July 28, 2011

"The heart-shaped balloon community must have heard about the loss of one of its own because it was out in force Tuesday at the Capitol."

"I counted a dozen trapped at the top of the dome and dozens more held fast by some of the 150 or so participating in the 'Solidarity Singalong' in the rotunda."
A day after a Department of Administration employee allegedly stabbed the balloon, shoved its owner, and somehow received a minor injury that scattered his own blood on the Capitol floor, attendance for the daily a cappella airing of grievances was running about twice what it had been, about 150 people, according to organizer Chris Reeder.

"We'll continue to be here every day," Reeder told singers, "even if they attack our heart balloons — or us."
See what happens when you give them a martyr?

UPDATE: The worker who popped the balloon has been arrested.

35 comments:

MarkG said...

"...even if they attack our heart balloons — or us."

Who is "they?"

edutcher said...

The Battle of the Rotunda.

It was bloody while it lasted.

(we need a rerun of da wonda in da rotunda video for this)

Carol_Herman said...

Send Chief Tubbs to Oslo. So, he can learn more about inefficiencies.

Now that it's picked up publicity, alas. The balloons will only multiply in number.

Wouldn't it be the best idea to just leave them there?

traditionalguy said...

The Progressive Mobs-R-Us movement is watered by the blood of the Martyrs.

Blood constructively includes Capitol Staff accidents and choked Supreme Court Justices.

Add in the mass murder of Geese for honking for the cause too. How horrible it was!!!

And there was that Charge of the Hussars of the Meadehouse Brigade swinging camera phone videos around their head.

Heroic acts deserve applause.

Oligonicella said...

And if you don't give them one, they'll create one themselves. Meh.

Like the slut walk morons, that these people even think this means something is so very far beyond my grasp.

Dust Bunny Queen said...

The protests have gone from merely ridiculous to absolutely stupid.

I still think bb guns and a balloon popping party would be great.

SunnyJ said...

Bye bye American Pie
Drove my Chevy to the levy
yada yada yada

Let's do "If I had a hammer"?

We're rockin' now baby.

Titus said...

I want to see one of their heart balloons.

How could anyone destroy a heart balloon?

Do they have no shame?

I would live to have a tit shaped water balloon and at the nipple milk comes out.

Chrononh said...

Can someone PLEASE just charge these people with littering and get this over with?

Penny said...

No counter protesters rushing in with brain-shaped balloons?

Der Hahn said...

Life imitates The Onion. Sheesh.

chuckR said...

"We'll continue to be here every day," Reeder told singers, "even if they attack our heart balloons — or us."

And then he gave a wan little smile, faintly cheered by his expression of solidarity with protesters around the world, in Tehran, Cairo and other locales he couldn't remember.

OK, I may have made that last part up.

E.M. Davis said...

Damn these fools to Hell. To Hell!

bagoh20 said...

How long before these balloons start blowing themselves up. They have have no future to look forward to, they have no resources or education and they are oppressed by their government. Suicide terrorism is the only way they can fight back. It's asymmetrical warfare now baby. Walker ask for it, and now he's gonna get it.

bagoh20 said...

I heard that Russ Feingold sends $10 to the family of every suicide balloon.

TosaGuy said...

Scott Walker thanks God everyday for his opponents. Other opponents perhaps would actually be effective.

Calypso Facto said...

Idle time, grievance, hot air, and bleeding hearts; that does about sum up the demonstrations.

garage mahal said...

Today I "approached" a co-worker with a knife as they were trying to take too much paper towel out of the dispenser. Luckily, I managed to cut the towel short with my knife. Little blood, no biggee.

That's what any sensible person would do.

LordSomber said...

Do progressives put protests on their resumes?

bagoh20 said...

Garage, that maybe OK in the asylum, but the capitol is much less civilized.

E.M. Davis said...

Today I "approached" a co-worker with a knife as they were trying to take too much paper towel out of the dispenser. Luckily, I managed to cut the towel short with my knife. Little blood, no biggee.

That's what any sensible person would do.


It's charming you think we're trying to defend the knife-wielding buffoon by illuminating the idiocy of the protesters, but alas, these things are not mutually exclusive. It's a regular Idiot-O-Rama over at the Capitol.

Wait, balloonery = buffoonery.

bagoh20 said...

I'm not that familiar with the Madison culture. Do balloons have some deep significance among your tribe? If I can manage an expedition to Madison, what kind of shots do I need to get first?

AllenS said...

bagoh20 said...
I'm not that familiar with the Madison culture. Do balloons have some deep significance among your tribe?

Yes, that tribe represents hot air.

Paul said...

Nothing a visiting troop of Boy Scouts toting BB guns couldn't remedy.

mariner said...

See what happens when you give them a martyr?

Time was someone had to die for a cause to be considered a martyr.

Now all one must do is have a balloon popped.

I blame George Bush.

wv: latort -- smartass reply in Mexifornia

garage mahal said...

It's a regular Idiot-O-Rama over at the Capitol.

Keeps you entertained, you guys can't seem to get enough. Every post, like clockwork, the same people show up.

kcom said...

Wisconsin was interesting for awhile. Wisconsin was funny for awhile. Now it's just mind-numbingly tedious. This is worse than the debt ceiling dance. Don't people have something better to do than fight over balloons every day.

edutcher said...

chuckR said...

"We'll continue to be here every day," Reeder told singers, "even if they attack our heart balloons — or us."

Back in the hippie dippy days, there was a protest song called, "They Can't Take Away Our Music".

I always though, "Trust me, they don't want it".

Similar here.

Shanna said...

These people are nuts.

Although now I want to listen to Heart Shaped Box.

E.M. Davis said...

Keeps you entertained, you guys can't seem to get enough. Every post, like clockwork, the same people show up.

And you're here too! Crazy!

Francisco D said...

Titus,

You are a treasure.

Just when I get annoyed at Garbage and the usual suspects, I am mollified by your seemingly absurd humor.

I say "seemingly" because you do not overplay it - at least to this once adolescent fan of the three stooges.

Synova said...

They know who brings those things in there.

Can't they bill them for the clean up?

They should do so, and make sure the press knows they have done so. (Not that I expect anyone would pay. That's not the point.)

Heart_Collector said...

No really, get a fucking life.

Tyrone Slothrop said...

garage mahal said...

Every post, like clockwork, the same people show up


Pot, meet kettle.

Big Mike said...

Professor, does Madison's water supply run past wherever the chem department dumps the residue from its failed experiments?

Because I think there's something in your water that kills brain cells.

Hope you and Meade only drink beer.