July 24, 2012

Democrats lose their majority in the Wisconsin senate!

After the Democrats just edged out the Republicans by winning one closely fought seat in last month's recall elections:
State Sen. Tim Cullen, D-Janesville, said Tuesday he plans to leave the Democratic caucus and may become an independent....

Cullen, who was among the 14 Democratic senators who left the state during the historic protests at the Capitol in 2011 but had sought compromise with GOP governor Scott Walker on collective bargaining, said he was insulted by not being named chairman of any Senate committees after the Democrats regain control of that chamber.
There are many paths to power. When one is cut off, another opens up.

Meade said: "They're all such sore losers!"

ADDED: This is being discussed over at the Isthmus forum (where Meade participates). I was interested in this remark by jjoyce:
Cullen has a right to be angry. He could have tubed the whole 14 thing easily. Some reports say he wanted to.
Now, "the whole 14 thing" refers to the Great Fleebagging of 2011. But "tubed"? I had to look it up in the Urban Dictionary. "Tube" is a mean way to say "vagina." Interestingly, "tubed" means "fucked." (I think it's interesting because sex slang doesn't normally put the vagina in the aggressively active role.) So Cullen... he coulda been a fleebag fucker.

59 comments:

Mogget said...

I hope I am the first to say...


HAHAHAHAHAHA...

Rabel said...

Tim Cullen,
A man without a party.
Or a chin.

Michael in ArchDen said...

Time to move offices again!

garage mahal said...

"Democrats lose their majority in the Wisconsin senate!"

Actually they didn't lose their majority!

In fact, it will increase to 17-15 next month!

LOL!

cold pizza said...

Come to the Dark Side(tm).



We've got cookies.

-CP

MadisonMan said...

Michael said what I was going to say.

The world would be a better place, I think, if more politicians ditched their party affiliations.

Jason (the commenter) said...

And we always used to think of people from Wisconsin as being "grounded".

David said...

Next up: Republicans lose majority in Wisconsin Supreme Court?

edutcher said...

Shades of Jim Jeffords.

I wonder what the deal that fell through was?

LordSomber said...

Cue "Crying Guy"...

Paddy O said...

Is it me, or does he have no chin whatsoever?

gadfly said...

I believe that the DEM seat gain in the recall election lasts only until the new year . . . then the November election will change everything again. Ho Hum.

Someone please tell us which party gets the committee chairmanships when the chamber breaks 16-16-1.

Strelnikov said...

Payback, bitchez!

bagoh20 said...

If he's upset about people not appreciating his entitlement, then he's going the wrong direction.

t-man said...

How will the Democrats have a 17-15 edge Garage? You may be rights, but if a D becomse independent, and an R leaves to become chief of staff for Gov. Walker, doesn't that make it 16-15-1/D-R-I?

Mogget said...

The threat presented by Cullen is that as an independent he might caucas with the Republicans, thereby shifting the balance of power.

Deb said...

No chin. No chin at all.

garage mahal said...

t-man
It will be 17-15 (D) unless Cullen declares officially that he is Independent. If so it would be 16-15-1, as you said.

And I just had a really strong deja vu event. Weird!

Bushman of the Kohlrabi said...

Wake me up come January. Until then, all this is a meaningless sideshow.

Alex said...

Garage - after November it will be 20-12 in favor of GOP.

Alex said...

People have had enough of you socialist idiots.

Original Mike said...

Why is Urban Dictionary the authority? I would have guessed "tubed" is a derivative of "torpedoed" (torpedoes are shot from a tube).

navillus said...

"Tubed" is much more likely to have been derived from "down the tubes" meaning to fail or get worse. Getting f***ed doesn't enter into it (no pun).

chickelit said...

Althouse wrote So Cullen... he coulda been a fleebag fucker.

But it also implies Cullen was kind of a pussy, n'est pas?

chickelit said...

YouTube tubed Book 'em Chin three times.

Is that meta or what?

Smilin' Jack said...

Interestingly, "tubed" means "fucked." (I think it's interesting because sex slang doesn't normally put the vagina in the aggressively active role.)

Nor does it here. "Tubed" = "hosed."

rhhardin said...

"Tube" is a mean way to say "vagina."

Doubtful, since vagina is nearly always a euphemism for vulva, a euphemism owing to vulva sounding too vulgar.

A vagina itself is just something you come across when wondering what's so interesting in the area that announces itself to males as needing male attention. A search for knowledge that never ends in knowledge.

Carnifex said...

I'm just wondering where the "coulda" came from. Wouldn't have been more prper to say "he was a flea bagger fucker"

Regardless he is joining the ranks of the shiftless apready populated by the likes of Arlen Spectre, and Jan Mackowski?(spelling?) the chick from Alaska. Great political luminaries all.

wv:enesby--side character from Schlock Mercenary(best internet cartoon)

Dust Bunny Queen said...

"Tubed" = "hosed."

Hosed = Screwed = Fucked.

Althouse is correct

Beta Rube said...

Fitzgerald was on Belling's radio show during drive time in Milwaukee and he said he may well offer Cullen a chairmanship if he caucuses with the R's. This assumes they get the Senate back, which looks pretty good after redistricting.

chickelit said...

Dust Bunny Queen said...
"Tubed" = "hosed."

Hosed = Screwed = Fucked.

Althouse is correct


Well, except for the onion ring analogy.

Smilin' Jack said...

Dust Bunny Queen said...
"Tubed" = "hosed."

Hosed = Screwed = Fucked


Uh, that was my point. "Tubed" = "fucked", which does not "put the vagina in the aggressively active role."

GMay said...

garage, considering your formidable predictive abilities in the WI gov recall race, what do you predict the senate breakdown will be in January when it actually matters?

garage mahal said...

garage, considering your formidable predictive abilities in the WI gov recall race, what do you predict the senate breakdown will be in January when it actually matters?

I didn't make any predictions. And the recalls did matter, it stopped a bunch more heinous shit from happening.

C R Krieger said...

I would think expressions like "He tubed the exam" are not with the same sexual intensity as "fucked".  Otherwise "fuck" becomes a universal word, which lacks nuance except in tone and context.

Regards  —  Cliff

chickelit said...

...put the vagina in the aggressively active role = passivaggressiveness

Ann Althouse said...

I trust Urban Dictionary, at least when there are some votes in.

I agree that tubed is reminiscent of hosed, but I always assumed the hose in question was male genitalia. What else could it be?

Dust Bunny Queen said...

Uh, that was my point. "Tubed" = "fucked", which does not "put the vagina in the aggressively active role."

Oh. I didn't catch that spin on it. My bad.

Original Mike said...

"I didn't make any predictions."

Walker's indictment is imminent ring a bell?

Unknown said...

Agro Vajayjay is A-Oh-Kay-Kay.

chickelit said...

what else could it be?

"hosed" always had Canadian connotations for me hosed.

chickelit said...

Original Mike said...

Walker's indictment is imminent ring a bell?

Tubular Bells, Mike? ;)

Original Mike said...

Totally tubular.

Unknown said...

Katy Perry's sexual aggressiveness has increased my stupidy noticeably, a feat.

FleetUSA said...

Why "14"?

rick said...

Pittsburgh, my hometown, has quite a few tunnels. One set of tunnels is named the Liberty Tubes because of their cylindrical shape.

It was also the nickname of certain young lady at a local college.

Christopher in MA said...

I didn't make any predictions

Like hell you didn't. You were crowing over a Walker recall until your union thugs got their asses handed to them. Then, intead of manning up and saying "Huh. I was wrong," you ran away like the pissy little bitch you are.

And the recalls did matter, it stopped a bunch more heinous shit from happening.


Yup. It was only a flesh wound.

You really are a pathetic hack. I'd call you a pederast, but you don't even have that much moral integrity.

Jay said...

garage mahal said..

I didn't make any predictions. And the recalls did matter, it stopped a bunch more heinous shit from happening.


Oh really?

You couldn't name 2 such "heinous" things.

Esp since the legislature isn't like, working.

Idiot.

PS: how's that Walker router working out for you?

Alex said...

stripping collective bargaining rights from public unions = heinous.

Michael said...

To tube something in business is to kill it. Alternatively, if something goes down the tubes it has failed. The expression has been around for decades.

ken in sc said...

I think 'tubed' in this context means to send something down the tubes, in other words to sabotage it. I don't know where that comes from but it is very old in military slang.

Original Mike said...

"Garage said: "I didn't make any predictions."

Christopher responded: "Like hell you didn't. You were crowing over a Walker recall until your union thugs got their asses handed to them."


Actually, he left before the ass-handing. That's why he left for a few weeks. He knew what was coming and he knew the shit he had been saying, so he slunk away. I was surprised, because the one thing I never figured garage for was a coward.

chickelit said...

Alex said...
stripping collective bargaining rights from public unions = heinous

Heinous, anus. You ever heard what FDR said about that kind of activity? You know that it started in Wisconsin--maybe it's better off that they get it under control first too before it becomes widespread.

garage mahal said...

You couldn't name 2 such "heinous" things.

Esp since the legislature isn't like, working..


Another mining bill and right to work legislation come to mind right away. Walker could, like, call a special session any time. We all know what a Midas Touch Walker has.

XRay said...

""They're all such sore losers!""

I at first read this as...

"They're all such sore whores!"

There's not much difference anymore, and may never have been, is there?

Carnifex said...

Yes, a persons right to work without the interference of a union is right up there with pedophilia. I'm glad the recall stopped those baby rapi...I mean people that want to keep what they earn when they work, rather than be forced to subsidize Dem's via forced union dues. That would have been heinous.

C'mon Garage, you used to add something to this blog.

Carnifex said...

Ahhh. Maybe Walker could just order things like Garages hero, Zero! After all, they both have do nothing legilatures. I'm sure Garage would have no problem whatever with Walker using the same strategy as Zero, right Garage? Because otherwise, that would be hypocritical, and we all know Dem's are not hypocrits.

Franklin said...

Wouldnt "tubed" have meant "sent down the tubes" ie toilet? Same meaning but not an interesting reversal of sexual slang - just an ordinary poop joke.

Tibore said...

"Meade said: "They're all such sore losers!"

Yes. Yes, Meade is absolutely right. Spot on correct. What everyone saw wasn't adult behavior, it was teen-angst crybaby antics writ large on the political stage.