June 4, 2012

Twas the night before Scott Walker Recall Day, at the Capitol Square.

Not a protester was stirring, but the media were there.
The microphones were set up next to the CNN tour bus...

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In the hope local politicos would soon kick up a fuss.
When out by the monument, there arose such a clatter,
Meade sprang from his B-Cycle to see what was the matter.
He grabbed for his iPhone and opened the app,
Looked for the shutter and started to snap.

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With a lovely lady driver, so lively and quick,
She was smoking what some folks call a cancer stick.

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So up to Heg's statue the Freedom Van drew,
With flowers and angels and a militant capitalist smoker too.

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It was Lynda all in blue from her head to her foot,
And these clothes were not tarnished with ashes and soot.

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Her friend wore Clay Matthews' number 52 on her back,
Who is Clay Matthews? He's one of The Pack!

The stump of a cigarette Lynda held in her teeth,
And the smoke it encircled her head like a wreath.
She had a sweet face and a cute little belly,
That shook when she laughed, like a bowl full of jelly!

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"The truth shall make you free," the van bumper said.
And that gave Meade to know he had nothing to dread.

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"Vote Walker for Governor" — then, 'cause she's one of those jokers,
She wrote: "But Walker, please keep promises to smokers."
Meade sprang to his bike, and he rang the little bell,
And away Meade then flew like a bat out of hell.

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Lynda heard him exclaim as he drove out of sight,
"Let Walker finish his term, and to all a good-night!"

133 comments:

LincolnTf said...

Heh. Pretty cool.

AprilApple said...

Militant Capitalist Smoker

Love it.

AprilApple said...

..but wait! What about the love Child and Walker's impending arrest for some abstract made-up nothingness? It could be true, and that's all that matters.

roesch/voltaire said...

meanwhile the Barrett bees
go do or to door
saying Dead eys no more
and Packer players tweet
Walker we must defeat!

chickelit said...

Which one(s) of the big MSM stars will be there tomorrow?

Dasher? Dancer? Prancer? Vixen? Commie? Stupid? Donna? Blitzer?

JohnnyT1948 said...

Today I was driving north on 27th St. in Milwaukee. Across the street from the Mitchell Park Domes was a home all decked out in red, white and blue patriotic bunting, flags (both US and Mexican) and Barrett signs. However, two US flags were laid flat on the ground as part of the decorations, rather than being properly displayed on flagpoles. Maybe I am old fashioned, but that is not, to my way of thinking, the proper way to display the US flag.

edutcher said...

I see a ride like that and figure they're trying to convince themselves as much as anyone else.

Ann Althouse said...

Twas the night before Scott Walker Recall Day, at the Capitol Square.
Not a protester was stirring, but the media were there.


Cavuto was there at one point and there were a couple of union slugs, one of them blowing a vuvuzela, and I, of course, thought of you and last summer's adventure.

If only to make Madison safe for genteel lady blogger professors would I want this nonsense to end with such finality that the Lefties give it up and stick their horns someplace permanently.

chickelit said...

..but wait! What about the love Child and Walker's impending arrest for some abstract made-up nothingness? It could be true, and that's all that matters.

Walker will be released on bail tomorrow so that he can vote pending sentencing.

#WIUnionDesperation

David said...

Smokers! Finally, Dry Land.

Bailey said...

Don't worry honey, Wisconsin will soon look very much like your state. It prit near is gittin there already!

Wisconsintucky!

Yeeeehaaaw.

ndspinelli said...

9 out of 10 people say, "The truth shall 'SET' you free, which is incorrect. "The truth shall 'MAKE' you free" is the correct quote. Her bumper sticker is correct.

This one of my pet peeves. Thanks for the indulgence

Freeman Hunt said...

In Madison, even the Republicans are hippies.

Neat.

Bob Ellison said...

Epic, I think the youngsters say.

Mel said...

Althouse, very clever!

Chuck66 said...

Right wing activists always have a sense of humor.

Mel said...

@ chickelit, best laugh all day!

AprilApple said...

Commie? Stupid? Donna? Blitzer?

So many MSMers come to mind.

Michael Haz said...

Hey! Is that smoker lady Pink Dress Guy's mom?

alan markus said...

Don't care what the political persuasion or religion, nothing screams SSI-Disability or nut-case like an auto plastered all over with bumper stickers and messages.

Lem said...

Very clever indeed.

Its an installment on Cracks entertainment.

Fiftyville said...

Just getting a little ahead for tomorrow...)

Oh, somewhere in this Liberal land the Occupy folks march by;
The President's playing golf somewhere, and somewhere taxes are high,
And online the Left goes LOL, and gas prices make men shout;
But there is no joy in Madison— mighty unions... have... struck... out.

Unknown said...

Roach Voltage sez Walker's gonna kill the deer.

ricpic said...

Nicotine keeps the Alzheimers and the Parkinsons away.

MadisonMan said...

So what are Walker's promises to Smokers? Are they distinguishable from his promises to non-Smokers?

bflat879 said...

SO just say Thank you to her, for the taxes she's paid, thank God she's still free to make choices she's made. She's one of the things this great country's about, so just vote for Walker and don't throw him out.

I know it's a little lame, but it was a spur of the moment thing.

edutcher said...

Fifty, what Ann did was above and beyond, but that was beautiful.

PS Surber used to have a village idiot who called himself daveyboy. I think daveyboy has reincarnated himself here as Bailey.

PPS and very OT, but I won't get the chance otherwise: A big salute to the United States Navy on the 70th Anniversary of the Battle of Midway.

Keep 'em flyin'

MadisonMan said...

I am not fooled. You say it's the night before the election, but those pictures were clearly taken around noon, based on the Sun angle and the lack of clouds in the sky.

Patrick said...

Reminds me of the Far Side cartoon: "How nature says 'don't touch'"

Not the message I don't like, I just don't trust people with bumper stickers. There was a guy around here who drove around with his/her car entirely covered in Kucinich bumper stickers.

Kucinich.

AprilApple said...

She can smoke in the alley, she can smoke in her van. She can't smoke in the restaurant or sneak a drag in the can.
She can hang out her window and say "hey, what sup?". but don't let Nanny Bloomberg catch her
with a 17 oz cup.

TosaGuy said...

Waiting at Milwaukee's Serb-American Hall in Milwaukee. Walker is set to speak at 10:00. News trucks everywhere. People pouring into the building, which is huge.

PatCA said...

Well done!

I wish you good luck tomorrow and hope you are all fired up and ready to go for a day of reporting!

Stay safe out there.

TosaGuy said...

There are three protest goofs outside across thre street

traditionalguy said...

Fox News did most of its last 4 hours on Walker, Wisconsin and the showdown at High Noon Tuesday.

It makes great news with hope and change possible at last. The effect is also to remove the Axelrod Story lines and the Romney story lines from the 24/7 BS meters on cable TV. That was refreshing.

And Walker was very personable and easy going...much more than Mitt. He may get a future national GOP role out of all this.

purplepenquin said...

One of her signs says she is boycotting all smoking ban states. Does that mean she ain't spending any $$$ while in Wisconsin?

That aside, when running for Governor he said he was against the smoking ban but since being elected he stated that he changed his mind and is now against repealing that law.

TosaGuy said...

Playing "don't stop believing" by journey while waiting.

traditionalguy said...

I predict that Scott Walkers smoking policy will be one large Red Auerbach Victory Cigar this time tomorrow.

TosaGuy said...

Very upbeat and friendly mood. Lots of happy people in the room. Everyone dressed like normal people. Only one weird hat. More diversity than a Capitol rally

Synova said...

LOL!

What a fabulous... vehicle. (I'm really not sure what it is under all of that!)

Bless the lady.

TosaGuy said...

Getting started. Brad courtney of wi GOP warming up the crowd. Introducing kleefisch.

alan markus said...

predict that Scott Walkers smoking policy will be one large Red Auerbach Victory Cigar this time tomorrow

How about a pool guessing the last county to report in and at what time? I predict Milwaukee County after Midnight. I think in the primary it was some ward in Racine County that was last, and in Milwaukee was 2nd last.

TosaGuy said...

Walker showed up right at 10

Meade said...

Hey, TosaGuy! Attaway!

TosaGuy said...

This is the most fired up I've seen walker. His voice is about done though.

Bailey said...

Lots of Seig Heil salutes at the Walker shindig I bet.

bagoh20 said...

"Lots of Seig Heil salutes at the Walker shindig I bet."

Why would conservatives give a socialist salute? That's an odd thing to expect.

TosaGuy said...

No swig hails but there is more diversity than a dem rally at the Capitol

purplepenquin said...

Her friend wore Clay Matthews' number 52 on her back,
Who is Clay Matthews? He's one of The Pack!


Has Clay Matthews...or any of the Packers...came out in support of Scott Walker? A few of the Green&Gold have spoken out against him and his policies.

TosaGuy said...

All done. Lots of hand shaking. Playing "life is a highway". Auto correct for seig evidentially is swig

leslyn said...

"People pouring into the building, which is huge."
Huge! HUGE!!! Everyone inside could hold hands in a line and they still wouldn't make it all the way around.

And Kleefisch is looking "gorgeous."

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Palladian said...

Auto correct for seig evidentially is swig

Swig heil is appropriate for Milwaukee.

TosaGuy said...

About 30 protest goofs outside being goofs. Standard hey hey hey ho ho stuff

AllieOop said...

More like swig bier.

Please tell me they served more than bottled water.

chickelit said...

Swig heil is appropriate for Milwaukee.

LOL!

And PP, why did you just delete that photo of Democrat Knights In White Satin?

chickelit said...

At Barrett rallies in Milwaukee, the party faithful shout "Swig Bile!"

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TosaGuy said...

Dueling chants in the parking lot by both sides. The dens marched to parking lot by the main entrance. All pretty benign. Walker folks laughing at them

bagoh20 said...

Today our Governor, and great leader of the people, Jerry Brown said that Californians need to stop being negative about our great high speed train project and just "Suck it up."

That's leadership, you pussies!

chickelit said...

@bag: 24 people on the ballot for CA US Senator.

Choices, choices

leslyn said...

Allie Oop said,
"Please tell me they served more than bottled water."

Yes, Allie. They served chai.

purplepenquin said...

And PP, why did you just delete that photo of Democrat Knights In White Satin?

You saw the photos? Every time I tried to make the post it looked to me as if the link wasn't there...p'ed me off so I said forgetaboutit.

But since you brought it up I'll go ahead and ask the question I was asking:

How far to the right does one have to be in order to view the KKK as a "socialist" organization?

leslyn said...

TosaGuy said,

"All pretty benign. Walker folks laughing at them"

For shame! Where's the AA outrage?

purplepenquin said...

And when exactly does one have to stop studying history in order to still beleive that the KKK is prominently made up of Democrats?

wildswan said...

Swig hail - I like it. My spell check always tries to change "evolution" to "revolution."

chickelit said...

purplepenquin said...
And when exactly does one have to stop studying history in order to still beleive that the KKK is prominently made up of Democrats?

Don't you watch Justified? Only the marshalls are Republicans. ;)

bagoh20 said...

" 24 people on the ballot for CA US Senator."

And every one of those challengers' resumes went right in the circular file cabinet, because our leaders are doing a bang up job both here and in D.C.. Things are good, and I'm so very proud of the good work they do.

chickelit said...

Some lefties around here could probably appreciate the US Senate candidate's statements:

Mike Strimling (D): TAX THE RICH!

www.TaxThe Rich2012.org

Rick said...

The California primary ballot is a joke, which stands to reason with our joke of a government.
All senate candidates are on the ballot, and the top 2 will appear on the November ballot. Perhaps they will both be democrats?

chickelit said...

or Marsha Feinland (D): The 99% want housing, healthcare, education, and environmental protection. The 1% give us war, prisons, and discrimination. They control the wealth we have worked to produce. Let's decide democratically what we need and make the rich and their corporations pay.

Mark said...

And when exactly does one have to stop studying history in order to still beleive that the KKK is prominently made up of Democrats?

When did Robert Byrd die again?

The KKK has been brain dead a lot longer than that. Penguin, you're peddling bogeymen and cliches instead of making arguments. Stop it.

chickelit said...

Here's Andy R's nemesis:

Dirk Allen Konopik (R): Christian, Veteran, American, NRA, VFW, American Legion, Will stand boldly for Christ.

chickelit said...

All senate candidates are on the ballot, and the top 2 will appear on the November ballot. Perhaps they will both be democrats?

Naw, it'll be Feinstein versus non-Feinstein.

Good thing that idiot Boxer isn't up again.

purplepenquin said...

When did Robert Byrd die again?

I didn't know that he was a member of the KKK until the day he died.

I reckon that shows that the KKK really is a socialist organization after all, eh?

Petunia said...

Seig is not a word. In German OR English.

Mark said...

Where did KKK enter this discussion? In photos you deleted?

Threadjack alert. When you don't want to really talk about the issues, bring up Hitler or the KKK, and if you can do both at the same time, score!

Methadras said...

I was going to say, my god, that poor minivan and then I realized that it's probably and aerostar so it's okay. :D

Methadras said...

purplepenquin said...

I reckon that shows that the KKK really is a socialist organization after all, eh?


They were a democrat party affiliated institution in the south. Democrats made up the KKK. It's inception was made up by democrats.

purplepenquin said...

Where did KKK enter this discussion?

When someone first mentioned that the "Seig Heil" was a socialist salute....made me wonder how far to the right one has to be in order to view the KKK as a socialist organization.

Seems that quite a few folks on here beleive that the Klan is left-leaning rather than right-leaning.

BoboFromTexas said...

PP Not sure regarding the KKK but absolutely no doubt about the Nazis AKA National Socialists.

chickelit said...

Seems that quite a few folks on here beleive that the Klan is left-leaning rather than right-leaning.

You seem like the kind of guy who likes to point out that Nazis weren't socialists

Mark said...

When someone first mentioned that the "Seig Heil" was a socialist salute...

AND let's never, ever, ever metion that Germany's National Socialsts were in fact socialists.

Why that prompted you to bring up the KKK, penguin, is up to you to explain.

chickelit said...

PP: I'd like to remind you that Bill Evjue, darling of the Madison Progressive left, opposed entry into WW II. There's a famous "he caves" editorial out there from the 1941 Capital Times when Evjue finally conceded the danger of pacifism and appeasement.

Darrell said...

Anyone gonna get pictures of the buses and trains bringing in union voters from Illinois, Michigan, and Minnesota?

They ain't going to die easy.

And the KKK was born of the Democrat Party and will always part. Own them.

AllieOop said...

What was one of the first things the National Socialists did?

Get rid of unions.

purplepenquin said...

Not sure regarding the KKK but absolutely no doubt about the Nazis AKA National Socialists.

Are you also sure that members of the North American Man Boy Love Association really do love each other. It ain't just some weirdos taking advantage of lil' kids...but rather absolutely no doubt that actual "love" is the driving force of their relationships.

After all...it is right in the name of the organization, no?

Mark said...

Successful threadjack. Go get your receipt from Axelrod, penguin.

purplepenquin said...

You seem like the kind of guy who likes to point out that Nazis weren't socialists

Like I said, labels like that are mostly a matter of perception.

I was just wondering how far to the right one has to be in order to view Nazis and/or the KKK as hard-core leftists, that's all.

chickelit said...

AllieOop said...
What was one of the first things the National Socialists did?

Gleichschaltung and the gutting of all effective political opposition through intimidation and criminal thuggery.

Mark said...

For the record, penguin, you introduced Nazis, the KKK, and NAMBLA into this thread.

This from the smarter/better side of the political continuum?

Think about it. Your side is losing, and the things you do to slow it down are eating away at the core of what you say you believe. Hate is the mind killer.

Chip S. said...

This verse deserved better than a thread like this.

Nazis? KKK? WTF?

The lefties here have gone completely off the rails.

purplepenquin said...

Successful threadjack. Go get your receipt from Axelrod, penguin

A) I've said far more about the original topic of this thread than you have.

B)Given how many times I've told people not to vote for Obama, I doubt that Axelrod would have anything to do with me.

C) Do you even know what the original topic in this thread is? Be honest and don't peek...

chickelit said...

@Allie: Please note that trade unions weren't eliminated under the NS--they were just made the same and compulsory: link

AllieOop said...

Nazis were Facists. They denounced Socialism and Marxism.

chickelit said...

link

Chip S. said...

Nazis were Facists.

Ah yes, the old Master Face theory.

Odd that Marlene Dietrich was such a vigorous dissenter.

purplepenquin said...

For the record, penguin, you introduced Nazis, the KKK, and
NAMBLA into this thread.


For the record, I wasn't the one who first brought up...nor am I the only one who commented about...the "seig heil" salute.

And also for the record, nothing-at-all that you've said so far has anything to do with the original post.

Which makes you a threadjacker. So go get your receipt....whatevertheheckthatwassupposedtomean.

AllieOop said...

What was wrong with Marlene's dissent? What is the Master Face theory?

frank said...

chickelit said...
@Allie: Please note that trade unions weren't eliminated under the NS--they were just made the same and compulsory:link

OMG--it's as if Allie sees the DAF [Nazi labor union] as the ideal for WI and the USA--can it be?

leslyn said...

Bailey said,

"Lots of Seig Heil salutes at the Walker shindig I bet."

That would have been perfectly appropriate.

The National Socialist German Workers' Party (NSDAP, or Nazis for short) was not Hitler's choice of name; he wanted the "Social Revolutionary Party"; it was Rudolf Jung who persuaded Hitler to keep the NSDAP name.

When Hitler rose to "Fuhrer" (leader), he saw the party as a nationalist and racial revolutionary organization, whose aim was the violent overthrow of the Weimar Republic, which he saw as controlled by the socialists, Jews and the "November criminals" who had betrayed the German soldiers in 1918. The party adopted the Fascist salute.

When Hitler became Chancellor, the Nazis established totalitarian control, including abolishing labor unions.

AllieOop said...

Ach du Lieber, du bist alle verruckt.

Chip S. said...

What is the Master Face theory?

Florence Colgate knows.

KitaIkki said...

Kia Sedona

frank said...

In other news Cuba has announced a pay raise for all 'workers' to $19.00/month. This is a 17% pay increase from 2009. Much better percentage pay increse than American 'workers'. No wonder Micheal Moore has declared it a 'workers' paradise. Perhaps Allie would prefer a Cuban labor union to the Nazi labor union?

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RonF said...

"Let Walker finish his term, ..."

See, this is where I think that the recall process could be kept - to permit the removal of an offical who truly did go off the rails - while keeping it from being used the way it is now, to overturn a democratic election simply because you didn't like the outcome.

I propose that "finish his term" is insufficient. If a recall is brought against an elected official and it fails, said official should continue his term until the next general election AFTER the one in which he would have ordinarily have had to run for re-election. That puts skin in the game for the opponents.

purplepenquin said...

For the record, Frank introduced Cuba into this thread; Chip S. introduced Florence Colgate into this thread; and KitaIkki introduced Kia Sedona into this thread.


All of you better go get your receipts.

AllieOop said...

Franky, Allie would prefer you and Walker and ALEC leave our trade unions and Public Sector Worker unions alone.

frank said...

So--Untouchables. LOL. Is that in the Indian caste sense or the 'Chicago' sense?

RonF said...

Across the street from the Mitchell Park Domes was a home all decked out in red, white and blue patriotic bunting, flags (both US and Mexican) and Barrett signs. However, two US flags were laid flat on the ground as part of the decorations, rather than being properly displayed on flagpoles. Maybe I am old fashioned, but that is not, to my way of thinking, the proper way to display the US flag."

As a Scouter of 20 years I've spent a lot of time teaching Scouts how to display the American Flag. You are not old fashioned - you are asking for compliance with the U.S. Flag Code, which is part of Federal law. From U.S. Code Title 4, Chapter 1, section 8:

(b) The flag should never touch anything beneath it, such as the ground, the floor, water, or merchandise.
(c) The flag should never be carried flat or horizontally, but always aloft and free.

Not much of a surprise that someone who flies a foreign flag on their home would not know how (or not care) to show proper respect to the American flag.

vbspurs said...

Outstanding.

Loved the cancer sticks lady and her groovy van.

Cheers,
Victoria

leslyn said...

Barrel said,

"And the KKK was born of the Democrat Party and will always part. Own them."

My god, how often is this misleading revisionist history going to keep appearing?

The First Klan emerged during Reconstruction to promote white supremacy. The Second Klan re-emerged in opposition to Roosevelt's (a Democrat) New Deal. African Americans began joining the Democratic party, and Southern Democrats began turning away.

The South began to abandon the Democratic party in the early days of the Civil Rights era, becoming the Dixiecrats, who walked out of the 1948 Democratic convention in opposition to President Harry S. Truman's proposed civil rights program. The Third Klan emerged and grew in opposition to the civil rights movement. The Democratic party became the party of MLK and the Kennedys.

The First and Third Klans are considered to be terrorist organizations. It doesn't matter that the "Democratic party" was the party of antebellum slavery and Reconstruction. Today it is the party of the New Deal and civil rights, and that's what the Klan opposed.

Lem said...

Hi Vic..

So nice to see you.

Please keep coming. missed you very much.

purplepenquin said...

Not much of a surprise that someone who flies a foreign flag on their home would not know how (or not care) to show proper respect to the American flag

No surprise at all. They probably don't teach much about US Flag etiquette in the Mexican version of Scouting. (Do they even have such an organization? I may be assuming too much.) Much like yourself, it was Scouting that taught me how to fold a flag and not let it touch the ground and all that jazz. They (very) briefly talked about it in Army and Navy basic too, but the Scouts really hammered it home.

Sounds like the guy is intending to show a lotta love towards America rather than intentionally being disrespectful to the flag. Just like when Kid Rock wore an American Flag as a shirt while performing at the Super Bowl. He didn't mean to offend, but rather he wanted to show his love for country...but obviously Bobby was never a Boy Scout and simply didn't know better.

Lawyer Mom said...

That van, that van! I'd know it anywhere. She's Dr. Bronner's wife. He's beloved soap man!

Bruce Hayden said...

The First and Third Klans are considered to be terrorist organizations. It doesn't matter that the "Democratic party" was the party of antebellum slavery and Reconstruction. Today it is the party of the New Deal and civil rights, and that's what the Klan opposed.

Let me respectfully disagree, and assert that it has been the party of racism for 200 years now. Founded by slave owners, supporting slave owners through the Civil War, Jim Crow and the Klan up through passage of the Civil Rights Act (primarily by Republicans), it is now the party of Eric Holder and Jesse Jackson, both unreconstructed racists, and the party that most often now uses race, race bating, and racial appeals for winning elections.

Bob Ellison said...

Well and concisely stated, Bruce Hayden.

Patrick said...

Allie said: "Allie would prefer you and Walker and ALEC leave our trade unions and Public Sector Worker unions alone.

Seems like the former members are doing that just fine. Half of AFSCME quit paying once they were no longer forced to.

What kind of club loses half its members once they're no longer forced to join?

Rusty said...

AllieOop said...
Nazis were Facists. They denounced Socialism and Marxism.


No they didn't. Both Hitlers and Mussolinis fascism were a way to draw communists away from the communist cause and at the same time making socialism palatable to the middle class. Mussolini was always an ardent communist. Hitler just wanted to be emperor of Germany and used socialism to get there.
Marxism is an economic theory. It has utterly failed where ever its been tried.

Rusty said...

purplepenquin said...
You seem like the kind of guy who likes to point out that Nazis weren't socialists

Like I said, labels like that are mostly a matter of perception.


No. They're largely a matter of historical fact. But your answer is a good example of the logical disconnect of the left. It also tends to explain progressive magical thinking when it comes to matters economic.

Clyde said...

Just goes to show that the Left doesn't have a monopoly on Loony.

marbee said...

http://www.libertyvan.com/091209WDCteaparty/ It was a great day meeting my online friend after 3 years and cruising in the Freedom Van!

furious_a said...

You know you're a redneck when...

...your mother, without removing the smoldering butt from her mouth,
tells the state trooper: "Kiss my *ass."

Meade said...

marbee said...
"http://www.libertyvan.com/091209WDCteaparty/ It was a great day meeting my online friend after 3 years and cruising in the Freedom Van!"

Hi, marbee! Thanks for your comment. As you can tell, I enjoyed meeting you and Lynda yesterday. Happy trails to you both!

Meade said...

Liberty Van.

chickelit said...

Chip S. wrote:
Ah yes, the old Master Face theory.

I saw what you did there. LOL

purplepenquin said...

What kind of club loses half its members once they're no longer forced to join?

How many Americans do you think would still pay taxes it was completely voluntary, with no punishments for doing so, and the citizen still gets all the benefits of living in our country?

leslyn said...

Bruce Hayden said...

The First and Third Klans are considered to be terrorist organizations. It doesn't matter that the "Democratic party" was the party of antebellum slavery and Reconstruction. Today it is the party of the New Deal and civil rights, and that's what the Klan opposed.

"Let me respectfully disagree, and assert that it has been the party of racism for 200 years now. Founded by slave owners, supporting slave owners through the Civil War, Jim Crow and the Klan up through passage of the Civil Rights Act (primarily by Republicans), it is now the party of Eric Holder and Jesse Jackson, both unreconstructed racists, and the party that most often now uses race, race bating, and racial appeals for winning elections."

I do hope you are not trying to convince people that the Klan are members of the same Democratic party as are the majority of African Americans.

chickelit said...

Leslyn wrote:
I do hope you are not trying to convince people that the Klan are members of the same Democratic party as are the majority of African Americans.

No, I think Hayden point was simply that even African Americans tolerate racists within their midst.

Rusty said...

purplepenquin said...
What kind of club loses half its members once they're no longer forced to join?

How many Americans do you think would still pay taxes it was completely voluntary, with no punishments for doing so, and the citizen still gets all the benefits of living in our country?


You can quit digging any time now.

Lynda Farley said...

Here's the latest on Freedom Van - I change the motif for the season, at WI Statehouse, it was in it's spring/summer butterflies.

NEW: Freedom Van in St. Patrick's Day drag, Busted in The People's Republic of PA again,
ANNOUNCING UPCOMING EVENT, UPDATED 4/10 - COURT CHANGED DATE. www.libertyvan.com/FreedomVan/2013StPatricks/
NEW: Freedom Van Valentine Cruising + BUSTED AGAIN, threatened with JAIL www.libertyvan.com/FreedomVan/0213ValentinesDay/

Lynda Farley said...

Also want to say, thanks again, Meade, really really enjoyed meeting you! Marlene was here today, at my home in KY to visit. We had FUN. This is probably someone's worst nightmare, but I do have TWO of those art vans. They tied for a trophy at the Houston Art Car parade in 2011. Here is the latest on Liberty Van (the old one - a 2004 Nissan Quest, with 365,000+ miles on it). I started 'decorating' it in 2005,

New page posted 4/19/13 VA Court Trip with Liberty Van, plus harassed at the Liberty Bell!

Fall CRUISING with Liberty Van + we are being HARASSED