March 5, 2012

One year ago today at the Wisconsin protests: Solidarity for a while.

"2 men who had been at odds in an earlier video are now having a friendly chat, as 2 and then 3 women sing "Solidarity Forever," and then it's back to loud chant — 'Si Se Puede.'"

And: "[D]oes anyone have a good voice? Can anyone get the national anthem started? And if everyone sings the national anthem, will anyone sing the state song?"

17 comments:

edutcher said...

Losing makes strange bedfellows, it would seem.

I say this figuratively.

So Hatman doesn't take it the wrong way.

edutcher said...

I won't say anything about solidary if you don't.

John Lynch said...

Solitary solidarity.

Michael Haz said...

One year later this Rasmussen Poll finds that Governor Scott Walker has an eleven point lead among independent voters.

Walker will win. Big time.

Michael Haz said...

And there's this: Wisconsin labor unions now support the Republican-sponsored mining bill that the Democrats oppose.

Another Walker victory!

machine said...

You must be proud of the Wisconsin job creation record over the same period too...it's working!

Curious George said...

"machine said...
You must be proud of the Wisconsin job creation record over the same period too...it's working!"

It's Working!

Curious George said...

"Michael Haz said...
And there's this: Wisconsin labor unions now support the Republican-sponsored mining bill that the Democrats oppose."

Well, sort of. We'll see if it moves Schultz or any of the Dems in big union districts. But in the end they will still support the Democrat in recall. Because the unions don't really give a rat's ass about the workers they represent. There is no shortage of evidence of that.

garage mahal said...

Sen Schultz did everything but endorse Kathleen Falk yesterday. Too funny.

Michael Haz said...

Because the unions don't really give a rat's ass about the workers they represent

Labor union members (non-government employees) are holding a rally in Madison at noon today in support of the minimg bill.

The private sector unions WANT the mine.

Curious George said...

"garage mahal said...
Sen Schultz did everything but endorse Kathleen Falk yesterday. Too funny."

Really? Where.

Curious George said...

"Michael Haz said...

Labor union members (non-government employees) are holding a rally in Madison at noon today in support of the minimg bill.

The private sector unions WANT the mine." Of course they do. But not more than they want Democrats elected. They have to support the mine. But they will not do what's necessary to make it happen. They will go along to get along, with promises that they'll be paid off later.

Bushman of the Kohlrabi said...

This is Wisconsin. We don't want any private sector development. Well, maybe the occasional Whole Foods or Trader Joe's... but nothing beyond that.

Solidarity!

garage mahal said...

I think a great big mine is a great idea. Let's start in Waukesha County.

Bushman of the Kohlrabi said...

Can we just convert those evil Milwaukee corporations manufacturing mining equipment into shelters for the homeless or maybe aqua-farm co-ops? Maybe the state can confiscate all undeveloped and create one big state park. After all, teachers need more nice places to visit on their summers off.

Solidarity!

Bushman of the Kohlrabi said...

Since iron mines have ruined both Michigan and Minnesota, who in their right mind would allow a travesty like this in Wisconsin?

And since it no longer makes sense for us to be called "badgers", let's come up with a new, more enlightened, state mascot. How about the Wisconsin public employee? I can hear the shouts of "Go SEIUers!" now.

Solidarity!

Michael Haz said...

Garage - there are several open pit mines in Waukesha County. Perhaps you can see them on Google Earth.