March 13, 2011

3 protesters protesting.

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33 comments:

I'm a Shaaaaark said...

Ok, so the dude in the second picture is intimating something sexual about a train. Hmmmmm.

ALH said...

I agree with Shaaaaark.

It's definitely something sexual about a train. In fact, I believe he is supporting Walker's stance against high speed rail in Wisconsin by saying "Fuck the Train".

wv: eaties (really bad case of munchies)

Maguro said...

It could be garage, sporting an enormous choo-choo shaped hard-on.

E.M. Davis said...

BOH-RING.

Chip Ahoy said...

End Two-Party Systems Now!

Unite Bicameral Legislatures !

Destroy All Institutional Checks and Balances For the Poor and the Children !

Pay For My Retirement, Bitches !

Help, I've Reached the End of MY ROPE !

I Find I Haven't Anything More to Say!

Except Walker is a Doo-Doo Head !

I Give Up !

I'm Going Home Now !

Fine, Just Bite Me Then !

OK, What ?!?

MamaM said...

They found him in the wreck,
with his hand on the throttle

edutcher said...

The guy in the middle shot wants to be John Holmes if he grows up.

Notice the recall sign seems a bit ambivalent at any kind of distance.

One of the many paid protesters, mayhap?

Rick Caird said...

Does this mean the protest party is over and everyone is going back to their real lives? Are these three just another example of Rumsfeld's "dead enders"?

alan markus said...

Looks like graffiti vandals have developed an interest in and awareness of current events & politics, and are working that into their craftwork. Wonder where that awareness is coming from?

Pogo said...

Get used to it, Wisconsin.

Give the unions what they want, or things will get ugly.

This is what democracy looks like. In Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan, et al.

Head of Organizing For America, BH Obama is trying to make the rest of the US look the same.

Don't Tread 2012 said...

What was it Garage was going on about with farmers and the big tractor protest?

I wanted to find out more...

So I went to the State-Journal site.

Reportedly, 50 or so farmers (yes, 50 - I am underwhelmed) and their tractors joined forces with the union thugs.

Pfffft.

http://host.madison.com/wsj/news/video/vmix_836d3f40-4d15-11e0-a547-001cc4c03286.html

Famous Original Mike said...

As Nelson says, "HA HA"

EDH said...

As to that second picture, I wonder if thinking about baseball is a cure for "high-speed rail."

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EDH said...

Instructional video: Junk in a Box.

deborah said...

Love train (bum-bum-bum) Love train...

Beta Rube said...

This morning someone superglued the locks at the UW Milwaukee campus in advance of a a large pro-union protest. I heard it described on the news as a "prank".

Remeber this the next time the op-ed guys decry "a whiff of fascisim in the air" because a tea partier parked outside the yellow lines at pick n save.

Drew said...

Second picture has to be a Walker-supporting counter-protester demonstrating against the medium-speed choo-choo.


wv: spoylend -- just a bounch of spoylend kids out there. Some of them in their sixties.

Sixty Grit said...

I remember a lot of republicans, but I don't recall them all.

Henry said...

It's not the clue train.

TosaGuy said...

I'm glad this whole mess got completed before the NCAA tournament.

Fred4Pres said...

Is that supposed to be a gun or a train that protest guy is sporting as his manhood?

Either works.

AprilApple said...

Equal rights for unionists = the absence of equal rights for tax payers and non-unionists.

PaulV said...

Even the union protester hate high speed rail and want to stop it!

Drew said...

Even the union protester hate high speed rail and want to stop it!

Well they should. Wasn't the plan to hire the Spanish to build it?

deborah said...

lol Henry.

Roux said...

Looks like Mardi Gras in New Orleans without the beads and the boobies.

jaed said...

Reportedly, 50 or so farmers (yes, 50 - I am underwhelmed) and their tractors joined forces with the union thugs.

You do know you can rent tractors, right? I do wonder how many were actually farmers.

Dust Bunny Queen said...

Looks like Mardi Gras in New Orleans without the beads and the boobies.



Or the Pasadena Do Dah parade without a sense of humor.

Anita said...

Looks like Mardi Gras in New Orleans without the beads and the boobies.

And with a way, way higher percentage of white people. Looks like about.....hmmmmm *scans photos*.......100%.

You sure don't find that at Mardi Gras parades in New Orleans.

David said...

The farmers are working.

You can say that every day.

They have:

no guaranteed pensions
no sick leave
no paid holidays
no guaranteed income
no collective bargaining (it would be an antitrust violation)
no government paid health insurance
no tenure
no scholarships
no tuition rebates
no grievance procedure
no summers off

I do not think their sympathy level with the protestors is very high.

gail said...

Unfortunately, there are progressive farmers. At the recent Upper Midwest Organic Conference in LaCrosse there was a presentation on "social justice in ag." Seems the hippies who pushed for fed organic regs feel social justice was ignored in those regs and that injustice needs to be addressed.

There are a lot of organic farmers who believe in the organic farming system, or are organic for the (supposedly) higher net return who are unaware of the social justice push.

The WI Farmer's Union group put on the tractorcade, the WI Farm Bureau (larger group)tends to be more business, less hippie.

Some of the tractors were restored, that big blue (New Holland) tractor with duals all-around is too big of a toy for a hobby farmer...rented or bought with farm subsidy dollars...

Carol_Herman said...

Oh, man, that man in the train outfit ought'a send his to the Smithsonian!

It's an ORIGINAL!

It is way to terrific not to get a special spot at the Smithsonian.

Thank you Meade! These photos are so good! (And, again, you take pictures without looking through the viewfinder.)

What a great blog this is!