Damn it, for once and for all…

March 22nd, 2011

..THIS is what democracy looks like:

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  • 1. grumps  |  March 22nd, 2011 at 12:07 pm

    Isn’t it delicious that those who are most vocal against protests and boycotts have chosen as their inspiration the Boston Tea Party?

    Ain’t irony a bitch?

  • 2. John Foust  |  March 22nd, 2011 at 1:40 pm

    Did they check their IDs so the poor people, the elderly, and the students weren’t able to vote?

  • 3. John Michlig  |  March 22nd, 2011 at 5:15 pm

    Nope. Doesn’t look like that all the time.

  • 4. TerryN  |  March 22nd, 2011 at 10:36 pm

    I believe the Boston Tea Party was a protest against excessive taxation without representation. No irony there.

  • 5. grumps  |  March 23rd, 2011 at 6:31 am

    And, even if you’re right Terry, what does that mean? Think it through. You can do it.

  • 6. TerryN  |  March 23rd, 2011 at 8:32 am

    Grumps, you’re the one asking what does this mean. After some more thought, I should have written I know, instead of, I believe.

    Seems to me that the tables have turned, which is not ironic. Unless you believe the protesters in Madison were protesting *for* lower taxes and *more* representation for the average taxpayer.

    Just because the special interests representing state employees say they’re fighting for the middle class does not make it true.

  • 7. John Michlig  |  March 23rd, 2011 at 10:28 am

    “TerryN” is making him- or herself dizzy spinning in ideological circles.

  • 8. John Foust  |  March 23rd, 2011 at 10:46 am

    Uhm, yeah. There are more than a few special interests claiming to fight for the middle class.

  • 9. grumps  |  March 23rd, 2011 at 1:51 pm

    When the government reaches into the pockets of tens of thousands of taxpayers and pulls out $100 or more every week to close its debt, that’s a tax increase. You won’t hear Walkerfitz call it that, but that’s its effect. And when you take away union representation and impose higher taxes on only some people while giving tax breaks to others..

    Go ahead, Terry and think on it. We’ll wait for you to catch up.

  • 10. Elliot  |  March 23rd, 2011 at 2:14 pm

    Posturing a reduction in payments from the government as a tax increase is a bit of a stretch, Grumps. Would you say the same if the government paid less to a military contractor? Did the company’s taxes just go up?

  • 11. John Michlig  |  March 23rd, 2011 at 3:39 pm

    Cutting compensation for state workers and teachers. Thats no reach.

  • 12. Roland Melnick  |  March 26th, 2011 at 2:23 pm

    Ah grumps…too bad your “delicious” premise is completely wrong. No one is against protests or boycotts…even your hated TEA partiers.

    What people do dislike are teachers walking out on their jobs…committing fraud with bogus sick notes…doctors dishonoring their profession by handing out fake sick notes…loud mobs impeding the physical movement of others trying to do business at the Capitol…loud mobs and their equally loud politicians shouting over the voices of those who disagree…unions sending letters with boycott threats in attempt to extort support from the recipient…politicians hijacking the democratic process by fleeing the State…loud mobs pushing around those attempting to gather recall ballot signatures and/or steal and destroy their petitions…jerks sending death threats to politicians…jerk politicians (Hintz) making death threats to other politicians…etc etc…all the wonderful things that Dems believe are part of a functional democracy.

  • 13. John Michlig  |  March 26th, 2011 at 3:19 pm

    In short, what Roland’s “people” LIKE is when the already beleagured middle class either A) buys in to the propaganda regarding “rich” teachers and state workers, or B) remains docile watching AMERICAN IDOL while accepting their God-given position as “those who sacrifice” while the Kochs of the country get their money’s worth out of the government they bought.

    Enjoy.

  • 14. Roland Melnick  |  March 26th, 2011 at 4:46 pm

    Oh yes…the poor enslaved teachers forced to toil on the Koch Plantation meme…sounds like Mr. Michlig knows firsthand what it is to buy in to propaganda.

  • 15. John Michlig  |  March 26th, 2011 at 5:04 pm

    Sounds like Roland rolls dice with nifty Conservo-Repub buzzwords printed on them and types the results.

  • 16. Roland Melnick  |  March 27th, 2011 at 2:58 pm

    Michlig…perhaps you haven’t been paying attention…I was quoting a Liberal union leader.

  • 17. John Michlig  |  March 27th, 2011 at 4:33 pm

    Er… Sure.

    Alas, consistent with the right’s rhetorical fall from William F. Buckley to Pee Wee Herman.

  • 18. Roland Melnick  |  March 28th, 2011 at 7:55 am

    Calling me names now? What a high-minded way of avoiding the topic…bravo, John…I’m in awe of your massive intellect.

  • 19. John Foust  |  March 28th, 2011 at 9:01 am

    What? A BadgerBlogger speaking out against the mildest of name-calling?

  • 20. John Michlig  |  March 28th, 2011 at 9:09 am

    And, my job here is finished.

    Do you actually HEAR the “whooosh” as irony flies right over your head, Roland?

  • 21. Roland Melnick  |  March 28th, 2011 at 1:19 pm

    @John M….what irony is that? The irony of you accusing me of echoing right wing propaganda while you regurgitate the Koch Bros. meme? The irony of you accusing me of sounding like a typical right-winger because I quoted a left-winger?

    Kinda hard to miss irony that obvious…so yes…I heard the whoosh.

  • 22. John Michlig  |  March 28th, 2011 at 1:39 pm

    And another: Whoosh….

    Stop making it so easy.

  • 23. Roland Melnick  |  March 28th, 2011 at 2:11 pm

    I suppose that is what a self-proclaimed intellectual says in place of “I know you are, but what am I?”

  • 24. Elliot  |  March 28th, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    Actually, I just say, “I know you are, but what am I?”

    Oh, you weren’t talking about me?

  • 25. John Michlig  |  March 28th, 2011 at 2:37 pm

    You wear your insecurities on your sleeve, Roland.

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