January 12, 2012

Imagine traveling all the way from Madison, Wisconsin to Austin, Texas only to run into an anti-Scott Walker rally.

No, I don't think the Governor is stalking me. He seems to be in town to give a talk to conservatives. We caught up with the tail-end of the protest. We heard that some of them tried to make their way into the Hilton so they could "mic check" Walker. They were stopped by security, but Meade and I were told maybe we could get in — they presumed we'd go in for some "mic checking" — because we looked "casual." Casual? Is that some new slang that means non-protester-y?

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"Learn how to LOVE... or get the FUCK OUT." Oh... okay. I'm still working on that love thing you're teaching. Let me try to take a lesson: Fuck you! There. Loving enough?

54 comments:

David said...

"Learn how to fuck, or get the love out."

Tobias said...

I guess if we were taking that word literally, it does have something to do with love. Although it's a crass way to express it.

Tom Spaulding said...

Learn how to dress like an adult, or STFU.

Hey, being a hipster doofus is easy!

Maguro said...

Is that Dog the Bounty Hunter in the camouflage jacket?

chickenlittle said...

I thought MeadeHouse was the only unbiased media covering Walker in Madison? Now Walker is on the road and needs fair coverage, too. Don't fight the hand fate has dealt you. I mean, even your son Chris is there to fend off psychopathic, camera-shy protesters.

Stop pretending you're on vacation.

phx said...

Omigod! How funny is THAT?!

chickenlittle said...

I mean, do you think that the garage mahals of the world ever sleep?

Rust, corrosion, and moral decay never sleep.

Russ said...

HOw long you going to be in Austin, and need any tips on things to do/places to eat?

garage mahal said...

Rust, corrosion, and moral decay never sleep.

No doubt. Walker is out of town raising money for his recall almost every week, on taxpayer dime.

Sorry, but this is pretty fucking funny, Althouse running into Walker protesters in Tejas, of all places. Guy can't go anywhere!

The Crack Emcee said...

Shit! You didn't say you were going to Austin!

Visit my girlfriend's place: Justine's Brasserie

Give her a hug for me!

Benjamin said...

Welcome to Austin, Madison of the South!

Sorun said...

"Oh look, a camera!"

Sorun said...

Camoguy is in charge of security. He's keeping an eye out for Walker plants trying to infiltrate the protest.

Chuck66 said...

I've always wondered what life is like for those all-consumed with hate. Where said hatred dominates their entire lives. Where they even join hate organizations whether it is Philadelphia Mississippi circa 1960, or a lefty town, circa 2012.

Rialby said...

I was driving around town today almost sure I was going to bump into Meadehouse

edutcher said...

They can't even get love right, can they?

Don't Tread 2012 said...

This is great. It warms my heart to know that Governor Walker is taking his message elsewhere.

Of course, the resident 'WalkerStalker' garage not surprisingly has a problem with this. I guess he feels only leftist dumbasses like himself are entitled to raise funds. Well garage, THAT'S NOT FAIR NOW, IS IT?

It cuts both ways, union buttboy.

Simon said...

No, no, no. You have it all wrong. These aren't protesters, they're just illiterate Extreme fans

Deekaman said...

I wonder if our "Boy" Garage has the same problem with his "man" Barak?

Probably not.

Writ Small said...

Did the sign lady corner Walker and give him her advice?

chickenlittle said...

Visit my girlfriend's place: Justine's Brasserie

Before I clicked, I thought it was a bra shop.

F said...

Imagine traveling all the way. . .to Texas [just when a major snowstorm is hitting Madison]. Yes, Ann, we believe in coincidence. . .

Curious George said...

"Tom Spaulding said...
Learn how to dress like an adult, or STFU.

Hey, being a hipster doofus is easy!"

Sure is:

1) I Tappa Kegga T-shirt that barely covers the gut
2) Done!

There were more people in line at my Subway tonight at 8PM than protesting!

Roy Lofquist said...

Dear Ms. Althouse,

I've been visiting here for quite a while. I think I have a link on my recently retired TRS-80. Your transition from academically detached observer to getting down in the mud with the crazies has been interesting to watch.

"Let me try to take a lesson: Fuck you! There. Loving enough?"

That's my girl.

There's hope for you yet.

Love,

Roy

traditionalguy said...

Your year of living dangerously started with the Walker Wars about this time last. Now it expands where you go. There are no coincidences.

I think Bob Dylan said that.

A. Shmendrik said...

Hell, anyone who would travel all the way from Madison Wisconsin to Austin Texas is crazier than a shithouse rat, regardless of their feelings bout Wisconsin's Governor.

Michael Haz said...

The Racine Journal Times started an online poll in March of 2011. It asks question: Do you approve of the job Governor Walker is doing?

You can vote here, if you wish.

Of 818,000 votes cast, 520,000 (about 63%)voted "strongly approve". Racine is in a heavily unionized part of Wisconsin.

Not all of Wisconsin is Madison.

Jason said...

No doubt. Walker is out of town raising money for his recall almost every week, on taxpayer dime.

So, its OK that this potential recall is going to cost Wisconsin taxpayers at least $9 million, but its not OK that Walker be able to raise money to defend himself.

Sounds about right.

MadisonMan said...

You missed the snow storm. Well done.

MadisonMan said...

Of 818,000 votes cast, 520,000 (about 63%)voted "strongly approve". Racine is in a heavily unionized part of Wisconsin.

Makes you wonder what sites that survey is linked to.

HT said...

Ha ha. I thought it said "imagine traveling all the way from Madison to Austin to ruin an anti-Scott Walker rally."

EDH said...

Somebody tell the sign holder that beside her tummy, her totalitarian instincts are showing.

timmaguire42 said...

Fuck you! There. Loving enough?

Ahhh...so you did take something away from your time in New York.

Sue D'Nhym said...

My partners, who have fucked me, certainly were loving enough.

madAsHell said...

Geezz! Professor,

Have you been drinkin' the water there in Texas??

Not that I disagree with your sentiment, I'm just kinda surprised it came to the surface now!!

Anga2010 said...

Austin, Texas is the belly-button capitol of the world!
Look, even when the mid-aged men are wearing hats and coats, the girl is showing, what more can you ask of a city?

Roy Lofquist said...

Anga,

She's a crazy yankee. Us southerners know to bundle up when it's below 70.

Roy

HT said...

Nah, everyone in my city in Alabama is now officially wearing shorts in November. Well not everyone. What started with kids doing it in the 70s and 80s from practice and gym class, well I guess those kids are adults now and THEY are the ones doing it. They look stupid. Yes it may be warmer now (may be) but shorts around Thanksgiving is stupid. Unfortunately - really unfortunately - Southerners are doing it.

NYTNewYorker said...

I'm eating a "King Ranch Chicken Casserole" at this very moment!

wv: deish, just one L from delish!(almost)

edutcher said...

OT: What Meade should sing to his lady love in celebration of her natal day

I know I'll never meet another hunk o' woman like my Ann. She makes me feel like a great big man.

I'm gonna go tell her mama what I think about her, say, "Thank you, ma'am, for giving me your daughter Ann."


She sure is stacked from her toes to the nape of her neck, she's packed like a seed in a grape, she's smooth as marble skin.

When I see her I believe I'm a real young guy and ev'ry time I go to work I think I might die if I can't hurry home again.

If the good Lord worked all night a-makin' me a female plan, I'd say, "No, thanks, Lord. I'll just keep Ann."


How could I ever look at any other woman when I've got Ann? I feel so good when she takes my hand.

I'm gonna go tell her daddy what I think about her, say, "Thank you, man, for giving me your daughter Ann."

When I come home and I feel like I've been run over by a ten-ton truck she can rub my shoulder and ease my aches and pains.

If I lose my job and I'm down to a silver dollar and I feel like a dried up gourd in a holler, she soothes my brow like summer rain.

If the good Lord worked all night a-makin' me a female plan, I'd say, "No, thanks, Lord. I'll just keep Ann."

I'd say, "No thanks, Lord, I'll just keep Ann.


Didn't think of this old ('64, sung by the Kingston Trio in their last album for Capitol) song until the last minute, but it's apropos.

gadfly said...

We all await the professor's description of a Walker protest with a Texas drawl.

How weird that must be. Did anyone call the Governor a goat roper?

Jaske said...

I past a man on the stairs,
I imagine he wasn't there
I didn't see him again today,
Wish, I wish he was a fade

Carol_Herman said...

One protester?

Back in the old days ... to advertise sandwiches ... restaurants would stick a bum out front ... and wear a sign ... So coming or going you saw the message.

Also, IF that picture was taken in Austin, Texas ... how come they're dressed there for cold weather? Hasn't winter passed them by?

Carnifex said...

There is a chinese seafood place on Lamarr, across the street from the extended suites hotel. The food is to die for. Try the scallops in garlic sauce. You'll never have a better scallop, period.

james conrad said...

LOL @ Let me try to take a lesson: Fuck you! There. Loving enough?

So, did you guys get in to hear Walker speak or no?

Pogo said...

Old ladies with Alzheimer's disease often dress like her. They also say "Fuck off", but only because their frontal lobes no longer function.

So, not much difference I guess.

marylynn said...

HaHaHa, oh Ann i love your reponse. Who says we older ladies can't match the kids swear word for swear word!

J.A.Hill said...

This is a great example of how ignorant and self serving the liberals are here in WI. These recall Walker people are absolute ignorant trash which this girl is a good reflection of. Let it be known, MOST of us in WI are sick and tired of these people.

David Guenthner said...

Ann - welcome to Austin! The union protest against Gov. Walker was a wet firecracker. The "mic checkers" didn't get within three floors of the meeting before being walked out by hotel security - were not heard upstairs. Meanwhile, inside the ballroom, Gov. Walker gave a strong, disruption-free speech to an audience of 500+ who gave him multiple standing ovations. It was a highlight of our conference and he is welcome in Austin any time.

harrogate said...

Ahhhh, Anne continues to keep it real. One of the best bloggers out thee, at the key task of spitting on the spit-upon. The spit-upon need to keep their mouths shut and be grateful this isn't North Korea where they beg for spit in the streets.

And verily and yea, the commenters said it was good.

J Allen said...

Just be careful while you guys travel. After all, you will be crossing state lines and DHS might already be reading your blog. http://www.theatlanticwire.com/technology/2012/01/homeland-security-monitoring-drudge-report-new-york-times/47300/

Sigivald said...

And I imagine that "learning to love" means "behaving exactly how she demands", because plainly "loving" can mean only what she desires it to mean, yes?

I'm assuming, but in this case it's based on decades of observation and experience.

Steve Koch said...

Althouse,

Some places you might like in and around Austin:
* Sixth street, tons of good live music that you can walk to, must be 100 clubs right next each other, just walk down Sixth until you here whatever music appeals to you.
* Zilker Park, pretty park you can walk in
* Oasis, restaurant overlooking Lake Travis with several outside decks. Food not special but views are
* Mt Bonnell, high spot with good view of Lake Austin
* Pedernales Falls State park, cool park about 30 miles west of Austin
* Bob Bulloch Texas State History Museum, really interesting unvarnished history of Texas. LBJ Presidential Library is interesting, too.

Carnifex said...

Don't forget the Lady Bird Johnson Arboretum!

And yes the Oasis is spectacular.