March 12, 2011

Friends of Dorothy/Protest Pug/Dead Badger Hat.

Meade begins with a shot of that statue of Hans Christian Heg, as the march proceeds in the background. Then he finds me asking a guy with some "Wizard of Oz" signs if Scott Walker is a "friend of Dorothy." The guy laughs and says "no." Next comes an adorable pug in a tutu, and a protester — a union carpenter — wearing a fur hat complete with real (dead) badger head.



ADDED: The "Wizard of Oz" signs:

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23 comments:

Issob Morocco said...

I wonder how PETA feels about the Badger killed to make a hat?

Carol_Herman said...

Free speech is wonderful!

To think that our Founding Fathers figured this out! (Of course, I have been joking that we have our Second Amendment for the hard of hearing.)

kimsch said...

that pug has a fur collar, or a feather boa, not a tutu, but it is adorable.

wv: scepl

edutcher said...

Why do I get the impression the pug wants to get away from those people in the worst possible way?

I also have a feeling Col Heg would order his regiment to fix bayonets and clear the plaza if he were here today.

reader_iam said...

Awwwwwwwwwww. That pug looks exactly like one of our late pugs when he was very young, in the early '90s (the first pug DH and I shared, even before we were married). Makes me very nostalgic.

Maxwell Einstein hated coats and sweaters, though, unlike the other pure pugs we've had.

Still.

reader_iam said...

I miss our purebred pugs (we've had four). However, lately, we've taken to rescue animals (one of which is part pug, but mostly takes after her other parts). Another of our latest, a Havanese, turns out to be like a mouse or a cat, in that he can squeeze through the damndest small places. We've had a couple of pugs who were bolters in the past, but they sure were too sturdy to pull stuff like that, that quickly, and without digging. As I keyboard, DH is on the case of plugging small getaway points (by the way, the dog doesn't actually seem to want to *runaway* run away, thank goodness).

Anyway, sorry for the OT, but we're all about charming dogs this morning and this post got me going.

/OT

edutcher said...

Thank you for posting the Oz sign, Madame.

If anybody needs to know what this is about, the sign says it all.

WV "redinces" As opposed to the green or blue ones.

reader_iam said...

I find the Wizard of Oz poster incoherent, by the way. Is the point that the people are by led to a wicked witch which rather than to a poseur wizard? Huh?

Maybe it's just me. What am I missing?

reader_iam said...

"by" should be "being"--sorry+sigh

wv: "crist" (missing an "h": damn typos!)

reader_iam said...

Aack! An extra "which"!

Guess I should give it up.

Bob_R said...

When I live in Wisconsin years ago people from outside of Madison sometimes would refer to the city as "Oz." Is that still common?

Bob_R said...

lived

Dust Bunny Queen said...

Dontcha just love those hand made grass roots signs? Painstakingly and lovingly created by middle class hard working families?

You know, the ones done in full color offset printing on slick finished heavy duty paper and created in mass quantities. Everyone has those types of printing capabilities.

I wonder if there might not be some copyright infringement issues here?

Leo Ladenson said...

Another reason to love the Tea Party: They gave the left--perhaps for the first time--a small taste of what the rest of us normally have to put up with with this adolescent protest theater.

I'm a Shaaaaark said...

I think the Dead Badger Hat actually speaks volumes - these protesters are killing the state with their demands.

madawaskan said...

You gotta guy saying:

I haven't seen a badger in a long time...

and there's a dead one right on his head.

And, it's Canadian.

[I dunno how he knows that did it say ey? before he shot it?]

madawaskan said...

Ya I know I'm taking it all out of context.

It's just funny.

Ann Althouse said...

"that pug has a fur collar, or a feather boa, not a tutu, but it is adorable."

Actually, according to the dog, it's a ruff. That's what he said, anyway.

E.M. Davis said...

Weren't Dorothy & Company basically looking for handouts from an omnipotent, centralized power?

Stephanie said...

I love how the carpenter stated he's a "union" carpenter. Is that how union members see themselves? As union first and foremost?

Kind of sad that they can't seperate themselves from the group mentality, and define themselves as individuals. Cultist, actually.

Synova said...

Maybe someone could explain to me how Walker's budget strategy (including sticking it to public unions) leads to benefiting the Wicked Rich.

Not, how that *really* works, but the logic of the argument in a way that makes any sense at all.

The only thing I can think of is that weakening the public sector unions weakens the private sector unions. Somehow.

galdosiana said...

Maybe someone could explain to me how Walker's budget strategy (including sticking it to public unions) leads to benefiting the Wicked Rich.

Oh, come on, isn't it obvious?! I mean, you know, Walker and his evil Koch brother puppeteers and all those filthy rich corporations and billionaires to whom he panders. Tax credits for only the wealthiest 1%, kickbacks for his rich Republican buddies, etc. etc. etc.

Ugh, I've been hearing this for so long now from every single person around here that I've got it memorized. And now I'm quite depressed!

Firehand said...

I wonder if these people realize that their level of pay & benefits makes them, to a lot of people, 'rich'?