March 20, 2011

"State of Despair."

Yesterday at the Capitol:

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34 comments:

Quaestor said...

If Wisconsin is the "State of Dispair" why bother protesting?

(note the retro fab sixties cap)

edutcher said...

More like State of De Nile.

(I'm surprised they're not using that with a "Walker - Egypt us" theme)

(Nah, too cereberal for Lefties)

Quaestor said...

If Wisconsin is the "State of Dispair" why bother protesting?

(note the retro fab sixties cap)


They (the caps) must be coming back. The Blonde has one like that, but in faux leopard, to go with a car coat.

SCOTTtheBADGER said...

Nothing like a good wallow in a nice warm pool of self pity.

Maguro said...

In Illinois our Democratic governor is going to fire 17,000 teachers, but for some reason he's not just like Hitler.

Nora said...

And in Washington state teachers are taking a huge cut in their salaries, but there are no protests at state capitol and our Dem governor have not been called Hitler either.

Ralph L said...

At first glance, I thought Althouse had grabbed a sign and joined the revolution.

Don't Tread 2012 said...

More affirmation that the left is staffed by drama queens.

wv - porpeeg

rhhardin said...

A table passing out taxpayer dollars would be popular.

TMink said...

So the people who have had their retirement bills paid by the taxpayers are now victims?

Please.

Grow up and start to pull your weight for a change. Oh, and you need to get a LOT better at teaching kids to read by the 8th grade.

Trey

Franklin said...

That's actually a cool poster.

She's a fascist and totalitarian for her positions, but I'll give her credit for her poster.

Mr. D said...

It's geographically correct, that's for sure. The giant screaming mouth is right over Madison, where it should be.

PaulV said...

Doesn't she know UW beat KState. No burning sofas or riots in street?

Michael said...

Franklin: The poster is so derivative, so like her hat. But I would despair too if I lived up there with all the whining white people protesting every freaking day.

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madAsHell said...

Is this the same woman that had her friends "Hi Everybody / Fuck you" sign yesterday.

It is so hard to distinguish people when they wear their 1969 uniforms.

w/v: virobit - no, you can't get it from toilet seat.

DADvocate said...

Could that be Slimer from Ghostbusters having a bad hair day?

PatCA said...

She must be an art teacher.

http://tinyurl.com/4rr3jee

Ann Althouse said...

I thought it was the best poster I've seen at the protests. She said she was an artist.

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Phil 3:14 said...

I like it

but I'm not sure she really wanted to convey as sense of

isolation

depression

despair

Paddy O said...

"In Illinois our Democratic governor is going to fire 17,000 teachers"

Maguro, well as long as he doesn't impact the power and income of union leaders or administrators, he's still being fiscally prudent.

In California they're cutting billions of dollars in services to the poor and needy, but again as long as union leaders aren't affected, it's no problem.

Quaestor said...

She said she was an artist.

That explains everything.

vnjagvet said...

The use and rendition of The Scream in the poster is at least literate and clever. You've got to give her that.

Quaestor said...

Yeah, baby. But aren't we all artists?

wv: portypr - I've been waiting for tahtone, er I mean that one. See what I mean?

Quaestor said...

Well, not literate, not technically. Clever? I'm not so sure about that, either. The Scream is the subject of a lot of interpretive criticism, it's every ModArt 300 student's favorite, and everybody is encouraged to view it as a seminal piece. Recognizing it and having an opinion about is de rigueur in regional, state university college town social circles. Clever? I suppose if the pond is small enough.

DADvocate said...

at least literate and clever.

Semi-literate and not clever. It's been done thousands of times already.

vnjagvet said...

This is a tough crowd today.

To art students it might seem mundane. But not to dummies like me.

It's been done thousands of times already.

But not in Wisconsin;>)

vbspurs said...

As much as I liked the Edvard Munch hommage on the lady's poster (and I really did), wouldn't it have been better to draw the face in the shape of the State of Wisconsin? Or does Wisconsin resemble an open-mouthed bone-chilling scream?

Don't Tread 2012 said...

@vbspurs

"As much as I liked the Edvard Munch hommage on the lady's poster (and I really did), wouldn't it have been better to draw the face in the shape of the State of Wisconsin?"

If you look closely at it, I think that is what she intended - to sort of 'meld' the rough outline/shape of Wisconsin with 'The Scream'. Hence, 'State of Wisconsin'.

Again, overly dramatic, relatively speaking. The people attempting to equate Walker with Hitler, etc etc are desperate to hold their advantage over the taxpayers, so they will squeal like pigs in the process. This is what is being seen, played out.

Squeal pigs, squeal.

wv - uheriest

Uheriest person I know.

David said...

Hey, it's a great poster. That is no substitute for thoughtful analysis, but it's a great poster nonetheless. Contact the Smithsonian pronto.

vbspurs said...

Don't Tread wrote:

If you look closely at it, I think that is what she intended - to sort of 'meld' the rough outline/shape of Wisconsin with 'The Scream'. Hence, 'State of Wisconsin'.

OH RIGHT, I see it now! Well, hell, in that case this is the best protest poster I've seen. Even if she is a drama queef.

Anne said...

@ DT2012 "so they will squeal like pigs in the process." A stuck pig squeals the loudest.

Anne said...

@ Mr D, "The giant screaming mouth is right over Madison, where it should be."
Actually it looks more like a giant black hole sucking up all the taxpayers dollars. And giving nothing back.

chickelit said...

Looks like a piece of green Swiss cheese.