, soups and stews.

Fen said...

But I'm hearing claims that one of the 14 fleebaggers was scooped up in a vice squad raid. There were underage sex workers involved.

Narrowing down on the perp. Does anyone know how many of the 14 are married?

And can he be detained in Illinios? I recall reading something in the Wisonsin Consitution that said he couldn't be detained during the session. But I'm not sure if he's protected by that while he's AWOL.

MadisonMan said...

I also suspect the after action review of this entire circus will include rules that will severely limit what can be brought into the capitol.

I think Sleeping Bags will be high on the list of verboten materials. Pillows. I think that's a good idea.

Shutting people out so they can't even go in, or demonstrate during the day? Or at night if the Legislature is meeting very late into the night? Not so good.

Early on, I recall a statement -- I almost call it a complaint, but it probably wasn't -- from I think one of the Fitzgeralds about how difficult it was to get work done in the Capitol because it was so crowded (it was hard to get from point A to point B). I don't think citizenry should make it easy for those who govern to pass a law that is objectionable to them. You might tell me that they're holding the majority of voters who voted for Walker, et al., hostage, and I might be convinced. Is the alternative to tell them to sit down and shut up? I hope not.

Fen said...

Convicted of a felony, unless restored to civil rights.

Okay, if he's convicted of a felony, he loses his Qualified Elector status. And if he loses that, he can't hold office.

But that would be too far down the road to effect current events.

Fen said...

I don't think the citizenry should make it easy for those who govern to pass a law that is objectionable to them

Are you smoking something?

Calypso Facto said...

MM: the protesters were ordered to clear out last night, but refused. I think limiting access until the building can be returned to normal operating hours and occupancy is entirely reasonable.

Phil 3:14 said...

Soundtrack for the image

PETER V. BELLA said...

Like the public employee unions, he is melting away.

Fred4Pres said...

Nice. Did it just happen to melt, or was it built that way (with a bit of rock salt on the base to speed things along)?

Chip Ahoy said...

These snowthings were on the other side of the capitol. <---lie.

Martin L. Shoemaker said...

And I can almost hear his voice... "We've already won, you losers!"

That is garage in the picture, isn't it?

DonSurber said...

Someone has a sense of humor

Synova said...

I swear that snowman is more melted every time I look at it.

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