Friday, February 18, 2011

Socialist Public Employees Call for Revolution in Wisconsin

These folks are from International Socialist Organization, revolutionary Trotskyites committed to global anti-capitalist struggle. What's fascinating is how the lady speaks about how "all of our members" are up every morning organizing for the dictatorship of the proletariat. That's amazing, since I thought we only had imaginary communists in America:

So with that, here's a roundup of reports that you won't be seeing in the Democrat-Media-Industrial-Complex.

First, check Ed Morrissey, "
WSJ: Unions about power, not democracy." There's good commentary and a link to "Athens in Mad Town, at the Wall Street Journal:
For Americans who don't think the welfare state riots of France or Greece can happen here, we recommend a look at the union and Democratic Party spectacle now unfolding in Wisconsin ...

The battle of Mad Town is a seminal showdown over whether government union power can be tamed, and overall government reined in. The alternative is higher taxes until the middle class is picked clean and the U.S. economy is no longer competitive. Voters said in November that they want reform, and Mr. Walker is trying to deliver. We hope Republicans hold firm, and that the people of Wisconsin understand that this battle is ultimately about their right to self-government.
There's also a wonderful background report from Stephen Hayes, at Weekly Standard, "Scott Walker vs. Public Sector Unions." The proposed reforms are moderate and Wisconsin public employee benefit contributions would be smaller than the national average. But get this:

... beyond the thousands of protesters in Madison, several hundred protesters even showed up at Walker’s personal home in Wauwatosa to register their displeasure with his leadership (and, perhaps, intimidate his family).
It's thuggery. Michelle has more, "Apocalypse Now: Wisconsin vs. Big Labor; Plus: More out-of-state union recruiting & another teacher speaks up for Walker; police order for AWOL Dems." The entire essay's a gem, and that's not even mentioning the fabulous updates. More on those later. Plus, John Hawkins reports that Speaker John Boehner's house is also being targeted by progressive terrorists: "Call The Civility Police: Liberal Threats and Violence Surge."

Now let's go to Ann Althouse, "
I went down to the demonstration this morning... just now..." She'll be uploading, so check back over there. And check the succinctly awesome William Jacobson's essay, "Gadsden Flag Bad, Egypt Flag Good." And I couldn't agree more, "Obama Acted Stupidly In Picking Sides Against The Taxpayers."

I'll have updates this afternoon. Michele Bachmann is speaking with Megyn Kelly as this post goes live. She says: "This is outrageous... now we are at the tipping point."

RELATED: From Doug Ross, "
Top 15 Photos From the Wisconsin Hate Rallies You'll Never See in Legacy Media."


Anonymous said...

Hey look the rich rapists of the American Middle Class are have lying their heads off. You conservatives are dirt bag rapists!

Bartender Cabbie said...

It does not seem that the Gov is asking anything outrageous. Not like he is telling them that they must take a fifty percent cut in pay or anything. These folks whine a bit much methinks.

dave in boca said...

I grew up in Wauwatosa, after Milwaukee and Madison the third biggest city in the state [Green Bay is the fourth largest!]. Scott is a typical Tosan, if there is such an animal, and I come from three generations of Tosa residents. To think that hundreds of slimeball lefties showed up in front of his home there is ridiculous. Knowing the town like the back of my hand, I'd venture that any sort of threat the police were unable to handle, the neighbors would break up with extreme prejudice. Tosa is as Republican as it gets.

Hank Aaron and Kareem Abdul Jabbar lived about a mile away from my home, and Red Schoendienst, a Cardinal hall of famer playing for the Braves, was on my paper route.

The problem with Wisconsin, of course, is that it spawns assassins. The fact is that Charles Guiteau, Leon Czolgosz, the guy who wounded Teddy Roosevelt in Milwaukee during a speech and the fellow who shot Gov. Wallace all hailed from or spent time in Wisconsin. I fear some cheesehead leftist will try to off Scott Walker for fighting the good fight.

Remember how after the Arizona assassination attempt last month, so much was made of a website by Sarah Palin with supposed crosshairs?

The union thugs have signs with Walker's face in the line of sight of crosshairs. Hypocrisy, anyone? How'd you like it served?

BTW, John Dickerson's mother, Nancy, the TV anchor way back in the day, taught English in Wauwatosa right after college before going into journalism. And Liberace, of all people, lived about two miles from my Tosa home....?

Anonymous said...

Inciting Insurrection: "From Cairo to Madison" ...Working for an egalitarian society. His commie professors didn't tell him socialism destroys Liberty, Justice and Equality under the Law (the definition of egalitarian).

Joseph Dubonnet said...

The issue is not only about personal pay cut (I don't see big fat bankers doing this) but about workers' right to collective bargaining.

Anonymous said...

I grew in the Mad city, the union guys used to love busting heads durring strikes after a few cold ones. I say let them start a revolution, we will finish it .

A_Nonny_Mouse said...

So this is the type of person we allow to teach our kids?

No WONDER our college graduates are so susceptible to "The Big Lie".

PS- for everybody whining about "collective bargaining": it USED to be that one of the downsides of public-sector jobs was that they didn't pay all that well, salary-wise. But of course, there were counter-balancing positives: job stability and security, guaranteed advancement, good benefits, and a guaranteed pension after only 20 to 30 years.

Somehow we've kept all the former benefits AND upped the formerly-moderate payscale AND allowed Public-Employee Unions to call strikes which halt vital services any time some union official thinks his demands for "More, ever MORE" will be met with the dreaded word "No".

Everybody else in the country is having to tighten his-or-her belt. The "gimmee-mine-or-else" unions can learn to do the same. Really.