August 26, 2011

"Where does David Prosser go to get his reputation back?"

Asks David Blaska.
There are some people who need to apologize to Mr. Justice David Prosser now that he has been cleared and soon. They took a shallowly researched and preposterous allegation -- that Prosser held fellow justice Ann Walsh Bradley in a chokehold -- and ran to the guillotine with it.
Yes, let's look back on the public demonstrations. Let's remember that protesters had a big ugly balloon effigy of Justice Prosser, which they tied by the neck to a lamppost. Look at their signs. Let's remember how these protesters strung together "allegations about Justice Prosser choking Justice Bradley [with] much more general issues about abortion and violence against women." As I said at the time:
I heard no acknowledgements of the uncertainties about what we know about what happened and no sensitivity about fairness and due process. I heard: 1. declarations about the importance of women's issues and 2. a demonization of Justice Prosser.
This is the level of left-wing activism we witnessed here in Madison. A justice is despised because his decisions do not please liberals, and so, without thought, they forgot about things liberals like to love themselves for caring about, such as fairness and due process. These are the same people who have been chanting the chant "shame, shame, shame" for months up at the Capitol.



How are they not oppressed by their own shame? Seriously, for the purposes of writing the previous paragraph, I channeled the feeling of shame that I would feel if I had done that, and now I am literally nauseated. If I had said what the people in the video at the last link said, I would be weeping now and begging forgiveness. But I am not them, so I will simply ask that they stage a rally in support of Justice Prosser and they publicly retract their earlier statements and commit themselves to the core principles of liberalism: fairness and due process.

Blaska demands apologies from people who should be "ashamed of their lynch mob mentality." He names the "practitioners of the dark arts of 'by any means necessary.'" Check out his list (which unfortunately includes the name of a UW law student). I'll highlight this:
Ms. Emily Mills owes an apology for blogging that UW law professor and bloggress Ann Althouse "has gone to great and terrible lengths to excuse the alleged behavior, attack the credibility of only the anonymous sources with whom she disagrees, suggest that no arrests (yet) mean no wrongdoing, impugn the honor of Justice Bradley, and cast doubt on the very justice system of this state." Looks like it is the other way around, Ms. Emily.
(Here's my contemporaneous pushback of Mills.)  Blaska ends his column with a request for more names. I have one: Bill Wineke. Like Mills, he owes me an apology.

ADDED: My analysis of the investigative report that was released today is in the previous post.

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Lincolntf said...

The Madison demonstrators and their blind supporters show time and time again that they are a dishonest, ill-intentioned mob of shakedown artists and malcontents. They are the worst of the worst in American politics, so I wouldn't expect any apologies for you or for Judge Prosser. Scumbags only know how to be scumbags.

Charlie said...

"...commit themselves to the core principles of liberalism: fairness and due process."

These are core principles of liberalism, but these aren't liberals. They are leftists masquarading as liberals (and useful idiots). Actual liberals are known as libertarians nowaday.

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Scott M said...

How are they not oppressed by their own shame?

Moral relativists do not feel shame. In fact, they have nearly won a war to eradicate it. Our country is going swirly, in large part, because of it. It started when honor became something glance at sideways.

Hagar said...

You are getting carried away.

They are not the "worst of the worst;" just a very childish set of boorish fools.

Quaestor said...

I hope Blaska isn't holding his breath in anticipation.

Irene said...

This saddens me so much. Prosser is vindicated. There was no chokehold. He always was, and remains, a gentleman.

I can't say that often enough.

I am proud to have served as his law clerk. He treated me, during that year, with the utmost kindness, respect, and gentility. If only such character permeated the rest of the legal profession.

Now, every time someone in Madison utters Prosser's name, there will be a smirkish coda lurking in people's memories.

Shame indeed.

Lincolntf said...

Find me an American political movement that behaves worse. Even Westboro Baptist Church doesn't occupy buildings or issue death threats.

Curious George said...

"Let us start with the most notorious name, that would-be governor, that would-be attorney general: "The Kathleen" Falk. Apologize, The Kathleen."

I'm betting we will never hear "I'm shorry for the shtatements I made about Justish Prosher."

Look, there bastards have no shame.
Remember all the "It's not over" comments yesterday? Off to the Judicial Commission. Garage was looking at the report and thought it was proof of their position.

Michael K said...

You can't make an omelet without breaking a few eggs. Thus the spiritual mentor of the demonstrators explains why no apology is necessary.

Carol_Herman said...

It didn't work!

Prosser has been vindicated. AND, he's also been sworn in for his next decade's term.

Did Prosser feel bad that he took his swearing in ceremony on July 26th? Instead of August 1st, or 2nd?

Why would Prosser not want to choose staying out of the limelight?

BRADLEY SHOULD RESIGN!

SHIRLEY ABRAHAMSON SHOULD RESIGN!

Until they do? The story's not "closed."

When Bradley dies, take a guess at the headline? ("Couldn't prevent God's Chokehold.")

Bradley gets to look UNPROFESSIONAL!

Prosser just has to keep on doing his job. (Which he seems to love.)

Abrahamson and Kloppenhoppen both seem to have the same kind of "bad hair days." Maybe, they can write a book on how they tame their hair?

Those two women blew a wad of credibility. Maybe, we should take bets on how long they servive their terms?

When Seuter left the Supreme Cout, I didn't see anyone shedding tears.

And, yes. We will always have KELO.

exhelodrvr1 said...

"How are they not oppressed by their own shame? "

Easy - The percentage of liberals who are a-holes is much higher than the percentage of conservatives who are a-holes.

edutcher said...

These people don't apologize; they expect other people to apologize when they've been "offended".

They may not always be right, but they're never wrong.

They're smarter than us and anyone who disagrees with them is always wrong.

Irene said...

This saddens me so much. Prosser is vindicated. There was no chokehold. He always was, and remains, a gentleman.

I can't say that often enough.

I am proud to have served as his law clerk. He treated me, during that year, with the utmost kindness, respect, and gentility. If only such character permeated the rest of the legal profession.

Now, every time someone in Madison utters Prosser's name, there will be a smirkish coda lurking in people's memories.


That's no different than the people who "throw up a little in their mouths" at the mention of Richard B. Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, or Condi Rice.

The good and honest people remember who was vindicated.

And you are a classy lady to say what you did.

J said...

That a court decides not to press charges on some judge, politicians, or official in no way means that he wasn't actually guilty. It could mean all sorts of things--the suspected official had friends in high places (ie the WI court itself rather conservative) he paid someone off--whether in DA's office or cop shop--, or maybe sent a talented schicksa to er, "take care of" the right prosecutor, or Black Robe gangsta.

Jeff said...

How are they not oppressed by their own shame?

If you ask any of the protesters, it'll be 'Didn't happen' and 'Why are you being revisionist'?

themightypuck said...

Forget David Prosser, it's Casey Anthony who has the reputation problem

bagoh20 said...

I didn't leave Liberalism - it left me. Now I can't even see it from here. It has sunk over the horizon of decency.

deborah said...

"I am proud to have served as his law clerk. He treated me, during that year, with the utmost kindness, respect, and gentility. If only such character permeated the rest of the legal profession."

Althouse, please consider making Irene's statement into a blog post.

Irene, I hope you are making similar comments in local papers.

Coketown said...

If I were the type of person who felt no shame in crashing a Special Olympics ceremony, I doubt harassing an old man would keep me up at night. I have other shameful things keeping me up at night.

bagoh20 said...

J, When did you stop beating your wife?

Wally Kalbacken said...

Don't hold your breath waiting for apologies, retractions, erratum.

My favorite example of how public figures and journalists are never held to account would be Seymour Hersh and some of the stuff he wrote in The New Yorker late in the Bush Administration regarding imminent attacks on Iran, which were just not true. Never a retraction or correction. Like it (completely erroneous story, fed by anonymous sources who could only have had it out for Bush) never even happened.

Same with the purported Bradley-Prosser tilt. You'll never get an apology.

Maguro said...

J, When did you stop beating your wife?

In fairness, it's perfectly legal to abuse a blow-up doll as long as it's yours. Shouldn't be any legal issues for J in this case.

gutless said...

The lady Justice was a lying sack.

traditionalguy said...

Obviously Prosser needs some practice.

Applying a choke hold is not that hard to learn how to do it right.

Prosser may have a black robe, but he has no black belt. Practice, practice ,practice is needed.

But he is a man and therefore he is a woman attacker per se.

gerry said...

Hey, these are leftists (socialists). They are simply following the example of National Socialists and Communists.

They are ugly and hatefully self-righteous.

J said...

Wow--time for the little wannabe-mafia insults from the Alttards. Blow up doll--must be remembering yr mamacita, Maguro.

Prosser's a perp. The Bradley incident was just the latest of many incidents (like shouting "bitch!" at Kloppenberg. OR letting a priest convicted of sex-abuse walk, who went on to commit other crimes. Your sort of guy, Maggoturo

the party about over, Alt-perps

Joe said...

(The Uncredentialed, Crypto Jew)
the party about over, Alt-perps


What does this mean your bus boy shift is about over and you’ll be able to leave Chuck E Cheese and blog from home?

Carol_Herman said...

Emily, et. al. Are just a bunch of sore losers. They're just mad.

And, they didn't win.

Someday? People may ask the conductor, who wrote this music? How did it ever get to see the light of day?

Bad decisions made in a dying industry.

I hope they get arrested if they go home and kick the cat.

jimspice said...

AA, you screamed "police, police!" when someone touched you as you approached him. Why can't she?

FedkaTheConvict said...

Clearly Channel3000 has no shame. Here's their headline:

Reports: Prosser Said He Touched Justice's Neck During Confrontation

MADISON, Wis. -- "Investigative documents released by the Dane County Sheriff's Department on Friday show Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice David Prosser admitted to putting his hands around Justice Ann Walsh Bradley's neck during a confrontation earlier this year, but said he didn't mean to do it and that it was "a total reflex."

Walsh Bradley accused Prosser of putting her in a chokehold during deliberations in June over a legal challenge to Gov. Scott Walker's contentious collective bargaining law.

The Sheriff's Department released the 117 pages of documents to the media on Friday, following a decision announced on Thursday by a Sauk County prosecutor not to file any charges in connection to the incident."

I haven't read the entire investigative report yet but I'm pretty sure Prosser did not admit to putting his hands around Walsh Bradley's neck as Channel3000 asserts.

Quayle said...

Is there no end to the Koch brothers' devious acts?

Their evil tentacles reach everywhere, even into the voting booths and chambers of the Supreme Court of Wisconsin.

Bart Hall (Kansas, USA) said...

Epic Alinsky FAIL.

Prosser's rep will be fine, and in another 10 years may well be enhanced.

DaveW said...

You guys have a serious problem.

This is in your judicial system. This isn't some lame fight between reps and dems or unions and...whatever. This is judges.

You're on your own, good luck.

Cedarford said...

Prosser goes to the Judicial Commission to get his reputation back...

More importantly, the whole Court can probably benefit from a review. Did an incident like this involving multiple judges of the court as witnesses, participants, then leakers to the media of false information and direct mistatements (Bradley to the MSJ "he put me in a chokehold, that is a fact" - bring discredit on the Court and the legal profession.

What of Bradley's other incident of physical aggression where she supposedly struck Prosser in the head and shook her fist in his face when he called her pal Abrahamson "Shirley"??

MadisonMan said...

Emily Mills is Madison's favorite blogger, btw, according to Isthmus.

DADvocate said...

There are some people who need to apologize...

Hah! Right after the Gang of 88 apologize to the Duke lacrosse players.

No. These miscreants will look for other dishonest and dishonorable ways to attack Prosser.

Phil 3:14 said...

Will any of this have any impact in the voting both?

traditionalguy said...

Prosser could try Dancing With the Stars. That always makes people like you.

But he had better not throw his partner down and then yank her back up by the neck.

chickenlittle said...

Althouse wrote: I have one: Bill Wineke. Like Mills, he owes me an apology.

I'm afraid tha Wineke, like garage mahal, perpetulant shamer of Walker, would sooner do handstands on surfboard than apologize.

Paul Zrimsek said...

While this is exactly the sort of situation that would ordinarily call for the old "get his reputation back" line, I'm not sure it's what Blaska wants to reach for here considering what Prosser's reputation was like before.

Rit said...

Laughing out loud here. The idea that the core principles of liberalism are fairness and due process is truly hilarious.

J said...

You're the peasant here, Little Joejoe Cohen--incapable of even understanding the most basic of formal arguments, or Russell's pop-philosophy. You were waxed yesterday. As any sane rational reader of Althouse realized (not the yr cronies in Altperp mob).

Prosser's your kind of guy eh. Abuses women, defends the wealthy and corporations, and fond of sex offenders. Right up yr alley, Joe Joe.

Let's reiterate: yr party about over, Alt-perps.

David said...

The repetition of an outrageous lie is a fascist tactic. The fascists went further to widespread violence and physical intimidation. The radical left does this occasionally, and would do so much more if they thought they could get away with it.

The greatest shame here is that the so called mainstream left participates in, sanctions and benefits from these fundamental breaches of fairness and civility.

They do not care who they slime: Prosser, Special Prosecutor Barrett, Governor Walker, Althouse. They would slime you and me if we seemed to be making a difference.

It's disgusting.

Mike said...

"[C]ore principles of liberalism: fairness and due process"?

Really? Ann you should know by now that progressives HAVE NO core principles, least of all the two you mention! Even if they claim to hold to those ideals they will not, and cannot define the terms, for then it would open them up to substantive discussion, when liberals (er, progressives)don't want debate, they want to proclaim and rule by fiat.

So, "fairness" is a word they apply to issues for which they want to paint their opponents as unfair, but they never say, for example what "paying their fair share means" because the level of taxation or punishment they wish to mete out to conservatives or hated corporations is ever-increasing.

Likewise due process only occurs when and how they choose to apply it. Speech codes, guilty until proved innocent and other shenanigans that run rampant on the campuses of higher education should disabuse of the desire for liberals to allow due process when they7 have majorities great enough to get away with it.

And, of course, they have no shame. Shame would require a conscience.

[I see others have already taken up this theme but here's my $0.02 anyway!]

David said...

bagoh20 said...
"I didn't leave Liberalism - it left me."

Ditto.

Quayle said...

Remember, and keep repeating to yourself to help you never forget, in our post modern era:

There is no such thing as truth.

There is only power.

Joe said...

(The Uncredentialed, Crypto Jew)
understanding the most basic of formal arguments, or Russell's pop-philosophy. You were waxed yesterday. As any sane rational reader of Althouse realized (not the yr cronies in Altperp mob


My Zionist-Banker friends thought I did pretty well yesterday….

chickenlittle said...

Rit said...The idea that the core principles of liberalism are fairness and due process is truly hilarious.

That's not very forgiving not colorfast Rit...what else are you dyeing to tell us? :)

Irene said...

The mindset here in Madison parallels what the motormouth preacher told Althouse, Meade, and Caplight.

There's something wrong with you if you're part of the two percent of the Dane County population that won't conform with the simplistic group think.

chickenlittle said...

@Mike & Rit: I suspect that Althouse is taking a broader and more historical view of the term "liberal" than some current occupants of those terms allow.

J said...

The repetition of an outrageous lie is a fascist tactic.

Yes, quite right--like the outrageous lie that Prosser is innocent of all wrongdoing, when there's a pattern of abuse (ie, his verbal abuse of Kloopenberg) , instability and corruption. He's a perp--then teabugger perps vote for perps.

B said...

Joe said...My Zionist-Banker friends thought I did pretty well yesterday….

well, yes, but nothing to brag about considering the opposition. J can't write a logical or linear pair of sentences most of the time. He's totally incoherent 95% in most of the remaining time.

Doesn't leave you much in the way of uncracked surface area to shellac, so to speak.

Cedarford said...

Bradley's lucky if Prosser doesn't go after her with a lawsuit.

===========
A slander lawsuit is possible. Bradley is not protected under the "in the act of judicial proceedings" waiver. She defamed Prosser by making a public statement through a mass media outlet. Accusing Prosser of criminal conduct she knew was not true, hoping to inflict severe damage on his reputation and career - which clears the "malice" bar.

Add that she struck him in the head in 2008 and has engaged in other "intimidating behavior".

Of course a slander lawsuit would muck up the Judicial Commission path...which might be preferred unless there is reason to believe they just want a whitewash and sweep under the rug approach. I believe the Judicial Commission does have subpeona power to call appropriate witnesses to testify ...
"Lueters? Leuters?"

Lets also consider that the Commission might also look at Shirley Abrahamson's conduct in this matter closely for evaluation as bringing or not bringing discredit on the Court and legal profession by her actions.

Mike said...

@Chickenlittle that, I suspect, is because Althouse considers herself a "classic liberal" or liberal in the classic sense of the term as used by our founding fathers and as still used in France. However, because of her "classically liberal" point of view on her blog, progressives usually refer to her as a "rightwing blogress" or somesuch.

Mike said...

No apology coming to Prosser, any more than Bush gets an apology from CBS and Dan Rather for the lies published regarding TANG.

Both are a "false but true" situation--even if the details are false, the underlying narrative is true.

How anyone respects these leftists is unfathomable.

Cedarford said...

DADvocate said...
There are some people who need to apologize...

Hah! Right after the Gang of 88 apologize to the Duke lacrosse players.


=================
Hah! Nothing says apologize without having to apologize than having your University CYA by settling out of court for several million per expelled Lacrosse player. With part of the deal being that the newly rich kids could not then go on to sue any of the 88 idiots or comment publicly on their conduct.

Mike said...

So J now resorts to the standard progressive trope of proclaiming Prosser guilty anyway. Not guilty of the exact offense he was accused of, naturally, but guilty nonetheless for many and sundry sins. Hell, nothing J lists is a crime, but Prosser should be strung up anyway. Gotta love that "liberal" vigilante justice doncha?

LilEvie said...

Emily (Mills) Litella: "Never mind."

chickenlittle said...

@ Mike 2:19: That's what I was trying to say (except for the part about the French liberals :) Not being a francophile, it's harder for me to get my mind around that part.

Seven Machos said...

From the comments to the linked article:

Apparently Justice Bradley has also "gone off" before. Accd. to the Sheriff Dept's investigatory report:

Justice Gableman said at this time his mind also went back to September 18, 2008, a date that he recalled because it was his birthday. Justice Gableman said he had been on the court for approximately one month at the time, and while in a meeting with the other justices, Justice Crooks was reading the horoscopes.

Justice Gableman said he remembers making a comment to the chief justice in a joking manner and used her first name, Shirley, during this comment towards her.

Justice Gableman said right after he said the chief justice's first name, Justice Bradley came over to him, hit him on the back of the head and told him that he needed to show respect to the chief. Justice Gableman said that he believed Justice Bradley was not joking because nobody was laughing at the time.

Carol_Herman said...

Sorry, Cedarford, I just don't think justices are in the business of suing each other.

It wouldn't be "cricket."

While Prosser WON! He gained national recognition. His opinions (which he prides himself in writing), will be a main focus. Even under a microscope.

Where's the downside for Prosser?

A lawsuit, however, would make him look mean, vindictive, and petty.

As to Abrahamson's "offer" yesterday ... to "open up conferences" to the public ... Is laughable.

I can count 4 votes, at least, against Abrahamson's "idea." And, that's because I think Crooks always goes home "early."

Abhramson?

This Judicial Committee ... is something Prosser set in motion. And, even when we get to the "event" ... where 4 justices were looking for Abrahamson. What IF the REASON they were looking for her ... had something to do with an opinion that was supposed to get published ... BUT only got published the next day or so?

Who blinked first?

The "chokehold?" Ain't "watergate." Won't make any journalists happy ... because there will be no "prizes."

Prosser's ability to remain quiet. And, to keep EVERYTHING he writes down on paper ... swayed by legal opinions he believes in ...

Means that Prosser, ahead, may be more persuasive with his colleagues. While 3 dames, Abrhamson, Bradley and Walsh ... look to be in a heaping bit of trouble?

To answer Ann's question: Prosser's reputation rises and falls on his published opinions.

And, if I remember WHY Kloppenhoppen never went after Prosser's record (of opinions) ... is that he's stood the test of time.

Sueter's however did not. Goes out the door "owning" KELO.

Darleen said...

Whoever "J" is, it really is a hilarious parody of the typical illiberal Leftist and its dogmatic adherence to a narrative regardless of facts.

Bravo, "J"! You've really captured the spittle-flecked, tin-foil-hatted bigotry well!

Joe said...

(The Uncredentialed, Crypto Jew)
The repetition of an outrageous lie is a fascist tactic.

///when there's a pattern of abuse (ie, his verbal abuse of Kloopenberg) , instability and corruption. He's a perp--then teabugger perps vote for perps


You don’t even see the irony of your own statement do you?

Seven Machos said...

J. -- I'm still waiting to hear about the British Zionist bankers you spoke about yesterday. Please elaborate.

garage mahal said...

I'm afraid tha Wineke, like garage mahal, perpetulant shamer of Walker, would sooner do handstands on surfboard than apologize.

"[he said that] believed that he had made contact with Justice Bradley's neck. ... "I remember feeling her neck." ... Justice Prosser went on to say that he remembers the warmth on the side of Justice Bradley's neck in his hands as his hands were touching her neck." ... "What does any self respecting man do when suddenly that man finds that his hands or part of his hands are on a woman's neck? Get them off the neck as soon as possible." (Prosser, p. 41)

What exactly am I supposed to apologize for?

Rumpletweezer said...

Nothing's changed. Anti-Vietnam demonstrations were couched in terms of concern for the yellow people of Vietnam. The demonstrations stopped when college kids weren't being pressed into service any longer. All that moral posturing was just pretense.

Seven Machos said...

Garage: TOTAL RECALL!!!!

J said...

That so, B-boy (grazi for evidence, flunkie)

You don't know a syllogism from a crack stash Bubba B.

You flunked even your ...nursey courses in Casa Grande didn't you perp

chickenlittle said...

@garage wrote: What exactly am I supposed to apologize for?

For smearing Stranglehold the other day!

Seven Machos said...

J. -- Tell us about the Jewish rackets. From yesterday.

You know you want to. How can you keep this vital information contained? It's not fair to the rest of us. We need to know.

Darleen said...

ah, garage mahal, yet another practioner of Leftist absolutism who thinks rape and love making are exactly the same thing because they both involve sexual intercourse ... but only when speaking of non-Leftists.

Seven Machos said...

Garage -- Forget about apologizing, man. That's for suckers.

Tell us about the next recall election and how the ghost train's gonna come and deliver Wisconsin from injustice. Tell us about how the airplane's gonna fly over and bring the precious cargo, just like it used to.

Keep hope alive!

J said...

Yeah Darleen--you like dudes who abuse women, do you--as long as they wear black robes. YOu're too stupid to blog (and Im not in the Dems anyway--or GOP, puta)


Logic scares the shit of mafios -whatever ethnicity they are

Joe said...

(The Uncredentialed, Crypto Jew)



The Small Pathetic Voice is “sun-setting” now it seems, lapsing into incoherence….

For the Cabal members her:

The corn dogs are just the right size

My watch stopped at 11:46

Pardon me said the hedge hog to the brush

J said...

You don't need to know shit Nachos joto, except that you're a suspect in a felony case, wicca scum

Like dem apples?

Zionst bankers. Yeah has a nice ring to it, eh wicca filth
. Quite less offensive than "lib-ralls are nazis" isn't it.


Let's reiterate: Prosser's a perp. A WI/Mad. grand jury should be on the cops and DA already for letting him go.

Phil 3:14 said...

Garage,

Sad, disappointing.

Oh well, another commenter to ignore.

Seven Machos said...

grand jury should be on the cops and DA

Who will organize this grand jury, J.? Tell us more.

J said...

You're incoherent, Joey wicca filth

As always. chant your masonic shit, hijo de puta (we need more evidence)

Quayle said...

Yeah Darleen--you like dudes who abuse women, do you--as long as they wear black robes

....or serves as Governor of Arkansas or President of the United States provided he gives lip service to feminist causes.

J said...

Us? There's no us, it's just you wicca garbage.

The grand jury's already there dumbass. As are the Feds.--

Seven Machos said...

The grand jury's already there dumbass.

Who organizes the grand jury? Who presents evidence to its members? Tell us more.

As are the Feds.

Ah, so the federal government is going to intervene in this matter. Tell us more.

B said...

J said...That so, B-boy (grazi for evidence, flunkie)You don't know a syllogism from a crack stash Bubba B.You flunked even your ...nursey courses in Casa Grande didn't you perp

I rest my case. Incoherent drivel.

So, J, how are the philosophy sites treating you these days? Still chuckling over your putting your oar in when you can't string two grammatically correct thoughts together? Any of them lift their bans?

How's that power lifting regimen going? Must be up to bench pressing 425 by now. Or is it 500?

You do provide some comic relief. You have that going for you anyway. But then that is the function of the village/bog idiot.

Lincolntf said...

I'm with J.
Fucking Masonic Wiccans hitting us with all their Catholic Mafia Muppet bullshit! It just ain't right. (Insert faux Spanish word here)!
Peeps not Perps!

Joe said...

(The Uncredentialed, Crypto Jew)
President of the United States provided he gives lip service to feminist causes


I don’t think he was the one giving the “lip service.”

Who will organize this grand jury, J.? Tell us more

Do you think the Zionist Bankers will bank roll it?

Titus said...

Can I be shamed? I want to apologize.

tits and clouds.

Joe said...

(The Uncredentialed, Crypto Jew)



I didn’t think that as a Jew:
1) I could be a Mason; and
2) Part of two world-wide conspiracies, simultaneously?
When did the rules change?

garage mahal said...

Justice Prosser called Justice Crooks a "viper." (Crooks, p. 58)

Justice Prosser was observed getting red in the face and pounding on a table with his fists in conference. (Crooks, p. 58)

Justice Prosser said that there'd be a war [with the Chief] and it wouldn't be a ground. (Crooks, p. 59)

At the June 15 meeting of the Justices over the incident, Justice Bradley said to Justice Prosser: "You put your hands on my neck in a chokehold." "Margaret said that at this point, nobody argued or corrected Justice Bradley from using the term 'chokehold.'" (Margaret Brady, Supreme Court HR Officer, p. 28)

edutcher said...

J said...

the party about over, Alt-perps

For guys like J.

Seven Machos said...

The Wicca angle is also intriguing. What exactly makes that such a tremendous insult?

Seven Machos said...

Garage -- Will there be a TOTAL RECALL!!!!!

Joe said...

(The Uncredentialed, Crypto Jew)



“J” can bench 400 pounds, really? I think “J” was turned down for a 9th grade dance, by a Wiccan….Unless “J” thinks “Wiccan” means someone who makes candles…

J said...

Nachos grrl, don't try to act like a sophisticate. Your education was limited to like chiltons manuals, Ayn Rand for Dummies, and your fave occult j-o books.

As with the rest of the Smurfhouse, you have no arguments---just "go Tea-tards, by any means necessary".

Maguro said...

Not only can J bench 400 lbs, he also owns a "gat". Or maybe several. Either way, he's pretty badass.

Joe Schmoe said...

"Where does David Prosser go to get his reputation back?"

HIRE REALLY SUPER K-STREET CONSULTANTS?

(sorry couldn't help it. i actually miss a small dose of AP in ALL CAPS)

Joe said...

(The Uncredentialed, Crypto Jew)
he also owns a "gat”


Does this mean he’s a devotee of Brick , or that he can’t spell “Cat” or “Gut”?

Darleen said...

"J"

ROFLMAO, please please stop! using "puta" was just the right touch of Leftist person of pallor trying to be "authentic" that is just so so meshuggeneh! In the side-splitting sense.

Tears... god, I'm getting tears from your performance.

Seven Machos said...

J. -- Why all this animus to me, particularly when I am so interested in what you have to say? Wicca, the British Zionist bankers, the workings of grand juries, the free masons -- I must know about it all.

Tell us more.

cubanbob said...

J said...
That so, B-boy (grazi for evidence, flunkie)

You don't know a syllogism from a crack stash Bubba B.

You flunked even your ...nursey courses in Casa Grande didn't you perp

8/26/11 2:35 PM

J here is an experiment for you to perform: place loaded shotgun barrel to head. Pull trigger. Get back to us if any discernible amount of brain matter is hit. And have a nice day.

MadisonMan said...

Being a journalist means never having to say you're sorry.

Joe said...

(The Uncredentialed, Crypto Jew)
HIRE REALLY SUPER K-STREET CONSULTANTS


HE CAN’T ALL THE SUPER SMART K STREET MONEY IS TIED UP CELEBRATING OBAMA’S VICTORY 2012. AS A MEMBER OF THE GOP PROSSER IS TRULY DOOM.

Cedarford said...

Carole Herman - Sorry, Cedarford, I just don't think justices are in the business of suing each other.

It wouldn't be "cricket."

While Prosser WON! He gained national recognition. His opinions (which he prides himself in writing), will be a main focus. Even under a microscope.

Where's the downside for Prosser?

A lawsuit, however, would make him look mean, vindictive, and petty.


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A public slander lawsuit is an alternate. Just mentioning it is possible. As it clears the malice hurdle and is not protected as a matter of Justice Bradley acting in her capacity in judicial deliberations.
I also said that it might muck up the Judiciary Commission path...so I wouldn't do it. At this time.
But later, unless Prosser gets "satisfaction" in the official judge conduct review - I would see a lawsuit as appropriate.

Alex said...

Wow - Althouse has discovered liberals have no shame. Breaking news - bears shit in the woods too!

Alex said...

Scott - they aren't moral relativists at all. Liberals have a very clear, defined morality centered around Marxism.

Alex said...

When a man if vilified in the public media like Prosser has and good people do not speak up, evil is done. Thanks Irene, what you just did is a great GOOD. We need more good, less evil.

PatCA said...

National Lawyers Guild - they are not questioning our side, they are on the other side.

PatCA said...

With upturned chins, defiant stares, holding aloft their spurious calls to shame -- we are really sick of you guys and your hollow self-righteousness.

Seven Machos said...

People -- I would bet any amount of money that both of these people -- Prosser and Bradley -- are total and complete assholes. You don't end up in such a controversy otherwise.

However, there's nothing particularly awful about assholes. What Asshole Bradley did was obviously try to frame Asshole Prosser for a crime. That's vile and disgusting.

Joe said...

(The Uncredentialed, Crypto Jew)


Seven I tend to agree.

Shouldn’t “J” own one or more “arma de fuego“ rather than a “gat” or “gats”? The funny thing is, I bet “J” thinks that “gat” is a modern, street-cred sorta word…

Trooper York said...

The only thing worse than a journalits is a lawyer.

Jess said...

Joe wrote: "I didn’t think that as a Jew:
1) I could be a Mason; and
2) Part of two world-wide conspiracies, simultaneously?
When did the rules change?"


Not two, three. Remember that time at the fair, when the guys in the booth got you to sign the petition for better beer? They were in Lederhosen?

That was no beer petition. They signed you up in the Bavarian Illuminati! I know you haven't been to any meetings, but you're still on the roll.

Shouting Thomas said...

Getting more and more difficult to tell the difference between J and garbage.

Seven Machos said...

Garage is solid. He's just having a long series of bad days. It must take its toll.

This will cheer you up, Garage:

TOTAL RECALL!!!!!!!!!!!

Carol said...

The fact is, when you try to hang with an activist crowd - trying to make a difference! - you get more points for going over the top.

No one likes a normal, circumspect player in those cadres. And God forbid you admit out loud that the other side may have a point.

RebeccaH said...

Leftists, by virtue of accepting a philosophy devoid of personal accountability, are incapable of shame, or even self-awareness. That's why they continue trying to make life miserable for the rest of us.

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Carol_Herman said...

There is no LEFT! Once? Sure. That's how we got the RED SCARE going back in the 1950's.

It's not out there anymore.

Instead? You have elites in power. They intend to hold onto this.

Most people, I'll assume, are independents. Because you can't pigeon hole them into either one of our parties. THEY FLED!

There are still, probably, more white people left in the KLAN, than there are countable people who represent the LEFT. (Even union members flee their own unions ... when they win the votes to do so.)

David Prosser, on the other hand, has been writing opinions for a dozen years (or more) ... And, so far, he's written nothing that looks weird.

The way KELO looks weird on it's face.

The way LEMON went and supplied a test to everything. And, then along came forks. And, plastic reindeer.

I wouldn't write off Obama. He's running as the schlemiel.

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goodspkr said...

Name calling and making groundless charges is all the left has as it's solutions are being shown to make things worse not better.

TEA Party people are called racists, terrorists, and bomb throwers.

Republican office holders in Wisconsin are compared to Hitler.

And conservative justices are accused of illegal battery even when the truth comes out you have Justice Bradley committing assault on Justice Prosser. Such is the world of the left.

pbAndjFellowRepublican said...

Meade's shirt is too big for him.

It's not unmanly to buy clothes that say 'M' on the label, if it happens that those clothes actually fit you.

And, if you're manliness seems diminished when you skip the 'Large' rack of shirts (or jackets, as we've also seen Meade in a jacket that was way too big), you can compensate by shooting coyotes from your mountain bike. Or, just vote for a guy who shoots them, to protect his dog. Voting for a tough guy means you are a tough guy. Appealing, no?

Quaestor said...

Dickless, aka J wrote:
That a court decides not to press charges on some judge, politicians, or official in no way means that he wasn't actually guilty.

In your little self-contain fantasy life that you share with a cartoon version of Tomás de Torquemada this may be true. But not in the real world.

DADvocate said...

With part of the deal being that the newly rich kids...

Since it's Duke, I'm not sure "newly rich" is necessarily the correct term, maybe "richer."

garage mahal said...

And conservative justices are accused of illegal battery even when the truth comes out you have Justice Bradley committing assault on Justice Prosser.

You didn't read a single line in the report, did you?

goodspkr said...

Sixty Grit, both spellings are correct. I really find people who correct the spelling of others online to be arrogant. So if you are going to do that, make sure you are correct or otherwise you just look foolish.

goodspkr said...

You didn't read a single line in the report, did you?

Actually I did. I suspect you don't know the difference between assault and battery.

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DADvocate said...

Getting more and more difficult to tell the difference between J and garbage.

Every once in a great while, garbage crosses over into intelligent discourse. J - never.

Quaestor said...

Carol Herman, there is no "c" in shlemiel, and, apparently, no booze left in your bottle...

Sometimes. It depends if your shtetl was in Poland or Russia. But I think we can agree that Carol Underscore Herman's post was mostly schmegegge [or shmegegge, both are correct but one should stick (schtick?) to one convention and not mix the two, else you'll read kinda dumb and/or pretentious, kinda like J. It's like "I didn't like the colour of my neighbor's fence." -- sorta loony and contrived like a H. P. Lovecraft's vocabulary.]

AllenS said...

I didn't read the report either, however, The Althouse Woman is doing a good job reporting the important stuff. Maybe you should read what she has posted. It might do you good, or not.

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Bart Hall (Kansas, USA) said...

I'm definitely beginning to think this is fun -- watching the hard core left react as they begin to understand that their political power is headed rapidly towards the 10 to 15 percent of the population they actually represent.

I used to restore mid-19th century houses with an old street fighter named Judah. He always wore two spiked rings on his right hand because, he said, "You smash a guy in the mouth with these it cuts him up. Once he begins tasting his own blood he goes crazy ... and then it's easy to beat him. Bad."

After Wisconsin this spring the left are tasting their own blood, and the crazier they get -- plenty of examples in these comments -- the easier it becomes to shove them into the utter irrelevance they so desperately deserve.

walter said...

Apologize? It's simply a matter of moving on to the next available target...if not finding their way back to Prosser if it suits them later. I agree with some that the lerger issue here is that Bradley's statements are so incongrous that they call into question her ability to know what's a violation of law and when it is responsible to pursue it as such. She's simultaneously on record saying he tried to choke her with pressure, there would have been pressure if allowed to continue, didn't warrant criminal investigation, is a "workplace safety" issue. Should anyone trust that flow of logic from a SCOW justice? Can Shirley, teh one who should be above it all, be in charge when she went to the gutter at the expense of the institution? How does this chamber get beyond the sever dysfunction at this point?

murgatroyd666 said...

At the June 15 meeting of the Justices over the incident, Justice Bradley said to Justice Prosser: "You put your hands on my neck in a chokehold." "Margaret said that at this point, nobody argued or corrected Justice Bradley from using the term 'chokehold.'" (Margaret Brady, Supreme Court HR Officer, p. 28)

Coincidentally, on that very same June 15 I announced that garage mahal's mother is no stranger to the embraces of domestic pets and barnyard animals ... and garage didn't disagree with me.

What more proof does anyone need?

Quaestor said...

Off topic, but this is really sad

The last American Horatio Alger style tycoon has not long to go.

Lem said...

"Which office do I go to get my reputation back?

Ray Donovan - former US Sec of Labor under Ronald Reagan.

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Trooper York said...

Carol Herman said....
There are still, probably, more white people left in the KLAN, than there are countable people who represent the LEFT. (Even union members flee their own unions ... when they win the votes to do so.)

In the 1920's the Brooklyn Dodgers where cursed with an outfielder named Babe Herman who was know for his hitting as well as the fact that he was basically a retard.

"Babe Herman did not triple into a triple play, but he doubled into a double play, which is the next best thing." - John Lardner

Herman was involved in one of the most absurd plays in baseball history when he doubled into a double play. With the bases loaded, he hit a long hit and began racing around the bases. As he rounded second, the third base coach yelled at him to go back because the runner from first, Chick Fewster, hadn't yet rounded third. The runner from second, pitcher Dazzy Vance, misunderstood and headed back to third, even though he could have scored easily. Herman ignored the coach and headed for third himself, so that all three players wound up there. The third baseman tagged all three runners, putting out Fewster and Herman but not Vance, who was entitled to the base according to the rules as the lead runner there (and not forced to advance from there).

In addition to the quote from Lardner above, the three men on third story led to a standard joke in which a Brooklyn Dodgers fan, on being told that his team had three men on base, demanded to know which base.

We now have our own all-star Herman here at the evil blogger lady's joint.

Quaestor said...

Actually Justice Prosser should not worry about his reputation. It is and always was intact in the minds of decent persons. Having a good opinion from people who could do this is worthless.

Finally fixed.

wv: hanklent -- Mr. Hankey is known for being the Christmas Poo, but lately he's been hangin' out 'til Easter season

walter said...

I don't think any of these folks these folks can be trusted (Sorry..not buying Prosser as gentleman at all times line) to do their job without their interactions being recorded. Put them all on their best behavior...such as it is. High court my arse.

Seven Machos said...

I do want to point out something here:

I see some of the people here defending Prosser are the same people who were shocked -- shocked! -- that prosecutors dropped charges against Dominique Strass-Kahn. Weren't you people saying that Strauss-Kahn should face a jury? Why not Prosser?

How do you defend this logic? Genuinely curious. You guys aren't just homers, right?

Brad said...

Ample evidence in the comments that this had nothing to do with "Did Prosser do what Bradley claimed?"

The left wants to win and will use (practically) any means necessary - defaming their opponents is one of their staples (as is claiming the election was stolen, both of which we've seen in their "Prosser campaign").

There will be no apology because - again, as the comments demonstrate - just because Prosser didn't do this (though some won't even concede that much), we all know he did "something."

garage mahal said...

Feeling the warmth on someone's neck is completely normal. Maybe they're ill? Who doesn't do that?

This is of course bad news for the left!

Cedarford said...

murgatroid666 - "Coincidentally, on that very same June 15 I announced that garage mahal's mother is no stranger to the embraces of domestic pets and barnyard animals ... and garage didn't disagree with me.

What more proof does anyone need?"

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Yes, and I clearly stated on June 16th that mahal's mother appeared to be therefore guilty of cruelty to animals and infliction of extreme emotional duress.
No word from garage, who obviously kept silent out of shame about his momma's proclivities.

In other news, the existence of space aliens was proven Apr 19th, 2008. A crack whore in Miami told police that she was abducted and anally probed by aliens looking like ET, but nasty and who didn't even pay her. It is documented. And police saying to her that if they see a UFO, they will try and detain it and the occupants for questioning about the anal probe incident.

Seven Machos said...

This is of course bad news for the left!

TOTAL RECALL!!!!! is right around the corner. Always.

JohnJ said...

garage mahal said: "You didn't read a single line in the report, did you?"

I have read the Sherriff's report.

It's a bit too easy to pick and choose what testimony to quote or lift out of context, don't ya think?

But, honestly, I'd have to say that the report is much more damaging to Bradley's account than to Prosser's.

For example, Justice Gableman seems to come across as somewhat of a referee during the hysterics. Here was his "immediate" reaction to Bradley's claim that she was choked:

"Justice Gableman said he believed Justice Prosser's hands were on the area where the shoulders meet the neck on Justice Bradley at this time. Justice Gableman said it was not a violent push, and after a brief pause he recalled Justice Bradley saying, 'you choked me, you choked me.' Justice Gableman said he immediately responded to Justice Bradley by saying 'he didn't choke you, he pushed you to get your fist out of his face.'"

This, along with some other testimony, certainly gives the appearance of someone who saw an opportunity to malign a political opponent, but then muffed it. (Just as a side note, I suspect Bradley may have known immediately that she overreached with the choking accusation, but thought she couldn't back away from it. So, she doubled down, as they say.)

Quaestor said...

Weren't you people saying that Strauss-Kahn should face a jury? Why not Prosser?

Well, not me. I never expressed any opinion on that matter, nor would I ever as shouting matches about sexual dalliances (or not) might brain my damage.

Quaestor beer without not function well. D'oh!

wv: humish - a Mennonite condiment made from crushed chickpeas.

JohnJ said...

Shouldn't Bradley resign?

Seven Machos said...

Also, I'm a little confused on one minor point: was Bradley wearing the semen-stained dress? Or was it Prosser?

And who was putting the cigar in whose vagina?

Quaestor said...

GET YOUR FACTS STRAIGHT, 7M! To begin with it was a clerical gown, not a "dress", and Justice Bradley doesn't smoke cigars.

This is how reputations are ruined.

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David said...

It's hard to know whether Bradley convinced herself that she had been choked through her political indoctrination or hysteria, or if she was just making it up. She hates Prosser, dislikes aggressive males and is well schooled in the buzzwords. (Hostile workplace, verbal abuse, etc.) She does not like being confronted, but is willing to confront others. She is inclined to female victimhood and thinks that calling Justice Shirley a "bitch" is akin to drawing a gun.

Prosser should not have called Shirley a bitch, and does get verbally aggressive. So what? These are not his most attractive moments, but Bradley and J. Shirley are lawyers, who have lived in a world of conflict for all their careers. They are not angels either. They ought to be able to handle a person who is sometimes harsh and raises his voice.

(Yes, I called Bradley hysterical. I know it's supposedly dismissive when applied to women, but it appears to apply in this case. If counseling is needed, Bradley might need it more than Prosser.)

It's hard to see how the Judicial Commission would be inclined to recommend discipline of either Prosser or Bradley based on this. I expect they might talk to and advise each of them based, but that will be done confidentially and we will never know (unless someone tells us.)

Quaestor said...

David wrote:
Yes, I called Bradley hysterical. I know it's supposedly dismissive when applied to women, but it appears to apply in this case

Those Greeks, aren't they the bee's knees? They got a word for everything

David said...

"Bradley's lucky if Prosser doesn't go after her with a lawsuit."

That would be stupid. I do not think that Prosser is stupid.

garage mahal said...

TOTAL RECALL!!!!! is right around the corner. Always.

Two Dem senators were sworn in today. Which of course is a big win for Republicans and bad news for Dems! And the left. They are tasting their own blood and going crazeeee!

William said...

It is possible for two people to be jerks, but it is impossible for both to be the bigger jerk. I just have a superficial knowledge of this case, but it seems to me that Bradley and her supporters are by far the bigger jerks. Prosser seems impulsive and irritable, but that's a far cry from being the Madison Strangler. The was he was maligned seems calculated and malicious and of a different magnitude of offense than his alleged assault.

JorgXMcKie said...

Shorter Garbage: "We've got a slightly bigger minority!!! Winning!!!"

All he needs is a briefcase full of cocaine and some hookers.

mesquito said...

This is the level of left-wing activism we witnessed here in Madison. A justice is despised because his decisions do not please liberals, and so, without thought, they forgot about things liberals like to love themselves for caring about, such as fairness and due process.

Oh, give me a fucking break. I was disabused of this buncombe in my early 20s, watching the Bork and Thomas hearings.

mrs whatsit said...

I'd like to second what deborah said about Irene's comment. Ann, please consider highlighting her sad and thoughtful remarks at 1:06 p.m.

MarkG said...

I think Bradley and Abrahamson thought this was a way to get Prosser into some sort of "counseling." But like Bradley's emotions, it got out of control. Bradley's the one in need of professional help. Abrahamson is just incompetent.

deborah said...

There is no point in Prosser suing Bradley, because as David said, she may have been so caught up in her belief system she believed he was choking her. And Prosser would have poor standing having called Shirley a bitch lol.

Chip Ahoy said...

Assault is the stuff that goes with a pepper, and battery is a kind of chicken grown in a warehouse.

garage mahal said...

Never in my life have I ever heard the act of putting both hands around someone's neck as a "chokehold". LIE-bruls!

Carol_Herman said...

There is no left!

There's corporate America. Who holds lots of powers. And, then there are the PEOPLE, who do not!

The "left" went south!

There is a divide, though.

Between YOUNG and OLD.

Don't think young people come here, either.

And, I'll spell "schlemiel" anyway I like. Guided by "spell checker."

richard mcenroe said...

"This is the level of left-wing activism we witnessed here in Madison. A justice is despised because his decisions do not please liberals, and so, without thought, they forgot about things liberals like to love themselves for caring about, such as fairness and due process."

And some people here, who voted for their candidate in 2008, are surprised by this?

NotquiteunBuckley said...

Everyone should start using lawfare, as a way to overwhelm the system. Currently mainly Leftists abuse the courts, to their great advantage. Witness Prosser's repuation Alinskyed, as per the plan.

Which J and Garage are enacting splendidly. But please do keep pointing out their grammatical errors Althousians, because that makes you smarter (in everyone else's eyes) and America stronger.

In any event, Rick Perry should sue every media outlet for at least $50 million dollars (potential lost earnings) that incorrectly portrayed Perry as saying B.B.'s possible QE3 would be "treasonous" when in fact Perry said it would be "almost" treasonous.

In fact, we should all sue every single paper that used the false quote for the sole purpose of harming Perry (malicious bastards these), therby preventing him from earning a living in the future. Put these lying liars out of business for causing damages, as Rove et. al. have already publically testified has happened to Perry.

MayBee said...

High in the dome of the Wisconsin Capitol, the red heart shaped balloon lets out a sigh.

roesch-voltaire said...

Clearly it was the 28" credenza's fault that kept Prosser from exiting the office and so in "total reflex" he put his hands around her neck. " when Bradely comes to within six inches of his face. I remember feeling her neck," Porssers adds, in a throw away line from a horror movie, although he can not quite remember shouting at anyone. Frankly after reading the testimony, I do not think Prosser's reputation will improve.

murgatroyd666 said...

Never in my life have I ever heard the act of putting both hands around someone's neck as a "chokehold". LIE-bruls!

Didn't you formerly possess a shred of integrity? Where did it go? Why don't you have it any more?

Carol_Herman said...

Prosser won!

Kloppenhoppen DIDN'T!

The video where Kloppenhoppen thought she won, speaks volumes.

That there's real divisions out there? Yup.

Good hearted people on both sides.

Can't fool me.

Prosser's reputation will rely on his judicial opinions. Which I thik will continue to fall into the majority.

Phil 3:14 said...

Garage;
Put down your shovel.

TWM said...

He doesn't need to go anywhere. No one believes these leftist shitballs.

Matt said...

Althouse, the only conclusion is that people are reactionary [and so too are judges]. Sometimes those people are liberals and sometimes those people are conservatives. In the past sometimes those people were maybe British, or Roman, or Greek or Egyptian. Et al. It is a human trait.

Yes, liberals do this on occassion. But to pretend like liberals only do this and conservatives don't is - well - a tad naive. Especially for someone such as yourself who is worldly and knows a thing or two about history and people.

Carol_Herman said...

Do the math.

How fast was Bradley traveling ... when the door to her office opened. And, she saw 4 justices (her colleagues) standing there?

Was she looking to pummel Prosser?

Also, here, today, someone posted that back in 2008. On Gableman's birthday ... he remembered that Crooks was reading the horoscopes ...

When he said "Shirley" ... And, Bradley came by and popped him in the back of his head. Telling him "he should treat the chair with more respect." (Chief Chair.)

And, nobody laughed.

It's a slow weekend.

But this has made for some interesting reading.

Dustin said...

"But to pretend like liberals only do this and conservatives don't is - well - a tad naive."

I must have missed where that was said.

Absolutes aside, WI's left is the problem in Wi right now. At least the behavior problem. That's pretty obvious. Of course it doesn't mean all lefties or all righties ... anything.

bagoh20 said...

Althouse,

I think the leftward inclined here are answering your question pretty definitively.

They don't care, in fact, who was wrong, how wrong, or who knows about it. They got a narrative and they are sticking to it.

Have you ever heard even one admit they were wrong. I myself have admitted mistakes on this blog a handful of times, and that's more times than all the lefties put together. Because they're really smart, and I'm merely honest.

Writ Small said...

As I commented when the story first came out, it never made sense to me that Prosser was the aggressor. After all, he had just won a narrow election. It's normally the losers who lash out, while winners tend to be magnanimous.

Now it's clear that Bradley charged Prosser with clenched fists. His critics apparently think Prosser should have either allowed the emotionally distraught Bradley to strike him as she had the other judge or simply have fled the scene. Given the scene described and the short time to process a response, it's easy to imagine many worse actions Prosser could have taken.

This report is a nearly complete vindication of Prosser and shows how prudent Ann's coverage has been.

Bradley's decision to involve law enforcement seriously calls into question her judgment. A supreme court justice has her complaint to law enforcement dismissed. It does explain her story about only being concerned with "workplace safety." The alternative was to admit her emotions so ruled her that she - a judge - couldn't see that her complaint didn't merit contact with the police, much less being brought to court.

Carol_Herman said...

REVIEWING WHAT HAPPENED ...

How come the sentence that Justice Prosser LOST RESPECT FOR the Supreme Court's Chief ... didn't get to be heard?

It seems 3 other justices ... Gabelman, Roggensack ... and another ... had asked Prosser to GO TO PRINT WITH THEIR MAJORITY OPINION (on the "public meeting law.") And, Prosser told them he "wasn't comfortable with that."

THEN? They're looking for their Chief. (Crooks has already gone home. Perhaps alerted to do so because of his day's horoscope?)

When Prosser states the reason the 4 justices are looking for Abhahamson, Prosser includes the comment that he's lost faith in the Chief Justice.

This sets off "Walsh-Bradley" (one person. Not two). "To leave his office immediately. And, she wasn't kidding around!

"SHOW SOME RESPECT, SIR" ... as her arms go flailing about Prosser's face.

Oh! He touches her neck ... While taking a protective back step.

And, nobody pays any attention to the fact that Chief Justice Abrahamson was HIDING OUT?

How can this end well for Shirley?

I think you can stick a fork in Shirley. She's done.

And, you can add a plastic reindeer on top.

chickenlittle said...

I think you can stick a fork in Shirley. She's done.

Here's how can tell if she's Donne:

A Valediction Forbidding Mourning

As virtuous judges pass mildly away,
And whisper to their souls to go,
Whilst some of their sad friends do say, 'He took her breath away' and some say, 'No.'

So let us meld like two trees and make no noise,
No twitter-mobs, nor vuvuzela-tempests move;

'Twere profanation of our joys,
To tell the laity our strife.

Shouting Thomas said...

Frankly after reading the testimony, I do not think Prosser's reputation will improve.

Your reputation just went down the shithole.

Fortunately, that's not very far from where you started.

Seven Machos said...

Shorter Roesch: Prosser should've fled.

Shorter Matt: Conservatives do it, too.

Way to dress it up, dudes. Always good for a laugh, guys. Especially you, Matt. Your reasonableness pose is touching.

Pogo said...

The only lesson I have learned about this episode is that one should assume -no matter the scandal or crime- that any claim from the left is a lie.

Even if there is video, it is still likely a lie, until otherwise corroborated.

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The Crack Emcee said...

If I had said what the people in the video at the last link said, I would be weeping now and begging forgiveness.

Sorry - love ya, kid - but you couldn't convince me of that for all the money in the world. You've been glaringly wrong before, the most obvious being voting for Obama (the results of which are much worse than what you're going on about now, since it affected hundreds of millions of people in hundreds of millions of ways) but never once have the words "I'm sorry" or anything close to serious self-reflection accompanied YOUR wrongs. Instead, like a liberal, you rationalise, and - like your buddy, Glenn Reynolds, use your blog's popularity for cover. That's just plain uncool.

Passing judgement on others (which, of course, I'm not against) Oh yes, Miss Ann is a master at that. Libera;s acting badly? She's got a lecture on decency. But let a Shouting Thomas call her on her OWN bullshit, and there is not a word of regret or remorse. Just because she can.

So, no, I don't buy this line for a second. You may possess a crusty exterior but your heart is liberal, through and through, and such an obviously hypocritical statement is a testimony to that fact, and nothing more.

Canuck said...

I just read through the investigation.

I cannot believe adults are acting like this. I cannot believe judges are acting like this. The verbal fighting, the unprofessional behavior.

They should all resign.

sorepaw said...
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roesch-voltaire said...

If you go back and read my posts, you will see that I have not made exaggerated claims against Prosser, but wanted to wait for evidence. Finding such, I have nothing to apologize for, as he clearly found his hands around a women's neck, or was it the mic of Fox News?Strange behavior to say the least. I feel no need to apologize for those who stirred the political pot of Prosser as in part because I think they were right to point how political our court is, and how juvenile its members are.

Shouting Thomas said...

R_V.

Commies never apologize.

The first political imperative of the commie is destruction of the existing traditional system, so that it can be replaced by revolutionary idealism.

After that, the kulaks must be killed

Charlie said...

On a completely different subject, we note that Muslims are allowed to lie to unbelievers in order to defeat them. The two forms are: Taqiyya - Saying something that isn't true, and Kitman - Lying by omission.

pbAndjFellowRepublican said...

"Sorry - love ya, kid - but you couldn't convince me of that for all the money in the world."

I'm surprised it took this long for someone to note the obvious. Presumably others passed on the chance because it was too obvious. That was my POV.

Anyway, I do disagree w/ Crack's proposed causation connection. I don't think it has anything to do w/ being lib. I know plenty of stubborn, irrationally unrepentant cons. Many of whom are boomers. Coincidence?

P.S.
She's admitted to lying in at least one post. And, that was when she falsified what she ate for dinner. Apparently it's easy for her to come clean re such trivialities. But, imagine what she hasn't copped to, when it matters.

P.P.S.
Regardless of her blind spot re her own faults, she's about a hundred times smarter than me. Not that that's a very high bar.

Of course, I would never trade my own ability/willingness to recognize my own faults for an Althouse level of wattage upstairs.

Different strokes for different folks.

MarkG said...

@roesch-voltaire:Finding such, I have nothing to apologize for, as he clearly found his hands around a women's neck, or was it the mic of Fox News?

RV: You're an idiot, as usual. The only ones claiming Prosser's hands were around her neck is Bradley herself, and some "witnesses" who Bradley spoke to (e.g. her husband) but didn't actually witness it.

Chuck66 said...

MacIver has a really good video of the school protest from today.

br549 said...

This thread is a hoot. At least until it actually becomes time to lock and load, which I intend to do first. After all, I have read numerous times about what Lenin said about ballots and bullets. The pen is mightier than the sword, until the ca-ca hits the fan.

Canuck said...

"Many of whom are boomers. Coincidence?"

Too true -- all of these ridiculous Justices are Boomers.

And this stupid behavior goes beyond partisanship. Prosser supported Abrahamson (or whatever her name is) for election years ago, and when ANOTHER justice didn't support her he lost his temper and called that justice a "viper."

Boomers - figures.

br549 said...

And Crack, I agree with you. Althouse is a liberal, pretending.....something.

Writ Small said...

roesch-voltaire said...
If you go back and read my posts, you will see that I have not made exaggerated claims against Prosser, but wanted to wait for evidence. Finding such, I have nothing to apologize for, as he clearly found his hands around a women's neck, or was it the mic of Fox News?

Roesch - I invite you to read the testimony of Justice Roggensack. It contradicts your assertion that Prosser “clearly found his hands around a women's neck.”

Justice Roggensack said the Chief Justice and Justice Prosser were arguing about whether or not a press release was going to be issued, and it was during this argument that Justice Bradley "charged at him [Justice Prosser] with her fist in the air". Justice Roggensack said when Justice Bradley approached Justice Prosser, Justice Prosser raised his hands and put his hands up near Justice Bradley's neck, but his hands were "never in a choke hold." Justice Roggensack said she recalled Justice Bradley saying something to the effect of "don't put your hands on me." Justice Roggensack again stated Justice Bradley had a fist up at this time. Justice Roggensack then said she wanted to make it clear that at no point did Justice Prosser have Justice Bradley in a chokehold, and Justice Prosser never applied pressure with his hands on Justice Bradley. Justice Roggensack said as soon as Justice Prosser's hands were placed on Justice Bradley, she got in between the two of them and she immediately told Justice Bradley that this was not like her.
Justice Roggensack said Justice Bradley had always been a sort of protector for the Chief Justice because they go back a long way and they are friends. Justice Roggensack said if she had not got in between the two of them, she believes Justice Bradley would have "smacked him in the face with her fist."


If we only take the testimony of the observers and exclude that of Prosser and Bradley, a fair reading is that Prosser is not the one at fault.

I don't fault those how doubted Prosser's innocence when the story first broke. I fault those who called for his head at the time, and I fault those who can't yet admit that their initial assumptions were wrong.

MarkG said...

Crack, you're full of shit.

Karl said...

..."the warmth on the side of Justice Bradley's neck"

Totaly missed the "kiss on the forehead" part preceding this passage.

Seriously - the lefty girls here cut-and-crop pictures out of Life Magazine. Make a big deal out of calling each of the clippings "facts".

They paste them on a big piece of construction paper and call it a "collage that speaks the truth".

I call bullshit.

Titus said...

The most powerful man at the most powerful company is a fag.

Go Apple.

Is this big news?

Will this impact you from buying Apple products.

Tits and Clouds

Karl said...

Dog said
"Crack, you're full of shit."

The one time in memory CMC didn't link-whore....

Titus said...

I want to see the new Vera Farmigna movie.

I have heard interviews this week and really like her and the movie sounds very interesting.

She's cool and lives on a farm in Upstate New York.

And I hate anything "Hollywood".

She has a nice pair of tits as well.

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