April 16, 2011

Sarah Palin to speak at the tea party rally at the Capitol today.

The Wisconsin State Journal reports in a tiny article the bulk of which promotes the counter-protest:
The scene at the Wisconsin state Capitol could be a wild one on Saturday....

Liberal leaders still smarting from the bruising fight over Republican Gov. Scott Walker's collective bargaining law are mobilizing a counter-rally. They're urging people to show up with puppets to underscore accusations Walker and Palin do corporations' bidding. They also want people to bring cowbells and sleigh bells.
I get the feeling the WSJ is hoping the locals here in Madison will drown out the speaker with noisemakers.

Meade and I will be there to monitor the possibly wild scene. It's cold, gray, and rainy here in Madison, and I felt bad that it would rain on Sarah, then I remembered Sarah Palin camping in the rain on her TV show. Sarah is good in the rain.

47 comments:

rhhardin said...

It's words of platitude and cliche wisdom vs noisemakers.

I'm not sure which way to bet.

Chuck66 said...

Giant puppets and cowbells. These people put the "Wacko" in Madison wacko.

Maguro said...

They're urging people to show up with puppets...

This should be most excellent.

rmblam said...

The bad part is the turnout will be down due to the weather. I opted to stay home because of the weather and a cold; knowing Ann and Meade will be documenting. I'm bummed, as I wanted to get out the good camera equipment this time. The left will claim victory, as they did with the protest numbers prior. They need to claim victory. Desperately. The fact that Sarah Palin would dare venture on to their turf! The left understands exactly what that means. And it terrifies them.

The weather sucks for the market turnout as well. Hopefully those greedy capitalists have better weather to follow.

traditionalguy said...

Wouldn't it be funny if Palin chanted the Tea Party guys into a storming and occupation of the Capitol Building... just to see the Madison PD's reaction.

EDH said...

They're urging people to show up with puppets to underscore accusations Walker and Palin do corporations' bidding.

Talk about a stale metaphor that is likely to make some actual rank-and-file union members start to wonder why they, puppet-like, are doing the bidding of union bosses who will compromise every issue except mandatory dues.

Julius said...
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Ann Althouse said...

"I'm bummed, as I wanted to get out the good camera equipment this time."

I was thinking of getting out there with a tripod at my 300mm lens. Closeups of Sarah and whatever else I could zoom in on from a mostly fixed point. But the weather is making the decision for me. I'm going to move around and infiltrate. There will be plenty of pictures of Sarah and text of what she — and John Fund!!!! — said in the mainstream press. I'm going to continue to invent and pursue new media techniques. I want to document what's bad, funny, weird, and interesting. I'll be looking for the false flag stuff especially. Many of the Madison characters recognized me and Meade, so that creates new opportunities.

Julius said...

I did a double take upon reading "WSJ"... wait a sec... con-fus-ing!

Here folks is Sarah Palin! How exciting!

Thank goodness for Donald Trump, whose surging popularity is exposing how many people have turned to Sarah out of sheer desperation, out of not having any better choice.

No American with any good sense could support a Bible-thumper like Hackabee or Bachmann as a candidate, nor a picture-perfect product-of-the-Establishment like Romney. So they went with Sarah.

Now there's Trump. And in every respect he's better. Just better.

I eagerly await hearing what Palin has to say. Let's see if she offers something that will trump Trump. I doubt she will. She's a has-been already.

Palin is just a reality TV star. Trump, however, is a bona-fide presidential contender.

Maguro said...

Will garage and AlphaLiberal be there with their own hand-crafted Koch Bros puppets? Inquiring minds want to know.

edutcher said...

You get the feeling the Lefties are really scared of what Sarah Palin has to say?

Ann Althouse said...

Sarah is good in the rain.

Todd can confirm that, I'm sure.

But the weather is making the decision for me. I'm going to move around and infiltrate.

Ditching Woodstock for Ranger School is finally going to pay off.

bagoh20 said...

Good bait promotes an effective trap.

Zachary Paul Sire said...

"I felt bad that it would rain on Sarah."

Sexist.

Darleen said...

Trump, however, is a bona-fide presidential contender.

Would someone send a sample of Julius' coffee to the lab?

Chuck66 said...

Honestly, I don't see Governor Palin running for high office. At least not for several years. But the left seems to have this intense fear and hatred of her. They almost panic when they hear here name, and have this need to attack the Governor.

Shouting Thomas said...

Palin is the only candidate I know with the sense to say:

Drill, baby, drill!

So, I give her great credit.

At least on that issue, she's the only candidate talking sense.

The production of energy without human and environmental cost doesn't exist.

Jason (the commenter) said...

Althouse: Meade and I will be there to monitor the possibly wild scene.

Wisconsinites gone wild!

laddy said...

When your opponents think bringing puppets to rallies helps their cause, all you need to do is step back and let 'em.

alan markus said...

Will they use those Obama "More Cowbell" posters to cue the crowd?

WineSlob said...

Over Palin the Lefties Are Wailin'
Their Impotent Protests Are Failing
Their Shopworn Old Tripe
The Sniveling Ass-Wipes
In a Tantrum Perpetually Flailing

alan markus said...

Barack Obama Poster: More Cowbell

Phil 3:14 said...

I get the feeling the WSJ

Uhh, Professor, outside of Madison that's the Wall Street Journal

Turning this on its head!

johnvert said...

Walker and Palin dont have to do corporate bidding, Obama's handling that.

Original Mike said...

I've spent many days camping in the rain. You don't melt.

SukieTawdry said...

The Wisconsin Legislative Fiscal Bureau has released its report on Gov. Walker's proposed budget:

The property tax bill on the typical Wisconsin home would rise by less than 1% annually over the next two years under Gov. Scott Walker's proposed budget, the Legislature's nonpartisan budget office reported Friday.

The Legislative Fiscal Bureau also said Walker's plan would put the state's finances in the best shape they've been in for more than 15 years.

It found the so-called structural deficit - the imbalance between spending and tax revenue as laid out in state law - for the 2013-'15 budget would be $31 million. That assumes Walker's budget passes the Legislature without new spending increases or tax cuts that would add to the deficit.


None of the devilish details are available in the Journal-Sentinel report, but so far, apparently, so good. Congratulations to the governor for a battle well fought and a job well done.

I'm off to the Sacramento Tea Party rally, but I'm afraid we won't have anything nearly as exciting as Sarah Palin and giant puppets. More cow bell!

Tax bills for average homes to rise less than 1% under Walker's budget

zbogwan99 said...

They're urging people to show up with puppets to underscore accusations President Obama and SEIU President Andy Stern do the
Union's bidding. This would really infuriate the Union thugs at the rally?

Sarah said...
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PUNDIT said...

More cowbell.

Kirk Parker said...

"So they went with Sarah.... Now there's Trump. And in every respect he's better."

Althouse, I've got your first false flag operation, right here.

David said...

"Sarah is good in the rain."

From a male blogger, this might be a tshirt alert. But not from Althouse. Nooooooo.

Browndog said...

If you see the famous "Obama as Hitler" poster...

PLEASE inquire what organization that person is affiliated with-

I'm soooo tired of these posters being attributed to the tea party movement when they are--as printed right on the sign-- from the LaRouche Communists.

In other words:

NewMeadia--DO YOUR JOB!

Original Mike said...

"It found the so-called structural deficit - the imbalance between spending and tax revenue as laid out in state law - for the 2013-'15 budget would be $31 million."

Wasn't he left with a $3 billion structural deficit? (Please correct me if I'm wrong).

An eye on the long term rather than patches is what's needed. You can patch only so long, and it feels to me that we've run out of patches. We have to establish balance.

bil_d said...
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Marilee said...

By TODD RICHMOND, Associated Press Todd Richmond, Associated Press – 35 mins ago
MADISON, Wis. – Hundreds of pro-union labor supporters are surrounding smaller groups of tea party members waiting for former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin to appear outside the Wisconsin Capitol.

Palin is slated to speak at the tea party's annual tax day rally.

But labor supporters still smarting from the passage of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's polarizing bill eliminating most public employees' collective bargaining rights are drowning out Palin's supporters, shouting, "Hey, hey, ho, ho, Scott Walker's got to go."

Walker is a Republican, and Palin is a former Republican vice presidential candidate.

People on the edges of the rally are arguing with each other over the size of government and corporate power.

Palin is expected to take the stage after noon.

bil_d said...

Frankly, I would not waste my time listening to Ms Palin; an insult to your intelligence if your IQ is above 75..

On the other hand, if you're truly interested in something to sink your intellectual teeth into stop in and listen to Craig Biddle who will be speaking this coming Thursday, April 21 at 7:00pm in Granger Hall ( Morgridge Auditorium). His lecture is entitled Altruism vs. America. It promises to be fantastic, highly recommended.

Info here..

One wonders what the union thugs will do if they discover he will be speaking...

Alex said...

Ann - do you have one of those wide-angle lens that cost $1500-$2000? Is it worth it?

Alex said...

BTW, "for sure" Prosser was going down. I'm so sure those 8 Republicans are going to be recalled as well. *snark*

Paul Zrimsek said...

When your message is something as confusing as "Government is just like the greedy mining companies in those old union songs, and we should be sending it a lot more money", naturally you're going to take every opportunity to get out there and try to explain it to people.

Trooper York said...

The bunnies Clarice, the bunnies!

Wait a minute. It was the lambs right?

Oh well Iceberg, Goldberg it is all the same shit.

PatCA said...

The unions, I read, are now encircling the tea partiers. Whatever hell breaks loose, I guarantee you it will be described as "mostly peaceful."

Trooper York said...

Kirk everyone who has been paying attention knows that Julius is a moby of the first water.

shoutingthomas said...

Live feed right now of Palin on Legal Insurrection.

http://legalinsurrection.blogspot.com/

Into the lion pit.

traditionalguy said...

She knocked it out of the park.

reader_iam said...

Oh, please, not cowbells! Cowbells bring back bad memories for me.

Anything but cowbells.

X-Ray Tetra said...

Zachary Paul Sire said...
"I felt bad that it would rain on Sarah."

Sexist.


What a uglyass retard...

reader_iam said...

Well, anything but cowbells and Peeps.

BJM said...

@PatCA

The unions, I read, are now encircling the tea partiers.


Who set the wayback machine to 1933?