Friday, March 18, 2011

Intimidation in Wisconsin

There's a lot developing in Wisconsin. A Dane County judge has halted the state's new collective bargaining statute. That'll be a big story throughout the day, so we'll see.

What's even more interesting is the left's escalation of progressive thuggery. William Jacobson comments: "
And On the 21st Day the Intimidation Did Not Rest In Wisconsin." And following the link there takes us to John Nolte at Big Government, "20 Days of Left-Wing Thuggery in Wisconsin: When Will Obama, Democrats, and MSM Call for Civility?":

Most of all though is the mind-blowing threat/manifesto against Ann Althouse: "
Union thuggery against Althouse and Meade."

We are NOT radically nonviolent. We comply with the laws of the Citybecause it is our City and we love it, but OH MY GOD do we hope Meade tries to get alltough with us. WE LOVE IT. LOVE IT. Just last night we saw a Jimmy John's worker who we know beat the ever loving shit out of some idiot drunk asshole who wouldn't be civil and polite in his workplace. We have the numbers and we don't back down from anyone. We all know each other. We know each other from Service Industry Night at the Orpheum, because we're regulars at the same coffee shops, restaurants and bars,we know each other from the co-ops, we know each other because we've had a million jobs each (and we all worked at CapTel at least once), because we live in every shitty townie house in ever-changing groups of 2 – 7 people, because we are young and horny and screw each other incessantly, because we're all on facebook, and because we aren't anti-social, life-denying, world-sterilizing pieces of human garbage like the two of you. WE WILL FUCK YOU UP.
That's not intimidating at all, right? RTWT at "Operation: Countertroll."

And amazingly, Dan Riehl has interviewed this progressive asshat, "
Exclusive Interview With Jim Shankman, the Man Behind the Ann Althouse Threat." It's pretty interesting. Shankman self-identifies as a "radical progressive," but then denies he's a "socialist" or "Marxist." Apparently Shankman was previously a member of International Workers of the World (IWW/AI), an anarchist syndicate, which makes sense since the dude's anti-Althouse manifesto is all about the F**KING OCCUPATION!

BONUS: It turns out, incredibly, that dolt-douche Thers has a bigger crush on Althouse than REPSAC = CASPER has on me. Thers, who thinks he's smarter than the entire universe, denies that Shankman's threatening Alhouse and Meade, focusing on the part about throwing "f**king baseballs" on Althouse's lawn, with the address posted at the manifest as well, naturally. See the entries from dolt-douche Thers
here and here. Then compare to Kenneth Anderson at Volokh, who suggests this might be a bit more serious than tossing baseballs.


dave in boca said...

My sister who is a WI parochial school teacher and her union hubby are coming to Boca next week. Should be interesting to get some of the crosstalk on this issue. But you have to remember that Wisconsinites are much more civil and non-confrontational than the wretches who live in Bear-land to the south or the two Left Coasts. This Shankman dude ends up living in mom's basement or something after raging at Sweet Ann.

Ann herself may not be from WI originally, but she's picked up the low-key common sense of the non-union inhabitants by transference, I guess. Quite a lady in the midst of a bunch of "outside agitators" [which is what my sister-in-law who is a union teacher called the doofuses infesting the State Capitol.

bluespapa said...

Ordinary Americans taking legal measures to ensure their voices are heard. Really only counts if they are teabagging conservatives?

why do conservatives have such blatant double standards? could it be that the entire movement has no intellectual integrity?