February 11, 2012

It was a year ago today that Scott Walker announced the budget reform...

... that touched off the massive protests.

We stopped by the Capitol today... but not during a planned demonstration between 12 and 2. I talked to a cop who said there had been a few people there. Here's how it looked to us:





Note the bride posing in the arch at the top of the second photo. That has nothing to do with Scott Walker. It's just the usual wedding photography that happens all the time in the Capitol.

24 comments:

Chip S. said...

Isn't saying "no to the status quo" exactly what Walker did last year?

Mogget said...

One of the challenges in Wisconsin right now seems to be getting to a status quo...

Chuck66 said...

"Recalls are not enough"

That's what the one sign says. So what else do they want? Through their political rivals in jail?

edutcher said...

Thank you for providing honest coverage, Meadhouse.

As I say, I hope there is an award somewhere for your efforts

And, yes, Madame, you were quite fetching when you told us of the Wonda in da Rotunda.

Petunia said...

Exactly, Chip.

chuck said...

Say No to the Status Quo

Yeah, yeah, I like Walker too. Wait, maybe that isn't a pro Walker sign?

Original Mike said...

"Say no to the $3B structural deficit status quo"

Tim said...

One year later we have no jobs and a budget deficit larger than last year that supposedly necessitated the "budget repair bill. Nice work WIGOP.

Carol_Herman said...

Let's see. The building looks its nicest when there's no humans about.

But what about tour buses full of people? Would that also "ruin the view?"

Seems there's a whole lot less of unrest in Madison these days. Why? Are the unions putting their money elsewhere?

Just because you don't see a whole lot of other people; doesn't mean they've converted, en masse, to the republican party.

Joanna said...

Isn't saying "no to the status quo" exactly what Walker did last year?

This is why I heart Chip S.

Chuck66 said...

Tim, and what is the Democrat plan? Please tell us what they will do that is better than what Governor Walker and the Republicans are doing.

Penny said...

Let's place a wager on longevity.

Scott Walker's governorship, or that sweet, young couple's marriage?

Curious George said...

"Tim said...
One year later we have no jobs and a budget deficit larger than last year that supposedly necessitated the "budget repair bill. Nice work WIGOP."

Now the facts. WI currently has unemployment lower than it's been since 2008. And we have all but eliminated the $3.6 Billion structural deficit that Walker inherited.

Tim, you are a moron.

Mark said...

I love coming here, its like an amuse bouche of rage before the meal of sorrow when Walker loses.

neomom said...
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neomom said...

God help WI if the Dems actually win with Falk. She'd make Doyle look like an amateur in the structural deficit department and would put the state back in the Top 10 of the worst states to do business in.

Jay said...

Tim said...
One year later we have no jobs and a budget deficit larger than last year that supposedly necessitated the "budget repair bill.


Since you're so concerned about jobs (5.6 million people have left the work force since Obama was sworn in) and budget deficits (Obama: 4 straight years of $1 trillion +) you're voting against Obama, right?

garage mahal said...

Textbook deflection by Jay. "What about _________ ???? What a schmuck.

Walkeronomics:

State spends millions for 202 new jobs
Poorly drafted law, minimal oversight lead to huge returns for 3 out-of-state financial firms

Jay said...

garage mahal said...
Textbook deflection by Jay


You keep telling yourself that.

While of course pretending to care about jobs and deficits yet voting for Obama.

garage mahal said...

I love how Walker jets off to CPAC, after hiring two criminal defense lawyers to ward off an investigation that appears to be targeting him, gets a report from the fiscal bureau showing his budget is an absolute failure, and gets a standing O from conservatives. His answer? Steal mortgage settlement funds meant for homeowners to patch his failure. What a guy.

Jason said...

I love how Walker jets off to CPAC, after hiring two criminal defense lawyers to ward off an investigation that appears to be targeting him, gets a report from the fiscal bureau showing his budget is an absolute failure, and gets a standing O from conservatives. His answer? Steal mortgage settlement funds meant for homeowners to patch his failure. What a guy.

-The Milwaukee DA has said numerous times the investigation is NOT targeting Walker. But keep telling yourself that it is.

-Only an idiot like you would say that a budget that reduced a structural deficit from $3.6 billion to around $150 million in one budget cycle would call it a "failure".

-And Im sure you have similar criticism for Jim Doyle illegally raiding funds and using one-time stimulus money to patch his budgets.

You are just beyond retarded.

garage mahal said...

-The Milwaukee DA has said numerous times the investigation is NOT targeting Walker.

You're high man. The Milwaukee DA has never said one way or the other. His campaign was subpoenaed the day before the election last November. How many people in Wisconsin even know that I wonder.

walter said...

Was the guy holding the banner phoning in an order to Ian's? "Double pork and cheese please"

SGT Ted said...

Funny how entrenched Unions and their goons are NEVER the Status Quo.