June 1, 2012

A Tea Party rally in Wisconsin this evening.

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"The Constitution Made Easy"...

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It's a book. I talked to the author, Michael Holler.

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ADDED: At Meade's behest, I take Holler's "Constitution Made Easy" quiz.

45 comments:

America's Politico said...

Yes, GONE is what Romney and GOP will be after the plan implemented by the Obama-Biden 2012 team. You can read about it by the Game Change author in NYMag.com.

Folks, it is over for the GOP and Romney.

There is not a thing you can do to prevent the great POTUS to win re-election. We are in the CORE (COmmittee to Re-Elect) team. We know what you do not know. We have felt the victory already. We have smelled the victory already.

Support us. Join us. Be the destiny generation. Come and you will be a hero.

gadfly said...

America's Politico might like Paris in the springtime. Socialism will be in bloom by then.

Petunia said...

Is AP a Borg?

Titus said...

God Bless Timothy Dolan.

edutcher said...

Hopefully, it was warm there, too.

But, yes, that's how those awful Tea Partiers act.

Petunia said...

Is AP a Borg?

Ever wonder what happened to Baghdad Bob?

Ignorance is Bliss said...

"The Constitution Made Easy"...

It's a book. I talked to the author, Michael Holler.


Did you explain to him that you make good money teaching ConLaw and that you would like the Constitution to remain as-difficult-as-possible-thank-you-very-much?

chickelit said...

@AP typed: We have smelled the victory already.

Have you been sniffing your fingers again?

Ann Althouse said...

"Did you explain to him that you make good money teaching ConLaw and that you would like the Constitution to remain as-difficult-as-possible-thank-you-very-much?"

I think the project of making the Constitution accessible to everyone is great. I haven't read the book yet, but I acquired it... as will be seen in a video I'm posting soon.

Lem said...

Uhhhhhh.. Althouse said forbearance.. Uh huh huh huh.

Penny said...

Look. I prefer coffee.

If that pisses you off too much...

I'd think you just might have a bigger problem than I personally care to deal with.

Tom_Ohio said...

That America's Politico screed is sorta campy, but still messed up.
Going to it's profile and then to it's webpage takes you to a twitter account that has never tweeted and follows 2 things, the NYT and the Wash Post.
It may very well be a bot, with the text pulled from some screed of advertising for Game Change. it is sorta bizarre that you leave it up there in the first reply spot

Will Cate said...

attn America's Politico -- I think what you meant was Committee to ReElect the President (CREEP)

PatCA said...

It was going to say, that looks awfully peaceful and orderly for Madison Anti-Walkers!

Then I realized it was Tea Partiers.

pm317 said...

I am watching Greta and she has on WI Lt. Gov..She has a funny but quite an engaging face. There are all these articulate and smart looking republican women. Where are the Dem ones? We don't see any elected faces on TV save for that irritating Wasserman-Schultz.

chickelit said...

Penny said...
Look. I prefer coffee.

I always figured you as gin or some other clear spirit.

Penny said...

We're all of us "clear spirits", honey.

We just don't all see eye-to-eye.

edutcher said...

pm317 said...

I am watching Greta and she has on WI Lt. Gov..She has a funny but quite an engaging face. There are all these articulate and smart looking republican women. Where are the Dem ones?

All that man-hatred tends to sour a woman.

Penny said...

And OBTW, chicklit, I saw you agreeing with me the other night about the similarities between the Tyler Clementi case and the Zimmerman case.

Thanks for the sugar, mister.

Penny said...

Am I phat yet?

ha ha

bornlib said...

"Support us. Join us. Be the destiny generation. Come and you will be a hero."

And all the Kool-Aid you can drink.

chickelit said...

I've already tried sweetness, Penny

Penny said...

I still think about that conversation because it clearly was a hard one for Palladian, whom I respect.

Zachary Paul Sire said...

A sea of old white people. Lovely.

Penny said...

He's usually Mr.Objectivity here at Althouse.

Just not that night.

Palladian said...

A sea of old white people. Lovely.

We don't approve of racist commenters here.

Palladian said...

What's with the self-hating white queers around here, anyway?

Pink and pleasing young Andy R was bitching about the white man's privilege elsewhere today, and now we have lily-white porn promoter ZPS dumping racialist denunciations of a group with whom he'd easily blend.

I don't get it. I never look at crowds of people and immediately splutter about its racial composition. Is there something wrong with me?

Penny said...

No matter how objective he usually is, his personal pain of growing up gay was rendering him nearly worthless on this topic.

My respect for him almost made me want to lose my own objectivity.

Penny said...

Cripes, all of a sudden I feel like I was gossiping.

Which I abhor!

Was merely a timing thing, Palladian, and "Hello"!

Palladian said...

I still think about that conversation because it clearly was a hard one for Palladian, whom I respect.

There are no "hard" conversations in a blog comments section, at least for me. These threads are a place to play, lightly or vigorously, with ideas, but I never leave deeply affected by what transpired.

I've been decried as a phony because I've described my contributions here as a "persona", but it's precisely this sort of unattached play that makes this medium fun. It's a place where one can toss out half-formed or prickly or even slightly disingenuous ideas, just to see what happens, how people offend and defend.

But it is not a place to lay one's heart and soul bare.

Palladian said...

I never had any pain growing up gay. I had pain growing up human.

Penny said...

Trying to move us both past this very awkward moment, are you aware of your subjective, personal experience, side?

Penny said...

lol OK!

You are aware of your medium!

And playing it.

Fine.

Palladian said...

The medium is the massage, Penny.

Penny said...

What I was trying to say was this...

You appeared to lose your objectivity when we were talking about a young gay man's suicide.

It seemed to me you had a need to place blame and were in search of retribution?

You know? Like an entirely TOO HUMAN response.

Penny said...

Cut me a break with the McCluhan quote.

ha ha

We NEED more mediums!

Would at least slow down Bloomberg.

Penny said...

Look.

If you are saying that my concern was misplaced, that makes me feel better.

I made my comments from a "hovercraft", but not unaware that sometimes I hit a bull's eye I never meant to hit.

edward said...

Yo Penny , Hey Palladian,
For the love of God get a room......

Back on topic,

Looks like a lovely rally, sadly some of had to work.

Penny said...

Ha ha, ed.

A gay guy and a hetero gal to get a room to..."talk"?

It's why we're both here, silly!

We got a room to "talk".

Penny said...

So I guess you think we're talking too much given so many eyes?

Sam said...

Oh c'mon people--no way American Politico is for real. It has to be schtick. Good one, AP! Got quite a chuckle over that!

Penny said...

TITS!

Sorry, Sam.

You hang out here long enough you are BOUND to something.

Last time I checked, it wasn't your "morning glory"...

Or did I come too soon?

Cybrludite said...

Zachary Paul Sire: Are you familiar with Wisconsin and it's demographics at all?

ignatzk said...

"A Tea Party rally in Wisconsin this evening."

Perhaps better titled: "A Tea Party rally in Dane County Wisconsin this evening."

Three union people with signs briefly sat and watched the group gather, but left around starting time. The seemed listless.

My guesstimate had crowd size around 250. Not bad for 6:00 on Friday night with hellish traffic backups on both the beltline and university avenue. My subjective demographic gauge: barbell of younger and senior, with few middle-agers. An affable yet blinkered group (as is typical here) to find others of like stripe here in the belly of the beast.

Speakers included: Lt. Gov Kleefisch (sp?), Tim Phillips (AFP Prez), Vicki McKenna, Wisconsin AFP guy and maybe 6-7 more whose names I don't remember. We departed toward the end after the AFP bus driver spoke. :)

It was a good rally with many in the crowd expressing genuine enthusiasm for Scott Walker.

Don't Tread 2012 said...

AP: the ONLY way you win is via massive voter fraud.

Get your ID's ready.

Larry J said...

Jan 20, 2013 - the end of an error.